Clubs & Activities

All-School Council

Mission: All School Council exists to promote service and fellowship among the student body.

Membership: Students in grades 11 and 12; appointed by house leaders

Meeting Time: Whole Club – Fridays at 7:15 am; Executive Board Tuesdays at 7:15 am in E-36

Student Leader: President, Joey Cave

Faculty Moderators: Mrs. Katie Hausauer and Ms. Shelby Harrison

Anchor Club

Mission: Anchor Club International serves to organize, encourage and support youth community service projects in Anchor Clubs around the world.

Membership: By invitation, open to juniors and seniors

Meeting Times: 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings

Student Leader: Becca Dawson

Moderator: Mrs. Betty Phillips

Animal Care Club

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Membership:

Meeting Times: Once a month in the mornings

Student Leader: Co-Presidents: Brian Bousky and Ben Dalbey

Moderator: Mr. Marty Stenoish

Art Club

MissionTo grow community through art.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: Random Thursday’s after school in W-16.

Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Maggie Off

Baking Club

Mission: To creating a community of bakers at Peoria Notre Dame through service and fun.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: Last Thursday of each month at 7:30 AM in E-36

Student Leader: Eileen Zopel and Enanu Smart

Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Katie Hausauer

Bass Fishing Team

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Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Time: In the Spring

Student Leader: 

Faculty Moderator: Ron Rolling

Bishop’s Leadership Committee 

Mission: The Bishop’s Leadership Committee exists to develop a select group of juniors in virtue and Christlike servant leadership. The Campus Ministry Department meets with these juniors to discuss the virtues of leadership and to plan ways in which through their involvement or planned activities can lead their peers to develop a healthier and holier school community.

Membership: Juniors who are chosen based on teacher nomination for their natural example of leadership evidenced in faith, academics, service, and/or athletics.

Meeting Times: 1st Monday of the Month

Faculty Moderators: Fr. McShane, Chaplain, Ms. Shelby Harrison, Mick Best, and Jack Conley, Campus Ministers.

Band

MissionThis course provides students with the opportunity to perform in a group and develop skills as a musician in concert, pep, and marching bands. Instruction is provided to enhance performance skills, technical proficiency, knowledge of terms and notation, tone, rhythm, counting, scales, and advanced playing techniques.

Membership: Students are expected to participate in all concerts, parades, home football games, and home (men’s) basketball games. Other performances include visit days, pep rallies, and graduation. Students may participate in the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) auditions as well as the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest. Further opportunities include honor bands at various colleges and universities. Permission of instructor is required if student has not previously been in band.

Meeting TimesZero-Hour & Advisory

Student Leaders: Hayden Raboza, Caleb Cramer, Isabel Kiser, and Aidan Kennedy

Faculty Moderators: Ms. Mara McClintock and Ms. Leah Daugherty

Board Games Club

Mission: We will provide opportunity for fellowship among students as well as working on logic and strategy skills through various board games.

Meeting TimesEvery other Monday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Mr. Lyon’s room W-13. 

Student Leaders: President – Isabel Kiser, Vice President – Will Goldhammer, Secretary – Madeline MacGregor

Faculty Moderator: Mr. Tyler Lyons

Book Club

Mission: The Book Club encourages students to become familiar a wide range of literature and informational texts by reading for personal satisfaction.

Membership: All students are invited to join the PND Book Club.

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Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Maureen Vadis

Campus Ministry Small Groups

Mission: Small Groups provide a more intimate setting for students to grow in relationship with God and with each other through weekly meetings with their peers and an adult leader.

Membership:

Meeting TimesMeeting times are decided upon by each group; typically, before school or during advisory.

Faculty Moderators: Fr. McShane Chaplain, Ms. Shelby Harrison, Mick Best, and Jack Conley, Campus Ministers.

Chess Club

Mission: Give students an enjoyable pastime that sharpens the brain while still having fun.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times 

Student Leaders:

Faculty Moderator: Mr. Chase Klaus

Concert Choir

MissionConcert Choir is an academic course for credit, and all PND students who want to sing together and learn about music are welcome.

Membership: Concert Choir is open to all PND students who enroll for credit. Concert choir members are eligible to receive CSP hours for singing at all-school Masses.

Meeting Times: During Advisory

Faculty Moderator: Miss. Mara McClintock

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Mission: To raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and fundraise.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times:

Student Leader: Deidre Dwyer, Christen Fuentes, Lizzy Morgan, and Marin Ruskusky

Faculty Moderators: Miss. Leah Daugherty and Mr. Tyler Lyons

Devotional Club

Mission: This organization will work to unite the school through common prayer, usually quick novenas, which apply to the PND community. Members will receive emails at the beginning of each devotional (typically monthly) which they can refer back to as they pray through it.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times:

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Faculty Moderators: Ms. Shelby Harrison, Mr. Mick Best, Mr. Jack Conley, and Fr. McShane

Disc Golf Club

Mission: Students can improve their skills, build community, and have fun playing disc golf all while glorying in the the gift of God’s natural world.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: Saturdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Student Leader: Eddie Couri

