PE,Health & Wellness C&I Update #19

Posted by BARBARA HEISE on 6/21/2016

PE Portfolio

All elementary PE teachers submitted their PE portfolio by the April 15 deadline!  A huge thank you to Kara Monk, Josh Van Pelt, Renee Graham and Elizabeth Stone for being the best portfolio mentors anyone could ask for!  They answered many phone calls, texts, emails and held training sessions at their schools to support our teachers.  They truly are rock stars!  A huge thank also goes to Heather Casteel, Art Specialist who has given us all great advice and support during our "practice year".  The process has begun to review all the PE portfolios in the state.  Each district is expected to have 10% of it's teachers as portfolio reviewers.  Final scores will be sent to teachers later in the summer.  

The Knox County PE Portfolio reviewers are:

Josh Ballard

Elizabeth Cross

Kristin DeLapp

Renee Graham

Susan Hibbett

Kara Monk

Sarah Pickett

Elizabeth Stone

Josh Van Pelt


Elementary Track
We had another exciting and successful elementary track season.  Thank you to all the elementary PE teachers who all the hard work you put in to bring your students to your area track meet and then to the Elite Meet of Champions.  This year was bittersweet with the passing of our dear friend Larry Graham.  Mr. Graham has been a wonderful ambassador for elementary track.  He was at the finish line of every race encouraging every student personally.  This year, Mr. Graham was honored at the north area meet at Halls High School.  His wife, daughter and pastor were present to honor his life and unwavering support he gave to students and the community.  Mr. Graham was also honored at the Elementary Elite Meet at Hardin Valley Academy on April 21.  The two first place trophies that were given are named after this remarkable man.  Mr. Graham, you will be missed.  


PE, Health and Wellness Mini Conference

 Please join us for the PE, Health and Wellness Mini Conference at West High School on Wednesday, June 1 from 8:30-11:30.  Sessions included topics on Drug Trends in Knoxville, Anti-Tobacco Programs from the Health Department, Inquiry-Based Instruction using Technology and many more.  We also welcome the KCS school counselors who have been invited to attend.  


"Let's Move"

Thank you to all the participants for the annual Let's Move that was held on Saturday, May 8 at Victor Ashe Park.  Thank you to Ramona Dew, Coordinated School Health and to Kara Monk to keeping us all organized! 



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