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

Principal: Mrs. Rhonda Kimmons
Asst. Principal: Mr. Robb Brown
Dean of Students: Mr. Brad Turski
Athletic Director: Mr. Frank Kohlhofer


                              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)

Important Dates
    

click here for the EVENT CALENDAR

click here to view the 2016-17 district calendar!  
click here to access Parent University 
                       
                       
                      
 #springfieldstrong        (commercial)

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 SHS Daily Announcements
click here for information and access to School Messenger, the district's Instant Alert System
click here for the Curriculum Guide 2016-2017
click here for the words to our Fight Song & Alma Mater
click here to enter the SHS Media Center Pages

Principal's Weekly Message
Mrs. Rhonda Kimmons, Principal
#springfieldstrong 


Congratulations Holland Springfield Rotary Club March Students of the Month
Daniel Nunez and Kaylee Fleischmann
The recap of the monthly “Rotary Students of the Month” luncheons continues to be one of the most popular features of this webpage! Reading about the accomplishments of our Springfield High School students is both impressive and humbling for readers . . . We can’t tell you how many times we are told, “I never did in high school even half the things that these students have made a regular part of their lives—it is amazing!” The District remains very grateful to the members of the Holland Springfield Rotary for their support of this important and prestigious recognition program.  Congratulations to Kaylee Fleischmann and Daniel Nunez, whose accomplishments and aspirations were celebrated at one of the Club’s weekly luncheon held at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek.

Kaylee Fleischmann is the daughter of Amy Fleischmann of Maumee. She is ranked 19th in the Class of 2017 with a cumulative GPA of 4.04. Kaylee has been accepted into the Honors Learning Community at Bowling Green State University where she plans to pursue a degree in Nursing with a long-term goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Her intelligence, maturity and kindness are recognized by faculty, staff, and peers. Kaylee participates in the College Credit Plus program, has taken three AP courses (American History, Psychology, and Calculus 1 & 2) and is Secretary in the school’s National Honor Society. Kaylee’s kindness is seen through her volunteer efforts, serving in many ways including her work at the Toledo Humane Society, tutoring middle school students and most recently for the Special Olympics. She also works as a trainer for young softball players and at Netty’s Chili Dogs! Kaylee offered a little advice to 8th grade students soon to begin their high school careers— “Slow down! Find your people - don’t change for anyone and enjoy the moment!” She also noted that Springfield truly has become part of her family and she thanked the SLS staff for their support and guidance.

Daniel Nunez is the son Benito and Alejandra Nunez of Holland. He is currently ranked 10th in his class with a cumulative GPA of 4.23. Daniel investigated several options before choosing to pursue his Engineering Degree at The Ohio State University. Daniel shared that both his grandfather and uncle, both of whom reside in Mexico, are Rotarians—certainly it is a point of pride that he was chosen for this very prestigious high school honor! Daniel has attained many other honors—he is an outstanding student who enjoys the challenges of both Science and Math. He, too, has taken AP and honors courses and thanks Mr. Howe and Madame Post for pushing him academically! Daniel is quite a gifted musician—perhaps you’ve heard one of his solo performances during a halftime show! He has been a Section Leader and 1st Chair for Marching and Symphonic bands respectfully—and achieved NW Ohio All District Band honors. It is unsure whether he will pursue his music further with membership in Ohio State’s TBDBITL. Daniel’s leadership and humor are contagious—he is President of the school’s Foreign Language Club, a Latino Club member, NHS member, Stage Manager for the Drama Club, and an SOS Tutor. He also shared that one of his proudest moments came with the completion of his Eagle Scout project through the Boy Scouts of America.

The rotary motto of “Service Above Self” serves as motivation for each Club member to give time, talents, and treasures to others. Springfield Schools has also done an excellent job of motivating students like Kaylee and Daniel to serve their community in a variety of meaningful ways. Without question, these two young leaders are not waiting until tomorrow to make a difference in our community. They are people whom their classmates and community leaders admire. We join all in saying, "Well done, Kaylee and Daniel!"

SHS - Can You Hear / See Us?
Springfield High School is a great place to learn. I know I say that - a lot! I do so because it is true and the school - its students, faculty, and staff - deserve the attention And man, are we getting attention!!!
Thanks to the district's agreement with BCSN, which allows the station to air our athletic events and the district to accumulate what we call "Buckeye Bucks," we are able to produce and air 00:30 commercials that provide viewers with a peek inside our classrooms, school organizations, events, and activities! Commercials are currently airing on several Buckeye Broadband stations thru the middle of March. We hope when you see the ad you share a little Blue Devils pride! A link to the commercial, titled #springfieldstrong, is right on this page!

Speaking of Blues Devils pride, we are hearing from a lot of area residents that they like what they're hearing on 97.7 fm WNLB. Thank you - keep tuning in to the station. Mr. Davidson and his students are just getting started - - we promise that great things are in store. If you have a business in the community, we invite you to tune in and let your customers enjoy listening to the commercial-free format that plays the hits from the Golden Era of Rock and Roll.

Our doors are always open to our #springfieldstrong neighbors - it's nice, too, for those who can't visit to still hear and see what's happening in "your" school!! 

SHS Is the RIGHT Choice
Now that the national elections are complete, most of us are now finding a lot of space promoting why students should enroll in a number of area private schools.  These ads promote rigorous academics, strong athletics, a commitment to community service, and unparalleled school spirit.  Each ad subtly implies that these assets are not available or found at high schools like Springfield. There are also perceptions that remain that public schools do not prepare as well the top students to excel in college.  More about that later in this column!

No doubt, this is the season that private schools invite our students and families to visit.  We applaud all that these schools have to offer - however, we also invite those shopping for the best high school experience for a student to not overlook Springfield High School!!

On our website, we feature an ad, too.  This ad was produced and aired thanks to dollars provided through BCSN.  Check it out at the above #springfieldstrong (commercial) link.  This website also offers a lot of "Did You Know?" information.  Please check that out, too!  

What I would really like to touch on are two of the elements that schools competing for our students use to encourage parents and students to consider attendance:  1) the availability and how well students perform on their end of course AP exams, and 2) Citizenship/Community Service.

AP Exams - these are high-stakes exams that provide college-level credit.  They also demonstrate both the caliber of Springfield students and teachers. Here are just a few of our 2016 results:
AP Psychology . . . of the 83 tests given, 65 students received college credit
AP US History  . . . of the 21 tests given, 19 students received college credit
AP Calculus      . . . of the 20 tests given, 18 students received college credit
AP Biology        . . . of the 18 tests given, 16 students received college credit  

Community Service - for the past four years, Springfield High School has out performed the 40 other high schools in the Toledo Region through the Jefferson Awards Foundation's Students In Action initiative.  Our students are not required to perform service - they do so (in 2016 they accumulated 29,633 hours) because serving others in embedded in the culture of our school. 

I say often that students attending Springfield will find all the opportunities and support they desire to achieve their dreams and highest potential.  Don't just read/listen to me - - come see for yourself what it means to be a Blue Devil and #springfieldstrong.