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“Health is wellness” is a phrase I often heard growing up, but it wasn’t until I was older that I began to appreciate it. Physical and mental health is the basis for our quality of life, and it’s especially important for young children whose minds and emotions are just beginning to develop.

That’s why I’m excited to see how an innovative new physical education program is making a difference in the New Albany School District. As you’ll see in the adjacent video, it’s quite popular among students and teachers.

As leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure that Mississippi’s schools are healthy environments where children are enriched with resources that increase their chances to excel in academics and in life. We know physical activity promotes academic excellence. We also know there are direct links between physical well-being and a child’s ability to learn.

Thanks for your efforts to identify learning opportunities that we never imagined. By creating and nurturing healthy school environments, our students, families, educators and communities all benefit.

Phillip G Burchfield

Executive Director



MS School Superintendents


MS Public Schools


School Disctricts


Public School Students


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Stamped SEMI credit forms can be mailed to the MASS office at 555 Tombigbee Street, Suite 107, Jackson, MS 39201.

The 2020 Summer Convention is hosted at the Beau Rivage Resort, 585 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530 on July 12-17, 2020.

For Superintendents and Alliance members, registration will begin
March 2, 2020.

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