MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 2019

September 16

***Today we welcome Madison Sedlacek who is visiting with Ellie Gunderson in 11th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray Madison, and have a great day!

***Spanish students interested in traveling to Guatemala for Spring Break are reminded of a short meeting this Monday after school in room 213.

This unique trip offers both touring and service. Students who have already registered are reminded that the next payment is due next week to either Sra. Corrales or Sra. Busch and do not need to attend this meeting.

***This is Aly Steichen, senior DECA officer. This is a reminder that our DECA informational meetings are this week - tomorrow morning at 7am and Thursday right after school in room 035. All high school students are invited to attend. I hope to see you there!

***Remember to order your Homecoming T-Shirts via the link in your email from Mr. Ballentine before 10am this morning! T-shirts will be more expensive next week and we'll have limited quantities.

Also, for all dress theme days, you must be dressing up according to the day's theme, wearing your homecoming t-shirt, or in Uniform. You are never just out of uniform. There will be consequences for those who are out of uniform, but not dressed in theme. One consequence will be less out of uniform days in the future. Please participate!

Finally, make sure you are following the HM StudCo instagram account for all your homecoming updates!

***Our theatre director, Mr. B., is currently performing in Smokey Joe's Cafe at the Ordway in downtown St. Paul. Today after school, one of his castmates, SHA-VAYE Brown, an actor from New York, will be teaching a dance workshop for High schoolers from 2:45-4p in the auditorium. This is open to all high schoolers and all experience levels. Additionally, If you'd like to be considered for a featured dancer role in our Christmas Production of HOLIDAY INN, this can double as your audition! If you are interested in an Ensemble role for Holiday Inn, those auditions will be in early October.

September 13

***Attention all girls interested in participating in girls hockey for the upcoming season- mark your calendars for the “girl's hockey tryout and general information meeting" that will take place this Sunday, September 15th, at 4:00pm in the Staff Lounge. 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.

***There will be an informational meeting for any boys in grades 7-12 interested in trying out for boys hockey this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Cafeteria. You are expected to attend. If you cannot attend the meeting please send someone to represent you as important tryout info will be handed out. The meeting will last about an hour. Parents are welcome to attend.

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is Catherine Nolde, Senior DECA Officer. All high school students are invited to come to our DECA informational meetings next week. Our DECA co-curricular club helps students develop skills and explore new opportunities in a fun and creative environment. DECA informational meetings are next Tuesday, September 17 at 7am and next Thursday, September 19 at 2:30pm. Meetings will last 30 minutes and will be in room 035. Students only need to attend one meeting.

I hope to see you there!

***Middle schoolers! Next Friday, after school, is the Middle School Mixer in the Commons. This event will last until 5pm and the cost to get in is $3. All proceeds will be donated to a local animal shelter. If you have any questions, reach out to your WEB group leaders.

***Hey Freshman, Tonight is the BIG NIGHT—The Freshman Mixer.

It is a really great time, and only costs 5 dollars!

DJ Sali P will be there! We will also have games to play, glow sticks, and some food!

Make sure to stop by tonight in the commons from 7:30-9:30!

YOU DON’T want to miss the Freshmen Mixer! Hope to see you all there!!

***Spanish students interested in traveling to Guatemala for Spring Break are reminded of a short meeting this Monday after school in room 213.

This unique trip offers both touring and service. Students who have already registered are reminded that the next payment is due next week to either Sra. Corrales or Sra. Busch and do not need to attend this meeting.

***Hello! Please remember to check your email for the link to sign up for a homecoming t-shirt! They are $10, charged to tuition, and will be handed next Friday during lunches. You must sign up by the end of the weekend to guarantee a t-shirt.

We have dress up theme days every day of homecoming week, but if you don't have something to wear one day, you can wear your homecoming t-shirt. You must be in uniform if you don't dress up with the theme or wear your homecoming t-shirt.

Stay tuned for all homecoming info next week!

***“Congratulations to the girl’s swimming and diving team on their win over South St. Paul last night. Be sure to congratulate them and wish them luck at their meet tomorrow at the Laker’s Invite!"

***We still have room for Sibling/Cousin Day on Friday, September 27th. Please stop by Mrs. Pohl's office to pick up a permission slip or sign up online. We do have limited spots so please make sure to get this done if you plan on bringing anyone in that day!

Ambassador and student host applications can be picked up in the Admissions office. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the school. Please see Mrs. Illgen or Mrs.Pohl in the Admissions office with any questions!

***If you are a new student and have yet to pick up your gift bag from Taher, please do so today during school hours. You can pick it up during lunch, but not at the beginning when we are serving.

Taher's new Twitter handle is hmcafe1 and if you follow Taher on Twitter before October 1st, you will be entered into a drawing for Starbucks and McDonalds gift cards.

