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
Why, HELLLLLOOOO! 😊 My name is Nicole Moore and this is my 11th year teaching Physical Education (10 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) is teaching all 2nd grade P.E. classes.
What I LOVE most about P.E., is the sense of accomplishment that comes from personal goal setting and challenging oneself, while at the same time being able to work with so many different people and personalities (all of which are life lessons that go beyond the classroom). My goal for each of my students is for them to be inspired by ways that they can be active and healthy that go beyond the classroom AND ways they can demonstrate great sportsmanship of being fair, respectful to others (both teammates and opponents), and accepting outcomes.
When I'm not teaching, I can be found in the great outdoors running trails, riding my bike or hiking. On those "lazy days" I enjoy reading books (all written by muggles of course 😉), playing games, and listening to podcasts. If there is an opportunity to play sports games or be a spectator, I am all for it; cheering on students who invite me to their sporting events is one of my favorite things to do (so give me your schedule and I will do my best to come)!
I also enjoy spending time with my immediate family; being an aunt to three amazing kids (T, L, and J), is such a gift. My greatest source of comfort and peace comes from spending time with my boyfriend Caleb--who is the best encourager and adventure partner of all.
I played various sports growing up, but distance running stole my heart (and my time and energy 😉); my background is in Cross-Country and Track and Field. I received an athletic scholarship to compete for my college—eventually working my way in becoming an All-American in Track and Field, and also part of a team that placed 3rd at our Cross-Country Nationals meet.
NOW, ON TO THE CLASSROOM……
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 and necessary 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. If having access to shoes is an issue, please reach out to me as well.
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 we are outside more; students can bring sunscreen on their own but I cannot apply the sunscreen for them.
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!