Happenings (March 17, 2023)

We’ve Done the Math… The Answer is Coffee!

Math students are serving up smiles before Spring Break! Mrs. Carlson’s 6th graders created class coffee and smoothie shops and learned how to run a business. They made real smoothies and lattes for the staff member of their choice. Students used estimation skills and spatial volume knowledge to recreate the drink on paper with measurements in ounces. They started their class business by brainstorming menus, compiling inventory lists, and acquiring the needed ingredients. Students will wrap up by determining if their shop will be successful after the class investigates profits and losses. “Customers” were happy to have a treat, and students had fun being creative with math!

Hill-Murray Girls Basketball

Congrats on a great season, HM Girls Basketball! Thank you to all the fans who supported the team throughout the season and at the state tournament! #ROLLPIOS

2023 Senior Graduation – Friday, June 2

It is hard to believe in just three short months our seniors’ time at Hill-Murray will be drawing to a close.  We are excited to celebrate all the successes of the Class of 2023. Please read the 2023 Graduation Letter explaining the details needed to participate in the upcoming culminating activities. More detailed communication will be sent as we get closer to the big day!

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! Watch for more details following spring break.

Interested in helping plan the event or want to become a sponsor? Please contact hmseniorparty@gmail.com

Middle School Graduation – Wednesday, May 31

Please CLICK HERE for important information regarding Middle School Graduation.

Register for Summer Athletic Camps

The 2022 Hill-Murray Summer Athletic Camps are now LIVE and available for registration.

Please CLICK HERE to learn about our offerings and to register.

We hope to see your child this summer!

Please email John Pohl, Activities Director, at jpohl@hill-murray.org with any questions.

Spring Art Show

Starting on Monday April 3rd, come see new artwork by the talented art students of Hill-Murray! The show runs from April 3rd 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.

Junior College Fairs and Twins Game – April 18 & April 26

  • A College Fair is coming up on Tuesday, April 18, co-hosted by Hill-Murray and Cretin-Derham Hall. It will be held held at CDH, 550 South Albert Street, St. Paul in the Fieldhouse from 6:30-8:00 p.m. It is a free event and freshmen, sophomores, juniors and their parents are invited. Over 100 colleges and the military will be represented. As we approach the event date, we will publish a list of the colleges coming.
  • Are you interested in a field trip to a combined College Fair and Twins Game? We did this last year with juniors and it was a lot of fun!  There are 60 spots available to juniors in good academic standing. The bus will leave school around 10:15 a.m.  and return at dismissal so that students can attend practices or games. Students must bring their own lunch or a debit card or credit card to buy lunch; the field is cashless.
    • Cost: $22 charged to your TADS account.  This includes your game ticket of $12 plus the bus of $10.
    • Approximately 43 colleges will attend this event! All will offer information for students to take home.

If you are interested, email Mrs. Egan no later than Monday, March 27.  That’s our first day back after spring break!

Father/Son Event, Sponsored by the HM Fathers Club

Join us for a Father and Son event, sponsored by the Hill-Murray Fathers Club on Sunday, April 16 at 3:30pm in the Hill-Murray Fieldhouse.

Events for the evening:

  • 3:30PM Single Elimination Corn Hole Tournament
  • 5:30PM Social
  • 6:00PM Dinner
  • 7:00PM Guest Speaker, Duke Pieper – CLICK HERE to learn about Duke.

$30 per person – each family will receive a complimentary copy of Duke Pieper’s autobiography, “I’m Alive,” and Duke will be available to sign.

Please bring a nonperishable item to donate to the local food shelf.

CLICK HERE to RSVP. Please RSVP by Friday, April 14, 2023.

As a Lasallian School, we have been invited to the Lasallian Youth Assembly in Memphis, TN this Summer! It is a one week Service and Immersion Trip from June 12th-17th. We are excited to invite any current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors! This Trip includes 4 different Service experiences, 3 different Civil Rights Museums, 2 different ways to grow in your faith (Prayer and Reflection), and 1 Fun-Filled week with other students from around the Midwest Lasallian High Schools! The Cost is approximately $1000 (depending on airfare) but does include, airfare, lodging, all meals, entrance into all the museums, transportation, and the Conference fee! If you are interested in this AMAZING OPPORTUNITY: Please contact Ms. Fandrich or Mr. Wadie for more information!

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Middle School Year End Activities

7th grade is heading to the St. Paul Saints game on May 2! 8th grade will be going to the Twins game on May 24th. More information will be shared with 7th and 8th grade parents in April.

Star Students

World Language Star Students in February!

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.

Purchase your tickets or table now for the Pioneer Premier Auction on April 29th, 2023! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this great event supporting Hill-Murray School.  Click here to purchase tickets.

School Calendar Reminder

Please head to the School Calendar on our website to get the most up-to-date information as small changes happen in the schedule throughout the year.

Attendance Reminders

As a quick reminder regarding attendance policies as we head into the remainder of this school year:

Parents/guardians are to call the Attendance Hotline (651-748-2250) before 7:55 a.m. on the day the student will be absent.

If your student will be arriving late to school:  Parents are expected to call the Attendance Hotline before 7:55 a.m. on the day the student will be late with a rough estimate of when we can expect the student to arrive. 

If plans/appointments change throughout the day, please keep the Office of Student Life updated.

The Attendance Line Phone Number is: 651-748-2250