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Volume 10 • Number 5

Working Together

Students and Teachers Brave the Shave Story on page 2

New Parent Portal and Other Safety Updates

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Summer School Programming

More information on pages 10-11

Community Resources Available

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Happy Spring! This is our last full paper for the 2017-2018 school year. The year has gone by quickly, and this edition is full of updates and important information as we close another successful year. I hope you will take some time and read about the incredible work taking place across the school district. It is an honor serving the families and students in Plain Local. I appreciate your support and encouragement that you have demonstrated this past year. Working together is the best way to ensure the entire community is moving forward. There are many things to celebrate in Plain Local and this paper is full of success stories! This year has also tested our resolve as parents, educators, students, and community members. School safety and violence has been a topic of most conversations over the last several months. As a parent of three children in Plain Local, I trust the entire staff to ensure the safety of my children, and every child in the district. There is not a program or book that we can purchase to solve the current challenges in our community. We must work together to meet the needs of each person, and encourage everyone to access and ask for help at any time. I believe we can make a difference by not blaming one another, but by coming together as one unified community to help those in need. I am committed to this journey in Plain Local. Please join me by working together, as one community, to positively shape the future. Our students are depending on us! Finally, we will continue increased police presence across the school district for the remainder of the year and throughout the summer months. Additional security measures have been added this year and will continue to be evaluated this summer as we prepare for next year. My work on the county safety task force committee allows Plain Local to collaborate with the Sheriff ’s Office, Homeland Security, and FBI as we look to enhance security in our district. Also, the district is meeting regularly with mental health experts in an effort to enhance and streamline services for our community. Mental Health agencies should serve our families as needs arise in an attempt to prevent crisis situations. I will continue to update you on our progress. I wish everyone a safe and healthy spring. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. Go Eagles!

Brent May, Superintendent

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Barr Elementary Rocks Earth Science Third grade students at Barr Elementary made their own “pet rock” as a part of their earth science unit! More stories from our elementary buildings across the district inside this issue!

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Plain Local Teams Brave The Shave For St. Baldrick’s

Over 25 Plain Local teachers, students and community members “braved the shave” to help fund childhood cancer research. The 16th annual Canton St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser at the North Canton Racquet Club was held on Sunday, March 11. Hundreds of local volunteers shaved their heads at the event to help bring awareness and funds to childhood cancer research. The event was planned in honor of GlenOak student, Abbey Foltz. Participants from Plain Local Schools raised over $12,000 toward the event’s total of $192,000 raised. Each participating Plain

Local school hosted a variety of fundraisers to get ready for the event including bake sales, spirit activities, and more! We are proud of our staff and students who took the time to get involved locally to help end childhood cancer. Plain Local Participants: Team Barr: Sam Foltz, Will Foltz Team Taft: Cameron Kolesar, Sam Seifreit, Gabe Clark, Ryan Johns, Braddock Durbin, Gavin Hurst, Jacob Magee, Jacob Gibbs Team Warstler: JT Welch, Drew Nieporte, Jacob Dempsey, Gavin Krosse, Noah Olenick, Anthony Kaplanis Team Glenwood: Ryan

Save the date: The class of 2018 will graduate on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Theatre. Tickets will be distributed to graduating seniors in May.

Congratulations Class of 2018!

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Plain Paper is published by Plain Local Schools. It is distributed free of charge to community residents, businesses and Plain Local staff. The purpose of Plain Paper is to provide our readers information about life and learning in the Greater Plain Township community. It is not intended to be a public forum. Editor: Mary Beddell, Plain Local Public Relations Director Plain Paper ~ Plain Local Schools 901 44th Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44709 Office: 330-492-3500 • Fax: 330-493-5542 Questions or comments regarding Plain Paper can be emailed to For advertising information please contact Michelle Stahleker 330-323-2993 email: Federal Law prohibits Plain Paper from carrying ads containing offers of insurance policies, credit cards and travel promotions. The Plain Local Schools Board of Education reserves the right to reject any press release or advertisement based on content. Plain Paper logo and design are trademarks of Plain Local Schools. All advertising art and editorial content is copyright protected and cannot be used without express written permission. The publisher and its affiliates are not liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount paid for the ad. NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY The Plain Local School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability or age with respect to employment or educational programs and opportunities to students. Civil Rights Compliance Officer, Brent May 330-492-3500.

Boeshart Team Oakwood: Eli Krach, Luke Sarris

Team GlenOak: Ian Staff members: Tina Macdonald, Gavin Cogan, Cindy Ringer, Charlikowsky, Cole Pieper Rosie Cook

Team Taft including Rosie Cook, Cindy Ringer, Braddock Durbin, Jacob Gibbs, Landon Ford, Sam Seifreit, Cameron Kolesar, Ryan Johns, Gabe Clark and Gavin Hurst show off their shaves!

Low-Interest Student Loans Offered

Students looking to further their education can turn to a local foundation for lowinterest student loans. The Canton Student Loan Foundation, a non-profit organization, is offering student loans to Stark County graduates. The loans can be applied to any undergraduate course of study, including four-year college degrees, two-year associate degrees and degrees from technology and trade schools. An annual interest of 6 percent is deferred while the student is attending classes, so the effective interest rate is 1.5 to 2 percent, much lower than most other sources. There are no fees. Students may borrow up to $12,000 total over the course of their education. Freshmen can receive $3,000 per year and students closer to graduation may be able to receive more per year. Graduate school loans are also available. In order to

borrow funds for graduate school, the student must be a current Canton Student Loan Foundation student. These funds have been made possible through financial contributions made by George and Anna Casper and the efforts of a volunteer advisory committee composed of Masons from the various Masonic lodges in Canton, Ohio. The Trust is administered by The Stark Community Foundation. To be eligible for a loan, students must have graduated from a Stark County high school, have and maintain a 2.0 grade point average, be pursuing an undergraduate course of study and be attending school on a full-time basis (enrolled for at least 12 credit hours per term). “Increased training or earning a degree can mean earning thousands of dollars more each year so being able to earn a degree is a lifechanging experience,” says

Kimberly Leggett, Executive Director of The Canton Student Loan Foundation. “It has always been our goal to help our local Stark County students pursue their dreams without the burden of highinterest-rate loans.” To apply online, visit www.cantonstudentloan. org. Or contact the Canton Student Loan Foundation at (330) 493-0020 or at info@ Loan applications are due in the Foundation’s office by June 1, 2018. Since 1922, The Canton Student Loan Foundation has extended over $35 million to 5,800 Stark County students. Recipients have gone on to careers in education, medicine, law, marketing, cosmetology, auto technology and countless other areas. More than half of the student borrowers return to live and work in Stark County following the completion of their education.

Rosenberger-Johnson Earns Top Honors

Ellen RosenbergerJohnson, an American Family Insurance agent in North Canton, and a GlenOak High School graduate (class of 1973) has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “Providing our valued customers with an exceptional service experience is at the heart of everything we do,” said

Ann Hamilton, American Family Insurance customer experience vice president. “As recipients of the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification, this select group of agents has earned the highest praise from our customers for consistently providing the outstanding service our customers expect, and deserve.” The service excellence distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under

guidelines established through the company’s American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The process consists of a customer satisfaction survey which measures customers’ overall experience with their current American Family agent. Rosenberger-Johnson has been an agent for American Family since July, 2000. Her office is located at 920 S Main Street, Suite 101 in North Canton.

