Art Club
Enrollment in Art Club is limited to our Junior High students in grades 6 through 8. This club typically begins after Christmas break and runs until the end of the year. 
 
Band
Music Education Services offers all children the opportunity to join the school band beginning in 4th grade. In September, students have the opportunity to attend a performance during which all of the band instruments are demonstrated and explained. Students then have the chance to try two instruments as part of a hands-on exploration of their interests.  For more information please contact Jim Sobacki, Band Director at sobackij@gmail.com  
 
 
Choir
Students in 2nd – 8th grade may participate in the school choir. The Choir Program contributes to the liturgy of the Mass each week during our weekly mass celebration. They also participate in two yearly concert programs; one at Christmas time and one in the Spring. Meetings are Monday afternoons from 2:00pm – 2:50pm. Please contact Mr. Fosnot at michael.fosnot@stgilbertschool.org for more information.  
 
Chess
Chess is fun for all ages and exercises the brain. Your student will benefit from the important life skills that chess teaches such as problem solving, decisions making, coping, patience, concentration, discipline in thinking and behavior, and so much more.

The Saint Gilbert Catholic School Chess Club, under the guidance of Frank Swindell of Chess Utopia, has been an integral part of St. Gilbert School for a number of years. Under Mr. Swindell’s instruction, the team has consistently ranked among the top schools in Lake County and Illinois. The team has a winning record and is represented at tournaments throughout the year, and has several students who currently rank in the top 100 in the nation in their age group.  Meetings are Monday afternoons from 2:00pm – 2:50pm. Please contact Mr. Frank Swindell at (847)651-0860 for more information. Click here for sign up form.

Coding Club
Students in 2nd through 5th grade may participate in St. Gilbert School’s Coding Club. Coding Club 2 – Introduction to Scratch, will run from October through January and Intro to Coding, will run February through April. Coding Club meets on Thursdays or Fridays from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Students will learn the fundamentals of computer coding through hands on and online activities. Contact Mrs. Lisa Kleber, lisa.kleber@stgilbertschool.org for more information.
 

Drone Racing Team

The Saint Gilbert School Drone Racing Team will meet on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:30pm and teach all aspects of flight and drone control. The club runs from October through January and is open to students in 6th – 8th grade. Contact Lisa Kleber at lisa.kleber@stgilbertschool.org for more information.
 

Green Team

The Saint Gilbert Catholic School Green Team is a club dedicated to preserving the environment. Under the guidance of Mrs. Cathy Green, Miss Catrina Green & Ms. Jeanine Fout meetings are held once a month. Green Team enrollment is limited to students in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade. Contact Cathy Green at cathy.green@stgilbertschool.org, Catrina Green at catrina.green@stgilbertschool.org or Jeanine Fout at jeanine.fout@stgilbertschool.org for more information.
 
Math Club
Math club is open to 6th – 8th grades; meets Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:30 in room 8A. The goal of Math Club is to improve critical thinking and problem solving techniques. Students work on problems using inquiry, which means that they work together, lookup new concepts in text books or on the internet or as a last resort ask us for intervention. Students do not have to come to all of the meetings and stay the entire time; drop in when you have a chance. Parents are to pick students up at the church circle at 11:30. Please be prompt. Contact Dr. Valerie Rickert for more information, valerie.rickert@stgilbertschool.org
 
Robotics Club
Students in 5th through 8th grade may participate in Saint Gilbert School’s 4H Robotics Club. Robotics Club meets on Mondays from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. To conclude our year we will compete in the 4H Robotics Showcase in April, 2017. Contact Mrs. Lisa Kleber, lisa.kleber@stgilbertschool.org, Ms. Jeanine Fout, jeanine.fout@stgilbertschool.org, or Dr. Valerie Rickert, valerie.rickert@stgilbertschool.org for more information.  
 
Robotics Club Jr. Team
Students in 2nd through 4th grade may participate in St. Gilbert School’s 4H Robotics Club Jr. Team. Robotics Jr. Team meets on Tuesdays from 2:00pm – 3:30pm. Modeled after First Lego League Jr. the St. Gilbert’s Robotics Jr. Team will introduce students to all aspects of Robotics from creation to programming. Our program will end with an in house competion.  Contact Mrs. Lisa Kleber, lisa.kleber@stgilbertschool.org for more information.  
 
Science Olympiad Team
The Science Olympiad Team
is open to 5th – 8th graders with priority given to 7th & 8th graders. A varsity team consists of 15 members but we can form junior varsity  teams also. The teams compete in an Invitational usually in February and the Regional Science Olympiad Competition in March. Depending on the performance in the regional tournament, will dictate whether we will also compete at the State Level in April. This is a one year commitment where students work to gain knowledge in science facts; lab procedures and construction of projects. Students work in school as well as at home to prepare for the competitions. Registration occurs in late August. For further information please contact: Dr. Rickert: valerie.rickert@stgilbertschool.org or
Ms. Fout: jeanine.fout@stgilbertschool.org.
 
Scrapbook Club
Students in 4th – 5th grade may participate in the St. Gilbert school’s Scrapbook Club. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Contact Ms. Jeanine Fout at jeanine.fout@stgilbertschool.org, Mrs. Cathy Green at cathy.green@stgilbertschool.org or Miss Catrina Green at catrina.green@stgilbertschool.org for more information. 
 
Young Rembrandts
In an atmosphere where creativity can flourish, students are inspired by unusual projects and experimentation with different media. Lessons encourage careful observation while stretching ability to focus. Decision-making skills are developed and art appropriate vocabulary introduced. Young Rembrandts is ideal for students in K-5.

In an atmosphere where creativity can flourish, students are inspired by unusual projects and experimentation with different media. Lessons encourage careful observation while stretching ability to focus. Decision-making skills are developed and art appropriate vocabulary introduced. Young Rembrandts is ideal for students in K-5.  Click here for sign up form.