Four SPARK Schools Win National Award for Healthy Schools

June 28th, 2010

Each year, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation awards  the Healthy Schools Program National Recognition Award to schools around the country that have reached an important benchmark in improving the learning and working environments of students and staff. By making significant changes in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity and staff wellness, these schools […]

2010 PEP Grant Update & Helpful Tips

June 21st, 2010

2010 PEP Grant Applications have been announced and now it’s time to hustle! You’ve got 30 days (or less – depending on when you read this) to put in a high quality proposal. Here are a few important things to think about as you do your best to meet the deadline. Register online as soon […]

Joining the 2010 PEP Squad!

June 18th, 2010

Great news for all of us in the good ole’ U.S.A. this week. No, the oil is still leaking; Democrats and Republicans continue to argue; there is no peace in the Middle East. But if you’re someone who cares about healthy kids, you’re smiling from ear to ear. The 2010 PEP Grants were released! These […]

Good News About Active Physical Education

June 16th, 2010

To those of us at SPARK, and certainly to me, active classes is a hallmark of quality Physical Education (PE). A PE class in which students are standing or sitting most of the time cannot be a good PE class. PE is about teaching through the physical. The goal is to teach movement skills, teamwork, […]

Aristotle said, “Philosophize AND Exercise”

June 2nd, 2010

OK, Aristotle probably never said that, but we do know the ancient Greeks were big supporters of the mind-body connection and whole child advocates. What about YOUR school and district? Even if this topic is Greek to you, read on for a pita full of tasty information you’ll want to share with your fellow teachers […]