• 2015

    NHAHPERD Family Fit Brochure Available - November 12, 2014

    Click here for the pdf brochure

    PE Standards, Outcomes and Competency Workshop - May 17, 2014

    NHAHPERD Physical Education Standards, Outcomes and Competency Workshop

    Date: May 17, 2014
    Location: Windham Middle School, 112A Lowell Road, Windham, NH 03087
    Cost: $20 Registration Fee:

    Please Note: Registration Deadline: May 5, 2014

    Learn More | Register

    The Granite Walk of Ages - May 30, 2014 (White Park, Concord, NH)

    Granite Walk of Ages: The “Granite Walk of Ages” (formerly the "Intergenerational Wellness Walk") is a statewide health initiative, centered on bringing together towns, cities, schools, organizations and businesses in New Hampshire. This walk focuses on prevention, decreased physical inactivity, and increased employee health.

    For more information and to register click here (.doc)

    The NHAHPERD Fit Vid Challenge

    We are giving your school the chance to show us what you can do! Not just physically but all around. Create a short video, or “Fit-Vid”, about 2-3 minutes long showing everyone how your school practices healthy lifestyles. How does your school stay active, eat healthy and grow towards overall wellness. We want you to look outside your PE class and really get involved- get help from your graphic design classes, get help from your cooking teacher, talk to your school cafeteria!

    Once you’ve created your Fit-Vid, it’s time to upload it! Go to NHAHPERD’s Facebook page and upload it to our wall! Get your school to “Like” it-the school with the most “Likes” will walk away with $150 for their school. There will be one winner picked for Elementary, one for Middle and one for High schools that submits a Fit-Vid. Only one video per school will be allowed. Winners will be announced at NH’s Granite Walk of Ages May 30th! Get Moving!

    SPEAK Out for Health & PE Event (March 11-12,2014)

    Dear NHAHPERD Member,

    You need to get involved, an important event (SPEAK Out for Health & PE) is occurring on March 11-12 in Washington DC. Even if you cannot attend, we encourage you to lend your voice by clicking on this Legislative Action Link http://www.aahperd.org/whatwedo/advocacy/
    Take action now to contact our NH Congressional Delegation. NHAHPERD believes this is a very important step in having PE and Health as Core Subjects under federal law.

    For additional information contact: Debbie Georgevits
    Public Relations/Advocacy NHAHPERD @ dgeorgevits@sau18.org

    Manchester Monarchs and NHAHPERD - Healthy Hat Trick Program

    This season the Manchester Monarchs and NHAHPERD have partnered to create the “Healthy Hat Trick Program.” The program will focus on growing physical fitness and healthy eating habits in our schools while also recognizing students and schools who go above and beyond in the areas of fitness and nutrition.

    Click Here for More Information

  • 2014

    Taking the 90-Mile Challenge

    Are YOU taking the Challenge? Join the hundreds of New Hampshire citizens who are Taking the 90-Mile Challenge.

    The New Hampshire Governor's Council on Physical Activity and Health, and WalkNH challenge YOU to walk, run, hike, bike, JUST MOVE A-Mile-A-Day...Every Day...for 90 Days (a Mile= 20 mins of ANY physical activity). The Challenge begins on June 20th...First day of Summer...and ends on September 21st...the last day of Summer!
    Joining is quick and easy...no user names...no passwords. Visit our website (link is below), and simply click on the icon that reads: "I'm Taking the Challenge!". You will then be sent a reply with your activity tracking tool (Passport), and a FAQs sheet.

    Stay engaged, and check your e-mails, so that you can be eligible to WIN one of the weekly prizes, as well as the end-of-program Grand Prizes!

    Walk NH Week 2012

    Walk NH Week 2012. You can schedule a walk with your school, senior center, health facility, business, park and recreation department, etc. to be a part of this statewide effort to encourage people to make walking part of their daily lifestyle.

    Click here for flyer
    Click here for more information

    Active Schools Acceleration Project’s Innovation Competition

    Dear Leader in Wellness,
    We recently sent you information about the Active Schools Acceleration Project’s Innovation Competition – and appreciate your efforts to notify your members about this opportunity. The entry deadline is April 2, 2012 and we’re writing to ask you to remind them there’s still time to enter the competition, which seeks the very best programs and technologies to promote school-based physical activity.
    A reminder notice can be sent to your members in e-news, website posting, Facebook and Twitter. The word document, attached, has templates to help you spread the word.
     The competition will award multiple prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to schools with the best, most innovative programs for getting students to be physically active.  This opportunity is for programs currently being used in elementary schools and districts (ages 5-12, K-6th grade). 
    For more details about the competition visit: www.ActiveSchoolsASAP.org
     ASAP is an initiative of ChildObesity180. Conducted in collaboration with Tufts University, Child Obesity180 fosters cross-sector collaboration through a portfolio of high-impact initiatives to reverse the trend of childhood obesity.
    Thanks for your support,
    Becky Clark
     On behalf of ChildObesity180

    Keene State Alumni and Students – You’re Invited!

