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The harmonic "Silent Night" duet of Nicole P and Annabelle O enchanted the audience.
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Nicole P, accompanied by Arts Coordinator Matt DeLong, also sang a solo for the students, staff and friends..
Washington, CT - In only its second season, the excitement for Cocoa Cafe is evident as the audience packed Devereux Glenholme’s tiny theater with students, faculty and friends earnestly enthusiastic about the event. December's "Happy Holidays" theme brought out a dozen exciting seasonal acts and opportunities for sharing with solo dance, song and comedy segments to ensemble holiday readings and singing duets.

The Arts Department delights in hosting the Cocoa Cafe one evening each month. This recurring event offers students who have been working on acts in their arts classes, an opportunity to perform for an audience in a comfortable setting. Whether it is song, dance, poem, drama, or stand-up comedy, students utilize this opportunity to hone their skills whereby heightening their own self-confidence as performers and artists.

The genuine smiles and applause with each performance further evidence the appreciation for arts opportunities such as the Cocoa Cafe. The audience and artists departed with expressed excitement for next month’s event and many spoke with great anticipation of the Center for the Arts, currently under construction, and the possibilities this authentic theater setting will afford them.

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
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: