What the 2016 Shape of the Nation Report Says About Recess

June 6th, 2017

The latest Shape of the Nation report included a combination of recess and research. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and SHAPE America have poured vast amounts of time and energy into figuring out how our children can get the most out of recess. In the U.S., two recesses rarely look […]

How Physical Education Can Help Students Beat Exam Stress

June 1st, 2017

Did you know that almost a third of children in the U.S. say they have experienced symptoms of stress? This stress impacts everything from academic performance to behavior in classrooms. So, what can be done to change this, especially during high-stress times like final exams? Physical education teachers are in a good position to help […]

Are Your Students Meeting the Physical Education Guidelines?

May 22nd, 2017

By teaching young minds the proper techniques of physical fitness, educators are better able to instill valuable knowledge that will last a lifetime. But how close are your students coming to an ideal physical education? Read on to discover the Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create […]

When Kids are Physically Active at School, #WellnessWins

April 28th, 2017

Through quality physical education, kids learn how to move their bodies fluently and develop the necessary skills to lead an active life. In Rockingham County Schools, more than 12,000 students can count on opportunities to be active each and every day – thanks, in part, to our wellness policy.