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Unified Statement

“MAHPERD is dedicated to helping educators provide high-quality, equitable standards-based Health and Physical Education to K-12 students. We are are committed to mitigating the health impacts of the pandemic - stress, depression, anxiety, trauma and isolation.  We will continue to provide and make progressive steps towards ensuring optimal student health in these times. MAHPERD believes that all disciplines compliment each other and that all are vital to educating the whole child.The pandemic serves to remind us of the necessity and significance of Health and PE to daily, core curriculum instruction. Healthy students are students who are able to learn. “

Health Education PD Opportunity!
For the Central Region!
The Great Body Shop

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2020 MAHPERD Convention
DCU Center, Worcester
Nov 2 & 3

International School Health Education Conference
Pulblick House Inn & Country Lodge
Sturbridge, MA
August 4 & 5, 2021

MAHPERD Executive Board Mtgs
Monday, September 14
Monday, October 5
Monday, January 11, 2021
Monday, February 8 , 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021

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Conferences & Special Events

ZOOM Conference Sessions Resources and Notes.

ZOOM Conference Meetings for Remote Teaching and Learning
All Sessions Start at 3:30 PM and Run 45 to 60 Minutes

Our MAHPERD executive board would like to facilitate sessions for health and physical education teachers as we all navigate the new reality of remote teaching and learning with our students.  Sessions will be established by level or topic with facilitators who have expertise in that area. These sessions are designed to share ideas and resources, discuss challenges and successes, and help each other to the best of our abilities. We are all in this together and we will emerge stronger with each other’s support. Meeting invitations/links will be sent via e-mail blast. If you would like to propose a topic for future sessions please e-mail MAHPERD president Brian McNally at BMcNally.derry@gmail.com

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Inspirational Senior Student Teacher

Gianna Napoli's Online Classroom

Miss the Gym? Creative Ways to Exercise At Home!

The student teachers of Springfield College have created an exercise video for you to utilize as a useful resource in order to get in your physical activity for the day anywhere and anytime!

COVID-19 At-Home Teaching and Learning Resources

If you are looking for resources for the development of online teaching we have compiled a list.

Click here for a list of At Home Teaching and Learning Resources

Unfortunatley due to the Massachusetts State of Emergency we have been forced to postpone the International Health Conference until next summer, August 4 & 5, 2021 at the Publick House Inn in Sturbridge, MA.

The Annual Award's Banquet has been postponed to a date to be determined in 2021.

Refunds to people who registered will be forthcoming.

Congratualtions to the new members of the

2020-2021 MAHPERD Executive Board!


Check out the new Technology Section!!
by Kevin Tiller

In Memoriam

Sheryl Hall

It is with great sadness we inform the membership that Sheryl Hall passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6th. Sheryl was diagnosed a month ago with CJD (Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease). Her Celebration of Life will take place at a later date in April and we will be sure to let you know when we find out the details. As an executive board member for the past 15 years, Sheryl served as the Co-Awards Chair, President, for two terms, and as the Kids in Motion chairperson. She also received the MAHPERD Honor Award in 2017. We will never forget her positivity, leadership qualities and friendship, which have left a noteworthy impact on our organization. Sheryl was a person who believed in “giving back” and caring for others. Her values of kindness, generosity of spirit, thoughtfulness and hard work will never be forgotten. She was a wonderful friend who was “good to the core” and she has left a deep void within our MAHPERD family. Please remember her family and her wife Chris in your thoughts and prayers and if you so choose to do so, donations may be made to prionalliance.org in Sheryl’s memory.

Springfield College Online

Adapted Physical Education Implementation and Assessment

PHED 612 Adapted Physical Education Implementation and assessment. Will be offered this summer online.


91st Annual MAHPERD Convention Call for Proposals

November 2-3,2020
DCU Convention Center
Worcester, MA
All Call for Proposals DUE by July 1, 2020

If the convention has to be postponed, due to COVID-19, the rescheduled dates are Monday, March 22 & Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the DCU Center. Please keep these dates available when you sign up to present at the convention.

MAHPERD invites you to submit a proposal to present one or more program sessions at our 2020 Annual State Convention. All those submitting proposals to present will be contacted with notification of selection by September 1, 2020.

Late proposals may be submitted, but will be accepted on an “as needed” basis only. Presenters must be current members and must register as a conference participant.

***MAHPERD is not responsible for handouts. Handouts will not be placed on the website as per MAHPERD policy. All handouts are the responsibility of the presenter.


Kids in Motion!

MAHPERD Fundraiser for Schools & Charities!

Kids in Motion Participating Schools

Bournedale Elementary School - Run for Fun!

George Mitchell Elementary School - Disco Dollars


Project Here Virtual Teaching Learning Community

June 9th from 10:30AM-12PM via Zoom

The Project Here Teacher Learning Community is an interactive opportunity to connect with other middle school teachers, troubleshoot challenges teaching substance use prevention education, and celebrate your successful moments this year.

If you are a middle school teacher, please fill out the Project Here Teacher Learning Community Registration Form. Space is limited to 30 participants, so reserve your spot today! Zoom information will be sent to those registered closer to the date. We look forward to connecting with you, identifying innovative ways to support your work, and celebrating your innovation and commitment to young people. Please feel free to reach out to me with questions.

Lauren Ansong, MPH School Coordinator
Project Here
2 Boylston St. 4th Fl.
Boston, MA 02116
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Employment Opportunities

Needham Public Schools
.7 Middle School Wellness Teacher