Student Life


Clubs

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


Mitty offers many extracurricular activities for its students. There are over 50 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: Mr. Greg Walker

AUTOMOTIVE CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Jorge Helmer

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

BIO TECH CLUB

The Biotech Club’s aim is to allow students to explore the field of biotech outside of the school’s science classes. Club members will be able to learn about the broad field and what it entails through discussion and performing labs, allowing for members to learn about theory and how to apply them. Anyone is welcome to join if they are interested in what biotechnology is about, regardless of science background.

Moderator: Mr. Alton Lee

BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD

The purpose of the Biology Olympiad Club is to allow students to continue studying biology beyond what the normal school classes can provide.  Through the activities of the club and through one’s own individualized study it is the hope that this will prepare students for the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) exam that is administered in February of each year (while taking the USABO is encouraged it is not a requirement to be a member of the Biology Olympiad Club). The club will work to develop the  the resources and skills required to take students beyond their classroom biology experience to the level of national or even international competition. The guest lectures, presentations, and interactive games will enrich life science education, making biology both enjoyable and interesting. Through these activities, the club will develop critical thinking skills and help prepare leaders in the field of science, biology, and medicine.

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

COMEDY CLUB

The Comedy Club brings together students who have a passion for comedy and who love to laugh. It provides an opportunity to have fun and relieve stress all while learning about comedy and improvisation. During club meetings, we watch funny videos, play improvisation games, perform for each other, and most importantly, we laugh! Students of all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to join. We hope students will leave each meeting happier than they were before!

ModeratorMs. Kristy Calaway

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

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

CULINARY CLUB

Our world is blessed with a variety of beautiful and rich cultures—discoverable through food, language, and customs. Culinary Club will travel through the world of food, visiting Italy, India, Mexico, China, France, and more! Members will explore the origins, history, and culture associated with food through preparing traditional dishes. Culinary Club will place an emphasis on cooking, teaching different techniques and methods. Nevertheless, it's safe to say that the best part of making food is eating! Buon Appetito, कृपया भोजन का आनंद लीजिये, Buen Provecho, 请享用, Bon Appétit!"

Moderator: Mrs. Alisa Guglielmo

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

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CLUB

The mission of Digital Transformation Club is to Learn about the impact of ever growing list of things connected to internet, Build impactful connected software application and Contribute towards safer schools, solutions for California's Drought, boost reasearch and development involving Internet of Everything.

Moderator: Mr. Danny Pasawongse

FEMALE EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENT (FEM)

Moderator: Mrs. Jennifer Kaufman

FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVER

Future Problem Solvers aims to stimulate critical and creative thinking skills and encourages members to develop visions for the future based on past experiences. Through careful deliberation of future scenes, we consider possible problems with technology in coming years, and how they might influence social structures such as law, business and government. Through club activities and individual research, it is the hope that this club will help prepare students for the Future Problem Solvers State Bowl held in April of each year. We promote connection building not only in academic studies but also in life. 

Moderator: Mrs. Bea Scott

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

GREEK CLUB

Greek culture and history is seen all over the world today. The Greek clubs mission is to promote Greek culture throughout Mitty. To do this we will share the history and present of Greek culture and life and how it effects society. Also we will discuss other aspects of Greek culture ranging from food to the Orthodox Church. Both Greek and non Greek are encouraged to join.

Moderator: Ms. Jeannine Black

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 heHARTS

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

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA (HOSA)

Mitty’s HOSA–Health Occupations Students of America–aspires to educate students about health careers and broaden one’s knowledge of medicine and related 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, HOSA’s 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

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

JEWISH CULTURE CLUB (JCC)

The Jewish Culture Club aims to educate the Mitty community by sharing about Jewish culture and the Jewish-American experience. Through food, music, and movies, we hope to provide a space for students to celebrate diversity, meet new people, and foster a sense of community. Regardless of ethnic or religious background, all students are students are encouraged to join.   

Moderator: Mrs. Sigrid Jacobsen

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

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 Ms. 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

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

NOURSHING EARTH

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: 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.

QUIZ BOWL

Moderator: Mr. Scott Pierson

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

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

TECH CLUB: SPACE CHALLENGE

The Tech Club: Space Challange serves as a way for students who are interested in engineering to learn more about its many diverse applications. We participate in Zero Robotics, a robotics programming competition hosted by MIT and NASA. In this unique competition, students program simulations of satellites to solve problems of current interest to scientists at DARPA, NASA and MIT, and potentially have the opportunity to have their code run in the International Space Station. In addition to Zero Robotics, we also focus on introducing students to the applications of technology in society and enlightening them about engineering and its numerous opportunities through guest speakers and other events.

Moderator: Mrs. Megan Brody

TEENS A.C.T

Teens A.C.T. (Advocate. Change. Transform.) focuses on raising awareness for relevant teen issues and provides an open environment where students can share their experiences regarding such topics. We strive to teach people about many dilemmas that affect teenagers such as stress and bullying in hopes of creating a community that is more understanding. The club is a great way to learn about pressing issues and advocate change by either lecturing about them at local schools or doing related community service projects.

Moderator: Mr. Bill Kroenung 

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 De la Vega Park in Santa Cruz.  All students with an interest in Frisbee are welcomed. 

Moderator: Mr. Derek Korbel

UNDERREPRESENTED TEEN ADVOCACY PROGRAM (UTAP)

Moderator: Mrs.Beth Madia and Mrs. Betsy Portillo

UNICEF

Mitty UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) brings together students who are passionate about advocating to improve the lives of families around the globe and to combat the atrocities that they are facing. Being a part of Mitty UNICEF includes writing to elected officials, composing articles about prevalent issues, volunteering at various community service areas as a group, and participating in events and activities that would further educate others about crucial global concerns, particularly in underdeveloped nations. UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children—victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation, and those with disabilities. 

Moderator: Mrs. Elaine Calamba

VIETNAMESE STUDENT UNION (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