The Boiling Point

Refurbished and ‘cured,’ student lot to reopen Monday

Refurbished and ‘cured,’ student lot to reopen Monday

December 5, 2018

After longer-than-expected delays, the fence is up, the pavement sealed and the long-awaited student lot will finally be reopened to students next Monday,...

Third case of whooping cough diagnosed at school

Third case of whooping cough diagnosed at school

November 29, 2018

A third Shalhevet student has been diagnosed with pertussis, extending the time recommended for students to avoid babysitting until Dec. 9, and increasing th...

Deadly Woolsey Fire hits Jewish camps, schools, homes

Deadly Woolsey Fire hits Jewish camps, schools, homes

November 27, 2018

The Woolsey Fire ravaged Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, West Hills and Malibu, resulting in thousands of home evacuations, destroyed properties...

COLUMN: My weekend as a wing-whacker

COLUMN: My weekend as a wing-whacker

November 22, 2018

Recently Shalhevet hosted the Glouberman tournament (congrats to the boys) and they needed a mascot. I, not knowing what I was getting into, decid...

Student parking lot waits while pavement ‘cures’ behind new fence

Student parking lot waits while pavement ‘cures’ behind new fence

November 21, 2018

If you looked at the planned student parking lot during the Steve Glouberman basketball tournament, you might have seen white vans in its newly paved a...

Shalhevet students should not babysit infants until Nov. 30, Health Department official recommends

Shalhevet students should not babysit infants until Nov. 30, Health Department official recommends

November 18, 2018

This past month, there have been two cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, among Shalhevet students. While pertussis is not life-threateni...

Three gavels, seven honorable mentions at Princeton Model Congress

Three gavels, seven honorable mentions at Princeton Model Congress

November 18, 2018

Committee Session Awards: Talia Gill - Honorable Mention - Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Kate Orlanski- Gavel (Best Delegate) ...

Call for emails to senators starts dispute over politics on Schoology

Call for emails to senators starts dispute over politics on Schoology

November 13, 2018

Some have called the past two years the most divided time in American history. Last month, that division spilled onto Schoology -- Shalhevet’s online...

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

November 11, 2018

Jewish schools and camps have been hit hard by Southern California’s fires, with at least one day school and two camps reporting significant damage in the three-day-old blaze. The Ilan Ramon Jewish Day School in Agoura Hills, which w...

Psalms and slow singing soften a day of broken hearts after Pittsburgh shooting

Psalms and slow singing soften a day of broken hearts after Pittsburgh shooting

November 1, 2018

Everyone had heard about how they died on the news. But on Monday morning, the Shalhevet community took time to appreciate the victims of the mass synagog...

Town Hall mostly defends Justice Kavanaugh as conversation stays civil

Town Hall mostly defends Justice Kavanaugh as conversation stays civil

October 22, 2018

A recent Town Hall discussing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court turned out to be a serious and dignified conversation, and...

Summer construction: New colors, better acoustics and a space for non-profits at school

Summer construction: New colors, better acoustics and a space for non-profits at school

October 11, 2018

Artwork lines the basement hallway, red accents paint the pipes, and new offices mean more teachers now have space of their own. Summer at Shalhevet meant thi...