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The 6th Annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day

The 6th Annual Family and ConsumerAFCSDThe 6th Annual Family and Consumer Sciences DayThe 6th Annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day

The 6th Annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day was held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019! Family and Consumer Sciences Day called attention to something simple families can do to be physically, mentally, and financially healthier—prepare and eat a nutritious meal together. KY Family and Consumer Sciences were proud to take part in this important initiative. The classes  participated in #TacoTuesday.  to TACO ‘BOUT FCS all.day.long!


Family & Consumer Sciences Day, launched was by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), has set a goal of 200,000 “Dining In” commitments. December 3rd was chosen as Family & Consumer Sciences Day to honor AAFCS Founder Ellen Richards, first female graduate of MIT and pioneer for Family and Consumer Sciences.



Studies show that intentional family mealtime:

· Decreases the likelihood your family will be overweight or obese

· Improves family relationships

· Saves money

· Increases your families consumption of healthy foods


FCA Operation Christmas Child


The GCHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently collected items for Operation Christmas Child.  Operation Christmas Child is a nondenominational ministry of Samaritan's Purse that provides shoe-boxes to children in over 100 countries at Christmas. GCHS students donated over 55 boxes of filled with hygiene items, as well as small toys to children in need.  Club sponsors, Shannah Reynolds and Angie Fielder would like to thank all of the community would helped make the collection so successful. 

GCHS FRYSC Youth Service Member 2019-2020


This is a short term AmeriCorps position which provides an education award upon satisfactory completion of service to FRYSC Corps and host site. The FRYSC is a program that exist to provide opportunities AmeriCorps participants to increase the effective services Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.

FBLA Fall Leadership Conference


Many people love fall. The changing of the leaves, the nice cold breeze, and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air. But for Garrard FBLA, fall brings the anticipation for the Fall Leadership Conference held at Eastern Kentucky University!


The Fall Leadership conference is a great trip for everyone in FBLA. It’s a perfect experience for members to gain knowledge of FBLA, meet other members from surrounding schools, and have tons of fun!


During the conference on October the 24th, students were broken into different learning groups and put into a classroom. Each class focused on a different aspect of FBLA. Activities ranged from leadership training, icebreakers, fundraising, community relations, and project based learning. In addition, chapter officers were trained on how their office functioned and specifically how to improve in their leadership position.


In addition, members were informed that this year the FBLA theme is “A World of Opportunity.” FBLA gives students the necessary skills in order to be successful with the opportunities given to them throughout their lives. Some opportunities Garrard FBLA has planned for their members this year are competitions, meetings, and FBLA outings this year and the Fall Leadership conference was a perfect way to kick off the year!

-Kennedy Bruner, Reporter

Read For The Record

GCHS Book Club

GCHS’s Book Club is aimed at becoming active in the local community and county, and proudly stand behind this. Recently, as a step towards this goal, they participated in “Read For The Record”on November 7th at both Paint Lick and Lancaster Elementary. This program is aimed at encouraging and inspiring people of any age to read and occurs across the nation. Beta Club members loved having the opportunity to read to preschoolers, 1st, and 2nd graders at both elementary schools. With the help of the librarians at PLE and LES, Kim Hacker and Paula Turner, Book Club members read the children’s book “Thank You, Omu”, a book about giving thanks, and helped students make thank-you cards to give to the people that meant the most to them. Members enjoyed having this opportunity greatly, and are so thankful to have had the opportunity. 

Ky 4-H Performing Arts Troupe Leadership Board


Victoria Miller was named to the Ky 4-H Performing Arts Troupe Leadership Board for 2019-2020.

FFA National Convention


On October 30th through November 1st the Garrard County FFA officer team and advisors traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 92nd annual National FFA Convention and Expo. While attending, were able to speak with representatives from universities and agricultural companies from across the nation. We were also fortunate enough to tour Case IH and New Holland industrial depot. Here we learned how advanced technology has grown since 1892 when the first gasoline powered tractor was produced. We were able to discuss the rising popularity of tractors and agricultural equipment with automatic GPS systems that do not require a human sitting in the cab to operate it. One of our executive team members, Alex Miller, competed in the National FFA Talent Contest where he performed at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where he also placed in the top 15. Every FFA trip is special but this trip was definitely one for the books! Our officer team coming together to discuss this upcoming year, how we will work together, and that as long as we try our hardest, it doesn’t matter if we win or lose as long as we learn something along the way. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted” - David Bly.

Briallynn Moore

Carpentry Students Built Bookshelves for PLES New Bookshelves for Paint Lick Elem.

The very talented students in Mr. Martin's Carpentry Class built beautiful bookcases for a huge collection of new books at Paint Lick Elementary! Thank you so much to our awesome ATC builders! 

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