SHAPE Michigan

Newsletter - June 2021

Welcome from SHAPE Michigan!

Welcome to the SHAPE Michigan June Newsletter!


Welcome to summer! In this newsletter, please read the information provided by

Dr. Deb Berkey - SHAPE Michigan's Executive Director. Don't forget to join us in our summer virtual convention to get energized for the fall and mark your calendar for our

annual convention - November 4th -6th in Lansing.


Have a restful and peaceful summer.

We look forward to staying connected with each of you and assisting in

the preparation of the 2021-2022 school year!


As a professional organization, we will continue to empathize the

importance of social and emotional learning and building a foundation for lifelong,

healthy habits through health and physical education!

Executive Director's Corner

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Dave Goodrich - Whitehall

Hello, my name is Dave Goodrich and I have just completed my twenty-seventh year of teaching at Whitehall. Besides teaching secondary Physical Education, I have also coached numerous sports including football, track, softball, bowling, and baseball


I teach two Physical Education courses, two Health courses, one Advance Fitness course, and one Sport Discovery Class. My Physical Education course is a blend of Fitness (weight training, HITT, Outdoor activities of biking, longboard, rollerblade) and Lifetime Games : Badminton -Bocce -Pickleball -Shuffleboard -Ladder Toss Washer Toss- Horseshoes- Corn Hole.


Sport Discovery is designed to help student-athletes apply practical and theoretical information to the psychology of sport. Various mental skills are introduced and practiced in order to enhance the athlete’s performance. Concepts explored include, but are not limited to, stress, motivation, pressure, goal-setting, imagery, and leadership.


I have three children Katelyn 21, who attends Central Michigan University and is pursuing a Secondary Education degree; Matthew 18, who is attending Western Michigan University and is pursuing a Aviation Degree, and Ryan, 14 who is a freshman this year pursuing life! Carrie is my wife and is a guidance counselor and also has completed her twenty-seventh year at Whitehall


Article in local newspaper about my "Sport Discovery Class" presenting at SHAPE in 2016

Recognition of Physical Education and Health Professionals

May was National Physical Education and Sport Month and SHAPE Michigan featured various professionals throughout the state. All of these individuals are dedicated educators to their students, school districts, and the Physical Education and Health profession. Below are the educators who were featured in May but not recognized in the newsletter.

Joe Matulis - St. Johns

Scott Przystas - Grand Haven

Jon Kephart - Ann Arbor

SHERRI AUSTIN - SAUGATAUK

JEFF STEVENSON - WATERFORD

CELIA DEVITIS - LAURUS ACADEMY

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National Physical Education Standards


(Click on the video below)

The 5 SHAPE America National Physical Education Standards

Michigan Department of Education - Physical Education Link

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Michigan Department of Education - Health LInk

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The following link is a letter from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) with a response to the question of whether or not related services, such as physical therapy or occupational therapy, are able to replace or substitute the Adapted Physical Education requirements. The question was directed to the Director of the OSEP in the U.S. Department of Education. This document will provide you with guidance around this question for those of you who are looking for information and support regarding this issue.

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SHAPE Michigan's 2021 Partners

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A society in which all individuals in Michigan enjoy an optimal quality of life, through appreciation of and participation in active, creative, health-promoting lives