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Avondale, Middlebranch PE Teacher Recognized For His Contributions

Mr. Kent Hamilton, beloved PE teacher at Avondale and

Middlebranch Elementary lately! From his Schools, has been receiving appearances on local radio quite a lot of recognition and television stations for his creation of Guys with Ties, to being recognized at a recent Cleveland Cavaliers halftime show, Mr. Hamilton has been making us proud! He was honored as a Walmart Community Playmaker for making a difference in the lives of others. Mr. Hamilton received a Walmart gift card, 2 Cleveland Cavaliers tickets, and was recognized on court at halftime. Recently, Mr. Hamilton received our district’s nomination for the Stark County Teacher of the Year award, which will be announced in April. Mr. Hamilton during the halftime at the Cleveland You have our vote, Mr. Cavaliers game. Hamilton!

Taft Elementary Celebrates Spring The snow covered the ground but did not keep over 350 people away from Taft’s spring celebration on March 21. Families engaged in a night of fun activities such as creating art work, magic math tricks, and participating in a magical scavenger word hunt. PTO had a Book Fair.

Taft’s very own author in residence, Mr. McCartney, School Counselor, was on hand as the word wizard. A photo booth was available for students to dress up like magicians and have their picture taken. Two balloonists, Mr. Wenger and Mr. Snyder, created a variety

Taft student Ruben Chaney is all smiles after finding a word from the scavenger hunt.

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of balloon animals. Families enjoyed a pizza dinner as they marveled at the student art work that was displayed.

Substitutes Needed

If you are interested in subbing in the Plain Local School District for any of the following positions, please apply online at Substitutes are needed for: • Cafeteria • Custodian • Non-Instructional Aide • Instructional Aide • Secretary/Clerk • Bus Drivers Please contact the Plain Local Administration Office at 330-492-3500 with any questions.

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2018 Plain Local Schools Board Members and Meetings Board Members John W. Halkias President Term: 2018-2021 w: 330-497-3003 h: 330-494-4719

Kristen Donohue Guardado Vice President Term: 2018-2021 w: 330-489-3395 h: 330-497-2828 Eugene M. Cazantzes Term: 2016-2019 h: 330-456-5787 Monica Rose Gwin Term: 2016-2019 h: 330-493-9561 Dr. Ambrose Perduk, Jr. Term: 2018-2021 h: 330-904-4620

Meeting Dates The Board also adopted the following dates and locations for their 2018 regular meetings. All meetings are to begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. April 18............................................Administration Building May 16................................................. GlenOak High School June 13.............................................Administration Building June 29 (Special Mtg) (7 AM)....Administration Building July 18..............................................Administration Building August 15 (7:00AM).....................Administration Building September 19.............................................Frazer Elementary October 24..................................................... Taft Elementary November 14 ............................................... Barr Elementary December 12..................................Administration Building

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Mathletes Awarded On March 3rd at the Stark County Math Tournament among 20 other school districts and 800 kids, Plain Local’s 5th, 6th and 7th graders brought home 22 awards! Join us in congratulating these students!

Richelle Beatty-Mauer from the Timken Company visits Glenwood Intermediate School

Businesses Support Soap Box Team It only takes a brief conversation with a member of the Plain Local community for an outsider to understand how supportive and passionate the people here are about our schools. Glenwood provides numerous opportunities for students that would not be possible without our partners

in the community. The Glenwood Soap Box Derby club is always looking for community partners to help with regular maintenance and fees. This year, two organizations have stepped up and acknowledged through their actions that children are the priority. Timken, through

5th Grade: Kate Kaplanis, 6th Place in Algebra Grayson Sampson, 5th Place in Geometry and Measurement Tony Jeffries, 3rd Place in Geometry and Measurement Shishir Tallada, 3rd Place in Mental Computation Zach Dyrlund, 3rd Place in Team Problem Solving Kayleigh Nations, 3rd Place in Team Problem Solving Owen Ferrari, 3rd Place in Team Problem Solving

Richelle Beatty-Mauer, has generously donated $200 to our club. As a company, they were eager to invest in the future. AutoNation Ford in North Canton has also agreed to help with the paint jobs on 6th Grade: our soap box derby cars. Wesley Marsden, 5th Place When they were contacted, in Number Sense there was no hesitation in Jake Nieporte, 5th place in their desire to help. Thank you to both Timken and AutoNation Ford for your generosity. In Plain Local, we pride ourselves as a community that takes care of their own, and every time there is an opportunity, companies like Timken and AutoNation justify that pride.

Mental Computation Jerry Alexander, 4th Place in Team Problem Solving Roman Woods, 4th Place in Team Problem Solving Colin McNickle, 4th Place in Team Problem Solving 7th Grade: Andrew Arway, 7th Place in Number Sense Haden Scott, 5th Place in Algebra and Data Analysis Andrew Martens, 2nd Place in Algebra and Data Analysis Dylan Wolfe, 5th Place in Geometry and Measurement Jacob Harms, 3rd Place in Geometry and Measurement Ariel Oyler, 6th Place in Mental Computation Jared Hahn, 5th Place in Mental Computation Taylee Worley, 3rd Place in Team Problem Solving Jeyva Gaines, 3rd Place in Team Problem Solving Katelyn Premier, 3rd Place in Team Problem Solving

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Elementary STEM Classes Connect Through Skype Teachers from Warstler and Middlebranch Elementary have collaborated on a unique learning experience for their students. First grade

teacher, Jennifer Ondo from Warstler, and second grade teacher, Lauren Powell from Middlebranch Elementary, are working together to bring a unique opportunity

to their students. These teachers have incorporated the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) model into their curriculum with the STEM 500. The program started last year, but with a grant from the STAR Foundation, they have weekly goals in reading and turned this opportunity into an experience that students math lessons completed. are sure to remember. It took four weeks to Earlier in the year, complete the tournament students were given the and in the end Mrs. Rice’s kindergarteners won the “Small Hall Reading Award.” Mrs. Prather’s first graders won the “Small Hall Math Award.” In the Tall Hall tournament Mrs. Conley’s second graders dominated with the Math and Reading Awards. On March 23rd the winning homerooms had ice cream parties to celebrate their championships. Congratulations to all the winners, but most importantly the entire school succeeded in its improvements in math and reading!

Frazer iReady Math, Reading Homeroom Champs Named

Forget “March Madness,” at Frazer Elementary the students competed against each other in “iReady Madness!” Students competed homeroom versus homeroom in a math and reading tournament to decide who could complete the most lessons on iReady at home or school. Each week students were working to meet their fortyfive minutes of lesson goal. The tournament was broken down by “Small Hall” (grade 1 and kindergarten) and “Tall Hall” (grades 2-4). What made the tournament a true success was the enthusiasm that the students showed. Overall, we saw an improvement of over 500% in students meeting their

challenge to build the fastest sprint car out of constructor’s kits. They were challenged with building a garage for their car. To make this extra exciting, the garages must include a simple machine. Students were placed into teams of three or four students to accomplish the tasks. Then, students at each building were assigned a pen pal from the other building. Throughout the building

and testing process, they have been writing and using Skype to communicate about how the process is going and sharing tips to help each other solve problems with their cars. Right now, students in both classes are finishing up their kit cars and their garages. Once the cars and garages are built, they will be ready to race at the STEM 500 which will take place at the beginning of May.

Students in Mrs. Powell’s second grade class at Middlebranch Elementary Skype with Miss Ondo’s first grade class at Warstler Elementary.

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GO Student Art Featured In Governor’s Display

works on special display in the Governor’s office for the duration of the exhibit.

