MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOVEMBER 2019

November 18

***Students please ensure you have Signed up for Student Support Time for your WIN sessions.

***Skiers and potential skiers. The Hill-Murray Ski Team is already quite large with 41 athletes. There is no upper limit to the size of a Ski Team and there are no cuts of athletes. We currently have 25 boys and 16 girls. There are four more racing spots guaranteed for girls willing to join the ski team. No previous skiing or racing experience is required. The sign up link is still active for the Ski Team until November 25th.

***Hey pioneers!
NHS here.

Did you know that 1 in 11 households in Minnesota are affected by hunger?

During this season of Thanksgiving, we are looking to help out our community. In order to do this, we are sponsoring a food drive for our CSL schools: Webster and Flex Academy.

We will be collecting food starting on November 18th through November 25th. Please bring your nonperishable food donations by the front entrance, the senior pole, or the nic center. Thank you!

***Today we welcome several visitors to Hill-Murray.
Leo Schauff with Hayley Setterstrom in 6th grade.
Teagan Kotzmacher with Malia Mauer in 6th grade.
Kate Bates with Jayda Mackey in 6th grade.
Carter Cessna with Alex Bever in 7th grade.
Kendall Kotzmacher with Karis Weyandt in 8th grade.
Aniya Davis with Payton Mackley in 9th grade.

Welcome to Hill-Murray, we hope you have a great day!

***Esports practice today is cancelled and moved to Friday. Email Mr. Goetzke with any questions.

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is Rachel McBride with DECA. This week is animal rescue week. We are raising awareness for rescue animals waiting to be adopted, especially those at Twin Cities Pet Rescue. Throughout the week we will have pet of the day and activities during lunch. Today’s pet of the day is Cosmo. Please watch your email to learn more about Cosmo. Be sure to come check out our lunch table to test your luck at pet trivia and win some prizes!

***There will be a brief informational meeting this SUNDAY, November 24 at 4 pm in the Staff Lounge for students interested in the France 2021 Spring Break trip. See Ms. Marin in room 136 with any questions.

November 15

***Skiers and potential skiers. The Hill-Murray Ski Team is already quite large with 41 athletes. There is no upper limit to the size of a Ski Team and there are no cuts of athletes. We currently have 25 boys and 16 girls. There are four more racing spots guaranteed for girls willing to join the ski team. No previous skiing or racing experience is required. The sign up link is still active for the Ski Team until November 25th.

***Hey pioneers!
NHS here.

Did you know that 1 in 11 households in Minnesota are affected by hunger?

During this season of Thanksgiving, we are looking to help out our community. In order to do this, we are sponsoring a food drive for our CSL schools: Webster and Flex Academy.

We will be collecting food starting on November 18th through November 25th. Please bring your nonperishable food donations by the front entrance, the senior pole, or the nic center. Thank you!

***Today we welcome all of our guests for Future Pioneer Day! Welcome to Hill-Murray and we hope you have a great day as a Pioneer!

November 14

***Due to Principal for the Day our menu has changed.

Friday we will have Chicken Wild Rice in a Bread Bowl or Chicken Os.
Next Tuesday we will have Italian Stromboli with Caesar Salad or Popcorn Chicken.

***Today we welcome Eva Klepperich visiting with Faith Albert and Isaac Santino Garcia visiting with Max Kacerik both in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

November 13

***Today we will be honoring our veterans during community time. The high schoolers will go directly to the varsity gym and middle schoolers to the auditorium. There will be visitors in the building including veterans and their families. Please conduct yourselves showing dignity and make sure our guests are known, loved, and respected. If you get a chance, please feel free to thank our veterans if given the opportunity.

***Good morning pios,
This is Maggie Sperle and Sophia Schroepfer.

HM theatre is doing a sticker giveaway for anyone who follows the account on Instagram. We have a limited amount of exclusive vinyl stickers that you can win! If you follow @hmtheatre on Instagram, add our most recent post to your public story, and tag @hmtheatre, you will be entered in the weekly drawing to win! Check out the Instagram for more information! Thanks!

***Happy Wednesday Pioneers! Student Council is now looking to add new members from this year's freshman class. Applications were emailed out to you by President Aly Steichen and physical copies can be picked up in the commons. Applications should be emailed or handed in to Aly Steichen, Elliot Heinrich’s, Bobby Lawrence, or me, Sunwoo Lee. Feel free to give it to another student council member or Mr. Ballentine and they can get it to us. Applications are due on Friday. We look forward to reading your applications! Thank you and make it a great day!

***Good morning my name is Emma Lienemann and i’m going to be the principal of the day on Friday. Everyone gets the choice to be out of uniform and the theme is jersey out. The only way you get to be out of uniform is if you bring a dollar to donate to the Ronald McDonald house. The Ronald McDonald houses are to help families in need of financial help and have a sick family member that needs to be close to a hospital. I encourage you to be out of uniform and support this charity because it bellas a lot of families! Thank you!

November 12

***Today we will be honoring our veterans during community time. The high schoolers will go directly to the varsity gym and middle schoolers to the auditorium. There will be visitors in the building including veterans and their families. Please conduct yourselves showing dignity and make sure our guests are known, loved, and respected. If you get a chance, please feel free to thank our veterans if given the opportunity.

***Happy Tuesday Pioneers! Student Council is now looking to add new members from this year's freshman class. Applications were emailed out to you by President Aly Steichen and physical copies can be picked up in the commons. Applications should be emailed or handed in to Aly Steichen, Sunwoo Lee, Bobby Lawrence, or me, Elliot Heinrichs. Feel free to give it to another student council member or Mr. Ballentine and they can get it to us. Applications are due on Friday. We look forward to reading your applications! Thank you and make it a great day!

***This January we will be joining a Twin Cities trip to Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life. If you would like to join thousands of youth from across the country to support life, come to an informational meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 in Ms. Jensen's room, Room 120. If you are not able to be there at 7:30 tomorrow, please see Ms. Jensen or Fr. Kevin asap. There are still some spots available!

***Today we will be honoring our veterans during community time. The high schoolers will go directly to the varsity gym and middle schoolers to the auditorium. There will be visitors in the building including veterans and their families. Please conduct yourselves showing dignity and make sure our guests are known, loved, and respected. If you get a chance, please feel free to thank our veterans if given the opportunity.

November 11

***Students please ensure you have Signed up for Student Support Time for your WIN sessions.

***Today we welcome:
Emily Fenlon visiting with Eliie Lundgren
Kate Walsh visiting with Natalie Humbert
Amelia Howard visiting with Vivian Gacik
Max Johnson visiting with Brady Ingelbretson
Miles Bollinger visiting with Jake Illgen
Lillian Do visiting with Alli Koskie
Yashoda Bollom visiting with Anna Bacchus
Amelia Burda visiting with Lucy Zupfer
Nyesha Martin visiting with Shae Resch

Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day

***Jazz Band speech take one. This is thee Dane Paul and I am Jazzed to inform you about middle school Jazz Band. The middle school jazz band is a co-curricular group that meets every Wednesday before school. We are looking for any instruments. No Jazz Band experience is necessary. It is a lot of fun and a cool experience for a small band performance. If interested reach out to Mr. Villesvik if you have any questions and come check it out Wednesdays at 7:10

***Attention all boys basketball players in grades 9-12 there will be captain’s practice Monday November 11 through Thursday November 14 from 6-7:30pm in the fieldhouse. Also, please make sure you get signed up for basketball as soon as possible.

***All Students:
You may have noticed the large display outside President Hansen’s office that honors current and past faculty. This is your chance to see one of your favorite teachers honored on the wall too.

Today you will receive an email detailing how you can nominate someone for the Teacher of Excellence Award. Please take some time this week to make a nomination and recognize a teacher.

***Attention Students! We hope everyone is planning on seeing the Christmas Production of HOLIDAY INN: The Broadway Musical in December. As always, student tickets will be free at the door the night of the show, but if you want to make sure you have a good seat or even a seat at all, you should consider buying your $5 ticket in advance! The show is selling very well and could very well be close to a sellout when it opens in 4 weeks! The box office will be open for ticket sales from 9-10:30am on Wednesday and after school on Friday! You can also purchase tickets online!

***Happy Monday Pioneers! Student Council is now looking to add new members from this year's freshman class. Applications will be emailed out to you by President Aly Steichen and physical copies can be picked up in the commons. Applications should be emailed or handed in to Aly Steichen, Sunwoo Lee, Bobby Lawrence, or me, Elliot Heinrichs. Feel free to give it to another student council member or Mr. Ballentine and they can get it to us. Applications are due on Friday, November 15. We look forward to reading your applications! Thank you and make it a great day!

***Today, November 11, is recognized as Veterans Day. This day is set aside for honoring persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Here at Hill-Murray we are honoring our veterans with your submitted veteran photos outside of the main office as well as photos of alum who gave their lives in the service of our country. There are also various military artifacts in display cases outside of the auditorium. These will be up all week long so please be sure to take a look. During community time this Wednesday there will be Veterans Day commemoration ceremonies for both middle and high school students. More details on this to follow in tomorrow's announcements.

