Mass. state association to measure student SEL progress

Feb. 9 – With its Board of Education focusing on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) across the Commonwealth, Massachusetts physical education teachers will soon have a way to quantify how students master those essential skills.

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Students enjoy a pleasant conversation during PE class at Indian Springs Elementary (Texas).

IHT and the Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) have integrated SEL protocols into IHT’s Spirit Assessment Measures software. Teachers at 79 participating schools can now assess how students master SEL skills and report the results of those assessments to state leaders, including MAHPERD Executive Director Maria Melchionda. Read More

Indian Springs uses FitFest to purchase new PE technology

FitFestFeb. 1, 2017 – Hoping to raise money to add to the PE technology it can offer students, Indian Springs Elementary (San Antonio, Texas) hosted the second IHT Spirit FitFest powered by adidas Friday.

More than 500 students got to use new adidas ZONE for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors. Students as young as second grade became transfixed on the computer screen as they glimpsed a graph of their heart rate data during class. Even the young students could understand their effort by simply checking the color displays on the monitor. Read More

Looking back at a year of life-shaping lessons

Dec. 19, 2016 

This weekend, we’ll celebrate Christmas with our friends, families, and loved ones. From all of us at IHT, thank you for all the work you do for kids and their health every single day.

For IHT, this year has been filled with immense gratitude for so many. As we lead up to Sunday; a day of unity, family, gifts, love and appreciation, we’d like to share some of the valuable lessons our staff has learned and how the holiday spirit comes year-round when impacted by teachers and children. Read More

FitFest fundraiser helps Hendrickson acquire new PE technology

Dec. 13, 2016

At the report of a starter’s pistol, Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville, Texas) hit the ground running with a new way to raise money by putting the community in touch with its physical education program.

FitFestHendrickson hosted its Hawk Nation IHT Spirit FitFest powered by adidas Sunday afternoon, a fundraising 5K/Kids K fun run and health expo.  Entrants got to wear the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors during the run and got to see how their heart rate responded with the IHT Spirit System software immediately after finishing. Participants also received the report via email. Read More

Hendrickson community gears up for FitFest fundraiser

Originally published online by the Austin American-Statesman and Pflugerville Pflag

Dec. 7, 2016

Hendrickson High School will host the Hawk Nation IHT Spirit FitFest Sunday, a fundraiser to purchase heart-rate monitors and related software for the school’s physical education department.

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Students in Boone, Iowa smile before taking part in a 2015 Fit Fest fundraiser at their school.

The Hawk Nation FitFest features a 5K fun run, a Kids K and a health and wellness expo for the community. Organizers aim to raise money to purchase adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart-rate monitors and the IHT Spirit System assessment software to enhance the school’s physical education department. Read More