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During his July 2008 visit to Devereux Glenholme, Torrington's Mayor Ryan Bingham, listens closely as Rachel J. as she poses her question. Abby W. looks on.
Student Leadership Conference Makes Strides
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SLC's "Getting to Know You" September event: Sarah P and Ms. Halford take questions about Boarding Activities
Washington, CT - The Student Leadership Conference (SLC) commenced in June 2008 with the mission to instill leadership qualities and effective team-building skills among its members and ultimately for them to positively influence the student body. The SLC, comprised of a cross-section of the student population, participated in regular meetings, exercises, and special events which have improved student awareness and created a more positive community environment. The visit from Torrington’s Mayor and “Getting to Know You” are two events for the SLC which have made an impact.

Torrington’s Mayor, Ryan Bingham, visited The Devereux Glenholme School in July 2008 to speak with the SLC members. Mayor Bingham engaged the group for nearly 90 minutes and impressed upon all those present the importance of being involved in their community. He summarized his message effectively when he said, “One person can truly make a difference.”

Using Mayor Bingham’s message, the SLC set sights on their first student body event of 2008, “Getting to Know You.” The objective was to assist new students in becoming familiar with the school, faculty and student body.

“Getting to Know You” was an afternoon event of information and enjoyment. The schoolhouse was filled with booths of interests, including Weekend Activities, Boarding Activities, Cottage Life, Evening Activities, The Commons, “How We Care For You (Medical),” Behavior, Travel, and Health/Fitness. Outside in the courtyard, sharing activities and wacky team games were played to help new and returning students to “break the ice” with each other. There were plenty of smiles, laughter, and applause through out the event.

The Student Leadership holds true to their mission and continues to make strides in positively influencing the Devereux Glenholme student body. Congratulations to everyone on a job well done.

Watch for more great news from SLC throughout the year.

The Devereux Glenholme School is an exceptional learning environment for young people with special needs. Set on over 100 acres in Washington, Connecticut, Glenholme is ideal for students, ages 11-21, with varying levels of academic, social and emotional development; as our philosophy is that the development of the whole student contributes to academic success. The Glenholme School’s goal is to prepare its graduates for continued education in traditional schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/.


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