Happenings (December 19, 2023)

Please continue to spread the word about the Hill-Murray Winter Open House! Is there someone in your circle who is interested in exploring various opportunities available at Hill-Murray? If so, we would love if you could please extend an invitation to them to attend our Winter Open House on Monday, January 8, 2024, starting at 6:00 PM. Potential families will get the chance to connect with Hill-Murray’s dedicated teachers, coaches, and school leaders. Please share this RSVP link with anyone in your network who might be interested in attending. We appreciate your efforts in helping us spread the word about Hill-Murray School!

2024-2025 Academic Calendar

Please CLICK HERE to view the 2024-25 Academic Calendar.

Important Dates & Attendance

Wednesday, December 20th: No late start

December 21st – January 2nd: Christmas Break

Office Hours over Christmas Break

12/21: 8 AM – 2 PM

12/22: 8 AM – 12 PM

12/25 – 12/26: CLOSED

12/27 – 12/28: 8-2 PM

12/29: 8 AM – 12PM

1/1/24 – 1/2/24: CLOSED

Wednesday, January 3rd – School resumes, late start at 8:45 AM


Parents, please take a moment over the Christmas Break to download the Infinite Campus Parent Portal app, if you have not done so already. We need all absences, early dismissals, & tardies recorded in the IC app before 9:00 AM each day. There is no attendance line this year.

Contact Information Updates

If you’ve had any change in your name, address, email, or phone number recently, please contact the school to have your information updated.

Second Semester Schedules

Parents, the second semester begins on January 16, 2024. Please work with your student to review his or her second semester schedule in Infinite Campus. Please feel free to contact your student’s counselor if you have any questions.

Middle School

Mrs. Valentine, lvalentine@hill-murray.org, 651-748-2224

High School

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

Mrs. Vinck, jvinck@hill-murray.org, 651-748-2441 (H-N)

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

College Counselors

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

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

2024-25 Tuition Assistance Application

The application for Tuition Assistance in TADS is open! CLICK HERE for the link to TADS to access the application.  As you work through the application, it is helpful to gather the necessary documents you will need:

  • Current pay stubs
  • 2022 federal tax return with schedules C/F/K-1
  • 2022 W-2’s
  • Loan or other debt documents
  • Retirement account statements
  • Credit card account statements
  • Education debt documents for parents/dependents
  • Medical debt documents

Please be sure to include all dependents on the application – include even those in college, or any post-high school dependents living at home.

In January, we will need all applicants to upload 2023 W-2’s to complete the application. Once you submit your application, please upload the supporting documents within a day or two to reduce any delay in processing your application. Check your email frequently for any additional requests or questions from TADS.

Applications for financial aid will also be used to apply for Need-Based Scholarships so no additional application is required. 

The Tuition Assistance application is due January 12, 2024. We kindly remind returning families that we will not be able to accept applications submitted after this date.

Looking ahead, our Re-Enrollment period kicks off on January 22, 2024. It is crucial to add any awarded financial aid to your tuition agreement before signing. This ensures a seamless and stress-free re-enrollment process.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Colene Erickson in the Business Office at cerickson@hill-murray.org or (651) 748-2408 if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

Yearbook Photos: Seniors & Middle School Students


Seniors! You can submit your senior photos, baby ads and memories online! Simply go to Hillmurrayyearbook.com. We will accept submissions up until January 8th.


Hey middle school students! Do you participate in sports not associated with Hill-Murray but still want some spotlight in the yearbook? Want want to see your Woodbury, Stillwater, East Ridge, etc. athletics! Please email your information to elizabeth.voss@hmstudents.org for a chance to se your sport within the pages.

Please include the information below with your submission:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Grade
  3. Name of Sports Affiliation (ex. Woodbury Hockey)
  4. Picture of you playing your sport

Baseball Spring Training Camp

Hill-Murray Baseball is proud to offer our 2024 Spring Training Camp!

This 4-week Baseball Camp is broken up into grade appropriate groups where players will receive training in hitting and both infield and Outfield Defense. Instruction is led by Hill-Murray’s Varsity Coaching Staff and is designed to prepare your athlete for the upcoming season through skill-development drills and high repetition. Click here to register, find out more information, and get the team discount!

WHEN: SUNDAYS – (2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10)


Group 1 (Grades 7+): 9:45AM – 11:15AM ($175)

Group 2 (Grades 4-6): 11:30AM – 1:00PM ($175)

Please contact Coach Cicalello at ccicalello@hill-murray.org if you have any questions!

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

The Hill-Murray Mothers Club invites you to the following events – please save the dates!

  • Wellness Event: Yoga, Dynamic Drips, and more!
    • Friday, January 26th from 6 PM – 8 PM
    • Hill-Murray School Staff Lounge
  • Evereve Style Party: Shop. Sip. Support
    • Sunday, February 25th from 4 PM – 6 PM
    • Woodbury Evereve Location: 9020 Hudson Rd Suite 403B, Woodbury, MN 55125
  • Coffee with HMMC
    • Friday, March – Date TBD
    • Mac’s Diner: 2526 7th Ave E suite 127, North St Paul, MN 55109

Follow the Hill-Murray Mothers Club on Instagram and Facebook for more information!

Pioneer Premier Auction

Did you know that the Pioneer Premier Auction is funded by generous sponsors? These donations are vital so that all proceeds from the event can go directly to student scholarships and programs. We’re looking for additional partners to support our goal of changing students’ lives. Click here to learn more.

Summer Italy Trip

Calling all adventurers! The student trip to Italy from June 10-18 2023 is now open to ALL high school students. This trip provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Italian history, art, architecture, food, shopping and more, all planned in an amazing itinerary.

Click here to view the trip flyer, learn about insurance plans, and register. Spots are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please email Ms. Marin at emarin@hill-murray.org with any questions.

Costa Rica & Panama Trip

The Spanish department is offering a fabulous opportunity for current 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to visit both Costa Rica AND Panama! Students will have nine days to put their Spanish to use in real world scenarios while exploring volcanos, rainforests, beaches, historic towns, and of course the Panama Canal! We leave for this nine-day adventure in mid-June of 2025!

Interested? Click here to check out the full itinerary, pricing and registration information!

Contact Ms. Luna with any questions at: kluna@hill-murray.org.

World Language Department Star Students

Click here to view the World Language Department Star Students for November

Prayer Ministry by Sister Linda Soler, OSB

Parents and members of the Mothers and Fathers Club,

As your praying Sister, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Please let me know if you have any prayer intentions. You can send an email to sisterlinda@hill-murray.org or call the office at the monastery at (651) 777-5650. I can assure you that your need will be heard and put on the Sisters prayer board. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith, so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

May God bless you and your family,

Sister Linda