Happenings (August 22, 2023)

Back to School Safety & Security

We are excited to welcome students back next week! As we begin the new year, let us take a moment to consider both safety and security, along with the new beginnings and memories that lie ahead. Please use extreme caution entering and exiting the parking lot, and maintain cautious driving practices within the school premises. Parents, please remind your students to keep valuables in a safe place. While we are in a very safe school, we don’t want to leave items out. We have a frequent influx of guests for academic and sporting events, as well as external services. Let’s work together to ensure a happy and safe year ahead!

New Attendance Procedure for 2023-2024 School Year

On Monday, August 28, 2023 Hill-Murray will be testing a Parent Portal Attendance Service on Infinite Campus for reporting attendance online.

Phone calls, emails, and handwritten notes will no longer be accepted.  

To report your student’s attendance status, including absence, tardy or early dismissal, log-in to your personal Campus Parent app or log-in to your account on any computer:

-Select the 3 lines on the left side of your screen, scroll down & select ‘More’.

-Under ‘More’ select attendance and select your student’s status.

Same day requests must be completed by 10:00 AM to be approved.

Please look for an email that will be sent out on Monday, August 28 that will include a video tutorial and detailed instructions.

2023-24 Daily Schedule

Click here for the 2023-24 Daily Schedule for middle school and high school.

Mandatory Senior & Parent Meetings

Please mark your calendars to attend one of these two meetings below. These meetings are mandatory for seniors and parent(s). Students will receive their transcript to date, a timeline for this year and important application instructions. They will also complete a form for graduation, stating the full name for their diploma. Together with their parent(s), students will sign a Transcript Release form so that we may release their transcript and course schedule to all colleges and scholarships they apply to. Please bring a pen and paper and plan to arrive 15 minutes early to obtain your file. Students unable to attend are asked to contact their college counselor to arrange a separate meeting.

Meeting Dates:

Sunday, August 27, 6:30-7:30 PM, Hill-Murray Auditorium

Monday, August 28, 6:30-7:30 PM, Hill-Murray Auditorium

No RSVP necessary. If you have any questions, please contact college counselors Carrie Egan or Charlie Cicalello.

It’s fall theatre time and we have many important dates coming right up! Check out the info below for the High School workshop that starts TODAY. Visit the Theatre page on our website by clicking here to stay up to date on the upcoming productions this fall, including a workshop and auditions for the JV Musical!


August 22, 23, 24 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Hill-Murray Auditorium

This workshop is not required if you want to participate in theatre this year, and you can participate in any of the nights. Check your school email for more information or email Ms. Walth with questions.

At this workshop you will get to meet our 23-24 guest artist, play acting games, work on scenes for upcoming shows, work on acting techniques and audition skills.

Pioneer Foundation: Scholarship Opportunities

New opportunities are available for the upcoming school year! Volunteer time and talents in exchange for scholarship money. Training starts soon, so call Florie Peterson today at (651) 249-4076 or email PFFPA1987@aol.com.

Lunch Program

Our lunch program will remain the same this upcoming year. Each meal in the meal deal will continue to be priced at $6.50.

It’s important to note that Hill-Murray has chosen not to take part in the state’s free lunch initiative. This decision was made to safeguard the variety of our meal choices from the limitations imposed by the program. Families in need of assistance have qualified for the Free & Reduced Lunch program through our TADS Tuition Assistance Program.

We kindly request that families ensure their lunch account balances are kept up to date. If a balance exceeds $50 in arrears, it could be subject to collections.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Business Office. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

The Hill-Murray Mothers Club invites you to stop by during Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 6th to learn about the HM Mothers Club and how to get involved. All mothers and guardians are members of the Hill-Murray Mothers Club.

Save the Date: Join the Hill-Murray Mothers Club for a cup of coffee and socializing on Friday, September 8th at 8:00 AM at Mac’s Diner in North St. Paul. You can find more information about the HM Mothers Club here or email mothersclub@hill-murray.org.

2024 Pioneer Premier Auction Committee

Be a part of something BIG! Join the 2024 Pioneer Premier Auction committee. You’ll get the chance to contribute to our favorite school and help make a difference for our future leaders at Hill-Murray. Please join in the fun & excitement. Fill out the form below to learn more!

Click here for the Auction Committee Interest Form.

Stay Up to Date with Back to School Information!

We are thrilled to welcome back all of our students next week for another exciting academic year! Please be sure to check the Back to School page on our website before the start of the new year. This page is your go-to source for all the essential information you’ll need. From important forms, to handy school supply lists, essential dates, uniform details, and much more – we’ve got you covered. So, let’s gear up for an amazing year ahead!