The Boiling Point

New science teacher loves to take classes as well as teach them

New science teacher loves to take classes as well as teach them

September 6, 2016

A California native, self-proclaimed “foodie” and former L.A. tour guide, Mr. Tushar Dwivedi is teaching this year’s Chemistry and Physics classes. Although...

Blogger, Youtuber, academic joins History department

Blogger, Youtuber, academic joins History department

September 2, 2016

If Dr. Keith Harris is not teaching Civil War history in a classroom, he is talking about it on his blog, Youtube channel, or research novel, Across the Bloody Chasm.

Veteran English Teacher Will Aim For Personal Spin

Veteran English Teacher Will Aim For Personal Spin

August 31, 2016

Mr. Eric Smith likes to laugh, and says he laughs at himself a lot. “Not that students should try to make me laugh; education is a very serious thing,...

JEN HURVITZ: Through winding journey, a passion for helping kids

JEN HURVITZ: Through winding journey, a passion for helping kids

August 30, 2016

Ms. Jen Hurvitz, new Educational Support Specialist, discovered a growing passion to help kids when she was studying sociology at UC Santa Barbara.

MS. SILVA: Receptionist loves teens, is used to hard work

MS. SILVA: Receptionist loves teens, is used to hard work

August 30, 2016

Growing up as the second of five children in a low-income family in South Los Angeles, Ms. Daniella Silva said that she never really felt like a teena...

Known for personal touch, Ruthie Skaist leaves to pursue painting

Known for personal touch, Ruthie Skaist leaves to pursue painting

June 14, 2016

On Yom Hashoah, mixed groups of all grades dispersed to tables spread around the gym and shared their thoughts on memory, connection and the Holocaust. It started with a stack of small pictures and each student choosing one to ponder. There were speeches and discussions, and then, at the end of the assembly, students were asked to stay silent for 5 minutes, while writing answers to questions posed on giant posters on the walls around the room.

Teacher departures will change science course offerings next year

Teacher departures will change science course offerings next year

June 14, 2016

With the departure of its two remaining teachers, the Science Department will have a new, smaller look for next year. Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry will not be offered, nor will Anatomy and Physiology.

Athletic Director leaves after five years of wins, milestones, new teams

Athletic Director leaves after five years of wins, milestones, new teams

June 14, 2016

Mr. Elliot “Eli” Schiff, who has served as Athletic Director since 2012 and oversaw the creation of the boys flag football team and girls swim and...

Mrs. Robyn Lewis, Executive Director who oversaw building construction, to resign at year’s end

Mrs. Robyn Lewis, Executive Director who oversaw building construction, to resign at year’s end

June 9, 2016

The following e-mail was sent by Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal to the Shalhevet Community at 9:46 AM today. Dear Shalhevet Community, It is with bittersweet f...

Dr. Noel will not return next year

Dr. Noel will not return next year

May 31, 2016

Dr. Melissa Noel, who has taught various biological sciences at Shalhevet for three years, announced to her Advisory group this morning that she would...

A change of demographic for student support leader

A change of demographic for student support leader

September 10, 2015

Ms. Ashley Evins, the new Educational Support Director, has plenty of experience with students who may need a little bit of extra help.

Daniel Weslow, former Upper School Director at New Roads in Santa Monica, named General Studies principal

Daniel Weslow, former Upper School Director at New Roads in Santa Monica, named General Studies principal

March 26, 2015

Mr. Daniel Weslow, a longtime educator who was director of the Upper School at New Roads in Santa Monica for five years and earlier headed New Heights Preparatory School in Northridge, has been chosen to be Shalhevet’s new General Studies Principal, Rabbi Segal has announced.