Happy New Year!
What an amazing Year 2014 was. It was both exhausting and invigorating! I have never been more busy in my career than in 2014. I heard the same from almost every teacher I talked to as well. I also have never been more invigorated by what I am seeing and hearing. Everyday we get more support for what we do. it is in the news, in our schools, everywhere. Just last week Thursday a study was released that showed that lack of exercise was responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity, see below.
I was in a meeting last week with a regional superintendent. who was excited about a brain break she saw in an elementary classroom. That would not have happened five years ago.
We have a lot of hope, we also have a lot of things to keep fighting for. Keep up the good work and have a wonderful new year. And speaking of Hope, when I wrote this, it was Saturday the 17th. We were hopeful for a Packer win, unfortunately, it didn't work out that way. But I will still end with, Go Pack!
Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart!
Don't forget to sign up for a Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart event!
You provide huge impact to your community, a great educational experience for your students, raise funds for research and you help support your profession every time you run an event. Get in touch with your local AHA Youth Marking Director or Patty Kestell!
Story Time with dice!
A Dynamic start to your lessons!
You've been challenged!
Does your school and your students have what it takes to complete this challenge? Please let the students of Deseronto Public School know how you've done either via Twitter or via their website. Check out the video they have made for the challenge below and let's get Wisconsin schools supporting this awesome & student directed physical activity project!
The Physed Summit
Mark your calendars for the Physed Summit 2.0 on Saturday February 21st, 10am -12pm. You can view the summit schedule here and remember if you can't view the sessions live they will all be available afterwards via hangouts on air.
Free professional development you can view in your own home!
2015 WHPE Awards and Grants Deadline
Sunday, Feb. 1st, 11:45pm
This is an online event.
Don't forget that the 2015 WHPE Awards nominations are due on February 1st. Please nominate a colleague (or yourself) for one of these awards.
The deadline for WHPE Grant submissions is also February 1st. Thinking of submitting a grant? You can find all the guidelines here.
Please go to the WHPE website under awards!
Hot Topics in Health Education and Physical Education
Wednesday, March 4th, 8:30am-3pm
3060 South Kinney Coulee Road
Join us for a one day WHPE/DPI co-sponsored event. Each break out sessions will cover Hot Topics in both Health Education and Physical Education.
You can view the event flyer here and register online here or by mailing your registration in (details on the flyer). There is a block of rooms reserved at the Stoney Creek Inn, Onalaska for the night of March 3rd, 2015 for anyone attending the Hot Topics workshop. Room rate is $70 for a King or Queen deluxe rooms. Please call 1-800-659-2220 and ask for the WHPE block of rooms. The reservation deadline is February 19th, 2015.