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Activities and Clubs

High School Clubs

Mt. Anthony Union High School students have a broad range of interests, which are reflected by the number of clubs and organizations to which our pupils participate. Joining a student club or activity opens the door to building new friendships, enhancing your academic life, and exploring career opportunities. Below, find an alphabetical listing of the offerings. 

 

Club Information

Ancestry Club

The Ancestry Club meets on Thursdays in Room 128 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Students have free access to Ancestry.com to investigate their family heritage. Students will keep files of their research, and produce a binder of their information, or a frame-able document. Genealogy is a wonderful hobby for all age groups, including young adults, and provide opportunities to: develop a stronger sense of family; bridge the gap between generations; share special time with your loved ones; make history come alive; encourage organizational, planning, communication, logic, problem-solving, and presentation skills; create an opportunity for lifelong learning The Ancestry Club meets on Thursdays in Room 128 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Students have free access to Ancestry.com to investigate their family heritage. Students will keep files of their research, and produce a binder of their information, or a frame-able document. Genealogy is a wonderful hobby for all age groups, including young adults, and provide opportunities to:
  • develop a stronger sense of family
  • bridge the gap between generations
  • share special time with your loved ones
  • make history come alive
  • encourage organizational, planning, communication, logic, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
  • create an opportunity for lifelong learning.
Advisor
Kristen Olmstead

Beekeeping Club

Beekeeping has been a hobby of mine for over 25 years and many students find beekeeping fascinating. Members of the BEEKEEPING CLUB will meet not only to become knowledgeable and confident beekeepers, they will be given an opportunity to: make candles, visit local apiaries, study successful queen rearing, harvest/extract/bottle honey, design and create labels and brochures, study the physical properties and chemical composition of honey and beeswax, design a method to locate a wild honeybee colony, and design experiments to study honeybee structure/function and how honeybees live, work, and communicate with each other.
Advisor
Jim Cross

Chamber Singers

Mount Anthony's Chamber Singers is open to students in grades 10-12 by audition only. This mixed ensemble rehearses Mondays and Wednesday's from 2:30 -3:30 PM beginning in September and sings in all vocal music concerts throughout the year. Chamber Singers also host an annual Valentine Cabaret in February. This ensemble performs throughout the community as well and many members travel for District, All State, New England and other festival competitions. The style of music ranges from early Madrigal to Pop. For further information please contact Lynn Sweet lsweet@svsu.org or call 447-7511 ext. 229)
Advisor
Lynn Sweet

Chess & Game Board Club

The Chess and Board Game club allows members to play a variety of board games, card games, and roleplaying games. Each week different games are picked by the club members. Both cooperative and competitive games are provided, as well as games club members bring in themselves, to ensure that there is always something there to play for everyone. The group will meet on Thursdays in the Upstairs Library from 2:30-4:00 p.m
Advisor
Adam Tronsen

Chris Pepper

Color Guard

Students perform with the MAUHS Marching Band at parades and halftime of football games. Students have the opportunity to participate and help create their routines that are performed.
Advisor
Jenna Bleau

Computer Gamers' Club

Students who are interested in computers and gaming enjoy meeting each Thursday in room 231. Every several weeks we walk to the Gamers' Grotto during our club time. In addition to hanging out with like-minded gamers, this club is an opportunity for students to socialize and interact inside and outside of the digital world. The Computer Gamers' Club is a forum which helps students to strengthen a variety of social and academic skills. Ms. Welles is joined by special educator, Diane Daley, as advisors of the Club.
Advisor
Jennifer Welles

Adam Tronsen

Computer Programming

The Computer Programming Club is for students interested making games. Students will use HTML5, CSS (cascading style sheets) and JavaScript to program simple games that can be played in your web browser. Students will be able to make 2d catch games, guessing games and shooter games. The club will meet Tuesdays after school from 2:05 ? 3:00 p.m..
Advisor
Douglas Patac

Da Capos

Da Capos is open to students in all grades by audition only. Da Capos meet twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm). Students will perform at each of the winter and spring concerts, the Pop concert and other smaller performances throughout the year. Repertoire will include music of various styles, including a cappella material and showtunes. With some pieces, choreography will be included as well as a small instrumental ensemble to accompany the group.
Advisor
Lynn Sweet

