MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 28

WIN Times

This is an announcement for WIN times. Do not sign up or drop into teacher sessions that are full or teachers you don’t have unless you set it up in advance. Please read the WIN time descriptions carefully before you sign up. 

Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Hola, Hill-Murray! 

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.  The observation of Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968.  It is observed for a month, beginning on September 15th.  This date was chosen because five Central American countries celebrate their independence on the 15th of September. 

Today’s trivia question is: Which 5 Central American countries celebrate their Independence on the 15th of September?

If you know the answer, write it down on a small slip of paper along with your full name and your grade, then put it in one of the answer boxes.  One answer box it located outside Sra. Corrales’ room (number 218 on the second floor) and another one is located outside Ms. Luna’s room (at the top on the TNC).  Your guess must be received by 1:00pm today.  The winner will be randomly chosen from all correct answers and will receive a Chipotle gift card.

¡Buena suerte!

Parking Near Fieldhouse

The parking lot between the fieldhouse and the rest of the building, near the loading dock is for faculty, staff and coaches only.  There are a couple spots that are sold at the Auction each year, and may have students parking in them, but all others are for adults only.  You will be towed if you park in that area.  If you parked there today, I would move my vehicle at this time.

Girls locker rooms

Girls in Physical Education and fall sports: There have been multiple instances of tiktok videos being made in the locker rooms.  This is a reminder that cameras are not allowed in bathrooms or locker rooms, that is a school policy and a Minnesota State High School League Policy—-meaning your eligibility will be in jeopardy if you are caught doing this.  Your phone will be confiscated and your parents will have to come to get it.  Stop using cameras in these areas.

2020 Scottie Carlson Soccer Award

The 2020  Scottie Carlson Soccer Award was presented to Sophomore Lucy Zupfer, a member of the varsity girls soccer team.

Best wishes to Lucy, her family and the rest of the girls varsity season.

Joining DECA

Good Morning Pioneers, This is June Knauss

And this is Max Zupfer, and we are your DECA co-presidents

DECA is a marketing association of high school students which helps prepare students for their future

All 9th – 12th grade students interested in joining DECA should come to our informational meeting

This meeting will take place next Tuesday during GO time

Students should sign up for GO time TODAY – for next Tuesday during WIN A

 We will meet in the auditorium

We hope to see you there!


September 25

Haircuts

Some of you need to see a barber by Monday. Shops are now open for haircuts. Know that our hair policy is not below your eyebrows, not below your ears and cannot touch your collar in the back. Take care of this as we will do a full uniform check on Monday. If you need help understanding the policy, see Ms. Herman or Mrs. Barbato.  Thank you in advance. 

Football and Volleyball

Attention anyone interested in playing High School Football or High School Volleyball this fall.  The MSHSL has moved football and volleyball back to the fall and they begin on Monday.  If you are interested in playing football, please stop by the Activities office and speak with Mr. Reeves.  If you are interested in playing volleyball, please stop by and see Mr. Pohl.  All students must be registered and have a physical on file in order to begin practicing on Monday.  Any questions, please email Mr. Pohl

Parking Near Fieldhouse

The parking lot between the fieldhouse and the rest of the building, near the loading dock is for faculty, staff and coaches only.  There are a couple spots that are sold at the Auction each year, and may have students parking in them, but all others are for adults only.  You will be towed if you park in that area.  If you parked there today, I would move my vehicle at this time.

Girls locker rooms

Girls in Physical Education and fall sports: There have been multiple instances of tiktok videos being made in the locker rooms.  This is a reminder that cameras are not allowed in bathrooms or locker rooms, that is a school policy and a Minnesota State High School League Policy—-meaning your eligibility will be in jeopardy if you are caught doing this.  Your phone will be confiscated and your parents will have to come to get it.  Stop using cameras in these areas.

Joining DECA

Good Morning Pioneers, This is June Knauss

And this is Max Zupfer, and we are your DECA co-presidents

DECA is a marketing association of high school students which helps prepare students for their future

All 9th – 12th grade students interested in joining DECA should come to our informational meeting

This meeting will take place next Tuesday during GO time

Students should sign up for GO time TODAY – for next Tuesday during WIN A

 We will meet in the auditorium

We hope to see you there!

