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Walker's Weekly

The Ethel Walker School’s weekly e-newsletter, Walker’s Weekly, is sent every Friday to parents, students, faculty and staff.

June 26, 2020: Student Contest Winners, Daemon 2020 and More
Staying Connected with Meera Viswanathan, Students Win Harvard Writing Contest, Daemon 2020, Summer Reading

June 19, 2020: Juneteenth, Faculty Spotlight, Horizons Updates
Juneteenth, Noël Grisanti on Teaching Language Online, Annual Fund for Walker’s Update, Horizons, Summer Reading

June 12, 2020: Year-End Celebrations, Award Recipients and More
Tribute to the Class of 2020, Prizes Awarded to Upper School Students, Eighth Grade Promotion, Darrell Carrington Award, Service Awards

June 5, 2020: Celebration, Reflection and Community
Tributes 2020, Letter from Meera Viswanathan, Mirror Me Diversity Partnership, Faculty Conversation, Middle School Workshops

May 29, 2020: Year-End Events, Faculty Conversation and More
Year-End Activities, Middle School Night of Excellence, Message from RENT Cast, Faculty Conversation, Alum Spotlight

May 22, 2020: Poetry Contest, Swimathon Results and Year-End Activities
Year-End Activities, Poetry Contest, By the Book with Ellie Lardner ’23, Swimathon Results, Yearbook Info

May 15, 2020: Dogswood Day, Videos and More
Dogswood Day, Student Photography, Year-End Activities, Girls Go Cyberstart, Videos, EWAC Welcomes New Members

May 8, 2020: Teacher Appreciation Week, Upcoming Events and More
Teacher Appreciation Week, Faculty Conversation, Senior Parent Gathering, Visiting Writer Address, Horizons Events

May 1, 2020: Faculty Spotlight, Winter Athletic Awards and Upcoming Events
Field Notes with Dr. Sheldon, Faculty Conversation, Visiting Writer Update, Upcoming Parent Gatherings, Winter Athletic Awards

April 24, 2020: Earth Day Interview, Faculty Conversations and More
Interview with Frances Beinecke ’67, By the Book with Victoria Llanos ’21, Faculty Conversations, Horizons Update

April 17, 2020: Student Photography, English Department News and More
Student Photography, Poetry Competition, By the Book with Nishette Isaac, College Counseling Update

April 10, 2020: Awards, Athletics News and Student Poetry
Distance Learning Survey, Girl Scout Gold Award, Poetry Contest, Athletes Named NEPSAC All-League

April 3, 2020: Girl Scout Gold Award, Equestrian Results and More
Junior Earns Girl Scout Gold Award, Musings with Meera Recording, Equestrians Excel in Florida Horse Shows, Penguin Plunge

March 27, 2020: Welcome to Distance Learning, By the Book and More
Student Photos of the Week, Distance Learning Resources, By the Book with Dr. Mitchell, Musings with Meera, Swim Team News, Athletes of the Week

March 6, 2020: Happy Spring Break!
Spring Break Health Update, Student Qualifies for AIME, Spring Sports Preview, Middle School Art Exchange, Spring Sport Popup Shops

February 28, 2020: Winter Play Photos, Student Stories and More
Winter Play Photos, Black History Month Assembly, Students Selected to Breadloaf Conference, High School Squash Nationals, By the Book with Kitty Huang ’20

February 21, 2020: Celebrating Arts, Athletics and Riding
National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration, Ava Strohmeyer ’21 Profile, National Art Awards, Student Artwork Published, Ski Team Competes in NEPSAC Championships

February 14, 2020: Dance Concert and Lacuna Photos, Middle School News and More
Dance Concert Photos, Lacuna, Student Finalist in MLK Oratorical Contest, Athletes of the Week, Winter Play Tickets

February 7, 2020: Student Awards, Athletic Highlights and More
Scholastic Writing Awards, Students Recognized by The New York Times, VITA, National Academic Squad, Basketball Player Makes History, National Girls and Women in Sports Day

January 31, 2020: Lit Quiz, Grapes Compete, Poetry Out Loud
Lit Quiz Results, Health and Travel Update, Grapes Compete, Winter Play Tickets, Poetry Out Loud Finalist, College Counseling Update, Walker’s in Florida

January 24, 2020: Middle School Concert Photos, Essay Contest Winner and More
Middle School Concert, Lunar New Year, Essay Contest Winner, AMC Test, LitQuiz, Visiting Writer Seminar, National Girls and Women in Sports Day

January 17, 2020: Students Travel, Present and Perform
Science Club Visits Brown, Students Share Junior Projects, Musicians Perform in CMEA Festival, Mimi Duran Honored, Faculty Poetry Reading

January 10, 2020: Celebrating Student Award Winners
Scholastic Art Awards, New York Times Essay Contest Runner-Up, Poetry Contest, By the Book with Nellie Kenney ’25

