Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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.

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.

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.