Dollars for Scholars

Advisor
Meaghan Morgan-Puglisi

Drama Club

The MAU Drama Club is a very active group of talented and creative students. We produce at least 3 shows each year, usually a Fall Musical, a Winter Drama and a Spring Comedy or Improv. Past productions include Pippin, Beauty and the Beast, Dracula, Romeo and Juliet, The Sound of Music, Noises Off and many more! All students are welcome and encouraged to audition for each production. In addition, club members are involved in all other aspects of theater including set construction, costumes, props, sound and lights. The Drama Club often takes trips to see performance on Broadway in NYC or at Proctor's in Albany. Interested students should contact Tim Foley (Room 064c by the CDC School Store 447-022, Ext. 470, tfoley@svcdc.org or Lynn Sweet (Rm. 229, 447-7511 ext. 229 lsweet@svsu.org
Advisor
Tim Foley

Environmental Club

The mission of the MAUHS Environmental Club is to encourage and prepare students for a future of environmentally responsible citizenship by raising their awareness and knowledge of environmental issues and fostering transferable leadership skills. Participating in Environmental Club activities will provide students with opportunities to learn about current environmental issues and get involved in both school and community projects. Members of the Environmental Club will engage in hands-on activities, participate in action-inspiring discussions, explore the outdoors, meet and spend time with like-minded peers, and more. A long term goal of the MAUHS Environmental Club is to encourage and support students as they develop a service learning project that focuses on an environmental issue to improve our school and/or local community. The Environmental Club will meet weekly on Wednesdays after school in Room 003.
Advisor
Allison Brigham

French Club

The French Exchange Club is restarting this year with the preparation of a cross-cultural exchange with Blaise Pascal High School outside Lyon, France. We will travel during our February vacation 2014 and host the French students in March 2014. The trip is open to students taking French or Latin. Students will be required to attend regular meetings in order to help with the planning and fundraisers. Students and their families will also host our French guests in March. The club will meet weekly in 126.
Advisor
Isabelle Herbert

Freshman Class

The Freshman Class gets together to fundraise and to elect class officers. We fundraise for our junior and senior proms, class gifts, and donations.
Advisor
Jim Cross

Interact Club

Interact is a Co-Sponsored Club. They are sponsored by the Catamount Rotary and the Bennington RotaryThe Interact club gives Mount Anthony students and opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.

These service projects include; working with Bennington's Sister City Project in Somotillo, Nicaragua, Warm the Children, delivering roses to women in local nursing homes on Mother's Day and mentoring.

The club meets on Thursday mornings at 7:20 am in the CDC Assembly Room. Please contact Dan Lucy at 447-7511 ext. 245.
Advisor
Kristin Kimball

Jazz Band

The MAUHS Jazz Band meets twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 - 4:00. Students audition for placement in the jazz band. The ensemble consists of the standard big band instrumentation. 

The jazz band performs at some home basketball games, Winter, Spring and Pop concerts, and elementary schools within the SVSU district.
Advisor
Marj Rooen

Junior Class

It is the responsibility of the Junior Class Officers to get their classmates involved in the fundraising from the Booster Club and school sanctioned projects. One big responsibility for the Junior Class is to put on the Junior Prom, which is typically held in May. We are always looking for parents of juniors to help with the set up and take down for the prom and the Booster Club events. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in volunteering your time. Thank you.
Advisor
Jean Dewey

Majorettes (Not running in 2017-18)

Students perform with the MAUHS Marching Band at parades and halftime of football games. Students must have baton-twirling skills. Students have the opportunity to participate and help create their routines that are performed.
Advisors
Pam Upright

Make-Create-Do

The purpose of the Make-Create-Do Club is to provide students with a space to be innovative and create. Some of the topics that will be offered include: * Design and create a piece of jewelry using Lapidary * Building a world cooperatively with others in Minecraft * Program a robot using Lego Mindstorms We are also hoping to explore many other new avenues (raspberry pi, 3-D printing, etc.) The club will meet Monday's 2:30-3:30pm in Room 007
Advisor
Dawn McEwan

Marching Band

The MAUHS Marching Band consists of all Symphonic Band students plus a color guard. Students must come to band camp in the summer (August).
The Patriot Marching band performs field shows for the home football games and marches in the Veteran's Day, Homecoming, Battle Day and two Memorial Day parades.
Advisor
Marjorie Rooen

Mathematical Competition Coalition

The Mathematical Competition Coalition is a club open to anyone who wants to challenge themselves mathematically. All levels of math from Algebra I to Calculus are welcome! Club members will meet weekly in Room 029 to learn new strategies for tackling complex math questions in preparation for local, national, and international math contests. Members may choose to participate in contests such as the Vermont High School Prize Examination in Mathematics, American Mathematics Competitions, the Euclid Contest, and many more! Advised by Mrs. Schonbeck, if you like challenging math, you're sure to have a blast!
Advisor
Katy Schonbeck

