Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Spotlight

Supporting students, teachers and health education through ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is transforming opportunities in health and physical education. We are moving away from federal mandates and into an era where local communities can step forward and create powerful, locally relevant programs in health and physical education.
Recognitions

KAPHERD annual award recipients include four public school teachers

Four Kentucky public school teachers were among the 2019 award winners named by the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at its annual convention in November.
Recognitions

Calloway, Carter high schools earn Special Olympics recognition

Two Kentucky high schools have received the highest recognition possible for schools participating in the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program.
Conferences

KAPHERD to hold annual conference in Lexington

The Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance will hold its annual convention Nov. 11-13 at Embassy Suites Lexington.
Conferences

NKCES offering physical education, arts and humanities academy

The Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services will host the NKCES Regional Physical Education and Arts and Humanities Summer Academy on July 26 at North Pointe Elementary School in Hebron.
Recognitions

KDE’s Sparks voted SHAPE America president-elect

Jamie Sparks, the coordinated school health director in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Teaching and Learning, was voted president-elect of SHAPE America – the Society of Health and Physical Educators – at its annual conference March 20-24 in Nashville, Tenn.
Announcements

Make plans now for Every Kid Healthy Week

Action for Healthy Kids is looking for Kentucky schools to become an official partner of Every Kid Healthy Week, scheduled for April 23-27.
PE teacher Angela Stark, watches as Marianne Gebb, left, and Sofia Wu attempt to play plank hockey by sliding a bean bag between each other's arms during Stark's class at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (Fayette County.) Stark is a finalist for National Middle School Teacher of the Year. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Jan. 29, 2018

Physical education beyond the gym

National Middle School PE Teacher of the Year finalist Angela Stark teaches her Fayette County students the skills they need to live a healthy life.
Conferences

Registration open for KAHPERD’s annual conference

The 2017 Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s annual convention will be Nov. 12-14 at the Embassy Suites, Lexington.
Learning

CDC offering new professional development resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its website to include professional development resources and an eLearning Series to help create a healthful and active environment for students.