Walker's Weekly

March 10, 2017

Students from the Lacuna course "Surviving EWS" spent three days and two nights in Walker's Woods this week, learning how to be self-sufficient in the wilderness. View more photos from Lacuna

View Photos from Lacuna Week Two
The second week of Lacuna 2017 wrapped up this week, with Middle and Upper School students delving into a variety of classes outside the typical curriculum. Lacuna courses this week included Women and Sports, EWSVU: Inside a Criminal Court Case, Four Minute Film Noir, Street Cred: Urban Life and the City, There is No Planet B, and Art from the Heart among several others.

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Congratulations to Our Accepted Students!
Decisions are out! Today, Walker's Admissions Office sent out acceptances to a great group of girls for the 2017-2018 school year. Click the button below to view a (mock) version of the video accepted students received, which was filmed and edited by alumna Brennan Maine '09 and personalized by Advanced Computer Science students. Enjoy! #beginyourstoryatwalkers

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Walker's Hosts New England Swim Championships, Has Record Finish
On Sunday, March 5, Walker's hosted the 2017 New England Preparatory School Swim Association (NEPSSA) Division III Championships at Deerfield Academy. Walker's swim team had its best finish yet at the DIII Championships, placing 5th out of 12 teams.

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Students Selected for All-Star Basketball Game
Becky Erosa '17 and Mariah Dunn '18 were chosen to play in the New England Prep School Girls Basketball Association All-Star game on Sunday, March 5 at Loomis-Chaffee School. They were chosen based on opposing coaches' votes, which were tallied at the end of the season. It was Erosa's second time representing Walker's at the all-star game, and a tremendous honor for Dunn to be chosen in her first year at Walker's.

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Equestrians Excel in Recent IEA Shows
On Saturday, March 4, Walker's equestrian team competed in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Regionals, held at Terry Allen Farms in Terryville. The Middle School team won and is qualified for Zone 1 Finals, with first and second places from Em Jones '22, Claire Shimanski '23 and Bejay Mugo '22.

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Junior Qualifies for United States Pony Club National Quiz Championships
Sara Scinto '18 of Whimsy Brook Farm Pony Club Center qualified for the United States Pony Club National Quiz Championships following a Metropolitan Regional Quiz rally on March 4, 2017. The team was made up of three girls from three separate clubs that only met 15 minutes before the rally and ended up winning by four-tenths of a point. Quiz rally tests the ability to answer questions related to horse management in five phases which include barn, mega room, classroom, stations, and a written test. The National Quiz Championships will be held in July. Hooray Sunray!

Winter Athletic Awards Announced
We had a wonderful inaugural winter season in the Centennial Center with many wins in our new facility. Read more for the winter squash, basketball, skiing and swimming awards given to noted players during the winter sports award ceremonies this year. Congratulations to all athletes on a great season!

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Social Media Coach Laura Tierney Visits Campus as Margaret Huling Bonz Speaker
On Sunday, March 5, president and founder of The Social Institute Laura Tierney visited campus as a Margaret Huling Bonz Women of Distinction Speaker. She spoke to students and parents about navigating social media, encouraging girls to be proactive in managing their online presence and to think through challenging social scenarios that would result in a negative image or impression of them.

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RSVP for Grandparents and Friends Day
Printed invitations to Grandparents and Friends
Day have been mailed. Please help us to be sure that grandparents and other special adults RSVP for this special event on Friday, April 7. RSVP online here. Questions can be directed to Madeline Cadwell at mcadwell@ethelwalker.org or by phone at 860-408-4253.

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From the College Counseling Office
Class of 2017: College decisions continue to roll in for the seniors, and will continue to do so throughout break. We hope you will use some of spring break to plan a strategy for visiting/revisiting the colleges that admitted your daughter.

Class of 2018: Students have been hard at work in the College Counseling seminar class developing lists of colleges that interest them. Our hope is that they will be able to visit some of them during spring break. Most colleges make it easy to register for tours and information sessions - simply check out their websites for information. If spring break does not work out for college visits, keep in mind the long spring weekend in April. If nothing else, there is great value in just taking a tour of a college that is local to you to see what sort of information gets covered. Best wishes for a great break!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, March 11-Monday, March 27: Spring Break
  • Monday, March 27: Boarders Return 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28: Classes Resume - 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 30: D.E.A.R. Milk Lunch Special Schedule - Classes Start at 8:15 a.m.
  • Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2: Robotics Hartford Regional Competition
  • Saturday, April 1: Horizons Saturday Academy
  • Sunday, April 2: SAT Class (Classrooms 217, 219), 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4: Revisit Day, 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 7: Grandparents and Friends Day
  • Friday, April 7: Spring Concert (Chapel), 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Weekend Activities

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Spring Concert Time Change
Please note that the new time for the Spring Concert on Friday, April 7 is 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (previously 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Important Calendar Dates for 2017-2018

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Phone: (860) 408-4467