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Community Foundation needs your help to identify region’s outstanding teachers

February 11, 2019

Henrico, Va. Jan. 17, 2019 – Who is the special teacher in your life? The REB Awards for Teaching Excellence provide a tangible, public way to recognize outstanding teachers in Henrico County Public Schools – and give them the means to continue growing. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support teaching excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive professional development grants of $4,000 to $12,000, given to teachers who have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance.

Through a nomination process, approximately 15 outstanding teachers are selected each year to receive cash grants to support professional development activities.

Nominations are invited from parents, students, educators and the community at large. Award recipients have earned graduate degrees, climbed mountains, traced their ancestors and met peers from around the world – all to reignite their own passion for learning and to pass it on to their students.

Nominations must be made online. A letter in support of the nomination must be written by another individual and submitted online with the nomination.

Who:The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school staff and administrators (except for the school principal), and the community at large.
 

When: Nominations and letters of support must be submitted by Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.
 

How: Nominations must be submitted through the Community Foundation’s website. For detailed instructions, eligibility criteria and a link to the nomination portal, please visit https://www.cfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/REB-Awards-for-Teaching-Excellence#123671-award-amount.

*A link to the Community Foundation’s nomination portal can be found at henricoschools.us, under Hot Topics. For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of professional learning and leadership, at 804-652-3769.

Puma Blast Archive 2018-2019

February 4, 2019

Click the links below to view our weekly newsletters.

February 4-8 2019

January 28-February 1 2019

January 21-25 2019

January 14-18 2019

January 7-11 2019

December 17-Jan 4 2019

December 3-7 2018

November 19-30 2018

November 12-16 2018

November 5-9 2018

October 29-November 2 2018

October 22-26 2018

October 15-19 2018

October 8-12 2018

October 1-5 2018

September 24-28 2018

September 17-21 2018

September 10-14 2018

 

 

High School Transition!  

January 23, 2019

 

We were SO lucky to have Deep Run HS come and visit recently to provide us with great information about scheduling/ course selection and high school transition for next year!  If you/ your child was absent or did not receive the information, I have extra handouts. Please feel free to stop by/ have them stop by School Counseling and pick this up. Please visit the following links for more information and important dates!  https://deepruncounseling.weebly.com/rising-9th-graders.html

https://sites.google.com/a/henrico.k12.va.us/spms-counseling/high-school-transition-specialty-centers-1

Summer Online Heath and PE for Rising Ninth Graders

January 3, 2019

Interested in ONLINE Health and PE this summer?  Act fast! Don’t delay! There are limited slots available.  Please check out the following attachment for more info!

https://drive.google.com/a/henrico.k12.va.us/file/d/1xX1zVI_b9KgAdlvBWs1bk3aE9RKXu3E1/view?usp=sharing

 

 

SPMS School Counseling is now on TWITTER

January 3, 2019

SPMS School Counseling is now on TWITTER!

We are SO excited about this new adventure for SPMS School Counseling!  We believe this will increase our communication and visibility to students and parents in a relevant way that incorporates technology. Please support and add us! @SPPumaSC Share!  Share!  Share!  In addition to school-based communication (Puma Blast, Rolling Announcements, School Website, Schoology), we will begin posting announcements and happenings in school counseling on Twitter to continue to publicize and build an awesome connection with the community as THE School with Pride and Heart!

 

Deep Run High School ELECTIVE/CURRICULUM FAIR

November 14, 2018

Deep Run High School ELECTIVE/CURRICULUM FAIR

Wednesday, January 30, 2018; 5:00-6:30 p.m. ·Find out about exciting high school electives. · Plan your freshman year schedule. · Meet a few Deep Run HS teachers & students. · Find answers to your questions about 9th grade classes, schedules and course planning. Students and their families can visit the Elective Fair to browse the displays on various electives. Join us at 6:00 p.m. for the presentation given by the School Counseling Department, “Creating a Freshman Schedule & Graduation Requirements”. (If you have time, stay for the Advanced Placement (AP) Panel at 6:30 p.m. – DRHS Auditorium. Learn about course expectations, summer work and how NOT to be overloaded with AP courses during your High School experience.) Additionally, please follow this link for an important notice for 8th grade parents regarding High School Scheduling and Transition: https://drive.google.com/a/henrico.k12.va.us/file/d/149gbJ4kJ8K6R-gFXqBURoISkarg0G6gu/view?

Code RVA Regional High School Information for 8th Graders

October 22, 2018

Code RVA Regional High School:  Are you an 8th grader interested in computer science or a STEM- related field?  Consider applying to the CODE RVA Regional high school!  For more information, visit the following links:

Outreach Flier:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/11mWvyvX4amYGx9b1ZcMzZUFu77u5MENQ/view?usp=sharing; Postcard:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MH7VQkPx8vZb2D_D1vy5LkRPi-IiRYem/view?usp=sharing

Know an amazing principal? Nominate him or her for a 2018-19 REB leadership award

October 1, 2018

Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Eligible are principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.

To find out more and download a nomination form, go to tcfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/Awards/REB-Awards-for-Distinguished Educational-Leadership.

Who: The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a completed nomination form, downloaded from the foundation’s website, a one- to two-page typeset letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership. It can be accompanied by up to three one-page letters of support. Principals may not nominate themselves.

When: Nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 8. Emailed or faxed nominations are not accepted.

Where: Please mail nominations to:

REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership


The Community Foundation

Attn: Stacey Keeley, Donor Engagement Officer

7501
Boulders View Drive, Suite 110

Richmond, Va. 23225

For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of HCPS’ Department of Professional Learning and Leadership, at 804-652-3840. More information is also available at tcfrichmond.org.

Award recipients will be announced in March 2019.

Applications for the Moody International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

September 18, 2018

Attention Current 6th Grade Students and Parents:

Applications for the Moody International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program will be available in the school counseling department on September 19th. An Open House will be held on October 16th at Moody Middle School from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Applications are due to Mrs. Sharpe by November 16th. The writing prompt will be held on November 30th at Short Pump Middle School during the school day. More information about the program can be viewed here: http://hcpstv.org/2015/09/19/moody-middle-school-ib-program/

Summer Reading 2018

June 4, 2018

Summer reading is REQUIRED for ALL Henrico students. For rising 6th-8th graders: the reading logs AND the summary/reflection assignments are required. These will both be graded. For those students attending Deep Run High School, summer reading is not optional.  Please click on the links to see more information. For questions about DRHS summer reading, visit: https://summerreadingdrhsenglish.weebly.com/summer-reading-2018.html.  If you will be attending high school elsewhere, please contact that school and visit the school’s website for their summer reading requirements.

Middle School Required Summer Reading for Rising 6-8

High School College Prep Required Summer Reading

English 9 Honors Summer Reading for Deep Run HS

ShortPumpSchool

4701 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone (804) 360-0800 | Fax (804) 360-0808
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Thomas McAuley, Principal
Dr. Meagan Tenia, Associate Principal
Lindsay Ingram, Assistant Principal