News and Announcements

Updated December 2, 2021

Advisers should check out “What’s Up Wednesdays” for ongoing updates, tips, and resources for making your chapter the best it can be! Stay tuned to the FCS Ed listserv for announcements on upcoming dates and topics. Recordings and notes from past Zoom sessions can be accessed here. For more information, contact Kathleen Buchanan at

Fall Message from Emma Sellers, 2021-22 State President:
This past year has been filled with so many challenges, but one thing the pandemic taught us is the importance of making every moment count. We are excited for you to explore the upcoming opportunities to learn new skills, travel to conferences and events, make new friends and create the best version of yourself. Whether it be a local chapter project, State Fair, STAR Events, the State Leadership and Recognition Conference, or National Leadership Conference, there’s something for everyone in FCCLA. I hope to meet all of you at SLRC, April 1-3, in Virginia Beach. FCCLA members, this year is our year to “Make it Count”.


Use the 2021-22 Membership Affiliation tip Sheet to provide details on updates and the affiliation process. Read this early in the school year for best opportunities for affiliation.

CAREERS IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION NIGHT with the Norfolk Admirals ~ EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR Saturday, March 19, 2022

This partnership between FCCLA, FBLA, DECA, and AVID provides opportunities for members to explore Hospitality & Tourism careers with a professional hockey team. The afternoon begins with a 5:00 pm speaker panel/Q&A, college exhibition, and peer networking. Your ticket includes admission into the 7:30 pm hockey game.

If your school division will not allow in-person participation, a digital option will include: recording of the speaker panel, PDF workbook, PDF’s of select college information, and ticket voucher to a future game.

Click here for more information!

Cancellation policy: In the event your school district later prevents your attendance at this event, your purchase will transfer to a digital registration and you will receive a ticket voucher redeemable for a future game.

Be sure to submit photos of chapter projects to Allison DuVal for Virginia FCCLA social media postings ( as well as to national FCCLA for potential posting to their social media pages and in newsletters (!

Affiliated chapters should check out the spring 2021 issue of Teen Times, the national FCCLA magazine. Zach Floyd, 2020-2021 Vice President of Community Outreach is on the cover and Emma Sellers, a chapter member is quoted on page 10!