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Kurt Hildebrandt

Fall sports online registration opens on Monday, July 19 for students going into grades 7-12 at either Saint Peter High School or Middle School. To register your student for a fall sport, please visit:

Questions about how to set up a registration account? Please click here:

Physical Information
All students in grades 7-12 who wish to participate in a fall sport will need to have a current physical on file with the SPHS Activities Office. Those are usually done prior to the start of the student’s 7th grade and 10th grade years and are good for three years. The completed physical forms can be emailed to SPHS Activities Secretary Kristi Davis ( or Activities Director Shea Roehrkasse ( or submitted to the Activities Office (room A102) in person. The MSHSL physical form for 2021-22 can be found at

Fall Schedules Information
To view the 2021 SPHS/MS Activities Calendar please click here: You can import specific schedules into your own calendar. A helpful guide on how to do that can be found here:

Fall sports practice starting dates:
* Monday, Aug. 16 - football (grades 9-12), volleyball (9-12), boys & girls soccer (7-12), boys & girls cross country (7-12), swimming & diving (7-12), girls tennis (7-12).
* Monday, Aug. 23 - football (grades 7-8), volleyball (7-8)

Parent Meeting 
A fall sports parent meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, at the SPHS Performing Arts Center. Each fall sport will also meet with parents later that evening.

Other questions or information needed:
If you have any further questions about fall sports registration, including how to register in person, registration costs, scholarship availability, etc., please send an email to either ( or (



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Kurt Hildebrandt

Saint Peter High School’s newest members of the National Honor Society, 39 of them in all, were inducted at a special ceremony at the SPHS gym on Wednesday evening.

  Some of the newest members of the SPHS chapter 
  of the National Honor Society recite the NHS
  pledge during the May 20th induction ceremony.

The National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, the SPHS chapter of NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

SPHS school counselors and NHS co-advisors Jana Sykora and Maggie Carlson presided over the May 20th induction ceremony while Principal Annette Engeldinger provided the welcome. NHS leadership team members Eva Kracht, Eleanor Winterfeldt, Hannah Wohlers, and Shea Hildebrandt also spoke on the four qualities that serve as standards for NHS -- Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

“It is an honor to welcome these new students to our St. Peter chapter of the National Honor Society,” SPHS Counselor Maggie Carlson said. “These students have been chosen based on their strong academic ability, involvement in school activities, leadership in the classroom and in the community. I’m looking forward to seeing what these students are going to accomplish in the next couple years”

The newest member of the SPHS Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted on May 20th includes the following students (listed alphabetically by this year’s grade):

JUNIORS -- Sophia Doherty, Lex Johnson, Ellie Johnson, Jake Moelter, MacKenzie Pettis, Theodore Pierret, and Adrian Rojas-Malledo.

SOPHOMORES -- Colton Abels, Martin Anderson, Matias Anderson Garcia, Isabel Avant, Alyia Bice, Adrianna Bixby, Audra Bixby, Anna Boomgarden, Samuel Buffington, Averie Byrd, Evan Deshayes, Elodie DeVos, Isabeau Fuller, Fabian Gerstbauer, Sophia Grigsby, Amelia Hildebrandt, Najma Jamac, Madison Kelly, Eleanor Kennedy, Ellinore Letts, David Marlow, Maya Pettis, Alexandra Rassbach, Brooks Reicks, Raina Roemhildt, Hadley Stuehrenberg, Benjamin Taylor, Jaydon Thompson, Ashton Volk, Heidi Weber, Warren Wernsing, and Tate Winkelmann. 

2020 - 2021 Officers:
Senior Representatives: John Borgmeier & Rahima Jamac
Junior Representatives: Shea Hildebrandt & Eva Kracht
Treasurer: Hannah Wohlers
Secretary: Eleanor Winterfeldt

2021 - 2022 Officers:
Senior Representatives: Shea Hildebrandt & Eva Kracht
Junior Representatives: Isabeau Fuller, Sophia Grigsby, & Amelia Hildebrandt
Treasurer: Hannah Wohlers
Secretary: Eleanor Winterfeldt

For a complete list of the SPHS National Honor Society chapter’s membership for the 2020-21 school year please click HERE!

