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You're Invited to the Totino-Grace Winter Place Gala!

The 2017 Winter Place Gala is one month away. Happening on Saturday, November 18, the gala is Totino-Grace's largest community fundraising event, which brings together more than 900 TG community members each November to kick off the holiday season. 

Saturday, November 18
Totino-Grace High School
Doors Open at 4:00 p.m.

We have many new and exciting games and activities planned. It's sure to be an amazing evening! Proceeds from this event support vital school programs, technology and financial aid for Totino-Grace students. Click here to purchase your tickets now.

     

We hope to see you there!

 

TG Volunteer Program Information Meetings

We recently restructured our volunteer program and we would like to tell you all about it! Eagle Ambassadors are alumni, current and past parents, current and former faculty and staff members, and friends of TG interested in supporting the school's mission through volunteer service. Informational meetings for the Eagle Ambassador Program will take place on Thursday, October 19, at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.

Thursday, October 19
11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Library Conference Room

What you will learn:

  • How the new volunteer program is structured
  • The volunteer opportunities currently available
  • The steps you will need to take to start volunteering

Please click here to register for the Eagle Ambassador Program informational.

Walk-ins are also welcome.  

 

 

TG Trunk or Treat is October 29

Each year, Totino-Grace student leadership groups host Trunk or Treat, a fun and safe trick or treat option for children, in the school's parking lot. The 2017 event will take place on Sunday, October 29, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the school. We will also collect non-perishable food items to help support our local food shelf.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Thanks for attending the 2017 Oktoberfest!

Thanks for attending the 2017 Oktoberfest!

Thanks for helping us cap off the 2017 Homecoming week at Oktoberfest! We had roughly 400 community members join us at this festive event. Complete with music from the Elements, two food trucks, Paulaner beer, socializing, and dancing, this event was such a blast. TG community members sure know how to have a good time.


Click here to view video from the event.

We would like to get your feedback on the event to make sure we continue to provide quality experiences for our community members. Please click here to take our short survey.

Thanks again to all those who attended Oktoberfest. We greatly appreciate you and everyone who supported the event through volunteering and sponsorships!

 

 

November 6 Speaker Series with Matt Birk

Totino-Grace will host Matt Birk as the upcoming presenter for the November 6 Speaker Series at 7:00 p.m. at TG. Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Tackling the Catholic Faith

Former NFL center Matt Birk will share his journey of growing up Catholic, falling away in college (and beyond), and how football actually saved his life.  Matt’s not a catechist - he’s a lineman.  He breaks down the fundamentals of the Faith in a way that anyone can understand and put into practice. Click HERE for the presenter bio and additional event details.

 

 

Fall Musical - Sister Act

 

 

 

Tickets are now available for Totino-Grace's fall musical, Sister Act. Click HERE to purchase your reserved seating tickets as they will sell out quickly! Shows will take place in the Totino-Grace Auditorium. Productions will take place Wednesday, November 1 - Saturday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 5, at 2:00 p.m.

 

2017 Winter Place Gala on November 18


Save the date for the 2017 Winter Place Gala on Saturday, November 18, at Totino-Grace High School. The gala is Totino-Grace's largest community fundraising event. Each year, over 900 people come together to kick off the holiday season and support our vibrant school. Proceeds from this event support vital school programs, technology and financial aid for Totino-Grace students.

Volunteer Opportunities
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make the Winter Place Gala run smoothly. Please consider sharing your time in preparation for the event and/or during the night of the auction. Sign-up to volunteer here.

Make a Donation
The gala features big-ticket items and hundreds of unique, one of a kind selections. Monetary and item donations contribute to the outstanding success of our event, year after year. View the 2017 Gala Wish List here.

 

 

Engineering Institute Seeks Mentors

The E3 Engineering Institute is designed to meet the needs of students with interest and aptitude for science, technology, mathematics and their application to the field of engineering. The purpose is to intellectually engage and challenge students with a rigorous curriculum that includes course work focused on engineering as well as expose them to the field of engineering through program components occurring outside the classroom.

The E3 Engineering Institute continues to look for professionals to serve as mentors to the growing number of E3 participants. Our seniors and juniors are currently working with their mentors and we are seeking more than 30 additional professionals to serve in this role for sophomores who joined the program this year. If you, a colleague or associate would be interested in learning more about this rewarding opportunity, visit the E3 Mentor webpage or contact Engineering Institute Co-Director Mr. Dan Vandermyde.

 

2017 Alumni Class Giving Challenge Winners

Last year, in the spirit of competition, we created the Alumni Class Giving challenge to encourage alumni from each graduating class to go head to head to outpace their peers in giving participation. We are excited to announce the following classes are the winners of their decade: 1974, 1983, 1990, and 2002! Members of these classes have won complimentary admission package to the 2017 Totino-Grace Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 7, which covers the cost of admission and includes a custom TG branded mug. 

Visit the Alumni Class Challenge page for additional information and registration information for the 2017 Oktoberfest.

