2017 Morning Announcements

2017 Morning Announcements

Wednesday, October 18

* High School Pioneers,

Are you looking for a way to build flexibility and strength while learning how to calm and focus your body, mind, and spirit? Have you heard about the recent study that found teens who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better academically? If this sounds intriguing, look no further – yoga has arrived to Hill-Murray.

Kaleidoscope Yoga is offering a 7-week session beginning on Wednesday, October 25 from 3:00 – 4:00. Cost is $35.00 for the seven classes.

What you need to bring: a yoga mat, comfortable clothes to move in, and an open mind.

Yoga is for ANY BODY. Please join us! If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.

Register now - space is limited. Please see Mrs Baecker in Aligned Learning or look for the link in your Happenings email sent Monday Oct 16.


* All 6th and 7th grade boys interested in learning more about Jr Pioneer hockey please come to the Athletic Office this week to pick up a handout with next steps and details.

Tuesday, October 17

* Good Morning my name is: _________________, ___________________________ and __________________________.We are service ministers. We would like to invite 30 middle schoolers to carve pumpkins with us next Tuesday in the Cafeteria right after school. The pumpkins, carving tools and snacks will be provided. There are also prizes for different categories. If you would like to join us - please sign up outside Mrs. Barbato's office. The first 30 students to sign up will have a spot in the annual Great Pumpkin Carving Event! We ask that you bring in a bag of candy to the event as we will donate those to area organizations for their Halloween events. Again - the event is Tuesday October 24 from 2:45 - 3:45 in the cafeteria.

Monday, October 16

* Attention all high school students. This is a reminder that there is math team practice today after school in Room 212. Please see Mr. Goehner if you have any questions.

* Today we welcome Tyler Kotzmacher who is visiting with Luke Hause in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray Tyler and have a great day!

* Hey Pioneers, The Peer Ministers are collecting any used and clean Halloween Costumes. These costumes will be given to kids who cannot afford a costume this year. Please bring any costumes to Campus Ministry by October 23rd.

* Attention Middle Schoolers:

The Peer Ministers are hosting a fun, Halloween Event: PUMPKIN CARVING.
When: October 24th, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Cafeteria

All you have to do is sign-up outside of Mrs. Barbato's office. There is a limit for this event, so make sure to sign-up now. Everything will be provided :)

* Friday's Trivia Question was . . . .


What are the names of Spain's monarchs who financed the expedition of Christopher Columbus to the New World?

The answer is King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

The winners are Rachel Meniboon and Bomi Omoyeni.

There were 103 pieces of candy in the Piñata. The winner is Brianna Sato.

All 3 winners can come to room 213 to get your prizes!!

We hope you all enjoyed Hispanic Heritage Week of 2017!

* There will be a mandatory Sowers of Justice meeting on Monday Oct. 16 for all those planning on participating in the Cardboard Box sleep out. You may attend either at 7:30 am or 2:20 pm.


Friday, October 13

* There will be a mandatory Sowers of Justice meeting on Monday Oct. 16 for all those planning on participating in the Cardboard Box sleep out. You may attend either at 7:30 am or 2:20 pm.

* If you were interested in auditioning for the Christmas Variety Show, but got nervous or doubted yourself, today after school is your chance to audition! No need to prepare anything! Just show up and Mr. Ballentine will work with you to see if it might work out! Email him with any questions!

* Tonight's Friday the 13th performance of THE CRUCIBLE is SOLD OUT. There are 30 tickets remaining for our last performance on Saturday night at 7pm. Student Tickets are free at the door, but $5 in advance. You may want to get advance tickets if you want to see it! Visit the theatre page on the Hill-Murray website to buy tickets!

* Buenos Días

Me llamo ___________________ Me llamo _______________________

Yesterday's trivia question was - What is La Sagrada Familia and where is it located?

The answer - La Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church, located in Barcelona, Spain.

The winners are _______________ and ___________________. Pick up your prizes in room 213!

Today's Fun Fact is about La Sagrada Familia. It was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. The structure of this magnificent church began in 1882 and is expected to be finished by 2026.

Today's trivia question is in recognition of yesterday, October 12th, which was Columbus Day or el Día de la Raza

What are the names of Spain's monarchs who financed the expedition of Christopher Columbus to the New World? (repeat)

Please submit your answers in the LMC.

Today you will hear a variety of Hispanic music over the PA between classes. There will also be live Mariachi music during lunches. We hope you enjoy it!!

* Today we welcome Connor Williams who is visiting with Drew Burns in 9th grade. Have a great day Connor!

* This morning we will welcome almost 600 guests to Hill-Murray for Grandparents Day. Students attending the event should have received a green pass in their first hour class yesterday or today. At the end of first hour, these students should drop books off in their lockers and proceed directly to the field house to meet their grandparents.

* High School Students,

Have you had a chance to experience the Virtual Reality equipment in the Innovation Center yet? It's truly amazing and also has amazing potential, but it needs you. If you have an interest in VR and want to learn how to design games and applications in Virtual Reality, check out the informational meeting for the VR game design club this Friday (the 13th) after school in room 129.

* Digital Music Club meets today after school in Room 033.

* This announcement is for all students: in preparation for the Fall Open House on Monday, please take down all locker signs. Thank you!

* This is a friendly reminder Pioneer fans that everyone has to pay for section games. Adults are $8 and students are $6. Come out and cheer on the boys soccer team Saturday at 1 p.m. at Harding HS and the girls will be playing at home tomorrow at 3 p.m.

Thursday, October 12

* Auditions for the Christmas show and middle school cabaret are today after school! Be there!

* Buenos Días

Me llamo _______________________

Yesterday's trivia question was

Name 2 relatives of the LLAMA, found mainly in Peru.

The answer is the ALPACA and the VICUÑA. The CAMEL was also accepted as an answer

The winners are Kasanna Klaas & Mae Woods

Pick up your prizes in room 213

Today's fun fact is – In recent years, the book Don Quijote written by Miguel de Cervantes, a famous author from Spain was voted the most meaningful book of all times. Some of our English teachers may agree with this!

Today's trivia question will need 2 answers

What is La Sagrada Familia and where is it located? (read this twice) Submit your answers in the LMC and make you best guess of the amount of candy in the Piñata and win it.

Don't forget to pick up your T-shirt from your Spanish teacher for the out of uniform day on Friday. You may wear any of the other 6 designs from previous years that are displayed in the Cafeteria. Remember to be clean, neat, and modest.

* High School Students, have you had a chance to experience the Virtual Reality equipment in the Innovation Center yet? It's truly amazing and also has amazing potential, but it needs you. If you have an interest in VR and want to learn how to design games and applications in Virtual Reality, check out the informational meeting for the VR game design club this Friday (the 13th) after school in room 129.

