President’s Blog

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Greetings all Arizona Health and Physical Education members,  It is truly hard to believe it is already Summer! I mean we just finished celebrating the New Year a few days ago, right?! I guess it’s true when they say ‘time flies when you’re having fun’.  In all seriousness, this school year has not only been a challenge for all teachers, …


Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, Partnerships, Public Relations

This year, as Black communities across the state celebrate Juneteenth, the Arizona Department of Education is proud to share in the celebration and provide resources to learn more about the complex and tragic history of slavery and emancipation in the United States. In this blog, you’ll find information on: the history of Juneteenth Juneteenth’s path to becoming the newest federal …

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Partnership News & Events, Partnerships


Tips to Prevent Bullying as Students Return to In-Person Classe

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Best Practices, News & Events

By: Ed Board, After a year of virtual and hybrid schooling, many children are returning to in-person learning. This is welcome news. In addition to the academic and social engagement schools provide, they also offer critical services and benefits that include school supported resources like meal programs, special education, mental health services, and childcare. And while the absence of …

Congratulations Kyle!

Public Relations News & Events

Congratulations Kyle!! Anasazi Elementary, Scottsdale, Arizona. National Elementary Physical Educator of the Year!!

Updated Membership Portal

Membership News & Events

Arizona Health and Physical Education would like to announce updates to the Membership Portal.  These updates will make it easier to become a new member, renew your membership and manage information for upcoming events. Our login system is based on your email and a password. We have added options to make it easier.  You may now login with Facebook and/or …

Arizona Senate Bill 1058

Advocacy Advocacy, News & Events

Arizona Health and Physical Education Members A recent bill, SB 1058, has been proposed that could drastically affect Physical Education as well as other subject areas. This bill essentially gives parents of a student in a public educational institution the right to review learning materials and activities in advance. The parent could look at lessons prior to the teacher actually …

Arizona Health and Physical Education Leaders Advocate for Federal Funding Virtually!

Public Relations Advocacy, News & Events, Public Relations, SHAPE America

SHAPE America Members Ask Congress to Fully Fund Title IV, Part A of ESSA 3/19/21 Mesa, Arizona In an effort to educate members of Congress about the importance of a well-rounded education within the bi-partisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) leaders from Arizona Health and Physical Education Association are advocating virtually to Congressional Offices on Capitol Hill to advocate for …

Udderly Moovelous News for Arizona schools!

Matt Mixer, Executive Director News & Events

It’s time to kick off National School Breakfast week! Let’s score big and help celebrate the most important meal of the day as we raise a glass in thanks to all the hard working school nutrition heroes. We all need to understand that missing meals and experiencing hunger impairs a child’s development and academic achievement. Hungry children are unable to focus …

Big Feats Virtual Race

Marketing Advocacy, Marketing, News & Events, Partnerships, SHAPE America

Join SHAPE America and Gopher for the “Big Feats for SHAPE America” Virtual Race as we race to raise much-needed funds for high-needs schools through SHAPE America’s Impact Schools Grant program. 80% of funds raised will go back to high-needs schools by providing essential funds for the equipment, training and safe spaces they need in order to foster a lifetime of health …