June 2012

email Kathy Wilbur
email Marge Queen 



Welcome To The MAHPERD E-News


Summer is here!


Hope you all had a great end to your school year.   This e-news is full of professional development opportunities for the summer. Our Executive Board continues to work hard on finding great presenters for our November conference.  Please contact us if you would like to present, preside or help out at the conference.


MAHPERD Conference registration is going 21st century. Beginning with the 2012 annual conference, MAHPERD will be a little greener!  We will be going to an online registration process. As we embark on our first registration process on-line a few changes will be in store.


1)      Registration for the 2012 conference will open September 4, 2012.

2)      We will accept credit cards and checks

3)      Purchase orders will not be accepted

4)      Registration fees are lower if you register before October 26, 2012

5)      Registration on-site will be paperless.

6)      Cash, check or credit card will be accepted.


We will continue to keep you updated on this process. Look for our newsletter with registration information in late August.  


Enjoy the warm weather, the beach, working in your garden, and all the other fun summer activities you have planned. 


Marge Queen

MAHPERD President




       2012 MAHPERD Conference at the Samoset in Rockport, Maine
November 4-6, 2012

"Let's MOVE ME More"

Registrations would be with a credit card or by check. 
Purchase orders will not be accepted.
Tentative Conference Schedule
(subject to change)

Sunday             11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday             7:30 am -  4:00 pm
Tuesday             7:30 am -  9:00 am

Sunday               2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday             8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, November 4, 2012
 1:30 - 2:45 pm      Session 1
 3:00 - 4:15 pm      Session 2
 4:30 - 5:45 pm      Session 3
 5:45 - 6:30 pm      Dinner & Visit Exhibits
 7:00 - 7:30 pm      Luminated walk/run on the golf course
 7:45 - 9:00 pm      MOVE ME MORE activities for conference attendees
                                   Mini-golf, Zumba, Yoga, Relaxation,Water Aerobics or other Pool session

Monday, November 5, 2012
  6:30 - 7:30 am       Early Bird Activities
  7:00 - 8:15 am       Breakfast
  8:15 - 9:15 am       Session 4
 9:30 - 10:30 am     Session 5
10:30 - 10:55 am    Visit with Exhibitors
12:30 - 1:30 pm      Lunch
 1:30 -  2:30 pm      Session 6
 2:45 -  3:45 pm      Session 7
 4:00 -  5:00 pm      Session 8
 5:30 -  6:15 pm      Socials
 6:30 -  7:30 pm      Dinner
 7:30 -  9:00 pm      AWARDS BANQUET & SILENT AUCTION
 9:00 -  12:00 am    Kareoke & Dance with Jayne Chase &  Tom Nash

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
 6:30 -  7:30 am      Early Bird Activities
 7:00 -  8:15 am      Breakfast
 8:15 -  9:30 am      Session 9
 9:45 - 11:00 am     Session 10
11:15 - 12:15 pm    Session 11 & MAHPERD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



   2012 MAHPERD Conference at the Samoset in Rockport, Maine

Here's a sneak peek at sessions that the MAHPERD Board has in place at this time.  If you have a suggestion for a session or would like to offer a session please contact Deb Smith at N2Ldeb@yahoo.com.

Alliance for Healthier Generation: National Recognition for Your School

Alternative Activities to Youth Sports

APE Sharing Session
Belly Dance
Blues Dance: Yes Blues Really Is A Dance
Bringing Health Education and Physical Education Into the Classroom - The Great Body Shop

Bringing Pitch, Hit and Run to the PE Class

Building Confidence Through Juggling
Cobra Power to Will Power
Concussions and Head Injury - What Students and Adults Should Know
Consent and Healthy Relationships

Creating An Effective Physical Education Environment for Students Along the Autism Spectrum

Elementary Physical Education Sharing 

Experiential Learning - How To Integrate EL Into Your Classroom
Functional Fitness for Your Classroom and Team

Hard Core Hooping

Health Sharing

High School Physical Education Sharing

Hot Shot Basketball in Your PE Class

How To Host A Hershey Track and Field Meet

Just Swingin'

KIN-BALL Initiation

KIN-BALL Skills & Drills
Lacrosse for PE Classes In A Gym Or On A Field
Lessons Learned From Long Distance Hiking (2 part)

Looking Past Disability: Meaningful Experiences for all in Physical Education

Maine DOE Physical Education Updates
Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey 2011 Results

Maine Youth Fitness Project
Mass Games for Physical Education

Maine DOE Health Education Updates
Metaphorical Learning, Teaching Health Topics Through Metaphor
Middle School Physical Education Sharing

