H-M Happenings (May 13, 2022)

Thank you to everyone who attended Grandparents Day. It was a special event that could not have been pulled off without all of you.

Grandparents Day attendees who got their photo taken at the photo station can find their photo to download HERE.

To download your free image, go to your photo and select “Download,” enter the password “Grandparents,” and select the desired image size to begin download.

Staff Recognition Celebration

Last night, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of those in our Hill-Murray community. The recipients of the Teacher of Excellence and Legacy Teacher awards were Julie Jorissen and JoAnn Michna, respectively. 2022 retirees as well as those who have served at Hill-Murray from 5 to 30 years were also honored.

Picture L-R: JoAnn Michna, Julie Jorissen

All Shook Up

Don’t miss the final weekend of performances for our HM Theatre Seniors in ALL SHOOK UP, a hilarious comedy featuring music performed by Elvis! Performances are this Friday 5/13 and Saturday 5/14 at 7pm! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Buy tickets at the door (cash only) or online by clicking HERE.

Pops Choir Concert

Free Admission


Art Show Awards

Mrs. Hunkins and Mr. Dahl are pleased to announce the winners of the Art Show displayed at St. Paul’s Monastery through May 26th.

At the High School level:

1st place: Charles Foote for “Faith and Reflection” photograph

2nd place: Bridget Lisle for “Blind” oil pastel drawing

3rd place: Charlie Mohr for “Fatalis” wire sculpture

In Middle School:

1st place: Kiera Whitcomb for “Venus Flytrap” chalk pastel drawing

2nd place: Cece Magill for “Lilies” oil pastel drawing

3rd place Keeley Whitcomb for “Arachnophobia” watercolor and mixed media work

The following students received honorable mentions:

“Winter, The Beautiful!”, Logan Hennen

“Tara”, Audrey Till

“Reuse, Reduce, Re-Rome”, Isabella Afonso

“Lightning Cat”, Ayla Herrington

“Beauty in Chaos”, Audrey Niese

“Gnome Worry, Be Happy” Gabby Joseph

“Crown of Thorns” Mayowa Sikiru

“Raging Blues”, Sophie Matara

Hill-Murray Art Fair Returns

For one day only, Saturday, May 14th, the Hill-Murray Art Fair returns! This is the last chance to look and buy artwork from students of the class of 2022! Computer Graphic Prints, Fine Art Prints made with a printing press, photographs, and ceramic works will all be on display and for sale from 10am -12:30 inside the main entrance to Hill-Murray. Freshman, Sophomore and Junior art prints will also be on view and for sale as well.

Pioneer Investors News

Pioneer Investor Board Members: L-R- Seniors: Joshua Yocum, Axel Begley, Leo Gruba. Juniors: Timothy Swanson, Jackson Hummel, Andrew Cote, Alex Eich

Students in Hill-Murray’s student investment club, Pioneer Investors, not only learn about how to make wise financial decisions, they are able to put these decisions into practice and gain hands-on experience in the field of finance. The club received a generous donation and will be managing this money for Hill-Murray. All members of the club provide input on investment choices, and Pioneer Investor board members meet to solidify how to allocate the funds. Just this week Pioneer Investors made their first investment. Club members plan to give a percentage of the gains to tuition assistance in future years. Pioneer Investors is open to students in 9th-12th grade. Advisors for the group are Charles Brandt and Kelly Donnelly. Board members were instrumental in not only starting the club, but also in running it, securing the funds and making the investment decisions.

Pioneer Day of Service

Pioneers will be out serving the community THIS 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.

8th Grade Valleyfair Trip

All 8th graders to Valleyfair on May 26! We want to celebrate our 8th graders with a day off of school together. Please see the attached permission slip. Reach out to Kelley Barbato at kbarbato@hill-murray.org if you have any questions.

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.

Mothers Club Pioneer Day of Service Opportunity

Members of the Mothers Club will be participating in the Pioneer Day of Service on Saturday, May 14th by writing thank you notes and delivering coffee and pastries to local police stations (Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and the Oakdale, Woodbury, Maplewood, North St. Paul, and White Bear Lake Police stations). The group will meet at Hill-Murray at 9am on May 14th to distribute the treats before delivering. To participate, please sign up here. Please contact Mothers Club President Heather Bacchus with any questions (HeatherBacchus@edinarealty.com).

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.