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  • March 26, 2021 2:51 PM | Erin Centeio (Administrator)

    The 2021 HAHPERD State conference is going VIRTUAL! We would love for you to join us on Friday April 23rd to watch the Rise of the Wahine and listen to a panel discussion! Then, on Saturday April 24th, join us to listen to the nationally renowned motivational speaker Kevin Atlas! We have live keynotes, talk-story sessions and prerecorded professional developments for you to engage in. Check out the registration page for more info!

  • October 25, 2020 10:52 AM | Erin Centeio (Administrator)

    Dr. Erin Centeio presented on Effective Strategies for Teaching Health and PE in a COVID-19 era. Check out the recording of the free webinar here!

    You can also use this Google Drive folder to get access to the PowerPoint and access other resources discussed during the presentation.

  • May 29, 2020 3:56 PM | Erin Centeio (Administrator)

    It is with great pleasure that HAHPERD has awarded two college scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Reina Yamashita

    Ms. Yamashita graduated from Kaiser High School in 2018. She currently attends the University of Hawaii – Manoa Campus as an undergraduate majoring in dance. This is her second year of receiving the HAHPERD Scholarship.  She says that ultimately, her goal as a teacher is to share her love for dance with all of students and want students to develop a strong and positive mindset towards dance.

    Maria Houar

    Ms. Houar graduated from Seabury Hall in 2001. She currently attends the University of Hawaii – Manoa Campus as a doctoral student majoring in dance. Her aim is to make contributions to her local dance community and university by bridging cross-cultural connections between Hawai’i, India, and other places where she has taught. It is her hope to foster and build these connections so that future generations may find ways to experience the potential for shared global movement knowledge to transform the world, as we know it.

  • May 29, 2020 3:53 PM | Erin Centeio (Administrator)

    HAHPERD is excited to recognize the following outstanding educators as 2020 Hawai'i State Teachers of the Year (TOY). Please join us in congratulating Dara Tawarahara and Jessica Adkins!

    Dara Tawarahara, 2020 HAHPERD TOY for Elementary Physical Education

    Dara Tawarahara, who is affectionately known as "Ms. T" by her students, serves Helemano Elementary School as an inspiration and positive role model for physical literacy. As a Physical Education teacher and coach, she encourages all students to develop a strong foundation of movement and positive self-esteem that supports healthy and active lifestyles. Dara's student-centered approach is inclusive of all students and connects with their diverse needs and interests. She regularly motivates students through the use of guiding questions, music, technology, and opportunities for self-assessment. Dara advocates for healthy students and healthy schools, which led to increased brain breaks in class and improved recess opportunities. By improving students' access to recess activities and equipment, students are more ready to learn in class. Her efforts boosted school faculty morale and healthy living through an after school wellness club and staff wellness challenges. Dara contributes to the broader community by volunteering and participating in state and district opportunities, such as Children and Youth Day and fitness events. She also shares her engaging lessons with educators beyond her school by opening her classroom for observations. Mahalo, Dara, for your outstanding contributions to Physical Education!

    Jessica Adkins, 2020 HAHPERD TOY for High School Physical Education

    Jessica Adkins serves Maui High School through her leadership as a Physical Education teacher, department head, and coach. Jessica intentionally designs her lessons to help students from all backgrounds and ability levels to succeed by developing social and emotional learning, positive student interactions, and discussions where all perspectives are valued and respected. Jessica empowers students to develop their voice through her courses, which includes a Unified Leadership Physical Education class. With her guidance, the Unified Leadership students organized youth sports days for neighboring elementary students. Jessica integrates the use of technology, such as Google Classroom and heart rate monitors, to enhance her students' learning experiences in Physical Education. She contributes to her community as an active, positive role model by volunteering for youth clinics and fitness days. Jessica also actively participates in the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program as a Youth Ambassador Mentor and Head of Delegation and consults with educators within and beyond the state of Hawai'i who are interested in bringing this program to their schools. Mahalo, Jessica, for all you do to support your students' physical literacy!

  • March 09, 2020 8:15 PM | Erin Centeio (Administrator)

    We understand that there are concerns about the covid-19 virus.  Please note that we are closely monitoring this situation and are in communication with various state agencies as well as the host site. In the unlikely event that a decision is made to reschedule or cancel the HAHPERD State Conference on March 27, we will notify you through the email you used to register with as well as post the information on the HAHPERD website.

