7001 Madison Street
Holland, Ohio 43528
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
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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.
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:
|Robotic Lego League
||7th Football; 8th Football
||Power of the Pen
||Yearbook ID: WP155192Y0
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, the district's Instant Alert System
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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
Mr. Jeff Pendry
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Seventy Springfield Middle School eighth graders had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Dr. Irene Butter, an actual Holocaust survivor, on April 7 in conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day sponsored the Ruth Fajerman Markowicz Holocaust Resource Center and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo. The event took place at the Downtown Main Branch of the Toledo Public Library.
Dr. Butter was born in Berlin in 1930, but moved to Holland in 1937 to escape the Nazi Party. She was deported, first to Westerbork, a transit camp in 1943, then to Bergen-Belsen in 1944. Here she came into contact with another well known Holocaust victim, Anne Frank. In 1945, using falsified passports, her family was moved to Algiers in North Africa in exchange for German Nationals. Sadly, her father passed away during the transport, but her mother and brother survived and eventually moved to New York City, Dr. Butter currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she taught economics for 30 years.
Part of the 8th Grade curriculum involves reading Night by Elie Wiesel in which the students explore the history of the Holocaust and learn what life was like in Europe during WWII. “As I was listening to Dr. Butter, I realized that what she was telling us was real. It was not a story that I read in class, but her life experiences, and as sad and traumatic as they were, they impacted me and changed they way I view the Holocaust,” said 8th grade student Leigha M as she reflected on her experience.
Most of Dr. Butter’s energy is now spent telling her story and teaching students about the Holocaust, and her experiences. She has co-founded the Raoul Wallenberg lecture series at the University of Michigan, whose namesake saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust, and founded and participates in an Arab/Jewish women’s dialogue group in Ann Arbor, called Zeitouna.
“As soon as she started talking, I knew it was going to be different from what I read in books and online because it was from mouth to ear. Everything she said was powerful and I know this experience will stay with me,” stated Ciarra S.