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Eagle Round-Up 2018

To prepare for the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, all students and at least one parent/guardian must attend an Eagle Round-Up event. This year's opportunities take place on Thursday, August 2, from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 7, from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

An email will be sent to parents/guardians in mid-July with complete details and access to complete required online forms. 

If you need to modify contact information for you or your student prior to Eagle Round-Up, use the Demographic Update Form.

 

2017-2018 Semester 2 Honor Rolls

Congratulations to our students who have earned A or B Honor Roll status for the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. A Honor Roll students achieved a 3.67 or better grade point average, and B Honor Roll students maintained a 3.0 to 3.66 grade point average for the semester. We are very proud of these students and want to share their success with you.

2017-2018 Semester 2 A Honor Roll

2017-2018 Semester 2 B Honor Roll

**Please note that these revised honor roll lists are corrected from what was shared in the June Insights Newsletter. The Insights lists reflected cumulative GPA. These revised lists reflect 2017-2018 Semester 2 academic achievement.

 

Class of 2019 Senior Yearbook Photo Information

Once again, the Totino-Grace High School Talon Yearbook has designated David Bank Studios as the exclusive photographer for the 2017-2018 yearbook. Many schools have such a designation as it greatly enhances the consistency and quality of the photographs that are used for the yearbook. Click HERE for important information regarding class of 2019 senior yearbook photos.

 

Mr. Andrew Blake Receives Lasallian Volunteer Award

The Totino-Grace community is proud to recognize Mr. Andrew Blake's receipt of the Bassen Service Award as part of the 2018 Lasallian Volunteers FSC Awards. The recognition ceremony took place at DeLaSalle High School on June 9. Lasallian Volunteers is a long term service program through the Christian Brothers Conference. Volunteers live in community with the Brothers and other Lasallian partners. Opportunities for Lasallian Volunteers include teaching and tutoring in schools, serving as campus ministers, coaching, development work, and more. 

 

 

Class of 2018 Mission Trip

 

Eight recent TG graduates served on the final mission trip of the 2017-2018 academic year. The group spent a week in Philadelphia, working at St. James School and spending time with the Christian Brothers communities in the city.

 

Section Final Baseball Game Clip Goes Viral

The final play of the section championship baseball game between our Eagles and the Mounds View Mustangs went viral, garnering attention across the country. Jack Kocon '18 and friend and former youth baseball teammate from the Mustangs, Ty Koehn, had the privelidge to throw the ceremonial pitches at the June 19 Twins game.

Distinguished Educator Awards

 

Congratulations to Mr. Jeff Drew and Mrs. Deb Fagan who received the 2018 Totino-Grace Distinguished Lasallian and SSND Educator Award this spring. Award recipients are nominated by their colleagues and chosen by a committee of faculty and staff. Criteria for this honor include exhibiting excellence in their professional roles, fostering our founders' charisms, strengthening our entire school community, and identifying ways to support the most vulnerable in our community.

Mr. Jeff Drew has been a custodian at TG for nearly 30 years. Our current students would know him as the guy who walks very quickly through the school, logging 18,000- 20,000 steps a day. He empties the trash, keeps the Commons clean, makes our front entryway look impeccably clean and opens kids’ lockers when they are jammed. This year Jeff was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Students prayed for him, sent him cards, and welcomed him back to school after recovering from surgery. Jeff quickly came back to work, all the while receiving chemotherapy. He barely missed a beat. His commitment to TG is unmatched because he wants the best for our students and staff.

Our second recipient was Mrs. Deb Fagan, who teaches math and has been a part of the TG community for over 15 years. Mrs. Fagan is an inspiration to her students and colleagues alike.  Her energy and spirit is infectious and unending while she serves her students -- extra study sessions for students preparing for the AP test, inviting international students into her home for some American culture and family time, coaching, attending her students’ events, playing a big role in our TG Connect program this year, and going to New York on a mission trip. These are just a few of the ways Mrs. Fagan makes an impact at TG by bringing the Gospel values of love and inclusion alive!

Open Gym Waiver and Release Form

Any participant in Totino-Grace open gym must have a current waiver and release form on file. Students in grade school, middle school, or high school must have a parent/guardian complete the form on their behalf.

Click HERE for the electronic form.

Click HERE for a PDF, printable form.

Forms will be kept on file in the TG activities office.

 

 

Thanks and Farewell to Father Stiles and Father Shovelain

This spring we bid farewell to our chaplains, Father James Stiles from St. Odilia in Shoreview and Father Paul Shovelain from St. John the Baptist in New Brighton. Our community was blessed by their presence for the past three school years. Their pastoral guidance and involvement in the life of our school benefited students, staff, and families in countless ways. Please join us in our continued prayers for these priests and their ministry in our archdiocese.

 

 

Totino-Grace Welcomes Head Coaches

Totino-Grace is pleased to announce new program leadership for the boys hockey team and volleyball team for the 2018-2019 season.

Adam Sharratt has been named Head Coach and Tim Parkos will serve as Lead Assistant Varsity Coach for Eagle boys hockey. Adam and Tim both served as assistants in the program during the 2017-2018 season.

DC Brown will lead the TG volleyball program as the head coach of the varsity team. Coach Brown has previously served as an assistant in the program.

We look forward to exciting new seasons with these new head coaches.

