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2018-19 MGSH Student Activities / Clubs / Groups
Activity ContactDescription/PurposeMeeting Day(s)TimeLocationParticipation Fee
AfrogenicAudra StevensonGive students the chance to learn African dance and get to know the talents that are in this school. Students will be given equal opportunities to dance in this group.Tuesdays & Thursdays2:10-3:30Black Box or Forum RoomNo
Amnesty International ClubMrs. SmithRaise awareness and perform volunteer work. Act on human rights issues by running fundraisers to support Amnesty International's efforts.Wednesday2:10173Bi
Anime & Sci Fi ClubMary KlaukTo bring people together through the common interest and appreciation for Japanese animation and Science FictionTuesday & Thursdays7:00 AM - through Crimson HourMedia CenterNo
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.Tuesdays & ThursdaysAfter School - 3:30pm277No
Auditorium Tech CrewBeth HellstedtManage & operate equipment in auditorium for scheduled events
Backyard BadmintonDarby 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
Badminton ClubJohn BradyTo enjoy the fun sport of badminton and make new friends.Thursdays2:05-3:00 Tennis Courts when teams are not playingNo
BBBJohn BradyTo spread the appreciation of our leader, Dr. Bart Becker, and assist in good school endeavors for the improvement of morale.Wednesdays - once a month2:15-3:15172No
Board Game ClubGregory & PludeTo play board games and meet people with similar interests.2nd & 4th Mondays each month & 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month2:00-4:40152No
Book ClubSusan SmithTo provide fellow students with an intellectual outlet to converse with other book lovers and engage in open disussion and critical thinking.Once a month2:10-3:30Room 173No
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
Christian YouthJulie GloegeRead Bible passages to guide youth to happiness and success. Supporting each other and to be the best they can be while learning the Word of God.Every Tuesday2:00-3:00175No
Club. I OMrs. CaronTo meet students from al different grade levels and with different interests through this one ame that many students enjoy and have in common...Slither.ioFridays2:00-2:40Pentagon
Conspiracy Theories Club - CTCMatt DetloffTo debate controversary topics in order to understand and communicate different view points.Every other Wednesday2:10-3:00Room 370No
Creative Writing ClubMs. Van HornTo share, critique and read each others' writing, as well as just have fun.Wednesdays
2:10-3:10 pm
Room 390
Crimson CaresNicole Lucas & Hailey OlsonA unified club for students with and without disabilities to interact and build friendships.Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 - 8:00 amRoom 212 or lunchroomNo
Crimson Crashers (Adapted Bowling Team)Nicole Lucas Bowling Club for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.TBDTBDSundance Bowling AlleyTBD
Crimson for HopeJennifer WeinzierlTo connect students with local charities to volunteer and fundraise.Wednesday2:15 PM388No
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 VanderpolHelp 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 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
Debate TeamCody DorumsgaardTo learn & practice the basics of formal debate/public speaking. Cody's email is: dorumsgaardc@district279.orgMondays, 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
Drop 4 DropMatthew CaronRaise money to build a well in India.Every other Thursday7:10 AMOrchestra Room
Fellowship of Christian AthletesJen BourbonaisA spiritual growth opportunity through study and personal application of Biblical truths.Fridays6:45 AMForum RmNo
Fishing ClubJeff Peterson Give 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
Friendship Bracelet ClubJustin PassmoreTo make friendship bracelets and new friends.ThursdayCrimson Hour382No
Gen WhenMr. NistlerIdeas for shaping our society - whether they revolve around the environment, levelling rights or education that pop into our heads everyday. GenWhen is a club for discussing these thoughts and to hopefully act on them.Thursday7:10 AM269
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 Dorumsgaard & Alexandra BriercliffeHealth Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is an extracurricular activity for competitive, driven, and devoted students who seek to pursue a medical/healthcare related career in the future. However, HOSA welcomes students who are still unsure of their career path. This extracurricular allows individuals to compete in medical related categories that range from photography, quiz bowl, biomedical debate, CPR/First Aid to even medical math, nursing, and so much more. Students have the ability to compete ata district, state, and national level. Practices are every 1st and 3rd Thursday after school in the Media Center. Stop by anytime because it's never to late to join! Dorumsgaardc@district279.org1st & 3rd Thursday of each month2:30-4:00 pmMedia CenterNo