Mining Online Resources for Health and Physical Education

Minute To Win It In the Physical Education Class

Movement Concepts: The Forgotten Curriculum Content Element

National Archery In The Schools Program
New Challenge Games for PE and Rec

OMNIKIN Super Balls, Super Games

Outdoor Physical Education For All Students With and/or Without Disabilities
Overview of CPPW Obesity Prevention Grant Resources
Partner Dance

Physical Education: Making Kids Better People

Project Unify for Maine Schools
Quidditch: Team Sport to the Max

Sexual Harassment, Bullying and Gender Stereotypes
Shake Your Soul: Rediscover the Joy of Movement
Shim Sham Dance
Simple Dance Choreography for Physical Education Class or Musicals

Skip With The Skippers: Learn Jump Rope Tricks and Techniques with the CR Skippers
Tanning Is Out - Your Skin Is In
The Teen Brain on Drugs

Techniques For A Winning Hoops for Heart Program

Teens To Trails

The Benefits Of Foam Rolling

The First Tee of Maine and the National School Golf Program

The Role of the Mentor Teacher During Student Teaching

The Teen Brain On Drugs

Using Technology To Promote Action and Prevent Cyber-Sexual Harassment

Water Running: A New Way To Take A Load Off and Still Get A Workout (in the pool)

Weaving The Threads Of Elementary Physical Education

Why Do I Need A Mobile Device? iPad As A Tool For Asessment

World Class Frisbee Shows and Playshops

2012 MAHPERD Conference

 Theme Baskets


Theme baskets are making a comeback at the 2012 conference. Each county is being asked to bring a basket to the conference to be raffled off, giving us 16 baskets. The theme may be a county related one, i.e. Washington County and Blueberries or a specific theme that county coordinators choose to do.  



We need a theme basket coordinator for the following counties:








Please consider becoming a coordinator. This does not mean you are making the basket, it just means you are organizing it for your county. Ask your colleagues to help fill the "basket". Send an email to school districts in your county and start collecting items. All proceeds go to MAHPERD and help cover the costs of the conference. Thanks for your help. If you are interested in being a coordinator, contact Karen Reardon at South Portland High School.  


 click here to email Karen 



  2012 MAHPERD  



September 13, 2012        5 - 8      MEA BUILDING


October 18, 2012               5 - 8      MEA BUILDING


October 28, 2012               Location TBA


November 4, 5, 6, 2012     SAMOSET - MAHPERD CONFERENCE


Find Funding for Your Program This Summer!


School may be getting out, but fortunately for you grant opportunities don't take a summer break. In fact, there are some great funding opportunities to be found right now. Imagine starting school in the fall with new funding and a revamped program! 


We've highlighted a few of our favorites below and labeled them so you know if they can be used for Physical Education (PE), After School (AS), Early Childhood (EC) or Coordinated School Health (CSH). 


And since there isn't a new PEP Grant competition this year, good luck to everyone who submitted in 2011 and is being reviewed again for 2012. If you are awarded make sure to check out this video by Millcreek Township School District on how they used PEP dollars to impact their community.  


Featured Grants for Summer 2012:


Community Transformation Grants: Small Communities Programs

(National: PE, EC, AS, CSH)

Deadline: June 18, 2012 (LOI) July 31, 2012 (Application)


Fuel Up to Play 60

(National: PE, CSH)

Deadline: October 1, 2012


WellPoint Foundation

(Select States: PE, EC, AS, CSH)

Deadline: September 7, 2012


The Aetna Foundation - Obesity Prevention Regional Grant Program

(Select States: PE, EC, AS, CSH)

Deadline: Rolling


The Wal-Mart Foundation Community Grants

(National: PE, EC, AS, CSH)

Deadline: December 1, 2012


May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

(National: EC, AS)

Deadline: Rolling


There are many more grants posted on SPARK's recently updated Grant-Finder Tool



MAHPERD Honor Awards Nominations


In addition,MAHPERD has established the Honor Award Program to recognize deserving members in the disciplines of health education, physical education, recreation and dance and deserving Lay Persons who have supported one or more of these disciplines. The MAHPERD Executive Board invites colleagues to submit nominations for consideration for these Honor Awards:


Worthy of Praise

Distinguished Leadership

Highest Praise

Lay Person


The criteria for Honor Awards are as follows:

  • Has a college degree or State/national certification, in area of expertise
  • Has a minimum of five (5) years' experience in a discipline
  • Evidences professional commitment and serves as a positive role model through membership, leadership, involvement and service in state, district and national organizations
  • Assumes responsibility for his/her own professional growth
  • Is a current member of MAHPERD and has maintained membership for five (5) years


Lay Person Award: A person or organization that has been an advocate for health, physical education, recreation and/or dance.


