Clubs and Teams
- Book Club
- Bowling Team
- Chinese Club
- Debate Club
- Drama Club
- E-Sports Team
- Fall Dance Club
- Game Club
- Healthcare Interest Club
- Intramural Basketball
- Knowledge Bowl
- Lasallian Youth
- Link Ambassadors
- Math Team
- Mock Trial
- Mountain Bike Team
- National Honor Society
- Respect Life Group
- Robotics Team
- Science Team
- Social Justice Club
- Spanish Club
- Speech Team
- Student Council
- Student Ministry Team
- Trap Shooting Club
- Yearbook - The Talon
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
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. Dave Druk
This is not a competitive team; rather, it is a club where students come together to share ideas, listen to others' ideas, and discuss issues of importance to them in a respectful, civilized way. It is casual and conversational, not confrontational and combative.
What We Do:
- Engage in civil and a casual debate setting referred to as “Circle Conversation” where members are told a prompt and then discuss/debate it.
- Participate in Youtube-Inspired “Middle Ground” where members are told a statement, agree or disagree, and state why in order to achieve a Middle ground.
- Take part in “Common Place” where members are told prompts based on something they all have in common (E.g. Students are asked about issues facing students). The students agree or disagree like “Middle Ground” and debate on it.
When We Do It:
After school from 3-4 p.m. on every other Monday
Where We Do It:
Ms. Michels Classroom (410) as well as online for those who cannot attend in person.
Why We Do It:
It’s extremely important to be open to different viewpoints, especially in a place of education. An opportunity to debate, understand and comprehend views make students more compatible and educated about the world. Everyone who goes to High School should have this opportunity, and now it’s here.
Everyone. Whether you know everything about politics or nothing about it, there’s a spot for you here to learn, debate, and understand views in a polarized world.
The Drama Club offers a workshop every four to six weeks covering a variety of theatrical topics including set design, stage make-up, stage combat, monologues, movement, and dance, among others. Participants also attend field trips twice each year to see local professional theater productions.
Contact: Mrs. Suzanne Reyburn
The TG Eagle Gaming Group (EGG for short) competes in a national league against hundreds of schools throughout the year in various online competitive video games. We are open to everyone and there are no cuts. No experience needed. Players will need to have access to a PC or a current generation console. Spring of 2021 was our first season and we had 2 out of the 5 teams we fielded finish in the top 16 out of the 200+ schools. Learn about video games, game culture, and show off some skills!
The TG fall dance club is designed to provide girls in grades 9 - 12 with an opportunity to dance and train. Dancers will learn jazz, ballet, and high kick/precision technique in addition to developing strength, flexibility, and endurance through a weight training and cardiovascular training programs. The fall dance club performs at various fall sporting events and the homecoming pepfest. The club practices three to four times a week starting in mid-August and the season runs through early October. 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.
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
The Healthcare Interest Club and is open to all TG students with the goal to help students who are interested in healthcare as a possible career hear from speakers and start making connections at an early age. Throughout the year, guest healthcare professionals will speak to student members during lunch to discuss their career path and offer an opportunity for questions and discussion. In addition, juniors and seniors will have an opportunity to shadow a healthcare professional.
Healthcare Interest Club mission statement: to provide high school students an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a healthcare professional and help prepare them for their future goals after high school.
Contact: Mr. Dave Matzoll
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
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
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.
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
"At the end of orientation day freshman year, I got into the car with my mom and said, 'I am going to be one of them. I am going to be on the LINK crew.' Then, that spring, I applied to be a LINK ambassador and made it in. It was almost a dream come true. Being on the LINK crew has increased my confidence tremendously and helped me find my role in the school and in life as the happy person who is always ready to help." - Lily, '21
"I wanted to become a Link Ambassador because I enjoy helping people. I find it wonderful that we help freshmen transition into high school. It was a good experience. I’m glad I got to make the first day of school for someone a good one." - Milton, '21
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 is a nationwide program which allows participants to learn about the trial process firsthand. This activity provides a unique opportunity to students who enjoy learning about the law, public speaking, and drama to work together and practice their skills and knowledge. Being involved in Mock Trial mixes acting, thinking on your feet, preparation, and a willingness to make mistakes.
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 work with their team moderator and attorney coaches to prepare the roles of attorneys and witnesses. Students participate in these roles and compete by 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.
Mock Trial members work collaboratively on their case starting in mid-October to prepare for competition in January.
Information for students interested in participating will be shared in the Daily Bulletin in early October.
Contact: Mr. Joe Morcomb
The Mountain Bike Team is back at Totino-Grace! We are part of the Minnesota High School Cycling League (MHSCL), which includes over 75 mountain bike teams and 2000 riders across the state (http://www.minnesotamtb.org). Our season starts in July, with 2-3 practices per week at various mountain bike trail systems across the metro-area and concludes in the fall, with 4-5 races sanctioned by the MHSCL. All students are welcome to join the club (no cuts) and racing is optional. Our goal is to build strong bodies, strong minds, and strong character through cycling and, of course, have lots of fun riding excellent single-track in the State of Minnesota!
Head Coach, Sean Kelly
Sean is an avid cyclist and proud parent of a student at Totino-Grace. He lives in Blaine with his wife, Michelle, and two children (Sam and Eden). Sean is an attorney at Target Corporation.
Assistant Coach, Bob Denton
Bob is a seasoned cyclist starting way back as a BMX racer through junior high. He is a proud parent, two at Totino-Grace and two at Saint John the Baptist. Originally from Seattle, he lives in Shoreview with his wife, Tammy, and their children (Caroline, Frank, Bridget, and Adele). Bob works in IT at Medtronic.
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
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. Angela Mannella-Hoffman
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
"I showed up to robotics having never touched a drill in my life. Now, a drill is just a natural extension of my arm. All of the mentors were wonderful and were willing to teach me anything and everything I needed to know. With robotics and the Engineering Program being a part of my life, I was able to nail down exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life." - Lily, '21
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
The TG Social Justice Club has a commitment to addressing the injustice in our world by using our heads, our hearts, and our feet.
This year, the club's journey begins with understanding (heads) the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving justice for all. This understanding will lead to empathy (hearts) for those who suffer from injustice. The final step is for students to rise to their feet and take action as they move forward toward a more just America.
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: Ms. Katie Koessler
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.
Coach: Ms. Kaitlen Osburn
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
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: Mrs. Traci Bennington
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.
Anyone interested in joining the fall trap team should contact TG trap team coach Mr. Jim Collins.
Contact: Mr. Jim Collins
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