Student ambassadors at SKA Open House

Welcome To SKA!

A record turnout of prospective parents and students from many elementary schools were welcomed to the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls at its open house on Sunday, October 14. The overflow crowd listened with interest to introductory remarks by Mrs. Elisheva Kaminetsky, principal, Judaic studies; Mrs. Bluma Drebin, principal, general studies; Rabbi Yosef Zakutinsky, director of student programs; Ms. Elana Flaumenhaft, associate principal; and senior Devorah Schreier, G.O. president.

The enthusiasm in the school was contagious throughout the parent and student tours. SKA presenters shared their passion for their subject areas while the richness of the curriculum and the warmth and dedication of the staff were apparent the entire morning.

Student volunteers, including SKA student ambassadors, shared their insights about the excellent limudei kodesh and secular academic programs of SKA and the outstanding extracurricular experiences that are offered. Pointing out the recently built graphic-design studio, the newly remodeled art studio, the state-of-the-art STEM Lab, the chemistry lab, and “whirly desks,” the SKAers were eager to share their school with the prospective students. They highlighted the sought-after Art Academy and electives such as coding, forensics, and sign language, while also emphasizing the popular sports program, student initiatives for religious growth opportunities, Israel Action activities, and SKA’s successful chesed program which is such an integral part of the school.

Serenaded by chamber music performed by members of SKA’s band under the direction of Production Head Mrs. Terri Wagner, the guests were given “look books” filled with information about the school as well as SKA gift bags. Following the program, parents and incoming students were able to chat with students, administration, and faculty members of SKA, view tables laden with details about SKA publications, sports activities, academic clubs, and teams, among others, and enjoy a delicious collation.

SKA looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2023!

SKA Holocaust Journal Wins Gold

SKA Holocaust Journal editors Breindy Berger, Ariella Borah, Devora Fuchs, Priva Halpert, Anni Laufer, Jenny Lifschutz, Sussy Liss, Ayelet Rosman, Menucha Ross, and Sara Stein—and faculty adviser Mrs. Leibtag.Congratulations to the editors of SKA’s Holocaust Journal, which was awarded a gold medal by the CSPA!

Last year’s journal, produced by members of the ninth grade, was deemed by the CSPA “a crucial publication. It is wonderful to show the connections with so many stories of great-grandparents. The name of the publication, Survival of the Spirit, certainly sets the tone, and the staff works clearly and carefully to serve the purpose. From the dedications in the front through the editors’ note and the contents, this is an inspiring magazine.”

Yashar koach to the SKA editors—Breindy Berger, Ariella Borah, Devora Fuchs, Priva Halpert, Anni Laufer, Jenny Lifschutz, Sussy Liss, Ayelet Rosman, Menucha Ross, and Sara Stein — and faculty adviser Mrs. Leibtag for producing this important work.

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