September 12

***A reminder for all freshmen who have Advisory with Mrs. Schauff, Mrs. Head and Mr. Schwartz- You have your freshman retreat tomorrow. You are out of uniform, lunch is provided, and you are to report to the chapel right after Homeroom announcements.

If you have any questions, see Mr. Ranweiler in Campus Ministry

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is Sunwoo Lee, your DECA President. All high school students are invited to come to our DECA informational meetings next week. Our DECA co-curricular club helps students develop skills and explore new opportunities in a fun and creative environment. DECA informational meetings are next Tuesday, September 17 at 7am and next Thursday, September 19 at 2:30pm. Meetings will last 30 minutes and will be in room 035. Students only need to attend one meeting.

I hope to see you there!

***Hey Freshman, Tomorrow we are having our Freshman Mixer.

It is a really great time, and only costs 5 dollars!

DJ Sali P will be there! We will also have games to play, glow sticks, and some food!

Make sure to stop by tomorrow in the commons from 7:30-9:30!

You will be talking about the Freshmen Mixer for years to come! Hope to see you all there!!

***On Monday, September 16th there will be a free dance workshop for any high school students interested in musical theatre! The class will be taught by New York actor SHA-VAYE BROWN, who is currently in town performing in Smokey Joe’s Cafe at the Ordway in St. Paul. The class is after school in the auditorium from 2:45-4pm and is open to all experience levels!

P.S. if you are an experienced dancer with tap experience who is interested in performing in our Christmas Production of HOLIDAY INN, this workshop can also double as your audition!

***Remember to order your homecoming t-shirts! The link is in your email! Check your email! Thanks!

September 11

***A reminder for all freshmen who have Advisory with Mrs. Hunkins, Mr. Pults, and Mr. Goetzke- You have your freshman retreat tomorrow. You are out of uniform, lunch is provided, and you are to report to the chapel right after Homeroom announcements.

If you have any questions, see
Mr. Ranweiler in Campus Ministry

***This announcement is for all middle school students. Do you want to participate in exciting activities with friends while learning about saving and managing your money? If you do, you are invited to join our middle school junior achievement club. Our first meeting is this Wednesday, September 11, right after school in room 035. We hope to see you there!

***There will be an informational meeting for any boys in grades 7-12 interested in trying out for boys hockey this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Cafeteria. You are expected to attend. If you cannot attend the meeting please send someone to represent you as important tryout info will be handed out. The meeting will last about an hour. Parents are welcome to attend.

***During Community Time today students will be work with the team from Top 20 to grow in their skill set of strategies to live with a positive mindset.

  • Students in grades 6-8 should report to the Chapel
  • Students in grades 9-10 should report to the Varsity Gym
  • Students in grades 11-12 should report to the Auditorium

***Hello, this is Aly Steichen from Student Council. Homecoming is coming up quick and we want everyone to have the opportunity to get a t-shirt, designed by sophomore Lee Olson!

Check your email today for a link to order your shirt! They are a very soft black T-shirt with our homecoming logo and cost $10, charged to your tuition account. You must order by Monday Morning at 8am and t-shirts will be handed out next Friday, before homecoming week.

We will have dress up theme days every day of homecoming week. We hope everyone participates, but if you don’t, you can wear your homecoming shirt. Otherwise you must be in uniform.

If you don’t order a T-shirt in advance, they will be for sale in the cafeteria for $15, while supplies last, during homecoming week!

Thanks Pioneers!

***“Good luck to the girl’s swim and dive team as they take on the South St. Paul Packers tomorrow night. Come support the girls at their first home meet at Maplewood Middle School at 6:00 pm!”

September 10

***Hi Pioneers, this is Eric Wolsfeld, one of your Sowers of Justice leaders.

Tomorrow at 7:30 there will be an informational meeting in Room 120 to discuss our plans for the year.

Some of the events we hope to do again this year include the blanket tie event and lobbying with the MN Coalition for the Homeless at the state capitol.

This will be a quick meeting before school on Wednesday and we hope to see you there!

***Attention girls age 13 and older,
Hill-Murray is looking for girls interested in technology to put together a team this fall to participate in the Alexa Skills Challenge. Technovation Minnesota is collaborating with Amazon to host an Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks which will be an opportunity for students to get direct, hands-on application of creating a voice-enabled Alexa skill to help make everyday tasks faster and easier.

Stop by the LMC or email Mrs. Nelson for more information.

***This announcement is for all middle school students. Do you want to participate in exciting activities with friends while learning about saving and managing your money? If you do, you are invited to join our middle school junior achievement club. Our first meeting is this Wednesday, September 11, right after school in room 035. We hope to see you there!

***Attention all girls interested in participating in girls hockey for the upcoming season- mark your calendars for the “girl's hockey tryout and general information meeting" that will take place this Sunday, September 15th, at 4:00pm in the Staff Lounge. 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.

