The Boiling Point

Roen is back!

Roen is back!

September 15, 2019

To the theme song of the Chicago Bulls, Mrs. Roen Salem walked among the Shalhevet staff to the front of the gym Aug. 28, welcomed by clapping and cheering stude...

Town Hall vote puts Fairness Committee in charge of Just Community elections

Town Hall vote puts Fairness Committee in charge of Just Community elections

September 13, 2019

After years of dilemmas, complications and mistakes in the running of elections, the Shalhevet community voted this week to appoint the Fairness Committ...

New chesed director is also an athlete

New chesed director is also an athlete

September 11, 2019

Running marathons and finding zen in yoga are two hobbies of Mrs. Malkie Hametz, Shalhevet’s newest Tanakh teacher and new director of chesed, or comm...

School now charging for parking to subsidize overflow spaces in Petersen lot

School now charging for parking to subsidize overflow spaces in Petersen lot

September 4, 2019

For the first time in Shalhevet’s history, students driving their own cars to school are paying $750 for an annual parking pass, to partially cover the...

Rabbis, others demonstrate against ‘get refuser’ while he is sitting shiva

Rabbis, others demonstrate against ‘get refuser’ while he is sitting shiva

August 29, 2019

Soaked from knee to toe, 40 people stood outside a shiva home on Poinsettia Place Aug. 23 to take a stand against get refusal. Inside, a man who has r...

Rabbi Segal to make gradual departure for Israel beginning next year

Rabbi Segal to make gradual departure for Israel beginning next year

August 12, 2019

Rabbi Ari Segal, who transformed Shalhevet from an idealistic but financially struggling school housed in a former hospital to a stable and larger scho...

Text of school emails announcing Rabbi Segal’s departure and Rabbi Block’s succeeding him

Text of school emails announcing Rabbi Segal’s departure and Rabbi Block’s succeeding him

August 12, 2019

The following combined email -- the first section from Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal and the second from Board President Dr. Noam Drazin -- was sent to...

Late-start school day gets a tryout

Late-start school day gets a tryout

June 18, 2019

Shalhevet tested a 90-minute-later school start May 1 in what officials called an “alpha test” of one of various options to improve student health, ...

SKIRTED: Why girls can’t wear pants at school

SKIRTED: Why girls can’t wear pants at school

June 17, 2019

Shalhevet has never had an official uniform, but girls at Shalhevet have a sort of pseudo-uniform, one made up of a pencil skirt and a sweatshirt. It com...

New student-led committee will approve chesed hours

New student-led committee will approve chesed hours

June 13, 2019

A proposal to reform the school’s chesed, or community service, policy was approved 55 to 45 percent at the last Town Hall of the year May 29. Among ...

The Green New Deal: Big cost, big ambitions

The Green New Deal: Big cost, big ambitions

June 13, 2019

A resolution that seeks the physical result of protecting the environment combined with the more abstract result of an improved economy has been drafted ...