H-M Happenings (October 28, 2022)

Boys Soccer Advances to State Semifinals

Congrats to HM Boys Soccer on advancing to the State Semifinal game! Come out and cheer on our boys on Tuesday, November 1st at 12:30pm at US Bank Stadium!

We will have a regular school day with an early dismissal at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 1st so everyone can attend the semi-final game at US Bank Stadium. An email has gone out to parents with the options of taking a fan bus, driving to the game on your own, or staying here at Hill-Murray to watch the game. Click here to read the email. November 1st will be a SPIRIT WEAR DAY and the theme for the game will be a blackout.

Alexa Van Straaten Qualifies for State Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to Freshman Alexa Van Straaten on her state qualifying run at the Section Cross Country Meet! She will run in the State Cross Country Championship on Saturday, November 5th at St. Olaf college.

Winter Sports Registration is LIVE!


Boys & Girls Alpine Ski

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Girls Hockey

Boys Hockey

Halloween at Hill-Murray

Hill-Murray students and staff have a long tradition of getting into the spirit of Halloween. Besides homecoming themes, this is the 2nd most popular out of uniform day for all. Here are the expectations for costumes.

  • No masks over the face
  • No weapons or weapon replicas
  • No cultural appropriation – this includes costumes that reinforce a stereotype or  makes fun of a culture or cultural tradition
  • Neat, clean and modest
  • If you choose not to participate with a costume, you may dress in black and orange. 

Thank you in advance for making sure your son/daughter follows these expectations.

We will have a special schedule on Monday, October 31st:

Parent Teacher Conferences

This year Hill-Murray will offer both in person and online opportunities for conferences. Our first Quarter ends on October 28th. Look for an email to come out the week of November 1 with opportunities to sign up to see a teacher. The time frame is 7 minutes with a 3 minute break in between each conference. If you are in person, please do not sign up for back to back conferences as you will be moving about the building to teacher rooms. We ask if you need more than 7 minutes, you schedule that with the individual teacher. 

November 10 – In-person conferences from 1:00 – 8:00 pm (time off for dinner) November 11 – Online conferences from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (time off for lunch)

Picture Retake Day

We are planning on having an additional photo retake day on Tuesday, November 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

This retake day is for those students who may have had a blurry photo, OR for those students who wore a ‘hoodie’ in their original school photo.

Please fill out the attached google doc if your student plans on having their photo retaken on November 29.

As a reminder, please make sure that your student is:

In uniform: a Hill Murray polo (black, green, or white).

NO Spirit Wear may be worn in this photo.

Boys: must be clean shaven, hair cuts are off the collars, and out of the eyes.

Middle School STEM Rocket Launch

In Middle School STEM class, students used software to design and simulate rocket launches. Once they had come up with their designs, they constructed them utilizing a 3D printer and a CNC laser. This week students were excited to launch their rockets to see how they would preform. This class period was a BLAST!

Early Admissions Application

Future Pioneers – Our Early Application for Admission for 2023-24 deadline is November 1st. We strongly encourage current families looking to enroll a new student for next Fall to submit student applications by November 1st. Do so by clicking HERE.

Please contact Krissy Pohl at kpohl@hill-murray.org or Emily Sharockman at esharockman@hill-murray.org in Admissions with any questions.

AP Test Information

Parents of a students taking AP classes, please CLICK HERE for information about the cost of taking an AP exam this spring.

Senior Photos and Baby Ads

Senior Photos and Baby Ads for the 2022-2023 Yearbook are DUE by December 21, 2022. CLICK HERE to submit your information.

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

Save the Date: NOT ME! Self-Defense Workshop

NOT ME! Self-Defense Workshop at Hill-Murray on Saturday, November 12th, 9:00-11:30am.

Not Me!™ provides assault prevention and safety classes. Their unique, life-changing training program conveys more than instruction, it delivers a new level of impactful personal safety awareness, designed to empower people with prevention savvy. Hosted by the Mothers Club, this program is geared towards the moms and daughters of Hill-Murray. Look for a sign-up available soon.

School Trips

De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, Montana – Hill-Murray Sophomores and Juniors- Are you looking for a unique, life-changing experience that will immerse you in Native American culture, while also giving you the opportunity to earn service credits? Consider signing up to travel to De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, Montana from Jan 29 – Feb 4 2023. Ten H-M students and chaperones will work with 4th-8th graders on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. In addition to our work at the school, the trip will include time at Glacier National Park and a possible ski day. The expected cost of the trip should be under $1000, and financial assistance will be available for those who are in need of it. Applications will be emailed to students on Monday, November 17 and priority will be given to the first ten students that apply. Registration will close on November 4th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. If you would like to learn more about this wonderful opportunity, please fill out the attached document.

CLICK HERE to view the Italy Trip Flyer

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

Don’t be a scaredy cat…buy your 2023 Pioneer Premier Auction tickets today!

Senior Panoramic

The Lifetouch code for the Senior Panoramic has now expired. If you would like the opportunity to still purchase a Senior Panoramic, order forms are available in the Office of Student Life.