Message from KAHPERD President
Greetings KAHPERD Family,

It has been a pleasure to serve as your 2018 KAHPERD President, I am truly blessed and honored to be a part of this organization! I am super excited for #KYAHPERD18! I sincerely want to thank our amazing KAHPERD board members for planning an amazing convention and I hope you take advantage of the FREE membership to KAHPERD this year! 2018 is an important year, please talk to the stakeholders around you and continue to show the value of our profession! Physical Education and Health are vital in bringing out the best in our students and our world! Let’s keep the momentum going to bridge the equity gap for improving the WHOLE individual. Let’s continue to TREASURE OUR PAST AND SHAPE OUR FUTURE while embracing the ongoing positive changes in our organization! I am super excited for the bright future of KAHPERD and I truly hope you have the opportunity to join us in November for the 2018 KAHPERD Fall Conference, remember Title IV funding can be used to make this happen for you!

Candace Young
KAHPERD President 2018
The Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual convention will take place November 11-13th in Lexington, KY. This year’s convention will feature keynote presentations from national experts in the field of health and physical education. Each keynote presenter will also be leading a workshop with alignment to the new proposed state standards for health and physical education. Brian Devore is the SHAPE America Southern District President-Elect and was recently named the OPEN National Trainer of the Year. Brian will lead the physical education workshop on Sunday from 1-4 PM and then do a keynote on the role of social and emotional learning on Monday morning. Jessica Lawrence is the director for Cairn Guidance and works nationally in the field of health education. Jessica will lead the health education workshop on Monday from 3-6 PM and then do a keynote on Tuesday morning titled #DoSomethingExtraordinary.
New State HPE Standards
6 hours of professional development credit are available with the 2018 convention. The above mentioned state standards workshops are free with convention registration or for those unable to attend the full event, you may register for just the Sunday and/or Monday workshops separately.

Featured Breakout Presenters
The convention will also feature numerous other breakout sessions including SHAPE America Southern District Middle School PE Teacher of the Year Angela Stark and SHAPE America Midwest District High School PE Teacher of the Year Kalie McKinley.
#KYAHPERD18 Convention App
Have you downloaded the #KYAHPERD18 convention app yet?

Visit on your mobile device then add to your homepage to get the app saved to your phone! ‬

Be sure to use the official conference hashtag #KYAHPERD18 on Facebook, Twitter and social media to help spread the word!

You can also view the full conference schedule from your computer, just visit
US Games Sponsorships
KAHPERD is excited to announce an agreement with US Games for sponsorship of the Teacher of the Year recognition program.
In addition to recognition at the annual convention, KAHPERD Teachers of the Year will receive:
• KAHPERD/US Games ¼ zip pullover
• A recognition banner for your school
• $200 gift certificate from US Games
• TOY Training Day (Work day to prepare national TOY applications)

The KAHPERD awards and student showcase program will be held on Sunday November 11th from 4:30-6:00 PM!

US Games is also the feature sponsor of the President's Social which will be held at on Monday night from 7::30-10:00 PM at Rock House Brewery in Lexington. Join us as we celebrate with a DJ, games, food and drinks!
The KAHPERD free membership drive is ending on November 1st. Be sure to join to take advantage of all new membership opportunities with more exciting things to be announced at the fall convention.

It's not too late to enter the #173Strong Edventure Race!
Only lucky participant will receive airfare, hotel and registration to the 2019 SHAPE America National Convention in Tampa, Florida!