Happenings (April 28, 2023)

The Pioneer Premier Auction is this Saturday, April 29! We can’t wait to celebrate the school “Where Masterpieces are Created”.

Unable to attend? You can still participate by purchasing your favorite silent auction items or making a donation at pioneer.givesmart.com.

Grandparents Day is next week: Friday, May 5 from 7:30-9:30 AM! Today is the final day to RSVP! An email confirmation will be sent to grandparents or special guests who registered.

  • 7:30 AM    Check-in begins at the Hill-Murray Fieldhouse (Parking in West lot)
  • 8:00 AM    Prayer service and brief program
  • 8:30 AM    Enjoy refreshments, tour the school, and visit photo station or trading post
  • 9:30 AM     Departure

Note: May 5th will be a late-start school day with classes beginning at 10:00 AM. Students who are not attending Grandparents Day should arrive at school after 9:45 AM. There will be space available for students who are not attending Grandparents Day yet need to arrive at school earlier due to transportation reasons. 

If you have any questions, please contact Katie McNulty, Director of Advancement, at kmcnulty@hill-murray.org or 651-748-2219.

2023 Senior All-Night Party

We are thrilled to announce the Hill-Murray Class of 2023 Senior All-Night Party will be held right after Graduation on Friday, June 2, from 10pm- 5am at The Burrow in Oakdale! Join your classmates for a fun-filled night of ax throwing, arcade games, laser tag, bowling, mini golf, casino games, boxer bingo and more!

Seniors, senior parents and junior parents, Please CLICK HERE for more important information regarding the event.


Spring Art Show

Come see new artwork by the talented art students of Hill-Murray! The show runs through May 26th at St. Paul’s Monastery. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 17th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Awards will be determined by an outside judge.

DECA Chapter has International Finalists

Ten members of our DECA Chapter attended DECA’s International Competition and Leadership Development Conference April 21 – 26 in Orlando, Florida. Over 20,000 DECA members from around the world participated in this event. Our DECA chapter members collaborated with others, gained new insights, and developed leadership skills through this transformational learning experience.

Three of our DECA members were named international finalists and made it to the final round of competition.

Congratulations to Alexander Eich, Timothy Swanson and Samuel Lavine for being recognized in the top 10% of students at the competition. Alex and Ty showcased our Hill-Murray Pioneer Investors Club for their financial literacy project. Sam was recognized for his top marketing role plays and overall achievement.

Career Fair

During WIN Time on Wednesday, April 19, 10th Grade students participated in our annual Career Fair. This event hosted over 40 current working professionals that covered an extensive range of career fields and occupations. Each student had a chance to meet with five different professionals of their choice where they learned detailed information about specific careers and had the opportunity to ask questions.

Healthy Relationships

The Class of 2023 participated in a learning session, Healthy Relationships, on April 24. Experts from the U of M Aurora Center, MNCASA along with Ramsey County professionals, presented pertinent information regarding factors that contribute to healthy (and unhealthy) relationships. This included bystander training, consent, available resources, and other topics. This event was geared towards helping the seniors with their transition out of high school and into adulthood focusing on how to proactively handle challenging situations around relationships.

Star Students

World Language Department Star Students for the month of March!



Pioneers will be out serving the community on Saturday, May 20, to provide helping hands and to bring the spirit of service to our community. Get a group of family, friends, or alums and find a service project for any time of day on May 20.


Questions? Please contact Judy Hajlo Schwartz at 651-748-2445 or jschwartz@hill-murray.org

Hill-Murray Girls Summer Soccer Camp

CLICK HERE to learn about Girls Soccer Camp offered to students grades 6-12.




Driver’s Education (for students 14+)

This 30-hour program will be conducted by a certified instructor from the A+ Driving School and will fulfill the state driver’s education requirement. The course will address the “how to’s” and “why’s” of safe driving. The format of the class will be lecture and active discussion. After completion of the program, students will be able to set up and participate in behind-the-wheel sessions to meet the six hour state requirement. Classes will meet at Hill-Murray. All registration can be done through A+ Driving School. Need to miss a few classes? No problem – make-up classes will be provided.

Class Dates: July 10-14 & July 17-21

Class Time: 9am-12pm

Registration: www.APlusDrivingSchool.net

RideAlong – Transportation for Hill-Murray Students

How do you make sure your kids get where they need to go when you can’t be there? We are a rideshare service, but we’re more than “Uber for kids.” At RideAlong, We’re Part of Your Village.

Every RideAlong family has the same driver every day, whom they know and trust. We build new communities and friendships through rides for families. We partner with schools, organizations, communities, and families for all of your transportation needs.

Safe transportation options for all families

Nothing is more important than your child’s safety. It’s the whole reason we started RideAlong – to safely get kids where they need to go when you can’t. You always know where your child is, and they are never left alone.


We are a growing community of families who depend on each other. Our drivers are truly a part of the RideAlong family. They’re dedicated employees and community members who love helping others.

Peace of mind

We’re committed to providing unmatched support to your family. When schedule changes or other challenges pop up, you communicate directly with your driver. We make sure your child is always safe and that you’re in touch.

If you are interested in transportation needs at Hill-Murray, please email:

contact@ridealongnow.com or visit our website.

The Nicholas Center at Hill-Murray School, in partnership with Youth Advantage of Stillwater and The Good Neighbor Center of the East Side of Saint Paul, invites all struggling readers entering grades 1st-6th in the fall of 2023 to join us for the The Nicholas Center Summer Reading Program at Hill-Murray. The Summer Reading Program is a 6-week program that focuses on boosting literacy skills in students, including phonological and phonemic awareness, vocabulary development, morphology, comprehension and fluency. To learn more and to register, please click here.