 

Boys Golf State Tournament

The boys golf team competed in the Class AA 2018 State Boys Golf Tournament at Sand Creek. Congratulations to our Eagles on their exciting season.

 

 

Totino-Grace Summer Office Hours

Monday, June 11 - Friday, August 10

  • Office reception will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Academic Office, Administration Office, Advancement Office, Business Office, and Tech Office:  Offices staffed Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Admissions and Marketing/Communications Office: Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Activities Office: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Friday: 7:00 a.m. - noon  
  • Counseling Office: Wednesdays: 8:00 - noon (Registrar and School Counselor) 

Totino-Grace will be closed on Wednesday, July 4  

Monday, August 13 – Thursday, August 23

  • Offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   

Starting Friday, August 24

  • Regular office hours resume: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Track and Field State Tournament Participants

Congratulations to Alex Thayer '18 and Sophia Baker '19 who qualified to compete in the 2018 State Track and Field Tournament on Friday, June 8, at Hamline University. To qualify, Alex won the 800m with a school breaking record of 1:56.96 and Sophia took second in the discus with a throw of 114'11".

 

Class of 2018 Awards and Scholarships

Totino-Grace High School seniors will gather with family members, faculty, and staff to celebrate Baccalaureate Mass on Wednesday, May 30, at the Church of St. Odilia in Shoreview. Following the Mass, program and department awards will be presented and class of 2018 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Lasallian Man, and Lasallian Woman recipients will be recognized.

We wish to acknowledge the many impressive scholarships earned by our seniors in support of their pursuit of higher education. Click HERE for a complete list of accepted scholarships for the class of 2018. 

On Friday, June 1, the graduation ceremony will take place at Totino-Grace. Commencement will be streamed live on YouTube; click HERE to watch.

God bless each of our seniors as they complete these important final milestones in their high school careers. We invite you to keep these students and their families in your prayers this week.

 

Totino-Grace Summer Camps

 

During the summer of 2018, Totino-Grace High School can help students explore new activities, expand current interests, discover talents and develop emerging skills. A wide variety of academic, fine arts and athletic summer camp experiences are available for students in elementary, middle and high school. VISIT OUR SUMMER CAMPS WEBPAGE for specific camp details and registration information.

 

TG Celebrates Founder's Day

 

 

On Tuesday, May 15, our community gathered to celebrate Founders' Day and the final all school Mass of the academic year. Our school was named for Archbishop Grace and continues to benefit from the leadership and charisms of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Jim and Rose Totino were remarkable patrons of our school.

We remember with gratitude the ministry and sacrifice of the brothers and sisters in establishing our school and forming the strong, vibrant faith community that is Totino-Grace. We follow the lead of our patrons in promoting quality education and service to others.

As we celebrate the lasting impact our founders' lives have had on Catholic education and on Totino-Grace, our prayer is to have the same faith to see God's hand actively work in our lives.

Click HERE to learn more about our founders and patrons on this special day!

 

 

Eagles to Compete in True Team State Meet

The TG girls track and field team won the section 4AA True Team Section Meet and will compete in the 2018 True Team State Meet this Saturday, May 19, at Stillwater High School at 4:00 p.m. Go Eagles!

 

Totino-Grace Introduces Multiple Child Tuition Discount

 

Totino-Grace will implement a 25% tuition discount for a family’s third, simultaneously enrolled child starting in the 2018-2019 academic year. Visit our tuition and financial aid page or contact our admissions team for more information.

 

Lauren Scheneman is TG's 2018 Athena Award Winner

The Athena Award recognizes the achievements in athletic activities of young women during their high school years, and the award is given in their senior year. Selection of the outstanding female athlete is done on the basis of excellence in individual competitive athletic activities or for participation and accomplishment in group competitive athletic activities. Totino-Grace’s varsity women’s coaches determine our winner. She must have contributed to two or more competitive athletic activities and met TG’s eligibility rules during all four years of participation. Lastly, achievements outside of athletics take on a secondary role in the selection process. 

Because of her unique contributions in softball and hockey, Lauren Scheneman is Totino-Grace's 2018 Athena Award Winner. Her many athletic honors include the following: 8-time varsity letter winner, 2 conference awards, 2 section awards, 1 state award, 1 MVP award, and the honor of be chosen captain 2 times.    

The College of St. Benedict is Lauren’s next stop to further her education with a biology degree with the intent to pursue a career in physical therapy. Lauren will play softball for the Bennies.  

The Athena poster, showcasing Lauren's many superior accomplishments, is on display in the trophy case, outside of the gym.

 

Thank you for a successful TG Giving Day!

 

Due to the outstanding support of the Totino-Grace community for our 2018 TG Giving Day, we received a 25% increase in giving from the prior year. We appreciate and thank all repeat and new donors who collectively contributed a total of $33,011.57 to this annual campaign to support students and staff members through the TG Fund.

TG Giving Day donations help sustain the life of our vibrant Catholic Lasallian school through enriched academic programs, the financial aid program, faculty development, and enhancements to technology and the overall physical plant.

If you missed the opportunity to donate on May 10, your gift still matters! Collective giving makes a significant impact. Click HERE to explore your giving options. 

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Week - Recognize TG Educators

Archbishop Grace and Totino-Grace Teachers, Coaches, and Moderators were celebrated during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6 - 12, 2018. All members of our community were invited to send a note of thanks and recognition to educators who supported them or their children or made a difference in their lives. Notes were shared following the 2018 Teacher Appreciation Week.

