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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

 

 
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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

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Doing the Right Thing
Springfield High School students do a lot, and most do a lot very well.  We share often the successes they achieve through our co-curricular programs and extracurricular offerings - athletics, performing arts, service . . . all available to challenge each student to discover his/her passions, interests, and potential future careers.

The classroom of today is so different than those that parents and even recent SHS graduates remember!  This ever-changing landscape, brought about by technology, continues to open so many more avenues and vehicles for learning.  It also engages students in ways never thought possible. Achieving academic goals is not easy, but it is the right thing to do and Springfield High School is proud to announce the names of those students whose commitment to academics resulted in the invitation to attend the 2nd Trimester Honors Assembly on April 20th.  

Springfield High School is proud of our students -  we commend those who obtained "Honors" this trimester and will continue to support and challenge those getting closer and closer to meeting their academic goals. To review a complete list of students honored at the April 20th assembly, please contact the main office.

IN case we failed to share - it's official - the Class of 2016's Top 10 includes:  Casey Wong, (Valedictorian/The University of Michigan); Kristen Kuras, (Salutatorian/The University of Toledo); Chloe Meisner (The Ohio Sate University); Madalyn Espen, (The University of Toledo); Jordan Dascani, (Baldwin Wallace); Scott Seymour, (TBD/The Ohio State University); Madelyn Baker, (The University of Arizona); Haley Stewart, (Kent State University); Jamie Keller, (The Ohio State University/The University of Toledo); and Silvia Caniglia, (The University of Toledo).

Why Look Anywhere Else?
I overheard a group of SHS seniors talking recently about how few days are actually left in their time at SHS - by the time this column prints there will be less than 60 days remaining in the 2015-16 school year!  Since I have been around a while, I recognize this as the time of year when our 12th grade students realize that in what seems like a blink of an eye, their high school careers are about to end!  Instead of selecting next year's classes, they're now applying for scholarships and choosing which university best fits their future goals.

Sure, for some, the days may feel like they are dragging!  For most, however, preparing for their last Spirit Week and the selection of  "Senior Mosts. . ." has caused a flood of emotions.  Just four short years ago, they were being told as 8th grade students that SHS is rich in traditions.  They were told of the importance to stretching their intellects, of taking Honors and AP classes, of getting involved in clubs and organizations; of how important it is to serve others (not because it is required) because its the right thing to do.  They were told that a degree from SHS would prepare them as well if not better than any other school in the region!

In their four years at SHS, our seniors learned we were right - that SHS has offered everything (and even a little more) they were seeking. A world class faculty and staff willing to help them succeed.  A challenging, rigorous curriculum that ensured they were prepared for success in college, the military, or to begin their careers in business. Friendships that they will take with them and last forever.

Our seniors have watched the Blue Devils' sports programs grow to contend for and/or win NLL titles.  They  watched their classmates perform in the band, choir, color guard and on the stage through both our drama and musical offerings. And a whole lot more!!

That group of seniors reminded me that random high school memories on their own may not see to be that big of a deal, however, when they are combined into four years of laughter and tears and multiplied by over 300, they result in the realization of dreams.  As a principal, I can't ask for much more!!

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!

 

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:
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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!