The state’s physical education association recently awarded Uniontown teacher Jackie Hall with the highest award for a model school that promotes a quality physical education program.
The Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Model School Program is designed to identify and recognize and award schools that provide and model school physical education programs, according to Hall.
“The award process promotes quality physical education throughout the state of Kansas,” she said.
“The award rubric included 12 areas of criteria for the Gold Level… ALL levels had to be met and documented,” Hall said.
The areas include the amount of time spent by students in physical activity, providing instruction to both boys and girls, pursuing professional development as a teacher, the school districts facilities for p.e.(including a variety of and sufficient quantities of equipment), maintaining a hazard-free environment, teacher curriculum instruction practices, assessments of students, administrative support (funding), inclusion of students with disabilities and collaborating with classroom teachers for integrated instruction to students.
“I have been teaching at West Bourbon Elementary School for 38 years,” she said. ” Our school administration and staff realize the importance of physical education, and I try very hard to provide a wide variety of activities to challenge ALL students to be physically active. I am very honored and humbled to receive this award on behalf of our school. I am so blessed to work with a great staff.”
KAHPERD Model School Award 2019 Gold Level was presented last week to Hall during the association’s state conference at Pittsburg State University. Hall also made two presentations during two session of the conference.