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. Andrew Ward
Athletic Director: Ms. Pam Vinkler
Doors Open at 7:15 AM
School Starts at 7:30 AM
Dismissal: 2:25 PM
Early Dismissal: 10:40 AM


6th Grade Kickoff - August 9th from 7:30 am - noon
Click here for the SMS "Packet"
Classes resume in August - click here for the 2016-17 calendar

Click here for the SMS EVENTS - Calendar on Google

Welcome to Springfield Middle School (SMS) - Home of the Blue Devils 

Meeting the educational needs of young adolescents requires special curricula that feature content that connects with the everyday lives of students as well Camp.5as 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 scores demonstrate that SMS students are well prepared to succeed both today and tomorrow!

The entire SMS family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - takes pride in consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. 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.

Our high academics are complimented by equally high expectations for behavior and character!  To challenge students to realize their full potential, we offer 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 for information and access to School Messenger, the district's Instant Alert System
Click here to download instructions to receive frequent email updates
SMS Happenings will resume in August, 2016
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

Principal's Weekly Message

Mr. Jeff Pendry


Summer Thoughts:
The SMS offices are staffed during the summer - those with questions or other needs are encouraged to call M-F at 419.867.5644.  We are also pleased to offer information and answers to assist parents and students during the summer month, including:

For mandatory events (this begins in August), participants are required by OHSAA to have a completed physical on file with the Athletic Department. Dates for each of the SMS Athletic programs are listed above for your convenience. Blank forms may be picked up at SMS should your family physician not have one. Please submit the completed forms to the office so records can be updated accordingly.

Tdap Shots for 2016-17 7th Graders
Reminder: All 7th grade students are required by the Ohio Department of Health to have the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) and Meningococcal vaccines prior to entry into the 7th grade. This is in accordance with sections 3701.12 and 3313.671 of the Ohio Revised Code. Please be sure the SMS office has a copy of the updated immunization record. For your convenience the office is open daily from 8:00-2:00 and your doctor's office may also fax the records to att'n SMS Nurse: 419-867-5732. Students may be excluded if records are not on file.

From the Boosters
It's time to renew your Kroger Community Rewards. Currently we have over 30 households participating. The most recent donation the Boosters received was for $400.60. If you would like to link your Kroger Card to the Boosters for fundraising efforts, please follow the instructions as noted on the SMS Academic Boosters section of this website!

6th Grade Kickoff
On August 9th, SMS doors will open to incoming 6th graders so families can submit appropriate paperwork and pay school fees with the office personnel. During that morning, students will receive information regarding the Team they will be with for 2016-17, a combination lock (students keep this through all SLS years), locker assignment, and have the opportunity to explore the building. Opportunities will exist to meet many of the teachers as several of them volunteer their time to help us with this event. Student Ambassadors will be on hand to provide tours and additional support if necessary. Hours for the kickoff are 7:30-Noon.

7th and 8th Grade Mailings
Returning students/families will receive information through the mail. Within the mailing students receive his/her schedule, emergency card , parent consent form, and the acceptable use policy (we ask for completed forms to be returned prior to school beginning). Families with outstanding balances with respect to school fees will be asked to make a payment prior to receiving a copy of their student’s schedule.

Upcoming School-wide Events:
Aug 2    7th Grade Volleyball Tryouts Begin at 8 am
Aug 8    Cross Country Begins at 9 am at SMS
Aug 8    7th & 8th Grades Schedule Packets Mailed
Aug 9    6th Grade Kickoff -  7:30-noon    
             Football Practice Begins
             8th Grade Volleyball Tryouts Begin