OAISD Health and Physical Education

Winter, 2023 Newsletter

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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.

Moments to Celebrate 🙌

SHAPE Michigan Health and Young Professional Teachers of the Year

Each year, the SHAPE Michigan honors teachers from across the state for their outstanding contributions to the field of Health and Physical Wellness Education. This year, the State of Michigan honored two local teachers, Mrs. Robin Ruby, as the 2022 Health Teacher of the Year Award (West Ottawa) and Mr. Logan Curry for the 2022 Young Professional Award (Martin).


Robin has been at West Ottawa for 24 years and has been involved in numerous health and physical wellness initiatives. Check out the article written about her from her district.


Our sincerest congratulations to both of them for honors well-deserved!

Michigan Model for Health

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



Interested in using the MMH in your classroom? Reach out to Stacey Sills to get started.


Already using 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.

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

NEXT SESSION: Skills for Having Difficult Conversations

Esther Triggs, Interlochen Center for the Arts


Having difficult conversations is important but can be challenging. Join us to discuss the skills for having difficult conversations.


Date: January 19, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SIGN UP HERE

Tall Cop Says Stop Webinars

January 31, 2023 - Evolving Vape Trends, Delta 8, Delta 10, Cannabis and More Taught by: Tall Cop Jermaine Galloway

February 13, 2023 - High in Plain Sight: Drug Trends and More Taught by: Tall Cop Jermaine Galloway

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 SHAPE Michigan Region 2 Workshop

Location: GVSU in Allendale

Date: February 18, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration opens on January 1st, 2023 at shapemichigan.us. Please email shapemichiganoffice@gmail.com, with any questions.

Want to present at it? Fill out this application.

S & S Printable January 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 October 2022. Here is the link to the download:

Printable Fitness Calendar January, 2023

Printable Fitness Challenge Task Sheet

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FREE Stay Well Materials

Michigan’s Stay Well program was launched at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide Michiganders with services and resources to help them cope with pandemic-related anxiety and/or distress. As new COVID-19 variants emerge, new stressors may develop or old stressors may remain – there are simple “grounding exercises” that can help you, in the moment, to re-focus and calm yourself.



As part of Stay Well’s new Create your Calm campaign, they are making available a few items – stickers, magnets, and posters - to remind you and your employees of these grounding exercises that can be done anytime, wherever you are.



Please use the order form attached to select how many Create Your Calm stickers, magnets, posters, or brochures you would like to order for your organization. These materials are available for free and will be shipped at no cost to your location.


Please send completed order forms to WallaceE3@michigan.gov.

What? More free stuff?!? 🙌

Interested in free health posters in your classroom? Click on the link to check them out.

Free lessons and resources from Mr. Health Teacher

The Health Teacher website for more resources and lessons

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