7-12 Clubs & Activities

By participating in activities, clubs, and athletics, our Upper School students become well-rounded, developing a solid foundation to succeed in their life’s vocation. Opportunities for 7-12 Aggies to get involved include:

 

Art Club – Description forthcoming.
Advisors: Ms. Jennifer Soriano, 651-925-8713

 

Athletics (9-12) Athletics and other competitive activities provide Saint Agnes students with abundant opportunity to develop the virtues necessary in life: discipline, effort, eagerness for teamwork and good sportsmanship. Self-discipline in school activities prepares students for living an upright, moral life as adults. (The Educational Philosophy of Saint Agnes School, 2016, p. 5). Student-athletes in grades 9-12 compete in the Skyline Conference. Find more information at AggieAthletics.org. Offerings include:
Fall: Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Boys Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming (Co-op), Girls Volleyball, Sideline Cheer
Winter: Boys and Girls Alpine Skiing (Co-op), Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Hockey (Co-op), Girls Hockey (Co-op), Boys Wrestling, Boys Swimming (Co-op), Sideline Cheer
Spring: Boys Baseball, Girls Golf, Girls Softball, Boys Track, Girls Track
Director: Mr. Mike Streitz, 651-925-8705

 

Band (7-12) – Band uses composition/improvisation, performance, and music appreciation to help students grow into independent musicians. Outside playing opportunities include the Aggie Pep Band, accompanying at Mass, playing in the pit orchestra, and a small jazz combo.
Director: Mr. Rick Peters, 651-925-8719

 

Choir (9-12) – Open to students who pass an audition, the high school Concert Chorale sings for the weekly school Mass and is known throughout the state as one of the best high school choirs. The Madrigal Singers, a smaller, select ensemble, perform for special events including weddings and Christmas caroling. They must be current members of the Concert Chorale. 
Director: Mr. Christopher Ganza, 651-925-8718

 

Creative Writing Club – The Creative Writing Club meets regularly to compose works together and annually produces a publication of student prose, poetry, and visual art.
Advisor: Mr. Ted Sexton, 651-925-8747

 

Drama Club – High school students meet weekly to experience improvisational exercises, learn techniques for performing on the stage, and develop skills for auditions. The club also performs a one-act play for the annual Art Night. Students who don’t want to perform, but would like to contribute other skills such as sets, costuming, lights and sound, are also encouraged to participate.
Advisor: Mrs. Tricia Roddy, 651-925-8754

 

Engineering Club (9-12) – Students learn to work as part of a team, build and program a Lego robot, and solve design challenges. Past groups have worked Future City, NASA, Purple Comet International Math, and IMA Math Challenges and gone on field trips to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) areas.
Advisor: Mr. David Crompton, 651-925-8768

 

Liturgical Ministry (4-12) – Liturgical Ministry offers students the chance to serve in the rich traditions of the Catholic Church and to offer glory to God. Young men serve as lectors, altar servers, and ushers.
Advisor: Mr. Karl Pedersen,  651-925-8737

 

Mock Trial (9-12) – Mock Trial is a competitive team activity in which participants assume the roles of attorneys and witnesses in reality-based civil and criminal cases. Acting within the limits of federal rules of evidence, participants develop speaking, reasoning, and teamwork skills as they develop and carry out a trial strategy. Mock Trial offers an exciting opportunity to learn about the American legal system by experiencing first-hand its processes.
Advisor: Ms. Samantha Burr, 651-925-8731

 

National Honor Society (11-12) – The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Advisor: Mr. Brian Walter, 651-925-8738

 

Prayer Group (7-12) – The prayer group meets each week before school in the Sisters’ chapel to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. They pray for the intentions among the student body and cultivate relationships around faith and prayer. 
Advisor: Mrs. Kathleen O’Hern, 651-925-8734 

 

Pro-Life Club (7-8, 9-12) – The Pro-Life Club’s mission is to defend life from conception until natural death. Activities include praying for the unborn at Mass and Planned Parenthood clinics, helping pack food for Feed My Starving Children, visiting nursing homes, knitting baby hats, and hosting Pro-Life Week.
Advisors: Mrs. Lynda True (7-8), 651-925-8728, and Mr. Karl Pedersen (9-12), 651-925-8737

 

