Walker's Weekly

November 3, 2017

Walker's students dressed up for Halloween on Tuesday, October 31.  View more photos

Join Us to Honor Our Veterans
Family members and special friends of the Walker's community are invited to join us on Friday, November 10 for a ceremony at our all-school morning meeting to honor and celebrate our veterans. Morning meeting begins at 9:15 a.m. in our chapel. Guests are invited to join us for coffee and pastry at 8:45 a.m. in the Beaver Brook Living Room. Please visit this RSVP link to let us know if you are joining us. Be sure to extend this invitation to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and others - all are invited!


Students Share Junior Project Presentations
During Chapel block on Wednesday, members of the junior and senior classes presented their junior projects to the school community in the first of four junior project programs to be held throughout the school year. Read more for the presentation topics:

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2017-2018 Winter Plays Announced
Walker's is excited to announce the 2017-2018 winter productions: The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge (Middle School) and 16: In 10 Minutes or Less (Upper School). The Winter Plays will be held February 21-23, 2018. Students should watch their emails for information on how to audition for a part. For more information, contact Director of Theater Shannen Hofheimer at shofheimer@ethelwalker.org or 860-408-4296.

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Dance Concert and Art Reception Next Wednesday, November 8
The annual Elizabeth Olson Marshall Dance Concert will be held on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Ferguson Theatre. Student choreography will be performed by Walker's Dance Workshop and Dance Ensemble as well as work from students at Miss Porter's School, Loomis Chaffee School, and Taft School. The concert will conclude a day-long master class series for the dancers. As part of this event, we invite parents and students to an art reception in the Letitia McClure Potter ’55, P’85 Gallery located in the Centennial Center. The reception will be for our current exhibit, Remendando Mi Patria (Mending My Country), by Walker's art teacher Corina Alvarez de Lugo. Please join her in the gallery anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. before heading over to the dance concert.

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School Partners with LEGO® to Create a 'Hands-on, Minds-on' Approach to Inspiring Hartford Girls in STEAM
Horizons National has been awarded $100,000 from the LEGO Community Fund U.S. of which $80,000 will be allocated to Horizons at The Ethel Walker School to launch the "Hands-on, Minds-on Approach to Inspiring Girls' Interest in STEAM" initiative.

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Alumnae in the Arts Feature:
Liss Couch-Edwards '07

Walker's alumna Liss Couch-Edwards '07 is a designer and illustrator from Simsbury, Connecticut. Learn more about Liss' arts background, favorite medium, and advice for Walker's girls interested in pursuing a career in the arts.

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From the College Counseling Office
Class of 2018:

  • College visitors to campus are winding down, but there is still plenty of time to visit college campuses. Consider the early part of Thanksgiving break, or using college visit days. 
  • Friday marked the end of the college counseling seminar. We will continue to meet with students individually.
  • November 1 was a deadline used by about 75% of the seniors to apply to colleges with Early Decision or Early Action deadlines, with the rest of the class working towards November 15 and December 1 deadlines. The College Counseling Office submitted transcripts and letters of recommendation (students can check their submission status on their Naviance accounts), and will follow up with report cards soon, and mid-year transcripts at the end of the semester.

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, November 4: SATs at Walker's (Math Classrooms)
  • Monday, November 6: Picture Retake Day (Location: in front of Chapel, weather permitting), 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 7: Proctor Training with Ms. Skelley (Common Room), 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 8: Corina Alvarez de Lugo Art Reception, (Potter Gallery), 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 8: EO Marshall Dance Concert (Ferguson Theater),
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 9: Admissions Open House, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 11: Horizons Saturday Academy (Constance Lavino Bell Library),
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 11: SSAT (Common Room), 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 12: Senior Sundaes (Debby's House), 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Weekend Activities

Friday, November 3: Middle School Fun Night, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 3: Area Drive,
6:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, November 4: H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut Community Service,
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 4: Home Game: Varsity Field Hockey vs. Wilbraham & Monson Academy, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, November 4: Choate CALSA House Party, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, November 5: Avon Drawing Workshop, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 5: Watkinson Sphere Student of Color Summit, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 5: Open Library, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 5: Blue Back Square Trip, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Welcome to Our Scotland Exchange Students!
Four students from Dollar Academy in Dollar, Scotland are visiting Walker's until November 11. They will be participating in all academic and community activities with their hosts, Sophia Botero '21, Sophie Greggains '21, Amelia Holl '21 and Rae Wicklow '21. Welcome to Ambre, Emma D., Emma H. and Sarah!

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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