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Save the Date!
We're excited to announce that Shaping the Future 2015 is scheduled for January 29-31, 2015 at the Delta in Kananaskis! 
Wheel Week - June 1 - 7, 2014
Bike, rollerblade, scooter, skateboard or walk to school, work or play on any and every day. Register your school, community group or family here.

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New Coach's Handbook
If your school has a run club, be sure to check out the AMA Youth Run Club's updated coach's handbook. It includes stretches and strength activities for runners. Access the coach's handbook here. 
EAS Team 2014-15
The fall is bringing some changes to the EAS Team. Please welcome Kerri Murray to the Calgary office. She is the Healthy School Communities Provincial Projects Coordinator. Tracy Lockwood will be returning as Education Coordinator. We will be sad to see Shannon Horricks and Joyce Sunada leave us to pursue other adventures. Best of luck to both of them! 
Stories from a Summer Student
Learning about CSH from Ever Active Schools' expert
My name is Jane Schlosser and I am a U of A Masters of Public Health student specializing in Health Promotion. I am working with Ever Active Schools for a practicum placement over the summer. Read more.
Elementary PE Teachers: Summer Symposium
Join HPEC, Mount Royal University and Foundations for the Future Charter Academy for an elementary physical education professional development opportunity on Monday, August 25 in Calgary.

Positive Mental Health this Summer
By: Jane Schlosser

With summer break coming up, be sure to take some time to relax, do the things you love, and spend time with friends and family. Positive mental health is an important aspect of overall health and wellbeing, and the summer is a great time for teachers, students and staff alike to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the school year. Read more.

A Resource for Parents: Stay Active This Summer
By Jane Schlosser
With the snow gone, and warm weather upon us, the summer is a great time for kids to get outside and be active. Read more.
June Newsletter
Be Sun Safe During Your Run! Tips From a Dermatologist 
Sun Safety When Running
Dermatologist Dr. Mike Kalisiak discusses sun safety

With warmer weather upon us, and summer break coming up, students will be spending more time outside. While we love seeing students outdoors, it is important that they (and us too!) stay safe in the sun. Read full article here.


Find more sun safety tips on our website.
Physical Literacy Summer Institute

August 12 & 13, 2014 | Edmonton, AB 


Ever Active Schools is offering a unique Professional Learning Opportunity! Join Ever Active Schools for two days as we explore physical literacy and how it looks, feels and lives in our schools. During the summer institute, participants will examine the impact they have on a child's physical literacy journey, how to support the development of fundamental movement and sport skills and leave with practical tools and resources.


The summer institute is designed to support teachers who are just learning about physical literacy and those who have a deeper understanding. Breakout sessions and some of Canada's physical literacy leaders will tailor the summer institute to the readiness of the participant. 


See what registration includes, outcomes of the two days and a draft agenda on our website.


Register now!
2014-15 HASS Registration Now Open!


The Healthy Active School Symposia (HASS) are events designed to provide Alberta school communities with the knowledge, skills and resources to enhance student wellness.  HASS are a catalyst for sustained change within the participating school communities. The events focus on inspiring student leadership by developing the competencies needed to become engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit, through a Comprehensive School Health approach. HASS empowers students to be active agents of change in building a school community that enhances their learning and fosters their personal growth and well-being. 


Find a HASS location near you:
September 30
Edson Friendship Centre
October 2
High Level Evangelical Church
October 7
Parkland School Division Centre for Education
*registration open to Parkland School Division only
October 9
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
October 16
Victory Church
*Grades 9-12 only
October 16
CrossRoads Church
Fort McMurray (date to be determined)
Keyano College
October 21
Grande Prairie Alliance Church
October 22
Grimshaw Multiplex
October 28
RockPointe Church (Bearspaw)
Edmonton & Area
October 29
(location to be determined)
November 28
Our Lady of Mount Pleasant School

Register now! Find more information on our website.
Assessing Your Healthy School Community

Ever Active Schools (EAS) and our provincial partners support having schools complete an assessment of their school community. Doing an assessment is much like a report card. It gives your school a snapshot of where you currently are, so you can set priorities and see the growth as you implement school initiatives. In previous years, EAS has asked schools to complete the Health Assessment Tool for Schools (HATS). As of last summer, we have encouraged schools to use the Foundational Module of the JCSH Healthy School Planner and the HATS tool is longer being used.


Around the province, we have seen great success with school communities utilizing the JCSH Healthy School Planner. If you need support or assistance, please contact info@everactive.org.


Visit our website for more information or read this blog post.

A Teacher's Journey: CSH and Curriculum Redesign
As part II of our interview series, Miranda Niebergall from Stony Plain Central School answers the following questions:
  • What have you done at your school to support the CSH approach within the school's vision?
  • What advice you would give to a school beginning its CSH journey?
  • In your opinion, how does the CSH approach align with the Ministerial Order on Student Learning?
Read the full interview here, and if you missed part I, find it here.
Thank you for your continued dedication to the health and wellness of our children and youth.


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