The Boiling Point

Board president says Mr. Reynolds, Rabbi Segal both working to plan next year

Board president says Mr. Reynolds, Rabbi Segal both working to plan next year

March 13, 2011

Shalhevet Board of Directors president Larry Gill was interviewed March 8 by Rose Bern about Mr. Reynolds’ accident and how the school is adjusting. Her...

Mr. Reynolds injured in car accident

Mr. Reynolds injured in car accident

March 13, 2011

Interim head of school Nat Reynolds is at home recovering from injuries sustained in a Jan. 31 car accident and has been absent since the end of first...

Club captures more than student interest

Jenny Hay, Staff Writer

March 12, 2011

Film hangs in a damp, dark room as captured moments slowly turn into photos. But no, this is not 1930. This is Shalhevet’s newest extracurricular group, the Photography Club. But film may become obsolete in the club faster than you can say “cheese,” because of the departure of the club’s faculty advisor, Dr. Debora Parks. (See related story below)  Though the club...

‘Race to Nowhere’ highlights pitfalls of school stress

Tamar Willis, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011

Panel of experts says school should be different. Imagine a crowd of teachers, students and parents finding out that more than two hours per night of homework does not improve academic performance for high schoolers. This was the case at the Laemmle Theater in Beverly Hills Feb. 10, where the 250-seat auditorium was filled to capacity for Shalhevet’s screening of Race ...

A Just Community milestone: Dr. J’s 500th Town Hall is March 24

Leona Fallas, Senior Staff Writer

March 11, 2011

Dr. Jill Beerman doesn’t actually remember that first Town Hall in the fall of 1994, but she has a pretty good idea what it was like. Fewer than 60 students and faculty sat in the circle on the floor, sans microphone. While she doesn’t remember the topic, she suspects it had something to do with altering school policy.  Whatever it was, it made quite an impression. “I...

Standing against hate, on two continents

Nate Erez, Community Editor

March 11, 2011

There’s always something worse. As an African-American soldier fighting in WWII, then-Private Leon Bass nursed a sense of grievance over having to stand for 100 miles on a bus with empty seats because he wasn’t white. But when he witnessed the skeletal bodies dying of starvation at the Buchenwald concentration camp, his life would be forever changed. Shalhevet and...

Sophomore says shalom Israel for spring semester

Ariana Feder, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011

Sophomore Leora Nimmer last month left the doors of Shalhevet just after finals to join TRY, a program in Israel that allows high school students to study for a semester in Israel. After four years in both the Shalhevet middle and high schools, she felt compelled to change things up and spend the semester away from home. “Since I had been at Shalhevet since seventh grade,...

Favorite teacher will chair math department next year

Favorite teacher will chair math department next year

March 11, 2011

Ms. Ekaterina Malikov, part time Pre-Calculus Honors teacher, was appointed February 18 to become the new chair of the Math Department and begin teaching...

Director of curriculum leaves after one semester

Nate Erez, Community Editor

March 10, 2011

After one-and-a-half years at Shalhevet, Dr. Debora Parks, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, has not returned for the second semester. Always keeping cookies in her office for hungry students, Dr. Parks is remembered as kind and warm. She was General Studies Principal of the lower schools last year, but her position was shifted after their unexpected closure. This...

Letter announcing appointment of Ms. Malikov to lead math department

February 23, 2011

The following letter was sent to parents this morning from Shalhevet Board President Larry Gill and incoming head of school Rabbi Ari Segal. Dear Parents of Shalhevet, Shalhevet School is thrilled to annonce that Ms. Katerina Malikov will be joining the faculty as the Chair of the Mathematics Department beginning the 2011/2012 academic year. As many of you know and...

Mrs. Malikov to move to Shalhevet full time

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2011

According to numerous sources, Mrs. Ekatrina Malikov, currently a part-time Pre-Calculus honors teacher at Shalhevet, will leave her post at Maimonides Academy and teach full time at Shalhevet beginning next fall. While not yet announced at Shalhevet, the news was spread last Friday by Maimonides students who had found out through Mrs. Malikov directly. Many Maimonides students...

Through organ donation, a pink dot on your driver’s license could save a life if you unexpectedly lose yours

Tamar Willis, Staff Writer

January 5, 2011

“There is some talk in the Jewish community that donating organs is against halacha," said Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, opening a special Town Hall Nov. 4.  “Actually, by donating one’s organs, one is performing a great mitzvah--pikuach nefesh,” or saving a life. Dr. Danovitch, who also happens to be the father of Dean of Students Mr. Roy Danovitch, was addressing st...

« Previous PageNext Page »