***Attention Middle School Students interested in theatre! The first Middle School only production is coming up quick! Auditions for the Crooners Cabaret will be on Monday, Sept. 30th. Performances are the first weekend of November.

Please check your email for more information!

***Juniors: there is a college information meeting for you and your parents tomorrow night in the Auditorium at 7:00 PM. If you cannot make the meeting, it will repeat in January.

***"Good morning Pioneers! This is Mr. Goetzke with two reminders. As a part of Hill-Murray’s annual fundraising efforts, we will be conducting a Phonathon leading up to HM Give Day on October 8th. This year we are asking students to participate in our calling campaign between September 16th and October 8th. This is now an officially approved Hill-Murray Job, which will pay $10.00 an hour! Yippee Skippy! You may also choose to receive service credits instead. Please stop by room 116 to pick up an application and set up an interview time. Feel free to contact me with any questions by email or in person. This is a great opportunity to enhance your communication skills, learn and practice interview skills, make some money, and earn service credits if you choose. Training begins next week. So if you are interested, please set up an interview with me by ASAP.

***“I would like to remind you all that our eSports interest meeting is after school today from 2:45-3:45 in the Auditorium. If you enjoy video games either competitively or casually, consider coming to the meeting for more info. If you dream of half flips and air dribbles and ceiling shots, I expect to see you at this meeting. If you haven’t heard, Rocket League will be our game of focus early on, however, we will be undoubtedly expand in the near future. We are striving to be inclusive to players from various genres of games, so even if you don’t play Rocket League and are not interested in learning, please come to the meeting and share your ideas about what you would like to see. Again, this meeting is after school today in the auditorium 2:45-3:45. Stop by room 116 with any questions. Thanks, Pioneers... have a great day!"

***Hey Freshman, this Friday we are having our Freshman Mixer.

It is a really great time, and only costs 5 dollars!

DJ Sali P will be there! We will also have games to play, glow sticks, and some food!

Make sure to stop by this Friday in the commons from 7:30-9:30!

You will be talking about the Freshmen Mixer for years to come!

***Hey Junior girls as the powder puff is approaching we are figuring out t-shirts please meet in the cafeteria after school at 235 on Wednesday to pay for your shirt or to sign up to order one. If you are not playing and would like a shirt you can order them too !

September 9

***Freshmen and Sophomores,
Are you looking for a way to grow deeper in your faith through prayer and a small group, building one another up?

Tomorrow, during WIN A, we will have a first meeting for young men in 9th and 10th grades. Sign up by Fr. Kevin's office.

Ladies, stay tuned for info about an upcoming group for you.

***Do you like creating art? Would you like to be part of cool collaborative art projects every month? Then join the Hill-Murray Art Club open to all students grades 6-12! This is a project-based club where members participate as often as they would like. The first art club meeting will take place bright and early tomorrow September 10th at 7:15 AM in room 205 to layout plans for this month’s project.

***High School Student please remember WIN time will be starting next week on Tuesday and Wednesdays!
Students you need to be signed up for your WIN class by 8:00AM on the day of WIN, Teachers will have registration sheets posted on their doors.

In addition please remember that Freshman eat A lunch, Sophomores eat C Lunch, Junior eat B lunch and Seniors can attend A,B or C.

***Our first WIN sessions will be on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Please listen carefully for sign up instructions.

Teachers will have sign-up sheets posted on their doors. Students must sign up on the sheets for each individual WIN session.

All sign ups must be completed by the end of Period 4 on Monday, September 9.

All students grades 9-11 MUST sign up for 2 WIN sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

All students grades 6-8 must sign up for 1 WIN session of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Seniors you must sign up for any WIN that you attend.

Seniors: the Commons area is reserved for you during WIN times. You must be in the commons, lunch or in a WIN session. Not outside, not roaming the halls, not hanging out at the pole.

Any student that wants to be in the LMC must sign up, you cannot just drop in.

Teachers please discuss with your students what WIN sessions you will be offering and when

Students: teachers may require you to come to a specific WIN session, yes, you must go

***Attention middle school boys. There will be an interest gauging meeting on Monday at 2:35 pm in Mr. Franz's room (Room 124) for any middle school boys interested in playing basketball this winter. If we have enough players, we will have a team so if you are interested in playing middle school basketball this winter please come to the meeting after school on Monday. If you are interested but can't make the meeting, please email Mr. Pohl.

***Any Middle School or High School students that would like to be a student ambassador or shadow host can pick up an application in the admissions office. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the school at different events. Please see Mrs.Illgen or Mrs.Pohl in the admissions office with any questions.

***Hi Pioneers, this is Eric Wolsfeld, one of your Sowers of Justice for this year. This Wednesday at 7:30 we will have an informational meeting in room 120 to discuss our plans for the upcoming year. We are hoping that you can make this short meeting and if you are interested but cannot make the meeting please email Ms. Jensen. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

***We will have our Sibling/Cousin day coming up on Friday, September 27th. Any student interested in having their sibling or cousin visit with them for the day will need to sign up online or see Mrs. Pohl in the Admissions office to pick up a permission slip. We will have to limit the number of visitors so make sure to get signed up right away!