* All 6th and 7th grade boys interested in learning more about Jr Pioneer hockey please come to the Athletic Office this week to pick up a handout with next steps and details.



Wednesday, October 11

* Grandparents Day is this Friday. Students attending the event will receive a pass in their first hour class tomorrow. These students should drop off their books in their locker and head to the field house after their first hour class to meet their grandparents. Much of the main parking lot will be blocked off for our guests. Please carpool if possible on Friday to reduce the number of vehicles and allow extra time to find parking and get into the school from farther away then normal.

* Sowers of Justice will be meeting on Thursday at 7:15 am to discuss the Cardboard Box sleep out. This is a mandatory meeting for anyone sleeping out. See you there.

* Due to the middle school field trip, digital music club will meet Friday after school in Room 033. See Mr. Jensen with questions or to rent out equipment.

* Buenos Días, This is ______________________ and ________________

Yesterday's Hispanic Heritage Month trivia question was about Guatemala's former capital. The answer is Antigua. Antigua is an UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of the cities that Hill-Murray students will visit this spring break.

Yesterday's trivia winners are:

Maddie Nimmo and Hannah Harwell – You can pick up your prize in 213.

Today's trivia is: Name 2 relative of the Llama. (repeat question)

Put answers in the trivia box in the LMC. Don't forget to guess the candy in the piñata.

* Attention Baseball players in grades 10-12: There will be a brief informational meeting after school today in the Team Room.

* Are you looking for a couple of fun service opportunities that would benefit kids living in our neighborhood? If so, this Thursday, immediately after school, our friends at Webster Elementary School are asking Hill-Murray students to help organize food for their "backpack food program" which provides meals for disadvantaged Webster students who have no food on the weekends. The second opportunity would be helping to chaperone their Halloween Dance this Friday from 6 to 8pm. If you're interested in either or both of these activities, please sign up with Mr. Cooper in room 126 or with senior Katelyn Donnatell. Thanks, Hill-Murray.

* Boys Soccer sections start Thursday at home at 7 p.m.. The girls play their first section game at 3 p.m. on Saturday Please come out and support your fellow Pioneers. Section tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.

* All 6th and 7th grade boys interested in learning more about Jr Pioneer hockey please come to the Athletic Office this week to pick up a handout with next steps and details.




Tuesday, October 10

* Auditions for the Christmas variety show & middle school cabaret are today and Thursday after school! Sign up outside the theatre office! Mr. Ballentine and Ms. Walth are available during W.I.N. times to help you prepare! Theatre needs some new blood! Come out and audition!

* Buenos Días -


I am ___________ and my name is ____________________.

Yesterday's Hispanic Heritage Trivia question was, What area of Spain just had an illegal election where they voted for Independence. The answer is CATALONIA.
The winners are Sami Young and ________________. You may pick up your Chipotle gift card and Buy one Get one Card in room 213!

Today's Fun Fact is - Spanish is the native language of an estimated 400-450 million people, making it the world's second most spoken language. Spanish is the official language of 20 countries, as well as Puerto Rico.

Today's Trivia question is ~ (Read it twice) This former capital of Guatemala is a beautiful colonial city and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What is the name of this city? Submit your answer in the LMC before period 7 today!

* We will have a Meeting on this Friday---Friday the 13th.... at 7:20 AM in Ms. Fandrich's Room, TNC 154

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A reminder to all book club members...Please sign up for Wednesday Block C in room 122
to discuss our novel.

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Attention all juniors- The required Career Shadowing parent permission slip is past due. Please have your parents sign it and turn it in to the Guidance Office this week. Let your counselor know if you are having trouble finding someone to Shadow. Points for Career Shadowing go toward your English grade.

* Calling all girls in grades 7-12! Come to the Dance Team pre-season meeting on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria! Learn more about the sport, meet the coaching staff and captains, and sign up for the season! No experience needed.






Monday, October 9

* Attention all juniors- The required Career Shadowing parent permission slip is past due. Please have your parents sign it and turn it in to the Guidance Office this week. Let your counselor know if you are having trouble finding someone to Shadow. Points for Career Shadowing go toward your English grade.

* Hola, This is ________ and ____________

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.

We are here to let you know that today is the beginning of Hill-Murray's Hispanic Heritage Week. Please check your emails for a list of events for the week.

Here is an interesting fact. The word Hurricane comes from the Taiño Indians of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Today's trivia question: What area of Spain just had an illegal election where they voted for independence. (repeat the question)

Drop off your answers in the LMC before 7th hour today.

Gracias!

* Attention all high school students. This is a reminder that there is math team practice today after school at 2:45 in Room 212. Please see Mr. Goehner if you have any questions.

*Meet in the theatre after school TODAY to learn, practice, review, or get help with the audition dance. Mr. Ballentine will also be available during W.I.N. times on Tuesday and Wednesday if you need any help. Ms. Walth will be available during W.I.N. times on Tuesday if you'd like help with the audition song.


* Auditions for A VERY HILL-MURRAY CHRISTMAS and the MIDDLE SCHOOL CABARET are this TUESDAY and THURSDAY after school. Please sign up for an audition slot on the callboard outside the theatre area, across from the choir room. Check your email for a google drive link from Mr. Ballentine with all the audition materials and information you need! Meet in the theatre after school TODAY to learn, practice, review, or get help with the audition dance. Mr. Ballentine will also be available during W.I.N. times on Tuesday and Wednesday if you need any help. Ms. Walth will be available during W.I.N. times on Tuesday if you'd like help with the audition song.

* Thanks to everyone who checked out THE CRUCIBLE this past weekend. We only have two shows left, this Friday and Saturday night at 7pm! See you there!

* Tomorrow we will welcome grandparents of our many of our 7th grade students. Students attending the lunch with grandparents will receive a note in first hour. They will be dismissed at 11:15 and that they should head straight to the faculty lounge near the auditorium. Please welcome our guests as they tour the school after their lunches.

* Calling all girls in grades 7-12! Come to the Dance Team pre-season meeting on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria! Learn more about the sport, meet the coaching staff and captains, and sign up for the season! No experience needed.

* BOOK CLUB will be meeting During C WIN TIME on Wednesday Oct 11 in room 122

please sign up outside room 122.

* Attention Baseball players in grades 10-12: there will be a short informational meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 2:30PM-3:00PM in the Team Room.



Thursday, October 5

* Any middle school girl interested in playing basketball this year at Hill-Murray is invited to come to the cafeteria after checking into home base today. Coach Hartzell will be here to speak to all who are interested and sign up. You need to report directly to the cafeteria for a brief 15 minute interest meeting before lunch.

* Today is the last day to register for AYD! Make sure to drop your permission form in Campus Ministry before the end of the day!

* Auditions for the Christmas Variety Show AND the Middle School Cabaret are next week after school! Check out the link in your email from Mr. Ballentine for the audition song or prepare your own! The audition sign up will be posted by the end of the school day today!

