OAISD Health and Physical Education

Summer, 2023 Newsletter

OAISD Health and Physical Education 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 nationally recognized 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.

*If needed, please see accessibility options to the right.

Need SEAB Resources and Materials?

Check out the OAISD Google Folder with resources on legal obligations and best practices, sample documents, standards, FAQ documents, and more. MDE also has a page dedicated to HIV/STD & Sexuality Education.

National Health Education Standards

Did you know that the new National Health Education Standards were released from the National Consensus for School Health? SHAPE America Standards are open for revision now and will be released soon.

NEW 23-24 Health and Physical Education Trainings

The link to the 23-24 health and physical education trainings is now available. There are multiple new offerings based on your feedback. Please let me know if you have any questions about registration.

Physical Education Recharged

Friday, Oct. 6th, 8:30-10:30am

Grand Valley State University

You don't want to miss this movement-filled day with professors from Grand Valley State University from the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education Department leading the sessions. At the end of the workshop, boxed lunches will be provided.

Physical Education Recharged Registration Link

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

Healthy kids are better learners. Experience Michigan's Tier 1, evidence-based Comprehensive Health Education Curriculum: Michigan Model for Health.

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)

Do you teach Michigan Model for Health and want to increase short bouts of physical activity throughout the day? After these programs were aligned in 2020, it became clear that the combined use of InPACT and MMH showed promise for improving overall health outcomes for children and families without duplicate efforts.

Michigan Model for Health Integration Guide

InPACT and MMH Alignment Document

Family Toolkits, Grades K-2 and 3-5

MMH and InPACT Tips

MAY is Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is sharing and promoting some valuable mental health resources, including this important mental health myth busting fact page. Honor you mind, body and spirit this month by making your own mental health a priority! U of M's Ten Things You Can Do For Your Mental Health.

Behind the Haze Website and Videos

Are you looking for updated vaping videos? Check out the Behind the Haze website and their newest vaping prevention ad called, "Toxicland."

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

Parents Screen Time Chart - Chart to see how much time your family spends in front of a screen. Keep one chart for each person. Be sure to include time spent with cell phones and other hand-held video or gaming devices. Share link with parents.

Contact List for Health and Physical Education 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. It is very appreciated. Feel free to check this out if you need to reach out to a fellow teacher. Health and PE Contact List

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.

Youth Online: High School YRBS - Home Page | DASH | CDC

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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 SHAPE Michigan

Keep checking SHAPE Michigan's website for professional development opportunities.

2023 CASH Conference Save-the-Date

The Child, Adolescent and School Health Conference will be held October 23-25, 2023 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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.

Save-the-Date Flyer

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:

May 2023 Printable Fitness Challenge Calendar

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.

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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.