Friday, January 24, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Learning

How schools can restore recess

With emphasis being placed on test scores, schools have struggled to justify time spent on physical activity and recess.
Spotlight

Meet KDE’s Coordinated School Health team

Jamie Sparks, Stephanie Bunge and Audra Deli-Hoofnagle are members of the Kentucky Department of Education's Coordinated School Health team.
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.
Announcements

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.
Recognitions

KAHPERD announces 2015-16 award winners

KAHPERD recently recognized teachers and physical education and health college students for their outstanding work and contribution to the health and physical education field.
Recognitions

Fayette health and PE teacher wins two KAHPERD awards

Angela Stark, the health and physical education teacher for the School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass (Fayette County), has received two...
Recognitions

Bullitt teacher named elementary PE teacher of the year

Dennis Minnis, a physical education teacher at North Bullitt High School (Bullitt County), has been named the 2016 Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of...