* Monday is the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Week. Spanish students are reminded of the KICK OFF FIESTA on Monday at 2:40 in the Staff Lounge. We hope to see you!

* This is a reminder that there is no Digital Music Club today. Feel free to stop by room 033 another time to use or rent the equipment.

* Today we welcome Eden Carr visiting with Gionna Carr in 9th grade, Connor Duval visiting with JP Yocum in 8th grade, and Luke Rausch in 9th grade, and Timothy Nelson visiting with Sam Lavigne in 6th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

* Good Morning Pioneers!


This is Maddie Renberg with DECA

and this is Joel LaChappelle with DECA

Yesterday's financial literacy trivia question was:
What is one type of retirement savings account?
The answer is:
Traditional, Roth, Spousal, Rollover IRA, (Roth) 401(k), TSA(Tax Sheltered Annuity)/403(b), 457(b), Defined Benefit Plan, TSP(Thrift savings plan)

The trivia winner is xxxx
Please stop by room 035 to claim your gift card.

Today's topic is budgeting and
Today's trivia question is: What is a discretionary expense?

Be sure to stop by our table in the cafeteria to answer the trivia question and participate in our budgeting lunch activities.

Also - money cookies are available in the cafeteria today to celebrate financial literacy week!
and finally - enjoy the music during passing time!





Wednesday, October 4

* Good Morning Pioneers!

This is Maddie Renberg


and this is Joel LaChappelle with DECA

Yesterday's financial literacy trivia question was: What is an example of a qualified expense for a 529 college savings plan?
Answers include: textbooks and supplies, Tuition, and room and board

The trivia winner is xxxx
Please stop by room 035 to claim your gift card.

Today's trivia question is: What is one type of retirement savings account?

Be sure to stop by our table in the cafeteria to answer the trivia question and participate in our retirement savings lunch activities.

Thank you!

* This is a reminder for all middle school students. Junior Achievement meets today after school in room 035.

* Join the CIA—The Catholics in Action. Come to the info meeting TOMORROW at 7:20am in Campus Ministry—there will be Bagels! But most importantly, come to know Jesus in a dynamic way, not simply as a mere piece of crucifix plastic that silently hangs as we pass by. After all, this club is not about the activities we do. It's about an encounter. Our deep longing is that this club facilitates a powerful encounter between you and Jesus, because whether we are aware of it or not, we need to rediscover Jesus. And this is not a shallow rediscovery.

* Rausch: Hey Pioneers, this is Maddie Rausch

Nimmo: and Maddie Nimmo, the leaders for Sowers of Justice. We would like to thank everyone who donated money towards the Hurricane Relief. We raised $588.40; middle schoolers came in first, great job. The money raised will be sent to the Red Cross and distributed to where it is needed most.

Rausch: We would also like to inform everyone about the meeting tomorrow morning at 7:20 am in Mrs. Janssen's room, room 030. We will be discussing the Cardboard Box Sleepout. If you are interested, please come; we highly recommend it. All are welcome to join. Thank you, and have a great day!





Tuesday, October 3

*Seniors: Meet Ms. Egan in the COMMONS during WIN TIME on Tuesday and Wednesday this week! No sign-up is needed.COME PREPARED with what you are stuck on and bring your laptop! Concentrated effort and aligning all the application details now will get your application out the door promptly! ALSO: your Senior Advisory on Wednesday Oct 4 (1:30-2:30) is a presentation by OUR COLLEGE REP NICK KELLER at the University of Minnesota!* Hear from one of the very best university systems in the USA! Who knows? Your dream career could be found at a U of MN campus in your own state backyard!

* Yesterday's financial literacy trivia question was: What is the difference between a checking account and a savings account? And the answer is: A checking account lets you easily access your money for daily transactions; a savings account is meant to help grow your money over time. The trivia winner is xxxx Please stop by room 035 to claim your gift card.

Today's trivia question is:
What is an example of a qualified expense for a 529 college savings plan?
Be sure to stop by our table in the cafeteria to answer the trivia question and participate in our college savings lunch activities.

* Share your faith story, or begin your faith journey. Join the community. Walk together with other Catholics in Action. It doesn't matter if you are new to the faith or are practically a canonized saint. Join the CIA. Come to the info meeting THIS THURSDAY, October 5th, at 7:20am in Campus Ministry. All are welcomed as Christ.

* Come to morning praise tomorrow morning in the chapel! Mr. Ranweiler will be leading on the topic of discipleship. See you at 7:15!

* This is for all high school students. If you are interested in joining DECA, membership contracts are DUE to Mrs. Donnelly no later than this Thursday, October 5. Contracts may be place in the DECA bin in room 035.

* Attention Seniors: If you will be 18 years of age on or before Nov. 7th, you will be eligible to vote on that day in local elections held in Minnesota. To save you time on election day, representatives of the League of Women Voters will be here this Thursday, during all lunch periods, to register you. If you are an American citizen, you only need to show your driver's license or the last four digits of your Social Security number to register.

* Attention all students: Please join us for a C.A.R.E. planning meeting tomorrow morning at 7:15 a.m. in the Staff Lounge. We will be planning Red Ribbon Week, along with other caring events. Donuts will be served. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Hope to see you there!



Monday, October 2

* The fall play, THE CRUCIBLE, opens this Friday! Advance tickets are $5, but student tickets are FREE at the door. See you Friday or Saturday night at 7pm or Sunday at 2pm! Please come out and support your fellow classmates in Arthur Miller's classic story of the Salem Witch Trials. Also, auditions for the Christmas Variety Show AND the Middle School Cabaret are next Tuesday & Thursday. Check your email later this week for all the details!


* Good Morning Pioneers! It is Financial Literacy Week!

Our focus this year is on savings!

Today's trivia question is: What is the difference between a checking account and a savings account?

Be sure to stop by our table in the cafeteria during lunches to answer this question and participate in our activities!

Tomorrow's topic is college savings and we encourage you to wear college spirit wear tomorrow!

That's right - tomorrow is an out of uniform day. Simply wear college spirit wear, or wear your uniform.


* Are you interested in giving virtual reality a try? Join us tomorrow, October 3rd at 2:30 in the Innovation Center across from the LMC for a Girls VR Hour. Visit different countries, explore under the sea, design and produce 3D works of art, and more! Hope to see you there!

* Hey students, if you have an interest in playing chess, please feel free to come to Mr. Gapinski's room (room 046) after school on Monday's. This will run the entire year, so even if you aren't available now, you are welcome to start anytime! It doesn't matter if you don't know the first thing about chess, we will teach you how to play and some strategies for success! Or if you can't make it on Monday's but still want to be involved, stop in or email Mr. Gapinski and we can make it work.