TG Pollinator Gardens

Mrs. Erin Schmidt and Mrs. Katie Koessler have been utilizing the Totino-Grace pollinating garden that biology classes planted last spring as a result of a grant from the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab. Juniors this year have been studying the importance of pollinators in our environment and the impact of losing precious honeybees. Students first went out and made observations of the different plants and pollinators. Then, back in the classroom, they came up with testable questions that they could perform experiments on over the course of the week. Some of the questions focused on flower species, color, location, height, amount of pollen and amount of sunshine. Click HERE to learn more.

 

Earthwatch Teacher Development

In July, Mrs. Erin Schmidt was one of eight high school science teachers chosen to study forest owls in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona through a teacher fellowship program through Earthwatch called Project Kindle. The mission of Earthwatch is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education in order to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment - to be citizen scientists! Click HERE to learn more.

 

E'gals Host 5K Fundraiser in Honor of Alumnae

The E'gals will host the fourth annual Angie Ley 5K at Totino-Grace on Thursday, August 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. with proceeds supporting a Minnesota Association of Dance Teams scholarship in Angie's name as well as scholarship funds to Camp Kesem, an innovative, fun-filled, free summer camp for children touched by a parent's cancer.

Angie Ley Henderson '98, sister of Michelle Ley '95, wife, and mother to Hannah and Max, lost her life to cancer on November 19, 2013. A former E'gal, she was an amazing dancer with a smile that radiated positive energy. Her dedication and strength was shared not only with her team but to everyone she knew and loved throughout her life.

Click HERE to learn more and register.

 

Fall Sports Open at TG

TG fall athletes are back on campus! Check out this season's schedules and scores, keep up with the latest news, and watch the kickoff video on our fall sports pages. Go Eagles!

50th Anniversary Year Comes to a Close

We just concluded our 50th Anniversary celebrations at the end of June, and what an amazing year it was! For over 50 years, Totino-Grace High School has changed the lives of our students through an academically rigorous education that’s built on our core values of faith, learning, community, and service. Perhaps more than anything, Totino-Grace teaches our students what it feels like to be needed and respected by another person.  We teach students to love and be loved, and that is how we change lives. The support you give, helps make this a reality. We have put together a short thank you video to show our gratitude for your generous and continued support of the TG mission. Click HERE or on the image to watch now.

 

Shop AmazonSmile and Support Totino-Grace

Amazon Prime Day begins on Monday, July 10, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time and continures through Tuesday, July 11. When you with shop with Amazon Smile on Prime Day, Amazon donates a portion of your qualifying purchases to Totino-Grace High School. Shop for great deals at on Amazon on at: smile.amazon.com/ch/41-6049228

 


AmazonSmile provides a simple way to support Totino-Grace every time you shop on Amazon. Here's how it works:

  1. Go to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com). There is no need to create a new account if you are a returning customer.
  2. Select Totino-Grace High School as your charity choice.
  3. Shop the tens of millions of eligible products. These items will be marked on their product detail page with an AmazonSmile badge.

Click HERE to learn more.

 

 

Mexico Study Abroad - Summer 2017

From July 6 to August 3, 18 Totino-Grace students will embark on the experience of a lifetime with their TG chaperones. Students have been preparing for their Mexico study abroad experience throughout the spring with morning meetings twice a month, for which they composed introductions to various aspects of history and culture they will learn about, from historical figures like Jose Maria Morelos (revolutionary leader for which the state they are traveling to is named) to indegenous cultures to the current political structure and climate. The group also enjoyed time together at Mercado Central for an exposure to Latin American culture in Minnesota. Follow their experience HERE.

 

 

2017 Trapshooting Championship

Members of the Totino-Grace trapshooting team competed in the 9-day 2017 Trap Shooting Championship in Alexandria hosted by the Minnesota State High School League. The event began on June 17 and almost 7,500 students from more than 300 high school teams participated.

 

Totino-Grace is pleased to welcome new winter coaches.

Totino-Grace is pleased to welcome four new winter coaches.


Patrick Bowlin - Girls Basketball


Brian Murphy - Boys Hockey

Nick Carroll - Boys Basketball

Jeff Wahl - Girls Hockey

Click HERE to learn more about these outstanding coaches.

 

Registration Now Open for 2017-18 Driver Education

Click HERE to view a course description, 2017-18 dates, and to access the registration link.  


Matthew Garside Named All State

Congratulations to sophomore Matthew Garside who was named All State by the MN State Golf Coaches Association.  

TG Student Ministers Reflect on Next Year's Theme

On Monday, TG Student Ministers were joined by Sister Dianne and Sister Bridget (SSNDs) who led the group's reflection on next year's theme development.  

The TG Softball Places 3rd in State

The TG softball team qualified for the state tournament following their 3-2 win over Mahtomedi in the section final. They placed third in state following an 8-1 win over Mankato West. Games were played at Caswell Park in North Mankato on June 8 and 9.

Click HERE for game results.

