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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)

Principal: Ms. Rhonda Jemison
Asst. Principal: Mr. Stan Joplin
Athletic Director: Mr. Robb Brown
                                 
 
 

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

Congratulations to the 281 members of the Springfield High School Class of 2014.  These remarkable young leaders of today earned over $5.7 million in scholarships to prestigious colleges and universities like The United States Military Academy at West Point, The United States Naval Academy, Princeton, the University of Notre Dame, Xavier, The Ohio State University, BGSU, The Universty of Toledo, Eastern Michigan University, Miami University, the Wittenberg University, Kent State, Ohio University, Lourdes University, University of North Carolina, Kettering University, Purdue, Wright State, and Ashland University!



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

Although the Ohio Department of education's school rating system recently changed, it is important to reflect that Springfield High School has consistently achieved an "Excellent" rating for many years!    We are very proud of the entire SHS family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - for consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. We truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception

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 foreign language 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:

- Daily Announcements will return in August
Curriculum Guide, 2014.2015
- Fight Song & Alma Mater - Words
- To enter the SHS Media Center Pages
- Yearbook Ordering Information

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

 

 

 

This week, I offered a little space to Technology Instructor Bob Steinline and his students to brag a little about what they have been creating . . .

Spectacular Craftsmanship Commemorates Cross Country NLL Win
By Kohl T/SHS Artistry in Iron Student
(The SHS Cross Country Team) worked all summer long knowing we wanted to win NLL’s.  It was our biggest and most important goal and every day we would remind each other how bad we wanted it.  Our struggle was facing Northview who had won the title eleven straight years.  We fought hard every day and then the NLL race came and we ran our hearts out.  I ended up finishing first as an individual and our team ended up on top as well.  We didn’t just win, we dominated.  Second place Perrysburg wasn’t even close.  This was also the first men’s cross country title in school history.  This was without a doubt the biggest accomplishment in my life so naturally when Mr. Steinline said our tables needed to be something we cared about this was the first thing that came to mind.  We had trophies and plaques but wanted to create something for myself to forever remember that day, and that is want the table gave me.  That is why I went into such great detail on this project.  Everything had to be perfect, just like that day.
 
Custom Casting Emerges from Metals 2 Class
By Robert Steinline, technology instructor
Amanda B recently completed an exhaustive project that she and I are very proud of.  This long-term custom plaque took weeks of craftsmanship when working on the pattern that was to be cast.  Once that was completed, it had to be sand-cast.  Once the casting was poured, considerable time and effort went into the filing and sanding of the part.  Then she spent quite a while painting the finished casting to replicate the NHL plaque.  She was exhausted with the scope of the project, but very proud of the final outcome. 

“State of the High School!”
During the May 14th Board of Education meeting, we were given the opportunity to update the community on SHS student and staff accomplishments.  There is much to be proud of –here is just a few of the items that were shared:  academically, we had 37 students score 26 or above on the ACT; 174 students enrolled in AP classes and are expected to earn college credit for their work.  This year’s class or graduating seniors has received over $5.7 million in scholarship – the highest amount so far for a class (and a smaller class!).   Eighty-seven of our student athletes were named to “All NLL Academic “ teams. Speaking of athletics, how about our Blue Devils teams this year?  Cross Country, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Softball, Track, Football, Tennis – as far as we are concerned they are all champions!!!

 

The Science Olympiad team won the District again this year and placed 19th overall in the state;  in our first year, SHS has qualified three students to the National History Day competition; JROTC placed 7th  at the national Drill Meet and Anthony Peppers was judged the Top Cadet in the country; our Band continues to both entertain us and receive the highest ratings at OMEA competitions, Our Drama Club was one of only 10 in the state chosen to perform recently at a prestigious conference;  our students were very generous with their time and money - Students In Action initiative was judged #1 in the nation; DECA, Student Government and other student organizations helped us raise a lot of money to assist neighbors in need and area organizations.  As we told the Board, we could have gone on all night just bragging about our outstanding students, faculty, and staff. 

 

Important Change for Athletes
The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has announced a partnership with PrivIT, a Columbus based company, to streamline the process for the management and collection of physical forms required for participation in high school sports.  The OHSAA will be replacing the paper physical forms with the PrivIT e-ppe (electronic pre-participation evaluation) secure online solution beginning May 1st for the 2014/2015 school year. Migrating the paper PPE process to the PrivIT e-PPE solution will give parents the flexibility to keep their child’s health information current, and since the information is only entered once, updating the information in the future is as simple as clicking a few buttons.  Parents of Springfield’s athletes will complete the medical questionnaire that will prepopulate several forms required for sport participation.  Upon completion, these forms will be printed and taken to the student’s physical exam.  You will only have to update the information in PrivIT e-PPE as opposed to completing all the paper-based forms again. To get started, please go to:  https://springfieldbluedevils-oh.e-ppe.com/index.jspa. Those with questions should call 419.867.5624.

BE A BLUE DEVIL FOR A DAY
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!