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

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Spring Break
March 25-April 2
Have fun - - stay safe!!
            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:

ACADEMICS ATHLETIC CREATIVE
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
  Volleyball  
  Wrestling/Wrestlerettes  
 
Principal's Weekly Message
Mr. Jeff Pendry 
#springfieldstrong

Making History
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
State Qualifiers:
Individual Exhibit Project: Alexis S - The Holocaust
Group Performance Project: Caroline B and Abigail S - Lucy Stone: College Graduate, Abolitionist, and Suffragist

POP/Spelling Bee
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.!
Offering Each 6th Grade Student Access to ChromeBooks to use daily while in school . . .
This year, SMS implemented a new effort to provide each 6th grade student with a ChromeBook!  To make this effort a reality, building   leadership worked for over six months—the process   included teachers volunteering their time and formatting ChromeBooks and ChromeBook Carts in mid October. Administration discussed with all 6th graders details of the effort , the timeline for its roll-out and shared tips, strategies, and advice at how to be successful with the technology.

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!