NHS Members–

Executive board voting is now open!  We have nine outstanding students who applied for NHS exec board positions!  Please check your Google Classroom for the voting form.  Voting will be open until Monday morning at 8:00AM.  Please email Ms. Bourget or stop by room 155 if you have questions.  

Check In/Trivia

Attention to all Middle Schoolers and Freshmen…During WIN A today, you will have a Check In/Trivia with your WEB and LINK Leaders….please head to your advisory for WIN A… For the WIN B you may go to wherever you signed up! 

WIN A go to your ADVISORY, WIN B Sign Up!

Drone Racing

Drone Racing Practice starts Monday.  Anyone who is interested in joining the Hill-Murray Drone Racing team, please come to our first practice on Monday at 2:45 in the Fieldhouse.  Drone Racing is a great experience and we welcome anyone who wants to give something fun a shot.  Please see Ms. Smith or Mr. Pohl with any questions.

Auditions For The Christmas Variety Show

Auditions for the Christmas variety show will be next week, but don’t stress because they’ll be completely virtual. Later today, you will receive an email with a video of the audition dance and a link to the audition song, jingle bells. Both are very simple. You’ll submit a video of both by the end of next week to be considered for the show. If you’d rather submit another Xmas song or even an appropriate Tiktok dance Video, that would be ok, as long as it shows your rhythm and ability to learn choreography. More details in your email later today!

Internet Outage

You may notice this morning that our internet is slower and some websites and services are blocked. There has been an outage affecting our main internet source and we are currently running on the back-up. We ask you to try and minimize your use of high traffic streaming sites as much as possible while our provider works this out. 

The Tech Department



September 24

Haircuts

Some of you need to see a barber by Monday. Shops are now open for haircuts. Know that our hair policy is not below your eyebrows, not below your ears and cannot touch your collar in the back. Take care of this as we will do a full uniform check on Monday. If you need help understanding the policy, see Ms. Herman or Mrs. Barbato.  Thank you in advance. 

Football and Volleyball

Attention anyone interested in playing High School Football or High School Volleyball this fall.  The MSHSL has moved football and volleyball back to the fall and they begin on Monday.  If you are interested in playing football, please stop by the Activities office and speak with Mr. Reeves.  If you are interested in playing volleyball, please stop by and see Mr. Pohl.  All students must be registered and have a physical on file in order to begin practicing on Monday.  Any questions, please email Mr. Pohl

Senior Pass Procedure

Steps for seniors to get a pass to leave school for WIN time and/or 1st or 7th period study halls.

Criteria:

1. You must be at a C or above in all of your classes. (this will be determined at each grade pull)

2. You must have no behavior, attendance or tardiness issues.

3. You must attend any WIN time a teacher pings you.

4. You must have all assessments completed, tests, quizzes or presentations.  Teachers will ping you if you have not completed any assessment.

5. You must Attend Advisory. Mass/Prayer services.

Pick up a pink permission form from Ms. Herman

Return the form signed by a parent

Pick up your senior pass from Ms. Herman when you turn in your permission sheet.

Outdoor Movie 

Hey Middle schoolers…and Freshmen…did you sign up for the Outdoor Movie on the Scoreboard this Weekend? There are still spots available! 

The WEB AND LINK leaders are hosting a movie on the stadium’s big screen scoreboard, this Saturday from 7-9pm. We will be watching the classic movie…The Sandlot!

Mr Chapman sent out a link in your email to sign up to reserve your spot at the movie!

Bring your blankets, your masks and your friends for a great night! Hope to see you there! 

Junior and Senior Movie Night

Hey, Juniors and Seniors! Student Council has changed the movie night on the field to next week Monday from 7-9. Sign-up will be sent out again later today and the cost to attend is $5. The first 100 groups to arrive will be able to use a blanket we provide during the movie! See you there!

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week (plus t-shirt orders)
Hi Pioneers! The Student Council wanted to inform you that we will be doing a Mental Health Week from October 5-9. You will be able to order t-shirts from Anna Schafhauser’s company. T-shirts will cost $15 and be added to your tuition. An email with the form will be sent out today! Have a great day!

Picture Retake Day

Today is picture retake day! If you did not have your picture taken yet this year, we need you to take a photo for your student ID and for the yearbook! So even if you do not plan on ordering pictures, we need you to take a photo please!