 

 

Industrial Arts Students Complete Original Designs

Industrial Arts students completed impressive projects this year. From clocks, to chairs, to game tables, our students worked closely with Mr. Keith Welle to learn the skills needed to design and finalize their initial plans and utilize tools and products needed to create a finished piece. Learn more about just a few of the outstanding projects HERE.

 

Class of 2017 Graduation

The class of 2017 commencement events will take place on Friday, June 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Totino-Grace High School. Visit our Class of 2017 Graduation page for photos from Baccalaureate and Graduation. 

Click HERE for a live stream of the graduation. 

Congratulations to our seniors as they transition to alumni and begin new, exciting chapters in education and career. Once an Eagle, always an Eagle!

 

 

Special Guests in the Classroom

This spring, former Twins player Cory Koskie, visited students in Mr. Matzoll's Introduction to Sports Medicine class to share his experiences playing major league baseball, facing adversity, and providing an insight into the sports medicine connection to professional athletics, including concussion impacts.

Mr. Mike Shimek welcomed a number of guests to his classes on the topic of living with disabilities and having courage and hope despite your circumstances.

Click HERE to learn more.

 

 

Chinese Class Receives Custom Mahjong Board

 

Our Chinese class played Mahjong on a hand-build table constructed by maintenance staff member, Mr. Dick Leier. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation played with tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols that originated in China.

 

Spirit Shop Summer Hours

The Totino-Grace Spirit Shop is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. school is in session or by appointment. The Spirit Shop will be closed for inventory and restocking from June 12 - August 2.

The Spirit Shop sells uniform polo shirts and sweatshirts as well as a variety of spirit apparel, accessories, and gift items for Eagle fans of all ages. Be sure to stop in and see the new spring merchandise and shop our discounted items! 

 

 

Totino-Grace Graduate Ordained on May 27

Timothy Wratkowski '09 was ordained on May 27 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Fr. Wratkowski attended St Charles Borromeo School prior to attending Totino-Grace. He completed his theological studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

Click HERE to read an article in The Catholic Spirit about the ordination.

Click HERE to read an article in The Catholic Spirit to learn more about Father Wratkowski's path to the priesthood.

Join the TG community as we lift up Fr. Timothy Wratkowski in our prayers.

 

Senior Nick Hadzima Receives ROTC Scholarship

Congratulations to Totino-Grace senior Nick Hadzima who received a Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) Scholarship to attend Iowa State University in service to the Marine Corps.  Nick was presented with his ROTC scholarship on Wednesday, May 24. He was joined by his family, peers, and Totino-Grace staff members. Click HERE to learn more.

 

Science Fellowship and Grant for TG Educator

Mrs. Erin Schmit, Totino-Grace biology teacher, recently participated in a fellowship program through Ecology Project International and created a pollination garden with her students as a result of a grant from the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab. Mrs. Schmidt shares some information HERE about the awards and her experiences.

 

Eagles to Compete in the 2017 Track and Field True Team State Meet

On Thursday, May 10, the the TG boys track and field team qualified for the True Team State Meet by winning the 4AA Section Meet. They will compete on Saturday, May 20, at 3:00 p.m. at Stillwater High School for the True Team State Championship. For more details and to watch the meet live, visit http://www.mshsca.org/track. Good luck, Eagles!  

 

2017 Faculty and Staff Service Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who celebrate milestone years of service this year:

50 Years
Ned Thompson

35 Years
Susan Lomanno

25 Years
Joe Rodriguez

20 Years
Cheri Broadhead, Gary Denor, Rudy Peka, Jan Thomas, Cheri Broadhead, Dee Traylor

15 Years
Deb Fagan, Nora Flom, Pam Miller, Brent Rehfuss 

10 Years
Jim Dahlman, Ben Lentz, Amy Wysocki

 

 

13 Reasons Why - Parent Information and Resources

We believe schools have an important role in preventing youth suicide and being aware of potential risk factors in students’ lives is vital to this responsibility. The trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on a young adult novel of the same name, is raising concerns.

Please click HERE for information and resources about this topic. 

 

 

Joe Russell '17 is Football Honors Scholar Athlete

Congratulations to senior Joe Russell who was named a Minnesota Football Honors Scholar Athlete. Criteria for the honor includes academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement. This award is given to only eight high school scholar athletes from across the state. Click HERE to learn more about Joe and this award.

 

 

TG Volleyball Player Competes in Italian World Cup

Totino-Grace senior Eliza Dahly will continue her volleyball career at the collegiate level next year, playing for the University of Sioux Falls.

She recently returned from Pordenone, Italy, where she competed in the Cornacchia World Cup 2017 with her 18-1's NL team. "Going to Italy was a dream come true.  Being able to complete with volleyball players around the world was amazing and an experience I will never forget." Click HERE to learn more.

 

2017 Choral and Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contests

Congratulations to our choral and instrumental students who participated in the 5AA spring solo / ensemble competitions. We are proud to report the outstanding results.

On April 11, our 23 instrumental competitors earned recognition in the top two spots. Nine students received Excellent ratings and 14 students received the highest rating of Superior.
 
