The Journalism Club is responsible for creating a monthly newspaper for the school. The newspaper is also distributed to St. Gabriel Church and St. Joseph Church. It is by the kids, for the kids, and about the kids.
It is open to all students in grades 4-8, and runs the entire school year. Meetings are one Wednesday per month, during lunch; 11-11:30 for grades 6-8, 11:30 -12:00 for grades 4&5. Future meetings for 2016/2017 are December 21, January 18, February 22, March 22, April 19, May 17. Meetings are used to discuss ideas and assign topics; students then write stories about special events, school functions, accomplishments, personal interests and even conduct interviews with school and local individuals.
The journalism club is led by Mrs. Wilkos.
Student CouncilStudent Council is a group of middle school students that engage and sponsor various events to benefit St. Gabriel School, and the community.
These events include school dances, dress down days, charity drives, and school wide events such as the Easter egg hunt, and St. Nicholas day. All members must maintain grades above C-, and adhere to the school's behavioral standards.
Student Council is made up of four sixth graders, four seventh graders, and ten eighth graders.
Miss Rosa is the adviser to Student Council.
St. Gabriel School has a book club open to grades 1-5!
Each session will begin after school and run until 3:30. The specific schedule for the 2016/2017 school year is TBD.
Students may bring a healthy snack from home to eat after school. Students are required to read most of the book at home.
During book club students will participate in discussions, activities, and literacy based games.
The advisor is Miss Knowles.
Middle School Choir
This club is for students who love to sing and wish to sing more. it is intended to offer an opportunity for students to sing more challenging repertoire and further their skills as choral singers.
The specific schedule for the 2-16/2017 school year is TBD.
Middle School Choir is open to all students in grades 6-8.
Mrs. Marshall - Shepard is the Advisor to the Middle School Choir.
For more information on music class go to "classroom pages" then select "Music".
The choir is led by Mrs. Shepard.
The Middle School teachers offer the students an opportunity to stay after school, Monday, through Thursday from 2:30 - 3:30.
Our goal is to provide students with a quiet place to work, to get help if needed and to have a chance to complete their homework.
Each teacher will work a different day and students will report to the Club classroom at dismissal time with all of their necessary materials. Students need to understand that this is a working environment and not a place for socializing.
They will be allowed to bring drinks or snacks to the Homework Club. Students will need to communicate their intention to stay with their parents. Students also need a signed note from the parent to confirm a change in transportation.
All Middle School students are welcome to participate in the Homework Club. However, students who need to serve a detention for late homework or for any other reason, cannot use the Homework Club on that day. They will need to serve their detention with the appropriate teacher.
As stated in the homework policy, a phone call will be made to a parent to inform you of a detention.
Art Club will be held after school until 3:45 pm. The specific schedule for 2016/2017 is TBD.
Art club is available to grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The Art Club runs in 5-week sessions throughout the school year.
Students experience with various projects such as paper making, scrapbooking, holiday crafts, foam art, tye-dye t-shirts, mosaics, stained glass, mural painting and more.
All elementary levels are assisted by an eighth grader. This is a fun and creative program intended to advance the craft aspect of our young artists.
The art club is led by Sister Rose.
Instrumental music instruction at St. Gabriel School is provided through CT Future Musicians, who has provided successful music education programs for private and parochial schools since 1975.
Lessons are offered to students in grades 4-8 on flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion. As students progress on their instruments, additional instruments may be chosen.
Once a week students receive a half hour lesson in a small group. Students are grouped by ability and as progress is made, lesson groups are altered. Lessons are scheduled on a rotating basis during the day to avoid interference with the same subject matter each week.
During the first year students are part of the Cadet Band, which rehearses during recess. Upon completing one year of study, most students are promoted to Advanced Band. Advanced Band is comprised of students in their 2nd - 5th year of playing and it meets for 45 minutes immediately following school dismissal. Advanced band students are eligible to play in SGS Jazz Band by invitation or audition.
The St. Gabriel Advanced and Cadet Bands perform for school functions such as Grandparent's Day, and the Christmas and Spring concerts.
Once students complete Book I, they are invited to audition for the CFM Eastern Regional Band. This higher-level band has full instrumentation and meets during October with a culminating concert. Participants of the three CFM Regional bands audition in January for placement into one of the three CFM All State Bands. Students are placed according to their audition results into the All State Concert, Symphonic, and/or Jazz Band. These three bands hold a culminating concert at Central CT State University. The CFM All State concert this year will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).
Additionally these bands travel to New York and perform at Lincoln Center and also perform outside at the Old State House in Hartford. Last year, 2/3 of the St. Gabriel Advanced Band participated in the All State program.
To learn more about CT Future Musicians visit their website: http://www.ctfuturemusicians.com/
Mrs. Morse is the band teacher for St. Gabriel School.
Yarn Club is open to all Middle School students and is run on Tuesdays, from 2:30-3:45 with two 8-week sessions, once each Fall and Spring.
Students who participate in Yarn Club learn skills in crocheting and knitting and use the skills to create projects such as scarves or afghans. Some projects are donated to service organizations.
Club Advisor: Miss Rosa
Coding club will be open to students in grades 3-8. Students will meet in different sessions, in the Fall and Spring.
Students will be working to create games while using the program Scratch.
Mrs. Carmon is the adviser.