    Keene State Alumni and Students – You’re Invited!

    Who: KSC Alumni & Students NHAHPERD Annual Conference attendees
    Where: The Speakeasy/Conference Center
    When: 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM Thursday, Nov. 17th.

    Come join KSC physical education faculty and alumni/parent relations staff for a fun and informative reception before the awards dinner on Thursday, November 17. Also joining us will be Alan Hodsdon ’68, president of the Alumni Association Board.

    We’ll have special prizes and giveaways including our new Owl Towel! So, plan to stop in, enjoy a “healthy” snack and talk about how KSC continues to educate!

    Online Professional Development via AAHPERD

    Professional Development At Your Finger Tips

    Check out AAHPERD's upcoming webinars!

    The National Associations offer special discounted pricing for their webinar series.

    Unit Date Webinar
    AAHE 10/19 The How and Why of Implementing a Bullying Prevention Program*
    Implementing a bullying prevention program can be a difficult task. You will be guided through key strategies necessary for success.
    AAHPERD 10/19 Alliance Scholar: Youth Fitness Testing—National/International Issues
    This webinar is an ideal way for university classes, students, and practitioners to access the expertise of James R. Morrow, Jr., PhD.
    AAPAR 11/10 Autism: Oh the Possibilities in Physical Education
    Come learn a brief overview of ASD, the law, and how evidence-based interventions used in the special education classroom can be implemented into general and adapted physical education classes.
    NASPE 11/15 Adding Muscle to Your PE Program**
    Integrate strength and conditioning into your existing physical education curriculum. Receive specific examples and tips to make your program a success!
    AAHE 11/16 School Health Education in the 21st Century*
    Is the goal of school health education to foster the adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors, or is it to improve knowledge and skills? Presenters outline their positions on this and other issues.
    AAPAR 12/8 The APE Technology Toolbox: Innovative Ideas and Instructional Strategies for Children with Autism in Physical Education
    This presentation will provide examples and instruction on how to create several innovative ideas and instructional strategies to support children with autism in physical education.

    AAHPERD Helps Break Guinness World Record with First Lady Michelle Obama

    Reston, VA-On October 11, 2011, The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) joined First Lady Michelle Obama, National Geographic Kids magazine, and President's Council on Fitness, Sport & Nutrition member and Olympian Michelle Kwan on the South Lawn of the White House to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. Mrs. Obama kicked off the event, which spanned across the world.

    AAHPERD, who partnered with National Geographic Kids in support of the event, also helped to recruit schools across the nation to help break the record. Participating schools received a message from the First Lady encouraging them to stay active and thanking them for participating in the record-breaking event.

    AAHPERD was proud to work with National Geographic Kids to promote its Let's Move in School initiative, which supports the goal of Let's Move and pledges to give teachers, principals, superintendents, school boards, and parents the support they need to help our kids to become more physically educated and active in school.

    School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

    School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity is available in PDF format. This resource has been published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Use the link below to download the document.

  • 2013


    Date: April 11, 2015; 9 –12 pm; Windham Middle School
    Location: Windham Middle School, 112A Lowell Road, Windham, NH
    Time: 8:30—9 am, Registration; 9:00—12:00 pm—3 Hour Workshop
    Cost: $20; includes morning refreshments; (opportunity to purchase the NEW: National Standards & Grade Level Outcomes for K-12 PE book for additional $25 while supplies last); 3 Hours Staff Development Certificate

    Learn More | Register

    Manchester Monarchs and NHAHPERD - Healthy Hat Trick Program

    This season the Manchester Monarchs and NHAHPERD have partnered to create the “Healthy Hat Trick Program.” The program will focus on growing physical fitness and healthy eating habits in our schools while also recognizing students and schools who go above and beyond in the areas of fitness and nutrition.

    Click Here for More Information | Click Here to Register | Click Here for Sign Up Flyer

    NHAHPERD Conference Registration 2011 - REGISTER ONLINE!

    To Register for this Year's Conference.

