Let us remember in this Easter season that Christ has risen. He has defeated death and brought us life. My prayer is that we look for tenderness and love to always guide us. I hope you have a blessed Easter.
Through the Inspiration of our Founders..., May 2019
In 1966, our school was founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. We continue to remember with gratitude the ministry and sacrifice of the brothers and sisters in beginning our school and forming the strong, vibrant faith community that is Totino-Grace. Carrying on the traditions of St. John Baptist de La Salle and Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, who founded the two religious orders over two hundred years ago, are the faculty and staff of Totino-Grace. These talented professional men and women have responded to and nurtured their calling to be Catholic school educators. De La Salle said, "Young people need good teachers, like visible angels." Our school has a long history of committed and motivated educators who inspire and challenge the young people entrusted to our care. Totino-Grace is certainly blessed with many who fit this role.
As we celebrate the lasting impact our founders' lives have had on Catholic education and on Totino-Grace, our prayer is to have the same faith to see God's hand actively work in our lives.
While there are yet another several weeks of school, we wish to take this opportunity to thank you for entrusting your children to Totino-Grace. Let us all work toward a successful, safe, and joyful close to the academic year.
Live Jesus in our hearts. Forever!
Dr. Craig W. Junker, President
I have the privilege of cheering on our students in their co-curricular pursuits and am often asked about my favorite activity. It may be tempting to reply by naming a certain team, but the truth is that I am a fan of our students and cherish watching our students and teams perform. What an incredible week it's been for Totino-Grace!
I am a big believer in measuring the success of high school sports in ways beyond the win column. The best coaches use sports as a vehicle to help student-athletes become better people – more empathetic, kinder, and driven to invest in improving the lives of others. Competitive sports teach students to set and achieve goals, develop work ethic, and practice resilience. The experiences teammates share will provide memories for a lifetime. Coaches, parents, and fans feel so much pride in seeing young adults discover and develop their God-given gifts and talents and put them to use.
There is little doubt that Totino-Grace’s purpose is to help our students become Christ-like, and we do so by assisting the young men and women we serve in developing values, attitudes, and behavior consistent with Christian discipleship. Faith formation takes place not only in our school’s classroom, but also in the community, where students are asked to take their faith and put it into action.
So many people support our mission, some pray for us daily, still others generously give financial assistance to help other people’s kids afford a TG education. Each of these contributions is beautiful and helps bring out the best in all of us at TG.