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March 25-April 2
Have fun - - stay safe!!
Doors Open at 7:15 AM - School Starts at 7:30 AM
Meeting the educational needs of young adolescents requires special curricula that feature content that connects with the everyday lives of students as well as activities that actively involve them in the learning process. SMS academic standards are high. Although the Ohio Department of Education's rating system has recently changed, it is important to reflect that scores demonstrate that SMS students are well prepared to succeed both today and tomorrow!
Our high academics are complimented by equally high expectations for behavior and character! To challenge students to realize their full potential, we offer a full range of creative, athletic and extracurricular programs, including:
|Robotic Lego League||Cheerleading||Choir|
|Math Counts||Cross Country||Newspaper-Devils’ Dispatch|
|Quiz Bowl||7th Football; 8th Football||Power of the Pen|
ACADEMIC AND INFORMATION LINKS:
click here for information and access to School Messenger, the district's Instant Alert System
click here to link to the SMS Technology Resource Page
click here for the link to the SMS Guidance Facebook Page
click here for the SMS Media Center Link
click here for Miss Holden's Webpage
click here for the link for students on formatting papers MLA-style
Mr. Jeff Pendry
On Saturday, March 4, Springfield Middle School had 13 students compete in the Region 1 National History Day (junior division) research competition at Bowling Green State University. Three students qualified as state finalists in the state competition which takes place at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio on Saturday, April 29. We are extremely proud of all 13 of these students! Not only did they have a very short time to prepare their projects, but they were also the first group of Springfield Middle School students to participate in this event. Each topic researched had to relate to this year's NHD theme, "Taking a Stand in History." Below are the students who participated and/or qualified for this year's state competition along with their pictures and projects.
Group Exhibit Project: Hannah M and Sara C
Group Exhibit Project: Angelina W and Selena C
Group Exhibit Project: Breanna B, Emma P, Katie S, and Lauren K
Group Exhibit Project: Kylie M and Caroline S
Individual Exhibit Project: Alexis S - The Holocaust
Group Performance Project: Caroline B and Abigail S - Lucy Stone: College Graduate, Abolitionist, and Suffragist
On Wednesday, March 8th, Sara W, a 7th grader at SMS, not only won a "BEST OF ROUND" award at the Regional Power of the Pen Tournament at Lourdes College, but she also won the top prize in her age group, "FIRST PLACE, 7TH GRADE"! She now easily advances to the state tournament in Wooster, OH, in May. on Saturday, March 11th, Jimmy K, also a 7th grader at SMS, competed in the 2017 Blade Northwest Ohio Championship Spelling Bee at Owens Community College. It was his third year of competing at this high level of regional spelling champions from Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa and Wood Counties. Each year, he improves his already-exciting standing in the bee, placing in the TOP 5 in his first year at the bee as a 5th grader, then placing THIRD as a 6th grader and finally on Saturday placing SECOND ("First Runner-Up"), just one spot away from traveling to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.!
Sixth grade teachers have attended since August professional development clinics that promote and support the integration of one-to-one technology. Sessions focused on ChromeBook tips, Google classroom support, app suggestions, and student-centered websites.
Here is how it works— students arrive at SMS and pickup their ChromeBooks and are responsible for them until they return the devices at the end of the academic day. Since August, 6th, Some students and families chose to bring in their own devices, opting to use personal laptops to access the WiFi and curriculum.
With much of the curriculum available through online sites, the days of using the textbook as the main resource will be phasing out, as teachers continue to support the technology based world in which we live. Additionally, as part of the integration, 75 ChromeBooks were shared with Springfield High School to support their efforts to further the use of technology in the classroom - we are #springfieldstrong!