Family & Consumer Science

Welcome to Nicholas J. Begich Middle School's Family and Consumer Science (F.C.S.) program. There have been a number of changes in the traditional Home Economics field that will encourage your student to actively learn skills they can use throughout their lives.  The 7th and 8th grade F.C.S. program will last for one semester (18 weeks), whereas, the 6th grade program will last for one quarter (9 weeks).  Depending upon the grade level, your child will have the opportunity to explore the areas of food preparation, kitchen safety and sanitation, nutrition, career pathways, hand and machine sewing, personal finance, interior design, and babysitter training. 

6th grade students will be participating in five food labs and creating 2-3 sewing projects.  They will also be studying nutrition, kitchen tools, safety and  sanitation, and learning to use kitchen tools, irons, and sewing machines.

7th & 8th grade students
will be participating in ten food labs, learning hand sewing skills, and creating a more complex sewing project on the sewing machine.  Other subjects include kitchen safety/ sanitation, kitchen tools, and nutrition.  7th graders also study babysitter training and personal finance.  8th graders study child development, careers, and interior design.

6th Grade Students in Food Lab

                8th Grader with Hand-Sewn Puppet         

 7th Grader with Hand-Sewn Puppet