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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
 

 

REGISTERING TO VOTE
Those wishing to vote in the November 4, 2014 election must be registered to vote. The deadline to do so is October 6, 2014. Those new to the Holland Springfield community who were previously registered to vote in other Ohio communities must also update their information with the Board of Elections by that same date. 
 

Need Help? We are offering this link on where to register to vote in Lucas County! On the Board of Elections website, guests can also: learn how to become a paid poll worker, obtain an absentee ballot application, and learn more things.

Click here to view a list of the district's September Events
Click here to view the Springfield Sprint Information/Registration Form


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



SHS Citizenship – On The Road

Several Springfield High School students helped bring history to life over Labor Day weekend when they participated in ceremonies associated with an reenactment of the Battle of Lake Erie.  Festivities took place  took place at Put In Bay.  Why SHS?   Well, on August 11th a National Park Service (NPS) Ranger, representing Superintendent Blanca Stransky of the National Parks Service Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, inquired of the leaders of Springfield’s nationally respected JROTC program if they would be available to participate in this year's anniversary of Commandant Perry's victory over the British fleet. 

What a tremendous opportunity for our students to take place in such an authentic learning opportunity – those who have not visited the area (and many more who have) learned how rich in history the Erie Islands are.  We were honored that island officials and the NPS included our students in the wide range of activities for this special weekend. 

The SHS JTORC Color Guard presented the Colors at the site of the Memorial. 

SHS Congratulates Band Director Kathy McGrady, recipient of American School Band Directors Association’s Outstanding State Chair Award

It’s true – we often take things for granted when they are in our “own backyard!”  This column should correct that  - although we didn’t need the American School Band Directors Association to tell us how amazing SHS Band Director Kathy McGrady is!  However, if we can brag on her behalf, she was recently awarded the "Outstanding State Chair Award" at the 2014 American School Band Directors Association’s 60th National Convention held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  

This award is a big deal - the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) only presents the "Outstanding State Chair Award" to those who perform their leadership duties to the highest level possible. Ms. McGrady was nominated by the Ohio Chapter of ASBDA for performing such duties as: gaining new state chapter members, retaining state chapter membership, chapter membership attendance at the national convention, successful state activities and projects, submissions of articles for publication in the ASBDA national newsletter, and holding regularly scheduled state chapter meetings. 

Kathy McGrady does so much more for the district than teaching classes – she has continued the tradition of outstanding Blue Devils Marching Bands and invested countless hours to share her love of making music with thousands of talented 6-12 grade musicians who play “for” her.  Congratulations!

 

BE A BLUE DEVIL FOR A DAY
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!