State Football Tournament



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 on Friday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Additional tournament details, parking and transportation information, and ticket information can be found on the Minnesota State High School League website HERE.

*** Please see this important note from US Bank Stadium and the Minnesota State High School League - " For the comfort of the guests around them and to maintain the integrity of events, guests of US Bank Stadium are not permitted to bring any type of noisemaker into the stadium.  This includes air horns, cow bells, etc.  This is consistent with the rules of the Minnesota High School League."

Stick it to Cancer T-Shirt Fundraiser and Event

The Totino-Grace High School hockey program will support the American Cancer Society through a Stick it to Cancer event on Saturday, December 17, during the junior varsity game at 1:00 p.m. and the varsity game at 3:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Arena. 

TG families and fans are invited to purchase a Stick it to Cancer t-shirt to wear at the event. Proceeds from the purchase will go to the American Cancer Society.

PLEASE NOTE: TG students have a separate ordering process. Information was sent to parents/guardians via email on Tuesday, November 15.

The cost of the shirt is $12 and is availalable in youth sizes XS-XL and adult sizes S-5XL. Adult sizes greater than XL will have an added fee.

ONLINE SHIRT ORDERS FOR TG FAMILIES AND FANS WILL BE COLLECTED THROUGH NOON ON NOVEMBER 22.

Shirts can be picked up at Totino-Grace on Wednesday, December 14, and Thursday, December 15 or at Brooklyn Park Arena on game day.

Click HERE to place your Stick it to Cancer t-shirt order.

Veterans Day 2016

On November 11, our country observes Veterans Day.

The national holiday originated as Armistice Day to honor veterans and commemorate the end of World War I. In 1954, President Eisenhower and congress changed the name to Veterans Day to recognize and pay tribute to all American veterans who served their country.  

The observance of Veterans Day not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus our attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

This week, Totino-Grace students and staff participated in a Veterans Day convocation. Choir students sang America the Beautiful and Mr. Phil Trovato shared historical and relevant information about the holiday and our veterans. Student council members joined Mr. Trovato with an invitation for all students and staff members to take time on November 11 to recognize, thank, and pray for all American veterans and reflect on the gifts their service has provided each one of us.

Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for a history of Veterans Day. https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

Visit History for Veterans Day facts and statistics.  
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts

Seniors Sign Letters of Intent on National Signing Day

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

Left to Right:

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

Breakfast with Santa at Totino-Grace is December 3

The Totino-Grace community warmly welcomes you
to join us for our annual holiday event. Click here to register now.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
at Totino-Grace High School

Our young guests may participate in games and activities, 
take a photo with Santa and enjoy breakfast with the whole family. 

Please let us know if you plan to attend.
RSVP by Monday, November 28.

 

Share in the joy of Christmas while supporting students in need. 
Free-will donations support Angel Outreach, a program which providesfinancial help for the basic school-related needs of TG students experiencing financial hardship. These needs may include but are not limited to lunch money, uniforms and school supplies. 

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. Read their press release below and click HERE to view their online publication.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Eagle News Network

Fridley, Minnesota, USA - October 6th, 2016 - The Eagle News Network is the online newspaper for Totino-Grace High School, written and edited by the students of  the Journalism course. The students report on news that affects and interests their school 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.

The website is updated with new stories weekly and features videos, polls, articles, and photographs. All interviews are conducted and all photographs are taken by the TG journalism students each week.

The Eagle News Network was created by last year’s journalism students and has since been taken over by a new staff this fall. The staff includes four student editors, twelve contributing writers, and Mr. McKeown, who oversees all aspects of the ENN.

The ENN is the only student-run and influenced news outlet for the Totino-Grace community, making it a unique source of information. The ENN is a collaborative machine because it takes into account all opinions, sets aside bias, and interviews teachers, staff, and students from all activities, departments and grades.

Gala Tickets Are Going Fast - Reserve Yours Now!

Tickets are going fast for the 2016 Winter Place Gala! Reserve your table now before they fill up. We have many new and exciting games and activities planned this year to recognize our 50th Anniversary. It's sure to be an amazing evening! Proceeds from this event support integral school programs, technology and financial aid for Totino-Grace students.

This year we have added a special $25 discount on seating for alumni who graduated in 1996 or after. Simply use the code TGALUMNI at checkout to get your discount. Click here to purchase your tickets now.

