Food Science Class Update

March 15, 2016

Protein Unit

(18) The student describes the properties of proteins and amino acids. The student is expected to:

(A) name the groups of elements that identify an amino acid;

(B) describe the chemical structure of protein;

(C) explain what happens during the denaturation of protein and how the process occurs;

(D) describe ways in which protein is used in food preparation;

(E) discuss the composition of eggs and their storage requirements;

(F) list factors that affect the stability of an egg foam;

(G) identify the functions of protein in the body; and

(H) compare and contrast complete and incomplete proteins.

(19) The student understands the coagulation and coalescence processes associated with milk protein and cheese. The student is expected to:

(A) list the components of milk and explain how each component is dispersed in the milk;

(B) describe what happens when milk protein is coagulated;

(C) discuss the processing of milk and how it is treated when it is pasteurized, homogenized, and fortified;

(D) compare and contrast skim milk, low-fat milk, whole milk, half-and-half, and various creams;

(E) explain the differences between evaporated milk, condensed milk, and dried milk;

(F) identify factors that affect the ability of cream to form a foam;

(G) explain the changes that occur when milk is heated; and

(H) describe the process of making a fermented or cultured milk product and list examples of these products.

Graduation is Within Sight!

We are at the beginning of the 4th 9 weeks. There are lots of senior activities and testing dates during this time. It is imperative that students keep their eyes on the goal and do not blow off work. Please help your student stay on track. Many seniors think this semester does not count, but it does! Colleges and employers do look at how students finish; it says something about their maturity and integrity. Graduation is at 2:30, June 3. This is the day after school is out, so there is no time to make up work or get time in for missed absences. Please help your child be at school every day this 9 weeks and get all of his or her work in and on time.

Future Labs: SourDough Bread, Jams and Jellies, Butter

Senior Information

Project Graduation

Project Graduation is a safe, chemical free, ALL NIGHT private celebration for ALL graduating Churchill Seniors ONLY, following graduation on Friday, June 3, 2016. Students will start loading the busses in the WCHS parking lot at 10:30pm and head over to the Main Event for a fantastic evening from: 11:00pm to 4:30am. This is not a school event! It is organized and chaperoned by senior parents.. The Class of 2016 Project Grad party will be held at The Main Event (1911 N. Loop 1604 E, near 1604 & 281). Activities include bowling, billiards, video and arcade games, 30 person laser tag, a ropes obstacle course, music, door prizes, food and refreshments. It allows the seniors to spend one last memorable night together.

SIGN THEM UP TODAY!! We will be holding monthly drawings for early registrations and have some great prizes! The first item to be drawn will be a one year gift card from What-A-Burger!

The first drawing takes place the first week of March and the deadline is Feb 29th! We will have a table during lunch on this Thursday, February 25th for project grad sign-up and a t-shirt blowout sale for your connivence!! We do have limited sizes!

Some of the future items we have are a Gshock watch from Gurinsky Jewelers, Jewelry from Kendra Scott, gas cards, and many other gift cards. We will draw every month and your name stays in the box!

All you have to do is fill out the attached registration form and drop it in the box in Mrs Smith's office, or,

Mail in: Project Graduation, 12049 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216

or 2016 Churchill Project Graduation Party

Generations Scholarship

Generations Future Leader Scholarship is accepting applications now through May 2nd. We want to make sure your students have an opportunity to apply for one of ten $1,000 scholarships. Full details and the online application can be found at

Interested students will need to submit two (2) letters of recommendation and an essay response in 500 words or less answering this prompt: Imagine you’ve taken a selfie with a leader you admire. What would the caption to the photo read and how are you two similar?

Some important things for students to know:

· Applicants have to be attending an accredited higher learning institution in the 2016-2017 school year

· Applicants need to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (average grade 85 or B)

· Applicants need to be a member of Generations Federal Credit Union (if they’re not already, it’s easy to become a member online here)

If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to call or email me and I’ll be happy to help.

Thank you!

Samantha Salazar

Financial Education Instructor

(210) 229-1800

(210) 554-3556 direct

Full Ride Scholarship in the field of Food Science and other agriculture related fields

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

is a major effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions, to award scholarships to selected students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at one of the nineteen 1890 Institutions in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines.

USDA 1890 National Scholars Qualified Field of Studies

· Agriculture

· Agricultural Business/Management

· Agricultural Economics

· Agricultural Engineering/Mechanics

· Agricultural Production and Technology

· Agronomy or Crop Science

· Animal Sciences

· Botany

· Food Sciences/Technology

· Forestry and Related Sciences

· Home Economics/Nutrition

· Horticulture

· Natural Resources Management

· Farm and Range Management

· Other related disciplines, (e.g. non-medical biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, computer science)

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college and rising college sophomores and juniors. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor’s degree.

National Scholars 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the following universities:

· Alabama A&M University

· Alcorn State University, Mississippi

· Central State University, Ohio

· Delaware State University

· Florida A&M University

· Fort Valley State University, Georgia

· Kentucky State University

· Langston University, Oklahoma

· Lincoln University, Missouri

· North Carolina A&T State University

· Prairie View A&M University, Texas

· South Carolina State University

· Southern University, Louisiana

· Tennessee State University

· Tuskegee University, Alabama

· University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

· University of Maryland Eastern Shore

· Virginia State University

· West Virginia State University

National Scholars Program General Requirements

To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship a student must:

· Be a U.S. citizen

· Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)

· Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.

· Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines

· Demonstrate leadership and community service

· Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature

· Submit a signed application (original signature only)

1890 National Scholars Program Application Deadline

All application materials must be postmarked by Monday, April 11, 2016, and sent to the university (or universities) selected by the applicant to attend. (University addresses and contact information are included in the back of the application.)

Download the 2016 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Application (High School)
Download the 2016 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Application (College)

For any questions regarding the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program, please contact:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration
Office of Advocacy and Outreach
USDA/1890 Programs
1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Stop 0170
Washington, DC 20250