The Boiling Point

New resource specialist befriends all kinds of students

Tamar Willis, Staff Writer

November 1, 2010

Students who are falling behind in classes or have trouble learning have a new Resource Learning Specialist, Mr. Josh Horwatt.  He also teaches an eighth grade math class. Mr. Horwatt primarily teaches students with more intense needs, such as Autism or Aspbergers Syndrome, while Inclusion Specialists Beth Schoen and Mia Markoff focus on students who need remedial work...

Rabbi Ari Segal named to lead school

Rabbi Ari Segal named to lead school

October 31, 2010

Rabbi Ari Segal, praised as "awesome," "chill" and "supportive" by students at his current school in Houston, was named head of school at Shalhevet Oct. 21, ef...

A busy month for Shalhevet democracy

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2010

Shalhevet’s representative elections were finally held Oct. 14 at lunch, but various problems caused delays and revotes across three out of four grades. The sophomore vote was reheld Oct. 25, because in the original tally, more ballots had been cast than there are members of the class.  Freshmen didn’t know who their representatives were until Oct. 18 because candidates...

New rule restricts students to one school trip in 30 days

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief and Ariella Feitelberg, Staff Writer

October 29, 2010

A new “30-day rule” has gone into effect this year, limiting students to one overnight trip in a 30-day period and two per semester.      The new rule has come under fire from students and faculty members involved in multiple extra-curriculars, who claim it will undermine Shalhevet’s successes in these areas, while the administration has said it was needed because...

November election attracts little student interest

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2010

As the 2010 California gubernatorial election rapidly approaches, competition is heating up between Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown. But at Shalhevet, a sizable portion of the student body isn’t paying much attention. A poll taken by The Boiling Point Friday October 8, showed that just under half of the Shalhevet community supports one of the two candidates. Whitman and Brown...

Gone fishin’: Sophomores reel in halacha

Nate Erez, Staff Writer

October 26, 2010

As the sun rose last Friday morning, Mrs. Williams’ 10th grade Tanach class ventured out into the Pacific to catch some fish and learn what makes them kosher or traif.  Students and chaperones boarded the fishing boat *Spitfire*  and six hours later had caught one red snapper, three ling cod, 45 rockfish and 110 sculpin  in total.  Mrs. Williams planned the trip as...

Late-night email announces new head of school

Late-night email announces new head of school

October 21, 2010

An e-mail sent Thursday at 9 PM to the Shalhevet community named Rabbi Ari Segal as the next head of school. The email sent by Board of Directors president...

Buckley’s amendment to amend is ratified

Buckley’s amendment to amend is ratified

October 20, 2010

Science and math teacher Mr. Chris Buckley's proposed amendment to the Shalhevet constitution passed Wednesday with nearly 96 percent of the vote of students,...

Final freshman election results

Zev Hurwitz, Editor in Chief

October 19, 2010

Freshman Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, who was elected to both the Agenda and Fairness committees last week, said Tuesday that she would choose Agenda, resolving a question that had held freshman representation on both committees in limbo while she was out of town. Hannah-Leeba ran for both committees in last Thursday's election, and after winning both, was told by the Agenda...

Schedule vote tallies

October 17, 2010

Here are the results of the Oct. 14 vote on proposed bell schedules.  The vote is advisory only, and Mr. Tranchi has said administration will make the final decision as to what the schedule will be. People could vote yes on all four measures; thus the total doesnt add up to a total number of votes cast. STUDENT 'YES' VOTE: Daniel Schwartz's schedule...

Schwartz schedule proposal is favorite in advisory vote–administration to review

Jaclyn Kellner, Deputy Editor

October 16, 2010

In a vote which may or may not influence the administration's decision, sophomore Daniel Schwartz's proposed new bell schedule with earlier dismissal times won by a landslide of both students and faculty in last Thursday's schoolwide election. People could vote yes on all four measures. The Schwartz proposal, called "A" on the ballots, won 123 yes votes from students and...

Committee rep elections – updated results

Zev Hurwitz, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2010

UPDATED TUESDAY, OCT. 19 After several days of delays, Shalhevet's representative elections were finally held last Thursday at lunch, but various problems caused delays in the freshman and sophomore results. The sophomore was reheld Monday, because in the original tally, more ballots had been cast than there are members of the class. Vote counting is scheduled for toda...