Activities and Clubs

Auto Restoration Club allows students to learn how to restore old cars from the ground up including rust repair, panel forming, welding, and all mechanical aspects of an automobile.
Doug Patac, advisor
The BSA will strive to provide a community and safe space for black and brown students to voice their concerns and work to implement change within our school and larger community. Students are encouraged to join if they are interested in working collaboratively to foster a culture of inclusion and diversity within our school.
Meeting time: 2nd Tuesday of the month in Room 226
Taisha King, advisory
Bowling Club is open to all MAUMS and MAUHS students. Bowlers of all levels are welcome. The club meets at Bennington Lanes on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-4:30pm and costs $6 per session. Shoes and ball are provided. 
MAUMS students should see Tracy Galle to sign up. MAUHS students should see Amber Pierce to sign up. 
Mount Anthony Chamber Singers is open to students by audition only providing a higher degree of musical challenge than what is currently available to students within the school day schedule. It also allows students who wish to be involved in music an opportunity when they can’t otherwise fit it into their class schedule. Members of Chamber Singers are passionate about singing and developing their musicianship skills. This mixed ensemble rehearses beginning in September and performs in all vocal music concerts throughout the school year. 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.
Meeting time: Mondays & Thursdays 2:30-3:15 PM in RM 229
Lynn Sweet, advisor
This club offers students an opportunity to learn and play chess and other board games (both classic and modern) while building relationships with others. We pride ourselves on friendship, fair play, and good sportsmanship.
 Meetings: Mondays 2:00-4:00 pm (rm.025)
Randall Lyon, advisor 

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program is a year-round program where cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits.


