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!
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!
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:
Highlights from the Battle Across Broad.
Longwood University will be hosting an informational interest meeting for a dual enrollment personal finance and economics course on Tuesday, March 27, from 6:30-7:30 pm. If you are interested in earning college credit in a condensed summer course, this course will meet those needs. To get more information on the dual enrollment personal finance and economics course, please, attend the interest meeting on March 27th at Deep Run HS or Henrico HS in the school’s auditorium.
In honor of Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week, here’s a quick video shout-out to some of the principals that are making a difference in students’ lives!
- Parent access window: February 5-16, 2018.
- Parents log on to PowerSchool to view courses for next year. PowerSchool can be accessed at: https://sis.henrico.k12.va.us/public/home.html
- Once successfully logged into PowerSchool, parents will be expected to review and accept the recommended academic courses and select elective courses through the parent portal.
- After reviewing and accepting the teachers’ academic recommendations, please select two electives and one back-up alternate. Please contact your child’s teacher for questions regarding recommendations and your child’s grade level counselor with any questions regarding electives or the sign-up process.
As Short Pump Middle School and Henrico County Public Schools look for solutions and strategies towards becoming a leader in creating an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for all, we want input from students, families, and teachers to help guide our next steps.
Short Pump Middle School has partnered with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) to facilitate focus groups (**more information regarding the VCIC is found below). These focus groups will provide an opportunity for participants to share concerns and solution based strategies. Once VCIC has listened to each focus group and shared their findings with us, we are confident SPMS and HCPS will have the necessary information to make informed, student-based decisions for inclusivity and acceptance throughout all of our programming. This will include the role of the new director of equity and diversity.
Due to the need for small focus groups (12-15 persons meeting for one hour), the VCIC will host multiple sessions to meet with as many interested parties as possible. The VCIC will be facilitating these focus listening groups on the following dates:
Student only focus group:
2:15pm – 3:15pm
Parent only Focus group:
Please note: Mrs. Ogburn, Three Chopt representative to the School Board, will be in attendance at many of the parent sessions.
The parent focus groups will convene at the following times:
9:30am – 10:30am
10:45am – 11:45am
1:00pm – 2:00pm
2:15pm – 3:15pm
3:30pm – 4:30pm
** December 4th 5:30-6:30pm 6:45-7:45pm
If you have an interest in attending one of the focus group sessions, please access the online sign-up form found below (Please note: sessions close once the maximum participant size has been reached.)
Parent sign-up form: https://goo.gl/forms/af3wWQsye5RFpEps2
Student sign-up form: https://goo.gl/forms/4tVKEzHNVOb9x7CB3
** Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities**
“The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (www.inclusiveVA.org) is an 82-year-old nonprofit organization based in Richmond that specializes in working with schools, business, and communities on issues of diversity and inclusion. VCIC has supported many schools and districts across Virginia, and the organization’s work has been recognized locally and nationally for its effectiveness. The organization will help us to ensure that a broad cross-section of SPMS stakeholders are able to share ideas and input for how our school community can learn, heal, and move forward together.”