The purpose of the Saint Rose athletic program is to promote teamwork, school pride, and enjoyment of athletics, as well as to contribute to the physical, mental, and social development of students. Depending on the interest of students, Saint Rose students in grades 5-8 can participate in the following sports: Soccer -Volleyball - Basketball - Hockey - Baseball - Softball - Swimming (grades 2-8) - Track (grades 4-8). Saint Rose has a very proud athletic history in which we have won over 30 championships. We have had several students go on to excel at both high school and college levels. If you have any questions about athletics, please contact Mike Sullwold at

Booster Club

The Booster Club is a parent organization that uses all of the proceeds from its fundraisers to support the athletic programs at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School, which includes providing equipment and uniforms to the different teams.  The Booster Club also assists Mr. Sullwold, our Athletic Director, in a number of ways.  Most of the Booster Club board members also coach Saint Rose teams, and they host the Athletic Banquet each spring to honor our student-athletes and thank our coaches.


Through a partnership with Hill-Murray High School’s Band Program, Saint Rose is able to offer weekly individual and group instrumental instruction to students in grades 4 through 8. Participation in band is optional, and no previous experience is necessary. Students progress from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced Band. If you have any questions about our band program, please contact Gideon Matchey at

Academic Enrichment

Artist-in-Residence: A Home and School sponsored program which supports the Arts and Art Education experience at Saint Rose. Artists are selected who act as mentors or educators to students.

Junior Achievement: Volunteers visit elementary classrooms to teach students about economic and business.

Field Trips

Saint Rose students have the opportunity to go on a variety of field trips for enrichment and fun. Below you will see a listing of the field trips taken in recent years.

Grades K-2: Pine Tree Apple Orchard, The Children’s Theater, Science Museum of MN

Grades 3-5: Rosary Pilgrimage to the Cathedral of St. Paul, Science Museum of MN, STARBASE, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Flaherty’s Arden Bowl

Grades 6-8: Totino-Grace Show Choir, The Guthrie, Rosary Pilgrimage to the Cathedral of St. Paul, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Science Museum of MN, 8th Grade Retreat at the ARC Retreat Center, Park Square Theater, Festival of Nations, Fort Snelling.

Student Council

Saint Rose's Student Council is a program that provides middle school students the opportunity to make a difference and give back to their school and community. Together, students plan and implement fundraising, community building, and school improvement events. Some of these, like the annual Haunted Tunnel, are long-standing traditions; others are tailored towards current events or students' specific interests or needs. Student Council members also learn and hone important skills, such as leadership, collaboration, time management, and public speaking.

Recent Projects

Annual Haunted Tunnel

Annual Catholic Schools Week Pre-K--2 carnival

Fundraiser Tournaments for Awareness (including breast cancer, pregnancy and infant loss, and Down syndrome)

Fundraisers for service charities (including Feed My Starving Children, the Dorothy Day Center, and the Red Cross)

Canned goods drives for Keystone

Volunteering for the Corpus Christi Fish Fry

Middle School Social 

Feedback and suggestions for the hot lunch program

How to Join

Student Council is reselected at the beginning of each school year. Students interested in Student Council can get an application form from Ms. Odalen.


Student Council is always looking for more ideas! If you have a suggestion for an event, a charity that is near and dear to you that you'd like promoted, or need volunteers, please contact Ms. Odalen at