MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOVEMBER 2018

November 15

***Today we welcome Mackenzie Anderson-Fried visiting with Samara LaPonte in 7th grade, Sarah O’Connor visiting with Cecelia Olson in 9th grade, and Gavin Halvorson visiting with Luke Hause in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***This is just a reminder that scholarship applications are available in the Admissions office, Main Entrance, and online. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year, please turn in your scholarship application before the January 15th deadline.

***You will hear me announce Thursday and Friday to do a uniform check for all students. We are seeing a lax in appearance primarily those students wearing sweatpants, jogger pants, and non-uniform sweatshirts and vests. Students must also have a uniform polo on under any spiritwear wear. I am asking you to send down any student to the Office of Student Life who comes to your class 1st hour out of uniform.

We will issue the detention and give students a pass back to class. Thank you.

***Boys Basketball is looking for two student managers to help with the team during the upcoming season. If you are interested please contact Nancy Goetzke in the Athletic Office or Mr. Robasse in the Field House.

***Hey Pioneers this is Alex Bloemendal your Student Council President.

Just a reminder that This Saturday from 3-5 in the Varsity Gym we will be hosting a boys volleyball tournament as a fundraiser for Zach. If you would like to play for your grade's team please respond to the email that Catherine Nolde sent out. There can be 24 guys per team. Everyone is welcome to come, admission is $5.

Hope to see everyone there!

Thank you

***Good Morning Pioneers! This is Madison Renberg with student council,

Join us this Saturday from 3-5 in the Varsity Gym for a boys volleyball tournament as a fundraiser for Zach. If you would like to play for your grade's team please email Catherine Nolde. Admission is $5 and everyone is Welcome. There will also be an opportunity to donate food for the Thanksgiving food drive at the field house entrance.

Thank you!

***You only have three more chances to see what many people have called “the best high school performance they’ve ever seen!” Disney’s Newsies performs Friday and Saturday at 7p and Sunday at 2p! Don’t miss it!

***Attn Boys Hockey: Anyone born after July 1st, 2001 and has interest in being part of a Hill-Murray Boys Jr. Gold Hockey team, please stop up to the Athletic Office today, or tomorrow latest to sign up on an interest sheet and get an information brochure. Please spread the word. Thank you, Boys Hockey.


November 13

***This is just a reminder that scholarship applications are available in the Admissions office, Main Entrance, and online. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year, please turn in your scholarship application before the January 15th deadline.

***A reminder to all middle school students. Your Community time tomorrow will be in the auditorium for the performance of Disney’s Newsies. You will report to the auditorium immediately after 2nd hour. You will miss your 4th hour class but do need to sign up for WIN time for Wednesday. The expectation is that you are a respectful and engaged audience. Your classmates have spent countless hours rehearsing for this amazing performance.

Enjoy the show.

***Student Matinees of NEWSIES will be taking place in the auditorium today and tomorrow during community and WIN times. Please avoid the fine arts hallways during these times, as they will be blocked off. Use the basement level. Freshmen with lockers in that area, please make sure you grab everything you need at the beginning of the day as you will not have access to your lockers. Thank you!

November 12

***Hello Pioneers! This is Madison Renberg with student council,

This is just a reminder that we are collecting non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving food drive now until next week on Tuesday November 20. We are giving these food items to 4 different schools in the area so we are going to need a lot of donations! You can drop your donations in the collection bins located in the field house, commons, and front entrance.

Thank you!

***Congratulations to the Middle School Robotics Team, who competed Saturday at the Eagan Regional Tournament and will be advancing to the sectional tournament in January. The team was awarded the Core Values Award, which is given to the team who best embodies the values of Discovery, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, Teamwork and Fun. Nice work, Andreas, Billy, Dane, Jacob, Jonathan, Sosa and William!

November 9

***This is just a reminder that scholarship applications are available in the Admissions office, Main Entrance, and online. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year, please turn in your scholarship application before the January 15th deadline.

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is Max Zupfer with DECA

And this is Zack Lynch, also with DECA

Today’s financial literacy theme is budgeting

That’s right, prepare your budget and you’ll get to walk the board walk!

Our Monopoly winners are:

Middle school - Tessa Linden

Andy Schoenecker

High school - Tyler Schmetz

Riley Gannon

Winners should stop by Mrs. Donnelly’s room, 035 to receive your gift card. Thank you to all you played!

Watch for our final survey in your email on Monday, and enjoy your out of uniform day!

*** Tonight, is opening night of the fall musical DISNEY’S NEWSIES! Shows are tonight and tomorrow at 7pm And Sunday at 2pm. Don’t miss this show! Your fellow pioneers have been working extremely hard and NEWSIES might just be their best Hill-Murray Theatre production yet!!! See you there!

*** Due to parent teacher conferences the fitness center will be closed after school today. All students must wait in the commons for their ride.

November 8

*** Today we welcome Natalie Humbert visiting with Mason Rymal and Jackson Westerhaus visiting with Lucas Heyer both in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

*** Good Morning Pioneers, this is June Knauss with DECA.

Today’s financial literacy theme is - focus on your investments and receive free parking.

Did you know, that today in the cafeteria Taher will be selling money cookies for just $1.00?

Everyone who purchases a money cookie will receive a FREE orange juice to go with it.

Tomorrow, you are invited to be out of uniform by wearing the monopoly color assigned to your class.

Middle school - purple
9th grade - red
10th grade - yellow
11th grade - green
12th grade - blue

The list of colors will also be emailed to you. Please keep it clean, neat and modest. Simply wear your assigned color or wear your uniform.

*** Thanks to everyone for making the commitment to bring in items for the thanksgiving food drive! We’ll be collecting starting today through Tuesday November 20th. Collection bins are at the main entrance, in the commons, and in the fieldhouse. Let’s make this our best drive yet!

Also, for a free advance ticket to tomorrow’s opening night performance of DISNEY’S NEWSIES, bring in a food item to the box office!

If you didn’t know, our production of NEWSIES is the first amateur production in the area! Don’t miss it! It’s the biggest and might be the highest quality show Hill-Murray Theatre has EVER performed! It performs this weekend and next!

November 7

***This is just a reminder that scholarship applications are available in the Admissions office, Main Entrance, and online. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year, please turn in your scholarship application before the January 15th deadline.

***Chick-fil-A in Maplewood will donate 20% of the proceeds on Wednesday, November 7 for the Zarembinski family on any sales made. The organizers of this fundraiser would like to invite the Hill-Murray staff and students, so please feel free to support this cause.

*** Good Morning Pioneers, this is Catherine Nolde with DECA.

Today’s Financial Literacy theme is - Ride the reading railroad and work on your savings goals.

Be sure to stop by our table during lunches to answer savings trivia and continue with Monopoly!

***Beginning this Wednesday, we will have a middle school math teacher available for homework hall. Homework hall is a free after school service offered to all students Monday - Thursday in the TNC atrium. Several teachers rotate the days and you can get the extra help you need. Homework hall runs from 2:35 - 3:30.

***The fall musical, Disney’s Newsies, opens this Weekend and is going to be spectacular! Don’t miss it!

November 6

***Chick-fil-A in Maplewood will donate 20% of the proceeds on Wednesday, November 7 for the Zarembinski family on any sales made. The organizers of this fundraiser would like to invite the Hill-Murray staff and students, so please feel free to support this cause.

******Meeting Tuesday, November 6 from 2:45 – 3:15 in the Team Room for all students in grades 7-12 interested in playing softball this Spring need to attend this meeting! Meet the new coaching staff, and player information meeting.

***If you are planning on trying out for boys hockey this season you must attend an informational meeting this Wednesday after school from 2:35 to 3 p.m. in the Team Room. All information for tryouts will be given out at this time.

***This is for CSL students—
Today we will be meeting in the LMC during period 5!

***Good Morning Pioneers - this is Sunwoo Lee with DECA

And this is Corrine Brown, also with DECA

Today’s financial literacy theme is “staying out of jail” in Monopoly and avoiding debt.

Be sure to stop by our table during lunches to spin the wheel and play monopoly.

Remember, everyone who plays every day will be entered in a drawing for a gift card to their favorite retailer at the end of the week.

Also, be sure to participate in our lunch trivia to earn Monopoly money!

***The boys basketball ball program is looking for 2 students managers to help with the 2018- 19 season. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Robasse or Ms. Goetzke in the Athletic office.

***Hey Pioneers!
Thank you to everyone who donated or bought items at the bake sale! We raised over $2400 for Zach!

Just a reminder that ZZ strong bracelets will be sold during WIN times today and tomorrow in the commons for $5!

Thank you so much for your support!

November 5

***Today we welcome Ellie Reissner and Sedona Stumpf to Hill-Murray. Ellie will be shadowing Paige Goehner in the 6th grade and Sedona will be shadowing DJ Stumpf in the 7th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray, Ellie and Sedona, we hope you have a great day!

***Today we welcome Will Parkinson visiting with Gianni Hurley in 9th grade, Ellie Reissner visiting with Paige Goehner in the 6th grade, and Sedona Stumpf visiting with DJ Stumpf in 7th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Good morning, Pioneers!

This announcement is for everyone interested in a applying for scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Application booklets are available in the Admissions Office and Main Entrance and are due no later than Tuesday, January 15th. Something new available this year is that you can apply for scholarships online, just go to the Hill-Murray website and navigate to the scholarships and tuition assistance page. If you have any questions, please ask Mr. Belde.

***Meeting Tuesday, November 6 from 2:45 – 3:15 in the Team Room for all students in grades 7-12 interested in playing softball this Spring need to attend this meeting! Meet the new coaching staff, and player information meeting.

***If you are planning on trying out for boys hockey this season you must attend an informational meeting this Wednesday after school from 2:35 to 3 p.m. in the Team Room. All information for tryouts will be given out at this time.

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is xxxx with DECA.

It’s financial literacy week and our theme is “Rags to Penneybags!

Stop by our table in the cafeteria today to pick up your real life Monopoly Card.

Today you will pass go, collect $200 and analyze your current cash situation.

Play Monopoly every day and you will be eligible to enter our drawing for a gift card to a local retailer at the end of the week!

Also, we hope you enjoy the music about money during passing time!

***Beginning this Wednesday, we will have a middle school math teacher available for homework hall. Homework hall is a free after school service offered to all students Monday - Thursday in the TNC atrium. Several teachers rotate the days and you can get the extra help you need. Homework hall runs from 2:35 - 3:30.

*** "Reminder to all seniors. If you have turned in your senior wall for the yearbook to Mr. Pults, you may pick up your free donut from yearbook staff in the cafeteria during all high school lunch periods today. Thanks for your help."

***The answer to Friday's final Red Ribbon Week trivia question: True or False: to live my best life, I should live life drug free. The answer, of course, is true!! Congrats to Lila Rose who was our winner! Lila, please stop by Mrs. Gist's office to pick up your Coldstone Creamery gift card! Remember, Hugs, not Drugs!

***All high school math team members who are attending today’s meet need to be in the commons as soon as possible after school. Please see Mr. Goehner with any questions.

November 2

*** Today we welcome Gabby Magistad who is visiting with Grace Schafhauser in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

*** Pioneer Fans come out and support the volleyball team tomorrow afternoon. The Pioneers will be taking on Concordia Academy in the section finals at 3 p.m. at Bloomington Kennedy.

Go Pioneers!

*** Hey Pioneers,

Thank you for all the support that you have shown for Zach this week! Just a reminder that next Monday-Wednesday we will be selling ZZstrong bracelets for $5 at all Lunch and WIN times. All the proceeds go to Zach and his family. The bake sale is also going on right after school today! So, make sure you stop by and pick up a baked good to support Zach!

Thank you!

