Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I am extremely excited about teaching each student at our campus. I can't wait to get the school year started to help motivate, empower, and mentor your child in my class. I believe every student will have fun in PE as long as they are participating.
I am one of the 7/8 grade PE teachers on the junior high campus that will be teaching your child. I am a graduate of La Vega ISD, I received an associate degree from MCC and my Bachelors degree in education from Baylor University. I enjoy spending time with my four year old son William A. Cartwright V and watching sports on television or Live. I have held other job titles within the district for seven years. Now I am having the pleasure of filling a goal I set as a student at La Vega ISD as the new head basketball coach.
In PE, we expect full participation in the gymnasium at all times. There will be days when your child's class will be taken outside for some form of exercise and/or activity. There will be rules/procedures set in place for your child to succeed in the gymnasium. Something new that we are adding to PE is quick writes which will give your child the opportunity to help developed writing fluency and to build a habit in reflection into a learning experience.
Philosophy of PE
The philosophy of La Vega Junior High Physical Education is to provide a safe, positive learning environment that develops physical, mental, and social well-being. The physical education program will focus on enhancing physical fitness, developing other skills and fostering positive, socially acceptable behavior and self-image.
The curriculum will provide activities that offer opportunities to achieve specific goals in a continuous and overlapping schedule. Students will experience success and develop a foundation that supports an appreciation for the benefits of lifelong health and fitness
Physical Education will develop the WHOLE child in EVERY child
The physical educators will serve as role models, and demonstrate knowledge of health, physical education and wellness
The physical education classes will provide a variety of activities which will motivate the students and increase participation
The physical education program will allow the students to participate in developmentally appropriate activities
The physical education program will develop and reinforce cooperative bahavior
The physical education program will teach the students to establish lifelong fitness goals
I am looking forward to working with you to make your child’s seventh/eighth grade experience an enjoyable and a successful one. Please feel free to contact me by calling the school office at (254) 299-6790 during my conference period between 2:05-2:58. You can also send a note with your child, or send an email to William.Cartwright@lavegaisd.org.