The photographer is in the Commons from 8 AM-12 PM. Please pick a time to stop in between classes or during your lunch or study hall. Remember you do need to be wearing a uniform polo, if you forgot your polo shirt, Mrs. Trembley has one you can borrow in the Office of Student Life.


September 23

Haircuts

Some of you need to see a barber by Monday. Shops are now open for haircuts. Know that our hair policy is not below your eyebrows, not below your ears and cannot touch your collar in the back. Take care of this as we will do a full uniform check on Monday. If you need help understanding the policy, see Ms. Herman or Mrs. Barbato.  Thank you in advance. 

Football and Volleyball

Attention anyone interested in playing High School Football or High School Volleyball this fall.  The MSHSL has moved football and volleyball back to the fall and they begin on Monday.  If you are interested in playing football, please stop by the Activities office and speak with Mr. Reeves.  If you are interested in playing volleyball, please stop by and see Mr. Pohl.  All students must be registered and have a physical on file in order to begin practicing on Monday.  Any questions, please email Mr. Pohl

Senior Pass Procedure

Steps for seniors to get a pass to leave school for WIN time and/or 1st or 7th period study halls.

Criteria:

1. You must be at a C or above in all of your classes. (this will be determined at each grade pull)

2. You must have no behavior, attendance or tardiness issues.

3. You must attend any WIN time a teacher pings you.

4. You must have all assessments completed, tests, quizzes or presentations.  Teachers will ping you if you have not completed any assessment.

5. You must Attend Advisory. Mass/Prayer services.

Pick up a pink permission form from Ms. Herman

Return the form signed by a parent

Pick up your senior pass from Ms. Herman when you turn in your permission sheet.

Dungeons and Dragons’

Today, after school, in the cafeteria will be the dungeons and dragons’ first meeting. After today, if you wish to join the club, please sign up at HMIT


September  22

Homecoming Prayer Service

Our Homecoming Prayer Services are today during WIN times and we will be celebrating coming home to our Benedictine and Lasallian values.  Advisory teachers should attend along with their Advisories and take attendance in either the Varsity Gym or Auditorium according to the following schedule:

Grade 11 and 12 will attend the prayer service during the first WIN time with Grade 11 in the Varsity Gym and grade 12 in the Auditorium.

Grade 9 and 10 will attend the prayer service during the second WIN time with grade 9 in the Varsity Gym and grade 10 in the Auditorium.

Grades 6, 7, and 8 will attend the prayer service during the third WIN time with grade 8 in the Varsity Gym and grades 6, 7 in the auditorium. 

Remember to social distance during the Homecoming Prayer services by leaving empty seats between you and your classmates. 

Dungeons and Dragons Club

“The Dungeons and Dragons club will meet Tomorrow in the cafeteria after school. This will be a meet and greet where students can sign up for the games they want to play. All are welcome so come by to check it out”

Outdoor Movie

Hey Middle schoolers…and Freshmen…who wants to enjoy an outdoor movie this Weekend…well you are in luck! 

The WEB AND LINK leaders are hosting a movie night just for you on the stadium’s big screen scoreboard, this Saturday from 7-9pm. We will be watching the classic movie…The Sandlot! 

Mr. Chapman sent out a link in your email yesterday to sign up to reserve your spot at the movie! There are only 200 spots available! 

Bring your blankets, your masks, and your friends for a great night! Happy Homecoming week! Hey 

Upperclassmen Movie

Hi Pios! It’s with a heavy heart that we must inform you that the upperclassmen movie on the field will be postponed until a later date due to multiple tests and papers for seniors later this week. Sorry for the inconvenience and have a great day.

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes are this Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Commons from 8 AM-12PM. The ordering link was sent out to parents in the Happenings email on Friday.

Students need to have a uniform shirt for their school picture, so if you are participating in Homecoming week dress up, please bring a shirt to change into for your photo.

Please see Mrs. Trembley in the Office of Student Life if you have any questions.

Service Opportunity

Hey Pioneers this is Tom Soler with peer ministry. As you may know, completing your service requirement this year may be difficult due to COVID. So Peer Ministry is offering an in school service opportunity. Starting next Monday there will be a cash drive for the nurses at Bethesda Hospital, one of the frontline COVID hospitals in Minnesota. The drive will last two weeks, and at the end of the drive we will have a WIN time where we will be writing cards for the nurses. By participating in the WIN time you can earn service credit for this school year. And as an incentive the advisory that raises the most money will win a donut party at the end of the drive! – So make sure to put your advisor’s name on your donation envelopes. Thank you and have a great day!


