• Monday, November 7 – Power School reopens at 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 8 – No bus service
  • Thursday, November 10 – evening conferences
  • Friday, November 11 – No school, morning conferences
  • Friday, November 11 – deadline to order December lunches
  • Friday, November 11 – Magazine Drive ends
  • November 14-17 – Vision Screening for grades Junior Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th
  • Saturday, November 19 – Mom2Mom Sale, Gym, 8:00am-12:30pm
  • November 23-25 – Happy Thanksgiving!


CONGRATULATIONS to the September Students of the Month: Kindergarten – Violetta Kretschmer, 1st grade – William Smidt, 2nd grade – Sean Herstein, 3rd grade – Meredith Hermann, 4th grade – Cameron Costello, 5th grade – Nick Lazar, 6th grade – Mia Tosto, 7th grade – Maria VanDieren, 8th grade – Lizzy Carter, Music – Caroline Wells, Elena Olah, Art – Thomas Rudnick, Zachary Hogan.


THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is coming soon!  The shopping dates are November 10 from 8:15am – 8:00pm and November 11 from 8:00am – 11:00am.  If each student brings $1 (or more) to Mass this week, money will be used to support All for Books and Holy Redeemer School.


APPRECIATION COMMITTEE is looking for items to raffle off at their Teacher Lasagna Lunch on November 29.  Please consider donating gift cards, accessories, throws, event tickets, etc.  Questions may be directed to Mrs. Kelley Priebe,, or Mrs. Rochelle Denipoti,
THE MAGAZINE DRIVE is underway.  If you, a family member, neighbor or friend purchase magazines, please consider renewing or purchasing your magazines through this school fundraiser.  The sale ends Friday, November 11.


GET READY FOR THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR and consider donating gently used books to the St. Mary’s Catholic Athletes for Christ book drive. St. Mary’s chapter of Catholic Athlete’s for Christ will embark on a new community service project this year involving literacy. A Detroit based movement to establish “Little Libraries” where free books can be obtained, returned, and shared is on the rise. St. Mary’s is looking for books for all age groups – Pre-K through 12th grade. For more information contact Mark Lengel,


THE FIRST QUARTER IS OVER and parents and students should feel comfortable with morning drop off procedures so please let your student walk by themselves from the carpool zone.

     THE ART ROOM is in need of old CDs/DVDs for art projects. Thanks for keeping our school green!

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE for Lighthouse will begin this week and run through November 17 at 9:00am. Lighthouse will help needy families in Oakland County. Please, non-perishable and no glass containers. If you would rather make a cash donation to purchase turkeys, please send your donation in an envelope marked “Lighthouse”. Checks should be made payable to “Lighthouse”. If each child brings in one item, we can help many, many people. Thank you! Lighthouse is always in need of peanut butter, tuna, and macaroni and cheese so feel free to add or substitute these items to the suggested list below:

Kindergarten:   Canned pumpkin pie filling or canned sweet potatoes

Grade 1:           Canned fruit, including cranberry sauce

Grade 2:           Stuffing or biscuit mix

Grade 3:           Canned vegetables, including sweet potatoes

Grade 4:           Rice or boxed potatoes

Grade 5:           Canned soup

Grade 6:           Coffee, tea, canned or dried milk

Grade 7:           Cake mixes, frosting, pie crusts or pie crust mix

Grade 8:           Jell-O, pudding or pie filling


SAVE THE DATE! Monday, December 5 St. Hugo will be having a dining fundraiser at Moose Preserve. More details to follow.


THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE IN THE OFFICE take a look at our photo wall! New photos are looking fantastic and copies can be purchased for $15. Order forms are located in the office.


THE NEXT ST. HUGO SCRIP ORDER of the school year is due Tuesday, November 15. Order by 10:00am Tuesday, November 15 by 10:00am and pick up at the office on Friday afternoon, November 18. Order online at . Your login is your email address and it can email your password. Pay by check payable to St Hugo PTG (send to the office attention SCRIP no later than Wednesday, Oct 12) or pay with Prestopay (debit from your bank account). Now Available – Low Denomination Gift Cards. Scrip has a limited number of special small denomination gift cards available, perfect for stocking stuffers and holiday gift-giving! These cards will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait to place your orders. Please contact Beth Nunning for more information or sign up details ( Thank you for supporting St Hugo’s!

CONGRATULATIONS TO the Marian High School varsity volleyball team on their recent District win. The team includes five St. Hugo alums: Maggie DePorre, Kate Schafran, Christine Audette, Maddie Dowd, and Lauren Wenzel.


Iowa Test Scores – Student Iowa Test scores have arrived. I was very impressed with the results. I was especially impressed by the overall 89 percentile in Language Arts by our 7th grade students. I am not sure I have ever witnessed a school having that high of a percentage. Overall the students and teachers should be commended. Teachers will be receiving and studying their class results. These results are an excellent way to assess student and teacher strengths along with areas to grow. The information will be sent to parents soon.

St. Hugo Alumnus – The Admissions Director of Notre Prep High School stopped in recently. She gave me a list of St. Hugo grads that are Honor Students at Notre Dame Prep. She was amazed at the high percentage of St. Hugo grads that are Honor Roll students. They are freshmen: William Grusnick, Carla Hanna, Nicholas Hogan, Joseph St. Andre, Evan Wells and Riley Williams. Sophomore students include: Alissa Allen-Howard, Thomas Frost, Kathryn Kennedy, Maura Kruse, Megan Obear, Farid Okka, Celia Pagnucco, Rowland Scheessele and Christopher VanDieren. Juniors include: Valentino Dore, Isabella Fandino, Olivia Vandenbossche and Haley Williams. Seniors include Illa Batah, Alexandra Bayliss, Adam Calvaneso, Andrew Carpenter, Ryan Flaherty, Noah Ford, Richard Frost, Michaella Merlo, Nicole Oska, Anthony VanDieren and Edward Zelek.

Two Former St. Hugo Students and Current Teachers Working on Master’s in Education – Ms. Fleischer a 1st grade teacher and St. Hugo grad is heading up the St. Hugo Marketing Committee composed of five parents and five staff members. Ms. Fleischer is currently working on her Master’s in Educational Leadership. She has done an outstanding job working this committee thus far. Former St. Hugo student and current 7th and 8th grade math teacher Mrs. Carter is working on her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Mrs. Carter recently started a Geometry class so that all 8th grade students will be exposed to Geometry before graduating St. Hugo. Both Ms. Fleischer and Mrs. Carter are outstanding teachers that will be excellent school administrators.



The Mission of St. Hugo of the Hills School is to provide students with an educational experience in which the teachings of the Catholic faith are instilled, nurtured, and demonstrated. These teachings constitute an integral part of the school’s academic program and the St. Hugo community. Strengthened by the values inherent in these teachings, students and staff are challenge to live with the conviction that,

as followers of Jesus, it must be different with us.

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