October 25

8th Grade Trip to Southwest

There is a meeting for 8th grade students interested in attending the trip to the SouthWest over Memorial day during WIN in the staff lounge today. Students on this trip will visit the Grand Canyon, raft the Colorado River, visit Canyons Park  and many other beautiful stops along the way. See you in the staff lounge at 12:40 ro contact Mr. Johnson with questions.

7th Graders-WIN on Tuesday

This announcement is for all 7th graders.  Tomorrow during WINS A and B you will all report to the Chapel 

for a special presentation on depression awareness and suicide prevention. 

Please bring something to write with.  

CARE

Good Morning Pioneers! This is Liz Lafeber, one of the leaders for CARE. Today we are kicking off Hill-Murray’s annual Red Ribbon Week.

Red Ribbon Week is the largest and longest running national drug and alcohol abuse prevention campaign in the United States, and today, millions of students will celebrate and bring awareness together. 

This week, we will have morning announcements with trivia and prizes, lunch activities on Tuesday and Thursday, the Grim Reaper and Angel of Recovery will be roaming the hallways on Wednesday, and we will have an out of uniform day on Friday. If you choose not to dress up for Halloween, you are allowed to wear red to show your dedication to a clean and sober life. 

Did you know that alcohol, the most commonly abused substance, is the 3rd most common cause of death in the United States? Pioneers, we want you know you are valued and loved by so many people. If you or or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, please reach out to a trusted adult. There is help and hope available. Life is difficult enough without adding in the dangers of using drugs and alcohol….we want you to live your best life possible!

We will be back tomorrow with some trivia for gift cards, and we look forward to seeing you during lunches tomorrow. Have a great day, Pioneers!

Trunk or Treat

Peer Ministry is hosting a TRUNK or TREAT event this Thursday from 6-7:30pm for friends and family that are 12 and under.

Dress up and bring your younger siblings, cousins, or neighbors to this fun and safe trick or treating event in the student parking lot. 

NHS

Juniors–

This Tuesday we will have an information session during WIN C for all juniors interested in applying for National Honor Society, in room 155.  If you cannot attend but are interested in NHS, please stop by or email Ms. Bourget or Ms. Rodriguez.

October 20

Cafeteria

The cafe will be open on Tuesday for students for breakfast but staff only for lunch.

On Wednesday, the cafe is open for breakfast and lunch.

October 19

Girls Basketball

This announcement is for all girls grades 6-12 interested in playing basketball this winter.  Please ​​register online as soon as possible.  The mandatory player/parent meeting will be on Tuesday, October 26th, at 6:30 pm in the Hill-Murray cafeteria.  There is a link on the Hill-Murray Girls Basketball web page regarding the meeting.  Please check that out.  You must be registered prior to the meeting on the 26th.

Deep Portage Missing Items

If any 7th grader is missing items from deep portage (sleeping bags, boots and clothing), they are located in the hall between the cafeteria and TNC. Please pick them up today. Thank you. 

Cafeteria

The cafe will be open on Tuesday for students for breakfast but staff only for lunch.

On Wednesday, the cafe is open for breakfast and lunch.

October 18

NHS Donut Sale

Hey Pioneers, it’s Anna Schafhauser from NHS. On Friday, October 29th, NHS will be conducting a donut sale in the commons and the front entrance. Donuts will be sold for $2 each, cash! Start your morning off right with some freshly baked donuts!

Ministry Minute

Good Morning- this is Ms. Walth and this is your Ministry Minute.

Today we would like to  Highlight The Friends of Dorothy Day.

The Friends of Dorthy Day commits to serving our brothers and sisters in need acknowledging our common and equal dignity before God. Their principal task is to serve nightly meals to the residents at the High Ground 2nd floor complex in St Paul. 

If you are over 16 you can volunteer to serve with the Friends of Dorthy Day. There are evening shifts every day and the volunteer role is extremely flexible.  More information will be posted on the streaming page of your google Service Classroom this afternoon. 

Two quick reminders for 9-12th graders;

Please login and open your service trackers so that Ms. Walth can add your total service experiences and hours from previous years. 

And you must enter all services you completed this summer by tomorrow Tuesday, Oct. 19th.

As always please feel free to email Ms. Walth with any questions

Prayer Ribbons

Thank you to the 6th and 7th graders who made prayer ribbons for the Cafeteria.  You can see them tied to the stairs. The ribbons reflect our commitment to our Lasallian and Benedictine values especially as it relates to what it means to be a Pioneer.  Thank you 6th and 7th graders. 

​​All School Test Day

Good Morning Pioneers,

As you prepare for “All-School Test Day” tomorrow – please remember to bring two #2 pencils, a calculator, and any study materials/computer to use once your testing room has completed the entirety of the test.  You cannot share calculators and you will NOT be permitted to go to your locker to grab any materials at any time during the testing day.  All electronics will need to be turned off during your test and stored away with the rest of your materials.  Finally, please be sure to arrive on time to school as testing will begin after the completion of morning announcements.

Girls Basketball

This announcement is for all girls grades 6-12 interested in playing basketball this winter.  Please ​​register online as soon as possible.  The mandatory player/parent meeting will be on Tuesday, October 26th, at 6:30 pm in the Hill-Murray cafeteria.  There is a link on the Hill-Murray Girls Basketball web page regarding the meeting.  Please check that out.  You must be registered prior to the meeting on the 26th.

Open House

All students, please remove all signs and posters off of lockers by the end of the day on Monday for Open House.

6th and 7th Grade Retreat

The 6th and 7th Grade Retreat “Being a Difference Maker” is Tuesday, October 19.  6th and 7th graders will be out of uniform and should wear non-marking tennis shoes.  You will report directly to the Theatre for attendance that morning.

October 15

Hispanic Heritage Week

¡Buenos días Pioneers!

Today is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month and we hope you have enjoyed the trivia and music we have shared with you!

Today we want to spotlight a historic Astronaut, Ellen Ochoa.  Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic person to make a voyage into space.  She made four trips and spent more than one thousand hours in space.  Later she became the 11th director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. 

Today’s trivia question for a chance to win a Chipotle gift card is: 

In what year was Ellen Ochoa’s first mission to space?

Write your name and your guess and submit it outside of Ms Luna’s room.  The winner will be announced Monday morning. 

Yesterday’s winner was Tessa Dostal.  Congratulations, and stop by Ms Luna’s room to pick up your gift card!

Today is your last day to guess the number of candies we fit into the piñata in the Media Center.  The closest guess will be chosen during 6th hour!

Finally, if you haven’t signed up for the Spanish Activity WIN #3, there are still a few spots open; look for it under Mr. Obernolte’s name.

Gracias, Pioneers!

Archbishop Hebda at Football Game

Archbishop Hebda will be attending tonight’s Football game as a Pioneer fan!   If you see the Archbishop please feel free to say hello and welcome him to Hill-Murray. 

Open House

All students, please remove all signs and posters off of lockers by the end of the day on Monday for Open House.

Film Club

Do you miss the cinema? Are you an aspiring filmmaker with big ideas that you long to share? Do you spend way too much time writing user reviews on IMDB? You’re not alone! Join the Film Club! Run by Soruv Francis, alongside Jack Garvey, Zach Labeaux, & Samuel Fox, Film Club is ensured to give students a relaxed yet innovative experience. Go to Mr. Pieper’s room (138) for an information meeting this Friday during the third WIN.

