The Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls welcomed an exceptional turnout of prospective parents and students to its Open House on Sunday, October 20. The auditorium was full during the introductory remarks by Mrs. Helen Spirn, head of school; Ms. Raizi Chechik, principal, grades 9–10; and Dr. Tzipora Meier, principal, grades 11–12. 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 new student ambassadors, shared their insights into the excellent limudei kodesh and secular academic program of SKA and the outstanding extracurricular experiences they are offered. Pointing out the Smart Boards, 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 chamber music performed by several members of SKA’s band under the direction of Mrs. Terri Wagner, the visitors 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. Celebrating over 20 years of educating the whole girl, SKA offers its students spiritual growth and personal development!
SKA looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2018! v