'Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America'

ADVISOR: Mrs. Straw

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA is the Ultimate Leadership Experience. We will be holding community events and fundraisers this year. We will also be competing in STAR Events in February. Looking forward to a productive year with leadership opportunities for everyone. I have three officers attending the Fall Leadership Conference to develop leadership skills and guide our chapter in the ultimate leadership experience.


President - Kaylee Pipes

Vice President -  Maddie Jefferis
Secretary- Lolly Sheldon
Treasurer - Donald White
Reporter - Gwen Gilliam
Historian - Melanie Reynolds
Parliamentarian - Nehemiah Simmons
Recreational Leader - Kait Coleman
Community Service Leader - Millie Jefferis

On January 18,2017, chapter members Kait Coleman, Kaylee McClimans, and Melanie Reynolds attended Regional Officer screening in La Monte. Kait, Kaylee, and Melanie each had to take a 25 question FCCLA knowledge test, give a two-minute speech, and answer situational questions in order to run for a Regional Officer position. I am proud to say that Osceola FCCLA now has the Regional Vice President Kait Coleman, Regional Secretary Kaylee McClimans, and Regional Historian Melanie Reynolds! These ladies will meet over the summer with other regional officers to prepare for the next year of FCCLA. Great job ladies, you have made Osceola proud. 

FCCLA showing appreciation to our veterans by giving them hand decorated mugs to thank them for their service.


Career Connections:

Our first goal was to get students out into various careers through job shadowing. Our second goal was to share the information and experiences gained through job shadowing to younger students to encourage them to participate int eh program during their high school careers. Our third goal was to bring in someone in a current field that could discuss aspects of their career with our chapter members

Families First: 

Each chapter officer chose two minute to win it games for our family game night. We then brought in all the items needed and tried out the games to Make sure we knew the rules and could demonstrate if need be. We then set the date and created flyers to post in the community. We also advertised our event in the local paper, on our school FB page, our chapter FB page and our school website. We then set up our gymnasium at school for the game night. We had a great turn out. We even partnered with NHS to host a canned food drive as a donation for the evenings activities. We had many families attend and over 50 donated food items. 

Financial Fitness & Leadership Service in Action:

 Community Service:

During our Thanksgiving break we had 30 FCCLA chapter members meet at the square and rake leaves for 5 hours. We had many community members stop and talk with us about our chapter and the Mayor came out and bought us all pizza. In the end we raked over 51 bags of leaves. The leaves were placed in paper bags and a local boy scout troop cam e and hauled the away to be turned into compost. 

Student Body: 
We were contacted by Evan's Drugs to assist with their color run. They knew we did several community projects and wanted to incorporate a school group to be a part of this event. We assisted by hanging up flyers around town, recruiting and signing up participants and helping set up the course. The day of the race chapter members were at the race site at 6 am to begin to registering participants, after registration a few of our chapter members lined up with the rest of the runners and participated in the race. During the course several of our chapter members were throwing chalk dust to cover the runners as they passed various markers. This project created a new community partnership with a new business Evan's Drugs. They were so pleased with all our chapters recruitment and support that they invited our chapter to be their annual partner. We are excited to develop this new partnership and are making plans on how to recruit more participants next year. Our ultimate goal is to get every chapter member to participate in this healthy activity next year. 


We began our project by collaborating with our school bus drivers to develop a few key bus safety rules they felt needed to be addressed with Kindergarten students. Next we went to the Kindergarten class and read the book "Pete the cat, the wheels on the bus". This book demonstrated several safety issues that Pete encounters and how he changes his behavior to be safe on the bus. We also had a fun printable workbook that the students colored that was based on the book. The workbook covered highway signs and bus safety. Finally we walked all the students out to an actual school bus and had them demonstrate all the safety procedures we just learned about. 

STOP the Violence:

Chapter officers had lunch with elementary students to promote the "Say Hello Program" Officers talked about the importance of being kind to others and saying hello to everyone, even if you do not know them. They also discussed the power of hello and how just that one work and can changes someone's day.

FCCLA Regional STAR Event Results 2018

 FCCLA  Regional STAR events were on January 31st at UCM. Our chapter took 28 competitors and 21 of them  will be competing at State Leadership Conference March 11-13 at Tan Tar-A resort in Osage Beach, MO. These students will be competing for one of the top two spots in the state to represent Missouri in  the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. 

Parliamentary Procedure - STATE BOUND
Melanie Reynolds, Kaylee Pipes, Kaylee McClimans, Lolly Sheldon, Maddie Jefferis, Nemo Simmons, & Kait Coleman. 

Recycle and Redesign - STATE BOUND
Sage Crowder  -junior category
Millie Jefferis - senior category

Career Investigation - STATE BOUND
Sydney Wheeler - junior category

Entrepreneurship - STATE BOUND
Maddy Jones - senior category

Food Innovations - STATE BOUND
Lauren Arduser & Martha Hash- senior category
Mackenzie Wohlers, Lily Shelley, & Carly Conard - junior category

Job Interview - STATE BOUND
Gwen Gilliam - senior category

Sports Nutrition - STATE BOUND
Baylee Watts, Joe Guerin, & Donald White - senior category

Teach and Train - STATE BOUND
Morgan Williams - senior category

The following students received a SILVER MEDAL!

Food Innovations - Silver
Ali Frazier & Elizabeth Garlick - senior category

Illustrated Talk - Silver
Abbey Scott - junior category

Career Investigation - Silver
Peyton Self -  senior category
Amie Matter - senior category

Interior Design  - Silver
Angelica Heyer - senior category

Nutrition and Wellness - Silver
Mackennzee Hoeme - junior categor

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