This year’s HIPOW has been reimagined. Instead of hosting a grand gala with more than 600 people in our school gymnasium, we will help you, our extra special donors, alumni, and friends, host dinner parties in your own homes. Dinners include an entree, sides, salad, and a light dessert will be delivered between 5 and 6 p.m. In addition, each dinner party box will be delivered with two bottles of wine and party supplies to help you create a night to remember.
Everyone who signs up to host a party will be entered into the GHEMM Company Sweepstakes to win a HIPOW Voucher valued at $500. The voucher can be used toward any purchases in the silent auction. The winner of the voucher will be recognized during the LIVE virtual event on October 10.
If you are unable to host a dinner party this year, you can still get in on the action.
Raffle tickets can be purchased by calling our office (907) 313-3291 or via our website: hipowauction.com. Note online sales are only available to Alaskan residents.
1. 2002 Chrysler Prowler thanks to Gene’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
Tickets are $100 each, only 400 sold.
2. Two Round-trip Ticket Vouchers anywhere Alaska Airlines flies
Tickets are $25 each, only 150 sold.
Raffle drawings will take place on October 10 during the LIVE virtual event. This event will be streamed on our website and Facebook page, so you can login from anywhere as long as you have internet access.
Online bidding is available to everyone with internet access. You are welcome to bid from afar, but shipping will be an additional charge. Packages will open for bidding on Saturday, October 3. Here are two of this year’s highlights:
1. Your Choice from Compeau’s: ATV, snowmachine, or outboard motor for your boat
2. Toyota Corolla from Kendall Toyota of Alaska
Auction packages will close at staggered times beginning the evening of October 10 through Tuesday, October 13 at 3 p.m. Register now to bid in the online auction: http://hipowauction.com.
We are incredibly grateful for our dedicated volunteers. While the event itself looks different, we still have numerous volunteer opportunities including dinner delivery, party planning, assisting with the phone bank on October 10, gourmet dessert baker, and much more. Please reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator if you are able to assist: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s no doubt about it: this is a strange year. We made the transition from in-person to online school last March. Finishing the year online was challenging, but rewarding in many ways. As a Catholic, Jesuit-endorsed school, we believe interpersonal relationships are integral to a well-rounded education. If it could be done safely, we wanted to be able to provide our families with the option of in-person education this fall.
So far, so good. Monroe started back full-time on Monday, August 17. ICS students returned on Thursday, August 20. In consultation with local doctors and administrators, our Safety Liaison Lorna Illingworth has spent countless hours working our Covid-19 mitigation plan. In addition to requiring masks for all staff, faculty, and students, we implemented staggered departure times, a 4x4 class model for the junior/senior high whereby each student takes four classes per semester instead of the usual six, and vinyl barriers in classrooms where social distancing guidelines are challenging given space constraints.
“So far, school is going well and is both wonderfully familiar and very new,” said Director of Schools Amanda Angaiak.
With our current model, students can attend in-person, online or a mix of both. Students always have the option for online classes. If families travel and are satisfying the travel quarantine requirement or a family member becomes sick, students may participate in online classes. We recognize at any point during this year, we may need to move some classes or all classes online. The transition to online learning should be fairly seamless.
“How we are able to operate (in-person, hybrid or online) will depend on our community circumstance and whether our consultants think it is safe to be in-person,” said Mrs. Angaiak.