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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
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



THE SHS OPEN HOUSE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 2ND from 6:30 - 8:00 pm!

 

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

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 2015, Springfield High School's Students In Action program (coordinated through the prestigious national Jefferson Awards Foundation) earned the NATIONAL Ambassador GOLD Banner and was judged one of the best service initiative in the nation! Unique offerings such as the nationally respected JROTC, Science Olympiad, and other 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!"

*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
Click here for Daily Announcements will return in August, 2015
- Curriculum Guide, 2015-2016
- 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

Ms. Rhonda Jemison, Principal

SHS OPEN HOUSE
September 2nd - 6:30-8 pm

Whether this is your first child to enter Springfield High School or your last of many, attendance at this year's SHS Open House is important!

Starting in the main office, there are several new faces that we want you to meet.  Joining myself and Mr. Brown is our new Dean of Students Mr. George Clark.  Mr. Clark may not be new to the building, but he is to this role!

In previous week's messages, I have shared the names of our new teachers.  Each of these talented teachers has already made his/her presence known to colleagues and students and is adding even more energy into our school.  (In case some wonder, it is important to know that we did not create new positions or courses for these educators.  They were hired to fill vacancies created due to retirements, resignations or relocations).  Especially if a student being taught by one of our new faculty members, we invite all parents to take a few minutes to meet them in person to become familiar with all that they bring to their classroom.  That is the wonderful thing about education - children learn more than just academics when they enter our classrooms!  I cannot tell you how many graduates tell us that they learned a lot more than reading, writing, and arithmetic from their teachers - often, it was the "life lessons" that  were recalled long after graduation!

So, why attend Open House other than to meet the new faculty and staff?  As adults, it is important that we emphasize the importance of both education and participation in school activities.  The more our children watch our involvement, the more likely it is that they will follow our example and engage in the myriad of academic, extracurricular, and service learning programs that SHS has to offer.  

I personally invite you to Springfield High School's 2015 Open House.  C'mon in!!

BE A BLUE DEVIL FOR A DAY
In his letter to area 8th grade students, 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
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 

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