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The Story of Neville

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Student Council President Enzo G, with science teacher Pat Therault, presented Glenholme's donation to the Simon Foundation Ambassoradors, Stephanie Ferguson and Neville.
Washington, CT - Ambassadors for The Simon Foundation, Stephanie Ferguson and her adopted dog, Neville, delivered an important message of awareness about animal rescue as they shared their story with the students and staff at Devereux Glenholme on November 20, 2009.  The Simon Foundation, an animal rescue organization based in Bloomfield CT, is dedicated to the preservation and adoption of dogs and cats otherwise abandoned, abused, neglected or euthanized in municipal shelters, to caring and loving homes.

Neville’s story is typical of many shelter animals. It is this ordinary story that delivers the message of The Simon Foundation, which is simply “Until there is none, adopt one.” Glenholme’s students read the book, Neville: A Dog with a Secret which tells Neville’s wonderful story of animal rescue and adoption, asked insightful questions, relayed their personal stories of care and love for animals, and utilized critical thinking to provide creative ideas for supporting the fundraising efforts of The Simon Foundation.

The Glenholme School made a donation on behalf of the students to The Simon Foundation and purchased ten books about Neville; 100% of all donations and book sale proceeds go to the care of the animals. The Simon Foundation also provides education, motivation, and training with the intent to improve the rate of successful animal adoptions.  For more information about The Simon Foundation, visit www.thesimonfoundation.org.

Devereux Glenholme is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day 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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