On April 18, more than 70 TG vocalists competed. Our students earned 31 Superior ratings and 27 Excellent ratings. Of the five Best of Site awards, two of the recipients were Totino-Grace students, soloists Ben Kroll and Charlie Kroll.
 
2017 Seniors Commit to College Athletic Teams

Congratulations to our class of 2017 seniors who will continue their athletic careers at the postsecondary level. The following students signed Division II and III athletic commitments on April 12, 2017. Click HERE to view the list of students, their sport, and college as well as the other seniors who committed to college athletic teams this year.

Academic Recognition 2016-2017

On April 3 and 10, our convocation gatherings celebrated the academic achievements of students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher. We were proud to recognize 72 sophomores, 66 juniors and 74 seniors this spring.

 

Company of Singers Claim International Title

The Totino-Grace Company of Singers participated in the 2017 Show Choir Canada Championships on April 7 and 8 in Toronto. The group made history with the first win by a US group. Company received the Grand Champion title as well as awards for Best Vocals, Best Choreography, and Best Combo. Congratulations to our talented and hard-working directors, singers, crew, and band members.

Fox 9 was on campus when the Company of Singers arrived home from their big win at the Show Choir Canada competition. Click HERE to watch the news story.

 

 

Drumline Closes Season at State

Congratulations to our talented and hard-working drumline, led by Mr. Nick Moreno. The group placed second at the Minnesota State Percussion Championship on April 8 at the Mayo Civic Center. They were behind the first place winners by less than one point! We are proud of our students on their exciting season!

 

Lasallian Life Presentation

Campus Ministry hosted Brother Michael Kadow and Molly Nocero on Thursday, April 6. The pair met with many of our seniors to share a vision of continuing to stay connected as young Lasallians when they leave TG.

 

TG Baseball Players See Eagle Alumni in Action

TG baseball players and coaches are headed to Siebert Field on April 4 to watch the NDSU Bison take on the University of Minnesota. The Eagles will be rooting for our three baseball alumni playing in the game - Reggie Meyer '14 and Ben Mezzenga '15 for the U of M and Ben Petersen '13 for NDSU.

April 10 Speaker Series with UST Football Coach Glenn Caruso

The Totino-Grace Speaker Series continues on April 10, 2017, with UST Football Coach Glenn Caruso's presentation Building Your Culture: Creating a Legacy. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Totino-Grace Auditorium and is free and open to the public. Click HERE to learn more. 

 

Engineering Students Visit Medtronic

On March 31, the junior cohort of the E3 Engineering Institute visited Medtronic Operational Headquarters in Fridley. The students met with Medtronic engineers to learn about their work, their educational background and what drew them to the profession. In addition, they learned about the humble beginnings of the company, the passion employees have for their work, and the contributions Medtronic continues to provide to our global community. Students toured a variety of labs at the facility and observed engineering in action. It was an incredible experience for our students and we greatly appreciate Medtronic's partnership with our E3 program for this unique opportunity. Click HERE to view more images from the event.

Sophomore Career Exploration Event - March 29

Several professionals from a variety of industries shared their education and career experiences with our Sophomores today.  Students had an opportunity to interact with 2 professionals of their choice to gather information as they begin to consider their many college and career options.   Click HERE to learn more. 

Teacher and Coach Mark Loahr Retires

 

Congratulations to Mr. Mark Loahr on a successful teaching and coaching career at Totino-Grace High School. Mark was in the first graduating class of Archbishop Grace High School (1970) and returned as a teacher in 1978. He was a member of the social studies department until his retirement following the 2015-2016 school year.

Mark served our students in a number of capacities during his tenure. He was the head coach of the varsity boys hockey program since 1983 with 537 game wins, leading his athletes to five state tournaments and capturing the championship title in 2002. For the past four seasons, Mark coached our bowling team with state tournament runs in the most recent two seasons. He was an advocate and supporter of our local and international mission trip program for decades and had an especially unique impact on our Guatemalan mission trips.

Mark Loahr’s years of service will be remembered fondly by staff and students alike. Best wishes to him in his retirement!

 

 

 

2017 Spring Break Mission Trips

Please pray for our students and staff serving on spring break mission trips to New York, New York and Anniston, Alabama this week!

Spring Sports Season Openers

Spring teams will begin their seasons in the coming weeks. Students are encouraged to visit the team webpages and watch the Daily Bulletin and Haiku for information.

  • Softball and Track - March 14

  • Baseball, Boys and Girls Golf - March 21

  • Boys Tennis - March 28

  • Boys and Girls Lacrosse - April 4

Join our community this spring at home and away games in support of our student athletes. Complete schedules can be found on team pages or the master calendar. Go Eagles! 

