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Ms. Melissa Bradshaw » Welcome to Family and Consumer Science

Welcome to Family and Consumer Science

I am a graduate of Appalachian State University with a major in Family and Consumer Science and began teaching at Newton-Conover High School in the fall of 2013.  As a FACS teacher I teach courses which focus on life management skills in the areas of personal and family living; wellness, nutrition, and foods; financial management; living environments; appropriate child development practices; fashion and clothing; and job readiness. Emphasis is placed on students applying these skills during their teen years.
My particular area of expertise is Apparel Production and Textiles. Apparel courses introduce students to industry standards of design, textiles and apparel engineering. Students will create their own designs, learn appropriate textile use and produce an apparel product.
Second level courses expand on these skills and gain a deeper understanding of apparel engineering and the global needs of an ever changing Apparel and Textile industry focusing on textile design, textile science, product construction, global manufacture and marketing.

FCCLA is the leadership club sponsored by the FACS department. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. FCCLA promotes personal growth and leadership through family and consumer sciences education.Focusing on multiple roles of the family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and vocational preparation.

Let's Make Studio
Every Tuesday from 2:55 until 4:00pm
Join us for a Maker's Studio. All students and teachers are welcome to drop by.
In an informal environment learn a new skill.  
Past projects have included Monster Phone Cases, Cargo Scarves, Zipper bags, Letter Pillows, Knitted Scarves, etc.. the list keeps expanding.

 Sew Many Ways to Have Sew Much Fun!

Tutoring Schedule
Thursdays 2:55 pm until 4:00 pm