Elementary Teachers of the Year
The Teacher of the Year awards are given in recognition of outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate today’s youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity. These individuals were honored during the 2019 Oregon SHAPE Conference in Bend on October 11 & 12.
Brack Hassell is in his tenth year of teaching elementary physical education and his fourth year at Cascade Locks and Parkdale elementary schools in the Hood River County School District. Brack is an active member of his community who creates a very positive, encouraging, and safe classroom environment where students feel comfortable trying new things and where mistakes are part of the learning process. His principal, Gus Hedberg, feels he really excels at helping kids feel successful because of how thoughtful he is about his lesson design and planning which includes non-traditional physical activities such as paddle boarding and skateboarding. His influence does not stop inside his gym classroom, as Brack is an important part of his school staff where he coaches teachers in staff meetings on how to provide physical activity “brain boosts” that can be used inside the classroom. He also partners with his PTO on a number of things. Says Hedberg, “Brack is a master PE teacher, he is an incredibly hard-working and humble individual. He is a leader in his school in many ways and his presence makes all of us better.”
Jordan Ng’s goal since he began teaching 13 years ago at West Powellhurst Elementary School in the David Douglas School District has been to educate and inspire all students to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. His principal, Susan Olds, notes that he holds to the principles of quality physical education instruction that supports PE standards and is engaging for all kids. Social and emotional learning is a cornerstone of Jordan’s teaching practice. He utilizes the John Wooden Pyramid of Success, is encouraging and works to connect with all students in his school’s very diverse community. He is sought out by university professors every year when they ask to place student teachers under Jordan’s direction and mentorship. Ng is also a leader for health and wellness at the district level. He has led and been a member of the West Powellhurst school’s Wellness Committee. Says Olds, “Jordan is on the District Wellness Committee and works with other district professionals to bring activities and ideas to every school in our district to support staff health and wellness. Jordan has a deep devotion to ensuring that our staff understands how to take care of themselves both physically and emotionally.”
The Oregon SHAPE “Send A Teacher” campaign is a t-shirt fundraiser intended to support sending one Oregon SHAPE member to the 2020 SHAPE America National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. The fundraising goal is to sell 100 t-shirts which would raise approximately $1,700. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be combined with the Oregon SHAPE Member dues scholarship fund to pay for: Convention registration, hotel and airfare, a food per diem, substitute costs, and other associated costs.
To be eligible to be selected for this prize, you must be a current Oregon SHAPE member and you must purchase a t-shirt. You may purchase a shirt to support Oregon Health and Physical Educators and choose not to participate in the grand prize drawing. The grand prize drawing will be awarded by a lottery upon the completion of the fundraiser.
If the fundraiser falls significantly short of its financial goal, we will still use all proceeds to help partially pay an Oregon SHAPE member’s cost to attend the national convention. At that time, it will be determined by the Oregon SHAPE board if a grand prize drawing is still appropriate or if a mini-grant application to be reviewed by a committee would be more appropriate.
The t-shirt is an American Apparel (Made in the USA) red jersey t-shirt. The Oregon SHAPE logo is on the front chest and on the back is the slogan “Gym is a place. Physical Education is a Lifestyle”. The t-shirt is red so educators who choose to wear red on Wednesdays can do so with an Oregon SHAPE t-shirt. All t-shirt orders will be completed within two weeks of the close of the fundraiser and shipped directly to you.
The direct link to the fundraiser is: http://bit.ly/oregonsendateacher19
Want to become a member so that you can participate in the grand prize drawing? Click on the image below to sign up!
Our Oregon SHAPE President, Adam Howell, was featured on KTVZ Central Oregon’s News Channel 21 tonight. They featured his “Take Your Parent to PE Week” program. You can check out the video here: https://www.ktvz.com/…/parents-join-jewell-eleme…/1125895526
Has anyone else done this at their schools? One of our conference featured speakers, William Potter, will be presenting a session at our conference on Oct 11-12! He will be sharing about the program at his school and how you can implement it at your school!
There is still time to get that early bird rate! Deadline is Saturday, September 28! Register here: https://oregonshape.wildapricot.org/event-3459825
Are you interested in doing archery at your school? You will now have the opportunity to learn how to make this happen at our pre-conference workshop on Friday, October 11 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We have limited spots available, so make sure to register today! Deadline to register is Friday, October 4.
Studies show that archery improves student motivation, attention, behavior, attendance, and focus. It is also great for students that aren’t involved with other school sports.
NASP® (National Archery in the Schools Program) is an in-school archery program for students in grades 4th- 12th. The archery curriculum was written by education, conservation, and target archery experts to meet state and national educational standards. Currently, ODFW is providing both the certification training and equipment kits needed to start NASP® at no cost to Oregon schools. This includes the training needed to be an archery instructor and equipment including: bows, arrows, a back-stop curtain, targets, and a bow rack.
Archery is currently a growing sport here in Oregon, and each year more schools become involved in NASP®. NASP® is both an in-school and after-school activity. This means that competition and scholarship opportunities are growing as well. This past year we had over 9,000 students from 78 school participate in NASP®. At the State NASP® tournament ODFW was able to award $4,500 in scholarship prizes.
Want to learn more about how NASP® is run and some frequently asked questions? Check out the document!
Learn more about our exciting line up of featured speakers here. Who worked at Blockbuster? Who has lived on four different continents? Who dropped out of student teaching, but came back? Who plays competitive roller derby? Who is a writer?
Join us and special guest Jamie Sparks, president of SHAPE America, for the second annual Oregon SHAPE Leadership Development Conference (LDC)! What a great way to kick off your 2019-20 school year!
When: Friday, August 23, 2019, at 9:00 AM
Where: Bonny Slope Elementary (Beaverton)
Registration Link: http://oregonshape.wildapricot.org/event-3513769
*If you would like to attend this leadership opportunity, please complete the event registration by the day of the event.
Join Oregon SHAPE and special guest Jamie Sparks, the president of SHAPE America, for the second annual Leadership Development Conference (LDC). Oregon SHAPE is seeking qualified and motivated educators committed to making a valuable contribution as a leader in the profession.
The main outcomes of this conference include the following:
If you have any questions please contact our president, Adam Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is the last day to submit your #OSHAPE19 conference session proposals! The submission form will close at 11:59 PM (Friday, June 21) so get them in now while you can as we have limited spots available!
Questions about the conference? Check out our conference page, or reach out to our conference planning team at email@example.com.
Open up your calendars and book off Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 for the Annual Oregon SHAPE Conference! We will be hosting the conference in Bend, Oregon for one more year. The featured speakers and keynote will be announced in the coming weeks, so please check back soon!
The call for proposals is now LIVE and will close on Friday, June 21. Please get in your proposals as soon as you can so you do not miss the deadline at the end of the school year!
Questions about the call for proposals or the conference? Want to be part of our amazing conference planning team? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exciting news! We are extending the deadline of our membership drive an extra 7 days to celebrate the week of the National SHAPE America Convention! The new deadline is the end of the day on April 15. To follow along with what is happening at the convention follow #SHAPETampa.
Please take this next week to help spread the word and invite more folks to become members of this amazing health and physical education community in Oregon!
To learn more about the membership drive and how to win some exciting prizes, click here.
The membership drive ends on April 8, so make sure to sign up today and reach out to your colleagues this week! Only one week left!
We created this great video showcasing a few of our members sharing why they are an Oregon SHAPE member. Check out the YouTube video below!
Here is a quick recap of the great prizes you could be entered to win by signing up, and/or referring others during our membership drive!
To learn more about the membership drive, click here!