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No. 4, April 2023

🌼President's Message 🌼

Happy Spring All! I hope everyone had a fantastic Spring Break and Easter. I am sure that you are all excited, as am I that we only have less than one quarter left this year! This spring will be amazing and I hope you all have completed your Summer Institute Registration and you are ready to join the Hive this July! Please remember to nominate your colleagues for the various Awards and Scholarships that are available! We have some outstanding colleagues in Family and Consumer Sciences that deserve recognition. Please consider nominating your fellow colleagues! We are very excited about our Summer Professional Development Institute. Save the date and plan to join us! We will be in Harrisonburg, at the Shenandoah Valley Conference Center on July 16-19. Please join us and Bee part of something exciting!!!

Happy Spring,



There is currently a tie between Regions 2, 4, 5, 6 & 8. Soooooo.......... we are going to extend the membership madness through the end of May. Lets keep going and see who will be our ultimate region winners! Encourage your colleagues to come join in on the fun at conference and become a VATFACS member today!!
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Nomination Madness 2023

The Virginia Association for Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences (VATFACS) relies on your commitment to the teaching field to nominate individuals who are outstanding in their FCS career. This is your opportunity to recognize this teacher and/or administrator that stands out from others you've seen in your career. Perhaps there is a business making contributions to the FCS program.

Nominate quickly so the candidate has ample time to complete the application.

Recognition is one of the things done least for teachers but it's one of the most important. Please award someone for their over-the-top contributions. Thank you in advance for making nominations and forwarding the link.

2023 VATFACS Teacher of the Year


2023 VATFACS New Teacher of the Year


2023 VATFACS Carl Perkins Community Service


2023 VATFACS Distinguished Service Award


2023 VATFACS Outstanding Administrator Award


2023 VATFACS Outstanding Business and Industry Award


VATFACS Scholarships for FCS Teachers

The Virginia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, inc. gives out 4 Scholarships to help current & future FCS teachers further their education and training. If you or someone you know could use financial help in seeking an FCS graduate or undergraduate degree or attending a professional development workshop, check out the scholarships below. The deadline for all scholarship applications is April 30. Click the links for more information.

2023 Helen Hopper Scholarship


2023 Martha Creighton Scholarship


2023 Sharron K. Glasscock Scholarship


2023 Keilondi Johnson Memorial Scholarship


Please direct any questions to Renee Stephens at stephensjr@lcsedu.net.

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Virginia FCCLA 2023 State Conference

The 2023 State Leadership & Recognition Conference was held April 14-16 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The theme for this year's conference was Adventures with a cruise ship being used to carry out the theme.

Sessions included-- All Aboard, Welcome to the Jungle, "Sea" the Possibilities, LIght the NIght, and It's the Climb

There were 865 registered members and advisers that attended

There were 575 STAR Event Entries of which 199 of them qualified for nationals.

FCCLA National Conference will be held in Denver Colorado this summer.

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Two Anticipated Keynotes Speakers for the 2023 VATFACS PDI Conference

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What's next for May?

  • May Day Fun
  • Bring a Buddy to VATFACS Promotion