NEW TEACHERS: Rabbi Segal announced in an email sent out this afternoon that there will be four new staff members next year. Here are their bios.
SING: Students sang and danced to Matisyahu’s ‘One Day’ in a Koolulam- style performance as part of the Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration.
FOOD: Barbecue lunch and the fruit man contributed to the celebratory day of Yom Ha’Atzumaut. Live camels arrived in the parking lot and students and teachers took turns riding them around.
ISRAEL: Shalhevet is celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s 70th anniversary this morning. The day began with a spirited schoolwide davening and then learning sessions led by juniors from the SAS Israel Education class. BP Photos by Neima Fax and Zoey Botnick.
YOM HAZIKARON: Students participated in a country-wide program under the leadership of Jerusalem U. They watched the documentary “After the Smoke Clears” about life after suffering an injury in the IDF. Teachers led discussions on empathy and leadership and the Choirhawks sang the US National Anthem and the Hatikvah. BP photos by Neima Fax.
HIKE: The sophomore class went on an off-campus excursion this morning to Will Rogers State Park and then ate lunch before before returning for afternoon classes. In an email sent to parents on April 16, the administration wrote the hike was “an effort to do something purposeful outside of the classroom.”
BURN: A fire reportedly coming from a trash bin near the brand new Vinz building caught the attention of many students after school today. The air was thick with ash.
REUNION: Members of the class of 2017 attend Noah Suissa's IDF entrance tekes in Hulda, Israel. BP photo courtesy of Jordan Levine.
Congratulations to the Boiling Point and Web Editor-in-Chief Hila Machmali and Deputy Web Editor-in-Chief Gilad Spitzer on winning their first Online Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association at its annual convention in San Francisco.
AWARDS: Click the link in our bio to view all 19 of Shalhevet’s award winners at PENN Model Congress 2018.
NEWS: Watch for Shalhevet in the news today as reporters and cameras from NBC, Fox 11, LA Times, Jewish Journal and local radio stations set up in the gym this morning to cover the Parkland students’ visit. BP Photos by Neima Fax.
PARKLAND: Juniors Mia Freeman and Hayley Licata from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida spoke to Shalhevet students this morning about their experiences during and after the recent shooting that took place in their school. Their speeches included not only the hardships they have endured while recovering, but also how their day-to-day lives have changed since the shooting on February 14. Nick Melvoin, Vice President of the LAUSD school board, then spoke about the district’s efforts to make schools safer. The assembly concluded with Shalhevet junior Elianna Cohen performing her original song about the tragedy. BP Photos by Alyssa Wallack.