H-M Happenings (April 14, 2022)

Grandparents Day

Grandparents of current Hill-Murray students are invited to join us on Friday, May 6th from 8:00-9:30am for a special event to honor and celebrate grandparents (or another special adult) for the cherished role they play in the lives of our students. Attendees, along with their grandchild(ren), will enjoy a prayer service, continental breakfast and tour of the school. RSVP HERE by Friday, April 29th.

Pioneer Day of Service

Pioneers will be out serving the community on Saturday, May 14, to provide helping hands and to bring the spirit of service to our community. Get a group of family or friends and find a service project for any time of day on May 14.

Click here for more info and to RSVP

Questions? Please contact Judy Hajlo Schwartz at 651-748-2445 or jschwartz@hill-murray.org

Summer Sports Camps

The 2022 Hill-Murray Summer Sports Camps are now LIVE and available for registration.  This summer we are offering Boys and Girls Soccer camps, Boys and Girls Basketball camps, Boys and Girls Hockey Camps, Volleyball camp, Football camp, Tennis camp (coming soon), and a Strength and Conditioning Camp.

Please CLICK HERE to register and click on the soccer ball to get started!

Because your student does not have a Hill-Murray Student ID yet, we have attached directions HERE to sign your child up WITHOUT a Hill-Murray Student ID.

Please use Google Chrome or Firefox when registering your child and please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you! We hope to see your child this summer!

Please email John Pohl, Activities Director, at jpohl@hill-murray.org with any questions.

Hill-Murray Theatre Spring Musical

Our Spring Musical, ALL SHOOK UP, performs the first two weekends of May and tickets are moving fast! Get yours now! Buy Tickets HERE.

Internship Spotlight

Rachel Bohlen is currently participating in our Enterprise Business Internship Program. As an intern with Phillips Medisize, Rachel has learned about labor forecasting for this medical engineering firm. In addition, Rachel has gained valuable experience with resource planning and management tools.

Spring Speaker Series

I Belong: Culturally Responsive Teaching at HM

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive teaching.  What is it?  Why does it matter? Come learn about what we are doing at Hill-Murray to improve instruction, achievement and the overall student experience in our school.

Presenters: Susan Skinner (VP for Mission), Kelly Schwartzbauer (English Teacher), and Christopher Ranweiler (Campus Ministry/Religion Teacher).

Tuesday, April 26. 7pm-8pm at Hill-Murray School. CLICK HERE to register for the presentation.

Reading for Comprehension

Are you looking for practical strategies that you can utilize with your child to increase their reading comprehension their love for reading? If so, please check out Sara Johnson’s presentation on May 10th on how students read for comprehension.

Sara is Hill-Murray’s Reading Specialist. She is a licensed reading teacher, and has been trained in Orton Gillignham and The Wilson system of reading. Sara’s approach to teaching reading has touched the lives of many children and their families over the last ten years of her career.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm. CLICK HERE to register for the presentation.

H-M Student Art Exhibition

Please join us on Wednesday, May 4th, at 6:00 pm for a reception at the art gallery at St. Paul’s Monastery to recognize the participants in Hill-Murray’s Student Art Exhibition: 2675 Benet Rd, St Paul, MN 55109.

There will be music and refreshments served outside. Awards will be presented to our High School and Middle School Artists in the gallery at 7pm sharp!

Out of respect for the sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery, please wear a mask while viewing the art during the reception.

When visiting the exhibition during normal gallery hours, please present proof of vaccination to the gallery assistant. (This requirement has been waived for the reception on Wednesday night.)

8th Grade Graduation

8th Grade Graduation is set. All families should have received both an email and instructions mailed to your home April 5th. Details are attached here. Thank you for getting the necessary items to Mr. O’Connell for the slide show and program.

Sophomore Career Fair

On Tuesday April 26 during WINS A and B, all sophomores will participate in a Career Fair in the field house. Representatives from over 30 careers will be there. Students will meet with 5 careers that they have pre-chosen, in a round robin format.


Hill-Murray parents are invited to participate in the spiritual practice of Adoration, which is held in the Hill-Murray Chapel during the school day typically on the first Friday of each month.

Adoration refers to the time when the Blessed Sacrament (the consecrated host) is placed on the altar and the faithful spend time with Jesus in the Chapel in quiet prayer and reflection.

At Hill-Murray you are invited to attend Mass at 7:15am on days of Adoration and are welcome to sign up for a time to stay in the Chapel in prayer.

Friday, May 6, 2021 sign up is open. CLICK HERE to sign up.

To learn more about this beautiful spiritual practice, CLICK HERE to check out the US Conference of Catholic Bishops website.

Sophomore Parking Permits – Sold Out for 2021-22

From the Office of Student Life- Sophomore parking permits are now SOLD OUT for the 2021-22 school year. Permits were granted to the first 40 students who had received their drivers license this year.

Hill-Murray Pioneer Premier Auction


Get your tickets before the deadline on April 15! Visit www.pioneer.givesmart.com