Girls Basketball

This announcement is for all girls grades 6-12 interested in playing basketball this winter.  Please ​​register online as soon as possible.  The mandatory player/parent meeting will be on Tuesday, October 26th, at 6:30pm in the Hill-Murray cafeteria.  There is a link on the Hill-Murray Girls Basketball web page regarding the meeting.  Please check that out.  You must be registered prior to the meeting on the 26th.

Boy’s Hockey

All Boys who signed up to participate in fall skate starting Monday, October 18th, there will be a list posted outside the Activities office by Friday at 10am. It will give you the information of which hour you will be skating. 

6th and 7th Grade Retreat

The 6th and 7th Grade Retreat “Being a Difference Maker” is Tuesday, October 19.  6th and 7th graders will be out of uniform and should wear non-marking tennis shoes.  You will report directly to the Theatre for attendance that morning.

October 14

Boy’s Hockey

All Boys who signed up to participate in fall skate starting Monday, October 18th, there will be a list posted outside the Activities office by Friday at 10am. It will give you the information of which hour you will be skating. 

​​All School Test Day

On Tuesday, October 19 – you will be participating in HIll-Murray’s All-School Test Day.  On this half-day (7:55AM-12:15PM), you and your respective class will be participating in a no-stakes standardized test that mirrors one of two college entrance exams (the ACT or SAT).  All students will be taking their test with their current ENGLISH class – however, each English class has been assigned a classroom and teacher to proctor their test.  Students = please check your email as Guidance and Counseling has sent you this information – which outlines all details for you on All-School Test Day.

Don’t forget to bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.  For any additional questions or concerns, please see your assigned Counselor.

Hispanic Heritage Week

Buenos días, Pioneers! 

Our Hispanic Heritage Week fact on Monday was that more than 60 million people living in the United States identify as Hispanic. 

Hispanics live all of the 50 states, but do you know which states have the highest population of Hispanics?  At 16 million Hispanic residents, California has the highest population. At almost 12 million, Texas comes in at number 2.  Minnesota ranks 36 out of 50 states.

Today’s trivia question for a chance to win a Chipotle gift card is: 

How many Hispanics currently live in the state of Minnesota?

Write your name and your guess and submit it outside of Ms Luna’s room.  The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.

Yesterday’s winner was Mikko Houge.  Congratulations, and stop by Ms Luna’s room to pick up your gift card!

And you still have 2 days to guess the number of candies we fit into the piñata in the Media Center.  Stop by and make a guess, the closest guess wins the piñata!

Finally, if you plan to wear your Hill-Murray Spanish t-shirt tomorrow, please remember to be neat, clean and modest.  Ladies, NO LEGGINGS, por favor.

Gracias, Pioneers!

Oc​​tober 13

Hispanic Heritage Week

Buenos días, Pioneers!  

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Week, yesterday we told you what it means to be Hispanic.  Many people confuse being Hispanic with being Latino.  Do you know the difference?

To be Hispanic means that you are from a Spanish-speaking country or have relatives from a Spanish-speaking country.

To be Latino means that you are from a Latin American country or have relatives from a Latin American country.

So, while Brazilians are Latino, they are not Hispanic.  And while Spaniards are Hispanic, they are not Latino.

Today’s trivia question for a chance to win a Chipotle gift card is: 

According to the definition of Hispanic and Latino, why are Brazilians NOT considered Hispanic?

Write your name on a slip of paper, along with your guess, and submit it outside of Ms Luna’s room.  The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.

Yesterday’s winner was Alaina Roehrich.  Congratulations, and stop by Ms Luna’s room to pick up your gift card!

And don’t forget to stop by the Media Center and guess how many pieces of candy we fit inside the piñata.  We have gotten a lot of guesses, some very close and some not so much, so keep them coming!  The closest guess wins the piñata! 

Gracias, Pioneers!

FLEX Day

Students, on Oct 20th we will be holding a FLEX day for students that need additional support within their classes. Teachers will be given a list of students that need to attend at the end of the day today. Your parents will be notified if you need to attend on Friday at 3:30. If you have questions about needing to attend the FLEX day on the 20th please talk with your teacher.

Girls Basketball

This announcement is for all girls grades 6-12 interested in playing basketball this winter.  Please ​​register online as soon as possible.  The mandatory player/parent meeting will be on Tuesday, October 26th, at 6:30pm in the Hill-Murray cafeteria.  There is a link on the Hill-Murray Girls Basketball web page regarding the meeting.  Please check that out.  You must be registered prior to the meeting on the 26th.

​​All School Test Day

On Tuesday, October 19 – you will be participating in HIll-Murray’s All-School Test Day.  On this half-day (7:55AM-12:15PM), you and your respective class will be participating in a no-stakes standardized test that mirrors one of two college entrance exams (the ACT or SAT).  All students will be taking their test with their current ENGLISH class – however, each English class has been assigned a classroom and teacher to proctor their test.  Students = please check your email as Guidance and Counseling has sent you this information – which outlines all details for you on All-School Test Day.

Don’t forget to bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.  For any additional questions or concerns, please see your assigned Counselor.

October 12

Ministry Minute

IMPORTANT SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:  All service you completed over the summer must be entered into the google service classroom by the end of the first quarter.  That is Next Tuesday— Again— any service experience that you completed before AUGUST 23, must be entered into the google service classroom by October 19th. After October 19th summer service experiences will not be accepted.

Need some service:  Raking leaves for non family members is a great way to help out your neighbors and earn you general service credit. If you are fostering a relationship with your elder neighbors in the process you are completing a poor and vulnerable service credit.  

Any questions please email Ms. Walth or sign up for a Campus Ministry Office Hour WIN.

Girls Basketball

This announcement is for all girls grades 6-12 interested in playing basketball this winter.  Please register online as soon as possible.  The mandatory player/parent meeting will be on Tuesday, October 26th, at 6:30pm in the Hill-Murray cafeteria.  There is a link on the Hill-Murray Girls Basketball web page regarding the meeting.  Please check that out.  You must be registered prior to the meeting on the 26th.

Hispanic Heritage Week

Buenos días, Pioneers!  

Today we continue our annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage week at Hill-Murray.

Have you ever wondered what qualifies someone as ‘Hispanic’?  Hispanic Americans are U.S. residents whose ancestors came from one of the world’s 21 Spanish-speaking countries.

Hispanic Americans have made great contributions in all areas of society: sports, music, writing, science, politics.  Each year we are seeing more and more Hispanic Americans making an impact in the political scene.  

Today’s trivia question for a chance to win a Chipotle gift card is: 

Who was the first Hispanic American to serve as a justice on the U.S. supreme court?

Write your name on a slip of paper, along with your guess, and submit it to the Contest box outside of Ms Luna’s room, Room 123.  The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.

Yesterday’s winner was Jackson Westerhaus.  Congratulations, and stop by Ms Luna’s room to pick up your gift card!

Also, have you stopped by the Media Center and guessed how many pieces of candy we fit inside? The closest guess will win the piñata!

Gracias, Pioneers!

Film Club

Do you miss the cinema? Are you an aspiring filmmaker with big ideas that you long to share? Do you spend way too much time writing user reviews on IMDB? You’re not alone! Join the Film Club! Run by Soruv Francis, alongside Jack Garvey, Zach Labeaux, & Samuel Fox, Film Club is ensured to give students a relaxed yet innovative experience. Go to Mr. Pieper’s room (138) for an information meeting this Friday during the third WIN.