 

Speech Team Upcoming Meets

The Speech Team next competes at the section speech meet on Friday, March 24. Best of luck to the following Speech members:

  • Patrick Albrecht: Humor
  • Emma Faeflen: Humor
  • Jill Herman: Humor
  • Amira Lateef: Drama and Poetry
  • Marissa Palermo: Discussion
  • Zach Rehfuss: Humor
  • Emily Schewe: Drama
  • Elissa Johnson: Poetry

Engineering Institute Capstone Exhibition - March 12

E3 students shared the culmination of their capstone projects and the extensive work conducted throughout the summer and first semester at the Capstone Exhibition on March 12 at Totino-Grace High School. Summaries of their projects are outlined HERE

 

 

Chemical Health Week

The Totino-Grace School Counseling Office and PPLP partnered for Chemical Health Week, March 6-10. Throughout the week, social norming was the focus. The Social Norms Theory posits that our behavior is influenced by misperceptions of how our peers think and act. The aim was to help those students who do not use chemicals have a voice and feel confident in their choices! Monday's convocation included a game challenging students’ perceptions of chemical use. The week continued with social norming and education about how to “say no.” We encourage you to continue the conversation with your student about making positive choices. Thank you to PPLP students and moderators for making the week a success.

 

2017 State Wrestling Individual Tournament Results

Six Totino-Grace wrestlers qualified to compete in the Individual State Wrestling Tournament on March 3 and 4 at the Xcel Energy Center: Connor Dehn, Jared Florell, Michael Menth, Nate Schutz, Jake Svihel, and Tristan Zuniga. Congratulations to Jared Florell on his first place finish at 182 pounds and sophomore Jake Svihel on his second place finish at 113 pounds. We are pround of our student athletes!

 

 

2017 Show Choir Spectacular

Totino-Grace High School presents the 22nd annual Show Choir Spectacular on Saturday, March 4. Performance begin at 7:50 a.m. Visit the Spectacular webpage for complete details and a link to watch the performances on YouTube.

Admission price includes access to the main theater from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $17 and senior citizen and student (18 and under) tickets are $12. Cash and checks accepted.

 

 

State Wrestling Tournament

The TG Eagles are State Tournament bound following their Section 5AA win over Bloomington Kennedy. Click HERE to learn more about the Conference and Section champs' exciting season!

 

SOURCE Art Collective

SOURCE, in partnership with the Totino-Grace Art Department, hosted an all school art collective during lunches in celebration of Black History Month. All students had an opportunity to participate in this art project, adding their contribution and creativitiy to the piece.

 

Journalism Students Attend Special Day at the Capitol

Nine journalism students attended a day-long program at the State Capitol. They sat in on a committee meeting about education policy, had a private question and answer panel with journalists and MN House of Representatives Director of Public Affairs, and heard from a member of the MN House of Representatives regarding life in politics and the difficulties and complexities of getting a bill passed. Click HERE for additional details.

 

E'gals Take Second in the 2017 State Tournament

Congratulations to the dance team on their second place titles in both Jazz and Kick at the 2017 State Dance Team Tournament. 

 

Drumline Competition Season Begins

The Totino-Grace drumline kicked off their competition season on February 18.  Follow the team throughout the season at one of their upcoming competitions. Click HERE for a schedule and details.

February 18 - Irondale Winter Music of the Knight
Second Place

February 18 - Buffalo Stampede
Second Place

February 19 - Totino-Grace Drumline Extravaganza
First Place

 

TG Staff Member Follows Olympic Dream

Sylvia Braaten has served as the Strength and Contitioning Coordinator at Totino-Grace High School for the past seven years. She has developed individualized programs for our athletes, trained our championship teams, led middle school and high school strength and conditioning programs, among her contributions to our school community. Recently, Sylvia was offered a residency spot to train full time with the USA Women's Rugby National Team at the Olympic Training Center near San Diego, California. Through July, she will train and compete for one of 27 roster spots for team USA in the upcoming Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland this August. Click HERE to learn more.

 

 

NWSC Leadership Seminar

Select TG students will attend the  Northwest Suburban Conference Leadership Seminar on February 14 at Spring Lake Park High School. Each of the 14 schools in the conference will have eight to ten representatives in attendance for a day that includes leadership development with Craig Hillier, a nationally recognized speaker. The seminar is high-energy filled with leadership lessons, learning opportunities, and group activities. 

 

National School Counseling Week 2017

Totino-Grace celebrates National School Counseling Week November 6-10, 2017. Click HERE to learn more about our School Counseling Department and the services they offer to all members of our student body and their parents/guardians.

Regional Science Olympiad

Congratulations to our Science Club who participated in the Regional Science Olympiad on February 4. Our students competed and placed in the following events:

Mega​n Ar​th '18 and Olivia Killilea '19 medaled in the Dynamic Planet event (3rd) and Tower building event (3rd).

Alex Ulate '18 and Jacob Zahn '20 medaled in Optics (3rd).

Alex Ulate '18 placed 2nd in Robotic Arm.

 

 

National Signing Day - February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, is National Letter of Intent Signing Day for high school soccer and football athletes enrolling in colleges and universities for the 2017-2018 academic year. Congratulations to our students who will continue their athletic careers at the postsecondary level. Click HERE for details.

 

2017 DECA District Competition

On January 29 and 30, 21 Totino-Grace DECA students competed in the District 4 Competition. They competed in a range of career and business related events against 13 other schools in the area with over 650 total student participants. The students listed below are the first from Totino-Grace to qualify for the state competition, taking place in March.

