Leadership is at the core of Regina Dominican’s culture. Therefore, the school offers numerous organizations that allow students to take on leadership roles in an extra-curricular capacity.
Class Leadership Board
The sophomore, junior and senior classes elect their own officers and advisory representatives. The freshman class elects officers and representatives at the end of the first semester. The Class Leadership Boards plan class activities throughout the year. Events can include dances, socials, service projects and charitable fundraisers.
Regina’s Dominican Preachers include students chosen from the sophomore and junior classes. Those selected attend the national Dominican High School Preaching Conference held in Adrian, Michigan. There, the students learn about the Order of Preachers and discuss the role of a student leader at a Dominican High School. The Dominican Preachers take on leadership roles throughout the school preaching the four pillars of Dominican life: prayer, study, service, and community through academics, art, music and assisting in school liturgies.
The Peer Leadership program at Regina Dominican is designed to provide freshmen with a safe place to communicate with their peers about issues that are of importance to them.
The Junior Peer Leadership program prepares students to become Senior Leaders as they are trained in the following areas:
- Increasing their competence as leaders of groups
- Learning how to work collaboratively in a group
- Becoming active listeners offering constructive feedback
- Examining issues faced by adolescents
- Learning to become more accepting of others and more respectful of differences
- Learning how to find solutions to problems that promote healthy development
As Senior Leaders, students serve as role models in the areas of academic achievement, involvement and leadership. Senior leaders assist freshmen on a weekly basis through small group discussions. They help students balance academic and social responsibilities by discussing transitional issues freshmen may encounter during their first year of high school.
Five Student Council officers, one historian and advisory representatives from each class provide leadership for the student body, promote communication between students and faculty, foster loyalty to the policies of Regina Dominican High School, teach comprehension of democratic ideals and promote school spirit. Six committees (Activities, Communication, Publicity, Public Relations, Service, and Spirit) work in collaboration to plan activities for the entire school community, including faculty luncheons, gnimocemoH, Dad-Daughter Tailgate, Spirit Days and Variety Show. Regina Dominican’s Student Council is a member of the National Association of Student Councils and the Illinois Association of Student Councils (IASC).