Family and Consumer Sciences Department
Department Chair: Dr. Mary Kaye Rhude-Faust, CFCS, NBCT
Mrs. Michele McMonagle
Dr. Mary Kaye Rhude-Faust
Family and Consumer Sciences Mission
The mission of Conestoga's Family and Consumer Sciences program is to prepare students for family life, work life, and careers in family and consumer sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for:
Changes in Family and Consumer Sciences
The name "Family and Consumer Sciences" and the acronym "FCS" is used to describe Conestoga High School’s program and curriculum that includes:
Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum Rationale
The success of all students includes acquisition of problem-solving, decision-making, higher order thinking, communication, literacy, and numerical skills in applied contexts. Today's students are the future members and leaders of tomorrow"s families, workplaces, and communities.
Conestoga High School’s Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum provides the bridges needed by students to deal with societal issues such as work-and-family, health care, child and elder care, global economics, and technology usage. The Conestoga High School Family and Consumer Sciences program provides a platform for students to move into a new era by gaining a strong foundation of the knowledge and skills needed for successfully living and working in a global society.