A warm SKA welcome for the eighth-graders
A warm SKA welcome for the eighth-graders
A warm SKA welcome for the eighth-graders

Over 120 eighth-graders from several metropolitan elementary schools recently got a taste of what their high-school experience at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls would be like. On Thursday, January 30, with SKA students serving as welcoming ambassadors, girls from HALB, Shulamith, YCQ, Bnos Malka, HANC, and other schools got a glimpse of some of the highlights SKA has to offer, along with the warmth and energy it projects.

After refreshments, the eighth-graders heard from Mrs. Helen Spirn, head of school, and Ms. Raizi Chechik, principal of grades 9—10, followed by student panelists from different grades and varying elementary schools, who answered questions about SKA and discussed their own high-school experiences. Ms. Erica Chaimowitz, admissions liaison, who helped plan the day’s events, personally greeted all the girls she had met during the interview process.

Can you see yourself at SKA? The visitors were placed into various groups and had the opportunity to spend an hour at SKA by attending Tanach, art, math, and dance classes. They even played “panoply,” giving them a chance to meet girls applying from other schools and experience the creative and unique programming SKA has to offer. The hallways thronged with current and hopeful students making their way to their various classrooms.

SKA binders filled with SKA paraphernalia were among the souvenirs the eighth-graders took home. It was a wonderful way to end a very informative day. v


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