1470 S McCord Road
Holland, Ohio 43528
Principal: Mr. Steve Gwin
Asst. Principal: Ms. Libby McIlwain
Asst. Principal: Mr. Stan Joplin
Athletic Director: Mr. Robb Brown
Doors Open at 6:00 AM
School Starts at 7:30 AM
Dismissal is at 2:30 PM
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Welcome to Springfield High School, home of the Blue Devils!
During the 2011-2012 school year, Springfield High School achieved an "Excellent" rating from the Ohio Department of Education. 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 one of 28 two-year vocational programs are offered through Penta Career Center. Opportunities for community service, leadership development and character building are interwoven into SHS academic and extracurricular programs.
In 2012, Springfield High School's Students In Action program (coordinated through the prestigious national Jefferson Awards for Public Service) earned the NATIONAL Bronze Level Award Recipient for Outstanding Service by a High School. This signified the school's ranking, by a national panel of judges, as one of the three best high school programs 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:
- Daily Announcements
- Curriculum Guide, 2012-2013
- Curriculum Guide, 2013-14
- Fight Song & Alma Mater - Words
- To enter the SHS Media Center Pages
- Yearbook Ordering Information
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."
Principal's Weekly Message
MEANINGFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCES . . .
This week, we are taking a break from “end-of-the-year” preparations to offer an article penned by Springfield High School student Marc A. Marc writes about the unique and meaningful learning experience he had while casting a custom electric bass guitar in the Mr. Steinline’s Metals 2 class:
In Mr. Steinline’s Metals 2 class, I had an opportunity to do a theme casting. Being fascinated with guitars, I took on the challenge of casting an electric bass guitar. To start making the casting I had to lay the general outline of the guitar on wood. After shaping the guitar I carefully cut the wood with the band saw, and filed and sanded the desired shape. Using the same wood I cut tiny pieces for the bridge and pick-ups. After getting everything shaped on the main part of the instrument, I crafted a base slightly larger than the guitar, leaving one quarter of an inch of an inch parallel to the outline for the base. Gluing all the pieces together, I was ready to cast the initial pattern into the main pattern. A sand mold was then created, leaving an impression for the molten aluminum. The aluminum was heated to around 1000 degrees Fahrenheit in the crucible, and then Mr. Steinline poured the pattern. The next day it was cool enough to take apart and machined to make it a split pattern. Both halves of the split pattern were drilled for dowel pins for alignment, and the pins were made. The split pattern was then complete, ready to be cast into a final project. The final project required some handwork, as some of the surfaces had to be smoothed out. The bottom and front surface were then milled, and my name was then stamped on the machined surface. Finally I was ready to paint. Everything got three coats of flat black enamel, and then the stamped surface was sanded off for a nice looking contrast. The guitar was the painted white, and then the neck and other parts silver. I added a nice touch by signing the front with gold paint. The total project took about two weeks. I plan on giving the final painted casting to my girlfriend so she can see how creative I can be.
We are sure that Mr. Steinline is almost as proud of the end result as Marc . . .