Student Life


Clubs

Get involved on campus.........JOIN A CLUB!



Mitty offers many extracurricular activities for its students. There are over 40 active clubs on campus throughout the year. These clubs usually meet before, after, or during school. Students may organize additional clubs by recruiting a moderator, enlisting a roster of members, and receiving approval from the Director of Student Activities.

These clubs are meant to serve as a way for students with common interests to gather, share experiences, and build community. Our club structure does not require or provide a means for students to miss academic school time for events. 

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT UNION (AASU)

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

ACTS OF RANDOM KINDNESS

High school students face stress, anxiety, drama, and negativity from time to time. The Acts of Random Kindness Club strives to make highschool more pleasant by conducting uplifting campaigns, activities, and projects, because it's the little things in life that make a difference.

Moderator: Mrs. Melissa Boulton

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: Ms. Tina Otayco

ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER STUDENT UNION (APISU)

The APISU, Asian Pacific Islander Student Union, is about enriching students’ knowledge of the culture of a variety of Asian and Pacific Island countries. We strive to educate in the most fun way possible, inviting everyone to be active in our club. We plan on having a movie day, food day and a karaoke day as well. Everyone interested in learning is welcome with open arms.

Moderator: Mr. Alton Lee and Mrs. Sigrid Jacobsen

ASTRONOMY CLUB

This club offers astronomy fans an opportunity to learn more about space related subjects and participate in space related events.

Moderator: Dr. Greg Scott

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

BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLUB

The Beach Volleyball Club aims to unite members through playing a variety of games and allowing students to interact with their peers. Club members will utilize the sand volleyball court donated to us by Kerri Walsh. No prior beach volleyball experience is necessary!

Moderator: Mr. Pat Kennedy

BIO CLUB

The Bio Club seeks to provide an environment for members to explore a wide variety of topics in the field of biology through experiments, videos, and other nuanced activities that extend beyond the scope of the classroom. We aim to connect classroom knowledge with fun, tangible experiences that seek to further develop a compassion for a range of topics in biology. In addition, members will be given the opportunity to take the USA Biology Olympiad Exam which is a nationwide competition designed to allow students to demonstrate their commitment to biology which takes place in the first two weeks of February 2017.

Moderator: Mr. Tom Motroni

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

CHINESE CULTURE 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 Ms. Connie Chang

COMMUNITY HEALTH AWARENESS CLUB

The goal of the Community Health Awareness Club is to educate the campus and local communities about common infectious diseases such as hepatitis and tuberculosis. By educating its members, the club will spread awareness about these diseases and their prevention and treatment methods through various outreach activities.

Moderator: Ms. Heidi Negendank

COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB

As members of the computer club, we are involved in educational outreach, learning through teaching and inspiring members within and outside the Mitty community.  Our interests include computer science theory, applications, taking on competition problems, and hardware interactions and local hackathons.  We welcome experienced and novice members, and all members will be able to pursue personal interests while contributing to the mission of the club.

Moderator: Mr. Mike Greene

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: Mrs. Kendra Oleson

DANCE CLUB

Dance club allows students to share their love of dance in a fun, music-filled environment.  Join dance club today where you can express yourself through rhythm and moves. Learn new types of dance styles and different cultures. Use your feet and fall into the beat!

Moderator: Mrs. Stacie Allen

FEMALE EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENT (FEM)

FEM aims to provide a space for sharing experiences, fostering solidarity, social education, and service to others in order to empower women within and beyond the Mitty community.

Moderator: Mrs. Jennifer Kaufman

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. Jennifer Jackson

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

HANDS ON heARTS

Our club dedicates time to exploring various art forms. While art is our primary focus, we aspire to create art with a purpose. We seek to impact our community by giving our time and art to different organizations. 

Moderator: Mr. Ryan Olein

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

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

LATIN AMERICAN STUDENT UNION (LASU)

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: Ms. Patsy Mireles and Mr. Anthony Rojo

LINGUISTICS CLUB

The Linguistics Club strives to expose students to the often overlooked field of Linguistics by exploring a myriad of topics through documentaries, simulations, and in depth discussions that serve to expand the general understanding of language. We seek to encourage students to follow their curiosity and to delve into subjects beyond those traditionally offered in high school. Additionally, members are given the opportunity to take the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad Exam which allows students to demonstrate the skills they have developed as linguist-enthusiasts.

Moderator: Mrs. Sue Thompson

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

MITTY MED

Mitty Med aspires to educate students about health careers and broaden one’s knowledge of medicine and other healthcare fields. We hope to create and nourish a friendly and fun environment in which students can work and learn together. Throughout the year, we will study for health care competitions, meet guest speakers, and tour nearby medical facilities. Ultimately, Mitty Med activities will further develop one’s skills in collaboration and problem solving, and prepare students for careers in the healthcare field.

Moderator: Ms. Heidi Negendank

MODEL UN

Mitty's Model U.N. aims to authentically simulate the United Nations by exposing participants to the U.N. system, skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution, and negotiation. It aims to teach students to think and communicate both as delegates and diplomats of a world community, and provide them with the necessary skills to create sound solutions to world problems.