***Congratulations to senior swimmer Catherine Nolde for advancing to the girls state swim meet. Catherine will compete at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota Nov. 14-16. Best of luck to Catherine and congratulations to all the Pioneer swimmers on a fantastic season!!

***This is Dane Paul and I am Jazzed to inform you about middle school Jazz Band. The middle school jazz band is a co-curricular group that meets every Wednesday before school. We are looking for any instruments. No Jazz Band experience is required to join. It is a lot of fun and a cool experience for a small band performance. If interested reach out to Mr. Villesvik if you have any questions and come check it out Wednesdays at 7:10

November 8

***Due to parent teacher conferences the fitness center will be closed after school on Thursday and Friday. Please plan accordingly.

***Attention all students interested in playing Girls Basketball, Boys Hockey, or Alpine Ski. You must be registered online with an up-to-date physical by Friday at midnight if you want to participate on Monday. Registration will close on the weekend so coaches can plan groups and schedules for Monday. Again, you need to be registered by Friday at midnight or you can not participate on Monday. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Pohl or Ms. Goetzke in the Activities office. Thank you.

***As you are aware, our school will be having a Veterans Day event during community time next week on November 13th. To pull this off, we need your help! Please bring in a copy of a family member or friend that has served or is currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. The copy of a picture should be 4x6 and can be dropped off to any social studies teacher or there is a box on Rocky Yarusso's desk in the front entrance.

***Senior Panoramics have arrived! If you ordered a Senior panoramic you may pick it up in the Office of Student Life.

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

***Would like to share your blessings with families in need? If you said yes, then you and your parents are welcome to join the Solid Ground thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, November 19. Your family would bring an item to the Thanksgiving meal, and you would serve unfortunate families. The students who have participated in the past said it was one of their best service experiences, and how it helped them appreciate the blessings they have at home on Thanksgiving Day and every day. This experience would complete a poor and vulnerable service requirement. You will need your parent to participate. Please Ms. Spangenberg for more info.

***Attention all boys basketball players in grades 9-12 there will be captain’s practice Monday November 11 through Thursday November 14 from 6-7:30pm in the fieldhouse. Also, please make sure you get signed up for basketball as soon as possible.

***On Wednesday Da’Quan Jones-Morris a student from Henry Sibley, a school in our athletic conference, lost his life in an act of gun violence. His principal referred to him a beloved member of their community. His was the 28th homicide this year. We will take a moment of silence to remember Da’Quan, his family, friends and school.

(30 seconds of silence)

Let us pray…Lord, we pray for Da’Quan and all victims of violence. We ask for your spirit to comfort those who have lost a loved one. Finally, Lord, we ask you to send your spirit to help us to replace violence with love and to actively nurture peace, kindness, and Christ-like love in our families and communities.

This we pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

***Today is the day! Come support the Girl’s Swim and Dive team as they race at Sections tonight and tomorrow night. Meet is at Skyview and starts at 6:30 both days. If you can’t make it, be sure to wish the girls luck!

November 7

***Would like to share your blessings with families in need? If you said yes, then you and your parents are welcome to join the Solid Ground thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, November 19. Your family would bring an item to the Thanksgiving meal, and you would serve unfortunate families. The students who have participated in the past said it was one of their best service experiences, and how it helped them appreciate the blessings they have at home on Thanksgiving Day and every day. This experience would complete a poor and vulnerable service requirement. You will need your parent to participate. Please Ms. Spangenberg for more info.

***“Attention all boys basketball players in grades 9-12 there will be captain’s practice Monday November 11 through Thursday November 14 from 6-7:30pm in the fieldhouse. Also, please make sure you get signed up for basketball as soon as possible.”

***Attention all students interested in playing Junior Pioneer hockey. There will be a mandatory meeting after school today in room 154 to gauge whether or not we can field a team. If you are interested in junior pioneer hockey you must be in room 154 today at 2:35 pm. Thank you.

***Today we welcome Starla Eschiti visiting with Jeronimo Laklia and Luke Miller visiting with Nick Celski both in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Today we welcome Caden Archer to Hill-Murray. Caden will be visiting with Jayden Ebert in the 7th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray, Caden, we hope you have a great day!

***Come support the Girl’s Swim and Dive team as they race at Sections this Friday and Saturday night. Meet is at Skyview and starts at 6:30 both days. If you can’t make it, be sure to wish the girls luck!

***Due to parent teacher conferences the fitness center will be closed after school on Thursday and Friday. Please plan accordingly.

***Attention all students interested in playing Girls Basketball, Boys Hockey, or Alpine Ski. You must be registered online with an up-to-date physical by Friday at midnight if you want to participate on Monday. Registration will close on the weekend so coaches can plan groups and schedules for Monday. Again, you need to be registered by Friday at midnight or you can not participate on Monday. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Pohl or Ms. Goetzke in the Activities office. Thank you.

***As you are aware, our school will be having a Veterans Day event during community time next week on November 13th. To pull this off, we need your help! Please bring in a copy of a family member or friend that has served or is currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. The copy of a picture should be 4x6 and can be dropped off to any social studies teacher or there is a box on Rocky Yarusso's desk in the front entrance.

***Senior Panoramics have arrived! If you ordered a Senior panoramic you may pick it up in the Office of Student Life.

November 1

***The First Friday of the month is the traditional day to celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus. That's why we typically have Adoration on First Fridays. As we also celebrate All Saints Day today, we'll have Adoration available today after Mass until 3 pm.

***Would like to share your blessings with families in need? If you said yes, then you and your parents are welcome to join the Solid Ground thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, November 19. Your family would bring an item to the Thanksgiving meal, and you would serve unfortunate families. The students who have participated in the past said it was one of their best service experiences, and how it helped them appreciate the blessings they have at home on Thanksgiving Day and every day. This experience would complete a poor and vulnerable service requirement. You will need your parent to participate. Please Ms. Spangenberg for more info.

***All Spanish students are invited to a Día de Los Muertos Fiesta in the Staff Lounge today after school at 2:40.

Come for treats and skull decorating!!

***Students are asked to check the lost and found which is located behind Mrs. Barbato‘s office. There are many water bottles, lunch boxes and sweatshirts that have been left in the building. You have until today to claim your items or they will be tossed or donated.

***WIN time - only seniors are allowed to sign up for the Commons WIN time. If you are a student in grades 6-11 and you signed up for the commons, move yourself to another WIN time.

***Thank you to student council for sponsoring the day and all of you who dressed up for Halloween. What a fantastic day. It gets better every year. Your participation is much appreciated.

***Please come out and support our talented middle school performers tonight and tomorrow at 7pm. It is an awesome show and the students are slaying it! Free admission and it’s less than 40 minutes. You have no reason to miss it!

Also, tickets for the Christmas musical HOLIDAY INN go on sale this morning at 10am! This is sure to be one of our best shows, most talented casts, and a big seller. Don’t wait to get your tickets! You can buy them online or in person at the box office during the posted hours!

***Good Morning Pioneers!
This is Elsa Krize and Rachel Kennedy with CARE. We hope you have been enjoying Red Ribbon Week. Please join us in the lunchroom today as we have some fun activities in store for you to show you the dangers of drunk driving.

Please remember to make drug and alcohol free choices. Your lives matter and we want you all to be healthy! Have a great weekend Pioneers!

***Good morning, Pioneers. This is Mrs. Donnerbauer and I am honored to announce that this year we will be having a Veterans Day commemoration ceremony during community time on November 13th. To make this a meaningful experience, we need your help! If you have a friend or family member who has served or is serving in the Armed Forces, we ask that you bring in a copy of a picture of them to be put up in the commons. Again, this is a COPY of a picture. I will be sending an email to all of you with detailed instructions about where to drop them off, but if you have any questions, reach out to any social studies teacher. Thank you so much for listening!

OCTOBER 2019

October 31

***Tomorrow, we'll have all-school Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. We'll also have Adoration after Mass until 3pm.

***Good Morning Hill Murray this is … one of the Captains of the Robotics team. Today we will be hosting our first Robotics team meeting. No experience is required so don’t be shy. Work with a team of students to hone teamwork skills, design a team "brand," and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as you can get! There is a role for a variety of interests from Data analytics to Graphic Design. Stop By Mr. Gapinski’s room 046 Thursday. email … if you are unable to attend. Have a nice day!

***Want to build flexibility and strength while learning how to calm your mind and body? Then yoga is for you! All girls in 9-12th grades are welcome to join yoga. Classes will be held in the staff lounge and begin November 6th. If you are interested please stop by the athletic office. Class size is limited to 18 so sign up early to guarantee a spot.

***Senior Panoramics have arrived! If you ordered a Senior panoramic you may pick it up in the Office of Student Life.

***"A Halloween message for all Dungeon and Dragon club members. Please stop by HMIT to see Mr Houdek during your lunch hour."

***All Spanish students are invited to a Día de Los Muertos Fiesta in the Staff Lounge tomorrow after school at 2:40.
Come for treats and skull decorating!!

