H-M Happenings (Dec. 3, 2021)

Toy Drive

The National Honor Society is hosting the annual toy drive now until December 16th. We are collecting toys for children, but this year the NHS would like to focus on gifts for teens. Please bring new, unwrapped toys, books, puzzles, games, gift sets, and other gifts to the sleigh at the front entrance from now until the end of the school day on Dec 16th. Gifts will go to the Salvation Army’s toy drive. God bless, and Merry Christmas!

Internship Spotlight

Nate Hardy is currently participating in our Enterprise Business Internship Program. He is interning at The HIVE, a realtor group focused on social responsibility and building community through the Twin Cities. As a marketing intern, Nate has gained valuable experience with staging houses, as well as social media marketing and industry research.


A Christmas Celebration

Baseball Spring Training Camp

Hill-Murray Baseball is proud to bring back it’s annual Spring Training Camp!

This 4-week Baseball Camp is broken up into grade appropriate groups where players will receive training in Hitting and both Infield and Outfield Defense.  Instruction is led by Hill-Murray’s Varsity Coaching Staff and is designed to prepare your athlete for the upcoming season through skill-development drills and high repetition.  Registration Form

WHEN: SUNDAYS – (2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13)


Group 1 (Grades 7+):   11:45AM – 1:15PM               ($150)

Group 2 (Grades 4-6):    1:30PM – 3:00PM                 ($150)

 **See Registration Form for the TEAM DISCOUNT**    (SAVE $25 per player)

Please contact Coach Cicalello (ccicalello@hill-murray.org) if you have any questions!

Social Emotional Learning

Our 7th graders were introduced to a new social emotional learning curriculum this week in their Literature/ Language Arts classes. The curriculum is titled Turbo Leader and is in conjunction with ACT Mosaic. The curriculum uses this definition of leadership: power that comes from how we think and act

It encourages all students to consider themselves leaders each day, helping themselves and each other gain confidence.

The curriculum was created by Mawi Asgedom. Read more about him here: https://mawispeaks.com/

The curriculum is available to students through Google Classroom and includes videos, interactive segments, and opportunities for written reflection.

Mawi left a good first impression with the students, and already after the first lesson has students considering things in their own lives such as procrastination, balancing academics, sports/activities, and social aspects of life, and that their middle school years present them and their brains tremendous opportunities.

If you have questions of would like to discuss further, please contact Middle School Counselor, Mrs. Lisa Valentine at lvalentine@hill-murray.org.

Christmas Shopping at the Trading Post

DECA The Halls

DECA the Halls 120 Members of our DECA Chapter are preparing for the upcoming district competition which will be held in St. Paul on Friday, January 7. Competitive events include marketing exams, role play competitions, job interviews, sales demonstrations, research presentations and entrepreneurship events. Our DECA members recently had their annual DECA the Halls meeting and Christmas celebration.

Hill-Murray Pioneer Premier Auction

Naughty = not buying your raffle tickets

Nice = winning a new Chevy Trailblazer Which list will you be on? Santa’s watching…click here to purchase today for $50 each!

What’s Happening Next at H-M?

Follow this link to get details on upcoming events and activities at Hill-Murray:

Winter Art Fair – December 5

7th & 8th Grade Southwest National Parks Adventure – Spring 2022

HM Mothers Club Christmas Yoga – December 8

HM Fathers Club Curling Event – December 18

Skate with the Pioneers – December 24

Junior College Night #2 – January 11