Family and Consumer Science and Wellness
Family and Consumer Science
The goal of the Family and Consumer Science Department is to help students develop into responsible and productive adults by introducing them to life-related skills that they need to succeed in society.  The courses cover all traditional topics but also stress current topics such as self-esteem, health and wellness, career information, options to resolve conflicts, parenting and family economics. The skills gained in certain courses may be cultivated into careers.  Students can pursue higher education in areas such as early childhood education, dietary science, food service, fashion design, interior design, and consumerism. 

Health and Physical Education
The goal of personal wellness is to allow students to view health issues from a holistic perspective in which all interrelated aspects of human growth are considered:  physical, emotional, social, environmental and cognitive.  Course work provides students with the knowledge and the opportunity to explore ways to take positive actions towards their own health and wellness and to develop skills that will allow them to resist peer pressure, to resolve conflicts and to manage stress effectively.  The Physical Education portion of these programs is designed to have the students learn and put to use the practices of a healthy lifestyle.  Through hard work, sportsmanship (socially accepted practices), team work and honesty, students will have the opportunity to develop self-confidence, friendships and leadership skills.

Discussion Topics
Blog Entry Mr. K. Naughton: Future of the Department Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 at 3:00 PM Discuss
Department Announcements
President's Physical Fitness Test begins on 04/22/2013
Remember everyone we start with the mile run on 04/22 and 04/23.
Leutinent Leonard
Lieutenant Leonard - Head of security at Holy Cross College spoke to the class about safety on campus.  He presented information on safety questions and procedures that need to be followed at every college campus, as well as private housing.  Theft identity is a big issue today and the Lieutenant addressed the adverse affect of  sharing  pin numbers and ID cards.
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
Mr. John Pijaca was the quest speaker in the Managing Your Life course.  John has been in law enforcement for over 18 years starting his career in New York City.  He has worked in many departments of law enforcement, and home land security, ranging from narcotics, drug trafficing, tobacco trafficing, security, weapons and explosives.
Stress Reduction
Mrs. Lauren Boulanger provided valuable information to the Managing Your Life class.  Mrs. Boulanger teaches Spanish at the high school, and is also a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist.
Mrs. Boulanger presented a power point that highlighted and explained the training, certification process and costs associated with this profession.
Different types of massage, stretching, injury prevention and stress reduction techniques were discussed.  Simple breathing and relaxation techniques were practiced.  Theories  focused on disconnecting with others, reconnecting with yourself and setting healthy boundaries to maintain a healthy life.
Doctor Lieberman
 Dr. Ben Leiberman shared his educational and professional experience with the juniors and seniors in  Managing Your Life.  A power point presentation highlighted his educational background, couse requirements and discussed a variety of medical careers in todays Health fields.  Questions were taken on career choices, as well as issues surrounding adolescent health issues. Dr. Leiberman is the school  doctor for sports exams and at sporting events. 
Flock of Flamingos
Thank you to all that participated to the Flock Of Flamigo Fund Raiser sponsored by the students of SADD. These donations assist studetns with bnringing programs to the school and community.
The Grafton High School SADD program  has received recognition from the National Safety Youth Council for their outstanding work in and around the community. Throughout the year SADD participated in and provided workshops, speaker presentations, whole school assemblies, seatbelt checks, No Texting while Driving campaigns, bumper stickers, National Youth Night, etc.  Their mission is to provide the school and the community with information to deal with a variey of safety issues. Great Job!!!!
Department Contacts
+ Blessing, Diane
+ Cimoch, Maureen
+ Contois, Justin
+ Ellis, Karrah
+ *How to Email Staff*
+ Naughton, Keary
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