***Yesterday, you may have noticed the grim reaper in the halls or your classroom. Several members of CARE brought awareness of exactly how deadly the use of drugs and alcohol can be by going into classrooms and selecting a student to wear a sign indicating a particular drug or alcohol related death. The Grim Reaper is intended to be a serious reminder to everyone of what can happen due to drug and alcohol abuse. Please make smart choices and choose to be healthy.

***Make sure you have plans to see the middle school crooners cabaret this Friday or Saturday at 7pm in the auditorium. It’s an amazing showcase for our talented middle school students! It’s free and is only forty minutes or less! See you there!

***Students are asked to check the lost and found which is located behind Mrs. Barbato‘s office. There are many water bottles, lunch boxes and sweatshirts that have been left in the building. You have until tomorrow to claim your items or they will be tossed or donated.

***Students check their WIN Student Support Time app and sign up for their WIN time sessions.

***Happy Halloween Pioneers!
We love seeing how festive everyone is! Please remember to submit your costumes to student council members to be considered for prizes at the end of the day!!

***Happy Halloween Pioneers! I can't wait to see all of your awesome costumes today! For the costume contest, stop by the commons during WIN time to get your picture taken to enter the contest! Later today we will be sending out a survey with the top finalists and then it is up to you to vote. In the commons there will also be a movie showing with candy! We'd love to see you there! Have a great day!

October 30

***Students please ensure you have Signed up for Student Support Time for your WIN sessions.

***Attention Baseball Players in Grades 7-9:
During your lunch on Wednesday, October 30 - there will be a sign-up sheet in the commons of the cafeteria for all players interested in playing baseball for the upcoming spring season. Please be sure to stop by and sign-up! If you have any questions, please see Coach Cicalello in the Guidance and Counseling Office."

***Attention boys hockey candidates: please make sure you turn in your wreath order forms to the athletic office this week!

***Good Morning Hill Murray this is … one of the Captains of the Robotics team. This Thursday we will be hosting our first Robotics team meeting. No experience is required so don’t be shy. Work with a team of students to hone teamwork skills, design a team "brand," and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as you can get! There is a role for a variety of interests from Data analytics to Graphic Design. Stop By Mr. Gapinski’s room 046 Thursday. email … if you are unable to attend. Have a nice day!

***The following students have been selected for the Metro East ALL-Conference Band. Congratulations to:

Chloe Greene
Molly Pults
Emily Sagstetter
Rachel Meniboon
Brian Adkins
Peter Hommes
Ellie Gunderson
Alex Flint
Bo Cheng-Wei

***Would like to share your blessings with families in need? If you said yes, then you and your parents are welcome to join the Solid Ground thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, November 19. Your family would bring an item to the Thanksgiving meal, and you would serve unfortunate families. The students who have participated in the past said it was one of their best service experiences, and how it helped them appreciate the blessings they have at home on Thanksgiving Day and every day. This experience would complete a poor and vulnerable service requirement. You will need your parent to participate. Please Ms. Spangenberg for more info.

***Want to build flexibility and strength while learning how to calm your mind and body? Then yoga is for you! All girls in 9-12th grades are welcome to join yoga. Classes will be held in the staff lounge and begin November 6th. If you are interested please stop by the athletic office. Class size is limited to 18 so sign up early to guarantee a spot.

***"The Dungeons and Dragons club will be held in 034. This will be an A week"

***Red Ribbon Week
Did you know…
• 7.9 million youths aged 12-17 attended religious services 25 times or more in the past year. More than three in four youths(18.9 million) reported that religious beliefs are a very important part of their lives and 68 percent (16.8 million) reported that religious beliefs influenced how they make decisions. Youths aged 12 to 17 with higher levels of religiosity were less likely to have used cigarettes, alcohol, or illicit drugs in the past month than youths with lower levels of religiosity.

• Youths aged 12 to 17, those who participated in two or more youth activities during the past year were less likely to have used marijuana in the past month than other youths.

***Students,
In honor of All Saints Day campus ministry would like to invite you to write the names of all the loved ones you have lost on the piece of paper hanging in the commons during all lunches. This paper will then be placed at the foot of the altar during school mass on Friday in honor of all the saints in our lives.

October 29

***Students please ensure you have Signed up for Student Support Time for your WIN sessions.

***Attention Baseball Players in Grades 7-9:
During your lunch on Wednesday, October 30 - there will be a sign-up sheet in the commons of the cafeteria for all players interested in playing baseball for the upcoming spring season. Please be sure to stop by and sign-up! If you have any questions, please see Coach Cicalello in the Guidance and Counseling Office."

***Come support HMVB tonight at 7:00 at Concordia! Have a nice rest of your day! See you there! roll pios!

***Today we welcome Sarah Motalebi visiting with Brooke Nast in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Good Morning Hill Murray this is … one of the Captains of the Robotics team. This Thursday we will be hosting our first Robotics team meeting. No experience is required so don’t be shy. Work with a team of students to hone teamwork skills, design a team "brand," and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as you can get! There is a role for a variety of interests from Data analytics to Graphic Design. Stop By Mr. Gapinski’s room 046 Thursday. email … if you are unable to attend. Have a nice day!

***Good Morning Pioneers this is Aaron Johnson and Katherine Weyandt, two of your senior CARE leaders.

This week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week, and bringing awareness to the negative effects of drug and alcohol use. We will be in the lunchroom today with trivia and prizes! Make sure to stop by! Reminder- if you choose not to wear a costume on Halloween, you may wear red to show your commitment to a drug and alcohol free life.

Trivia Time!
Did you know that drunk driving is one the leading causes of death on our roads? How many people were killed by drunk drivers in 2017?

A.) 1,200
B.) 5,500
C.) 37,133

Stop by our table in lunch today to answer this question for a chance to win a gift card. Remember, Pioneers, a life dedicated to being drug and alcohol free is the way to be. You not only endanger yourself, but you endanger the lives of everyone else when you choose to get behind the wheel intoxicated. Make safe choices, and know that people at Hill-Murray love and care for you. Have a great day!

***The middle school crooners cabaret performances are this Friday and Saturday at 7pm! It is free to attend, will last no longer than 45 minutes, and features some great class crooner music by Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, and more! Don’t miss it!

October 28

***Students please remember due to Mass next week we will have Green days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Black and White days on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure you are signing up for your WIN times in Student Support Time starting on Monday.

***Reminder to all seniors from the yearbook staff, senior walls are due today, so please get them to Mr. Pults. Also remember to please keep them yearbook appropriate.

***Good Morning Pioneers!! This is Kate Smith and Bridget Blaney from CARE. This week CARE will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week- say that three times fast! Red Ribbon Week brings awareness to drug and alcohol abuse, along with tips to help you live a healthy and sober life. We will have activities all week, and will be in the cafeteria Tuesday and Friday with games and prizes. Also! If you choose to not wear a costume on Halloween, you can wear red to show that you are committed to a drug and alcohol free life. Have a great day Pioneers!!

***Come support HMVB tomorrow at 7:00 at Concordia! Have a nice rest of your day! see you there! roll pios!

***Attention boys hockey candidates: please make sure you turn in your wreath order forms to the athletic office this week!

***Happy Monday Pioneers! With Halloween quickly approaching, student council wanted to let you know about the fun stuff we have planned. On Thursday we will be having a costume contest! Come dressed in your best neat, clean, and modest costume or wear orange or black or your uniform. You can also wear red on Thursday to celebrate RED RIBBON WEEK. Stay tuned for info on how to submit your costume to win a prize! Also stop by the commons for a Halloween movie and some favorite Halloween treats! We look forward to seeing you there!

***Esports is cancelled after school today. Email Mr. Goetzke with any questions.

***Today we welcome Leo Dueber to Hill-Murray. Leo will be visiting with Keegan Davis in the 6th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray, Leo, we hope you have a great day!

***Today we welcome Ben Tousignant visiting with Zach Laumeyer in 8th grade, Claire Huss visiting with Peyton Mackley, Delaney Prokop visiting with Addie Berg, and Mia Rich visiting with John Bessman in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

October 25

***This morning we will welcome over 650 guests to campus for the Grandparent/Special Friend Prayer Service and Breakfast. Students, if you are scheduled to attend this event with your guests, you should have received a note in homeroom yesterday morning. Upon being dismissed from first hour, please put your books and things in your locker, and proceed directly to the field house in order to be seated with your guests. You will return to class 4th period.

***Come Support HMVB on Friday for our first section game at Home at 7:00 it is a blackout. Tickets are $5 dollars for students and $10 for Adults. See you there! Have a nice day! ROLL PIOS!

***We want to invite everyone to our Section game this Saturday at Simley, 2 pm. And we are thinking, Jersey Out!
We need your support and want the bleachers packed with Pioneers so here’s the deal;
Come to the game and get an old game jersey to wear.
Jerseys will be distributed at Simley High School prior to Kick-Off.
Please come and show your support and get a game jersey to keep.

Thank you, see you there.

***Students, please enter your service if you have completed a general or a poor and vulnerable experience over the summer up until now. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Spangenberg or Mr. Houdek if you need help using the service portal. Thanks.