December 20, 2019: Happy Holidays from The Ethel Walker School
Photos from Holiday Traditions, Student Artwork Featured, Middle School Debate Results, Field Trips, By the Book with Scott Frey, Athletic Awards

December 13, 2019: Community Partnerships, Athletics and More
Junior Project Feature, Open House in Review, Middle School Update, Drama Club Presents Student-Directed Production, Community Partnerships, Alumna Visit

December 6, 2019: Student Stories, Arts News and More
Student Receives Pilot’s License, Students and Faculty Attend NAIS Conference, Midterm Exam Schedule, RENT Field Trip, Holiday Shopping

November 22, 2019: Walker’s is Thankful For…
Thanksgiving Vespers Photos, Junior Project Poster Symposium, Student Earns Girl Scout Gold Award, Upcoming Musings with Meera, By the Book with Dr. Thacker

November 15, 2019: Student Accomplishments and Upcoming Events
Field Hockey and Soccer Advance to NEPSAC Tournament, Musicians Selected to Northeast Regionals, By the Book with Carol Clark-Flanagan, Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

November 8, 2019: Walker’s in the Community, Athletics News and More
Coach Duran’s 300th Win, Field Trip to Yale University Art Gallery, Dance Concert, Walker’s in the Community, By the Book with Megan Mulhern

November 1, 2019: Halloween Photos, Equestrian News and More
Halloween at Walker’s, Cross Country Shatters Record, Fall Horse Show Results, Walker’s on the Road, Shuttles for Holiday Break

October 25, 2019: Family Weekend Photos, Visiting Writer and More
Visiting Writer Paisley Rekdal Visits Campus, Family Weekend Photos, King’s Academy Convocation, Students Meet Award-Winning Journalist, Middle School Science, Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame

October 18, 2019: Family Weekend, Play4theCure and News from Campus
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes Visits Campus, Student Literary Accomplishments, Play4theCure, Athletes of the Week

October 11, 2019: International Day of the Girl, Mountain Day Photos and More
Students Recognize International Day of the Girl, Photos from Mountain Day, Student Earns Silver Medal in Canada Open, Meet Our Music Faculty

October 4, 2019: Campus Events, Photos and More
CWEALF Awards Dinner, Alumna Book Launch, Middle School Fundraiser, Upcoming Events

September 27, 2019: Science Faculty News, Student Accolades and More
Dr. Sheldon Travels with National Geographic Society, Commended Students, Hispanic Heritage Month, New Community Partnership

September 20, 2019: Bonz Speaker, Middle School News and More
Climate Strike, Lynn Lyons Visits Campus, Ecology Students Extract Honey, Field Trip, Gender Stereotypes Workshop

September 13, 2019: Opening Days Photos, Family Weekend and More
Opening Days Photos, Family Weekend Schedule, Alumna and Paralympic Gold Medalist Visits Walker’s, Coming Up in the Middle School

September 6, 2019: Welcome to the 109th Year of Walker’s
Save the Date for Family Weekend, Bonz Speaker, Popup Shops Extended, GameOnStream, Combined Test is Back

August 30, 2019: Opening Days Reminders, Upcoming Events and More
Meet History Department Chair, New Volleyball Coach, Upcoming Equestrian Events, Live Every Day Comes to Walker’s

August 23, 2019: Opening Days Are Just Around the Corner
Summer To-Do Items, Preseason, New English Teacher, Middle School Updates, Bonz Speaker, EWSPA

August 16, 2019: Opening Days Reminders and Campus Events
Edcamp CT, Medical Forms and More Opening Days Reminders, Upcoming Events

August 9, 2019: Summer Reminders, Equestrian Update and More
Girls Who Code, Host Families Needed, Schedules and Book Ordering Information, Permissions, Equestrian Update

August 2, 2019: Girls Who Code, Upcoming Events and More
Girls Who Code, Back to School To-Do Items, Bonz Speaker, Horizons LEGO Grant, Junior Project, Upcoming Events

July 26, 2019: Horizons STEAM Exhibition, Opening Days Schedule and More
Opening Days Schedule, Opening Days Events, Student Wins Gold in South Korea, Summer Theatre Intensive

July 19, 2019: Summer Reading and More Back to School Reminders
Vermont Summer Festival, Summer Reading, Back to School To-Do Items, Lands’ End, Middle School Summer Dance Workshop

July 12, 2019: Senior Spotlight, Equestrian News and Summer Reminders
Hartford Athletic Visits Horizons, Senior Spotlight, Equestrians Compete, Transportation, Host Families Needed, Summer Events

June 28, 2019: Back to School Information, Entrepreneurship, and Summer Events
Back to School, Commencement Video, Senior Spotlight, Girls with Impact, Student Finalist in Pulitzer Center Poetry Contest, Girls in Politics, Summer Events

