Monday, October 27, 2008

National Outreach Rocks!

FCCLA has partnered with The All American Rejects to raise money and awareness for Feed The Children. The All American Rejects will perform at the 2009 National Leadership Conference if FCCLA chapters sell 40,000 copies of their new album. The FCCLA chapter that sells the most CDs gets an acoustic performance at their school. Other prizes will be given out to top selling chapters. The All American Rejects will give back $3.00 from the sale of every $14.00 CD to benefit the FCCLA National Outreach Project in the chapter’s name. Visit the FCCLA Web site for an order form . For questions, please contact Tracy McKee with Feed The Children at or 405-945-4141.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Big Sky Suceess

This week I had the opportunity to be part of Montana’s Association of Career and Technical Education (MACTE) annual conference. While there I attended sessions on what today’s students need, using Career Clusters to improve students’ success, and integration of core academics. I was able to talk to several FCCLA advisers during the FACS division meetings to get their take on developments in education.

The FACS teachers in Montana, like all FACS and other CTE teachers, have a lot on their plate. Introducing Career Clusters to students isn’t an easy transition, but as we look to the future more and more students will need the early training they will receive from CTE programs.
FCCLA can be integrated alongside new and old curriculum to enhance students’ success.

As your state discusses curriculum guidelines, pathway requirements and course articulation, keep in mind that FCCLA programs and projects will help achieve your goals.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Affiliate Today for Free Materials!

Affiliate before November 1 and sign up for your free publication ! This year FCCLA is giving away your choice of The Chapter Handbook, The Essential Guide to FCCLA, or The Middle Level Guide as a thank you for affiliating before November 1.

Advisers and students both benefit from affiliating early in the year. While we encourage affiliation throughout the year, it is important to affiliate at least nine members right away to receive materials, mailings, updates and other resources helpful in the classroom. Subscriptions to Teen Times and The Adviser are based on affiliation and chapters who are not affiliated will not receive copies of these member magazines.

We are giving away free publications as long as they last! Don’t wait to begin the new year!

P.S. Like last year, all new chapters will receive a copy of The Essential Guide to FCCLA when they affiliate for the first time.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Saving money For Dummies!

Wiley Publishing, Inc. and FCCLA have partnered to offer a discount on their For Dummies and other titles. We have placed a special ordering form on our Web site for you to use. Each time you order a book through this page, you will receive a 20% discount and FCCLA will get credit for the purchase.

You’ll see that several For Dummies titles have been paired up with corresponding national programs and STAR Events. As our partnership expands more titles will be added. Wiley not only offers For Dummies books, but will be FCCLA’s partner in our leadership challenge.

We’ll have more about the leadership challenge in the coming weeks, but until then, take a look at our partnership. I’m sure you’ll be adding to your library soon!