As we head into the second semester of the 17-18 school year, I would like to thank the entire community for your support and encouragement. This community has experienced some difficult times recently, but we have always come together to support each other. Plain Local is a special place and I consider myself fortunate to work and raise my children in this great community!
I am excited to announce that GlenOak High School has been approved as an International Baccalaureate World School! The high school will begin to offer classes in the fall of 2018. This is an exciting time, as GlenOak High School becomes one of only 2,500 high schools in the world that offer this curriculum. The IB has a positive impact on students, schools and their wider communities with learning going well beyond the classroom. Its student-led inquiry-based approach to learning, which means both students and teachers, are genuinely engaged with the programs and benefit from being a part of an unparalleled global network. Students are able to research, write and present in academic areas for which they are passionate. Due to their learning and knowledge, students will be well prepared to attend college and help create a better, more peaceful world as a lifelong learner.
This is an exciting time in the Plain Local School District. The district will always look forward in an effort to provide students with the best, and most relevant education in Stark County. This announcement is another example of the progress being made in the Plain Local School District.