Many co-curricular activities at TG begin in the fall. Some are sports programs that compete in the fall; others are clubs and activities that start in the fall and continue throughout the year. Look at all that is offered and think about ways you might get involved at TG. Information about winter and spring sports will be announced later in the year. If you already know what your plans are for this fall, but want to start thinking about winter and spring season, visit those activities website pages to learn more.
The TG bowling teams practice at Mermaid Lanes in Mounds View on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:45-4:00 pm. Matches begin in mid-September at local bowling alleys in the North Metro area. There is an approximate $85 fee for bowling. It covers all practice and match costs, including shoe rental. Bowlers must provide their own transportation to and from practice and matches. Bowling is co-ed. There is one Varsity team and multiple JV teams, depending on the number of bowlers that sign up. Practice begins for new bowlers the first week in September. Plan to attend a pre-season meeting shortly after school starts (watch the Daily Bulletin for meeting date and time). Contact Coach Gary Artnzen with questions.
Each year, current and incoming students join the Cross Country Team to not only be successful on the course, but to make lasting friendships and memories. At TG we emphasize the importance of an inclusive and collaborative team where each athlete has the opportunity to be an equally contributing member through varying means of support and performance. Cross Country is a running sport where teams and individuals race over natural terrain, overcoming a variety of surfaces and conditions. Women and men both race a distance of 5,000 meters. All athletes will have numerous opportunities to compete through Varsity or JV competitions. All are welcome on the team, whether a veteran runner or a novice. Typically the team consists of 75 athletes ranging from MSHSL State Meet qualifiers to those who simply enjoy the experience of being a part of a team and running with friends. The 2018 season begins on August 13. Contact Coach Kathy Moen and check the Cross Country webpage for additional information.
The TG fall dance club is designed to provide girls with an opportunity to dance and train. Dancers will learn jazz, ballet, and high kick/precision technique, in addition to developing strength, flexibility and endurance through a weight training and cardiovascular training program. Fall dancers also support other fall sports through performances at various games and the homecoming pepfest. The club practices three to four times a week starting August 13 and the season runs through early October. More information is available on the Dance Club webpage or by contacting Head Coach Kristen Gagnon.
Join the Eagle football program! Information about practices which start on Monday, August 13 can be found on the football webpage. If you are interested in being part of the football program contact Coach Jeff Ferguson.
Knowledge Bowl is an academic activity where teams of students compete against other schools by answering questions from all areas of learning in high school curricula. (Knowledge Bowl is similar to the 8th Grade Quiz Bowl some of you participated in last year.) Students with interest in a broad range of subjects are encouraged to participate. Knowledge Bowl competitions begin in January but practices begin in October. Watch the Daily Bulletin in the fall for information regarding the first meeting. If you have questions, contact Mr. Brent Rehfuss.
TG is a school filled with students who actively choose to do service because they believe it is the right thing to do. Students lead projects every Monday through Friday which provide opportunities for their peers to serve meals at Sharing and Caring Hands, pack meals at Feed my Starving Children, tutor a kindergartner or play bingo at Brightondale Senior Community. There is no big organization to join, just sign up outside of the Campus Ministry Office for any day you are available after school. Also, during the school year there are opportunities to travel all over the United States and sometimes internationally to do service for an entire weekend or week. Go to the Campus Ministry webpage for more information or contact Mr. Andrew Million with questions.
The Math Team is a group of energetic math students who practice on Mondays. The team participates in competitions held with other North Suburban Conference schools. Meets are held once a month on Mondays from October to March. More information will be in September Daily Bulletins. For more information contact Coach Deb Fagan.
Mock Trial is a nation-wide program which allows participants to learn about the trial process first hand. Being involved in Mock Trial mixes acting, thinking on your feet, preparation and a willingness to make mistakes. Students work with teacher and attorney coaches to prepare the roles of attorneys and witnesses. We collaboratively work on our case mid-October in preparation for competition in January. Trials are argued against other teams and judged by actual attorneys and judges. Watch the Daily Bulletin in early October for more information, or contact Moderator Mr. Joe Morcomb for more details.
There are many ways you can use your musical talents at Totino-Grace. Information on these activities will be in the Daily Bulletin and announcements. You need not be in the band or choir programs to participate. Besides the opportunities listed below, there are many more opportunities for those interested in the band or choir programs. There are jazz ensembles; jazz combos; brass, woodwind and percussion ensembles; chamber orchestra, chamber choir; choral ensembles; Men's Choir and Company of Singers. You may find more information at the Instrumental Music webpage or the Vocal Music webpage.
Encore (JV Women’s Show Choir): This is an all girl Show Choir and is intended for freshmen through seniors interested in singing and dancing. Auditions are held in late fall. The group practices one to two times per week and competes and performs through March. Auditions will take place in early fall.
Jazz Ensembles: These audition groups rehearse once or twice a week and perform a wide variety of music, including swing, big band, blues, rock and Latin pieces. They perform at home jazz concerts, jazz festivals and host an annual swing dance.
T-Tones (Mens' Show Choir): A non-auditioned group that sings and dances. and competes. The group meets from October through March.