The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of talented young people in Ohio. Of the 10 GlenOak High

School pieces that advanced through the regional judging, three were selected for the prestigious honor to be displayed in the Ohio Youth Art Governor’s Show this year.

Of 300 works selected to be in the show, Jenni Greathouse, Nahja Duncan and Deanna Hay each had photography and art selected from over 11,000 total entries submitted for

Glenwood Intermediate showcased the amazing talents of their students

at their annual Arts Explosion, on March 15. The theme of this years

show was “What is Your Superpower?” Visitors were able to take in performances by the band, select choir, drama, and dance students. STEAM students led participants in a free project making Photograph by Nahja Duncan above, drawing by Deanna exploding boomerangs! Hay below. Families were able to get their pictures taken as popular superheroes as well as have their faces painted and create superhero crafts. Visitors also enjoyed viewing over 1,000 pieces of artwork. A special art show showcased Glow-InThe-Dark portraits, which were illuminated by black lighting. Congratulations to all the students who worked so hard to present this evening!

Arts Explosion Showcases Superpowers

Glow in the dark Art was featured at the recent “Art’s Explosion” at Glenwood Intermediate School!

adjudication. Deanna Hay’s drawing titled, “Doubt”, below will be one of 25 total

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Career Tech Program Updates Engineering Technology

Instructor: James Walbeck As a way to celebrate National Engineers week February 1824, the junior and senior class participated in different events at local colleges and universities. The junior class spent a day at Stark State and had a visit from Laura Yankush from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. The senior class spent a day at Mount Union. Both of the field trips allowed students to take a tour of the campuses and experience college level courses. Both of the trips had professors that showcased different types of projects and labs that they could experience while taking engineering classes in the future.

Video Production

Instructor: Josh Branch Senior Students Katelynn Rogers and Kamryn Rowe have been working with Barr Elementary School on a project for their “One School One Book” program. The project features a point of view video of Humphrey the Hamster going around Barr and interacting with students and staff. Senior Video Production students recorded 15 roll-in videos for the Touchdowns and Tutus event at Umstaddt Hall, their work will be shared with NFL films for a TV special. We also recorded the event itself and will be editing this in the coming days. Terrance Mack is shown above on the big screen at Touchdowns and Tutu’s.

Teacher Pathways

Instructor: Beth Winkler Junior and Senior Teacher Pathways students facilitated 7 different stations at Frazer elementary school for their Jump Rope for Heart event on February 23, 2018. The elementary students loved having the high school students there and it was a great experience for the future teachers to get to lead students.

High School Of Business

Instructor: Amanda de Fays On February 27, a group of 30 students went to Case Western Reserve for the thinkBIG conference and competition. GlenOak was among the honored and distinguished schools in attendance due to the fact that we had a top 4 finalists competing - junior, Nick Geier, with his invention of the HydroBlaster. Nick was chosen from 184 submissions to present his idea for a modified squeegee with compressed air/ air nozzles in the top 4 round, and pitched his idea for a judge panel that included the founder and CEO of Priceline - Jeff Hoffman, Gerard Adams, and two other distinct judges. In the end, Nick was awarded $1,000 and 6 months of free subscription.

Sports Medicine

Instructor: Alex Shaheen On March 19th the GlenOak Sports Medicine Program welcomed Clinical Psychologist and GlenOak Alumnus Sarah Rispinto, PhD to talk about the behavioral science approach to chronic pain. Dr. Rispinto discussed non-surgical and nonpharmaceutical methods to dealing with pain, including mindfulness, physical activity, and distraction therapy. The talk was a part of 2018 National Athletic Training Month’s theme “Compassionate Care for All.”

Commercial Photography

Instructor: Jeannene MathisBertosa Students in the junior and senior level Commercial Photography program were guests at BurkleHagen studio in Cleveland. BurkleHagen is the premier food photography studio in the region, with such prestigious clients as Smuckers and Red Lobster. The students were given a tour of the facilities and practical information on career choice by the owners David Hagen and Andrew Burkle. Students were also able to talk to one of the food stylists, Kevin Kopanski, who prepares the items to be photographed.

Stark Parks Plan Events

Spring has sprung and Stark Parks is outside and loving it! We’re the place to be for exciting programs all season long as we hike and bike, learn about wildlife and park habitats, and explore our way right into summer. We’ve got an adventure for everyone! On Sunday, April 29, Stark Parks is giving YOU the power to be a scientist for the day during the BioBlitz: City Nature Challenge! Help Northeast Ohio compete in the City Nature challenge by exploring Quail Hollow Park in search of animals and plants any time between

9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You’ll be joined by naturalists and local scientists on guided hikes, or you can explore on your own, making observations and sharing them on iNaturalist, a free app. Stop by the Nature Center during your day at the park to visit with wildlife and enjoy hands-on activities. Quail Hollow Park is located at 13480 Congress Lake Ave. in Hartville. The park is on the east side of the road about one mile north of Edison Street/Rt. 619. For a full list of spring and summer programs and events, visit

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Understanding Your Child’s Use of: Plain Local Schools is happy to announce the creation of a Parent Resource Portal located at under the “Parents” at the top of the main page. The Parent Portal is a direct result from our recent Plain United community meeting in which families asked for a resource to better understand what applications children were most commonly using on their chromebook and smartphones. There are four resources in the Parent Portal. These resources will help families begin conversations at home.


The first section of the Parent Portal is a list of Community Supports available both through our school and in Stark County. Agencies for mental health, suicide support, and food and gas assistance are just a few of the resources available. In addition, contact numbers are listed to better help our families know the proper people to reach out to for instant support.


The second tab on the Parent Resource Portal is Chromebook Safeguards in which parents can sign up for Securly, a cloud based device auditor that helps to ensure the safety of our students using Chromebooks. By signing up for Securly, parents will get a weekly report of all websites accessed by their child on their school issued Chromebook.


The third tab includes consumer reviews of parent control software that is highly rated for use of your child’s personal electronic devices and tutorial videos of how to set these up with your home router.


The final tab is a list of common applications that students are most frequently using on their personal devices. “Common Sense” and “Smart Social” are two industry recognized filters for learning more about the details of some of the social media applications and their usage by your child. The Smart Social application list is especially helpful as it gives a quick rating of apps used by students and Common Sense Media provides reviews for almost every app our children have access to.

Visit the Parent Portal by visiting and clicking on “Parents” at the top.

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Smartphones, Chromebooks, Apps & More PLAIN LOCAL SCHOOLS GUIDE TO EMERGENCY C O M M U N I C AT I O N S If there is an emergency in one of our schools, it is important to make sure you are getting accurate and correct information. In an effort to make sure we are only reporting accurate information, we will communicate in the case of an emergency the following ways. 1. PHONE CALL (ROBO-CALL) TO PARENTS A. Make sure you phone number is up to date in the Home Access Center by checking with the secretary at your child’s school. B. Any emergency situation will be communicated to Parents by the Superintendent or Principal via our All-Call system. 2. TEXT TO PARENTS (IF OPTED-IN) A. You must be opted in to receive text messages from Plain Local Schools. B. Text the word “YES” to 68453 to ensure you are opted in. 3. ALERT ON WEBSITE HOMEPAGE A. Always make sure you check for any updates on emergency situations, this is where the most current and updated information will come from. 4. POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA (FACEBOOK/TWITTER/INSTAGRAM) A. Make sure you are following the official pages for Plain Local Schools. Facebook: Twitter: @plainlocal Instagram: @plainlocalschools Social media is a great tool for communicating information fast, but make sure you are checking the correct pages for accurate information. When it comes to emergency communications, always make sure you are following the channels listed above. We appreciate your cooperation in not spreading false or inaccurate information.

