Walker's Weekly

September 16, 2016

Jasmine Morris '19, Holly Paul '18, Maddie Ross '18, Jessica Hariprasad '17, Kyleigh Holt '19 and Brea Austin '17 support Spanish teacher and Executive Director of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School Isabel Ceballos (center), who was honored Wednesday night as one of the Hartford Business Journal's "40 Under Forty". Read more

Walker's Isabel Ceballos Honored During Hartford Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" Award Dinner
Walker's Spanish teacher and Executive Director of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School Isabel Ceballos was honored during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Hartford Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" awards, held Wednesday, September 14 at the Hartford Convention Center.

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Sixth Grade Science Students Extract Honey from Walker's Apiary
Walker's sixth grade Projects in Science class extracted over 100 jars of honey from our apiary on Thursday afternoon with the help of Walker's parent and professional beekeeper Gilman Mucaj P'21. The students learned how an extractor works through centrifugal force and hand cranked the machine themselves.

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Leslie Morales '18 and KC O'Connor '19 Named Athletes of the Week
Walker's students Leslie Morales '18 and KC O'Connor '19 have been named athletes of the week for their outstanding sportsmanship.

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The EWSPA Invites You to Join Them for Walker’s Walks Wednesdays
Date: September 21 and 28; October 5, 12, 19,  and 26
Time: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Location: Walker's Woods
Park: Main Campus
Meet*: Phelps House (the white house across the street near the barn)
*In the event of rain, meet in Abra’s for coffee.

If you have any questions, please email Julie Berard P'19 at parents@ethelwalker.org.

Save the Date for the Investiture of
Head of School Dr. Meera Viswanathan

Please note that the Investiture Ceremony for Head of School Dr. Meera Viswanathan will be held on Friday, October 14 from 4:00-5:00 p.m., followed by a student reception from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and an adult reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel, there will be a celebratory performance of Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor by Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez, Organist-in-Residence, to which all are invited. Parents, watch your mail for an invitation with complete details. This is a required event for all students.

RSVP for Family Weekend 2016
Family Weekend will be held Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2016. Family members are invited to attend classes, meet teachers, cheer for our athletic teams and celebrate the closing of the Centennial Campaign and opening of the Centennial Center!


From the College Counseling Office
The college counseling staff met with the sophomores and juniors during their class meetings this week to let them know about the PSAT which they will take on October 19, and to share with them the PSAT bulletin. The college counseling staff will follow up next month with some more details, but here is some information on the PSATs:

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, September 19: Admissions Open House, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 21: EWSPA Walker's Walks Wednesdays (meet at Phelps House) 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 22: Middle School Parent Back to School Night (Middle School Computer Lab) 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 23: Old Girl Show (Ferguson Theater) 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 30: Cobblestone Corridor Screening (Ferguson Theater) 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Will include comments from the director and a Q&A with the cast. Watch for more details.
  • Friday, October 14: Head of School Investiture - Required All (Centennial Center) 4:00 p.m.
    Processional at 3:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29: Family Weekend
  • Saturday, October 29: Centennial Center Ribbon Cutting - Required All, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to assist you:

The Dean of Students Office
Lauren Raia, Dean of Students, (860) 408-4239, lraia@ethelwalker.org
Mallory Pasquariello, Administrative Assistant, (860) 408-4237, mpasquariello@ethelwalker.org

Jill Harrington, Dean of Studies & Faculty, (860) 408-4235, jharrington@ethelwalker.org

Robert Dawson, IT Helpdesk Support, HelpDesk@ethelwalker.org

Health/Learning Services
Joyce McIntyre, School Nurse, (860) 408-4289, jmcintyre@ethelwalker.org
Joan Skelley, School Counselor, (860) 408-4284, jskelley@ethelwalker.org
Mary Beth Conley, Academic Support Coordinator, (860) 408-4283, mconley@ethelwalker.org

Business Office
Greg Jandreau, CFO, (860) 408-4241, gjandreau@ethelwalker.org
Deb Palazzolo, Student Billing, (860) 408-4242, dpalazzolo@ethelwalker.org

John Monagan, Athletic Director, (860) 408-4290, jmonagan@ethelwalker.org

Equestrian Center
Hillary Rheinheimer, Director of Riding, (860) 408-4355, hrheinheimer@ethelwalker.org

Parent Portal

Team Schedules

All School Calendar

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

Phone: (860) 408-4467