February 2016
The Griffin Den
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President's Dinner - March 13, 2016

On Sunday, March 13, 2016 Queen of Peace High School will honor some of the very best from among the entire QPHS Community who have either gone on to rewarding family, business and professional careers in all disciplines, or who have actively supported QPHS through the years, at the President’s Dinner.

The Queen of Peace High School President’s Dinner is one of three premier annual fundraisers on the school’s calendar. All funding events ensure that Queen of Peace High School may continue to provide our students with a commitment to excellence by fostering the development of knowledge, skills and values.

This year's dinner will be held at the Fiesta in Wood-Ridge, NJ.  Sponsorship Opportunities, Advertising Opportunities and Dinner Tickets are now available for purchase online at the link below.

A dedicated committee evaluated all nominations received before making final selections. The results indicate the following distinguished individuals will be inducted this year:

Our Lady Queen of Peace Award
  • Mr. Louis Ghione ’76
  • Dr. Mary Norton, DM
The St. Joseph Award for Catholic Education
  • Sister Jane A. Feltz, MPF ’62
  • Rev. Scott F. Attanasio ’87
The St. John Baptist De LaSalle Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Mr. Charles Syby
Annual Golf Outing - May 24, 2016

Queen of Peace will be holding its’ annual golf outing on May 24, 2016 at the Knoll West Country Club in Parsippany, NJ.  Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day of golfing and friendly competition.

This year, QPHS will be honoring Randy Pearce '78 for all of his past years coordinating our annual outing.

For more information on this year's golf outing, go to  www.qphs.org/golfouting  or click the button below.
Tricky Tray 2016: Let's Rock Around the Clock
QPHS to host its' first Midnight Run in February
This coming February, Queen of Peace High School will be hosting its first Midnight Run! Midnight Run is an organization that works to serve the homeless of New York City and provide them with food, clothing, toiletries, and most importantly, someone to talk to. The students, teachers, and staff of Queen of Peace will be driving into the city to distribute some food, clothes, and friendship and we need your help!

Over the next few months, the students, staff, and faculty at Queen of Peace will raise and accept any donations towards the Midnight Run. We are in great need of travel-size toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, hand lotion, etc. We are also in need of any lightly used, men’s clothing, as well as new underwear and socks. Any local businesses or restaurants that would be willing to donate hot coffee or soup for the night of the run would also be greatly appreciated. If needed, you can see Ms. McFarlane in Room 206 for a formal letter to give out to businesses and restaurants in your town.
Four Final Beefsteak - April 2, 2016

All proceeds to support the Tim Finnerty '86 Scholarship Fund

$35 per person with advanced ticket purchase
$40 per person with ticket purchased at the door

$20 Super 50/50
Door Prizes

Purchase your tickets online at the link below or contact:

Boys Basketball Head Coach Chris Boyce at 201-998-8227 x 214 or cboyce@qphs.org


Girls Basketball Head Coach Jio Fontan at jfontan@qphs.org

Vote for Joshua Pierre-Louis for the top boys basketball player in the NJIC

There is plenty of great basketball in the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, check out NJ.com's most recent conference rankings.

Like NJ.com has done with our sports in the past, we want to hear from you who you think is the best player in the NJIC.

The poll will come to a close on Monday, Feb. 8 at noon.

Click here to vote online: Vote for the top boys basketball player in the NJIC

Queen of Peace Wins the Battle at the Bridge

Queen of Peace won the Battle at the Bridge, with a 20 point margin over runner up Oxford (PA).

Winning titles for Queen of Peace were Enrique Sanchez (113), Mike Scaravelli (132), Garrett Beam (152) and Dominic Maniero (182).

Yasin Peppers was the runner up at 195, while Matt Armamento and Jacob Cardenas nabbed third. Matt Chimento and Jeremy Puente earned fifth.

2015-2016 Annual Fund

Queen of Peace High School is dedicated to Faith, Family and Future.  Through ongoing curriculum enhancements, technological upgrades, service and leadership projects, sportsmanship based athletics, performing and fine arts opportunities and spiritual awareness and guidance, we have consistently stayed true to our mission of Catholic education that serves each student and leads them towards success.

The Annual Fund was established to assist the school in financing general needs that tuition alone cannot provide.  Gifts to the Annual Fund are Unrestricted and are dedicated to areas of greatest need within the school.  Today marks the beginning of this year’s Annual Fund.

To help keep the rising cost of tuition as low as possible, your gift may be used for:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Scholarships
  • Athletic Programs
  • Student Services
  • Student Technology
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Building Maintenance

We invite you today to join us in reaching our 2015-2016 Annual Fund goal of $250,000.