H-M Happenings (December 2, 2022)

Final Exam Study Tips from the Guidance and Counseling Team

Final exams are coming up in a couple of weeks, and the Guidance and Counseling team has your back with fun study tips. Click here to watch the video.

Final Exam Schedule

Semester One Final Exams

Thursday, December 15 – 12:15pm, regular bussing at 2:30pm

Friday, December 16 – 11:10am, regular bussing at 2:30pm.

Start spreading the news about our Winter 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.

Students Utilize New Outdoor Classroom

Abby Haldorson’s vision of having an outdoor classroom “in the round’ where students could collaborate came to fruition in November. Abby and her fellow classmates in Mrs. Donnelly’s 6th hour entrepreneurship class were able to utilize the space, white boards and markers to engage in class activities and collaborate on project ideas.

Joseph Production Receives Outstanding Achievement Among other Honors

Hill-Murray’s Theatre program has participated in the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education once again this year. Spotlight Education honors high school productions and students by formally recognizing the extraordinary achievements and process of developing young artists, onstage and offstage, in our state’s high school theater programs. They support participating programs and artists by providing high-quality learning, performing and creative experiences for students to develop and empower the next generation of innovative leaders. Hill-Murray’s Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was submitted as one of the two possible shows Spotlight will come in and evaluate during a school year. This production received an Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre among other honors, including several student honorable mentions, shoutouts, outstanding performance and outstanding leadership awards. Although this award is objective in many ways, we are always open and proud to receive amazing feedback that will continue to allow us to grow as individuals and a program. Congratulations to our all of our cast and crew who helped make another Hill-Murray Theatre production a success.

CLICK HERE to view the 2022-2023 Honors Announcement for Hill-Murray School.

Winter Art Fair

We had a wonderful turn out to our Winter Art Fair. Almost $600 was raised! $200 of the proceeds will go towards funding the art program at an underprivileged school, and the rest will be distributed to the talented artists who sold artwork.

A Christmas Choir Concert & Cabaret

NHS Toy Drive

National Honor Society is hosting its annual toy drive. Help NHS fill Santa’s sleigh outside of the auditorium with new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.

ACT Prep Class

Hill-Murray will be offering an ACT prep class in January and March. If you are interested please CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

Christmas Shopping at the Trading Post

A Staged Reading of A Christmas Carol

The Hill-Murray Performing Arts Alumni will present a staged reading performance of “A Christmas Carol” in the Hill-Murray Theatre.  The original script used in the annual production of “A Christmas Carol,” from 1987-2006, will be the basis for the production.

Saturday, December 10th at 7:00pm, with a pre-show reception beginning at 5:30pm
Sunday, December 11th at 2:00pm
Hill-Murray Auditorium

To register for this free event CLICK HERE

For questions, please contact:
Lynn Maiers Paulson

Mike Hansel

Heather Paulson Fisher ’01

Tuition Assistance – Applications Due January 13

The application for Tuition Assistance for the the 2023-24 school year is open in TADS. Click here to access the application through TADS. Parents received an email with important information that is needed to complete the application. Click here to read the email. This application will also be used to apply for Need-Based Scholarships so no additional application is required. Applications are due January 13, 2023.

2023-24 Scholarship Applications

Hill-Murray scholarship applications are now available for the 23-24 academic year. All scholarship information can be found HERE. The scholarships are broken down into Need-Based and Non-Need Based Scholarships. Those families who complete the TADS application for financial assistance will automatically be considered for the Need-Based Scholarships. There is no additional application to fill out for these scholarships beyond the TADS application. However, If a student is chosen for one of these scholarships, they will then need to submit an essay, thank you, and student profile information in order to accept and receive the award. Any student, regardless of whether or not they fill out the TADS application, can apply for the Non-Need Based Scholarships. The application for these scholarships can be found HERE. If you have any questions about this process please contact Mrs. Bates (dbates@hill-murray.org) Completed applications are due by Friday, Jan 13th. Don’t delay! Get started on your application today!

Internships for Students

Do you own a small business near Hill-Murray School?  We have 14 business education students who are seeking a local internship for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 school year.  Students will be able to work remotely and could potentially be on site.  Students would be able to help with: 

  • Writing social media drafts / posts 
  • Writing drafts for website updates 
  • Creating documents using word processing or spreadsheet software 
  • Light filing 
  • Setting up for events 
  • Conducting research and more! 

Students would be available 3-4 days a week for about 1 hour per day. 

For more information, please contact Adam Glickman at aglickman@hill-murray.org

1. Holiday Centerpiece Making Event (Mothers Club)- December 7th, 5:30pm

The Hill-Murray Mother’s Club, along with Merriment Interior Design and TyHitchcockCreates, invite you to a Holiday Floral Workshop on Wednesday, December 7th at Merriment (520 Commons Drive, Floor 2, Woodbury, MN 55125), Cocktails & Appetizers 5:30pm-6pm, Workshop 6pm-8pm. Participants will create and bring home a beautiful holiday floral centerpiece. The cost is $45 per person, and limited to the first 25 people who sign up. Click here to register.

2. Monthly Mothers Club Coffee – Friday, December 9

The next monthly Mothers Club coffee gathering is Friday, November 9th from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Mac’s Diner in North St. Paul. Stop by to meet other H-M moms and enjoy a coffee drink sponsored by the Mothers Club.

Pioneer Premier Auction

Our Hill Murray students are making their Christmas wish lists, and we’ve made ours! Check our our Pioneer Premier Auction 2023 ‘wish list’ for items to donate. Items are shipped directly to the school to make it easy on you! Shop this list: Pioneer Auction Wish List.

School Trips

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

Christmas Break Office Hours

Christmas Break: Dec. 17 – Jan. 2

December 19-22: 8-2pm

December 23, 26: closed

December  27-29: 8am-2pm

December 30 & January 2: closed

School Resumes: January 3