Walker's Weekly

April 6, 2018

Walker's students Marie Ettien '18, Bre Bogle '18, Caroline Strapp '18, Eliza Wetmore '18, Garet Wierdsma '18, Leslie Morales '18 and Esi Obeng '18 attended Wednesday's Aurora Women and Girls Foundation Women's Leadership Forum at the State Capitol in Hartford (pictured with YWCA Hartford Region CEO Adrienne Cochrane and Aurora Executive Director Jenny Steadman.)

Accepted Students and Families Visit Campus for Revisit Day 2018
Despite the rainy weather, we welcomed a record number of admitted families to campus on Tuesday for Revisit Day 2018. Students did a fantastic job representing the School by hosting admitted students, sharing classrooms, talking about their experiences at Walker's, and making our guests feel welcome. Applications are still being accepted on a space-available basis, so continue to join us in spreading the good word about Walker's!

RSVP for Our Upcoming Parent Gathering
The next parent gathering with Head of School Meera Viswanathan and members of Walker's leadership team will be on Wednesday, April 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the Living Room. Parents are welcome to join their daughters for breakfast in Abra's prior to the conversation. Please confirm your attendance by visiting the RSVP link below.


Course Expectation Documents
As a reminder, students are in the process of making choices about 2018-2019 course requests, including arts and co-curricular offerings. Final placement decisions will be made after final exams are completed in the spring. Please refer to the following course expectation documents, which should be helpful in the selection process:
Note: These are working documents that serve as general guidelines

Exhibitions On Campus
Members of the community can enjoy the following exhibitions on campus until April 30:
  • Susan Clinard - Undercurrents: Revisited
    April 4-30
    Letitia McClure Potter '55, P'85 Gallery
    Artist Reception: Friday, April 6, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Anne Coffey - Through My Eyes: A View of My World in Collage
    April 4-30
    Constance Lavino Bell Library Gallery
    Artist Reception: Thursday, April 12, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

From the College Counseling Office
Class of 2019: The May 5 SAT registration deadline is April 6. All juniors will attend the required college fair at Miss Porter's on Tuesday evening, April 17. This is a student-only event and we will travel together by bus. More detailed information with departure times will be sent out shortly. The list of college attendees can be found in the attached document.

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Robotics Team Competing This Weekend
Best of luck to our robotics team, the Wirecats, who will be competing in the New England (NE) District Hartford event, held at Hartford Public High School this weekend. A livestream of the event will be available at www.twitch.tv/nefirst_blue.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, April 6: Susan Clinard Artist Reception (Letitia McClure Potter '55, P'85 Gallery),
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 8: Summit SAT Test Prep Class (BB217), 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 10: EWSPA Board Meeting (Living Room), 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 11: Parent Gathering (Living Room), 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 11: Memorial Chapel, 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12: Anne Coffey Artist Reception (Constance Lavino Bell Library Art Gallery), 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13: Grandparent's and Friend's Day
  • Friday, April 13: Spring Concert (Chapel), 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Required/All
  • Saturday, April 14: Horizons Saturday Academy (Bell Library), 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: Summit SAT Test Prep Class (BB217), 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: Community Dinner in Abra's (Required for Boarders), 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 17: College Fair at Miss Porter's School (Required for Juniors),
    7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18-Friday, April 20: 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
  • Friday, April 20-Monday, April 23: No School - Long Spring Weekend
  • Monday, April 23: Boarders Return 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 24: Classes Resume

Weekend Activities
Friday, April 6: Area Drive to Walmart and Canton Shoppes, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 6: AOF Social, 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 7: Foodshare (Community Partnership), 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7: JV Lacrosse vs. Kent School (Home), 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7: Varsity Lacrosse vs. Kent School (Home), 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7: Varsity Softball vs. Choate Rosemary Hall, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7: Varsity Golf vs. Westminster, Hotchkiss @ Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7: JV Tennis @ Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Away), 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7: Varsity Tennis @ Marianapolis Preparatory School (Away), 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7: Choate Caribbean Club Carnival, 8:00 p.m. $5 fee
Sunday, April 8: Fan Bus for Robotics, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 8: VITA, 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 8: Open Library, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Simsbury, CT 06070

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