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2016-17 MGSH Student Activities / Clubs / Groups
Activity ContactDescription/PurposeMeeting Day(s)TimeLocationParticipation Fee
Action for Reaction Chemical Prevention GroupAmy VanderhoffAction for Reaction consists of dedicated, hardworking students in District 279 working together to reduce alcohol and drug use among students in northwest Hennepin County. Strategies include positive messaging, promoting and supporting effective policies and engaging in fun activities. Action for Reaction is the student group of Partnership for Change. Partnership for Change is a local coalition of youth, parents, schools, law enforcement and community groups that are working together to reduce drug use among youth in northwest Hennepin County. Partnership for Change is based out of North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.VariesVariesVariesNo
After School Game Club (ASGC)Kirsten Plude Amy VanderhoffIncrease/support problem solving skills, social skills, critical thinking trhough the use of strategy board games.Thursdays 9/15, 9/29/ 10/6, 11/10, 12/8, 1/5, 1/19, 2/9, 2/23, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/182:10-4:30pmRm 135No
Anime & Sci Fi ClubDale SwansonTo bring people together through the common interest and appreciation for Japanese animation and Science FictionFridaysAfter School377No
Art ClubChad MandersTo make & add art work around the school & to possibly donate to other places that need it. Working on individual projects as well as collaborated projects.MondaysAfter School 2:15pm277No
Auditorium Tech CrewBeth HellstedtManage & operate equipment in auditorium for scheduled events
Backyard BadmintonJordan Ermer Darby CarlsonLearn about the game of badminton and get your morning exercise by engaging in round-robin team play badminton.Monday Mornings6:30-7:10amMGSH GymsNo
Card Playing ClubAlex DickThe spread the love of cards and encourage card playing.Wednesdays2:00 - 3:30373No
Center Stage Show ChoirBeth Hellstedt Peter BullerOvertones is a vocal group of sophomores and juniors auditioned from all 3 curricular choirs. This group is for those students who are committed to working at a high level of performance. Size of the group is determined by the number of those auditioning. Overtones actively performs for school functions/concerts and community events. Fees are assigned for concert attire and performance tours.(TBD)4:30-6:30pm216No
Chess ClubAlex DickPlaying chess for those who know how and educating new players.Thursdays2:30-3:30pm373No
Crimson Animal Welfare Sciences Club (CAWS)Todd MartinThe missions of the CAWS club isxpose students to animal welfare issues and animal related careers, to promote volunteerism and get students involved hands on helping animals, to let students explore animal related sicences, and to instill a respect for animals and their environments in students.Thursdays 2-3 times/month, 1st meeting 9-22-20166:40 AM182No
Crimson CabinetTodd Martin Jeff PetersonCrimson Cabinet serves as the student government and the liaison between the student body and administration. They consider and work to resolve MGSH related issues brought forth by students, faculty, and administration. Crimson Cabinet is also responsible for coordinating school wide betterment activities and community outreach projects. Representatives are chosen through yearly student elections, with senior/junior/sophomore elections taking place in May and freshman elections the following September. There are 20 representatives (five from each grade). Crimson Cabinet works collaboratively with Spirit and Diversity Council.Mondays6:45-7:20am182No
Crimson Green ClubDanielle BurrasEducate students and teachers alike on environmental issues and solutions and to organize volunteer opportunities.TBD2:15 PM179No
Crimson GuidesMatt Malakowsky Sarah GoldmanHelp new students with the transition to Maple Grove Senior High. The Crimson Guides also provide tours to prospective students/families as well as assist during all parent/teacher conferences.TBDTBDTBDNo
Crimson HarmonyBeth HellstedtCrimson Harmony is a vocal group of 16 juniors and seniors auditioned from Crimson Chorale. This group is for those students who are at a very high level of vocal performance. Crimson Harmony actively performs for school functions, community organizations and throughout the metro area. They perform a variety of music from Classical to Vocal Jazz. Each spring, Crimson Harmony presents “Cabaret”, a Broadway review show. Fees are assigned for concert attire and performance tours.Mondays7:00-9:00pm216No
Crimson PowerMatt LombardiCrimson Power is a structured strength development program open to all male and female Junior and Senior High School students. High school students also have an opportunity to earn a letterMon., Wed., Fri.2:15-4:00pmWarm-up in S. Gym Weight RmYes
