Totino-Grace

Activities

Totino-Grace offers a robust array of competitive and intramural sports, fine arts programs, clubs, activities, leadership development programs, and service and mission opportunities to all students.

Our staff ensure that our school environment and the programs and services we offer champion our mission and values. These opportunities emphasize the important role of character building and allow students to discover and develop their skills and talents, make life-changing friendships, enrich their faith, and become lifelong learners. Student participation and the support of families, alumni, and fans contributes to our strong sense of community. 

We invite you to learn more about the athletic and activities offered at Totino-Grace by exploring the content below and on specific program pages.

Eagle Athletic Programs

Performing Arts

Clubs, Teams, Leadership Organizations

Book Club

The TG Breakfast Book Club is open to all students and offers a great opportunity for those who love to read and enjoy sharing their thoughts and ideas. The Book Club meets once per quarter for breakfast and conversation related to the selected novel. Morning gatherings will take place in the library and include lively and informal discussion. Stop by the library with any thoughts, ideas, or questions you may have for the Book Club. Interested students may join at any time during the year.

Contact: Mrs. Kim Long

Bowling Team

The Totino-Grace varsity bowling team is open to all students and is a no cut program. Bowling begins in August and concludes in November. The team has had success in section tournaments and competed in the State High School Bowling Tournament in 2016. No experience is necessary to participate. Bowling events take place at Mermaid Lanes in Mounds View.

Contact: Mr. Mike Smith

DECA

Enhance your leadership skills, participate in problem solving activities, and make connections to the business world in DECA. Click HERE to learn more about DECA and the Totino-Grace program. 

Contact: Mrs. Joan Scharmer and Mr. Greg Granlund

Fall Dance Club

The E’gals Fall Dance Club is open to anyone interested in dance and having fun! All skill levels are welcome and you do not need to be a Winter Dance Team member to participate. No tryout is necessary to join.

Contact: Ms. Sydney Page

Game Club

The Game Club welcomes all interested students with any level of experience to participate in a variety of board games. Club meetings take place weekly after school; come when you can! An information meeting for this activity takes place in the fall.  

Contact: Mrs. Kim Long 

Intramural Basketball

Totino-Grace offers Intramural Basketball for students not participating in a winter athletic program, providing an opportunity to stay active and have fun while building community. The league begins in early January and concludes in March.

Contact: Mr. Mike Smith

Knowledge Bowl

The Knowledge Bowl team competes in multi-team competitions against other schools. Knowledge Bowl season preparation starts in late October with the competitive season beginning in January and ending in mid-March. Use your trivia knowledge to earn a letter, meet new people, and have fun!

Contact: Mr. Brent Rehfuss

Lasallian Youth

Totino-Grace Lasallian Youth offers students the opportunity to be of service in the local community. Service opportunities take place Monday through Friday following the conclusion of the school day. Whether students prefer spending time with older adults, packaging and serving meals, or reading with younger students, Lasallian Youth service projects are an ideal way to reach out in service to others.

Some of our students make regular commitments at a particular site throughout the year while others volunteer for service projects as they have time in any given week or during a particular season.

Students can learn more and sign up to volunteer in the Campus Ministry Office. 

Contact: Mr. Andrew Million

Link Ambassadors

Link Ambassadors are members of a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and transfer students and supports their first year experience at Totino-Grace. As role models, mentors, and student leaders, juniors and seniors build relationships with our newest students to help them discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school.  Ambassadors quite simply are the faces of Totino-Grace! These students take leadership roles in welcoming and guiding prospective students and families through the Admissions process through a variety of events. Eagle ambassadors play key roles during our school visits to our partner Catholic grade schools, at Admissions Open House events, the Placement Exam, Eagle Games, Middle School Fun Night, our 7th Grade Academic Luncheon, and host students who wish to Experience TG. Leaders will develop and fine tune their leadership skills while guiding new students as they discover and experience the outstanding community at Totino-Grace!  

Contact: Mrs. Emily Sharockman 

Math Team

The Totino-Grace Math Team welcomes all interested students. Events only cover a certain topic so if you excel with a particular math concept, you will do well on math team. Weekly meetings take place to review content and prepare for competition. Math team is a winter activity; watch the Daily Bulletin in September for the first meeting date.

Contact: Mrs. Deb Fagan
 

Mock Trial

The Totino-Grace Mock Trial team provides an opportunity for students who enjoy learning about the law, public speaking, and drama to work together and practice their skills and knowledge. Each season, the team is presented with a case published by the Minnesota State Bar Association  to analyze. Cases rotate each year from civil (even numbered years) to criminal (odd numbered years). Our team is supported by an attorney coach who provides guidance in questioning, objections, themes, and theories of each case. Students participate in the roles of attorneys and witnesses, presenting their case against another school. Trial competitions are judged by practicing attorneys and occasionally sitting judges and performances of each piece of a trial are scored.

Contact: Mr. Joe Morcomb

National Honor Society

National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization recognizing outstanding high school students. More than a mere honor roll, NHS honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921. Totino-Grace has been a member of National Honor Society since 1984. Students can qualify for and apply to join NHS following the end of first semester of their junior year. Participants must maintain a 3.6 or higher GPA, serve as a leader on and off campus, and commit to service. 