 

 

Totino-Grace Launches Online Spirit Shop

Totino-Grace High School now has an Online Spirit Shop! Totino-Grace community members and fans can explore our new online store for fans of all ages.

 

National College Decision Day

May 1 was National College Decision Day! It was a big day for the class of 2018. Seniors wore college gear for the school they will attend and were celebrated today by the School Counseling Office, staff, and their classmates.

 

Eagle Shoot Golf Tournament

For over 20 years, the Eagle Shoot golf tournament has provided necessary funding to support our athletic and co-curricular programs at Totino-Grace. These programs are an integral part of student life at Totino-Grace with 95% of our student body involved with at least one co-curricular activity each year.

Your sponsorship and participation at this year's Eagle Shoot on Monday, June 4, at Midland Hills Country Club will help our coaches and moderators develop young men and women of character who know how to work together, lead, win with class, and learn from defeat.  

For more information, and to secure your spot at the 2018 Eagle Shoot, contact Jenna Coauette in the Advancement Office at 763-586-6328. 

 

Dodge for a Difference

 

The 13th Annual Dodge for a Difference Dodgeball Tournament took place on May 6. The proceeds of this event support Totino-Grace's sister school, St. Joseph's Secondary School in Keren, Eritrea. A decade of strong student participation has resulted in outstanding success of this unique event.

 

 

Jazz Ensemble Competes in one Jazz Festival

On Saturday, April 21, Totino-Grace Jazz Ensemble I competed one of the Nation's largest jazz festivals on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The event featured some of the top jazz groups in the Midwest. Out of the 14 groups in their class, from four states, TG's Jazz I finished in 2nd place, with special recognition going to Yiliya Bakeli - alto sax, Dillon O'Daniel - bass, and Grace Savard - vocals.

Please join this group, and TG's Jazz Ensemble II, for the 18th annual 18th & Vine Swing Dance fundraiser. This incredible night includes dancing to swing music provided by our talented student musicians and delectable desserts and beverages. For tickets information and the online, visit https://www.totinograce.org/18th_and_vine.

 

2018 NHS Induction

 

The Totino-Grace Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 72 new members from the class of 2019. Congratulations to our students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character in addition to achieving a 3.6 cumulative GPA after the first semester of junior year.

 

TG Earth Day Initiatives
Sunday, April 22, is the 48th annual Earth Day. Earth Day is a chance to celebrate all the splendors of our planet and reflect on our responsibility to be custodians and stewards of our environment for future generations. 
 
The TG Community will continue to celebrate the Earth throughout the following week with a variety of activities, initiatives, and educational opportunities led by Totino-Grace biology teachers. There will be ways for students and staff to partake in Earth friendly challenges as a way to build healthy habits and win some fun prizes. 
 
Here is a preview of activities and events:
 
Monday: Bring a reusable water bottle to school to receive a decorative Earth Day sticker. Commit to an Earth goal for the week in the Commons during all lunch periods.
 
Tuesday: During all lunch periods, students and staff can create a biodegradable planter and plant some seeds. As the weather warms the whole pot can be planted into the ground.
 
Wednesday:Campus spring cleaning will take place after school to collect any trash that winter has left behind. 
 
Thursday: Spend the day becoming more acquainted with your plastic use. How many times in a day do you interact with plastic? Where can small changes in your habits help reduce your plastic use?
 
Friday: Bring a reusable coffee mug for a free cup of coffee before school.
 
Nature documentaries will be shown daily in the commons during all lunch periods.
 
Show Choir Completes Competitive Season

The 2017-2018 Company of Singers had fantastic success with this year's theme, "Dancing Through Life." The group had been working hard since August, and it paid off. Company delighted audiences and won awards every weekend of their competitive season! Since the beginning of January, they won three Grand Championships, two Second Runner Up awards, two Best Vocals awards, three Best Choreography awards, two Best Band awards and one Best Costumes award. Senior Grace Savard took home the Best Female Soloist award three times this year and earned a Best Individual Solo Competition award. Best Performer in a Group awards were earned by juniors Carter Djam and Taylor Zeto. Congratulations to Company of Singers on an amazing competitive season! 

 

Mock Trial Field Trip

 

The Totino-Grace Mock Trial team participated in an exciting and educational field trip following their season. They attended a supreme court hearing at Anoka High School, took a tour of the Minnesota Captiol building, met with Judge Peterson from the Minnesota Court of Appeals as well as local senators and representatives, and toured and observed a demo of the St. Paul Forensic Crime Lab.

 

Speech Team at Section Meet

The Totino-Grace Speech Team concluded their season at the section tournament on April 11 at St. Anthony High School. Our students competed in three competitive events: Poetry (Sophia Whelan '21), Discussion (Thomas Furnish '20, William Mellas '20, and Marissa Palermo '20), and Humor (Jill Herman '19).

 

National Honor Society Induction

We are pleased to share that 72 members of the class of 2019 will be inducted into the Totino-Grace Chapter of the National Honor Society on Sunday, April 22.

 

Spring Break Mission Trips

From March 11 - 16, Totino-Grace sent two groups of students out into the community to learn and serve. Our Anniston, Alabama, mission trip group spent a week working with Habitat for Humanity, building a home for a family in need. Their spring break service trip was featured on WEAC TV. Click HERE to watch the segment.