    1. Go to http://www.nhahperd.org/registration/

    2. Fill out the form

    3. Verify the information and Submit it to NHAHPERD

    4. Print Registration Form and Send with Payment to the address on the form.

    NHAHPERD Cool Cues Document Available for Download

    NHAHPERD's Cool Cues for Skill Building Document is now available in .pdf format. Click the link below to download.


    NHAHPERD Conference - Topic Wish List

    Dear NHAHPERD Professionals,

    The following is a list of what people would like to see presented at NHAHPERD this year. If you think you would like to "tackle" one of the topics please use the online presenter form (http://www.nhahperd.org/PresenterForm/) to submit your session.

    Thanks from NHAHPERD

    Requested Topics List
    • Elementary activities
    • High School level Activities
    • How to get the most out of a PE class 45 min-once a week
    • Yoga
    • Mindfulness meditation
    • Team Building/cooperative games
    • Exercise gaming
    • Getting students excited about PE, especially those that “hate” it
    • Standards based report cards
    • DiscGolf
    • More technology involved workshops:DDR/WiiFit
    • Activities for the older population
    • Coaching styles-bring in some Hall of Fame coaches to talk about their programs
    • Linedancing
    • Instant warm-ups
    • Circus stuff
    • Brain-based learning
    • Adventure based Initiatives or Ice Breakers
    • Weight training & accurate & most up to date fitness knowledge
    • Integrating academic subjects w/ elementary PE
    • What is with Fitnessgram? Continuing on using & improving Fitnessgram
    • Volleyball techniques and activities
    • Rutgers University Sex etc. Presentations (MichelleScarpulla)
    • Health ed topics like fun health activities
    • Fitness through games
    • Assessments & incorporating fitness into warm-ups
    • Pre-school movement activities
    • Motor learning

    INTERGENERATIONAL WELLNESS 5K WALK (June 1, 2011) - Updated (April 6, 2011)

    Kick –Off to Walk NH Week 2011
    June 1, 2011
    White Park, Concord, NH

    Intergenerational Wellness Walk: The "Intergenerational Wellness Walk" is a statewide health initiative, centered on bringing together towns, cities, schools, organizations and businesses in New Hampshire. This walk focuses on prevention, decreased physical inactivity, and increased employee health. We will examine integrated strategies to reduce the impact of chronic disease and promote optimal health.

    9am - 10:00 Sign-in Registration at White Park
    10am - 10:45 1.5 mile walk to State House for reading of the Proclamation
    11am – Noon Return walk to White Park (Bring a lunch)

    IWW Flyer (.pdf) | Registration Form (.doc) | Walk NH Registration Form (.doc)

    Let's Move In School 2011

    As part of the Let's Move in School initiative, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NASPE/AAHPERD) is conducting the 2011 Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) Survey to gather baseline data about the extent to which schools are implementing CSPAP components at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

    Click Here to Learn More

    2011 USTA New England Grant Application

    Promote and Develop Your Tennis Programs and Leagues!!!

    Please use the link below to get information about the USTA New England Grant Application, which is due by March 1st.


    Reminder: in order to apply for the grant your organization must be a USTA organization member.

    Below is the link to join/ rejoin.

    I have also attached a discount order form for non-profit based organizations in case you need to price out some equipment as part of your grant application.

    Contact me with any questions.

    Eric Driscoll
    USTA New England
    Community Relations Manager - Maine & NH
    110 Turnpike Road
    Westborough, MA 01581

    "To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis"

    Hinding Tennis- Official Sponsor of USTA New England (www.hindingtennis.com)

    The Essex Resort & Spa-Official Sponsor of USTA New England League Section Championships (www.vtculinaryresort.com)

    USTA Tennis Workshop in Southern NH

    From: nhhpet-bounces@maillist2.nh.gov
    [mailto:nhhpet-bounces@maillist2.nh.gov] On Behalf Of Sara Loughlin
    Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:26 AM
    Cc: nhhpet@maillist2.nh.gov
    Subject: [Nhhpet] USTA Tennis Workshop in Southern NH

    To All,

    We are hosting the USTA Tennis Workshop at Hillside Middle School in
    Manchester. See below for all the details and please email me back if you
    are interested.


    Sara Loughlin


    Eric Driscoll is available to come to Hillside for the 3 hour tennis
    in-service on Monday, January 31st at 9:00. You will need to apply for a
    workshop day on the 31st to be able to participate. We need 12
    participants and $35 per school/organization.

    The $35 fee will cover you fee for the workshop as well as the USTA
    membership (to get discounted rates on equipment).
    If your school has an after school component, you will also receive free
    tennis rackets. This is a great opportunity for the staff and students.
    Who can say no to free equipment (well 35 $ worth of new stuff).