***Hey Hill-Murray, this is seniors Katie Sheahan and Fiona Nath! As a way to support Zach and the whole Zarembinski family, we will be hosting a bake sale to help raise money for medical bills. This will be held on Thursday and Friday right after school in the commons. If you are a member of the senior class or a staff member and are interested in donating a baked good, we would love that! Please contact me or Fiona Nath with any questions. I really hope that you consider purchasing or donating an item for this cause. It is a great way to get our Hill-Murray community involved in a positive way during this hard time. Thank you all so much and please feel free to contact me or Fiona with any questions!

*** Today we welcome several sibling and cousins to Hill-Murray. Welcome to Hill-Murray and we hope you have a great day as a pioneer!

***"To all seniors-
Just a reminder that your senior walls are due today to Mr. Pults via e-mail. Please remember to follow the guidelines for appropriateness for memories put into the wall. Anything inappropriate will be removed.

Also a reminder that donuts will be available during all lunches on Monday for seniors who turn in their senior walls.

Thanks for helping to make the Omega a simply spectacular yearbook!"

*** Hello everyone! This is Mr. Ballentine And I just want to make sure you know that our fall musical, Disney’s newsies, opens a week from today, Friday, November 9. I promise you it is going to be an amazing show, you are going to love it and you’ll want to see it multiple times.

Remember, student tickets are only five dollars in advance, but free at the door on the day of the performance. However, tickets are selling well so the availability for the best seats or with the group may require you to buy tickets in advance. For example, Friday, November 16 already has limited availability so if you want to go that night buy your tickets in advance.

The box office will be open before school on Monday and Thursday of next week and during WIN times!

Come out and support your fellow pioneers!

*** Good Morning Pioneers! This is Julia Yocum with CARE. Thank you for celebrating Red Ribbon Week with us this week, we hope you enjoyed our activities and that you enjoy your out of uniform day today. CARE wants to remind you that each one of you are special and perfect just the way you are, and that so many people love you. Drugs and alcohol can have devastating effects not only on the user but on families and innocent people. Make good choices, and remember it's cool to be drug free! Stop by our table at lunch today for one more chance to participate in trivia and to participate in some fun activities. Have a great weekend, Pioneers!

November 1

***Good morning Pioneers! Your student council would like to thank you all for dressing up yesterday in the Halloween spirit. As voted on by the student body, the winners of the Costume Contest are:

Best Group: The Jellyfish

Best Pair: Bob Ross and His Painting

Best Teacher: The Cast of the Incredibles

Scariest: Michael Myers

Fan Favorite: Dora the Explorer

Best Middle Schooler: Costume by Wayne Clark

Congratulations to the winners! Come to the main office after announcements to pick up your Chick-fil-a gift card. Thank you!

***If you are a student in grades 9-12 and are interested in working lower level basketball games this winter please stop by the athletic office to sign up. We are in need of students to run the clock and keep the book for the lower level teams. These are paid positions.

*** REMINDER Seniors: The Senior Panoramic Photo is in! If you ordered one, please stop down to Student Life before or after school or during lunch to claim your photo! Thank you!

***Good morning, Pioneers!

This announcement is for everyone interested in applying for scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Application booklets are available in the Admissions Office and Main Entrance and are due no later than Tuesday, January 15th. Something new available this year is that you can apply for scholarships online, just go to the Hill-Murray website and navigate to the scholarships and tuition assistance page. If you have any questions, please ask Mr. Belde.

***Hey Hill-Murray, this is seniors Katie Sheahan and Fiona Nath! As a way to support Zach and the whole Zarembinski family, we will be hosting a bake sale to help raise money for medical bills. This will be held on Thursday and Friday right after school in the commons. If you are a member of the senior class or a staff member and are interested in donating a baked good, we would love that! Please contact me or Fiona Nath with any questions. I really hope that you consider purchasing or donating an item for this cause. It is a great way to get our Hill-Murray community involved in a positive way during this hard time. Thank you all so much and please feel free to contact me or Fiona with any questions!

***This is a reminder for high school math team members that there is practice today after school.

***Today we will have all-school Mass to celebrate All Saints Solemnity, praying also for Zach and his family.

1. PARTICIPATION-All Guests are to be welcomed as Christ.

We invite all people to sing, pray, and celebrate as a community.

3. SACRED SPACE

We do our best to create a sacred space in the gym. We ask everyone to have the intention that our space is filled with compassion, joy, dignity, and unity in order to help us worship. We recognize that some churches and places of worship allow drinks, gum, etc., but in order to make the gym a sacred place for Mass, please leave all drinks, gum and phones outside the gym.

2.COMMUNION

Catholics believe that Communion is really the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus. For those who are not Catholic or are not ready to receive Communion today, you are invited to ask for a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest. You may also bypass the minister distributing Communion and return to your seat. [You can bring questions to their religion teacher or campus minister.] We ask all students need to get up with their row and walk to the Eucharistic Minister. This is for logistics and safety in the bleachers.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP,

so that in all things, God may be glorified!!


***
Good Morning Pioneers, this is Maddie Rausch from CARE. This is a reminder that we will be out of uniform tomorrow to end Red Ribbon Week. Wear red to show your commitment to living a drug free life, please keep it neat, clean and modest.


The answer to yesterday's trivia question: How much money does drunk driving cost the US per year is 132 Billon dollars. Do not drink and drive, the outcome is not only expensive, but deadly for you and innocent people. The winner of yesterday's trivia question is MADDIE RAUSCH...YES ME!

Today's trivia question, and for a chance to win a Cold Stone Gift Card is

How many people died in 2017 from drug overdoes?

A. 10,000
B. 20,000
C. 60,000
D. 72, 000

Stop by Mrs. Gist's office to submit your answer and remember to wear red tomorrow. Have a great day Pioneers!!

OctoBER 2018

October 31

***REMINDER Seniors: The Senior Panoramic Photo is in! If you ordered one, please stop down to Student Life before or after school or during lunch to claim your photo! Thank you!

***Hey Hill-Murray, this is seniors Katie Sheahan and Fiona Nath! As a way to support Zach and the whole Zarembinski family, we will be hosting a bake sale to help raise money for medical bills. This will be held on Thursday and Friday right after school in the commons. If you are a member of the senior class or a staff member and are interested in donating a baked good, we would love that! Please contact me or Fiona Nath with any questions. I really hope that you consider purchasing or donating an item for this cause. It is a great way to get our Hill-Murray community involved in a positive way during this hard time. Thank you all so much and please feel free to contact me or Fiona with any questions!

***Hey Pioneers! This is Thiago Jaime with CARE. We hope you have been enjoying our Red Ribbon Week activities so far. If you didn't have a chance to stop by our table at lunch yesterday, we will be there again Friday with giveaways and fun.

The answer to yesterday's trivia question: True or False. Drug use needs to be continued for an extended period of time before the drug will cause fatal reactions to the body. The Answer is: False. Did you know that using drugs can cause death or serious physical harm after only ONE use? Be smart Pioneers, and remember, Hugs Not Drugs! Sophia Andrews is the winner of our Chipolte gift card. Stop by Mrs. Gist's office to receive your winnings!

Today's trivia question is:

How much money does drunk driving cost the United States per year?

A. 50 million dollars

B. 1 billion dollars

C. 132 billion dollars

Again:

How much money does drunk driving cost the United States per year?

A. 50 million dollars

B. 1 billion dollars

C. 132 billion dollars

Submit your answers in Mrs. Gist's office for a chance to win a Cold Stone Creamery gift card. Have a great day!

***Happy Halloween Pioneers! We are excited to see all of your costumes today! Remember that we are having a contest for best group, best pair, best teacher, scariest costume, the fan favorite, and best middle schooler/group. The winners will receive Chick-fil-A gift cards. To enter the contest, find a student council member during WIN time in the lunch room and we will take a picture of you to add to the voting ballot. We will have a table set up. At the end of the day, all students are encouraged to vote for your favorites! We will send out an additional email with the voting information.

Finally, in light of our fellow classmate Zach Zarembinski, we encourage all students to participate in upcoming fundraising events, wear green tomorrow, and to keep Zach in your prayers.

October 30

***Join us Thursday after school in the Staff Lounge to decorate skulls for El Día de los Muertos. There will be snacks and beverages. All are welcome!

*** Pioneer fans come out and support the volleyball team tonight as they take on St. Croix Prep. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. No passes are accepted.

*** If you are a student in grades 9-12 and are interested in working lower level basketball games this winter please stop by the athletic office to sign up. We are in need of students to run the clock and keep the book for the lower level teams. These are paid positions.

***Good Morning Pioneers! This is Maddie Rausch from CARE. Stop by our table during all lunches today to participate in Red Ribbon Week activities as we educate you on the risks of alcohol and drug abuse.

The answer to yesterday's trivia question: About how many people in the United States die every year from overdosing on prescription pain relievers (called “opioids”)? is 19,000. The winner of our Chipotle gift card is: Rachel Meniboon! Stop by Mrs. Gist's office to claim your gift card!

Today's trivia question is:

True or False. Drug use needs to be continued for an extended period of time before the drug will cause fatal reactions to the body.

Again:

True or False. Drug use needs to be continued for an extended period of time before the drug will cause fatal reactions to the body.

Stop by and submit your answer in Mrs. Gist's office for another chance to win a Chipotle gift card. Have a great day Pioneers!

***Good morning, Pioneers!

This announcement is for everyone interested in a applying for scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Application booklets are available in the Admissions Office and Main Entrance and are due no later than Tuesday, January 15th. Something new available this year is that you can apply for scholarships online, just go to the Hill-Murray website and navigate to the scholarships and tuition assistance page. If you have any questions, please ask Mr. Belde.

*** Pioneers,
During all WIN times this Wednesday and Thursday, the football seniors will be selling Zach Attack bracelets for Zach Zarembinski. One bracelet costs $5 in the commons. All of the profits will go directly towards Zach’s medical expenses. Please buy a bracelet for Zach.

This Thursday, the JV and Varsity Football team will be wearing their Green Game Jersey in honor of Zach, and for a successful recovery. Continue to hold Zach and his family in your prayer.

*** Good morning Pioneers, this is Madison Renberg with student council.

This is just a reminder that we our out of uniform tomorrow for Halloween. You may either wear your costume, orange, or black. If you would like to be entered into the costume contest stop by the student council table in the cafeteria during WIN time to have your picture taken. Student council will be sending out a survey to vote for the winners of each category. The categories for the costume contest include:

  1. Best Group
  2. Best Pair
  3. Best Teacher
  4. Scariest
  5. Fan Favorite
  6. Best Middle School Costume

The winners will be announced on Thursday and will receive gift cards. Thank you!

*** If you did not get a chance to sign the banner or make a card for Zach and the Zarembinski family yesterday you can stop by the chapel today and do so. There are some large posters to sign and materials for you to make a card or note if you would like.

***Attention Seniors: The Senior Panoramic Photo is in! If you ordered one, please stop down to Student Life before or after school or during lunch to claim your photo! Thank you!

OCTOBER 29

***All students-

Due to an event in the cafeteria and commons after school, you should wait for your rides in the main entrance. Thank you

*** Today we welcome Nadia Klosner to Hill-Murray. Nadia will be shadowing Evalyn Conners in the 6th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray, Nadia, we hope you have a great day!

*** Today we welcome Rachel Bohlen visiting with Taylor Anderson in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Join us Thursday after school in the Staff Lounge to decorate skulls for El Día de los Muertos. There will be snacks and beverages. All are welcome!

*** Middle schoolers! Remember that today after school there will be pumpkin carving in the cafeteria!

***Attention high school math team members. This is a reminder that practice is on Thursday this week. Please check your email and contact Mr. Goehner with any questions.

***There will be a prayer service after school for the boys Varsity and JV football team only in chapel. It is important the football team, coaches and parents have time alone as we pray for successful recovery for Zach.

