7-12 Clubs & Activities
Bands: Junior High Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band – All band ensembles use composition/improvisation, performance, and music appreciation to help students grow into independent musicians. Pep Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band are open to students in grades 9-12. Additional opportunities to play include the accompanying at school Masses, playing in the pit orchestra for the spring musical, and other small ensembles.
Director: Mr. Rick Peters, 651-925-8719
Choirs: Parish Children’s Choir, Junior High Choirs, Concert Chorale, Madrigal Singers – Vocal music opportunities abound at Saint Agnes at a variety of levels. All choirs are part of the curriculum with the exception of the Parish Children’s Choir.
- The Parish Children’s Choir is open to students with unchanged voices who are between the ages of 9 and 15. Rehearsals are after school and the choir sings for Sunday Mass once per month at the Church of Saint Agnes.
- The Junior High Choirs meet during the school day and have performing opportunities throughout the year, particularly at Christmas and in the spring.
- The Concert Chorale is comprised of students in grades 9-12 who sing for weekly school Masses, participate in state-wide choral festivals, and give a minimum of three concerts per year. The Concert Chorale tours regularly and covers a broad range of repertoire that spans Latin chant, the Renaissance and Classical periods, and contemporary choral compositions.
- The Madrigal Singers are a sixteen-voice select ensemble that perform advanced repertoire on and off campus, including weddings, special events, and Christmas caroling. The Madrigal Singers must be current members of the Concert Chorale.
Director: Mr. Jacob Flaherty, 651-925-8718
Engineering/Robotics Club – High school students will explore principles of engineering and practical applications of science in technology and careers. Open to 9-12.
Advisor: Mr. David Crompton, 651-925-8831
Liturgical Ministry – Liturgical Ministry offers students the chance to serve in the rich traditions of the Catholic Church and to offer glory to God. Young men in grades 7-12 serve as lectors, altar servers and ushers.
Advisor: Mrs. Donna Wright, 612-417-8864
Mock Trial Club (inactive for 2017-18) – 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. Open to students in grades 9-12, Mock Trial offers an exciting opportunity to learn about the American legal system by experiencing at first-hand its processes.
Advisor: Dr. Scott Pentecost, 651-925-8726
Mythology Club (inactive for 2017-18) – The Mythology Club is open to grades 5-7 and gathers weekly to enjoy fascinating stories from ancient Greece and Rome (with potential expansion to Norse and American Indian stories). Weekly meetings include readings, discussions, activities, and the occasional treat. Club members also have the opportunity to prepare for the National Mythology Exam (for which 2013’s theme is “Perseus and Mythological Monsters”) and for the Medusa Mythology Exam (for which 2013’s theme is “Trojan War: Life and Death on Trojan Soil”).
Advisor: Dr. Scott Pentecost, 651-925-8726
National Honor Society – The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Eligible students are invited to apply for membership during the spring semester of their sophomore or junior years of high school. Members are selected from grades 11-12.
Advisor: Mr. Brian Walter, 651-925-8738
Prom – Junior Committee and Sophomore Decorating – 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. Grades 10-11.
Advisor: Mrs. Bridget Richtsmeier, 651-925-8760
Quiz Bowl – The Quiz Bowl Team offers students in grades 8-12 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: Mr. Jeff Duresky, 651-925-8761
Respect Life Club – The Respect 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. Grades 9-12.
Advisor: Mr. Karl Pedersen, 651-925-8737
Service Club – 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. Projects include the bi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive and food for the hungry. Traditional virtues of personal responsibility, moral courage, cooperation, sacrifice, and social justice are emphasized. Open to students in grades 9-12.
Advisor: Micah Treichel, 651-925-8745
Spanish Club – Saint Agnes Spanish Club provides an environment for students in the high school to explore the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. 9-12 students meet once per 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 – 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 – The Saint Agnes String Ensemble is a co-curricular music opportunity for intermediate and advanced string players. It is open by audition to students in grades 6-12. The String Ensemble performs occasionally throughout the year during concerts, school liturgies, various school functions and occasional public performances.
Advisor: Mrs. Hannah Grant, 651-925-8742
Student Ambassadors – High school students in grades 9-12 assist our Admissions Director by talking 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 – Students in grades 9-12 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 people together in the Saint Agnes community.
Advisor: Mrs. Micah Treichel, 651-925-8745
Troops of St. George, Troop 121 – Open to boys in grades 1-12, TSG (Troops of Saint George) Troop 121 seeks to follow the tradition of outdoorsmanship coupled with virtue, honor, purity, and reverence for God. Troop 121 promotes character development, an appreciation for nature, mental and physical fitness, and developing good Catholic men, through hands on experiences and outdoor adventures. Adults are mentors while the leadership comes from the youth.
Advisor: Mr. Chuck Christensen, 651-414-9005
Yearbook (K-8) – The K-8 Yearbook volunteers are students in grades 7-8 who work with a supervisor to contribute pictures, memorable quotes, and student awards to the Grade School Yearbook. Yearbook club members are expected to be creative, organized and up-beat. It’s a great way to share your fun memories of the school year. Members should expect to attend one half hour meeting per month.
Advisor: Mrs. Bridget Richtsmeier, 651-925-8423
Yearbook (9-12) – The 9-12 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, 651-925-8423
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