Happenings (March 19, 2024)

You’re Invited to the Pioneer Premier Auction!

It is time to check your mailboxes for your invites! Don’t delay; purchase your tickets soon before they’re gone! Auction tickets are now available, so secure your spot, or even a table, for this great event supporting Hill-Murray School on Saturday, April 27th.

Click here for more details.

Remember to:

Donate items to the Pioneer Premier Auction – find ideas or donate from our Amazon Wishlist!

Sponsor the Pioneer Premier Auction.

Purchase your raffle ticket!

Visit pioneer.givesmart.com for the one-stop shop of Pioneer Premier Auction information!

DECA Members Qualify for Nationals

Members of our DECA chapter put forth tremendous effort at the state DECA competition March 10th – 12th. Sixteen of our DECA members were named state finalists, and five of our DECA members received high honors and qualified to participate in the International Career and Development Conference in Anaheim, CA at the end of April. Congratulations to our national qualifiers:

Sam Lavine – State Champion 1st place in Sales demonstration

Abigail Haldorson – 2nd place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Audrey Niese – Human Resources Management

Ella Bergstrom – Leadership qualifier

Santi Keefer – Leadership qualifier

Additional DECA members were named as alternates:

Top 8 alternates – Isabella Afonso, Tessa Linden, Lauren Lobanoff, Lindsey Phelan, Isabella Prodoehl, and Elly Rowan.

Top 12 alternates – Tashvi Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Trey Trembley, Grace Turner, and Kaden Walker.

Adoration in the Hill-Murray Chapel: Thursday, March 21st

Hill-Murray parents are invited to participate in the spiritual practice of Adoration in the Hill-Murray Chapel on Thursday, March 21st anytime between 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM. This is a wonderful way to enhance your Lenten spiritual journey. 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.

Hill-Murray Alumnus to Serve as Lector at Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome

Hill-Murray class of 2022 Brendan Bonin is serving at Lector for Easter Sunday Mass at St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican! You can tune in online on the Vatican YouTube Channel  starting at 4:30 AM on Easter Sunday, or look for rebroadcasts later in the day. We are so proud of Brendan!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Friday, March 22nd from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. All conferences will be online utilizing ZOOM. Registration was sent out Monday, March 4th and will be open until Wednesday, March 20th. If you did not receive a link, please reach out to Erin Wold at ewold@hill-murray.org.

Hill-Murray TED Talks

Join us for the spring Hill-Murray TED Talk evening on Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the auditorium.  Refreshments to follow the students and faculty topics on scholastic pursuits or out-of-school passions!

Senior All-Night Party

Senior and junior parents, please click here for important information regarding the Senior All-Night Party!

We’re Hiring! Join the HM Community

Join our team at Hill-Murray! We are looking for individuals passionate about education, community, and making a positive impact in the lives of our students. Please click on the links below to learn about our current openings.

Open Teacher Positions – Click here to view all positions.

Long-Term Substitute Teacher

STEM Teacher

Math Teacher

The Nicholas Center Tutor

Substitute Teacher

Open Staff Positions – Click here to view all positions.

Head Coach – Volleyball

Still Accepting 2024-25 Admission Applications

We are still accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year! Our new rolling-admissions process for the 2024-25 school year allows you to make one of the most important decisions for you and your student’s education without the need to wait for a specific date on the calendar.

While there is no official deadline for applications, we encourage you to not wait to apply. Although we would love to welcome every student into our halls, we are committed to maintaining healthy and manageable class sizes that are optimal for every student to thrive at Hill-Murray. We had a wait pool for the 2023-24 school year and anticipate the same for the 2024-25 school year as well. It is a great time to be a Pioneer!

Our community is our strength, and you are our best advocates! Please share this link with your friends, family, and anyone you believe would be a great addition to the Hill-Murray family.

Please contact Krissy Pohl at kpohl@hill-murray.org (Middle School) or Emily Sharockman at esharockman@hill-murray.org (High School) in Admissions with questions.

* Please note, this is for NEW students interested in attending next fall.

  • 2nd Annual Hill-Murray Fathers Club Father & Son Event
    • When: Sunday, April 14th, 1:00 PM
    • Where: Hill-Murray Fieldhouse
    • Double Elimination Corn Hold Tournament. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place.
    • Click here for more information and to RSVP.

St. Paul’s Monastery Prioress Election

Starting on October 7, 2023, the sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery have set aside the first Saturday of each month for silence and personal prayer as they begin to discern who God is calling to serve as the Prioress for the next five years. Beginning on Monday, January 1st, a special prayer has been offered daily at the Monastery during Evening Prayer. Next, they will establish Community Direction Statements for the upcoming five years.

Solemn silence will be observed on Thursday, April 4th, until after the evening meal when the Canonical Election of Prioress begins in the chapel. This process of prayer, reflection, and discernment will continue until one of the sisters is officially elected to serve the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul’s Monastery as Prioress until 2029. In the meantime, we invite each of you to hold the Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery in prayer, that they may be enlightened by the Holy Spirit during this special time of discernment.

Feed My Starving Children: Volunteers Needed!

8th Grade Parents, we are looking for parents to join us on our day of service with the 8th Grade Retreat on Friday, May 31st at Feed My Starving Children. We will meet 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!

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

World Language Department Star Students

Click here to view the World Language Department Star Students for February!

Honor Roll Students

Click here to view the High School 2023-24 Semester One Honor Roll.

Click here to view the Middle School 2023-24 Semester One Honor Roll.

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

Important Dates

Friday, March 22nd: No School (Conferences)

Monday, March 25th – Monday, April 1st: No School (Spring/Easter Break), school resumes Tuesday, April 2nd

Saturday, April 20th: Prom (11th and 12th grades; details to come later)

Friday, May 3rd: Grandparents Day & Late Start (details will come later)

May 3-5, 10-12: Spring Musical Pirates of Penzance