Activities & Clubs
CLUBS AND GROUPS
AMITY (NEWSPAPER): Amity is the student newspaper. This publication is produced by the students in the Journalism class under the guidance of the instructor. Students not enrolled in Journalism must contact the teacher directly to submit freelance pieces for consideration. Click here for the current edition of Amity.
ART CLUB: The Art Club meets weekly to work on art projects of their choice. Students also create decorations and posters for school events, participate in artistic service projects, and help with the Spring Visual Arts Show. They also create items to sell at an annual arts and crafts fair. Membership is open to all students, all year.
DOMINICAN PREACHERS: The Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference empowers high school students to discover and deepen the preacher within themselves through prayer, study, community and interaction with members of the Dominican Family. The Dominican preachers will work with the campus minister to proclaim and enliven the message of Jesus Christ.
ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE: Students in this organization share a passion for stewardship of the earth. They demonstrate concern regarding environmental issues by promoting recycling efforts and completing conservation projects which support local communities. Each year the students also participate in environmental workshops offered through the Chicago River Student Congress. Membership is open to all students, all year.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Eucharistic Ministers are trained to serve the Peace Community by assisting with the distribution of Communion at all-school liturgies and special liturgies throughout the year. Interested students must complete an application and training process.
FRENCH CLUB: French Club members increase their understanding of both the French language and culture by participating in activities such as visits to the Art Institute, plays, operas and ballets. The club also sponsors an annual service project, determined each year. Membership is open to all students, all year.
PACE (YEARBOOK): Students on the yearbook assist in the creation of the annual edition of the PACE. Their contributions include ideas, text headlines, captions, layouts and photographs. Membership is open to all students.
PEACE AMBASSADORS: Peace Ambassadors assist with communicating information about Queen of Peace to prospective students and their parents by attending and participating in recruitment events, as well as being role models to prospective students through the shadow program. Membership is open to sophomore, junior and senior students. Candidates must complete an application process in the spring. Selection is based on faculty recommendations, a personal interview, and involvement in the Queen of Peace Community. Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
RETREAT MINISTERS: Retreat Ministers are trained to serve as leaders for class retreats. Ministers prepare talks, lead small groups, and guide students in retreat activities. Interested students must complete an application and training process.
SPANISH CLUB: Spanish Club members increase their understanding of both the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures by participating in activities such as field trips, plays, operas and ballets. The club also sponsors an annual service project, determined each year. Membership is open to all students, all year.
WQOP: Student members broadcast biweekly school events and announcements.
MATH TEAM: The Math Team consists of Peace students with a special talent and interest in the field of mathematics. They exercise their problem-solving abilities at weekly practices as well as participate in math competitions with other high schools in the Chicago-land area. Competitions are usually held on Saturdays.
ROBOTICS TEAM: This competitive team designs, builds, and programs functioning robots. The students learn to communicate and collaborate with teammates, mentors, and other regional robotics teams. Team members have fun and embrace the challenge of problem-solving, thinking outside the box, and competition. Interested students must be able to commit to the time obligations and meet the requirements to apply.Visit the RoboPride website at www.robopride.org/
PEACE THEATER COMPANY
Peace Theater Company (PTC) fosters students’ theater skills through dedicated work in all facets of the fall play and spring musical. Because those productions require building, painting, sewing, publicity, and house management, all students are welcome in PTC regardless of prior theater experience. Through working on the productions, students in PTC experience a strong sense of community borne out of their commitment to a shared goal. When they aren't painting or rehearsing, students in Peace Theater Company also take field trips to see professional theatrical productions in Chicago.
The Peace Choir serves to develop students' musical knowledge and ability through vocal performance. Students are instructed in both music reading and in vocal and ensemble techniques. Students study a variety of choral music in order both to broaden their musical horizons and to encourage them through familiar songs. In addition, the choir serves the Queen of Peace community through leading music at monthly liturgies. Choir is intended as a low-risk environment in which to grow musically. To that end, all students are welcome in the Peace Choir regardless of prior musical experience.
The spring musical exists to develop students' voices, acting skills, confidence, and commitment. The cast and crew work closely with the director throughout much of the spring semester to build a strong production with wholehearted investment from the entire group. The production involves students from Peace choirs and Peace Theater Company, as well as St. Laurence gentlemen. The musical promises great reward to those who invest great effort and is one of the highlights of the performing arts season.
The main purpose of the Student Council centers on maintaining open channels of communication within the school and community and fostering leadership skills and opportunities. Student Council is a vital communication and service link among the administration, faculty and students. Meetings are open to the entire student body.
The students of each class level elect class council members each spring to serve the following year. They serve as homeroom reps for their designated class level homeroom. All elected positions are open to students who maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or above and who are in good disciplinary standing. Class council members are assigned to their moderator’s homeroom for the duration of the year. Class council meetings are open to all class members during the school year.