Welcome to Springfield High School - home of the Blue Devils!

Principal: Mrs. Rhonda Kimmons
Asst. Principal/Curriculum: Mr. Kevin Olds
Assistant Principal: Mr. Kevin Rupp
Interim Athletic Director: Mr. Bill Renwand

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

Useful Telephone Extensions:

            419.867.5637        -     Attendance Office
            419.867.5618        -     Main Office Fax
            419.867.5632        -     Guidance Office           
            419.867.5736        -     Guidance Office Fax            
            419.867.5624        -     Athletics Office           
            419.867.5744        -     Athletics Office  Fax)

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions:
1/25:  Eric Page '09
2/22:  1993 Mens Volleyball Team
All will take place during the halftime festivities of a home Blue Devils' Basketball Game!

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SHS is a public comprehensive high school with rigorous
academic programs for students in grades 9-12.  Almost 100 faculty members 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 or take advantage of classes offered through the Springfield Opportunity School. Students are encouraged to grow through community service, leadership development and character building - all interwoven into SHS academic and extracurricular programs. 

In 2018, our Students In Action initiative (coordinated through the prestigious
Jefferson Awards Foundation) earned the NATIONAL Ambassador GOLD Banner and was judged one of the Top TWO service initiatives in the nation! SHS AP Psychology students were named by ProMedica as their 2017 Junior Philanthropists of the Year (Toy Drive); 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!"

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

Principal's Weekly Message
Mrs. Rhonda Kimmons

January Rotary  Students of the Month
The feedback that we receive regarding the students honored as monthly “Rotary Students of the Month” reminds us how important it is to share details of the accomplishments of our Springfield High School students. Students' efforts in and out of the classroom, the impact that our faculty and staff have on their lives, and how well-prepared they are to pursue their goals, hopes and dreams before and following their graduation from Springfield High School continue to be both impressive and humbling for us to share. We can’t tell you how many times we are told, "In high school, I never did even half the things that these students have made a regular part of their lives—they are amazing!” We agree and remain very grateful to the members of the Holland Springfield Rotary for continuing to strengthen their criteria and offer this prestigious recognition program. To be considered, seniors must complete an application process that now includes an original essay written to the prompt, “Why I believe serving others in an important aspect of leadership . . . “

On January 11th, members of the Holland Springfield Club welcomed and celebrated their January Students of the Month, Springfield High School seniors Alex Chang and Amanda Lopez! In attendance were members of their families and Assistant Principal Mr. Kevin Rupp. Allow us to introduce you to:

Alex is the son of James Chang and Un Chang of Maumee. Alex is ranked 20th in the Class of 2019 with a cumulative GPA of 4.0778. Following graduation in June, Alex plans to attend The Ohio State University where he will enter the College of Arts & Sciences before pursuing a career in medicine, either as a doctor or physician’s assistant. It was with pride that Alex shared how the 13 years he has spent in the district has prepared him to reach his goals. From his success in the classroom (he has challenged himself with Honors and AP Classes earning membership in the Francis L Simon Chapter of the National Honor Society; participates in National History Day competitions), in athletics (Alex has been a member of our Cross Country, Swimming, and Track teams), in the arts— both as one of the Field Commanders of the Blue Devils Marching Band, a member of the Symphonic Band (he plays the Alto Sax) and as member of the Drama Club—something he just added at the end of his junior year when he auditioned and landed a lead role in Hairspray!; Alex is also a leader in Students In Action, the Vice President of the Class of 2019, has been a Freshman Mentor, and a member of Teen PEP. His most memorable experiences include leadership roles for the annual Toy Drive for Toledo Children’s Hospital and attendance at a national leadership conference last summer. His most influential teacher is Mrs. Kristin Stanfill. 