WEB and Link

Attention Middle school students: TODAY during WIN A and B you will be having your monthly check-in with your WEB leaders! After your second hour, please put your backpacks in your lockers and head to the Fieldhouse.

Attention Freshmen: TODAY you will also be having your monthly check-in with your Link Leaders during WIN A and B! Place your backpacks in your lockers after 2nd Hour and head to the Cafeteria! 

October 11

Conference Win-Girls’s Swim and Dive Team

Congratulations to the Girl’s swim and dive team for their conference win on Thursday and strong showing at their Saturday invitational last week. A special commendation to our senior swimmers, Amelia Wren and Eliana Uremovich, as they celebrated senior night last week. They have been wonderful leaders for our team. A special congratulations to junior Ava Johnson on her record breaking performance at the Simley Invite on Saturday. She broke the record for 11 dives by over 25 points. Come support these amazing athletes at their last conference meet this Thursday at the White Bear YMCA against Mahtomedi. Racing starts at 6 pm!

A Christmas Carol The Musical

It’s not too late to be a part of our production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL! We need students for our tech crew building sets and helping with lights and sound AND we need help with our hair/makeup and costume crews! Both start tomorrow and meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays after school each week. Tech Crew meets 2:45-5p in the workshop and the Costume & hair/makeup crew meets 2:45-4:#0pm in the costume room. If you don’t know where those spaces are, just head to the auditorium at 2:45pm after school and a cast member will help you get there!

Hispanic Heritage Week

Buenos días, Pioneers!  

Today begins our annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage week at Hill-Murray.

Hispanic Heritage Month began on the 15th of September ends this Friday the 15th of October.  It was established as a national celebration in 1968 as a way to celebrate the customs, legacies, and achievements of American citizens with Hispanic roots.

Did you know that more than 60 million people living in the United States identify as Hispanic, making up 18% of the US population?

The first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15th, is significant because five Latin American countries celebrate their independence on this day.

Today’s trivia question for a chance to win a Chipotle gift card is:

Which five Latin American countries celebrate Independence Day on September 15th?

Write your first AND last name on a slip of paper, along with your guess, and submit it to the Trivia contest box outside of Ms Luna’s room, Room 123.  The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.

Also, take the time to stop by the media center where you will find a piñata filled with candy.  Guess how many pieces of candy we fit inside, and you will win the piñata!

Gracias, Pioneers!

Film Club

Do you miss the cinema? Are you an aspiring filmmaker with big ideas that you long to share? Do you spend way too much time writing user reviews on IMDB? You’re not alone! Join the Film Club! Run by Soruv Francis, alongside Jack Garvey, Zach Labeaux, & Samuel Fox, Film Club is ensured to give students a relaxed yet innovative experience. Go to Mr. Pieper’s room (138) for an information meeting this Friday during the third WIN.

Recycling

Attention Students and Teachers:

Hill-Murray recycles bottles and cans. Please help us do this better by depositing your empty cans and bottles in the recycling containers that look like bottles in the cafeteria.  Thank you for helping us be good stewards of the earth!

After School Monday

All students, you will not be able to wait for your ride in the Cafeteria or Commons today after school, due to a special event. Please wait in the main entrance or outside.

Thank you!

Link Leaders

Attention FRESHMEN, tomorrow during WIN A and B we will be having our Monthly Check In with Link Leaders! 

After Second Hour, all Freshmen should put their backpacks in their lockers and head to the Cafeteria! 

Pioneer Investors

Good Morning Pioneers, this is JP Yocum with Pioneer Investors.  Are you interested in learning about stocks and how to create a diverse investment portfolio?  If you are, Pioneer Investors may be the club for you.  All high school students are invited to attend our Pioneer Investors informational meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 12 during WIN C in the auditorium.  Be sure to sign up for Mrs. Donnelly’s WIN.  Hope to see you there!

October 8

Senior Panoramic

Seniors!!

If you would like to purchase a copy of the Senior Panoramic, please stop by the Office of Student Life for an order form.

All orders must be submitted by Monday, October 11.

Any questions? Stop by to see Mrs. Trembley

Career Development Week

Anna: Hi Pioneers! This is Anna Schafhauser, Abby Smith, and Lauren Oberle. Today is the last day of Career Development week, and we’re so happy with all your amazing participation!

Abby: The final theme day is PREPARING FOR COLLEGE. Check your email for college-related information and an interview with our college counselors here at Hill-Murray. The answer to yesterday’s trivia question was that the most popular social networks among teens are TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram. The winner was Molly Thron. Please stop by Room 120 to claim your gift card!

Lauren: There are two Google Forms for gift card opportunities today. First, we would love your feedback on Career Week so we can make the most valuable experience possible for the future. Second, today’s trivia question is: What is the most applied to college in the U.S.? Again, what is the most applied college in the U.S.? 

Anna: Thank you for making this an amazing week, and we can’t wait to see you all in your favorite college apparel! Have a great day Pios.

Student Ambassador

All Student Ambassadors!  We will have a meeting on Tuesday, October 12th at 7:15 am.  Please plan to meet in the auditorium.  Any questions, please contact Mrs. Illgen.

A Christmas Carol

If you would like to be a part of Hill-Murray Theatre’s Holiday production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, there are still opportunities available behind the scenes such as building the set, choosing costumes, running projections, helping with lights. The costume crew meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:45-4:30pm in the Costume room. The Tech Crew meets on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:45-5pm in the workshop. If you don’t know where either of these places are, just go to the auditorium and the cast of the show will direct you to the correct place. We need lots of help with both groups as A Christmas Carol is a huge production with a lot of elements, especially if it’s gonna be as creepy as we want it to be!

Email Mr. Bakken Ballentine or Mr. O’Connell with any questions, but you can just show up on Tuesday to be a part of the crew! 

Also, the Middle School play performs tonight and tomorrow at 7p. It’s free, only 45 minutes, and a whole lot of fun. Please come check it out!

Yearbook

Hey Pioneers,

This is Hannah Vennewtiz and Delaney McGrath from yearbook. We are here to remind all students to check their emails if they would like to be a part of the yearbook this year. Seniors, we especially need you to fill out the google forms that are sent out. There was an email sent out by Mr. Buesing that has information about senior pictures so please do it as soon as possible.

Recycling

Attention Students and Teachers:

Hill-Murray recycles bottles and cans. Please help us do this better by depositing your empty cans and bottles in the recycling containers that look like bottles in the cafeteria.  Thank you for helping us be good stewards of the earth!

Pioneer Investors

Good Morning Pioneers!

This is JP Yocum with Pioneer Investors.  Are you interested in learning about stocks and how to create a diverse investment portfolio?  If you are, Pioneer Investors may be the club for you.  All high school students are invited to attend our Pioneer Investors informational meeting on Tuesday, October 12 during WIN C in the auditorium.  Hope to see you there!

Middle School and WEB Leaders

This announcement is for all Middle-Schoolers and WEB Leaders! Next Tuesday, October 12th during WIN A & B, we will be having our October Check-In. All Middle-Schoolers and WEB Leaders will report to the Fieldhouse after first hour!

WEB Leaders – Please see Mr. Chapman’s Google Classroom post and see him if you have any questions.

