Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences (6th Grade):

In this hands-on course, students will learn about relationships, babysitting/care giving, sewing/clothing, foods and nutrition, consumerism, and career exploration. This course includes activities that will help students in everyday living and improve their practical application of math and reading skills.

Sew Creative (7th & 8th Grade):

This elective allows students to learn how the design process works through sewing/textile construction and design activities. They will experiment with fiber types and understand their uses. They will apply knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design and apply these attributes to their projects. Students will pursue individual interests in fabric construction using different textiles, fibers and technology. This course includes career exploration in the design and visual arts industry.

Creative Foods and Service (7th & 8th Grade):

This hands on course will develop skills in nutrition and wellness as well as food preparation. Areas of study will include: food safety and sanitation, kitchen safety, food production, nutrition and wellness, meal planning and practical application with food labs. This course will also include career exploration in the food and hospitality industry.

International Foods (8th Grade):

This class will study culture, geography and agricultural influences of food. We will study various countries and plan and prepare foods for the classroom from these cultures. The study of influences of our food choices will include: family and culture, religious beliefs, festivals and celebrations, and traditions.

Teen Living (8th Grade):

Explore and develop skills in foods, nutrition, child development/care giving, personal development, clothing care, consumerism, and service learning. This hands on course gives students a chance to practice what they learn by designing projects related to each topic and is relevant to the issues teens are currently dealing with in their own lives.

Interior Design Exploration (8th Grade):

The beginning interior designer learn to use space properly, make space one’s own, design/discover inexpensive room enhancers, design/discover comfortable room set ups, and create/assemble/construct simple home decorations and/or improvement projects.

Health 7:

Health is a one semester standards-based class for seventh graders to learn about topics that relate to them. This class is an opportunity to learn about how the decisions you make affect your health. The following topics will be covered during the semester: Health and Wellness, Safety and Prevention, Fitness and Nutrition, Mental Health, Communication, Healthy Relationships, Bullying, Alcohol and Drugs, and Human Sexuality.

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.