MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 2018

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!