Oregon SHAPE

Call for Proposals is LIVE!

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! 

To submit a proposal please fill in this form

Questions about the call for proposals or the conference? Want to be part of our amazing conference planning team? E-mail us at oregonshape@gmail.com.


Deadline Extended!

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.


I am an Oregon SHAPE member because…

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!

  1. All NEW members who join during our membership drive will be entered for a chance to win some sweet Oregon SHAPE swag, valued at over $50!
  2. All new and current members who refer their colleagues will be entered in a raffle and have a chance to win some BIG PRIZE$!!
    • PRIZE ONE – $50 Visa Gift Card: Refer 1 person to be entered into this raffle (3 winners total).
    • PRIZE TWO – $250 Visa Gift Card: Refer 2 people to be entered into this raffle (1 winner).
    • GRAND PRIZE – $500 Visa Gift Card: Refer 3 or more people to be entered into this raffle (1 winner).

To learn more about the membership drive, click here!


A Message From Your President!

Check out this quick message from our President, Adam Howell.

Meet the 2018 Oregon SHAPE State Teachers of the Year!

Oregon SHAPE’s State Teacher of the Year program would like to honor excellence in our profession by recognizing three outstanding teachers!

Elementary Teachers of the Year

  • Christy Wilson, Raleigh Park Elementary School, Beaverton School District
  • Jordan Werner, Riverside Elementary School, Grants Pass School District 7

Middle School Teacher of the Year

  • Todd Stoddard, Lake Ridge Junior High School, Lake Oswego School District

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 2018 Oregon SHAPE Conference this past weekend in Bend. 

Meet our Teachers of the Year!

Christy Wilson
Raleigh Park Elementary School
Beaverton School District

Christy Wilson’s learning environment fosters inquiry and a joy of movement, two things Christy models daily. She is involved at her school on the leadership committee, at the district level as a member of the active student’s cadre developing classroom physical activity and spends time collaborating with PE colleagues around the nation researching best practice and new ways to engage her students. Her love of teaching evident daily and relationship with her students is number one. Christy is in her 17th year of teaching Physical Education and is currently teaching at Raleigh Park Elementary in the Beaverton School District.


Jordan Werner
Riverside Elementary School

Grants Pass School District

Jordan Werner may only be in his 6th year of teaching, but he has changed the way physical education is viewed at Riverside Elementary, Grants Pass School District and community. In his short time as a teacher, he has changed PE from a sports-only curriculum to one that is focused on physical literacy, positive social interaction, and cooperative learning. His PE program places an emphasis on individualized learning, cooperative learning, and physical literacy through a variety of different activities to ensure that every student finds something to value and enjoy throughout the year.

Todd Stoddard
Lakeridge Junior High School

Lake Oswego School District

Todd Stoddard has made a significant impact on the PE program at Lakeridge Junior High School in the Lake Oswego School District in just two years. Todd helps students identify activities that they enjoy doing that can be pursued outside of school and understand the importance of personal fitness. His program by guiding students through a wide variety of activities including less traditional ones like dancing and rock climbing. Tod has gained the full support of his administrators, parents, community members, students, and fellow staff members through various activities, including organizing after-school events, giving presentations, and creating personal relationships with stakeholders. Todd is in his 7th year of teaching.

Sign Up Now: Saturday Morning Activity at CycleBar Bend!

We are excited to share that we have a partnership with Cyclebar Bend to put on a morning “Dance Party on a Bike” cycle class for conference attendees! Trust me, you DO NOT want to miss out on this exciting activity! There are LIMITED SPOTS so make sure to sign up now! 

Date & Time: Saturday, October 13 at 6:00 AM. Please show up at least 15 minutes prior to the ride so the CycleBar team can help you get settled in!

Location: CycleBar Bend Studio. 655 SW Powerhouse Dr #150, Bend, OR 97702

Cost: Only $10!

Registration: Limited to 49 spots so register ASAP! See below for details!

  • Visit the CycleBar website at https://bend.cyclebar.com/
  • Click Sign Up Now in the bottom right corner.
  • Create an account
  • Once created, go to the Book A Class, scroll to October 13 and choose the Oregon SHAPE class.
  • You will need to purchase a Drop-In Class and enter the promo code SHAPE to reduce the price to $10.

If you have any questions, please let us know at oregonshape@gmail.com

Meet Our Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors!

Conference Sponsor: Platinum

We would like to thank Oregon Active Schools, who is brought to us by the Northwest Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and Nike, for their Main Sponsorship of the conference. They have provided us with a very generous donation that is helping our planning team make this the best conference yet! Oregon Active Schools supports programs that inspire a lifelong love of physical activity and its many benefits for every child in Oregon through opportunities to be active before, during and after school. To learn more about Oregon Active Schools, please click here.


