Clubs

AASU – AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT UNION

Is the African American experience important to you?  If so, then the AASU at Archbishop Mitty has a place for you. The purpose of the AASU is to help students identify, explore, embrace, and understand issues surrounding the African American community at large and on the Archbishop Mitty campus.  Regardless of ethnic background, your ideas, passion, energy, and involvement is welcomed by the African American Student Union.

Moderator: Mr. Greg Walker

ADVENTURE CLUB

The mission of the Adventure Club is to provide AMHS students the opportunity to interact together and build community while exploring the Bay Area.  Adventure Club outings will include a variety of excursions such as zip-lining in the Santa Cruz Mountains, visiting a cornfield maze, seeing cultural sites from San Francisco to Monterey Bay, and hiking in the outdoors.  The club is meant to reflect the interests of the students it serves.  While some events will require students to pay a fee, the intention of the club is to provide a variety of activities so that all students are able to participate in several events each semester.  Come join us and share your ideas.  A great adventure awaits you!!

 Moderator: Mrs. Sue Thompson and Ms. Kate Thomas

ANIME CLUB

Konnichiwa! Welcome to the AMHS Anime Club, where we’ll never grow out of watching Pokemon and Sailor Moon. Whether you want to watch Japanese animation, draw manga, play in a Super Smash Brothers tournament, hang out with friends, or just eat our food (and it’s delicious, we promise), Anime Club has a place for you. In the past, we have gone to anime films at theaters, visited the Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival, and gone to anime conventions. All students with an interest in anime or Japanese culture are welcome to join this club.

Moderator: Mr. Kevin Brazelton

APISU – ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER STUDENT UNION

The mission of APISU (Asian Pacific Student Union) is to offer a club in which students can come together and celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Culture. It is a place to socialize and meet people with common backgrounds and interests. In the club, we watch movies having to do with Asian Culture, we eat foods from various ethnicities, and we discuss Asian Related issues in an informal manner. In the past, we have attended socials with other Asian clubs at other schools. The end of the year culminates in an Asia Day in which the student body can partake of Asian Food, and, there have been times where the club has performed native Asian dances.

Moderator: Ms. Alice Kwan

AMHS ROBOTICS

The Mitty Robotics Team is a life-changing, career-molding experience…and a lot of fun.  Involvement in Mitty Robotics teaches our students engineering, CAD design, electronics, communication, project management, marketing and business skills.  The primary focus for the team is participation in FIRST Robotics Competitions, the Silicon Valley Regional and the Davis Regional. We have six weeks to develop a strategy and to design, build, program and test a 130-pound robot that will join an alliance with other teams to compete in a high-tech tournament. It’s intense, but a lot of fun!

Moderator: Mr. Chris Fairley

BAKING CLUB

The AMHS Baking Club strives to unite members of the Archbishop Mitty community who share an interest in baking and serving others. We aim to help members hone their baking skills and foster friendships by baking and sharing our creations, recipes, and techniques at monthly meetings. We look to enrich members' baking knowledge and skills by attending workshops, both on and off campus. In addition to fostering a love for this culinary art, the AMHS Baking Club is committed to baking on a regular basis for a local homeless shelter. We promote justice and service to the greater community through our love of baking.

Moderator: Mrs. Janelle Kroenung

CHESS CLUB

The purpose of the Chess Club is to convene after school in a light environment, where students can enjoy participating in chess games and learn about the game of chess with other students. Here are some of our exciting activities: Outings to Santana Row for chess games in the chess garden and dinner afterwards, possible matches against other schools (e.g. Bellarmine, St. Francis, etc.), host chess workshop for students visiting from Sacred Heart Nativity, and Our Lady of Grace diocesan elementary schools.

Moderator: Mr. Paul Sampson

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

To bring together students who have a passion for writing or a desire to develop their creative writing skills. Club members will have a safe environment to hone their writing skills. As well as, share their writing and receive constructive feedback in order to improve their abilities. All club members will submit one piece of creative writing to a national writing competition or scholarship.  

