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At the state conference held November 3 & 4, 2014 our membership voted that the Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance will now be known as Minnesota SHAPE - (Society of Health and Physical Educators)

Are you a Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops For Heart coordinator who would like to take your program to the next level?  The Joint Projects office is currently accepting applications for the 2015 SHAPE America JRFH/HFH Grant Program.
All 2015 grantees will receive:  
  • $1,300 professional development stipend to attend the 2015 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Seattle, WA from March 17-21, 2015. The stipend may be used towards convention registration, travel, lodging and/or per diem. 
  • One-year SHAPE America membership (if you are not a current SHAPE America member) and (1) copy of the 2014 National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.
  • $1,200 US Games gift certificate redeemable for equipment to enhance your school's physical education program. The gift voucher will be presented at the 2015 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Seattle, WA.
  • Invitations to special events where you will meet physical education and JRFH/HFH leaders from around the country.
  • Opportunity to share what makes your program special by contributing to The Pulse, JRFH/HFH national newsletter.

Download the application
The SHAPE America Jump Rope For Heart & Hoops For Heart Grant is available only to individuals who have completed a JRFH or HFH event in the prior school year.  If you have questions about the application, or grant program, please contact the Joint Projects office.


Minnesota is very proud of the great educators we have working with our children and young professionals. The passion, the leadership, the excellence demonstrated by our teachers is a true inspiration of our profession. Please join the MNAHPERD BOD in congratulating these three individuals that will receive recognition in St. Louis, April 1-5 at the Central District/National AAHPERD Convention. Read the Complete Release


Dr. Sue Tarr – Dr. Tarr will receive the Central District District Scholar award

Mike Doyle – Mike will be awarded the Central District Adapted Physical Education (K-12) Teacher of the Year

Amy Kaiser – Amy Kaiser is receiving a Central District Honor Award

One year ago the MNAHPERD Board of Directors established an August to August membership enrollment. This is a reminder that all memberships will be due on August 1, 2013. You may fill out the mail in registration form or you may update on-line. If you do not wish to pay the credit card fee for on-line registration, it is perfectly acceptable to mail your membership with a check to Nancy Christensen – 25673 Muskrat Lake Dr., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501. You will receive a receipt with a membership card either way. We know that sometimes confusion results when there is change, we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!! Register Online for 2014 Membership

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President's Welcome

I am honored to lead our organization during 2014! We have a wealth of knowledge, experience, passion, and energy on our Board of Directors as well as thousands of health/physical educators (HPE) and developmental adapted physical educators (DAPE) across the state that all can work together to focus on the health and well-being of our school-age children.

We still have a lot to do in our profession to ensure that the students of Minnesota have access to knowledge and opportunities to learn (and practice) positive health and physical education behaviors/skills. As Dr. Jane Greenberg (2013 conference keynote speaker) noted, this generation’s children will live 5 years LESS than their parents! It MUST be our mission as HPE/DAPE educators in Minnesota to give them these 5 years back and much, much MORE!

My goals for this year include increasing membership, especially future professionals – as they are our future! I am also focused on increasing our regional workshops – getting ‘good stuff’ out to teachers in their own backyard. This is especially important for those teachers who are unable to attend the fall conference and for teachers to have options DURING the year to get rejuvenated! Finally, I am excited about our fall 2014 conference and putting together yet ANOTHER great conference for the HPE/DAPE teachers in the state!

Here is to a GREAT 2014 – email me ( ) with ANY suggestions, questions, or concerns regarding our organization! Looking forward to seeing you at a regional workshop and the fall conference November 3-4 at Wayzata High School!


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