7001 Madison Street
Holland, Ohio 43528
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
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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:
|Robotic Lego League
||7th Football; 8th Football
||Power of the Pen
|ACADEMIC AND INFORMATION LINKS:
for information and access to School Messenger
, the district's Instant Alert System
to download instructions on how you can receive frequent email updatesClick here
for SMS Happenings (Announcements)Click here
to link to the SMS Technology Resource PageClick here
for the link to the SHS Guidance Facebook PageClick here
for the SMS Media Center LinkClick here
for Miss Holden's WebpageClick here
for the link for students on formatting papers MLA-style
Springfield Middle School
"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."
SLS Parent and Alum
Principal's Weekly Message
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Jeylan Icke is an 8th grader at SMS battling Leukemia. She has worn #30 as a member of the 7th Grade Girls' Basketball Team - to show support for Jeylan, SMS will host #jeylanstrong night when the school's 7th and 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Teams host Perrysburg.
SMS/Jeylan supporters are selling #jeylanstrong T-shirts for $5. Purchase of a shirt or a minimum donation of $5 will serve as admission to the games on January 22. Students may purchase the shirts during lunch and families/community members are welcome and encouraged to purchase a shirt/send money with their child and of course - attend the game!
Team members from both Springfield and Perrysburg will wear orange jerseys to support the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. The event will also feature a raffle of several "Gift Basket" donated by members of the Springfield Schools staff and area businesses. A banner is being made to show appreciation to businesses that are providing support for the event. Families can also have their name displayed on the banner with a $25 donation. All proceeds, t-shirt sales, and other donations will go into a trust to support Jeylan Icke and the Lymphoma/Leukemia Society. Those interested in becoming involved or wishing to donate gift baskets/funds are asked to contact the Springfield Middle School office for more information
SMS Character Ed Program
Springfield Middle School honored their January character nominations with a full size bulletin board especially tailored for our Caring students. The Character Ed program is run throughout the school year and rewards students for behavior that goes above and beyond what is expected on a daily basis. Each month a different character trait is represented and throughout the school year students are recognized for these traits. The Character Pillars are an extension of the district mantra that we are here for “Exceptional education for today’s learners and tomorrow’s leaders.” Each month various departments nominate students who exhibit the expectations of a Character Pillar Student.
January honorees were recognized by the Social Studies Department for the character trait of Caring. These students will have their picture displayed on the main entrance bulletin board, they will receive a letter of congratulations, and a note card from the teacher who nominated them with comments that support their being picked for this outstanding behavior. Sixth grade winners included Melody G, Andon K, Savannah S, Anthony M, Taylor E, and Nate Dl. Seventh grade winners are Akyra T, Caleb H, Miya L, Michael Z, and I’yana A. Eighth grade winners were Kouri W, Jolene L, Jason M, Jolle R, and Steven C.
Next month students will be recognized for the Generosity Character Pillar by the Intervention Specialists Department.