Oregon SHAPE eNews

Society of Health and Physical Educators

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A Few Words From The President...

Jen Bhalla

Oregon SHAPE President

Save the Date - October 1st, 2016

Save the date! Get out your calendars and book off Saturday, October 1st, 2016 for the annual Oregon SHAPE Conference! We are very excited to share that it will be hosted at Pacific University in Forest Grove once again!

Stay tuned for the call for proposals and more information on the keynote and featured speakers in the weeks to come! You are going to love the line up!

Want to help with the planning of the conference? We are always looking for enthusiastic folks to join in! Please contact Collin Brooks at collinbrookise@gmail.com.

NEW PE & Health Standards!

Did you know that the Oregon Department of Education and a committed group of individuals have been working on new health and physical education standards? Two standards review committees were announced earlier this year, and these groups have been working very hard to create a set of standards for each health and physical education teacher to use. We had three members from the Oregon SHAPE board of directors on these committees. The new standards will be recommended for adoption to the state board at the end of June.

Job Postings!

We now have a tab on our website that shares job postings across Oregon! Here is the latest that we have found! You can also check out our website as we are continually updating this page.

Oregon Department of Education (Link to Website) – Closes 06/05/16

Know of a job opening up in your district? Let us know at oregonshape@gmail.com!

Available Grants!

We have added a grant tab to our website! Come to this tab to find funding for your school and community programs!

Click here to check it out!

Upcoming Events

Want to know about more professional development opportunities available to you? Check out our Upcoming Events page on the website!

Two NEW events have just been posted!

  • Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students in Human Sexuality Education
  • The #PhysEdSummit 5.0


Jump Rope & hoops for heart

Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are national programs jointly sponsored by
SHAPE America and the American Heart Association. They promote physical education and provide children with knowledge of heart disease and stroke while raising funds for cardiovascular disease research, stroke research, and health education.

Why Register?

When you complete a Jump Ropes for Heart or Hoops for Heart event, you provide future generations with the knowledge and tools they need to stay healthy for a lifetime. Click here to access the registration page.

50 Million Strong by 2029

A message from SHAPE America...

"Approximately 50 million students are currently enrolled in America's elementary and secondary schools (grades pre-K to 12). SHAPE America wants to ensure that by the time today's preschoolers graduate from high school in 2029, all of America's students are benefiting from the skills, knowledge and confidence to enjoy healthy, meaningful physical activity."

Find out how you can get more involved by clicking here.