* This is a reminder for Middle School Students interested in joining Math Team - Mrs. Sabraski is looking forward to seeing you after school TODAY in room 027. There will be treats! Hope to see you there!

* Attention Girls Basketball players grades 6-12: There is a mandatory player/parent meeting next Wednesday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Stop in to Coach Herman's office to sign up and pick up information!





Friday, September 29

* Attention Seniors: You are welcome to be in the LMC during WIN, but you must sign up. We have a max of 45 students. Thank you!

* Attention Hill-Murray Girls: Have you wanted to try Virtual Reality but haven't had a chance yet? Are you interested in learning more about VR? Join us after school Tuesday, October 3rd in the Innovation Center across from the LMC for a girls only VR hour. Come any time between 2:30 and 3:30. Hope to see you there!

* In a few years it will all be gone. Hill-Murray—gone! High school drama—gone! Friends and relationships—gone! Nothing much will stay consistent, so cling to the rock that is faith. Join the CIA, and experience the awesome gift that God and his Church provide. Come October 5th to the info meeting at 7:20am in Campus Ministry! After all, you were not made for mediocrity; you were made for greatness. See you in the CIA!

* Attention all middle school students! Do you like playing games and exploring math concepts through hands-on activities? If so, Middle School Math Team is the place for you! Come to Mrs. Sabraski's room, 027, after school on Monday, October 2 to find out what Math Team is all about. There will be treats! Hope to see you there!





Thursday, September 28

* In a few years it will all be gone. Hill-Murray—gone! High school drama—gone! Friends and relationships—gone! Nothing much will stay consistent, so cling to the rock that is faith. Join the CIA, and experience the awesome gift that God and his Church provide. Come October 5th to the info meeting at 7:20am in Campus Ministry! After all, you were not made for mediocrity; you were made for greatness. See you in the CIA!

* Good morning Pioneers,This is Maddie Rausch, one of the leaders of Sower's of Justice. I wanted to start off by saying a huge thank you to everyone that has contributed to the hurricane relief so far. The money being donated will be going to the red cross, so that everyone in need, can get some help. We will be collecting today during all lunches, tomorrow at the beginning of first hour, and at the beginning of the football game tomorrow. So far, Middle School is in the lead with $173, 10th grade is next with $104, then 9th grade with $83, 12th grade with $29, and in last, 11th grade with $31. Please keep the donations coming as we come to an end with homecoming week. Thank you and have a great day!

* If you are interested, don't forget to sing up for tech crew for THE CRUCIBLE via the link in your email! See Mr. Morris or Mr. Ballentine with any questions!

* Attention all middle school students! Do you like playing games and exploring math concepts through hands-on activities? If so, Middle School Math Team is the place for you! Come to Mrs. Sabraski's room, 027, after school on Monday, October 2 to find out what Math Team is all about. There will be treats! Hope to see you there!

* Good morning Pioneers! Today we welcome Malcom Lenz who is visiting with Claudia Lenz in 10th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

* Hey Pioneers! This is Jake Kranz, the captain of the football team. We as a team support the food rive at the game. just a reminder for all grades to bring non-perishable food items to the homecoming game. There will be collection bins assigned to each grade at the front entrance of the stadium. Remember, there will be a treat for the winning grade. Make sure to let you parents know they can bring items too! See you all blacked out tonight for the game!

* This is it: the last reminder for the Quiz Bowl Team's first practice, which is TODAY! That's Thursday, September 28th, from 2:35 - 3:30 in Room 215. No tryouts are needed, just show up and join TODAY!

* Due to the Homecoming festivities, portions of the parking lot will be blocked off on Friday morning. If you arrive at school on Friday and there are no spots left, please go next door to Tubman. Thank you!

* For those interested in learning how to create and record beats, songs, and remixes, stop by the Music Maker Lab in Room 033 today after school. See Mr. Jensen with questions.

* Hey students, if you have an interest in playing chess, please feel free to come to Mr. Gapinski's room (room 046) after school on Monday's. This will run the entire year, so even if you aren't available now, you are welcome to start anytime! It doesn't matter if you don't know the first thing about chess, we will teach you how to play and some strategies for success! Or if you can't make it on Monday's but still want to be involved, stop in or email Mr. Gapinski and we can make it work.

* For those interested in trying out for the Hill-Murray Boys Basketball team this season, there will be an informative meeting for parents and players next Monday, Oct. 2nd from 7pm-8pm in the Cafeteria. If you are unable to attend this meeting, it is your responsibility to check with Coach Davis to receive all important information regarding tryouts and the upcoming season.



Wednesday, September 27

* This is a reminder that the Quiz Bowl Team will hold its first practice TOMORROW! That's Thursday, September 28th, from 2:35 - 3:30 in Room 215. No tryouts are needed, just show up and show off your brainpower!

* Are you interested in running a light or sound board? Do you want to be on tech crew for performances of THE CRUCIBLE? Check your email for the link to see the schedule and sign up! See Mr. Morris or Mr. Ballentine with any questions!

* Due to the Homecoming festivities, portions of the parking lot will be blocked off on Friday morning. If you arrive at school on Friday and there are no spots left, please go next door to Tubman. Thank you!

* Today we will celebrate Mass as a community with Archbishop Hebda! We ask that everyone participates by joining in the songs, responding at the appropriate time, and helping to create a sacred place. During Communion all students will come forward. Each person will decide whether or not to receive communion. We believe Christ is truly present, Body, Blood, Soul, and divinity in the Eucharist. We ask that you follow your conscience and your faith tradition's beliefs and values when deciding whether to receive or not to receive. Those who will not receive communion are invited to approach the Eucharistic Ministers for a blessing.

* For those interested in learning how to create and record beats, songs, and remixes, stop by the Music Maker Lab in Room 033 Thursday after school. See Mr. Jensen with questions.

* Attention all HS students: Please remember to sign up for two WIN times to ensure that you have a reserved location/classroom. Additionally, the Nicholas Center is being used for Peer Tutoring and academic support options, therefore, it is not a place to convene and hang out.

* Hey students, if you have an interest in playing chess, please feel free to come to Mr. Gapinski's room (room 046) after school on Monday's. This will run the entire year, so even if you aren't available now, you are welcome to start anytime! It doesn't matter if you don't know the first thing about chess, we will teach you how to play and some strategies for success! Or if you can't make it on Monday's but still want to be involved, stop in or email Mr. Gapinski and we can make it work.

* We want to give a big thank you to all who have contributed so far to the Sowers of Justice Hurricane Relief

We have raised over $300 so far with Middle School in the lead with over $100.
We will be collecting today and Thursday during lunch.
We will collect Wednesday and Friday in the morning.
During Homecoming lets be generous to those who have lost their homes because of the Hurricanes.