Moderator: Ms. Kendra Hofmann-Curry

COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Archbishop Mitty Programming Team will accomplish the following:

  • Promote computer science education from beginner through expert, through the use of student- led discussion of problems, algorithms, and solutions.
  • Promote computer science education by extending motivation and instruction to local middle schools, particularly Sacred Heart Nativity.
  • Compete with local high schools and students in regional competitions, such as Stanford PROCO, as well as encourage members to compete in online competitions, such as USACO.

The team offers new members and beginning programmers the opportunity to both develop and solve problems at an appropriate level, while asking that experienced members contribute education as well as more advanced problems for the development of not only the team, but a culture of problem- solving.

Moderator: Mr. Michael Greene

DANCE CLUB

The dance club was created to bring together students that have different levels of experience of dancing. Dancing is a way to express your individuality, and you don't have to be an expert to do so. The dance club is a great way to meet new people that have the same dance interest as you do and have a great time while doing it. 

Moderator: Ms. Tamara Monson

DECA

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Moderator: Mrs. Debra Cassara

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA

FBLA, is the largest student business organization in the country with over 250,000 members! It is designed to make the business world more relatable to high school students. FBLA is new to Mitty this year, so we will be planning many new events and gathering ideas to explore. FBLA hosts many events and enhances our skills for the future business world.

Moderator: Mr. John Mosunic

GLAMOUR GALS

Glamour Gals is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to organize and inspire teen volunteers to provide companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to elderly women living in senior homes. We visit senior homes and convalescent hospitals, give the ladies makeovers so that they can feel beautiful and youthful again, and volunteers provide conversation and good company to many seniors who spend their days alone, without family members to visit with and talk to. Members will meet on a bi-weekly basis, and visit a senior home at least one night a month. There will be opportunities to run for officer positions towards the end of this school year. 

Moderator: Mrs. Tien Menor

GREEN CLUB

Our mission is to promote a more environmentally conscious atmosphere at Archbishop Mitty. We strive to create awareness and inspire students to start a life of green living. The club will create awareness by celebrating Earth Day, promote organic eating and biking to school, and encouraging the use of water bottles to reduce bottle waste.

Moderator: Mrs. Catalina Tirado

GUITAR CLUB

The Guitar club gathers together musicians from a range of abilities, styles (even bassists) to play twice a month on campus and make connections and build friendships with people who love the greatest invention of all mankind…the guitar.

Moderator: Mr. Steve Scott

HART

The HART club is a creative arts club that covers three categories: music, fashion and art. Our goal is to create an environment where creative minds can come together and their ideas can to thrive.

Moderator: Ms. Stacie Allen

HIKING CLUB

Hiking is has a myriad of benefits for both the body and the mind. It’s inexpensive and easy to start, so you can participate no matter how fit you currently are. The mission of our club is to give students the opportunity to get together to hike and socialize at the same time. The idea of exploring and being in nature provides a place to ease your mind and build a healthier body.

Moderator: Mr. David Lin

HOSA

The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.

Moderator: Mrs. Sigrid Jacobson and Mrs. Stace Allen

ICE HOCKEY CLUB

Ice Hockey at AMHS is a club team sport, affiliated with the Student Activities Department (not the Athletic Department). The team participates in the Nor Cal High School Hockey League during the Winter and Spring seasons.

Moderator: Mr. Brendan Lavelle

INTERACT CLUB

INTERACT is an international organization of service and social clubs for young people of secondary school age that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship and promotes international understanding and peace. Interact clubs complete at least one community service project and at least one project that promotes international understanding and goodwill.

Moderator: Mrs. Teresa McCabe

INTERNATIONAL FOOD CLUB

The International Food Club bridges students to different cultures through a universal favorite: food! We explore various countries through their cuisine, music, art, and movies. We will share recipes and food at school, find authentic restaurants, go to food/culture festivals, and broaden our worldview. Let's journey the world together with great food!

 Moderator: Mrs. Antoinette Vu

ITALIAN CLUB

Archbishop Mitty High School contains a diverse population of students. Many wish to express their individuality and learn about their culture through Mitty’s ethnic clubs. In the Italian club, we have the opportunity to delve into the rich Italian culture, both past and present. Club members will be participating in such activities as Italian Festival Day, Cannoli Workshop, Italian Dinner Night, Bocce Ball, Italian Movie Night, volunteering at Unico Crab Feed, music, and more.

