Walker's Weekly

May 5, 2017

Students, Dean of Students Lauren Raia Mooney and Associate Head of School Amy Wheeler met feminist icon Gloria Steinem Wednesday night at the Ms. Foundation for Women 2017 Gloria Awards held in New York City.

Seven Walker's Students Inducted into
Cum Laude Society

On Monday, May 1, seven students were inducted into The Ethel Walker School chapter of the Cum Laude Society, an organization that recognizes academic achievement in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting excellence, justice, and honor (cumlaudesociety.org). Senior inductees this year included Nina Chukwura '17, Koko Fei '17 (not pictured), and Nina Zhang '17. Juniors Jeanine Wang '18, Victoria Wang '18, Jacqueline Zhao '18, and Yining Zhou '18 were also inducted for academic work so extraordinary as to merit early recognition into this society.

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Student Awarded Piano Scholarship
On Friday, April 28, Victoria Wang '18 was awarded The Rosi and Toni Grunschlag Scholarship for Piano Students, which will provide funding towards private piano lessons during the 2017-2018 academic year at The Ethel Walker School.

The Rosi & Toni Grunschlag Scholarship Fund for Piano Students was established in 2012 by former students and friends to honor Rosi and Toni, who taught piano to over 200 Walker’s students from 1950 until 1974. The Grunschlags, a duo piano team, were professional pianists who performed worldwide and left a lasting impression on their students. Their music and their teaching were a reflection of a lifelong passion for music. The Ethel Walker School is very excited to honor and recognize Victoria's talent and dedication to the piano and the memory of the extraordinary Grunschlag sisters!

Student's Design Hits the Runway for
"Trashion Fashion" Show

A gown made entirely from discarded materials designed by Garet Wierdsma '18 was selected to be shown in the 2017 Trashion Fashion Show held April 30 at Infinity Hall in Hartford. Garet created the dress out of receipts and garbage bags as a statement about consumerism.

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Watch Walker's Annual Dance Chapel
Students showcased their dance talents on Wednesday during the School's Dance Chapel, an annual favorite. Dances were choreographed entirely by students.

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Faculty and Staff Enjoy Kentucky Derby-Themed Lunch Courtesty of the EWSPA
A huge thank you to our Parents Association volunteers and Harvest Cafe & Bakery for providing a delicious Kentucky Derby-themed faculty and staff appreciation luncheon yesterday!

Horizons Giving Day is May 17
We are ready! Are you? Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is participating in this year's #HorizonsGivingDay on May 17. Join the movement by supporting girls' education and guaranteeing that our Horizons students receive quality education! To learn how you can make a difference, please visit www.horizonsgivingday.org/organizations/horizons-at-the-ethel-walker-school.

Summer Fun in Simsbury
Each summer, Walker's offers a wide range of fun summer programs on campus for girls and boys of all ages and levels of interest. Visit www.ethelwalker.org/summer to learn more about our 2017 offerings. Spread the word! For more information about summer programs at Walker's, contact Sarah Bednar at sbednar@ethelwalker.org or (860) 408-4292.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, May 6: SATs at Walker's
  • Wednesday, May 10-Sunday, May 14: Saratoga Springs Horse Show in Saratoga, NY
  • Thursday, May 11: D.E.A.R. Milk Lunch Special Schedule - Classes Start at 8:15 a.m.
    Reading hour: 2:25 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 11: Middle School Night of Excellence (Ferguson Theater),
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 12: Prom Dress Swap (Living Room), 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 13: Horizons Saturday Academy
  • Wednesday, May 17Horizons Giving Day
  • Thursday, May 18: D.E.A.R. Milk Lunch Special Schedule - Classes Start at 8:15 a.m.
    Reading hour: 2:25 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 18: Free Speech Forum (Chapel), 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 19: Middle School Fun Night (Middle School), 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday May 19-Saturday, May 20: Reunion Weekend
  • Saturday, May 20: Prom

Weekend Activities

Friday, May 5: Coffeehouse in the Bell Library, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6: Dorm Activities (Rescheduled from last weekend), 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6: Relay for Life at Avon Old Farms, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6: Semi-formal at Trinity-Pawling, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7: Open Library, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday, May 7: Area Drive - Shift One, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Shift Two, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (860) 408-4467
Fax: (860) 408-4329

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

(860) 408-4467