September 21

WIN Time

Another reminder especially for seniors. If you have an early dismissal, do not sign up for a WIN time even if you get the reminder from Mrs. Barbato. Those reminders are automated from student support time. You are taking the spot of someone who needs to see the teacher. See Mrs. Barbato if you have any questions. 

Peer Ministry

Hey Pioneers this is Elliot Heinrichs with peer ministry, as you may know, completing your service requirement this year may be difficult due to COVID. So the Peer Ministry is offering an in-school service opportunity, Starting next week Monday there will be a cash drive for the nurses at Bethesda hospital one of the frontline COVID hospitals in Minnesota. The drive will last 2 weeks and at the end of the drive, we will have a WIN sign up where we will be writing cards for the nurses. By participating in the drive and WIN time you can earn service credit for this school year. And as an incentive, the advisory that raises the most money will win a doughnut party at the end of the drive so make sure to put your advisor’s name on the envelope. Thank you and have a great day


September 18

Boys Hockey Informational Meeting

TO ALL BOYS HOCKEY CANDIDATES TRYING OUT THIS UPCOMING SEASON:

There is an informational meeting this Sunday, September 20th, from 4pm-5pm at our Hill-Murray Stadium. We will meet at the Stadium Entrance. New or younger players should bring a parent to help get the information, especially if this is your first tryout. All others are parents optional. If you are not able to attend this meeting, you must find someone you trust to gather needed information and sign up for you. All necessary pertinent dates and forms will be given out at this meeting. See you Sunday afternoon. 

Thank you,

Coach Lechner

WIN Time

If you have an early dismissal during WIN time, please do not sign up to attend one. You are taking someone else’s spot. 

PioLympics Opening Ceremony

Tonight is the PioLympics opening ceremony and we could not be more excited. The ceremony will start at 7 pm and be sure to dress up and show your teams pride! Remember to wear a mask and be socially distant.

Also, there will be fireworks at 9 pm. 

Homecoming Week

This is a reminder that Homecoming is NEXT WEEK! Yes, it’s actually next week. We have sent you an email will all of the dress up days! Please remember to be neat clean and modest when you are choosing your outfits. If you do not want to participate please wear your school uniform.

Thank you so much and we are so excited to see what you come up with next week!

Dungeons and Dragons Club

“The Dungeons and Dragons club will meet Wednesday in the cafeteria after school. This will be a meet and greet where students can sign up for the games they want to play. All are welcome, please remember to social distance.”


September 17

Boys Hockey Informational Meeting

TO ALL BOYS HOCKEY CANDIDATES TRYING OUT THIS UPCOMING SEASON:

There is an informational meeting this Sunday, September 20th, from 4pm-5pm at our Hill-Murray Stadium. We will meet at the Stadium Entrance. New or younger players should bring a parent to help get the information, especially if this is your first tryout. All others are parent optional. If you are not able to attend this meeting, you must find someone you trust to gather needed information and sign up for you. All necessary pertinent dates and forms will be given out at this meeting. See you Sunday afternoon. 

Thank you,

Coach Lechner

Lost and Found

Please take a minute to look at the lost and found for items you may be missing. There are several lunch boxes, random shoes and water bottles. Items will be tossed or donated on Friday. The lost and found is just around the corner from Mrs. Barbato’s office. 

Mental Health Week

Hello Hill-Murray Students, we are excited to announce that we will celebrate Mental Health Week from October 5th to the 9th! With this being such a unique year, we thought there was never a better time to bring awareness to an issue that affects so many of us with different struggles. In addition to unique activities, we will be sending out a google link for t-shirts soon, designed by student Anna Schafhauser and her YOU ARE COMPANY, that students will be able to buy and be in free dress on Friday. The proceeds from purchasing these shirts will go to mental health charities. So please check out Anna’s website youarecompany.com and have a great day!

Esports

If you are a middle school or high school student interested in participating in Esports this Fall, sign up sheets are available in room 116. You’ll have a chance to compete in national tournaments with over 600,000 dollars in scholarships up for grabs. We play multiple games. However, The League of Legends team, specifically, is looking for one more player to fill their roster. See Mr. Goetzke if you have any questions and sign up today.