June 21, 2019: Senior Spotlight, Science News and More
Senior Spotlight, Walker’s and the Jackson Laboratory, Girls Who Code, MakerGirl, Panama, Darrell Carrington Award

June 14, 2019: Commencement Photos Are Here!
Commencement Weekend Photo Albums, Honors/High Honors List, New Athletic Director Named

June 7, 2019: Countdown to Commencement
Commencement Reminders, Hartford Youth Scholars Honored, Middle School Field Trip, Summer at Walker’s

May 31, 2019: Photo Galleries, Science News and More
Photos from Recent Events, Students Recognized by National Institutes of Health, Student Performs at Fenway Park, Arts Master Classes, Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

May 24, 2019: Chicago, Dogswood Day, Senior Spotlight and More
Spring Musical, Big 7 Induction, Dogswood Day, Senior Spotlight, Harvard Global Writing Contest, Lacrosse National Tournament

May 17, 2019: Reunion, Girls Who Code, and More News from Campus
Ms. Vis Honored, First Look, Girls Who Code, Junior Project Presentations, Alumnae Visit Campus, Athletes of the Week

May 10, 2019: Commencement Speaker, Visiting Writer, Awards and More
2019 Commencement Speaker, Naomi Shihab Nye Visits Campus, Gloria Awards, Cum Laude Society Inductees, Student Photographer Wins Awards, Passing Down Chapel

May 3, 2019: Photo Galleries, Upcoming Events and More
Middle School Night of Excellence, Grandparents’ and Friends’ Day Photos, Elite Skiier, Upcoming Events, Spring Musical

April 26, 2019: Bonz Speaker, Poetry Finalist and Spring Events
Bonz Speaker, Student Finalist in Poetry Competition, Moving Matters Set Design, Athletes of the Week

April 19, 2019: Spring Concert Photos, Latin and Math News
Spring Concert Photos, National Latin Exams, Math Tournament at Yale, Walker’s Hosts College Fair, Softball Spotlight, Spring Events

April 12, 2019: Arts, Robotics and Social Justice News
Grapes Win Best in Show, Smith Poetry Prize, Robotics Awards, Dance Festival, Social Justice and Upcoming Events

April 5, 2019: Field Trips, Contests and Upcoming Events
Shakespeare at Yale Repertory Theatre, Grapes Perform in Regional Festival, World Language Poetry Contest, Bonz Speaker, Spring Sports Sweet Opening Games

March 29, 2019: Spring Events, Student Awards and More
Student Places Top 5 in Poetry Out Loud State Finals, Finalist in Hartford Symphony Orchestra Competition, Spring Events, Equestrian Update, Spring Sports Preview

March 22, 2019: Walker’s in China, Broadway Photos and Upcoming Events
Margaret Huling Bonz Women of Distinction Speaker, Walker’s to Host CPTV Screening, Student Wins First Place in CRT National Arts Program, Walker’s Visits Broadway

March 8, 2019: Celebrating Science, Writing and Athletic Accomplishments
Walker’s Wins Top Prize in Small World Initiative Contest, Students Accepted to Competitive Young Writers’ Conference, Student Performs National Anthem, Winter Athletic Awards

March 1, 2019: Winter Play Photos, Equestrian News and More
Winter Play Photos, Walker’s Celebrates Black History Month, Photos from Lacuna, Transportation for Spring Break, New Trustees, Equestrian Update

February 22, 2019: Lacuna, Student Accomplishments and More News from Campus
Lacuna 2019, Isabel Ceballos Named Head of the Middle School, Celebrating Student Accomplishments, Walker’s Writers Poetry Series, Arts on Campus

February 15, 2019: Dance Concert Photos, Ski Team Win and More
Dance Concert Photos, Ski Team Wins NEPSAC Championship, 2019-2020 Important Dates, Author Visits Campus, Penguin Plunge, Valentine’s Day at Walker’s

February 8, 2019: Students Perform, Compete and Win
Lunar New Year, Lacuna Workshops Announced, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Honors Biochemistry Award, Scholar Athletes, Equestrian Update

February 1, 2019: Tropical Ecology Video, Athletics and Arts News
Kids Lit Quiz, Tropical Ecology Video, Student Named NFHCA High School All-Region, Memory Project, Midterm Exams

January 25, 2019: Olympian on Campus, MLK Day, Exam Schedules and More
Exam Schedule, Walker’s Observes MLK Day, Junior Project Presentations, Winter Play, Athletes of the Week, Musings with Meera

January 18, 2019: Ski Team Win, Arts News and More
Ski TeamWin, MLK Day Program Schedule, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Music Assembly, Athletes of the Week, Upcoming Art Receptions

January 11, 2019: Student Accomplishments and Upcoming Events
VITA Kick Off, Harvard Writing Contest, Poetry Out Loud, Seventh Grader Raises Awareness About Climate Change, English Department Poetry Reading