October 7

Middle School and WEB Leaders

This announcement is for all Middle-Schoolers and WEB Leaders! Next Tuesday, October 12th during WIN A & B, we will be having our October Check-In. Please listen to morning announcements to find out where you will report during those times. 

WEB Leaders – Please see Mr. Chapman’s Google Classroom post and see him if you have any questions, have a great day Pioneers!

DECA Career Development

Hi Pioneers! This is Liz Lafeber with Hill-Murray DECA! Today’s Career Development theme is NETWORKING WITH OTHERS. Check your email to read interviews from our Hill-Murray administration about networking at Hill-Murray and more!  The answer to yesterday’s trivia was 50% of internships result in full-time job offers. The winner was Anna Bacchus. Please stop by room 120 to claim your prize! Today’s trivia question is: What are the three most popular social networks among teens? Again, what are the three most popular social networks among teens? Submit your guess to the Google Form in your email for a chance to win a gift card. Finally, this is a reminder that tomorrow is an out of uniform day to wear your favorite college apparel! Be sure to keep it clean, neat and modest.  Simply wear your favorite college apparel, or wear your uniform.  Have a great day, Pioneers! 

8th Grade Retreat

A special thank you to the 8th grade class and all of the teachers/staff who attended the retreat yesterday. Your kindness, care for one another and our poor and vulnerable community fit our Campus Ministries yearly theme of Difference Makers. You packed over 22,000 pounds of food at Feed My Starving Children and had a productive afternoon discussing how you can continue to make differences in your daily life. Well done 8th grade, Campus Ministry and faculty!   

HM Give Day

Good morning, Pioneers. This is Mrs. Hermes, the annual giving manager on the Hill-Murray Advancement team.  Today is H-M Give Day, an annual day of giving when hundreds of alumni, parents, past Hill-Murray families, faculty, staff and community members will make a donation to the Hill-Murray Annual Fund. We want students to know this is happening today because the generosity of these donors directly impacts your experience at Hill-Murray every day. Gifts to the annual fund provide essential resources like classroom supplies, tuition assistance, sound and lights for theater productions, uniforms and transportation for our athletics teams, and much more! We are blessed at Hill-Murray with the financial support of so many, and I hope you will join me in taking a moment at some point today to say a prayer of thanksgiving for the generous community that surrounds this school. Have a great day, Pioneers!

Senior Panoramic

Seniors!!

If you would like to purchase a copy of the Senior Panoramic, please stop by the Office of Student Life for an order form.

All orders must be submitted by Monday, October 11.

Any questions? Stop by to see Mrs. Trembley

October 6

DECA Career Development

Hi Pioneers! This is Molly Werner with Hill-Murray DECA! Today’s Career Development week theme is LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE. Check your email for more information including interviews with Mr. Schaan and JP Yocum on finding your passions and internship opportunities.

The answer to yesterday’s trivia question was 27% of college graduates end up working in their major! The winner was Ellah Hause. Please stop in Room 120 today to claim your prize. Today’s trivia question is: What percent of internships result in full-time jobs? Again, what percent of internships result in full-time jobs? Submit your guess to the Google Form in your email for a chance to win a gift card. Finally, stop by our DECA table at lunch for a fun activity! Have a great day Pios. 

DECA Registration

This is a reminder for all high school students.  DECA registration forms are DUE tomorrow, Thursday, October 7.  Forms should be turned in to Mrs. Donnelly in room 120.

Baseball Sign Up

Good Morning Pioneers,

If you are in grades 7-12 and have interest in trying out for Baseball in the spring, please stop by the Guidance and Counseling Office and fill out the sign-up sheet (located on the window of the Guidance and Counseling Office).  

This sign-up sheet ensures that you receive up to date information for the upcoming season.  If you have any questions or concerns, please see Coach Cicalello in Guidance and Counseling.

Senior Panoramic

Seniors!!

If you would like to purchase a copy of the Senior Panoramic, please stop by the Office of Student Life for an order form.

All orders must be submitted by Monday, October 11.

Any questions? Stop by to see Mrs. Trembley

C.A.R.E.

Good Morning Pioneers, 

This is Kennedy Heidel and Ella Runyon, two of your leaders for CARE. 

CARE will be meeting tomorrow morning at 7:15 a.m. in the Auditorium to finalize our plans for Red Ribbon Week, the Grim Reaper and Angel of Recovery, and we will brainstorm some other activities/fundraisers as we enter the Holiday season. Donuts will be provided! 

We are excited to see all of you tomorrow morning.

Have a great day!

October 5

DECA Career Development Day

Hi Pioneers! This is one of your Hill-Murray DECA Officers, Vivian Gacek. Today’s Career Development theme is EXPLORING CAREER PATHS! In your email you will also find a “Things I wish I knew in high school” interview with Ms. Stormont, Senora Head, Mr. Faust, and Mr. Chapman. Yesterday’s trivia answer – the most popular hobby in the U.S. is music.  The winner is Marcus Kaufman. Please stop by room 120 to receive your gift card! Today’s trivia question is: What percent of college graduates end up working in their major? Again, what percent of college graduates end up working in their major? Submit your answers to the Google Form in your email. Finally, stop by our DECA table at lunch for a fun activity! Have a great day Pios.

Baseball Sign Up

Good Morning Pioneers,

If you are in grades 7-12 and have interest in trying out for Baseball in the spring, please stop by the Guidance and Counseling Office and fill out the sign-up sheet (located on the window of the Guidance and Counseling Office).  

This sign-up sheet ensures that you receive up to date information for the upcoming season.  If you have any questions or concerns, please see Coach Cicalello in Guidance and Counseling.

Middle School Play

The Middle School Play, a Fast Food Comedy called ORDER UP! Performs this Friday and Saturday night at 7pm! The show is about 45 minutes long and there are no tickets needed! Just show up and support our middle school performers, thanks!

Senior Panoramic

Seniors!!

If you would like to purchase a copy of the Senior Panoramic, please stop by the Office of Student Life for an order form.

All orders must be submitted by Monday, October 11.

Any questions? Stop by to see Mrs. Trembley

Ministry Minute

Hello I am peer minister Vivian Gacek and this is your Ministry Minute.

We have two opportunities  for students grades 9-12 to complete their Mandatory Service Credits.

First we are highlighting Arc’s Value Village as a great service experience.

Arc’s Value Village is welcoming back volunteers. They have locations in Bloomington, New Hope and Richfield.  Volunteer shifts are available daily 10am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm & 4pm – 6pm including weekends. Sign up to volunteer as often or as infrequent as you like… It’s all up to you.  

Volunteering jobs include 

Signup to Volunteer on their website. A Link will be included on you Google Service Classroom Stream.

Second, there are openings to volunteer to help with Bingo and Game Night at The Water’s Senior Living home this week! Check out the signup genius on your Google Service Classroom Stream!

Thanks and have a great day!

Band/Orchestra at Pearl Harbor

The Band and Orchestra has been invited to perform at the Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii  next year, Dec 2022.  If you are interested in traveling to Hawaii and performing, please see or email Ms. Youngs or Mr. Villesvik in room 109 for information.

8th Grade Retreat
The 8th Grade Retreat “Being a Difference Maker” is this Wednesday, October 6.  Students report to Period One class for attendance and then come to the Chapel. 8th Graders will be out of uniform and masks and closed toed shoes are required to serve at Feed My Starving Children.   There are two options for lunch- either bring your own bag lunch or bring money to buy lunch at a fast food restaurant.  See Campus Ministry for any questions.