***Attention girls age 13 and older,
Hill-Murray is looking for girls interested in technology to put together a team to participate in the Alexa Skills Challenge. Technovation Minnesota is collaborating with Amazon to host an Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks which will be an opportunity for students to get direct, hands-on application of creating a voice-enabled Alexa skill to help make everyday tasks faster and easier.

Stop by the LMC or email Mrs. Nelson for more information.

September 6

***Attention Freshmen,
There will be an ICE CREAM SOCIAL today right after school in the Staff Lounge! There will be lots of different flavors, so come hang and chat with your friends!

***"Good morning Pioneers! This is Mr. Goetzke here to share a couple of neat opportunities beginning this week. As a part of Hill-Murray’s annual fundraising efforts, we will be conducting a Phonathon leading up to HM Give Day on October 8th. That’s where we need you. This year we are asking students to participate in our calling campaign between September 16th and October 8th. This job will earn you service credits as well as other incentives, like gift cards, and maybe even straight cash. Applications are in Flex Room 116 beginning today. Also, sign up for an interview, which will take place during Tuesday and Wednesday WIN times next week. Feel free to contact me with any questions by email or in person. This is a great opportunity to enhance your communication skills as well as earn those essential service credits.”

***“Switching gears here- mark your calendars because we will be having our first informational and interest meeting for Hill-Murray’s brand new eSports Club next week, Tuesday, September 10th. This will take place after school from 2:45-3:45 in the Auditorium. If you enjoy video games either competitively or casually, consider coming to the meeting to find out what we’re about. Beginning later this Fall and through Spring, we will develop our tournament rosters to take on the road and compete against other schools in none other than… Rocket League. We are striving to be inclusive to players from various genres of games, so even if you don’t play Rocket League and are not interested in learning, please come to the meeting and share your ideas about what you would like to see. Again, this meeting will be in the Auditorium next Tuesday, September 10th, 2:45-3:45. Stop by room 116 with any questions. Thanks, Pioneers... Welcome back and have a great day!"

***As a show of support to our community members who have been affected by cancer, the student body is asked to wear pink to the football game this Friday! Please purchase a tackle cancer t-shirt on sale for the rest of the week. Cost of a t-shirt is $10.00.

A reminder that backpacks, water bottles and outside food are not allowed into the stadium and will be confiscated at the gate. This is a Metro East Conference Policy.

Thank you for your support! #tacklecancer #HM

***Freshmen and Sophomores,
Are you looking for a way to grow deeper in your faith through prayer and a small group, building one another up?

During WIN A on Tuesday, we will have a first meeting for young men in 9th and 10th grades. Sign up by Fr. Kevin's office.

Ladies, stay tuned for info about an upcoming group for you.

***High School Student please remember WIN time will be starting next week on Tuesday and Wednesdays!

Students you need to be signed up for your WIN class by 8:00AM on the day of WIN, Teachers will have registration sheets posted on their doors.

In addition please remember that Freshman eat A lunch, Sophomores eat C Lunch, Junior eat B lunch and Seniors can attend A,B or C.

***Our first WIN sessions will be on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Please listen carefully for sign up instructions.

Teachers will have sign-up sheets posted on their doors. Students must sign up on the sheets for each individual WIN session.

All sign ups must be completed by the end of Period 4 on Monday, September 9.

All students grades 9-11 MUST sign up for 2 WIN sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

All students grades 6-8 must sign up for 1 WIN session of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Seniors you must sign up for any WIN that you attend.

Seniors: the Commons area is reserved for you during WIN times. You must be in the commons, lunch or in a WIN session. Not outside, not roaming the halls, not hanging out at the pole.

Any student that wants to be in the LMC must sign up, you cannot just drop in.

Teachers please discuss with your students what WIN sessions you will be offering and when

Students: teachers may require you to come to a specific WIN session, yes, you must go

***Attention middle school boys. There will be an interest gauging meeting on Monday at 2:35 pm in Mr. Franz's room (Room 124) for any middle school boys interested in playing basketball this winter. If we have enough players, we will have a team so if you are interested in playing middle school basketball this winter please come to the meeting after school on Monday. If you are interested but can't make the meeting, please email Mr. Pohl.

***Good morning pioneers, today we will have our first monthly adoration day for the school year. Every first Friday of the month we have prayer in the chapel from 7:30 until 3 pm. Stop by for a few minutes for some quiet time with Jesus. If you have questions about what adoration is, please see a campus minister or your theology teacher.

September 5

***Pioneer Fans,
It’s not too late to get your Tackle Cancer tee shirt for tomorrow's big game vs Mahtomedi! Help us support cancer research by purchasing your shirt for 10$. Sales will continue during lunch hours as well as at the game tomorrow night. We’d love your support!

