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The Center for the Arts: A Sight to See

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Art Center January
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It was mid-November when the backhoe buried its bucket into the ground for the first time.
Art Center February
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The campus watched with intense interest as production barely slowed for Mother Nature's casting call for a cold, blustery New England winter.
Center for the Arts May 2010
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Today, only six months later, the structure is nearly buttoned up; setting the stage for phase II of the construction.
Washington, CT - Majestically situated in a prominent location on campus, the Center for the Arts is truly a sight to see. The east edge of the Glenholme campus is filled with the near-daily sounds of construction, a reassuring sense that the dream will soon be a reality. The dream for students of the Glenholme School to be practicing and performing in a truly authentic theater setting only the Arts Center can provide.

The Center for the Arts is essential to the mission of the Glenholme School Arts Program, which is to make the arts a vital, effective and ongoing part of every student’s life. Linked to the Positive Behavioral Supports, the arts program is designed to impact positively on each individual in both artistic skills and social competencies that will assist them in mastering their treatment plan goals and lead them to a brighter future.

Students experience the life changing power of the arts when they engage art, music and drama and Glenholme students are anticipating the many opportunities the Center for the Arts will afford them. Once complete, the regular arts events including vocal recitals, the highly anticipated Cocoa Café, art exhibitions, and the growing summer musical production will move from their cramped quarters dispersed about campus into this authentic theater arts setting.

The success of Glenholme’s sixth annual Parents’ Weekend, the school’s largest fund raising event, has boosted the Center for the Arts Campaign significantly. With the campaign goal looming closer, the fundraising efforts for the final phase of construction continue with unparalleled passion. Contact Kirsten Pratt at kpratt@devereux.org, or 860.688.7377, for ways to contribute to the Center for the Arts Campaign or click here to donate online.

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 http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/.
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