Activities & Clubs


Tolton Catholic offers more than just academics. Students have an opportunity to express themselves and excel in ministry, the arts and more. By participating in extracurricular activities, students develop skills such as leadership, working with others, responsibility and self-discipline. The school strongly encourages all students to become involved in at least one extra-curricular activity and in fact, most students participate in several. Once a year, the school hosts a club/activities fair for students to get to know the club’s goals and its members.

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. The club meets every two weeks.

Faculty Advisor: Pat Kelly – pkelly@toltoncatholic.org

The Pro-Life Club organizes several events throughout the school year to raise awareness about national and local pro-life issues. The Pro-Life Club meets every other Monday. The club sponsors events throughout the year as well as attendance at the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. Membership is open to any student.

Faculty Advisor: Paulina Tramel – ptramel@toltoncatholic.org

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 have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Faculty Advisor: Scott Henderson – shenderson@toltoncatholic.org

  • Students with a 3.75 GPA or higher are nominated and inducted at the end of their junior year.

The Mock Trial Team promotes effective communication skills by having students participate in the Missouri state high school mock trial competition sponsored by the BAMSL. There are three regions: St. Louis, Kansas City and the out-state region. Tolton competes in the Out-state region. The team competes in 2 local trials, a regional trial and often the state trial competition. Tolton has a Varsity and Junior Varsity team.

The Tolton Catholic High School music department offers many opportunities for students interested in performing as part of a musical ensemble.  Our band and choir meet during the school day and earn ½ credit per year towards the fine arts graduation requirement.  Throughout the year, both ensembles perform on campus, such as at the annual Christmas and spring concerts, and at athletic events. We also represent TCHS in the community, occasionally providing music for special events and local parish Masses.  In addition, all music students are encouraged to audition and participate in regional and state competition and festivals.

Tolton Catholic’s theatre program, the St. Genesius Players, puts on two shows per year—one in the fall and one in the spring. Students who are interested in acting as well as technical positions (e.g. stage managing, costumes, and lights/sound) of all experience levels are welcome to join. Audition/application dates are posted throughout the year on the call board outside Mrs. Copeland’s room. Regular rehearsals range from 1-4 days of the week depending on the level of commitment a student expresses interest in, until tech & show week. See Mrs. Copeland if you are interested in joining the St. Genesius Players.

Project 24 — August 17 and 18

Mark your calendars for the St. Genesius Players’ first event of the year: Project 24! Actors and backstage crew of all grades and experience are needed. Not sure if theatre is for you? A 24-hour commitment is the perfect way to try it out–or, come watch the show to see the fun! Sign up to participate HERE!

Scholar bowl is a competitive team competition that allows students who like to learn and show their knowledge to play face-paced trivia for both school and state recognition. This is an official MSHSAA winter sport that allows students to earn a letter. Questions used in scholar bowl come from science, social studies, math, English, theology, sports and entertainment.

  • Organizational meetings are in the fall.
  • The team is open to all students
  • They participate in about 4 tournaments and about 8 head to head matches, with a district tournament in April. The state tournament is in June if they win sectionals.
  • Coaches assign captains.

The Math Club allows students to show their math abilities through a series of competitions that take place throughout the course of the school year.  Members of the team will have an opportunity to increase both their overall knowledge and confidence in their mathematical performances and have some fun along the way.

Faculty Advisor: Amanda Lutz – alutz@toltoncatholic.org

  • The Math Club is open to students interested in math and that can compete on a higher level. 
  • Math Club competes in 4-5 competitions each year.

The Columbian Squires was founded on 4 August 1925 by Brother McDonald, F.S.C. and is the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus. According to Brother Barnabas, “The supreme purpose of the Columbian Squires is character building.” Today, the Columbian Squires fulfills this purpose by fostering physical, mental, and spiritual growth through leadership development and service.

Advisor: Nathan Roberts – nathanroberts@columbiaknights.org

B.A.R.F. stands for “Blazer Athletics Running and Fitness”. It is an after school workout program that operates during the winter in between the Fall and Spring seasons. All Tolton students, athletes or not, are welcomed to participate, but the majority of barfers are athletes looking to get in shape for their spring sport.  B.A.R.F. combines a number of different exercise routines including speed work, long distance training, weights, plyometrics, and core….into a workout routine that is fun but emphasizes the importance of competition.

Faculty Advisor: Pat Kelly – Pkelly@toltoncatholic.org

  • The club meets 5 days a week for 1 hour increments
  • Students can attend all or just a few sessions

Any and all students are welcome to come to chess club. Meetings times TBA. At the meetings, we learn strategies and play against other students. It is a time in which students can come, socialize, and have a good time playing chess.

2019-20 CDC meeting times and locations TBA. This meeting is open to all students and provides them opportunity to take part in activities that promote and celebrate the diversity that God has created within our society.

Members of the Aquarium Club look after the multitude of fish and reptile habitats located around the building. Students are responsible for setting up new tanks, cleaning the tanks, and feeding the animals.

Club Advisor: Mr. Pat Kelly – pkelly@toltoncatholic.org.