***"Good morning Pioneers! This is Mr. Goetzke here to share a couple of neat opportunities beginning this week. As a part of Hill-Murray’s annual fundraising efforts, we will be conducting a Phonathon leading up to HM Give Day on October 8th. That’s where we need you. This year we are asking students to participate in our calling campaign between September 16th and October 8th. This job will earn you service credits as well as other incentives, like gift cards, and maybe even straight cash. Applications are in Flex Room 116 beginning today. Also, sign up for an interview, which will take place during Tuesday and Wednesday WIN times next week. Feel free to contact me with any questions by email or in person. This is a great opportunity to enhance your communication skills as well as earn those essential service credits.”

***“Switching gears here- mark your calendars because we will be having our first informational and interest meeting for Hill-Murray’s brand new eSports Club next week, Tuesday, September 10th. This will take place after school from 2:45-3:45 in the Auditorium. If you enjoy video games either competitively or casually, consider coming to the meeting to find out what we’re about. Beginning later this Fall and through Spring, we will develop our tournament rosters to take on the road and compete against other schools in none other than… Rocket League. We are striving to be inclusive to players from various genres of games, so even if you don’t play Rocket League and are not interested in learning, please come to the meeting and share your ideas about what you would like to see. Again, this meeting will be in the Auditorium next Tuesday, September 10th, 2:45-3:45. Stop by room 116 with any questions. Thanks, Pioneers... Welcome back and have a great day!"

***Attention HM students, Do you like to spend time on a lake? Do you like to reel in bass? Do you like to fish? Hill-Murray is exploring the possibility of starting a fishing team. There will be an interest gauging meeting on Thursday at 2:45 pm in Ms. Fandrich's room, room 154. If you are interested in joining a fishing team please stop by the meeting or email Mr. Pohl

***As a show of support to our community members who have been affected by cancer, the student body is asked to wear pink to the football game this Friday! Please purchase a tackle cancer t-shirt on sale for the rest of the week. Cost of a t-shirt is $10.00.

A reminder that backpacks, water bottles and outside food are not allowed into the stadium and will be confiscated at the gate. This is a Metro East Conference Policy.

Thank you for your support! #tacklecancer #HM

September 4

***"Good morning Pioneers! This is Mr. Goetzke here to share a couple of neat opportunities beginning this week. As a part of Hill-Murray’s annual fundraising efforts, we will be conducting a Phonathon leading up to HM Give Day on October 8th. That’s where we need you. This year we are asking students to participate in our calling campaign between September 16th and October 8th. This job will earn you service credits as well as other incentives, like gift cards, and maybe even straight cash. Applications are in Flex Room 116 beginning today. Also, sign up for an interview, which will take place during Tuesday and Wednesday WIN times next week. Feel free to contact me with any questions by email or in person. This is a great opportunity to enhance your communication skills as well as earn those essential service credits.”

***“Switching gears here- mark your calendars because we will be having our first informational and interest meeting for Hill-Murray’s brand new eSports Club next week, Tuesday, September 10th. This will take place after school from 2:45-3:45 in the Auditorium. If you enjoy video games either competitively or casually, consider coming to the meeting to find out what we’re about. Beginning later this Fall and through Spring, we will develop our tournament rosters to take on the road and compete against other schools in none other than… Rocket League. We are striving to be inclusive to players from various genres of games, so even if you don’t play Rocket League and are not interested in learning, please come to the meeting and share your ideas about what you would like to see. Again, this meeting will be in the Auditorium next Tuesday, September 10th, 2:45-3:45. Stop by room 116 with any questions. Thanks, Pioneers... Welcome back and have a great day!"

***A reminder for all freshmen who have Advisory with Ms. Bourget, Mr. Engels, & Mr. Fisher, you have your freshman on retreat tomorrow. You are out of uniform, lunch is provided, and you are to report to the chapel right after Homeroom announcements.

If you have any questions, see
Mr. Ranweiler in Campus Ministry

***Attention HM students, Do you like to spend time on a lake? Do you like to reel in bass? Do you like to fish? Hill-Murray is exploring the possibility of starting a fishing team. There will be an interest gauging meeting on Thursday at 2:45 pm in Ms. Fandrich's room, room 154. If you are interested in joining a fishing team please stop by the meeting or email Mr. Pohl

September 3

***Attention Flaherty Family Foundation Scholars. Don’t forget about your lunch meeting TODAY. Meet in the Staff Lounge at 11:50.

