Pam Miller

Current Grade/Specialty Area: Physical Education (Grades PreK – 5); Health Education (Grades 6 – 8)
Teacher/Staff At OLW Since: 2000
Educator Since: 1976
Olivet-Nazarene University – Master of Arts in Education
Major: Curriculum/Instruction
University Wisconsin-LaCrosse – Bachelor of Science/Education
Majors: Physical Education, Adaptive Physical Education
Special Certificates, Licenses, Programs, Trainings:
Secondary Education Illinois Certificate (6-12)
PE/Elementary Education Illinois Certificate (6-12)
Physical Education (K-9)
CPR Certified
Master Catechist
Member of Illinois Association of Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance (IAPHERD)

Email: School Phone: (847) 255-0050          Voice Mailbox: 347
Follow me on Twitter:  @misspjmill

Our Lady of the Wayside has been a part of my life starting out as a student, parishioner, REP teacher and finally the PE/Health teacher. It is a great experience to work with all the students, watching them grow with knowledge, physical ability and spiritually. I enjoy the chance to spend additional time working with students that are on the Scholastic Bowl team. I am thankful every day that I have this wonderful job as a teacher here at Our Lady of the Wayside.

What’s New in the Gym???

Just a reminder that Gym uniform and gym shoes should be worn on your gym day.  The exception is for your child’s birthday and Pizza Day.

Fifth grade changes into their gym uniform for every class.


Health Class Grades 6 -8

Sixth Grade Health includes Healthy Zip Code, Personal Health, Nutrition, Digestive System and Excretory System.

Seventh Grade health reviews Personal Health, and learns about the Cardiovascular System, Lymphatic System, Endocrine System and the Integumentary Ssystem.

Eighth Grade reviews all previous systems and learns the Skeletal, Muscular, Respiratory and Nervous System as well as Personal Heath focusing on Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol

Health Class Guidelines


Grades K – 5

5th Grade PE Guidelines

Elementary PE Class Guidelines



The 6th graders received their Bibles on the first day of school. As we start the year we will be using our Bibles and books to learn of the Forming and Building of the Covenant. We work on weekly Gospel reflections. Hopefully we will get to resume monthly gatherings with our priests and deacons and also get to resume activites with our 1st grade buddies soon. 


Scholastic Bowl

We have an 8th Grade team that practices Wednesdays after school in Room 19 from 3:14 – 4:00pm. This fall we will completing at St. Viator High School, Notre Dame College Prep and Loyola Academy.

Our 7th Grade team is practicing on Wednesdays after school in Room 20 from 3:15 – 4:00pm. Their competitions will take place in the Spring.