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
Click here for the SMS Calendar on Google
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:
|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 Page
Click here soon to view the most recent Devils' DispatchClick 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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SMS Is Open For Business
Over 400 families came to Springfield Middle School this week to meet their student's teachers, explore the building, and receive important information that will make their child's experiences during sixth, seventh, and eighth grade more enjoyable and productive.
Team meetings were held at each grade level held - this year the teaching teams have chosen themes based on social studies for their names! Sixth grade team names are Everest, Olympus, and Vesuvius. The seventh grade team names are Gladiators and Spartans. Eighth grade teams chose Destiny and Freedom. We have one mixed team of seventh and eighth graders and they chose Justice as their team name. The "Team" meetings were an opportunity for the teachers to introduce themselves to the parents and for each subject teacher to discuss how students can be successful in their classrooms. Class assignments, homework policy, and the best way for parents to contact the teachers was covered and communicated. The evening also allowed for whole grade level discussions with our counseling staff. Our counselors relayed information regarding their programs and how they work within the classrooms on the socio-emotional level, individual counseling, and group counseling.
The Open House also was an opportunity to meet many of our Springfield Board of Education members including new board member Rick Helminski. We thank Mr. Helminski, Board President Sherri Koback and members Ev Harris and Keiran Menacher for joining us!
Thank you all the families who were able to attend the 2014 SMS Open House.