Thursday, September 16, 2021
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.
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.
Spotlight

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.
Learning

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.
Recognitions

Sparks receives SHAPE America Southern District award

Jamie Sparks, the school health and physical education network director at the Kentucky Department of Education, recently received the SHAPE America Southern District Taylor Dodson Young Professional Award.