Department Highlights - March - June 2018

JUNE 7, 2018 
McAllen ISD and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG) are sponsoring a FREE professional development for physical education teachers in the Rio Grande Valley area.  Two half-day sessions will be led by Eric Larson from the AHG. Over (40) participants attended each session.
JUNE 4-6, 2018 
McAllen ISD Curriculm Writing teams met to review and update K-12 Health & Physical Education curriculum documents.  Team members include:  Sonia Benavides; Jose Diaz; Steve Flores; Jaime Garcia; Melissa Leal; Yvette Lopez; Mike Morales; Laura Moreno; Olga Munguia; Ben Pena; and, Nikki Trevino.  A special thanks to Fancy Flores from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation - she is serving as a AHG resource.
MAY 31, 2018 
Gonzalez Elementary Physical Education teachers Brenda Ochoa and Jon Saldana were selected as PE Teachers of The Month (May).  Congraulations to Brenda and Jon!
MAY 30, 2018 
McAllen ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) was selected as one of the five best in state.
MAY 23, 2018 
A special thanks to Telemundo 40 who donated the Panini "World Cup Sticker Albums" for our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.  Album provides informational materials for the upcoming World Cup that begins on June 14th.  
MAY 16, 2018 
BREAKING NEWS!!! The Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG) announced on (May 16th) that all 18 of our schools that applied for the the SILVER award have earned the award!  This marks the 4th consecutive year that all our McAllen ISD schools have attained a AHG Award!  NOTE: McAllen ISD schools not on this year's list received awards last year in the two-year phase of award...
MAY 1-7, 2018 
National Physical Education and Sport Week.  McAllen ISD will celebrate with 50 Million Strong activities in their physical education classes.

National Physical Education & Sport Week — May 1-7, 2018


Held annually, SHAPE America's National Physical Education & Sport Week celebrates and shares the value of effective physical education and sport programs in schools around the nation.


During this week, and all month long, we encourage our physical education teachers to:

  1.       Download new activity ideas and lesson plans, as well as assessments from the newly released PE Metrics;
  2.       Tune in to SHAPE America’s webinar, Seizing ESSA’s New $1.1 Billion Opportunity, to learn about important timelines for implementation of the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) and critical “next steps” all advocates and teachers must take to leverage this opportunity in schools; this webinar will be achieved for future reference; and,
  3.       Share your own accomplishments using #BigFeats on social media and help put a spotlight on health and PE in schools.

For the social media messages and other ways to engage online, see the special dedicated webpage:


Please use #BigFeats as well as other hashtags on social media to help share far and wide.


 RESCHEDULED TO MAY 5TH @ 8:00 AM (Rain led to cancellation of event on April 28th)
Let's Move! 50 Million Strong Fun Run - Elementary students from our elementary schools will learn about cross country running.
APRIL 28, 2018
SHAPE America features Mario Reyna on "Spotlight on BIG FEATS" article.  Article is on McAllen ISD's support of funding from the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the physical education department. [click here to review article]
APRIL 23, 2018
Board Proclamation: National Physical Education and Sports Week [click to view Board Proclamation]
APRIL 20, 2018
AHA - Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart and Go Red Donations - As of April 20th, McAllen ISD has over $69,000 in donations; Milam Elementary is officially the #1 fundraiser in South Texas!
APRIL 1, 2018
Eighteen (18) McAllen ISD schools submitted Award (Silver) applications for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG).  NOTE:  AHG will announce results in mid-May 2018
APRIL 1, 2018
It's Time Texas Community Challenge - McAllen #1 in Large Division - Fitness and Nutrition points from McAllen ISD were Instrumental in Helping our City of McAllen to 1st Place [click to view YouTube Video]
MARCH 8, 2018
McHI Physical Education Showcase (16th Year) - Elementary students from the McAllen High School Vertical Team will perform physical activities from their physical education classes   [click to view YouTube video]