U N D E R S TA N D I N G S E C U R LY What is Securly and how can Parents use it?

• Device Auditor: Securly combs through email and communications on your child’s Chromebook to scan for any signs of bullying, grief, self-harm and/or profanity. • Any flagged communications are sent to Plain Local Schools Administration to investigate. • Parent Portal: Sign up online to access the Parent Portal to track Chromebook activity when you are at home. • Whitelist/Blacklist: Securly allows Plain Local Administrators the right to whitelist or blacklist any inappropriate websites. • Content Filter: Automatically categorizes websites and can allow or block them. Ex. gaming, health, violence, profanity etc.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, S AY S O M E T H I N G SafeSchools Alert, is a reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways: Phone: 877.361.6343 Text your tip to: 877.361.6343 Email: Web: If there is an immediate emergency, always dial 911.

SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS Through social media, more individuals than ever before are monitoring you…remember that you have an audience!

DO: • Set your security settings so only your friends can see your accounts. • Understand that the people you have listed as followers or friends are a reflection on you. • Think before you post, tweet, snap, etc. How will it affect you? • Think to yourself, if this is not something you would want on the front cover of the newspaper-- don’t post it! • Ask questions if you are not sure what you are doing is OK.

DON’T: • Post-offensive language, personal attacks, or racial comments. • Post when you are emotional, like right after a game, performance or big test. You are more likely to say something you will regret. • Accept friend or follow requests if you are not sure whom they are coming from. • Post, tweet, snapchat etc while you are in class. • Feed cyberbullies—block the sender, ignore mean messages, file a report with the website or local law enforcement.

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Online Credit Recovery Courses There are many reasons why students get behind in their high school journey. Plain Local Schools offers a way for high school students to get back on track toward graduation by making up failed classes. These Courses are offered online at GlenOak High School. Only students who have previously failed the course during the regular school year may enroll. These courses are delivered through the PLATO Online Learning System. Fees: • $75.00 per session Course Offerings: Math • Algebra I (mandatory first meeting June 11, 8:00 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Monday or Wednesday) • Geometry (mandatory first meeting June 11, 8:00 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Monday or Wednesday) • Algebra II (mandatory first meeting June 11, 9:30 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Monday or Wednesday) • Pre-Algebra II (mandatory first meeting June 11, 9:30 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Monday or Wednesday) • Pre-Calculus (mandatory first meeting June 11, 9:30 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Monday or Wednesday) • College Algebra (mandatory first meeting June 11, 9:30 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Monday or Wednesday) English • English I, II, III, or IV (mandatory first meeting June 11, 11:00 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Monday or Wednesday) Social Studies • World History (mandatory first meeting June 12, 8:00 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Tuesday or Thursday) • US History (mandatory first meeting June 12, 8:00 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Tuesday or Thursday) • US Political System (mandatory first meeting June 12, 8:00 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Tuesday or Thursday) Health and Science • Physical Science (mandatory first meeting June 12, 9:30 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Tuesday or Thursday) • Biology (mandatory first meeting June 12, 9:30 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Tuesday or Thursday) • Chemistry (mandatory first meeting June 12, 9:30 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Tuesday or Thursday) • Health (Semester 1 only) (mandatory first meeting June 12, 11:00 a.m., pre-test/post-test can be taken Tuesday or Thursday)

OWMS Online Health Health 0.50 Credit Students entering grade 8 Cost: $75 Notes • Students are expected to complete all course work on their own time outside of the times listed. • Students will need to have access to a computer and the internet in order to complete course work. • All mandatory meetings will be held at GlenOak High School. • Mandatory first meeting: June 5 (Choose between 8:30–10:15 a.m. or 10:20 a.m.–12:15 p.m.) • Mandatory meetings: June 14, June 28, July 12. (Choose between 8:30–10:15 a.m. or 10:20 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.) • All work must be completed by Friday, July 20.

Ohio State Tests Courses Courses designed for students who have taken the OST course at least once. July 9 - July 18, 8:30-10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-Noon • Testing July 19/20 Must be present at all tutoring sessions to take OST exam. Cost: Free • Algebra I • Biology • Geometry • American History • English I & II • Government

Summer Academic Camps Jumpstart to Kindergarten

Students entering Kindergarten June 11-29 M-F, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $75

Summer Academic Camp

Students entering Grades 1-4 June 11-29 M-F, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $75

Summer Academic Camp Students entering Grades 5-6 June 11-29 M-F, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $75

International Baccalaureate & Advanced Placement Summer Work and Study Strategies June 11 - June 12 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: Free Incoming AP and IB students will have the opportunity to learn about study strategies to help them become successful in the AP and IB classes.

YMCA Day Camp The Plain Local Schools is proud to announce a partnership with the North Canton YMCA which will provide our students the opportunity to attend Summer Day Camp closer to home. Camp will take place from June 4th - August 17th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Before and aftercare will be available from 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The summer camp is designed for students entering grades 1 through 5 and will take place at GlenOak High School. Weekly trips include: Pump it Up, Quail Hollow, Akron Zoo, Uhrichsville Water Park, Great Lakes Science Center, Beech Creek and more. Campers will enjoy swimming, all-camp games and specialized activities throughout the summer. Each week the camp will focus on a theme ranging from Pumped for Summer, Animal Planet, Off the Grid and Neon Mania. A special feature of this camp allows Plain Local students the opportunity to attend Plain Local summer academic, enrichment or sports programming in addition to participating in the YMCA summer camp all in the same day on our GOHS community campus. Campers will be offered breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack at no additional charge. Registration is limited, contact the North Canton YMCA at 330-305-5437 or go to for enrollment details. Specialty Camps: The Great Race:   • June 18-22, Grades 4-8 • June 25-29, Grades 1-3 In The Kitchen:   • July 9-13, Grades 4-8 • July 16-20, Grades 1-3 Everyday Heroes:   • July 23-27, Grades 4-8 • July 30-Aug.3, Grades 1-3

Summer School Before And After Care Program The YMCA will be offering before and after care programming from 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. at GlenOak High School. Please contact the YMCA at 330-305-5437 for details.

Breakfast and lunch will be served Monday – Friday at no charge during the summer for students enrolled in any summer offering. Breakfast will be served daily at 8:30 am • Lunch will be served daily at 12:00pm

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Summer Enrichment Classes Available Summer Sports Camps The Plain Local School District offers a number of enrichment and developmental classes throughout the summer. Unless otherwise stated, all classes are held at GlenOak High School. More information and registration forms can be obtained at any Plain Local School building, online at or by calling 330-491-3800.



