The Ninth Graders of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls had a wonderful opportunity to start the school year in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere at their Freshman Experience held on Wednesday, September 14, on the beautiful grounds of Camp Kaylie. Spending time making new friends and meeting administrators and grade level advisors in a cozy setting gave the girls a comfortable foundation to their first year of high school.

The getaway was a great way for the grade to bond! Building Balloon Towers and Bucket Brigade competitions together with other games, activities, and workshops enabled the girls to once again mingle and meet students from other elementary schools. “Grade Achdut,” a session presented by SKA Associate Principal Ms. Elena Flaumenhaft, who works directly with the Freshmen, focused on each girl’s individual strengths and talents combining to make the Class of 2027 one of the best yet. The new students also took the time to write letters to themselves, reflecting on their hopes for their year, opening their correspondence in the final month of school.

In addition to Ms. Flaumenhaft, SKA’s Freshman Experience was also enhanced by the presence of Director of Student Programming Rabbi Yosef Zakutinsky, who organized this amazing event, Dean of Students Mrs. Shira Englander, 9th Grade Level Advisors Mrs. Tzippy Calm, Mrs. Rachel Josef, and Mrs. Gabby Shultz, and SKA’s Student Council members and their advisor, Ms. Sydney Daitch.

SKA’s Class of 2027 is off to a great start!