May 17, 2024

Dear God,

Bless our school and guide us in our studies. Help us grow in wisdom and understanding. May we support each other with kindness and respect.

Give us the strength to face today’s challenges and use our talents well. Inspire us to contribute positively to our school and the world.

Bless our teachers, staff, and families. Keep us safe and healthy. We are grateful for the opportunities to learn and grow.

Amen.

-Spanish Club still has some open spots for El Salvador Day today during WIN A in room 136. Come check out our trivia, music and pupusas! Sign up with Dr. Obernolte


-Don’t forget to sign up for HM Students for Change WIN B today in 118 if you’d like to help plan events such as Black History Month, Women’s History Month and more. Sign up with Dr. Obernolte 


-Congratulations to the JV Boys Golf team on their 1st place finish in the Eddie Simonet Invitational yesterday at Oak Glen.  Members of the team included Jaeger H., Liam G., Luke L., Desmond V., as well as Griffin K., who placed 2nd overall, and Leyton Rinehart who took home 1st place medalist honors.  Congratulations and way to go Pioneers!

-The First Annual Pioneer Film Festival has been moved to Thursday! You’re still invited on Thursday, May 23rd in the auditorium! Sign up for Mr. Goetzke’s WIN A & B on THURSDAY, 5/23 and report to the auditorium to witness and vote for your favorite student-made short films.


-Thank you to all the students who participate in the Hill-Murray Art show at Saint Paul’s Monastery.  Congratulations to the winners Tristan R., who won 1st place, Delaney O., who won 2nd place, and Sophia M. who won 3rd place.


And congratulations to Violet B., Lylah L., Talia B., Cam H., Tessa L., Zach S., Kiera W., Avery R., Sophia P., Gabriella M., and Maddie L. for receiving honorable mentions! Ms. Kegley and Mr. Dahl are so very proud of you all. Winners, please see Mr. Dahl if you didn’t receive your gift certificate and award yesterday.And remember Pioneers, all of your classmates’ artwork can still be viewed at the gallery in St Paul’s Monastery through May 24th.

May 16, 2024

-Good Morning Pioneers. This is Dr. Obernolte and I have two announcements for you today. Spanish Club is hosting El Salvador Day tomorrow during WIN A in room 136. We’ll have trivia, music and pupusas to try!


-HM Students for Change also has a WIN tomorrow during WIN B in 118. We’ll be beginning our plans for next year so if you want to help out with planning Black History Month, Women’s History Month, or other ways to make positive change in our school, sign up with me, Dr. Obernolte


-Today we are celebrating our last all school Mass of the year.   We are happy to welcome Bishop Izen as our celebrant.  We will be having Mass out in the stadium, using our stadium seating chart and sitting with our second hour class.   Teachers, could you please remind your students where your class is sitting this morning.  Also a reminder to spit out any gum before coming to the Stadium and no cell phone or backpacks during Mass.   You will want to wear a sweatshirt or jacket if you have one. 

-Seniors, please check for emails from Mr. Zappa and Mr. Cheney for details regarding end-of-year device turn-in and purchasing options.

-Please join the Craft Club this FRIDAY during WIN A and/or WIN B.  We are painting small vases and then filling them with fresh flowers to deliver to the monastery!  Sign up with Ms. Bourget for WIN A and/ or WIN B this FRIDAY!  

-Did you know that watching movies with your friends can relieve stress and improve your mood? What great news! You’re invited to the First Annual Pioneer Film Festival on Tuesday May 21st in the auditorium! Sign up for Mr. Goetzke’s WIN A & B on Tuesday, 5/21 and report to the auditorium to witness and vote for your favorite student-made short films.

May 14, 2024

-Person 1: Hello HM Students, Come to the art showdown at the Saint Paul monastery.

Person 2: We have Skibdi slicers and Grimace shakes (Not actually) BUT there is free food!!

Person 1: Come support our Hill Murray students that ATE around 6-7 pm. Look for our posters around our W of a school.

Person 2:  Again, come and support our students and look for posters around the school for more information.

Person 1: We hope to see you there. 

-Please join the Craft Club this FRIDAY during WIN A and/or WIN B.  We are painting small vases and then filling them with fresh flowers to deliver to the monastery!  Sign up with Ms. Bourget for WIN A and/ or WIN B this FRIDAY!