  • Saji Fernandes and Jack Vettel - 5th place finish in the Sports and Entertainment Team Event 
  • Jack Vettel - 6th place out of 650+ students in the marketing career exam.
  • Jack O'Dea and Gabby Kullas; Rachel Pederson and Adrianna Knox; Jack Kroehler and Peyton Schuler - Top 15 finishers out of 50 teams in the Sports and Entertainment Team Event

 

Winter Improv Show

Totino-Grace Improv Comedy Club students practice weekly throught the year and shared their talents at a Winter Improv Show on January 30. Short form and long form games challenge these students to think out of the box, listen to others and improve their comedy skills. The performers showcased their skills for the audience with their quickness, wit and humor.

 

Spotlight Awards for Fall Musical

Congratulations to all members of the production of Guys and Dolls on a successful run of performances this fall. The show received a number of  Hennepin Theatre Trust SpotLight Musical Theatre Program Awards. Click HERE to learn more and view the list of honors.

 

Catholic Schools Winter Week Begins January 31, 2017

This week Totino-Grace joins thousands of schools across the country in celebrating the gift of Catholic education. This annual event provides an opportunity to promote and recognize faith-filled, academic communities engaged in service to others. 

For fifty years Totino-Grace High School has been educating students in the Catholic Lasallian tradition. We look back fondly on our history and with anticipation, look forward to a strong future! 

Click HERE to learn about all of the fun activities in store for TG students throughout Catholic Schools Winter Week.

 

 

TG Students Attend MN March for Life

Totino-Grace students were among thousands in St. Paul on Sunday, January 22, for the annual March for Life at the Capitol. The event marks the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. The effort of the event focused on protection of the unborn through education and legislation. Click HERE to learn more about the 2017 Minnesota March for Life.

 

El Paso Mission Trip

The El Paso Mission Trip or El Otro Lado (EOL) El Paso, is a Lasallian border immersion experience which centers on the 45th General Chapter to go “beyond the borders” of our consciousness to get a better understanding of those living along the margins. The objective of EOL is to focus on the encounter; the encounters we share through our Lasallian families and the encounters we share through Christ with groups living on both sides of the border of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. Participants will explore the El Paso and Ciudad Juarez borderland throughout their time while learning about the many issues related to the border realities. Please keep our misison trip group in your prayers during their time of service.

 

2017 Mock Trial Formal Trials

This year's Minnesota High School Mock Trial case is civil and is based on a real case from Indiana where a high school senior sued his school’s principal and district based on alleged wrongful disciplinary action in response to student protests. Essentially, this is a freedom of speech case. The team’s formal trials are open to the public and will take place January 12, 19, and 26 at the Ramsey County Courthouse starting at 5:15 p.m. These trials will be in an actual courtroom and a judge will preside. Click HERE to learn more.

 

E'gals Perform in the Outback Bowl

The Totino-Grace E'gals, along with hundreds of other dancers, will preform in the pregame and halftime shows at the Outback Bowl on January 2. The game will be live on the ABC network at 12:00 PM CST. Watch for the E'gals during the halftime show in the front row on the right side of your TV screen. They will be wearing the skirts shown in the photo and proudly representing Totino-Grace. Learn more about the Outback Bowl HERE: http://www.outbackbowl.com/

 

Happy New Year!

As the first day of 2017 comes to a close, let us remember that a new year brings an opportunity for new beginnings. Many people make New Year’s Day a day of prayer for peace. Here is a prayer for the new year from the USCCB website. 

 

E3 Seniors Mentor Middle School Students

On Tuesday, December 20, 7th grade students from Frassati Catholic Academy in White Bear Lake visited Totino-Grace to complete an ongoing engineering project with seniors of our E3 Engineering Institute. Over the past month, the middle school students have been working with Totino-Grace on an an engineering challenge to build a tower that would hold significant weight. They began with initial designs and built prototypes out of cardboard. Through the engineering design process, they tested and revised their pieces. The final component of the activity was to test the strength of their tower design using a plastic sheet cut by Totino-Grace's laser printer. E3 juniors and Frassati students connected online, with TG juniors offering insight and feedback in response to the Frassati students' concepts and eventually turning their drawings into CAD files so that they could be lasercut for assembly and testing during the Totino-Grace visit. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Frassati Catholic Academy and other partner schools on similar projects in the future. Click HERE for additional images.

 

E'gals Partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities

The Totino-Grace E'gals dance team hosted the 7th annual Catholic Jamboree on Saturday, December 3. Area Catholic high school dance teams performed and funds were raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Mid-December, our E'gals partnered spent time at a local Ronald McDonald House to make homemade gifts for the families of the children served by the organization. Ronald McDonald House. In addition, they delivered the funds and wish list items collected at the Catholic Jamboree.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities support families during a child’s serious illness – keeping them together when it matters most – and providing a comfortable and caring home away from home.

