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Introducing Ms. Samuels

Introducing Ms. Samuels

Sarah S., Author

September 29, 2017


Filed under Lions' Den, Middle School

As a TVT community we love to welcome our new faculty with open arms. One new teacher this year is Ms. Samuels. She teaches the Journalism and Yearbook class and is part of the new Intensive Program. Ms. Samuels was born and raised in South Africa and moved to California in 2000. Her education includes...

What is JSA?

What is JSA?

September 29, 2017


Filed under Lions' Den, Shul & State

   What is Junior State of America/JSA? The Junior State of America is an American non-partisan youth organization, founded in 1934 by Professor E.A. Rogers at the Montezuma Mountain School in Los Gatos, California. JSA’s purpose is to assist high school students in growing leadership skills and acqu...

A Short History of Purim

A Short History of Purim

March 9, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Every year in Jewish tradition, we read Megilah Esther, a story in the Torah about a young women, appropriately named Esther, who becomes the Queen of Persia and saves the Jewish people from being killed on the 14th of Adar by a man named Haman. Because Esther saved the Jewish people, we host a celeb...

Finals Study, Stress Relief, and Pre-Test Day Tips

Finals Study, Stress Relief, and Pre-Test Day Tips

Kyla S., Culture Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Lions' Den

According to Google, a ‘final’ is an examination at the end of a term, but the word "final" can be very intimidating for many students who fear for their grades. Before finals, many students become stressed, and don’t know how to decrease their stress. According to theatlantic.com, they found ...

What You Missed at the Middle School’s Blackout Dance

What You Missed at the Middle School’s Blackout Dance

Hope H, TVT Trends Editor

October 7, 2016


Filed under Lions' Den, Middle School

Middle school dances have always been a highlight of the year for many people. This year, the first dance  was the Blackout dance. This was a glow in the dark dance. With black lights, glow in the dark paint, fake tattoos, food and drinks, and a DJ, this dance rocked. The students were told to wear ...

Who is Mr. Rodriguez?

Who is Mr. Rodriguez?

Hope H, TVT Trends Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Lions' Den, Middle School

At TVT, there are many new students this year. There will always be new kids, and sometimes there are new teachers at TVT too. One of the new teachers that has joined our TVT community is 6th and 7th-grade history teacher, Mr. Adrian Rodriguez.  To help us get to know him better, we interviewed Mr....

Back to the Future II Sneakers

Back to the Future II Sneakers

Isabella Shulman, Editor-in-Chief, Editor of Shul and State

October 5, 2016


Filed under TVT Trends

Nike is releasing a Back to the Future inspired, self fastening sneaker after nearly 30 years of waiting. The sneaker first appeared in the sequel of the blockbuster franchise, Back to the Future, for a brief second and now Nike has announced October 4, 2016 that it will raffle off 89 pairs of N...

TVT’s Newest School Curse, Err, Course

TVT’s Newest School Curse, Err, Course

Isabella S., Staff Writer

March 4, 2016


Filed under Satire: Happy Purim!

In an attempt to optimize technology here at TVT, the school administration has issued that all middle school students must bring a laptop to school and that all elementary school kids are required to have an iPad. In a further attempt to save money, all elementary and middle school students will...

What is the Honor Committee?

What is the Honor Committee?

Andrew R., Guest Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Lions' Den

The Honor Committee is a student-run organization which helps to promote ethical student behavior at TVT. Throughout most of our history, this group of nine has devoted themselves to resolve disputes between teachers and students. This was, and still is, a hallmark of TVT’s unique approach to respecting...

Hevra Jr. Shining

Hevra Jr. Shining

Ellie S., Middle School Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Middle School

Hevra Jr. is a club at TVT middle school run by Ephi Light that educates its members on current events to inspire them and help them fix the problems in our world today. So far, the club members have successfully addressed recycling and Global Warming. They have even created a bike/carpool to school...

Lion’s Land! I’m Sorry I Couldn’t Hear You…

Isabella S., Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Lions' Den

As all of you know, or should know, on Thursday, October 22, 2015, TVT held their first "silent disco". I remember the announcement during town hall two weeks prior to the actual event and so many questions arose:  Will there be food? Because let's be honest the first question will always be abou...

TVT Merges with Sage to Create OC College Prep Academy

TVT Merges with Sage to Create OC College Prep Academy

Kayla T., Editor-In-Chief

March 8, 2015


Filed under Lions' Den

TVT will soon be embracing a new change: our upper school will be merging with the respectable Sage Hill to form the OC College Prep Academy starting in the 2016-2017 school year. The JCC is planning to purchase TVT's campus to expand their preschool and widen their range of available activities, while...

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