Maxwell joined members across the nation in raising awareness of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and advocating for Family and Consumer Sciences during the week, Feb. 8-12.

Held annually during the second week of February in conjunction with Career and Technical Education Month, FCCLA Week celebrates the accomplishments of FCCLA and the positive impact FCS has on society.

Each day of FCCLA Week has a unique theme that allows members, advisers, and supporters to create a customizable, educational experience for everyone involved.

Maxwell School Board President Casey Meyer signed a proclamation declaring the week as national FCCLA at Maxwell Schools and he urged citizens to acquaint themselves with the activities and values of FCCLA and provide support and encouragement to the students who are working to achieve knowledge and experience that will help prepare them for future responsibilities as active and concerned adult members of society.

During the week, informational messages were sent to the school, teaching them what FCCLA and FCS programs are,

Members sent teacher appreciation messages and on Feb. 12, the chapter held their annual FCCLA Health Fair where chapter members construct and present booths and sessions relating to FCCLA, FCS, and other topics.

Some of the topics/booths included: “Be Safe…Mask Up,” “The Power of Words,” “Seatbelts Save Lives!” “February-Bake for Family Fun Month,” “Communication in Families,” “Hugs and Kisses for RDAP,” “Careers in FCS,” “Taking the Lead,” “Dream House Twister,” “Preventing Distracted Driving,” The Family Pet,” Why Worry?” “Working with Young Children,” and Jump Rope for Heart.

The booths offered a variety of ways to win prizes, including costume contests. Throughout the week, students and educators were invited to share how they went “Beyond Measure.”

“This past week has been about showing people in our community and school what FCCLA really is,” District 10 President Ellery Jett Simpson said. “We worked with the whole school to send out informational messages, Valentine’s Day treats and also hosted a FCCLA Health fair which had booths ranging from ‘Jump Rope for Heart,’ seat belt awareness, traffic safety, mask awareness and safety, ‘Healthy Recipes for Both you and Your Dog.’”

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

FCCLA has more than 182,000 members and 5,253 chapters from 48 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Top courtesy photo: From left: Kaycee Boltz, Jett Simpson, Dan Jensen, Piper Cudzilo, Jordan Miller and Jamie Tobey.