MS/HS Family and Consumer Sciences

Hello! My name is Julie Martin and I am so pleased to be the New Glarus Middle and High School Family and Consumer Sciences and Health teacher. My goal for all students is that they leave the doors of NGHS with life skills that will help make them responsible and reliable members of society. I love the courses I teach as I strongly believe in the importance of Family and Consumer Sciences and Career and Technical Education. I chose this field so I could prepare students for life and equip them with skills they can use not only as teenagers, but as future adults. When I am not enjoying my days of teaching I love to explore different parts of Madison, fish the Wisconsin lakes, scrapbook, and try new fish fries around the state of Wisconsin. Yes, I am a huge Wisconsin fan! I hope to see you in a few classes throughout your years at NGMS and NGHS!



Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) is a branch of Career and Technical Education. FACS course content focuses on individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Courses focus on a variety of life skills that students will need to be successful teenagers and adults. All courses will provide students with skills that will make them College, Career and Life ready!

With 8 elective courses to choose from at New Glarus High School there is a course fit for every student. Course options include: Family, Food and Society, Personal Finance, Family Relationships, Exploring Hospitality, Creative Foods, Cultural Cuisine, Intro to Health Science Careers, and Medical Terminology. 

Required Courses taught by Ms. Martin include: Health 9, College and Career Readiness and Employability Skills.

Courses include a variety of activities that will promote self- awareness, personal management and development of skills needed to achieve individual goals relating to family, home, career and the community. FACS has a unique focus on families, work, and their interrelationships.

Be Prepared for Life….Get the FACS

FACS class

MS FCS Class



Culinary Arts


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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 220,000 members and nearly 7,000 chapters from 50 state associations. FCCLA is the Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.

New Glarus has a Middle School and High School chapter. Many student led activities are planned, promoted and implemented through the chapter. Some New Glarus FCCLA activities include: the American Red Cross Blood Drive, Halloween Fun Night, Bucky Book fundraiser and many competitive event student led projects are accomplished throughout the community.  New Glarus has also had a strong representation at the State level for FCCLA with a State Officer on the State Executive Council for the past 5 years.

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