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Shalhevet news online: When we know it, you'll know it

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Shalhevet news online: When we know it, you'll know it

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DEPARTURE: Pavel started working at Shalhevet in 2017, after six science teachers had left over the course of five years.

Pavel Lieb leaving at the end of the year, will be principal at Yavneh

By Benjamin Gamson, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2023

Mr. Pavel Lieb, who has led the Shalhevet science department as department chair for the last six years, will be leaving Shalhevet at the end of this school year, according to an email sent to the Shalhevet...

CROWD: Fans from both schools roared in support of their teams at the girls CIF semifinal game  Feb. 18. Above, Buena Park fans filled the northern section of the bleachers as the Firehawks No. 25 Talia Tibi dribbled away from a Coyote defender.

CIF semifinal game marred by ethnic taunts from both Shalhevet’s and visitor’s fans

By Benjamin Gamson, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2023

  When the Shalhevet girls basketball team lost to the Buena Park Coyotes Feb. 18 in the Shalhevet gym, the drama didn’t end with the final buzzer. Instead, reports of anti-semitic and racist...

TAPED: A Nazi flag about the size of a billboard appeared briefly on a fenced gate between LACMA and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures this morning. About 16 feet wide, it may have been made of colored tape or other adhesive.

Nazi flag appears on Fairfax fence between LACMA and Academy Museum, half-mile north of school

By Tali Liebenthal, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2023

EDITOR'S NOTE: Since the publication of this story, The Boiling Point has learned that the swastika affixed to the LACMA fence depicted an Iranian flag when viewed at a different angle and was meant...

COMPLETE: The Boiling Point has profiled all 18 of this years new teaching and administrative staff, some of whom are pictured above. Stories are linked at the bottom of this page.

18 new faces bring range of backgrounds to faculty and staff

By Joshua Gamson, Community Editor November 29, 2022

Eighteen new staff members have joined Shalhevet this year as 10 departed, making it almost certainly the biggest single year of staff turnover in the school’s history. Four departments grew – Judaic...

PREPARED: Mr. Roque Wicker, president and CEO of C-T Watch Inc., right, demonstrating to senior Zach Rub and freshmen Sarah Goor and Lev Fishman how to use a tourniquet.

Emergency training seeks balance between ignorance and fear

By Sophie Katz, 9th Grade November 15, 2022

A counter-terrorism, security and intelligence company trained students for two hours Sept. 21 in tools they might need in an event with an active shooter, along with how to treat severe injuries and the...

COMPETE: From left, Rami Melmed, Daniel Nosrati, Avi Litvak, Keira Beller, Tali Liebenthal, Nettie Wolkind won awards at Princeton Model Congress, held in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10 - 12.

Firehawk debaters win six awards at Princeton Model Congress

By Benjamin Gamson, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2022

Shalhevet’s 18-person debate team won six awards, including four Best Delegate gavels, last weekend at Princeton Model Congress in Washington, D.C. The last time Firehawk debaters received four best...

MOM: Mrs. Maya Cohen, who has twin daughters at Shalhevet and an eighth-grader who’s applying, wants to make the middle-schoolers’ application process more fun.

New admissions director plans dance nights and scavenger hunts to make process more ‘friendly’

By Olivia Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor November 14, 2022

Mrs. Maya Cohen, who worked for five years in admissions at Hillel Hebrew Academy, brings Shalhevet’s first full-time Director of admissions since April 2020 and has plenty of new ideas to give incoming...

FAMILIAR: Mr. Plax has coached Firehawk basketball team, and Ms. Joel, who works as an occupational therapist, is married to former Assistant Executive Director Mr. Nachum Joel. (BP Photos by Sam Elyaszadeh)

New P.E. teachers turn to yoga, Zumba, weights and self-motivation

By Ariel Mazar, Ninth Grade November 13, 2022

Mr. Adam Plax and Ms. Atara Joel, the new P.E teachers, will try to get students to use the lessons they learn in sports or P.E. and apply them to everyday life. But first, they’re changing the P.E....

SCRIPT: Mr. Leach is currently writing a film about a mixed couple whose families are trying to navigate the holidays.

Fred Leach, who built close relationships in Ed Support, leaves to write for TV

By Benjamin Gamson, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2022

Mr. Fred Leach, who worked one-on-one with students taking online classes as part of the Student Support department, has left Shalhevet to pursue television and film writing, after working for five years...

HELPFUL: Students described Mr. Sinajon as being supportive and understanding. He taught at least five different courses during his years at Shalhevet.

‘Easygoing’ math teacher Mr. Sinajon leaves after five years

By Amalia Zucker, Features Editor October 22, 2022

Mr. Andrew Sinajon, math teacher and Robotics faculty advisor since 2017, did not return to Shalhevet for the 2022-23 school year. Mr. Sinajon, who could not be reached for comment for this story, taught...

RELEVANT: Before joining Milken and then Brentwood School, Mr. Moss was a reader of admissions applications at Wash U, Stanford, Yale and UCLA.

A class for college counseling? New director says why not

By Joshua Gamson, Community Editor October 18, 2022

Though he thinks the college application process is like a separate, “really challenging” course for seniors amidst their other responsibilities, Mr. Jordan Moss, new Director of College Counseling...

In his free time, Mr. Simmons belongs to a club where people sample flavors of Mountain Dew.

New math and Econ teacher wants to get beyond the ‘rote, mechanical aspects’

By Tali Liebenthal, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 3, 2022

Mr. Nick Simmons, who is now teaching three math courses and Economics at Shalhevet, said he came into teaching by accident. As part of his graduate program at the University of Tennessee, he taught...

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