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Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont

SHAPE Vermont Partnerships


SHAPE America has announced the first-ever Take Your Parent to PE Week from September 25-29.

Register your school to participate. It is a fun, immersive way to introduce parents to your school’s physical education programs and teachers. Invite them to engage with physical education throughout the year. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to share your passion for physical activity and motivate families to move! Schools can participate by signing up online at www.letsmoveschools.org/take-your-parent-to-pe-week to access a free, downloadable logo and poster. After class, post your school’s participation on social media - and encourage parents to do the same - using the hashtag #ParentsLovePE.


Great reasons to plan a Hoops for Heart or Jump Rope for Heart Event

Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart is a fundraiser sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America that incorporates heart healthy activities and education into a fun event that raises money for research and education

  • Jump Rope for Heart, or Hoops for Heart offers you access to curriculum support to help inspire the students in your school to get up and get moving. Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart can be done any time of year and can be done right in your Physical Education class, as a club event, or a special community program.
  • The students receive thank you gifts depending on how much money they raise– even if the students do not raise money they will still participate in the heart healthy event. Teachers can receive US Games certificates to buy PE/recess equipment depending on how much money the school raises .
  • The American Heart Association provides all the tools you need to hold an event along with a staff person who will meet with you to help plan the event. American Heart Association directors will come out and kick off the event for you with a Heart Healthy assembly! Just ask Russell Beilke at Russell.Beilke@heart.org  for help!


American Heart Association Advocacy Links

There are many ways you can become involved with the Vermont affiliate of the American Heart Association, such as: Participating in or hosting a local event, Becoming an advocate by contacting your legislator on important American Heart Association issues, Talking to your child's school about heart healthy programs.

Contact Tina Zuk, American Heart Association; tina.zuk@heart.org; Phone: (802)578-3466


Knowledge is power in the fight against heart disease and stroke. That's why we offer so many tools and resources to help students and teachers improve overall healthy living in the classroom and beyond. The AHA has also teamed up withNFL's PLAY 60campaign to inspire kids to be more physically active. And our courses and products can help train teachers, students and staff in CPR, AED use and first aid.

Visit this site for additional Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart Resources.

Road Safety Kids’ Art Contest

Traffic safety is an important skill for all children to learn from a young age, and this contest is a perfect activity for students across the county to participate in during their summer vacation. The Road Safety Kids' Art Contest by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. This year’s contest will run through September 24, 2017. The Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership along with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Partnership will determine the winners in October. All 12 winners will receive a certificate of recognition and have their artwork included in the 2018 Road Safety Art Contest Calendar, which will be distributed nationwide.  Contact: Alexandra Pogue at (202) 366-8818 or alexandra.pogue@dot.gov

The 2017 Way To Go! School Challenge is back! All K–12 schools in Vermont are invited to come on board to battle carbon pollution from September 25th - October 6th.

The Way to Go! Challenge is fun and easy! Simply walk, bike, roll, carpool, or take the bus anytime during the two-week Challenge to help us reach our goal of reducing 1 million pounds of carbon pollution in Vermont.

36 schools are already pre-registered! Sign-Up Your School for the Way to Go! School Challenge!

50 Million Strong by 2029

Approximately 50 million students are currently enrolled in America’s elementary and secondary schools (grades pre–K to 12). SHAPE America wants to ensure that by the time today’s youngest students graduate from high school in 2029, all of America’s young people are empowered to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs. Learn more about this campaign and find materials to help your school implement wellness goals.

I'm already a SHAPE Vermont member... Why Join SHAPE America?

Join SHAPE America and you'll become part of a network of thousands of professionals —from preK-12 educators who teach our country's youth about the benefits of living a healthy, physically active lifestyle, to university professors who conduct much-needed research and teach our industry's future professionals. Special interests groups  give members with similar professional specialties the opportunity to stay current on key areas. SHAPE America membership also connects you with other Eastern District professionals.

SHAPE America's training, tools and resources will help you succeed in your current job…and advance in your career. Consider joining today!

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2017 SHAPE Vermont Conference

Date: October 19th and 20th, 2017
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont.