About Mrs. Wheelwright
I was born in Rhode Island, lived in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and then went to school in Maine. I grew up playing soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball and tennis. My family traveled and skied at Killington in Vermont every weekend. I was a mogul skier/competitor for 10 years and finally moved out to Utah to be on the Snowbird Freestyle team. I eventually decided to give my body a rest and pursue my career as a PE teacher. Right after graduating from the University of Utah, I got my first teaching job at Parley’s Park in 2003 and I’ve been here ever since. How lucky I was to get my first job at a great school with awesome teachers, kids and parents who support me and PE.
When I’m not working, I like to spend time with Cody, Ellie and Shane (my husband). My other interests involve hiking, mountain biking, skiing (of course) and a good book every now and then when I find time.
Sneakers must be worn for P.E. or students may be asked to sit out. When snow boots are worn to school, put sneakers in the backpack or leave a pair at school.
PE GRADES FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS
There will are Physical Education grades for 4th and 5th graders in Powerschool. These grades are temporary and will be finalized by the end of each trimester. Each student starts with a perfect grade. Depending on his or her behavior, these grades can change. I update these grades every two weeks or so after I observe any consistent change in behavior. If you have any concerns, please talk to your son or daughter before contacting me. Most students are well aware of their behavior in PE. The students also know that they can talk to me about their grade. A lot of the time we come to an agreement and the grade can go up before the end of the trimester. If there are still concerns, you can email me if needed. Please keep in mind that I am giving grades to about 200 students. Below is a break down of what they are graded on.
1. Cooperation and sportsmanship-Does the student work well with the teacher and classmates in a physical environment?
2. Participation-Is the student willing to participate with any classmate and in every activity?
3. Preparedness-Does the student always remember to wear snug sneakers on PE days?
4. Safety-Does the student always move in a safe manner?
5. Assignment-TBA (usually a simple worksheet reviewing something we learned in PE).
All 5 parts are 20 points each in order to equal 100.
Upcoming Exciting PE Events for the Year
4th Grade Square Dance Rendezvous: November 25, 2019
5th Grade Track Meet at Dozier Field: May 20, 2020
4th Grade: May 21, 2020