Happenings (May 21, 2024)

Grandparents Day individual photos are here! See link below!

If your grandparents/special friends 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 “Pioneers” allows users to download, share & print the images anywhere
  • 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.

Learn more about the strategic direction of the school and its Believe. Belong. Be Bold Comprehensive Campaign. As we look to raise $40 Million in the next five years, a timely priority will be adding to the campus footprint with an expanded student union and wellness/athletics studio. Specifically the Student Union, will offer enhanced learning opportunities, dining spaces, and community gathering amenities. To greenlight the ground-breaking for a 2025-25 opening, we need to raise in cash or pledges $4 million by June 1, 2024. We are nearly there—thanks for your consideration!

We invite you to schedule an in-person “campus campaign tour.” Click here to schedule a tour. Everyone is welcome for these informational sessions! Or contact Chris Zupfer in the Advancement Office at czupfer@hill-murray.org or office tel:  651-748-2402 for more information.

World Language Department Star Students

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

Alumni, current and past parents, grandparents, and friends of Hill-Murray are invited to join us for the 2024 Pioneer Golf Classic at Indian Hills Golf Club on Monday, June 17th.

11:00 AM Check-in, boxed lunch, and range balls

12:00 PM Shotgun start time

Dinner to follow the tournament

Cost: $150/golfer

Includes lunch, golf, carts, and dinner.

Click here to register.

Computer Graphics 2 Students Thank TRAKR & HM Alumnus for Real-World Design Projects

Mr. Dahl and his Computer Graphics 2 students would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Shane Simpson and Ryan Carpenter of TRAKR, as well as Nikita Dolbilov ’12, and Colleen Cicalello ’05 of Dorothy Ann Bakery and Cafe for donating their time to be their clients. All these projects provided valuable, real-world experience, and the students are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to these exciting ventures.

Shane and Ryan, who created the TRAKR app to help hunters and trackers work together, needed assistance with creating social media posts to promote their app. Students had a great learning experience developing graphics to meet their clients’ design needs.

Nikita, who is starting a new business called Our Castle, needed report cover sheet designs. The Middle School students rose to the challenge and created designs Nikita could use.

Colleen needed help with creating social media posts and new menu designs for Dorothy Ann Bakery and Cafe. Students created designs for Colleen to use.

Spring Art Show Awards

The artist reception for the Spring Art Show at St. Paul’s Monastery was packed on Wednesday, May 15th. Congratulations to the juried art prize winners: Tristan Rodriguez, who won 1st place; Delaney Owsley, who won 2nd place; and Sophia Matara, who won 3rd place. Congratulations also to Violet Bradshaw, Lylah Largent, Talia Bowers, Cam Hinshon, Tessa Linden, Zach Schmidt, Kiera Whitcomb, Avery Rossow, Sophia Proulx, Gabriella Matthiesen, and Maddie Longtin for receiving honorable mentions!

Hill-Murray students, parents, staff, and alumni are invited to join St. Paul’s Monastery for a prayer walk (pilgrimage) through the Priory Preserve just across Larpenteur. This 1.5 mile walk has the feel of stations of the cross: there are 12 ecological interest points and pilgrims will stop at each to pray, read from scripture, the Rule of St. Benedict, and Pope Francis’ letter on the environment (Laudato Si’). The pilgrimage ends at Hill-Murray’s outdoor classroom for reflection on the experience.

We will begin with 8:00 AM morning prayer with the Sisters and then the prayer walk through the Priory Preserve. At 11:30 AM, all are invited to join the Sisters for their Founding Day Mass celebrating 76 years as a Monastery and a cookout on the beautiful grounds of the Monastery.

Click here to register for the Pilgrimage.

Click here to register for Mass and the Cookout.

Hill-Murray Student Summer Opportunities

As summer quickly approaches, we are excited to offer many enriching and engaging summer programs designed to inspire and challenge students of all ages. From academic workshops to athletic camps and creative arts sessions, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We invite you to explore the diverse opportunities available and make the most of this summer with Hill-Murray. Do not miss out on these fantastic programs that promise both fun and learning!

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.