***Did you know we have a ton of talented middle school singers? Come see them in the Middle School Crooner’s Cabaret next Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Admission is free and the show will be about 45 minutes long. They’ll be singing classic crooner’s music like Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Etta James, and more! Don’t miss it!

***Students please remember due to Mass next week we will have Green days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Black and White days on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure you are signing up for your WIN times in Student Support Time starting on Monday.

October 24

***Today we welcome Calvin Korby who is visiting with Montgomery Longtin in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***On Friday morning we will welcome over 650 guests to campus for our Grandparent/Special Friends Prayer Service and Breakfast. All students need to enter the parking lot near the tennis courts and follow the directions of the parking monitors who will direct them to a parking spot. You may need to park along Larpenteur Avenue. Please arrive early to allow yourselves extra time to park in the morning because a significant portion of the main parking lot will be reserved for our guests.

Students, if you are scheduled to attend this event with your grandparents or guests you will receive a note in first hour today. Tomorrow at the end of first period, put your books and things in your locker, and proceed directly to the field house in order to be seated with your guests. You will return to class 4th period. If you did not receive a note and know you have guests coming, please go to the main office to let Mrs. Blaney know immediately.

***Attention Baseball Players in Grades 7-9:
During your lunch on Wednesday, October 30 - there will be a sign-up sheet in the commons of the cafeteria for all players interested in playing baseball for the upcoming spring season. Please be sure to stop by and sign-up! If you have any questions, please see Coach Cicalello in the Guidance and Counseling Office."

***Come Support HMVB on Friday for our first section game at Home at 7 it is a black out. Tickets are $5 dollars for students and $10 for Adults. See you there! Have a nice day! ROLL PIOS!

***Bella: Good morning, this is your girls basketball captains, Bella Hartzel

Lilli: and Lilli Mackley. Captains practice will begin on Monday, October 28th. We are going to meet in the fieldhouse at 2:45 and go until 4:15.

Bella: This week we will practice Monday-Thursday. All girls 6th-12th grade who want to play basketball this year are welcome to join us. See you there!

***Hi Hill Murray! This is Taylor Hara and Anna Nottleson, sowers of justice leaders. Sowers Of Justice is a club promoting social justice and we organize and participate in several service activities throughout the year.If you have are currently a member or if you are not yet signed up for sowers of justice and would like to see what it's all about please come to our informational meeting next Monday morning the 28th at 7:15 in the staff lounge. We will be planning events for the year. We'd love to see you there!

***Congratulations to Grace Lavigne and our Student Council Members for the work they did to support relief efforts for the residents of the Bahamas, following Hurricane Dorian. There is a great article in the Pioneer Press regarding Grace and her leadership efforts on this project. Congratulations, Grace

October 23

***Students please ensure you have Signed up for Student Support Time for your WIN sessions.

***On Friday morning we will welcome over 650 guests to campus for our Grandparent/Special Friends Prayer Service and Breakfast. All students need to enter the parking lot near the tennis courts and follow the directions of the parking monitors who will direct them to a parking spot. You may need to park along Larpenteur Avenue. Please arrive early to allow yourselves extra time to park in the morning because a significant portion of the main parking lot will be reserved for our guests.

Students, if you are scheduled to attend this event with your grandparents or guests you will receive a note in first hour on Thursday morning. At the end of first period, put your books and things in your locker, and proceed directly to the field house in order to be seated with your guests. You will return to class 4th period.

October 22

***Students please ensure you have Signed up for Student Support Time for your WIN sessions.

***Attention Middle Schoolers:
Tomorrow (Wednesday) after school there will be a pumpkin carving event! This will go from after school until 4:15. Hope to see you there!

***This is a friendly reminder that ice times and locations for boys captains ice have changed this week. If you did not pick up the revised schedule that was announced prior to the break please stop by the athletic office today!

October 21

***Today we welcome:
Eliana Zellmer will be visiting with Ashley Christianson in 6th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray, Eliana, we hope you have a great day!

Grace Dueber visiting with Natalie Humbert

Vinny Pearcy visiting with Kevin Joyce

Kendall Duval visiting with Emma Vaske

Sean Peterson visiting with Andrew Cote

Clara McMahon visiting with Allie Hartzel

They are all visiting our 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Students,
During 1st hour today you will be trained in Student Support Time. This system will allow all you to electronically sign up for your WIN time. All students will receive an e-mail during first hour that outlines the system. If you have questions you can receive support during LUNCH form HM-IT.

October 15

***Soccer fans please come out and support your Pioneers in the semi-finals of section play. The girls take on Minnehaha Academy at 5 p.m. and boys follow at 7 p.m. against St. Anthony Village. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Everyone must pay for sections. Passes are not accepted.

***The fitness center will be closed after school today.

***The middle school will be having its annual pumpkin carving on Wednesday, October 23rd after school until 4:15. Hope to see you there!

October 14

***Students,
On all school testing day, Oct 15th, your will be released at 12:15 not 12:30. Students in 6-8th grade will be taking the ASPIRE test, 9th grade student will be taking the PSAT, 10th grade students will be taking the Pre-ACT and Juniors will be taking a practice ACT. Seniors will have an opportunity to work with Ms. Eagan on their college application in the commons.

***There will be a High School Math League Team Meeting today after school in room 216. If you are unable to attend please email Mr. Fisher or stop by room 216 with questions.

***Today we have Nolan Mackenzie visiting with Sawyer Seidl in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Students in grades 9-12 - if you are interested in working lower level basketball games this winter please stop and see Ms. Goetzke in the athletic office to sign up.

***If you signed up for boys hockey captains practices please stop by the athletic office today or tomorrow for a revised schedule.

***Buenos Días,
Friday’s trivia question was: Name 2 states that have Spanish names. The answers could have been Montana, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Florida. The winner is Adam Rausch who wrote Nevada, which means snowy and Florida which means flowered. Florida was also discovered by Ponce de León on Easter, which is La Pascua Florida and means Flowered Holiday.

Congratulations! Don’t forget to go to room 213 for your Chipotle gift card!

The winner of the candy filled Piñata is Sunwoo Lee. Congratulations. You may pick up the Piñata in room 218.

We hope you enjoyed this festive week!

¡Gracias!

***The cafe will not be open before school on Tuesday October 15th.

***Come support the Girl’s Swim and Dive Team tomorrow night at 6 pm at Skyview Middle School. This is the last home meet of the season and we will be honoring our seniors. The girls have had a wonderful season and would love to see you there!

October 11

***Maggie St. Sauver will be visiting with Ava Wagner in 9th grade. Maggie’s mom Wendi is working with Amy in our Marketing Department, so give her an extra special hello if you see her!

***"Attention all boys in grades 9-12 interested in playing basketball this season. There will be a mandatory preseason information meeting in the Staff Lounge at 5pm on Sunday, October 13. The meeting will last about an hour. Open gym will follow from 6-8pm in the Varsity Gym. If you are unable to attend you need to have a parent/guardian at the meeting to represent you. Please contact Coach Wadie if you have any questions."

***The Hill-Murray Ski Team will have it's fall informational meeting on Sunday, October 13th at 4:00 pm in the Cafeteria. All potential members are encouraged to attend.

All potential down hill skiers. If you want to go skiing, join the Hill-Murray Ski Club. If you want to ski race, join the Ski Team. No previous skiing or racing experience is required. Skiing season passes are available through Hill-Murray for Afton Alps for both groups. Please attend the informational meeting for both groups this coming Sunday at 4:00 pm in the Cafeteria. For more information or details please contact the Head Coach from the Ski Team website.

***REMINDER TO STUDENTS:
All locker signs need to be removed by the end of the day TODAY or they will be thrown away.

***Hey Freshmen,
I’m Luke and I’m Gabe, and WE am a LINK LEADERS!!!

TONIGHT the Link Leaders are hosting a Movie and Game night for you from 7-9! We will have the movie Spiderman playing in the Theater, Games in the Staff Lounge, and some FREE snacks! WE would love to have you come and hang with your friends—We hope to see you all TONIGHT from 7-9!!

***Students,
On all school testing day, Oct 15th, your will be released at 12:15 not 12:30. Students in 6-8th grade will be taking the ASPIRE test, 9th grade student will be taking the PSAT, 10th grade students will be taking the Pre-ACT and Juniors will be taking a practice ACT. Seniors will have an opportunity to work with Ms. Eagan on their college application in the commons.

***¡Buenos Días!
Today is our last day of Hispanic Heritage Week. Spanish students will be celebrating, and wearing Spanish t-shirts from past years as well as this year.

Yesterday’s trivia questions was - In the early 1500s a vision appeared before a man named Juan Diego. He later became the first indigenous saint in the Americas. What is the name of the vision / person who appeared to Juan Diego and where is this vision located?

The answer is Nuestra Señora of Guadalupe who is the Patron Saint of Mexico. She is located under glass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Many Hill-Murray students have visited this church on school trips.

And the winner is - Fisher Hoy – Congratulations – Be sure to pick up your gift card in room 213

Today’s Fun Fact is –St. Paul also has a church by the same name in St. Paul. The church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is in West St. Paul. Father Kevin presides over Mass in English and Spanish there. We also take Spanish students there for volunteering during the Christmas season and during Lent.

