The Boiling Point

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...

Recalling Little Rock Nine, Terrence Roberts put a face to history

Recalling Little Rock Nine, Terrence Roberts put a face to history

June 30, 2010

Dr. Terrence Roberts of the Little Rock Nine -- nine students who enrolled in Little Rock Central High School after the Supreme Court ruled segregation...

Shalhevet to take a year’s break from Bat Ami program

Shalhevet to take a year’s break from Bat Ami program

June 30, 2010

When Bat Ami Sara Borenstein and Aviya Cohen said goodbye last week, they took with them a 19-year tradition of Israeli high school graduates infusing...

‘Sustainable Dave’ Chameides is leaving, will move East this summer

‘Sustainable Dave’ Chameides is leaving, will move East this summer

June 26, 2010

"Sustainable” Dave Chameides, Director of Sustainability, announced June 15 via e-mail that he would be moving to Connecticut this summer to “be closer...

Competition spices up school elections

Competition spices up school elections

June 23, 2010

Toby Bern edged out Keren Meir for Agenda Chair and  Meshi Amzalag defeated two candidates for vice chair in the most competitive committee elections...

A message from the Interim Head of School, Nathan Reynolds

June 18, 2010

Dear Shalhevet Parents, My name is Nathan Reynolds. The purpose of this letter is to introduce myself to the    Shalhevet community. In 1992, just after my retirement from Harvard-Westlake, I worked with Jerry Friedman to make his vision of Shalhevet a reality. When the school opened I retired, yet again, and moved to New Mexico. I returned in to Shalhevet in 1997 to...

Interim Head of School announcement from the Shalhevet Board of Directors

June 18, 2010

Dear Friends of Shalhevet, On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan O. Reynolds as Interim Head of School, effective July 1, 2010. Mr. Reynolds is an extraordinarily bright and visionary educator who is no stranger to Shalhevet.  He provided consulting services to Dr. Friedman when Shalhevet was founded in 1992.  As a...

A boost for teens, trees and water conservation

Leila Miller, Arts Editor

May 23, 2010

Rachel Lester’s platform, which she posted on the SoRo website before her election to the  South Roberstson Neighborhood Council, focuses on forming a “teen task force” to unite the community’s teenagers in volunteering activities, encouraging water conservation and tree planting. She also wants to compile a mass community e-mail list “to promote ne...

Rachel Lester elected to SoRo neighborhood panel

Leila Miller, Arts Editor

May 23, 2010

In her black Shalhevet jacket with its blazing red letters, sophomore Rachel Lester assertively approached one of the desk clerks inside the Robertson Recreation Center, where the South Robertson Neighborhood Council (SoRo) election was in progress. Peering at papers on the table, she looked over the list of people who had voted so far and smiled incredulously. “I know thes...

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