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

Summer Sports Camps

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.

MathCEP Summer Programming

The University of Minnesota Center for Educational Programs has many summer programs for students to keep their love of math going year round!

Math Modeling Camp

June 24-28, 2024

How is math used to solve important problems facing our world today? Mathematical models help us to study the effects of traffic on a bridge, predict trends in population and disease, or estimate the climate’s impact on natural resources. Explore mathematical models in Math Modeling Camp. Eligible to high school students who have completed a year-long course in single variable Calculus by the end of the 2023-2024 school year.

Learn more and register for Math Modeling Camp here!

Run the World Machine Learning Summer Camp

July 8-12 and 15-19, 2024

How does Netflix know what movies you like? How does Target decide what products to stock? How do professional sports teams draft players with statistics? Join us at camp this summer to learn the answer and experience the exciting and growing field of machine learning!  Any students entering 11th or 12th grade who are interested in exploring machine learning are eligible.

Learn more and register for Machine Learning Camp here!

Girls Excel in Mathematics

July 17-19, 2024

For girls in 4th through 6th grade. Students will participate in hands-on experiments and interactive activities led by instructors and university student mentors from the University of Minnesota. Women make huge contributions in the areas of Math and Science everyday. GEM encourages girls to participate in math and let them know that they are not alone in their love of it!

Learn more and register for Girls Excel in Math here!

Adventures in Math

July 24-26, 2024

For any student in 4th through 6th grade. Students will participate in hands-on experiments and interactive activities led by instructors and university student mentors from the University of Minnesota. We encourage students to explore mathematics from different perspectives with engaging activities. We cover topics that fall outside the traditional school curriculum so students will learn new, real life applications of mathematics.

Learn more and register for Adventures in Math here!

The Learning Jet 1st Responders Camp

Are you a 10th-12th grade student interested in a career as a 1st responder? The Learning Jet will be hosting a 1st Responders Camp June 24-28 for sophomores, juniors, and seniors from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Students will have the opportunity to meet and work with 1st responders in the Twin Cities.

Click here to learn more and to register.

Bussing for Families in District 622: 2024-25 School Year

If you live in District 622 and are interested in having your student receive bussing services, please click here to fill out the form. Please keep in mind that you must live within District 622, and that when District 622 is not in session, bussing is not provided. Hill-Murray will provide your information to the district, and they will then be in contact with you during the summer with route information. The deadline to complete this form is Saturday, June 1st. Please reach out to Jen O’Gary with any questions at jogary@hill-murray.org.

Carpooling for the 2024-25 School Year

If your family is interested in being included on a carpool list for the 2024-25 school year, please click here to fill out the form. All of the interested families’ contact information and home addresses will be gathered onto a spreadsheet. In July, that spreadsheet will be shared with all of the families that are on it. At that point, you can reach out to those in your area to set up carpools. The deadline for completing the form is Saturday, June 1st. Please reach out to Jen O’Gary at jogary@hill-murray.org with any questions.

PSAT Testing for Juniors: Fall of 2024

Hill-Murray will be offering the computer based PSAT/NMSQT to junior students next school year on Wednesday, October 23rd at 8:00 AM. This day is planned to be a late start, but students will need to arrive at school at 7:30 AM on this day. This PSAT test is a predictor of how a student will do on the SAT and is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship Competition. This is not a college entrance exam. Over 1.6 million high school students take the PSAT exam each year, and less than 1% advance in this competition.

If you intend for your student to take the PSAT, please email Jen O’Gary at jogary@hill-murray.org by Monday, June 3rd so exams can be ordered. If Jen does not hear from you, we will assume your student will not take the PSAT. In addition, you must notify us at the time you commit to taking the PSAT test if your child has an Academic Achievement Plan and will be requesting testing accommodations. Counselors will submit all testing accommodation requests, and the College Board will determine accommodation eligibility and approval. Please inform us of any requests in your response to this email.

If you have any questions about the PSAT, please call or email your student’s counselor.

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

Mrs. Jenny Vinck (H-N), jvinck@hill-murray.org, (651) 748-2241

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

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

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