* For those interested in trying out for the Hill-Murray Boys Basketball team this season, there will be an informative meeting for parents and players next Monday, Oct. 2nd from 7pm-8pm in the Cafeteria. If you are unable to attend this meeting, it is your responsibility to check with Coach Davis to receive all important information regarding tryouts and the upcoming season.



Friday, September 22

* If you have a few hours available on Sunday, September 24th, Joey Busch would love to see you at the Step Up Walk for Down Syndrome.The walk that was once called the Buddy Walk was established about 20 years ago to increase Down Syndrome Awareness and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. We will gather at the Como Park Pavilion near the Zoo between 11:00 and 11:30. The 2 mile walk will begin at noon. Joey would like you to come in your HM Spirit Wear as he is a great fan of all things Hill-Murray. The location information was sent out in an email earlier this week. See Sra. Busch if you have any questions. We hope to see you on Sunday!

* GOOD MORNING PIONEERS!!! This is student council member Mary Mueller. Homecoming t-shirts go on sale TODAY during all lunches!!! Student Council members are wearing the t-shirts around today so you can see what they look like. The shirts are DRY-FIT material this year and are only $15 with a free computer sticker. Last year, we sold out fast, so please come and buy one before they're gone! Also, GET READY because Monday is the first day of Homecoming week!!!! Don't forget you are out of uniform on Monday as we travel to WASHINGTON D.C. in a USA out. And ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS AND SENIORS. Signups for the boys' soccer game and girls' powderpuff game ARE POSTED BY THE SENIOR POLE. Student Council is so pumped for this homecoming and we hope to see all of you at the events next week!!! Have a great day!

* The LINK MIXER is happening TONIGHT!

7:30-9:30 in the Cafeteria and Commons

*We will have a great DJ, so get ready to show off your moves on the Dance floor!
*There will be a Wii, with Mario Kart, Just Dance and more Games to play in the Nic Center
*Glow Sticks
*Snacks and drinks will be provided
*The cost is 5 Dollars!
*It is going to be a fun time, so come with your friends and make some memories!

*God is love; God loves YOU. Everyone has heard a thousand times that God loves them—but how often have we realize what this actually means? We hear ideas about God's love so many times, so much so that it is now stale and meaningless. Rediscover this. Join the Catholics in Action (AKA the CIA), a new club searching to deepen our faith. If interested, come to the kick off meeting October 5th—the first Thursday in October—at 7:20 am in Campus Ministry.

* Maddie: Hello, my name is Maddie Renberg

Brooklyn: and my name is Brooklyn Renberg

Maddie: We would like to invite you to Archdiocesan Youth Day held in Roy Wilkins Arena on October 28.

Brooklyn: At Archdiocesan Youth Day, you will get the opportunity to grow in your faith along with 2,00 other youth in a day filled with awesome speakers, activities, service projects, Mass, and Q&A with the Archbishop!

Maddie: Archdiocesan Youth Day is open to all students grades 8-12, and costs $28 to attend. If you are interested in attending, please pick up a registration form in Campus Ministry.

Brooklyn: Make sure you sign up soon! All forms are due to Campus Ministry by October 6.

Maddie: See you there!

* This is Cody Peterson with PEER Tutoring. Are you struggling with a class? Do you need some help with some of your harder classes? Well I have the place for you! Come stop by in the PEER tutoring room in the Nicholas Center- Room 051. Fill out one of the pink forms outside of the room to become a part of the program! Come get some help on whatever you need from a PEER tutor. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Cicalello in Guidance & Counseling or Mrs. Herzog in TNC- 051. Thanks and have a great day!


Thursday, September 21

* Sowers of Justice will be collecting for Hurricane Relief again tomorrow Friday. Please bring some money to donate and earn spirit points for you grade. All Sowers please come to room 030 at 7:15 tomorrow to see how you can help with this fund raising project. Thanks. Mrs. Janssen

* Attention all students interested in law, politics, public speaking and acting! There will be an informational meeting for the MOCK TRIAL team right after school today in room 050 in the Nicholas Center.Mock Trial is organized by the state BAR association and gets participants into REAL courtrooms with materials based on REAL CASES — we need attorneys and witnesses, so if you're interested in learning more please see Ms. D'Addario and attend a meeting!

* Due to illness, Digital Music is canceled today. Please see Mr. Jensen with questions tomorrow if needed.

* ATTN: Seniors -Late Panoramic Photo Orders will be accepted in the Office of Student Life through tomorrow (Friday). Thank You!

* Attention high school students. There will be a DECA informational meeting today right after school in room 035. See Mrs. Donnelly for more information.

* Do you love watching Jeopardy? Do you love Sporcle? If you answered "yes," then the Hill-Murray Quiz Bowl Team is for you! Come to our informational meeting TODAY, Thursday, September 21st. We'll meet in Room 215 from 2:40-3:00. Quiz Bowl is open to students in grades 7-12. See you TODAY!

* Good morning Pioneers, Are you falling behind in class? Struggling to keep up? Not fully understanding the material? Don't worry, you're not alone and Peer Tutors are here to help! Sign-ups for your own Peer Tutor are available outside of TNC room- 051. We meet during one of your two W.I.N. times or after school. Don't wait any longer - give yourself permission to get the help you need!


Wednesday, September 20

* This is a reminder for all middle school students. There will be a junior achievement meeting after school today in room 035. See mrs. Donnelly for more information.

* Hill-Murray students, members of Sowers of Justice will be coming into your 2nd hour class to collect for Hurricane Relief. Please be generous as there are lots of people who are out of their homes because of this disaster and another Hurricane is approaching. If you forgot you money today we will be back on Friday. Remember this is a class competition.

* Do you love watching Jeopardy? Do you love Sporcle? If you answered "yes," then the Hill-Murray Quiz Bowl Team is for you! Come to our informational meeting TOMORROW, September 21st. We'll meet in Room 215 from 2:40-3:00. Quiz Bowl is open to students in grades 7-12. See you TOMORROW!

* Hello Freshmen—Its Maddie and Jules—two of your Link Leaders and we are here to let you know....

The LINK MIXER is happening This FRIDAY!!
Sept 22nd from 7:30-9:30 in the Cafeteria and Commons
*We will have a great DJ, so get ready to bust a move on the dance floor!
*There will be a Wii and different board games in the Nic Center
*Glow Sticks
*Snacks and drinks will be provided
*The cost is 5 Dollars!
*It is going to be a fun time, so come with your friends and make some memories!


Monday, September 18

* This announcement is for all juniors and seniors. The first meeting for next summer's Kentucky Service Trip will be held tomorrow morning at 7:15am in the chapel. At this meeting, applications for the trip will be distributed and a brief presentation about the trip will be given. See Mr. Cooper or Mr. Rose with any questions about this meeting.

