Activities and Clubs

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.
 
Jim Cross, advisor 
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.
 
Lynn Sweet, advisor
Randy Lyon, advisor
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.
 
Lynn Sweet, advisor
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
 
Karen Gustafson, costumes advisor
G. Spencer Sweet, production advisor
John Lamson, sets advisor
Cory Wheat, assistant advisor
Lynn Sweet, directing advisor
The Freshman Class gets together to fundraise and to elect class officers. We fundraise for our junior and senior proms, class gifts, and donations.
 
Jim Cross, advisor
Dawn McEwan, advisor
Interact is a Co-Sponsored Club. They are sponsored by the Catamount Rotary and the Bennington Rotary The 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.
 
Interact is a Co-Sponsored Club. They are sponsored by the Catamount Rotary and the Bennington Rotary The 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.
 
Mason Mills, advisor
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.
 
Jean Dewey, advisor
Dawn McEwan, advisor
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.
 
Mason Mills, advisor
Mark Upright, advisor
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.
 
Rick Caswell, advisor
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.
 
Rick Caswell, advisor
The Recycling Club is looking for students who are interested in making a difference. The club meets Thursdays and Fridays after school for 30 to 45 minutes, collecting and processing all recyclable materials throughout the high school. Last year the club was revitalized, and between February and June we drastically changed the destination of much of MAUs waste--from the landfill to the Zero Sort recycling facility in Rutland, VT. 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.
 
Erin Lyon, advisor
Sara Coons, advisor
Chloe West, advisor 
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. 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.
 
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.
Staring Fridays in January and going through February vacation, the Ski Club will depart form the cafeteria 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 7:30 p.m. to ski or snowboard.
We will board and depart at 7:45 p.m. to travel back to the High School.
THINK SNOW, powder trails and long runs!!!
 
Randy Lyon, advisor
Douglas Patac, advisor
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
flowers
 
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.
 
The Society is classified as 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. (AATSP) 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 into Spanish Honor Society, students must be in 10th grade or higher and be currently enrolled in or have completed Spanish 3 at Mt. Anthony. 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.
 
Dylan Wajda, advisor
 
The Student Senate is the student-run government for MAUHS. Ten Senators from each class are elected by their classmates to serve a one-year term. As representatives of the student body, the Student Senate is a prominent voice for students in many areas affecting 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, educational forums and speaks outs on current issues, mock state and local elections, and dances at MAUHS. The Senate administers funds for scholarships, community service, and charitable donations.
 
 
The mission of the MAUHS Trivia Club is to bring together students throughout the school community in order to engage in informative and entertaining trivia-based competitions. As a club, students will help prepare for trivia competitions by developing questions and categories; and advertising monthly trivia competitions (which will be open to the entire school). 
 
Sara Coons, advisor
The MAUHS writing club is interested in writing poetry, prose, plays, song lyrics, essays, graphic novels, and everything in between! In a workshop style environment, students, of all abilities and ages, will focus on improving their skills through the process of revision. We will focus on building a community of young writers that are confident, creative and expressive. Students will build the skills necessary to be able to enjoy the process of writing, either as a hobby or a profession, for years to come.
 
Chloe West, advisor
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, layouts, ad sales, book sales and fundraising. Production of our all color, 168 page yearbook plus a 12 page spring supplement begins in the beginning of school through the end of the school year. Yearbooks are delivered and sold in May and June.
 
Mary Jo Kwiatek, assistant advisor
Christina Gabrus, assistant advisor
Meaghan Morgan-Puglisi, head advisor and photographer