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
HELLO! My name is Nicole Moore and this is my 13th year teaching Physical Education!! 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 both physically and mentally. Our classroom environment is heavily focused on safety, inclusion of others, encouragement, and participation with positivity! My goal for all students is to be exposed to a variety of different ways to be a "mover." I hope to inspire kids to choose to be active in a way that is enjoyable to them (and show them a variety of ways to be active)! For me personally, I love sports and teamwork, but in middle school, I was exposed to cross-country and that became my favorite outlet; distance running stole my heart and I worked hard to receive an athletic scholarship to run for Milligan College (now Milligan University) where I became an All-American.
When I'm not teaching, I like to run, bike, play backyard games, read books, do puzzles, play video games, make earrings, and spend time with family and friends! 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 e-mail me your schedule/game and I will do my best to come)! Finally, I would not be the person I am without the never-ending support of my boyfriend Caleb--who continues to be my biggest fan, my source of encouragement in all circumstances, and the best adventure buddy one can find. I am so blessed to have incredible parents, 2 sisters (and brothers-in-law), and the children that hold my heart are my nephews Toby and Jordy, and my niece Lucy.
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!