Clubs

Get involved on campus---JOIN A CLUB!

             
 

Mitty offers many extracurricular activities for its students. There are over 45 active clubsand programs 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.  

 

ACTS OF RANDOM KINDNESS

Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) is a positive space which provides opportunities to create and fulfill acts of kindness that boost your well-being and the well-being of those in your community. Simple acts of kindness bring us happiness, and with the foundation of kindness, ARK hopes to promote student wellness on campus. We aim to provide social connectivity, an emphasis on gratitude, and creative ideas to give back to society and family.

Moderator: Ms. Marian Wyman

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)

Our mission is to enrich the learning experience and recognize achievement to those interested in ASL. It encourages service, learning projects, academic achievements, and participation in annual art and ASL literature. Our goal is to develop a bridge between the hearing and Deaf community. This will help create friendships and bonds to cherish for the rest of our member's lives.

Moderator: Mrs. 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. Peggy Lemak

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 a strong community through teamwork, skill building, friendly competition and fun.

Moderator: Mrs. Carolyn Cmaylo

BIOLOGY CLUB

The mission of the Biology Club is to introduce students to the field of biology through  the study of some of the biological concepts and fun activities.  The focus will be on providing motivation, curricular resources and skills to participate in the USA Biolympiad,  and also  to excite and inform AMHS students about the various possibilities of a career in biology.

Moderator: Mrs. Kate Slevin

 

BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU)

The purpose of the Black Student Union is to celebrate and embrace Black identity and culture while understanding the issues impacting the Black experience at AMHS and within the community at large. This club welcomes all Mitty students, regardless of ethnic background. 

Moderator: Mr. Greg Walker and Dr. Miel Wilson

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. Catalina Tirado

CAMPUS ART LEAGUE

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

CAR & MOTORCYCLE CLUB

Car and Motorcycle Club brings students together who like cars and teach other people who want to learn more.

Moderator: Mr. Bill Hutton

CARDS FROM CALI

Cards from Cali provides students with an opportunity for outreach outside of their own community. We will be writing cards with positive and encouraging messages for young cancer patients and inspiration to those caring for them. These cards will provide hope for kids battling cancer and let them know they are not alone.

Moderator: Mrs. Bea Scott

CHESS CLUB

The mission of the chess club is to give students the opportunity to learn and play chess with others in the AMHS community. This is an environment where anybody of any level of expertise can feel free to play games and socialize. Meetings are once a month, and there are no mandatory meetings. We hope to create a space for people to have a good time.

Moderator: Mrs. Gruben-Trejo

CHINESE CULTURE CLUB

The mission of the Chinese Culture Club is to spread the knowledge of culture, art, and history of 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 of the language and culture.

Moderator: Mrs. Debby Lee

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 aims to foster a supportive community that grows students’ excitement and experience in computing. Through various groups, ranging from app development to artificial intelligence to quantum computing, the club explores various divisions of computer science. All members, regardless of their experience levels, will navigate through the field with mentorship and project-based learning.

Moderator: Ms. Alexis Jefferson

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

CUBING CLUB

The Cubing Club's objective is to promote interest in puzzle-solving, namely the Rubik's cube and its "twisty puzzle" derivatives. Its mission is to introduce people to the speedcubing community, bringing people together with a shared interest. Its goal is also to stress the importance of healthy competition and self-improvement, as speedcubing promotes participants to compete against themselves instead of against others.

Moderator: Ms. Diane Hart

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 favorite movies, have movie days, and make friends with common interests. Every club meeting will become the happiest place on campus.

Moderator: Mrs. Gruben-Trejo

e-SPORTS CLUB

The E-sports club is a virtual club where competitive and casual E-Sports gamers can meet others and play together in a supportive environment via Zoom and Discord. While playing games like Valorant and League of Legends together and watching professional tournaments online, students can have the opportunity to have fun, compete, and improve their gaming skills.

Moderator: Mrs. Shalini D'souza

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: Mr. Jesse Wallace

FILIPINX AMERICAN STUDENT UNION (FASA)

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

Moderator: Mrs. Elaine Calamba

FIND YOUR PEACE

The Healing Club provides a space for students, athletes or not, to discuss and practice preventive and rehabilitative techniques for the mind and body. In addition to bodily care, we aim to create a community of students connected by an overall desire to improve ourselves, both mentally and physically.

