SHAPE Michigan

Newsletter - September, 2021

Welcome from SHAPE Michigan!

Welcome to the SHAPE Michigan September Newsletter!

We hope you are having a wonderful start to the new school year! In this newsletter,

please read the reminders provided by Dr. Deb Berkey - SHAPE Michigan's

Executive Director. Our fall convention is quickly approaching - mark your calendar for our

annual convention - November 4th -6th in Lansing. Our convention line-up will be

sure to educate, engage, and excite you!

As a professional organization, we will continue to emphasize the

importance of quality physical education and health programs that facilitate

effective movement, knowledge and social emotional well-being in the

pursuit of healthy, active lifestyles.

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

throughout the 2021-2022 school year!

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Executive Director's Corner

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Mark the date and plan now! Registration is open and there are new lower prices for our 2021 Convention.... we are 'Better Together' and are very excited for our upcoming convention.

Look for our convention line-up and schedule coming soon - you will not want to miss this event! Additionally, we are having one final call for presenters if you are interested.

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Are you familiar with MICIP (Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process) and

why this is vital to our Health and Physical Education Profession?

Dont miss this virtual MICIP information and training session!

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These Virtual Networking sessions are a wonderful way to connect, collaborate, and share with other Health and Physical Education professionals. Connect directly with others in your content area. Join us....Free for everyone...Only one hour per month!

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Call for Teachers of the Year nominations.... see information below. Applications and descriptions can be found at

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Don't miss this amazing opportunity of additional funding for you program!


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Virtual Farm Tours of Local Michigan Dairy Farms

Bring agriculture to life as you and your students take a virtual field trip! Working on behalf of Michigan’s dairy farm families, Milk Means More invites you and your students on a FREE Virtual Farm Tour of a Michigan Dairy Farm. There are two dates to choose from.

Upcoming Tour Date: Oct. 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. of Walnutdale Farms

Teachers can register for their own Zoom link and the tours will be live streamed two ways:

1. Facebook Live – The live stream will be scheduled about one week prior to the tour and will be available here:

2. YouTube Live – The live stream will be available on the Milk Means More YouTube channel.

More information can be found at:

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SHAPE Michigan is pleased to be a partner with CATCH Global Foundation in their two year state-wide expansion funded by Michigan Health Endowment Fund. You can read more about the CATCH Program in Michigan and learn how to participate here.

CATCH is recruiting a limited number of K-8 schools to join the 2021-22 Whole Child Guided Journey as well as ways to engage with CATCH this year. Any K-8 school in the state is eligible to participate. As an added bonus, each school that engages with CATCH at any level this school year will receive one free SHAPE Michigan membership.

Don't miss this great opportunity to take your school's Whole Child programming and climate to the next level!

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Game ON! is the answer to your question of how to uplift and inspire your students. Game ON! is your ticket to showing your students that they have the power to change their world in a real way. Our donation based online fundraising programs can help you this school year.

We have Ambassadors to help all over Michigan.

Contact Jody Dungey (517) 980-3525 for more info!


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SHAPE Michigan is proud to support Bring PE to Your Family Week! Please encourage your students to invite their families to participate October 4th-8th in a PE lesson at any time or invite family to a PE class.

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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