Moderator: Mr. Tom Miller and Mr. Graham Oleson

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 PRODUCTION CLUB

The goal of the Music Production Club is to bring together people who are interested in music to learn about how music production works. The club hopes to reintroduce creativity and positive thinking through members' passion for music. We want to assist students with any musical projects that they want to work on; focuses of the club include recording, mixing, editing, and mastering. Anybody, regardless of experience level, is invited to either aid in production or learn production from experienced members and officers.

Moderator: Mr. Steve Scott

NOURSHING EARTH

With climate change and environmental degradation growing day by day, our club aims to aid our environment in various ways and promote nutritional values. By tackling big issues with small actions, Nourishing Earth works to make a difference in our local and global community. From hosting multi-club events to working on the school garden, Nourishing Earth is an integral part of the Mitty family. Club members gain volunteer hours, organizational skills, and a chance to make new friends. Through this effort, Nourishing Earth’s aim is to not only spread awareness and encourage change among environmental issues but also to equip Mitty students with the skills and knowledge needed to continue to make a difference in this field in the future.

Moderator: Mrs. Janet Fenker and Mrs. Catalina Tirado

the PIT

The PIT is the official Archbishop Mitty cheering section. This formal club allows students to come together to encourage and support Archbishop Mitty’s various sporting events. The PIT is a source of inspiration, encouragement, and positive support for AMHS athletics. After events, the PIT is expected to sing the school Alma Mater as a tribute to the hard work of its student-athletes. Sign-ups normally take place at the beginning of the school year. Members are entitled to free entrance into home sporting events, along with priority status for rooter buses to selected away games, and tailgate/pre-game activities.

(Contact the Student Activities office for more information.)

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

The  Archbishop  Mitty High School Photography Club is a newly established group that will allow and encourage students to work together to share their love of photography.  Students will meet twice a month after school to develop thematic projects that will help to enhance student's skills as well as to document school events and culture.

Moderator: Mrs. Sally Brosnan

QUIZ BOWL

Quiz Bowl is a club that trains for and competes in academic trivia competitions around the Bay Area.  These competitions test students' knowledge of history, science, culture, and art.  The game is fast and dynamic, with players trying to buzz in first and score bonus points. Quiz Bowl is for anyone who loves competing with their intellect, or maybe just wants to have some fun learning trivia after school.

Moderator: Mr. Scott Pierson

ROAD CYCLING CLUB

The Road Cycling Club’s purpose is to help build a community of students at Archbishop Mitty High School who enjoy road biking and getting for a little exercise and fun. This is an opportunity for students with a like interest to get to know each other. The club is a community meant for students of any level of experience. The club introduces group riding to beginner-level riders while still allowing more experienced riders to have fun. At least once a quarter, we will go on group rides in the area. By encouraging students to go on our group rides, we build a supportive cycling community at Archbishop Mitty High School.

Moderator: Mr. Ryan Olein

ROBOTICS 

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ROLE PLAYING GAMES (RPG)

The Role Playing Games Club is dedicated to bringing people together to sit down and play RPGs, a cooperative experience that aims to use students' creativity and narrative skills to overcome presented challenges. Along with fostering connections, students contribute to a collective running storyline, unbounded by scripts or definite plots, creating interesting stories and tales. Above all, the primary goal of this club is to have a place where friends can play together and have a good time.

Moderator: Ms. Theresa Hannon

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

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

SLAVIC CLUB

As a part of this club, students will learn about Slavic cultures.  Participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Slavic languages and cultures and apply these skills through various interactive activities.

Moderator: Mrs. Debra Cassara

SOUTH ASIAN STUDENT UNION (SASU)

The goal of SASU is to bring members of the South Asian and other communitites together to celebrate and gain insights to Indian/Pakistani/Bengali culture.

Moderator: Mrs. Kristy Savage

STOCK MARKET CLUB

This is a club for anyone who ever has thought about what the stock market means?  We have a contest every semester to determine who is the best stock picker in the school!  This club is great for students who do not know what a stock is or does to the the student who is interested in shorting a stock.  Regardless, it’s a fun environment where we discuss financial issues of the day.

Moderator: Mr. Will Scharrenburg

TABLETOP GAMING

The mission of the Table Top Gaming Club is to bring people together in a casual, but competitive atmosphere. With easy-to-play and learn games such as Flux, Race for the Galaxy, and Yu-gi-oh, we aim to encompass a wide range of genres and game styles for all to learn. At the tabletop gaming club it is our goal to introduce students to new people and new games. We encourage people to bring in their favorite games to share with others. So come on in, have some fun, and get your game on.

Moderator:Mr. Evans Leung

TEENS Act

Teens Act strives to create an environment that fosters leadership skills by educating its members through volunteer work and team-building activities. Members will learn how to take advantage of various volunteer and career-related opportunities within the community by practicing resumé building, interview skills, and participating in group projects. This club is a great way to instill positive values and we hope that through this club, our students will be able to succeed in the world outside of high school.

Moderator: Mr. Bill Kroenung 

VIETNAMESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (VSA)

The Vietnamese Student Association is committed to celebrating and sharing Vietnamese culture and the Vietnamese-American experience. We plan to promote cultural awareness and diversity throughout the Mitty community. Our activities include Game Nights, celebrating the Lunar New Year, performing a fan dance at the Tet Festival, and an-end-of-the-year Multicultural party that includes other cultural clubs on and off campus. 

Moderator: Mrs. Tien Menor