Saturday, November 19

Totino-Grace High School

Doors Open at 4:00 p.m.

We hope to see you on Saturday, November 19!

Shop AmazonSmile and Support Totino-Grace

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Shop to Support Totino-Grace High School

 

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

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

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases you make to Totino-Grace. Only purchases made through the smile.amazon.com site are eligible for the donation. Bookmark smile.amazon.com to make it even easier for future shopping.

To learn more and start earning donations for Totino-Grace High School, click here. 

We invite you to share this information with your family and friends as the holiday shopping season is quickly approaching!

Totino-Grace Winter Place Gala - Reserve Your Tickets Today!

 

2016 Winter Place Gala
Saturday, November 19
Totino-Grace High School
Doors Open at 4 p.m.

The 2016 Winter Place Gala will take place on Saturday, November 19. The Gala is Totino-Grace's largest community fundraising event. Alumni, past parents, current parents, faculty, staff and friends of the school gather each November to kick off the holiday season with style. Proceeds from this event support vital school programs, technology and financial aid for Totino-Grace students.

Attend the Event

The gala is Totino-Grace's largest community fundraising event. Alumni, past parents, current parents, faculty, staff and friends of the school gather each November to kick off the holiday season.  A number of attendance options are available. Click here to register now.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Make a Donation

The gala features big-ticket items and hundreds of unique, one of a kind selections. Monetary and item donations contribute to the outstanding success of our event, year after year. View the 2016 Gala Wishlist here.

 

Experience TG Day - 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. 

The Admissions Team will match prospective students with a Student Ambassador who shares common interests.  Parents can arrange a visit for their 7th or 8th grade student by submitting an online request. 

Click HERE to learn more about Experience TG Days and to access the online request form.

TG Graduate is a Featured Speaker at the 2016 We Day Event in Minnesota

Claire and her family at the Xcel Energy Center for WE Day 2016.

Class of 2015 graduate Claire Baker is a featured speaker at the 2016 WE Day event at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. She joins A-list performers and world-renowned speakers for an event aimed to celebrate and promote service and positive change in youth communities. Click HERE to learn more about the WE movement and click HERE for the live webcast.

In addition to her passion for mission and service during her years at Totino-Grace, Claire has been recognized for her dedication to making a global impact, partnering with Soles4Souls. Check out just some of the media coverage below highlighting her efforts.

Totino-Grace freshman helping Haitians one sole at a time - Star Tribune, January 31, 2012

Sole-ful donations for Haitians - The Catholic Spirit, February 1, 2012

Teen visits Haiti, meeting kids she helped from afar - Star Tribune, September 25, 2012

Soles4Souls: A Rewarding Trip to Haiti - November 12, 2012

Maple Grove resident honored for volunteer work - Sun Press & News, March 6, 2015

 

 

Totino-Grace Engineering Institute Seeking New Mentors

The Totino-Grace Engineering Institute is one of Totino-Grace's newest academic programs that began in the fall of 2013. The Institute is designed to meet the needs of students with interest and aptitude for science, technology, math and their application to fields of engineering.

In June, the 44 members of the first cohort from the class of 2016 graduated. This year there are 61 seniors in their third and final year of the Engineering Institute working on their capstone projects. A group of 61 juniors are entering their second year and the newest group of 77 sophomores began their first semester of the program this fall.

An important part of our E3 Institute, and the students' engineering experience, is connecting each of our students with their own mentor in the engineering field. Our hope is that through occasional communication and interaction and by sharing professional engineering experience and wisdom we can help expose our students to engineering realities beyond the classroom.

We are now seeking new mentors for the 77 members of our sophomore cohort.

If you are in the engineering field or know someone who is, please review the details to becoming an Engineering Institute Mentor. We invite you to respond using the form below and forward this email to friends, family members or other connections who might find this opportunity interesting. 

E3 Mentor Interest and Volunteer Form

If you have any questions regarding the Engineering Institute Mentor Program, please contact Engineering Institute Co-Director Dan Vandermyde at dan.vandermyde@totinograce.org or 763-571-9116 ext. 769.

TG Golfer Competes in PGA Junior Series

Congratulations to sophomore Matthew Garside who is the 2016 Minnesota Junior PGA Champion. His win allowed him to participate in the Junior PGA Championship from August 9-12 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rhode Island with 40 other golfers from across the country.

