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
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)


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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 2017, 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 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!"

*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 information and access to School Messenger, the district's Instant Alert System
click here for the Curriculum Guide 2017-2018
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
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Our World Class Faculty & Staff
Yes, I know I get a bit redundant when I talk about the Springfield High School faculty and staff - but they are world-class!  What they do for and with students in our classrooms is exceptional and I feel fortunate that they share their knowledge and talents with today's learners and tomorrow's leaders!  We have among us a diverse collection of professional who double as dedicated community servants raising countless dollars for too many causes to list.  We have great cooks, musicians, and one whose writing ability deserves a little attention in this week's column - - Mrs. Bonita Adams!

Mrs. Bonita Adams is a recognized play write, whose work has received much critical acclaim.  I was thrilled when she visited my office with an offer to stage a short play that she wrote entitled, No Limits...Aim High...Focus!  for this year's SHS Black History Assembly.

The play is about an African-American high school athlete who is only focused on sports - not  realizing the value or showing interest in either academics or his behavior. He gets in trouble which results in his receiving the punishment of time in detention. While in detention he falls asleep and is visited by three "Guides," the first known as "No Limits" and the second "Aim High & Focus."  Both introduce him to famous African-Americans from the past that try to encourage him to place No Limits on himself, to Aim High and to Focus. However, along the way, he also meets the third Guide, "Failure" who tries to convince him otherwise.  

Our two Black History Month Assemblies will take place on February 1st and I for one can't wait to enjoy the journey that Mrs. Adams and her students "Guides" will provide to all!

We are grateful that Springfield High School offers extraordinary role models for our students!

Silent Hero (No More)
We are so proud to share that  SHS Junior Joshua F has been accepted into the prestigious Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom® Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute. Along with SHS teacher Andrew Screptock, Josh will embark on a year-long course of study that concludes with a journey to Normandy, France to honor a WWII Silent Hero who died during or after the Normandy Invasion. Courses, materials, and international travel are paid for by the generosity of Mr. Albert H. Small. 

Mr. Screptock and Josh are the only student/teach team in the State of Ohio and join only 14 other like teams from around the country on this educational journey. Teams select one Silent Hero from their hometown or state who is memorialized at the Normandy American    Cemetery. Fox and Screptock then conduct in-depth historical research on the life of this Silent Hero. Through primary sources such as war records, draft cards, or interviews with descendants, they will learn about conducting historical research while telling the tale of this Silent Hero.   

In June 2018, Mr. Screptock and Josh will travel to Washington, D.C. to finish their research with help from historians and college professors. While in D.C. they will tour the World War II Memorial, conduct research at the National Archives, and prepare for an expedition to the beaches of D-Day. The final leg of their journey is to Normandy, France where they will tour Omaha and Utah Beaches, walking in the footsteps of history. After visiting museums, sites of historic battles, and churches that were used as field hospitals, the journey concludes at the Normandy American Cemetery. There, Josh will deliver a graveside eulogy for the Silent Hero he spent months researching.

Mr. Screptock visited Normandy while an SHS student and, like his current colleagues, works very hard to identify and support unique and prestigious learning opportunities for students.  Join us in congratulating them on being selected for this once in a lifetime experience!

Take a Look Inside SHS
We're taking the time to brag about the rigor and relevance of the Springfield High School (SHS) academic standards and expectations (not to mention all the organizations, clubs, programs, teams, and opportunities that await each student). They both enable and challenge students to leave high school in pursuit of attaining future career goals with good-paying jobs, training programs and post secondary education in high-demand fields.

We'd be remiss if we didn't again congratulate members of the SHS Class of 2017—this class earned over $6.5 million in scholarships to colleges and universities across the United States. While there are several measurements that can be considered in defining high rigor, many look to students’ performance on Advanced Placement (AP) tests administered by the College Board as an importance standard. SHS students are offered AP classes in Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Physics 1, Physics C/Mechanics, Psychology, and AP US History.
College credit is offered for students attaining a score of “3” or better.  The success of our 2016-17 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. Through their outstanding performance on AP Tests during the 2016-17 school year, Springfield High School students earned over 438 hours of college credit!               

Unique curricular options including AP, Honors, College Credit Plus (through which students received 504 credit hours during the 2016-17 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.

We're very proud of how well prepared SHS students are for success - - both today and as they pursue all that the future has in store!