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Lyons High: Academics: FACS


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Family and Consumer Science

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 The FCS program at LHS is an approved program for Career and Technical Education through the Kansas State Department of Education. The program is part of the Human Service Career Cluster with a focus in the Family and Community Service Pathway. Other pathways offered through the FCS program include; Teach and Train, Visual Arts, and Restaurant and Event Management. Course profiles and indicators can be found below with the corresponding course.

 email address: jtommer@usd405.com

The Family and Consumer Science instructor for Lyons High School is Mrs. Julie Tommer. She also serves as the FCCLA adviser and Junior class sponsor.  Mrs. Tommer is a LHS graduate from the class of 1984. After high school Mrs. Tommer attended Barton County Community College, than Sterling College where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Vocational Home Economics with endorsements in English and Social Science. In 2003, Mrs. Tommer graduated from Friends University with a Masters of Arts in the Art of Teaching .

Mrs. Tommer has taught at Lyons High School for eighteen years. During those eighteen years, she was recognized as the USD 405 Teacher of the Year, and the Rotary Outstanding educator. In 2008 Mrs. Tommer was nominated for the 2009 Kansas Teacher of the Year. Recently Mrs. Tommer was honored as the Ray and Evelyn Lipplemann Outstanding Educator.



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What's Up This Week!

April 21 to April 25

Foods and Nutrition Assignments and Activities
Foods and Nutrition Profile

Monday - Discuss meal appeal and create menu's

Tuesday- Menu planning  Menu Planning Activity

Wednesday - menu planning

Thursday - Lab plans and cost

Friday -  lab



Personal Finance Assignments and Activities
Consumer and Personal Finance Profile

Monday - Money in Review for Career and Taxes

Tuesday - Insurance video part 1  Compare Rates

Wednesday - Video Part 2  Renter Insurance

Thursday - Part 3 Health Plan

Friday -Part 4 Compare Insurance



Human Growth and Development Assignments and Activities

Human Growth and Development Profile

Human Growth and Development Syllabus

Monday - Physical Development of Middle Age  Middle Age Physical Development

Tuesday - continue

Wednesday - Cognitive development

Thursday - Emotional and Social Development "Wild Hogs" movie

Friday - continue

Additional Resources



Child Development and Parenting Assignments and Activities

Child Development Profile

Child Development and Parenting Syllabus

Monday - go over Study Guides

Tuesday - Learning Contract for ages 4 to 6

Wednesday - Continue

Thursday - Continue

Friday - Continue



Essentials of Interior and Textiles Assignments and Activities
Essentials of Interior and Textiles Profile

Monday - Architectural symbols, renderings, elevations

Tuesday - Group traffic patterns / Room Arrangements

Wednesday - Do's and Don'ts of room Arrangement / CAD

Thursday - History timeline

Friday - continue



Teaching Internship Assignments and Activities
Teaching Internship Profile

Monday -  Internship location

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday -

Friday - weekly logs and lesson reflection



Career and Community Connections Assignments and Activities
Career and Community Connections Proflie

Monday - Shadowing site         

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday -

Friday - log sheet and reflection


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