The Boiling Point

Fairness Committee may ban students from empty classrooms after teacher files complaint over food mess and poster vandalism

Fairness Committee may ban students from empty classrooms after teacher files complaint over food mess and poster vandalism

January 14, 2020

Responding to food left in classrooms after lunch and vandalism against posters, the Fairness Committee is considering a two-week-long schoolwide puni...

Move to revise Just Community constitution debates who should decide what’s debatable

Move to revise Just Community constitution debates who should decide what’s debatable

December 17, 2019

After being talked about by Agenda committees and chair candidates since 2016, a proposed rewriting of Shalhevet’s constitution was finally begun on...

Town Hall vote puts Fairness Committee in charge of Just Community elections

Town Hall vote puts Fairness Committee in charge of Just Community elections

September 13, 2019

After years of dilemmas, complications and mistakes in the running of elections, the Shalhevet community voted this week to appoint the Fairness Committ...

‘Ranked Choice’ replaces ‘Instant Runoff’ as new election format in first Just Community decision this year

‘Ranked Choice’ replaces ‘Instant Runoff’ as new election format in first Just Community decision this year

May 23, 2019

In the first Town Hall led by the newly elected Agenda Committee, the community voted May 15 to institute a new “ranked choice” system of voting in...

New harassment policy sets rules, defines terms

New harassment policy sets rules, defines terms

April 8, 2019

After several Town Hall discussions and heated debates about what exactly sexual harassment is, the school released a new harassment, discrimination and r...

Administration asks for more compliance with dress code

Administration asks for more compliance with dress code

March 21, 2019

A boys dress code leniency was put on probation in January after administration officials said it was being violated too often. It was reinstated, however,...

Citing Student Handbook, Fairness rules admin cannot enforce school rules at Starbucks if student has not checked in to school

Citing Student Handbook, Fairness rules admin cannot enforce school rules at Starbucks if student has not checked in to school

February 21, 2019

In the first public Fairness case of the year, a ruling based on a technicality raised but did not clearly answer the question of when and whether students...

Fairness imposes penalties for missing davening

Fairness imposes penalties for missing davening

October 9, 2018

In response to a greater number of students ditching davening (prayer) last year, the Fairness Committee wrote a stricter policy regarding davening attendance,...

2018-19 Just Community grade-level election results

2018-19 Just Community grade-level election results

September 13, 2018

The following people were elected today to represent their grades on the various Just Community committees. Freshmen SAC: Liad Machmali, Jacob Kahtan ...

Talia Gill is new Agenda Chair as election approves changes

Talia Gill is new Agenda Chair as election approves changes

June 5, 2018

Talia Gill was elected Agenda Chair for the 2018-19 school year May 4, following a week of speeches, posters and promises from the gym to the roof and...

Talia Gill is new Agenda Chair

Talia Gill is new Agenda Chair

May 4, 2018

Here are the results from the 2018 Just Community elections: Agenda: Chair -  Talia Gill Vice Chair - Maya Tochner Secretary - Kate Orlanski Fairness: Co-chai...

Votes keep no-lunch Fridays, change boys dress code

Votes keep no-lunch Fridays, change boys dress code

April 10, 2018

Schedule: The Just Community voted on Jan. 4 to continue no-lunch and early dismissal on Fridays, guaranteeing that school will end at 12:45 p.m. on ...