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     Family Picture This is the most current family picture I have.  We were fortunate to be together during the holiday season three years ago and had the opportunity to have this picture taken. Back row from left to right is my daughter-in-law Megan, then my boys Phillip, Jacob and Justin. Seated in front is of course me and my husband Mike. Since this was taken my son Jacob got married.  He and his wife, Kimberly, are now the parents of a beautiful daughter named Audrey and are expecting their second child in March.  I am excited that Phillip and Megan are the parents of a handsome little boy named Matthias and are also expecting their second child in March.  We are so excited and feeling blessed beyond measure!
     
     
    Name: Dena Shannon
              West Plains Middle School
              West Plains High School 
              7-12 Family & Consumer Science
     
    Phone: (417) 256-6150
    Best Time to Reach Me: any time after 3:30, or any time via email.  My planning period is 3rd hour each day.
     A Note From Mrs. Shannon:
     -I am excited to begin my 20th year of teaching!  I started out teaching special education, then I went to eighth grade science where I spent most of my teaching career.  Although I LOVED science, I decided it was time for me to try something new!  Family and Consumer Science was a new frontier for me last year and I loved every minute!!  I have worked all summer preparing for my classes and I CANNOT WAIT for my students to come August 18th!
     
    As you can see from the schedule I will be at the High School for two hours this year.  I do not have a class at the Middle School until 4th hour.  If you need to contact me please schedule an appointment through the Middle School office or email me.
    Daily Class Schedule
    Period
    Class           
    1
    High School: Fashion & Design
    2
    High School: Fashion & Design
    3
    Planning Period
    4
    Life Management/Child Care
    5
    Life Management/Foods & Nutrition
    6
    Life Management/Child Care 
    7
    Life Management/Foods & Nutrition 
    RTI


      Education:
    Undergraduate Study:
    Missouri State University
    Springfield, Missouri
     
    Graduate Study:
    Drury University
    Springfield, Missouri
     
      Announcement:
    The annual FACS cookie dough fundraiser will begin very soon; the exact dates have not been set yet.  I will get information out as soon as I can. 
     
    I hope you will support the FACS program by purchasing our high quality cookie dough! This fundraiser allows for the purchase of supplies for our kitchens and cooking labs
     
    Our product arrives in early October just in time for Halloween baking!
     
    If you do not know a FACS student please email me and I will be happy to take your order.