The Boiling Point

NSPA, Quill and Scroll awards for BP

Jaclyn Kellner, Community Editor

April 30, 2010

In the past few weeks, The Boiling Point added six awards to its 2009-10 tally: a runner-up "Best in Show" award for its Special Edition on the lower schools closing, and five awards in Quill and Scroll's International Writing and Photo Contest, judged by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The Best in Show award was given at the annual spring convention of the National...

Text of e-mail from the Board to the Shalhevet community

April 30, 2010

This is the text of the e-mail that was sent as an e-mail at 11:56 p.m. Thursday night. April 29, 2010 To: Shalhevet School Parent and Faculty The Board of Directors of the Shalhevet School has been diligently evaluating many aspects of the school during this past academic year. The Board recently made the difficult decision to close the Middle and Elementar...

Welcome Oliver Bui Berkey Tranchi!

Welcome Oliver Bui Berkey Tranchi!

April 18, 2010

After years of "what-if's," English Department Chair Melanie Berkey and General Studies Principal Phu Tranchi welcomed their son Oliver Bui Berkey Tranchi...

Measuring our loss while looking ahead

Jenny Newman, Outside News Editor; Rachel Lester, Features Editor; and Lexi Gelb, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2010

Shalhevet’s decision to close its lower schools brought a swift and varied response from students and staff, and continues to rock the Shalhevet community. “I couldn’t believe that it was actually happening,” said eight grader Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn of her first reaction upon hearing the news. “It is my fourth year at Shalhevet and hearing the news was heart breaking....

How to help

How to help

March 24, 2010

With the news of the closing of the lower Shalhevet schools, many students—both lower schoolers and high schoolers alike—are finding difficulty coping...

Jewish schools have closed in other cities, too

Jaclyn Kellner, Community Editor

March 24, 2010

The Los Angeles Jewish community was shocked to hear that Shalhevet needs to close its middle, elementary and preschool, but similar situations have been happening to other Jewish schools in the past two years. Some schools, like Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island (JCDS), reacted in a similar manner to Shalhevet, closing down parts of the school to save the rest....

Against odds, parent group tries to keep lower schools open

Zev Hurwitz, Opinion Editor

March 24, 2010

Lower school families are organizing an effort to keep some version of Shalhevet lower schools open next year, hoping to form a separate financial entity so Shalhevet High School would not bear any financial connection or burden. Unofficially self-dubbed “Keep the Flame Alive,” a group of parents and teachers has met several times to discuss viable solutions to keep...

Unexpectedly, teachers and families explore their options for next year

Zev Hurwitz, Opinion Editor

March 24, 2010

As parents and administrators scrambled to place Shalhevet lower school students and teachers in other Jewish elementary schools, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy jumped at the opportunity to recruit new families by hosting an Open House event March 22.               Better known as just “Hillel,” the Jewish day school held an informational meeting in Shalhevet’s...

Shalhevet says lower schools will close after this year

Shalhevet says lower schools will close after this year

March 24, 2010

High school is thriving and was subsidizing lower schools, outside analyst says, and board agrees in unanimous vote. Shalhevet announced March 1...

Jubilant Model Congress team wins ‘Best Delegation’ at Penn

Jenny Newman, Outside News Editor

March 18, 2010

Shalhevet’s Penn Model Congress team returned ecstatic to Los Angeles February 28th with their first-ever Best Delegation award and 23 individual awards in tow, beating out 36 other teams from public and private high schools around the country. The closing ceremonies, which took place on Purim afternoon, were filled with the roars and applause of Shalhevet delegates for...

Dismissal of Nili Shamrat fuels controversy

Dismissal of Nili Shamrat fuels controversy

March 18, 2010

The Shalhevet community said goodbye to Hebrew teacher Nili Shamrat March 3 after almost 10 years of service to the high school. She was let go after being...

School is structurally sound but lacks supplies, safety expert says

School is structurally sound but lacks supplies, safety expert says

March 18, 2010

Shalhevet has ideal evacuation possibilities and is structurally strong in both buildings, but needs to purchase emergency supplies and write up and implement...

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