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Message from Mrs. Carden

Dear Parents,

            Another GREAT school year is about to begin.  I hope you are just as excited as I am.  We are starting the year in our new High School with many wonderful opportunities.  I am excited to see the students in the halls at Bray-Doyle this year.  As always, please let me know what questions or concerns you may have.  This year I am free during 3rd period, and you may contact me                      1-580-658-5071 or

            The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is to improve individuals, families, and communities.  There are a variety of ways that this is done in the FCS classroom.  With FCS, students will learn practical life skills that help in preparing them for the future, whether it’s pursuing higher education or finding a job right after high school.  FCS education provides students with instruction and knowledge to make informed decisions using the critical thinking and practical problem reasoning skills.  Students are able to take the knowledge and skills learned within the classroom and expand learning past the school walls and into the community to make a difference.  Student who take FCS classes are preparing themselves for the world ahead.  Students learn practical skills and knowledge that they will use everyday and for the rest of their lives.

            You are encouraged to become active with the FCS department!  If you are interested in coming to speak to the class about your career or help with a project please contact me.  Also during the year please visit our class webpage on the Bray-Doyle Website  Here you can find a syllabus for each class, rules and expectations, and other general things going on in the department that you may find of interest to you. 

            FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) chapter in our high school.  It is a nonprofit career and technical organization that students in Family and Consumer Sciences Education can take part in.  Members gain the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- goal setting, career opportunities, problem solving, decision making, making new friends, participating in service learning activities, and interpersonal communication—necessary in the home and workplace.  We will attend a district meeting and state meeting.  Members will have a $15.00 membership due (this covers national, state and local).  We will also order t-shirts and usually run about $15.00 to $18.00 dollars.  I will send a note home at the time of order. Dues and t-shirt must be paid in full before we attend the district meeting.

            The National Cluster Meeting is in Oklahoma City this year. It is a wonderful learning meeting, inspirational and great opportunity for the members.  Unfortunately your child will have to pay their own registration fee and pay for their meals.  The only way FCCLA can pay is if we do a fundraiser early and work hard at it.  The meeting is in November and will be a first come first serve because we only have so many red jackets and they are required to be worn.  I will be giving your child information at the first FCCLA meeting. 

            I am excited about this upcoming school year and feel positive things are happening at Bray-Doyle.  Remember please contact me if you have any questions.


Thank you,

Mrs. Carden

Vickie Carden

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