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  • June 04, 2014 11:21 AM | Deleted user
    On Saturday, May 10 HAHPERD helped to organize the 2014 Hawaii State PE and Health Conference.  Attended by over 130 PE and health teachers at the UH Manoa Athletic Complex, the day was filled with so much excitement and offered everyone a unique opportunity to network with teachers from around the state. 

    This year's keynote speaker was Sandy "Spin" Slade, President and Founder of Skillastics.  She gave such an inspirational speech about ALOHA and how PE and health teachers can make a lasting impact on our students in developing both people of character as well as lifelong advocates for good health and physical activity. 

    The breakout sessions this year did not disappoint as there were so many varied offering throughout the day, everyone that attended could find something that interested them.  All attendees came away with new and exciting ideas to bring into their classes on Monday!

    During lunch, we recognized our HAHPERD Scholarship recipients as well as those that completed their National Board Certification: 

    Yvette Ikari, PE, Central District Health and PE Resource Teacher
    Carina Morgan, PE, Mililani High
    Keola Silva, PE, Mokulele Elem
    Jodi Tanabe-Hanzawa, Health Ed, Aiea High

    The day ended with drawings and giveaways for everyone.  All sorts of PE equipment were given away, from basketballs to tennis rackets.  In all it was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday and re-energize the batteries for summer and a new school year.

    Special Mahalo:
    *To all our exhibitors who spent the day with us and generously donated some of the prizes for our giveaways
    *All the volunteers who shared their time and talent before, during and after the conference, especially Dee Curtis, Sue Hanson, Carol Asuncion, Cindy Rosebrough and Donna Ede
    *BIG thank you to our conference organizer, Shelley Fey and her hard working support staff including Bobbie Perry, Yvette Ikari, Jewel Toyama, and Lisa Hockenberger.
    *Finally a big thank you to all our passionate attendees!  Without you taking the time to spend your Saturday with us this event truly could not have been a success.
  • March 10, 2014 2:18 PM | Deleted user
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  • January 08, 2014 10:38 AM | Deleted user
    Save the date of Saturday, May 10 for an exciting day of learning at the 2014 HAHPERD Hawaii State PE and Health Conference.  We are proud to announce that our keynote speaker this year is Sandy "Spin" Slade, President and Founder of Skillastics. 

    To learn more about Sandy's inspirational story, check out this trailer of her documentary called, "Beyond Basketball"

    You can also learn about her company at

    Visit our HAHPERD website for upcoming details of location, time and registration information.  
  • January 07, 2014 4:02 PM | Deleted user

    "What's in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet," may have been true for Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet, but some members of the health and physical education teachers’ professional association are not so sure.  After decades of internal squabbling and dialogue, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) members have voted themselves a new labelundefinedthe Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).

    AAHPERD’s roots go back to 1885, when an ardent group of physical trainers gathered in New York to discuss their profession.  These sixty-some leaders of the nascent physical movement formed the Association for the Advancement of Physical Education (AAPE).  As the years passed, the name was adjusted to reflect additional specialists.  In 1937, Health was included with Recreation and Dance added in 1938 and 1974, respectively. 


    As the association grew in size, the acronym, AAHPERD, took on an identity all its own.  Because of the length and difficult pronunciation of the name, the association struggled to infiltrate society with any noticeable allegiance or enthusiasm.  Members knew what the name stood for, but the public, parents, lawmakers, and school administrators never embraced the categorical name or acronym.

    Today, with a shrinking membership of 18,000, the Society of Health and Physical Educators will do business as SHAPE America, with a new and equally succinct mission and vision statement.  SHAPE’s rejuvenated mission is to advance professional practices and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport.  Their vision is just as crisp, Healthy People–Physically Educated and Physically Active.

    Here in the islands, we have a vibrant affiliate of SHAPE America in the Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (HAHPERD).  In 1952, an equally passionate group of physical educators elected Edward F. Chui from the University of Hawaii as president, and a year later, they voted in Donald Gustuson from University High School as their second president.