May 13, 2024

-Tonight is our final Choir concert of the year!! Featuring some fun pop music, the concert is free and less than an hour in length! Starting at 7 in the auditorium, we hope to see you there!!!

-Student #1:  Did you check out the art show at the monastery?    

Student #2:  No, I didn’t.  There’s a monastery?

Student #1:  Yeah!  Saint Paul’s monastery and there are these really cool nuns who live there.  It’s like a 2 minute walk from here.  

Student #2:   Ooh!  Sister Linda lives there!  

Student #1:  Yeah!  Sister Linda and the other nuns live there and they have this beautiful art gallery and there’s an art show happening there right now.

Student #2:  Do we know anyone who has art in that show?

Student #1:  We ALL know someone with work in that show!  And, you know, we should support them by visiting the monastery to check out their work on Wednesday May 15th for the art reception and awards ceremony!

Student #2:  An art reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday May 15th????  What time?  Will there be food?

Student #1:  Yep, the reception is from 6-7pm on Wednesday May 15th, and there will be snacks.  We also see who wins 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in the art show.

Student #2:  Oh my Gosh, there’s snacks, art prizes, nuns, Sister Linda, and all our friends will be there.  I can’t wait!

Student #1:  Remember, the art reception is from 6-7pm on Wednesday May 15th.  And if you can’t make it, the art show will be open until May 24th!  Please check the art show posters hanging around the school for Gallery hours.

Student #2:  Snacks, art prizes, and nuns, oh my!

Student #1: Calm down!

May 10, 2024

-God of wisdom, we thank you for all the gifts you have given us throughout this school year. We praise you for giving us life, for saving us in Christ, and for choosing us to be your people. As we come to the end of this school year, we voice our gratitude for the good things you have done for us, and we praise you for all who have shared in the work of this school. We ask that you bless them in your love and give them refreshment and peace. We praise you, God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen


-Today is the last day of AI Week, and Professor Nimble is ready for one last challenge! Yesterday we played almost 70 games, so Professor Nimble learned a lot. Every mistake it made meant it was a little harder to beat the next time. Today we’ve got the best prizes of the week including a $15 Canes gift card! If you can manage to beat Professor Nimble today, your name will be entered into a raffle for the grand prizes. We’ll announce the winners at the end of the day. 

-If you want to learn more about Professor Nimble, Machine Learning, or computer programming in general talk to Dr. Glancy or Mr. Gapinksi and consider taking one of our awesome programming or technology courses!

-Adoration is today from 9am-1:30pm in the Chapel.  You can sign up during WIN under Dr Skinner’s WIN – also, feel free to stop down if you have high school Pioneer Period.  

-Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of The Pirates of Penzance for qualifying to perform in the Minnesota Spotlight Showcase on June 10th. The following students also received an Outstanding for their performances, including Henry Clark, Matthew Sutherland, Logan Kohler, and Sophia Proulx. Kiera Whitcomb received an Outstanding  for her technical leadership. Several students in our production also received an honorable mention or evaluator shout out!  Don’t miss your chance to see this award winning show! There are 3 performances left- Tonight, Saturday and Sunday!
You can get tickets at the door! You won’t want to miss this one!

-This is a reminder that Today the Link Leaders are hosting Field Day during WIN A and B outside in the Stadium and in the fieldhouse.  

-You should have been pinged by Ms. Fandrich, so remember to come to the Fieldhouse after your 2nd Hour tomorrow ready to have so much fun celebrating the last couple weeks of school. 

May 9, 2024

-Yesterday at Tanner’s Brook golf course our boys JV golf team won their first match of the year taking first place in the Metro East Conference tournament.  The Pioneers were paced by Sawyer T and Desmond V.  Also contributing scores were D. J. K and Griffin K.  The boys JV golf team would also like to recognize Reve B who has placed in the top 5 in his past two Junior Varsity events.  Nice job guys!!!

-Adoration is tomorrow from 9am-1:30pm in the Chapel.  You can sign up during WIN under Dr Skinner’s WIN – also, feel free to stop down if you have high school Pioneer Period.  

-Students – this week is teacher appreciation week so please join me in thanking each of your teachers today.  Teachers – today’s special appreciation event is the food truck for lunch. All faculty and staff are invited to grab some lunch at the food truck that will be out in the front of school.  Again – students be sure to find a moment to say thank you and show your appreciation to all our teachers. 

