Walker's Weekly

October 26, 2018

Family Weekend 2018 is underway! Welcome to all our visiting families. View Photos

Family Weekend 2018
Campus was buzzing with activity today as parents and family members from near and far arrived for Family Weekend 2018. Guests visited and participated in classes, met with teachers, and enjoyed time with their Walker's students. The events continue tomorrow with classes, a Family Weekend Assembly and volleyball games in the Centennial Center. Welcome to our visiting families! Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #ewsfamilyweekend2018.

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Meet Poet Natalie Diaz Next Friday
Award-winning Native American poet and 2018 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow Natalie Diaz will be on campus next week as part of The Ethel Walker School Visiting Writer Seminar. Please join us on the evening of Friday, November 2 for a reception and reading open to interested adults (21+). 


Poetry Assembly: Translation, Movement, Change
For this week's assembly, the English Department and the Arts Department joined forces to showcase the inspiring conversation between poetry and dance. Students and faculty members shared poems written by women about freedom, movement and change, mostly from the time when Ethel Walker was founding our school. Many of the poems were accompanied by Walker's talented dancers, and the community enjoyed the translation, from one language to another, or from one medium to another, when poetry and dance meet.

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Celebrating Published Student Work
Hooray Sunray to the following students, who have recently had their artwork and writing published in various publications:
  • A drawing by Nafarrah Ramsay '21 has been published in the Wolfeboro alumnus annual literary and arts publication, The Rust Ponder.
  • Ava Strohmeyer '21 will be published in the Vineyard Gazette. Her essay, in which she reflected beautifully on a symbol, her wampum bracelet from her beloved island, is lyrical and moving to read.

RSVP for an Upcoming Musings with Meera:
Coffee and Conversation

The next parent gathering will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 8:30 a.m. in the Beaver Brook Living Room. Enjoy refreshments and conversation with Head of School Dr. Meera Viswanathan and other administrators to hear more about academic priorities, co-curriculars and other activities happening throughout the school year. Parents and guardians are welcome to join their student in Abra's Dining Hall for a meal prior to the gathering. Unable to attend? Join via conference call or save the date for an upcoming gathering on February 18 or April 17.


Middle School Learns Peer-to-Peer Critique
Walker's 6th grade studio art class have been learning how to present their works to the class for a peer-to-peer critique. Enjoy their work on display in the newly-renovated Middle School Art Gallery, located in the Middle School computer lab.

Athletes of the Week
Madi Knapp '21 and Natalia Grossman '21 were named athletes of the week for outstanding sportsmanship. Read more for comments from their coaches.

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Walker's Art Teacher on Exhibit
Walker's Art Teacher Corina Alvarezdelugo has been invited to display her work at the Windsor Art Center for the exhibition "Americana 1: An Exhibition by 1st Generation Americans." The exhibition runs through November 24, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 27 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Hooray Sunray, Ms. Corina! To view a list of upcoming exhibits on Walker's campus, visit our Art Galleries webpage.

Important Upcoming Dates

  •  Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30: No School - Long Weekend
  • Tuesday, October 30: Boarders Return 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 31: Classes Resume
  • Wednesday, October 31: Halloween campus event, 6:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
  • Friday, November 2: An Evening of Poetry with Natalie Diaz, 6:00 p.m. Reception (Living Room), 7:00 p.m. Reading and Conversation
  • Wednesday, November 7: EO Marshall Dance Concert - Required/Upper School (Ferguson Theatre), 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 8: Admission Information Session, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 9: Alumnae Board Dinner with Seniors - Required (Common Room),
    5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 9: Middle School Family Fun Night, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

(860) 408-4467