I am so excited to welcome our sixth graders to Saunders Middle School and into the world of FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences)! Each quarter will be split between Mrs. Harkins and myself in order to provide your student with the best experience in this course. In this portion of the course students will demonstrate an understanding of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as they examine each level leading them to focus on human development, personal safety (particularly digital/internet safety), creating positive interpersonal relationships, and examining their role as a family member and as a student. I encourage you to explore this site and familiarize yourself and your student with this class and the expectations. Please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns. Again, welcome!