Clubs, Academic Teams and Organizations
Our 5th-8th graders are encouraged to run for Student Council. The Student Council hosts the Veteran’s Breakfast, annual Bloodrive, and Red Ribbon Week activities, and they make an annual donation to Holy Family School with the monies raised over the current school year.
The Scholastic Bowl team is also considered to be one of the finest in the tri-county area. Scholastic Bowl is open to students in grades 6-8.
Thanks to volunteers our students can participate in the LegoLeague sponsored by Caterpillar Tractor Company. They compete in the state-wide tournament held annually at Bradley University.
Students in grades 5-8 are welcome to partipate in the annual Bishop Edward O’Rourke Speech Tournament, hosted each March at Holy Family, at which they complete with other area Catholic schools students.
Boys and girls in 1st grade and up can participate in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America programs.
Under the direction of Bill Booher, our school band is open to any student in grades 5-8 who is interested. They practice twice a week and perform at in-school events, as well as at community events upon request.
Our drama club is sponsored by the Peoria Park District. Students from grades 3-8 are welcome to participate in the weekly after-school practices. Their practice culminates in a Spring play. They also perform throughout the community upon request.
Mr. Madanat, Miss Hart, and Miss Smith are co-facilitators for HFS Chess Club. 5th-8th students come in one morning a week to compete against each other to practice their strategy making skills. We will be visiting a local community center to teach chess to Senior Citizens later on this semester.