GlenOak High School is about to become a place of learning for more than the students who call it home during the week.

GlenOak High School is about to become a place of learning for more than the students who call it home during the week.

Plain Local Schools is once again offering its Saturday Enrichment program, providing classes in acting, sculpture, drawing, Zumba, yoga and tae kwon do for individuals ranging in age from preschool to adult. Registration is open through the first day of classes Feb. 7 and continuing through March 28.

The dancing class that started the program is in its 25th year, while the other class offerings were added six years ago.

District public relations director Mary Beddell explained how the enrichment program ties in with Plain Local's overall educational philosophy.

"The Saturday Enrichment program was designed to promote our commitment to the arts," Beddell said. "We believe in educating the whole child and want to offer arts enrichment outside of our numerous opportunities throughout the course of the school week."

The length of each class varies, with the dance program having evolved into a full-year course. Other classes run between two and eight weeks and students can take multiple classes as long as their individual sessions don't overlap.

The school is not only the location for all classes, but most of the instructors are district employees.

Tae Kwon Do is done through Master Lemmons Tae Kwon Do Center, while yoga is taught by Allison Marsden, acting is taught by Stephen Ostertag from the Silver Star Youth Theatre Company in North Canton and Tumbling Tots is taught by Connie Weiss, one of our Plain Local's instructors.

Each class carries a minimal cost, depending on the course. More information on Saturday Enrichment is available on the district's website, along with a listing of the courses. All classes take place between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. each Saturday during the session.

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