2020 MAHPERD Virtual Convention
Nov 2 & 3
Dr Jody Carrington
Dr Irene Cucina
Westfield State University
Graduate and Continuing Education
The Annual Award's Banquet has been postponed to a date to be determined in 2021.
International School Health Education Conference
Pulblick House Inn & Country Lodge
August 4 & 5, 2021
Congratulations to the new members of the
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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Black Lives Matter-Civil Rights
MAHPERD rejects all forms of bias and discrimination. Our values of diversity, inclusion and equality have always been a priority in serving our members. The senseless act of violence in the killing of George Floyd and many more in the black community by the hands of those in power has caused us to really take a look at the inequities across wealth, access to education, healthcare and the judicial system. As educators, we cannot be colorblind nor remain neutral. We need to be the catalyst for change. Hatred and racism will not be tolerated. In the name of human rights, we have a responsibility to our scholars in each and every school to seize the moment and engage in conversations that are truly transparent and uncomfortable about racism and atrocities that are commonplace. As Frederick Douglass once said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress” and in these extremely challenging times, MAHPERD knows that statements without action are hollow. We will always use our powerful voices to speak out against exclusion of people of color and other marginalized groups in our society.
The MAHPERD Board
Project Here’s resources and curriculum development support for Middle School Health Teachers.
If you are looking for resources for the development of online teaching we have compiled a list.
Check out the new Technology Section!!
by Kevin Tiller
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.
SHAPE America Eastern District
How to implement best teaching practices in virtual/blended/uncertain Health and Physical Education learning environments
Monday, August 10, 2020
Inspirational Senior Student Teacher
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!
November 2-3, 2020
MAHPERD Virtual Convention
All Call for Proposals DUE by August 15, 2020
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.
MAHPERD Fundraiser for Schools & Charities!
Kids in Motion Participating Schools
Bournedale Elementary School - Run for Fun!
George Mitchell Elementary School - Disco Dollars
Walpole Public Schools
Middle School Health Teacher
Looking for high quality online courses this fall? SHAPE America and Cambridge College have established a collaboration where SHAPE members can enroll in credited courses in the Skills-Based health/SEL program for only $399.00.