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1470 S McCord Road
Holland, Ohio 43528
419.867.5633 (office)
419.867.5618 (fax)
419.867.5637 (attendance)
419.867.5632 (guidance)
419.867.5640 (athletics)

Principal: Ms. Rhonda Jemison
Asst. Principal: Mr. Robb Brown
Dean of Students: Mr. George Clark
Athletic Driector:  Mr. Frank Kohlhofer
                                 
 
 

 Doors Open at 6:00 AM      -       School Starts at 7:30 AM      -     Dismissal is at 2:30 PM

 

 

Click here to watch SHS on NBC-24's "Friday Frenzy!"
Commercial  - #springfieldstrong 

Click here for information on the Athletic Booster's "Reverse Raffle"
Click here for information on the Academic Boosters' "Graduation Raffle!"

 

Welcome to Springfield High School, home of the Blue Devils!  Grad.14

SHS is a public comprehensive high school with rigorous academic programs for students in grades 9-12. Almost 100 faculty and support staff are dedicated to both SHS traditions and to ensuring that each of the approximately 1200 students attain their educational goals.  

Students follow a trimester schedule designed to further enhance the academic environment with even more class time for a variety of learning experiences, more teacher/student interaction time, greater opportunities for problem-solving and group activities. SHS offers enrichment through Honors, Advanced Placement, and College Credit Plus* classes. In addition, SHS students may also choose to enroll in a two-year vocational program offered through Penta Career Center. Opportunities abound for community service, leadership development and character building - all interwoven into SHS academic and extracurricular programs. 

In 2015, Springfield High School's Students In Action program (coordinated through the prestigious national Jefferson Awards Foundation) earned the NATIONAL Ambassador GOLD Banner and was judged one of the best service initiative in the nation! Unique offerings such as the nationally respected JROTC, Science Olympiad, and other classes help prepare students for success in our global society. 

Springfield High School's Blue Devils are rich in tradition - and we want to encourage all community members to become "true blue!"

*College Credit Plus allows qualified students to receive credit for college-level courses at no cost to the student or his/her family.

Listed below are a number of forms and links to assist you.  Please click on the item that you would like to review or download:

IMPORTANT LINKS:
Click here for the EVENT CALENDAR
Click here for the link to the SHS Parent Engagement Survey- 2016-2017 Planning
Click here for information and access to School Messenger, the district's instant alert system
Click here to access frequent email updates from the district
Click here for Daily Announcements
- Curriculum Guide, 2015-2016
- Curriculum Guide 2016-2017
- Fight Song & Alma Mater - Words
- To enter the SHS Media Center Pages

 

Testimonial from An SHS Parent

"My son came to Springfield High School from another area district and I am thrilled with this school! I just couldn't believe it when I received a telephone call from one of his teachers to tell me how well he was doing in class - this one-on-one attention from teachers started from day one and is fabulous." 
Donna Bartlett

Principal's Weekly Message

Ms. Rhonda Jemison, Principal

    #springfieldstrong 

 

 

The Influence of a Teacher
Maybe I am biased, but I have often said that Springfield High School employs many of the best teachers in the profession.  As Springfield High School's Principal, I frequently observe our teachers in action - both in their classrooms and in a variety of educational and social settings where the talents and skills they share with our students are hard to miss.  Hearing this from an administrator is one thing . . . hearing it from students is another and those in attendance at the February 2nd Boys' Varsity Basketball game got to hear from our students the impact that selected teachers have had on their success. Although we called it Teacher Appreciation Night - it might better have been titled "The Influence of a Teacher!"

Trent B and Ricky L mentioned the high standards that they experience in Mrs. Bonita Adams class.  Zach B learned from Math teacher Mrs. Dorianne Cox (SHS Alum) "everything he thought he knew but didn't!"  Robert B detailed the lengths that Art teacher Mr. Sean Abel goes to reach students.  Wyatt B mentioned how Economics teacher Mr. Zac Taylor gave him practical applications for what he was learning . . . things he can actually use outside of class!  Marshall C appreciates Government teacher Ms. Jen Harter's enthusiasm and attitude which was echoed by Monica P while Trevor S was amazed at how helpful and positive his Honors Pre-Calc and Calculus AB teacher Mrs. Michelle Bryan is at all times.