September 16

Meditation During WIN Time

Students…Do you need a break? Do you want to relieve some stress in your life? Are you ready to up your prayer life? At the request of some students, Sister Linda will be offering meditation this Thursday during WIN time. Please look for the details to sign up. It will be in the chapel, and we can visualize a time to be in conversation with God and with one another. 

NHS Executive Board Position

NHS members–

If you would like to run for an executive board position, please see our Google Classroom for information on how to submit your application/campaign speech.  You must send your written “platform” or video speech no later than 8:00 AM next Monday, Sep 21st.

NHS members will begin voting next Tuesday.  Please email Ms. Bourget with questions or stop by room 155.

Forgot Your Lunch?

If you forget your lunch at home, you may order one through the Cafeteria.  Please stop in the cafe before homeroom and let us know or let a teacher know.  they can call to add you to the delivery list.  We just need to know your name and what room you are in during lunch that day.   Also a reminder, lunch orders for the following week are due by midnight on Thursday.  An order sheet is on the Hill-Murray website on the lunch menu Quicklink.

Lost and Found

Please remember to check the lost & found for any of your missing items. 

Lost & found can be found across the hall from the health office. 

Items not claimed will be discarded.

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes are next Thursday, Sept. 24. 

A link for ordering pictures will be sent out this Friday in the Happenings email sent to parents.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Trembley in the Office of Student Life.

Esports This Fall

If you are a middle school or high school student interested in participating in Esports this Fall, sign up sheets are available in room 116. The deadline to sign up for the Fall season is Friday. See Mr. Goetzke if you have any questions. 

Open Mic Tonight

Tonight is the outdoor open mic performance on the front lawn at 6pm! Bring a chair or blanket and wear a mask!


September 15

Boys Soccer Is Holding A Food Drive

Pioneers, the Boys Soccer program is holding a food drive before our 7pm game tonight vs the Cadets from St. Thomas Academy.

Please stop by the field before the game and drop off some non-perishable food items.  There will be a donation area set up by the main gate / ticket table starting at 6 PM.

All are welcome to donate food, but entry into the game will be limited to those identified on the ticket list in accordance with COVID-19 gathering limits.

All donations will be donated to Webster Elementary School in North St. Paul.

Thank you in advance and GO PIONEERS!

Meditation During WIN Time

Students…Do you need a break? Do you want to relief some stress in your life? Are you ready to up your prayer life? At the request of some students, Sister Linda will be offering meditation this Thursday during WIN time. Please look for the details to sign up. It will be in chapel, and we can visualize a time to be in conversation with God and with one another. 

Picture Retakes

Picture retake day is Thursday, Sept. 24.

Please look for an email to be sent out this week on information on how to order your photos.

NHS Executive Board Position

NHS members–

If you would like to run for an executive board position, please see our Google Classroom for information on how to submit your application/campaign speech.  You must send your written “platform” or video speech no later than 8:00 AM next Monday, Sep 21st.

NHS members will begin voting next Tuesday.  Please email Ms. Bourget with questions or stop by room 155.

Boys Hockey Informational Meeting

TO ALL BOYS HOCKEY CANDIDATES TRYING OUT THIS UPCOMING SEASON:

There is an informational meeting this Sunday, September 20th, from 4pm-5pm at our Hill-Murray Stadium. We will meet at the Stadium Entrance. New or younger players should bring a parent to help get the information, especially if this is your first tryout. All others are parent optional. If you are not able to attend this meeting, you must find someone you trust to gather needed information and sign up for you. All necessary pertinent dates and forms will be given out at this meeting. See you Sunday afternoon.

Homecoming

Homecoming: Hey Hill-Murray! In case you haven’t heard the good news, Homecoming Week is still on this year! Our theme is titled “Hollywood Hills” and we could not be more excited for the dress up days! Here they are:

Monday: Meme Day. Dress up as one of your favorite memes while still keeping it appropriate of course.

Tuesday: Twinkling Lights. Put on your brightest and most sparkling clothes. 

Wednesday: Walk the Runway: This is your chance to show off your style to your fellow Pioneers. We will have an award for Best Mask!

Thursday: Throwback Thursday: Dress up like you did in the early 2000s! 