Additional information and nomination forms are available on the MAHPERD website. The Co-Chairs of the Awards Committee look forward to receiving your nomination forms.


Kathy Sutton MAHPERD President-Elect & Co-Chair Awards Committee  


     Click here to go to the MAHPERD web site                




The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine . The first Outdoor Weekend was held in March and got over 700 Mainers outside and active, which we know is beneficial for physical and mental health.


For the second Outdoor Weekend, to be held September 28-30, the Maine Outdoor Coalition very much wants to engage schools to a greater degree! In March there were over 20 newspaper articles, radio shows and television mentions, so participating in the Outdoor Weekend can connect your school to a larger effort and generate good press for your school!


So, how can your school participate?

         Plan some sort of outdoor event or activity with your students in class on Friday, September 28th. This doesn't need to be a completely new activity- if your school already does outdoor activities, simply try to schedule one on this day! Anything that is outdoors and active helps us accomplish our goals of getting as many Mainers out as possible.  

         If you need assistance, please let coordinator Lindsay Bourgoine of the Appalachian Mountain Club (lbourgoine@outdoors.org) know. There are a limited number of organizations and businesses with equipment and expertise that want to work with schools, and Lindsay is happy to see if there is an appropriate match to bring something new to your school! We are also happy to connect you to local recreation organizations and land trusts to help you out!

         If you can't host an activity at your school, help us promote this event to your students to encourage them and their families to get out and discover all the activities and places to get outside and be active!


Here's a link to the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Web Site 



The Eastern District Association of AHPERD is offering an Adapted Physical Education Workshop on June 23, 2012 at Springfield College, Springfield, MA. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Lepore.

"Doc" Lepore is a Certified Adapted Physical Educator that teaches Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification majors how to include children with disabilities into physical education and health classes as well as after school sports and aquatics programs. She deeply believes in service learning for students, through her Camp Abilities program, and provides students with a multitude of enriching volunteer experiences including:

  •          Special Olympics Swim Team and Soccer League
  •          Wheelchair Rugby Tournament
  •          Sami Zajac Adapted Dance Camp

Click here for the registration form 




It's time to revise the national standards for K-12 and NASPE/AAHPERD needs your help!


This past August, the NASPE Board of Directors developed a task force to do two things:


         Revise the K-12 standards


         Develop a curriculum framework for physical education


The first step is getting those standards revised! NASPE/AAHPERD is calling on members to make suggestions to the first draft of the revisions. Please  email your feedback to Cheryl Richardson, Senior Director of Programs, at crichardson@aahperd.org. You will find more details and a link to the revisions on NASPE's website.


The deadline to make your opinion count is July 10! NASPE/AAHPERD looks forward to hearing your thoughts!





Smart Moves for ME Summer Workshop 


 Smart Moves For ME summer workshop is scheduled for Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 8:00am - 3:30pm at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell.


The presenters are Connie Evers, MS, RD, an award-winning registered dietitian and author of "How to Teach Nutrition to Kids" and Traci Lengel, a health and physical education teacher in the Pocono Mountain School District and author of  "The Kinesthetic Classroom," will share of variety of new ways to integrate nutrition education and physical activity in the classroom.  Their books are two of the most popular resources the Smart Moves for ME program offers. This will be a fun and active workshop!


To register, go to the link below to complete and submit the form:



US Department of Justice, Highlights School-based Teen Dating Violence Awareness Prevention Programs




The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs is highlighting the Safe Datesand 4th R Curriculum, school-based prevention programs that focus on teen dating violence in middle and high schools. The Safe Dates program is designed to stop or prevent the initiation of dating violence victimization and perpetration, including the psychological, physical, and sexual abuse that may occur between youths involved in a dating relationship for students 11 - 17 years old. CrimeSolutions.gov rated this program "Effective" in reducing teen dating violence. 


The 4th R is an interactive classroom curriculum that aims to reduce youth dating violence by addressing youth violence and bullying, unsafe sexual behavior, and substance use for students 14 - 15 years old. CrimeSolutions.gov rated this program "Promising."


For more information about these programs, contact: Anna Johnson, Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Office of Communications, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, at 202-305-8561, email: Anna.Johnson2@usdoj.gov.