NTI DAYS QUESTIONS:
How can you reach Mrs. Willingham? Feel free to email me at email@example.com
Students also have access to text questions at anytime through Remind 101. You as the parent may also join remind. You simply text phone number 81010 with the appropriate class message *NOTE I TEACH 4 different classes- this means you text only your students class code- not all four* FACS ESSENTIALS: @swhsfacs CDS 1: @swhscds1 CDS 2: @ea4327 SPARTAN ACADEMY: @ea4327
Are they using Google Classroom? Yes! Students do assignments and then they submit them on google classroom.
How can they access your classroom? Parents and students alike can see what we are doing on the classroom agenda. They have been linked above but you can also visit them here (special note- click the correct student class- I have 4 different ones taught):
FACS Essentials NTI Assignments/Information
Child Development Services I NTI Assignments/Information
Child Development Services 2 NTI Assignments/Information
Spartan Academy NTI Assignments/Information
The classroom agenda shows you what is due/when and specific assignments. It is just as detailed (if not more detailed) than google classroom. Google classroom is used as means just to turn items in an organized fashion.
How can a parent know what’s been assigned? You can know what has been assigned by clicking the above classroom agenda link to the correct student class/course. Each agenda has all date deadlines. It has the specific details/documents needed for successful completion linked within it so all parties (parents/students) have access.
Are you entering grades in IC? Yes. Students will see grade reflections in infinite campus. I will input a "missing" for work that has not been turned in. PLEASE NOTE this makes the average look like a zero, HOWEVER, the student MAY still turn it in! By hitting the "missing" button it sends an alert to you/students phone so all parties can be aware that they need to make it up. It is not an official/permanent zero.... it is simply an effective way to communicate it's missing and needs to be turned in.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF FCS
My name is Holly Willingham and I am a part of a three-teacher family and consumer science team here at South Warren High School. My teaching career began in 2005, with my FCCLA career beginning in 1996. My educational achievements include obtaining my Master's at Western Kentucky University in Secondary Education with an emphasis in FCS. Also in 2010 I passed the national boards assessment and was given the title of National Board Certified Teacher. I am passionate about my curriculum, and believe that students need FCS for a successful adult independent living experience after high school. I am one of the few who are truly blessed and fortunate to love my job, and the people/students I work with daily. I look forward to getting to know you as we travel on this FCS learning journey.
What is "FCS"?
It's definintely not the old "Home Ec" anymore.... we are so much more! Family and Consumer Sciences is an academic discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science. FCS deals with the relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. The field represents many disciplines including consumer science, nutrition, food preparation, parenting, early childhood education, family economics and resource management, human development, interior design/textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects. Financial Fitness is a huge part of the FCS world now as many families are currently struggling with financial crisis’s. We want students to be financially savvy, function successfully independently, and manage life/career/family/relationships in a healthy and productive manner.
CURRENT CAREER PATHWAYS:
This is a course within a “career pathway”. SWHS FCS offers five career pathways. Some of these offer the opportunity for leadership positions in the following student-ran entrepreneurships: The Spartan Spoon (catering/food sales), The Pincushion (monogramming and tshirts), the Spartan Academy (be a teacher leader for children grade K-6).
**Special Note - Some course names have changed. Life Skills is now called "FACS Essentials". Child Development has the new name of "Early Lifespan Development".**
Please see the video below to learn about FCS in Kentucky!
What is the best way to communicate with me? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org