Principal's Message

Mr. Edinger

John Edinger
Principal MS

Thanks to our dedicated staff, giving community, and talented students, great things have been happening at Spencerville Middle School! Here are a few highlights of our school year: 


  • Guest Speaker Terrance Talley sent a message to let friends know “I see you”. 

  • 7th/8th grade quiz bowl @UNOH 

  • 5th Graders started a 10 week DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). 


  • Jack Berckemeyer visited staff and students.  Jack is a school consultant who delivered much knowledge to Spencerville.  We are doing wonderful things! 

  • Middle School Music Concert  

  • 8th grade students read the story “War Horse” and followed up with a class trip to Marmon Valley where they experienced horse riding, care for a horse, and campfire readings. 

  • Quiz Bowl for 7th/8th Graders ended a successful competition 


  • 4 Middle School Teachers and Principal attended the OMLA (Ohio Middle Level Association) 

  • VFW honored Cindy Rammel as Teacher of the Year for Middle School 

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 

  • Musical “Cinderella” with many middle school students involved 


  • 8th grade students in our Career Class made a visit to the Career Center in Delphos 

  • Spelling Bee was held – Lauren Clement (5th) Champion, Ella Hackworth (8th) Runner-up 

  • 5th grade DARE program wrapped up in-house followed up with Juvenile Detention Center trip and skating party 

  • 6th/7th/8th grade successful Band/Choir Concert 

  • Christmas Activity Day and Holiday Music  

  • “Operation Christmas” with Roselawn 


  • 5th/6th grade Quiz Bowl teams begin competing on Mondays at Lima Shawnee 

  • JH Bearcat Wrestling Invitational was held – The Bearcats won the Invitational! 

The State Testing will be here soon.  In April, all middle school students will take the Math and ELA tests and in addition, 5th/8th grade students will take the Science test.  Teachers/Students have been preparing for these tests since day one of this new school year in hopes that everyone will find comfort on the day of these tests.  I would also like to remind you that it is important for the home to make attendance a priority and to see that all homework is complete.  Assignments are a great tool for the teacher to find a focus on the next lesson. 

A couple friendly reminders: 

  • When your child will be absent, please call Billie at 419-647-4112 with the reason. 

  • If your child has an appointment that requires them to leave early, please have all communication go through Billie.  Call or send a note in so we have an exit slip ready for the teacher. 

  • If you must communicate with your child during the school day, please do not text or directly call them.  We will be more than happy to deliver a message. Cell phones are not to be used by students during the school day. 

Every day that I work with the faculty at SVMS, I admire them more.  We have great things going on in the classrooms with increased demands on our profession.  The teachers take on these demands with great pride.  Middle School is a wonderful place for our students to learn, to grow, and to challenge themselves to become positive, open-minded, productive leaders in our community.  With each year we embrace exciting successes, difficult challenges, and most importantly, students and staff working together to meet their educational goals and building key relationships along the way.  The focus is to successfully support, advocate, and hold students, staff, and community members to lofty expectations for success.   


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