May 27, 2024

GCHS hosting District FCCLA Conference

Garden City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Garden City High School will have a half day of school on Wednesday, October 25th, due to the school hosting the District F FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference.  The half day will run on a morning schedule with school starting at 7:50 a.m. and will dismiss at 11:10 a.m.  Students at GCHS will have thirty minute class periods and the option to buy a sack lunch during 5th hour. The half day will only be for Garden City High School and will not affect the other school buildings in the district.

The morning events will be hosted in the GCHS auditorium. The afternoon events will take place in the GCHS Commons Area and Public Service Academy classrooms. FCCLA students will reconvene in the GCHS auditorium at 2:30 p.m. until the end of the conference at 3:20 p.m. FCCLA members will then conduct tours of GCHS for interested schools.

Last January, Angel Grijalva, junior, ran and was selected to be a District F FCCLA officer. Grijalva is the Vice President of STAR events for FCCLA District F. As a district officer part of Grijalva’s duties are to help organize and run the District F FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference. The District FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference brings together FCCLA students from all over western Kansas. Students will discuss a variety of topics including leadership, traffic safety, culinary, domestic abuse, career readiness and preparation, and financial literacy.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Today over 164,000 members in more than 5,300 chapters are active in a network of associations in 49 states, in addition to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life — planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication — necessary in the home and workplace.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact any of the three GCHS FCCLA advisors: Robyn Hilt rhilt@gckschools.com, Elisabeth Maldonado emaldonado3@gckschools.com, or Jenette Turpin jturpin@gckschools.com.