Clubs

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Mitty offers many extracurricular activities for its students. There are over 40 active clubs on campus throughout the year. These clubs usually 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 

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: Ms. Tina Otayco

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

The Beach Volleyball Club aims to unite members through playing a variety of games and allowing students to interact with their peers. Club members will utilize the sand volleyball court donated to us by Kerri Walsh. No prior beach volleyball experience is necessary!

Moderator: Mr. Pat Kennedy

BIO CLUB

The Bio Club seeks to provide an environment for members to explore a wide variety of topics in the field of biology through experiments, videos, and other nuanced activities that extend beyond the scope of the classroom. The club connects classroom knowledge with fun, tangible experiences that further develop a compassion for a range of topics in biology. In addition, members will be given the opportunity to take the USA Biology Olympiad Exam which is a nationwide competition designed to allow students to demonstrate their commitment to biology which takes place in the first two weeks of February 2017.

Moderator: Mr. Tom Motroni

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

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 

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

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. Mike Greene

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

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

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

E-SPORTS

The Mitty eSports Club seeks to bring Mitty students together through the shared passion and love for various video games, including League of Legends, Overwatch, and CSGO. We hold bi-weekly meetings and many other activities (tournaments, casual sessions, etc.) throughout the school year; some for prizes and some for pride. Above all, we value having fun, sportsmanship, and inclusion in all of the club’s activities.

Moderator: Ms. Stefanie Hoover

FASHION CLUB

The Fashion Club serves to encourage self-expression through fashion both on and off the Mitty campus. Through bringing together all students with an interest in fashion, this club hopes to establish a space where Mitty students can involve themselves within the competitive style industry while developing relationships with other fashion enthusiasts. Members will be able to participate in a variety of club meetings, such as DIY fashion days or clothing exchanges. In all, the Fashion Club aims to be a unique artistic outlet for all style-savvy students.

Moderator: Ms. Elaine Calamba

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

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. Betsy Portillo

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

GUITAR CLUB

The Guitar Club welcomes 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 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

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. Jeff Petersen

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

ITALIAN CLUB

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

KOREAN CULTURE CLUB

The influence of South Korean pop culture such as music and fashion is on the rise in our country. The Korean Culture Club enables those who are interested in the culture to get together to further explore South Korea's customs and current trends. Planned activities include outings to Korean restaurants, celebrations of some of Korea's oldest traditions, and screenings of popular Korean movies and shows. The purpose of the Korean Culture Club is to bring together people of all backgrounds who share an interest in South Korea's unique culture.

Moderator: Ms. Justina Williams and Ms. Erin Simon

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 Mireles and Mr. Anthony Rojo

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. Ron Nicoletti

MITTY CAR CLUB

The Mitty Car Club connects car enthusiasts, future collectors, and performance oriented drivers to learn more about automotive care, repair, and to meet friends.  If you love cars, please come by.

Moderator: Mr. Michael Accorsi

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

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. The club teaches students to think and communicate both as delegates and diplomats of a world community and provides them with the necessary skills to create sound solutions to world problems.

Moderator: Mrs. Sigrid Jacobsen and Mr. Keith Mathews

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

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.

(Contact the Student Activities office for more information.)

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

REFUGEE OUTREACH CLUB

The primary goal of the ROC is to bring awareness and educate our members, our school and our community about the plight of millions of refugees and find ways the group can make a positive difference to even a few of the refugee children that suffer every day.  ROC members will connect with Syrian refugee community, starting with the Mirsini Refugee Camp in Killini, Greece, to communicate directly with Syrian refugee children and support them by providing emotional support, offering them hope and encouragement. ROC will also study the causes of the Refugee Crisis and the migratory routes and methods of fleeing. Our Club will invite guest speakers, experts in the area, and organize a community event to support the World Refugee Day on June 20th!

Moderator: Tim Wesmiller

RC (Remote Control) CLUB

The ultimate purpose of the RC Club is to educate people about the aerodynamics and engineering applications of model aircraft and cars, and in doing this, have members design and build their own creations using the fundamentals taught in the club. The club offers hands-on learning and group work in building these models and thus, the members will have input in design and a foundation in mechanical and electrical.

Moderator: Mr. Jesse Wallace

ROAD CYCLING CLUB

The Road Cycling Club’s purpose is to help build a community of students with various levels of experience but a shared love of road biking, exercise, and fun. The club provides an opportunity for students with a common interest to get to know each other. The club introduces group riding to beginner-level riders while offering more experienced riders opportunities to share in the fun. At least once a quarter, the club will go on group rides in the area. By encouraging students to go on our group rides, we build a supportive cycling community at Archbishop Mitty High School.

Moderator: Mr. Ryan Olein 

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: Ms. Theresa Cooper (Hannon)

SCIENCE FICTION CLUB (aka SCI-FI 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

SLAVIC CLUB

As a part of this club, students will learn about Slavic cultures. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Slavic languages and cultures and apply these skills through various interactive activities.

Moderator: Mrs. Debra Cassara

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

THE ROUND TABLE

The Round Table is a social awareness club that gives students a place for safe, open discussion about current issues. We believe that communication is key in keeping peace, and want our club to be a space of mutual understanding.

Moderator: Mr. Anthony Rojo

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