You may have smelled the freshly baked brownies, and seen the creative prom dresses and tuxedos displayed in the display window.
“Like most electives Family Consumer Science is a half year course, however, it teaches students to be more self reliant,” according to Mrs. Neff, a clothing, culinary arts, housing, furnishing, and crafts teacher.
Mrs. Neff hopes teaching students all of these things will help them prepare for the near future so they will be able to take care of themselves.
One of the classes most frequently taken by students in the department of Family Consumer Science is cooking.
The non-baked cookies are favored by most of the students. “Non-baked cookies is one of my favorite things to make. They are very tasteful and plus it was very interesting to see how every little ingredient makes a huge difference if not put in right or used too much,” sophomore Page Shingler said, a student of Mrs Neff.
The students themselves look forward to class for new learning experiences.
“Family Consumer Science is different than any of my other classes which makes it more fun, plus you can eat, and I love to eat!” Shingler said.
The love of Mrs. Neff’s job is well expressed throughout her room, with plenty of motivational posters to motivate students.
”Being able to work with students one on one makes my job more enjoyable,” Mrs. Neff said.
Not only that, but Mrs. Neff has been shaping up classrooms for over 30 years. She feels that Family Consumer Science is about preparing students for life, and that’s exactly what she’s been doing.
“Mrs.Neff is a great teacher being able to cook makes me feel like an achiever,” Shingler said.
The Family Consumer Science Department is not only known for their cooking classes, but their clothing classes as well.
“I’ve made a photo pillow for my grandmom with a picture of us made of fur and a special quote,” senior Javeba Mayers said. The quote reads “ Grandma’s hold our tiny hands for just a little while...but our hearts forever”.