Happenings (March 5, 2024)

DECA Members Prepare for State

Members of our DECA Chapter are busy preparing for the upcoming state competition, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis from Sunday, March 10th through Tuesday, March 12th. Students will compete in innovative product presentations, start-up business plans, employment interviews, sales demonstrations, research projects, case studies, and more! Our students are among the 2,200 DECA members from around the state who will participate in the state DECA competition. Best of luck, Hill-Murray DECA!

Fine & Performing Arts College Night – Wednesday, March 6th

Calling all Fine and Performing Arts Students! Hill-Murray is hosting a special Fine and Performing Arts College Night with college specialist Cozy Wittman. Whether you plan to pursue your passion in college or not, did you know that you can almost certainly get a scholarship for your talent? Find out the details at this special evening. Tips on auditions and preparing a portfolio will also be shared. Join us on Wednesday, March 6th, at the Hill-Murray Auditorium at 6:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public! Click here to RSVP.

Hill-Murray Junior Heads to USPA Nationals

Hill-Murray junior Chance Miller will be competing at the United States Polo Association (USPA) National Interscholastic Championship this week in Houston, Texas! His team, St. Croix Polo of Baldwin, WI, is set to face off against Waikiki, Hawaii, in the opening round. Congrats and best of luck to Team St. Croix Polo!

Middle School Play

Click here to purchase tickets.

Connections UNO Tournament

The long-awaited UNO Tournament of Champions took place during high school Connections. A champion was determined from each Connections@HM group and sent to the culminating tournament. The tournament was live-streamed and watched in classrooms, with Mr. Beyel providing lively commentary. After the quarterfinals and semifinals, only four UNO gurus remained: Jack Blissenbach, a 12th grader; Kevin Zelada, an 11th grader; Jackson Rieck, a 10th grader; and Zach Falkenstein, a 9th grader. The final round was a heated UNO battle, with two UNOs called at one point, but only one could emerge victorious. In a surprising turn of events, the 9th graders claimed victory, with Zach Falkenstein bringing home the coveted UNO trophy and winning breakfast for his group! Congratulations to all of our players!

Now Accepting 2024-25 Admission Applications

We are accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year! We transitioned to a new rolling-admissions process for the 2024-25 school year. We believe that you should not have to wait for a specific date on the calendar to make one of the most important decisions for you and your student’s education.

While there is no official deadline for applications, we encourage you to not wait to submit an application! 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.

Enrollment Fees for March and April

Thank you for re-enrolling your student(s) for the upcoming year! We are currently in the process of creating schedules and planning for staff members. Please note that students who are not enrolled will not receive a schedule.

Enrollment fees will be assessed on March 15th and April 15th. The $500 fee will be divided into two invoices of $250 each. Please be aware that 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.

Who should attend the Pioneer Premier Auction? All past, present, and future friends of Hill Murray!

Join the excitement around the school’s biggest fundraiser to support tuition assistance and school operations!

From the silent and live auction, delicious dinner, to the late-night snacks, live music, and cocktails, we are certain you will find the event a highlight of the spring.

Break out your favorite cocktail attire and join us for an award-worthy evening! Visit pioneer.givesmart.com.

Remember to:

Save the date to attend – April 27, 2024

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!

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.

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.

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.

Fishing Team Open House Today!

Join us for a Fishing Team Open House on Tuesday, March 5th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the Hill-Murray cafeteria. Come see what the fishing team is all about! Click here to learn more.

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

The Hill-Murray Mothers Club invites you to the following events:

Coffee with Hill-Murray Mothers Club

  • Friday, March 8th at 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!

  • 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.

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