Clubs & Organizations
Student Government promotes cooperative activity between students and faculty, encouraging student initiative under the direction of school administration. All San Gabriel Mission High School students are active members of the Associated Student Body (ASB). Under the leadership of the student officers, they plan student activities and participation to encourage intelligent leadership and fellowship. The student body maintains membership in the National Association of Student Councils and the Catholic Association of Student Councils.
Student Council is a group of elected student officers who meet regularly and serve as a governing body for student affairs. Student Council is made up of all ASB officers, all class officers, and the president of each club. The key responsibilities and challenges of the student council are:
- To promote understanding throughout the San Gabriel Mission High School Community
- To plan school activities
- To raise funds for school and class projects
- To provide for expressions of student opinion
- To develop student morale and school spirit
Class officers, together with their moderators, form a class board to plan and direct activities on a class level.
Running for Student Office
Students interested in running for ASB, Class, or Club offices have the opportunity each spring (specific election dates are posted on the school calendar). The requirements for running for the various student government offices are published each election season and can be obtained at any time from the Director of Activities.
All seniors serving on student council for at least three years may apply for a black cord to be worn at graduation.
All graduating ASB officers will receive a purple cord in honor of their service to the school.
GAA (Girls Athletic Association)
JAM For Life
Justice Action at Mission (JAM) for LIFE Club. This groups mission is to bring awareness to those most vulnerable in our society, and help fight for their right to life.
NHS (National Honors Society)
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.
At San Gabriel Mission High School the Members of NHS serve both the community and school. The members participate in community service in the neighboring area as well as provide tutoring services to their peers to help support and motivate them in their academics.
Membership in NHS is by invitation. All students who have an unweighted cumulative total GPA of a 3.5 or higher receive an invitation in the fall. Since Scholarship is only one pillar of NHS, the board and advisors are searching for students who embody all pillars. To demonstrate these pillars, those invited must fill out a detailed application along with an essay. Once this has been turned in, interviews are held to learn more about the applicants. Taking scholarship, the application, essay, and interview into consideration, the NHS board and advisor determine which students will be inducted for the new school year.
All SMART Team Members (both adult and student teams) are supporting, motivating, providing advice, respecting, and trusting YOU! We are a collaborative team that works on all aspects of the program (orientation, academic, social, meetings, and fundraising). There is no "I" in team and therefore we all work together and “SMART” each other out!
SMART leaders (Juniors and Seniors) are in charge of:
- New Student Orientation
- Academic check-ins with the freshmen throughout the year during advisement period
- Social gatherings (movie nights, ice cream, field trips, etc.) with the freshmen throughout the year
Veritas student campus ministers....
- Act as Positive Role Models and Supports to their Mission sisters
Fundraise for Koins for Kids (K4K), a tuition assistance program that helps disadvantaged children attend Catholic elementary schools
- Maintain an aesthetic environment that reflects the Catholic faith and liturgical seasons through the organization's bulletin board, decoration of the Campus Ministry office and tending to the statue of Mary in the foyer
- Facilitate Veritas leadership team meetings
- Lead daily prayers
- Plan and facilitate liturgies and prayer services
- Plan and lead class retreats
- Work in collaboration to plan and facilitate retreats for San Gabriel Elementary School
- Maintain involvement in the community