Happenings (April 9, 2024)

Grandparents Day is Friday, May 3rd from 7:30-9:30 AM (RSVP due April 24). We want you to extend the invitation to your grandparents (or special adult) to join us for:

  • 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
  • 9:30 AM Departure 

RSVP HERE by Wednesday, April 24th

Note: May 3rd 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.

The Pioneer Premier Auction is right around the corner! Pioneer.givesmart.com is your one-stop shop for all things Pioneer Premier Auction!

  • Purchase your tickets!
  • Purchase a raffle ticket.
  • Sponsor the Pioneer Premier Auction.
  • Preview all the amazing items as the auction approaches!

The Hill-Murray Fathers Club Father and Son event on April 14th has been canceled. All families who have registered will receive a follow-up email and will be refunded.

Enrollment Fee for April

Parents, please note that the second enrollment fee will be assessed on April 15th for $250. This deposit is non-refundable.

Opt-Out Process

We understand that family plans may change. To avoid fees and assist us in planning for the next academic year, kindly review our Opt-Out Process:

If the Business Office receives an email notification for an opt-out prior to June 30th, students will be released from the tuition agreement without incurring any penalties.

Any withdrawal after June 30th until the commencement of the school year will incur a charge of 25% of the tuition agreement.

For withdrawals after the start of the school year, a full semester of tuition will be required, depending on the timing of the student’s departure. For instance, if your student begins the first semester and leaves during that same semester, they will be charged tuition for the entire first semester (equivalent to half of the annual tuition).

The above Opt-Out Process applies regardless of whether the withdrawal is due to expulsion, dismissal, transfer, or any other reason. In any case of withdrawal, the registration fee is non-refundable and will not be prorated.

We appreciate your cooperation and support in ensuring a smooth enrollment process for all families. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Business Office at cerickson@hill-murray.org. We look forward to another successful academic year together.

You are invited to a Hill-Murray School Art Exhibition at St. Paul’s Monastery! Come explore the Hill-Murray student art gallery from Saturday, April 15th to Friday, May 24th and join us for a special reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Adoration in the Hill-Murray Chapel: Friday, May 10th

Hill-Murray parents are invited to participate in the spiritual practice of Adoration in the Hill-Murray Chapel on Friday, May 10th anytime between 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM. 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. To sign up for a time, please click here. Contact Dr. Skinner at sskinner@hill-murray.org if you have any questions.

8th Grade Parent Volunteers Needed

We are looking for 8th grade parents to join us on our day of service with the 8th Grade Retreat on Friday, May 31st at Feed My Starving Children. You would need to be at Hill-Murray at 8:00 AM and would be back at Hill-Murray by 12:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to spend some time with your 8th grade student and participate in a service experience.  Please click here to sign up.  Email questions to Dr Skinner at sskinner@hill-murray.org. Thank you!

St. Paul’s Monastery Prioress Election

We are thrilled to announce that Sister Catherine Nehotte, OSB has been chosen to serve a second five-year term as Prioress of St. Paul’s Monastery! Congratulations, Sister Catherine, and all of the Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery! Click here to learn more about the election process and the history of St. Paul’s Monastery.




PSAT Testing for Juniors – Fall of 2024

Hill-Murray will be offering the computer based PSAT/NMSQT to junior students next school year on Wednesday, October 23rd at 8:00 AM. This day is planned to be a late start, but students will need to arrive at school at 7:30 AM on this day. This PSAT test is a predictor of how a student will do on the SAT and is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship Competition. This is not a college entrance exam. Over 1.6 million high school students take the PSAT exam each year, and less than 1% advance in this competition.

If you intend for your student to take the PSAT, please email Jen O’Gary at jogary@hill-murray.org by Monday, June 3rd so exams can be ordered. If Jen does not hear from you, we will assume your student will not take the PSAT. In addition, you must notify us at the time you commit to taking the PSAT test if your child has an Academic Achievement Plan and will be requesting testing accommodations. Counselors will submit all testing accommodation requests, and the College Board will determine accommodation eligibility and approval. Please inform us of any requests in your response to this email.

If you have any questions about the PSAT, please call or email your student’s counselor.

Ms. Amy Cosgrove (A-G), acosgrove@hill-murray.org, (651) 748-2259

Mrs. Jenny Vinck (H-N), jvinck@hill-murray.org, (651) 748-2241

Mr. Aaron Goulet (O-Z), agoulet@hill-murray.org, (651) 748-2493

Mr. Charlie Cicalello (A-L), ccicalello@hill-murray.org, (651) 748-2426

Ms. Carrie Egan (M-Z), cegan@hill-murray.org, (651) 748-2238

Support the Senior All-Night Party

We’re calling on the entire Hill-Murray Community to support our Hill-Murray Class of 2024 Senior All-Night Party.

Last Call for Raffle Ticket Sales! In conjunction with the annual Hill-Murray Premium Auction, Pioneer Premier Raffle ticket sales can be directed to the Senior All Night Party. 100% of the $50 ticket sale is allocated to the party if designated in the drop-down menu when purchasing. Please click here for details.

Support through Sponsorships: If you, or someone you know, would like to become a sponsor for this event, click here to download the sponsor form.

Donate Prizes from the Amazon Wish List: We’ve made it easy to donate by creating an Amazon Wish List for you to select from. You can donate and share the link with friends and family. Click here to donate.

Reminder for Seniors: Please submit your RSVP, Waiver and Kindergarten Photo by Friday, April 12th to be included in a special drawing. Please note: seniors need to complete
the RSVP through their HM Student Account.

On behalf of all of the planning committee, we are so excited to celebrate the Class of 2024 and thank you for your support!

Chris Reeves and Melissa Hauser
Co-Chairs of Senior All Night Party

CSGA Summer Enrichment Academy

Be a part of CSGA Summer Enrichment Academy at Hill-Murray! Explore various summer programs including theatre, STEM, art, and more. Click here to learn more about CSGA Summer Enrichment Academy. Click here to enroll in a class.

Summer Sports Camps Registration

Be a part of the fun! Registration is open Summer Sports Camps at Hill-Murray! Summer sports camps are a great way to stay active this summer, and we have something each student can enjoy. Sports at Hill-Murray help students create lasting friendships, foster teamwork, and build confidence, all while staying active and having fun in the process. If you have a student interested in a summer sports camp who is not a current Hill-Murray student, please click here for special registration instructions.

2024 TNC Summer Programs

Summer Reading Program

Click here for information about the 2024 Summer Reading Program Information and Registration

Brilliant Strengths

Click here for information about the Brilliant Strengths Summer 2024 Course for Children with Dyslexia

Driver’s Education Course

(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+ Dirving School. Click here to register. Need to miss a few classes? No problem – make-up classes will be provided.

Class Dates:  June 10-14 & June 17-21

Class Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration:  www.APlusDrivingSchool.net