October 4

Middle School Math Team

Attention all Middle School Students! Do you love puzzles, solving puzzles and playing games? Then you would love the Middle School Math Team! Come and give it a try! TODAY after school we will have a 30-minute informational meeting in room 027. Questions? Ask your math teacher or email Mrs. Sabraski! Hope to see you there!

DECA

Anna: Hey Pioneers! This is Abby Smith, Anna Schafhauser, and Lauren Oberle with DECA! As you know, this week is Career Development week! Today’s theme is IDENTIFYING YOUR INTERESTS. 

Abby: Check your email for information on identifying your interests, learning where they can take you, and finding opportunities to embrace them here at Hill-Murray! Additionally, you’ll find some fun interviews from Mr. Ballentine and Mrs. Schwartzbauer! 

Lauren: Today’s trivia question is: What is the most popular hobby/interest in the U.S? Again, what is the most popular hobby/interest in the U.S? Submit your guess to the Google Form in your email for a chance to win a gift card! Finally, stop by our DECA table at lunch for a fun activity! Have a great day Pios!

C.A.R.E.

Attention all C.A.R.E. Club team members!  Mark your calendars for next Thursday, October 7th at 7:15 am.  We will be meeting in the auditorium to plan for Red Ribbon Week.  We look forward to hearing your ideas.  Any questions, please see Mrs. Gist or Mrs. Illgen.

Math League

 Do you like solving problems? Enjoy competition? Then Math League might be for you! There will be an informational meeting after school today, October 4th in room 216. If you have any questions or won’t be able to attend, you can email Mr. Fisher or stop by room 216.

Graduation Meeting

Attention Seniors: Due to unforeseen circumstances, your Senior Graduation meeting with Jostens has been cancelled today. Please make sure to sign up for a win time now. Mrs. Gist will send out an email with specific information regarding this meeting. Thank you!

8th Grade Retreat

The 8th Grade Retreat “Being a Difference Maker” is this Wednesday, October 6.  Students report to Period One class for attendance and then come to the Chapel. 8th Graders will be out of uniform and masks and closed toed shoes are required to serve at Feed My Starving Children.   There are two options for lunch- either bring your own bag lunch or bring money to buy lunch at a fast food restaurant.  See Campus Ministry for any questions. 

Cafe/Commons Closed After School Today

All students, you will not be able to wait for your ride in the Cafeteria or Commons today after school. Please wait in the main entrance or outside.

Thank you!

Feast of St. Francis

Today is the Feast of St Francis.  St Francis, who founded the Catholic Church’s Franciscan order, lived in Italy during the late 12th and  into the 13th century. He is remembered for his generosity to the poor and his willingness to minister to the lepers. He is remembered for his love for animals and nature.  St Francis died in Italy on October 4, 1226.  Today we remember St Francis, especially his prayer for peace and his love for animals.  

October 1

Middle School Math Team

Attention all Middle School Students! Do you love puzzles, solving puzzles and playing games? Then you would love the Middle School Math Team! Come and give it a try! Monday after school we will have a 30-minute informational meeting in room 027. Questions? Ask your math teacher or email Mrs. Sabraski! Hope to see you there!

Pioneer Performers

Pioneer performers have rehearsal in the choir room after school today. 

Mock Trial

Hi pioneers!

Do you enjoy writing, speaking, and making arguments to prove points?

Then mock trial might be for you! Stop by Ms. D’Addario’s room, room 126 on  Monday October 4th OR Wednesday October 6th for an informational meeting about mock trial and why you should join! The meeting will run from 245-315. 

Contact me, Elise O’Neill if you have any questions before or after the meeting!

Thank you pioneers, have a great day!

Matinee-You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

Today, our middle school students will enjoy a performance of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN during our first two WIN times. The cast and crew of the show will be excused from 2nd hour at 8:30am to get ready. This means the freshmen hallway by the band room will be unavailable during passing time into, during, and out of WIN. Please find an alternative route. Also, please be quiet when near the auditorium during WIN times, thank you. 

Also, there are two shows left of the fall musical! Tonight and tomorrow at 7pm. It’s about 65 minutes long so that leaves plenty of time to have some more fun after! Student tickets are $5 at the door. Thank you!

DECA-Career Development Week

Hey Pioneers! This is Abby Smith, Anna Schafhauser, and Lauren Oberle with DECA. Next week is Career Development week, which is an educational week focused on preparing you for your future. There will be many ways to get involved, find valuable career resources, and win prizes. Today, please check your email for information regarding next week and fill out the Google Form for your first opportunity to win a gift card! We hope you’re as excited as we are for this amazing week – have a great day Pios

Math League

Do you like snacks? Do you like solving problems? Enjoy competition? Then Math League might be for you! There will be an informational meeting after school this Monday, October 4th in room 216. If you have any questions or won’t be able to attend, you can email Mr. Fisher or stop by room 216.

Ambassador and Host

Hello Pioneers!

Would you like to have students shadow you for a day?  Would you like to give tours at our Open House?  Then become an Ambassador and Host!  We are still accepting applications for both middle school and high school.  Application forms are available in the main office.

Football Game

Any students attending the Football game on Friday at Tartan need to purchase tickets online through Vanco (the link has been sent to you) and you need to have your Hill-Murray student ID to get into the game.

You will not be allowed to watch the game without a Hill-Murray student ID.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Pohl

Lost and Found

Please take a minute to look through the lost & found near the Office of Student Life. 

There are multiple water bottles & lunch boxes needing to find their owners!!

All items will be discarded at the end of the week if they are not claimed.

September 30

Last Weekend-You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown performs again this weekend on Friday and Saturday night at 7pm! The show is just over 60 minutes, so come check it out and support your peers! People are loving it! Tickets are $5 at the door for students. Thanks for supporting our theatre program!

Student Matinee

Tomorrow morning during our first two WIN times, there will be a student matinee performance of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN for our middle school students. This means the freshmen hallway outside the band room will not be accessible after 2nd hour or between WINS. Please plan accordingly. Thank you!

Boy’s Basketball

Attention all 9th grade boys interested in playing basketball.  If you are interested in playing basketball this year, please stop by Mr. Wadie’s room, Room 127, to fill out an informational form.  Again, any 9th grade boys interested in playing basketball, please stop by Mr. Wadie’s room, Room 127.  Thank you!!

Football Game

Any students attending the Football game on Friday at Tartan need to purchase tickets online through Vanco (the link has been sent to you) and you need to have your Hill-Murray student ID to get into the game.

You will not be allowed to watch the game without a Hill-Murray student ID.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Pohl

Lost and Found

Please take a minute to look through the lost & found near the Office of Student Life. 

There are multiple water bottles & lunch boxes needing to find their owners!!

All items will be discarded at the end of the week if they are not claimed.

September 29

Boy’s Basketball

Attention all 9th grade boys interested in playing basketball.  If you are interested in playing basketball this year, please stop by Mr. Wadie’s room, Room 127, to fill out an informational form.  Again, any 9th grade boys interested in playing basketball, please stop by Mr. Wadie’s room, Room 127.  Thank you!!

Lost and Found

Please take a minute to look through the lost & found near the Office of Student Life. 

There are multiple water bottles & lunch boxes needing to find their owners!!

All items will be discarded at the end of the week if they are not claimed.