***"Good morning Pioneers! This is Mr. Goetzke here to share a couple of neat opportunities beginning this week. As a part of Hill-Murray’s annual fundraising efforts, we will be conducting a Phonathon leading up to HM Give Day on October 8th. That’s where we need you. This year we are asking students to participate in our calling campaign between September 16th and October 8th. This job will earn you service credits as well as other incentives, like gift cards, and maybe even straight cash. Applications are in Flex Room 116 beginning today. Also, sign up for an interview, which will take place during Tuesday and Wednesday WIN times next week. Feel free to contact me with any questions by email or in person. This is a great opportunity to enhance your communication skills as well as earn those essential service credits.”

***“Switching gears here- mark your calendars because we will be having our first informational and interest meeting for Hill-Murray’s brand new eSports Club next week, Tuesday, September 10th. This will take place after school from 2:45-3:45 in the Auditorium. If you enjoy video games either competitively or casually, consider coming to the meeting to find out what we’re about. Beginning later this Fall and through Spring, we will develop our tournament rosters to take on the road and compete against other schools in none other than… Rocket League. We are striving to be inclusive to players from various genres of games, so even if you don’t play Rocket League and are not interested in learning, please come to the meeting and share your ideas about what you would like to see. Again, this meeting will be in the Auditorium next Tuesday, September 10th, 2:45-3:45. Stop by room 116 with any questions. Thanks, Pioneers... Welcome back and have a great day!"

***"The Dungeons and Dragons Club will have their 'Session Zero' this Wednesday in room 209. Stop in to sign up for which games you want to play, meet those that are running your games, and build your characters. Starts at 3 and will end at 5. All are welcome."

***Attention freshmen. Your retreats start this week. Information was sent to you in an email. Look over the email so you know when your retreat is and what to do on your retreat day. This Thursday Ms. Bourget’s, Mr. Engels’, & Mr. Fisher’s 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.

AUGUST 2019

August 30

***Pioneer Fans,
If you haven’t already purchased your Tackle Cancer tee shirt for the Sept. 6th game, the football team would love your support! They'll continue their tee shirt sales at all lunches and at the football game tonight. Bring 10$ to get yourself the best Tackle Cancer shirt out there!

***Homework Hall is available in The Nicholas Center - Monday - Thursday from 2:35 – 3:35. Please encourage 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.

***Attention all boys interested in playing basketball this season, there will be a brief informational meeting in Room 124 (Mr. Franz's Room) right after school on Friday to go over fall basketball opportunities. If you are not able to attend the meeting and are interested in playing basketball you should email Coach Wadie or pick up an information sheet from the Athletic Office next week.

***It’s that time of year, whether you were in our ZAZZ Radio club last year , or if you are a new student that would like to be on Hill - Murray’s WZHM Zazz radio station, it is time to sign up for our radio club.

We are looking for DJs, podcasters, writers and more to join our club!

Sign up sheets will be located next to the Radio Studio in the hallway above the café steps. All we need is your name, grade, email address and phone number. Sign up now and have fun with our worldwide radio station this 2019/2020 school year!

***Please make sure you lock your lockers! Do not leave them unlocked. Starting next week, we will put a school lock on any locker without a lock. You will not be able to get into the locker until you report to the office of student life. Repeat offenders will be issued a detention. For your own security - Lock your locker!

***1. Please use main entrance to cafe only. No coming in by the cashiers.

2. Only those making purchases need to be in the serving area.

3. Please dispose of gum in the trash can not on your tray

4. Please check your balance and bring money on Tuesday if needed.

***Tonight is the first home football game of the season! Student Council will be hosting a pregame tailgate starting at 5pm, games at 7pm, and the post game mixer featuring DJ Sally P! We hope to see everyone in their best beachwear attire for the beach out!
One change is the mixer will be ending at 10pm instead of 11pm! See you tonight!

***Today we have Paige Lorsung visiting with Rachel Bohlen in 10th grade.

August 29

***Attention all WEB leaders: There will be a short meeting at 7:30am on Friday August 30th in Mrs. Donnerbauer's room, 123. If you cannot make it, please stop by and see her before Friday morning.

***Robotics! Students in grades 8-12, if you are interested in robotics, stop by room 046 on Thursday after school. If you can't make the meeting, but are still interested, please email Mr. Gapinski. Scheduling for the season is flexible so if you are in another activity we can probably make it work.

***"HM Tech Crew will kick off the school year with a brief informational meeting in the auditorium at 2:45p on Thursday (8/29) The Hill-Murray Tech Crew helps build sets, run lights and sound for all HM Theatre Productions. They also provide AV Support for Auditorium events throughout the school year.

If you can’t make it to the meeting or have questions, please see Mr. Morris in the Theatre office. "

***Attention all boys interested in playing basketball this season, there will be a brief informational meeting in Room 124 (Mr. Franz's Room) right after school on Friday to go over fall basketball opportunities. If you are not able to attend the meeting and are interested in playing basketball you should email Coach Wadie or pick up an information sheet from the Athletic Office next week.

