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The best part of winter break is the memories you are able to make with your family and friends. Send  us your favorite photos from of your students enjoying the holidays and winter break activites! Some of our favorites will be featured in the January Edition of the Plain Paper! Email them to beddellm@plainlocal.org or use the hastag #PlainHolidayFun on any form of social media! 


Kindergarten Fair

Save the date for our annual Kindergarten Registration Fair! Held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at GlenOak High School! 

Celebrate Diversity

Save the Date! January 15, 2015, 6:00-8:30 PM GlenOak High School 

Come and help us Celebrate the Diversity that makes our district and community such a wonderful place as through the creativity of our students and community members.

Swamp Talk: Week Five

Check out the 5th installment of Swamp Talk, our weekly student created, web series about the all-school production of Shrek! 

Canton Museum of Art

Artwork from Avondale and Middlebranch Elementary students is featured through January 2015 at the Canton Museum of Art on the hallway bulletin boards.  Projects include Fabric Patterns, Warm & Cool Fish Paintings, Line Design Landscapes, Dot Day Stamping, Line Design Color Wheels, "A Bad Case of Stripes" Self Portraits, Wacky Wire Stitching, and "The Scream" Self Portraits.

GlenOak Band Fundraiser

Looking for some last minute gift ideas? The GlenOak Band is selling Chick-Fil-a calendars for $10, included with the calendar comes a card for one free item every month for the year! Makes a great stocking stuffer, plus you are supporting the GlenOak Band! 

Purchases can be made through any GlenOak band member or by calling Kathie Strobelt at 330-280-1632.

Seven Plain Local Schools earn SmArt Grants

Plain Local Schools received seven of the eleven SmArts Mini Grants, on behalf of ArtsInStark, awarded on December 10, 2014. Totaling $5,250 for programs at Avondale, Barr, Frazer, Middlebranch, Warstler and Glenwood. Read more here! 

Frazer 4th Grade Teacher Wins Milken Award

Frazer Elementary Fourth Grade Teacher, Jessica Tsoufiou, got a wonderful surprise when she was awarded a Milken Educator Award for her excellence in teaching, which includes a 25k prize!  More on the award can be found here. 

In the news: 

Canton Repository 

Akron Beacon Journal 

Milken Website

Milken Video

Ohio Department of Education

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