Not to be outdone, Allison C talked about Mr. Kyle Linehan's fairness and his efforts to make learning fun.  Ashley H detained how Mr. Jim Howe's efforts to push her to do her best helped her believe she can achieve her goals.  Always one mentioned by the students is Mrs. McKenna Reitz, who was described by Breona J as "irreplaceable" and someone who challenges students to be the best version of themselves and to go beyond their comfort zones and finally Mazie K who shared that Madame Post "teaches every class with compassion bubbly attitude, and a huge smile."

These are just a few of the ordinary men and women who each day go to extraordinary lengths to touch the lives of Springfield students.  There is not enough space for me to tell you about all our faculty and staff - - but I will keep trying.  The influence of a teacher is #springfieldstrong!

What is College Credit Plus?
College Credit Plus (CCP) is a program that allows eligible students to enroll in non-religious courses through an Ohio college or university and earn both high school and college credit. A mandatory meeting for parents and students interested in learning more or participating in CCP for the 2016-2017 school year will take place on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the SHS Tombaugh Auditorium. Attendees can expect to learn answers to a variety of questions during the meeting, including:

Q: 
Is there a cost to participate in College Credit Plus?
A.
There is no cost to students/parents for courses successfully completed through a public college or university. By law, that cost is borne by the district. Students may incur costs if enrolling in courses through private colleges or universities. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation and any related costs, such as parking passes.

Q.
How do I know if I am eligible to participate in College Credit Plus?
A.
Students will be provided with the required Consent to Participate Form, which must be returned to the Guidance Office by April 1. In addition, each individual college and university has its own admission requirements including standards to assess college readiness. Representatives from Bowling Green State University, Mercy College, Owens Community College, and The University of Toledo are scheduled to attend the January 20th meeting to answer questions about their programs.

After attending the meeting and returning the completed Consent to Participate Form, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the college or university of interest, complete the institution’s College Credit Plus application, and schedule an advising appointment to select courses, if accepted.

Those with questions are encouraged to contact the SHS Guidance Office and speak with:
Mrs. Latrice McCarver (students with last names A-G)
419.867.5741, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    
Ms. Jennifer Nagy (students with last names H-Pe)
419.867.5626, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mr. Tim Reiser, (students with last names Pf-Z)
419.867.5625, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

*If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, the meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 pm.

BE A BLUE DEVIL FOR A DAY
The choice of which high school a student will attend is something that we take very seriously at SHS.  Each year, we invite members of our senior class to write letters to area 8th grade students to encourage the next generation of Blue Devils to take a serious look at "our school" when contemplating their future high school career.  

In his letter, SHS alumni Tommy Kleinfelter wrote this, “Throughout the school year, you will face many decisions that will impact your future. Before the end of the year, you will also have to decide which school you want to attend during your high school career!   High school will bring some of the best memories you will make in your life. During high school you will make lifelong friends, and you will have some of the best times of your life. Your high school years are amongst the most important years in front of you. During these four years you will shape who you are and decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. However, before you can even experience high school you need to decide where you want to attend high school, and I believe Springfield High School is just the place for you!"

Springfield High School welcomes students in grades 8-12 who live in our community but are currently attending schools outside of the district to become a “Blue Devil for a Day” to experience a typical school day. All visits take place with assistance from current Springfield “mentors.” Although schedules can be adjusted, it is suggested that guests spend an entire day with their mentor and visit both classes and with program/activity advisors.   Areas that will be presented include:

Academic Opportunities:
  - Availability of the Dual-Credit/*College Credit Plus program
  - College Scholarships Academic Competitions
  - Science Olympiad
  - Math/Science
  - Laws of Life Essay Contest

Athletic Opportunities:
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Teams compete in the Northern Lakes League

Leadership Opportunities:
  - Students In Action initiative affiliated with the Jefferson Awards Foundation
  - JROTC

Performing Arts Opportunities:
  - 
Drama Club (Plays, Musicals)
  - Bands
  - Color Guard/Winter Guard
  - Choir

Clubs/Organizations

Who doesn't want to be a Blue Devil - for a day or for four years? For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Springfield High School at 419.867.5633!