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Kurt Hildebrandt

Saint Peter High School alum Charlie Potts’ second annual Run St. Peter Scholarship 50K event was another success as Potts, with help from community members, raised over $2,400 with more than 4,010 community-challenge miles logged as well.

  Charlie Potts (right) finishes up his Run St. 
  Peter 50K scholarship fundraiser run, with
  his sons Owen & Ethan at his side.

Potts said funds from this year’s event, which were raised via his GoFundMe page, will go to fund four scholarships of approximately $600 each for SPHS seniors later this year. Applications have already closed and they will be presented during the annual Senior Awards program on Sunday, May 23. Last year he raised around $3,200 for scholarships.

“This was another amazing experience,” Potts said. “I’m so grateful for a community that supports kids, and a group of running friends that showed up to support me on this adventure as I probably had a dozen or so people join at some point.”

Potts ran all 50 kilometers (approximately 31.2 miles) on the trails behind SPHS and in Community Spirit Park which he completed in about six hours. 

“I'm in pain, but feeling happy and proud,” Potts said. “Running this far will never be easy or even all that fun for me, but I am okay with how I did. I felt pretty strong through 17 miles, kept a decent run/quick walk tempo through 26, then just did all I could to finish. 

“Extra thanks to (my wife) Angie for being an amazing crew leader and to E and O (the Potts' sons Ethan and Owen) for being there to help me finish. Until next year!

Younger students get involved, too!

The Saint Peter Middle School physical education department gave the students an opportunity to contribute mileage to the scholarship fundraiser. Potts’s sons, Ethan and Owen, are sixth graders at SPMS.

According to Alex Weis, SPMS physical education teacher, the middle school students contributed 1,815 miles of running and walking over the course of eight days.  

“They would get 12 minutes each class to get as many laps as they can on the track,” Weis said.

According to Potts, Saint Peter elementary PE classes contributed over 1,000 miles, too! In total, SPPS students and community members logged 4,010 miles of running & walking to show their support to graduating seniors through physical activity.

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Kurt Hildebrandt

After a bit of a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Saint Peter High School theater department will finally bring a musical to the Performing Arts Center stage with their spring play rendition of The Theory of Relativity, by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill. Performances are set for Thursday, May 6 to Saturday, May 8. Showtimes each night are 7:30 p.m.

    Poster by SPHS junior Bryan Harroun

Normally, the theater department puts on a musical during the fall, but it was moved to spring in hopes of performing before a live audience and it looks like that may become reality, on a limited basis. The audience is being limited to just 95 attendees each night, with tickets being distributed only through the cast and crew (four tickets each). There will be a video stream of the performance available online May 14-16 for a fee. Tickets to the online performance will eventually be available at

Directors for this spring’s musical are Scott Hermanson, Robbie Deering, and Karen Steinhoff, with Dave Haugh serving as orchestra director and Michael Reeser in charge of set construction.

The following is a synopsis from, “The ‘Theory of Relativity’ is a collection of seemingly unrelated songs, scenes, and monologues that come together to show the interconnected nature of humanity. These stories center around finding your true identity and discovering your place in the world. From falling in and out of love to allergies, the wide array of characters take the audience on a journey, experiencing the wonders of human connection. The Theory of Relativity is a one-act musical that is an excellent choice for an ensemble cast. With excellent singing and acting features for each character, this show has flexible casting options and great roles for young adults and teens.

Rowan Snay - Amy 1
Grace Tollefson - Amy 2
Breeley Ruble - Caroline
Eva Kracht - Catherine 1
Eleanor Kennedy - Catherine 2
Sky Gassman - Jenny
Eleanor Winterfeldt - Julie
Madison Abels - Mira
Ella Gilbertson - Sara
Will Borgmeier - Adam
Bryan Harroun - Anthony
Magnus Soderlund - Anthony 2
Obet Alcantara Alvarez - Mike
Anders Dixon - Oliver
David Marlow - Paul
John Borgmeier - Ryan

Lights - Jack Leonard, Haydon Grams, Corbin Herron, CeeJay King
Sound - Wesley Toupence, Colton Abels
Spotlights - Amelia Dickie, Audrey Kenndy, Kaylee Moreau
Set construction - Mr. Reeser (advisor, Garrison Rushing, Wesley Toupence, Madelyn Tollefson, Autumn Pauly.