Participants on the New York City, New York mission trip spent the week tutoring, mentoring, learning, and playing alongside the fantastic students of Brooklyn Jesuit Prep. The evenings were spent with their gracious hosts, the Christian Brothers and Lasallian Volunteers. The Brothers shared glimpses of their vocation journeys and the Lasallian Volunteers shared their reasons for volunteering in the program.

 

TG Students Visit France

 

Totino-Grace students traveled to Paris during spring break and enjoyed experiencing French culture and practicing the language. Some of the many highlights included visits to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Versailles, the Catacombes and Montmartre, and the Musée d'Orsay. The group took a bus tour of downtown Paris and attended Mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral.

 

Music Solo and Ensemble Contest

Nearly 80 choir students and 40 band students participated in the annual music solo and ensemble contest at TG on April 17. Of the 94 entries by Totino-Grace students, 54 received top superior ratings and 36 received excellent ratings. Congratulations to all!

 

Music Department Portugal Tour

 

Totino-Grace choir and band students traveled to Portugal March 10 - 17 for a once in a lifetime performance tour! Highlights of the trip included a visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Fátima, where they also attended Mass, a performance in a castle at Guimaraes, a school exchange with a La Salle school in Barcelos, city tours in Coimbra, Porto, and Lisbon, and the jazz band performed in a club called Cafe Concerto Francisco Beja.

 

English Classes Attend Theater Performance

 

On April 13, five sections of juniors enrolled in World Literature and two sections of freshmen taking Honors English attended Romeo and Juliet. This year marks the fifth in a row that these classes attended theater performances at Park Square Theater.

 

Kathleen Murphy Scholars Event

 

Members of the Totino-Grace Kathleen Murphy Scholars Program were provided complimentary attendance at the Center of the American Experiment's annual dinner at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Of the 1,200+ crowd, they were among 221 college and high school students who attended the event with keynote speaker Tucker Carlson, host of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News Channel. 

 

Students Learn About Sports Nutrition

 

Students enrolled in the Intro to Sports Medicine class enjoyed a visit from a Gatorade representative who spoke about the important of sports nutrition.

 

Academic Recognition

Two of four April convocation gatherings are dedicated to celebrating the academic achievements of students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher. We are proud to recognize 52 sophomores, 73 juniors, and 66 seniors this spring.

 

 

2018 Sophomore Career Exploration Day

Totino-Grace sophomores participated in a career exploration event on April 13. Students had an opportunity to hear from several professionals from a variety of industries to learn about their education and professional experiences.

We appreciate the generous presenters who shared their education background and career paths with our students. Click HERE for brief biographies of each of our career day speakers.
 

 

Drumline State Competition

 

Congratulations to the Totino-Grace Drumline for their awesome performance and third place finish at the Minnesota Percussion Association State Competition at St. Cloud State University on April 7!

 

Jake Svihel '19 Claims National Wrestling Title

Congratulations to Jake Svihel '19 who won the USA wrestling Junior National Title at 120 pounds on March 30. Watch his post-match interview here: https://bit.ly/2JdLsZE

In addition, Triston Zuniga '20 (132 pounds) finished 1-2 at Junior and Connor Dehn '20 (152 pounds) finished 2-2 at Cadet.

Way to go, Eagles!

Eagle Shoot Golf Tournament

Once again, the Advancement Office will host the Eagle Shoot Golf Tournament. This year's tournament will take place at a new location, Midland Hills Country Club, on Monday, June 4, with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Dinner and awards will conclude the day's activities.

The Eagle Shoot Golf Tournament generates financial support for activities and athletic programs at Totino-Grace High School. We hope you will consider joining us this year as a corporate sponsor and/or player. Details regarding sponsorship opportunities as well as team registration are available on the Eagle Shoot Golf Tournament page of our website.

If you have questions, please contact Jenna Coauette in the Advancement Office at 763-586-6328 or jenna.coauette@totinograce.org.

 

2018 Summer Work Study Program

Applications are now open for the 2018 ​Summer Work Study Program at Totino-Grace High School. 
Opportunities are available to all students attending Totino-Grace High School to work on campus to help offset tuition costs. Priority will be given to students with financial need, but all students may apply and be part of the program.

Click HERE for the 2018 Summer Work Study Information Page.

The application deadline is ​May 1,​ 201​8​. References must be received by ​May 7, 2018 to be considered for the program.​

 

 

Totino-Grace Competes in 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition

 

The Totino-Grace Robotics Team, the Pizza Pi's will participate in their first FIRST Robotics Regional competition at Williams Arena / The Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota from March 28 - 21, 2018. Click HERE for event information and a list of participating teams.
 
On Thursday, March 29, teams will set up their robots, conduct inspections, and compete in practice matches at Williams Arena. On Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, teams will participate in qualifying matches against other schools. The qualifiers are 3 versus 3 matches in which the team's robot needs to perform specific actions to achieve points. Watch the video below to learn how points are scored.
 
Click HERE to learn more about the Totino-Grace Robotics Team and this year's event.
 

 

 

WCCO Covers E3 Capstone Projects

WCCO-TV reporter Bill Hudson was on campus to  meet seniors in the E3 Engineering Institute and learn about their dapstone projects in advance of the Capstone Exhibition Open House on Sunday, March 25, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Totino-Grace.

Click HERE to watch the segment.

