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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
 

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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:

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
- 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

 

 

SHS Celebrates the Life of Jim Schall
Hearts were heavy this week as SHS faculty, staff, and students said a final goodbye to teacher Jim Schall.  Jim had been a science teacher in the Springfield School district for 10 years, most recently teaching Physics, AP Physics, and Honors Astronomy.  He served as our school’s Science Department Chairman and also as the Advisor for Springfield’s highly respected Science Olympiad Team.  In late October, Jim experienced a stroke and battled valiantly before passing away on November 6, 2014. Superintendent O’Shea shared, “According to tributes written and shared via social media, you would think this man had been in the district far longer as his impact on peers and students was both significant and deep.” 

Springfield High School is known for its exceptional faculty because of teachers like Jim Schall.  Jim’s love and talent for teaching Science and his passion for students will be impossible to replace.”  Colleagues describe Jim as, “. . . the quintessential Springfield employee. There is not a new teacher who failed to receive a ‘Jim Schall pep talk’ to help overcome their toughest days a new teacher.” 

Students lit-up to Facebook to offer tributes – many using “more than a teacher and coach” and preferring “friend”  and “mentor” as better descriptions of their relationships with Mr. Schall.  One student described how he would stay after school just so he could have great conversations with Mr. Schall and ended his post stating, “I would not be who I am today without you.”

The Educational Services Center of Lake Erie West sponsors the annual I Make a Difference breakfast to allow each schools’ Valedictorian and Salutatorian to honor that one teacher who had the most significant influence on that’s student’s academic career.  In Jim's 10 years at Springfield High School, he was chosen four times as the I Make a Difference Teacher.  He won Educator of the Year and numerous other awards through his work in training teachers at BGSU.

 His legacy will live on at SHS - and he will be missed every day.

THANK YOU WALMART!
November 3rd was another great day to be Springfield High School’s (SHS) Principal! Thanks to the generosity of Walmart staff and shoppers, and in honor the hard work of teachers, and the personal sacrifice may make to equip all students for academic success, we learned that SHS was chosen to receive a very generous donation - - 20 $50 gift cards (that’s $1000, folks)!!

Our staff and I celebrated this generous offer from Denise Seifert, general manager of Walmart’s Holland site, with Superintendent Dr. Michael O’Shea. We love it when we can join together to bring attention to all that teachers do for students and our community.

THANK YOU!

WE ARE A FAMILY - WE ARE BLUE DEVIL NATION
The classes that SHS teacher Jim Schall  teaches are some of  the toughest faced by our students.  Mr. Schall is one of those teachers that finds a way to connect with every student . . . he is in the building before school starts and hours after the end of the day - every day -  to provide Springfield High School students with the support they need to succeed. 

Recently, Mr. Schall became ill.  His absence is felt everyday by the students and our staff - yet his influence on Springfield High School has not been lost.  Our students have undertaken individual and group projects to support him, his family and each other.  They, and staff throughout the district, have carried on his "White Shirt Wednesdays," and we pray that the toughness that he has shown while helping students learn Physics will help him throughout his recovery. 

SHS is more than a school building - it is where almost 1400 students and staff gather every day to learn, to have fun, and to support each other.  We are a family.  We are Blue Devil Nation.  And we are all anxious to have Mr. Schall back in his classroom.

 

 

FIND THE BLUE  IN YOU!
If there is anyone in the greater Holland community who has not heard about the rigorous academic standards and expectations at Springfield High School, information from “The College Board”  received in September, 2014, deserves everyone’s attention!! 

Allow us to first congratulate several members of the SHS Class of 2014, their families, and teachers for distinguishing themselves in pursuit of the title of “Advanced Placement Scholar Awards” (AP Scholars). Earning an AP Scholar Award is a significant accomplishment.  These students are part of a unique group worldwide who successfully completed a rigorous series of college-level courses and exams – AP results are accepted by most two and four-year colleges and universities for college credit, advanced placement or both. 

To offer further definition, there are three tiers of awards: AP Scholars - those students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP tests.  Springfield High Schools 2014 AP Scholars were:  Nicolette Hersch, Quazi Hussain, Thomas Kleinfelter, Derek Messer, Kurt Metz, Ji hwan Park, Evan Pelter and Miranda Spillett.

The second tier of awards is AP Scholars with Honors – given to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken AND grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Our AP Scholar with Honors were Mackenzie Abel, Lawrence Gardner, Justin Mosely and Travis Wurz.

Finally, AP Scholars with Distinction are those students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken AND grades of 3 or more on five or more of these exams taken. Our AP Scholar with Distinction were Timothy Alderson, Class of 2014 Salutatorian Timothy (TJ) Borucki, Jacob Reynolds, Adam Whitehead and Class of 2014 Valedictorian Joseph Wood.  Special congratulations to Joseph Wood, who took a total of seven tests and scored the highest possible score of 5 on each, and to TJ Borucki, who took a total of 10 tests and scored the highest possible score of 5 on seven and three scores of 4 - averaging 4.70 collectively!

These results demonstrate that Springfield teachers are preparing our students for success far beyond the tests – they are challenging them to think critically and preparing each of these talented students to become leaders in our very global society.  To date, this is the highest number of AP Scholars - congratulations to these students and to their AP teachers for challenging them through rigorous academic courses!

Springfield High School has everything to make each student’s four year high school experience the best it can be—join us . . . and find the BLUE in you!

 

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!