In addition to Father Kevin speaking Spanish, these following teachers can also carry on a conversation in Spanish. They are, Ms Marin, Ms Bourget, Mr. Obernolte, Mr. Deziel, Mr.Ndiaye, Mr. Rose, and Mr Pults!

Today’s trivia question is - How about - Name 2 states that have Spanish names. (repeat)

Today we will have a variety of Spanish music played over the PA by our very own DJ Sally P! We will also have a Mariachi group for your enjoyment during all lunches. We hope you enjoy the day! Hasta Luego

October 10

***"Attention all boys in grades 9-12 interested in playing basketball this season. There will be a mandatory preseason information meeting in the Staff Lounge at 5pm on Sunday, October 13. The meeting will last about an hour. Open gym will follow from 6-8pm in the Varsity Gym. If you are unable to attend you need to have a parent/guardian at the meeting to represent you. Please contact Coach Wadie if you have any questions."

***The Hill-Murray Ski Team will have it's fall informational meeting on Sunday, October 13th at 4:00 pm in the Cafeteria. All potential members are encouraged to attend.

All potential down hill skiers. If you want to go skiing, join the Hill-Murray Ski Club. If you want to ski race, join the Ski Team. No previous skiing or racing experience is required. Skiing season passes are available through Hill-Murray for Afton Alps for both groups. Please attend the informational meeting for both groups this coming Sunday at 4:00 pm in the Cafeteria. For more information or details please contact the Head Coach from the Ski Team website.

***Students: We have our Fall Open House on Monday evening. Please remove ALL signs off of your locker by the end of the school day tomorrow.

***Buenos Días,
Yesterday’s trivia question was: What Spanish Speaking country has a navy but no access to the sea. The answer is Bolivia, and the winner is Rachel Meniboon. Congratulations. You can pick up your Chipotle Gift card in room 213!

Today’s Fun Fact is: With 41 million native speakers and 12 million bilinguals, the United States is already the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world with Mexico being the first.

Today’s Trivia:

In the early 1500s a vision appeared before a man named Juan Diego. He later became the first indigenous saint in the Americas. What is the name of the vision / person who appeared to Juan Diego and where is this vision located?

There is one more day to guess how much candy is in the Piñata coated in the LMC!

***Are you interested in law? Do you want to improve your public speaking skills and have fun while doing it? Mock Trial teaches essential skills such as public speaking, critical thinking, and the art of forming a persuasive argument. You may think that you already know how to give a good speech or that you're pretty good at arguing when you debate with your friends, but Mock Trial is on an entirely different level. To learn more please come to our informational meeting TODAY in room 126 at 2:45. If you have any questions please contact Ms. D’Addario for more information. Have a great rest of your day!

October 9

***Good morning Pioneers, this is Rachel McBride and Alex Berkley. Are you interested in law? Do you want to improve your public speaking skills and have fun while doing it? Mock Trial teaches essential skills such as public speaking, critical thinking, and the art of forming a persuasive argument. You may think that you already know how to give a good speech or that you're pretty good at arguing when you debate with your friends, but Mock Trial is on an entirely different level. To learn more please come to our informational meeting on October 10th in room 126 at 2:45. If you have any questions please contact Ms. D’Addario for more information. Have a great rest of your day!

***Hey Freshmen,
My Name is Suma, and I am a LINK LEADER!!!

This Friday the Link Leaders are hosting a Movie and Game night for you from 7-9! We will have the movie Spiderman playing in the Theater, Games in the Staff Lounge, and some Free snacks! WE would love to have you come and hang with your friends— Freshmen, we hope to see you all on Friday from 7-9.

***There is a mini college fair TODAY in the cafeteria starting at 230. Drop in and speak to a few of the 11 Jesuit colleges here!

***Buenos Días . . . .

Today’s Trivia question was . . .

What “one hit wonder”- a song from the early 90’s is still heard at many dances. It also became a popular line dance! (repeat the trivia question) Don’t forget to put your answer in the box in the Cafeteria!

The answer is the Macarena, sung by Los Del Rio! And the winner is Ava Stinnett. Please come to room 213 to pick up your Chipotle Gift Card!

Today’s Fun Fact: Worthington has the highest population of Hispanics in Minnesota followed by West St. Paul and Willmar

Today’s Trivia Question is . . . . . .What Spanish Speaking country has a navy but no access to the sea. (repeat trivia question) Place your answer in the Trivia box located in the cafeteria. ¡Buena Suerte!

Don’t forget to guess how much candy is in the Piñata in the LMC!

***Today during WIN times is the last time you can audition for the Christmas musical, HOLIDAY INN. If you want to audition, make sure you find Mr. B. on stage or in his office. Ask a known member of theatre to find him if you need help!

***Congratulations to the Girls Swim and Dive Team on their win over Simley last night. The girls swam great and won 93-83. It came down to the last relay. Great job girls!

October 8

***Attention all 6th and 7th-grade hockey players. There will be an interest gauging meeting on Tuesday at 2:35 in Room 154 for all students interested in playing hockey for the Junior Pioneers. Again, that's Tuesday at 2:35 in Room 154.

***All 8th graders! Thank you to all of you who finally got your permission slips in for tomorrow's field trip! A reminder that you are out of uniform, dress appropriately and within our guidelines for physical activity both inside and outside. It looks to be a beautiful day with the temps in the high 60's and sunshine. We will meet in the commons at 7:55 for attendance and head out at 8:00. We will be back by 2:29. A reminder to bring a bag lunch and a water bottle. There is not a place to purchase any food/beverages at Base Camp. See Mrs. Barbato if you have any questions.

***¡Buenos Días!
We hope you all enjoyed the Kick Off Fiesta after school yesterday. We had the biggest turnout ever!! Gracias

Yesterday’s Trivia Question was - What two Latin American countries produce the most baseball players? The answer is the Dominican Republic – with 90 players and Venezuela with 53 players.

The winner is Dominique Gomez. Congratulations!! Stop in room 213 for your Chipolte Gift Card.

Today’s fun fact is – Ritchie Valens was the popular Mexican American singer who made La Bamba into a hit song in the late fifties. Because of his untimely death in a plane crash, along with Buddy Holly and the Big Bobby, another well known song was written by the name of American Pie - The Day the Music Died.

Today’s Trivia question is . . . . . .

What “one hit wonder” -a song from the early 90’s is still heard at many dances. It also became a popular line dance! (repeat the trivia question) Don’t forget to put your answer in the box in the Cafeteria!

***Auditions for the Christmas musical are today after school! They will be VERY easy. You’ll do an easy dance combination as a group and then sing White Christmas or Happy Birthday! Sign up for a slot on the callboard across from the choir room! Fall athletes: we can find another time if you have practice after school and you can join the show once your season is over! Email or see Mr. B. with questions!

***Auditions for the Christmas musical are today after school! They will be VERY easy. You’ll do an easy dance combination as a group and then sing White Christmas or Happy Birthday! Sign up for a slot on the callboard across from the choir room! Fall athletes: we can find another time if you have practice after school and you can join the show once your season is over! Email or see Mr. B. with questions!

October 7

***Today we have Sarah Drogseth visiting with Mia Geelhoed in 11th grade, and Erik Payne visiting with TJ Hammerlund in 12th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***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, October 8 during WIN BC, we will meet in the Field House Lobby. There will be a sign up outside of Mrs. Gist’s and Ms. Goetzke’s office. CARE stands for Caring and Responsive Empowerment. Please join us as we plan Red Ribbon Week, along with several other fun and caring events throughout the year. We welcome new members and would love to hear YOUR ideas. Treats will be provided. If you have any questions see Mrs. Gist or Ms. Goetzke.

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

***There is a mini college fair this Wednesday immediately after school in the cafeteria. There will be representatives from 11 different Jesuit universities including Creighton, Marquette, and Loyola. Stop down to the cafe right after school Wednesday and check it out!

***Hey Freshmen,
My Name is Emma, and I am a LINK LEADER!!!

This Friday the Link Leaders are hosting a Movie and Game night for you 7-9! We will have a movie playing in the Theater, Games in the Staff Lounge, and some Free snacks! WE would love to have you come and hang with your friends—There was an email sent out to you all—and we would appreciate to hear what movie you would like to watch! Freshmen, we hope to see you all on Friday!

***¡Buenos Días!
Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Week. Hill-Murray has been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month for over 10 years. We are celebrating the Spanish speaking world and the Hispanics throughout the United States and especially Minnesota. During the week there will be trivia questions over the morning announcements. There will be a box in the cafeteria where you can place your answer to win a Chipotle Gift Card. There will also be a candy filled Piñata in the LMC. Guess the amount of candy in the Piñata and win it! On Friday we will hear live Mariachi music in the cafeteria as well as other popular Spanish music over the PA. And don’t forget the Kick Off Fiesta today at 2:40 in the Staff Lounge for all students in Spanish!

Here is the Fun Fact and trivia question for today.

Fun Fact - Almost one third of all professional baseball players in the United States are Hispanic, with many of them coming from Latin America.

Trivia - What two Latin American countries produce the most baseball players?(repeat) Be sure to put your answers in the box in the cafeteria.

