Walker's Weekly

November 16, 2018

Walker's varsity field hockey team advanced to the New England Preparatory Athletic Council (NEPSAC) semifinals with Wednesday's 2-1 win against Canterbury. Walker's is seeded #3 in New England and the only team in Class C to play in the tournament.

Photos of the Week: Jenessa Lu '21 and Kyleigh Holt '20
Every week, Photography Teacher Ben Barker selects a standout photo taken by one of Walker's photography students. Above shows Jenessa's study in concentration from field hockey's win over Canterbury. View Kyleigh's photo in the "Asian Culture Takes Center Stage" story below. View all past Photo of the Week selections in this web gallery.

Mid-Semester 1 Progress Reports Available
Mid-semester 1 progress reports are now available to view in the Student and Parent Veracross Portals. Check your email for more information from Dean of Studies Julia Sheldon P'20, '23.

Thanksgiving Vespers
The Class of 2019 shared what they are thankful for during Thursday night's Thanksgiving Vespers, an annual Walker's tradition.

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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.


Student Athletes Signs Letters of Intent
Walker's seniors Chloe Miller, Caroline Stent and Shay Ventresca signed letters of intent this week to play lacrosse at the collegiate level. Chloe will play at Central Michigan (D1), Caroline will play at Stonehill College (D2), and Shay will play at Wofford College (D1). Hooray Sunray!

Student Photographers Place in
Local Photo Contest

Abi Welch '20, Kyleigh Holt '20 and Photography Teacher Ben Barker attended the opening reception and award ceremony for Canton Public Library's Teen Photo Contest on Wednesday, November 14. Abi and Jenessa Lu '21 submitted photographs for the competition along with approximately 60 other local photographers. Abi was the 2nd place winner in the portrait category (top) and Jenessa placed 3rd in the same group (bottom). The contest was open to Farmington Valley residents and students in grades 7 to 12 and winners were judged by a panel of local photographers and artists. The exhibit will remain on display at Canton Public Library, 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton until November 30.

Asian Culture Takes Center Stage
On Wednesday, November 14, student members of Walker's Asian Club presented during the School's annual Asian Assembly, held in Ferguson Theatre. Students shared various aspects of Asian culture, including different dialects and greetings, music, and costume. 
Photo by Kyleigh Holt '20

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Winter Play Cast Visits UConn Puppet Arts Program
The winter play cast of She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition traveled to UConn for a tour of the puppet arts program and practiced operating puppets we are renting for our winter play production. The Winter Play will be held Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:00 in Ferguson Theatre. 

From the College Counseling Office
Class of 2019: In addition to relaxing and catching up on some well-deserved sleep, the break is also a great time for students to finish off their remaining applications, and for parents to complete all necessary financial aid forms. Be sure to check for deadlines on college websites. As a reminder, the FAFSA (required by all colleges) can be found at fafsa.ed.gov and the Profile (required by some colleges - they are listed on the website) can be found here: student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile.

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Holiday Parents Reception Tonight
Book Club: Save the date for the year’s first EWSPA-sponsored Book Club: Thursday, December 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Common Room.
Holiday Reception and Ride: The EWSPA will be hosting a Holiday Parents Reception from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Living Room on Tuesday, December 18, prior to the Holiday Ride. Watch your email for more details and RSVP information. We hope to see you there!

Spread the Word: Open House on December 3
Your word of mouth recommendations are one of our most powerful sources of referrals for future Walker's girls. Please help us spread the word about our upcoming morning Open House on Monday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit www.ethelwalker.org/openhouse to register.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, November 19-Monday, November 26: Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • Monday, November 26: Boarders Return 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 27: Classes Resume
  • Wednesday, November 28: Gathering for Eighth Grade Families to Learn About the Transition to Walker’s Upper School (Living Room), 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 29: Picture Retake Day
  • Friday, November 30: Model UN at the University of Hartford
  • Saturday, December 1A Clinic with Linda Langmeier
  • Monday, December 3Admission Open House, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 4Musings with Meera: Coffee and Conversation (Living Room or via conference call), 8:30 a.m. EST

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