Friday: Famous Friday. Get the chance to dress up and become your favorite celebrity!

Unfortunately, we will not be able to do a Homecoming dance this year but we hope all of you will still really enjoy this week of fun! 

If you haven’t already, make sure you follow our Instagram account @HMStudCo to stay up to date with all of our plans!

Movie on the Field: Hey Juniors and Seniors! Next week Wednesday, September 23, we have a super exciting event for you guys! A movie night on the Field. Woohoo! Sign-ups will be sent out to you later today so keep an eye out! And there will be a limit of 230 students so sign up quickly before all of the spots fill up. There will be a fee of $5 if you wish to participate. Thank you and have a good day.

Open Mic

“The outdoor original open mic originally scheduled for this past Saturday takes place tomorrow night at 6pm on the front lawn. Please wear a mask, bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy some music from your classmates!”


September 14

Creative Arts Tech Club

Attention middle schoolers! Are you creative and like to learn new things? We are offering a new club during GO that combines art and creativity with technology. Sign up for the Creative Arts Tech Club on September 18 during GO. We will be learning how to use circuits to make artwork that lights up. We will be designing cards, wearables, jewelry, and more. Talk to Mrs. Babich or Mrs. Nelson if you have questions.

Girl Hockey Players

Reminder for all girl hockey players interested in tryout this year to attend the preseason meeting with a parent tonight at 6:30pm in the auditorium.

Boys Soccer Is Holding A Food Drive

Pioneers, the Boys Soccer program is holding a food drive before our 7pm game tomorrow vs the Cadets from St. Thomas Academy.

Please stop by the field before the game and drop off some non-perishable food items.  There will be a donation area set up by the main gate / ticket table starting at 6 PM.

All are welcome to donate food, but entry into the game will be limited to those identified on the ticket list in accordance with COVID-19 gathering limits.

All donations will be donated to Webster Elementary School in North St. Paul.

Thank you in advance and GO PIONEERS!

Get Outta Your Bubble Club

The Get Outta Your Bubble Club will be holding a short informational meeting after school today in room 118.  Anyone who is interested in participating or who has questions about the club is invited to attend.

Picture Retakes

Picture retake day is Thursday, Sept. 24.
Please look for an email to be sent out this week on information on how to order your photos.


SEPTEMBER 11

8th Grade Retreat

8th graders are reminded that your retreat is today after period 6.  You will report to your advisory after period 6 and then proceed to the Auditorium and sit with your advisory teacher.  

HMIT

“HMIT, Hill-Murray Information Technology, will not be open at all hours of the day. It will be closed during 3rd Hour and during all WIN hours. If any student needs computer repairs, please go to HMIT outside of these hours.”

WIN Time

WIN time – for students. No phones during WIN time and no passes during WIN time! There were too many students out and about in the halls. Be prepared to take what you need for your WIN session. 

Get Outta Your Bubble Club

This year Hill-Murray will be offering a new club called the “Get Outta Your Bubble Club”.  The club will provide an opportunity to discuss current issues with other HM students.  This will offer students a chance to expand their understanding of both key issues and the perspectives of others.  We invite you to fill out the student interest and feedback google form emailed to all students this morning.  We will be having an informational meeting next Monday after school in room 118.

Girl Hockey Players

Reminder to all girl hockey players interested in tryout for the JV/V team this year, you need to attend the pre season tryout meeting on Monday at 6:30pm in the auditorium with a parent.

PiOlympics Tonight

Hello students! We know you are all super excited for our Opening Ceremony to kick off the PiOlympics tonight. Still, there are a few reminders before we have a blast tonight. Firstly, when you enter the stadium, there will be temperature checkers, and we will be recording your name and phone number. Secondly, masks are required at all times during the Opening Ceremony. If you are asked more than once to fix your mask or if your mask is entirely off, you will be asked to leave. We also ask that you follow our designated entrance and exits, which will be labeled with signs and arrows. Lastly, we ask that participants stay within their teams when possible and attempt to social distance at all times. We are sure this event and the many games to come will be amazingly fun, but they can only happen if you follow all of these guidelines. Thank you in advance, and see you tonight!! Also, we’ve seen the weather report for tonight and will decide during WIN time if the Opening Ceremonies will take place tonight! Stay tuned for a backup date!


