December 5

-Good morning pioneers! On the third day of Christmas pioneers got to wear Christmas socks with their uniform! I hope you all are getting into the Christmas spirit today by wearing your most festive socks! Tomorrow on the fourth day of Christmas pioneers will be out of uniform wearing their ugliest Christmas sweaters. And don’t forget to send in pictures of you and your friends to the hmstudco Instagram! Have a great day pioneers!

-Congratulations to the robotics class who competed yesterday in a regional event.  The team did very well and placed second overall.  They were also finalists for the 3D printing award and the Innovate Award.  Special shout out to team members Riley, Sean, Sierra, Caleb and Eddie who gave up their entire Sunday and represented Hill-Murray very well!

-This announcement is for all middle schoolers.

This Wednesday, December 7th there will be an after-school Christmas event from 2:45 – 4:15 that will include cookies, crafts, and music. Please check your email for a Google Sign-up so we can get an idea about how many students will be attending. Teachers, if you could give any middle schooler interested a minute to sign-up, that would be much appreciated!

Please see Mr. Chapman if you have any questions!

December 2, 2022

-World Cup fever has hit Hill-Murray and the French and Spanish Clubs are teaming up to host a bracket contest! Students, teachers, and staff: pick up a blank bracket in either French or Spanish from any of the World Languages teachers or from the Main Office, fill it out and turn it back in by the end of the day today. The round of 16 starts tomorrow at 9:00am when the US faces off against the Netherlands.

-This announcement is for all middle schoolers.

Next Wednesday, December 7th there will be an after-school Christmas event from 2:45 – 4:15 that will include cookies, crafts, and music. Please check your email for a Google Sign-up so we can get an idea about how many students will be attending.

Please see Mr. Chapman if you have any questions!

December 1, 2022

-This announcement is for all middle schoolers. Next Wednesday, December 7th there will be an after-school Christmas event from 2:45 – 4:15 that will include cookies, crafts, and music. Please check your email for a Google Sign-up so we can get an idea about how many students will be attending. Please see Mr. Chapman if you have any questions!

November 30, 2022

-This announcement is for all middle schoolers. Next Wednesday, December 7th there will be an after-school Christmas event from 2:45 – 4:15 that will include cookies, crafts, and music. Please check your email for a Google Sign-up so we can get an idea about how many students will be attending. Please see Mr. Chapman if you have any questions!


-Today is our Advent Prayer Service – Students in grade 6-9 will go to the auditorium at the end of period 2 and students in grades 10-12 will go after WIN A.  Period 2 teachers please take some time right now to remind students about the seating chart – students you will be sitting with your period 2 class in the auditorium.  Our prayer service is led by our Peer Ministers.


-The cafeteria will be closed tomorrow before school for the annual DECA the Halls breakfast.  DECA members should please report to the cafeteria at 7am for our important meeting, breakfast and Christmas activities.


-Hello 6th graders! Do you want to see yourself in the yearbook? Send in pictures of you with your pet or pets to the Hill-Murray Yearbook Instagram or email them to Rachel Z. by this Thursday night to be featured. Check your email for more details. Thank you! ALSO, SENIORS! Get those Senior Photos and baby ads into Hillmurrayyearbook.com


-Sam – Hello Pioneers, NHS will be selling Donuts this Friday, December 2nd. Donuts will be sold before school at both the main entrance as well as the commons. Donuts will be $2 each. 

Ty – All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Open Arms MN. Open Arms prepares and delivers meals to critically ill patients in Minnesota. Look out for an email for more information and a way to volunteer if anyone is interested. Thank you pioneers


-Attention students in Explorers of the Galaxy: You may dress in HM spirit wear for our field trip to the Bell Museum on Thursday, Dec. 1. Please go to 1st hour for attendance and announcements. We will meet in the commons on Thursday at 8:15 am. See Mrs. Babich with any questions.


-This is Kennedy H. and I’d like to introduce our Christmas festivities for this year! We have all heard of the 12 days of Christmas, and this year Hill-Murray will have their own take on the Classic Christmas Song. Tomorrow will be our first of the 12 days of Christmas events leading up to Christmas! Each day we will announce the events of the day and things coming up. Tomorrow, we will kick it off with door decorations in the hall. Look for an email from me and an instagram post on the student council instagram with all the details for the 12 days of Christmas. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy the events to come! 

November 29, 2022

-Hill-Murray scholarship applications are now available for the 23-24 academic year. All scholarship information can be found online this year under the Tuition Assistance tab on the main page of our Hill-Murray website. 