Conference Sponsor: Gold

We would like thank Sportime featuring SPARK, a division of School Specialty, for their Gold Level Sponsorship of the conference. They are providing conference bags, lanyards, and some of the equipment for presenters that will be raffled off at the end of the conference! Make sure to stop by their booth and check out their sessions; “PE for ALL: Strategies to Create an Inclusive Environment” on Saturday at 1:30 PM, and “Rhythmic Movement: Moving To The Beat!” on Saturday at 2:40 PM. To learn more about Sportime featuring SPARK, click here.

Conference Sponsor: Silver

We are super excited to announce that Caboost Kombucha is our Silver Level Sponsor! Make sure to say hello to them on Saturday morning and thank them as they hand out some delicious kombucha samples! To learn more about this Bend based company, click here.



Conference Sponsor: Bronze

We would like to thank USA Ultimate for being a Bronze Level Sponsor of the conference. Make sure to stop by their booth and check out their session, “Teach Ultimate Frisbee” on Saturday at 2:40 PM. To learn more about their organization, click here

Conference Exhibitors

We are excited to have the following organizations attending the conference as exhibitors. Make sure to stop by their booths to learn more about how they can support you!
  • US Games
  • Cairn Guidance/Dove Self Esteem Project
  • Everlast Climbing
  • ETR
  • The Children’s Health Market
  • Orbiter Lap Counter
  • Commute Options

Deadline Extended!

Due to high demand, we have added more rooms to the room block at the Best Western Premier Peppertree Inn. The deadline to book your room(s) is now October 10th!

Address: 1082 SW Yates, Bend, OR 97702
Book by: October 10th, 2018
Group Name: Oregon SHAPE
Group Rate: 149.99/night + tax
Booking link: Click here to book your room(s)!

Difficulties booking? Contact: Kara @ 253.653.2078 or Oregon SHAPE at oregonshape@gmail.com.

Today Is Your Last Day To Book!

Today is the last day to reserve your lodging within the guaranteed block period at the Best Western Premier Peppertree Inn.

What is this hotel all about? With thoughtful amenities, contemporary design, and superior customer service, the Best Western Premier Peppertree Inn at Bend is an absolute standout among other area hotels. Their brand new property features free Wi-Fi, complimentary hot breakfast, 24-hour fitness center, a whirlpool, a full service business center, flex space, and easy access to top attractions. 

It is only 5 minutes away from Pacific Crest Middle School where we will be hosting the conference (according to Google Maps).

Address: 1082 SW Yates, Bend, OR 97702
Book by: October 1st, 2018 (TODAY!)
Group Name: Oregon SHAPE
Group Rate: 149.99/night + tax
Booking link: Click here to book your room(s)!

Difficulties booking? Contact: Kara @ 253.653.2078 or Oregon SHAPE at oregonshape@gmail.com.

Are you registered for the conference yet? Are your colleagues and friends? Make sure to share this information with them. #SharingIsCaring

Confused About Member vs Non-Member Registration?

There has been some confusion around member and non-member registration. Non-member registration is intended for educators who are not from Oregon.

For many years, membership had been tied to conference registration. This is no longer the case for a variety of reasons not worth a lengthy explanation in this e-mail. However, it is still our intent that if you are an Oregon educator, you should become a member of Oregon SHAPE before you register for the conference.

We have tried to make this financially beneficially to you at a cost of $50–as it is cheaper to sign up first as a member and THEN pay the membership rate to attend the conference (you save $5 this way). A cheaper conference is not the only benefit. Being eligible to be a teacher of the year, getting a voice in our elections, access to FREE PD throughout the school year, and a t-shirt, are just some of the other membership benefits. We currently have people looking for ways to add to our membership perks, so there is a real tangible benefit to becoming a member. That is the benefit of being a member-driven organization.

One of the advantages of being the state affiliate to SHAPE America is that we get a seat at the table when important policy discussions take place at the state level regarding physical and health education. Have you heard of the state PE law, SB4 (previously named HB3141)? There are groups in Oregon with PAID lobbyists who are working hard to kill this law, delay implementation or threaten to overload our class sizes to over 100 students per teacher if they are “forced” to implement. We don’t have paid lobbyists–we are just teachers, like you–but, we do get a seat at the table in these conversations because they often want the “classroom perspective.” The first question these groups often ask us is, “How many members does your organization represent anyway?” The only way we are taken seriously is if we have collective strength together.

We want you to know why we feel so strongly about you being an Oregon SHAPE member. YOU MATTER. This organization would cease to exist without you. 

If after all of this we have not convinced you to become a member of Oregon SHAPE, please email us to get the non-member code for registration.


REMINDER: Early Bird Rates End at 11:59 PM Tonight (September 14, 2018)!

Access early bird rates today and join over 100 educators, administrators, and superintendents who have already signed up for the 2018 Oregon SHAPE Conference. Regular Registration opens September 15 and goes until October 11. At this time rates will increase to the following:

  • Professional Member of $115 will increase to $160
  • Non-Member of $170 will increase to $220
  • Retired $75 (remains the same)
  • Student $45 (remains the same)

Did you know that we just announced our exciting conference schedule on the website? Check it out here.