Short Pump Middle School
By: Saketh A. and Kirthan G.
Are there quality Classroms
Every Classroom has a window so our classroom can be filled with sunlight. If there was a power outage, it would still feel like the lights are on due to the sunlight shining through every window in the school. Also almost every classroom as either a Promethean board or projector. There is a desk for everyone. This might sound like an obvious thing but actually not every school can afford a desk for everyone In the classroom you have access to all types of books and materials. We have state of the art chemistry tools in our science labs/classrooms. We are able to do all kinds of experiments in the classroom. Our classrooms make the kids feel like they are involved in the topic. Clearly we have great classrooms.
Does SPMS support hands on learning?
At Short Pump Middle School we encourage the kids to be active in their learning. We support hands on learning. In clubs and classes the kids go on field trips so that they can experience what they are learning. Also our science classes do experiments depending on what they are learning. Also almost every class does some sort of partner project like our art students. The independent living students do cooking projects and they eat what they make. Our projects are normally fun and the kids learn a lot. Without a doubt we encourage hands on learning.
Are there lots of clubs?
What types of music is taught as an elective?
Short Pump Middle School teaches strings, chorus, and band. The band teacher is Mr. Swartz. Mr. Swartz teaches many instruments like drums, saxophone, trumpet, and clarinet. Also Mr. Swartz holds tryouts for a special jazz band. The jazz band plays at pep rallies, assemblies, and they go on field trips to play at other events and competitions. The strings teacher is Mrs. May. Our strings students placed first in a competition in Busch Gardens. The Chorus teacher is Mrs. Berry. The Chorus students also came in first placed in Bush Gardens.
What languages are taught?
Are there good Teachers?
What are the characteristics of the school?
We have a huge library filled with books. We have one of a kind cafeteria. We have windows so if there was a power outage we would still have lots of sunlight. coming in through the windows. The clinic is very talented and good. We are one of the schools to watch so we have lots of amazing things to get that award. We are one of the only schools with an amphitheater. As you can see the environment is amazing.
What is the cafeteria like?
Can you tell me about the clinic?
The clinic is very good. They have amazing equipment. They are very good at healing your body and helping you out. They are incredibly fast at noticing if there wrist, foot, ankle, etc. They first give you ice to put on the spot it hurts. Then after 40 minutes if it still hurts you go to the clinic. Then the nurse wraps your wrist so it will heal. As you can see we have an awesome clinic.
What are the sports and how do you get on a team?
We have a a lot of sports to play in school. There are sports teams like track, tennis, football, soccer, baseball, softball, etc.
The soccer coach is Mr. Lane, he is also a P.E. teacher.
The tennis coach is Mrs. Suttle who is also the Life Science teacher.
The football coach is Mr. Conway, he is also an 8th grade teacher.
The track coach is Mr. and Mrs. Conway.
The softball coach is Mr.Ski and Mrs.McCarter, Mr.Ski is also the Social Studies teacher and Mrs. McCarter is the math teacher.
The basketball coach is Mr.Rettig which is a the 6th grade math teacher.
The baseball coach is also Mr.Rettig.