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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
Asst. Principal: Mr. Stan Joplin
                                 
 
 

 Doors Open at 6:05 AM      -       School Starts at 7:35 AM      -     Dismissal is at 2:30 PM

 


Click here for March Events  Weekly athletics schedules can be found by clicking here.

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 Post-Secondary Options* 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 2014, Springfield High School's Students In Action program (coordinated through the prestigious national Jefferson Awards for Public Service) earned the NATIONAL Ambassador Banner and was judged THE best high school 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!"

 

* PSO 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:

Click here for information and access to School Messenger, the district's instant alert system
Click here to download instructions to receive frequent email updates from the district
Click here for information on Mr. Screptock's 2015 Summer History Trip
Daily Announcements
Curriculum Guide, 2014-2015
- Curriculum Guide, 2015-2016
- 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

GODSPELL
The Springfield High School Blue Devils' Drama Club is pleased to announce that staging of Godspell - the Club's selection for the school's 2015 Spring Musical! Working very hard to ensure the SHS tradition of excellence, particularly in the performing arts are:
Student Director:  Jessica W (12)
Student Producers:  Tara J (12) and Serina K (10)
Lead Cast Members: Jesus:  Shayla K(11) Judas:  Arielle Br (12) Principal Cast Members: Aly Z (9) Caeli B (12) Kaylynn Fr (10) Kevin U (12) Andrew M (12) Kendra C (12) Angie Gr (12) Jordyn B (9) Maddy E (11) Hannah C (12) Raphi K(10)
Band/Ensemble Cast Members: Olivia W(12) Nick T (11) Amber R(10) Olivia M (10) Hayley E (9)

Evening performances of Godspell will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 13th and 14th, beginning at 7:30pm.  A matinee performance is also scheduled for Sunday, March 15th, at 2:30pm. 

Tickets can be purchased for $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors.  Please join us for what we promise will be exceptional, talent filled performances!  Those seeking additional information are asked to contact Springfield High School at 419.867.5633

MY HEROES
Everyday, I learn something new about Springfield High School, it's faculty, staff, students, and graduates.  All are my heroes - each remarkable for their achievements, attitudes and goals for the future.  It is less common for me to discover an SHS Alumni whose service to our country has others calling him/her an American Hero.

So you can imagine my surprise when I learned that during a recent Fox Sports Detroit broadcast of a Detroit Red Wings game, the Wounded Warrior who was being introduced and interviewed was a Blue Devil!

After the station ran a video about his service to our country and  the injuries  he sustained during the war in Iraq, the commentator introduced us to a true hero.  Unbelievably,   he just happened to (thankfully) mention that he was from Holland, Ohio and had graduated from Springfield High School. 

To make sure that we didn’t mishear the comment, the next day we hit the information highway and were able to find the video that was featured - unfortunately, it did not include his bio or home town.  Enter Guidance Secretary Betsy Hicks and community leader Barb Irons, whom we involved - they started searching graduation records, yearbooks and eventually we found our hero is indeed JOSEPH LEE BOWSER, SHS Class of 1978.

We have a lot more to tell you about Joe . . . how he still plays hockey as an amputee.  How he works in Washington, DC as a staff secretary to the US Secretary of the Army and assists in wounded soldier issues.  Let us start by introducing you to him through the video that first brought him to our attention - then stay tuned.  This is not the last time you will read or hear his name!

http://www.foxsports.com/watch/fox-sports-live/video/a-warrior-among-us-joe-bowser-111114

BE A BLUE DEVIL FOR A DAY
Last year in his letter to area 8th grade students, SHS senior 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/Post-Secondary Options program
· College Scholarships
Academic Competitions 
Science Olympiad
· DECA/Marketing
· Math/Science
· Laws of Life Essay Contest
Athletic Opportunities
Leadership Opportunities
· Students In Action initiative affiliated with the Jefferson Awards for Public Service
· JROTC
Performing Arts Opportunities
· Drama Club (Plays, Musicals)
· Bands
· Color Guard/Winter Guard
· Choir
Clubs/Organizations 

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Springfield High School at 419.867.5633!