On the evening of April 28, Glenholme parents, faculty, and supporters gathered at the Heritage Hotel inSouthbury,CTfor a special Parents’ Weekend tradition: the annual Live Auction. After a video presentation celebrating Devereux’s incredible 100 year anniversary, five parents were presented with awards acknowledging their tireless efforts and many contributions to the Glenholme community – including the coveted “Parents of the Year Award” and the “We’ll Have Our People Call Your People” Award. Following the award ceremony, parent Vicki Kleinman gave a touching and powerful speech about the impact Glenholme has had on her son and her family, which was met with laughter, tears, and enthusiastic applause.
As the auction began, silver bidding paddles glimmered with activity from every corner of the room, and an incredible selection of trips, tours, adventures, and honors were up for grabs to the highest bidder. Parents even took the microphone to auction off some items of their own – including walk-on roles in film and television! Just before the results were tallied, Arts Director Matt DeLong spoke passionately about the success of Glenholme’s Weekend Arts Initiative. His speech was met with an outpouring of support from parents and faculty, whose donations will allow this important program to continue.
Two days of joy, laughter, community excitement, and incredible generosity resulted in another tremendously successful Parents’ Weekend, with over $200,000 raised for The Center for the Arts endowment and for the new soccer field.
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Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Each December, the Glenholme community comes together for the annual holiday concert – a joyous occasion for students, family members, friends, and faculty in The Center for the Arts. This year’s concert - titled “Holiday Lights” - included solos, small group pieces, chorale numbers, and a spectacular selection of holiday songs performed by the full chorus.
Guests were greeted in the lobby by an ensemble of students dressed in old fashion caroling costumes. The carolers, conducted by Glenholme’s vocal instructor, sang several holiday favorites and provided a delightful introduction to the performance. During the concert, the audience enjoyed surprise visits by Santa and Mrs. Claus, who passed out candy to the audience, and Grandma, who somehow survived being run over by a reindeer! An audience sing-along favorite, “Jingle Bells,” brought the performance to an end with resounding applause and cheers.
In one of the most moving moments in Glenholme’s history, two students - Jessica and her close friend - sang the song “Temporary Home” to commemorate Jessica’s formal graduation from The Glenholme School. As she is the first in her family to receive a high school diploma, this is truly an incredible accomplishment. While Jessica performed for the last time on a Glenholme stage, a slide show played displaying her many happy moments at the school. Needless to say, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
The students’ talent, positive energy, and commitment were all highlighted during this wonderful holiday performance. With a full house of onlookers, their voices and instruments were confident and strong throughout the entire concert. One student’s mother reflected on the effects of the Arts program, “Glenholme really needs to be commended – at last year’s concert, my daughter barely opened her mouth. Now, she sang right along with the others and I could actually hear her! She’s asking to take voice lessons too – amazing!”
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Check back later for a full recap of the show!
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
“Camp Columbia,” a film by the 2011 Glenholme Movie Club, had its world premiere in The Center for the Arts on Thursday, August 4, 2011, with all of the red carpet glitz and glamour of a true Hollywood debut. The film’s actors, directors, producers, screen writers, and crews – both production and sound – paraded down the red carpet, greeted their fans, smiled for the flashing cameras, and paused to sign autographs as they made their way into the theater for the first big screen showing of “Camp Columbia.”
The film tells the extraordinary story of six friends who, upon discovering a strange journal, embark on an adventure to solve the mystery surrounding Camp Columbia – a military base inexplicably abandoned forty years ago. Set in modern day New England, the color film flashes back to black and white images of the military camp and hospital during the 1960s, where service men were suffering from a mysterious illness. A handful of student and staff cameos throughout the film provide just the right amount of comedic relief. Ultimately, “Camp Columbia” delivers a heartwarming finale, sure to please critics and audiences alike.
The Glenholme Movie Club is a year-long project in which students produce an entire film, from concept to conclusion. The Movie Club not only provides students with an excellent forum to practice communication and teamwork, but also encourages them to harness and draw upon their own creativity, and to try new roles that they have not had the opportunity, or confidence, to attempt in the past. Now entering its sixth year, the Club continues to grow in popularity.
Rated G, “Camp Columbia” is a definite “must see” for everyone in the Glenholme community. Mark Bonaguide, the Movie Club’s instructor, told Glenholme newscasters that “it is, by far, our best production to date.”
Congrulations to all Glenholme students who participated in making the premiere such a successful event. We give you two thumbs up!