 

2016 Toys for Tots Drive Success

 

The TG boys hockey team once again collected toys for their annual Toys for Tots campaign. The team delivered more than 300 toys to the Toys for Tots drop site at KARE 11 studios on December 14 and was featured on the 10:00 p.m. newscast. Thank you to all who contributed!

 

 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

This morning we gathered for Mass to celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Click HERE to read the call to worship by senior Ben Jaeger.

In addition, we honored our three dozen dedicated adorers who pray before the Blessed Sacrament twice each month in our school Chapel.

Click HERE to learn more about this feast day.

 

 

Totino-Grace Boarding Residence Featured by Local Media

The KMSP FOX 9 news team featured the Totino-Grace boarding dormitory and the residents on November 30. Click HERE to view the clip.

In addition, The Catholic Spirit visited with students and staff following the opening of the dormitory in August 2016. Click HERE to read the article.

Click HERE to learn more about the Totino-Grace boarding program.

 

 

Engineering Partnership with Middle School Students

The E3 Engineering Institute welcomed 30 seventh graders on campus from St. John the Baptist School for a tower building project. The project began weeks ago when the middle school students created project plans and worked with senior TG engineering students on their design. They arrived ready to test their tower's weight sustainability. The seventh graders worked with our seniors on re-design, utilizing our TG student's computer aided drafting skills and our laser and 3D printers. 

 

Accounting Students Visit Medtronic

On November 15, accounting classes visited Medtronic and connected with their mentors at the company. The students learned about how teams within Medtronic worked with all parts of their business, not just their specific marketing or finance teams; one mentor explained that her projects included marketing, finance, engineering, compliance and legal departments. She went on to share that this was the norm in their company as well as other organizations she has worked with in the past. The experience was very eye opening for the students. The mentors commented on how impressed they have been with our students throughout the program and in particular during their face to face meetings during the visit. This opportunity is just one sample of how the TG Business Department affords students access to real world business experience and exposure outside the classroom.

 

 

Marketing Students Visit General Mills

Marketing students visited the General Mills campus on November 2, enjoying breakfast with their mentors and hearing from a speaker about her career path and professional experience. Marketing teacher Mr. Josh Peltier worked with BestPrep to connect each student with their General Mills mentors.

Students in the course study product development, pricing, location, promotion, and how consumers react to marketingdevelopment. In addition, they will examine the industry's responsibility to work within laws and codes of ethics to insure products are safe and promotions are truthful.

 

TG Competes in State High School Bowling Tournament

The Totino-Grace varsity bowling team won the section championship for the second year in a row and competed in the 24 team Minnesota State High School Bowling Tournament on Saturday, December 3, at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis and lost out in the first round. The JV 1 team competed in the Minnesota State JV Bowling Tournament on Sunday, December 4, at Concord Lanes in South St. Paul. In the first round, the team won three of their five matches, advancing to the 16 team semi-finals. The Eagles were eliminated in the semi-final round of the tournament. Click HERE to visit the Minnesota High School Bowling website for more about the statewide program.

 

E'gals Host 7th Annual Catholic Jamboree

The Totino-Grace E'gals dance team hosted the 7th annual Catholic Jamboree on Saturday, December 3. Area Catholic high school dance teams performed and funds were raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Ronald McDonald House Charities support families during a child’s serious illness – keeping them together when it matters most – and providing a comfortable and caring home away from home. All proceeds from entrance fees, food and raffle sales will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Later this month, the team will volunteer at a Ronald McDonald House site and present the donations and wish list items collected at the Catholic Jamboree.

 

TG Coaches and Players Participate in the MN Football Showcase

The Minnesota Vikings sponsored the 2016 All-Star Football Game (The Minnesota Football Showcase), led by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association, at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, December 3. Congratulations to TG Head Coach Jeff Ferguson who served as the head coach of the North team. TG Assistant Coach Bernie Litecky also served on the North coaching staff. Totino-Grace seniors Gayflor Flomo, Joe Russell, and Charlie Waters played for the North team.

Eagle Football Team are 6A State Champs

Congratulations to the 2016 Totino-Grace Eagles on an outstanding season that concluded in the final game of the Class 6A State High School League Football Tournament on Friday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. at U. S. Bank Stadium. The TG Eagles went head to head with the Eden Prairie Eagles and were victorious with a 28-20 win.

 

2016 Interfaith Prayer Service
On Tuesday, November 22, Totino-Grace hosted its first ever interfaith prayer service. Each of the shared prayers will be focused on thanksgiving to the God who has bestowed all blessings upon us and for peace in our world.
 
This prayer service is meant to remind us that we can enjoy peaceful unity despite our differences. It is our hope that this prayer service will begin to move us from mere tolerance of those who are different from us towards a genuine fraternal love. This is so greatly needed in our world at this time as, all too often, lack of mutual understanding, respect, and love have led to violence.
 
