On Sunday, November 6, HANC High School welcomed eighth grade prospective students and parents to its annual Open House. Some 200 families participated in the event! Guests signed in using iPads with the assistance of HANC geniuses and were greeted by the school band. The program showcased the HANC High School experience, emphasizing the theme of this year’s Open House, HANC Makes IT Happen.
After a delightful breakfast, the program began with opening remarks from HANC Menahel Rabbi Eli Slomnicki ’97, who, along with current HANC students, described the three main components that define this outstanding yeshivah: Aspirational Academics, Community Focus, and Torah. Sophomore Rachel Wieder began with a meaningful d’var Torah describing the leadership of Moshe Rabbeinu, followed by juniors Maya Wertman and Shayna Livian and senior Yishai Kaufman, who each described their individual experiences relating to one of these core values. The opening session concluded with an exciting new video entitled “HANC Makes IT Happen,” which can be viewed on HANCLife.
Parents and students then proceeded to classrooms for mini-lessons and course sequences given by our esteemed faculty in both Limudei Kodesh and General Studies. Following the lessons, students and parents participated in numerous informational showcases. Parents met with administrators and directors of Guidance and participated in an Academic Fair, meeting department chairs who were on-hand to answer questions.
Prospective parents then explored Campus Life via panel discussions consisting of current parents, students, and HANC alumni, or by attending HANC EdTalks by three exceptional students, Sivan Pyle ’22, our award winning artist, Joey Diamond ’22, our patent-pending engineer, and Sigal Holtzman ’23, our in-house poet. Simultaneously, prospective students participated in three electives of their choosing within the Student Expo. This showcase featured Engineering, Coding, Art, Music, Pre-Season athletic Press Conference, and Student Panel.
The program concluded with a Club Fair, where students learned about athletics and the incredible selection of co-curricular and extra-curricular clubs and teams available to HANC students.
Guests were awed by how HANC Makes IT Happen with an appreciation for the rigor, warmth, and individualized program offered at HANC High School.