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School Starts at 7:40 AM
Dismissal is at 2:30 PM

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11/15/20 Blue Devils' Update

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Discipline
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Asst. Principal Andrew Screptock
Athletic Director
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Springfield HS 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. 

Servant leadership is the culture at SHS.  We call this "DEVILSasOne" and it is evidenced by our school's receipt  in 2020  of  the 
prestigious Multiplying Good/Jefferson Awards Foundation's "One in a Million"award.  Prior to this, for 9th consecutive years the students  achieved the organization's unprecedented Ambassador Gold Banner award.  Add to this our students being recognized by ProMedica a recent recipient of their prestigious  Junior Philanthropists of the Year Award (for our coordination of the annual Toy Drive) and you can see that we do "good" often and well!! 

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
#springfieldstrong

When Things Happen
At Springfield HIgh School, we encourage our students to support one another in both good and challenging times. It's one thing to talk about it - it's a whole 'nother thing to watch it happen right under your nose.

During the Thanksgiving Break, four young men (who are new members of our National Honor Society): Jacob C, Dominick M, Ben C and Sam C took it upon themselves to choose a favorite childhood book and record themselves (via Zoom technology) reading the story aloud for younger students to enjoy. They released their recording,which lasts a little over 30 minutes in total through a link that can be opened by Springfield Schools 'students. The link was shared with teachers to offer to their students.

Folks, I can't take any credit for this - - it was all them. But, you might imagine, I am beyond proud that we have created a culture at Springfield High School where young men and women (whether they are scholars, athletes, actors, musicians) determine ways to share their joy of learning, sports, theatre, music with others in such deliberate ways.

I tip my hat to these guys (and bet you that there are similar efforts that I've yet to discover) and ask you to join me in saying, "Well done!"

Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service
On the evening of Monday, November 16th in the school's George Tombaugh Auditorium, President Lily Hickey welcomed qualifying students, family members, faculty, administrators, school board members and other guests to the 2020 Induction Ceremony for the Springfield High School Frances L. Simon Chapter of the National Honor Society. Lily was assisted by fellow officers Molly Y (Secretary) and Reagan C (Service Coordinator).
 
It was a most prestigious affair! Inducted that evening were 18 members of the junior and senior classes who have displayed in their school lives the worthy objectives of the National Honor Society. Membership in the National Honor Society is an extremely high achievement. It represents the fundamental objectives for which high schools were started and gives recognition to those who have most nearly achieved these desired goals. Most other honors awarded in high school are partial, in that they recognize only special ability, skill, or talent but the National Honor Society looks upon education as a combination of four things: character, scholarship, leadership, and service.

Precautions were taken to allow the ceremony to take place at the school. And while only the inductees and limited family members were present, it did not change the significance of the accomplishment for each of the students (to view a complete list, please contact the SHS Main Office).

As a former classroom teacher myself, one of the aspects of the induction that I most enjoy is listening as presenters read the students' reflections on that one teacher who had a significant impact on their scholastic careers. To a student, the impact always exceeded course content and touched on important life lessons - something we know Springfield faculty provide through both words and examples. We especially thank parents and guardians who have served as our role models throughout our students' lives and the Board of Education members and administrators who presented the individual students for membership. 

With the induction of these students, the membership of the Chapter is now at 45 students. We look forward to reporting in future columns how our student leaders are further influencing the culture, character, and academic strengths associated with Springfield High School.

Congratulations again to the students, their families, mentors, and the event organizers for another exceptional celebration of #springfieldstrong.


Piece by Piece
Imagine opening a new jig saw puzzle for the first time. You pop the lid, spill the pieces out onto a table, start organizing the various pieces that eventually will come together as one. It's not too much of a stretch to see the similarities between assembling a puzzle and what happens at the start of a school year!

Puzzles and new school years have a way of bringing us together . . . there's the hunt and assembly of the corner pieces, which I acquaint to getting the building put back together after extensive summer cleaning, improvements, and reorganization. Can I get a "shout-out" for the custodians and maintenance staff who got the classrooms, hallways, and ground looking better than ever?

Another important piece to the puzzle are the school counselors who somehow fit everyone's academic needs together within our trimester schedule. they are supported by our school secretaries who work their magic to connect people with whatever they need . . . answers, directions, keys - they do whatever it takes. Working our way through more of the puzzle pieces, there's our cafeteria-based team. These folks know what our students and teachers like to eat and care about the quality of the meals they offer everyday.

The puzzle is incomplete without the bus drivers who deliver the students to and from school safely and of course our teachers who impart on our students their wisdom while nurturing and challenging each one of us to reach for our dreams. The puzzle is almost together, but impossible to finish without the volunteers who give freely of their time to enrich our school. The final pieces that complete the SHS puzzle are our students and their families.

And we all somehow unite. Regardless of the piece we represent, the end goal is the same: to take a bunch of seemingly random pieces and fit them together until the image of what we are building - an exceptional education for today's learners and tomorrow's leaders, comes into focus.