Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences Education Syllabus

Cane Creek Middle School

Mrs. Gosnell


Hello parents and students!  I hope you all have enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to a great start for the 2020-2021 school year! I am looking forward to a great year as many changes have occurred and we will most likely encounter more changes throughout the school year.  This year “Exploring Family and Consumer Sciences" main emphasis will be on Personal Finance and Hospitality for 8th grade, Nutrition and Wellness for 7th grade, and Exploring Childcare for 6th grade.

**Please refer to the Meet Mrs. Gosnell link on my website for more information regarding each class.

 Throughout this semester, students will participate in primarily online through Google Classroom and Zoom Meetings. Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, and volunteer opportunities!  I am really excited about this school year and look forward to working with you and teaching your child!

OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES:  Media material supplements (magazines, books, video tapes, DVDs, computer programs, the Internet, Power Point, etc.), guest speakers, demonstrations, lab materials, service learning, etc.


  • Composition Book to house notes, journal entries, daily work, and test questions information - all is primarily online through Google Classroom

  • Pens/Pencils

  • Lab specific materials (as directed)

  • Calculator (used on occasion)



BE RESPECTFUL.  Whether in the classroom, or in remote learning, please refrain from talking while the teacher is speaking, and follow the teacher’s directions immediately.  Use polite speech and body language.

BE ON TIME.  Come to class on time and ready to learn.  Standing outside the door and rushing in after the bell has begun to ring will result in a tardy.

BE PREPARED. Whether in classroom or in remote learning, please be prepared by bringing required materials every day unless otherwise directed by the teacher/logging on to Google Classroom at scheduled time and complete all assignments by due dates.  Bring needed assignments, notebooks, pencils/pens, notebook paper, and course specific supplies identified by the teacher throughout the semester as needed whether it be online or in person.

  • Attend to personal matters prior to class.  This includes visiting the restroom, making phone calls, grooming, writing notes, etc.  If you are sick and need to use the office phone to call home, seek the teacher’s permission.  Otherwise, you will be expected to wait until the dismissal bell rings to use the phone for any other reason.

  • Keep ALL work areas neat.

  • The teacher dismisses you.  Remain in your seat in class or in logged in to the Zoom meeting until dismissed.

CONSEQUENCES:  If you fail to follow the classroom or school policies, procedures for dealing with inappropriate behavior will be followed from the CCMS student handbook.

GROUP WORK AND PROJECTS: In-person and Online Learning

  • When group work or projects are assigned during class, the voice level should be kept to a minimum. If members of a group become disruptive or get off task, their daily work grade will reflect their improper behavior.

  • When group work and projects are assigned it is important that every group member participates. Group members should contribute as equally as possible to the group assignment.  

GRADES:  You will be graded on the total number of points earned during the 9-week term.  Assignments will be weighted differently depending on the expected time it takes to complete them and how challenging they are.  For instance, tests and projects will be worth more points than in-class assignments and participation grades.  To calculate your grade, total the number of points you earned, divide by the total number of points possible, and multiply by 100.  Use the attached score sheets to keep track of your running score throughout the semester.  

The grading scale is as follows:

A 90 TO 100                            B 80 TO 89                C 70 TO 79

D   60 TO 69                            F 0 TO 59


Homework will not be assigned regularly in this class.  However, there will be some occasions that you will be expected to complete work at home.  This could be the case if you are completing missing assignments due to absences, completing special projects, or do not use classroom time wisely to complete assignments during class.


Students are expected to follow the attendance policy and procedures, make-up work, and tardy policies as outlined in the CCMS student handbook.  Daily assignments and copies of worksheets will be compiled by a class secretary in a course specific classroom notebook.  The classroom notebook will be located on the red table adjacent to the teacher’s desk.  It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to obtain missed assignments for days you are absent.  Upon your return to school, check the Google Classroom for any missed assignments.


Communication will be conducted in several different ways: letters to parents, phone calls to parents, emails to parents, and texts to parents. 
 *In compliance with Federal Law, Buncombe County Schools administers all education programs including its Career and Technical Education Programs, employment, activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.