Moderator: Mrs. Christina McDougall

LASU – LATIN AMERICAN STUDENT UNION

LASU, The Latin American Student Union provides a network of support:  socially, spiritually, and academically, to Latino students at Archbishop Mitty High School.  We strive to educate and celebrate Latino culture and history amongst ourselves and with the larger Mitty community.  We welcome all Mitty students, regardless of ethnic background, to join us.

Moderator: Mr. Anthony Rojo

LEND A PAW

Our mission is to spread awareness about animals (specifically animals in animal shelters), persuade people to adopt their pet instead of purchase them from a breeder, and talk about the dangers of puppy mills. We also plan to go to animal shelters to volunteer and possibly aid in pet adoptions, which would interest many animal lovers and those seeking a fun way to earn hours for service.  

Moderator: Mr. David Lin

MANDARIN CLUB

The mission of this club is to spread the knowledge of different aspects such as culture, art, and history the Mandarin language. Its function on the campus is to invite students who are interested in the culture of Mandarin language to join and create a friendly, multicultural community with peers from the side of the world. It also recognizes excellent students of the Mandarin class and invites them to discuss and share their aspects of the language and culture

Moderator: Mrs. Debby Lee and Connie Chang

MATH CLUB

The Math Club welcomes anyone who is taking math during the school year to compete in a math contest each month from October to April. The exams will test your knowledge in a variety of problems from Algebra through Algebra II and Pre-calculus.

Moderator: Ms. Janet Gawbill

MATH TEAM

Each week join with friends brainstorming over unique solutions to very creative math problems. The Archbishop Mitty Math Team covers topics very rarely seen in the classroom. Problem solving techniques are emphasized and a variety of competitions are attended.

Moderator: Mr. Ron Nicoletti

MOCK TRIAL

Mock Trial is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system through the eyes of an attorney or a witness.
The tryout will be based on what part you are interested in.  There will be a specific script that you will need to memorize if you are trying out for a witness part.  There will be a specific handout going over what you will need to create and practice, and memorize if you are going to be trying out for an attorney.

Moderator: Mrs. Anne Nowell

MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUB

The goal of Mountain Biking Club is to explore the trails of Santa Clara County. The rides are designed to allow members to relax from the stress of their lives. Mountain biking will be taught at each outing. Some locations include: Almaden Quicksilver Park, Saratoga Gap, and Fremont Older Park

Moderator: Mr. Bill Abb

MUSIC OF HEARTS

The mission of Music for Hearts is to serve the greater community with a combination of compassion and love for music. As a club, we mainly conduct our service in senior resident homes—through this our club members can fulfill their community service requirements. Our primary focus is to be able to have fun with creating and exploring music while giving back to others.

Moderator: Mrs. Amie Jan

NOURSHING MINDS

With the number of fast food chains, food trucks, cafes, and restaurants growing day by day, many in our community including the less-fortunate have access to several inexpensive and affordable eating options.  However, with this convenience and widespread availabilty comes a price to pay—the true nutritional value of these options is minimal and healthy-eating benefits are unknown. Nourishing Minds is a novel effort focused on creating awareness among the members of society about proper eating and a healthy lifestyle. Working with local organizations and designing two eight-part
curriculums, one for children and the other for adults, the club will initially present these curriculums to the residents of Family Supportive Housing and later will expand to educate members of other organizations. Through this effort, Nourishing Minds’ aim is to not only spread awareness and encourage change among the less-privileged but to also equip Mitty students with the skills and knowledge needed to continue to make a difference in this field in the future.

Moderator: Janet Fenker

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

The Photography Club seeks to promote the art of photography at AMHS.  Although we have photographers of different abilities, we unite in the pursuit of improving our talent and of finding beauty in the world around us.  We embrace the idea that the best camera is the one that you are carrying.  Members are encouraged to take pictures on a regular basis and share them with others.

