Clubs and Organizations at GR
Participation in extracurricular activities helps students strengthen
leadership skills, make new friends, and give back to the community.
At Gabriel Richard, we encourage students to expand their horizons
beyond the classroom by actively participating in at least one club or
Gabriel Richard offers a variety of clubs and organizations. New clubs
may also be formed based on interest and approval by administration.
At least one faculty member is assigned as moderator of each club
sponsored by the school.
Below is a list of clubs and organizations that are currently offered:
Students meet to discuss Japanese Anime (culture) and Manga (Japanese comic books).
Students with an interest in music may play in beginning band, varsity band, jazz band, pep band (at athletic events), or participate in music ministry.
Students broadcast live streaming of athletic events.
Chess and Board Game Club
This club is open to students in grades 9-12 who are interested in chess or board games.
Students learn to create themed-cuisine.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
Students discuss diversity issues such as religion, cultures and economic issues. The Diversity Club meets with the Frankel Jewish Academy Diversity Club twice a year.
Students who are interested in dramatic arts may try out for roles in GR's yearly production.
This group is dedicated to reducing, reusing and recycling.
The Fitness Club meets twice a week to promote health and wellness while having fun.
The high school version of Rotary, Interact is a service-oriented club that chooses one local and one global cause to support.
National Honor Society
NHS is comprised of junior and senior students who maintain a 3.5 GPA and meet a set criteria of service hours. Among other activities, NHS members tutor other students.
Ping Pong Club
Students of all levels of skill compete at club-level competitions or in non-competitive get-togethers.
Members celebrate and respect life from the moment of conception until the last natural breath. This club organizes the annual March for Life trip to Washington D.C.
S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Students meet and plan ways to bring awareness to a variety of subjects that affect teens. S.A.D.D. members host the annual Pre-prom toast.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Members meet monthly and take part in a community outreach activity. This is the first high school chapter in Michigan.
Students in grades 10-12 who are interested in being a student ambassador must interview for limited positions. Ambassadors help showcase Gabriel Richard by providing tours and information to prospective families and students, serving as shadow guides, and by helping to organize and lead events including Open House and Pioneer Exploration Day. Additionally, ambassadors help new students make the transition to high school a positive experience by offering peer mentorship throughout the year.
Students are elected by their peers to represent each of the four grades at GR. Student government members host many events throughout the year, including the annual talent show, Spirit Week activities, and Homecoming Week festivities.
Activities at GR
Throughout the year, Gabriel Richard hosts several events including:
Academic Letter Mass
Art for a Cause
Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation
Burgundy and White Day (mass and fall athletic season kick off)
Catholic Schools Week activities and spirit relays
College visits throughout the month of October
Fall Honors Assembly
Freshman, sophomore, junior and senior class retreats
Homecoming bonfire, game and dance
Junior class field trip to University of Detroit - Mercy
Junior Ring Mass
March for Life (Washington D.C.)
Powder Buff volleyball game
Powder Puff football game
Winter and spring band concerts