*Clubs have the potential to change every year based on student interest.
In art club we seek to expand the creative horizon of each student by exploring different mediums and styles, practice drawing skills, and undertake diverse projects. Our goals are to grow as artists and better develop our own personal style and art identity.
In this elective, students will master the basic piece moves of the chess board and begin to develop strategies for playing the game of chess. During the period, the majority of the time students will be playing each other. Other times, we will learn defensive and offensive strategies as a group. The elective will also host a chess tournament for those enrolled in the elective.
Never underestimate the significance of nonverbal communication! Expressing yourself through movement is aesthetically alluring and powerful. The dance elective is part of the fine arts at Hope that seek to give students a greater understanding of the arts.
Drum Core/Music Club
Make some noise! The music club and drum core at Hope seeks to teach musical competency in a fun and challenging environment. Participants of varying ability are welcome.
Exploring the diverse and powerful medium of film is incredibly relevant to today’s students. Film is a very influential means of communicating in contemporary culture. To gain an understanding of the tactics, nuances, and messages employed in film is extremely valuable.
If you’re weak, don’t join this club. Journalism club is for fighters; fighters who see problems and want to fix them. Fighters who won’t put up with the world the way it is. Good journalism is the bedrock of democracy, and the information journalism produces frees people, stops discrimination, and saves lives. In journalism club, you’ll learn how to save the world, learning writing techniques by writing a student newspaper and by writing for local neighborhood newspapers.
Through the medium of photography we capture the beauty of the world around us. In this elective we develop a deeper understanding of the technical and artistic elements of photography.
This elective investigates the more intriguing aspects of science. Activities range from looking under a microscope at objects as ordinary as an eraser and as unique as a bee, to strategic competitions such as egg drops, parachute glides, and building the sturdiest raft. The science elective combines the serious rigor of scientific thought and observation, with an open and relaxed atmosphere where students are free to explore the world around them.
What can be louder than a bomb? What in this world is so incredible and impactful that it commands us all to look at our world through the eyes of others? It is your voice. Learn the techniques of slam poetry while expressing yourself through words and music. Learn how to collaborate and communicate with your peers – and your teachers- via the spoken word form. Be prepared to dig deep, look at the world around you and through your very voice, engage and entrance the audience!
How well do you represent yourself, your school, your organization? The Chicago Hope Student Ambassadors serve as emissaries on behalf of the school for Open Houses, High School Fairs, and Shadow Days. They gain valuable interpersonal communication and individual presentation skills that are essential for life after High School.
Tech Team is responsible for the visual and aural elements of chapel. We will use technology including computers, sound equipment, and lighting to organize and enhance the chapel experience. We will create programs, PowerPoint slides for the lyrics, run videos, and manage the sound board behind the booth.
The power of acting cannot be overlooked. Whether you aspire to perform professionally or if you are just curious about acting, this is the place. Understanding drama/theatre forces students to become more self-aware and mature as they break down unproductive inhibitions. Charisma is a skill that is essential for success in any profession that will be strengthened through the study of acting.
The yearbook club actively documents the academic, athletic, and student life happenings at Chicago Hope. Each year they produce the school’s yearbook, a beautiful visual and written capturing of the engaging and busy school year.