Quiz Bowl

Do you love watching Jeopardy?  Are you always telling your friends and family cool facts just because you can?  The Hill-Murray Quiz Bowl Team is the place for you!  Join us for a 30-minute informational meeting on Thursday, September 30th, at 2:35 in Room 215.  Talk to Señora Head if you have questions or can’t come to the meeting.  

Adoration

Adoration is in the Chapel this Friday during the school day.  Students you can sign up to pray during WIN time, it’s listed under Dr. Skinner’s name. 

Girls B-Squad Tennis Team

Congratulations to the Girls B-Squad Tennis Team. 

The girls wrapped up their season yesterday by defeating Visitation. The  B-squad-ers won all but one of their matches yesterday in a dominating performance. 

The JV and Varsity Girls tennis teams face SPA today. 

Lost iPhone and Earbuds

An iphone and earbuds were found in the gym on Friday night. If you believe they are yours, go see Mr. Villesvik in the music wing, room 109.

September 28

Math League

Do you like solving problems? Do you enjoy competition? Then Math League might be for you! There will be an informational meeting after school this Monday, October 4th in room 216. If you have any questions or won’t be able to attend, you can email Mr. Fisher or stop by room 216.

Ministry Minute

Good Morning, I am Peer Minister Molly Werner and this is your Tuesday Ministry Minute.

This week we are focusing on another service experience that you can do on your own time.

PARK CLEAN-UP.  

Grab a group of your friends, some trash bags, and gloves.  Then head to your local park!

Spend an hour walking around and picking up trash! Take some pictures of you completing your task, and then log your experience on your google service classroom.

As a side note, we are currently in the process of uploading your hours from previous years on to your google classroom. We thank you for your patience as this is a hefty project. 

If you have any questions about service, please stop by the Campus Ministry or email Ms. Walth.

Have a great day!

Future Leaders

Attention 9th-grade Future Leader students. Don’t forget about your meeting today during 1st and 2nd WIN in Mrs. Bates’ Office.

Lost and Found

Please take a minute to look through the lost & found near the Office of Student Life. 

There are multiple water bottles & lunch boxes needing to find their owners!!

All items will be discarded at the end of the week if they are not claimed.

Adoration

Adoration is in the Chapel this Friday during the school day.  Students you can sign up to pray during WIN time, it’s listed under Dr. Skinner’s name.  

Lost iPhone and Earbuds

An iphone and earbuds were found in the gym on Friday night. If you believe they are yours, go see Mr. Villesvik in the music wing, room 109.

September 27

Lost iPhone and Earbuds

An iphone and earbuds were found in the gym on Friday night. If you believe they are yours, go see Mr. Villesvik in the music wing, room 109.

DECA

Good Morning Pioneers!

This is Thiago Jaime, DECA co-president.  DECA is a marketing association of high school students which helps prepare students for their future.  I am inviting all high school students interested in learning about DECA to attend our information meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7am in the auditorium.  Getting involved in DECA is a great way to develop skills, spend time with your peers, and create memories which will last a lifetime.  Once again, our information meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday at 7am in the auditorium.  Hope to see you there!

Quiz Bowl

Do you love watching Jeopardy?  Are you always telling your friends and family cool facts just because you can?  The Hill-Murray Quiz Bowl Team is the place for you!  Join us for a 30-minute informational meeting on Thursday, September 30th, at 2:35 in Room 215.  Talk to Señora Head if you have questions or can’t come to the meeting.  

Auditions for Christmas Carol

​​Auditions for A Christmas Carol The Musical are tomorrow after school. Stay tuned for an email from Mr. Bakken Ballentine with an audition signup, rehearsal schedule, and audition form. 

If you are considering auditioning remember:

1. you can join after your fall activity or sport

2. there are non-dancing roles

3. If you are a dancer, there are dancing roles, including a great tap number! Our choreographer, Renee, is an amazing professional dancer in town and you’ll love working with her.

4. You only have to sing a verse and a chorus from DECK THE HALL, JINGLE BELLS, or THE FIRST NOEL. So easy! 

Email Mr. B. Or sign up for his 3rd WIN on Tuesday if you can’t make it to the auditions after school!

September 24

HM Student 4Change

Good Morning Pioneers! This is Camila Medina from HMStudent4Change. As part of recognizing Hispanic Heritage month we are highlighting notable people.  This week’s Friday Figure is Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer Lopez was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1969 to Puerto Rican parents who supported her ambitions to become a singer, taking singing and dancing lessons starting at 5 years old. After touring the world with various productions, Lopez made her breakthrough performance in Selena. The 1997 movie, in which she played the beloved Mexican singer Selena Quintanilla, who had been killed just years prior, earned Lopez praise and put her on the fast track to superstardom. Since then, Lopez has remained one of the most notable Hispanic/ Latina American figures in the movie and music industry, often earning the status of “triple threat.” because she can sing, dance and act.

Congratulations Girl’s Swim and Dive Team

Congratulations to the Girl’s Swim and Dive team for their strong showing against Hastings last night. Great competition and many personal bests. Be sure to wish them luck for their meet tomorrow at St. Kate’s. Great job Pioneers!

Holiday Musical, A Christmas Carol

Auditions for the Holiday Musical, A Christmas Carol, are next Tuesday after school and callbacks are Wednesday. If Tuesday after school doesn’t work for you, set up a WIN, study hall, lunch, or flex time with Mr. Bakken Ballentine. All you have to do is sing a verse and a chorus of one of the following carols – Jingle Bells, The First Noel, or Deck the Halls. You know those songs already! Here’s my example (announcements person sings a Christmas Carol). If you are a fall athlete, you can join the cast after you finish your season, no problem. See Mr. B. With any questions! And please see YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN this weekend! Thanks!

Tackle Cancer Fundraiser

Hello Pioneers!

Thank you to everyone who donated for the Tackle Cancer Fundraiser.  The total amount raised was $1421.66.  The class who raised the most is………………….THE JUNIOR CLASS!!!!!  Congratulations juniors!  You beat out the sophomore class by a slim margin of $6.71.  Juniors, please remember to stop by the Commons area Monday morning to receive your donuts. 

LMC Closed

The LMC will be closed today. Student printing can be done in the Nicholas Center.

Middle School Flag Football

Attention middle school boys and girls.  Night two of middle school flag football is Sunday at 6:00 pm.  Come join us!!  Run around, throw the ball, catch the ball, and have some fun.  We will see you at 6:00 pm on Sunday.

DECA

Good Morning Pioneers!

This is Thiago Jaime, DECA co-president.  DECA is a marketing association of high school students which helps prepare students for their future.  I am inviting all high school students interested in learning about DECA to attend our information meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7am in the auditorium.  Getting involved in DECA is a great way to develop skills, spend time with your peers, and create memories which will last a lifetime.  Once again, our information meeting is next Tuesday at 7am in the auditorium.  Hope to see you there!

Alpine Ski Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for all potential Hill-Murray skiers on Sunday, September 26th at 4 pm in the Cafeteria.  Please attend to learn about how to join the Ski Club.  Please attend to find out how to join the Ski Team.  Go to the Ski Team website for more details.

Homecoming Mass

We will celebrate Homecoming Mass outdoors in the stadium this Friday at 9:15 am.  Students will sit with their Period 2 classes and may want to wear a sweatshirt.  We will be offering a Low Gluten host option for people that have special dietary needs.  The Low Gluten hosts are not 100% gluten free but the content is under 20 parts per million. Please see Dr. Skinner or Mr Deziel in Campus Ministry if you have any questions on Low Gluten hosts.

