FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

Welcome to the FACS department web page. Family and Consumer Sciences is a multi-faceted department in which practical life skills are taught.  Prior to 1999, we were known as Home Economics. Our courses are continually updated to include the latest in nutrition, family care, education, design, consumerism, and technology applications.  Our department includes two career prep. completer programs:  ProStart Culinary and Child Devlopment/Teacher Academy of Maryland. 
 
 
On the tabs above, you will find the teachers in our department as well as a listing of course offerings and special projects done by our students.  Click on the teacher's tab to be taken to links for their class web pages and take a look at what we have to offer. 
 
Here is a link to our national organization, The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences:

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ALL I EVER NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE
I LEARNED IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

Most of what I really need to know about life and how to be 
I learned in Family and Consumer Sciences
I didn’t learn it in calculus or physics or French…
I learned it in Family and Consumer Sciences class. 
This is what I learned…
Choose foods from the food pyramid.
Avoid fats and sweets.
Keep food safe.
Choose clothes to flatter your body type. 
Clean and fix them when needed.
Budget your money wisely.
Shop sales.
Read labels, leases, sales and mortgage
agreements very carefully.
Don’t be a parent too soon.
It’s also a good idea to be married first.
Choose someone you get along with…
Then have a baby.
Nurture it, love it, and give it the right
 discipline and know when to let it go.
Learn to balance work with family.
Learn to get along with others…
Learn to like yourself!
Think of what a better world it would be
if we were all equipped with life skills
taught in Family and Consumer Sciences…
If we all had strong families…
Had balanced budgets…
Could resolve conflict without violence.
It’s still true, no matter how old you are…
Whether you are male or female…
What career you’ve chosen…
It’s still best to go out into the world 
equipped with basic life skills. 

By Marilyn Swierk
1993 National Home Economics Teacher of the Year