Student ambassadors greeted a record number of prospective parents and students from many metropolitan elementary schools at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls Open House on Sunday, November 3. The overflow crowd heard from Mrs. Elisheva Kaminetsky, principal, Judaic Studies; Mrs. Bluma Drebin, principal, general studies; Rabbi Yosef Zakutinsky, director of student programs; Ms. Elana Flumenhaft, associate principal; and SKA senior Avigail Goldberg.
The parent and student tours were enthusiastically received as the SKA presenters shared their passion for their subjects and displayed their warmth and dedication. Student volunteers spoke about the excellent limudei kodesh and secular academic programs at SKA and the outstanding extracurricular experiences that are offered. The state-of-the-art STEM lab, new science lab, and impressive graphic design room were highlighted as well as the sought-after Art Academy studio. The visitors were intrigued hearing about electives offered such as coding, marine biology, and sign language in addition to SKA’s popular sports program, student initiatives for religious growth, Israel Action activities, and the school’s successful chesed program.
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 administration and faculty members of SKA, view tables laden with details about SKA publications, sports activities, academic clubs and teams, etc., and enjoy a delicious collation.