Faculty Moderator: Mr. Jack Conley

D&D Club

Mission: Dungeons and Dragons club hopes to encourage students’ creativity and imagination through fantasy role-playing.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: Every Friday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Mr. Ashbrook’s room E-24

Student Leaders: President: Isabell Kiser, VP: Will Goldhammer, Resident DM: Caleb Cramer

Faculty Moderator: Mr. Kevin Ashbrook

Drama Club

Mission: Drama Club’s mission is to enrich the education of high school students by involving them in the creative process of theater by bringing diverse young persons together in an environment of creative and imaginative stimuli where theater can be witnessed, experienced, ingested, talked about, and lived through opportunities to showcase their talents on and off the stage.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: During the Fall play or Spring musical rehearsal times (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

Student Leaders: President: Hayden Raboza,VP: Bella Vitale, Secretary: Sophia Bradshaw, and Treasurer: Eddie Couri

Faculty Moderators: Miss Annie Carroll, Miss Laurel Cramer, Miss Katie Antrim, and Mr. Chip Johnson

DREAM Team

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Membership: Open to all students

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Student Leaders: Hernan Rosalem and MaryKate Manning

Faculty Moderator: Miss. Leah Daugherty

Earth Club

Mission: Peoria Notre Dame’s Earth Club is a service organization designed to promote environmental awareness and stewardship. It will promote a positive outlook on our future through education and through examples of our actions. It will promote living sustainably by sharing ideas and information. It will work with students, faculty, staff, and administration to promote sustainability and conservation on campus. Earth Club will abide by all high school rules and regulations, especially policies regarding sponsoring and/or participating in events on or off campus.

Membership: Open to all students who attend meetings regularly, commit to assisting in school wide recycling once a week, and pay $10 dues

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Student Leader: President: Sophia Shadid

Faculty Moderator: Mr. Tyler Lyons

Easter Seals Club 

Mission: To serve and raise money for the children of Easter Seals. Also, to raise awareness to others about the special needs of children with disabilities.

Membership: Open to all students

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Student Leaders:

Faculty Moderator: Ms. Julie Santen

FIRST Robotics

Mission: Icarus 2081 provides students with a level of knowledge, fun, and cooperation only obtainable through the FIRST Robotics program

Membership: Open to all students

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FIRST Robotics Contact: Mr. Jarrett Corcoran

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Flag Club

Mission: To increase patriotism by promoting knowledge of how to display, salute, and store the American Flag.

Membership: By appointment from the principal.

Meeting Times: Before and after school.

Faculty Moderator: Mr. Tim Speck

French Club

Mission: French club works to spread knowledge and appreciate of the French culture throughout the PND community.

Membership: Open to all students interested in promoting French culture

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Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Kara Girsch | Website

German Club

Mission: German Club promotes German culture and language through food, games, movies, conversation, and more.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: See Ms. Harrison

Faculty Moderator: Ms. Shelby Harrison

Health Career Club

Mission: To spread awareness of healthcare career options among the student body, to connect students with healthcare practitioners to gain more understanding of patient care, and to grow in moral virtues that align healthcare practice with the Gospel values.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: Tuesdays at 7:15 am in the Library every other week starting with Tuesday, August 30th

Student Leaders: President: Anneth Hape, Vice President: Ally Skinner, Secretary: Ellie King, Treasurer: Eileen Zopel, Event Coordinator: Niamh Hinderliter, Volunteer/Community Service Organizer: Annystacia Ahl, Fundraiser Organizers: Abby Chase and Niamh Hinderliter, Website Manager: Ally Skinner, Business Outreach Coordinator: Jhoanna Mendez-Rico, HCC Instagram Manager: Ellie King, Apparel Managers: Olivia Allen and Catherine Shane

Faculty Moderator: Sr. Agnes Paulina Maciol

Irish Guard

Mission: Irish Guard is a color guard that performs with the PND marching band to enhance the music of the marching band performance.

Membership: Open to those who communicate with the Band Director, Miss. Mara McClintock

Meeting TimesRehearsals during advisory, Monday and Wednesday (not mandatory)

Student Leaders: Emma Nethery and Johnneisha Marizetts

Faculty Moderator: Miss Mara McClintock and Miss. Leah Daugherty

Irish Nation

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Student Leaders: Green Men & Pink Ladies

Faculty Moderator: Mr. Tim Speck

Key Club

Mission: Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

Meeting Times: Thursday mornings at 7:30 am, W-34; frequency of the meeting TBD

Membership: Open to those who pay dues, complete a minimum of 20 service hours, attend every all- club meeting or send an email if they will not be in attendance

Student Leaders: President: Jacob Johnson, Vice President: Scott Anderson, Secretary: Aidan Lemons

Faculty Moderators: Ms. Amanda Williams

Latin Club

Membership: Members must be current, former, or future Latin students.

