H-M Happenings (August 19, 2022)

What did you do this summer? Here’s what some Faculty and Staff did!

Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Hill-Murray’s new chemistry teacher, Tania Lauby, went to an amazing workshop called “Green and Sustainable Chemistry” this summer and learned about all the ways to make chemistry green and sustainable for our students and our environment. In the picture to the left, she made an edible pod filled with water.

Mrs. Lauby is excited to implement the activities she learned at the workshop with her students this year!

Click here to meet all of our new Faculty and Staff! 

President Dan and Dean Benner attend the Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice

Two of Hill-Murray’s school leaders, President Mellisa Dan and Dean of Students Aaron Benner, attended the Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice in July.

This programs helps to deepen the understanding of Saint John Baptist de La Salle’s story and vision as well as the Lasallian ministries in order to influence current and future Lasallian practice.

Click here to read President Dan’s participant reflection. Click here to learn more about Brother John Johnston Institute.

Pippin Summer Production

Six Hill-Murray students and recent grads were a part of Tartan Theatre’s summer community production of Pippin this summer. Adam Jones portrayed Pippin and Henry Clark was the understudy for Pippin. Henry Clark, Ashley Myers, Ella Feaman, Bridget Lisle, and Grace Huss were in the ensemble and Claire Huss was the stage manager.

The directing team consisting of HM alums: Director, Kyle Schwartz ’13, Music Director, Joe Mogren ’17, and Choreographer, Maddy (Schwartz) Zobitz ’15.

They are looking forward to amazing things on the H-M stage as a results of the experience they had together this summer.

Fall Musical Auditions for ALL Middle & High School Students

Monday, October 17, 2022, 6:00PM

Spread the news about our Fall Open House! If you have friends, neighbors, teammates, siblings, other children or fellow parishioners that you think would be a good fit for the Hill-Murray community, please forward them this email and have them RSVP. They’ll get a chance to meet and learn from H-M teachers, coaches and leaders of school clubs.

They can also visit our Admissions page on our website to learn more.

Important Senior Meetings

Class of 2023 Seniors and Parents, our college counselors are here to help! Looking forward to seeing you on one of the dates listed below for an important meeting for seniors and their parents related to the college application timeline and process. This meeting is required for all seniors and their parents even if your plans for after graduation are unclear. Please try to arrive 15 minutes early to receive your materials.

These meetings are:

Sunday August 28, 5:00PM, Auditorium

Wednesday August 31, 7:00PM, Auditorium (first day of school)

Plan to attend ONLY ONE of these meetings! Fall athletes be sure to check your practice schedules and choose the most appropriate meeting.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Business Day

The Office of Student Life is looking for a couple of parent volunteers to help with returning student’s Business Day on Monday, August 22 8:00AM-2:00PM. The adult volunteer would assist with locker assignments and issuing parking permits. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Kateri Trembley at ktrembley@hill-murray.org.

School Trips 2023

CLICK HERE for information on the Belize Adventure for 10th and 11th grade students in the spring of 2023.

CLICK HERE for information on the Peru trip in the summer of 2023.

No Need for Alarm, But Consider Adjusting Your Wake-up Alarm

One of the best things about summer Is sleeping in, and we have all probably taken advantage of that. It’s time to start thinking about getting in sleep shape for school. With less than three weeks before school starts, consider adjusting your sleep schedule in 15-minute increments a few times a week. Go to bed 15 minutes earlier and get up 15 minutes earlier.

By the time the bells start ringing on August 31, you will have made an adjustment back to the school schedule. Your brain and your body will thank you!

For more information on good sleep hygiene, visit the National Sleep Foundation. A friendly suggestion from your caring H-M Guidance and Counseling Department.

August Trading Post Hours

The Trading Post opens soon! Come get your HM gear on the dates below.

August 22: 2 – 3pm

August 29: 11am – 1pm

August 30: 1 – 2pm

Back to School Night

Picture Day

NOTE: Copy and paste the code below into the picture day ID column on the right hand side of the homepage: EVTGGXGNZ

Back to School Information 

Our Back to School webpage has all of the info you need to know to be prepared for the new academic year, including the four forms that MUST be completed before school starts, to school supply lists, important dates, class schedules, and uniforms.