***Hey Pioneers, this is Thiago Jaime on behalf of CARE and today we are kicking off Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. We will be participating in different activities all week to educate students on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.... and we will be having an out of uniform day this Friday- wear red to show your commitment to living a drug free life! We will also be doing trivia each day. Stop by Mrs. Gist's office (right next door to Principal Herman's) to answer the following trivia question. One lucky winner will receive a gift card to Chipolte or Jimmy Johns and the winner will be announced tomorrow!

About how many people in the United States die every year from overdosing on prescription pain relievers (called “opioids”)?

A. 750

B. 2,300

C. 9,500

D. 19,000

Again:

About how many people in the United States die every year from overdosing on prescription pain relievers (called “opioids”)?

A. 750

B. 2,300

C. 9,500

D. 19,000

Stop by Mrs. Gist's office to submit your answer to be a lucky winner! Have a great day, Pioneers!

***

Middle schoolers! Remember that today after school there will be pumpkin carving in the cafeteria!

***This is for Link Leaders:

There will be a quick, but MANDATORY meeting tomorrow morning in Ms. Fandrich’s Room at 7:30am! Please be on time!

October 26

***Today we welcome Drew Brass visiting with Robert Cecman, Joey Bertini visiting with Owen Dinzeo, Logan Jones visiting with Vincent Peterson, and Jeronimo Laklia Valencia visiting with Gianni Hurley. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***"Ski Team Captains practice begins on Monday. We need more girls to complete the Junior Varsity Ski Team squad. If you are fast enough, you will race Varsity. See the Ski Team website for details. Beginning skiers are welcome on the Ski Team."

***Hey Freshmen—this is an announcement just for you!

Tonight is the Link Scary Movie Night—The movie (A Quiet Place) will be starting around 7:00 in the Theater!

This is a FREE event, so bring your blankets and have a great night with your friends!

There will be some snacks and drinks in the Staff Lounge if you are interested.

***Hey Pioneers,
This is Alex Bloemendal your Student Council President!

Just a heads up that next Wednesday on Halloween you are out of uniform in a costume or wearing Orange and Black! Make sure your costumes are neat clean and modest!

There will be a costume contest with multiple winners receiving gift card prices, more details to come!

Have a good day!

OCTOBER 25

***HEY Freshmen,

After voting in advisory yesterday, the winning MOVIE for Scary Movie Night is…

A Quiet Place

Hope to see you all this Friday at 7:00PM in the Theater!

***Attention students - Tomorrow is Grandparents Day at Hill-Murray which means parking will be an issue. The student parking lot on the west side of the school will be blocked off for our guests in the morning. Carpool if at all possible.

For students who need to drive to school, parking will be available on the East side of the school along the tennis courts and all the way back to the pole vault area of the stadium. Students can also park in front of the school where there is room and along Larpenteur. You will NOT be able to park in the Tubman lot.

***Sibling and Cousin Day permission slips are due today by 3pm to Mr. Belde.

***Just a reminder - ALL faculty and staff need to park in the Tubman parking lot tomorrow morning.

OCTOBER 24

***Hey Freshmen,

This Friday, Link Leaders will be hosting a SCARY MOVIE NIGHT in the Theater just for you.

It will be a great time to hang with your friends in preparation for HALLOWEEN!

Bring your blankets and there will be some snacks in the staff lounge!

Today in Advisory—you will be voting for the movie you would like to watch!

Clear your schedule---The movie starts at 7:00 this Friday

*** This is an announcement regarding WIN in the LMC. WIN is open all three sessions in the LMC, A, B, & C for quiet study. All high school students are welcome, but they must sign up. This includes seniors. Thank you!

***This is just a reminder that Sibling and Cousin Day permission slips are due tomorrow, October 25th by 3pm to Mr. Belde!

October 23

***The fall musical, Disney’s Newsies, opens in just over two weeks on November 9th! Tickets are available online now via our Hill-Murray School website on the theatre page or you can check out the box office hours! Student tickets are only $5 in advance, but free at the door on the night of the show.... However, our Newsies is the area amateur premiere, so tickets may be limited! Don’t risk it selling out!

***Middle schoolers! On Monday, October 29th, there will be a pumpkin carving WEB event after school until 4pm. You do not need to bring a pumpkin. If you have questions, reach out to your WEB group leader or Mrs. Donnerbauer. Hope to see you there!

***The Pioneer football team takes on Force Academy in the first round of sections. Kick off is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students. No passes can be used for tonight’s home game.

Go Pioneers!

***Just a reminder that sibling and cousin day permission slips are due this Thursday, October 25th by 3pm to Mr. Belde.

October 22

***Attention Freshmen,

The Link Mixer brought you all together in September…now it’s time to get together again!

This Friday, Link Leaders will be hosting a SCARY MOVIE NIGHT in the Theater just for you.

It will be a great time to hang with your friends in preparation for HALLOWEEN!

Wednesday in Advisory—you will be voting for the movie you would like to watch!

Clear your schedule---The movie starts at 7:00 this Friday!

***Today we welcome several Future Pioneers to the building—welcome to Hill-Murray and we hope you have a great day as a Pioneer!!

*** Good morning Pioneers!

Today in your social studies classes, or 9th grade English classes, all Hill-Murray students will get to vote in a mock mid-term election along with students from across the state of Minnesota.

You will get to register and cast a vote in the elections for Minnesota governor, and Minnesota’s 2 senate seats.
If you are interested in learning more about the races and the candidates, check the e-mail you received over the weekend from Mr. Rose.

Results will be reported later in the week.
Happy voting Hill-Murray.

***There is an informational meeting Monday, October 22nd for all girls' basketball players and their parents at 7:00p.m. in the commons.

***The fall musical, Disney’s Newsies, opens in just over two weeks on November 9th! Tickets are available online now via our Hill-Murray School website on the theatre page or you can check out the box office hours! Student tickets are only $5 in advance, but free at the door on the night of the show.... However, our Newsies is the area amateur premiere, so tickets may be limited! Don’t risk it selling out!

October 17

Attention all girls 7-12 grades who love to dance. Please come to an open house on Monday, Oct 22nd at 2:45pm in the Field House. This is an open practice to see if Dance Team is for you. Bring tennis shoes and comfy clothes.

October 16

***Attention all girls 7-12 grades who love to dance. Please come to an open house on Monday, Oct 22nd at 2:45pm in the Field House. This is an open practice to see if Dance Team is for you. Bring tennis shoes and comfy clothes.

*** Phone clarification for middle school from Mrs. Barbato

Phones are to be in your locker - locked all day. You will not be allowed to carry them with you. They are a distraction and you don’t need them. Moving forward from today - no phones on your person during the school day. See Mrs. Barbato if you have questions.

October 15

*** The LMC will be closed today. Please pick up student printing in the Tech Office.

*** "The Dungeons and Dragons Club will not be meeting the Wednesday of the 17th. It will be meeting on Monday instead after school from 3 to 5. All are welcome to check it out Monday the 15th."

*** Today we welcome Alex Hamond to Hill-Murray! Alex will be shadowing Jackson Johnson in the 6th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray, Alex, we hope you have a great day!

***Buenos Días - Me llamo ________________

Friday’s Trivia question for Hispanic Heritage Week was . . . .

What other closely related animal to the Llama was also domesticated and is primarily used for its fur?

The answer is the ALPACA!

Alpaca fiber is the strongest natural fiber known to man and has an insulating value from three to five times higher than sheep's wool. These properties, when combined with exceptional softness and luster, make alpaca one of the most valuable textile fibers in the world today.

The winner of the Chipotle Gift card is Ryan McFadden and the runners up are Delaney Fabian and Sunwoo Lee.

The winner of the candy filled Piñata is _________________ . The exact number of pieces of candy was______

¡Gracias!

October 12

***“Attention all adrenaline junkies. Hill-Murray needs you on the ski team. No previous skiing, or racing experience is required. Every Hill-Murray student `grades seven through 12 is welcome to join, and there are never any cuts of athletes. There will be an informational meeting in the Cafeteria at 4:00 pm this Sunday the 14th. Join the ski team and learn how to ski and learn how to race.”

*** On October 16, we will celebrate the feast of St. Margaret Mary, a French nun who lived from 1647-1690. The night of December 27, 1673, Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary and said: "My divine heart is so inflamed with love for all people, and for you in particular, that it needs you to spread them to others." Come to adoration today anytime until 3pm to receive the love of the Heart of Jesus.

*** Attention all Link Leaders,
We are having a meeting on this coming Tuesday---Oct. 16th at 7:20am in Ms. Fandrich’s Room—TNC 154
We will be planning our upcoming events! Please be on time :)

***Everyone who has forms for Archdiocesan Youth Day is reminded that they are due to Campus Ministry today before noon. Be sure to drop your forms off to secure you spot for the day.

*** The LMC will be closed all day this Monday, October 15th. The LMC printer will be in the Tech Office so you can pick up student printing there.

*** "The Dungeons and Dragons Club will not be meeting the Wednesday of the 17th. It will be meeting on Monday instead after school from 3 to 5. All are welcome to check it out Monday the 15th."

***Pioneer fans come out and watch football take on South St. Paul for our last home game and to recognize the seniors. Kickoff is 7 P.M.

Tomorrow the girls soccer team plays their first section game at home at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Boys soccer won their first section game last night 2 - 0 and plays tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Hmong Academy in St. Paul.

Best of luck to our Pioneer teams this weekend.

***¡Buenos Días Me Llamo Evan Harrold

Today’s Fun Fact - The Nazca Lines in Peru are a collection of more than 70 giant human and animal geoglyphs. Some lines are up to 30 feet long.

Yesterday’s Trivia questions was - What is the name of the huge lake that separates Peru and Bolivia? The answer is Lake Titicaca. The winner of the Chipotle Gift card is Luke Bischel and the runners up are Ella Sutherland and Lilli Mackley.

Don’t forget to check your email for today’s trivia question.

And don’t forget to guess how much candy is in the Piñata hanging up in the LMC. Fill out your guess, name and grade and put in box in the LMC. Amount is between 50-200 pieces. Closest guess wins the Piñata and all the candy!

To celebrate our last day of Hispanic Heritage Week you will enjoy a variety of Spanish music over the PA by a variety of musicians. There will also be live Mariachi Music during lunch today while you are enjoying a delicious hispanic meal prepared by Taher.

TODAY after school at 2:40 there will be a FIESTA for all SPANISH students!!

We hope you have enjoyed this week’s activities!

¡Gracias!

October 11

***Are you looking for a way to build flexibility and strength while learning how to calm and focus your body, mind, and spirit? Have you heard about the recent study that found teens who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better academically? If this sounds intriguing, consider the HM Yoga Club! Kaleidoscope Yoga is offering two, eight-week sessions – (includes 14 classes and 2 community building activities). Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00. The first session will begin at the end of October, the second session will begin in January. You can choose to participate in one or both sessions. Yoga Club will meet in the Team Room in the H-M Field House. Check your email for the registration link.

Thanks! Have a great day!

***Don't miss adoration tomorrow! We'll begin with Mass at 7:10 and adoration will go on all day in the chapel until 3pm.

*** Tonight, is the last home volleyball match against Tartan and the boys soccer team plays Concordia Academy - Roseville in the first round of sections. Everyone must pay for section games. $10 for adults and $5 for students. Come out and cheer on your fellow Pioneers.

***”Attention all adrenaline junkies. Hill-Murray needs you on the ski team. No previous skiing, or racing experience is required. Every Hill-Murray student grades seven through 12 is welcome to join, and there are never any cuts of athletes. There will be an informational meeting in the Cafeteria at 4:00 pm this Sunday the 14th. Join the ski team and learn how to ski and learn how to race.”

