7001 Madison Street
Holland, Ohio 43528
419.867.5644 (office)
419.867.5732 (fax)
419.867.5662 (attendance)

Principal: Mrs. Dana Falkenberg
Asst. Principal: Mr. Gary Devol
Asst. Principal: Mr. Jeff Pendry
Doors Open at 7:15 AM
School Starts at 7:35 AM
Dismissal: 6th/2:25; 7th,8th/2:30 PM
Happy Holidays - last day of classes will be 12/19 -  students return on 1/5!

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Welcome to Springfield Middle School (SMS).  Meeting the educational needs of young adolescents requires special curricula that feature content that connects with the everyday lives of students as well as activities that actively involve them in the learning process. SMS academic standards are high. Although the Ohio Department of Education's rating system has recently changed, it is important to reflect that SMS has consistently achieved the highest possible ratings over the past several years!   

We are very proud of the entire SMS family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - for consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. We truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception! 

Opportunities to enrich student learning, including the availability of Honors courses, foreign language offerings, problem-based learning approaches all challenge today’s learners to develop and refine the critical thinking skills they will need to become tomorrow’s leaders.  Classes are offered to students on a trimester schedule.  The school mascot is the Blue Devil.

Academics are complimented by a full range of creative, athletic and extracurricular programs, including:

Chess Club Basketball Band
Robotic Lego League Cheerleading Choir
Math Counts Cross Country Newspaper-Devils’ Dispatch
Quiz Bowl 7th Football; 8th Football Power of the Pen
Science Olympiad Track Yearbook

Click here for information and access to School Messenger, the district's Instant Alert System
Click here to download instructions on how you can receive frequent email updates
Click here for SMS Happenings (Announcements)
Click here to link to the SMS Technology Resource Page
Click here for the link to the SHS Guidance Facebook Page
Click here for the SMS Media Center Link
Click here for Miss Holden's Webpage
Click here for the link for students on formatting papers MLA-style
Springfield Middle School
Parent Testimonial
"As an alumnus of Springfield Local Schools, one may expect my opinion to be nothing less than favorable.  I can tell you that as an active parent and community member, Springfield Local Schools consistently raises the bar for producing a quality education. 

The staff amaze me on a daily basis as to their willingness to go the extra mile and put forth consistent effort both in and out of the classroom. I am very pleased to see the tradition continue as I watch my own children receive the same first-class education that helped make me the person I am today."


Helen Darrah
SLS Parent and Alum

Principal's Weekly Message

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Congratulations On Your Retirements Mrs. Walerius and Mr. Kleopfer
At the end of this month, Springfield Middle School will bid a fond “farewell” to secretary Mrs. Nancy Walerius, who has worked for Springfield Schools for 25 years and Custodian Mr. Ronnie Kleopfer, who has devoted 30 years to the district. Before joining the Springfield Schools staff, Mrs. Walerius was an aerobics instructor and an in-home babysitter.  Mr. Kleopfer told us, “I did many different odd jobs before I came to Springfield.” Not only that, but he has also worked at all of the schools in the district during the past 30 years.

Both Mr. Kleopfer and Mrs. Walerius have a lot of fond memories of their time at Springfield.  Says Mrs. Walerius, “One of my funniest memories was on the last day of school one year. The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders were playing softball in the grove, and I fell in the creek!” Mr. Kleopfer has good memories of his time here too, saying, “A co-worker and I used to play jokes on each other. One time, I walked through a door and got drenched with a bucket of water.” One thing Mrs. Walerius says she will miss about Springfield is “all of the SMS teachers and office staff. They are so positive, caring, hardworking, and go beyond teaching. They love the community, and the students too.” Mr. Kleopfer says he will miss “all the great people I worked with over the years and all the students that I saw go through the middle school.” While they may miss Springfield, both Mr. Kleopfer and Mrs. Walerius say they are excited about retirement. Mrs. Walerius says she plans on volunteering to read to the elderly at the local extended care facility. Mr. Kleopfer  plans on doing some volunteering too, though he adds, “I also plan on working on my golfing!”

Both Mr. Kleopfer and Mrs. Walerius will be dearly missed at Springfield Middle School – we thank them for their devotion to their colleagues, our students and our community.