General Announcements

SPMS School Counseling is now on TWITTER

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!




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:

Code RVA Regional High School Information for 8th Graders

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:; Postcard:

Applications for the Moody International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

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:

Summer Reading 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:  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

Eighth Grade Rise Ceremony Information

The eighth grade Rise Ceremony is Monday, June 11th  @ Deep Run High School. The ceremony will begin at 7:00PM, and all students should be present by 6:30PM.

We have over 300 eighth graders so the ceremony will take place in the gymnasium as it offers a larger seating capacity than the auditorium.

Three tickets will be provided to each student. The tickets will be distributed through Puma Den classes on June 6th.

Seating is limited.

IF three tickets will not suffice for your family, you may request additional ticket(s) by clicking here. Please only request additional tickets if it is a necessity for your family.

Thank you.

Puma Blast 2017-2018 Archive


Puma Blast May 21-25

Puma Blast May 14-18

Puma Blast May 7-11

Puma Blast Apr 30-May 4

Puma Blast Apr 23-27

Puma Blast Apr 16-20

Puma Blast Apr 2-13

Puma Blast March 26-March 30

Puma Blast Mar 19-23

Puma Blast March 12-16

Puma Blast March 5-9

Puma Blast Feb 26-Mar 2

Puma Blast Feb 19-23

SPMS Puma Blast 2-13-17

Blast Feb 5 – 9

Puma Blast Jan 29-Feb 2

Puma Blast Jan 22-26

Puma blast Jan 16-19

Puma Blast Jan 9-12

Puma Blast Dec 11-Jan 1

Puma Blast Dec 4-8

Puma Blast Nov 27-Dec 1

Puma Blast Nov 20-24

Puma Blast Nov 13-17

Puma Blast Nov 6-10

Puma Blast Oct 30- Nov 3

Puma Blast Oct 23-27

Puma Blast Oct 16-20

Puma Blast Oct 9-13

 Puma Blast Oct 2-6

Puma Blast Sep 25. 2017


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