***Students who park in the student lot, you need to have your permit clearly displayed on the backside of your mirror. We will begin checking and tracking vehicles for permits today. Those who are in the lot without the proper permit may be ticketed and if it continues, lose parking privileges. Help us out and display your permit. See Mrs. Trembley in the office of student life to purchase a permit.

All 9th-grade students who did not turn in the proper health forms received an email from Mrs. Barbato yesterday. Those forms were in the back to school packet and need to be turned in by Friday. Please read your email!

***It’s that time of year, whether you were in our ZAZZ Radio club last year , or if you are a new student that would like to be on Hill - Murray’s WZHM Zazz radio station, it is time to sign up for our radio club.

We are looking for DJs, podcasters, writers and more to join our club!

Sign up sheets will be located next to the Radio Studio in the hallway above the café steps. All we need is your name, grade, email address and phone number. Sign up now and have fun with our worldwide radio station this 2019/2020 school year!

Thanks!
DJ CRUZE

***Hey Pioneers! This is Aly Steichen, your Student Council President. Student council is excited about our Welcome tailgate, football game, and mixer tomorrow night! Please check for an email from me for music requests for the mixer. Remember the theme is a beach out. We hope to see everyone there! Roll Pios!

***This is a reminder to all students that the lot near the field house doors is reserved for staff and coaches. Students are not allowed to park in the field house lot.

***Good luck to the Girl's Swim and Dive Team as they compete in Conference Relays tonight. This is the first meet of the season at Veteran's Memorial Community Center. Come cheer on the team and wish the girls well if you see them today!

August 28

***Attention all WEB leaders: There will be a short meeting at 7:30am on Friday August 30th in Mrs. Donnerbauer's room, 123. If you cannot make it, please stop by and see her before Friday morning.

***Robotics! Students in grades 8-12, if you are interested in robotics, stop by room 046 on Thursday after school. If you can't make the meeting, but are still interested, please email Mr. Gapinski. Scheduling for the season is flexible so if you are in another activity we can probably make it work.

***"HM Tech Crew will kick off the school year with a brief informational meeting in the auditorium at 2:45p on Thursday (8/29) The Hill-Murray Tech Crew helps build sets, run lights and sound for all HM Theatre Productions. They also provide AV Support for Auditorium events throughout the school year.

If you can’t make it to the meeting or have questions, please see Mr. Morris in the Theatre office. "

***Homework Hall is available in The Nicholas Center - Monday - Thursday from 2:35 – 3:35. Please encourage 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.

***Attention all boys interested in playing basketball this season, there will be a brief informational meeting in Room 124 (Mr. Franz's Room) right after school on Friday to go over fall basketball opportunities. If you are not able to attend the meeting and are interested in playing basketball you should email Coach Wadie or pick up an information sheet from the Athletic Office next week.

***Hello! This is Ben Davis from Student Council. We hope you are excited about the first home football game of the year this Friday! Remember, Student Council will be hosting a pregame tailgate with free food and beverages. We’ll be grilling hot dogs, but feel free to bring your own food! Also, we’ll have a high school Mixer featuring DJ SALLY P in the loading dock area immediately after the game as long as the weather cooperates! Finally, the dress theme for the game is a BEACH OUT so dress up in your best beachwear! Thanks!

August 27

***Attention all WEB leaders: There will be a short meeting at 7:30am on Friday August 30th in Mrs. Donnerbauer's room, 123. If you cannot make it, please stop by and see her before Friday morning.

***Robotics! Students in grades 8-12, if you are interested in robotics, stop by room 046 on Thursday after school. If you can't make the meeting, but are still interested, please email Mr. Gapinski. Scheduling for the season is flexible so if you are in another activity we can probably make it work.

***Pioneer Fans,
Please join us for this year’s Tackle Cancer football game on Friday, Sept. 6th at 7pm vs the Mahtomedi Zephyrs! Tackle Cancer tee shirts and bracelets will be on sale during lunch hours beginning this Wednesday and everyday until the Sept. 6th game. Tee shirts are 10$, bracelets are 2$ with all proceeds going to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. We’d love to have your support!

***"HM Tech Crew will kick off the school year with a brief informational meeting in the auditorium at 2:45p on Thursday (8/29) The Hill-Murray Tech Crew helps build sets, run lights and sound for all HM Theatre Productions. They also provide AV Support for Auditorium events throughout the school year.

If you can’t make it to the meeting or have questions, please see Mr. Morris in the Theatre office. "

***1st all-school Mass tomorrow with Bishop Cozzens! New this year, please sit with your second hour teacher (see your email for more information).

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.

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.] 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!!

August 26

***Lego League will be having their first practice on Monday August 26th after school in room 046. If you are a middle school student and are interested, please ask Mr. Fisher for more information.

***First-hour teachers are asked to do a uniform check now. Any student that cannot fix the issue should be sent to the office of student life. Look for skirts that are too short and cannot be unrolled, non-uniform shoes, facial hair for men and non-uniform pants and sweatshirts. We will address all of these again at class meetings over the next few days.