Prom Committee (10-11) – The Prom Committee (juniors) meets regularly (typically after school during “8th hour”) to plan and produce the Saint Agnes School Prom. Junior Committee members raise funds and work together to help select the prom venue, themes, decorations, and more. Prom Decorating Committee (sophomores) assists the Junior Committee by providing assistance with the making of decorations and the actual decoration of the Saint Agnes School Prom site.
Advisor: Mrs. Bridget Richtsmeier, 651-925-8760

 

Quiz Bowl (9-12) – The Quiz Bowl Team offers students the chance to make cross-curricular connections with the knowledge they have learned inside and outside of school. Students are grouped into teams of four and participate in friendly competition against area schools. Additionally, four specially selected eighth graders compete at an archdiocesan tournament held annually at the University of St. Thomas.
Advisor: Mrs. Jackie Cates, 651-925-8765

 

Saint Agnes Troops of Saint George (1-12) – We are a Catholic apostolate for Catholic men and their sons. We are Catholic first above all else. Our campouts feature the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the Sacrament of Confession, and time-honored Catholic devotions. We are not interested in arts and crafts or meetings for the sake of meetings. Rather, we’re interested in meeting the challenges of being a godly and Christian man for our wives, children, grandchildren, and culture. We want our sons to become true men infused with virtue, decisiveness, and integrity.
Advisor: Mr. Chuck Christensen, 651-414-9005

 

Service Club (9-12) – The Service Club’s mission is to encourage all high school students to become involved with the missionary spirit of the Church through prayer and outreach projects. These projects include the bi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive and collecting food for the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas food drives. Traditional virtues of personal responsibility, moral courage, cooperation, sacrifice, and social justice are emphasized.
Advisor: Mrs. Micah Treichel, 651-925-8745

 

Spanish Club (9-12) – Saint Agnes Spanish Club provides an environment for students in the high school to explore the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Students meet once a month and organize activities such as making guacamole, tortillas and salsa, craft making, learning to salsa dance, and watching videos.
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Perez, 651-925-8744

 

Spring Musical (2-12) – The Saint Agnes Spring Musical offers students who love to sing, dance, and act the opportunity to perform. It is open to all students in grades 2-12 and is highly regarded as one of the best productions in the area.
Advisor: Mr. David Johnson, 651-925-8721

 

String Ensemble (9-12) – The String Ensemble is a co-curricular program that is open to any high school student who plan play violin, cello, or viola. The goal of the group is to continue to hone skills, learn new pieces, and work as an ensemble that represents Saint Agnes School. The ensemble practices after school on a schedule agreed upon by participants. From time to time, the ensemble will play at various school gatherings, award ceremonies, and advancement events.
Advisor: Mr. Rick Peters, 651-925-8719

 

Student Ambassadors (9-12) – High school students assist our Admissions Director by speaking with prospective students on campus visits, hosting student visitors during the school day, and conducting tours and/or presenting testimonials during Saint Agnes Open Houses.
Advisor: Mr. Joseph Olson, 651-925-8803

 

Student Council (9-12) – Students have an opportunity to represent and serve the student body and school community by participating on Student Council. Members will organize and assist with Fall Orientation, Homecoming week, school dances, and various spirit events that will help bring together both the high school and parish communities.
Advisor: Mrs. Micah Treichel, 651-925-8745

 

Violin Lessons (K-8) – Suzuki violin lessons are taught by experienced violinists in the renowned Suzuki method. Lessons are once per week, after school, for 30 minutes; they are one-on-one with the instructor and take place in our beautiful band and choir rooms. Each spring, instructors host the annual violin concert showcasing the mastery and skills learned in the past school year.
Advisor: Mr. Rick Peters, 651-925-8719

 

Yearbook Staff (7-12) – The Yearbook staff works hard year-round to create a “snapshot in time” for others to keep as a remembrance of their high school years. Being on staff requires dedication, time, and creativity. Staff members are committed to taking pictures and providing commentary to keep high school memories alive.
Advisor: Mrs. Bridget Richtsmeier, 651-925-8760

 

Stop by a game or schedule a visit to learn more about opportunities for your child to grow in virtue and character. For questions on 7-12 Activities & Clubs, please contact our Assistant Headmaster, Mr. Karl Hendrickson, at 651-925-8755.