Walker's Weekly

November 1, 2016

Walker's celebrated the opening of the Centennial Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Read more and view photos

Family Weekend in Review
Campus was buzzing with activity this weekend as parents and family members from near and far arrived for Family Weekend 2016. Guests visited and participated in classes, met with teachers, and enjoyed time with their Walker's students. Walker's annual Halloween Ride was held Friday afternoon and featured horses and riders dressed up in creative costumes. The events continued Friday night with a Centennial Campaign Celebration Dinner and fireworks, and Saturday with classes, the Centennial Center ribbon cutting ceremony, and several home athletic games. 

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Students Share Junior Project Presentations
During Chapel block last Wednesday, members of the junior and senior classes presented their junior projects to the school community in the first of five junior project programs to be held throughout the school year. Topics included civil engineering, business logistics, non-profit marketing, robotics, veterinary science, business/real estate staging, horse therapy, and more. Watch the presentations on Bleachers:

  1. Marie Ettien '18, Caroline Niland '18, Calista Duggan '18
  2. Kate Zhang '18, Amanda Joseph '18, Mekkah El-Amin '18
  3. Eliza Wetmore '18, Holly Paul '18, Lyrica Yanaway '17
  4. Leslie Morales '18, Liz Roach '18, Maddy Lamagna '18
  5. Sara Scinto '18, Addie Friedlander '18, Gabby Garcia Quiros '18

Walker's Raises Over $6,000 for Play 4 the Cure
A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Play 4 The Cure event such a success - we have raised over $6,000 to date! A second raffle was held Friday at the student bazaar. Enjoy this thank you video produced by April Martin P'20:

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Walker's Equestrians Compete in Prestigious New England Finals
Three Walker's equestrians competed in the prestigious New England Equitation Championships, held October 19-23 at the Eastern States Coliseum in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Congratulations to Hope Cushman '18, Emma Crate '19, and Becky Morris '19!

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Marion Carr '18 Named Athlete of the Week 

  • Marion Carr '18, Varsity Field Hockey (Amherst, MA): "Intense, Disciplined, Competitive"
    Marion scored a hat trick in our last two games: three goals against Hamden Hall in a 7-0 win and again in an overtime 3-2 win against Millbrook.

    Congratulations, Marion!

Join Us for the EWSPA Holiday Book Club
Please join us for the EWSPA Holiday Book Club on December 6 to discuss So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba. The book was chosen by head of school Meera Viswanathan and is currently being taught in sophomore English. Please note that we have chosen a new book. We will also have a book exchange; please bring a wrapped gently used or new book if you would like to participate. Light refreshments will be served.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, November 2: EO Marshall Dance Concert - Required/Upper School,
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Ferguson Theater)
  • Friday, November 4: Walker's Halloween (students and faculty, dress in your best costume!)
  • Friday, November 4: Middle School Family Fun Night, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 5: SATs at Walker's
  • Monday, November 7: Admissions Open House, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 10: Picture Retake Day, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 17: Thanksgiving Vespers and Banquet - Required All,
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Students must be in Vespers Dress

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Weekend Activities

Friday, November 4: Movie Night in the Soc,
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday, November 4: Toys for Tots Dodgeball Tournament @ AOF, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5: Food Share
Saturday, November 5: Game Night @ Miss Porter's
Saturday, November 5: Gold Medal Gymnasts at the XL Center
Sunday, November 6: Second Chance Ranch
Sunday, November 6: Robotics at Barnes & Noble, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 6: McClean Senior Residences (Community Partnership)
Sunday, November 7: Students of Color Summit at Walker's


Lacuna Travel Dates
For your reference, the important travel dates related to Lacuna attendance are: 

  • Return from December Break:
    Boarders return on January 2, classes resume on January 3
  • Departure for Spring Break: 
    Students are dismissed at noon on
    March 10

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

Phone: (860) 408-4467