Don Shipp
Ski Team

***¡Buenos Días Pioneros!

The answer to yesterday’s trivia question was = Atahualpa, the last Incan Emperor. Francisco Pizarro executed him even after Atahualpa offered to give him a room full of gold and silver as a ransom. Some people believe that there is still Lost Inca Gold to be found.

Winner of the Chipotle Gift Card is Molly Pults. Runners up are Jack Garvey and Bridgette Blaney. You may pick up your prize in room 213.

There will be a Mexican Market Bracelet making activity after school today in the staff lounge. All are welcome.

Spanish students who ordered a t shirt should pick it up from their Spanish teacher today. You may have an out of uniform day. Students who have a Spanish t-shirt from a Hispanic Heritage Week of a previous year may also wear that shirt and have a out of uniform day. See Sra. Busch if you have any questions!

¡GRACIAS!

***ATTENTION ALL QUIZ BOWL TEAM MEMBERS: You must check your email today AND you must check in with Coach Head right after school TODAY for important information regarding the first League Meet on October 25th.

***Archdiocesan Youth Day is on Saturday October 27th and Hill-Murray will be sending a group. This exciting event is being offered at the request of students who attended last year. There will break out sessions, powerful praise music, Mass with the bishops and many other actives. Stop by Campus Ministry to get the forms today. They are due tomorrow so don’t forget.

October 10

*** Pioneers,

On Saturday, October 27th, we will be going to Archdiocesan Youth Day! This was a great event last year and we're returning by student demand. It will be an exciting and profound day of faith, fun and prayer with over 1,000 high schoolers from around the Twin Cities. You can find flyers and permission slips in Campus Ministry. Please return them by this Friday, October 12th.

*** The LMC will be closed until noon today for the PSAT. The LMC printer will be in the Tech Office. Students, please go to the Tech Office to pick up printing.

*** Attention all members and those interested in participating in CARE: We will be meeting tomorrow morning at 7:15 a.m. in the Staff Lounge. Treats and beverages will be provided, and we will be discussing Red Ribbon Week, The Grim Reaper and Random Acts of Kindness. Boys and girls grades 7-12 are all welcome to attend. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Gist or Ms. Goetzke. Thank you!

***This is a reminder to all high school students. DECA registration forms are due tomorrow, Thursday, October 11. Forms may be placed in the DECA bin just inside room 035. If you have not received a registration form and would like to sign up for DECA, please see Mrs. Donnelly in room 035.

***Buenos Días,

The answer to yesterday’s trivia question is . . . . .The Potato originated in Peru and there are over 4000 varieties.

The winners of the 2 Chipotle gift cards are Megan Wallner and Katie Marshall.

The runners up are Bomi Omoyeni, Michaela Moore, Dominique Gomez, and Adam Rausch.

Please stop in room 213 for your prizes.

Today’s Fun Facts

The Ancient Incas created the first census.

With 329 million native speakers, Spanish ranks as the world's No. 2 language in terms of how many people speak it as their first language. It is slightly ahead of English (328 million) but behind Chinese (1.2 billion).

Don’t forget to check your email for today’s trivia question. The Trivia box is located in the cafeteria. Have your guess in there by 5 C!

¡Buena Suerte!

October 9

***There is an informational meeting this Wednesday, October 10th for all girls in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in trying out for the Winter Dance Team. The meeting is at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria and will last less than an hour. Please make sure you and/or your parents are in attendance as there will be important information handed out.

***6th and 8th grade students are reminded of the winter apparel collection we will bring to US Bank Stadium this Wednesday to help those less fortunate. Drop off your new or gently used items to Mrs. Barbato.

We have the later lunch on Wednesday after mass. The lunch is free and is a boxed turkey and cheese sandwich, chips, fruit and a chocolate chip cookie. If you are nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free or have any other dietary needs, you will need to bring your own lunch.

Because we are eating lunch late, you are asked to bring something to eat in the morning. We will have from 8:05-9:00 am in the cafeteria to eat and check in for the days events. Any questions, see Mrs. Barbato

***Below is the announcement for the yoga club to be read Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns or if you’d like to change/add anything to the announcement.

Are you looking for a way to build flexibility and strength while learning how to calm and focus your body, mind, and spirit? Have you heard about the recent study that found teens who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better academically? If this sounds intriguing, consider the HM Yoga Club! Kaleidoscope Yoga is offering two, eight-week sessions – (includes 14 classes and 2 community building activities). Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00. The first session will begin at the end of October, the second session will begin in January. You can choose to participate in one or both sessions. Yoga Club will meet in the Team Room in the H-M Field House. Check your email for the registration link.

Thanks! Have a great day!

***Attention CSL Students,

We will be meeting in the TEAM ROOM during 5th period! Bring your Computers!

*** Pioneers,

On Saturday, October 27th, we will be going to Archdiocesan Youth Day! This was a great event last year and we're returning by student demand. It will be an exciting and profound day of faith, fun and prayer with over 1,000 high schoolers from around the Twin Cities. You can find flyers and permission slips in Campus Ministry. Please return them by this Friday, October 12th.

*** Attention high school students, DECA registration forms will be accepted through this Thursday, October 11. If you have not received a registration form and would like to join, please see Mrs. Donnelly in room 035.

Thanks!

***Buenos Días. The answer to yesterday’s Trivia Question was Huayna Picchu, the other peak that tourists frequently climb in Peru.

Since there were no correct answers for yesterday’s trivia question there will be 2 Chipotle gift cards for today’s question. Therefore, be sure to read your email for today’s Trivia question.

Fun Fact - Machu means old and Picchu means mountain. Therefore, Machu Picchu means Old Mountain and

Huayna Picchu means young mountain

After school on Thursday we will have the Mexican Market Bracelet Making Activity in the Staff Lounge.

***The LMC will be closed tomorrow morning, Wednesday, October 10th from 7:30am to noon for PSAT testing. All student printing must be done in The Nicholas Center until noon.

Thank you

***Students, today is HM Give Day and one of our donors wanted to challenge our current students.

Here’s the challenge: Each grade will have a separate challenge listed on our HM Give Day website, HMgiveday.org. The class that gets the largest percentage of their class size to donate a gift of any size tomorrow will get donuts on Friday morning.

All you have to do spread the word to parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts to to go HMgiveday.org tomorrow and click on your class challenge!

Will your class be the one to get donuts on Friday? Better start spreading the word!

October 8


*** Are you an artist?

Are you a student taking Physical Science, Chemistry, or Honors Chemistry?

Do you want to win prize money?

Hill-Murray has been chosen to contribute to an International art project that highlights the timeline of the discovery of chemical elements. This project is to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of the modern Periodic Table.

Interested? Come to Mrs. Lee's Chemistry classroom (room 040) during Tuesday's WIN C (October 9th) to find out more!

***There is an informational meeting this Wednesday, October 10th for all girls in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in trying out for the Winter Dance Team. The meeting is at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria and will last less than an hour. Please make sure you and/or your parents are in attendance as there will be important information handed out.

******There is an informational meeting this Wednesday, October 10th for all girls in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in trying out for the Winter Dance Team. The meeting is at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria and will last less than an hour. Please make sure you and/or your parents are in attendance as there will be important information handed out.

***Buenos Días Pioneros! This is Jack Schwartz.

Bienvenidos a Hispanic Heritage Week! This week we will celebrate Hispanics in the US, Minnesota, and at Hill-Murray.

An email was sent out last week that has the special events we will be celebrating.

Please check today’s email with the trivia question of the day. Put your answers in the box in the cafe by the end of 5C.

Don’t forget the Peru 2019 parent / student trip meeting tonight at 6:30 in room 213.

Here is a Fun Fact about Peru - The Largest Flying Bird on Earth can be found in Peru, The Giant Andean Condor

¡GRACIAS!

***6th and 8th grade students are reminded of the winter apparel collection we will bring to US Bank Stadium this Wednesday to help those less fortunate. Drop off your new or gently used items to Mrs. Barbato.

We have the later lunch on Wednesday after mass. The lunch is free and is a boxed turkey and cheese sandwich, chips, fruit and a chocolate chip cookie. If you are nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free or have any other dietary needs, you will need to bring your own lunch.

Because we are eating lunch late, you are asked to bring something to eat in the morning. We will have from 8:05-9:00 am in the cafeteria to eat and check in for the days events. Any questions, see Mrs. Barbato

*** Students, tomorrow is HM Give Day and one of our donors wanted to challenge our current students.

Here’s the challenge: Each grade will have a separate challenge listed on our HM Give Day website, HMgiveday.org. The class that gets the largest percentage of their class size to donate a gift of any size tomorrow will get donuts on Friday morning.

All you have to do spread the word to parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts to to go HMgiveday.org tomorrow and click on your class challenge!

Will your class be the one to get donuts on Friday? Better start spreading the word!

October 4

***Whatever your plans are this weekend, please come check out the Middle School Cabaret on Friday or Saturday night at 7pm. The theme is Disney, so you’ll hear all your favorite Disney songs! The show is only about 35 minutes long, so you can still go to your other plans after, like the football game on Friday! Again, come check out our amazing middle school singers this Friday or Saturday at 7pm. It’s free admission so just show up!

***Today we welcome Carolyn Crum visiting with Ava Maas in 7th grade, Natalie Reardon visiting with Kylie Reardon in 9th grade, and Ella Feaman visiting with Olivia Rose in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is Maddie Renberg and Eliza Eger with DECA.

Our trivia winner from yesterday is

Octavius Wilson

Congratulations and please stop by room 035 to claim your gift card.

Today’s theme is “You are the Pioneer”

Stop by our table during lunches to participate in pioneer goal setting.

Also - high school students interested in joining DECA should come to our informational meeting right after school today in room 035. Students who cannot make it to the meeting should stop in room 035 to see Mrs. Donnelly

Thanks to everyone who participated in our activities this week!

***Attention all Spanish students! Come with your parents to an informational meeting about our June 2019 Peru trip. The informational meeting will be Monday, October 8th at 6:30 in room 213. See Sra. Busch or Sra. Corrales for more information.

Gracias!

***This is for all students a reminder that you should all have your lock on your locker and locked. We will continue to do random locker checks each week. Detentions will be given for those students not following our safety plan.

October 3

*** This announcement is for students in grades 6 and 8. Part of the Mass at US Bank Stadium on October 10 is to help out those less fortunate. All schools have been asked to bring new or gently used winter items for all ages.

6th grade - you are asked to bring in Winter hats, gloves and mittens

8th grade - you are asked to bring in Winter coats or jackets, sweatshirt etc.

You can drop them off in Mrs. Barbato’s office.

If any others in the school has those items and would like to donate them as well, see Mrs. Barbato, thank you.

*** Are you an artist?

Are you a student taking Physical Science, Chemistry, or Honors Chemistry?

Do you want to win prize money?

Hill-Murray has been chosen to contribute to an International art project that highlights the timeline of the discovery of chemical elements. This project is to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of the modern Periodic Table.

Interested? Come to Mrs. Lee's Chemistry classroom (room 040) during Tuesday's WIN C (October 9th) to find out more!

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is David Shipp, DECA Vice President.

Our trivia winner from yesterday is xxxx, congratulations and be sure to stop in room 035.

Also, tomorrow our theme is “You are the Pioneer”, therefore everyone is invited to wear their favorite college apparel or Hill-Murray spirit wear to school tomorrow!

Be sure to check your email and stop by out table in the cafeteria for activities during lunch today!

***Hey Pioneers!

Do you like mysteries, puzzles, or true crime? Love watching Law & Order?

Are you interested in law enforcement, criminal justice, or forensics?

If you want to learn more about Hill-Murray Mock Trial, come to the info session TODAY right after school in room 126. Ms. D'Addario will explain the mysteries of Mock Trial and give information on how to join our team!

***If you were not able to bring your Sibling and Cousin last Friday, you have another opportunity. We will be having another Sibling and Cousin Day on Friday, November 2nd.

