The 2015 KAHPERD State Convention will be held on October 28-30, 2015 at Wichita State University.
With Landmark K-12 Education Law Up for Reauthorization, Physical and Health Educators Seek Congressional Support for their Subjects during
In an effort to ensure that school health and physical education are addressed and eligible for funding in the new version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a group of more than 120 physical and health educators will meet with their Congressional representatives next week. Educators will participate in face to face meetings on Capitol Hill during SHAPE America’s 7th annual SPEAK Out! Day, February 10-11. The teachers representing 37 states will offer insight and perspective on the negative impact that occurs when health and PE are marginalized. They will also share stories of success when these programs are sustained and thriving in schools.
To learn about the status of PE in the U.S. with state-by-state profiles, visit the Shape of the Nation webpage and read the 2012 Shape of the Nation Report, which will be updated later this year. For more event details, visit SPEAK Out! Day »
New! JRFH / HFH Online Fundraising Help
We are excited to announce a new pilot program exclusively for Midwest Affiliate JRFH/HFH schools to assist with additional online questions you might have after completing your event planning meeting. Have you ever had a parent contact you with an online issue but you didn’t know what to do? These problems are solved with the addition of our Online Customer Care Specialists who are working directly with your school’s American Heart Association representative.
Download information sheet and contact details »
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2015 Winter Workshop
Pressing the easy button: Using technology to assess, automate, and organize your Physical Education and Health world is KAHPERD's 2015 Winter Worksop which will take place on February 19, 2015 from 9am-3pm. This one day workshop will simplify your life by showing you how use technology to “automagically” assess student learning, analyse performance, keep records, create certificates, and streamline many of the daily tasks we perform in PE and health. Learn how technology and physical activity go hand-in-hand while putting students at the forefront of the learning process. Our presenter is Jo Bailey who teaches Physical Education at D.C. Everest Senior High in Weston, WI. Jo is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Google Certified Teacher, and was the 2013 Midwest AHPERD High School Teacher of the Year.
Registration now open »
Location: MidAmerica Nazarene University (map | Google maps)
93 Years of KAHPERD
KAHPERD Past President Rick Pappas has produced a fantastic history of KAHPERD. From our first President James Naismith to today, Rick's document shows KAHPERD at its very best. Updated in June 2014!
Download and read now in PDF
KAHPERD Spring Newsletter 2014
The first KAHPERD Newsletter of 2014 is ready for you to read. Find out about the two Kansas teachers named National Physical Education Teachers of the Year!
Let's Move! Active Schools
The Let's Move! Active Schools team is thrilled to share with you this new video: Active Schools in Action! An Active School incorporates physical activity before, during and after the school day to help kids reach their greatest potential. Schools and school districts have everything to gain -- see how kids are the ones who benefit the most from the prioritization of physical activity in their school environment.
Free SHAPE America Membership
Did your school raise more than $2,000 from Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart? You can receive free membership in SHAPE America!
New Award for KAHPERD Members!
The KAHPERD "Let's Move! Active Schools" Committee is excited to announce a new award to recognize our members who are promoting physical activity in their schools. There are three levels of recognition and we encourage all of you who have implemented successful physical activity strategies to apply for this award. The deadline to submit your information is April 1. The criteria and recognition for each level can be downloaded »
JRFH / HFH Raised Over a Million Dollars in Kansas in 2012-2013!
In the 2012-2013 School Year, 495 Kansas teachers completed a Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart or Combo Event! They raised $1,204,580, an average of over $2000 per event. This represents 115 different cities from across the state. From St Fransis to Pittsburg, Liberal to Lenexa and Belleville to Bird City, Kansas teachers are making a difference! This year is Jump Rope for Heart's 35th Anniversary. Let's set a goal for next year's total number of events to be 530 and add 35 names to the list.