TG Drumline: This is a competitive marching squad whose season runs from January through March. You need not be a percussionist to be involved.
The Science Club is a fun way for students to explore science while meeting new friends. An introductory meeting will be scheduled in October. Practices will begin in November. The Science Olympiad competitions take place in February and March. More information will be available in the daily announcements after school starts. Contact Mr. Brent Rehfuss with questions.
Be part of the 2017 Class A State Championship Team! Boys’ Soccer tryouts for grades 9-12 begin at 8am on Monday, August 13 at the Totino-Grace athletic fields. Players need soccer shoes, running shoes (to play indoors and run on track). Players should bring healthy snacks, a water bottle, shinguards and a willingness to work hard. We will train, evaluate, and team build each day from 8am until 1pm. The first round of player pool selections for grades 10-12 will take place at the end of the training Tuesday with another round before the end of training Thursday. During the week of 8/20-8/24 C, B, JV and Varsity teams will train between 2PM and 7PM at TG and area parks. This schedule will be finalized in August. If you are interested in attending captains' practice contact Parker Jaeger at parker.jaeger@tgeagle.org. call Bill Vance: 763 571 9116, ext 792, or email: Bill.Vance@totinograce.org with questions.
Girls' soccer practice begins for all the week of August 13.  For practice please bring soccer cleats, shin guards, indoor gym shoes, running shoes, water and suitable snacks to practice. Please check the Girls Soccer webpage for more information including exact times for tryouts and click HERE to complete the 2018 Player Interest Form. Contact Head Coach Matt Thibodeau if you have any questions.
Speech is a competitive activity that fosters learning the art of public speaking, but this activity encompasses so much more than just speaking -- it also involves analysis, performance, research, writing, leadership, creativity, listening, etc. Although competitive, this activity is also about personal growth and achievement. Speech consists of 13 different categories from which students may choose. Learning to speak well, to be concise with thoughts and clear with opinions is a great benefit to a young person for high school, college and beyond! Go to the Speech Team webpage for more information or for questions contact Ms. Laura Hoss.
All students - regardless of sport participation - are invited to use the fitness center at TG. Improve your strength, speed, power, and explosiveness and minimize your risk of injury through our strength and conditioning program. TG is excited to be partnering with ETS Performance to run our Fitness Center. Details about our partnership and how it will benefit the TG community will be posted on our Strength and Conditioning page soon.
Consider running for student council in the fall; it's a great chance to be a leader in your class! Student Council sponsors school dances, homecoming activities, winter week, a blood drive and service projects. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Andrew Million.
From beginner to experienced swimmers and divers, everyone is welcome to join the swim and dive team. TG swimmers and divers will be part of a cooperative team with Fridley High School. Coaches will guide you from where you are now to where you want to go. All participants will be placed on either Varsity or JV and there are no diving tryouts. Practice begins for both swimming and diving on August 13. Contact Athletic Director Mike Smith with any questions.
TG Girls' Tennis is a NO CUT program that welcomes players of all ability levels. We plan on fielding three teams: Varsity, JV, and B-squad. The season opens on Monday, August 13. Click HERE for details for this summer and the start of the fall season. If you're interested in playing, please contact Head Coach Mr. Dave Wareham.
The Theatre Department will present three productions this year. The fall show will be the popular classic musical, Hello, Dolly!, the winter show will be the family-friendly fantasy tale, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the spring show will be a Disney favorite, the children’s musical Aladdin Jr. More information is available on the Theater webpage or contact Mrs Suzanne Reyburn, theater liaison.
Trap Shooting is the fastest growing high school activity in the state of Minnesota! Open to both boys and girls of all experience levels, the TG Trap Shooting Team practices and competes weekly at Metro Gun Club. The team competes in both the fall and spring. The uniqueness of this activity is that students may also participate in a fall/spring sport during the season. Watch the Daily Bulletin for information about the first meeting for the fall season. Contact Coach Jim Collins with questions.
TG Volleyball is a place where athletes will not only improve their volleyball skills, but will develop relationships with teammates and learn more about themselves. Captains' practices will be held August 6-9. They will be held at TG from 9:00-11 am. Tryouts will begin on August 13, for grades 10-12. Click HERE for more information or contact Head Coach DC Brown if you have questions.
All students are invited to join the yearbook staff. Positions include page design and photography. The first meeting will be announced in homeroom early in the year. If you have questions, contact Ms. Laura Hoss at laura.hoss@totinograce.org or 763-571-9116 ext. 725.
Driver's Education Courses begin on September 19. For more information or to register for the class, click HERE. For questions contact Mr. Tim Glynn.
The Robotics Team season is from September-March. The team meets only three times per week. Each year the team has six weeks to design, build, calibrate a competitive robot for FIRST Robotics. The team competes against other teams from around the world to build a robot that accomplishes a specific set of tasks. Students gain hands-on experience working with professional engineers in fields such as computer science, mechanical engineering, design and electronics. This next year the team will prepare for two competitions: Minnesota Robotics Invitational in October and the Metronic Foundation Regional in March. For more information contact Coach Adam Wolfe.