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 meet before, after, or during school. Each year, as we return to school in the Fall, students may organize additional clubs by recruiting a moderator, completing a "new club application", 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 and Dr. Miel Wilson

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 high school 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. Evans Leung

ASLHS (American Sign Language Honor Society)

Moderator: Ms. Laura Sanders

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 a passion for baking. 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 serving our community by sharing homemade baked goods with various non-profit organizations. We promote service to the greater community through our love of baking.

Moderator: Mrs. Janelle Kroenung

BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLUB

For those who cannot make it to the beach, the Beach Volleyball Club brings the beach to Mitty. We strive to create strong community through teamwork, skill building, friendly competition and fun.

Moderator: Ms. Carolyn Cmaylo

BIO CLUB

The mission of the Bio Club is to allow for the Mitty community to become more involved in Biology and related activities and to expand their knowledge of the subject area. 

Moderator: Mrs. Megan Thaler

BRINGING JOY

The Bringing Joy Club visits senior homes and convalescent hospitals, giving the ladies makeovers so that they can feel beautiful and youthful again. Volunteers provide conversation and good company to many seniors who spend their days alone, without family members to visit with and talk to. 

Moderator: Mrs. Jennifer Jackson

BUSINESS CLUB

The Business Club aims to prepare students to enter the business world by educating them about business and providing hands on experience. The club also wants to develop students' entrepreneurship potential while furthering their leadership and communication skills.

Moderator: Mrs. Debra Cassara

CAR CLUB

This club aims to integrate STEM, business and cars into one system by assembling and coding RC Cars, as well as learing more about the design and manufacture of cars.

Moderator: Mr. Bill Hutton

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. Some club activities include outings to Santana Row for chess games in the chess garden and dinner afterwards, matches against other schools, chess workshops 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 the Chinese Culture Club is to spread the knowledge of culture, art, and history the Mandarin language. The club’s function is to invite students who are interested in the culture of Mandarin language to join and create a friendly, multicultural community with peers from across the world. It also recognizes excellent students of the Mandarin class and invites them to discuss and share their experiences the language and culture.

Moderator: Mrs. Debby Lee and Ms. Connie Chang  

CIPHER

The mission of this club is to offer students an opportunity to engage in current event topics of personal interest, and to provide an environment to share and discuss issues in today's world. Areas of focus will rotate through the year to include: Politics, Economics, and Hi-Tech.

Moderator: Mr. Graham Oleson

COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB

The Computer Science Club seeks to provide educational outreach and learning through teaching to inspire members within and outside the Mitty community.  The club focuses on computer science theory, applications, competition problems, hardware interactions, and local hack-a-thons.  The club welcomes experienced and novice members, and all members will be able to pursue personal interests while contributing to the mission of the club.

Moderator: Mr. John Smale

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

The Creative Writing Club brings 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, 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

DISNEY CLUB

Disney Club is a place to unite all Disney lovers. This club is a place for Disney fans to express their love for Disney in a safe and fun environment. In Disney Club we will play Disney games, do projects, learn about the stories behind our favorites movies, have movie days, and make friends with common interests. Every club meeting will become the happiest place on campus.

Moderator: Ms. Gruben-Trejo

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 Lesnick

FILIPINO AMERICAN STUDENT UNION (FASA)

The Filipino American Student Association (FASA) aims to create an environment in which Filipino-American students can embrace and learn more about their culture. It is also for non-Filipino students who wish to learn about the culture and country of the Philippines. FASA will be achieving these goals by attending cultural festivals as well as holding fun, interactive meetings at school.

Moderator: Mrs. Elaine Calamba

GARDEN CULTURE

The Garden Culture Club unites people desiring personal connections with the environment. Our activities include maintaining Mitty’s garden, organizing donation efforts to the Catholic Worker House, and expanding awareness of gardening practices. Those interested in getting hands-on experience working in the garden are encouraged to come to one of our meetings!

Moderator: Mrs. Janet Fenker and Mr. Mike Targgart

GREEN TEAM

This group is focused on working to improve our environment, here on campus, and in the larger community, by working on eco-friendly actions and helping to educate others about climate issues that face our world.

Moderator: Mr. Mike Faby

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

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. The Interact Club completes at least one community service project and at least one project that promotes international understanding and goodwill each year.

Moderator: Mrs. Teresa McCabe

LATIN AMERICAN STUDENT UNION (LASU)

The Latin American Student Union (LASU) 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 Vargas and Mr. Anthony Rojo

LIFE SKILLS

This club focuses on improving students' general kowledge of essential skills that are needed in the 'real world' including: how to interview, budgeting money and how taxes work.

Moderator: Mrs. Carolyn Doyle

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 each student’s 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. Matthew Linhares

MITTY MED

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

Moderator: Ms. Heidi Negendank

MODEL UN

Moderator: Ms. Carolyn Cmaylo

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 skills will be taught at each outing. Some ride 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 cultivate 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

PAWS CAUSE

Paws Cause helps to raise awareness about animals in need by identifying issues such as: endangered species, stray animals, humate/cruelty-free products, etc.  The club also plans to create simple, hand-made items for animals in need (toys, blankets, etc.).

Moderator: Ms. Lauren Zachmeier

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.

(Click HERE to learn more about the PIT, sign-ups take place only in the Fall at the beginning of the school-year)

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 

PHYSICS CLUB

The mission of the Physics Club is to increase fundamental understanding of physics which leads to more creativity amd real-life problem solving. 

Moderator: Mr. Nathan Stibrich

POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CLUB (PCC)

Learn about Polynesian cultures through lessons, music, and dance. The PCC works to enrich the Mitty community through sharing the customs and cultures Polynesia.

Moderator: Mr. Sione Taufoou

REFUGEE OUTREACH

This club's mission is to raise awareness about the refugee crisis, primarily focusing on the overflow of migrants fleeing Syria and going into Greece. Activities include Skype with people living in refugee camps in Greece.

Moderator: Mr. Tim Wesmiller and Ms. Marian Wyman

ROBOTICS 

(Please see: ROBOTICS PAGE

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: Mrs. Theresa Cooper

SOUTH ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (SASA)

SASA brings awareness of South Asian/Indian culture to Mitty through Bollywood dance and other activities. The club hopes to break down barriers as it brings awareness of the challenges facing India's society.

Moderator: Mr. John Marheineke

SPORTS INDUSTRY CLUB

Learn more about careers in Sports. There are so many ways to work in this indusrty beyond playing on a team or broadcasting.

Moderator: Mr. Pat Kennedy and Mr. Matthew Tau'foou

STOCKS AND FINANCE CLUB

This is a club for anyone who ever has thought about what the stock market means.  The club hosts 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 as well as the student who is interested in shorting a stock.  This group offers a fun environment where students can 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

TOUR DE EUROPE CLUB

This club offers members the opportunity to delve into the rich cultures of the countries of Europe, both past and present. Club members will be participating in a variety of activities including: food preparation workshops, Bocce Ball, music, and more.

Moderator: Mrs. Christina McDougall

ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB

This club's mission is to bring people together to play Ultimate Frisbee and have fun.

Moderator: Ms. Michaela Bubak

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

WEBTOONS

The mission of this club is to introduce a new free form of literature to its members so people can come togerther and make friends with people who share similar interests.

Moderator: Mr. Jesse Wallace