Creative Arts Tech Club

Attention 6-8 graders! If you love the arts and also love science– we have a perfect club for you- Creative Arts Tech Club. We meet during WIN- so you want to sign up under Mrs. Babich’s name in SST. Please see Mrs. Babich or Mrs. Nelson with questions!

Cafeteria/Commons Closed After School Today

Attention all students:

We will be setting up for an event immediately after school today so you will not be able to wait for your ride in the cafeteria or commons after school today.

Thank you

September 23

Your a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Opens

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN: THE MUSICAL opens this Saturday night at 7pm, performing the next two weekends. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. You can purchase your tickets online in advance through our theatre page on the Hill-Murray website, at the door before the show, OR the box office by the choir room will be open for ticket sales during WIN and after school on Friday! Please bring cash! All seating is general admission. See you at the show!

Alpine Ski Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for all potential Hill-Murray skiers on Sunday, September 26th at 4 pm in the Cafeteria.  Please attend to learn about how to join the Ski Club.  Please attend to find out how to join the Ski Team.  Go to the Ski Team website for more details.

LMC Closed

The LMC will be closed from 11:30-12:30 today. Student printing will need to be done in the Nicholas Center during that time.

Homecoming Mass

We will celebrate Homecoming Mass outdoors in the stadium this Friday at 9:15 am.  Students will sit with their Period 2 classes and may want to wear a sweatshirt.  We will be offering a Low Gluten host option for people that have special dietary needs.  The Low Gluten hosts are not 100% gluten free but the content is under 20 parts per million. Please see Dr. Skinner or Mr Deziel in Campus Ministry if you have any questions on Low Gluten hosts.

Creative Arts Tech Club

Attention 6-8 graders! If you love the arts and also love science– we have a perfect club for you- Creative Arts Tech Club. We meet during WIN- so you want to sign up under Mrs. Babich’s name in SST. Please see Mrs. Babich or Mrs. Nelson with questions!

September 22

Good Man, Charlie Brown 

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown the musical opens on Saturday night at 7pm! We’re limiting capacity to 50% and tickets are going fast! Students can purchase your $5 tickets online or the box office will be open on Friday during WIN 3 or after school for students to get tickets! Please try to pay for your tickets with cash! There are still be tickets available at the door, but again tickets are selling fast so don’t waste any time! Thanks!

Creative Arts Tech Club

Attention 6-8 graders! If you love the arts and also love science– we have a perfect club for you- Creative Arts Tech Club. We meet during WIN- so you want to sign up under Mrs. Babich’s name in SST. Please see Mrs. Babich or Mrs. Nelson with questions!

Esports 

This announcement is for any students registered for Esports this Fall. There is a meeting after school today from 2:40 – 3:30 in room 116 to set up accounts, build rosters, and set schedules. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please reach out to Mr. Goetzke or Ms. Murphy ASAP. 

September 21

Future Leader Students

Reminder to all 10th grade future leader Students: please report to Mrs. Bates’ Office for 1st and 2nd WIN today. 

Middle School Dance and Activity Night

Good morning – this is Colton and Caden Capra. We are both 6th graders.

Caden – this is the last reminder about the middle school dance and activity night 

Colton – we have spent the last two weeks planning for the event which is tomorrow night.

Caden – if you like gaming, bingo, carnival games, then this event is for you!

Colton – all students in grades 6-8 are invited!  DJ Sal is providing music and there is free pizza, snacks and beverages! 

Caden – cost is $7.00, there are plenty of prizes to be won! 

Colton –  The music and activities start at 6 and end at 8:30.  We can’t wait to see everyone there! Thank you and have a great day!

More Homecoming Fun

More homecoming fun. A reminder to come out and support the girls tennis team today. All fans will receive free root beer floats beginning at 3:45. 

Tomorrow as you heard is the middle school dance and activity night from 6-8:30

And the big bonfire with music and glow sticks from 7-9! 

Thursday come support volleyball and soccer with free hotdogs at both events. 

Homecoming Events Today

Good morning pioneers! 

This is just a reminder that the teachers vs. student medic game is during the first two wins today so be sure to sign up to go watch! There will also be Maui Waui smoothies served at lunch today courtesy of the student council. Additionally, the homecoming t-shirts are running a bit behind schedule but should be here by wednesday. Enjoy your day Pioneers!

Ministry Minute

Good Morning, I am peer Minister Avery Gahler, and this is your Ministry Minute.

We have two announcements for 9th through 12th graders today.

1. Just a reminder that when you are entering service on your Google Service Classroom, you must press “Turn in” for it to be approved.  We will return it once we have graded it which makes it available for you to add more service. Don’t wait to turn it in once you have logged any service.

2. This week we are featuring a simple way for you to earn service without waiting for a sign-up

—FREE YARD WORK FOR NON-FAMILY–

By offering your yard work services like raking, mowing, weed pulling, etc  for free to non-family members, you are completing a general service credit.

If you are creating a relationship with an elderly neighbor while doing yard work- you are completing a poor and vulnerable service credit.

For any Service Questions please feel free to contact Ms. Walth or stop down in the Campus Ministry Office right across from the Cafeteria.

Flaherty Family Foundation Scholars

This is a reminder to all Flaherty Family Foundation Scholars: Your mandatory lunch meeting is tomorrow at 11 am in Mrs. Bates’ Office. Don’t forget to wear a face mask and be on time. 

September 20

Picture Retakes

Reminder: Picture retakes will be next Tuesday, September 21 from 8 AM-12 PM in the fieldhouse.

Please remember to bring your uniform shirt to wear for your picture as this is an out of uniform themed day for homecoming! 

 Also, Seniors-you will have your senior panoramic on Tuesday as well at 8 AM in the Varsity gym. Please wear HM spirit wear for this photo and you can change into your beach day wear after the photo.

Spanish T-shirt

Hola Hill-Murray,

Today is the last day to sign-up to order your Spanish t-shirt.  If you are interested please sign up with Señora Corrales in room 218 or any other Spanish teacher.  We will be wearing them on Friday, October 15 to wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Gracias! 

 


September 17

Homecoming Pep Fest

We have the Homecoming Pep Fest today from 12:45-2:30pm.  The Student Council has been working very hard to plan a great Pep Fest, so thank you in advance for your support.  A few reminders for the:

-All students will attend the Pep Fest with their 4th hour class and teachers.  Please leave your room around 12:35 so your class is seated by 12:45 in the stadium bleachers. Those of you in lunch will need to report back to your 4th hour class. 

-Teachers should gather their class, lead them out to the bleachers, and sit with them.  Please do not tell your students to meet you there.  

-Please allow all students to leave their backpacks in 4th hour classrooms.  No backpacks should be allowed in the stadium.

THANK YOU for helping to make this event a success for our students! Thank you to the student council for all of your hard work! You are all amazing. 

Picture Retakes

Reminder: Picture retakes will be next Tuesday, September 21 from 8 AM-12 PM in the fieldhouse.

Please remember to bring your uniform shirt to wear for your picture as this is an out of uniform themed day for homecoming! 

 Also, Seniors-you will have your senior panoramic at 8 AM in the Varsity gym. Please wear HM spirit wear for this photo and you can change into your beach day wear after the photo.