***Student Ambassadors for Fall Open House: we will have a meeting tomorrow morning at 7:15am in the Staff Lounge. We are still in need of more Student Ambassadors to help with this event. Please contact Mrs.Pohl or Mrs.Illgen if you are able to help with this event.

***Pioneer Performers have rehearsal after school on stage fro 2:35-2:45.

***Attention all 6th and 7th-grade hockey players. There will be an interest gauging meeting on Tuesday at 2:35 in Room 154 for all students interested in playing hockey for the Junior Pioneers. Again, that's Tuesday at 2:35 in Room 154.

***There will be a High School Math League Team Meeting today after school in room 216. If you are unable to attend please email Mr. Fisher or stop by room 216 with questions.

October 4

***8th grade - Base Camp permission slips are due this Monday. If you have one with you, get it to your homebase teacher or drop it off in the box in Mrs. Barbato's office as soon as possible.

***Violet Rossini is visiting today with Olivia Katz in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***All Spanish students are invited to the Hispanic Heritage Week KICK OFF FIESTA on Monday, October 7th at 2:40 in the Staff Lounge. Enjoy cake, beverages and other treats! We hope to see you there!!

***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, October 8 during WIN BC, we will meet in the Field House Lobby. There will be a sign up outside of Mrs. Gist’s and Ms. Goetzke’s office. CARE stands for Caring and Responsive Empowerment. Please join us as we plan Red Ribbon Week, along with several other fun and caring events throughout the year. We welcome new members and would love to hear YOUR ideas. Treats will be provided. If you have any questions see Mrs. Gist or Ms. Goetzke.

***This announcement is for all high school students. DECA registration forms are due today. If you plan to be a part of DECA this year, be sure to turn in your registration form. Forms may be placed in the DECA bin in room 035.

***Pioneer Performers rehearsal in the choir room after school today. 2:35-2:50

***Attention all middle school students! Do you like playing games and exploring math concepts through hands-on activities? If so, Middle School Math Team is the place for you! Come to Mrs. Sabraski’s room, 027, after school on Monday, October 7 to find out what Math Team is all about. Bring a friend! Hope to see you there!

***8th-grade students. Your field trip to Base Camp this Wednesday is not optional. Permission slips are due on Monday. I have emailed all parents of students who have not turned in your waiver and your permission slip. Get them to me Monday morning. See me if you have any questions.

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is Bridget Blaney with DECA. Today you are invited to play the game of LIFE, investing edition - in the cafeteria during lunches. Enjoy the music during passing time!

***The theatre department’s staged reading of INTO THE WOODS performs tonight and tomorrow at 7pm! It’s 80 minutes with no intermission and is free for staff and students! Come check it out!

Also, auditions for ensemble roles in the Christmas production of HOLIDAY INN are this coming Tuesday after school. Sign up for an audition slot on the theatre callboard across the hall from the choir room. This will be the easiest theatre audition of your life! All experience levels are encouraged to audition! All you have to do is sing the classic everyone knows, WHITE CHRISTMAS, or HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I will also teach you a very short and VERY easy dance combo. If you’ve ever been interested in theatre, this will be your easiest and best opportunity to try it out!!!! Please come audition! Bring a friend!

October 3

***All sophomores please report to the chapel after attendance and announcements for your retreat. All those who brought their own lunch please bring them with you to the chapel.

***This is a reminder for all high school students. If you are interested in joining DECA this year, registration forms are DUE TOMORROW, Friday, October 4! Forms should be turned in to the DECA bin in room 035.

***c-Good Morning Pioneers, this is Corrine Brown

o-And Olivia Herzog, with DECA. Today’s financial literacy topic is stocks!

C- Be sure to stop by our table in the cafeteria to enter our stock market trivia contest.

O- The winner will receive a Target gift card, so let us help you

Both - invest in your future!

***All Spanish students are invited to the Hispanic Heritage Week KICK OFF FIESTA on Monday, October 7th at 2:40 in the Staff Lounge. Enjoy cake, beverages and other treats! We hope to see you there!!

***Just a reminder that auditions for ensemble roles in Holiday Inn, our Christmas show, are coming up this Tuesday October 8th! The auditions are going to be very easy and chill so if you’ve ever even kind of considered joining theatre now is your chance to try in a chill stress free environment! We’d love to have you! Mr B will email out audition info later today.

Also, our staged reading of Into the Woods is tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 7pm. Student tickets are free! See you there!!!

***Attention all students. The spring supplements for the 2019 yearbook have finally arrived. The yearbook staff are distributing them with first hour teachers today.

If you were a student who received a yearbook in 2019, please take a supplement...if not, please don't take one.

If you look at the back cover of the supplement, there a peel off strip to reveal a sticky back...this is so you can take it home and literally stick it in the back of your 2019 hard cover book.

If you did not receive a supplement or have any questions, please see Mr. Pults in Room 119.

Thanks again to all the yearbook staff who work tirelessly to produce a great book for you.

October 2

***Attention Sophomores, this Thursday, Oct. 3 is your class retreat. As a reminder if you have any type of allergy which prevents you from eating pizza you must pack a lunch and bring it with you! Your retreat will start on campus, but we will be at Guardian Angels for most of the day. You are out of uniform - no leggings, no short shorts or short skirts. Please check your email for details. If you have any questions please reach out to any of the campus ministers.

***There will be a Link Leader Meeting tomorrow morning at 7:20am in Ms. Fandrich’s room.

***8th grade - Base Camp permission slips are due this Monday. If you have one with you, get it to your homebase teacher or drop it off in the box in Mrs. Barbato's office as soon as possible.

***Sophia: Come see our staged reading of Into the Woods performing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 PM. Before and after the shows we will be accepting donations for Locks of Love.

Maggie: Also, come audition for an ensemble role in our Christmas show, “Holiday Inn” next Tuesday, October 8th. Audition information will be announced soon.

Maggie and Sophia: Hope to see you there!

***"The dungeons and dragons club will temporarily change their location for tonight's games. It will meet in the Art room, room 205. This will be a 'B week', again meeting in room 205"

***Good Morning Pioneers, This is Thiago Jaime with DECA.
Good Morning Pioneers, today’s theme for financial literacy is savings! Savings are a good way for students (and everyone) to save money for the future. It is a low risk and an easy way to earn more money. Today’s lunch activity is a matching activity on bonds. Make sure to stop by our table during lunches!

October 1

***Today we welcome Nate Herold who is visiting with Austin Cochran in 11th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Attention Sophomores, this Thursday, Oct. 3 is your class retreat. As a reminder if you have any type of allergy which prevents you from eating pizza you must pack a lunch and bring it with you! Your retreat will start on campus, but we will be at Guardian Angels for most of the day. You are out of uniform - no leggings, no short shorts or short skirts. Please check your email for details. If you have any questions please reach out to any of the campus ministers.

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is Rachel McBride with DECA. Today’s financial literacy topic is short term investing. Be sure to stop by our table in the cafeteria to participate in our investing activity.

Yesterday’s investing gift card winners were:

Anna Bacchus and JP Yocum

Please stop by room 035 to receive your gift card.

***It is that time of year again where Aquaponics Club will be starting!

Students in 9th - 12th grade can participate! How can you get involved, you ask?

Check your email for the link to the informational flyer that gives more details on the roles and responsibilities of joining. Or — you can stop in the Aquaponics room any time to pick up the informational flyer.

Either way, you’ll need to fill out the google registration form by Monday October 7th, so what are you waiting for?

Aquaponics spirit wear is also available to purchase- details are in your email!

SEPTEMBER 2019

September 30

***Today we welcome Charlie Kelly to Hill-Murray. Charlie will be visiting with DJ Stumpf in 8th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray, Charlie, we hope you have a great day!

***Do you like solving problems? Do you enjoy competition? Then Math League might be for you! There will be an informational meeting after school today, September 30th in room 216. If you have any questions or won't be able to attend, you can email Mr. Fisher or stop by room 216.

***Good Morning Pioneers, this is Alex Berkley. It is financial literacy week and our theme is “Time is Money”! Our trivia question is: What is investing? Be sure to stop by our table in the cafeteria during lunches today to answer the question and play our candy investing game. Gift cards will be awarded throughout the week, be sure to participate for a chance to win!

***Hey everyone this is student council president Aly Steichen and Student council hopes everyone had a great homecoming last week! The participation was awesome! Thanks to the staff for all their help last week with equipment, supervision, and especially your participation! If anyone has any ideas or suggestions for the rest of the year, please let a student council member know!

Also, if you are a new freshmen at Hill-Murray this year, we need more representation from your class! Considering applying! Stay tuned for more info!

***Auditions for the middle school cabaret are today after school! If you are nervous or feeling unprepared, don’t worry! You can sing Happy Birthday! It’ll be very easy! See Mr. Ballentine with questions!

Also, auditions for the ensemble in the high school Christmas production of HOLIDAY INN are next Tuesday, October 8th after school!

September 27

***Attention all students - There is an event being set up after school in the cafeteria and commons. You will not be allowed to be in the cafeteria and commons after school today.