 

2018 Senior Dinner Dance on May 20

The senior class will spend a special evening together aboard the Mystic Star in Stillwater on Sunday, May 20, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The evening includes a cruise down the river, with a buffet dinner and dance. All seniors are encouraged to join their classmates for one last event before graduation! Cost is $42 per person and the registration deadline is May 14. Senior parents and guardians - click HERE to register online.

 

30 Hour Famine

Each day, nearly 7,000 children die due to hunger-related causes. One in eight Americans are suffering from hunger every day. Food insecurity and hunger are a global issue. As a community, we want to stand in solidarity and care for those suffering from hunger and support sustainable change in communities around the world.

From Wednesday, March 21 - Thursday, March 22, Totino-Grace Campus Ministry sponsored a 30 hour famine. During these 30 hours, students, faculty and staff, and community members were invited to go without food. During these 30 hours, famine participants learned about hunger and grew closer to Christ and each other.

Our Lenten fast is a way to open our lives to prayer, discernment, and share in the sacrifice that Jesus made for our salvation. During Holy Week, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf in New Brighton.

 

E3 Students Mentor Middle School Engineering Project Partners

 

On March 7, 7th grade students from St. Odilia Catholic School in Shoreview 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 seniors and St. Odilia students connected online, with TG seniors offering insight and feedback in response to the middle school 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. Our partnership with St. Odilia and other partner Catholic schools on similar projects has been a great benefit to all students involved.

 

2018-2019 School Year Calendar

The 2018-2019 school year calendar is now available. Click HERE to view the PDF.

Please note that additional items will be added (late starts, special events, Mass celebrations, etc.) as we finalize details for the coming academic year. 

Visit the Calendars & Schedules page for the daily schedules, current school year calendar and master school calendar links.

Class of 2022 Enrollment

 

 

Get ready to become an Eagle and experience all that Totino-Grace has to offer.

  • Apply!
    • Complete your application file following the steps outlined HERE.
  • Take the Placement Exam!
    • Click HERE for important event details, dates, and to register.
  • Enroll!
    • Once enrollment contract is complete for accepted students, the academic preference form will be shared.

 

2018 State Wrestling Tournament

 

Congratulations to the Eagles who competed in the 2018 Team State Wrestling Tournament  on March 1, at the Xcel Energy Center. Nine Totino-Grace wrestlers qualified for the 2018 Minnesota State High School Individual Wrestling Tournament on March 2 and 3. Click HERE for information brackets, results from the entire 2018 State Wrestling Tournament.

 

TG Educator Receives Excellence Award

Congratulations to Mr. Terry Voss, Totino-Grace choral music and show choir director, who was presented with the Br. Michael Collins Award of Excellence at the Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators Conference on February 25, in Orlando. Well deserved! Click HERE to learn more.

 

Luke Lindsay Commits to University of Southern Indiana

Congratulations to TG senior Luke Lindsay who signed a national letter of intent this morning to play soccer at the University of Southern Indiana. His 2017 soccer state champion teammates were with him to mark the occasion.

 

Individual Wrestling Section Tournament Results

The following Totino-Grace wrestlers competed in the Class AA Section 5 Individual Tournament February 23 and 24 at Orono High School. Click the link Brackets/Results on TrackWrestling.com on Guillotine.com for event information, brackets, and updates from the tournament.

Nine Totino-Grace wrestlers qualified for the 2018 Minnesota State High School Individual Wrestling Tournament on March 2 and 3 at the Xcel Energy Center:

106-Michael Loger (2nd)
113-Bryce Erkenbrack (1st)
120-Jake Svihel (1st)
126-Triston Zuniga (1st)
132-Josh Clark (1st)
138-William Jaeger (2nd)
145-Adam Sylvester (2nd)
152-Connor Dehn (2nd)
220-Nate Schutz (1st)
 
Also placing in sections:
160-Joe Reak (6th)
182-Alex Stephens (3rd)
195-Matt Heurung (4th)
Hwt-Mitch Fox (4th)
 
TG Students and Staff Attend Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit

Totino-Grace students and staff once again attended the Missing Voices Summit at St. Mary's University's Twin Cities Campus. The summit, on February 15, was a gathering of educators, students, and community members who engaged in dialogue and discussed action steps toward educational equity for all students. Click HERE to learn more about the Equity in Education Summit.

Congratulations to 1998 Totino-Grace graduate, Michael Rogers, who received the Culturally Responsive Leadership Award at this year's event. Mike is the President of Risen Christ School, the first language immersion school in the Archdioces of St. Paul & Minneapolis.

 

TG Wrestling Team Qualifies for State

Totino-Grace, the #1 seed going into the section 5AA tournament on February 17, beat out the competition to once again advance to the state wrestling tournament March 1 - 3 at the Xcel Center. Best of luck to the Eagles in their 6th consecutive year as a team at state! Click HERE for event details and enjoy the section promo video below.

Dance Team State Tournament

Congratulations to the Totino-Grace E'gals dance team on their class AA second place titles in both jazz and high kick at the 2017 Minnesota State Dance Team Tournament on February 16 and 17 at the Target Center.

 

National School Counseling Week

 

National School Counseling Week 2018, "School Counseling: Helping Students Reach for the Stars," will be celebrated February 5-9 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. schools. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

Totino-Grace school counselors take this opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge their profession and thank students, staff, administrators, parents, and the broader community for supporting the work they do each day.

Click HERE to learn more about Totino-Grace school counselors and the significant contributions they provide to our students and school community.

