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Family & Consumer Science

About the Family and Consumer Science Department

Family and Consumer Sciences is an exciting elective department offering credits in both practical and elective categories. We specialize in meeting students' current needs and preparing them for the future in personal and professional skills. Through our classes students can pursue skill advancement in career areas including Culinary Arts and Child Development. Students may also obtain college credit through our Early Childhood Education classes. 

If a student needs to explore his/her aptitudes, interests and skills, Career Pathways is a course to help them make solid career decisions. The Consumer & Family Sciences department strives for excellence through hands-on active learning. 

To broaden the learning of our students, we have 2 student organizations. Our national and state based Family Career and Community Leaders of America organization has two co-curricular divisions. The occupational portion is for students in the career based classes while the consumer portion focuses on personal skills. We have a state competition every spring in which PHS has had numerous state champions in skills based competitions. Students enjoy participating in these active groups while furthering their education at the same time. Our focuses are leadership, service, cooperation, and responsibility.

Ponderosa FCCLA State Competition
 
Chapter Awards:   Silver Level Merit Award for Membership  
National Program Project Winner- Traffic Safety

Competition Results:
Jacob Stillman- Food Innovations   Top Gold   National Qualifier
Brooklyn Pustari & Elle Hettinga - National Programs in Action   Silver
Courtney Benzel-  Cake Design- Silver
Lexi Hettinga-  Thematic Table Design- Silver
Raven Bernier- Thematic Table Design- Silver
Emmalee Elsen- Thematic Table Design- Silver
Bri Googins- Gourmet Sweet - Silver
Taylor Wiebold- Gourmet Sweet - Silver
Miriam Perez Hernandez- Gourmet Sweet- Bronze
Drake Prokop- Front of the House- Silver
Jess Ameter- Front of the Hose- Bronze
Mignot Niguisse- International Experience- Bronze 
 

    

Student of the Month

Congratulations to Hayden Baldwin for being selected the Student of the Month!

Hayden is currently enrolled in ECE101 and plans for ECE 111 Spring Semester. She was a successful Teacher Cadet last year completing an internship in a Kindergarten classroom. Hayden has also taken Nutrition and Wellness and Child Development. She is an FCCLA member and on the early morning burrito team. Hayden is a student that is true to her word. She always follows through with her commitments and is a great volunteer for community service. With great pride, Hayden will be continuing her education after high school to enter the field of early childhood education.

 

 
 

Family & Consumer Science Staff

Kim Baldwin
Department Chair/Family & Consumer Science Teacher/FCCLA

Course Offerings

17-18 Family & Consumer Science Course Descriptions


9th Grade


Career Pathways
Child Development
Culinary Nutrition

10th Grade

Career Pathways
Catering I
Catering II
Child Development
Culinary Nutrition

11th Grade

Career Pathways
Catering I
Catering II
Child Development
Culinary Nutrition

ECE 101 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
ECE 111 - Infant & Toddler Development
Personal Finance
Relationships
Teacher Cadet Honors

12th Grade

Catering I
Catering II
Child Development
Culinary Nutrition

ECE 101 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
ECE 111 - Infant & Toddler Development
Personal Finance
Relationships
Teacher Cadet Honors