***Do you like solving problems? Do you enjoy competition? Then Math League might be for you! There will be an informational meeting after school this Monday, September 30th in room 216. If you have any questions or won't be able to attend, you can email Mr. Fisher or stop by room 216.

***All 6-12 Girls interested in playing basketball this winter - please stop in Ms. Herman's office to sign up and pick up information for the mandatory player/parent meeting.

September 26

***This announcement is for all students in 8th grade. You need to turn in your permission slip for Base Camp. Remember, there are two forms, a waiver, and a permission slip. You received them in Homebase on Friday. Remember to mark on your sheet if you would like to do the Leadership training. There is room for 20 of you. See Mrs. Barbato if you have any questions.

***Today we welcome Zach Haas who is visiting with Austin Cochran in 11th grade and John Kelly who is visiting with Landon Cottingham in 7th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***Good morning Pioneers! this is junior Aji Omoyeni of student council. Today is TOTO THURSDAY. We’re excited to see all your animal wear! Remember to DM a pic of your outfit to the hmstudco instagram or send it to a studco member for a chance to win a prize!

At all lunches, outside the commons, there will a puppy play pen from Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue, which was founded by a Hill-Murray alum! Remember, it is $1 to play with the puppies and all proceeds will benefit Coco’s Heart!

After school, pop out to support the girl’s volleyball team vs. Mahtomedi at 7pm. The theme is white out and studco will be giving away a pair of AirPods and other Hill-Murray swag from the Trading Post. Be on time to be entered in the drawing and you must be present to win. You won’t want to miss it! Have a great day and go Pioneers!

***Middle schoolers interested in auditioning for the crooners cabaret please sign up on the callboard outside Mr: B.’s office, starting during lunch!

Our high school fall staged reading of INTO THE WOODS performs next weekend! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm! Be there to see one of the greatest musical theatre classics!

***Also, remember that the homecoming dance is this Saturday from 8 to 10pm in the fieldhouse. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased with cash or charged to you tuition during lunches!

***All 6-12 Girls interested in playing basketball this winter - please stop in Ms. Herman's office to sign up and pick up information for the mandatory player/parent meeting.

September 25

***Attention all athletes: the field house lobby will be cleared by 2:45 p.m. each day. If you do not have practice or a game right after school you need to be in the commons by 2:45 p.m.

***As part of our homecoming week celebration, we have Mass today. Remember to come down to the Varsity gym as a class and sit with your second hour teacher, like last time. Seniors will be in chairs on the floor, as usual. Thank you for helping to make the gym a prayerful space.

***Good Morning Pioneers,
This is Julia Druck and Madeline Sevigny, 2 of your HM Peer Tutors. This is just a friendly reminder that the Peer Tutoring Center is now OPEN and accepting registrations.

If you would like to get a little extra help in any of your classes, then we are here for you! Stop on down to the Nicholas Center and sign up today!

***The homecoming dance is this Saturday from 8-10pm in the fieldhouse. Tickets are on sale during all lunches for $10 and can be charged to tuition, if you’d like. Remember to fill out a guest form, available at the ticket table or in the office of student life, if you plan on bringing a non Hill-Murray student. Forms are due Friday and will not be accepted at the door! Thank you!

***Auditions for the middle school cabaret, which focuses on singing, are on Monday September 30th, after school! See Mr. Ballentine with any questions!

Auditions for ensemble roles in the Christmas production of Holiday Inn will be Tuesday, October 8th! Save the date!

Finally, the Staged Reading of Into the Woods performs next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm! Don’t miss it!

***Good morning Pioneers! This is sophomore student council member, Jack Nelson. Today’s dress day theme is “Which Witch is Which” so we’re excited to see everyone in their matching pair or group outfits. Remember to DM a picture of your pair or group outfits to student council at @hmstudco on Instagram by the end of the day to have the chance to win a gift card!! As usual, the winner or winners will be announced at the end of the day. Also, during lunches, there will be a photo booth with cutouts in the commons to take pictures for the contest or just for fun! After school, please go support girls' tennis at 3:30. And tonight is the movie on the football field. The movie, as chosen by popular vote, is the PG-13 rated Thriller, "A Quiet Place,” so grab your friends, some snacks, and chairs and blankets and come hang out on the field. The move starts at 7pm sharp and will end by 8:30pm! Hope to see you all there!

September 24

***Let us take a moment of silence to remember Archbishop-emeritus Harry Flynn died Sunday, Sept. 22 in St. Paul, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He was 86. Archbishop Emeritus Flynn lead our Archdiocese for almost 13 years.

O God, who chose your servant, Archbishop Harry Flynn,
from among your Priests,
and endowed him with pontifical dignity
in the apostolic priesthood,
grant, we pray,
that he may also be admitted to their company for ever. Amen.

***Good Morning Pioneers.

This is Olivia Herzog and Lee Sunwoo and we are 2 of your Hill Murray Peer Tutors.

We are here to let you know the Peer Tutoring Center is now OPEN and accepting registrations!

If you are looking for a little extra support in your math class, someone to help clarify how to

conjugate those verbs in Spanish or would just like to work with someone who has been in your

shoes, then Peer Tutoring is here for you!

Please stop on down to the Nicholas Center, just outside of room 051 during WIN times this

week and sign up today!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Herzog at aherzog@hill-murray.org.

Thanks and have a great day!

***This announcement is for all students in 8th grade. You need to turn in your permission slip for Base Camp. Remember, there are two forms, a waiver, and a permission slip. You received them in Homebase on Friday. Remember to mark on your sheet if you would like to do the Leadership training. There is room for 20 of you. See Mrs. Barbato if you have any questions.

***Attention all athletes: the field house lobby will be cleared by 2:45 p.m. each day. If you do not have practice or a game right after school you need to be in the commons by 2:45 p.m.

***Hi Pioneers,
This is Evan Harrold with Student Council. Congrats to the senior ladies for their victory at the powderpuff game last night! They will be inscribed on the spirit stick!

Great job looking your wackiest today. Let a student council member know who has the wackiest outfit and we’ll announce a winner at the end of the day, who gets a gift card! Tomorrow’s theme will be Which Witch is Which and we are hoping to see some great twinning or group outfits.

Seniors only: the dress code for the senior panoramic picture tomorrow before school is SPIRIT WEAR. You’ll have to change into your twin or group outfit AFTER the panoramic. Seniors CAN be in spirit wear on Wednesday, if they like, but we prefer twins and groups! Sorry for the inconvenience! Again, Only seniors can be in spirit wear on Wednesday.

Today during WIN time and lunches, There will be a twister tournament and Tie Die event so make sure to stop by. Bring your own article of clothing to dye!

Finally, homecoming dance tickets and t-shirts are for sale at the studco table in the cafeteria. Tickets are $10 and t-shirts are $15.

Thanks for a great start to our homecoming week! Have a great day!

***"The tech office in the cafeteria is a student lead tech office. Today, it proudly announces its new name as the 'Hill-Murray IT' or the 'H.M.I.T'. Please stop there for all your Chromebook or MacBook needs and a Hill-Murray student or Mr Houdek will gladly assist you."

Also, "However, the HMIT will be closed after 5th hour today"

September 23

***All 6th and 7th graders: your retreat is today! After the announcements and attendance in homeroom, please go to the chapel for the beginning of the retreat.

***Attention middle school singers! Auditions for the middle school cabaret are next Monday, September 30th after school. Prepare your favorite song and find a karaoke track on YouTube to sing along with! See Mr. Ballentine with questions!

Also, auditions for the ensemble of the high school Christmas production, HOLIDAY INN, will be on Tuesday, October 8th. Everyone is encouraged to audition no matter what your theatre experience is!

***Good Morning Pioneers, and welcome to homecoming week. We’re excited to kick off the week with home on the ranch or country day today. Hopefully, you wore your best cowboy outfit and you’re ready to go. We’ve got a lot on the agenda today, which includes a petting zoo brought to you by Ms. Bartel. Go check it out during your lunch and play with the animals. Tonight at 7pm, we’ve got our powder puff game between the junior and the senior ladies. Come cheer them on, roast some s’mores, and chill with your friends. Pop-out and make this week the best week we can.

Yesterday, we kicked off the week with a dodgeball tournament that was won by the sophomore team, the Big Rigs, who won the spirit stick! We raised a total of $725 for the hurricane relief in the Bahamas so a big thanks to everyone who came and was involved. Remember, Tomorrow is Twister Tuesday so come in mismatched clothes and bring a piece of clothing to tie-dye at lunch and start stretching for the twister tourney!! Have a great day!

***Seniors!! Wed. Sept 25 is Senior Panoramic day. Please report to your 2nd period class where attendance will be taken and then you will head down to the fieldhouse. Please remember to bring your Hill Murray spirit wear for the photo!

***Picture retakes are this Wednesday, Sept 25. If you did not have your picture taken on Business Days or would like your picture retaken, please come get a picture form in the Office of Student Life. Your old photos must be brought in with you if you wish to have retakes. Retakes can be done during your Study Hall or during lunch. School uniforms must be worn for your photos.

