This show had been filmed before a COVID-compliant live studio audience
On Monday evening, November 16, eighth grade prospective students and their parents got to experience HANC Live!, the fantastic and innovative drive-in open house for HANC High School.
Given the pandemic restrictions that prevented the traditional open house format, HANC set out to give prospective students and parents an experience to remember. Instead of relying on the typical Zoom and webinar formats, HANC High School set itself apart in its unique presentation. In attendance were 160 cars filled with prospective students and parents who were greeted by the principals and various members of the HANC faculty. As each car pulled up, they received a pie of pizza, along with important HANC information, a playbill, and fun snacks.
The viewers then settled in to experience HANC through a video presentation that followed the format of the ever-popular Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to the classic opening monologue delivered by HANC’s new principal, Rabbi Eli Slomnicki, the video included interviews with both student and staff celebrities, model HANC classes, and comedy sketches often involving fun school-themed games. The show even featured HANC’s very own in-house band, BluSol.
In order to maximize the number of viewers who could learn about all that HANC has to offer, there were two showings. Also in attendance were numerous current students who were on hand to greet guests, cheer on their classmates’ appearances, and enjoy the show.
Reviews began rolling in, praising HANC for its creative and out-of-the-box thinking. Admiration and appreciation were expressed for creating an “open house experience” that really demonstrated what HANC High School is about.” It was amazing! While a Zoom open house would have been the logical and standard way to go during this COVID pandemic, HANC took it to another level, thinking out of the box! Wow! We were totally entertained as the cast provided a glimpse of life at HANC, and the warmth of the HANC family.”
Thank you to those students who starred in the show, the student producers, and all who helped to create an amazing and memorable open house. Thank you to all guest students and parents who attended the show! Live HANC High School Episode II aired virtually on November 30 for all those who registered.