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

Principal: Mr. Jeff Pendry
Asst. Principal: Mrs. Angie Duckworth
Dean of Students: Mr. Gary Devol
Athletic Director: Ms. Pam Vinkler
Doors Open at 7:15 AM
School Starts at 7:30 AM
Dismissal: 6th/2:22; 7th,8th/2:25 PM


Click here for the SMS EVENTS - Calendar on Google

Click here for the link to the SHS Parent Engagement Survey- 2016-2017 Planning

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 ID: WP155192Y0

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
Click here for SMS Happenings
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
Mr. Jeff Pendry


Fall Sports
Springfield Middle School wrapped up the first month of fall sports and our student athletes are preparing for the final stretch of the season. Currently, both the 7th and 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball teams have 12 students competing.

At the time of this writing, the 7th Grader Team is 1-4 in the Northern Lakes League, and the 8th graders had an identical record. The 8th Grade Football team has just under 20 players, and the 7th grade team consists of 24 students. Both teams are having success, with the 7th graders currently 4-0-1 and the 8th graders 3-1-1.

Fifteen girls keep school spirit alive as members of the cheerleading squad, and represent both the 7th and 8th grades. Lastly, the cross country team currently has 36 students participating. The team is making improvements, with top runners currently being Mary and Molly Yeager on the girls' side, and Kyle White and Derrick LaPoint leading the boys.

Winter sports are approaching and if any eligible student is interested in participating, please be sure s/he has a completed physical on file in the SMS office. For a schedule of all our SMS sports teams, please visit our district website.

Thank you,  parents!
Ultimately, Springfield Middle School seeks parent involvement at all times in the educational process. Research continues to support that students with more involved parents are more likely to:

  • earn higher grades
  • attend school regularly
  • have better social skills
  • adapt to change successfully
  • graduate on time
  • see post high school educational opportunities.

We look forward to seeing many at Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 6th!

Springfield Middle School continues to integrate technology on a daily basis. During the 2015-2016 school year, one of our key goals involves a heightened effort to communicate more frequently and through a variety of social media sites.

SMS leaders encourage parents and community members of to follow us on Twitter @smsbluedevils. Twitter will serve as a source to remind parents and students of upcoming events and also highlight interesting educational moments at SMS.

Those interested can also follow us on Facebook - springfield middle school-sms. SMS Athletics is also utilizing social media sites to keep parents informed, and everyone is encouraged to follow our athletes on Twitter @athletics_sms.

SMS administration will also use school messenger and send out email and text alerts regarding upcoming events. There is a link on the district's website ( to help parents register for alerts.

Don't look now - you're getting "tech-ie", too!