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1470 S McCord Road
Holland, Ohio 43528
419.867.5633 (office)
419.867.5618 (fax)
419.867.5637 (attendance)
419.867.5632 (guidance)
419.867.5640 (athletics)

Principal: Ms. Rhonda Jemison
Asst. Principal: Mr. Robb Brown
Asst. Principal: Mr. Stan Joplin
                                 
 
 

 Doors Open at 6:05 AM      -       School Starts at 7:35 AM      -     Dismissal is at 2:30 PM
 

 

Click here to view a list of Springfield Sprint Results
Click here to view a list of the district's October Events


Welcome to Springfield High School, home of the Blue Devils!  Grad.14

Although the Ohio Department of education's school rating system recently changed, it is important to reflect that Springfield High School has consistently achieved an "Excellent" rating for many years!    We are very proud of the entire SHS family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - for consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. We truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception

SHS is a public comprehensive high school with rigorous academic programs for students in grades 9-12. Almost 100 faculty and support staff are dedicated to both SHS traditions and to ensuring that each of the approximately 1200 students attain their educational goals.  Students follow a trimester schedule designed to further enhance the academic environment with even more class time for a variety of learning experiences, more teacher/student interaction time, greater opportunities for problem-solving and group activities. SHS offers enrichment through Honors, Advanced Placement, and Post-Secondary Options* classes. In addition, SHS students may also choose to enroll in a two-year vocational program offered through Penta Career Center. Opportunities abound for community service, leadership development and character building - all interwoven into SHS academic and extracurricular programs. 

In 2014, Springfield High School's Students In Action program (coordinated through the prestigious national Jefferson Awards for Public Service) earned the NATIONAL Ambassador Banner and was judged THE best high school service initiative in the nation!

Unique offerings such as the nationally respected JROTC, Science Olympiad, and foreign language classes help prepare students for success in our global society.  Springfield High School's Blue Devils are rich in tradition - and we want to encourage all community members to become "true blue!"

 

* PSO allows qualified students to receive credit for college-level courses at no cost to the student or his/her family.

Listed below are a number of forms and links to assist you.  Please click on the item that you would like to review or download:

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 from the district
Click here for information on Mr. Screptock's 2015 Summer History Trip
Daily Announcements
Curriculum Guide, 2014.2015
- Fight Song & Alma Mater - Words
- To enter the SHS Media Center Pages

Testimonial from An SHS Parent

"My son came to Springfield High School from another area district and I am thrilled with this school! I just couldn't believe it when I received a telephone call from one of his teachers to tell me how well he was doing in class - this one-on-one attention from teachers started from day one and is fabulous." 
Donna Bartlett

Principal's Weekly Message



History Comes to Life
Springfield High School teachers strive to make each classroom learning experience both engaging and enlightening for students.  On October 20th, the history department arranged for all SHS students the rare opportunity to hear first-hand from Holocaust survivor Mr. Martin Lowenberg.

Mr. Lowenberg spoke to the entire student body  -  sharing his amazing personal story of life in Germany during the Holocaust.  His word made this tragic time in our history become much more real to students  Their questions and comments following the assemblies reinforced the importance of inviting individuals to share their knowledge with our students.

Coincidentally, Springfield High School’s Drama Club has chosen to stage the Diary of Anne Frank as their 2014 fall production.  Learning from Mr. Lowenberg what life was like during those times made it even more compelling for the student actors to bring their characters to life.  The cast and crew will go to the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan on October 29th to learn more about the significant impact these historic events have had on our society.  Teacher Mrs. Stephanie Mahoney is helping prepare the cast by providing Hebrew translations and cultural explanations and German Foreign Exchange student, Raphaela Keplinger, has a role in the production. She has helped the cast with German pronunciation.

The production will take place at Springfield High School in November 21, 22, 23 (Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm, the Sunday performance will take place at 2:30 pm).  General admission ticket prices are $8 adults- $6 students/seniors and tickets will be available online beginning November 1st or at the door – there are no reserved seats.

Rotary Students of the Month
There are few things that a principal enjoys more than celebrating the accomplishments of students.  Each month, the Holland Springfield Rotary Club provides us with the opportunity to bring attention to students who reflect their motto of “Service Above Self.”

For the month of October, it is my pleasure to introduce you to SHS seniors Steven Sekerak and  AnnAleada Whitehead.  These two outstanding students were honored on October 3rd during the Club’s weekly lunch meeting for their academic success, generous service to the community and for living a life that reflects and models the principles of Rotary’s “Four Way Test” for all Springfield students.   I learned at the meeting that this test is a set of guiding ethical principles recited at the start of each meeting . . . Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?  Will it build good will and better friendships?  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?   These four questions, first penned by Herbert J. Taylor in 1932, serve to ensure his belief that Rotary can be the “maker of friendships, a builder of men and communities, and creator of good will and friendships between peoples of the world.”  

