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McFarland football coach making impact off the field by putting education first, implementing PE program for school district

Originally published July 26 in the Bakersfield Record.

By Gene Garaygordobil

Most people know Casey Quinn as the head football coach at McFarland High School.

But entering his second season leading the Cougar program, he talks more about what’s happening off the field than what he expects in his inaugural season in the South Sequoia League. Like the K-12 physical education program he is helping to implement as a PE teacher in the McFarland Unified School District. Read More

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Study: Physical activity ‘key to student mental health’

Originally published July 13, 2018 by Sports Management UK.

By Tom Walker

Getting university students physically active can have a dramatic effect on improving their mental wellbeing, social inclusion, and perceived academic attainment and employability.

According to the British Active Students Survey: 2017/2018 Report, students who are classified as “active” scored better than those classified as fairly active or inactive across four aspects of personal well-being: life satisfaction, feelings of worthwhile, happiness and anxiety. Read More

Physical Education

Why Physical Education Is Necessary For Every Student

Originally published July 6, 2018 by

Students get a lot of benefits from physical education classes. P.E. classes can help students to become more aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The students can also retain a higher level of knowledge as a result of the overall health. This knowledge can help them to make wise decisions concerning their safety, health, and wellbeing. Read More

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Noted educator calls for more P.E. classes to increase activity among local children

Originally published June 29, 2018 by

By Ben Pounds

Shirley Holt-Hale, retired Linden Elementary School physical education teacher, is urging the Oak Ridge Board of Education to require two days of physical education for each elementary school student each week.

Her comments came during the scheduled time for comments at the recent Oak Ridge Board of Education meeting. Read More

Meet the Teacher: Physical education instructor tells students to ‘be different, be you’

Originally published June 11, 2018 in the Queen Creek Independent.

Name: Kimberly Cowell

Age: 30

School: Queen Creek Middle School

Why you chose to work in the district: Queen Creek Unified School District has always been one of the most respected districts in the state of Arizona. I knew that if I was able to work in such a highly respected district I would be able to grow as an educator and be able to make my contribution to continue the legacy of high-quality education. Read More