Matthew shares, "It was a great experience. Being able to play at the next step with the best junior golfers in the world gives me a lot of confidence heading into future tournaments. Wannamoisett Country Club is a spectacular course and it was a lot fun to play. The course was built over 100 years ago and has hosted several big golf tournaments, including the 41st Junior PGA Championship. The entire experience has been amazing and will make for many unforgettable memories."

Opening Mass Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Year

On Friday, September 2, the Totino-Grace community kicks off the 50th anniversary year with the opening school Mass.

Former faculty and staff members as well as our first students, representatives from the class of 1970, joined us to mark this important occasion. 

#TGCelebrates50

Spirit Shop Hours

The Totino-Grace Spirit Shop is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. when school is in session. The Spirit Shop sells uniform polos 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 brand new Spirit Shop location near the front entrance of the school building.

Get Involved at TG!

Get Involved at TG
Become an Eagle Ambassador!

We invite you to become an active participant in the Totino-Grace community by becoming an Eagle Ambassador. Although we have utilized volunteers for many years, we have not traditionally had an umbrella organization to organize our volunteers, but this has now changed. If you currently already volunteer at TG, then you already are an Eagle Ambassador. Thank you for your support!

Your involvement not only enriches the experience of our students at TG, but will also broaden your own horizons and create opportunities for you to meet other members of the TG community.

There are many ways you can volunteer your time and talents at TG. Some opportunities require a significant commitment of time, while others take only a few hours each semester. 

Click HERE to learn more!

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Homecoming BBQ
  • Oktoberfest Committee
  • Winter Place Gala Committee
  • Parent Ambassador Committee
  • TG Fund Leadership Committee
  • Hospitality Committee
  • Office Volunteer
  • Adoration
  • Senior Party Committee
  • Engineering Institute Mentor
  • TG Cup Committee
  • Spirit Shop 

Click HERE to visit the Eagle Ambassadors page on our website to submit your interest today!

 

Totino-Grace High School Celebrates 50 Years

The 2016-17 school year is upon us, which marks the important milestone of our 50th year in Lasallian education. This gives us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our founding, reflect on our successes, revel in the sense of community we’ve all built over the last five decades, and imagine the next 50 years at Totino-Grace High School.

We are so excited to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with our Totino-Grace community. Many events have been added this year to commemorate this milestone. We would like to extend a warm invitation to you and yours to join us in these events, reading the Eagles Memories posts, sharing your favorite Grace and Totino-Grace memories, and following us on social media to see our special 50th Anniversary posts.

We look forward to connecting with alumni, parents, faculty and staff members, and friends of TG as we celebrate this milestone in a year-long celebration. 

Celebrate 50 - Click on the items listed below to learn more. 

     50th Events

     Eagle Memories

     50 for 50

     Volunteer

     Update Your Contact Information to Stay Informed

Let’s Get Social! - Click on the items listed below to learn more.

Share your favorite TG memories by using #TGCelebrates50

     Facebook

     Twitter

     LinkedIn

Alumni Social Media Platforms

     Alumni Facebook Page

     Twitter

     Alumni LinkedIn Group

18th & Vine Swing Dance

Totino-Grace High School is proud to present the annual 18th & Vine Swing Dance, a fundraiser benefiting the TG Instrumental Music Program.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016, and is open to all ages.

6:00 p.m. - Doors open with beverages and desserts by Sara Jane's Bakery and Heights Bakery

6:30 p.m. - Free dance lessons by Cindy & Terry Gardner of TC Swing

7:00-10:00 p.m. - Dancing with music by Totino-Grace Jazz Bands

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for college and non-TG students and senior citizens, and $10 for TG students and staff.

Click HERE to purchase tickets online with a credit card.
They may also be purchased at the door with cash or checks. 

Large groups are asked to RSVP to tim.hoffman@totinograce.org or 763-586-6311.

Event proceeds benefit the Totino-Grace Instrumental Music Program.

 

2016 Eagle Shoot Golf Tournament

Once again, the Advancement Office will host the Eagle Shoot Golf Tournament at North Oaks Golf Club. This year's tournament will take place on Monday June 6, with lunch beginning at 11:00 a.m.followed by a 12:30 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 can be found at on the Eagle Shoot Golf Tournament page of our website. 

If you have questions, please contact Ben Lentz, Vice President for Advancement, at ben.lentz@totinograce.org or 763-586-6335.