SEPTEMBER 10

Creative Arts Tech Club

Attention middle schoolers! Are you creative and like to learn new things? We are offering a new club during GO that combines art and creativity with technology. Sign up for the Creative Arts Tech Club on September 18 during GO. We will be learning how to use circuits to make artwork that lights up. We will be designing cards, wearables, jewelry, and more. Talk to Mrs. Babich or Mrs. Nelson if you have questions.

8th Grade Retreat

Attention all 8th graders.  This Friday you will be on retreat after your classes.  You are out of uniform and should dress comfortably: tennis shoes, T-shirts, etc. as you will be moving around.  You will go to class for 2, 4, & 6 then report to Advisory to check in.  You will then proceed to the Auditorium with your advisory.  It will run until the end of the school day.  You do not need to sign up for WIN times on Friday since you will be on retreat.  See Mr. Ranweiler in Campus Ministry if you have any questions.

Attention Seniors

Attention Seniors! You will be meeting with Jostens during WIN today at 1:47 p.m. Please report to the Auditorium for an important meeting about Graduation. Bring your phones. Thank you!

Masks

Students, it’s important to remember to wear a mask to school EVERY day. Double check that you have one before leaving home.

Some of you are making a habit of forgetting one.  

While, we will provide a mask when necessary, we ask you to be responsible and remember to wear one each day.  Thank you.

Middle School Book Club

Attention middle school students who love to read, eat treats, and have fun…Middle School Book Club is starting this Friday, 9/11, during GO time. Sign up under Mrs. Schwartzbauer for the 1:31-2:30 time slot. Drinks & snacks will be served. Space is limited so sign up soon!

Outdoor Open Mic

This Saturday night at 7 pm, join us in the front lawn for an Outdoor open mic! All are welcome to attend, but please bring a lawn chair or blanket and wear your mask! Come out and support your friends! If it rains, we will reschedule for Wednesday night! Thank you!


SEPTEMBER 9

Drone Racing

The Hill-Murray Drone Racing team began last year and was a huge success with our students participating in the state tournament which was televised live on FoxSports North.  We are hoping to have another great season this year.  If any students in grades 6-12 are interested in Drone Racing, you are encouraged to attend an interest-gauging meeting on Wednesday at 2:40 in the Fieldhouse.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Pohl or Ms. Smith.  We hope to see you on Wednesday at 2:40.  

Junior Achievement Club

This is a reminder for all middle school students.  Our middle school Junior Achievement club will meet after school TODAY  in room 120.  

Middle School Book Club

Attention middle school students who love to read, eat treats, and have fun…Middle School Book Club is 

starting this Friday, 9/11, during GO time. Sign up under Mrs. Schwartzbauer for the 1:31-2:30 time slot. Drinks & snacks will be served. Space is limited so sign up soon!

Dungeons and Dragons

“New Dungeons and Dragons sessions are starting soon. The D&D club is looking for students who want the leadership position of the game master, storyteller, and dungeon master. If you want to run your own games this year, please See Mr. Houdek at HMIT in the lunchroom to sign up”

8th Grade Retreat

Attention all 8th graders.  This Friday you will be on retreat after your classes.  You are out of uniform and should dress comfortably: tennis shoes, T-shirts, etc. as you will be moving around.  You will go to class for 2, 4, & 6 then report to Advisory to check in.  You will then proceed to the Auditorium with your advisory.  It will run until the end of the school day.  You do not need to sign up for WIN times on Friday since you will be on retreat.  See Mr. Ranweiler in Campus Ministry if you have any questions.

Outdoor Open Mic

Today is the last day to sign up for the outdoor open mic! Mr. Ballentine e-mailed you the link to the google form last week and will send it again today. Please sign up by the end of the day today! Thank you!


SEPTEMBER 8

Robotics Meeting

Students in grades 7-12 who love a challenge and creative problem solving, there will be an informational meeting for robotics today September 8th after school in room 046 for approximately 45 minutes.  No previous experience is necessary at all!

Stickers

Students are removing the “Do Not Sit Here” off of cafe tables in commons and cafe. We are finding them on walls, cars, just messing with the order of them, etc. It’s for their own safety  not to mention they are expensive ($6.50 each). 

