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
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: Mr. David Lin
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!
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.
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.
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: Mr. Michael Greene
Moderator: Ms. Tamara Monson
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.
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
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
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: Mrs. Xan Roberti
Moderator: Mr. David Lin
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 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
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: Ms. Lisa Brunolli
Moderator: Mrs. Tara Walker
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.
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
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.
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.
MIDDLE EASTERN CLUB
The Middle Eastern club, also known as MESA (Middle Eastern Student Association), is a club based on the Middle Eastern culture and community. It is open to all people of different races and backgrounds who are interested in learning about the Middle Eastern culture. It is open to the Middle Eastern students of the Archbishop Mitty community to help deepen their interaction with their background and educate their fellow Mitty students. This club will not only enhance the dignity and self-respect of the Middle Eastern community at Mitty, but it will also bring insight to all people of different ethnicities.
Moderator: Mrs. Linda Dorina-Glynn
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.
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
MUSIC OF HEARTS
Moderator: Mrs. Amy Jan
NEW GLOBAL CITIZENS
New Global Citizens is an organization that works towards providing youth with an opportunity to make a change in societies all around the world. It prepares them with the tools to create a difference in the world they live in. Those who participate in NGC at Archbishop Mitty High School will be educated about issues happening around the world and will be given the opportunity to advocate for them. Those who participate in NGC will be a part of an advocacy program and will be able to collaborate with others in an effort to bring awareness to major issues going on today. With all that is happening, bringing awareness to these issues is essential to finding a better solution and to help the world become a better place. NGC will work to bring awareness of these causes to our communities by reaching out to people.
Moderator: Mrs. Megan Brody
Moderator: Mr. Steve Scott
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 Kaltsas
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
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.
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
SCIENCE FICTION CLUB
This club is for students with an interest in any aspect of science fiction. We see first-run movies, watch videos, go to exhibits or conventions, and have a game day each semester. Topics related to science or fantasies are discussed. Anyone who likes science fiction is welcome to join.
Moderator: Mr. Andy Montoya
Archbishop Mitty Speech and Debate seeks to develop students' speaking abilities by learning to adapt to different audiences, being more prepared to speak on their feet, and developing an active listener. Our students will become intellectually competent through extensive research on the subjects of their speeches, and through researching and argument of the debate topics.
Moderator: Ms. Karen Joshi
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.
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.