Moderator: Mr. Steve Scott

RACQUETBALL/SQUASH CLUB

The purpose of the Monarch Squash and Racquetball Club is to provide an opportunity for  Archbishop Mitty students to get exposed to     unique racquet sports. This club focuses on recreational practices of the game, and does not play competitively like football, tennis, and soccer. However, students in this club will have the opportunity to participate in various local tournaments, in which they will play students from other high schools. Coached by US #1 Jonathan Perry at the Decathlon Club in Santa Clara, the Monarch Squash and Racquetball Team will offer two complementary taster sessions, in which students will have the opportunity to get a feel for the game

Moderator: Ms. Katie Grace Benford

RED CROSS CLUB

The Red Cross is an organization that is founded on the premise of compassionate care for those in need. Through their disaster relief programs, support of military families, Health and Safety Services and Lifesaving blood drives, the Red Cross is one of the most successful organizations that helps aid those who are in need. The Red Cross has provided relief to people in over 70 different countries. This club aim to bring awareness to the situations that occur all over the world and lend a helping hand to those in need.

Moderator: Mrs. Beth Madia and Mrs. Laura Glomb

ROLLER HOCKEY CLUB

Roller Hockey at AMHS is a club team sport, affiliated with the Student Activities Department (not the Athletic Department). The team participates in the Rollin’ Ice High School League during the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.

Moderator: Mrs. Lauren Matusich

RPG CLUB

The goal of the RPG Club is to stimulate the minds and imaginations of its members through unique and inventive gameplay and unending creation, promoting teamwork, yet individuality among the players in a fun and exciting environment. It involves playing role-playing games.

Moderator: Ms. Theresa Hannon

SASA – SOUTH ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The main goal of the South Asian Student Association (SASA) is to spread awareness of the South Asian Culture throughout Mitty. Every year, the number of South Asian students at Mitty increases, and this club is a good way to diversify their high school experience. Hopefully, students can expand their social circle with students of a common interest through various events planned for the year. This club isn't limited to the South Asian students…it is welcoming to students of various backgrounds that wish to simply see new faces and discover new cultures.

Moderator: Mr. Graham  Oleson and Mr. Tim Wesmiller

SCIENCE FICTION CLUB

This club is for students who have an interest in any aspect of science fiction. We see first-run movies, watch films, go to exhibits or conventions and have a game day each semester. Topics related to science or fantasy are discussed. Anyone who likes science fiction is welcome to join. 

Moderator: Ms. Nadine Paulsen

SKATEBOARD CLUB

The AMHS Skate Club is a club where fellow skaters come together to skate as well as to learn about skateboarding history. This means games of SKATE, bombing gnarly hills, hitting up skate parks and cutty street spots, learning new tricks, watching new and vintage skate videos, making our own skate videos, potentially raffling away a new long board, and just having fun outdoors together in a safe and welcoming environment. The club is open to anyone who is interested, whether you can nollie kickflip backside crooked grind revert or barely balance on a skateboard.

Moderator: Mr. Andy Montoya

STUDENTS ABOVE THE INFLUENCE

There are many “influences” in society that drag us down as people. Drugs and alcohol are two of them and because of this they are a major problem in our society. A large number of students at Mitty do not find it necessary to partake in the use of drugs or alcohol and they wish to be “above” these influences as well as being “above” any other influences that can lead to behaviors that are harmful to them. We provide a place for these students to meet in an environment that supports them and gives them opportunities to have fun and meaningful experiences that do not involve drugs or alcohol or any other influences that compromise the morals or the integrity of the individual.

Moderator: Mr. Tom Motroni

TEDx MITTY

TEDxMitty was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

Moderator: Mr. Marc Martinez and Mr. Brandon McArthur

ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB

The Ultimate Frisbee Club provides an opportunity for AMHS students of all skill levels to participate in the fast and competitive game of Ultimate Frisbee.  Official club games are scheduled for various Friday afternoons throughout the school year at John Mise Park.  The Ultimate Frisbee Club also hosts off-campus trips to Disc Golf courses in the Bay Area.  In the past, the club has played at the courses at Hellyer Park in San Jose and the DelaVega Park in Santa Cruz.  All students with an interest in Frisbee are welcomed.

Moderator: Mr. Derek Korbel