Welcome to the TG Class of 2023!
Many co-curricular activities at TG begin in the fall. Some are sports programs that compete in the fall; others are clubs and activities that start in the fall and continue throughout the year. Look at all that is offered and think about ways you might get involved at TG. Information about winter and spring sports will be announced later in the year. If you already know what your plans are for this fall, but want to start thinking about winter and spring season, visit those activities website pages to learn more.
- Book Club
- Bowling Team
- Cross Country
- Dance Club
- Driver's Education
- Knowledge Bowl
- Lasallian Youth
- Math Team
- Mock Trial
- Science Club
- Boys' Soccer
- Girls' Soccer
- Speech Team
- Student Council
- Girls' Swimming & Diving
- Girls' Tennis
- Trap Shooting
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. Watch the Daily Bulletin in the first weeks of school for details. Contact Mrs. Kim Long with questions.
The TG bowling teams practice at Mermaid Lanes in Mounds View. Practice will begin mid-August and matches will begin in mid-September at local bowling alleys in the North Metro area. There is an approximate $85 fee for bowling. It covers all practice and match costs, including shoe rental. Bowlers must provide their own transportation to and from practice and matches. Bowling is co-ed. There is one Varsity team and multiple JV teams, depending on the number of bowlers that sign up. If interested, contact Mr. Mike Smith with questions.
Each year, current and incoming students join the Cross Country Team to not only be successful on the course, but to make lasting friendships and memories. At TG we emphasize the importance of an inclusive and collaborative team where each athlete has the opportunity to be an equally contributing member through varying means of support and performance. Cross Country is a running sport where teams and individuals race over natural terrain, overcoming a variety of surfaces and conditions. Boys and girls both race a distance of 5,000 meters. All athletes will have numerous opportunities to compete through Varsity or JV competitions. Cross Country is a no cut sport and all are welcome on the team, whether a veteran runner or a novice. Typically the team consists of 50 athletes, ranging from MSHSL State Meet qualifiers to those who simply enjoy the experience of being a part of a team and running with friends. The 2019 season begins on August 12. Contact Coach Conor Wells and check the Cross Country webpage for additional information.
The TG fall dance club is designed to provide girls 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 program. Fall dancers also support other fall sports through performances at various games and the homecoming pepfest. The club practices three to four times a week starting August 12 and the season runs through early October. For more information contact Fall Dance Club Coach Sydney Page.
Join the Eagle football program! No player will be turned away and no cuts will be made. Prior experience is not necessary. Our fall freshman signup and meeting is Sunday, August 11, at 5:00 p.m. at TG. All interested players should attend this meeting with a parent. Information about practices which start on Monday, August 12 can be found on the football webpage. Here is information about summer practices:
Summer Practices : (no need to sign up)
*at Totino – Grace
*very similar format to June camp (meetings in the morning)
*we will lift at the end of practice so it will replace one of the lifting days that week
*Schedule is subject to change (nothing added, maybe dates taken out)
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:
August Practice : (Double Sessions)
Begins Monday, August 12
*Typically 8:00 a,m, – 2:30 p.m.
If you have any questions contact Coach Seth Pugh
Knowledge Bowl is an academic activity where teams of students compete against other schools by answering questions from all areas of learning in high school curricula. (Knowledge Bowl is similar to the 8th Grade Quiz Bowl some of you participated in last year.) Students with interest in a broad range of subjects are encouraged to participate. Knowledge Bowl competitions begin in January but practices begin in October. It is tons of fun and you meet lots of new people! Join us! If you have questions, contact Mr. Brent Rehfuss.
The Math Team is a group of energetic math students who practice on Mondays. The team participates in competitions held with other North Suburban Conference schools. Meets are held once a month on Mondays from October to March. More information will be in September Daily Bulletins. For more information contact Coach Deb Fagan.
Mock Trial is a nation-wide program which allows participants to learn about the trial process first hand. Being involved in Mock Trial mixes acting, thinking on your feet, preparation and a willingness to make mistakes. Students work with teacher and attorney coaches to prepare the roles of attorneys and witnesses. We collaboratively work on our case mid-October in preparation for competition in January. Trials are argued against other teams and judged by actual attorneys and judges. Watch the Daily Bulletin in early October for more information, or contact Moderator Mr. Joe Morcomb for more details.
There are many ways you can use your musical talents at Totino-Grace. Information on these activities will be in the Daily Bulletin and announcements. You need not be in the band or choir programs to participate. Besides the opportunities listed below, there are many more opportunities for those interested in the band or choir programs. There are jazz ensembles; jazz combos; brass, woodwind and percussion ensembles; chamber orchestra, chamber choir; choral ensembles; Men's Choir and Company of Singers. You may find more information at the Instrumental Music webpage or the Vocal Music webpage.
Encore (JV Women’s Show Choir): This is an all girl Show Choir and is intended for freshmen through seniors interested in singing and dancing. Auditions are held in late fall. The group practices one to two times per week and competes and performs through March. Auditions will take place in early fall.
Jazz Ensembles: These audition groups rehearse once or twice a week and perform a wide variety of music, including swing, big band, blues, rock and Latin pieces. They perform at home jazz concerts, jazz festivals and host an annual swing dance.
T-Tones (Mens' Show Choir): A non-auditioned group that sings and dances. and competes. The group meets from October through March.
