On September 3, 2019, the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) and the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (Central) welcomed incoming freshmen with exciting orientation programs pointing the way ahead to a productive year of learning.
At MTA, eager first-year students participated in a variety of team-building activities, met with their newly assigned teachers and became better acquainted with their individual Senior Cub2Lion mentors, seniors who guide them throughout their freshman year. The first week of school ended on a series of high notes, including a grade-wide, fun-filled dodgeball game with students and their rebbeim [teachers] and a special Mishmar [Thursday-night learning], featuring chulent and shiurim [lectures] for each grade.
Following suit, first-year students at Central met with their Big Sister mentors, learning the names and faces of the seniors who will guide them throughout the academic year. Afterwards, head of school Mrs. CB Neugroschl officially welcomed the incoming freshmen and introduced them to “Boot Camp,” where they got a bird’s-eye view of daily school life, along with instruction on how to use their all-important Google Chromebooks and accompanying applications.
At the school-wide assembly which followed, freshmen joined in with transfers students and upper classmates to hear words of encouragement and inspiration from Neugroschl, associate principal Mrs. Beverly Segal, and assistant principals Ms. Bracha Rutner and Mrs. Aliza Konig. For students at both MTA and Central, it was a jam-packed day that previewed an exciting year ahead.