We look forward to welcoming rising 6th grade Pumas to Short Pump Middle School on Thursday, August 24th from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
Five Henrico Middle Schools battled it out on the hardwood recently at Glen Allen H.S. Not just for a trophy but to help raise money to defeat a disease that affects almost everyone. Click here to watch the video.
We continue to collect Box Tops for the General Mills Box Tops for Education program. Our school library earns $.10 for each Box Top we turn in. We have been able to purchase iPads, tripod adaptors, art supplies for projects, and other educational items for our students to use in the library with this money. This year, we are working towards creating a “curiosity cubby” in the library with activities to “Spark the Curiosity” of our students. We would like to add things such as Makey Makeys, green screen and stop motion animation materials, Bloxels, Gizmos and Gadgets kits, and more. Help us build this by sending in those Box Tops.
It’s the beginning of the sick season…allergies, colds, flu, stomach viruses are active in our area right now. Please keep in mind that students should not be in school if they have the following:
- A fever of 100.4 degrees or greater in the last 24 hours (before taking a fever reducing
- Vomiting or has diarrhea because of illness in the last 24 hours.
- An unknown rash or possible contagious condition.
- Are unable to focus due to: pain, chronic health condition, and acute illness.
- Has flu-like illness (with or without fever) — headache, tired, cough, aches, weakness, sore throat.
Please be prompt when picking up your ill or injured child in order to minimize their chance of spreading or acquiring a contagious illness.
A child should be free of symptoms of contagious disease (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, suspicious rash, etc.) for 24 hours before returning to school. Please contact our school nurse, Genevieve Bragg, RN, if you have any questions or concerns at 804-360-0800 ext. 3.
The Short Pump Middle School PRIDE Committee is working to recognize our students for demonstrating PRIDE (Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Excellence). We are working to develop celebrations for our students who are recognized for PRIDE and we would love to incorporate games in our events. If you have any age-appropriate board or card games that you would be willing to donate to the cause please drop them off in the main office in the designated box! Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please contact Heather Sharpe at 804-364-0837.
Although moving to a new area and school can be an exciting adventure, it can also be a challenging and overwhelming experience and we would like to provide our families with some neighborhood support. The School Counseling team would like to create a pool of people who are willing to help welcome new Puma families to SPMS and to our community. If you are interested in volunteering in this capacity, please complete this form: www.tinyurl.com/pumawelcome . We may use the information collected from the form to help match families in similar neighborhoods or with similar backgrounds. By completing the form, you are agreeing to allow the School Counseling team to share your personal contact information with newly enrolled families. Thank you for your willingness to support our new Puma families!
HCPS-TV visited Sarah Berry’s Chorus class as they warmed up with a few vocal games. Click here to watch the video.
Visit the Governor’s School website at www.gsgis.k12.va.us
January 28, 2017—Students are required to attend the testing session from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Governor’s School (MLWGS). Snow day testing session—February 11th same time at MLWGS.
Over the summer, the leadership team at Short Pump Middle School took a teambuilding trip to the Escape Room. The knowledge gained on that trip is helping to unlock a new way of learning for teachers and students. Click here to watch the video.