Film and Analysis Club

Hello students Joe O’keefe here.  I wanted to take this moment to tell seniors and juniors about our new Hill-Murray film and analysis club. Anyone is welcome to our first meeting today in Go/WIN time after school for around 10 minutes in Mr Piepers room. Right across the hall from Mr Goetzki’s room.  Hope to see you after school.  

Drone Racing

The Hill-Murray Drone Racing team began last year and was a huge success with our students participating in the state tournament which was televised live on FoxSports North.  We are hoping to have another great season this year.  If any students in grades 6-12 are interested in Drone Racing, you are encouraged to attend an interest-gauging meeting on Wednesday at 2:40 in the Fieldhouse.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Pohl or Ms. Smith.  We hope to see you on Wednesday at 2:40.  

Creative Arts Tech Club

Attention middle schoolers! Are you creative and like to learn new things? We are offering a new club during GO that combines art and creativity with technology. Sign up for the Creative Arts Tech Club on September 18 during GO. We will be learning how to use circuits to make artwork that lights up. We will be designing cards, wearables, jewelry, and more. Talk to Mrs. Babich or Mrs. Nelson if you have questions.

Outdoor Open Mic

The outdoor opening mic night is this Saturday at 7 pm. If you want to perform something, please make sure you sign up via the google form Mr. Ballentine e-mailed to you by the end of the school day tomorrow! All high schoolers are welcome to perform!

Mock Trial

Good Morning Hill-Murray is Rachel McBride from mock trial captain. There will be a quick mock trial introductory meeting Thursday September 10th In Ms. D’Daddario’s room 127 right after school. Make sure to stop by to learn all about mock trial. If you are unable to attend this meeting and are still interested in participating in mock trial this year please email Ms. D’Daddario. Hope to see you there!

Student Council

Hello Freshmen! My name is Ashley Myers from your student council, coming here to tell you that applications for new students who want to become council members is currently open! If you think you or a friend would be a great fit for student council, be sure to check your email for the google form sent last week. Applications close this Friday so don’t forget to submit it by then. If you have any questions talk to Mr. Ballentine in the theatre office or email any of your executive board members! Thank you.

8th Grade Retreat

Attention all 8th graders:  You have your class retreat on Friday during WIN time after your classes.  You do not need to sign up for WIN on Friday as you will be on retreat.  You will be out of uniform for the day.  You can look forward to a fun, engaging time of faith and community with your classmates.  See Mr. Ranweiler if you have questions.


SEPTEMBER 4

Hispanic Heritage Month

September is Hispanic Heritage Month and next week during advisory students will have a chance to learn more about how the Hispanic Heritage has positively affected the American landscape. If any students would like to be involved in the planning of this advisory lesson please contact Mr. Johnson. 

6th and 7th Grade Retreat Today

6th and 7th graders are reminded that your retreat is today after period 6.  You will report to your advisory after period 6 and then proceed to the Varsity Gym and sit with your advisory teacher. 

Robotics Meeting

Students in grades 7-12 who love a challenge and creative problem solving, there will be an informational meeting for robotics on Tuesday sept 8th after school in room 046 for approximately 45 minutes.  No previous experience is necessary at all!

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is taking place in the chapel today until 2:30. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to stop by for a quiet moment of prayer. Confessions will be available from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., also in the chapel. Please contact Mrs. Carter with questions. 

Stickers

Students are removing the “Do Not Sit Here” off of cafe tables in commons and cafe. We are finding them on walls, cars, just messing with the order of them, etc. It’s for their own safety  not to mention they are expensive ($6.50 each). 

Mock Trial

Hey Pioneers this is Alex/Rachel. There will be a quick mock trial introductory meeting next Thursday September 10th in Ms. D’Daddario’s room, room 126, right after school. Make sure to stop by to learn all about mock trial. If you are unable to attend this meeting and would like to learn more about what mock trial is, please email Ms. D’Daddario. Hope to see you there!

Outdoor Open Mic

The outdoor open mic is next Saturday, September 12. All high schoolers are welcome to sign up and perform whatever they’d like. Please sign up via the link that was emailed to you by the end of the school day on Wednesday, Sept. 9th. Thank you!

Student Council

Hey freshman! My name is Caroline and I am a member of the student council. Our applications for new freshmen and the 9th grade representative position open today and they close next week on friday the 11th. If you think you are creative, a leader, and have some good ideas of how we can make this school a better place, I encourage you to sign up! Thanks!