If you have any questions about this process please contact Mrs. Bates. Completed applications are due by Friday, Jan 13th. Don’t delay! Get started on your application today! 

-Staff and students, if you are looking to start your day on a positive note, please feel free to join us in the chapel for some Praise and Worship singing this Wednesday at 7:15 am.  Somg sheets will be provided, you just need to bring your voice.-Attention students in Explorers of the Galaxy: You may dress in HM spirit wear for our field trip to the Bell Museum on Thursday, Dec. 1. Please go to 1st hour for attendance and announcements. We will meet in the commons on Thursday at 8:15 am. See Mrs. Babich with any questions.
-Good Morning, I am Peer Minister Claire Rubischko and this is your Ministry Minute.  

9-12th grader are you looking for a Poor and Vulnerable Service experience to help fulfill your requirement for the year?  We have two opportunities.  First Loaves and Fishes is an organization that needs you to help cook and serve meals at their community meal site locations across the metro area and greater Minnesota. More information is on your Service Google Classroom. 

Second Mrs. Barbato is still looking for 6 volunteers to work at the Maple Tree Daycare Center on Saturday Dec 17th to help with the Toddler’s Christmas program.  Please reach out if you have any questions. 

-Sophomores – we would appreciate you taking the time to complete a quick survey regarding your thoughts and opinions about your Sophomore Retreat.  You will find an email from Dr Skinner in your inbox, the email has the link to the survey.  Thank you 

-Tomorrow is our Advent Prayer Service – we will be in the Auditorium.  Grades 6-9 are during WIN A and Grades 10-12 are in the prayer service during WIN B.  This prayer service is led by Peer Ministers and celebrates the start of the Advent season.  You will sit with your period 2 class in the same spot as you did last week for the Thanksgiving prayer service.

November 28, 2022

-Staff and students, if you are looking to start your day on a positive note, please feel free to join us in the chapel for some Praise and Worship singing this Wednesday at 7:15 am. Some sheets will be provided, you just need to bring your voice.-Today is the first day of our Advent Prayer Challenge – we will pray from the Advent Prayer Book at the start of every period every school day between now and the last day of school before Christmas break. Each period has a unique prayer connected to the Advent theme for the day.  Teachers all have either a hard copy or a digital copy of the prayer book so they are all set for the challenge.  During Advent we will not do our regular prayer routine, we will do the opening Advent prayer from the challenge book and the first period.  We will still do the intercessions of the saints and the “live Jesus” acclamation.

  
-This is a reminder that the lemonade station is only free to those getting the entree of the day. You are free to purchase a glass or buy the bottled lemonade. 


-Just a reminder: Picture retakes are on Tuesday November 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. These photo retakes are being offered for those who may have had a blurry photo, OR also for those that were wearing hoodies, or spirit wear in their previous photos.Please remember to wear your HM polos for this retake photo. 


-Good Morning Pioneers! This is Kennedy H. and I’d like to introduce our Christmas festivities for this year! We have all heard of the 12 days of Christmas, and this year Hill-Murray will have their own take on the Classic Christmas Song. Tomorrow will be our first of the 12 days of Christmas events leading up to Christmas! Each day we will announce the events of the day and things coming up. Tomorrow, we will kick it off with door decorating during WIN. This does not have to be super elaborate (but it definitely could be!) so coordinate with one of your teachers if you would like to help out and supply decorations! Also, an email from me and an instagram post on the student council instagram with all the details for the 12 days of Christmas. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy the events to come! 

November 22,2022

-Good Morning I am Peer Minister Trey T. and this is your ministry minute.  This Thanksgiving break is a great time to do some volunteering. Possible service experiences are listed the stream page of your google classroom! See Ms. Walth if you have any questions.
-This is also a reminder about  The Maple Tree Day Care Center  needing 4 more volunteers for their toddler’s Christmas program on December 17th. Please see Mrs. Barbato if you are interested. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
-Any Middle School student who wants to go outside for recess next week must bring winter apparel including jackets and boots. The temps look to be in the low 30’s the first part of the week so plan accordingly. 
-Just a reminder: Picture retakes are on Tuesday November 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. These photo retakes are being offered for those who may have had a blurry photo, OR also for those that were wearing hoodies, or spirit wear in their previous photos. Please remember to wear your HM polos for this retake photo. 
-Hill-Murray scholarship applications are now available for the 23-24 academic year. All scholarship information can be found online this year under the Tuition Assistance tab on the main page of our Hill-Murray website. If you have any questions about this process please contact Mrs. Bates. Completed applications are due by Friday, Jan 13th. Don’t delay! Get started on your application today!