IFCSE Update

Fall Newsletter


In this newsletter you will find:

  • National Presidential Scholars Information
  • National Policy Seminar
  • FCS students presenters needed
  • Around the web
  • FCS Pop-Up Lesson Party Information
  • IFCSE Key Leader Meeting
  • IFCSE Contact Information

National Presidential Scholars Information

The department is seeking nominations for outstanding high school seniors for the 2016-17 U.S. Presidential Scholars selection cycle. We encourage you to nominate students who, while demonstrating outstanding scholarship, might not otherwise be nominated through the current SAT/ACT or arts recognition processes. If you have an outstanding high school senior deserving of consideration, please submit a nomination through the department’s online Presidential Scholar Nomination Form by Oct. 14, 2016.

Director Wise will select 25 students (10 males, 10 females, and 5 in the CTE category) to submit to the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program for consideration.

For more information click here.

National Policy Seminar

Iowa FCCLA has the opportunity to send one FCCLA member to the 2017 National Policy Seminar this March. We are in the process of working on an application for this but start thinking about an FCCLA member who would be appreciative of the opportunity to represent Iowa FCCLA and have the opportunity to talk to federal legislators about Carl Perkins and the impact FCS and FCCLA has on their lives and the lives of all their peers and community members.

I believe that the Department of Education provides $1,000 for the student attending. The student must be accompanied by an adult.


FCS Student Presenters Needed

IACTE is in need of schools to represent FCS at the following conferences:

School Counselors Conference

November 7 morning and afternoon, November 8 morning

Iowa School Board Association Conference

Wednesday, Nov. 16 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov 17 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

If you have students who would be great at presenting at these conferences, please let me know. We want FCS represented!

IFCSE Key Leader Meeting

The key leader meeting will be held on Saturday, October 8th at ISU in the Palmer building from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please email Kelsie Engelken at kengelken@colo-nesco.k12.ia.us if you are interested in being a key leader, but have not signed up yet.

Around the Web

FCS Lesson Planning Pop-Up Party

Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Join us on Facebook events to share your favorite lesson plans! This is something new I am trying and I might try different formats throughout the year. If you'd like to join this event email me at kengelken@colo-nesco.k12.ia.us and I will add you to the event on Facebook!

Each post will have a topic and be numbered so you can follow along. Post your comments under each topic to share your knowledge!

Unable to attend? That's ok! I'll gather all of the information posted and share on next newsletter!