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Virtual Family Weekend

October 30, 2020 October 31, 2020

All Family Weekend events will be held virtually this year on Friday, October 30. Enjoy a state of the school address with Head of School Dr. Meera Viswanathan, a College Counseling program, and department-level meetings to learn more about your student’s classes – all virtually. We hope to see you on Zoom!

All events are in Eastern Time (ET).

Parent/Guardian Schedule

Friday, October 30

For parents of students in all grades. This morning session is focused on international students and families; this session also runs at 2:30 p.m. ET.

The Preview will provide an overview of the college search and application process, with a focus on how the College Counseling staff works with international students. We will be joined by Juan Arellano, the Associate Director of Admissions from New York University, and Jetaun Davis, Associate Dean of Admission from Emory University, who will provide specific information for international applicants.

Live in Chapel and Live on Zoom

Participate in a virtual morning meeting where students will share announcements and accolades along with a senior speech, comments by one of our faculty members and student leaders, and music performed by our students.

Hear from Head of School Dr. Meera Viswanathan on the latest updates on the school’s plans related to COVID, daily life at Walker’s and her vision for Walker’s in the years to come. There will be an opportunity for parents and guardians to ask questions.

Walker’s drive to introduce more girls to the world of math and science starts with engaging faculty members. Join us to meet the adults who will help guide your student on their journey through our math curriculum. Hear about the ways in which courses, from Foundations of Math to Multi-Variable Calculus, are designed specifically with Walker’s girls in mind.

Many people talk about what it will be like to read about 2020 in history books. The History Department gets to touch on the political, social and cultural events of the time in real time. Hear from the adults who are guiding your student in how to put today’s events into the larger context of social science and history, and the curriculum available to your student while at Walker’s.

Our singers, painters and performers are hard at work this fall. The Arts Department will share the benefits of being involved in our wide spectrum of options, regardless of whether a student is a seasoned performer or a beginning artist. The department will  touch on the ways in which our students can continue to perform while adhering to COVID safety standards.

Day students and boarding students alike have connections to residence halls at Walker’s, and we invite you to join us to a conversation with Interim Dean of Students Elisa Del Valle and our team of faculty from each dorm. Join this group to hear about the wide range of activities offered on campus and to learn what it feels like to reside here on campus.

The three pillars of the English department curriculum are reading, writing, and speaking. Come learn about the ways in which your student is reading all genres of literature, developing her voice through writing in a plethora of forms, and practicing speaking both formally and informally in her English class. Be sure to ask about our Visiting Writers program, senior electives, and student opportunities for publication!

Despite limitations on lab activities on campus, our science department is as engaged as ever with bringing experiments to their classrooms. Experience the interactive labs our team of all-female science faculty present in our science classes every day as they work to develop our future scientists.

Bonjour! Hola! Salve! Have you ever wondered how your student learned a world language so quickly? Our language department faculty will introduce you to their curriculum and explain their philosophy of language teaching. Briefly experience some of the routines and activities designed to foster your child’s language acquisition.

For parents of students in all grades

The Preview will provide an overview of the college search and application process, and an introduction to how the College Counseling staff works with students and families. We will be joined by Ronné Turner, Vice Provost for Admissions & Financial Aid at Washington University, and Kelly Bellavance, Associate Director of Admission at Boston College who will provide an update on the current state of admissions with a focus on what has changed as a result of COVID-19.

Join Head of Middle School Isabel Ceballos for an update on the Middle School. Hear about the ways in which our 6th, 7th and 8th graders continue to flourish academically and socially here at Walker’s. Isabel will detail the work that has been done with the Middle School faculty and advisers in the area of social-emotional learning and in culturally responsive teaching.

Most people are curious about what athletics look like without competing. Join our athletic council of students and hear about their unique fall experiences and what their coaches have prepared for them this season. Be sure to ask about the most challenging practices and favorite activities this year, and enjoy watching some clips and photos from the busy fall athletic season.

4:00 p.m. Halloween Ride (Cancelled)


Saturday, October 31

10:00 a.m. EWSPA Coffee & Conversation


Questions?

860-408-4221


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