TG Drumline: This is a competitive marching squad whose season runs from January through March. You need not be a percussionist to be involved.
Contact Mr. Tim Hoffman with questions.
The Robotics Team season is from September-March. The team meets only three times per week. Each year the team has six weeks to design, build, calibrate a competitive robot for FIRST Robotics. The team competes against other teams from around the world to build a robot that accomplishes a specific set of tasks. Students gain hands-on experience working with professional engineers in fields such as computer science, mechanical engineering, design and electronics. For more information contact Coach Adam Wolfe.
The Science Club is a fun way for students to explore science while meeting new friends. An introductory meeting will be scheduled in October. Practices will begin in November. The Science Olympiad competitions take place in February and March. More information will be available in the daily announcements after school starts. Contact Mr. Brent Rehfuss with questions.
Be part of the 2019 Eagles Boys Soccer Program: tryouts for grades 9-12 begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 12, at the Totino-Grace athletic fields. Players need soccer shoes, running shoes (to play indoors and run on track). Players should bring healthy snacks, a water bottle, shinguards and a willingness to work hard. We will train, evaluate, and team build each day from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. All 9th graders will make a team--there are no cuts for freshmen. The first round of player pool selections for grades 10-12 will take place at the end of the training Tuesday with another round before the end of training Thursday. During the week of 8/19-8/23 C, B, JV and Varsity teams will train between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at TG and area parks. This schedule will be finalized in August. If you are interested in attending captains' practice contact Liam Vance at email@example.com. Call Bill Vance: 763 571 9116, ext 792, or email: Bill.Vance@totinograce.org with questions.
*8/5-8/9 OPTIONAL Senior/Captain’s Practices. Time and Location TBD.
*8/12 8:00 a.m. Season begins at TG athletic fields and continues 8-noon through Friday, 8/16
*8/17 12:00-5:00 p.m. Scrimmages at Mahtomedi HS, multiple games
*8/19-8/23 training 3:00-5:00 p.m. at TG or area park
*8/20 Tuesday- Mandatory Player-Parent-Coach BBQ, Meeting, and Intrasquad scrimmages 5:00 p.m.
***Please make every effort to attend the Parent-Player-Coach BBQ where we will establish our culture, share hopes and dreams, and go over important information to help make the season a success.
Girls' soccer practice begins for all 9th graders the week of August 12. For practice please bring soccer cleats, shin guards, indoor gym shoes, running shoes, water and suitable snacks to practice. Please check the Girls Soccer webpage for more information including exact times for tryouts. If you have not yet completed the 2019 Player interest form, contact Head Coach Matt Thibodeau.
Speech is a competitive activity that fosters learning the art of public speaking, but this activity encompasses so much more than just speaking -- it also involves analysis, performance, research, writing, leadership, creativity, listening, etc. Although competitive, this activity is also about personal growth and achievement. Speech consists of 13 different categories from which students may choose. Learning to speak well, to be concise with thoughts and clear with opinions is a great benefit to a young person for high school, college and beyond! Watch the daily bulletin for a state date or contact Ms. Laura Hoss with questions.
Consider running for student council in the fall; it's a great chance to be a leader in your class! Student Council sponsors school dances, homecoming activities, winter week, a blood drive and service projects. Freshmen elections will be held at the beginning of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Andrew Million.
From beginner to experienced swimmers and divers, everyone is welcome to join the swim and dive team. TG swimmers and divers will be part of a cooperative team with Fridley High School. Coaches will guide you from where you are now to where you want to go. All participants will be placed on either Varsity or JV and there are no diving tryouts. Practice begins for both swimming and diving on August 12. Contact Athletic Director Mike Smith with any questions.
TG Girls' Tennis is a NO CUT program that welcomes players of all ability levels. We plan on fielding three teams: Varsity, JV, and B-squad. The season opens on Monday, August 12. If you are interest in playing please contact Athletic Director Mr. Mike Smith.
TG Volleyball is a place where athletes will not only improve their volleyball skills, but will develop relationships with teammates and learn more about themselves. Captains' practices will be held August 5-8 and are open to all incoming 9th graders and returning volleyball players in grades 10-12. They will be held at TG from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Tryouts will begin on August 12, for grades 10-12 and 9th graders who would like to try out for 10A, JV or Varsity. All other 9th graders will start practice on August 13 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the main gym at TG. Click HERE for more information or contact Head Coach DC Brown if you have questions.
The Theatre Department will present three productions this year. The fall show will be Disney's High School Musical, the winter show, our second annual production of the Totino-Grace Theatrical Mentorship Program- a collaborative production with TG theatre students and local middle school students, will be Oz and the spring show will be the children’s musical A Year with Frog and Toad. More information is available on the Theater webpage or contact Mrs Suzanne Reyburn, theater liaison.
Trap Shooting is the fastest growing high school activity in the state of Minnesota! Open to both boys and girls of all experience levels, the TG Trap Shooting Team practices and competes weekly at Metro Gun Club. 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. Watch the Daily Bulletin for information about the first meeting for the fall season. Contact Coach Ben Bertz with questions.
All students are invited to join the yearbook staff. Positions include page design and photography. The first meeting will be announced in homeroom early in the year. If you have questions, contact Ms. Laura Hoss.