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

SMS Bus Routes are posted in the "Transportation" section of this website -

The SMS Open House will take place on August 26th from 6-8 pm

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Click here to view information on the Target Incentive Program

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 an "Excellent" rating 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 to link to the SMS Technology Resource 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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Welcome Back
It seems like SMS students have been back to school for longer than one week – students have dusted-off their studying skills and are hard at work!  It was great to hear the students sharing stories of their family vacations, community service projects, and just having fun with friends!!

Family members and friends are reminded that the Open House is scheduled for August 26th from 6-8 pm.  We hope to see everyone there!

Sports are underway and many have wrapped up pre-season events . . . season schedules are set to begin soon. SMS Volleyball got underway August 21st with the girls competing at home against Maumee Gateway. The 7th grade team currently rosters 12 players who will be competing against a tough NLL schedule. They are coached by Kristin Grosschedl and Stephanie Schwind. The 8th grade team is coached by Lynda Mossing and currently rosters 13 players who are coming back from a 3rd place finish in last year’s NLL tournament. Cross Country has one of the largest teams in recent memory, and looks to build on recent improvements at the NLL tournament. It is coached by Mike Ransford who continues to build the program through running clubs. The football program looks to continue moving forward and returns several players from a successful 7th grade team a year ago. The 8th grade team is coached by Bill Dodson and Mike Fink. This year’s current 7th graders will be coached by Jim Olivier, Brian Fisher, and J.J. Rodriguez and look to successfully compete for a league title.

We look forward to a very successful school year.