Springfield Middle School

7001 Madison Street
Holland, Ohio 43528

Announcements - December, 2021

School doors open at 7:15 am
School Starts at 7:30 am (Two-hour Delay 9:30 am)
Dismissal: 2:30 pm (Early Dismissal: 10:40 am)

419.867.5662 - Attendance Line
419.867.5732 - Main Fax Line
SMS Staff Contacts

2021 Virtual Open House
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Mr. Jeff Pendry Principal
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Mrs. Kelly Pool
Assistant Principal
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Mr. Andrew Ward Assistant Principal
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Springfield Middle School - Our Homepage

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. 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, and problem-based learning strategies that 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. Our rigorous academic expectations and offerings are complimented by equally high expectations for behavior and character! Oh, and of course, the school mascot is the Blue Devil!

Team Information:

Team Tsunami:
Website: https://sites.google.com/springfield-schools.org/teamtsunami

Team Remind: https://www.remind.com/join/smstsunami

Follow us on Twitter: @TeamTsunamiSMS

Team Ohana
Website: https://tinyurl.com/SMS-team-ohana

Team Remind: http://www.remind.com/join/smsohana

Team Maverick:

Team Impact
Website: Tinyurl.com/smsimpact

Team Titan
: https://sites.google.com/springfield-schools.org/teamtitan/home

Principal's Message
Mr. Jeff Pendry

Great Things are Taking "Root" at SMS

When School Counselor Kelsey DePompei joined the SMS Team this school year (after serving in the same capacity at SHS for several years), her talents and compassion were both well known and the perfect complement for those of Mrs. Hagan and Mrs. Davis. Together, the team has been working very hard to encourage SMS students and they came up with an idea that has taken root in the SMS front hallway!!

Our school counselors constructed this "gratitude" tree after inviting all SMS teachers to encourage students to write something they are grateful for during a recent FOCUS classes.The effort is an important, visible expression of our school's efforts to challenge all students to focus on and practice gratitude. We hope that this idea continues to grow and that we all find ways during the month of December, when it's easy to become wrapped up in getting rather than giving!

Practicing gratitude is beneficial for our health, for the culture of our school, and a great way to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. The School Counselors will continue to showcase the tree during the changing of the seasons as a constant reminder of the importance of gratitude appreciation.

Respect, responsibility, preparedness, involvement, and safety are just a few of the buzzwords going around SMS this time of year. Sounds like PBIS is in full swing, working to promote a positive and safe learning environment for all students and staff. PBIS was adopted by SMS in the 2016-2017 school year, and has since been revamped in the current school year by Assistant Principal, Kelly Pool. The goal is to consistently highlight students displaying characteristics and behaviors that support the ¨Springfield Way,¨ with biweekly, monthly, and trimester rewards. Consistency and positivity are two things the middle school needs now more than ever, and PBIS could not have come to light at a better time!

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It focuses on an evidence-based framework designed to improve student academic performance and social-emotional competence while reducing bullying behaviors, disciplinary referrals, and suspensions. PBIS centers itself on the researched behaviors of students and educators that have been proven to result in positive learning environments. When executed well, PBIS can lead to a school system that is self corrective and self motivated to achieve success. It truly changes the way it feels to attend school for the better, and gives students something to work towards and look forward to each and every day.

Programs that have been initiated at the middle school as a result of PBIS include ¨Fun Fridays'', school-wide dodgeball games, student of the month nominations, and various other treats along the way to keep students motivated. Each week a new PBIS word is focused on and emulated by students throughout the building to create the conducive school environment necessary for academic achievement. SMS has much to look forward to as Kelly Pool and the PBIS committee continue to enhance the system this school year!

7001 Madison Street
Holland, OH 43528