July 2018
Indiana Society for Health and Physical Educators

INSHAPE's Zach Kelley Recognized

Advocates for student health and healthy school environments

Zach Kelley, INSHAPE member and Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, was recognized as the 2018 Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award Winner. The Award was created to recognize Governor Mitch Daniels and his wife, Cheri, for their leadership and contributions to the health of Hoosier adults and children through their ongoing efforts to promote health in schools. The award was presented at the Indiana School Health Conference in June.
 
Eligible individuals are recognized as leaders and strong advocates for student health or a healthy school environment in Indiana. They have made outstanding contributions to improving statewide processes and policies that benefit Indiana schools, and/or they have promoted school wellness policies, school health behaviors, and related activities in Indiana.
 
Zach has been a teacher at White Lick Elementary, part of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation, for the past 15 years. He has devoted the past 13 years to developing an elementary Kinesiology program that focuses on improving students' quality of life. All the innovative activities incorporate appropriate developmental movement patterns and skills to challenge students to live active lifestyles and develop outstanding character through cooperative and problem-solving elements while exposing students to an infinite amount of exercise activity. Students are challenged to stay active throughout the day in classrooms, extracurricular activity and at home - involving their entire family.
 
In addition to his teaching duties, Zach has mentored thousands of students with his Juggling Masters extracurricular program, created to provide additional exercise opportunity for all students. Nearly 160 students from grades 3 to 5 come to school early to learn to juggle various pieces of juggling equipment. Over 2,000 students have participated in the Juggling Masters program in its 13-year span.
 
Zach is actively involved in his community through a teen mentoring program through his church, co-chairing White Lick's Relay for Life committee, and participating in numerous events for the Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure.
 
Zach's philosophy of teaching is to be an outstanding role model for students, staff and his community. He approaches each day with one simple thought . . . "it's not about me. It's about the students and the community I serve. I choose to inspire others by serving others."

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Human Sexuality Law

Consent of instruction

Effective July 1, Senate Bill 65 requires each school corporation to make available for inspection to a parent of a student instructional material used in connection with instruction on human sexuality. Provides that, before a school may provide a student with instruction on human sexuality, the school must provide the parent of the student or the student, if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor, with a written request for consent of instruction.

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Take Your Parent to PE

Week of September 24th

Save the dates. The second annual "Take Your Parent to PE" week is scheduled for September 24 - 28. The program, sponsored by Active Schools invites parents to join their child in class, break a sweat, and celebrate the importance of physical education. Involved parents can help their children develop active lifestyles and make physical activity a part of family life.

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Muncie Health Initiative

Research Report

Ball State College of Health students are facilitating a community health program to fill a need and tackle big health concerns. This research notes details outcomes apparent from the implementation of a Delaware county nutrition and exercise program: Cardinal Zumba.

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Teachers Mobilize

For a Seat at the ESSA Table

Realizing that the passage of ESSA was just the beginning, KAHPERD sent a team to SHAPE America's SPEAK Out! Day in Washington, D.C. These individuals learned about the intricacies of ESSA, gained new advocacy skills, and met face-to-face with congressional representatives.

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