Messenger/Digital Media

The Mount Anthony 'Messenger' is a student-run newspaper. It provides students with an opportunity to make their voices heard in the community through articles, creative pieces, editorials, reviews and even cartoons/ art. 'The Messenger' is produced by student writers, editors and layout technicians, and advised by a Mount Anthony Lit. and Comp. department faculty member. The 'Messenger' is printed in the weekend edition of the Bennington Banner. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays in Room 223 from 2:05 to 2:30 p.m.
Advisor
Ashley Raspuzzi

Model Congress

The Model Congress Club is a debating society that focuses on the Annual Model Congress held at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. 
Students from all over New England gather to debate and pass bills the way the U.S. Congress does.
Advisor
Rick Caswell

Model United Nations

This club is dedicated to the study and debate of international issues and the working of the United Nations. Activities include inter-scholastic U.N. debate simulations with the New England high schools at regional colleges and the organization of the annual MAUHS Model U.N. Simulation.
Advisor
Rick Caswell

National Honor Society

National Honor Society is a nation-wide organization which recognizes high school students grades 10-12 who show outstanding achievement in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students are selected to membership after a review by a faculty panel.
Advisor
Rick Caswell

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club focuses on the practical, hands-on application of psychology. The club is dedicated to increasing awareness of psychological issues and events, conducting mini-labs and case studies in psychology, and networking with psychology professors and professionals to learn more about opportunities in the field. It generally meets once weekly.
Advisor
Hal Friday

Recycling Club

The Recycling Club is looking for students who are interested in making a difference. The club meets every Friday during SOS time (10:45-11:05 am), collecting and processing all recyclable materials throughout the high school. The club redeemed more than 8,000 returnable bottles and cans. We estimate this to be about 1/3 of the overall bottles and cans recycled. Doing the math and extending those numbers to the entire school year, that means our school community used almost 50,000 bottles and cans last year. In an effort to decrease such huge waste we sold reusable water bottles and continue to encourage everyone to use less, reuse more, and recycle whenever possible.
Advisor
Erin Lyon

Scholar's Bowl

The Scholars Bowl Team participates in academic competitions with other schools from around the state. Team members answer questions from history, literature, science, mathematics and other fields. The season culminates in the state playoffs in April.
Advisor
TBA 

Senior Class

The Senior Class officers meet monthly to make plans for their senior ball, senior class trip, graduation, and other budgetary projects. They are part of the graduation planning team, which begins meeting in January. Proceeds from their senior ball and fundraising efforts from their freshman-junior years help with their donation efforts to the school and the community. They donate yearly to the local Dollars for Scholars Chapter, which benefits their fellow classmates. They pay a portion of the expenses for the senior class trip.
A gift for the school is discussed throughout the year with administrators and faculty to find the perfect gift. It is then presented to the school principal at the annual awards ceremony in June.
Advisor
Christina Gabrus

Sexual & Gender Awareness Alliance (SAGAA)

Sexuality and Gender Awareness Alliance (SAGAA) will meet on Mondays at 2:30 in room 224 as a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and allies. We provide education and foster awareness about sexuality and gender for the MAUHS community.
Advisor
Kris Hansen

Hannah Levinger

Ski & Snowboard Club

The Mt. Anthony Ski Club is a club that is for both the skier and snowboarder. This club is for students of all abilities. Lessons are available for the beginner, the intermediate and advanced levels.
Starting on Tuesday the second week of January and going through February vacation, the Ski Club will depart form the "Circle in front of the High School at 2:30 p.m. and travel to Jiminy Peak in Hancock, MA. We arrive at Jiminy at approximately 3:30. Student members then have until 8:00 p.m. to ski or snowboard.
We will board and depart at 8:15 p.m. to travel back to the High School. We also have a special all day skiing trip on the Tuesday of February vacation week. We will depart from the High School at 8 a.m. and return at about 5:30 p.m.
THINK SNOW, powder trails and long runs!!!
Advisor
Randy Lyon

Douglas Patac

Sophomore Class

The Sophomore Class is made up of class officers who fundraise, make class-wide decisions and involve other classmates.
The following fundraising activities include:
Yankee Candle, Booster Club nights, raffle tickets and flowers.
Advisors
Beth Becker

