Sunday, January 26, 2020
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.
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...
Conferences

Learn how to get students to eat better and stay active

Have you checked out the Action for Healthy Kids webinars? Sign up to learn easy ways to start making your schools healthier.
Resources

Make your school a healthier place for everyone

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model calls for schools, families and communities to work together to create healthier school environments.
Resources

Learn how to create a healthy school community

RMC Health, a professional development organization, has released a tool to assist schools in transforming into healthy school communities.