• September 19 and 20 – Hearing Screening, Grades 2 and 4
  • Wednesday, September 21 – PTG/Meet the Faculty Night grades K-5, 7:00pm, Gym
  • Friday, September 23 – Spirit Day! Wear a St. Hugo t-shirt with jeans or appropriate shorts
  • Friday, September 23 – Alana’s Foundation Free Flu Vaccination Clinic, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Library
  • Saturday, September 24 – Homecoming, JV – 5:00pm, Varsity/Band – 7:00pm at Notre Dame Prep
  • Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2 – Computer Recycling, see attached flyer
  • Monday, October 3 – No bus service
  • Thursday, October 6 – 10:00am BBFA presents a free event Encouraging Kids to Set Goals & Take Responsibility for Their Actions, Booth/Doyle Center – 7275 Wing Lake Road
  • Wednesday, October 12 – No bus service
  • Friday, October 14 – Picture retake day
  • Friday, October 14 – deadline to order November lunches


A BIG THANK YOU to the Fun Run Committee, Meghan Zidar, Mary Farrar, Eileen Sacca, Lori Ervin, Suzanne Tosto and Nicole Pawczuk for another outstanding Fun Run.  We also want to thank Tegan Higgins, Tricia Ong, Jennifer Nykerk, Julie Cardillo and Deanne Seifert for all of their efforts and look forward to them leading the 2017 Fun Run.  And thanks to those who came out and enjoyed the festivities; we moved all the activities inside so we could stay dry but the rain let up just long enough to enjoy the run for some. Christ Child House was so touched by the donations that we will continue to collect donations until Friday, September 30. Bins will be in front of the office. To view the full Christ Child Wish List please visit: Those that supported Fun Run and/or make a donation to Christ Child House are eligible for a “Fun Run 2016 t-shirt day” on Friday, September 30.  If you did not support Fun Run but will be making a contribution to Christ Child you can pick up your Fun Run t-shirt in the front office.  T-shirt sizes available are:  YS, YM, AS, AM, AL, AXL.  All of this could not have been possible without our fabulous sponsors!  Our 2016 title sponsors included:Glass and Mirror Craft, Clear Rate Communications, Super Steel Treating Company, Blue Chip Talent, The Sacca Family, Timmy Vachon Foundation, The Torok Family, The Kraemer  Family, The Brzustewicz Family, Farnell Equipment Company, and Sons of Gotham.  Other supporting sponsors included:  APhase II Inc., ABF Environmental – Abdou Family, Bank of Birmingham, Bollhoff – Paddock Family, Brother Rice High School, Chiayasate Family, Conway MacKenzie, DeFrancesco Family, Denewith, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C., Denha Family, Gorcyca-Drew Family, Hanna Family, Hermann Family, Joseph Family, Koziarz Family, Lazar Family, Local Tent Solutions, Love Family, Marian High School, Marougy Family, Mayette Family, Mekani Family, Montales Family, Mr. Bid Services, Najor Family, OpTech, Quaine Family, Rivard Family – In memory of David Watters, Samona Family, Schwartz & Co., Semma Family, Shammami Family, Shannon Family – In memory of Al & Rosemary Bazner, St. Andre Family, Vaupel , Family, Wachowiak Family, Women First OB/GYN, Wyciskalla Family, Zax Express Car Wash.


SHOW YOUR VIKING PRIDE!  Saturday, September 24 is St. Hugo’s Homecoming.  Show your support of our student athletes and band by wearing a St. Hugo t-shirt or sweatshirt with jeans or appropriate shorts on Friday, September 23.  Game times on Saturday are:  JV – 5:00pm, Varsity – 7:00pm with a St. Hugo Band performance!  Both games will be played at Notre Dame Prep.  GO VIKINGS!


GIRLS ON THE RUN (GOTR) begins this week but it is not too late to register!  Girls in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in this program.  We will begin the week of September 19th and end with a Fun Run on November 20.  GOTR will be held immediately after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and end at 4:45 p.m.  It a fun way to inspire girls to be healthy and confident.  Register Online at  See Mrs. Bartoli for details.


BOX TOPS ARE BACK!  Check out the attached flyer for more information.