Meeting Times: TBD

Student Leaders: 

Faculty Moderator: Ms. Christine Pinheiro

Lego Club

Mission: To create an environment where students can express their God-given gift of creativity through LEGO building and learn how to cooperate as a group to create large-scale projects

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: Every other Tuesday at 7:15 am in W-24

Student Leaders: Andrew Elward & Danny Miller

Faculty Moderator: Mr. Pat Lowder

Lumen Christi 

Mission: Lumen Christi is a group committed to illuminating our school with the Light of Christ: the only Light that brings true light, peace, beauty, love and goodness. Those who are part of Lumen Christi commit themselves to first receiving the Light of Christ through prayer, Confession and especially the Eucharist. Thereby, they then become carriers and givers of this Light: authentic Christian witnesses – Bright Lights of Christ – that shine in this school, transforming the lives of those around them with their light.

Membership: Members must fill out & turn in application to Campus Ministry.

Meeting TimesOnce a month on Mondays in the auditorium during A/B advisory

Faculty Moderators: Ms. Shelby Harrison, Mr. Mick Best, Mr. Jack Conley, and Fr. McShane

Men’s Club Volleyball

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Meeting Times: Evenings

Student Leaders: Captains: Hernan Rosalem & Connor Messmer, Manager: Owen Magner

Faculty Moderators: Mrs. Erin Lard

National Honor Society

MissionRecognize excellence in students.

Membership: Junior/Senior, Requirements for membership are published at the beginning of the application period in early January.

Student LeadersPresident appointed in February.

Faculty Moderators: Mr. Tim Irwin

Ronald McDonald House Charities Club

Mission: The Ronald McDonald House Club aims to provide goods and service to the Ronald McDonald House, through volunteering, fundraising, and collections.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: Wednesday’s once a month

Student Leader: President: Gordon Jockisch

Faculty Moderators: Mrs. Maggie Off, Miss Julie Santen, and Mrs. Jo Scott

Scholastic Bowl

Mission: “Just Win, Baby”

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursdays October-March

Student Leader: Captain: Eddie Couri

Faculty Moderators: Mr. Joe Mulcahey & Ms. Christine Pinheiro

Spanish Club

Mission: Our mission is to spread Spanish language and culture at PND, and to expand our speaking skills!

Membership: Open to all PND students

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Student Leaders: President: Hernan Rosalem, Vice President: Christen Fuentes, Secretary: Jesus Prieto and Dominic Taylor, Treasurer: Sophia Barzallo

Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Luciana Hoeft

Speech Team

Mission: Events range from writing your own speech to presenting a published script ranging from funny to heartbreaking material.

Membership: Membership open to students interested in speaking

Meeting TimesMonday, Wednesday, and Fridays after school

Student Leader: Maddie MacGregor

Faculty Moderators: Mr. Joe Mulcahey and Miss. Leah Daugherty

St. Jude Club

Mission: The Peoria Notre Dame St. Jude Club supports the St. Jude ALSAC mission statement. As the Peoria Notre Dame Community has seen first-hand the effects of childhood cancer, the St. Jude Club’s sole mission is to raise funds and awareness for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by hosting a multitude of small and large fundraising events throughout the year, setting high expectations for club members and officers, and uniting the whole Peoria Notre Dame community in a common cause.

Membership: Open to all students.

Meeting Times: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 am

Student Leaders: President: Elle Couri, VP: Maggie Driscoll, Secretary: Molly Schliepsiek, Treasurer: Annie Czirjak, Event Coordinators: Aidan Lemons, Ethan Smith, Korry Sevier, Parker Miller

Faculty Moderators: Mrs. Laura WiggersMr. Mike Plunkett, and Mrs. Valerie Schifeling

Student Ambassadors

Mission: Student Ambassadors is an organization of students who individually and collectively represent the values of Peoria Notre Dame High School with passion and enthusiasm. Together, we welcome and support past, present, and future members of the Peoria Notre Dame community in order to continue the tradition of Catholic secondary education in Peoria.

Membership: By appointment. Interviews take place in the spring of each year.

Meeting Times: Wednesdays mornings of each month at 7:15 am in the auditorium

Student Leaders: President: Regan Ruggerio, Secretary: Felicity Olsen, VP Community Outreach: Joey Cave, VP Kids Club: Hernan Rosalem, VP Grade School Outreach: Elle Couri, VP New Student Outreach: Jesus Prieto

Faculty Moderators: Miss Annie Carroll

Teens for Life

Mission: Teens for Life educates students about pro-life issues and the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death, and encourages students to live in a way that is authentically pro-life through personal prayer, community service, and participation in local and national pro-life events.

Membership: Open to all students interested in pro-life and chastity education. Members must complete & submit application to Campus Ministry.

Meeting TimesMeetings are twice per month – Tuesdays during A/B Advisory

Faculty Moderators:Ms. Shelby Harrison, Mr. Mick Best, Mr. Jack Conley, and Fr. McShane

Yearbook

MissionYearbook club continues the “Irish Odyssey” tradition by using graphics, pictures, and stories to show how the Peoria Notre Dame community lives out the school’s mission statement.

Membership: Open to all students

Meeting Times: During Advisory and class sign-up

Faculty Moderator: Miss Laurel Cramer and Mrs. Jo Scott