The Boiling Point

Favorite Maimonides math teacher to share magic here

Michael Silver, Web Editor

August 26, 2010

“I consider myself very lucky,” laughed Mrs. Malikov, Shalhevet’s new Pre-Calculus Honors teacher. “I get up in the morning after at most a few hours of sleep and I actually look forward to the day. Very few people do that in life.” With the school year winding down last spring, Mr. Tranchi, Principal of General Studies, called the then-sophomore class into the...

Students feeling the loss of a beloved Hebrew teacher

Jaclyn Kellner, Deputy Editor and Nate Erez, Staff Writer

August 26, 2010

After 10 years of teaching Hebrew and brightening the hallways with her radiant smile and colorful clothing and conversation, Ziva Gleiberman is not returning to Shalhevet. Ziva – who was never called by anything other than her first name -- was one of the most popular teachers Shalhevet had ever seen and was considered to be beyond just a teacher. “Ziva made you...

Natalie Weiss is new director of admission

Adam Ashkenazi, Chief Copy Editor

August 26, 2010

Natalie Weiss, admissions director of Pressman Academy since 2005, has been named the Director of Admission at Shalhevet and will start Sept. 1. Ms. Weiss, who is the mother of senior Elianna Willis and freshman Tamar Willis,  is very excited to use her experience to improve the Shalhevet admission process. “We want all our visitors, even those who decide Shalhevet...

A change of plans, and Shlomit is here to stay

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2010

This year’s first day of school will be the first for Hebrew teacher Shlomit Abrams, even though she finished last year in the same position. Ms. Abrams, known by students as “Shlomit,” will be returning this August for a full school year, after she spent last year as a full time replacement for Nili Shamrat, who was terminated March 3 after her criminal conviction...

Dr. Parks to bring the art of organization to classrooms

Jaclyn Kellner, Deputy Editor

August 26, 2010

When you walk into Dr. Debora Parks’ office, on the main hallway just left of the foyer, a shock of organization hits you in the face: the push pins neatly sit in her bulletin board in a row at the same 135-degree angle and there isn’t a single paper out of place. And that’s exactly what Dr. Parks hopes to accomplish: organization at Shalhevet. As the Director of Curriculum...

Dr. Yoss: Back to the future

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2010

Dr. Michael Yoss, who was known for his unique teaching style and humorous attitude during an earlier eight-year tenure at Shalhevet, has returned to school this fall and will head the History Department. Dr. Yoss spent the last three years teaching at Friends Academy, a Quaker school in Locust Valley, New York. “Personal reasons brought me to New York and now they’ve...

Familiar faces join high school staff

David Rokah, Staff Writer

August 26, 2010

Among the new faces in the hallways this fall are four teachers, who have joined the high school community from the now-closed Shalhevet Middle School: Mr. Jonathan Gilbert, known as “Mr. G”;  Rabbi Yehoshua Gabbai, formerly the middle school’s principal;  Hebrew teacher Morah Michal Davis; and English teacher Mrs. Michelle Crincolli. These teachers will continue...

Eighth grade joins high school, for now

Rachel Lester, Chief Layout Editor

August 26, 2010

By Rachel Lester, Chief Layout Editor When the board announced the closing of the Shalhevet’s lower schools last March, it added that incoming eighth graders would be able to stay for their last year “because of the special needs of eighth graders” -- presumably, that it would be unfair to make them start new schools in their last year of middle school. Many questions...

Rearranged, reorganized, ready to go

Colleen Bazak, Staff Writer

August 26, 2010

With no more elementary and middle school, Shalhevet High School has expanded its territories throughout the entire main building and classrooms and offices have now moved into the wing that used to be occupied by grades 1 through 8. With all this newly acquired space, the high school has moved out of the Annex Building with the exception of only the Science Lab. “The...

New schedule means big changes and some controversy

Jaclyn Kellner, Deputy Editor

August 20, 2010

The bell schedue changes almost every year, but this year’s changes break the record for the most far-reaching ever at Shalhevet. For the first time, all nine classes are meeting every day Monday through Thursday, instead of on a rotating schedule where eight classes met most days and the missed ones were made up on Fridays. Now Fridays are set aside for Town Hall a...

Board announcement of new director of admission, Natalie Weiss

Board announcement of new director of admission, Natalie Weiss

August 18, 2010

I am very excited to announce that Natalie Weiss has agreed to accept the position of Director of Admissions for Shalhevet School. Natalie has been the Day Schoo...

Meet Nathan Reynolds, Shalhevet’s interim head of school

Meet Nathan Reynolds, Shalhevet’s interim head of school

July 5, 2010

Nathan Reynolds, former Shalhevet general studies principal and longtime principal of Harvard-Westlake School, has been named Interim Head of Scho...