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

Doors Open at 7:15 AM
School Starts at 7:30 AM
Dismissal: 6th/2:25; 7th,8th/2:30 PM
OPEN HOUSE IS August 27th from 6-8 pm! 



Click here for the SMS EVENTS - Calendar on Google

SMS 2015-16 Back to School Information
This year, 7th and 8th grade students will receive their schedules in the mail around August 11th. 

SMS will welcome all incoming 6th grade students for a "6th Grade Kickoff" on August 11th from 7:30-noon at SMS. On that day, each 6th grade student will learn his/her assigned "team," as well as locker location and combination. Students can bring any necessary materials and also organize their lockers. School pictures for 6th grade students will be taken that day in the East Gym and parents may pre-order online at, using the picture day ID: WP155192Y0 (a link is also on the SMS homepage).

SMS will also be welcoming any 7th and 8th grade students, who are new to SMS, for a new student orientation on the 11th from 9-11:30 am.  These new students will meet SMS counselors, administrators, and students, take a tour, learn their schedules, and take placement tests.

On August 12th and 13th, the SMS main office will open at 7:30am and have extended hours until 7pm. Students in grades 7 and 8 may bring in their schedules and walk throughout the building and organize their lockers. Parents are asked to bring in necessary forms and visit the office to pay school fees. SMS will continue with normal school hours on August 14th, 7:30-3:30, and parents and students are welcome to visit during those times.


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 (Announcements will return in the Fall)
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

There are a lot of happy, proud and smiling faces around Springfield Middle School this week! Some might think the reason is the rapidly approaching end of the school year!  While that might be a contributing factor, it is just one of a long list of things that deserve a little special recognition.

Most in the community are well aware of how phenomenal Springfield Middle School student musicians are - after all. being selected earlier this year our of hundreds of bands to perform at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) conference was a very big honor.   Well, both the 7th and 8th grade bands followed-up this feat by earning the highest ratings of "1" during this year's OMEA contests. 

Not to be outdone, our Springfield Middle School student athletes have been bringing back a few "bragging rights," too!  If you have not already heard, we have more than a few Northern Lakes League Track champions:
-Derrique F  100m dash and long jump
-Thomas R,  discus
-Kyle R, shot put
-Kevin B, high jump
-Boys 4x100 Relay

We are so proud of all that our students, faculty and staff have accomplished in what has been a challenging year - testing is finally behind us and ahead will be many opportunities to learn, excel, and even enjoy the results of all the hard work.  #springfieldstrong!!