Instructor:  Sonya L. Nave, M.A.T., R.D., L.D.N.

Pigeon Forge High School

Spring 2018

Course:  Family Studies

Contact Information

        Room Number:  109

        Telephone:  (865) 774-5790




Required Supplies:  

Three-ring binder (at least 1.5 in.)

notebook paper


pen or pencil

gmail account

Course Overview:  

Family Studies is an applied knowledge course that examines the diversity and evolving structure of the modern family. Upon completion of the course, proficient students will have knowledge of the demographic, historical, and social changes of interpersonal relationships, as well as parenting, and the effect of stressors on the family.

Social Health Services (Program of Study) focuses on the skills and knowledge needed for occupations that support the everyday functioning of society, such as social services workers, counselors, and family mediators.  In this program of study, students investigate human needs and their impact on lifespan development, an overview of the human and social services fields, communication skills, and the historical and social changes of the modern family.

Course Objectives:

        State standards for teaching and learning in this course and others are available at:

Major Projects/Field Trips:

The class may take walking field trips to Kroger to explore pricing and discuss nutrition topics.  We may also take non-walking field trips to local high schools and businesses, but an approved field trip form will be sent home for parent signatures prior to the trip.  If we do not have enough monetary donations for field trips to cover every student, we will not take the trip.


Per Sevier County Board of Education policy, daily grades will count as two-thirds of a student’s final average while test grades will count as the final one-third.  Deductions will be made for unexcused absences and tardies.  The semester exam will count as 20% of the student’s final grade for the course when averaged with the grades from each marking period.  Progress reports are distributed at the three week point of each six weeks grading period.  


93 – 100% = A

85 – 92% = B

75 – 84% = C

70 – 74% = D

< 70% = F

Parental Access to Instructional Materials:

Pursuant to Tennessee Code 49-6-7003, parents or guardians may request access to any teaching materials, instructional materials, and other teaching aids used in the classroom as well as any tests developed or graded by the teacher.  In order to facilitate this request, parents/guardians are asked to submit a request for such review via letter, email, or phone conversation prior to an established meeting for said review.


  1. Try to enter class with a positive attitude.
  2. Bring all needed materials to class every day (i.e. pen, paper, etc.).
  3. Be courteous and respectful to all people.
  4. Complete all work individually, unless otherwise instructed.
  5. School rules and dress code policies are to be followed at all times.
  6. Food/drinks will be allowed in the classroom only if given permission (bottled water is okay).


            First offense – verbal warning

              Second offense – additional work to be completed - remain after class to discuss

             Third offense – parent phone call or office referral

             Fourth offense – office referral


Your son/daughter will be encouraged to donate $20 (checks made out to PFHS are preferred) for the semester for the Family Studies class at PFHS.  This money is used to provide such needed supplies as food, sewing supplies, computer supplies, experiment supplies, workbooks, etc.  This donation needs to be turned in by __________________.  


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By signing this form, my child, ______________________________, has permission to take walking field trips to Kroger throughout the semester, may view PG-13 videos/DVDs, and I understand each aspect of the grading policy and class expectations in this Family Studies class.

Student Signature________________________________Date________________

Parent/Guardian Signature_________________________Date________________