Physical Education

Foot Kicking Soccer Ball

Our PE Teachers:

Tara Gruver and Kelli Thissen

     Welcome to Ware Elementary Physical Education. We believe that a child’s pursuit of health and physical literacy can have a profound impact on the quality of his or her life. By offering students a variety of positive experiences in physical education, their development of psychomotor, cognitive, and social-emotional skill competence leads to increased levels of self-confidence and empowerment. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about our program, or about opportunities to help your child in the journey towards physical literacy.

Mrs. Tara Gruver [email protected]

Mrs. Kelli Thissen [email protected]

Play JC!

     As always, please help your child to remember to bring tennis shoes to school every day they have P.E. 



Here are a few websites for you to explore to help build a more physically active home:
● SHAPE America Parents page:
● Active Schools for Parents:

Our goal is to help students of all backgrounds and abilities in learning physical literacy, in which they possess the knowledge, tools, and beliefs to help them pursue a lifetime of health and enjoyment through physical activity. Feel free to contact us at any time with comments, questions, or to say hello!

Web Resources

What is physical literacy?

K-12 Physical Education National Standards

Physical Activity Guidelines

Shape of the Nation Report 

CDC Healthy Schools “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child” (WSCC) Model 

Physical Education Teachers:

Tara Gruver and Kelli Thissen