Happenings (October 3, 2023)

Keep spreading the word about the Hill-Murray Fall Open House! Are you aware of someone in your circle who is interested in exploring various opportunities available at Hill-Murray? If so, we would love if you could please extend an invitation to them to attend our Fall Open House on Monday, October 16, 2023, starting at 6:00 PM. Potential families will get the chance to connect with Hill-Murray’s dedicated teachers, coaches, and school leaders. Please share this RSVP link with anyone in your network who might be interested in attending. We appreciate your efforts in helping us spread the word about Hill-Murray School!

Now Accepting 2024-25 Admission Applications

We are thrilled by the enthusiasm surrounding Hill-Murray School and have high expectations for another successful enrollment year come next fall. To get things started, we are now accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year.

We have moved over to a new rolling-admissions process for the 2024-25 school year. We believe that you should not have to wait for a date on the calendar to make one of the most important decisions that you and your student may choose regarding their education.

Although there is no “deadline” for applications, we encourage you, DO NOT WAIT to submit an application! While 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!

There is so much strength in our community – you are our best advocates! Please share this link with your friends, family and anyone you think 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.

Now Accepting 2024-25 Scholarship Applications

Hill-Murray scholarship applications are now available for the 2024-25 academic year. All scholarship information can be found online this year under the Tuition Assistance tab on the main page of our Hill-Murray website.

Scholarships are broken down into Need-Based and Non-Need Based Scholarships. Those families who complete the TADS application for financial assistance will automatically be considered for the Need-Based Scholarships. The TADS application is the only application to fill out for these scholarships. However, if a student is chosen for one of these scholarships, they will need to submit an essay, thank you note, and student profile information to accept and receive the award.

Regardless of whether or not they fill out the TADS application, any student can apply for the Non-Need Based Scholarships. The scholarship application can be found and completed online under the Tuition Assistance tab.

Completed applications are due by Friday, November 17, 2023. This is much earlier than in past years. Don’t delay! Get started on your application today!

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Denise Bates at dbates@hill-murray.org.

Hill-Murray Seniors Recognized as Commended Students in 2024 National Merit Program

Congratulations to seniors Peter Basso and Lindsey Phelan for their outstanding academic achievements as Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Program! This prestigious recognition is a testament to their hard work and academic excellence, placing them among the top 3% of students nationwide. Their success sets an inspiring example to their fellow students and contributes to the ongoing tradition of excellence at Hill-Murray. Way to go, Pioneers!!

Register for Winter Sports

Winter Sports Registration is now live! To see our offerings and to register, please click here.

Honor Roll

Click here to view the 2022-23 Semester Two Honor Roll

Senior Yearbook Photos

Seniors! You can submit your senior photos, baby adds and memories online! Simply go to Hillmurrayyearbook.com. We will accept submissions up until January 8th.

Italy Trip Info Session

Current 10th-12th graders are invited to join us for a trip to Italy June 10-18, 2024! There will be an informational session on October 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM for all interested students and parents. Click here to view the trip flyer.

Please email Ms. Marin at emarin@hill-murray.org with any questions.

Student IDs

Student Pictures and IDs have been given to the students during middle school lunch and high school Connections class. If your student had their picture taken on the original picture day and they did not receive anything, please reach out to Mrs. Trembley at ktrembley@hill-murray.org. Retakes will take place on Thursday, October 5.

Picture Retake Day

School Picture Retake Day will take place this Thursday, October 5 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Varsity Gym. This is for any student that has not had a photo taken this year or wishes to have a new picture taken. Students may go during WIN time, Pioneer Period, lunch time or passing period to get their picture taken. Students must be wearing a school uniform polo shirt, no spirit wear. Hair and facial hair must fit within school guidelines. If you ordered photos and wish to have retakes, please bring in your order on October 5 to return to Lifetouch.

Click here to order your photo retakes online.

Senior Panoramic Orders

If you are interested in ordering a Senior Panoramic, order forms are available in the Office of Student Life. Cost is $18.

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery


Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From multi-award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig comes a fast-paced adventure about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Oct 6, 7:00: PM | Oct 7, 7:00 PM | Oct 8, 2:00 PM

New Co-curricular Club: H2O For Life

The H2O for Life club had their kick-off meeting during WIN this September, with nearly 60 students cramming into Mr. Rose’s classroom. Senior Anna Krebsbach, who spearheaded the creation of the new club, led her enthusiastic classmates in understanding the goals and processes for the club, which aims to raise funds to ensure access to quality water for schools across the globe. Krebsbach led her fellow Pioneers in discussing potential fundraising and educational events for both students and the adults in the HM community. H2O for Life is eager to lead our community making concrete, lasting impact in the world. Keep an eye out for opportunities to contribute and help them reach their goals.

Fall Choir and Orchestra Concert

All Hill-Murray moms are invited to coffee with the Mothers Club on Friday, October 6 at 8:00 AM at Mac’s Diner! Come for good coffee, connections and conversations. See you there!

2526 7th Ave E, North Saint Paul, MN 55109

Maple Tree Childcare Center – Open Position for High School Student

The Maple Tree Childcare Center is looking for a high school student to work as a Childcare Aide. Applicants must be as least 16 years of age.

Job Description & Requirements:

  • The hours are approximately 3:00-6:00 Monday through Friday.
  • One rotating day off per week is possible if extra study time is needed.
  • Job sharing between friends can be arranged.
  • The pay for high school students is $16.00 per hour.
  • We will provide training if you have not previously worked with children.
  • We are seeking candidates that enjoy interacting with children 6 weeks – 5 years of age.
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Work in a setting where you are doing something meaningful and rewarding.

Click here to view the flyer and contact information.

6th-8th grade students and families are invited to the Saint Thomas More Halloween Dance! Join us for a great night of dancing, a photo booth and haunted house tours. Concessions will also be available. Visit the QR code for more information and to RSVP.

For questions, contact Emily Mishek at emilymishek@gmail.com

Reminders & Upcoming Break

(New) Online Attendance Procedure: If you have not already done so, please take a moment and download the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal app TODAY. All notices regarding your student’s absence, tardiness, or early dismissal need to be entered into the app. If you have any trouble with your log in to IC, contact Mary McPherson 651-748-2428.

October 18 – 20 Fall Break: No School for Students. Office Hours: Oct 18, 8 AM – 2 PM, Oct 19, 8 AM – 2 PM, Oct 20, 8 AM-Noon