* Hello Freshmen—Its Hannah and Lauren—two of your Link Leaders and we are here to let you know....

The LINK MIXER is happening This FRIDAY!!
Sept 22nd from 7:30-9:30 in the Cafeteria and Commons
*We will have a great DJ, so get ready to bust a move on the dance floor!
*There will be a Wii and different board games in the Nic Center
*Glow Sticks
*Snacks and drinks will be provided
*The cost is 5 Dollars!
*It is going to be a fun time, so come with your friends and memories that you will talk about when you are Seniors like us!

* J - Good Morning Pioneers!


E - This is Eliza Eger

J - and this is Joel La Chappelle with DECA

E - DECA is a high school business and marketing club

J - DECA helps prepare students for their futures!

E - we are here to invite all high school students to the DECA informational meeting this week Thursday at 7am

J - and Thursday right after school

E - Students only need to attend one of the meetings.

J - Meetings will be in room 035

E - Hope to see you there!

* Today we have Jack Garvey visiting with Matthew Fleischhacker in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and we hope you have a great day as a Pioneer!

* ATTN: All Students

This Wednesday is Lifetouch Photo Retake Day. A few housekeeping items regarding that morning:
* Lifetouch will be here from 8:00am-Noon beneath the Main Entrance Staircase
* Stop down during study hall, lunch, or WIN
* If you missed photos during Business Days, you MUST get a photo taken for your school ID, at a minimum
* If you are getting re-takes, make sure to bring your original photos
* Order forms will be available that day

* ATTN: Seniors
This Wednesday is your Senior Panoramic Photo Day. Your period 1 teacher will distribute order forms in class today. A few instructions for that morning:
* Seniors Only may be out of uniform, wearing H-M Spirt Wear
* If purchasing, bring your order form and payment with you Wednesday morning
* Report to the Varsity Gym by 7:55am
* Proceed to your period 2 class immediately following the photo for class and attendance

Friday, September 15

* Hello Freshmen—Its Grace and Sonni—two of your Link Leaders and we are here to let you know....The LINK MIXER is happening one week from today!

Friday Sept 22nd from 7:30-9:30 in the Cafeteria and Commons
*DJ GERM will be in the House
*There will be a Wii and different board games in the Nic Center
*Snacks and drinks will be provided
*The cost is 5 Dollars!
*It is going to be a fun time, so come with your friends for great music, exciting games, glow sticks......and memories that you will talk about when you are Seniors like us!

* Attention ALL Students!! Please join us for the first C.A.R.E. meeting of they year! We will meet at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday in the Staff Lounge. Join us for breakfast and come with ideas on how to make our school a more caring place and get the word out about important issues. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

* This is just a reminder that Student Ambassador applications for grades 6-12 are due Friday, September 22!




Thursday, September 14

* The cafeteria will be serving local corn on the cob today with the main Entree from Threshing Table Farms located in Star Prairie Wisconsin. Remember No Farms No Food!

* Today we welcome Alex Johnson who is visiting with Jackson Preiner in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!!!

* For those interested in performing, recording, and programming music, stop by the Music Making Lab in room 033 today after school to learn more about Digital Music Production. Speak with Mr. Jensen with questions or if you can't make it.


Wednesday, September 13

* If you are interested in helping build the set for our fall play, THE CRUCIBLE, please come after school today, meeting on stage, to help build! We'll also be here on Saturday if you'd like to help paint the set! See Mr. Morris or Mr. Ballentine in the theatre office with any questions!

* Attention all Link Leaders, there is a meeting Tomorrow morning at 7:20am in Ms. Fandrich's room—TNC 154. We will be discussing the Freshmen Link Mixer happening on next Week. Come with ideas :)

* This is a reminder for all middle school students. The Junior Achievement information meeting is today right after school in room 35. Students who cannot make it to the meeting should see Mrs. Donnelly.

* Good morning, my name is (insure students name) and I'm a Student Ambassador. If you are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, this is just a reminder to pick up your application in Mr. Belde's office. Again, if you are currently an Ambassador you do need to fill out another application. Applications are due Friday, September 22nd by 2:45! Go Pioneers!

Tuesday, September 12

* Hey Pioneers, this is Maddie Rausch. This is a reminder that the first Sowers of Justice Meeting is Thursday, September 14th at 7:15 a.m. in Mrs. Janssen's room, 030. We will have donuts and orange juice. I hope to see you there.

* Good morning Pios! As many of you know our country has recently been hit by two devastating hurricanes within the past two weeks. As a Catholic Institution, Student Council believes we should stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters. We are asking for donations that will go to the National Catholic Education Association's Student to Student Program, whose goal is to help Catholic Schools rebuild, reopen and re-enroll students. There will be a donation box outside of Mr. Belde's office for the next week. Instead of buying that cookie everyday at lunch for the next week, please consider donating that money to our peers across the country. Anything helps!!

* For those interested in performing, recording, and programming music, stop by room 033 this Thursday after school to learn more about Digital Music Production. The club acquired several grants so the Music Making Lab is more equipped than ever. Speak with Mr. Jensen with questions or if you can't make it Thursday.

* Hey Pioneers, This is just a reminder to pick up your Sibling and Cousin day information and permission slip in Mr. Belde's office. Permission slips are due no later than Wednesday September 27th by 2:45Go Pioneers!


Monday, September 11

* Do you like to dream big? Do you like to think about what your future might look like? If so, you should come to the middle school Junior Achievement meeting this Wednesday, Sept. 13 right after school in room 35. See you there!

* Attention all students who use the commons or cafeteria after school; on Tuesday, Sept 12 the commons and cafeteria will not be available for after school use. You will gather at the main entrance.

* Homework Hall will now be starting at 2:35 instead of 2:45 and going until 3:35 starting Monday, September 11. Only students needing help with homework should be in the TNC area. Everyone else needs to go to the commons.

* Attention all girl hockey players interested in trying out for Hill-Murray girls hockey; there is a Player/Parent meeting TONIGHT at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. Players and at least one parent should attend this important informational meeting about the upcoming season. If you can not attend this meeting please contact Coach Schafhauser.

* Good morning, my name is (insure students name) and I'm a Student Ambassador. If you are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, this is just a reminder to pick up your application in Mr. Belde's office. Again, if you are currently an Ambassador you do need to fill out another application. Applications are due Friday, September 22nd by 2:45! Go Pioneers!


Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7

* If you are interested in working on the costume crew for our fall play, the crucible, please attend a meeting after school this Friday a.k.a. tomorrow in the costume room. If you aren't sure where the costume room is please go in the auditorium and we will help you find your way.

* Thank you to all of our staff and faculty for last nights back to school night. We packed the building as your parents navigated your green schedule. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces. I think each of your parents has a better understanding of how your day goes and how lucky you are to have such caring teachers. Thank you to taher food service for working with parents, our mothers club for the refreshments, Dan Leko, Steve Schneller, Frank Scundi and Joe Varela from our maintenance department for making sure we had a clean house for guests and lastly to our NHS students who graciously guided parents to and from classrooms. We were awesome!

