The Boiling Point

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

By Lucy Fried, Co-Editor-In-Chief Artwork lines the basement hallway, red accents paint the pipes, and new offices mean more teachers now have space ...

Reopening of old student parking lot delayed, but Tom Bergin’s lot may open sooner

Reopening of old student parking lot delayed, but Tom Bergin’s lot may open sooner

August 28, 2018

Long-awaited access to the old student parking lot will most likely be delayed until after the chagim, school officials announced last Thursday, dashi...

On the move: New titles, offices for administrators

On the move: New titles, offices for administrators

October 10, 2017

Over the summer, there were 10 office changes, two title changes and a whole lot of switching suites and floors among the people who run Shalhevet’s various departments.  So here is a rundown, organized by floor, of who’s where and who’s what.

Classroom expansion

Classroom expansion

August 29, 2017

Over the summer, Shalhevet’s custodial staff expanded Room 216 by the Genius Bar to hold 16-18 desks to 28. They did this by breaking down the wall behind...

More classrooms built for record student body, staff

More classrooms built for record student body, staff

October 22, 2016

New construction throughout Shalhevet’s building has brought new space for seven new teachers, a record high student body at 245, and a few new problems...

Over summer, school to increase classrooms and fix plumbing; student parking lot will still be unavailable

Over summer, school to increase classrooms and fix plumbing; student parking lot will still be unavailable

June 14, 2016

As with any new construction, there are still a few problems unresolved in Shalhevet’s new building as its first year of classes ends this week.

Second floor Genius Bar will transform into classroom next year

Second floor Genius Bar will transform into classroom next year

April 18, 2016

The open lobby space of the second-floor genius bar will become a classroom next year, providing an additional dedicated space for learning in the new building and raising the number of classrooms from 14 to 15, school officials have confirmed.

Airy, light and surprisingly tranquil, new building opens a new era

August 30, 2015

Members of the Shalhevet community can exhale and finally get excited.

School’s Open!

School’s Open!

August 28, 2015

It took a year longer than expected to get the required permits, but once the first bulldozer clawed into the roof of the old building on June 6, 2014, construction never stopped.

Diverse spaces will become classrooms in ‘flexible’ new building, set to open in July

Diverse spaces will become classrooms in ‘flexible’ new building, set to open in July

May 1, 2015

Boiling Point staffers who toured the construction site last Thursday saw the three-story lobby and grand staircase, reminiscent of government buildings in Washington DC. There are many windows and a domed skylight that let natural light into the lobby. Ironwork supporting the dome is in the shape of a Jewish star, which casts a six-pointed shadow on the lobby floor at midday.

New building reveals its shape in views from parking structure

New building reveals its shape in views from parking structure

March 11, 2015

Windows, yellow insulation on east on south sides of new building are now visible from where teachers and students park at Olympia Medical Center