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
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



Click here for the SMS EVENTS - Calendar on Google

Click here for the link to the SHS Parent Engagement Survey- 2016-2017 Planning

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:

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
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
Mr. Jeff Pendry


Springfield Middle School students care about many things and people . . especially the men and women who make the choice to serve our nation through the armed services. 

Mrs. Zuccarell’s class began an effort that started with Veteran's Day and continues as this column is being written!!  In November,  the students wrote letters of support, encouragement and thanks to veterans and active-duty personnel for all of the sacrifices. The letters were sent to SMSgt. Gregory Rush and Staff Sgt. (Retired) Stephanie Rush, and Air Force personnel stationed in Ramstein, Germany.  Recently, in response to the letters, the students received a handwritten thank you note, a German treat called a Happy Hippo, an Air Force pencil and lanyard, and a wooden plaque personalized for Mrs. Zuccarell's classroom.

The arrival of these tokens of appreciation started a classroom discussion highlighted by how the students felt about receiving these surprise gifts.  Each shared how the effort of writing the letters made them feel and the surprise and enjoyment of receiving both the response and gifts!  SMSgt. Rush helped teach the students the importance (and benefits!!)of doing the right thing. 

There are not enough ways to thank our veterans and active duty personnel and their families for the sacrifices they make each day to ensure our safety and freedoms!



Springfield Middle School continues to integrate technology on a daily basis. During the 2015-2016 school year, one of our key goals involves a heightened effort to communicate more frequently and through a variety of social media sites.

SMS leaders encourage parents and community members of to follow us on Twitter @smsbluedevils. Twitter will serve as a source to remind parents and students of upcoming events and also highlight interesting educational moments at SMS.

Those interested can also follow us on Facebook - springfield middle school-sms. SMS Athletics is also utilizing social media sites to keep parents informed, and everyone is encouraged to follow our athletes on Twitter @athletics_sms.

SMS administration will also use school messenger and send out email and text alerts regarding upcoming events. There is a link on the district's website ( to help parents register for alerts.

Don't look now - you're getting "tech-ie", too!