    Today, with a steadfast membership of 350, HAHPERD leaders continue to come from UH as well as our public and private schools.  Like SHAPE America, HAHPERD is a non-profit association with parallel missions focused on promoting how to live a healthy, active lifestyle.  The focus of HAHPERD’s efforts on all islands is directed to our school-age population.  Concerns related to smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, diet and obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases are frequent topics at HAHPERD conferences and workshops.

    The organization’s name is getting mixed reviews from health and physical educators across the country who are worried about how the new name will be received.  The lockerroom wireless is picking up some skepticism.  Perception run wild when one hears that too many think the new name sounds like a fitness magazine or a weight prevention program, and rightly so.

    The vibes locally are much different.  Lynn Tagami, a former HAHPERD president who teaches physical education at Kamehameha Schools, likes the name because “it is easier to say, remember, and pronounce.”

    The name game battles are now a part of the association’s historical growing pains.  These internal skirmishes were a result of members trying to protect their name’s elimination from the acronym.  Concerns will linger, but Tagami hopes SHAPE America will help unite the profession.

    Another sport and physical education stalwart and two-time HAHPERD president, Shelley Kahuanui Fey from Punahou School, gives the new moniker two thumbs up.  She says, “I like the way SHAPE is presentedundefinedas a verb as opposed to the noun describing physical aspects of the body.”  She intends to begin using it in HAHPERD literature and messages.  For example, Shape a future where healthy is the norm, Shape a standard of excellence in physical education and health education, and Shape the lifelong habits of young people.  “How about this,” Fey adds, “SHAPE America with A.L.O.H.A.”

    Time will tell if the SHAPE acronym can help make the rebranded association more recognizable?  While there was never a greater need for a physically educated society, SHAPE America’s ultimate success will depend upon the performance of the professionals themselves.

    Let’s hope Juliet Capulet was right.

  • December 11, 2013 11:30 AM | Deleted user

    To all friends interested in Health and PE education,


    You are invited to attend the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education (HPE TEC) Fall 2013 Meeting


    Date: Th Dec 11, 3:30 - 4:15

    Location: UHM Department of Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science (KRS) Conference Room (Lower campus, 2nd floor of the Athletics Complex)

    Parking passes will be available.


    There are many changes in the profession, the college, and the department that we are excited to share with you! You can also meet our new faculty Dr. Kelly Murphy - formerly from the University of Guam.




    1. New! Our new professional name - SHAPE America (formerly AAHPERD)

    2. New! EdTPA All pre-service teachers will be required to submit an assessment package that includes a teaching video (think mini National Board package) to be assessed by an outside source (other than UH). Successful completion will be required to attain initial teaching certification.  

    3. New! National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and proposed beginning teacher program standards that include training pre-service teachers on comprehensive school physical activity programing (CSPAP).

    4. other items related to HPE programmatic data presentation, streamlining and changes to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and solidifying the notion of common teaching methods and curriculum across pre-service and in-service teaching.


    Following the meeting, you are also invited to attend our Student Teacher Capstone Presentations which begins at 4:30.


    Please email RSVP by Monday Nov 26th. Parking will be included. You can also attend the meeting online via Blackboard if you are unable to drive to UH by accessing

    Hope to see you soon!

    Charles F. Morgan, PhD

    Associate Professor

    University of Hawaii

    Department of Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science

    1337 Lower Campus Rd, PE/A Complex 216

    Honolulu, HI 96822


  • December 09, 2013 1:52 PM | Deleted user
    Please consider being a presenter at this year's convention to be held at the beautiful M Resort Spa and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada!  The convention is to be held from June 9-12 and our theme this year is "Coordinated School Health and Physical Activity Programs:  A Key to the Nation's Future."

  • November 21, 2013 11:26 AM | Deleted user

    Early-Bird Registration Now Open! 

    Let the AAHPERD National Convention & Expo be Your Gateway to Success!

    Register now and SAVE!