Meeting: 2:05-4:00 Tuesdays in Room 238, optional Saturday mornings off campus


Hal Friday, advisor

This club provides students an opportunity to learn about Climate Change and work as a group to come up with solutions. Students will be involved in planning activities and initiatives and collaborating with others in our community who are working on this issue.
Meetings: Mondays 2:10 (rm.125)
Dylan Wajda, advisor
Each year, depending on the level of interested singers, Mount Anthony DaCapos/Madrigals is either a group of less experienced singers who are looking to develop their skills, or a group of highly experienced singers for which singing is their top priority and they are considering pursuing singing and/or music as a possible career path. This year (22-23), Madrigals is open to students by audition only, requiring strong sight singing skills, part independence and a high level of commitment to the ensemble. This mixed ensemble (SSAATTBB) has a maximum membership of 12 students. The group will perform in all vocal music concerts throughout the year as well as in small community engagements. Students will also work on Solo repertoire for auditions at the Eastern and National levels as well as preparation for college auditions. The style of music is typically early Madrigal music through contemporary small ensemble choral repertoire.
Meetings: Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:15 PM in Rm. 229
Lynn Sweet, advisor
This club is open to all STAFF and STUDENTS. This is a great way to become familiar with a language spoken by our newly arrived Afghan students and practice with native speakers. This club is inviting our EL students’ culture and language into our school and thereby making them feel welcome.
Meeting: Tuesdays 3:00-3:45pm (rm.101)
ShirShah Sadat, advisor
Description: The MAU Drama Club is a very active group of talented and creative students. We produce at least 3 shows each year. This year, the club will produce a Fall Musical Review, a Winter Comedy and a Spring Musical. Past productions include Singing in the Rain, It’a a Wonderful Life, Cafe Murder, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, Oliver, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Addans Family, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummers Night Dream and many more!  All interested 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, design, production etc.
Meeting time: Monday-Friday 3:30-5:30 pm in the MAU Auditorium
Mike Cutler, production advisor
Cory Wheat, sets advisor
Enrique Segura, customers advisor
G. Spencer Sweet, assistant advisor
Lynn Sweet, directing advisor
Run organizational and information meetings for the class and participate in fundraising for class events. 
Jamie Estey, advisor
Hockey Club is a club to promote the sport of Ice Hockey. It provides students with the opportunity to promote physical fitness, physical agility, leadership and team play. Students will learn to skate on hockey skates, stick handling, passing, shooting and team play.
Meetings: Wednesdays starting October 19th 5:30-6:30 pm
Doug Patac, advisro
Interact is a Rotary-Sponsored service club that gives young people in high school an opportunity to participate in fun and meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends. The basic principle of Rotary Interact is to help others.
Meeting time: Thursdays at 7:20am in the auditorium 
Description: The MAU Jazz Ensemble explores jazz and other popular styles of music and prepares for school based and community performances. This allows students to explore a wider variety of musical genres and develop extended playing techniques on their instruments as well study improvisation. 
Meetings: 1 hour once a week
Mason Mills, advisor
Run organizational and information meetings for the class and participate in fundraising for class events. 
Jean Dewey, advisor
The MAU Nation is for students in grades 9-12 regardless of involvement in sports or activities who would like to help increase student attendance and support at home functions as well as advertise for events, and will be under the advisory of Mark Upright. The objective of this club is to find ways to increase student attendance at home sporting events as well as plays, concerts, and performances in order to show support to participants. This club will take on the responsibility of advertising for every HOME sporting event, concert, play, etc by creating posters that will be hung around the school and fliers that will be distributed to students.This club will work in collaboration with Ashley Hoyt,( Activities Director) to incorporate ways to increase student involvement at events without creating a financial burden for our students. This is a year round club.
Meetings: the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month
Mark Upright, advisor
This outdoors club intends to provide students with the opportunity to do outdoor activities in and around Bennington. Activities will depend on student experience and interest, but will include hiking, snowshoeing: cross-country skiing, and biking outings. The club will also meet after school to plan trips, talk about outdoor sports, and learn relevant skills. We will also collaborate with the local Bennington  Appalachian Trail Committee to do trail maintenance work and connect MAUHS to our community and the Appalachian Trail that runs through our backyard.
Meeting: Thursday at 2:10 in room 125
Dylan Wajda, advisor
National Honor Society is a nation-wide organization which recognizes high school students grades 10-12 who show outstanding academic achievement. Students are selected for membership after a review by a faculty panel. 
Meetings: Nomination required
Brooke Remington, advisor
The MAU Pep Band provides live popular music for a variety of MAUHS Athletic Events and school-based gatherings. 
Meetings: 1 hour once a week
Mason Mills, advisor
Sexuality and Gender Awareness Alliance (SAGAA) provides education and foster awareness about sexuality and gender for the MAUHS community. It acts as a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and allies.
Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30 in Room 233
Chloe West, advisor
The MAUHS Sound and Stage Crew is open to any students interested in furthering their knowledge in the area of Live Sound production, Lighting Basics and Stage Craft. It allows students who wish to be involved, an opportunity which they can't otherwise receive during their school day/schedule. The group is between 10-15 members. This group begins meeting in late September and is involved in supporting the tech for all student performances throughout the school year.
Meetings: Wednesdays 2:30-3:15 PM in the Auditorium
The Spanish Honor Society was organized to recognize students’ high achievement in the study of Spanish language and cultures, and to promote continued interest in Hispanic studies. In our Spanish classes, the curriculum focuses on the ACTFL World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and areas of Communication, Cultures, and Comparisons. Spanish Honor Society expands on our core language curriculum by meeting the ACTFL goal areas of Connections and Communities as we seek to offer opportunities for our members to use their Spanish language skills to build connections with their community here in Bennington as well as Spanish-Speaking communities around the world.
Meeting: Thursday at 2:10 in room 125
Dylan Wajda, advisor
The Student Sentare is the student-run government for MAUHS. Members participate in various community and school committees and boards, such as the school board and Community Task Force. In the past, the Student Senate has sponsored fundraisers, a Red Cross Blood Drive, education forums and speeches on current issues, mock state and local elections, and dances at MAUHS. The Senate administers funds for scholarships, community service, and charitable donations. 
Meetings: Tuesday’s 7:20 am Room 111
Jordyn Burke, advisor
Hannah Finnegan, advisor
Alison Brigham, advisor
The IGNITE program's mission is to create a peer mentorship program that will provide freshmen with support during their transition to high school. This support will take the form of personal relationships with encouraging upperclassmen peers and an opportunity to engage in their school community.
Meeting time: A full block on the first Monday of every month in the library or office conference room
Run organizational and information meetings for the class and participate in fundraising for class events. 
The Ski and Snowboarding Club night skis weekly in January and February. Join us for skiing and snowboarding under the lights at Berkshire East Mountain Resort. All students at MAU or MAUMS are invited to attend. We leave after school from MAUHS, pick up students at MAUMS then ski into the early evening. We return to MAUHS for drop off.
Doug Patac, advisor
Randy Lyon, advisor
Run organizational and information meetings for the class and participate in fundraising for class events. 
The Patriot Ledger Yearbook Club is open to all Mt. Anthony students with an interest in preparing the current yearbook!  Club members will participate in all aspects of yearbook production including pho-tography, design, scheduling, marketing, organization, sales, distribution, problem solving, and much more.  Yearbook Club is a friendly and cooperative group with the goal of having fun and providing the best yearbook possible to our school community.  We encourage members to join and come when they can!
Christina Gabrus, advisor
Mary-Jo Kwaitek, assistant advisor
Kristen Barrett, photographer