January 4: 2019: Flying Pigs, Robotics Kickoff and More
Robotics Team Kicks Off 2019 Season, Musicians Perform in Hartford Benefit Concert, New Community Partnership, Current Exhibitions

December 21, 2018: Happy Holidays from The Ethel Walker School
Walker’s Celebrates Time-Honored Holiday Traditions, Theater Program Presents Winter Play, Basketball Team Named Holiday Tournament Champions, Robotics Team Kicks Off Season

December 14, 2018: Holiday Break Reminders and News from Campus
Walker’s Visits Yale Stem Cell Center, Swim Clinic with Amanda Weir, Faculty Profile, Walker’s Hosts Holiday Basketball Tournament, Equestrian Update

December 7, 2018: Winter Concert Photos, Walker’s in the Community and More
Middle School Winter Concert Photos, Model UN, Middle School Debate Team, Walker’s in the Community, Equestrian Update

November 30, 2018: Athletics and Arts News, Upcoming Events
Senior Named National Field Hockey Player of the Month, Musicians Selected to Northeast Regionals, Creative Writing and Dance Collaboration, Fall Athletic Awards

November 16, 2018: Walker’s is Thankful For…
Field Hockey Advances to NEPSAC Semifinals, Thanksgiving Vespers, Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent, Student Photographers Place in Local Contest, Asian Assembly, Winter Play

November 9, 2018: Celebrating the Arts and Student Accomplishments
Family Weekend Feedback, Elizabeth Olsen Marshall Dance Concert, Students’ “Tiny Stories” in New York Times, Local Nutritionist Visits Campus, Shuttle Service

November 2, 2018: Visiting Writer, Family Weekend in Review and More
Poet and MacArthur Fellow Visits Campus, Family Weekend, Lee-Ann Harris P’13 Awarded Rooke Chair, Model UN, Junior Project Presentations

October 26, 2018: Family Weekend Photos, Arts Highlights and More
Photos from Family Weekend, Poetry and Dance Collaboration, Published Student Work, Middle School Art Critique, Art Teacher’s Exhibit

October 19, 2018: Athletics News, Family Weekend Reminders and More
Play4theCure, Middle School Create Space, Visiting Writer Seminar, Walker’s Volleyball Coaches

October 12, 2018: Shakespeare, Play4theCure and Upcoming Events
Shakespeare Scholar Visits Campus, Support Play4theCure, Earth Science Field Trip, Updates from the EWSPA, Spring Break Trip to China

October 5, 2018: Mountain Day Photos, Arts and Athletics News
Photos from Mountain Day, Tony-Nominated Director and Choreographer Visits Campus, Visiting Writer Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant, Athletics Recap, Winter Play Announced

September 28, 2018: This Week in Photos and News from Campus
Steelcase Active Learning Center Ribbon Cutting, Walker Book, Ecology Students Extract Honey, Hispanic Heritage Chapel

September 21, 2018: Upcoming Fall Events, Photos and More
Riding Chapel Photos, Music Instruction, Athletes of the Week, Visiting Writer, Walker’s in the Community

September 14, 2018: Apiary Visit, Athletics News and Upcoming Events
Ecology Students Visit Walker’s Apiary, Horizons Assembly, Strong Start to Athletics Season

September 7, 2018: Welcome to the 108th Year of Walker’s
Opening Days Photos, Middle School Bonds, Bus Transportation, Volunteers Needed, Exhibitions on Campus

August 31, 2018: Meet Our New Faculty and Staff, Opening Days Reminders and More
New Faculty and Staff, Opening Days Reminders, Equestrian Update, Field Hockey Trip

August 24, 2018: Opening Days Are Just Around the Corner
Summer To-Do Items, Veracross Permissions, Opening Days Events, Important Dates

August 17, 2018: Summer To-Do Items, Opening Days Events and More
Reminders from the Health Center, Schedules, Book Ordering Information, Opening Days Events

August 10, 2018: Back to School Information, New English Teacher and More
Summer Letter from DOS, Bus Transportation, New English Teacher, Important Calendar Dates

August 3, 2018: Summer Updates, New Math Teacher and More
Summer To-Do Items, New Math Teacher, Walker’s Athletics on Instagram, College Counseling Update

July 27, 2018: Walker’s in the Media, Horizons STEAM Exhibition and More
Arrival Dates for Fall 2018, Horizons STEAM Exhibition, Walker’s in the Media, New Director of International Enrollment

July 20, 2018: Horizons Open House, New English Teacher and More
Horizons at The Ethel Walker School Open House, New English Teacher, Walker’s Words

July 13, 2018: Commencement Video, Equestrian News and More
Commencement Highlight Video, Summer Reading, Equestrians Compete in Lake Placid, New Aquatics Director