Nominations being accepted for 2017 MAHPERD Teachers of the Year

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD) Teachers of the Year awards. Maine educators in the following categories are eligible for consideration: Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Middle Level Physical Education Teacher, Secondary Physical Education Teacher, Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Health Education Teacher, Recreation Teacher/Leader, and Dance … Continue reading Nominations being accepted for 2017 MAHPERD Teachers of the Year

Applications now being accepted for Health Education and Physical Education Teacher Leader Cadre

The Maine DOE Health Education (HE) and Physical Education (PE) programs are seeking quality, motivated applicants to join the Maine Health Education and Physical Education Teacher Leader Cadre (HEPEC). Participants of this initiative are charged with leading the way in ensuring high quality proficiency-based HE & PE in all Maine schools. Cadre participants will work … Continue reading Applications now being accepted for Health Education and Physical Education Teacher Leader Cadre

Registration open for Maine School Wellness Summit

The goal of the 2017 Wellness Summit, Awaken Your Inner Superhero, is to prepare and empower participants to create and sustain healthy, positive and safe school environments for all school personnel and students. Participants will gain knowledge and skills related to establishing a school culture and climate that is committed to wellness. They will gather tools, … Continue reading Registration open for Maine School Wellness Summit

Schools to offer CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) instruction

Schools to offer CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) instruction The 127th Maine Legislature passed LD 556, “An Act to Require Public Schools to Offer Instruction Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).” Consequently, Maine Department of Education rule Chapter 41 has been adopted. All students must now … Continue reading Schools to offer CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) instruction

Resources to support Alcohol Awareness Day in December

On Monday, December 5, schools across Maine will raise awareness about alcohol use and abuse for Alcohol Awareness Day. Maine statute recognizes the need for schools to address alcohol issues. The statute reads, in part, “Alcohol Awareness Day shall be observed by studying for at least 45 minutes, the use of alcohol and the problems … Continue reading Resources to support Alcohol Awareness Day in December

Health education and physical education teacher leaders invited to apply for Maine Health Education and Physical Education Teacher Leader Cadre

The Maine DOE Health Education (HE) and Physical Education (PE) programs are seeking quality, motivated applicants to join the Maine Health Education and Physical Education Teacher Leader Cadre (HEPEC). Participants of this initiative are charged with leading the way in ensuring high quality proficiency-based HE & PE in all Maine schools. Cadre participants will work together to … Continue reading Health education and physical education teacher leaders invited to apply for Maine Health Education and Physical Education Teacher Leader Cadre

Summer Institute educates over half of state’s school nurses

The Maine Department of Education hosted the 2016 School Nurse Summer Institute, Kaleidoscope of School Nursing Practice last week at Bates College in Lewiston. Major focuses this year included the federal and state laws and rules related to school nurse practice in Maine, increased knowledge and assessment skills, and more. School nurses left the three … Continue reading Summer Institute educates over half of state’s school nurses