Permissions are available with Mr. Belde and are due no later than Thursday, October 25th.

***National Honor Society Students,

NHS will be holding it’s first meeting Monday Oct 8th at 7:15 in the Staff Lounge. Please contact Mr. Johnson if you will not be able to attend.

Thank you

***Radio Club members, a reminder we have a Radio Club meeting tomorrow morning, Thursday at 7:15 AM in the café.

October 1

***This is a reminder for Middle School Students interested in joining Math Team - Mrs. Sabraski is looking forward to seeing you after school TODAY in room 027. Bring a friend! Hope to see you there!

*** This announcement is for students in grades 6 and 8. Part of the Mass at US Bank Stadium on October 10 is to help out those less fortunate. All schools have been asked to bring new or gently used winter items for all ages.

6th grade - you are asked to bring in Winter hats, gloves and mittens

8th grade - you are asked to bring in Winter coats or jackets, sweatshirt etc.

You can drop them off in Mrs. Barbato’s office.

If any others in the school has those items and would like to donate them as well, see Mrs. Barbato, thank you.

***Today we welcome two students from the Friendly Exchange Program in Guatemala. Hill- Murray has had students from this program for many years. You may remember Rodrigo and Abraham who lived with the Ranweiler family in recent years and Angel who lived with Mr Schaan and his family a few years ago. Our two students are Paulina Castellanos Garcia who will be living with Ann Leigh and her family and Sebastián Ortiz Quinteros who will be living with Henry Husnik and his family. Paulina and Sebastián will be with us until the middle of December and hope to see some snow!! We welcome you to the Hill-Murray school community. We are happy you are here!

***Attn WEB leaders: There will be a short meeting on Tuesday morning, October 2nd, at 7:15 in Mrs. Donnerbauer's room.

Thanks!

*** This is your football captain (insert name). This Friday, October 5th, will be our Tackle Cancer game. We invite all students to wear pink and help support the cause by purchasing a t-shirt or making a donation during the game. T-shirts will also be sold on Wednesday during all lunch times. The cost is $15 for a shirt and the shirt can be worn this Thursday. We hope to see you there!

***Attention all students grades 9-12. The first informational meeting for high school math team is today at 2:45 in room 212. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Goehner in Room 212.

***Maddie - Good Morning Pioneers, this is Maddie Renberg, DECA President

Eliza - and this is Eliza Eger, DECA Vice President

Maddie - It’s entrepreneurship week, and entrepreneurship is about transforming the world by solving big problems.

Eliza - Today’s theme is “Pioneers of the Past” and you are invited to participate in trivia during lunches or via our email instructions,

Maddie - We encourage you to find the three hidden pioneers - check your email for clues and prize information.

Eliza - and enjoy inspirational music during passing time.

All the music you will hear today was composed or arranged by the artist or group who performs these songs.

Maddie - Be sure to stop by our table in the cafeteria during lunches!

***All middle school students are reminded to sign up for your WIN time using Google classroom. Both Tuesday and Wednesday are open and ready for you. All students must be signed up by the end of the day.

All permission slips for Mass at US Bank stadium are due today. Turn them into Mrs. Barbato.

SEPTEMBER 2018

September 28

***Just a reminder that Ambassador Applications are due today to Mr. Belde by 3:00pm.

***Today we welcome 50 siblings and cousins to the building. Welcome to Hill-Murray and we hope you have a great day as a Pioneer!

***Attention all middle school students! Do you like playing games and exploring math concepts through hands-on activities? If so, Middle School Math Team is the place for you! Come to Mrs. Sabraski’s room, 027, after school on Monday, October 1 to find out what Math Team is all about. Bring a friend! Hope to see you there!

***Attn WEB leaders: There will be a short meeting on Tuesday morning, October 2nd, at 7:15 in Mrs. Donnerbauer's room.

Thanks!

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is June Knauss with DECA.
Next week is Entrepreneurship week, and we are going to celebrate Pioneer entrepreneurs of the past, present and future. We will have daily lunch activities in the cafeteria and a fun scavenger hunt on Monday. Watch for daily emails with trivia, games, prize information and more. Everyone is invited to participate in next week’s activities!

September 27

*** "Your technology use agreements are due at the end of this week. Check your email for the link to the electronic form that you and your parent or guardian must sign. Failure to set the form signed may result in your technology use being interrupted. See the tech office if you have questions"

***Seniors - Today representatives from the League of Women Voters will be in the Commons during all of your lunch periods to register you for this year’s election. Requirements to be eligible were announced earlier this week. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please ask the representatives.

***Tomorrow we are welcoming 50 siblings and cousins to our school. Please welcome them and show them what a great school Hill-Murray is! If you are bringing a sibling and cousin remember to check in outside of the auditorium in the morning. Since this event is FULL, you cannot just show up with a sibling and cousin.

Please see Mr. Belde if you have any questions!

***This announcement is to remind you that if you would like to apply to be an Ambassador this year, applications are due tomorrow, September 28th to Mr. Belde by 3:00pm.

***Attention all middle school students! Do you like playing games and exploring math concepts through hands-on activities? If so, Middle School Math Team is the place for you! Come to Mrs. Sabraski’s room, 027, after school on Monday, October 1 to find out what Math Team is all about. Bring a friend! Hope to see you there!

***Attention high school students - The DECA informational meeting has been moved to next Thursday after school - NOT today after school. We will meet October 4 at 2:30pm in room 035. Students who cannot make it to the meeting should see Mrs. Donnelly.

***ATTN: Seniors:
Late order forms for your Panoramic photo will be accepted through tomorrow, Friday, September 28. Please drop them off in the Office of Student Life. Thank you!

September 26

***8th grade will be on retreat tomorrow, Thursday September 27. Please bring your donated pillow or blanket to Campus Ministry when you arrive at school for your Bridging. Please wear Spirit Wear, and remember our policy is to have free dress to be neat, clean and modest. Since we are going to a park for lunch, please dress accordingly to the weather. Please remember to report to your first/HR for attendance and announcements. Your teacher will dismiss you to come to chapel. We are going to have a great retreat. Sister Linda

***Good Morning Pioneers! This is Ian Callaghan, a Hill-Murray Robotics Captain. We will be having our first robotics meeting Wednesday September 26 after school held in Mr. Gapinski’s room 046. Robotics is about more than just building a robot, we have finance, programming, graphic arts, and business opportunities too. Each year we go to competitions to compete with other schools and show off our robot so come check it out and have a great day!

*** Permission slips are due Monday, October 1 for all 6th and 8th grade students attending the Mass of the Holy Spirit on October 10. The first home base that turns in all their slips will have a donut and juice breakfast before school in the cafeteria on October 12. Turn them into your home base teacher or Mrs. Barbato.

***Are you looking for a way to build flexibility and strength while learning how to calm and focus your body, mind, and spirit? Have you heard about the study that found teens who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better academically? If this sounds intriguing and you are a female student in grades 9-12, consider joining the HM Yoga Club.

For more information please stop by the athletic office. Deadline to register is October 4th.

*** This message is for all high school students. The DECA informational meeting has been moved from this Thursday to next Thursday, Oct. 4 at 2:30pm. We will meet in 035. If you can’t make the meeting, be sure to see Mrs. Donnelly.

*** All students in grades 6 and 8 are reminded to turn in your permission slip for the Mass of the Holy Spirit at US Bank Stadium where you will represent Hill-Murray and join 14,000 students for a day of Mass, music and celebration. Lunch is included. Slips are due on October 1 to your home base teacher or Mrs. Barbato. There is no cost for the field trip and you will be back to school in time for after school activities. See Mrs. Barbato if you have questions.

***ATTENTION SENIORS:

Your Panoramic Photo is today during Advisory. Report to Advisory for attendance first. Please check your email for details.

ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF:

Lifetouch will be taking photos at the bottom of the Main Entrance stairwell from 8am-noon today. All who have not had a Lifetouch photo taken MUST stop down during that time. Anyone planning on photo re-takes must bring their original photo package with them. Stop in Student Life with any questions!

Thank you!

***Hello Soccer Fans
The boys and girls soccer teams will be hosting a food drive this Saturday, September 29. Both soccer teams will have a game at home, so bring non perishable food items to the food drive table located in the field house. The girls team will be playing Blake at 1 followed by the boys team playing White Bear Lake @ 3. Come enjoy the games while also giving back to the community.

September 25

*** "Your technology use agreements are due at the end of this week. Check your email for the link to the electronic form that you and your parent or guardian must sign. Failure to set the form signed may result in your technology use being interrupted. See the tech office if you have questions"

***Mr. Ranweiler’s P5 you are to report to the LMC for class today. That’s Mr. Ranweiler’s P5, to the LMC for class today.

***Are you looking for a way to build flexibility and strength while learning how to calm and focus your body, mind, and spirit? Have you heard about the study that found teens who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better academically? If this sounds intriguing and you are a female student in grades 9-12, consider joining the HM Yoga Club.

For more information please stop by the athletic office. Deadline to register is October 4th.

***Attention Seniors:
I you are a U.S. citizen and will be 18 years of age on or before Nov. 6th of this year, you will be eligible to vote in this year’s state and local elections.

Members of the League of Women Voters will be here during lunchtime this Thursday to register you for the November election. You must be a resident of Minnesota, and have a driver’s license or permit, or a Mn. State ID card. If you have none of these, you can use the last four digits of your Social Security number.

***To all Radio Club members:
We will start our weekly Club meetings this Thursday and Thursdays to follow at 7AM in the school Café.

Please bring a pencil or pen to take notes . These meetings will wrap up around 7:30 am each Thursday.

Thanks!

DJ CRUZE

***Pioneers, this is a reminder that we have Mass available during WIN times. On Black days, during High School WIN B; and on White days, during High School WIN A/Middle School WIN time. Sign-up sheets are outside of Campus Ministry. There is also some time for individual prayer and confession at these times. Our WIN Masses are simple, meditative and brief. Again, Black Days during WIN B and White days during Middle School WIN and High School WIN A. God bless!

September 24

***Attention current CARE members along with anyone in grades 7 thru 12 interested in joining CARE this year - We will be having our first meeting on Tuesday morning, September 25th at 7:15 in the Staff Lounge. CARE stands for Caring and Responsive Empowerment. Please join us as we plan Red Ribbon Week and Wellness Week along with several other fun and caring events throughout the year. We welcome new members and would love to hear YOUR ideas. Bagels will be provided. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Gist or Ms. Goetzke.

*** All students in grades 6 and 8 are reminded to turn in your permission slip for the Mass of the Holy Spirit at US Bank Stadium where you will represent Hill-Murray and join 14,000 students for a day of Mass, music and celebration. Lunch is included. Slips are due on October 1 to your home base teacher or Mrs. Barbato. There is no cost for the field trip and you will be back to school in time for after school activities. See Mrs. Barbato if you have questions.

*** Good Morning Pioneers! This is Ian Callaghan, a Hill-Murray Robotics Captain. We will be having our first robotics meeting Wednesday September 26 after school held in Mr. Gapinski’s room 046. Robotics is about more than just building a robot, we have finance, programming, graphic arts, and business opportunities too. Each year we go to competitions to compete with other schools and show off our robot so come check it out and have a great day!

*** Attention high school students, you are invited to see what DECA is all about! Our informational meetings are this week Tuesday at 7am and Thursday at 2:30pm in room 035. Interested students should plan to attend one of these meetings. For more information see Mrs. Donnelly.

September 21

*** Attention CSL Students:

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS

Due to shortened schedule today—things have changed with your service sites!

***This announcement is for current Student Ambassadors,

Please stop down to Mr. Belde’s office to sign up for a day and time to visit your previous middle school to talk about how awesome being a Pioneer is! When you sign up, make sure to grab a permission slip and return it prior to your school visit.

