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    Welcome to Family and Consumer Sciences at Frenchtown High.  This is a very exciting year for us as we  have full schedule of FCS classes awaiting you to expand your creative potential in our  Culinary Arts, Textile and Apparel, Housing Environment, Prep for life and Child Development  curriculum.  We are looking forward to sharing our learning experiences with you so please feel free to contact us with any comments and/or suggestions. 
     
    Be sure to ask about our service oriented leadership organization "FCCLA" Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.   We have in- school meetings at lunchtime.  This is a great opportunity to gain some experience in organizations.  FCCLA is a well recognized organization by those judging for scholarships.  It also is a good chance to show your leadership ability at a state competion in Billings in March.  We always encourage district leaders.  A district president automatically earns the right to attend a National meeting.
    For more information contact Mrs. Nelson
     
    Name: Agnes Nelson
    Phone: (406)
     
    Biography
     
    I was born and raised in Ohio in a small ethnic mining community.  I was fortunate enough to live outside of town on a small farm surrounded by woods and fields and streams.  A wonderful home for a family of 14.  I was also fortunate enough to be one of the youngest in this large family.  This gave me lots of role models and plenty of encouragement for continuing my education.  I graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and have taught in Ohio, Arizona, and for the last twenty four years in several schools in Montana.  I am an active member in my professional organizations.  I was the 2003 president of Montana Associate of Career and Technical Educators Family and Consumer Science division .  The 2004 MACTE Family and Consumer Science teacher of the year.  The Teacher of the Year for  2005 for The Association of Career and Technical Educators.  A top five regional finalist in 2006 for the ACTE districtV Association of Career and Technical Educators representing 10 Western States,in Omaha, Ne. 
    Class Description(s)
    Culinary Arts  I :  This class is a comprehensive overview of the processes of food selection and preparation.  Students will watch demonstrations, research, and learn methods for the correct selection, preparation and handling of foods.  The student will participate in preparation of selected foods.  This is a prerequisite for upper level CA classes.
    Textiles and Apparels I:   This class is a comprehensive overview of the selection, care, and use of textiles.  The history of textiles will be researched.  The student will create and assemble various projects.  The use of a sewing machine is mandatory.  This is a prerequisite for upper level TA classes.
    Prep for Life : This class is meant to help you explore your past and future goals.  The class helps you understand finances, career goals, community involvement, and life choices.
    Housing and Environment: This class will let you experiment with the principles and elements of design while learning about suitable housing from the past present and future.