Ms. BITZINGER IS IN NEED of a few items. Please consider sending baby wipes, newspaper, old CDs or DVDs, table salt and salt and q-tips. We are also looking for volunteers to help wash a load of art smocks throughout the year.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING difficulty opening the school website, try opening it in a different browser.


THANK YOU TO ALL that have their Kroger Rewards linked to St. Hugo!  We earned $246.80 during the last quarter.  If you haven’t yet linked your card to St. Hugo please take a minute to do so.  It is an easy way to support our school!


HEALTH ROOM TRAINING is scheduled for September 30. It will start right after drop off.  This is open to all health room volunteers and to anyone else who might be interested in signing up for the health room but wasn’t sure what it was about. An EPI pen training session is included in this training.  If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for the health room, please contact Kati Becker, or 865-414-5208


IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH CLAY? Ms. Bitzinger will again be offering 2-day after-school clay classes (from 3:40pm – 4:45pm). Open to Grades 1-8. Kinders may attend if an older sibling has also signed up. Cost:  $45.00.  Classes are scheduled for: Thursday, October 6th and October 13th, Monday, November 7th and 14th, Thursday, January 12th and 19th, Monday, February 20th and February 27, Thursday, March 23 and 30th.  Students will learn hand building techniques with clay as they sculpt their unique project. On the second day, your child will glaze the piece. If interested, please contact Ms. Bitzinger at with your child’s name, a parent’s name and the best contact number.  Students will be registered upon payment of check made to Anna Bitzinger. Students are encouraged to bring a snack to have before class begins. Parents will pick up their child from the art room door outside in the courtyard.


THE LADIES OF THE ST. HUGO ALTAR GUILD invite you for an evening of dining, boutique shopping, raffles and socializing at their Starry Night at the Razzle Dazzle Club.  The event takes place on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Oakland Hills Country Club.



The Fun Run was a success because of the preparation of the committee.  Chairladies Mrs. Zidar, Mrs. Pawczuck, Mrs. Tosto, Mrs. Ervin, Mrs. Sacca and Mrs. Farrar did an amazing job.  Thank you also to many other volunteers who sprang into action at the end of the school day on Friday.  I was impressed with how many people quickly came in and worked so diligently.  The gym was perfectly set up with plenty of activities and the light rain made for good running weather.  Thank you to all of the volunteers that made for a “Fun Run” and raised money for an important cause!

Constitution Day was this past Friday.  All classes age appropriately covered the Constitution.  Mrs. MacLean’s 5th grade class brought in Mrs. Quinn a speaker from the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution to speak with all of the 5th grade students.  Their motto is “God, Home and Country.” Mrs. Quinn explained the history of the Constitution and how it is still relevant today through the amendment process.  The 5th grade class are now Constitution experts!  Nathan Kalil and Sydney Burke also did an excellent job reading the America’s Creed on the announcements as well on Friday.

St. Hugo is fortunate to have excellent specials teachers!  Ms. Drlik does an outstanding job teaching Spanish to students Kindergarten-8th grade.  Ms. Bitzinger does an amazing job varying her projects for her art students.  Mrs. Rigterink and Mr. Barrett are a great team teaching P.E.  Mr. Pacifico and Ms. Calvaneso instill a love for music in their students.  St. Hugo’s is blessed to have such a caring staff!

Homecoming is next Saturday.  The JV football game is at 5:00pm and the Varsity game is at 7:00pm at Notre Dame Prep.  The school band will be playing at the 7:00pm game.  Good luck to all of our Vikings teams this week and weekend.  In honor of Homecoming we are having a Viking Spirit wear on Friday.  I am looking forward to seeing the teams play this weekend!


  1. HUGO VIKING BOX SCORES (weekend of Sept 17-18):
8th gr volleyball #1 v Our Lady of the Lakes W
8th gr volleyball #2 v Everest Academy L
6th gr volleyball #1 v Our Lady of the Lakes L
8th gr girls #1 soccer v Holy Family L
6th gr boys #1 soccer v Holy Family W
8th gr boys soccer v Our Lady of Refuge L
8th gr girls #2 soccer v St. Anne W
Varsity football v UofD L
6th gr girls #1 soccer v Our Lady of Sorrows W




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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