-Hey Freshmen: This is Nichole and Abby. This is a reminder that tomorrow the Link Leaders are hosting our 3rd Annual Field Day during WIN A and B outside in the Stadium and in the fieldhouse. We have a lot of fun activities available for you to enjoy with your friends. We will have Popsicles, Bags, Bottle Toss, Basketball, Tug of War, 4 Square, and many more games. We have also got an inflatable obstacle course coming! You should have been pinged by Ms. Fandrich, so remember to come to the Fieldhouse after your 2nd Hour tomorrow ready to have so much fun celebrating the last couple weeks of school. 

-Buongiorno!  Students on the Italy trip: we meet today during WIN B in room 136!  If you haven’t completed your information slide yet, you need to use approximately 4 minutes of WIN A to do so!  Look for an email from me or from Ms. Marin with the link to the slide deck where you will add your information.  See you soon! 

-Hey Hill-Murray!  Did you know that you probably know someone who has a work of art on display right now in a professional art gallery at Saint Paul’s Monastery?  It’s true! A great way to show support for your artist friends and classmates is to attend the artist reception and awards ceremony NEXT WEEK on Wednesday May 15th, from 6-7pm–there will be food, music, friends and prizes given to the winners of the juried art show. If you can’t make it tonight, don’t worry, you can visit the show anytime between now and May 24th. Check out the posters hanging around the school for gallery hours. Remember, the artist reception and awards ceremony is NEXT WEEK on Wednesday May 15th from 6-7pm!  I hope to see you there!

-Professor Nimble did it! After 155 games, Professor Nimble learned a winning strategy for the game Nim. Yesterday it won 50 out of 56 games, and by C lunch it was winning all the time. Professor Nimble wants to keep playing though, so today we are going to erase its memory and start the learning process over. Professor Nimble is a simple example of a “Supervised Machine Learning Algorithm.” When we say it’s supervised that means that it gets feedback on whether it is right or wrong. After each game we let Professor Nimble know whether it was a win or a loss. Other examples of Supervised Machine Learning are email filters and voice and face recognition. Things like ChatGPT are examples of “Unsupervised” learning. If you want to learn more talk to the Machine Learning Club!

May 8, 2024

-Good Morning, Pioneers! 

Single digit handicap, boys golf captains, Isaiah L and Jack V here, with a special shout out and congratulations to the boys varsity golf team who took first place in our conference tournament yesterday. 

Way to go Isaiah. You played great shooting a 75. 
Thanks Jack. You tried your best shooting a 79. 
Thanks Isaiah. That means a lot. And a big way to go to our teammates, Owen Wendorf, shooting that smooth 75, Ethan O with a modest 78, and our team backpack, HM golf phenom, 8th grader Nolan K shooting that 5th place round of 74. 
We did great. 
We sure did. 
Golf’s easy for us. 
But you know who did the best? 
Logan N. 
That’s right. Congratulations to junior, single digit handicap, Logan N who played out of his mind and won it all with a bogey free round, three under par, 69. 
Nice. 
Very nice. 
Pioneers, if you see Logan in the hallway, make sure to give him a high five. 
I know I will. 
That’s it from us. Nice job boys. Have a great day pioneers.


-As you remember from yesterday, Ms Dan is asking all students to take an online survey giving input and feedback about your experience at Hill-Murray.  This survey will happen at the end of period two – we will come back on the announcements at the end of period two to remind you to check your email for the survey link – it won’t be sent until closer to the end of period two.  

-Holy Moly 10 Minutes for your Souly is happening today during HS Break! 10:10-10:20. We have Sophomore Peer Ministers Josie L and Lucy M leading us in a prayerful reflection! We would love for you all to come and join us!

-Hey Lexi!

Hey, Molly!? 

Did you know that H2O for Life is having an open mic night?

No, I didn’t. That’s really cool! What’s it for?

We are accepting donations for Mlandege Primary School in Tanzania so they can have clean drinking water. 

Wow! I want to go, when is it?

It’s Wednesday May 8th from 6-8 pm in the teacher’s lounge. 

Can I bring a friend?

Of course! Anyone is welcome and encouraged to come! There will be treats!

Sounds good to me!

Make sure to sign up in room 121 if you are interested in performing!

I will! See you then

-Adoration is this Friday in the Chapel from 9am-1:30pm.  All are welcome to stop down to spend time in quiet reflection and prayer.  You can sign up during WIN under Dr Skinner.