Hobby Discovery Camp Coding June 18-22 June 25-29 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students entering Students entering Grades 5-8 Grades 5-8 Cost: $50 Cost: $50 Spend a week immersed in Always been interested in several different hobbies. learning to code, but didn’t Find the one that is right know where to start? This for you! Participants will try camp will introduce you hand lettering, gardening, to the fundamentals of crafts, book making, bakcoding, while giving you ing, sewing and scraphands-on experience with booking! All materials will student-friendly coding be provided and students languages and platforms will take home directions like and Scratch! and projects to continue Camp Invention discovering their new hobJune 11-15 bies! 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Students entering LANGUAGES Grades 1-6 Chinese Language and Cost: $225 Cultural Camp Register online at www. June 18 - June 22 or by 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. calling 1-800-968-4332. Students entering Grades 5-8 ART Cost: $50 Mini Masters Students will have the June 18-22 opportunity to learn Students entering about the Chinese culture Grades 1-4 through a variety of hands9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on activities. Students will Cost: $50 engage with their teacher Allow your young artist to and each other for the take their creativity to the purpose of exploring the next level. Students will Chinese language and explore a variety of media culture. including watercolor, acryl-

Hindi Language and ics, paper mache, pottery Cultural Camp glaze, 3D art, and more. June 11 - June 15 Dress to have a good time 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and get messy. Students entering Colorific Visions Grades 5-8 June 11-15 Cost: $50 Students entering Students will have the Grades 5-8 opportunity to learn about 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. the Indian culture through Cost: $50 a variety of hands-on acImmerse yourself in art this tivities. Through the study summer. Bring your creof the Hindi language, ativity and leave inspired. dance, music, customs, and Students will use a variety food, students will become of media to create collage familiar with the uniquepieces and 3-D structures. ness of the country of India We will be using acrylic and its people. paints, watercolor paints, pottery glaze and so much more. Dress to have a good time and get messy.

DANCE Beginner Pointe June 11- July 27 Grades 7-12 T,TH, 7:30-9:00 a.m. F, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $90 Intermediate Pointe June 11- July 27 Grades 9-12 M,W,F, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Cost: $100 Intermediate/Advanced Pointe June 11- July 27 Grades 9-12 M,W,F, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Cost: $100 Beginner Ballet/Tap June 11- July 27 Grades K-2 T,TH, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Cost: $50 Intermediate I Ballet/Tap June 11- July 27 Grades 3-4 T,TH, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Cost: $50 Intermediate II Ballet/Tap June 11- July 27 Grades 5-7 M, W, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $50

Save the date for these athletic camp opportunities! Call the Athletic Department at 330-491-3850 to register.


Kosta Koufos Boys Basketball Camp Dates TBA Time and Grades TBA Cost $75 Cost includes a GlenOak Basketball t-shirt. Kosta Koufos makes an appearance at every camp.


Girls Basketball Camp Students entering grades 2-8 June 4-7 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. GlenOak High School Cost: $60 Cost includes a GlenOak Basketball t-shirt and basketball. Please call 330-417-8649 for assistance and information on how to register.


Dustin Fox Youth Football Camp Students entering grades 1-6 June 11-12 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. GlenOak High School Cost: $35 Cost includes GlenOak Football t-shirt and coaching from Dustin Fox and GO staff.


Boys and Girls Soccer Camp Students entering grades 3-8 June 26-28 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. GlenOak High School Cost: $50 Cost includes a GlenOak Soccer t-shirt.


GlenOak Volleyball Camp June 18-20 Grades 7-8: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Grades 1-6: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $45.00 Cost includes a GlenOak Volleyball t-shirt.

Summer School sign-up and payment information will be available beginning May 1, 2018 online at

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Plain Township Trustees Honor Veterans’ Service Plain Township’s Board of Trustees have collaborated with the North Canton Garden Club to secure a Gold Star Memorial Marker to be placed at Veterans Park located at 1714 Schneider Street NE, Canton, 44721. The dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday June 14, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Park and will begin promptly at 7:00PM. Members of the North Canton Garden Club, Plain Township Board of Trustees, a keynote speaker, and a

couple of special guests will both dedicate and turn over the marker as a gift to Plain Township. There will be a cookies and punch reception immediately following the ceremony in the training room of the Plain Township Central Fire Station located right next to the park at 1742 Schneider Street NE, Canton. Costs associated with the application and production of the Gold Star Memorial Marker have been sponsored by the North Canton Garden Club. Bricks for

the monument have been donated in partnership with Rice’s Nursery and Unilock Ohio. Masonry work is being donated by volunteers. The concrete platform and work was donated by the Plain Township Road Department. The Plain Township Fire Department is donating chairs for the ceremony and the space for the reception. The Gold Star Memorial Marker is a tribute to the families whose enlisted military member never made it home from the field of

Township Parks Spring Programs

MESSY HANDS ADULT COED SOCCER MEN’S OUTDOOR The Plain Township Parks The league will again SOCCER Department invites you play on Fridays for ages The league will again play and your little one to get 18 (graduated from high on Sundays for ages 18 creative with us at the school) from April 13-May (graduated from high Diamond Park Community 25 and the costs are $462 school) from June 10-July Room located at 2782 per team for the league 22 and the costs are $200 Diamond St. NE, Canton. and $12 per team each per team for the league We will be doing every week in cash to the referee. and $15 per team each day craft items in creative Registration deadline is week in cash to the referee. ways; paint, stamping, April 7. Registration deadline is imagination! A parent or June 3. MEN’S SOCCER guardian must accompany The league will again play CAMP RECYCLE the child. Ages 2-5 years on Sundays for ages 18 Plain Township Parks will pre-K are welcome. The (graduated from high again be offering camp cost is $41.00 per child. school) from April 22-May recycle for children this QUICKSTART TENNIS 27 and the costs are $396 summer in partnership The Plain Township per team for the league with the Stark-TuscarawasParks Department will be and $12 per team each Wayne Joint Recycling holding a 6 class session of week in cash to the referee. District. The cost is $20.00 introductory tennis skills Registration deadline is per child. Class will be held to get kids interested and April 16. Monday – Friday June 18excited in the sport on 22, 2018 at the Diamond ADULT COED OUTDOOR Tuesdays and Thursdays Park Community Room SOCCER from July 10- July 26, 2018 located at 2782 Diamond The league will again play at Alpine Community Park Street NE, Canton. on Sundays for ages 18 located at 3059 Alpine Children will make edible (graduated from high Street NE, Canton. Ages crafts, and do activities both school) from June 10-July 5-8 years will have class inside and around the park. 22 and the costs are $200 from 6:00-7:00PM, and Classes will be held from per team for the league ages 9-12 years will have 8:30-11:3-AM each day. and $15 per team each class from 7:00-8:00PM. Register at https://apm. week in cash to the referee. Rain outs will be made up Registration deadline is plaintownship/Home on Fridays of that week. June 4. The cost is $66.00 per child.

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battle. On January 9, 2018 at the first Township meeting of the new year, Plain Township was officially recognized by The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #699 as a Purple Heart Township. Plain Township is one of the first Townships in the State of Ohio to have the honor bestowed upon it. Chapter #699 President, Larry Emery presided over the recognition ceremony and your Plain Township Board of Trustees by way of proclamation, designated August 7, 2018 as Plain Township Purple Heart Day in congruence with it also being National Purple Heart Day. The Order of the Purple Heart of Military Merit, established by General George Washington during the American Revolution, is the oldest military decoration for military merit in the world. The Purple Heart

Medal is presented in the name of the President of the United States of America to members of the military wounded in combat with an instrument of war by enemy forces and subsequently to the next of kin of members of the military killed in combat. The Military Order of the Purple Heart was formed in 1932 and chartered by Congress in 1958, is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal, and is the only congressionally commissioned organization comprised strictly of United States Combat Veterans. In recognition of the 1.8 million veterans who have been bestowed this prestigious medal given in the service of valor, Plain Township has taken the necessary steps to join the many other cities and villages in the nation to become a Purple Heart Township.

