Student 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 officers are:
President, Blaise Hannigan
Vice President, Anna Collette
Secretary, Sophie Liang
Student Council Advisor: Mrs. Karla Neville
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 2021-2022 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 Middle School teachers offer the students an opportunity to stay after school, Monday through Thursday, from 2:35 - 3:30 for homework club.
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 student/parent handbook, a phone call will be made to a parent to inform you of a detention.
Our robotics club is open to students in middle school. Our club is run with assistance from students and staff from The Loomis Chaffee School. Students work cooperatively in groups to build and program their robots.
Our Robotics Teams compete in two competitions with other area robotics teams.
Art Club will be held after school until 3:45 pm.
Art Club is available to grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The Art Club runs in 3-week sessions throughout the school year.
Students work on various projects such as paper making, scrap booking, holiday crafts, foam art, tie-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.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Bigman
Instrumental music instruction at St. Gabriel School is provided through CT Future Musicians, which 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.
Additionally, these bands travel to New York and perform at Lincoln Center and also perform outside at the Old State House in Hartford. As many as 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. Eurich - Band Teacher