 

TG Staff Culinary Cup: Competition and Community

Totino-Grace High School staff members have held an annual baking and cooking event, The Toitno-Grace Culinary Cup, for the past 16 years. The event is eagerly anticipated by entrants and eaters alike! A theme is selected by the planning committee and interested participants commit their participation, planning for weeks what they will prepare to satisfy the voters who determine the winner.

The festive spread is displayed in the Academic Office with teachers rotating in during their lunch hours to sample and cast votes for their favorite dish. Unfortunately, the students in the lunch room can only watch with interest as this is a staff only event.

The 2018 theme is Super Bowl Party Foods, selected to accompany the festivities across the state as Minnesota plays host to this year’s event. Once all votes have been cast, the results are tallied and the winner among the 17 entries will be crowned in front of a crowd at the end of the school day with a crown, trophy, and permanent bragging rights in the Totino-Grace Culinary Cub yearbook.

 

Catholic Schools Winter Week

Totino-Grace joined 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. Click HERE to see what exciting events were in store for Totino-Grace students and staff during Catholic Schools Week.

 

The Top Secret Project

The Top Secret Project is a unique traveling exhibit designed to help parents recognize unfamiliar hazards that are often in plain sight. Using a simulated teenager’s bedroom, the interactive exhibit includes hundreds of items that when seen through an educated lens, could be a signal that there’s a problem. The exhibit is accompanied by a presentation and discussion with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation staff. Two additional winter events will be offered. Click HERE to learn more.

 

Company of Singers Kick Off 2018 Competition Season

The Totino-Grace Company of Singers kicked off the 2018 season with their first competition on January 13 in Nebraska with a sweep, earning all of the title awards! We invite you to attend one of their competitive events or upcoming performance dates this year to see the award-winning group in action.

 

2017-2018 Performance Dates

Competion Gretna, Nebraska  January 13  
Competition Bloomington Kennedy, MN     January 20  
Competition  Eau Claire, Wisconsin February 3  
Competition  Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin February 10  
Competition  Davenport, IA February 17  
Show Choir Spectacular      Totino-Grace March 3  
 
Indian Cultural Club Meets

The first meeting of Totino-Grace's Indian Cultural Club took place after school today. The group's student leaders discussed India's many regions, languages, and religions, as well as common stereotypes. The meeting concluded with a sampling of a variety of Indian treats and dishes. The event provided an opportunity for TG students and staff to learn about the important culture and heritage of their fellow Eagles!

 

 

Boys Hockey Teddy Bear Toss

On Saturday, December 16, the Totino-Grace boys hockey program partnered with opponent Champlin Park for a Teddy Bear Toss during the first intermission of their varsity match up. Attendees were encouraged to bring pr buy a teddy bear to toss onto the ice. Children's Hospital will receive all donations. Each bear brought or purchased will provide the donor an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes donated by local businesses. To see a sample of what a Teddy Bear Toss is all about, click HERE.

 

 

Boys Hockey Toys for Tots Fundraiser

The Totino-Grace boys hockey program again coordinated a Toys for Tots campaign for the TG community and fans of the school. Collection boxes for new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 were available at Brooklyn Park Ice Arena during home games and at Totino-Grace. Thank you to all who supported this annual initiative!

 

Wrestling Alumni Night

The Totino-Grace wrestling program will hosted an alumni night on December 20, during their match up with Armstrong. Alumni were recognized between the JV and Varsity match and this year's Hall of Fame inductees, Jim Gale, Erin Daugherty, and Brandon Howe, were honored. Following the event, a social gathering took place at Moe's in Mounds View.

 

 

More than a Christmas Concert

Totino-Grace High School will add a special initiative to their annual Christmas concert. On Monday, December 11, the instrumental department will partner with St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis to host a Holiday Open House event. Members of the high school band will work with St. Olaf staff and volunteers to serve breakfast and lunch and offer morning and afternoon activities for the downtown Minneapolis population. The band will perform their Christmas concert in the church that evening at 7:00 p.m. While open to anyone, the specific goal is to offer a day for the homeless community to enjoy meals and activities to brighten their holiday season. The concert is free and open to the public, and no ticket is necessary. A free will donation will be taken after the concert, with proceeds going to the efforts of the St. Olaf community to assist with the homeless initiatives in Minneapolis.

St. Olaf Catholic Church is located at 215 South 8th Street in Minneapolis. Limited parking is available in the St. Olaf lot. Additional parking recommendations include the TCF Tower Lot across the street from St. Olaf, located on 2nd Avenue, with ramp entrance off 2nd Avenue or 9th Street.

Click HERE for more information and images from the events.

 

Thanks for Attending Breakfast with Santa!

Thank you for attending this year's Breakfast with Santa at Totino-Grace High School. We hope you had as much fun as we did! The photos from the event are up online. Click here to download or order a copy of your family's photo.

At Totino-Grace, we are continuously trying to improve the guest experience at our events. Therefore, we've created a short 10 question survey to gather your input about Breakfast with Santa. We would greatly appreciate your feedback. Please click here to take our short survey.

 

 

Policies and Procedures: School Day Delays and Cancellations

The safety of our faculty, staff and students is the primary factor when making decisions about delaying or canceling school due to weather-related or emergency conditions. While this decision is not always easy, we take into account that our students come from multiple areas around the Twin Cities. Another factor that contributes to our decision of whether or not we should cancel school is the fact that our students have laptops and can access assignments and connect with their teachers from home. When a school day is cancelled, we will hold online school in order to protect the integrity of our academic goals.

