OAISD Health and Physical Education
Summer, 2023 Newsletter
OAISD Health and Physical Education Mission Statement
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National Health Education Standards
NEW 23-24 Health and Physical Education Trainings
Physical Education Recharged
Friday, Oct. 6th, 8:30-10:30am
Grand Valley State University
SAVE the DATE - CATCH PE Training
Please save the date for CATCH PE Training this August 10th from 8:30 am -3:00 pm at Wesley Schools in Muskegon. This training is ideal for any K-8 teacher who teaches PE in any capacity. Please share! Registration will be available soon. Click HERE to see the Save the Date Flyer.
I am so excited to announce that CATCH is coming to West Michigan to provide their CATCH PE Training! This training is ideal for any K-8 PE teacher in Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Allegan and Ottawa Counties. SCECHs are available and lunch will be provided.
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!
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.
Interested in using the MMH in your classroom? Reach out to Stacey Sills to get started.
InPact and Michigan Model for Health Curriculum Integration Guide (K-5)
MAY is Mental Health Awareness Month
Behind the Haze Website and Videos
Did you know that May 31 is "World No Tobacco Day?"
This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.
We Can! Parent Tips on Screen Time
Contact List for Health and Physical Education Teachers
2021 National YRBS Data Released
The 2021 National YRBS data has just been released. You can now do comparisons online for Michigan versus the Nation using this widget.
Registration Open! MDE LGBTQ Students Project Workshops for Winter/Spring 2023
TWO SESSIONS LEFT IN MAY - 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).
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.
S & S Printable May 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 May, 2023. Here is the link to the download:
Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For May, kids (and parents!) can practice simple fitness exercises during the week and on weekends. Plus, it includes some tennis and volleyball themed activities, which can be modified if students do not have the equipment. They can use a beach ball, or fill a balloon with sand. Another alternative is they can choose their own favorite sport in honor of National Physical Fitness & Sport Month. Or, they can make up their own activity.