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December 13, 2018



Health Assessment Writers Wanted!

We are looking for a small team of Elementary and Middle School Health Educators to rewrite our OSPI Nutrition Assessments: Trimble's Muffins and Shop-Eat-Move:

Tentative Dates:

  • March 13-14 SeaTac area
  • April 25-26 Ellensburg (before Health Conference)
  • Fall TBD

OSPI would cover travel, food, sub costs.  Interested? contact us! 


Resources and Information 

Superintendent Reykdal Joins Oregon, California Education Officials to Oppose Federal Changes to the Concept of Gender

Washington State Social Emotional Learning Efforts Public Survey, open until Feb. 1. Also available in Spanish.

Congratulations to these districts on receiving the $30,000 Safe Routes To School iGrant: Central Kitsap, Clarkston, Conway, Highline, Inchelium, North Mason, Ocean Beach, Selah, Toutle.

Trail of the Month:  Mt. Spokane Nordic ski trails

ActivEd/Walkabouts Grants (K-2) - Deadline Dec. 21

SHAPE America created Physical Education Standards posters in 'kid speak'; print out poster-sized versions for your schools:   

- Spanish elementary 

- Spanish secondary

- English elementary

English secondary

spanish poster

Professional Development Calendar

Mental Health and High School Curriculum PD in Spokane 1/25 ,  Bremerton 2/5 and Yakima 3/5.

Physical Education Workshop Seattle 2/2 and Spokane 2/23

Health Conference Ellensburg 4/27



Battle Ground School District fuses Physical and Special Education for striking results.

Curious about a Unified Physical Education program at your school? Start here.


Healthy Schools Washington – Searching for a Training Team! Application due December 20th.

So what are you waiting for? If you work in physical or health education, are a school wellness coordinator, or a school nutrition specialist – Clock hours and reimbursement will be provided by OSPI. Apply Today!

second step

Second Step Curriculum is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments.

Funding for this middle school opportunity is provided by the WA Dept. of Health’s Injury & Violence Prevention Program. Five selected schools will receive a 3-year license for school-wide implementation. Apply online or contact for more information and an application packet. Applications are due Jan. 7.

cold outside

Using Baby, It's Cold Outside to drive important class discussions with these learning outcomes:

-Define sexual consent and identify ways that consent can be communicated and accepted. H1.Se5.8b

-Demonstrate effective ways to communicate with a partner about healthy sexual decisions and consent. H4.Se5.HS