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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: Mrs. Rhonda Kimmons
Asst. Principal: Mr. Robb Brown
Dean of Students: Mr. George Clark
Athletic Driector:  Mr. Frank Kohlhofer
                                 
 
 

 Doors Open at 6:00 AM      -       School Starts at 7:30 AM      -     Dismissal is at 2:30 PM

 

 
Commercial  - #springfieldstrong 

Classes will resume on August - click here to view the 2016-17 calendar!

Download Schedule Pick-Up Packets:

Click here for the Freshman Packet
Click here for the Sophomore Packet
Click here for the Junior Packet
Click here for the Senior Packet

 

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

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 College Credit Plus* 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 2016, Springfield High School's Students In Action initiative (coordinated through the prestigious Jefferson Awards Foundation) earned the NATIONAL Ambassador GOLD Banner and was judged one of the Top Three service initiatives in the nation! Unique offerings such as this, combined with the school's nationally respected JROTC, programs like Science Olympiad and more 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!"

*College Credit Plus 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:

IMPORTANT LINKS:
Click here for the EVENT CALENDAR
Click here for the link to the SHS Parent Engagement Survey- 2016-2017 Planning
Click here for information and access to School Messenger, the district's instant alert system
Click here to access frequent email updates from the district
Daily Announcements will resume in August, 2016
- Curriculum Guide 2016-2017
- 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

Mrs. Rhonda Kimmons, Principal

    #springfieldstrong 

 

The Next Person You Meet
As Principal, I am tasked with reviewing all the comments/speeches that students will present at graduation.  As I was reading the creative work offered by Maddy Espen, Casey Wong, and Kristen Kuris, a common theme emerged that I decided to use as the focus of this - my last "official column" of the 2015-16 school year. 

The common thread in the messages shared by each student was the impressions made by the people and experiences they've enjoyed while at SHS.  That got me thinking!

Throughout the day, my path crosses with a lot of people!  My days are filled with conversations with members of our faculty, staff, and students.  Every hour, I have opportunities to meet with parents and family members, thank volunteers who give their time to help our school and answer questions that arrive both by email and the telephone. I spend a lot of time talking with boosters and business partners who help us make things happen without a budget . . .  It truly takes a teams to make Springfield High School operate efficiently - and what strikes me most about any given day is that I rarely can predict what might next cross my path! 

Here is what I think matters the most - although we can't predict what will happen next, success is usually attained by those who set goals and plans.  As adults, we should model for our students how to both celebrate success and, when they don't work out, how to move on. 

Here's my last thought - however you define happiness or success, neither can be found without risk.  Here's my challenge - rather than avoid or fear the unknown, "go for it!"  Who knows, the next person you meet might change your life!

BE A BLUE DEVIL FOR A DAY
The choice of which high school a student will attend is something that we take very seriously at SHS.  Each year, we invite members of our senior class to write letters to area 8th grade students to encourage the next generation of Blue Devils to take a serious look at "our school" when contemplating their future high school career.  

In his letter, SHS alumni 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/*College Credit Plus program
  - College Scholarships Academic Competitions
  - Science Olympiad
  - Math/Science
  - Laws of Life Essay Contest

Athletic Opportunities:
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Teams compete in the Northern Lakes League

Leadership Opportunities:
  - Students In Action initiative affiliated with the Jefferson Awards Foundation
  - JROTC

Performing Arts Opportunities:
  - 
Drama Club (Plays, Musicals)
  - Bands
  - Color Guard/Winter Guard
  - Choir

Clubs/Organizations

Who doesn't want to be a Blue Devil - for a day or for four years? For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Springfield High School at 419.867.5633!