Thursday, September 19, 2019
Announcements

Revised Health Education, P.E. standards documents for 2019-2020 available

After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in 2017, revised standards for health education and physical education have been adopted into law.
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.
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.
Conferences

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.