*** This announcement is for any girls in grades 9-12 who are interested in attending the 7th annual Science and Technology Day on October 4 through Target Corporation. You will be gone from school during the day but back in time for after school activities. This event is hosted by TWIST - Target Women in Science and Technology. We have been invited to this free event that will have around 100 girls from various high schools attending. We have been a lotted 20 spots. Participants will be broken out into smaller groups that will be together throughout the day, touring through Target and attending workshops as a group. Additionally, all groups will have a leader – a Target team member who will be the groups' first point of contact throughout the day.

The workshops will vary from a variety of topics like Internet of Things, Food Science, Product Development, and Supply Chain; however most of the workshops will contain some interactive aspects whether that be trying some food samples and discussing, or hands-on coding. See Mrs. Barbato as soon as possible if you are interested.

*** Hey everyone, we are doing a homecoming food drive. Please bring boxed items and canned goods to one of the barrels in the main entrance, Commons and Fieldhouse. Also, food items can be brought to the football game, so spread the word to those coming to the game. Let’s make fortune to the unfortunate by sharing what we have and feed any family in need of food. Go Pioneers!

***Attention current CARE members along with anyone in grades 7 thru 12 interested in joining CARE this year - We will be having our first meeting on Tuesday morning, September 25th at 7:15 in the Staff Lounge. CARE stands for Caring and Responsive Empowerment. Please join us as we plan Red Ribbon Week and Wellness Week along with several other fun and caring events throughout the year. We welcome new members and would love to hear YOUR ideas. Bagels will be provided. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Gist or Ms. Goetzke.

***Good Morning Pioneers,

This is Peter Hommes from your student council and we’ve made it to Friday of Homecoming Week. As we wear our spirit wear today, the charity we’re publicizing is also full of spirit. They are the University of Minnesota’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and in the past twelve years they’ve traveled to 7 different African and South American countries to build irrigation systems, water catchment systems, and wells. This technology works to make sure that water isn’t a concern for kids or mothers who can now be spending their time at school or at work rather than walking back and forth to a far away river every day. We raised almost $800 this week to support our homecoming charities. Way to go Pioneers!

A few reminders…

Homecoming Dance Tickets are $10 and Homecoming T-shirts are $15 and for sale during all lunches.

It might be chilly during the pepfest, so it might be smart to grab a sweatshirt on your way.

And finally, remember that tomorrow’s dance is from 7-10pm, and have a great day.

SEPTEMBER 20

*** Today we welcome Maddi Silvera who is visiting with Delaney McGrath in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray! We hope you have a great day!

*** Good morning Pioneers, this is your Boys soccer captain, Vince Hurley with important breaking news. The Boys and Girls soccer games will be played at home tonight. Let’s pack the stands and show Henry Sibley that we are not afraid of a little rain. 5pm boys and 7pm girls.

Go Pioneers.

***This is a reminder that Sibling/Cousin permission slips are due today in Mr. Belde’s office by 3:00. Late permission slips will not be accepted.

*** Last May, the Hill-Murray Quiz Bowl team went to the National Tournament, and we want YOU to help us repeat that feat this year! Come to the Quiz Bowl informational meeting TODAY. We’ll meet in Room 215 from 2:40-3:25. See Coach Head in room 215 if you have questions or can’t come to the meeting. Quiz Bowl is open to students in grades 7-12. See you TODAY!

*** Good Morning Pioneers!

This is Sunwoo Lee with Student Council. Today, we are cruising down to the Arctic and would like to spread awareness of Polar Bears International. This organization helps to conserve polar bears and their sea ice homes to protect the life, land and future of the polar bears. FYI, we raised $743 on Tuesday and will be dividing that up amongst the different charities we’ve learned about this week. Thank you for contributing!

Homecoming T-shirts will be available for $15 and Homecoming Dance Tickets will be available for $10 during lunches today and tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the last day on our cruise, and I look forward to seeing everyone in their favorite Hill-Murray Spirit Wear!

The theme for the homecoming football game tomorrow at 7 will be a BLACK OUT. Our homecoming shirts are black so make sure you get one!

Hope to see you all there!

September 19

***This is a reminder that Sibling/Cousin permission slips are due tomorrow in Mr. Belde’s office by 3:00. Late permission slips will not be accepted.

***Good morning, Pioneers. This is Jessi Jennings with student council.
At the moment, we should all be dressed in our very best! On our cruise today, there will be a special dinner party that we will all be attending, also known as mass. The organization we have chosen for today is the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The SSCS is a non-profit, marine conservation organization. It engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction. Today at lunch, there will be a free photo booth where you and your friends can take pictures and show how much you care about water and sea life conservation!

Once again, Homecoming tickets and t-shirts are for sale during all lunches. Unfortunately, all stainless steel straws have been given away, but we thank you all for your enthusiasm for such a great cause. Remember that this Saturday, the 22nd, the homecoming dance will be from 7-10 and we hope to see you all there! Also, make sure you check your emails later today regarding powderpuff in case there are weather issues!

Finally, this is just a reminder that tomorrow is an Ice-out. So remember to wear white! Thank you, have a great day, pioneers!

***This announcement is for current Student Ambassadors,
Please stop down to Mr. Belde’s office to sign up for a day and time to visit your previous middle school to talk about how awesome being a Pioneer is! When you sign up, make sure to grab a permission slip and return it prior to your school visit.

*** If you love Jeopardy or Sporcle [pronounced SPORK-ell], then the Hill-Murray Quiz Bowl Team needs YOU! Come to our informational meeting TOMORROW, September 21st. We’ll meet in Room 215 from 2:40-3:25. See Coach Head in room 215 if you have questions or can’t come to the meeting. Quiz Bowl is open to students in grades 7-12. See you tomorrow!


*** ATTN: Seniors

Next Wednesday, September 26, is your Senior Panoramic Photo Day. Your period 2 teacher will distribute order forms in class today. A few instructions for that morning:

* The panoramic photo will be taken DURING ADVISORY

* Report to Advisory for Attendance, then proceed to the VARSITY GYM with your Advisory instructor

* Return to Advisory immediately following the photo

* Seniors Only may be out of uniform, wearing H-M Spirt Wear

* If purchasing, bring your order form and payment with you that Wednesday morning

*** ATTN: All Students

Next Wednesday, 9/26, is Lifetouch Photo Retake Day. A few housekeeping items regarding that morning:

* Lifetouch will be here from 8:00am-Noon beneath the Main Entrance Staircase

* Stop down during study hall, lunch, or WIN

* If you missed photos during Business Days or Orientation, you MUST get a photo taken for your school ID, at a minimum

* If you are getting re-takes, make sure to bring your original photos

* Order forms are available in the Office of Student Life beginning today, and will also be available at the Retake table that morning.

Thank you!

***Good Morning Pioneers!!

This is Maddie Renberg, DECA President.

DECA is a marketing association which prepares high school students for their future.

All 9-12th grade students are invited to come to one of our DECA informational meetings next week. Meetings will be next week Tuesday at 7am and next week Thursday at 2:30pm in room 035.

I hope to see you there!

***Today we will have all-school Mass to celebrate Homecoming Week in faith.

1. PARTICIPATION-All Guests are to be welcomed as Christ.

We invite all people to sing, pray, and celebrate as a community.

3. SACRED SPACE

We do our best to create a sacred space in the gym. We ask everyone to have the intention that our space is filled with compassion, joy, dignity, and unity in order to help us worship. We recognize that some churches and places of worship allow drinks, gum, etc., but in order to make the gym a sacred place for Mass, please leave all drinks, gum and phones outside the gym.

2.COMMUNION

Catholics believe that Communion is really the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus. For those who are not Catholic or are not ready to receive Communion today, you are invited to ask for a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest. You may also bypass the minister distributing Communion and return to your seat. [You can bring questions to their religion teacher or campus minister.] We ask all students need to get up with their row and walk to the Eucharistic Minister. This is for logistics and safety in the bleachers.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP,

so that in all things, God may be glorified!!

September 18

***This is just a reminder to pick up your Sibling and Cousin day information and permission slip in Mr. Belde’s office. Permission slips are due no later than Thursday, September 20th.

*** The LMC will be closed after school today.

*** This is an Announcement for those in Christian Service Learning!

Remember today we will meet as a class in the Team Room during period 5!

*** Attention All Students:

There are several lunch totes in the Lost and Found, located around the corner from Mrs. Barbato’s office. If you are missing yours, please stop down and check them out. All unclaimed totes will be disposed of this Friday at the end of the day.

***Good Morning Pioneers!
This is Catherine Nolde from Student Council. Today on our cruise we are headed to the beach. Remember today is the day that we are all donating $1 to be out of uniform. Teachers, please collect the donations and give it to student council members or Anne Becker in the main office. Remember, all money raised today will be split evenly amongst all of this week’s charities. Today’s charity is the Oceanic Society. Oceanic Society focuses on increasing the number of people who take action and save the oceans and their wildlife from pollution and over fishing. We all can do our part to preserve the environment! Including limit our use of straws! Steel straws will be available starting tomorrow!

Remember that homecoming tickets will be sold for $10 and t-shirts for $15 during lunches. The homecoming dance will be this Saturday from 7-10p in the fieldhouse. Finally, make sure you get some Swedish Fish from student council members as you leave school today!
Thank you and have a great day! Go Pioneers!

***Hey everyone, we are doing a homecoming food drive. Please bring boxed items and canned goods to one of the barrels in the main entrance, Commons and FieldHouse. Also, food items can be brought to the football game, so spread the word to those coming to the game. Let’s make fortune to the unfortunate by sharing what we have and feed any family in need of food. Go Pioneers!

September 17

***Today we have Yanise (YA NEZ) Rodriguez visiting with Monica Sampair in 10th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Middle school singers! We’ll see you today at 2:45 after school in the auditorium for the middle school cabaret auditions! No need to prepare anything, just show up!

***Hi Everyone! This is Claudia Lenz with student council. We hope you are excited about Homecoming week! All week we’ll be “cruising home” and today we are waking up in paradise for comfy cozy day! Each day this week there will be a charity tie-in and today’s is Heifer International. Many kids do not have food or clean water when they wake up in the morning. Heifer international is one organization that works to combat this. A portion of the money we raise tomorrow, when everyone brings $1 to 1st hour in order to be out of uniform, will go towards buying a well through them for an impoverished community, so they have access to clean water. So don't forget your dollar in 1st hour! Tomorrow the theme is fishermen or beach day. Also, remember tickets for the dance are $10, and homecoming t-shirts are $15. Both will be sold during all lunches this week. Pick up a free stainless steel straw during lunch too and do your part to take care of our environment! Have a great day Pioneers!

***This is just a reminder to pick up your Sibling and Cousin day information and permission slip in Mr. Belde’s office. Permission slips are due no later than Thursday, September 20th.

***Hey everyone, we are doing a homecoming food drive. Please bring boxed items and canned goods to one of the barrels in the main entrance, Commons and FieldHouse. Also, food items can be brought to the football game, so spread the word to those coming to the game. Let’s make fortune to the unfortunate by sharing what we have and feed any family in need of food. Go Pioneers!

***This announcement is for current Student Ambassadors,

Please stop down to Mr. Belde’s office to sign up for a day and time to visit your previous middle school to talk about how awesome being a Pioneer is! When you sign up, make sure to grab a permission slip and return it prior to your school visit.

September 14

*** Do you love watching Jeopardy? Do you love Sporcle? If you answered “yes,” then the Hill-Murray Quiz Bowl Team is for you! Come to our informational meeting on Thursday, September 21st. We’ll meet in Room 215 from 2:40-3:25. Quiz Bowl is open to students in grades 7-12. See you there!

***This announcement is for current Student Ambassadors,

Please stop down to Mr. Belde’s office to sign up for a day and time to visit your previous middle school to talk about how awesome being a Pioneer is! When you sign up, make sure to grab a permission slip and return it prior to your school visit.

