Happenings (May 12, 2023)


Pioneers will be out serving the community on Saturday, May 20, to provide helping hands and to bring the spirit of service to our community. Get a group of family, friends, or alums and find a service project for any time of day on May 20.


Questions? Please contact Judy Hajlo Schwartz at 651-748-2445 or jschwartz@hill-murray.org

The turnout at Grandparents Day was a great blessing for our Pioneer community. Students welcomed their grandparents and special guests to school and spent time praying together and touring the school. Thank you, grandparents, for your wisdom and influence on our students and thank you to all who made it a very special day.

If you participated in our photo station during the event, you can access the images taken by our photographer Tom “TeMo” Morris ‘85 using the link and instructions below. We hope you cherish these snapshots.

CLICK HERE to access the Grandparents Day photo gallery and follow the instructions below:

  • The password “Grandparents” allows users to download, share & print the images anywhere
  • There are 2 versions of each portrait; one with a “Grandparents Day 2023” frame and one without
  • There is an option to purchase prints and keepsakes through the shopping cart function. It’s offered as a convenience, but there is no obligation to do so.
  • Anyone having any issues accessing, viewing or downloading images should feel free to contact our photographer Tom “TeMo” Morris ‘85 at (temorris@gmail.com)

Senior Recognition Night

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!

Seniors, senior parents and junior parents, Please CLICK HERE for more important information regarding the event.

Senior All-Night Party Fundraiser


Spring Art Show

The Closing Reception and Art Awards Ceremony for The Hill-Murray Student Art Exhibition is next Wednesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. This event celebrates our Hill-Murray artists and will be held at St. Paul’s Monastery where the gallery will remain on view through May 26. Come support our Pioneers!

Star Students

National Honor Society

Click here to view the 2023 Spring National Honor Society Inductees.

Sophomore Academic Awards

The Sophomore Class gathered on Wednesday for the Academic Awards Ceremony to celebrate students who received an academic award this year! Congrats, Sophomores!

Computer Graphics 1 – Logo Design

Mr. Dahl and his Computer Graphics 1 students would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Ms. Erin Hinds of GMH Construction for generously donating her time to be a client. Students received an authentic real-world learning experience working with her to come up with possible logo designs, and they benefited from her constructive feedback. Thank you so much, Ms. Hinds!

Summer Course: Executive Functional Skills

Tuesdays – Thursdays | June 13, 2023 – July 27, 2023 (NO Sessions July 4-6) 

12:30 PM-2:00 PM

The Nicholas Center at Hill-Murray invites all students entering grades 5-8 in the fall of 2023 to join us for The Nicholas Center Summer Executive Functioning Skills Program at Hill-Murray. 

Executive Functioning skills are the necessary life skills we use every day. They are the foundation of our ability to plan, organize, initiate, and follow through with tasks to achieve goals.

The Summer Executive Functioning Skills Program is a 6-week program in which students will learn about various executive functioning (EF) skills and how the skills impact their daily lives. Students will explore strategies and tools to improve their EF skills while engaging in lessons, activities, and crafts that support skill development. Your child will leave HM Summer Executive Functioning Skills Camp with a new set of tools in their toolbox and most importantly, a confidence that will permeate all other aspects of their lives!

The 6-week Summer Executive Functioning Skills Program will run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from June 13, 2023, through July 27th, 2023 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm.


Note: NO programming on July 4, 5, 6

To register your child for the Summer Executive Functional Camp, please CLICK HERE.

For more information, please contact Molly Schauff mschauff@hill-murray.org or Brent Johnson bgjohnson@hill-murray.org

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.

Driver’s Education

(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+ Driving School. Need to miss a few classes? No problem – make-up classes will be provided.

Class Dates: July 10-14 & July 17-21

Class Time: 9am-12pm


RideAlong – Transportation for Hill-Murray Students

How do you make sure your kids get where they need to go when you can’t be there? We are a rideshare service, but we’re more than “Uber for kids.” At RideAlong, We’re Part of Your Village.

Every RideAlong family has the same driver every day, whom they know and trust. We build new communities and friendships through rides for families. We partner with schools, organizations, communities, and families for all of your transportation needs.

Safe transportation options for all families

Nothing is more important than your child’s safety. It’s the whole reason we started RideAlong – to safely get kids where they need to go when you can’t. You always know where your child is, and they are never left alone.


We are a growing community of families who depend on each other. Our drivers are truly a part of the RideAlong family. They’re dedicated employees and community members who love helping others.

Peace of mind

We’re committed to providing unmatched support to your family. When schedule changes or other challenges pop up, you communicate directly with your driver. We make sure your child is always safe and that you’re in touch.

If you are interested in transportation needs at Hill-Murray, please email:

contact@ridealongnow.com or visit our website.