Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Recognitions

Two teachers earn SHAPE America regional recognition

Two Kentucky teachers have been named 2020 District Teachers of the Year by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators.
Recognitions

KAHPERD recognizes teachers with annual awards

Seven teachers received annual awards from the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at its fall conference in October.
Recognitions

Bullitt school earns recognition from Special Olympics

Bullitt East High School (Bullitt County) has been recognized as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School and as a national banner recipient by Special Olympics. Bullitt East is the only Kentucky school in the 2019 class of National Banner Unified Champion Schools and one of three in Kentucky to achieve this recognition.
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

KAHPERD 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.
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.
Recognitions

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.
Learning

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.