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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. “

2020 MAHPERD Virtual Convention
Nov 2 & 3

Call for Proposals to the 2020 Virtual Convention

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
Sturbridge, MA
August 4 & 5, 2021

Congratulations to the new members of the

2020-2021 MAHPERD Executive Board!

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

Tweet About Your Experiences!

MAHPERD members! Join us on Twitter! @mariamelchiond4

About Us


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. 

In solidarity,


ZOOM Conference Sessions Resources and Notes. 

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


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.

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!


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


Teresa Osborn's
"Surviving the lockdown 80's video presentation"


Employment Opportunities

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