Totino-GraceA Catholic High School in the Lasallian Tradition
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.
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.
Public performances of the Theater Department's production of Disney's The Lion King, Jr. will take place on Saturday, May 6, at 11:00 and 1:00 p.m. Click HERE to learn more about the Totino-Grace spring musical production and HERE for ticket information.
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.
The Class of 2017 Dinner Dance will take place on Sunday, May 21, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on the Majestic Star on the St. Croix River in Stillwater. The Senior Dinner Dance is an annual tradition at Totino-Grace and provides an opportunity for soon-to-be graduates to spend time together as a class before they depart for their next life adventure. Seniors should plan to arrive before 5:45 p.m. to board as the boat will depart promptly at 6:00 p.m. Transportation to and from Stillwater is the responsibility of each student. Tickets are $35 per person and include the boat ride, dinner, and entertainment. Class of 2017 parents and guardians: click HERE to register your senior.
Congratulations to our choral and instrumental students who participated in the 5AA spring solo / ensemble competitions. We are proud to report the outstanding results.
The 2017 Run for Rachel will take place on Saturday, May 6, at Totino-Grace High School. The annual 5K run / walk / bike event, coordinated by Totino-Grace student council, is in honor of Rachel Woell, a Totino-Grace student who passed away from brain cancer in September of 2014. Rachel inspired many in the Totino-Grace community and beyond with her positive outlook and approach, "every day is a gift." Click HERE for event details and to register.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
New spring items are now in the Spirit Shop! Stop in to see fresh new designs and apparel for the entire family.
The Spirit Shop will be open during tonight's Parent - Teacher Conferences on Thursday, Apirl 6, from 3:00 - 5:30 and 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Please pray for our students and staff serving on spring break mission trips to New York, New York and Anniston, Alabama this week!
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!
The Speech Team next competes at the section speech meet on Friday, March 24. Best of luck to the following Speech members:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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, 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.
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.
Congratulations to the dance team on their second place titles in both Jazz and Kick at the 2017 State Dance Team Tournament.
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 KnightSecond Place
February 18 - Buffalo StampedeSecond Place
February 19 - Totino-Grace Drumline ExtravaganzaFirst Place
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our Science Club who participated in the Regional Science Olympiad on February 4. Our students competed and placed in the following events:
Megan Arth '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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Isabel Sommers '17 who was named Class AAA All-State Honorable Mention at the MSHSL State Volleyball Banquet.
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.
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
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 UniversityJackson " Rocky " Kreuser - Basketball - North Dakota State UniversityJared Florell - Wrestling - Purdue UniversitySydney Weierke- Basketball - Concordia University, St. Paul
Click HERE to learn more.
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.
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.
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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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