Walker's Weekly

May 26, 2017

Brava to the cast and crew of our incredible spring musical, Sister Act! The final performance is tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Ferguson Theater. View Photos

Walker's Inducts 2017-2018 Student Leaders
Walker's student government, the Big 7, were inducted for the 2017-2018 school year on Wednesday, May 24. We congratulate these exemplary leaders, and extend thanks to our graduating 2016-2017 Big 7 members!

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Seventh Grader Qualifies for
Duke Gifted Program

Seventh grader BeJay Mugo '22 was invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program's (Duke TIP) prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search. Each year, Duke TIP identifies a group of academically-talented students in the United States based on their exceptional grade-level standardized test scores. Only those who score at or above the 95th percentile qualify.

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Seniors Inducted into Alumnae Association
The Class of 2017 was inducted into the Alumnae Association in the Chapel this past Saturday, May 20 as part of Reunion Weekend. Brea Austin '17 and Eshita Rahman '17 were also presented with the Alumnae Board Social Action Award for their demonstrated concern of social inequality, and Nina Chukwura '17 was elected early membership into the Alumnae Board. Hooray Sunray!

Spring Music Recitals Next Weekend
The talents of our outstanding instrumentalists and vocalists will be on display next Sunday, June 4 for our Spring Music Rectials. All are welcome to attend! Please join us in the Chapel to celebrate the hard work of our musicians.

  • Instrumental Recital: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Piano/Vocal Recital: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
If you cannot attend, both events will be available on
Game On Stream.

Junior Raises Awareness About Skin Cancer
Even though Libby Mewbourne is only in her junior year, she already has a plan for her future beyond Walker's as an aspiring dermatologist. She has taken the initiative to learn more about the medical field and has been accepted into the Cornell and UMiami summer medical programs. Recently, she was given the opportunity to attend a family member's melanoma removal surgery performed by Dr. Daniel Kapp in Palm Beach, FL. Because this disease has affected her family, she has become very passionate about skin cancer prevention. Take a look at this video of Libby where she shares some ideas on how you can take steps to prevent skin cancer:

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Summer Conditioning Clinic
Walker's Athletic Director John Monagan and Assistant Athletic Director Mimi Duran are running a preseason conditioning clinic for summer 2017, focusing on agility, endurance, and core skills. The camp runs August 28-31. All ability levels are welcome; camp is open to girls in grades seven through 12. To learn more about other camp offerings at Walker's this summer, visit www.ethelwalker.org/summer.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, May 29: Memorial Day - No School
  • Tuesday, May 30: Musical Set Strike (Ferguson Theater), 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 31: Senior Dinner - Required for Seniors (Living Room),
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 1: Senior Skip Day
  • Thursday, June 1: 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, June 1: Equestrian Awards (Common Room), 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 2: Exam Review Day
  • Saturday, June 3: SATs at Walker's (Math Classrooms)
  • Sunday, June 4: Voice and Piano Recital (Chapel), 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 4: Instrumental Recital (Chapel), 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 5: Middle School Promotion Rehearsal - Required for Middle School,
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 6-Thursday, June 8: Final Exams

Weekend Activities

Friday, May 26: Simsbury Duck Race, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 27: Screening of Moonlight, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Parent/guardian permission required. Entrance fee is $3; bring a little extra money to buy a soft drink.
Saturday, May 27: Area Drive, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 28: Open Library, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 28: Church Shuttle, 10:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 28: West Farms Mall Trip, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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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