Saturday, November 25, 2017

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.

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.

Children’s Environmental Health Summit scheduled

The Kentucky Department for Public Health, the Kentucky Population Health Institute and the Barren River District Health Department are hosting the second annual Children’s Environmental Health Summit on Nov. 15 at Western Kentucky University’s Knicely Center in Bowling Green.

Kentucky’s Healthiest Schools recognized

Thirteen Kentucky schools were recognized as America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization that empowers children to develop lifelong, healthy habits.

Suicide prevention programming, support available to schools

The Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health is offering middle and high schools the opportunity and support to implement the peer-led social norming program, Sources of Strength.

Get rewarded for being active with your students

Introducing the new and revamped SWARM – Student with Active Role Models – for the 2017-18 School Year. Get rewarded by Go365 for bringing physical activity to your school.

School health staff focus on training and standards revisions

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Coordinated School Health team had a very busy summer conducting four school-level wellness trainings and eight district wellness policy trainings across the state.
Henry County Middle School Principal Lucia Hughes, left, and Behavior Specialist Ben Roberts present unusual awards to the top male and female runners at the school's Zombie 5K Run, a fundraiser that benefits schools clubs and groups. Submitted photo by Melissa Jeffries

Henry County schools lead by example with health and wellness

For the past 12 years, the Henry County school district has put a strong focus on staff and student wellness.
Kaylib Nelson, a 4th-grader at Lemons Mill Elementary counts out loud with his class during a "GoNoodle" video over math. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 3, 2017

Scott County school seeing gains in the classroom with extra recess

The teachers at Lemons Mill Elementary (Scott County) have seen a big change in their students since they added an extra recess for the 2016-17 school year.

Host a healthy end-of-year celebration

As students get ready to enjoy summer break, remind them of the healthful habits they’ve developed during the school year by hosting a healthy end-of-year celebration.