Monday, June 27, 2011

Latham Competes at the Summer Special Olympics in Boston

On June 18th and 19th, individuals from the Gilbough and Sail Program attended Summer “Special Olympics” in Boston. The individuals competed in Track and Field and Swimming and came home with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. All of the Gilbough homes were invited to a celebratory dinner party and dance at Great Hill on Tuesday June 22. The athletes proudly showed off their medals and shared their experiences with their peers and staff.

"Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.  
This is the secret of success." 
~Swami Sivananda

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Latham 2011 T-shirt Is Unveiled at Arts Festival

With a record number of entries in this year’s T-shirt contest, a design by Samantha was voted as the winner for the 2011 Latham T-shirt. Each year students create new designs and staff vote on them blindly.

Samantha was presented with her award for best design at this year’s Arts Festival. This shirt is already being worn on and off campus by staff and students alike. Great job Sam and thanks for the great shirt!

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep." 
~Scott Adams


Friday, June 24, 2011

SAIL Ladies Attend Siobhan Magnus Concert

On Saturday, June 18th, four ladies from the SAIL Fredericksburg residence attended a concert at the Cape Cod Melody Tent. Their staff, Helene Delaney, acquired complimentary tickets and prestigious back-stage passes for the Siobhan Magnus concert. They had a fantastic night singing along with their favorite artist, then meeting her in person!

"Those who wish to sing always find a song." 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Photographer Charles Fields to Produce Presention of Latham

Latham Centers had the pleasure of a visit last week with Charles Fields, world traveler and photographer with over 35 years of experience in his craft. Mr. Fields, a resident of Truro,  was impressed and impacted by his experience photographing the students and staff of Latham.  He is already working to produce a multimedia presentation of his Latham work which he will share with the students later this summer. We look forward to seeing Latham through the lens of Mr. Fields!

Contributed by
Gerry Desautels
Director of Development

"A photograph is memory in the raw."
~Carrie Latet

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Campus Improvements Update

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about the new track and field in the middle of the Brewster campus.  At the time, the campus looked like a construction zone. Although it is still not ready for full use, the picture above is an update on these improvements. The field will be open for use this Friday for Latham’s End of Year Celebration!

Without labor nothing prospers.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Singing, Dancing and Creating at the Arts Festival

This year’s Latham Art Festival was a big success. Students showcased their works of art at tables around campus and then many students performed in singing and dancing routines led by Performing Arts teacher Suzanne Johnson.

Works of art included pottery, drawings, paintings and expertly decorated bulletin boards for each class. Each year the Festival grows larger and the works of art more expert. Both staff and students celebrated the talent at Latham.

"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one." 
~Charles Horton Cooley

Monday, June 20, 2011

Help the Utah PWSA chapter to Win

The Utah PWSA chapter is able to win $250,000 in the Vivint contest on Facebook. They are currently 2000 votes out of first place and need your help. If they win the contest they will create a medical database that will be used by researchers worldwide. If you are currently a Facebook member, please go on and vote. Taking the moment to vote can have a huge and lasting impact for the PWS world. 

You are able to vote every day through August 27. Please vote and help them win this contest. Click HERE to vote!

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.  
~John Wooden

Friday, June 10, 2011

Latham Students Head to the Prom

This morning, 32 or our students got all dressed up and went to the Prom. Girls were wearing beautiful prom dresses and boys were decked out in ties and jackets and everyone was excited for this teenage rite of passage. The Prom was being hosted by the Best Buddies program and was held at the Harwich Community Center. Along with music, dancing and games, there will be free limo rides for the kids who are interested and lots of fun.

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul."
~Martha Graham

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Students Cheer on Special Olympics Torch Run

The Cape Cod Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Massachusetts Special Olympics ran today from Provincetown to Bourne. The fundraiser places special emphasis on helping Special Olympics athletes from the Cape. Each town’s police force is involved in this effort and participate in carrying the torch over the course. This morning, runners from the Brewster Police Department ran by our Brewster campus and our students went out to cheer them on. The police officers even stopped for a picture with the kids and allowed them to hold the torch.

Thank you to the wonderful town of Brewster for their support and to Special Olympics for all the opportunities they provide.

To make a donation, send checks payable to
Cape & Islands Special Olympics,
P.O. Box 241, Sagamore, MA 02561
care of Bourne Lt. Richard Tavares.

For details, call 508-759-4420, ext. 202.

Read more by CLICKING HERE. Cape Cod Law Enforcement Torch Run set for June 9 -The Bourne Courier

"That best portion of a good man's life; his little, nameless, 
unremembered acts of kindness and love." 
~William Wordsworth

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Best Friends at the Turtle Pond

Adjacent to the Latham campus is a large pond and in this pond there are some large turtles. Although in town the pond may go by a different name, here on campus the kids have creatively named it “Turtle Pond”. Walking to the pond and standing out on the water on the dock is a regular activity for many students when the warm weather hits. Every spring, Seymour Turtle, who is approximately three feet across his back, waddles across campus to make his (although he is probably a her) way to a different mud puddle.

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." 
~William Shakespeare

Monday, June 6, 2011

PWS Walk-A-Thon: Beautiful Day for An Important Cause

This past Saturday Latham students traveled to Borderland State Park in Easton to participate in the PWS New England Annual Walk a thon. The students helped man the water stations for the walk participants and then stayed on for lunch. All the students and staff had a great time connecting with the larger PWS New England community.

"Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, 
my thoughts begin to flow." 
~Henry David Thoreau