Contact: Ms. Lydia Scheiber

Respect Life Group

The Totino-Grace Respect Life Student Group works within the school community to nurture and sustain a fundamental respect for human life at every stage of its existence and in every situation, from the moment of conception to the point of natural death.  The Respect Life Student Group advances the teaching of the Church regarding the gift of life through education, advocacy and service.

Therefore, the Totino-Grace Respect Life Student Group will:

  • Encourage an appreciation for the value of life at every stage of life
  • Work to develop and disseminate material on pro-life issues
  • Provide material on Catholic teaching regarding life issues
  • Support pro-life events in the Church
  • Participate in the Archdiocesan Respect Life Youth Advisory Council
  • Collaborate and partner with other Totino-Grace student groups

Contact: Mrs. Kim Long 

Robotics Team

Robotics provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity to learn 21st century skills in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering. Our robotics members work closely with professional engineers to design, prototype, fabricate, and test a robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition. The team then competes against other schools across the state and nation.

Students will gain well-rounded development by serving on the following teams:

  • Business Team: marketing, fundraising, finance
  • Build Team: mechanics, tools, machines
  • Computer Team: JAVA
  • Electrical Team: sensors, motors, batteries
  • Drive Team: robot operations
  • Scouting Team: opponent evaluation and data collection

Students will be exposed to and expand their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Electronics: batteries, sensors, motors, controllers
  • Computer Science: autonomous mode
  • Mechanics: gears, wheels, lifts
  • Design: CAD, prototyping

Contact: Mr. Adam Wolfe

Science Team

The Science Club competes in the Minnesota Science Olympiad. Preparation for the events begins in the fall and the Olympiads are scheduled in February and March. Events at the competition cover all areas of science: biology, chemistry, physics, earth science and engineering. There are three general categories of events: Build Events, Test Events and Lab Events.

Build Events: students build a device within certain parameters to complete a certain task. Examples of build events this year include boomilever, gravity vehicle, robot arm and thermodynamics. 

Test Events: Students are expected to study a certain area of science and tested on the subject matter the day of the competition. Test events this year include anatomy and physiology, remote sensing, and astronomy. 

Lab Events: Students complete a laboratory exercise with follow-up questions either in a subject they have prepared for or in an event using general scientific inquiry. Lab events this year include chemistry lab, forensics, technical problem solving and experimental design.

Contact : Mr. Brent Rehfuss

SOURCE

SOURCE (students of underrepresented race, culture, and ethnicity) is a student organization whose goal is to provide opportunities and initiatives for students to celebrate race, culture and ethnicity. Some of our programming will specifically be aimed at students from underrepresented races, cultures and ethnicities, but much of what we offer is available to any student interested in celebrating a culturally rich community. Our goal is to empower students to be active and engaged participants in an intercultural and interracial community.

Contact: Mrs. Katie Koessler

Speech Team

Speech is a competitive activity that fosters learning the art of public speaking while also involving analysis, performance, research, writing, leadership, creativity, listening, and so much more. Although competitive, this activity is also about personal growth and achievement. There are 13 categories in which students may compete. Click HERE to learn more about the Totino-Grace Speech Team including important dates.

Contact: Ms. Laura Hoss

Student Council

Student Council is an elected body in grades 9 – 12 who work in partnership with the Administration and the students. These students are leaders and role models throughout all aspects of our community.  Student Council is called upon for ideas, input, and suggestions throughout the school year. Two seniors also serve as student representatives on the Totino-Grace Board of Directors. Student Council representatives develop their leadership skills through planning and executing many community-building events such as dances, Homecoming Week, Winter Week, the Bloodmobile, Prom, and more.

Contact: Mr. Andrew Million 

Student Ministry Team

The Student Ministry Team is made up of juniors and seniors committed to creating, offering, and implementing worship, formation, and service programs for the Totino-Grace community. Student Ministry Team members work in small groups to plan liturgies, prayer services, service projects, mission formation, and theme activities. They also lead chapel services before and after school. The key work of the Student Ministry Team is to bring to life our school theme and be the inspiration behind all Campus Ministry programs. The creativity of the students and the talents they bring to this work is what helps Campus Ministry events touch the hearts and minds of the community in a variety of ways.

Contact: Mr. Andrew Million

Trap Shooting Club

Trap Shooting is the fastest growing high school activity in the state of Minnesota! Open to both boys and girls of all experience levels with novice, junior varsity, and varsity teams, the TG Trap Shooting Team practices and competes weekly at Metro Gun Club in Blaine. The team competes in both the fall and spring. The uniqueness of this activity is that students may also participate in a fall/spring sport during the season. Click HERE to visit the Minnesota High School Clay Target League website. Students must have a Minnesota Firearms Safety Certificate to participate. For MN DNR Firearm Safety information, click HERE.

Contact: Mr. Jim Collins

Yearbook - The Talon

The Talon is Totino-Grace High School's yearbook, published annually for students and staff. Participants will have an opportunity to contribute as photographers, layout designers, and copy writers.

Contact: Ms. Laura Hoss

Contact the Activities Office

Mike Smith
Activities Director
Transportation Director
763-586-6333

Tim Hoffman
Associate Activities Director
763-586-6311

Jan Thomas
Activities Assistant
763-571-9116 ext. 219

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