Crimson String QuartetMatthew CaronThe Crimson String Quartet is comprised of four auditioned string players from the Maple Grove Senior High Symphony Orchestra. These students prepare and perform string quartet music at various functions, concerts and also compete in the state ensemble competitions.TBDTBD220No
CROC ClubJanelle GillisTo give students of all grades an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends, especially for those who appreciate individuality and Crocs.1st Tuesday of every month6:45 AMCRCNo
Culture ClubA student led group focused on fostering a fun and safe place to celebrate and learn about the many different colors, cultures and perspectives that make up the student body and the world around them. It plans and provides activities that help to raise individual and school awareness, so that diversity can be seen as an asset which gives them a competitive advantage in the 21st century.TBDNo
Debate TeamCody DorumsgaardTo learn & practice the basics of formal debate/public speaking.Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays2:30-4:45 PMMedia CenterYes
DECAJohn SchetinskiPrepares emerging leaders & entrepreneurs globally in marketing, finance, hospitality & management in HS & Colleges.Wednesdays2:15 PM169Yes $40
Fellowship of Christian AthletesDarby Carlson Matt GiffordA spiritual growth opportunity through study and personal application of Biblical truths.Fridays6:45 AMForum RmNo
Fishing ClubTodd Martin Jeff PetersonGive alternative opportunities for student to be involved in leadership activities. Teach fishing techniques, safety & etiquette. Charter members may become involved in clubs & tournaments with other schools.1st Monday of Month (subject to change)2:15-3:00pm182No
G.O.L.D. Program (Global Outreach & Leadership Development)Matt DetloffThe purpose of Maple Grove’s Global Outreach & Leadership Development Program is to allow students to develop their social and cognitive skills by serving others; thus, fostering a better understanding of the world they live in. Through service, guided activities, and reflection, the mission of the program is to inspire and prepare students with confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams, contribute to society and engage in a lifetime of learning. This trip is meant to further develop the Crimson Way and students’ leadership skills and Character. Through firsthand experience, students will learn what it means to be a global citizen. By participating in this trip, students will further develop skills necessary to contribute to MGSH, the community and ultimately, wherever they go when they leave MGSH. Grades 9-12, Grades 11-12 receive preference www.mgshgold.weebly.comVariesVaries370Yes
HOSACody DorumsgaardThe idea for a Spoken Word Club sprung from a passion for words, and a desire to connect with others who share that common love. This club would be dedicated to the enrichment of self expression through various mediums such as poetry, prose, hip-hop, and comedy. The goal is to ultimately create a safe space within MGSH where young performers can practice their art, and receive encouragement and feedback from their peers.Wednesdays
Jazz EnsemblePeter BullerPrerequisite – must be registered in a band class. Open to the following instrumentations: saxophone, trombone, piano, guitar, bass drums & percussion. Study and perform traditional and contemporary jazz music as well as practice in the art of improvisation. Performances include the December Holiday Concert, Dist #279 jazz festival, April performance and other performances scheduled on a need/interest basis. In addition, students participating in Jazz Ensemble are expected to participate in a weekly Jazz Workshop/Comb experience (emphasis on jazz improvisation, approximately one hour per week). This band is designed for more advanced players and auditions will be held in October. Fees may be assigned for optional performance tours.Tuesdays & Thursdays November – April6:30-7:30amBoard RoomNo
Junior AchievementJordan Ermer
Leo's ClubNicole PatricelliProvide an opportunity for students to serve their community.TBD once/month7:00 AM387No
Link CrewJanelle GillisYear-long mentoring program in which sophomores are connected or “linked” to upper class students. There are formal and informal meetings and activities. Leaders will be connected with their “crew” about once a month during Foundations. Students may apply to be a link leader in May.Tri 1 & Tri 2FoundationsForumNo
Maple Grove Girl UpErik Lien Spread awareness and raise money for young women struggling all around the world.Mondays TBD (possibly every other week)2:15-3:30pm249No
