H-M Happenings (September 2, 2022)

Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

All parents of students in grades 6-12, please join us for Back to School Night! This is a PARENT ONLY event, in which you will get a first-hand look at your student’s academic experience at Hill-Murray School.

Please note the special meeting times below:

Parents of students in grades 6, 7, and 9 have special meetings beginning at 5:00 pm.

Parents of students in ALL GRADES (6-12) will begin at 6:00 p.m.


Helmet Blessings and Team Prayer

Every year since Sr. Linda has been the spiritual coach for the boys varsity football team, they have had a Blessing of the Helmets before the first game. The helmets are blessed for the safety of each player, and for the strengthening of team spirit fostering Christian values. Sr. Linda asks all teams to be an amplified Bible in action when playing. St. Benedict pray for us…St. John Baptist DeLasalle…Pray for us, so that in all things God may be glorified! Click here for the Blessing of Helmets prayer.

H-M Athlete Aims to Keep Leaving a Mark

Check it out! H-M athlete Sawyer Seidl is featured in the Star Tribune on the impact he is making on H-M Football. We can’t wait to see him and our other Pioneer athletes in action this year!

Click here to read the article.

Sports Schedules & Tickets

Metro East Conference

Purchase Sports Tickets

Liftoff 2022

Mrs. Babich had the pleasure of attending a professional development put on by NASA’s Texas Space Grant. She experienced presentations by NASA scientists and engineers, hands-on, inquiry based classroom activities aligned to educational standards, and had opportunities to interact with researchers dedicated to space missions. She was able to connect with teachers from all over the country. The pictures included are of Mrs. Babich and Astronaut Fred Haise {he was one of the astronauts on Apollo 13} as well as Mrs. Babich in front of the Orion capsule at the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility. Astronauts use these mockups to train as they are preparing for the next generation to travel to the moon {Artemis Mission}. She feels so blessed to have had this opportunity- and can’t wait to share her experiences with her students!

First Week of School Helpers!

The start of a school year is busy for teachers as they try to get organized – especially new teachers! Thank you to the 9th grade students who helped sort stickers for Ms. Solid, a new English teacher at Hill-Murray. The students were willing to step up without a moment’s hesitation. This is one more thing Ms. Solid is adding to her growing list of why she’s happy to be here at Hill-Murray this year.

H-M Art Students at the State Fair

Congratulations to our Hill-Murray art students for winning ribbons in the 8th and 9th grade art competitions at the State Fair! Kiera W. won second place for her pastel drawing of venus fly traps in the 8th grade pastel drawing category. Keeley W. won 3rd place for her mixed media watercolor in the 8th grade mixed media category. Audrey T. got an honorable mention for her ink drawing in the 9th grade ink drawing category.

Junior Achievement

Calling all middle school students! All 6-8th graders are invited to join our middle school co-curricular club – Junior Achievement Finance Park. The mission of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Students will participate in fun and engaging activities while learning about money management. The club meets Wednesdays from 2:30pm -3pm, September through November. All middle school students are invited to attend our information meeting on Wednesday, September 7 in room 120 from 2:30pm-3pm. For more information contact Kelly Donnelly at kdonnelly@hill-murray.org.

Junior College Night for Students & Parents

Please mark your calendar to join us on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. We will discuss what happens in the junior year with regard to college planning and college testing, as well as cover several activities unique to the junior year- job shadowing and college resumes! If you miss this meeting, it will repeat in January 2023.

Guidance and Counseling Team Resources

The Guidance and Counseling Team wants to share with you of a few resources that are designed to support YOU!!  If you have any questions, please contact your assigned Counselor and/or come down to the G&C Office.

“Who is my Counselor??”

MIDDLE SCHOOL = Mrs. Valentine


A-Hus = Mr. Cicalello

Hut-Ott = Ms. Vongemmingen

Otu-Z = Mr. Goulet


A-L = Mr. Reid

M-Z = Ms. Egan

The Guidance and Counseling Flex Room

This relaxing space is available for students who want or need some time to destress and decompress.  Students will be required to check-in and check-out and must have approval from their Teacher or Counselor in order to miss class time.


The Virtual Calming Room

Located on the Hill-Murray School website under “Academics” —> “Guidance and Counseling” – this website offers activities and tools to help students manage and help regulate your emotions and feelings.


Hill-Murray parents are invited to participate in the spiritual practice of Adoration, which is held in the Hill-Murray Chapel during the school day typically on the first Friday of each month. Dates for the first semester are September 9, October 14, December 4 and January 2.

Adoration refers to the time when the Blessed Sacrament (the consecrated host) is placed on the altar and the faithful spend time with Jesus in the Chapel in quiet prayer and reflection.

At Hill-Murray you are invited to attend Mass at 7:20am on days of Adoration and are welcome to sign up for a time to stay in the Chapel in prayer.

Our first day of Adoration is Friday, September 9, 2022. CLICK HERE to sign up.

To learn more about this beautiful spiritual practice, CLICK HERE to check out the US Conference of Catholic Bishops website.

Seven Sisters Apostolate

Did you know that Hill-Murray has a Seven Sisters group of seven women who commit to one Holy Hour of prayer a week in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in support of the Hill-Murray chaplain?  If you feel you might be called to this unique ministry, please email Sue Skinner, Vice President for Mission and she will connect you with a member of the Hill-Murray group who will share more information and answer any questions you may have. The minimum commitment is one year.

School Picture Retakes

Retake Day – Tuesday, September 20th

8:00am – 1:00pm

Varsity Gym

If you missed picture day on Business Day or Orientation, please have your photo taken. If you wish to have retake pictures taken, please bring in your old photos with you.

Senior Panoramic

Monday, September 26 @ 7:55 AM

Varsity Gym

Seniors may be in spirit wear for the photo!

Mother’s Club Back-to-School Coffee

Save the date to join the Mother’s Club for coffee at Mac’s Diner in North St. Paul (just 5 minutes away from Hill-Murray) on Friday, September 9th from 8-9am. This will not be a formal meeting, but an opportunity to stop by, meet other H-M moms and kick off your Friday morning with a coffee drink on the Mother’s Club. We hope you can join us! Follow @hmmothersclub on Instagram for more information about upcoming events.

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.

School Trips 2023

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