Walker's Weekly

May 18, 2018

Students from Mallory Pasquariello's Art History class, Catherine Reed's English classes and Ben Barker's Photography and Video Production classes visited the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington this week. They worked on "plein air" paintings (painting outside from nature) using pastels on the back patio of the Hill-Stead.

Senior Awarded KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship
Zakiya Evans '18 has been awarded a KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship and she will participate in the KPMG Future Leaders Retreat in July at Stanford University. In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, have demonstrated exceptional academic and leadership abilities and exhibited strong community involvement. Hooray Sunray!

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Walker's Alumnae in STEM Visit Campus
On Friday, three Walker's alumnae returned to campus to talk with students about their careers in the STEM fields during a "Women in Science" panel hosted by Walker's Science Department: Tori Saferin '04, Caitlin Moss '09, and Michelle Sexton '11.

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Students Share Junior Project Presentations
During Chapel on Wednesday, members of the junior class presented their junior projects to the School community in the final junior project programs of the year. Topics included sports medicine/physical therapy, preschool summer education, aeronautical engineering, marine biology and more.

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Spring Teams Advance to New Englands
Walker's varsity tennis, softball and lacrosse teams have all been selected to participate in the New England Tournament this weekend! Tennis and softball play Greens Farms Academy and Marianapolis, respectively, on Saturday. Varsity lacrosse was selected as the #1 seed and will play The Williams School home on Saturday. Go Wildcats!

Reagan Kerecz ’20 Earns Junior Jock Title
Every year we get the chance to pass down the title of “Junior Jock” to a sophomore (or rising junior) that loves her teams, plays hard and has athletics as an important part of her life. The 2018 Junior Jock is Reagan Kerecz ’20, a member of the varsity soccer, basketball and softball teams. At a presentation during morning meeting, Mia Farnella ’18 presented Reagan with a helmet as a symbol of the honor. The helmet has the signatures of several generations of Walker’s girls who earned the Junior Jock title.

Preorder Your 2018 Yearbook
With the school year coming to a close, we invite you to preorder a copy of the 2018 Pepperpot yearbook for your daughter. This beautiful, completely redesigned, larger than ever, full-color yearbook will be a keepsake that she can have for the rest of her life. It's full of thousands of images, articles about the year, sports summaries, art collections, memories of all the major events, sections dedicated to each of the grades and a whole lot more! The Pepperpot is $50 and can be preordered through the link below (the site will stay live until 5/31). Your daughter will then be able to pick up her book when they arrive in late May/early June. We will also be selling books on campus on May 31, June 1 and June 4 (as supplies last), where we will accept cash, checks, and charges to your daughter's Diddle's account.

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Summer Fun in Simsbury
Each summer, Walker's offers a wide range of fun summer programs on campus for girls and boys of all ages and levels of interest. Visit www.ethelwalker.org/summer to learn more about our 2018 offerings. Spread the word! For more information about summer programs at Walker's, contact Sarah Bednar at sbednar@ethelwalker.org or (860) 408-4292

UConn Summer STEM Camp for Girls
SPARK is UConn’s latest initiative to shrink the STEM gender gap. An on-campus summer program, SPARK challenges current 6th-9th grade girls to incorporate their math and science skills into hands-on projects and fun activities, with the guidance of current female undergraduate engineering students. There are four sessions in July and August 2018. For more information or to apply, visit edoc.engr.uconn.edu/spark.

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, May 24: Spring Musical - Required for Grade 11 & 12, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: Spring Musical - Required for Grade 9 & 10, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 28: Memorial Day - No School
  • Wednesday, May 30: Senior Dinner - Required for Seniors (Living Room),
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31: Senior Skip Day
  • Friday, June 1: Exam Review Day
  • Friday, June 1: Engineering Design Class Presentation, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 1: Improv/Rock Night (Little Ferg), 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2: Horizons Saturday Academy, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2: SATs at Walker's
  • Monday, June 4: Exam Review Day
  • June 5-7Final Exams
  • Sunday, June 10: Commencement

Weekend Activities
Friday, May 18: Middle School Fun Night, 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, May 18: Environmental Club Movie Night, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: Reunion Chapel - Required for Seniors, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: WINGS Gayme Night, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: Area Drive, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: Open Library, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Phone: (860) 408-4467
Fax: (860) 408-4329
www.ethelwalker.org

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The Ethel Walker School
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

(860) 408-4467
www.ethelwalker.org