Welcome Back, Springfield Students! Administrators Address Students

Posted on September 8, 2011

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Welcome to the 2011 -2012 school year! The faculty, staff, and administration are happy to see you back in school.

This year the high school will focus on increasing rigor. We want all of you to reach your highest potential, and we have set high expectations for student success.

Last year was a year filled with new events and activities for the students. We had the opportunity to come together as a student body and staff to create a wonderful lip dub video. Our juniors and seniors were treated to an evening of games and prizes at the post prom. Student Council sponsored Springfield in the Sun, a day in which students competed against each other in various games and activities outside. This tradition will continue this year, along with the return of the March Madness tournament.

Along with the expectation of excellence we want to make sure that we provide you with a school environment that is bully-free and welcomes you to take academic risks. In order to create that environment I am excited to announce Springfield’ s implementation of the No Place for Hate program. Dr. McCarthy and Mrs. Ward have been working hard with students and staff to plan events throughout the year that will spread the message that we will not tolerate bullying or harassment and encourage you to take a stand against bullying and negative behavior.

Finally, we have changed our marking period system. We will no longer follow six marking periods. Instead, we will now follow a four marking period calendar. You will receive two report cards per semester. Longer marking periods will enable teachers to cover more material and allow you more time to demonstrate acquired knowledge and skill mastery—providing a better representation of your learning.

I look forward to a successful year, and as always, my door is always open.

By Mr. Gregory Puckett, Principal

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We are excited to have you back on campus and ready for a new academic year! As you get acclimated to our campus environment, I would like to encourage you to begin thinking of ways you can get connected to student life at Springfield.

You will work hard here – I can guarantee that! Nonetheless, you will also have fun as part of a well rounded experience!

Take full advantage of the many opportunities to get involved with your school. Your involvement in campus life will enhance your overall high school experience.

Countless ways exist for you to get connected with Springfield High School. Perhaps you may be interested in joining one of our student organizations, ranging from cultural organizations to sports teams to academic honor societies and many more.

As assistant principal, I have been diligently working with my colleagues to review the programs that we offer. There is something here for everyone!

I look forward to a great year with you! I wish the best of success to all of you and remind you that our exceptional staff is here to help you in whatever way we are able. Please let us know how we may better assist you.

Go Spartans!

By Mr. Ryan Johnston, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director

To the classes of 2015, 2014, 2013 and especially the class of 2012…..welcome

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back! It has been a lonely summer here without all of you. I truly missed seeing and hearing you in the hallways, classes, and cafeteria.

As you begin this school year, please be mindful of the fact that we are in the process of becoming a No Place for Hate high school.

Our kickoff celebration will be September 13th when Michael Fowlin will present his “You don’ t know me until you know me” assembly. This powerful assembly will inspire us as we move toward becoming a school with No Place for Hate.

I encourage all of you to become involved in the plethora of activities and sports programs offered to you here at STHS. Likewise, I have great expectations for each one of you as you pursue your studies in your classes.

We have tremendous support systems in place if you ever need them. I look forward to working with you as we continue to make STHS an amazing high school.

By Dr. Melanie-Jo McCarthy, Assistant Principal

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