The Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls welcomed an exceptional turnout of prospective parents and students to its open house on Sunday, October 26. The auditorium was overflowing during the introductory remarks by Mrs. Helen Spirn, head of school, Ms. Raizi Chechik, principal of grades 9-10, Dr. Tzipora Meier, principal of grades 11-12, and Rabbi Yosef Zakutinsky, director of student programming. The enthusiasm was contagious throughout the parent and student tours. As SKA faculty presenters shared their passion for their subject areas, the richness of the curriculum and the warmth and dedication of the staff were apparent the entire morning.
Student volunteers, including the SKA student ambassadors, shared their insights into the excellent limudei kodesh and secular academic programs of SKA and the outstanding extracurricular experiences that are offered. Pointing out the Smart Boards, iPads, and chromebooks in constant use, the computer lab and the modern biology and chemistry labs, the SKAers were excited to share their school with the future students. They highlighted the immensely popular Art Academy and Science Research Initiative and electives such as sign language, forensics, and pre-engineering, while also mentioning the extremely successful chesed program that is such an integral part of the school.
Serenaded by SKA band members Yiela Saperstein and Adi Penzoh on the violin and guitar respectively, under the direction of Mrs. Terry Wagner, the visiting eighth graders were given SKA totes filled with informational brochures about the school. Following the program, parents and students had the opportunity to chat with the administration and faculty members, while enjoying an array of delicious snacks, especially the delectable chocolate fountain, courtesy of the SKA Parent Council!
Celebrating over 21 years of educating the whole girl, SKA offers its students spiritual growth and personal development. SKA looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2019!