Boys Hockey Meeting

Attn: Hill-Murray Boys Hockey Candidates

If you are planning to try out for the Hill-Murray Boys Hockey JV or Varsity hockey program this season, there is an important information meeting this Sunday, Sept.19th at 4pm in the Cafeteria. This is for 7th grade through 12th grade per MSHSL rules. All information related will be given out at this time. If for some reason of personal importance you can not attend, it is your responsibility to have a designated person get all necessary information and forms. No exceptions please. Thank you, Coach Lechner

Peer Tutoring

Greetings Hill-Murray students!  Would you like some extra help with your classwork?  Good news, our school has a Peer Tutoring program and we’re here to help!  If you would like some additional support with your classes, please let your teacher, or Mr. Schwartz know. 

Middle School Dance/Activity Night

Molly: Good morning everyone, my name is Molly Thron and I am in 7th grade.

Lola: Good morning everyone, my name is Lola Wolgamot and I am in 7th grade

Lola: We are here to announce to all Middle School students that we have a group of 20 middle schoolers who have been busy planning our first in person Dance/Activity Night during Homecoming. 

Molly: Next Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:30, we have a whole bunch of events for you! DJ Sal is providing music, we will have a Wii Tournament, Balloon Pop and Bingo to name a few.

Lola: We will have free Pizza and beverages and all kinds of prizes for the different events. 

What we need from Middle School is to show up and show our class pride during homecoming. We hope to have at least 150 middle schoolers attend the Dance! Be part of the best middle school group in the state!!!!!

Molly – The cost for the dance/activity night is $7.00 – you can pay at the door, we hope to see all of you there!  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Barbato


September 16

Tackle Cancer Fundraiser

Pioneers!

Tomorrow is the last day for the Tackle Cancer contest, and the jugs are looking a little empty.  If everyone were to donate even one dollar, we would raise $1000 for cancer research!  Most of you have someone in your life that has been impacted by cancer, so let’s do our part and help raise a little money to help them out!  Let’s fill those jugs!

Homecoming

Good morning pioneers! 

I’m here to remind you of the theme days for homecoming week starting on Monday. 

Monday is Madagascar monday. Dress in Jungle, safari, camo, and animal print themed attire. 

Tuesday is teen beach movie tuesday. Students dress in beach out and teachers dress as bikers and whip out your old leather jackets. 

Wednesday is Miracle on Wednesday. Wear your favorite sports team jersey. 

Thursday is throwback thursday. Dress from any time period. 

and last but not least- Friday is High School musical Friday. go all out in spirit wear. 

reminder that all of your outfits should be neat,clean, and modest. If you’re questioning whether or not something is appropriate to wear to school, chances are the answer is no. Out of uniform days are a privilege not a right so dress accordingly. We hope you have fun with all we have planned for you. Have a great day! 

Ambassador/ Host Applications

Hello Pioneers!

Would you like to have students shadow you for a day?  Would you like to give tours at our Open House?  Then become an Ambassador and Host!  Application forms are now available in Mrs. Illgen and Mrs. Pohl’s offices.  Having a hard time finding us?  We are both located in the upstairs main office.  We look forward to working with you!

National Merit Scholarship Competition

This was released to the national news media yesterday! Two of our very own students, who are Seniors, have qualified for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  They did this by obtaining top scores on the PSAT exam they took last fall as Juniors. Please put your hands together and offer warm applause to Zach LaBeaux and Patrick Phelan! We are extremely proud of you and wish you well as you continue in this competition!

Boys Hockey Meeting

Attn: Hill-Murray Boys Hockey Candidates

If you are planning to try out for the Hill-Murray Boys Hockey JV or Varsity hockey program this season, there is an important information meeting this Sunday, Sept.19th at 4pm in the Cafeteria. This is for 7th grade through 12th grade per MSHSL rules. All information related will be given out at this time. If for some reason of personal importance you can not attend, it is your responsibility to have a designated person get all necessary information and forms. No exceptions please. Thank you, Coach Lechner

Peer Tutoring

Greetings Hill-Murray students!  Would you like some extra help with your classwork?  Good news, our school has a Peer Tutoring program and we’re here to help!  If you would like some additional support with your classes, please let your teacher, or Mr. Schwartz know. 


September 15

Tackle Cancer Fundraiser

Hey Pioneers!

The coin collection for Tackle Cancer is off and running!  The collection jugs are in the Commons area.  Please bring your donations soon!  We will be ending the contest on Friday afternoon.  So far the junior class has a commanding lead!

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Today, after school, The Dungeons and Dragons club will meet for the first time this school year. Come by if you want to sign up for a game or just want to check it out. It will be held in room 129. See Mr. H in HMIT for more details.

Auditions A Christmas Carol

Auditions for the Christmas Musical, A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL, will be September 28th & 29th! If you are in a fall sport, you can join after your season ends. Also, there are non-dancing roles available! Everyone has to sing and act, however! More info will be coming your way soon, but save the auditions dates, September 28th & 29th! 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Buenos días, Hill-Murray!  Did you know that today kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month?  

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from September 15 to October 15.  Yesterday we kicked it off with a Spanish Club activity during WIN.

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the American Latino community, as well as their diverse cultures.

This month, be on the lookout for Fun Facts posted around the school, and the week of October 11 we have a number of things planned including: Daily trivia contests, Latin music during passing periods, another Spanish activity during WIN as well as Latino food in the cafeteria. 

Gracias!

Homecoming Tickets

Good morning pioneers! 

This is your last and final reminder to fill out the homecoming ticket google form. No submissions will be accepted after 2:30 pm today. No exceptions. Additionally, as some of you may have heard or seen, there will be a teachers vs. students medic game next Tuesday during WIN A and B.  A google form was sent out to you all to nominate 5 teachers that you think should play on the teacher team. Fill that out if you get the chance. Thanks and have a great day. 

Middle School Dance/Activity Night

Liz: Good morning everyone, my name is Liz Gibson and I am in 7th grade.

Nora: Good morning everyone, my name is Nora Rubischko and I am in 7th grade

Nora: We are here to announce to all Middle School students that we have a group of 20 middle schoolers who have been busy planning our first in person Dance/Activity Night during Homecoming. 

Liz: Next Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:30, we have a whole bunch of events for you! DJ Sal is providing music, we will have a Wii Tournament, Bingo, Balloon Pop and Bingo to name a few.

 Nora: We will have free Pizza and beverages and all kinds of prizes for the different events. 

What we need from Middle School is to show up and show our class pride during homecoming. We may be the smallest Pioneers but we are also the biggest class in the building. We would love a huge turnout.

Liz – The cost for the dance/activity night is $7.00, we hope to see all of you there!  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Barbato

Boys Hockey Meeting

Attn: Hill-Murray Boys Hockey Candidates

If you are planning to try out for the Hill-Murray Boys Hockey JV or Varsity hockey program this season, there is an important information meeting this Sunday, Sept.19th at 4pm in the Cafeteria. This is for 7th grade through 12th grade per MSHSL rules. All information related will be given out at this time. If for some reason of personal importance you can not attend, it is your responsibility to have a designated person get all necessary information and forms. No exceptions please. Thank you, Coach Lechner

Peer Tutoring

Greetings Hill-Murray students!  Would you like some extra help with your classwork?  Good news, our school has a Peer Tutoring program and we’re here to help!  If you would like some additional support with your classes, please let your teacher, or Mr. Schwartz know.