Click HERE to review our communication policy regarding school day delays and cancellations and online school day requirements for students.

 

 

Shop AmazonSmile and Support Totino-Grace

When you with shop with Amazon Smile, 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

 


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Mental Health Awareness Week

The Totino-Grace Counseling Office, in collaboration with students, administrators, teachers, and campus ministers, hosted our school's fourth annual Mental Health Awareness Week November 27 to December 1. The purpose of this week is to educate students about the impact of common mental health diagnoses such as anxiety and depression. This year’s theme was Dare to Be Known. Throughout the week, students were challenged to be their authentic selves and courageously embrace what they bring to the TG community. We encourage parents to join us in honoring the uniqueness of each child and to maintain an open dialogue around their child’s mental health needs. Click HERE to learn more about this year's events and initiatives.

 

Fall Mission Trips

October and November are months in which a number of mission trips go out into our local and national community to learn and serve. The first of five Urban Experiences took place October 26 and 27 and November 16 and 17. On these trips, students take look at the Twin Cities from a different perspective, experiencing homelessness and poverty right in their our own backyard. The group partnered with St. Stephen's Catholic Church and Human Services in Minneapolis for a "walking education" to understand many aspects of homelessness and poverty.  



From November 3 - 12, the Browning, Montana group participated in the Oki-Ni-Soo-Ka-Wa (Come and See) Immersion. They worked with students on the Blackfeet Reservation at De La Salle Middle School, a San Miguel model school set in a rural area. In addition, they had the opportunity to learn about the culture and people of the Blackfeet Nation.

The Kansas City, Missouri trip from November 7 - 12 brought students to Jerusalem Farm to experience sustainable living and help the community through home restoration. Jerusalem Farm is a Catholic Intentional community built on the four cornerstones of prayer, community, service, and simplicity.

The Chicago, Illinois mission trip is November 15 - 19. Our group will partner with the Br. David Darst Center to explore issues of social justice and dignity including feed insecurity, education, poverty, and mass incarceration through a variety of urban service sites and projects.

Totino-Grace mission trips provide an opportunity to live out the Gospel as well as provide the means to fully reflect upon the experience. Service in this manner speaks to students in a very concrete way. It allows them to participate in the balance and complementary nature of a life of faith, service, and community, which is at the heart and core of our school's mission. Please pray for our students and staff participating in mission trips this fall.

 

Fall Musical Review - Sister Act

The Totino-Grace fall musical, Sister Act, included 26 cast members, 11 musicians, 10 technicians, and 22 crew members. More than 220 collective hours of rehearsal for the cast alone prepared the students to perform 25 scenes and 18 songs. Their performances earned standing ovations from the enthusiastic audience of five nearly sold out shows. The production is a part of Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Education Program. Fun fact: Totino-Grace is only the second school in the Twin Cities to produce Sister Act.

 

In the Classroom - November Highlights

Take a look at what our students have been up to in November!

Veterans Day Presentation

On Wednesday, November 8, students and staff gathered for a special convocation in honor of Veterans Day. Choir students sang America the Beautiful and Mr. Phil Trovato of the social studies department shared important historical and relevant information about the holiday and our veterans.

Harvard Weekend Business Academy

Current undergraduates from Harvard University were at Totino-Grace November 4 and 5 to teach students how to navigate the complex world of business. Designed by elite Harvard students in the field of business, the Weekend Business Academy allows high school students to learn the fundamentals of business, leadership, and entrepreneurship.This program provided a great opportunity for students interested in the business field to test their business skills, improve their college application, and learn more about Ivy league schools.

Minnesota Opera Guest Performer and Teacher

Choir students enjoyed a special visit from teaching artist Pablo Siqueiros as part of theMinnesota Opera Education Outreach Program. Pablo spoke about the business and performing aspects of the opera industry, from marketing, finance, and promotion to production and performing. In addition, he sang an aria and worked with Totino-Grace choral students on their vocal production. Pablo also met with students in the Kathleen Murphy Scholars Program about The Marriage of Figaro, a cultural enrichment experience available to participants. 

Algebra II / Trigonometry Students Put Mathematics into Action

Students in Mrs. Deb Fagan's Honors Algebra II / Trigonometry class put their mathematics course work into action through an exciting remote control car timed trial. Having just finished linear regression and systems of equations, they combined concepts from the past five weeks into a real world simulation. Using remote control cars, students calculated velocity and timed trials, wrote the line of best fit, and tested.

E3 Sophomore Cohort Visits 3M in Cottage Grove

Totino-Grace sophomores in the Experiential Engineering Education Institute (E3) attended a career exploration day at 3M Cottage Grove on November 8. The day-long event provided an opportunity to learn about a variety of engineering fields and career options and see 3M products and processes in action.

 

Thank You for Donating on Give to the Max Day

Thank you to all of our generous donors on this year's Give to the Max Day! Because of you, over $15,000 was raised for the school. At Totino-Grace, we believe that every student who walks through our doors will walk out four years later as a confident leader, well-equipped for college and career. This would not be possible without the support of donors like you. We appreciate your generosity.

If you missed this year's Give to the Max Day, but would still like to make a donation, you can do so by sending a check to Totino-Grace High School, or by donating online.