***If you are interested in participating on a HM sailing team there will be a short, interest gauging meeting on Wednesday in the Fieldhouse at 2:45. If you are interested in sailing but are unable to attend the meeting, please email Mr. Pohl in the activities office.

***"Wednesday will be the Dungeons and Dragons first club meeting after school. This meeting will be for all who are interested in running their own games and taking leadership roles, but all are welcome to check it out. Meetings will be in the innovation center, room 129"

"VR game design club will be at Thursdays, not Fridays, after school. All are welcome."

***Good Morning;
You must have money in your Lunch accounts to use them. Please don't get food if you don't have money or someone to buy for you.

There is no coming into the serving area by the cashiers. Please come in the main entrance. Also, only those planning to buy need to be in the serving area. It does not take a group of 5 , for one person to buy one item.

Thank you

***Auditions for INTO THE WOODS, the Pioneer Performers, and the lead roles in our Christmas production of HOLIDAY INN are today after school! See or email Mr. Ballentine with any questions!

***Attention all WEB leaders: There will be a short meeting at 7:30am on Friday August 30th in Mrs. Donnerbauer's room, 123. If you cannot make it, please stop by and see her before Friday morning.

August 23

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is xxxxx, DECA Officer. We are collecting new school supplies for our friends at Webster Elementary School. Please join us and help get the students at Webster off to a successful start by donating school supplies. Collection bins are located near the main office and the office of student life. We will be collecting through next week. Thank you!

***Seniors: There is a mandatory application meeting coming up. Please choose one to attend and please bring along a parent.

Sunday August 25 6:00 PM in the Auditorium

OR

Monday August 26 7:00 PM in the Auditorium

Please arrive a few minutes early to get your transcript and handouts.

***Attention athletes: please do not leave backpacks, school lunches or anything else that you may need during the school day in your athletic locker! The athletic locker rooms are locked during the school day and unlocked at the end of the school day.

***Lego League will be having their first practice on Monday August 26th after school in room 046. If you are a middle school student and are interested, please ask Mr. Fisher for more information.

***Auditions for the staged reading of INTO THE WOODS, the Pioneer Performers, and for the lead roles in our Christmas production of HOLIDAY INN are on Monday! Check your email for a message from Mr. Ballentine that has all the info you need!

***Remember that next Friday, August 30th is the first home football game and student council will be hosting a pregame tailgate and a post game mixer with DJ Sally P in the parking lot. Make sure you are following the student section twitter account weekly for student section dress themes!

AUGUST 22

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is June Knauss, DECA Officer. We are collecting new school supplies for our friends at Webster Elementary School. Please join us and help get the students at Webster off to a successful start by donating school supplies. Collection bins are located near the main office and the office of student life. We will be collecting through next week. Thank you!

***This announcement is for students in grades 9-12 grade students regarding lunch. If you have the following teachers 5th hour, you are eating the first lunch period from 11:17-11:46. Dow, Franz, Pults, Stormont, N'diaye, Tepp, Engels, Donnerbauer and Mrs. Deziel.

If you are not with these teachers 5th hour you should report directly to your 5th-hour class. Your teacher will share with you what lunch you are eating.

***Thank you to Mrs. Donnerbauer, Mr. Chapman and Ms. Fandrich for all of their hard work in planning our Middle School and 9th-grade orientation yesterday! Thank you to all the WEB and LINK leaders for giving up your last day of vacation to make the orientation such a positive experience. If you see a WEB leader (in light blue) and LINK (pink) shirts, please thank them for their leadership. Nice job everyone!

***Could you remind students of the new place to receive tech support? Something like,

"We would like to remind students that if they need tech support of any kind they are to go to the cafeteria where the new tech center is. It can be found in the lunchroom under the stairs."

***Good morning and welcome back, Pioneers! This is Aly Steichen, your Student Council President.

Of course we’re all sad to have summer come to an end, BUT student council wants to help make this our best year yet. Our goal is to bring our community together as much as we can. We hope to see you at our events throughout the year, supporting your fellow Pioneers.

Our first event of the year is next Friday, at the first home football game. We’ll tailgate before the game in the parking lot, cheer on the team at the game, and then have a mixer in the parking lot after the game with our very own DJ Sally P. This is for grades 9-12.

Also, we’re trying to make our campus more environmentally friendly so please pay attention to the recycling bins in classrooms and the cafeteria. There will be silverware in the lunchroom too, so please make sure you place those in the proper containers.

Finally, if you are a new high school student, look for more info next week about joining this year’s student council!

Have an amazing day, Pioneers!

***Auditions are this coming Monday for the first theatre production of the year, a staged reading of INTO THE WOODS. Check out the theatre callboard or for an email from Mr. Ballentine for all the info you need regarding your audition!

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