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

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            Principal: Mr. Jeff Pendry                                       
Doors Open at 7:15 AM      -     School Starts at   7:30 AM
          Asst. Principal: Mrs. Angie Duckworth                                        Dismissal: 2:25 PM              -     Early Dismissal: 10:40 AM            Dean of Students: Mr. Andrew Ward                        
                                419.867.5662 -  Attendance Line
          Athletic Director: Ms. Pam Vinkler                                                            419.867.5732 - Main Fax Line    

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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!

The entire SMS family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - takes pride in consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. Opportunities to enrich student learning, including the availability of Honors courses, foreign language offerings, problem-based learning approaches all challenge today’s learners to develop and refine the critical thinking skills they will need to become tomorrow’s leaders.  Classes are offered to students on a trimester schedule.  The school mascot is the Blue Devil.

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:

Chess Club Basketball Band
Robotic Lego League Cheerleading Choir
Math Counts Cross Country Newspaper-Devils’ Dispatch
Quiz Bowl 7th Football; 8th Football Power of the Pen
Science Olympiad Track Yearbook
Principal's Weekly Message
Mr. Jeff Pendry 

STEM—1st Trimester, Period 3
Jewel H and Ace M served as guest authors for Mr. Pendry this week!  They want you to know that:
This trimester in STEM has been a great experience for us. We've come a long way from where we started; we began at a beginner's level, learning how to sketch simple parts and objects, then went to drawing more complex sketches. We just finished our biggest project: a mousetrap car. Powered by the spring of a mousetrap, we had to build one that could go its farthest potential distance.
When we tested the cars, Ace's car went the farthest (43.7 ft.)… even though it went backwards. Jewel's went the second furthest (31.6 ft.). The mousetrap car is powered by the spring of the mousetrap itself. First, we sketched the side and top views of the cars. We used 2 CD's with 1/8" axles and balsa wood. We also used 1/8'' washers with epoxy to hold everything in place. We've also seen the electrical side of engineering and STEM: we've read about things likes diodes, LED's, resistors.

We raced them in the halls and ended up making several changes along the way that made our cars better. We discovered several different things that affected the mousetrap and how it ran--for instance, the winding of the string—and fixed them along the way.
Overall, STEM class is fun with experiences that are different than normal classes. We used materials to build the car and helped students do theirs. We got an introduction to the world of engineering and science, giving us a glimpse of future jobs and opportunities that could come up later in life.
Thanks, Jewel and Ace, for helping us understand what takes place in today's classrooms!