* This is a reminder for all the Guatemala travelers. The September payment is due tomorrow, Friday! You may turn it in to Sra.Corrales or Sra. Busch.

* Attention all girl hockey players interested in trying out for Hill-Murray girls hockey; there is a Player/Parent meeting on Monday, September 11th at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. Players and at least one parent should attend this important informational meeting about the upcoming season. If you can not attend this meeting please contact Coach Schafhauser.

* If you are planning on trying out for boys hockey this season, there is an informational meeting this Sunday, September 10th at 4 p.m. in the TEAM Room. The meeting will last no longer than 45 minutes. It is your responsibility to get all related information at that time. If you have questions please stop by the athletic office and see Coach Lechner.

* Do you enjoy 1690s fashion? Is project runway your favorite tv show? Are the Salem witch trials your passion? Come to an introductory meeting to be on costume crew for the fall play, THE CRUCIBLE, this Friday at 2:45p in the costume room, which is in the theatre area. Don't know where it is? Meet in the auditorium and we'll get you to the right spot! See you this Friday at 2:45! Email Mr. Ballentine with any questions!

* Good Morning Pioneers!! This is Mariah Keopple! The Super Fan Club has created a twitter account for the Student Section and General Sports Information! Make sure to follow the twitter account @hmstudentsect18 ! We have some fun themes and special things coming your way! More information regarding the Super Fan Club is coming soon!

Here is some information regarding the Powder-puff game! Seniors – The deadline for shirts has been extended until this Friday! Email or text me if you want a shirt! The shirt is $20. Juniors – The deadline for your jersey is this Friday as well! Email or text Lauren Venzke if you would like a jersey and the price is $25. Homecoming is coming fast, so get ready for a great time!

* This is a reminder to all National Honor Society members: Many of you are working tonight's back to school event. Last week you received an information page in your first hour class, and an email about specifics. Please plan to check in with Ms. Marin tonight by 5 PM in room 136 where you will receive your name tag and any last minute instructions. Remember that this is an IN UNIFORM event and you are expected to comply with all aspects of the Hill-Murray uniform code.

* Helloooo PIOneers,

This is Gill Hazelton and Gina Lambert from the executive board of Student Council! Homecoming is coming up quick and we want to get you guys hyped, because studco is putting a lot of work and we want you to have fun.

This is a Homecoming update – dudh dudh da. We about to drop the biggest homecoming theme for 2017. So buckle up those seatbelts and get ready for the trip of your life. #HM ROADTRIP 17 WOOH.

The semi-formal dance has been moved to September 30th, which is after the day after the homecoming football game. So you have another week to ask that cutie you've been eyeing to homecoming insert wink!! There is 20 days until the homecomings festivities commence, so get ready.

Reminder Applications for Studco are due September 11 at 2:45. We are looking for natural-born leaders! We are adding 1 senior, 2 juniors, 4 sophomores, 4 freshman, and 3 middle schoolers. So stop by Mr. Belde's office to pick up application or check yo email.

Have Delightful Day!

* This announcement is for all middle school students. The trading post will be open for you this Friday during your home base and lunch. If you want to purchase anything, please remember to bring money.

* Hey Pioneers, This is just a reminder to pick up your Sibling and Cousin day information and permission slip in Mr. Belde's office. Permission slips are due no later than Wednesday September 27th by 2:45.

* This is Alana, Andrew, Ella, Morgan, and Troy, the Varsity captains of the Hill-Murray boys and girls soccer programs. We are holding a food drive to support Webster Elementary School. Come cheer on your fellow Pioneers at our soccer games on Tuesday, September 12 and bring with you a non-perishable food item to donate and support our cause. The girls game is at 5:00, and the boys game is right after at 7:00. A table will be set up in the Field House to collect all donations. Come out for some great soccer while supporting our friends at Webster!



Tuesday, September 5


* All CSL students assigned to Eagle Point are reminded to meet in your cars at the start of 5th period, today.

* Good Morning, this is Maddie Renberg with DECA. Members of our DECA Chapter delivered over 4 bins full of school supplies to Webster Elementary last week. Thank you all for your contributions.

* Thanks to everyone who donated to the Little Sisters of the Poor campaign. Between students and staff, we raised over $800! Not only does this show a strong character of love, but also a strong desire to see Mr. Jensen without a beard. For students who donated, don't forget to stop by Room 033 for Caribou Coffee and donuts next Monday morning.

* Good morning Pioneers!

This is Alana, Andrew, Ella, Morgan, and Troy, the Varsity captains of the Hill-Murray boys and girls soccer programs. We are holding a food drive to support Webster Elementary School. Come cheer on your fellow Pioneers at our soccer games on Tuesday, September 12 and bring with you a non-perishable food item to donate and support our cause. The girls game is at 5:00, and the boys game is right after at 7:00. A table will be set up in the Field House to collect all donations. Come out for some great soccer while supporting our friends at Webster!

* Attention all middle school students. If you have an interest in Robots, Legos or some free cookies, plan on coming to Mr. Gapinski's room, 046, after school on Friday, Sept. 8th for an informational meeting regarding our middle school robotics team. The meeting will run until 3:00.

* The parking permits have arrived. If you registered and paid for your permit, you can pick it up in the commons Tuesday and Wednesday before school. Mrs Hejny will be in the commons at 7:30. If you have a study hall with Mrs. Hejny, they will be available for pick-up during that time too. If you still need a permit, see either Mrs. Pulanco or Mrs. Barbato.






Friday, September 1


* Attention Freshmen—Don't forget to stop by the Staff Lounge TODAY after school. Come grab ice cream, chat with your friends, and celebrate your first week of high school. Link Leaders will be serving ice cream until about 3:30, so make sure to stop by and say hello.

* Auditions for the PIONEER PERFORMERS, our co-curricular singing group are after school today! Please sign up on the theatre callboard.

* 9th -12th graders! Aquaponics Club needs you, and there is no time to waste! Tank crews are forming NOW! If you want to participate in Aquaponics Club this year, you must register ONLINE, even if you participated last year! To register ONLINE, see Mrs. Lee in Room 040 by the end of the day Friday 9/1/2017 to get the ONLINE registration link! See your email for more information!

* Today we Baillie Ollila visiting with Destin Kvidera in 11th grade, Robbie Wong visiting with Sal Primoli in 8th grade, Frannie Primoli visiting with Ava Curella in 6th grade, and Bei Krueger visiting with Henry Liberty in 6th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and we hope you have a great day as a Pioneer!