Marching CrimsonPeter BullerThe Maple Grove Senior High Marching is celebrated as one of MGSH’s most recognized organizations. Including grades 9-12 students, the Marching Crimson have visited many parade festivals and accumulated many awards and praises. There is no audition for this group but the participations expectations carry a high level of commitment. This ensemble is truly one of our best activities for high school students who are willing to be a part of a highly disciplined group of young leaders! Details on this ensemble will be made available in December.April-Sept.After school & evenings Schedule is posted on www.crimsonband s.orgYes
Math TeamJeffrey D. Peterson Marty MedleyStudents practice for and compete against other schools in the five Minnesota State High School Math League meets. According to league rules, at least two members of the team must be tenth gradersAs scheduled October- February2:15 PM357No
MG Book ClubSusan E. SmithCommunity education, advancement of diverse ideas and friendship.Thursday2:30173No
MG Rotary Club Camp EnterpriseCareer Resource CenterA free three days camp for junior or senior that explores business concepts and free enterprise system, build skills in the art of negotiation, develops teamwork, panel discussions and a chance to meet and speak with today’s business leaders.TBD-spring clubOff SiteNo
MG Rotary Club Camp Ryla (Rotary Youth Leadership Award)Career Resource CenterApplication available February to a Junior/Sophomore (selection of one student) An opportunity to strengthen leadership skills and capabilities through five days of physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual challenges through problem solving, teamwork, and interaction with other outstanding students and volunteer counselors and presenters.AprilOff SiteNo
Maple Grove Crimson Bowling TeamParent volunteer Coach Nick Roers 612-749-7579 Andrea Harris 763-229-6518Competitive co-ed bowling team to compete against other High School teams state wideVaries based on schedule written by Josh Hodney of BPAMTBDNew Hope bowl for practice - matches will be determined by Josh Hodney of BPAM
MN American Legion Boys State American Legion Auxiliary Girls StateCareer Resource CenteNomination & selection (of one student for each) in March through Interview process Unique summertime educational program sponsored by the American Legion/Auxiliary, designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government, with the focus on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials.JuneOff SiteNo
Mock TrialErik LienMock Trial is Academic Challenge that helps open the door to students interested in the legal profession. It gives students the opportunity to compete against other schools by acting as attorneys and witnesses in a case before real judges and lawyers. Students who participate have the opportunity to improve their public speaking, teamwork and organization skills while preparing their case and will work with actual attorneys to gain a better understanding of the legal system.October-February Competition dates TBD2:15 PM249Yes
Model United Nations (MUN)Alex DickAn educational program that prepares students to discuss international issues as well as simulate decision making in a global domain. Students represent different countries at two day U.N. conferences.Thursdays2:00- 3:00 PM373No
Mountain Bike TeamAaron Kadera Jeff NelsonA fall club that offers the opportunity to race against high school teams statewide. The five races of the season are a test of strength, endurance, and technical riding ability.Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday (race day only)4:00pm Tues/Thurs 9:00am Sat.Elm Creek Park ReserveYes
MusicalKatie PhillipsFall Activity. No prerequisite required. Auditions are held during the 2nd week of the school year and include vocal movement and spoken portions.Various after school and evening rehearsals. Some Saturday commitments.Varies216 Auditorium Theatre LabYes $90
Musical “Pit” OrchestraPeter BullerPrerequisite – must be registered for a band class. This ensemble performs actual Broadway musicals, collaborating with student actors singing and dancing on stage in the annual fall musical production. An audition is required during the second week of September, see instructor for information. $90 activity feeRehearsals at least 2x per week in the form of rehearsal or required sectional during Sept. & Oct. Rehearsals become more frequent preceding the performances in mid NovemberYes
Musical Tech CrewPhilip HoksConstruct sets/lighting, etc. to help put on Fall MusicalSept.-NovAfter SchoolAuditoriumYes
National Honor SocietyJustin PassmoreOur purpose is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in all students.Usually the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month6:45 AMForumNo
News PaperJohn BradyTo inform the student body about current eventsTuesdays2:15 PMRoom 172No