Historical Society News

Did you know that 2018 is the 60th Anniversary of the first graduating class of Glenwood High School? In celebration, the Plain Township Historical Society is developing a publication about the history of Glenwood High School, as well as, giving a program on the topic at our monthly membership meeting in August. We will kick off our event season at the Plain Local Family Fun Day and Plain Township Rotary Pancake breakfast in September featuring items from Glenwood High School. Whether you were a student, teacher, administrator, staff, Board member, community member or family member of one of these, you can help. We are looking to capture what school life was like at Glenwood High School. Do you know someone who graduated from Glenwood that is interested in sharing their memories? How about remembering an event that happened (teacher strike, building of the high school, split schedules, sports, dances, class jokes, clubs, etc)? Do you know someone who is related to or was a past teacher, administrator or staff person? Put them in contact with us. We are also looking for photos, newspaper articles, commencement programs, sports programs or most any other paper or memorabilia type item. If you still want to hold on to those memories, we can make copies for our research and archive purposes. If you are not sure if we are interested, contact us and we can let you know. Help us preserve the history of Glenwood High School. We are “Educating Plain Township” about “Plain History.” Contact us at 2018 meeting schedule: Apr 16, 2018 – Plain Township in the Civil War May 21, 2018 – Guy Tilden Architect Jun 18, 2018 – Woven Coverlets July 16, 2018 – Covered Dish Picnic at Veteran’s Park Aug 20, 2018 – Glenwood High School Sep 17, 2018 – Tombstone Tales Oct 15, 2018 – Henry Holl Nov 19, 2018 – Articles of Confederation Dec 2018 – No Meeting All meetings start at 7:00PM and are held at the Plain Township Offices 2600 Easton St. NE unless otherwise noted. Come join us! It’s “Plain” History.

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Library Branch Offers Something For All Ages Join us at the Plain Community Summer Reading Kickoff Branch of the Stark County Thurs., June 7 District Library to enjoy great Join us for a special presentation programs for all ages. Some from the author of the popular programs request registration; Pout-Pout Fish series, Deborah please call, stop in, or visit Diesen. Call Plain Community and choose Branch for event time. the Calendar tab for more Elementary information. LEGO® Club Early Learners Saturdays, Apr. 21, May 19, June Story Time & More 16, 10:30 a.m.–Noon Story times open up the world Imagine, create, and build with of books, music, culture, and LEGO® and/or DUPLO® bricks play to young children and their (provided). families. Registration is required Tech Try-It-Out: Ozobots for all. Thurs., June 7, 2–3:30 p.m. Baby / Toddler Join us as we learn the basics Wednesdays, Apr. 11, 18, 25, of coding while playing with May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 13, 20, 27 Ozobots, miniature robots that 10:30–11 a.m. follow paths you create. Preschool Summer Reading Kickoff Tuesdays, Apr. 10, 17, 24, Thurs., June 7 May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 12, 19, 26 Join us for a special presentation 10:30–11:15 a,m, from the author of the popular Pajama Pout-Pout Fish series, Deborah Mondays, Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30, Diesen. Call Plain Community May 7, 14, 21, June 11, 18, 25 Branch for event time. 7–7:30 p.m. The Tech Petting Zoo Wear your pajamas and get Wed., June 13, 2-3:30 p.m. ready for a cuddly story that’s Discover new technology, such perfect for bedtime. as programmable robots, VR Picnic in the Park glasses and augmented books, Tues., May 22, 10:30 a.m.–Noon or revisit old favorites, like Bring a picnic lunch to Veterans tablets and fun apps to play. Park across from the library Tech Trainers will be on hand to on Schneider. Stories, games, demonstrate gadgets. drinks and dessert will be provided.

Teens (6th - 12th Grade)


TeensCREATE Knitting Club Needlechat Wed., Apr .11, 25, May 9, 23, Wed., Apr, 11, 18, 25, 2:20–4:30 p.m . May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Wed., June 20, 2–4 p.m. 10–11:30 a.m. Hang out with your friends and Join fellow knitters and make new ones at the Library. crocheters to work on current Enjoy activities including projects at all skill levels while music, art, STEM, snap circuits, sharing tips and tricks. and more. Each day will bring Book Club Mystery Book Club something new to do and 4–5 p.m. explore. Thurs., Apr. 19: Luckiest Girl Tech Try-It-Out: LEGO® and Alive by Jessica Knoll Robots Thurs., May 17: Murder as a Thurs., June 7, 2–3:30 p.m. Fine Art by David Morrell LEGO Blocks combined with Fact or Fake? Journalism in the robots—what a fun way to Post Truth Era learn! Use a variety of blocks to In partnership with Canton build a village for your robot to Area League of Women Voters travel. Tues., May 8, 6–7:30 p.m. Summer Reading Kickoff Thurs., June 7 Join us for a special presentation from the author of the popular Pout-Pout Fish series, Deborah Diesen. Call Plain Community Branch for event time. The Tech Petting Zoo Wed., June 13, 2–3:30 p.m. Discover new technology, such as programmable robots, VR glasses and augmented books, or revisit old favorites, like tablets and fun apps to play. Tech Trainers will be on hand to demonstrate gadgets.

Jan Leach, Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University discusses today’s media.

ALL AGES 19th Annual Poetry Contest Enter your original piece by April 30, and have an opportunity to share it at our finale celebrations! Entry form and details are at Stark County Coloring Day In partnership with Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Tues., May 22, Library Hours Color and relax. Experience the stress management and mental health benefits of coloring on this county-wide Day of Coloring. A coloring sheet will be provided. All ages welcome.

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2018 Golden Eagle Spring Sports Schedules

BOYS LACROSSE Sat. 3/17/18 Wed. 3/21/18 Fri. 3/23/18 Sat. 3/24/18 Sat. 4/07/18 Wed. 4/11/18 Fri. 4/13/18 Sat. 4/14/18 Fri. 4/20/18 Sat. 4/21/18 Wed. 4/25/18 Fri. 4/27/18 Sat. 4/28/18 Tue. 5/01/17 Thur. 5/03/18 Sat. 5/05/18 Tue. 5/08/17 Thur. 5/10/18

2:00/4:00 7:00 6:00 2:00/4:00 2:004:00 5:00/7:00 5:30/7:30 2:00/4:00 5:30/7:30 2:00/4:00 5:00/7:00 5:30/7:30 2:00/4:00 5:00/7:00 5:30/7:30 2:00/4:00 5:30/7:30 5:00/7:00


Central Catholic Poland Seminary Cleveland Heights Copley/Willoughby South Mentor Jackson Southeast Eastlake North Wadsworth Riverside CVCA Hoban Lake Canfield Cardinal Mooney Boardman (Senior Night) Green Stow

BOYS VARSITY BASEBALL Mon. 3/12/18 4:30 Mon. 3/19/18 5:00 Wed. 3/21/18 5:00 Thu. 3/22/18 5:00 Sat. 3/24/18 1:00 Tue. 3/27/18 5:00 Wed. 3/28/18 5:00 Fri. 3/30/18 7:00 Sat. 3/31/18 1:00 Tue. 4/3/18 5:00 Wed. 4/4/18 5:00 Fri. 4/6/18 5:00 Sat. 4/7/18 7:00 Tue. 4/10/18 7:00 Wed. 4/11/18 7:00 Sat. 4/14/18 12:00 Mon. 4/16/18 5:00 Tue. 4/17/18 5:00 Wed.. 4/18/17 7:00 Sat. 4/21/18 11:00 Mon. 4/23/18 7.00 Fri. 4/27/18 6:00 Sat. 4/28/18 12:00 Tue. 5/1/18 7:00 Wed. 5/2/18 5:00 Fri. 5/4/18 5:00 Sat. 5/5/18 11:00

