Phone: (208) 855-4100 ext. 1600
Degrees and Certifications:
Certified Physical Education (K-12) Bachelor of Science Milligan College, TN Minor in Coaching Pioneer Teacher of the Year 2013-14 Pioneer Teacher of the Year 2017-18
Miss Nicole Moore
My name is Nicole Moore and this is my 10th (woo-hoo!) year teaching Physical Education--9 of which have been at Pioneer! I am ecstatic to teach our Kinder, 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students! Dawn Nistal, (our other FANTASTIC P.E. teacher) will be teaching all 2nd grade P.E. classes.
When I'm not teaching, I can be found painting, reading books and listening to podcasts, playing with my nephews and neice, cheering on students who invite me to their sporting events, and prioritizing time in the great outdoors (running, hiking, biking, and exploring) with my best adventure partner, Caleb. I'm a huge fan of all sports, but my heart lies with distance running; my background is in Cross-Country and Track and Field. I was blessed to be able to continue competiting at the collegiate level where eventually I worked my way to becoming an All-American in Track and Field.
I will give my absolute best to help each student grow, but there are things I am depending on STUDENTS and parents to be prepared for:
IN P.E., we WILL learn to work with anybody/everybody and we WILL be expected to participate. When we participate, we will need to be equipped with the right attitude and attire to be successful and most importantly, SAFE!
**TENNIS SHOES ONLY--NO FLIP FLOPS, BOOTS, CROCS, OR HEELS
It is our Physical Education policy that all students need to wear tennis shoes for P.E. Without the correct shoes, injuries tend to happen more frequently and we do not want anyone to get hurt. If your student wants to wear other shoes during the day and bring tennis shoes to change into, then that will be fine, but tennis shoes are mandatory for participation. In my office I have a place for students to leave their tennis shoes should they prefer keep them at school. If a student does not have the proper shoes, then he/she will unfortunately miss out on our activities for that day. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if there are any shoe questions or concerns.
Girls should not wear skirts or dresses on P.E. days (skirts and dresses can get caught in the scooters we use and they can also present problems when performing certain stretches or strengthening activities), but if they DO, PLEASE wear shorts/leggings underneath.
**HATS AND SUNSCREEN
Hats are allowed on days that our class is outside Also, during the first few months of school and the last few of the year, it is important to be sure to wear sunscreen.
There is a drinking fountain in the gym for students to use however on days that we are outside, water is limited during class so it is highly recommended that students bring a water bottle.
Did you know it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile? So we hope not only to be safe but to have lots of fun by bringing a great attitude! With your positive attitude and determination to keeping trying, you are ready to learn a TON of different sports, skills, and fitness concepts! Don't forget, only YOU can control your attitude, your effort, your energy level that you give/use, your words and your actions!
If a student is UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE in P.E. on a given day, I need a note from home or the doctor excusing that student from P.E.--otherwise it can affect that student's overall grade.
If you have any more questions regarding P.E., please feel free to e-mail me at Moore.Nicole@westada.org or you can reach me at 855-4100 ext. 1600.
I am looking forward to a great year, and am so grateful to be part of the Pioneer community! GOOO PUMAS!