***Good Morning Hill-Murray! I’m Andrew Kreimer and Drew Lundin. We just wanted to tell you about our exciting new Drone Team. Come experience this exciting new sport from a bird’s eye view, Literally! Drone racing is the intersection of technology and engineering with the exciting format of a motorsport. Students can remotely control quadcopters through first person goggles to fly as if you were in the cockpit! We will be hosting a meeting today at 2:45 pm in Ms. Fandrich's room Room 154. We hope to see you there …

September 20

***AK: Good Morning Hill-Murray! I’m Andrew Kreimer

DL: Annnnd Drew Lundin. We just wanted to tell you about our exciting new Drone Team.

AK: Coming experience this exciting new sport from a bird’s eye view, Literally!

DL: Drone racing is the intersection of technology and engineering with the exciting format of a motorsport. Students can remotely control quadcopters through first person goggles to fly as if you were in the cockpit!

AK: We will be hosting a meeting on Monday at 2:45 pm in Ms. Fandrich's room Room 154. We hope to see you there …

***Pioneer Performers rehearsal after school 2:35-2:50 in the choir room.

***This announcement is for all 6 & 7th-grade students who are on retreat this Monday. You are welcome to participate in the homecoming dress day Home on the Ranch on Monday. Since you will be moving around all day, if you are more comfortable inappropriate clothing - jogger pants, walking shorts and tennis, you are allowed to do so. This is for Monday only. All other days next week must fit the guidelines set by student council as you heard this week. See Mrs. Barbato if you have any questions.

***To all 6th and 7th Graders: your retreat is coming up on Monday. Remember to come in country dress for homecoming week, otherwise be in uniform. See your email for the other details. Please see a campus minister if you have any questions.

***This is a reminder about the Step Up Walk for Down syndrome that is taking place at noon, this Sunday at Como Park. Email Sra. Busch or stop in room 213 if you would like to join the group or if you have any questions.

***Happy Friday Pioneers! Student Council has put in a lot time to make next week super fun for everyone and it is to your benefit to participate in the fun themes and events that we have planned!

On Sunday we will be kicking the week off with the dodgeball tournament at 6 pm in the fieldhouse! We already have 11 teams signed up and would love to get a few more! Sign up today by 3pm for your team to be eligible!

- On Monday we will be Home on the Ranch with a country theme and our very own petting zoo at lunch followed by our annual Powderpuff game and bonfire!

- Next is Twister Tuesday with a wacky, mismatch theme accompanied with tie dye and twister games during WIN time!

- On Wednesday get a group of friends together to match for Which Witch is Which and get your picture taken during lunch!

- For Toto Thursday dress as your favorite animal and come spend some time with our cute furry friends from a local rescue group!

- We will wrap up our journey on Friday with the Green Dream! Come in spirit wear to begin the rally for the football game that night!

Before the game come grab a bite to eat and a good time at the student council tailgate! On Saturday we invite you to officially bring the week to a close in our Emerald City at the dance! Tickets are 10$ and will be sold during lunches all week along with homecoming t-shirts! Finally, if you pre-ordered a Homecoming Shirt, remember to pick it up today during lunch!

Let’s make it a great Homecoming because there truly is no place like Home! Roll Pios!

***Today we welcome Charlie Canine visiting with Ayden Cessna in 9th grade. Welcome to Hill-Murray and have a great day!

***As many of you know, Hill-Murray's athletic trainer, Laura Henn, has a new job and her last Hill-Murray sporting event will be next Friday's Homecoming football game. She has helped and touched many lives here over the last 23 years.

If you would like to leave Laura a note, card, or other remembrance, you may drop it off at the Athletic Office. We will be collecting them until next Friday. Thank you.

***The Hill-Murray yearbook, the Omega, is looking for student photographers. If you are interested in taking photographs that will appear in the yearbook, we would love to have you.

This is open to all grade levels and there is no experience necessary. We have state-of-the-art, excellent equipment that you may use.

If interested, see Mr. Pults in Room 119.

*** Homecoming dress code guidelines - click here.

September 19

***Attention middle school students. This coming Friday, there will be a middle school dance/mixer in the cafeteria from after school until 5pm. Attention ALL STUDENTS: due to the middle school mixer you will not be able to exit the building from the cafeteria/commons area on Friday. Please exit the building from the Nicholas Center. Plan accordingly.

***Pioneers!! The volleyball team is home on Thursday against North! Come support the team and get there early for your chance to catch a free fan from our starters!! 9th grade at 4, B squad and JV at 5:30 and Varsity takes the court at 7pm! See you there!!

***Reminder: Sibling-Cousin Day is next Friday the 27th. We only have a couple of spots left. Tomorrow is the last day to RSVP!! See Mrs.Pohl in Admissions with any questions.

***Due to repair and maintenance work, the Fitness Center will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday. Thank you!!

***AK: Good Morning Hill Murray! I’m Andrew Kreimer

DL: Annnnd Drew Lundin. We just wanted to tell you about our exciting new Drone Team.

AK: Coming experience this exciting new sport from a bird’s eye view, Literally!

DL: Drone racing is the intersection of technology and engineering with the exciting format of a motorsport. Students can remotely control quadcopters through first person goggles to fly as if you were in the cockpit!

AK: We will be hosting a meeting on Monday at 2:45 pm in Ms. Fandrich's room Room 154. We hope to see you there …

***Remember to sign up your teams for the dodgeball tournament on Sunday night! You must sign up by the end of the day, Friday. Sign up your team on the wall in the cafeteria!

***There will be Mass today in the chapel at 3 for anyone who would like to come. We'll be done by about 3:20.

***To all 6th and 7th Graders: your retreat is coming up on Monday. Remember to come in country dress for homecoming week, otherwise be in uniform. Lunches will be normal, so bring

your lunch from home or bring money to buy it in the cafeteria.

Go to your first class for attendance, then come to the chapel for Mass. We have a team of young adults coming for some fun & games, prayer, and they will speak about hope as the anchor of our souls.

See a campus minister if you have any questions.

September 18

***Attention middle school students. This coming Friday, there will be a middle school dance/mixer in the cafeteria from after school until 5pm. Attention ALL STUDENTS: due to the middle school mixer you will not be able to exit the building from the cafeteria/commons area on Friday. Please exit the building from the Nicholas Center. Plan accordingly.

***Do you love watching Jeopardy and answering before the contestants? Do your friends and family refuse to play trivia games with you anymore because you win so often? The Hill-Murray QUIZ BOWL TEAM is for you! Come meet us and get more information tomorrow, Thursday, September 19th, at 2:40 in room 215.

***Students-Lifetouch pictures were passed out in 1st period classes on Tuesday. If you HAD your picture taken during Business Days and did NOT receive your pictures, please stop by the Office of Student Life.

If you did NOT have your pictures taken, you may do so on Wed. Sept 25.

***Hey Pioneers! It's Grace Lavigne. To kick-off Homecoming Week and to raise money for the devastation in the Bahamas, there will be a Co-Ed high school dodgeball tournament in the varsity gym this Sunday, September 22nd starting at 6pm. Admission for all participants and spectators will be $5. Get your friends together and make an awesome team! Teams can have a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 10 players. Your team can sign up in the lunchroom at all lunches. All teams must be signed up by the end of the school day on Friday. After all teams have signed up, Student Council will create brackets for the tournament. Check your email for more information! I hope to see you and your winning team there!

***Attention all boys basketball players, there will be no open gym this Sunday due to the Dodgeball Tournament to kick off Homecoming week. Please consider participating in this great opportunity to help others and celebrate Pioneer Pride. Open gym will resume next Sunday from 6-8pm."

September 17

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

***Do you love watching Jeopardy and answering before the contestants? Do your friends and family refuse to play trivia games with you anymore because you win so often? The Hill-Murray QUIZ BOWL TEAM is for you! Come meet us and get more information tomorrow, Thursday, September 19th, at 2:40 in room 215.

***Attention middle school students. This coming Friday, there will be a middle school dance/mixer in the cafeteria from after school until 5pm. Attention ALL STUDENTS: due to the middle school mixer you will not be able to exit the building from the cafeteria/commons area on Friday. Please exit the building from the Nicholas Center. Plan accordingly.

***Pioneers!! The volleyball team is home on Thursday against North! Come support the team and get there early for your chance to catch a free fan from our starters!! 9th grade at 4, B squad and JV at 5:30 and Varsity takes the court at 7pm! See you there!!

***Thanks to all who ordered homecoming t-shirts! Your shirts will be ready for you this Friday during lunches. There will be a limited amount of extras available for purchase starting Monday, Sept. 23rd for $15.

Remember, you must be wearing a visible homecoming shirt or dress up according to the theme in order to be out of uniform. There will be prizes for best costumes!

However, there will also be consequences for those who are out of uniform, but not participating in the homecoming week themes.

Monday’s theme is western; Tuesday’s is crazy and wacky; Wednesday’s theme is twin or group outfit day; Thursday is dress like an animal, and Friday is spirit day!

Finally, stay tuned for more info about a dodgeball tournament on Sunday night to kick off homecoming week and to raise money to help those in need in the Bahamas. Thanks and have a great day!

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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