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  • IAHPERD Convention 2018 +

    Be the Champion

    November 15 - 16, 2018

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Thank you for viewing the Gently Used Equipment - Helping Hands site. The program is on-going program with the purpose to receive and pass forward donated gently used and/or NEW equipment to schools, Physical Educators, and sites working with children of all ages. It is open to anyone wishing to communicate and connect.


This opportunity is possible through communication, networking and working together to transport. Please keep in mind, all items passed forward should be in safe working condition, as I count on you to make that decision.


CONTACT: Kathy Houston (kathyhouston@hotmail.com) - Physical Education/Health Teacher in Queen Bee District 16


IF you have items to donate ~  IF you see items you want ~  IF you would like to post to the wish list ~ PLEASE send me an email with the specific information AS WELL AS YOUR EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER.  We will communicate as to the specifics for drop off or pick up. PLEASE NOTE that drop off and pick up location is Winfield, Illinois - unless specifics are able to be worked out between us for an alternative plan.


SOME equipment comes and goes quickly - please understand,  I will reply ASAP upon receiving your email.  I check emails from HOME computer ONLY - NOT MY PHONE or at work. It is a first come first serve basis on the communication  I receive. At times, larger items, I may put you directly in contact with the teacher that has the items for you to work on transport and pick up. Missing out on an item does not mean that we will never get another one. No promises, however, we hope we can work together to find treasures to receive and pass forward.


Please know that items passed forward are your responsibility upon pick-up as to set-up, care and use.


PICK UP TIMELINE OF AN ITEM THAT YOU AGREE TO IS 7 DAYS - If that is a concern, just communicate with me - we can work together on plans and transport.


Ping pong paddles (50 +)

6 - 24" Gopher hammer cane poles - used with scooters

4 hard nerf bats

3 plastic helmets

1 Lacrosse Net

2 Badminton Nets                                                                                                                                                                                                   4 Volleyball nets

3 step risers

2 Basketball rims/nets with Wall attachments

1 ball return to attach to existing bb rim

Miscellaneous golf clubs (

Miscellaneous used golf balls

8 plastic bosu foot pumps

Mini hand pumps - 15

PE Books/Resources

VHS tapes/MANY cassette tapes for dance - might be interested in turning them into DVD's- boxes of them

4 folk albums 

Miscellaneous items of rope, wheels, hardware - we might have just the piece you are looking for - check it out.  

                                                                                                                             THANKS FOR THIS TEAM EFFORT, Kathy Houston



2 Mini trampolines

Gator Skin balls - 7"

Cones - 3" red and green; AND all sizes

25 lollipop paddles

Gymnastic mats

Fitness and yoga mats

Slam balls

Medicine balls (4-6 lbs)

Jump bands



Jump ropes

Exercise Bands


Volleyball Standards - with base/wheels- not floor mount


Brain Research - WE ARE IT!

Physical activity is good not only 
for the heart, but also for the 
brain, feeding it glucose and 
oxygen, and increasing nerve 
connections, all of which makes it 
easier for children of all ages to 
learn.  Numerous studies show that 
children who exercise do better in 

Newsweek 2/19/96

Brain Research

Know and share the importance of physical education by what you do within your classroom – offer resources, authors, research-based connections that support physical education as it creates and enhances a movement and learning bond. You are doing it……. Thanks, Kathy

Enjoy a "few" quotes - research the author

  • Movement facilitates cognition. The only reason we have a brain is because we move. (Sylwester)
  • Motor skills are fundamental to learning. (Jensen)
  • 85% of children are natural kinesthetic learners. (Hannaford)
  • Exercise can boost brain function, improve mood and increase learning. (Ratey)
  • Lifetime Physical Activity grows new brain cells (Gage)
  • Physical Activity increases NR2B protein that increases memory retention (Cline)
  • People who are most aerobically fit have the fastest cognitive responses. (Van Praag)
  • Movement is the body's natural reward system. (Jensen)
  • Memory is retrieved better when learned through movement. (Jensen)
  • The brain is hard wired for rhyme, rhythm, movement and emotion. (Wolfe)

Enjoy a "few" book titles - research the author

  • Spark
  • Smart Moves
  • Brain Gym
  • The Learning Gym
  • Hands On-Brain Gym in CLassroom
  • Thinking on Your Feet
  • Teaching with the Brain in Mind
  • Learning with the Brain in Mind
  • Introduction to Brain Compatible Learning
  • Start SMart-Brain Power in Early Years

Dr. Carla Hannaford 
Paul and Gail Dennison
Erich Ballinger
Isabel Cohen-Marcelle Goldsmith (P. Dennison) 
Jean Blaydes Madigan
Eric Jensen
Eric Jensen
Eric Jensen
Pam Schiller

The Northeastern District of IAHPERD offers two scholarships each year. They are for $1,500 and $1,000 respectively. To be eligible, one must be a member of IAHPERD and be a full-time undergraduate student attending a college or university within the Northeastern District of the Association. Directions for completing an application is given below.

Directions for Filing for the IAHPERD Northeastern District Scholarship

Page 1
1.        Date
2.        Name
3.        Home address
4.        Home phone and/or cell phone
5.        E-mail address
6.        College or university
7.        College or university department chair
8.        IAHPERD membership number
(call IAHPERD Executive Director if needed, 217-245-6413)
9.        Major field of study
10.       Minor (if any) field of study
11.       Expected date for graduation

Page 2-3 (maximum)

  1. List any professional organizations of which you are a member—indicate the
    extent of your involvement.
  2. List any extracurricular activities in which you have been involved at your
    school, for the last 2 years. Indicate the extent of your involvement.
  3. List any community, church, or other organizations in which you have been
    involved for the past 2 years. Include any volunteer projects that you may
    have experienced.
  4. Indicate what your professional goal(s) are after graduation.

Also needed to complete the application:

  1. A transcript from your institution which includes the spring 2015 grades, mailed to Dr. Donald Scherrer. If any other college or university was attended previously, a transcript from that institution is needed also.
  2. Two letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Donald G. Scherrer, 
    or in sealed envelopes along with other materials that are being submitted.
  3. Send all materials by June 1st to:
    Dr. Donald G. Scherrer
    P.O. Box 1110
    Arlington Heights, IL  60006


  • Pump Up P.E. Trainings +

    professional development program that trains P.E. teachers to implement high-quality enhanced physical education programs in Illinois that prepare students for a lifetime of health and fitness.
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    The day will provide many other outstanding presentations with a well-rounded program for Physical Education, Health and Driver Education..
    March 2, 2018
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  • Program Enhancement
  • Scholarships
Do you have an idea for your program that will greatly benefit your students but don't have the funds needed for equipment? Apply for an IAHPERD Program Enhancement Grant and you may get the money needed to get your program going? Read More
IAHPERD scholarships that are available for Physical Education, Health Education and Recreation students who qualify. IAHPERD will award five scholarships of $1,500.00 each and one scholarship of $2,000.00 to the student who qualifies as the most outstanding applicant. Read More

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