One Act PlayMatt GilbertsonWinter activity. A totally student-driven endeavor, the oneact plays are selected, directed, acted, designed, and produced by students. Students interested in directing a one-act should watch for signs announcing application deadlines. Auditions are held in December, and the plays are performed at the end of JanuaryRehearsals determined by director and cast; usually daily through January2:30- 5:30pm216 Black Box AuditoriumYes
Pep BandPeter BullerPrerequisite–must be registered for a band class “Volunteer” Pep Bands play at select home varsity games/matches including football, boys and girls soccer, basketball and hockey. Sign up for each season as the director makes schedules available (no audition required but commitment to the season is mandatory!) Your participation in this activity is one of the best ways to meet new friends and earn/accumulate points towards a band letter.Fall Pep Band Sept.-Nov. Winter Pep Band January-MarchSchedule is posted on www.crimsonband s.orgYes $45 fee/season
Recognition CommitteeRob BennettTeachers & students – provide academic recognition of students, such as Students of the Trimester and Academic Award night.Selected Days Once/monthVaries291No
RoboticsErik MalmRobotics is a place for future scientists and engineers (to build the robots), business people (to raise and manage our $60,000+ budget), and artists (to maintain our brand and image). The mission of Crimson Robotics is to inspire the next generation of leaders in STEM fields and beyond. To give them the confidence to do what is hard; the courage to do what is right, and the self-respect not to do things just because they are easy.1-3 days/week Jan.-Feb. 5 days/week March-May 1-3 days/week June-Aug. as needed2:30- 4:45pm237Yes
Rugby ClubDanielle BurrasIntroduce the sport of rugby to interested students and teach/train the sport to all interested individuals.TBD-spring club179No
S.A.G.E. (Straights & Gays for Equality)Heather HernandezSAGE promotes respect for MGSH students and faculty through education and other activities relevant to LGBTQ individuals and their allies. The group works to improve the environment of the school, to make it a safe place and accepting place both physically and emotionally for LGBT students and their allies.TBDTBDTBDNo
Salon 161Jeffrey D. PetersonInspired by the Salons of Enlightenment philosophers, our Salon is a gathering of students and teachers for thoughtful conversation. The purpose is to foster critical thinking, engagement with deep ideas, and productive conversationEvery other Tuesday2:10-4:30pm161No
Science BowlJustin PassmoreA terrific opportunity to promote interest and build valuable experiences as a Science Club for students of MGSH.TuesdaysAfter school382No
Speech TeamCody DorumsgaardTo learn & practice the basics of formal public speakingMonday, Wednesday, Friday2:30-4:45 PMMedia CenterYes
Spirit CouncilPlans and coordinates events that enhance school spirit at MGSH. Spirit Council plans Homecoming and Sno-Daze, coordinates ballots and elections for royalty, plans coronations and pepfests, decorates and paints the school windows, serves food at tailgating parties before football games, sells t-shirts and other spirit wear, plans dances, sponsors contests, elects spirit day themes and much more. Sprit Council gives students opportunities to provide service, build leadership skills, enhance school spirit and make new friends.Tuesdays6:30-7:30amMedia Center Meeting RoomNo
StriveJennifer HinkerSTRIVE is a program for students who have found limited success in the classroom. The programs challenge students to improve their school work, gain self-confidence and discover the satisfaction of graduating from high school. The programs also offer funding to students who can show improvement in their GPA and school attendance.Thursdays 2 days/month7:30 AMTBDNo
Super Smash BrosJordan ErmerPlay & compete in Super Smash Bros (video gaming) for fun.Thursdays2:00-3:30pmRoom 148No
Talk CinemaNicole PatricelliTo view and discuss the creativity behind movies and how they apply to the current dayMondays & Wednesdays2:30 PMRoom 387No
Ultimate FrisbeeDanielle Burras-Girls/ Kenny Cullotta-BoysTo get MGSH Students together playing Ultimate Frisbee & laying the groundwork for a future team.Wednesdays2:30 PMNorth FieldsYes $60
Intramural Sports ClubMatt DetloffTo develop friendships, community & character through competition; mental & physical health thru active lifestyleTuesdays & Thursdays in April & May2:15-4:30pmGymNo
YearbookNicole PatricelliStudents produce the school yearbook that involves layout, design, photography, writing, and sales. Students apply for the class during the registration process in February.Meets during the school day as a Trimester 1 & 2 course6th Hour387No