OAISD Health and Physical Education
Spring, 2023 Newsletter
OAISD Health and Physical Education Mission Statement
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Springing into Action
2023 School Wellness Award Cycle is Open!
It is time for Michigan schools to be recognized for their efforts to create and maintain the healthy school environments that support student learning. Please encourage any Michigan K-12 public and non-public school that might be interested to apply for the annual Michigan School Wellness Award. The deadline for online applications to be completed is midnight EST on April 28, 2023. The application, along with more information about the award, can be found at the Health Schools, Healthy Students website.
The School Wellness Award is designed to recognize and applaud schools that are implementing sustainable policy and environmental changes related to healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco/nicotine-free lifestyles. A fully functioning School Health Team and completion of the Healthy School Action Tools (HSAT) within the past three years are required for upper-level awards (Gold/First and Silver/Second). Schools are encouraged to highlight successes that have been realized in the past year related to keeping students and staff healthy and in school.
Michigan Moves Month is in May
Take a closer look at the events they have coming up. #MIMOVESMONTH
Advocates for Youth Resources
State Board of Education Resolution Pertaining to Sex Education
MDE: And be it further resolved, that the Michigan Board of Education recommends school districts reject any third-party opt-out forms as invalid, irrelevant, and inconsequential. - Feb 14, 2023
InPACT for Schools
Michigan Model for Health
- The preK-12 MMH curriculum addresses CASEL's Social Emotional Learning Competencies and the Health Education standards. Is SEL a priority in your district? Check out how MMH curriculum aligns with SEL here.
- Curriculum and materials are rich with opportunities to address State Standards in reading and writing.
- Research studies show students that receive the Michigan Model for Health Curriculum have stronger communication skills, better skills in managing their feelings and actions, improved attitudes about taking actions to stay safe and stronger drug and tobacco refusal skills.
- MMH Curriculum is now available digitally - check it out here!
Interested in using the MMH in your classroom? Reach out to Stacey Sills to get started.
Already using Michigan Model for Health?
- All Michigan Model assessments for grades 2-12 are now available as Google Forms. For access to these assessments, view the following link with information and complete the agreement form.
- Looking for ways to increase how trauma responsive your MMH lessons are? Take a look at the resources the Mi-LEAP project have found to help: https://mishca.org/2022/01/26/mi-leap-resources/
NEW MMH Portal
- MMH continues to evolve to meet the online needs of its health education partners. The MMH portal is a one stop shop for all of our partners with a new landing page and links to the digital curriculum for current users and easy to navigate resources.
Contact List for Health and Physical Education Teachers
Registration Open! MDE LGBTQ Students Project Workshops for Winter/Spring 2023
LGBTQ+ students are still at disproportionate risk for persistent bullying, harassment, and victimization. In response to requests from school districts across Michigan, project staff created a suite of online professional development workshops to build the capacity of schools to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive culture and climate where all students can thrive. We are honored to partner with school districts to make these highly requested workshops available to school staff for winter and spring of 2023.
View the virtual offerings flyer for additional information about the workshops and links to register. In February, the project is introducing a new professional development offering geared toward coaches and athletic directors. The dates and times of the workshops are below. When your registration has been accepted, you will receive an email with an individualized zoom link. Spots are limited, so please note that not everyone who registers will automatically be approved based on the priorities outlined by our funders.
Participants who attend the full, live workshop will be eligible to receive State Continuing Education Clock Hours—SCECHs (1.75 hours) and Social Work CEs (2 hours).
Mental Health First Aid Training
Tall Cop Says Stop Webinar
March 27, 2023 - School Based Drug & Concealment Trends Taught by: Tall Cop Jermaine Galloway
These each cost $35, but if you'd like to attend, please email me and I can send you a code to cover the cost of registration. Please let me know if you have any questions.
2023 CASH Conference Save-the-Date
CASH CONFERENCE OVERVIEW: The CASH Conference will address the evolving needs of child and adolescent health professionals by offering emergent and engaging content from leading subject matter experts. Participants will gain practical and innovative strategies for the development and implementation of effective programs, policies, and practices to improve the health, well-being, and resiliency of young people. CASH Conference participants will strengthen their skills, gain valuable information and resources, and connect with others working in this field.
Resilience - Advocates for Ending Violence Trainings
Milk Means More Resources
Celebrate National Reading Month and National School Breakfast Breakfast and a Book: Week with Farmer Courtney as she reads Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy from inside a barn. Written by Maria Dismondy, the story shows how being different is delicious and that kindness and empathy are truly universal languages. Learn more to register and access recorded events (March 10, 2023 is free virtual event).
S & S Printable March Fitness Calendar
The calendar is a great resource that teachers can share with students or parents can share with their kids and encourage them to stay active during the school year.
S & S teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this fitness calendar for the month of March, 2023. Here is the link to the download:
Printable Fitness Challenge Task Sheet with certificates to download
Tobacco Free School Resources
- policy support
- suggested curricula
- alternative to suspension recommendations
- youth and adult cessation resources
Michigan Moves Ambassador Program
The Michigan Moves ambassador program is designed for physical activity and exercise leaders in the State of Michigan to take an active role in helping all Michiganders lead a healthy, active, lifestyle. The effort to make Michigan a healthier state requires both a top-down and a bottom-up approach. The ambassador program is the very heart of our grassroots effort.
Ambassadors have several opportunities to get involved in Michigan Moves Month. Those opportunities are outlined below. You can register to be a Michigan Moves Ambassador by completing this form: Michigan Moves Month Ambassador Sign-Up.
Benefits of Being an Ambassador:
- Networking with passionate, like-minded, physical activity advocates
- Recognition on social media and the Michigan Moves website
- Official Ambassador Certificate
- Personal Social Media Ambassador: using the social media kit provided, share daily posts on your own personal social media accounts. Estimated time commitment: < 5min/day during the month of May.
- Corporate Social Media Ambassador: using the social media kit provided, share daily posts on your organization's social media accounts. Estimated time commitment: < 5min/day during the month of May.
- Movement of the Day Video Contributor: shoot a short 60 second movement/exercise video to be shared on social media. Go to this link for more information on video requirements: MMM Movement of the Day Criteria. Estimated time commitment: < 20min to shoot and send the video.
- Workout at the Capitol Participant: Attend the Workout on the Capitol Lawn, in Lansing, on 5/17. Estimated time commitment: 1 hour at the Capitol on 5/17 + drive time.
- Workout at the Capitol Organizer: Help organize a group to attend the Workout on the Capitol Lawn in Lansing on 5/17. Estimated time commitment: 2-3 hours leading up to the event for recruitment.
- Advocacy: Reach out to your Local, State, or Federal representatives in promotion of Michigan Moves Month and related legislation. Advocacy training and templates for reach out will be provided. Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours leading up to, and during, the month of May.