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The poised students of Ms O'Toole's class harmonized the two part hymn, "When the Saints Go Marching In."
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The lunch time onlookers enjoyed Ms. Kimberly's students rhythmic delivery of a traditional West Aftrican folk song.
Washington, CT - Open Mic dedicated the last week of February to celebrating Black History Month. The daily lunchtime performances incorporated individual readings to musical ensembles with emphases that spanned the globe. Matt B and Chris S effectively worked the microphone together for a reading of a William Ernst Henly Poem. On Tuesday, Ashlyn H eloquently read an original piece about Dr. Vivien Theodore Thomas written by fellow student, Spencer S. The mid-week performance was provided by the students of Ms. O’Toole’s class, who delivered a two part hymn, “When the Saints Go Marching In.” On Thursday, the students of Ms Kimberly’s class became an exception musical ensemble as they harmonized a traditional West African folk song under the direction of Mr. Toy. The final performance of Open Mic’s Black History Month celebration was provided by Harrison T, along with Will S and Peter V; together they delivered an “I Have a Dream” presentation inspired by the 1963 speech of the same name by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Open Mic, the regular lunch-time arts opportunity, provides students the opportunity to improve their talents in speech, song and instrumental performances. Students are enthusiastic about the mid-day performing arts option to share their art and educational efforts with students and staff. The week-long Black History Month celebration provided an enjoyable atmosphere to learn about and appreciate the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture.

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, 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: