Oregon SHAPE

#OSHAPE16: Another Successful Year

The annual Oregon SHAPE Conference took place on Saturday October 1st at Pacific University. The conference was a great success and we were very fortunate to have some of the most innovative featured guests from around the country.


The day started off with some awesome and energizing dancing lead by MacKenzie Mushel Ellis and OSHAPE board member Cheryl Wardell.

Artie Kamyia then delivered a great Keynote to #OSHAPE16 attendees!

After Artie’s awesome Keynote, breakout sessions began!

OSHAPE Board member Adam Howell did a good job of capturing the action in a variety of sessions.


Jessica Lawrence and Dawn Graf-Haight  joined us as a presenters and as vendor! Great to see you both!

The morning continued with some really engaging learning going on during  sessions!

The selfie frame was a hit! Two awesome TOYS from Washington!

The student volunteers did a great job! We were lucky to have you!

After a lovely lunch we talked about House Bill 3141 and started a Demo Slam

Sessions started up after the Demo Slam! There was a wide of variety of sessions today; physical education active sessions, health sessions, and advocacy sessions.

Twitter and other social media platforms continue to be a great connecting point for health and physical education teachers everywhere.

The PE for Every Kid (PEAK) Coalition came to chat with Health and Physical Educators about House Bill 3141

A lot of Health and Physical Educators stuck around for the end of the conference and some got lucky during the drawing! Thanks so much to Sportime featuring Spark, Gopher, Focused Fitness and The American Heart Association who donated a ton of Raffle Gifts.

We can’t wait until next years conference in Bend Oregon!

A special thanks to Pacific University for allowing us to host the 2016 Oregon SHAPE Conference at their facilities.

New Conference Promotion Posters

Join us in sharing two new posters to promote the Oregon SHAPE 2016 Conference! You can access the 2016 conference posters here (Presenter Poster,  Conference Poster).

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Want to know more about the conference and find out how you can register? Go to the Conference Information Tab or email us at oregonshape@gmail.com.

SHAPE America Seeks Candidates for President-Elect and the Board of Directors

The Nominations Committee is seeking candidates for the 2017 SHAPE America president-elect and three new at-large members for the Board of Directors. Each position is a three-year term.
The Board of Directors is the governing body of SHAPE America and has supervision, control and direction of the business, property, finances and affairs of the association. The Board is composed of 11 professional members including the president, past president and president-elect. Professional members who have been a member in good standing for five years immediately prior to the election are eligible. Any SHAPE America member may suggest candidates (or themselves) to the Nominations Committee. Nominees will be invited to submit their names as candidates by providing their vita, responses to selected questions, and an indication of their willingness to serve, if elected.
All candidate application materials must be received electronically on or before  October 15, 2016 .
The nomination forms are posted to the website here. For more information, contact Nominations Committee Chair Dan Persse at dcpersse@gmail.com.

NEW Membership Benefits

In the past being a member of Oregon SHAPE was ambiguous. If you attended the conference, you were considered a member. If you didn’t, you were not. As your professional organization, we have taken steps to clearly define the benefits of becoming a member of Oregon SHAPE. You can now become a member of Oregon SHAPE in the following ways:

  • Professional Membership = $50
  • Retired Membership = $25
  • Student Membership = FREE

To learn more about the power of an Oregon SHAPE membership read about the Benefits of Membership here.

Check out the membership tab to learn when and how this new membership structure will start!

Conference Registration & Program are LIVE!

The Oregon SHAPE 2016 Conference will feature back to back cutting edge sessions from elite presenters across the country!

Join us on October 1, 2016 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Go to the Conference Information page to get all the details about the conference, the program and registration!

Don’t forget to check out our amazing line-up of featured presenters! Did you know that 7 out of 21 presenters are National and/or District Teachers of the Year?!

We hope to see you all there!


Oregon SHAPE Conference 2016 – Call for Proposals is open!

The 2016 Oregon SHAPE conference committee is working hard to make the conference this year the best yet! We are looking forward to hosting the conference at Pacific University in Forest Grove on Saturday, October 1st. We have an exciting keynote and amazing line up of featured speakers who will be announced very soon. So stay tuned!


Do you want to share your ideas and knowledge with attendees at the conference? The call for proposals is now open! If you are interested in submitting a session proposal please do not wait! We have limited spots available. Check out our form below to submit your proposal today! The closing date to get your proposals in is July 30th, 2016.

Call for Proposals Form

For more information on the conference, check out our conference page here, or you can email us at oregonshape@gmail.com.

Attention Student Leaders!

We wanted to share an informational video with you that was created by Eastern Washington University and SHAPE Washington. Recently Tracy Krause, Sara Russell, and Gayle See visited Eastern Washington University student major class. During this visit they had some great discussions around ESSA, state work, and how to look for a job. They also shared their state website and shape of the nation report. This would be a great video to share with student leaders across our state.

Take some time to watch the video here to learn more!