BOYS TENNIS Mon. 4/2/18 Tue. 4/3/18 GIRLS LACROSSE Wed. 4/4/18 Fri. 3/16/18 6:00 A Louisville Thur. 4/5/18 Fri. 3/23/18 6:00 H Westlake Mon. 4/09/18 Fri. 4/06/18 6:00 H CVCA Tue. 4/10/18 Mon. 4/09/18 6:00 A Hoover Wed. 4/11/18 Thur. 4/12/18 6:00 H Louisville Thur. 4/12/18 Sat. 4/14/18 12:30 A Notre Dame Cathedral Latin Mon. 4/16/18 Tue. 4/17/18 6:00 A Wadsworth Tue. 4/17/18 Wed. 4/25/18 6:00 H Wadsworth Thur. 4/19/18 Tue. 5/01/18 6:00 A Boardman Mon. 4/23/18 Thur. 5/03/18 6:00 A Lake Tue. 4/24/18 Sat. 5/12/18 12:00 A Strongsville Fri. 4/27/18 Sat. 4/28/18 Mon. 4/30/18 Tue. 5/1/18 Dates and times are subject to change. Please check the district calen- Wed. 5/2/18 dar at for the most up-to-date schedules. Thur. 5/3/18

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Minerva (Scrimmage) Waynedale (Scrimmage) West Branch (Scrimmage) Canfield (Scrimmage) Boardman Perry Perry Barberton Marlington (DH) Green Green Twinsburg Massillon McKinley McKinley (Munson) Walsh Jesuit (DH) St. Vincent/St. Mary Lake Lake Hudson (DH) Louisville Ursiline West Branch Hoover Hoover Massillon Copley


Manchester Jackson Louisville Hoover Wooster Lake Hoban Green Central Catholic St. Thomas Perry Norton McKinley Ravenn F. L. Tournament Field Warren Harding St. Vincent St. Mary Barberton

VARSITY SOFTBALL Wed. 3/14/18 4:30 Tues. 3/20/18 5:00 Wed. 3/21/18 5:00 Tue. 3/27/18 5:00 Sat. 3/31/18 11:00 Wed. 4/4/18 5:00 Sat. 4/7/18 11:00 Mon. 4/9/18 5:00 Tue. 4/10/18 5:00 Wed. 4/11/18 5:00 Fri-Sat. 4/13-14/18 TBA Tue. 4/17/18 5:00 Wed. 4/18/18 5:00 Thurs. 4/19/18 5:00 Tue. 4/24/18 5:00 Wed. 4/25/18 7:00 Fri. 4/27/18 5:15 Sat. 4/28/18 2:00 Sat. 4/28/18 4:00 Tue. 5/1/18 5:00 Wed. 5/2/18 5:00 Sat. 5/5/18 11:00 Mon. 5/7/18 5:00 Tue. 5/8/18 5:00 Thurs. 5/10/18 5:00


Wadsworth (Scrim.) Fairless (Scrim.) West Branch (Scrim.) Lake Champion/Marlington (DH) Perry Louisville (DH) Massillon McKinley Jackson Firestone (V) Hoover Lake Green Green (Breast Cancer) Canfield Mt. Vernon(Prebis) Notre Dame(Prebis) Oak Harbor(Prebis) Perry McKinley Kirtland (DH) Jackson Hoover (Senior Night) Tallmadge

TRACK & FIELD Tue. 3/27/18 Sat. 3/31/18 Tue. 4/3/18 Sat. 4/7/18 Tue. 4/10/18 Sat 4/14/18 Tue. 4/17/18 Sat. 4/21/18 Thur. 4/26/18 Fri. 4/27/18 Tue. 5/1/18 Fri. 5/4/18 Tue. 5/8/18 Fri. 5/11/18 Wed. 5/16/18 Fri. 5/18/18 Wed. 5/23/18 Fri. 5/25/18 Fri./Sat. 6/1-2/18


Jackson Hillard Davidson Lake Lexington Green Golden Eagle Elite Perry Stark County (Perry) Mckinley Perry-9Th & 10Th Grade Hoover (Senior Night) Euclid Relays Jv Fed. Lg. Champs. (Lake) Fed. Lg. Champs (Hoover) Districts (Hoover) Districts (Hoover) Regionals (Fitch H.S.) Regionals (Fitch H.S.) State Champs (Ohio State)

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Coaches Recap Winter Sports Accomplishments

Boys Basketball

Coaches: Matt Hackenberg (Varsity), Lee Foster (Assistant), Turk Knisely (Assistant), Max McQueen (JV), Eli Baker (Freshman), Evan Ferwerda (Strength) Record: 11-13 Federal League Record: 3-9 Team Accomplishments: Defeated Barberton to advance in the tournament.. Defeated Jackson for the first time since 2009 Individual Player Accomplishments: Kindel Richardson, 2nd Team All Federal League, 2nd Team All-County Ethan Collins, Honorable Mention All Federal League, Honorable Mention All County Coaches Remarks: While our three seniors stabilized our season (Alex Oaks, Darius Stokes, Corvay Chapman), we got plenty of experience for younger players in our program. Sophomores Kindel Richardson (Team MVP) and Joe Miller played prominent roles all season long, as well as junior Ethan Collins who led the team in scoring. We should bring back a nice mix of young and talented players with players that have varsity experience.


Coaches: Alyssa West, Jarred Keirn, Brittany Shankel Federal League Record: Placed 5th at the 2017 Federal League Competition Team Accomplishments: Competed in 5 local cheerleading competition including the 2018 OASSA Regional Cheer competition and placing 3rd at Lake Invitational. Individual Player Accomplishments: Seniors Payton Fox and Jessalyn Hall will be cheering in the 2018 North South All Star Football Classic April 28th at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Coaches Remarks: I’m so proud of all these girls and all we accomplished this year. They put in a lot of time, hard work and dedication to cheer. I am excited to continue to grow and make this program strong.


Coaches: Michael Hynd, (Head Coach) Adam Black (Assistant) Record: 14-17 Federal League Record: 2-5 Individual Player Accomplishments: Laquann Byrd, Federal League Honorable Mention Joe Wickline, 2nd Team All County Kenny French,1st Team Federal League, 3rd Team All County Gregory Swift, 3rd Team All County, District Qualifier, 4th Place Sectionals Seth Corrick, 3rd Team All County, 1st Team Federal League, 3rd Place Green Tournament Chris Szerokman, Federal League Honorable Mention, 2nd Hudson Holiday Tournament, 5th Sectionals Antonio Ady, Federal League Honorable Mention, 3rd Team All County, 3rd Green Gymnastics Tournament, 6th Hudson Coach: Alyssa West Holiday Tournament, 3rd Record: 0 - 3, 5th Place at Place Sectionals, District YMCA Invitational Qualifier; Team Accomplishments: Nick Nash, Federal League We had 6 team members Honorable Mention represent GlenOak at the Coaches Remarks: This 2018 Ohio High School season we had wrestlers Gymnastics Sectionals who finally stepped up Individual Player to their potential. We Accomplishments: did not go through this Girls Basketball Senior Alex Cooke received season easily without any Coaches: Paul Wackerly, the Ohio High School missteps and misfortunes. Bret Wackerly, Curt Girls Gymnastics Coaches We pulled together and Shaffer, Larry Mizer, CJ association Sportsmanship had great successes on Julian (JV) Award the way. Remember the Record: 17-8 Coaches Remarks: Each of life skills that you learn Federal League Record: 9-3 these girls worked hard from wrestling will take Team Accomplishments: this season and brought a you further in life than District Runner-Up special aspect to this team anything else. It teaches Individual Player that made it all work, I perseverance, integrity, Accomplishments: am so proud of what we work ethic, and the Jade Abdulla, Federal accomplished this year. ability to push through League - Honorable any pain to succeed. I Mention hope the seniors and Aniyah Hall, NE Inland – underclassmen stay Honorable Mention on this path until they Addison Mucci, Federal accomplish their goals. League – 2nd Team, District IV – Honorable Mention, NE Inland – 3rd Team April 27, 2018 is the first The evening will continue Micah Rhodes, Federal GlenOak Baseball Alumni with post game conversation League - 1st Team, District Day. The Diamond Club at Tugboat’s Pub at IV – 1st Team, NE Inland plans to honor all GlenOak Meadowlake Golf Course. – 1st Team, Plain Rotary RSVP at: www. baseball alumni with a day at All Star Game, YMCA the field. glenoakeaglesbaseball. Stark County All Star Come out before the game com or email your name, Game, Repository – 1st for a pre-game picnic with graduation year, address to Team the team starting at 4:30 p.m. glenoakdiamondclub@gmail. Erica Warren, NE Inland – with the game at 6:00 p.m. vs. com. Special Mention Youngstown Ursuline. Rain out day will be May 5.