Moderator: Ms. Annie Burson-Ryan

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

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: Ms. Teresa McCabe

KOREAN AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (KASA)

The Korean American Student Association (KASA) aims to provide friendly support, a chance for bonding, and for  all students interested in Korean culture. Students enrolled in KASA will learn beautiful Korean cultures and interact through various game activities, Korean food, drama, songs, and celebrating Korean anniversaries.

Moderator: Mrs. Sigrid Jacobsen

LATINX STUDENT UNION (LSU)

The Latinx American Student Union provides a network of social, spiritual and academic support to Latinx students at Archbishop Mitty High School. We strive to educate and celebrate Latinx culture and history amongst ourselves and with the larger Mitty community. We welcome all Mitty students, regardless of ethnic background.

Moderator: Ms. Patsy Vargas and Mr. Anthony Rojo

LIFE SKILLS

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

Moderator: Mrs. Carolyn Doyle

LINGUISTICS CLUB

The Linguistics Club offers students a place to be introduced to and discuss the field of linguistics, including historical, evolutionary, and computational linguistics. The club will host discussions, learning resources, lectures, competition practice, and other activities, through fun and accessible meetings.

Moderator: Mrs. Shelley Hopkins and Mrs. Laura Prats

MATH TEAM

Join us each week as we tackle challenging math problems together and discuss interesting new mathematics. In addition to our weekly Math Madness battles against other highschools, the Archbishop Mitty Math Team attends a variety of prestigious events throughout the year. The focus is on problem solving skills not normally seen in the classroom.

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

MONARCHS TAKE THE MIC

Monarchs Take the Mic is an open mic club for AMHS students to boost their confidence in their creativity as they can display their original poetry, short stories, essays, or other written works in front of an audience while developing their public speaking skills. We will have at least two Monarch Mic Nites where students will share their creative talents. Members will help plan, coordinate, advertise, and recruit for Monarch Mic Nite. We will meet regularly to practice writing and performing skills in preparation for the event.

Moderator: Ms. Tiffani Lewis-Lockhart

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

NEURO/PSYCH CLUB

The NeuroPsych Club cultivates an environment in which students can enter the vast world of neuroscience and psychology. In this club, we engage in fun, brain-stimulating activities and games, have discussions on interesting topics and current events surrounding the field, explore career opportunities through seminars and panels, and more. Together, students can explore the inner workings of the brain and human behavior and meet like-minded peers

Moderator: Mrs. Shalini D'souza and Mr. Michael Okoro

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.

(Club activities and signups will be announced based on information provided by the Santa Clara County)

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

The Archbishop Mitty High School Photography Club provides opportunities for students to work together to share their love of photography and encourage the student body to show off their creativity. 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: Ms. Julia Rodriguez

PHYSICS CLUB

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

Moderator: Mr. Nathan Stibrich

PLARN & STITCHES CLUB

The Plarn & Stitches club brings students interested in traditional sewing, embroidering, crocheting and knitting as well as making things out of plarn (plastic yarn) to make good, creative use of plastic waste.

Moderator: Mrs. Stacie Allen

RECREATION AND WELL-BEING

The Recreation and Well-being Club promotes social interaction, health, sportsmanship and fun through various activities such as ultimate frisbee, pickleball, spikeball, tag, workouts and more! Creating a sense of community in its members, forging tight-knit bonds that will last for years to come. We are hoping to establish a safe space where classmates can meet new people and while striving to improve themselves physically and mentally. 

Moderator: Mr. Nathan Stibrich and Mr. Brian Yocke

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: Dr. Theresa Cooper

TABLETOP GAMING

The mission of the TableTop 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

TedX CLUB

This club offers members the opportunity to hear from speakers via the TedX platform to offer insights and start discussions regarding respect and inclusivity that would further enrich our community. Through a variety of topics, the aim is for all talks to embody the same underlying message: embracing thoughtfulness and respect for everyone, offering some outside perspective and insight to AMHS students and staff.

Moderator: Mr. Mick VanValkenburg

TRUE CRIME CLUB

The mission of the True Crime Club to investigate different cases of true crime using critical thinking skills. We hope to make connections using theories and ideas with one another and have fun while exploring different cases. We also hope to introduce a different field of work to anyone who would like to participate.

Moderator: Mrs. Carolyn Cmaylo

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