The goal for Physical Education is for students to be active. The classes offer an opportunity to enjoy exercise and activities—both in a team and individual format. Stretching and games are used to help students enjoy and appreciate physical movement.
A combination of activities include stretching and exercises at the start of class to stunts and games for the rest of class. Many different games and activities are offered, stressing individual as well as group participation. Effort is emphasized over winning and losing. Activities may be outside in the Fall and Spring with inside activities during the winter and inclement weather. Games and activities will depend on grade level as well as skill level.
MEET MICHAEL BLAKE
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER (GRADES K-12 - WED/THUR)
I am from Oskaloosa, Iowa and graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1971. I earned my BA from Central College in 1975 and my MS from Iowa State in 1980. I earned additional graduate hours through UNI in 2007-08.
I was a teacher and a coach at Waukee Middle School from 1975 to 1996. I was an administrator at Waukee Middle School from 1996 to 2008.
I have been married to my wife, Sharman, a retired teacher, for 40 years. I have two grown children, five grandchildren, and a golden retriever named Cisco.
I love spending time with my grand kids! My wife and I like to spend time in Arizona. I enjoy baseball (work for the Iowa Cubs)!
WHY I LOVE TEACHING
I love the opportunity to help others see that their potential is beyond what they believe it can be. There is no limit to success with great determination and a willingness to learn.
MEET STEVE MOHR
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER (GRADES K-7 - MON/TUE)
I graduated from George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1968 and from Iowa State University in 1972. I also completed graduate work at Drake University and Iowa State.
I was a teacher and coach at Valley High School from 1972-2005 then a WDM Home School Enrichment Teacher.
My significant other is Elaine Conkel, I have three grown children: Kelly Koehler, Katy Fancher, Karly Breeding, and ten grand children.
I work for the Iowa Cubs too so, baseball is a big interest of mine! I like to play golf and follow my grand kids activities! When we find time Elaine and I like to travel as well
WHY I LOVE TEACHING
To see the students enjoy and have success in activities involving individual as well as group or team success is so fun and rewarding.