The Boiling Point

New Ed. Support specialist moves from Title 9 to Shalhevet fulltime

New Ed. Support specialist moves from Title 9 to Shalhevet fulltime

September 6, 2018

  Ms. Valencia Wilson has already been teaching here for two years, but this year has become a full-time Educational Support specialist employed...

New College Counselor plans to advise from personal experience

New College Counselor plans to advise from personal experience

September 5, 2018

  Raised in a traditional Persian family in Los Angeles, new college counselor and SAS Psychology teacher Mr. Eli Shavalian took matters into his...

New Israel teacher wants students to form their own opinions

New Israel teacher wants students to form their own opinions

September 5, 2018

  New SAS History, Culture, and Politics of Israel teacher Mrs. Hannah Cohen plans to be “a guide on the side” for her students this year,...

Scuba-diving enthusiast is newest addition to Science Department

Scuba-diving enthusiast is newest addition to Science Department

September 4, 2018

  Swimming with fish the size of small cars, circling shipwrecks and diving 100 feet down in the ocean are just some of the things Mr. Chris St....

VIDEO: New teachers 2018

August 31, 2018

Books, visits help recovery as Rabbi Tsaidi plans return next fall

Books, visits help recovery as Rabbi Tsaidi plans return next fall

June 12, 2018

Judaic Studies teacher and mashgiach ruchani Rabbi Yagil Tsaidi remains out on medical leave since Feb. 21, but he has not stopped learning, spend...

A legacy of excellence as Ms. Sunshine retires

A legacy of excellence as Ms. Sunshine retires

June 10, 2018

Mrs. Tove Sunshine, known for her commitment to advanced subjects, her organized teaching style, her fairness to all students and her knowing and readable facial expressions during ...

College counselor Lisa Gruenbaum departing to focus on kids

College counselor Lisa Gruenbaum departing to focus on kids

June 8, 2018

Writing a college essay requires self-reflection, and departing college counselor Ms. Lisa Gruenbaum said last week that helping students do that brought...

New Dean of Student Life leads focuses on unity and ‘value added’

New Dean of Student Life leads focuses on unity and ‘value added’

May 24, 2018

The last name of Shalhevet’s new Dean of Student Life, Dr. Jonny Ravanshenas, is hard to pronounce, but it’s a good name for him. Pronounced ra-VAN-she-nas, it...

Math teacher Ellen Greenman will not return next year

Math teacher Ellen Greenman will not return next year

May 23, 2018

Math teacher Ellen Greenman, known for kind and reasonable teaching policies over five years at Shalhevet, told students today that she will not be returning next year.

Ms. Tove Sunshine retiring at the end of the year

Ms. Tove Sunshine retiring at the end of the year

March 8, 2018

SAS Psychology, SAS History and Jewish History teacher Ms. Tove Sunshine, known for her passion for advanced subjects, her organized teaching style and her fairness to all students, has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the school year.

‘Strategic shuffling’ and new staff member will cover roles of former principal, Rabbi Segal announces

‘Strategic shuffling’ and new staff member will cover roles of former principal, Rabbi Segal announces

January 11, 2018

Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal said today that a “strategic shuffling will go into effect immediately” in light of the recent removal of Shalhevet’s Principal and Assistant Head of School who was in charge of many areas within the school ranging from admissions and discipline to curriculum development, student life and co-curriculars.