I was just about to write an email wishing each of you a Chag Samai'ach and telling you about some stuff happening after Yom Tov was something quite lovely and noteworthy happened:
During the last twenty minutes or so dozens, literally dozens, of young men and women have popped into my office to happliy and excitedly to make sure I'd heard the news that a deal had been made to release Gilad Shalit. Their joy couldn't have been greater had this been a Simcha in their own families (which, of course, it is). Between Frisch and Parents we're obviously doing something right! We can only pray that Gilad Shalit will in fact be coming home next month.
Much more prosaic but also somewhat exciting: Once again this year our students will have the opportunity to participate in a series of lectures and programs on significant issues in Jewish life and thought conducted by major figures in the Jewish intellectual world. The lecture/program series, funded once again by the Tikvah Foundation, is open to all students in each of the grades. We do require, however, that students demonstrate serious interest--it's hard to believe but there are actually high school students who'd attend a lecture or two just to get out of a few classes (we weren't at all like that when we were kids)--by completing a short application and essay and by doing some reading and written work--nothing onerous--before and after each program. Applications are available in the office and are due by no later than November 2.
PSAT FOR GRADES 10-11: All sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 26. No pre-registration is needed. Students just need to be in school on time and to have some pencils, a calculator, and $14 in cash or in a check made out to The Frisch School.
-Dr. Kalman Stein