Thank you for your support!

Harvard Weekend Business Academy

Current undergraduates from Harvard University were at Totino-Grace on November 4 and 5 to teach students how to navigate the complex world of business.

Designed by elite Harvard students in the field of business, the Weekend Business Academy allows high school students to learn the fundamentals of business, leadership, and entrepreneurship through experiential learning and workshopping.In addition, students learned how to pitch busines ideas, perform market research, and generate investment.

The opportunity was made available to any Totino-Grace student interested in the business field, and those want to test their business skills, improve their college application, and those who would like to know more about Ivy league schools.

 

 

TG Boys Soccer Class A State Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the Totino-Grace Eagles who concluded their thrilling season with a 1-0 win over St. Thomas Academy on Thursday, November 2, at U.S. Bank Stadium, earning the 2017 Boys Soccer Class A State Tournament Championship title.

 

Fall Sports Season Summaries

Our cross country team competed in the section meet at Anoka High School on October 26. Freshman Emilie Meyer qualified to compete at the state tournament on Saturday, November 4, at St. Olaf College in Northfield and finished 54 out of 176 runners.

The football team concluded their season with a loss to Lakeville North in the 6A football section quarterfinal on November 3.

On November 2, the boys soccer team claimed the Class A Boys Soccer State Champion title following their 1-0 win over St. Thomas Academy at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The girls soccer team finished their season in the semifinal game of the 5A section tournament following a 2-0 loss to Blake.

Girls swimming and diving is a co-op program with Fridley High School. Ellen Wareham '21 advanced to the section finals, competing in the 100 breaststroke and 100 yard freestyle. Diver Ellie Gunderson placed second in the section finals and competed in the 2017 Girls State Swimming and Diving Tournament finals on Saturday, November 18 at the University of Minnesota.

Girls tennis completed their season in the quarterfinal round of the section 4AA team tournament. Singles players Killeen Wareham '19 and Mary Hoang '18 and doubles partners Julia Nichols '19 and Anna Lindstrom '19 made it to the second round. Bridgette Bienias '18 and Madison Doran '18 ended play after the first round.

The volleyball team advanced to the semifinal match of the 5AA section tournament, ending the season with a loss to Delano.

 

TG Student Attends Global Youth Institute

As the result of a University of Minnesota essay contest focused on world hunger, Vishal Chandra '19 was selected as one of six Minnesota students to attend the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa. Vishal first learned of the opportunity through the Murphy Scholars program. Click HERE to learn more.

 

In the Classroom - October Highlights

Take a look at what our students and staff have been up to in October!

Lasallians Without Limits Conference

On October 23, Totino-Grace faculty and staff joined Lasallian peers from the Twin Cities for a special conference hosted by Benilde-St. Margaret's with presenter Dr. Marcia Chatelain. Dr. Chatelain is Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She covered topics focused on racial justice in education with members of Benilde-St. Margaret's, DeLaSalle, Holy Family, and Cretin-Derham Hall, and Totino-Grace. Click HERE to read an article by Matthew Davis of The Catholic Spirit who covered the conference.


 

 


Sister Stephanie visited Mrs. Clarey McInerny's students to discuss vocations to religious life and discerning God's call.

 

 


Mrs. Amy Smith's AP Literature class visited the Bakken Museum on October 16 to explore electricity, English writer Mary Shelley, and her novel, Frankenstein.

 

 


Mrs. Erin Schmidt's ecology students visited Rice Creek to conduct biomonitoring.

 

 


Students in Mrs. Holly Hoey-Germann's spirituality class explored the spiritual principle of surrender by doing a trust walk.

 

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!

 

 

A Special Visit from Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos

 

 

The Totino-Grace community has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos through financial donations and visits to their sites in Mexico and Guatemala. On October 10, members of their Minneapolis office, Steve Schmidt '08 and Stephanie Pommier '93 accompanied students sponsored by Duane and Mary Kasel, parents and grandparents of TG alumni. The students performed traditional dances for our community and visited classrooms.

 

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.

 

In the Classroom - September Highlights

Take a look at what our students have been up to in September!

 

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.

Math is the universal language! Students in Mrs. Fagan's AP Stats class examined measurements and translated statistical terminology.

 

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.

Freshman Retreat

 

 

The class of 2021 - the largest in the school this year - gathered to play, pray, and connect at their freshman retreat at St. Mary's University in Minneapolis on September 1. TG retreats are coordinated by the Campus Ministry team and led, in support, by Student Ministers.

 

2017-2018 School Ministry Theme

Each summer, Totino-Grace Student Ministers - juniors and seniors committed to being faith leaders in our school community - select a theme for the coming school year based on the lives of one of our founders. For the 2017-2018 school year, we focus on the life of our foundress Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger with the theme Dare to Love.  

The School Sisters of Notre Dame are called and sent to address the divisions in our world and church today with audacity and hope, with a focus on the needs of women, youth, and persons who are poor or marginalized. Integral to their gospel commitment is their work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. They believe that education can transform lives and societies. 

Can we like Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger be bold disciples of our faith?

In what amazing ways will our TG community courageously love this school year?

We are excited to share our theme this school year with the hope of challenging ourselves to be a people who pray intentionally and without hesitation, people who serve selflessly as a celebration of our common humanity, and people who act wisely for the betterment of our community...because love cannot wait.

 

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.

 

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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