Sound & Stage Crew

The Sound & Stage Crew Club supports all of the technical sound needs at the High School -- from Musical Concerts (including Choir, Band, Pops and other Special concerts throughout the year), Assembly Meetings, Graduation events and any other Sound support needs that happen throughout the school year. Participating members will be learning about the basics in acoustics, live sound mixing as well as live recording. Members will also be directly involved in designing stage plots, setting up and testing sound equipment and properly striking a stage setting to prepare for the next event. The Club will meet to support the needs of the events as they happen. A week before each event, throughout the year, the Sound Club would be meeting a few days before to prepare as well as for every scheduled performance.
Advisor
Spencer Sweet

Spanish Honor Society

The Spanish Honor Society is a national and international academic honor society in the study of high school Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Inc. The purpose of the Spanish Honor Society is to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies. To be considered for induction into the MAU chapter, students must be in 10th grade or higher and be currently enrolled in or have completed Spanish 3 at Mt. Anthony. They must also meet the minimum grade requirement and be nominated by the Spanish department. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month after school in room 125. We plan social events for the members' linguistic and cultural enrichment, provide free tutoring and homework help for all Spanish students at MAU and organize service projects for the community.
Advisor
Ellen Morelli

Student Senate

The Student Senate is the student government group for MAUHS. The Student Senate?s mission is to act as a liaison between the student body and administration in order to provide input and leadership to improve the overall school community. Students may join the Senate, and/or they are automatically members if they are Class Officers or have run for class office at MAUHS. This group participates in school events through four, student-chaired and operated committees: Education; Finance & Membership; Public Relations & Community; and Events. These students meet regularly with school administrators and act as a liaison between students and school officials and staff. The Senate meets on Wednesday in Room 231 from 7:20 ? 7:45 a.m., as well as additional time for committee work. Regular attendance and participation are required. The Student Senate Advisors are Brooke Remington and Jennifer Welles.
Advisor
Jennifer Welles

Brooke Remington

Ultimate Frisbee

The Ultimate Frisbee Club is an opportunity for students to "drop in" as their busy lives allow them some time to join us in a number of group activity options, such as but not limited to ultimate frisbee, frisbee golf and other team sports and group games that are of low cost, risk, or material needs. Essentially we meet once per week from 2:30-3:30, warm up, divide up into teams and have some fun doing a healthy activity that any student capable of participating in regular physical education classes could be expected to be able to participate in. The fall emphasis is on playing ultimate frisbee and we will continue with it until the weather prevents it or until interest drops off, at which time we will introduce another active opportunity, but currently we have always had from 16 to 22 people playing with a generally increasing level of participation at each meeting as word of mouth has gotten out.
Advisors
TBA 

Volunteer Club

The mission of the MAUHS Red Cross Volunteer Club is to get students involved in the community through service activities. The Volunteer Club's goal is to work with the Red Cross and other non- profit agencies in our community and inspire students to be productive lifelong community service leaders by encouraging a commitment to civic participation. Our club also allows students to connect with their peers from across the country and around the world as they serve under the symbol of the largest international humanitarian organization in the world. Aside from opportunities for training and leadership development, students will have the ability to choose mission-related activities that address your community's needs while delivering the life-saving services of the Red Cross. We will plan and implement projects that will save hundreds of lives from blood drives to disaster preparedness education. The Volunteer Club's mission is in line with the SVSU School Board's community partnership goal and with National Honor Society requirements for community service. Club membership and volunteerism are also looked at favorably when applying for college admission and employment.
Advisor
Brooke Remington

Lorrie Carra

Weight Room

The Weight Room, which is located off the cafeteria, will be open for all students from 2:30-3:15 p.m. each school day and be supervised by a faculty instructor.
Advisor
Ric Crosier

Wellness Club

The Wellness Club meets on Tuesdays in Room 007 from 2:30 to 4. The focus of the group is to promote wellness or "the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind" amongst the students here at MAUHS. Some of the goals include:
  • Building skills around working with others
  • Promote regular physical activity and nutrition ( ex. Zumba, Walks, Healthy Snacks, etc)
  • Encourage creativity, learning and problem solving
  • Building awareness and acceptance of one's self
  • Stress management
  • Living a lifestyle that is respectful of the environment
  • Having fun
  • Participating in the annual Relay for Life Event
Advisor
Dawn McEwan

Yearbook

Yearbook is both a first semester short block class (1/2 credit) and a club. Yearbook club is an after school or free time activity for students who have time and interest in working on the yearbook. Activities include photography, typing, proofreading, layout, ad sales, book sales and general yearbook organizational activities. Production of our all color, 172 page yearbook begins in the beginning of school through the end of the school year. Yearbooks are delivered and sold in May and June
Advisor
Judi Estes