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 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 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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A great joy for every principal is to celebrate the hard work of students! This week, I celebrate and thank Abby W, 7th grade member of Team Gladiator, for her great work in writing my column:
This year Springfield Middle School took part in the district’s canned food drive to help area families in need this holiday season. As students, I think it’s important we do these things because some of us are very fortunate to have a home, clothes, and food on the table every night. We can take those things for granted even though some of our classmates don’t always have enough to eat. When we bring in a simple can of food, it’s a kind gesture for the less fortunate.
This is more common than a lot of people realize. Last year, 49.1 million Americans lived in a food insecure household, which means there wasn’t always enough food in the house to feed everyone who lives there. 1 in 5 Lucas county residents face hunger, and that’s one of the highest rates state-wide. That’s in a state where more than 2 million people go hungry every year. Here at Springfield, 50% of students are on free/ reduced lunches. Yet some of those students brought in canned food items to share with other families, even though they are from a food insecure household themselves.
If students brought in canned items, teachers offered rewards to pay the students back for the good they were doing for their community. Some teachers offered to take a pie to the face, some also offered to buy their FOCUS classes pizza. I think this is a nice way to motivate the students to give back because it gives them a goal to reach. When students have a goal to reach they’re more likely to help out.
Each grade level was asked to collect different items. 6th grade collected cans of chicken, pork and beans, and peaches. 7thgrade brought in tomato soup and boxes of stuffing. 8th graders collected noodles and cans of tuna. Together we collected over 500 food items. At Thanksgiving this year, sit down with your family and be grateful for all the things you have.
Thank you, Abby, for both your kindness toward others for putting so much thought and effort into this column.