• Welcome to Ms. Prevette's Family and Consumer Science page! 

    I am looking forward to a great new year and I hope you are too.
    A few things to know about FACS classes:
    Life Skills I is for students have not had Life Skills before.  We explore relationships and how to make appropriate and safe choices regarding them.  Later in the year we learn and practice healthy and safe food preparation.  Finally, we get money smart-financial responsibilty.
    Life Skill II students will have taken Life Skills I and will build and extend knowledge in how they relate to others.  We will look at fashions and clothing care and stitch a few things for fun.  Food and nutrition will include practicing cooking and food preparation skills.  Finally, we take a look and caring for children
    Career Decsions students will  explore careers and skills needed for their future success.
    Be sure to visit the individual course pages and links for an idea of the concepts and activities covered in each course      
    Also visit the individual pages for Life Skills or Exploring Careers for course guides and  expectations. 
    You may contact me at:  dmprevette@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
     TUTORING AND EXTRA HELP: Tuesdays 3-3:45

    Family and Consumer Science(FACS) is part of the Career and Technical Education program (CTE) and FACS for middle school consists of 2 courses:

    Exploring Careers-for 6th graders and Life Skills-for 7th and 8th graders.

      Exploring Careers will help 6th Graders address two important questions:

    1. Who am I? ( Interests, attitudes, and personality)     

    2. What can I become? (Goals and exploring interests)

    By exploring interests and examining attitudes and values, students will gain an understanding of how their interests, skills, and personalities influence career choices.   *We will also focus on current events and look for connections and influeces on future career opportunities

    Life Skills will help 6th, 7th and 8th graders acquire practical "life" skills that are valuable now and in their futures. We will explore nutrition, relationships, resource management, childcare, and career paths.
    *We will often view contemporary videos from various media sources to look for examples of real world/modern challenges and diverse families and relationships.

    Grades will come from unit quizzes and quarterly projects.  Keep in mind-we meet every other day, so there will be fewer assignments and tests to factor into grades.