OAISD Health and Physical Education

Spring, 2022 Update

Ottawa Area ISD Mission Statement

Recognizing the strong link between health and learning, OAISD health and wellness consultation and related support services aim to support schools in the implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model including supporting a comprehensive PreK-12 health education curriculum, student health behavior data and analysis, assessment of the school health environment to support the whole child, and adequate access to health services including behavioral health.


The Connecting with Kids through School Health Conference focuses on the Whole Child. The conference theme encompasses leadership, partnership, strategies and programs that support student well-being.

Conference Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, Intervention Specialists, School-Based Health Center Staff, Prevention Workers, Nutrition Educators, School Health Coordinators, and anyone interested in supporting healthy students.

MiSHCA Connecting with Kids through School Health Conference (June 20-21, 2022 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, MI)

2021 Youth Assessment Survey Community Release on April 27th

You’re invited to the Community Release of the 2021 Ottawa County Youth Assessment Survey (YAS), which will be held on April 27 at 1 pm at the Fillmore Administration Building. Ten school systems participated in the 2021 YAS, which received over 5,000 student responses to over 200 questions. Here is the link to register for the in-person presentation. Please note that you must register in order to attend.

*The website will be live with the new data after the presentation.

In Need of Continuing Education Credits?

Do you have the Virtual MMH Curriculum Yet?

This year, MiSHCA was awarded a grant from the CDC's State Opioid Misuse Prevention Fund. With that funding, we are able to provide virtual curricula in two ways: 1. If you have been trained and have the paper binders, please fill out the Google Doc to request the virtual version. 2. If you haven't been trained in MMH, please notice the training schedule below and sign up for a training in which you will then receive the curriculum. You will also receive a stipend for attending the training this year (pending grant funding). Wondering what it looks like? Click on the MMH Digital Curriculum Video Tutorial. Questions regarding registering? Contact Mandy Laninga @ mlaninga@oaisd.org. Questions about training? Contact Stacey Sills @ ssills@oaisd.org.

Interested in being a part of the new beta test next school year? You would have access to the new MMH materials for two years and would receive a $30 Amazon gift card after you've taken two feedback surveys. Email me if interested. Deadline is May 15th.

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Need LGBTQIA+ Resources for your Classroom?

The Pride in Diversity Newsletter contains the following:
  • Ottawa and Allegan County Mini-Grant
  • State Board of Education Best Practice Strategies
  • MDE Webinars
  • Opportunity for In-District Professional Development
  • Local and State Resources

SHAPE Michigan Presenters Needed

Interested in presenting at the SHAPE Michigan Conference November 10-12, 2022 in Traverse City, fill out this form to apply.

NEW MOASH Resource Launched: the K-5 Consent Toolkit

MOASH, in partnership with sexual violence prevention experts across the state, is excited to announce the launch of a new resource: the K-5 Consent Toolkit!

This resource responds to the needs of teachers, parents, and caregivers for quality consent education for students in elementary school. The toolkit includes recommendations for specific resources - including curricula, videos, books, and websites - as well as best practices for implementing consent lessons with K-5 youth. Also included is an overview of Michigan’s standards for K-5 consent education and a guide to understanding local district policy to advance school-based education in your community.

MAY is National Physical Fitness & Sport Month

InPACT@Home - Videos & InPACT@School - Resources

The InPACT@Home is an evidence-informed, home-based physical activity program that enables K-12 students to engage in health-enhancing physical activity and physical education. Instructors from across Michigan will coach students about proper form on a wide-range of movement activities, all while encouraging the whole family to participate. Students are encouraged to log at least 60-mins of activity in their daily log.

For more resources visit the InPACTatHome page on the Michigan Learning Channel.

If you're looking for some resources to support physical activity at school check out the InPACT Resources.

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Puberty: The Wonder Years, 2021 edition!

Released in October, this NEW Puberty: The Wonder Years 2021 edition includes the features educators requested. Read all about the new, online, digital curriculum on the new Puberty: The Wonder Years website. There is also an online training course for educators!
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Contact List for Health and PE Teachers

Are you new this year? Switch grade levels? Please add yourself or update the health and physical education contact list. If you see anything from your district that needs to be changed, please do so. Much appreciated. SHAPE Mi will be using this list to update their records. Health and PE Contact List

Michigan Model for Health

The Michigan Model for Health™ is a comprehensive, skills-based health education curriculum that shares your goal of helping young people live happier and healthier lives.
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Trauma-Informed Programs & Practices for Schools (TIPPS)

Trauma-Informed Programs & Practices for Schools (TIPPS) Project recently released some resources that might be helpful as schools strive to implement trauma-informed practices and strategies.

The TIPPS Program Guide gives school and district leaders, teachers, and other professional staff a comprehensive overview of trauma-informed schools. The guide provides background on adversity, trauma, and the role of schools by addressing the following questions:

  • What is childhood adversity and trauma?
  • What is resilience?
  • How can schools help promote resilience and healing in students
  • impacted by trauma?
  • What is a “system” approach to trauma-informed schools and
  • what differentiates this approach from other approaches?

TIPPS One-Pager highlighting the 10 Pillars

    In addition, TIPPS will be also working on an "implementation guide" to accompany the TIPPS Guide, as well as, a series of short PD-type courses (which will be accessible on the TIPPS website ).

    MI Child and Healthy Kids

    Free or low cost health coverage for children under the age of 19 or pregnant women of any age. Call the MI Child and Healthy Kids hotline at 1-888-988-6300 or apply online at www.michigan.gov/michild