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 is at 2:55 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. During the school year, SMS achieved an "Excellent" rating from the Ohio Department of Education. 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:
to link to the SMS Technology Resource 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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March is "Music in Our Schools” Month
March is "Music in Our Schools” month across the nation and our Springfield Middle School music students were featured in several concerts statewide and within the district. Choir and band students participated in the Ohio Music Education Association Honors Festival at the Stranahan Theatre. Kelly Barkhimer, festival co-chair, took three choral students to the festival. Springfield High School Band Director Kathy McGrady had 11 band students representing our school district at the festival. To participate, all students had to submit a recorded audition of music selected by the festival - our students were selected out of a pool of over 300 applicants!
On March 4th, the SMS 8th Grade Band were in concert with the high school bands and award winning color guard! Middle school students are fortunate to work with Kathy McGrady who just earned a "Superior" rating at the Ohio Music Education Association's (OMEA) Large Group adjudicated event. This qualified the Springfield High School Symphonic Band for state competition. Other events attended by band members were the American School Band Directors Association Honor Band as well as OMEA’s Solo & Ensemble.
The Spring Choir concert, “Singing through the Decades” on March 10th, featured show choir choreography (a group number with the high school) and awards for students who prepared for the OMEA’s solo and ensemble adjudicated event. March 25th the 6th/7th Grade Band performed their winter concert. Kathy McGrady, Ryan Hurd (student teacher from Bowling Green State University) and Theodora Middleton conducted 6th/7th grader musicians in a variety of entertaining pieces.
Springfield students often have the opportunity to attend other special music events. On March 27th Eastern Michigan University Band made a special appearance thanks to Kathy McGrady. She also arranged a master class with Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Lauren Sevian last fall. In addition, former Broadway actress/singer and our very own middle school music department liaison Theodora Middleton performed with Springfield Middle and High School bands for the Holiday concerts in December.
Finally, the high school drama department broke new ground with their successful production of Disney's The Little Mermaid this month. Channel 13 news featured students rehearsing for the production and 92.5 FM spontaneously mentioned this amazing production on the air. Thanks to efforts by Kelly Barkhimer, (Music Director) Theodora Middleton (Assistant Music Director) and Kristin Michalkiewicz, (Assistant Music Director), music students district-wide in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade participated in Springfield Blue Devil Drama’s enchanting production.