    Featured keynote speakers will be Shannon Miller, the most decorated gymnast male or female in U.S. history with 16 Olympic and World Championship medals and renowned motivational speaker on comprehensive health education and wellness programs Deborah Tackmann.

    Attend workshops on our newest initiatives and programs:

    -The NEW National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education
    -Common Core State Standards
    -Presidential Youth Fitness Program
    -Let's Move! Active Schools

    Also attend sessions that will provide great teaching strategies and best practices in:

    -School-based Health Education
    -Adapted Physical Education
    -Curriculum and Administration
    -Professional Preparation
    -Sport and Coaching
    -Master and Cultural Dance Classes
    -Research including Exercise Sciences and Motor Behavior & Measurement

    While in St. Louis get an aerial view from the Gateway Arch; take a tour of Busch Stadium; or visit the many museums, monuments, memorials, parks and great dining options including The Hill, St. Louis' Italian District. Plan early so you can experience all that this great American city has to offer!

    To register you will need your member ID, 2000403, and your password, which is your last name unless you have changed it. Early-bird registration rate: November 18, 2013 - January 15, 2014.

  • November 20, 2013 11:24 AM | Deleted user

    New Name Approved! 

    Building on an overwhelmingly positive vote for unification earlier this year, I am pleased to announce that the AAHPERD membership has voted to approve the new name, Society of Health and Physical Educators, doing business as SHAPE America. We are now poised to move forward in creating a new chapter in our 128-year old history with our new name, vision and mission. A new logo, tagline and brand for the organization, as well as a new website, will be introduced early in 2014.  

    The use of the new name will be communicated strategically to our many audiences over the next six to eight months. Members may see both AAHPERD and SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators used interchangeably. For instance, 2014 Gateway to Success, our national convention, will remain the AAHPERD National Convention & Expo.   

    As you all know, these are very exciting times. We are making history together as we “relaunch” our organization to a new generation of professionals. Through our new name we are working to:

         Shape a future where healthy is the norm.

         Shape a standard of excellence in physical education and health education.

         Shape the lifelong habits of young people.

         Shape and influence policy related to physical education and school health education. 

    Having an acronym that actually says and means something helps to make our new name more memorable. In addition, the verb “shape” means influence and communicates leadership and power. We want SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators to have increased visibility and recognition among our primary audiences of physical and health educators as well as our secondary audiences ─ parents, principals, school administrators, policy makers and the media. I am confident that our strong, memorable and simple new name will help us do just that.

    This vote by the entire membership is unprecedented. Thank you all for your support by voting on the new name for your professional association!

    Gale Wiedow

  • November 16, 2013 9:51 AM | Deleted user
    If you are a Hawaii state middle school or high school PE teacher, please consider having your students participate in our HAHPERD/DOE PE Fair Video Competition.  Through their participation, your students will learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle by creating a personal fitness plan that will meet their specific fitness goals. In an exciting effort to incorporate more technology, writing, math, health, and physical education the planning committee decided to make this year's fair a video competition.  So grab your smart phone or tablet and start editing!  Click here to see a sample video submission:

    We've also increased the district and overall prizes to include a GoPro Camera, Dr. Dre Beats Headphones, iPod Nano, and generous gift certificates.  So don't delay and promote all the wonderful things you are doing for your students, your school and community as a physical educator!

    For more information on please click on the link below:

    PE Fair Video Comp Requirements.docx
  • October 23, 2013 12:00 PM | Deleted user

    Don't flee from this webinar! Does your physical education and/or physical activity program include chasing and fleeing games? We hope so! Tag games are high MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) and may be used to teach/reinforce a variety of movement skills, social skills, nutrition and health concepts.


    Join us for this webinar on Wednesday, October 23 at 12 noon HST and enjoy the new ideas we wrap around old activities to make them more inclusive, active, and fun. You'll leave ready to incorporate new tag games into your PE and After School programs for grades K-12. You're it! 

    Click here to register!

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