  • February 02, 2019 9:40 PM | Deleted user



    FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019


  • January 31, 2017 2:06 PM | Deleted user


    The Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center invites you to join us for two wonderful workshops designed to bring yoga and mindfulness into your classroom teaching and physical education programs. Please join us for one of the following: 

    Tuesday March 12, 2019

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Hanahau'oli School 

    Professional Development Center

    This 6-Hour Tools for Teachers Professional Development Workshop equips you with a broad variety of basic principles and tools to implement short yoga breaks with children or teens. You will learn and practice yoga tools to effectively promote health, learning, and achievement. This workshop will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to identify challenging times during your child or teen's day, and successfully utilize yoga tools to shift them into a more positive state of mind.

    March 12 Yoga Ed Registration LINK & Course Description

    Friday March 15, 2019

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Hanahau'oli School 

    Professional Development Center

    This 6-Hour Teaching Yoga as Physical Education Professional Development Workshop will help you create relevant, fun yoga classes to engage your students and promote health, wellbeing, and academic success. In this workshop you will learn the physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits of yoga for children and teens in order to develop age-appropriate lesson plans that go beyond the yoga mat to nurture life skills. You'll finish the workshop ready to create yoga lessons to meet your students' needs, all the while adhering to the National Standards for Physical Education.

    March 15 Yoga Ed Registration LINK & Course Description

  • December 01, 2016 11:39 AM | Deleted user

    What do you get when you combine lots of aloha, with one of our nation's most passionate and decorated PE professionals, a SWD TOY, one of the top PE equipment providers, with over 200 teachers, at five different sites, on four islands, for five straight days in Hawaii?  Whew, makes us tired just thinking about it!  But that's right, you must be thinking it was the 2016 Hawaii PE Summit with Dr. Robert Pangrazi & Maria Corte.

    Many teachers showed up for this free event and attendees sure didn't go home disappointed.  Dr. Pangrazi's passion and love for the profession was clearly evident before the workshop even started.  He personally greeted attendees as they arrived and immediately shared his philosophy when it came to teaching quality PE.  He couldn't express enough how important it was for teachers to have a clear set of rules, effective consequences, research-based management strategies, and for PE teachers to make sure they, "do what they love, and love what they do."  The future of our nation's health and well being is too important to just phone it in everyday and simply "roll out the ball".  

    Throughout the day, attendees were given opportunities to participate in a variety of creative activities that get kids up, moving, exercising, and learning.  Past SWD TOY and co-presenter Maria Corte also shared many fun team-building games, fitness relays, and fitness assessment ideas including the use of the Gopher FIT-Step Pedometer.  The end of the day was punctuated a raffle giveaway where Gopher handed out free equipment for teachers to bring back to their schools.  Sponsored by Gopher Sport and HAHPERD, this event was put on by so many caring volunteers for the dedicated PE & health professionals in our state.  Special mahalo to everyone from the DOE, HAHPERD, Gopher Sport, Dr. Pangrazi and Maria Corte for all your time and hard work in making the entire week a great success!

    Below are some of the handouts from the PE Summit

  • August 31, 2016 9:39 AM | Deleted user

    As we start the new school year, HAHPERD would like to recognize the following people for their contributions to the profession and more!

    New HAHPERD Board Members

    Lisa Hockenberger - President Elect

    Karson Kim - Director

    Mekia Earle - Director 

    Angie Miyashiro - Director

    2016 SHAPE America "Joy of Effort" Award

    Delcy Saito

    2016 HAHPERD PE/Health Teachers of the Year 

    PE Teacher Sue Erickson from Jarrett Middle School

    Health Teacher Nadine Marchessault from Mauka Lani Elementary School 

    2016 PE Fair Winners

    First Place:  Rachel, Kauai High School

    Second Place:  Jazmyn, Radford High School

    Third Place:  Kailee, Hawaii Baptist Academy

    Fourth Place:  Mika, Campbell High School

    Fifth Place:  Cameron, Kailua Intermediate School

    2015-2016 AHA Jump Rope for Heart Awards

    • Joseph Aquiar - Hawaii Baptist Academy
    • Shawn Coleman - Wilson Elementary
    • Hamau Howe - Kaunakakai Elementary
    • Cindy Fainberg - Holy Nativity School
    • Sandy Kelley - Connections NCPCS
    • Tammy Sanekane - Fern Elementary
    • Jewel Toyama - Hanahauoli School
    • Laura Brown - Hookele Elementary
    • Desiree Kawalwe - Waiakeawaena Elementary
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