H-M Happenings (September 30, 2022)


Get ready for Homecoming!! Students may be out of uniform to dress for the HOME theme days next week. Homecoming festivities kick-off tonight with a Dodgeball Tournament in the varsity gym! View the homecoming week schedule below. This information is also on the Parent/Student Portal on the website.

  • Friday, September 30 – Middle School dogeball 6-7pm, High School dodgeball 7pm
  • Monday, October 3 – Homecoming Mass, ice cream treats during lunch
  • Tuesday, October 4 – Scavenger hunt, tailgate before games with ice cream truck
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yard Games available during lunch, movie on the field at 7pm
  • Thursday, October 6 – Beach volleyball during WIN, inflatable obstacle course during WIN/lunch, Middle School Activity Night from 6-8pm.
  • Friday, October 7 – Pep Fest during WIN, tailgate before the football game – kick-off 7pm!
  • Saturday, October 8 – HOMEcoming Dance! 8-10pm in the Fieldhouse

Parent Volunteers Needed for Homecoming Food & Beverages!

The Hill-Murray Fathers Club and Mothers Club will be staffing a Beer Garden and Grill as part of the Homecoming festivities on Friday, October 7th. We are looking for parent volunteers to sign up for a shift to help with tending the grill or serving beverages. Please see available shifts and sign up to help HERE. It will be a fun way to get to know other H-M parents and join in the Homecoming fun! *The Beer Garden is only open to guests 21+ years old. IDs will be checked to gain admittance to the Beer Garden area.

Pioneer Sports Network

Hill-Murray has created a YouTube channel to livestream all of our home games in our gym and on our stadium field.  The Pioneer Sports Network is live and will be available for you to watch the Pioneers play for free no matter where you are.


Speaker Series: The Dangerous Truth about Today’s Marijuana

On October 12th at 7:00 PM Hill-Murray parent Heather Bacchus will join the Hill-Murray community to talk about the dangerous truth about today’s Marijuana. Click here to learn more and to RSVP.

Diver Ava Johnson Breaking Records this Season

“Great divers make very few waves when they break the surface of the water, but Hill-Murray senior Ava Johnson is sure making a name for herself in the Pioneer record-books.

Johnson shattered her own school diving records recently in both the 6 and 11 dive lists.

‘I love diving because there is no limit to how much you can challenge yourself and improve,” said Johnson. “I was a gymnast when I was younger, so when a friend’s mom said they needed divers at my previous school, I went to watch a practice. After one practice, I said, sure, I’ll give it a try.'”

Click here to read more.

Eagle Scout Recognition

Congratulations to senior Riley G., who was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in August! In addition to participating in many school activities, Riley has been in the Scouting program since 1st grade. He completed his Eagle Scout service project in 2020, which involved raising $3,400 to purchase, assemble, and ship care packages to Minnesota soldiers stationed in the Horn of Africa. Riley’s dedication to his schoolwork, school activities, faith, family, and scouting are truly impressive. Riley will be presented with his awards in October.

Star Students

Click here to view the September Students of the Month and the 21-22 Second Semester Honor Roll

All School Testing Day

All-School Testing Day is October 18, Noon Dismissal Here is what each grade level is doing from 7:55-Noon (No lunch will be served.) 6th and 7th grade-onsite retreat 8th grade-Pre-ACT 8/9 9th grade-PSAT 8/9 10th grade-Pre-ACT 11th grade-practice ACT 12th grade-optional application workshop These standardized tests are a good opportunity for students to experience a testing process and environment similar to the ACT and SAT that students will likely take later in their high school careers. If you have questions, please contact your child’s counselor.

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  

College Information Night for Parents of Freshmen and Sophomores

Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 PM in the Auditorium. Come find out about our college planning process, how we prepare students and parents to take on the college search, what resources we provide, and how to stay organized for your student’s 4 years at Hill-Murray!

Fall Orchestra and Choir Concert


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 rest of first semester are 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 next day of Adoration is Friday, October 14, 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.

Selfie Studio is looking for volunteers!

Dates: Oct. 11-16th | Flexible Hours

What will we be doing? Preparing booths for new themes. These booths are used by our customers for photoshoots, music videos, and more! Selfie-studio.net

Contact Ms. Xiong if you’re interested, mxiong@hill-murray.org

Follow Campus Ministry on Instagram to get Service Opportunity Updates!

Click here to learn more about Purified with Jason Evert.

St. Thomas More Middle School Dance & Haunted House

Middle School students and parents are invited to a dance at Saint Thomas More on October 14th from 7-10pm. The registration deadline is Friday, October 7th. Click here to view the flyer and RSVP!

Save the date: Monthly Mothers Club Coffee – Friday, October 14th at Mac’s Diner

Join us for the October Mothers Club coffee gathering on Friday, October 14th from 8-9am at Mac’s Diner in North St. Paul. It’s a casual opportunity to meet other H-M moms and kick off your Friday with a coffee drink sponsored by the Mothers Club. We hope to see you there!

Save the Date: H-M Parent Social at Dukes on October 26th

All H-M parents are invited to a casual social at Dukes (1285 Geneva Ave N, Oakdale) from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, October 26th. Get to know other Hill-Murray parents and enjoy food and refreshments sponsored by the Fathers Club and Mothers Club.

Monday, October 17, 2022, 6:00PM

Continue to 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

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