Baseball Alumni Day Set

Swimming and Diving

Coaches: Zac Hawkins (Head Coach) Julie Bertke (Assistant) Phil Sylwestrak(Assistant) Sherrie Kimble (Diving) Record: Girls 7-5, Boys 6-6 Federal League Record: Girls 3-3, Boys 3-3 Team Accomplishments: Boys moved up two places in the federal league. The girls broke the 200 Freestyle Relay record. 15 individual swimmers qualified to the District meet. Coaches Remarks: We had a very strong season. The size of the team, and its depth on both the girls and the boys side continues to be a strength. We were able to break a school record and qualify many swimmers in relays and individuals to the District meet. We failed to qualify to the state meet, which is a disappointment. Hopefully that disappointment will lead to an even better performance next year.

Boys Bowling

Coaches: John Kotema, Craig Martinez, George Young Record: 13-3 Federal League Record: 13-3 Team Accomplishments: Holiday tournament champs and sectional runner ups. 7th place districts missing states by 91 pins. Individual Player Accomplishments: Branden Ball, 1st Team All Federal and 1st Team All County Dominic Bisesi, 2nd Team All Federal and 1st Team All County High County Fame Jared Wahl, 2nd All Federal and 2nd All County Austin Allman, 2nd All Federal and 2nd All County Coaches Remarks: We will return 4 of our top 6 for next year.

Girls Bowling

Coaches: Bill Reed, Chris Hampe Record: 3-13 Federal League Record: 3-9 Individual Player Accomplishments: Sarah Reed honorable mention all federal and county Kirsten Lewis was also honorable mention

Soccer Car Wash Planned

Mark your calendar! The on Saturday, June 2 at the Boys and Girls Soccer teams Washington Square Wendy’s will be hosting a car wash from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Little Eagle Baskeball Team

Congratulations to the 5th grade Little Eagles Green Basketball team. They have a combined record for 3 years of 98-4! They won the Stow, Jackson, and GlenOak tournaments this year. The team also won the DI state

tourney in Columbus (State Champs). Students are: Foti Vonortis, Bryce Broom, Kaleb Hahn, Ethan Krum, Connor Zets, Reese Zerger, Jamar Johnson, Ben Sibert, and Lisbon James.

Golf Outing Benefits Team

Save the date! The GlenOak Boys Golf Team will host an outing on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the Sanctuary Golf Course. The four-person scramble features a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. This event supports the GlenOak Boys Golf program for the purchase of golf shirts, hats, paying for tournament entry fees and golf balls.

So, put together a foursome and come have some fun. The day includes golf, prizes, giveaways and dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and appreciated. For more information or a flyer for the event, please contact Scott McCahan at 330-283-7629 or emailscott.

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Stark County Community Resources Available: MENTAL/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

H O U S I N G / U T I LITIES A S S I S TA N C E • • • • • • • • •

Catholic Charities (rent, utilities) 330-491-0896 United Way (clothing) 330-491-9997 or 211 Community Services 330-455-0374 Fair Housing 330-451-7776 Homeless Hotline 330-452-4363 Salvation Army 330-453-0158 Stark Metropolitan Housing (Section 8) 330-454-8051 YMCA (shelters) 330-453-7644 Stark County Community Action Agency (SCCAPA) 330-454-1676 • Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) 330-455-5437 • Families in Need (FIN) 330-455-5437 • Percentage of Income Payment Plan/Home Energy Assistance Program (PIPP/HEAP) 330-454-1676

• Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services 330-454-7917 • CommQuest Recovery, Counseling and Support 330-455-0374 • Coleman Professional Services 330-438-2400 • Crisis Intervention Center 330-452-6000 • Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center 330-455-9407 • Mental Health and Recovery Board 330-455-6644 • Pathway Caring for Children 330-493-0083 • Phoenix Rising 330-493-4553 • Northeast Ohio Behavioral Health 330-494-5155 • Summit Psychological Services 330-493-2554 • KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center 330-963-8600 • 4KidHelp 330-433-1300


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Alliance for Children and Families 330-829-9104 American Rescue Workers (men only) 330-455-8155 Homeless Hotline 330-452-4363 Integrated Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN) 330-455-9100 Salvation Army 330-453-0158 YMCA (Alliance) 330-823-1840 YWCA (Downtown Canton) 330-453-7644 Refuge of Hope (men only) 330-453-1785

MEDICAL • Akron Children’s Hospital 330-543-1000 • Akron Children’s Hospital, Stark Satellite 330-433-1777 • American Red Cross 330-453-0146 • Aultman Family Practice 330-438-6211 • Aultman Physician Center Clinic 330-363-6235 • Canton Community Clinic (free+sliding scale) 330-454-2000 • Good Samaritan Community Health Center, Alliance 330-821-3961 • Speech, Language, and Hearing (Goodwill) 330-454-9461 • Shipley Child Health Center Clinic 330-453-3386 • Stark County Health Department 330-493-9904 • Western Stark Free Clinic (Massillon) 330-834-1546 • Community Services 330-455-0374


Job and Family Services 330-452-4661 Medicaid 330-451-8861 Food Stamp/Direction Card 330-452-4661 Women, Infants, Children (WIC) 330-489-3326 Social Security Department 800-772-1213 Health Department 330-493-9904

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Goodwill Community Campus 330-454-9461 JOBS 330-451-8400 Ohio Means Jobs 330-438-9675 Opportunities of Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) 330-438-0500 • Upward Bound (youth only) 330-994-1443

CHILD ADVOCACY ASSISTANCE • Child Protective Services 330-451-8789 • Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) 800-755-4769 • Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities 330-477-5200 • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services 330-454-7919 • Help Me Grow 330-492-6900 • Parents’ Skills Program 330-454-5461 • SPARK (Early Childhood Education) 330-454-5800 • Wrap Around Services 330-492-8136 • Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities 330-477-5200 • Arc of Ohio- Stark County 330-492-5225 • Crisis Center 330-452-6000 or 800-958-6630 • Crisis Text Line (for ages 13-25) Text 4hope to 741-741 anytime • Guardian Ad Litem 330-451-7914 or 330-451-7786 • Legal Aid 330-456-8361 or 800-998-9454 • Ohio Legal Rights Service 866-529-6446 • Multisystemic Therapy for Juveniles (through Crisis Intervention) 330-452-6000 • ChildCare (Department of Job and Family Services) 330-452-4661

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