Building a Healthy Mississippi

Physical Education Conferences

"P.E. is not just "physical education," it is educating our children to embrace a lifetime of good health. This conference pushed me in the right direction to enable my students, and myself, to strive for optimal health and wellness." Brandi Bryant, P.E. Teacher, Pineville Elementary School

Each year, the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation hosts Physical Education Conferences bringing together 20 elementary and 20 middle school physical education teachers from around the state. The two-day conference is held for elementary teachers on day one and middle school teachers on day two. The teachers participate in educational sessions and share best practices for engaging students and making P.E. classes both exciting and effective. Participants also receive indoor fitness equipment and curricula to enhance their schools’ P.E. programs.

“The success of our students is vital to the future of Mississippi,” said Sheila Grogan, Executive Director of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. “We are confident that through the efforts of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, students are learning valuable lessons about making health and fitness a regular part of their lives.”