Join me in Congratulating Steven and his parents Dan and Lisa Sekerak of Holland.  Steven is currently ranked 45th in his class of 287 students with a cumulative GPA of 3.75.  Steven plans to puruse his degree in Physical Therapy while continuing his success on the soccer field.  He is being recruited by both Walsh and Ohio universities.  Steven is a dedicated student who has won awards for receiving top grades in consecutive trimesters.  Outside of the classroom, he is active in Students In Action, the PEACE Project (bullying prevention), and of course, athletics!  He is also completing the rigorous requirements to become an Eagle Scout.  

Congratulations, also, to AnnAleada Whitehead, daughter of Lindsey and Amy Whitehead of Holland.  AnnAleada is ranked 49th in the class with a cumulative GPA of 3.8.  She intends to pursue a degree in either exercise science of dietetics at a university in Ohio.  Her long-term goal is to enter the military and serve our country.  AnnAleada is a dedicated student and talented dancer.  She is one of our Students In Action leaders, mentors students, has served for four years on the Homecoming Committee, is a members of the African American Club, National Honor Society and Ultimate Frisbee Club.  Her service resume is lengthy and combines her love for animals, dancing, children, and her church.

Congratulations to two of Springfield High School’s finest!!

FIND THE BLUE  IN YOU!
If there is anyone in the greater Holland community who has not heard about the rigorous academic standards and expectations at Springfield High School, information from “The College Board”  received in September, 2014, deserves everyone’s attention!! 

Allow us to first congratulate several members of the SHS Class of 2014, their families, and teachers for distinguishing themselves in pursuit of the title of “Advanced Placement Scholar Awards” (AP Scholars). Earning an AP Scholar Award is a significant accomplishment.  These students are part of a unique group worldwide who successfully completed a rigorous series of college-level courses and exams – AP results are accepted by most two and four-year colleges and universities for college credit, advanced placement or both. 

To offer further definition, there are three tiers of awards: AP Scholars - those students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP tests.  Springfield High Schools 2014 AP Scholars were:  Nicolette Hersch, Quazi Hussain, Thomas Kleinfelter, Derek Messer, Kurt Metz, Ji hwan Park, Evan Pelter and Miranda Spillett.

The second tier of awards is AP Scholars with Honors – given to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken AND grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Our AP Scholar with Honors were Mackenzie Abel, Lawrence Gardner, Justin Mosely and Travis Wurz.

Finally, AP Scholars with Distinction are those students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken AND grades of 3 or more on five or more of these exams taken. Our AP Scholar with Distinction were Timothy Alderson, Class of 2014 Salutatorian Timothy (TJ) Borucki, Jacob Reynolds, Adam Whitehead and Class of 2014 Valedictorian Joseph Wood.  Special congratulations to Joseph Wood, who took a total of seven tests and scored the highest possible score of 5 on each, and to TJ Borucki, who took a total of 10 tests and scored the highest possible score of 5 on seven and three scores of 4 - averaging 4.70 collectively!

These results demonstrate that Springfield teachers are preparing our students for success far beyond the tests – they are challenging them to think critically and preparing each of these talented students to become leaders in our very global society.  To date, this is the highest number of AP Scholars - congratulations to these students and to their AP teachers for challenging them through rigorous academic courses!

Springfield High School has everything to make each student’s four year high school experience the best it can be—join us . . . and find the BLUE in you!

 

BE A BLUE DEVIL FOR A DAY
Last year in his letter to area 8th grade students, SHS senior Tommy Kleinfelter wrote this, “Throughout the school year, you will face many decisions that will impact your future. Before the end of the year, you will also have to decide which school you want to attend during your high school career!   High school will bring some of the best memories you will make in your life. During high school you will make lifelong friends, and you will have some of the best times of your life. Your high school years are amongst the most important years in front of you. During these four years you will shape who you are and decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. However, before you can even experience high school you need to decide where you want to attend high school, and I believe Springfield High School is just the place for you!

Springfield High School welcomes students in grades 8-12 who live in our community but are currently attending schools outside of the district to become a “Blue Devil for a Day” to experience a typical school day. All visits take place with assistance from current Springfield “mentors.” Although schedules can be adjusted, it is suggested that guests spend an entire day with their mentor and visit both classes and with program/activity advisors.   Areas that will be presented include:

Academic Opportunities
· Availability of the Dual-Credit/Post-Secondary Options program
· College Scholarships
Academic Competitions 
Science Olympiad
· DECA/Marketing
· Math/Science
· Laws of Life Essay Contest
Athletic Opportunities
Leadership Opportunities
· Students In Action initiative affiliated with the Jefferson Awards for Public Service
· JROTC
Performing Arts Opportunities
· Drama Club (Plays, Musicals)
· Bands
· Color Guard/Winter Guard
· Choir
Clubs/Organizations 

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Springfield High School at 419.867.5633!