***This is just a reminder to pick up your Sibling and Cousin day information and permission slip in Mr. Belde’s office. Permission slips are due no later than Thursday, September 20th.

*** There is an informational meeting this Sunday for all boys in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in trying out for boys hockey. The meeting is at 4 p.m. in the cafeteria and will last about an hour. Please make sure you and/or your parents are in attendance as there will be important information handed out.

***Junior Girls,

Please turn your money in for the powderpuff t-shirts by tomorrow, Friday. It is $20. Also, we are practicing on Sunday so read your emails for details.

Thank you and have a great day!

***From Alex Bloemendal, your student council president.

Hope everyone is getting excited for homecoming week next week! The theme for the week is "Cruisin’ Home” like we are on a cruise ship!

The week will be highlighted with out of uniform days that correspond with the Cruise Theme, snacks given out at lunches, the Junior vs. Senior powder puff game on Wednesday night at 7pm, and the Homecoming Semi-formal Dance on Saturday night. Also, this year, Student Council is raising awareness and funds for issues that impact water conservation and marine life. Throughout the week we will be promoting organizations like Engineers without Borders, Oceanic Society, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Please check your email later today for the out of uniform and events for each day!

Also, tickets are will be sold during all lunches starting next Monday for $10 and homecoming t-shirts will be sold beginning Tuesday for $15!

Thank you!

***Middle Schoolers who want to sing! Don’t forget to come to the theatre after school on Monday to audition for the Middle School Cabaret! You don’t need to prepare anything, just show up! That’s Monday after school! Check your email for the rehearsal dates and times!

If anyone is still interested in working on costumes or helping build the set for NEWSIES, it’s not too late to join! Check the callboard for next week’s schedule and just show up!

SEPTEMBER 13

*** Have you always wanted to be able to bring your sibling or cousin around on a typical school day with you, so you can show them how awesome attending Hill-Murray is? On Friday, September 28th, the Admissions Office will be hosting its annual Sibling & Cousin Visit Day. We are only allowed to host 50 students in grades 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th. If you are interested, stop down in Mr. Belde’s office as soon as possible for more information and to grab a permissions slip for your sibling or cousin. Permissions slips are due no later than Thursday, September 20th.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Belde!

*** All freshmen who have Advisory Mr. Ndiaye, Mrs. Lee, & Mrs. Deuth- your retreat is tomorrow.

You are out of uniform & lunch is provided. Bring a bag lunch if you have special dietary needs. You will go to HR/P1 for attendance & announcements and then report to the chapel right after that.

*** There is an informational meeting this Sunday for all boys in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in trying out for boys hockey. The meeting is at 4 p.m. in the cafeteria and will last about an hour. Please make sure you and/or your parents are in attendance as there will be important information handed out.


SEPTEMBER 12

***This announcement is for current Student Ambassadors,

Please stop down to Mr. Belde’s office to sign up for a day and time to visit your previous middle school to talk about how awesome being a Pioneer is! When you sign up, make sure to grab a permission slip and return it prior to your school visit.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Belde!

*** "Attention all girls interested in playing softball this Spring. There will be a brief 10-minute meeting after school on Wednesday, September 12th. Please meet in the Staff Lounge immediately following the school day, meeting will start at 2:40pm. Thank you."

*** All freshmen who have Advisory with Mr. Robasse, Mr. Oftedahl, & Mrs. Strahan are on retreat tomorrow.

If you have Mr. Ndiaye, Mrs. Lee, & Mrs. Deuth for advisory, your retreat is on Friday.

On your retreat day you are out of uniform & lunch is provided. Bring a bag lunch if you have special dietary needs. You will go to HR/P1 for attendance & announcements and then report to the chapel right after that.

*** This is a reminder for all middle school students. Our Junior Achievement co-curricular club informational meeting is today right after school in room 035. All middle school students are invited to attend!

SEPTEMBER 11

***This announcement is for current Student Ambassadors,

Please stop down to Mr. Belde’s office to sign up for a day and time to visit your previous middle school to talk about how awesome being a Pioneer is! When you sign up, make sure to grab a permission slip and return it prior to your school visit.

*** Have you always wanted to be able to bring your sibling or cousin around on a typical school day with you, so you can show them how awesome attending Hill-Murray is? On Friday, September 28th, the Admissions Office will be hosting its annual Sibling & Cousin Visit Day. We are only allowed to host 50 students in grades 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th. If you are interested, stop down in Mr. Belde’s office as soon as possible for more information and to grab a permissions slip for your sibling or cousin. Permissions slips are due no later than Thursday, September 20th.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Belde!

*** "Attention all girls interested in playing softball this Spring. There will be a brief 10-minute meeting after school on Wednesday, September 12th. Please meet in the Staff Lounge immediately following the school day, meeting will start at 2:40pm. Thank you."

***This is a reminder for all middle school students. Our Junior Achievement co-curricular club informational meeting will be tomorrow - Wednesday, September 12 right after school in room 035. All middle school students are invited to attend!

***Attention all girls interested in participating in girls hockey this season- mark your calendars for the Player / Parent tryout and general information meeting that will take place this Sunday, September 16th, at 1:30 in the cafeteria. All players and at least one parent should attend this important pre-season meeting. If for some reason you or a parent cannot attend, you must let Coach Schafhauser know prior to Sunday.

September 10

*** If you are interested in becoming a student ambassador, applications are available in Mr. Belde’s office at the bottom at the bottom of the main stairwell. Applications are due by Friday, September 28th. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Belde!

***If you are interested in working on the costume crew for our fall production of NEWSIES, we will start Tuesday after school from 2:45-3:30p. See you there!

SEPTEMBER 7

*** Adoration is a beautiful opportunity to spend some time in silence with Jesus in the Eucharist. We have adoration every First Friday, including today! We began with Mass in the chapel at 7:10am and we will end today just before 3pm. Come and pray for a few minutes after school, during lunch or with your class. As both St. Benedict and St. John Baptist de la Salle said, "Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God."

*** If you are interested in becoming a student ambassador, applications are available in Mr. Belde’s office at the bottom at the bottom of the main stairwell. Applications are due by Friday, September 28th. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Belde!

***Attention High School Girls: Are you interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, and math? If so, join us on October 4th at Target Headquarters for Target's 7th annual Science and Technology day. Spend a day filled with creative and interactive presentations and demonstrations to inspire young women to pursue careers in the tech field. You'll also get a tour of Target Headquarters and see some behind the scenes of one of the largest retailers in the U.S. This is a free event and transportation and lunch will be provided. If interested sign up by the end of the day today, September 7th, in Mr. Gapinski's room, room 046.

***We need to talk about WIN time, Our first WIN time is Tuesday. All students in grades 9-11 must sign up for two WIN times. Your teachers will have what they are offering posted outside their classroom by Friday afternoon.

Students in grades 6-8, you will sign up for one WIN time with your teachers. Use this opportunity to get help as needed, make up tests/quizzes if you were absent or for enrichment.

Seniors, you must stay in the building. The commons is reserved for you - you may sign up for WIN time but it is not mandatory. The expectation is that you use the time wisely.

Black and White days, 9th grade eats A lunch, 11th grade eats B lunch and 10th grade eats C lunch. Seniors may eat any one of the 3 high school lunches.

Middle School students eat at 12:05 following WIN time. Any questions, see your counselor or me. Thank you.

***Are you an 8th-11th grader interested in robotics but already involved with activities after school? We have the perfect club for you, we are starting a new robotics team that will meet before school. If you’re interested, come to the meeting at 7 am Monday morning in Mr Gapinski’s room, 046.

*** This is a SHOUT OUT to Freshmen

TONIGHT IS THE….. LINK MIXER!
It is a dance for only the Freshmen class. There will be a DJ, games, and many different snacks!
We will have a Wii with Mario Kart!
The cost is 5 dollars and it starts at 7:00 in the Cafeteria and goes until 9:30
Come join your friends for a fun night
I’m a Senior….and I still talk about my FRESHMEN MIXER!!

SEPTEMBER 6

*** Our first day of adoration will be tomorrow! Adoration is a beautiful opportunity to spend some time in silence with Jesus in the Eucharist. We have adoration every First Friday. We'll begin with Mass in the chapel at 7:10am and end just before 3pm. Come and pray for a few minutes before school, after school, during lunch or with your class. As both St. Benedict and St. John Baptist de la Salle said, "Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God."

***Basketball announcements for Middle School and High School boys

Middle School Boys Basketball Program
There will be a boy’s middle school basketball program this year. If you are in 6th, 7th or 8th grade and you are interested in playing for Hill- Murray for the upcoming 2018-19 basketball season, please sign-up with Coach Robasse in the athletic office.

Boys Basketball Fall League
Coach Robasse is looking for High School boys who would be interested in participating with the boys’ basketball fall league. If you are interested, there will be a sign up sheet in the athletic office.

***This message is for all Middle School Students!

Do you like to dream about your future? Have you participated in JA Biztown? Well, now is your opportunity to participate in JA Finance Park!!!! Come to our Junior Achievement informational meeting next Wednesday, September 12, from 2:30 - 3 in room 035. See Mrs. Donnelly for more information.

***Attention High School Girls: Are you interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, and math? If so, join us on October 4th at Target Headquarters for Target's 7th annual Science and Technology day. Spend a day filled with creative and interactive presentations and demonstrations to inspire young women to pursue careers in the tech field. You'll also get a tour of Target Headquarters and see some behind the scenes of one of the largest retailers in the U.S. This is a free event and transportation and lunch will be provided. If interested sign up by the end of the day tomorrow September 7th in Mr. Gapinski's room, room 046.

***We need to talk about WIN time, Our first WIN time is Tuesday. All students in grades 9-11 must sign up for two WIN times. Your teachers will have what they are offering posted outside their classroom by Friday afternoon.

Students in grades 6-8, you will sign up for one WIN time with your teachers. Use this opportunity to get help as needed, make up tests/quizzes if you were absent or for enrichment.

Seniors, you must stay in the building. The commons is reserved for you - you may sign up for WIN time but it is not mandatory. The expectation is that you use the time wisely.

Black and White days, 9th grade eats A lunch, 11th grade eats B lunch and 10th grade eats C lunch. Seniors may eat any one of the 3 high school lunches.

Middle School students eat at 12:05 following WIN time. Any questions, see your counselor or me. Thank you.

***Attention Freshmen

Tomorrow is the LINK MIXER!

This is a dance for only the Freshmen class. There will be a DJ, many snacks and lots of different games to play!

The cost is 5 dollars and it starts at 7:00 in the Cafeteria and goes until 9:30

Come join your friends for a fun night to remember!

***Are you an 8th-11th grader interested in robotics but already involved with activities after school? We have the perfect club for you, we are starting a new robotics team that will meet before school. If you’re interested, come to the meeting at 7 am Monday morning in Mr Gapinski’s room, 046.

SEPTEMBER 10

*** Adoration is a beautiful opportunity to spend some time in silence with Jesus in the Eucharist. We have adoration every First Friday, including today! We began with Mass in the chapel at 7:10am and we will end today just before 3pm. Come and pray for a few minutes after school, during lunch or with your class. As both St. Benedict and St. John Baptist de la Salle said, "Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God."

SEPTEMBER 5

***Good Morning! This is Sunwoo Lee, and this message is for all Middle School Students!

Do you like to dream about your future? Have you participated in JA Biztown? Well, now is your opportunity to participate in JA Finance Park!!!! Come to our Junior Achievement informational meeting next Wednesday, September 12, right after school in room 035. See you there!

***Basketball announcements for Middle School and High School boys

Middle School Boys Basketball Program

There will be a boy’s middle school basketball program this year. If you are in 6th, 7th or 8th grade and you are interested in playing for Hill- Murray for the upcoming 2018-19 basketball season, please sign-up with Coach Robasse in the athletic office.