Last year, during his visit to New York, Pope Francis prayed alongside many clerics from other faith traditions. This event was a beautiful witness of peace and honored the 50th Anniversary of the Vatican II document, Nostra Aetate (“Declaration On The Relation Between The Church And Non-Christian Religions”). Pope Francis continues to call for peace, love and mercy. During this prayer service, Totino-Grace will extend peace, love, and mercy by praying alongside other faith leaders.
 
Click HERE to learn more.

 

Company of Singers Perform at U.S. Bank Stadium

The Totino-Grace Company of Singers will perform the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful immediately prior to the Class 6A State High School Football Championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday, November 25. Their performance will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Click HERE for complete game details.

Company of Singers at the 2016 National Show Choir Competition in Nashville where they took First Runner Up honors.

 

Football Program Honors

We are proud to recognize members of the Eagle football team and coaching staff who have received special recognition this fall.

Academic All State: Kyle Halverson and Joe Russell

All District: Brady Bertram, Ivan Burlak, Gayflor Flomo, Jared Florell, Kyle Halverson, Shawn Przybilla, Joe Russell, Charlie Waters

All District Honorable Mention: Zach Collins, Rocky Kreuser, Luke Kubesh, Joey Linders, Nolan Neilson, Mark O'Donnell, Tyler Santos, Ryan Suggs

KARE 11 All Metro Prep Football Team: Zach Collins and Jeff Ferguson (co-coach of the year)

Star Tribune All Metro First Team - Defense: Hunter Christenson, Joe Russell, Charlie Waters

Star Tribune All Metro Second Team - Offense: Ivan Burlak

The Minnesota Vikings are sponsoring our 2016 All-Star Football Game (The Minnesota Football Showcase), led by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association, which will be played at US Bank Stadium on Saturday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m. Congratulations to TG Head Coach Jeff Ferguson who will coach the North team. Joining him is TG Assistant Coach Bernie Litecky. Totino-Grace Eagles who will participate include Gayflor Flomo, Joe Russell and Charlie Waters.

 

 

Isabel Sommers '17 Named Class AAA All-State Honorable Mention

Congratulations to Isabel Sommers '17 who was named Class AAA All-State Honorable Mention at the MSHSL State Volleyball Banquet.

 

Eagles Advance to State Football Championship Game

Congratulations to the Totino-Grace football team on their victory against Blaine High School in the semifinal game of the 2016 Class 6A State High School Football Tournament on Thursday, November 17 at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

The Eagles will next play Eden Prairie in the Championship game on Friday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Totino-Grace Company of Singers will perform the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful immediately prior to the game at the stadium.

Click HERE for additional information regarding tickets and U.S. Bank Stadium parking and attendance.

 

Bowling Team Headed to the State Tournament

The Totino-Grace varsity bowling team won the section championship for the second year in a row and will compete in the State High School Bowling Tournament on Saturday, December 3, at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis. Click HERE for additional details.

Front Row (left to right): Ryan Hall, Michael Bonfe, Zach Ban, Zach Jezierski, Dylan Dubuque

Back Row (left to right): Cam Fagerlee, Ryan Jordan, Jake Elwell

 

Seniors Sign Letters of Intent on National Signing Day

Congratulations to the class of 2016 seniors who signed Letters of Intent to play athletics at the collegiate level on National Signing Day, November 9. 

Erin Poepping - Softball - East Carolina University
Jackson " Rocky " Kreuser - Basketball - North Dakota State University
Jared Florell - Wrestling - Purdue University
Sydney Weierke- Basketball - Concordia University, St. Paul

Click HERE to learn more.

 

Eagle News Network - Totino-Grace Student Newspaper

The Eagle News Network (ENN) is the online newspaper for Totino-Grace High School, written and edited by students enrolled in the school's journalism course. The students report on news that affects and interests the TG community such as athletic events, politics, awards presented to their peers, or ceremonial occasions. Working on the ENN is an opportunity for these students to better their writing and reporting skills and learn about journalism.

Click HERE to read their press release and view their online publication. 

 

Experience TG - Be an Eagle for a Day!


Prospective students are invited and strongly encouraged to spend a day with a current student. This is a great opportunity for student visitors to experience what a typical day is like at Totino-Grace. They'll attend classes, meet teachers and students, and get a sense of the special community spirit at Totino-Grace. 

Click HERE to learn more and register for an Experience TG Day.

 

Totino-Grace Fall Musical Production is a Success

Congratulations to all members of the fall production of Guys and Dolls. The show was very well received and performances were solid. The show itself was challenging with 21 musical numbers, the uniqueness of it being a period piece with very distinct characters, and multiple setting and scene changes requiring many moving pieces. The cast included 15 returning performers and 13 new actors. The tech crew welcomed five new members to the returning crew of 12 students. Hundreds of prep hours -- in addition to independent work -- led to an outstanding result. Director Christine Karki shares, "Guys and Dolls is my all-time favorite musical and I couldn't have been more pleased with our production. I didn't think it was possible, but working with this whole group on this show made me love the show even more. Every single participant -- actors, tech crew, pit -- bought into the concept of the show and gave their all in focus and dedication. I'm incredibly proud and I hope each of them is as well."

 

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