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.
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
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
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
Moderator: Ms. Laura Sanders
This club offers astronomy fans an opportunity to learn more about space related subjects and participate in space related events.
Moderator: Dr. Greg Scott
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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. Mike Greene
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
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
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
E-Sports will be a place on campus where video game enthusiasts can interact with each other while playing games and viewing professional tourantments online.
Moderator: Mr. Parvis Sales
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
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
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!
Green Team works to identify ways to work towards helping our environment by discussing issues and solutions and participating in clean-ups.
Moderator: Mr. Mike Faby
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 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
The Italian Club offers members 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
This club offers an environment where students can learn, teach and practice the Japanese language, as well as learn about Japanese culture.
Moderator: Mrs. Alisa Guglielmo
The Kickball Club offers students an opportunity to play kickball with their fellow classmates.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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 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.
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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
The Podcast Club gives students an opportunity to research and speak about topics they feel strongly about, such as social-justice issues, and share their ideas and perspectives in a modern, easily accessible format.
Moderator: Mr. John Marheineke
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
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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 Cooper
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
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
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: Mrs. Gretchen Weidenbach
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
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
Learn a variety of poses, the purpose, the philosophy and the history of yoga. Practice in an environment where you can do yoga movements safely and correctly.
Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Lesnick