    Eric has wanted to work with the Manchester School District for a long
    time. Lets make it happen!
    Please email me by December 21st if you are interested (I hope you are)!

    Sara Loughlin
    Hillside Middle School
    112 Reservoir Ave
    Manchester, NH 03104

    Conference Flyer 2010 Available

    2010 Conference Flyer is available for download.

    Click Here (.pdf) - Updated September 24, 2010

    EDA / NJAHPERD Joint Convention 2011

    Dear State AHPERD Members -

    I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2011 EDA/NJAHPERD Joint Convention at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, NJ - February 16-19, 2011.   Mark your calendars and plan to attend this wonderful professional opportunity in a beautiful ocean front location.  More information will be coming your way in the late summer and early fall regarding programs, registration, and hotel reservations – so watch your mail and email and check the EDA/AAHPERD Website.  If you want to check out the location, visit the Ocean Place Resort and Spa website:  http://www.oceanplace.com/   

    Please consider submitting a program proposal and share your knowledge and expertise.  Program Proposal forms are available on the EDA/AAHPERD Website:  http://www.aahperd.org/about/districts/eastern/index.cfm and the NJAHPERD Website:  http://www.njahperd.org/cms/images/stories/pdfs/eda-njahperd.call.for.programs.5.19.pdf   All Program Proposals are due July 15th.   Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise.  

    Because this is an EDA/AAHPERD and NJAHPERD Joint convention all participants and presenters (except NJAHPERD members) must be AAHPERD members.  Please visit the AAHPERD website to view the benefits of becoming a member of this great professional organization as well as a member of your state association.  AAHPERD: http://www.aahperd.org/  

    As an incentive for those professionals who have never attended or have not attended an EDA Convention in more than 5 years, EDA offers a Professional Development Grant.  For more information, see below.

    EDA Professional Development Grant The purpose of the Professional Development Grant is to encourage increased participation in the Eastern District Association by having professionals in the disciplines of HPERD attend the EDA Convention.  The Professional Development Grant program will provide financial support of $150.00 for qualified individuals to attend the EDA convention.  Applicants must be first time attendees OR have not attended an EDA Convention in more than five years. A total of 10 grants are allocated for the February 16-19, 2011 convention in Long Branch, NJ.  For more information and an application go to the following link:  http://www.aahperd.org/about/districts/eastern/grants.cfm If you have any questions about the Convention, please contact Lynn Johnson:  lvjohnson@plymouth.edu  

    Please SAVE THE DATE!!  We look forward to seeing you in NJ in February 2011!!


    Lynn V. Johnson, Ed.D.
    Associate Professor
    Health and Human Performance
    Plymouth State University
    Office Phone:  603-535-2733
    Fax:  603-535-2395
    Immediate Past President ~ Eastern District/AAHPERD
    EDA/AAHPERD and NJAHPERD Joint Convention ~
    “Leading the Way:  Education, Service, and Accountability” ~ February 16-19, 2011 ~ Long Branch, NJ

    May Proclaimed Physical Fitness and Sport Month

    You can download a copy of the proclamation by clicking here.

    Back to Football Friday - Health and Wellness Grant

    Celebrate your NFL team pride for the chance to win a $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 health and wellness grant* and a visit from an NFL player!

    Registration Begins July 1
    Say NASPE Sent You!

    In partnership with the National Football League, National Association for Sport and Physical Education is proud to present Back to Football Friday!

    On Friday, September 10, passion for NFL football teams will be on full display as schools show their NFL pride for a chance to win exciting prizes.

    Plan a fun celebration of your favorite team and your school could be one of 34 across the nation named NFL PLAY 60 Super Schools. Winning schools will receive a visit from a real NFL player and a $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 health and wellness grant.*

    Find out more at

    Click Here to Download Flyer (pdf)

    AAHPERD Hoops For Heart Grant Program

    Hoops For Heart coordinators are eligible to apply for the AAHPERD JRFH/HFH Grant Program! This grant will provide you with a one year AAHPERD membership, a trip to the AAHPERD National Convention, a $1,200 US Games gift certificate to purchase equipment that will enhance your physical education program, and hard copies of NASPE, AAHE, and NDA Education Standards. Download an application and get more information on this grant.

    • Click Here to Learn More About Hoops for Heart

    • Click Here to Learn More About Jump for Heart

    If you have any questions regarding this grant program please contact Caroline Taylor, Joint Projects Program Manager, at 800.213.7193 or via email at ctaylor@aahperd.org.