Walker's Weekly

January 19, 2018

Vanessa Lois '21, Amelia Holl '21, Kristen St. Louis '21 and Niya Grizzle '21 enjoy Wednesday's snow. Photo by Monique Pace '18

Walker's Observes MLK Day
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Walker's community came together on Monday, January 15 to learn and explore the importance of justice through student-led workshops, presentations and a keynote address by alumna Jamiah Tappin '00.

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RSVP for Our Upcoming Parent Gatherings
The next parent gathering with Head of School Meera Viswanathan and members of Walker's leadership team will be on Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Living Room. Parents are welcome to join their daughters for dinner in Abra's prior to the conversation. Join us!


World Literature Students Learn About Domestic Violence, Making a Difference
In tandem with our study of Shakespeare's Othello, World Literature students are learning about domestic violence, safe havens and notions of independence. Our visitor, Robert Dunbar, spoke with us about the role of My Sisters' Place, a safe haven for the homeless of the city of Hartford. Students will plan a service activity to help victims of domestic abuse and poverty as part of their final project for making Shakespeare relevant.

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Students Share Junior Project Presentations
During X block on Thursday, members of the junior and senior classes presented their junior projects to the school community in the second of four junior project programs to be held throughout the school year. Topics included orthopedic surgery, nursing, lifeguarding, law enforcement, event planning and more. Watch the presentations on GameOnStream:


On Exhibit in the Constance Lavino Bell Library Art Gallery
Currently on exhibit in the Bell Library Art Gallery are paintings and mixed media work by artist Katrina Goldburn. Her "Red White & The Blues" exhibition explores racial injustice and identity in America and features new work in her "Kill Them Before They Grow" series. View her work through January 31. Contact Corina Alvarez de Lugo for more information at calvarezdelugo@my.ethelwalker.org.

From the College Counseling Office
Class of 2018: Scholarships: There are dozens of scholarships available to students, many requiring little more than filling out a short application. We regularly forward information about these scholarships to seniors, and all of them are listed on the scholarship section of Naviance. For information on logging into Naviance, visit our College Counseling webpage.
Mid-year Reports: Once exams end and grades have been finalized, we will automatically send mid-year reports to colleges where students have active applications. We expect this will be no later than February 9.

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EWSPA Book Club Next Thursday
Join us next Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Beaver Brook Living Room for our next Book Club. We will be discussing The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Light refreshments will be served. Check your email for an invitation.

Mark your calendar for our next Book Club on Thursday, March 29. We will be discussing Swing Time by Zadie Smith.

Join Us for the 3rd Annual Night of
Comedy & Community

Enjoy A Night of Comedy & Community at Walker's on Friday, February 2 to benefit Horizons at The Ethel Walker School. The 3rd annual event will feature the comedy of stand-up comedian Sara Shea and comedy company Sea Tea Improv. There will also be a live auction with great items up for bid! Tickets are $60 a person (ages 18+) and are now available for purchase:

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, January 20: Horizons Saturday Academy (Library), 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 21: Community Dinner in Faculty Homes (Required for Boarders),
    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 25: EWSPA Book Club (Living Room), 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 26 and Monday, January 29: Midterm Exam Review Days
  • Tuesday, January 30-Thursday, February 1: Midterm Exams
  • Tuesday, January 30-Thursday, February 1: 6th and 7th Grade Field Trips
  • Wednesday, January 31-Thursday, February 1: 8th Grade Field Trips
  • Tuesday, January 30: Science and History Exams
  • Wednesday, January 31: Math and Conflict Exams
  • Thursday, February 1: Language Exam
  • Friday, February 2-Monday, February 5: No School - Long Winter Weekend
  • Tuesday, February 6: Classes Resume
  • Friday, February 2: 3rd Annual Night of Comedy & Community to Benefit
    Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 3: Middle School Night of Excellence* (Ferguson Theater), 7:00 p.m.
    *This has been moved from Thursday, May 10

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Weekend Activities

Friday, January 19: International Student Dinner, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, January 19: AOF Knockerball, 8:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Saturday, January 20: Women's March, 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 20: Varsity Basketball @ Suffield Academy (Away), 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 20: Varsity Squash vs. Hopkins School (Home), 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 20: JV Basketball vs. The Gunnery School (Away), 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 20: Varsity Swimming @ Westminster School (Away), 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 20: Varsity Squash vs. Williston Northampton (Home), 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 20: Trinity-Pawling Event, 6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 21: Area Drive, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

(860) 408-4467