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It's All Fun and Games at the Holiday Social

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Mixing Music
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DJ Elias kept the social lively with a high-tech method of mixing dance, pop, rock, hip-hop and holiday tunes.
Musical Chairs
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Early in the evening, students enjoyed the excitement of musical chairs.
Making Reindeer
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Annabel assisted Max with making a festive candy reindeer.
Candy Cane Toss
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Harper, with his ever-present smile, enjoyed the thrill of the candy cane toss.
Social Smiles
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Students, Mike (at bottom), Rob, Jessica, and Spencer enjoyed an evening of each other's company, dancing, great fun, and festive games.
Washington, CT - On December 15, Glenholme students came together to celebrate the season with music and merriment at the annual Holiday Social. Early in the evening, students decorated gingerbread cookies, made candy cane reindeer, and played holiday-themed games, such as Driedel, limbo, musical chairs, and a candy cane toss. Harper, who had a smile from ear to ear for the entire night, was victorious in the limbo competition, while DJs Elias and Spencer mixed an assortment of dance, pop, rock, hip-hop and holiday tunes. Afterwards, the older students enjoyed a night of dancing, great fun, and festive games. Patrick and Spencer got the crowd on their feet with a wonderful selection of songs, while limbo masters Jordan and Josh kept the Dining Hall full of applause and cheers.

The Holiday Social allows students to take a break from the academic rigors of the school year in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. Community-building events are vital to the social and emotional development of students with special needs - students practice initiating and maintaining conversations, interpreting body language, waiting their turn, and trying new things… all the while having fun! Scheduled to occur regularly throughout the year, these social events create a positive environment, strengthen friendships, and foster a sense of school spirit and community.

The Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for young people who are often considered fragile and complex, diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety as well as learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/. Devereux Connecticut.
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