Boys Basketball Fall League

Coach Robasse is looking for High School boys who would be interested in participating with the boys’ basketball fall league. If you are interested, there will be a sign up sheet in the athletic office.

***A reminder for all freshmen who have Advisory with Ms. Jensen, Mr. Hanson, & Mrs. Corrales. You have your freshman on retreat tomorrow. You are out of uniform, lunch is provided, and you are to report to the chapel right after1st Hour attendance and announcements.

***"The Dungeons and Dragons will be meeting Wednesdays from 3 to 6 in the Innovation Center. This is a drop-in-and-out club, with no commitments, so come any Wednesday you are free"

"The Virtual Reality Game Design Club will be meeting on Fridays from 3 to 5 in the Innovation Center. This Friday is an Open Meeting for all interested."

***Juniors and Seniors: college visits begin this week with Holy Cross College, Notre Dame Indiana, visiting on Thursday afternoon. To see the list of schools visiting and sign up, you must log into your Naviance account. You also need a pass from your teacher. Visits take place in the Guidance Office. If you have any questions see Ms. Egan or your counselor.

***A reminder for all freshmen who have Advisory with Ms. Jensen, Mr. Hanson, & Mrs. Corrales. You have your freshman on retreat tomorrow. You are out of uniform, lunch is provided, and you are to report to the chapel right after1st Hour attendance and announcements.


SEPTEMBER 4

*** High School and Middle School Jazz Band will be starting next week! You do not have to be in band to join. There will be a short meeting for everyone interested in High School Jazz Band on Wednesday morning at 7:30am in the band room, and there will be a meeting for everyone interested in Middle School Jazz Band on Thursday morning at 7:30am in the band room. If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, please email or talk to Mr. Weber.

*** This Friday, is the LINK MIXER!
This is a dance for only the Freshmen class. There will be a DJ, many snacks and lots of different games to play!
The cost is 5 dollars and it starts at 7:00 in the Cafeteria and goes until 9:30
Come join your friends for a fun night to remember!

*** Homework Hall starts today, from 2:35 – 3:35 in The Nicholas Center. Students you are encouraged to go if you are looking for homework help.

All other students need to wait for rides in the commons after 2:35. Only students signed up for homework hall can be in the TNC.

*** Attention freshmen. Your retreats start this week. Information was sent to you in an email and through your advisory teacher on orientation day. This Thursday Ms. Jensen’s, Mr. Hanson’s, & Mrs. Corrales’ advisories are on retreat. On the day of your retreat you are out of uniform, lunch is provided, and you report to the chapel right after Homeroom announcements. Any questions? See Mr. Ranweiler in the campus ministry office.

*** Auditions for the fall musical are TODAY after school! If you have not signed up for a slot, do so! We want to see everyone who is interested and prepared! If the times don’t work, email Mr. Ballentine ASAP!

*** If you are interested in becoming a student ambassador, applications are available in Mr. Belde’s office at the bottom at the bottom of the main stairwell. Applications are due by Friday, September 28th. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Belde!

Have a great day! :)

AUGUST 2018

AUGUST 31

***Today we welcome Ava and Kyla McTeague visiting with Reena Gallivan in 10th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Middle School Boys Basketball Program

There will be a boy’s middle school basketball program this year. If you are in middle school (6th, 7th or 8th grade) and you are interested in playing for Hill- Murray for the upcoming 2018-19 basketball season, please sign-up with Coach Robasse in the athletic office.

Boys Basketball Fall League
Coach Robasse is looking for juniors and seniors who would be interested in participating with the boys’ basketball fall league. If you are interested, there will be a sign-up sheet in the athletic office.

***Homework Hall starts on Tuesday, September 4th from 2:35 – 3:35 in The Nicholas Center. Please encourage the students to go if they are looking for homework help.

All other students need to wait for rides in the commons after 2:35. Only students signed up for homework hall can be in the TNC.

***Remember freshman there is an ice cream social after school today! Come grab some ice cream and chat with your friends in the staff lounge...which is near the main entrance!

*** The student council Welcome Dance for grades 9-12 is tonight after the football game, rain or shine, so don’t miss it! If it’s raining, the dance will be in the field house It’s completely free and we’ll feed you as well! Please come and get to know your fellow Pioneers!

Also, don’t forget to turn in your student council application to a studco member or Mr. Ballentine today! We want you to help us make this Hill-Murray’s best year ever!

***If you are a student in grades 6-9 and have not turned in your Health Card and Immunization to the health office, your name is posted outside Mrs. Barbato’s office. Turn your health card into the Heath Office as soon as possible. If you need another card, see Ms. VanScoyk in the health office for another one. These are due on Tuesday! If you do not have your card turned in you will not be allowed to participate in any activities. The state requires a health card and updated immunization for students to attend school.

AUGUST 30

***Today we welcome Dani Strom to Hill-Murray! Dani will be shadowing Shae Stinnett in the 8th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray, Dani! We hope you have a great day!

***Middle School Boys Basketball Program
There will be a boy’s middle school basketball program this year. If you are in middle school (6th, 7th or 8th grade) and you are interested in playing for Hill- Murray for the upcoming 2018-19 basketball season, please sign-up with Coach Robasse in the athletic office.

***Boys Basketball Fall League
Coach Robasse is looking for juniors and seniors who would be interested in participating with the boys’ basketball fall league. If you are interested, there will be a sign-up sheet in the athletic office.

***If you are a student in grades 6-9 and have not turned in your Health Card and Immunization to the health office, your name is posted outside Mrs. Barbato’s office. Turn your health card into the Heath Office as soon as possible. If you need another card, see Ms. VanScoyk in the health office for another one. These are due on Tuesday! If you do not have your card turned in you will not be allowed to participate in any activities. The state requires a health card and updated immunization for students to attend school.

*** Middle School Students- Are you interested in Robots? Or maybe you like building with Legos. Come to Mr. Gapinski's room (046) after school this Thursday (Aug 30th) for an informational meeting about Middle School Robotics. It will run from 2:45 until 3:30.

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is Rachel McBride with DECA. We want to thank you for your generous donations of school supplies for our friends at Webster Elementary School. We delivered many supplies to Webster yesterday. Additional school supplies may still be dropped off in room 035 through the end of the week. Thank you for your participation!

***Attention Freshmen:
Your Link Leaders are hosting an Ice Cream Social tomorrow after school. Come to the Staff Lounge, which is by the main entrance, to chat with your friends and celebrate completing your first full week of high school. There will be multiple favors and lots of toppings! Even if you can’t stay long... grab some ice cream for on-the-go!

See you all tomorrow!

***Reminder that after announcements and attendance all 9th grade students should report to the auditorium for your class meetings. Teachers please move to the auditorium with your students. It should take about 20 minutes. Thank you.

***Pioneers, this year, we will have optional Masses every day of the week. Look for schedules on the bulletin boards around the building. Our first one will be today after school. Mass will start at 2:40 and be done by three today and every Thursday.

***Homework Hall starts on Tuesday, September 4th from 2:35 – 3:35 in The Nicholas Center. Please encourage the students to go if they are looking for homework help.

All other students need to wait for rides in the commons after 2:35. Only students signed up for homework hall can be in the TNC.

***I will be down in the office this morning to help deliver this announcement-

"The spring supplements from the 2018 Omega yearbook have now arrived. All students who purchased a 2018 yearbook last spring are entitled to receive a supplement.

Your homeroom teacher should have your supplements; please take one only if you got a yearbook last spring.

We did not send supplements to 9th grade homerooms. If you are a current 9th grader who attended HM last year and would like a supplement, please stop by room 119 and see Mr. Pults to pick one up.

Thanks, and we hope you enjoy the last piece of the 2018 yearbook." Thank you, D. Pults

***Auditions for the fall musical, NEWSIES, are next week! Don’t forget to sign up for an audition slot on the theatre callboard outside the choir room! Email Mr. Ballentine if you have any questions!

***Student council’s Welcome Mixer for grades 9 thru 12 is tomorrow after the home football game! Don’t miss out on the chance to meet some new friends and have a great time! Both events are free for Hill-Murray students so there’s no excuse to miss it!

Also, applications to join student council are due tomorrow! Please get your app to a student council member or Mr. Ballentine!

August 29

*** Seniors: The College Meeting has been rescheduled for tonight at 7 pm in the Auditorium. Remember if you cannot make this meeting you must email Ms. Egan to make an appointment.

*** Middle School Students- Are you interested in Robots? Or maybe you like building with Legos. Come to Mr. Gapinski's room (046) after school this Thursday (Aug 30th) for an informational meeting about Middle School Robotics. It will run from 2:45 until 3:30.

AUGUST 28

*** Middle School Students- Are you interested in Robots? Or maybe you like building with Legos. Come to Mr. Gapinski's room (046) after school this Thursday (Aug 30th) for an informational meeting about Middle School Robotics. It will run from 2:45 until 3:30.

*** Congratulations to the Hill-Murray High School Robotics team for earning a second place ribbon at the State Fair for Mechanical Design. Special recognition to Kate Propp for delivering the robot and creating the poster. Go PioNerds!

***Don’t forget to come to today’s theatre info meeting after school if you are interested in participating in theatre this school year!

We’ll meet in the auditorium after school until 3p! The newsies audition workshop is right after until 4pm! Please come and see what Hill-Murray Theatre is all about!

***Good morning, Pioneers!

If you are interested in becoming a student ambassador—someone who helps represent Hill-Murray to prospective families—please pick up an application outside of Mr. Belde’s new office which is at the bottom of the main stairwell in the former peer helping center!

Have a great day!

***Seniors: due to the power outage last night’s meeting had to be cancelled. Please check your email today. We will reschedule this meeting.

AUGUST 27

*** Seniors: the last college info meeting is TONIGHT at 7 pm in the Auditorium. You must attend this meeting to retrieve your transcript and vital information about this year.

*** Don’t forget! Applications for this year’s student council are due this Friday, 8/31! We’re looking for high school leaders in our school who want to contribute to improving our already great HM community!

And don’t forget about the High school Welcome Mixer this Friday after the football game! We hope to see you at both events, which are free admission! Be there!

AUGUST 24

***Seniors there is a mandatory meeting for you coming up. Choose from Sunday night at 6 pm or Monday night at 7 pm. See your email for full details.

*** Good Morning Pioneers, this is June Knauss with DECA!

We are collecting new school supplies for our friends at Webster Elementary School now through next Thursday. We invite all of you to participate. Supplies may be dropped off in the donation boxes by the main office and the office of student life. Thank you!

*** Just a reminder, you must have money in your lunch account at all times. Starting Monday, if you do not have money in your lunch account you will not be able to use it. Thank you.

*** Good Morning. If anyone is interested in coming out for football, there is still time! Whether you have played many years or never at all, please see Mr. Garvey in the Nicholas Center or Coach Bercich in the Main Office if interested.


AUGUST 23

*** Seniors there is a mandatory meeting for you coming up. Choose from Sunday night at 6 pm or Monday night at 7 pm. See your email for full details.

*** Good Morning Pioneers, this is June Knauss with DECA!

We are collecting new school supplies for our friends at Webster Elementary School now through next Thursday. We invite all of you to participate. Supplies may be dropped off in the donation boxes by the main office and the office of student life. Thank you!

*** Welcome Back Pioneers!

This is Alex Bloemendal your Student Council President!

I know it is only the first day of school, but student council has already been planning some fun events! Our first event is a high school mixer on August 31 right
after the first home football game. So, stay after the football game and head to the mixer! Weather permitting it will be outside in the loading dock area!

Also, an all school email was sent out with the Student Council application. Those applications are due by Friday, September 7th. You can turn them in to Mr. Ballentine’s office!

Thank you and have a great first day back!