Interact ClubJoan RobersonBring together young people to develop leadershipskills while discovering the power of service above oneself.Saturday2:00-3:00 as well as volunteering monthly7608 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443No
It's Our WriteLeona GregoryTo help kids express themselves and share what they love to do, and help those with depression to express themselves.Second & Fourth Thursdays of the month2:15-4:30152No
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 AchievementJeff Rush
Leo's ClubNicole PatricelliProvide an opportunity for students to serve their community.TBD once/month7:00 AM387No
Link CrewHaley CorradiYear-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 1,2 & 3FoundationsForumNo
Maple Grove Girl UpChelsie PedersonSpread awareness and raise money for young women struggling all around the world.Mondays TBD (possibly every other week)2:15-3:30pm149No
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.Yes
Math TeamJeffrey PetersonStudents 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 ninth or tenth graders.As scheduled October- February2:15 PM360No
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 TrialCody DorumsgaardMock 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. Cody's email is: dorumsgaardC@district279.orgThursday2:15 PMForum RoomYes
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 TeamJeff 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
MusicalNikki SwobodaFall 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 CrewConstruct 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 PaperLiam DaleTo inform, as well as share student work (such as art and creative writing), and document the achievements of students.As needed - Wednesday2:15 - 4:00Room 288No
One Act PlayAlex SchmuckWinter 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 JanuaryWednesdays2:30- 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
Pickle BallStacy BackstromGrow Community and play Pickle BallTuesday & Thursday AM before school6:30 AMWest GymNo
Pokemon ClubJennifer LarsonPlay Poke'mon and make friends. Games and cards1st & 3rd Wednesday through April 26th 20182:10-3:45290No
Quiz BowlTodd MartinTo practice and participate in quiz bowl activities and competitions.Wednesdays2:00-3:00182
RoboticsMarcy Yarger & Derek Haidle Robotics 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. (Sexuality and Gender Equality)Marcy Yarger & 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.TuesdaysCrimson HourBlack BoxNo
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 school382Yes
Sign Language ClubJennifer BourbonaisTo teach students a language that isn't offered as a course for those interested.Wednesdays6:45 AM273No
Spanish ClubSarah CarpenterTeach students about different parts of the Spanish Culture around the world.Every Thursday6:50 AM133No
Speech TeamCody DorumsgaardTo learn & practice the basics of formal public speakingMonday, Wednesday, Friday2:30-4:45 PMMedia CenterYes
Speed & StrengthMatt LombardiSpeed and Strength is a structured strength development program open to all male and female MGSH students. Students have the opportunity to earn a letter.Monday, Wednesday, Friday6:00 AMWeight RoomNo
Step TeamAudra StevensonTo enjoy and have fun with step, and also get to know others.Tuesdays & Wednesdays after school2:30-4:30Lunch 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
Student GovernementErik LienCrimson 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
Talk CinemaNicole PatricelliTo view and discuss the creativity behind movies and how they apply to the current dayMondays & Wednesdays2:30 PMRoom 387No
Today's Game ChangersChelsie PedersonTo inform and equip any member or club to make a difference in the world. We will learn about global issues that also affect MN and learn how to help.1st & 3rd Thursday of every month2:05 - 4:05 PMRoom 149
Ultimate FrisbeeDanielle Burras-Girls/ Kenny Cullotta-BoysTo get MGSH Students together playing Ultimate Frisbee & laying the groundwork for a future team.Wednesdays2:30 PMNorth FieldsFees vary by club
Intramural Sports ClubMatt DetloffTo develop friendships, community & character through competition; mental & physical health thru active lifestyleTuesdays & Thursdays in April & May2:15-4:30pmGymNo
Women in S.T.E.M. & Healthcare (WISH)Mrs. HamiltonTo expose students to science, technolgy, engineering, math and medicine/health care with fun and engaging activities. Long term goal is to shrink the gap between the numbers of men and women in STEM related jobs. (open to all boys and girl students)Every other Wednesday2:00-3:00pmRoom 181No
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
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