* Have you always wanted to bring your sibling or cousin around on a typical school day with you so you can show them how awesome attending Hill-Murray is? On Friday, September 29th, the Admissions Office will be hosting its annual Sibling & Cousin Visit Day. We are only allowed to host 50 students in grades 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th. If you are interested, stop down in Mr. Belde's office as soon as possible for more information and to grab a permission slip for your sibling or cousin. Permission slips are due no later than Wednesday, September 27th by 2:45.

* Students, don't forget to donate to the Little Sisters of the Poor by the end of TODAY in room 033 (also known as the beard campaign)! Your contribution will be doubled by Mr. Hansen. As well, you will enjoy a 'high tea' Monday morning, Sep. 18th when Mr. Jensen will provide Caribou Coffee and donuts for any students who contributed.

* The parking permits have arrived. If you registered and paid for your permit, you can pick it up in the commons Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday before school. Mrs Hejny will be in the commons at 7:30. If you have a study hall with Mrs. Hejny, they will be available for pick-up during that time too. If you still need a permit, see either Mrs. Pulanco or Mrs. Barbato.

* Homework Hall starts on Tuesday, September 5 from 2:45-3:45 p.m. in The Nicholas Center. Sign up!


Thursday, August 31


* If you are a singer and would like to join our co-curricular singing group, the Pioneer Performers, auditions are after school on Friday! You'll be singing the national anthem. See Mr. Ballentine or Ms. Walth with any questions!

* Hey Pioneers! I'm Mariah Keopple and I'm the President of Student Council. This is a message to all Junior and Senior Girls! Both powderpuff shirts have been designed for both teams. If you are a Senior please contact me for a shirt. If you are a junior please contact Alli Clark for a shirt. Please Let us know if you would like a shirt by Wednesday, September 6th. For both grades, money and shirt order are due by this date. If you are curious about the game, it will be on Wednesday, September 25th under the lights with a bonfire after! Similar to last year!

* Attention all Freshmen! We are going to celebrate the end of this week with an ice cream social on Friday (tomorrow) in the faculty lounge until 3:30. Come by for a scoop and to catch up with each other and your LINK LEADERS! Happy first full week from Ms. D and Ms. F!

* Students, don't forget to donate to the Little Sisters of the Poor by the end of Friday in room 033 (also known as the beard campaign)! Your contribution will be doubled by Mr. Hansen. As well, you will enjoy a 'high tea' Monday morning, Sep. 18th when Mr. Jensen will provide Caribou Coffee and donuts for any students who contributed.

* The parking permits have arrived. If you registered and paid for your permit, you can pick it up in the commons Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday before school. Mrs Hejny will be in the commons at 7:30. If you have a study hall with Mrs. Hejny, they will be available for pick-up during that time too. If you still need a permit, see either Mrs. Pulanco or Mrs. Barbato.

* Plans for our Guatemala Trip are underway. There was a great turnout at our parent /student meeting in the Spring. There are a couple of spots open and it is not too late to join in on this great opportunity of travel and service. See Sra. Busch or Sra. Corrales for important information. All students who are already signed up will need to stop in to see Sra. Busch by the end of the week!

* Homework Hall starts on Tuesday, September 5 from 2:45-3:45 p.m. in The Nicholas Center. Sign up!




Wednesday, August 30


* Are you in grades 9 thru 12 and interested in singing? If so, please consider trying out for our co-curricular singing group, the PIONEER PERFORMERS this Friday after school. They sing at multiple Hill-Murray events throughout the year. To audition, you must sing the national anthem. See Mr. Ballentine or Ms. Walth with any questions!

If you are interested in behind the scenes work like set building, lighting design, or sound design, please attend a short meeting after school in the auditorium to learn about the many opportunities throughout the year to be a part of the theatre tech crew!


* Goooooddd Mooorrrnnniiinngg Pioneers! This is student council member Mary Mueller. If you are a natural leader, have great ideas for school improvement, and are enthusiastic about helping Hill-Murray, please pick up an application for Student Council in Mr. Belde's office! Applications will be due by September 6th. We, as a Student Council, would like to be your voice for the 2017-18 school year.


* Each year Hill-Murray prepares a Student Directory. If your family wishes to be excluded from the directory, please email your request to Mrs. Pulanco by September 15.


* Good morning, my name is (insert student name) and I'm a Student Ambassador. A Student Ambassador is a leader in grades 6-12 who works closely with the Admissions Office to aid family's in their journey in exploring where they would like to continue their education. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Student Ambassadors Club here at Hill-Murray, please pick up an application in Mr. Belde's office. If you are currently an Ambassador you do still need to fill out an application. Applications will be due on Friday, September 22nd by 2:45!


* Homework Hall starts on Tuesday, September 5 from 2:45-3:45 p.m. in The Nicholas Center. Sign up!




Tuesday, August 29


* The Aquaponics tanks are ready for planting seeds and stocking fish... now all we need are Aquaponics Crew Members! We meed YOU! Mrs. Lee is hosting a short informational meeting about the Aquaponics Club for interested ninth graders through seniors tomorrow-Wednesday August 30th in Room 040 after school at 2:40.


* Are you interested in running lights or sound in the auditorium? How about a chance to learn some basic carpentry skills? Or are you a talented artist looking to practice your skills? You should check out the Hill-Murray Tech Crew! There will be a meeting in the auditorium after school on Wednesday, August 30th! Stop by and find out how you can be part of the HM Tech Crew.


* Homework Hall starts on Tuesday, September 5 from 2:45-3:45 p.m. in The Nicholas Center. Sign up!





Monday, August 28


* Auditions for the fall play, THE CRUCIBLE, are today after school! Please consider auditioning!! If you are scared or nervous- don't be! See Mr. Ballentine or Mr. Morris in the theatre area with questions or if you need any help! There are lots of roles available! Also, if you are interested in working behind the scenes, there will be an information technical theatre meeting after school on Wednesday where you can meet Mr. Morris, our technical director, and learn about all of this year's opportunities to build and paint the sets, design lights, run sound board, stage manager, and more!

* Seniors: there is a MANDATORY meeting TONIGHT at 6:00 PM regarding college. If you did not come on Sunday night, you need to be here tonight. All details are in your student email.

* The Middle School Boys Soccer Team will start practice on Tuesday, August 29. A short, informational meeting will take place on Monday, August 28 after school. Prospective players will receive a handout for parents and details for practice. Please meet in the Commons area next to the Cafe. Thank you!

* Good morning, my name is (insert student name) and I'm a Student Ambassador. A Student Ambassador is a leader in grades 6-12 who works closely with the Admissions Office to aid family's in their journey in exploring where they would like to continue their education. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Student Ambassadors Club here at Hill-Murray, please pick up an application in Mr. Belde's office. If you are currently an Ambassador you do still need to fill out an application. Applications will be due on Friday, September 22nd by 2:45!