• Monday, September 26 – Join Scouting Night, 7:00pm, Cafeteria
  • Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2 – Computer Recycling, see attached flyer
  • October 3 – October 18 – IOWA Testing, please do not schedule appointments
  • Monday, October 3 – No bus service
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Hearing Screening, Kindergarten
  • 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
  • Wednesday, October 12 – Protecting God’s Children Workshop, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Parish Hall, to register go to
  • Friday, October 14 – Picture retake day
  • Friday, October 14 – deadline to order November lunches



  1. Be sure to adhere to the morning drop-off policy. Do not use your cell phone. Form two lines and reduce to one as you enter the drop-off zone. Pull ahead as far as possible to avoid backups on Opdyke. Students exit from the passenger side. Follow direction of maintenance and parent volunteers. Buses have the right of way. Exit the campus via the lower level. All students should be dropped off using the carpool line. If your student needs assistance getting a project into school, you should drop your student off using the carpool line before parking your car and walking to the school to provide assistance.
  2. Students are expected to be in their seats and ready to begin their day when the tardy bell rings at 8:15am. Student entrance doors will be locked at 8:15am. Students arriving between 8:15am and 8:30am should enter through the Fr. Esper Room door (door #10) and proceed to the front office to get a tardy slip before going to class. Students arriving after 8:30am should be dropped off at the Hickory Grove Road entrance (door #1) and proceed to the front office to get a tardy slip before going to class.
  3. When reporting for lunch duty please park in the back parking lot. The Hickory Grove Road entrance (door #1) is used for half-day kindergarten dismissal and junior kindergarten drop-off. We need to keep that entrance open and safe for our young people.
  4. Do you know what a lockdown is? How about a shelter-in-place? It is important that you familiarize yourself with these terms in case you are in the building and one of these are put into place. A lockdown means there is immediate threat in or around our building. All interior and exterior doors are locked, windows are covered, and there is total silence. We give the appearance that the building is empty. Nobody enters or exits the building.

A shelter-in-place would mean there is a radiological, chemical or biological threat. All exterior doors are locked and nobody enters or exits the building. Normal activity can continue inside the building during a shelter-in-place. St. Hugo faculty and staff work closely with the Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department and just like tornado drills and fire drills, we have regular lockdown and shelter-in-place drills


FUN RUN THANKS YOU! Again we would like to thank everyone who participated in last weekend’s Fun Run to make it such a memorable event! Of course we could not have done it without the help of our volunteers: Carolyn Still-Love, Gilda Wachowiak, Erin Marsh, Julie Nelson, Nela Ebbing, Michelle DesMarais, Noel and Nancy Montales, Mike Pacifico, Don Klein, Wendy DeLaRosa, David Cleary, Martha Carter, Bill Bluethmann, Nicoletta Berrino, Jeff Bruck, Paula Quaine, Amy Fonville, Rosalia Jasper, Dan Ervin, Len Tosto, Jim Farrar, Ron Pawczuk, Eric Seifert, Steve Nykerk, and John Zidar. A shout out to all our high school alums who came back to help make the day extra special as well. Every one of you made the event safe and a wonderful experience for all those attending!




WE ARE LOOKING FOR substitute teachers! If you have teaching experience please contact Sister Margaret.


ALL PHYS ED STUDENTS in grades 4-8 should bring a sweat shirt and sweat pants to class. Please put them in your PE locker. They do not need to be St. Hugo sweats.


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


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.


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 MOM2MOM SALE will be November 19 from 8:00am-12:30pm.  Tables are available to sell gently used children’s clothing and toys.  For more information on selling please email
PLEASE DONATE: Please remember to donate to Christ Child this week!! They are in DESPERATE need of boy’s clothes, young men’s clothes, board games, video game consoles, and gift cards. For a full list please go to and look under Christ Child Wish List. If you have donated to Christ Child by Friday, September 30 then you can enjoy a Fun Run T-shirt day on that Friday which you may wear with appropriate shorts or jeans.



I am glad to see school cantors at Mass. They do a wonderful job! The school cantors are: Natalie Burg, Ella Spender, Lilah Chow, Meghan Ferrara, Gabby Mekani, Angelica Manni, Angeli Fandino, Kate Van Norwick, Megan DeFrancesco, Yana Ebbing, Rafaella Saba, Lily Mojares, Sydney Burke, Vittoria Berrino, Rita Hajjar, Molly O’Brien, Ryan Wells, Ben Carroll, Melissa Zwolinski, Isabella Denipoti, Cailey Bowman, Nathan Kalil, Ryan Gorcyca, Maia Keena, Riley Belkin and Carmen Thomas.

Excellent job to the 8th grade class and their teachers Mrs. Kurn, Mrs. LaVosco and Mrs. Mueller as they attended a retreat this past Wednesday at Manresa. The 8th grade retreat focused on class unity and becoming “Service Leaders” and was conducted by Mr. Thane Hall along with several students from his Brother Rice theology class. Three of the students were St. Hugo grads, Ryan Giniel, Tristan Klein, and Joey Royer. We are proud of our St. Hugo Alumnus!



Homecoming Weekend was this weekend. Both football teams played really hard with the JV team coming out victorious and the varsity team battled but came up just short. I was impressed with the good sportsmanship our teams displayed. It was great to have the school band and Glee singing the national anthem. Thank you Mr. Pacifico for doing a great job with both the band and Glee. I heard our soccer and volleyball teams did well this weekend. Good luck to all of our Viking teams this week!

Iowa Tests take place October 3-14. This is an important test for our school. 6th and 7th grade results are requested by high schools and all Iowa Test results do go in the student files. The Iowa Test helps teachers analyze student strengths and areas that need improvement. It is also a good barometer for the overall school. Please make sure students are having a good breakfast and getting plenty of sleep, especially during the Iowa Test time.

Mrs. Brandt does an outstanding job teaching science to our 6th grade students. This week she did a couple of experiments that had her students amazed. Students used the Scientific Method to see if they could determine how many paper clips could be dropped into a full glass of water and how many drops of water would fit on a penny. To their surprise the number was much larger than was hypothesized for most students. Mrs. Brandt defied logic and was able to drop 88 paper clips into a full cup of water. Students amazed themselves as several were able to fit 30 drops of water on a penny. Once a variable (soap) was added to the water the number of drops that could go on the penny was cut roughly in half. Great job Mrs. Brandt and her 6th grade students!

HUGO VIKING BOX SCORES (weekend of Sept 24-25):

8th grade volleyball v St. Pats W 6th gr girls soccer v St. Paul W
6th grade volleyball v St. Pats W 6th gr boys soccer v Everest W
8th gr girls soccer #1 v St. Joan of Arc W 8th gr boys soccer v Everest L
8th gr girls soccer #2 v Everest L 8th gr girls soccer #2 v St. Isaac W
6th grade football v Divine Child W 8th grade football v Divine Child L

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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