Amanda is the daughter of Monica and Arturo Lopez of Maumee. She is ranked 43rd in her class with a cumulative GPA of 3.7234. Following graduation, Amanda will attend Lourdes University with the goal of becoming a Clinical Nurse Practitioner and continue to play soccer for the Grey Wolves! Her commitment to academics is unquestioned, however, it has been the time that she has served others through her church and SHS that has provided the most direction for her future goals—someday to work with Doctors Without Borders or helping young people in poverty. She shared stories of a mission trip to Chicago and a day camp in downtown Toledo where, despite both real and perceived risks, she found being bilingual allowed her to connect with both the children and her culture. Amanda also credited her parents with instilling in her a work ethic and commitment to education, citing that she will be the first in her family to attend college. While at SHS, Amanda has been a leader on our Soccer Team, Latino Club, Students In Action, and volunteered for Boys& Girls Club and her church. Although she has not been a student of Mrs. Susan Muller’s for very long, she credits her with already having a tremendous impact!

The rotary motto of “Service Above Self” serves as motivation for each member to give time, talents, and treasures to others. Springfield Schools has also done an excellent job of motivating students like Alex and Amanda to become involved in community service. Without question, Alex and Amanda have chosen not to wait until tomorrow to make a difference in our community and beyond. They are people whom their classmates and community leaders admire. We join them and their parents in saying, "Well done!

Save the Date

My message this week is short. . . the SHS faculty, staff, and I are inviting families with students preparing to enter 9th grade to save the date of February 6th for this year's Springfield High School 8th Grade Open House!  The Open House will take place from 6:30-8 pm and promises to get everyone excited about the academic and extra-curricular opportunities that we have to offer.

Below, all can read of the endless opportunities that await students as they begin their high school careers - SHS is a place where students can dream, learn, and succeed.  Join us!!

Teaching Leadership
- - - Teddy Bears Were Flying
As SHS Principal, I spend a lot of time in classrooms watching faculty meet students where they are, teach complicated theories, engage critical thinking skills -to solve a myriad of problems and most importantly equip them with the skills necessary to mature into caring citizens. Springfield has some of the best when it comes to nurturing young leaders - challenging them to grow
 through the management of events and activities! Oh,and making hard work fun...just take a look at everyone's faces during last Saturday's Teddy Bear Toss -sure, it was a lot of work to make it happen but worth every minute! 
Our school community, lead by Mrs. Reitz and Students In Action, did an amazing job of gathering over 12,642 toys for kids at the Toledo Children's Hospital.

Last month at the Honors Assembly, four students were celebrated with
Youth Jefferson Awards and I can assure you that Alex C, Eliza E, Nathan F and Abigail G can each list the mentors who taught them the importance of serving others, of accepting responsibility for their actions, of placing a high emphasis on academic achievement and recognizing the opportunities to assist peers to grow.

Especially during this season, I want to thank the SHS faculty, staff and students for creating an outstanding environment in which to work, learn, and yes - play!!

Principal's Are Entitled to Brag . . .
We can’t help ourselves – every year we get a little inspired to brag about the educational progress achieved by SHS students! 
Here's what we know - while it can be challenging to interpret data-laden reports, especially with the Ohio Department of Education reporting methods and target goal-changing, we can assure you that our students are making significant progress.  The rigor and relevance of our academic standards and expectations both enable and challenge students to attain future career goals - whether they seek good-paying jobs, training programs and /or post-secondary education for dream jobs in high-demand fields.

While there are several measurements to consider when defining high rigor, many look to students’ performance on Advanced Placement (AP) tests administered by the College Board as an importance standard. College credit is offered for students attaining a score of “3” or better. The success of our AP students demonstrate that the faculty and staff at all Springfield schools are preparing learners for success far beyond scores on tests—they are challenging them to think critically and become leaders in what has become a very global society. Take a look at the last year’s results:

AP Test          Score of 3 or higher  SHS Mean Score   Ohio Mean Score   US Mean Score
Biology                              93%                                 3.37                                3.15                           2.87
Calculus AB                      63%                                 2.83                                2.94                           2.93
Calculus BC                     100%                                4.40                                3.86                           3.74
Psychology                        86%                                3.68                                3.30                           3.14
US History                         55%                                2.91                                 2.87                           2.66

Additional unique curricular options include Honors, College Credit Plus (through which students received a substantial number of credit hours during the 2017-18 school year) and other options such as Career Pathways, experiences with Communication/Journalism through WNLB 97.7fm—the high school’s 24/7 radio station, K-12 S.T.E.A.M., and one of the only JROTC (leadership and citizenship) programs in northern Ohio.