Feel like drawing? Love anime? Join the Anime club – it’s up and running. This club started five years ago with just five students and has evolved to include as many as forty. At the meetings, students (“Anime-niacs”) talk about their favorite anime characters, play cards, trade anime books, draw, and make new friends. Ms. Carnie is the club’s advisor, but students do all of the teaching and drawing. Sometime this year, probably in January, students will attend an anime convention downtown. All students are welcome!
This year Art club is coming together with Legacy to take our creativity and good deeds to our Sutter community and beyond! This year in addition to painting ceiling tiles, going to San Francisco and showing our work in galleries, all interested artistic Sutter Miners will be creating work for local children’s hospitals, senior centers, animal advocacy groups and other non-profits! We will also be looking for a space to do a mural, starting work on a community garden and thinking up potential “flash mob” ideas (but don’t tell anyone–it’ll be a surprise:-)! Art Into Action will be run by Ms. O’Neill (with guest appearances). ALL ARE WELCOME!
Have you ever wanted to communicate with deaf people, but didn’t know how? If so, join the ASL Club. During meetings, students will play fun games and activities to learn how to do American Sign Language.
The teachers in charge of the club are Ms. Vicari, the teacher of the deaf, and Ms. Vanderford, the interpreter. Ms. Vicari’s goal for the club is that students will learn the basic signs and be able to communicate with deaf people.
Tuesdays at lunch in room 103 (starting in October)
Do ideas whirl around in your head like the spin cycle on the washing machine? Are you looking for an outlet for your pent up teenage angst? Then come on by Writers Club where you have the opportunity to work on new writing, finish personal writing projects, and help others review their work. Come once or come every week. Mr. Mitchell wants to work with students who are passionate about writing and exploring ideas.
The Knitting Club has returned to Sutter with new projects and techniques for crafty students. Ms. Chavez says knitting is “a relaxing and useful hobby” and that it even exercises the brain. Club members will learn all the standard techniques as will as unusual skills like knitting with five needles. They will then use the skills to knit personal items like scarves and purses as well as blankets to donate to those in need. The club is open to everyone from beginners to advanced. No experience needed.
If you’re a fast thinker and enjoy the challenge of math, join Mathletes! The club is run by Ms. Martin and is meant to make math exciting through competition. “I want the students to have a great time with math,” she said. Members go to John F. Kennedy High School to compete against our rivals. The teams must complete a variety of group and individual tests in limited time. Sutter’s Mathletes have been on a first place winning streak for the last ten years and Ms. Martin wants to continue this tradition. To be a Mathlete you need a teacher recommendation and a love for math. The Mathletes practice at Sutter and compete in tournaments at JFK High School .
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Friday 2:45-3:45 in room 215
Competitions at JFK: October 18, November 15, January 10, February 14, March 21, and April 18
Want to design bridges, cars or egg landers and represent Sutter at competitions? If you’re interested in Math, Engineering, or Science and like to Achieve, MESA is the club for you. The club will meet regularly starting second quarter. Everyone is welcome.
Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community? Or if not, would you like to show your support and alliance to people who are? Either way, you have a place in the Coalition. This club welcomes people of all genders and sexualities to engage in open discussion and activism. We meet weekly to discuss issues relating to queer-straight relations and to provide a safe space for students to express thoughts, worries and questions and share advice with peers. Don’t let the fear of being different hold you back from changing the world! And remember, you don’t have to “come out” to come out to Rainbow Coalition!
Do you love skate boarding, but you have nobody to ride with? Whether you’re a seasoned skater or just getting started, join the skate club. The club meets in room 306 then heads over to the B Street Skate Park. During skate
sessions, you can practice your skills and learn new tricks from other club members. Everyone is welcome.
Joining Sutter’s debate team is a great way for your voice to be heard. In the meetings, participants discuss current events and prepare to compete in tournaments. Sutter’s team is nationally recognized and even won first place in the National Championships in 2009. Mr. Baradat, the club’s advisor, said that members need to, “want to debate, work to debate, and have fun debating.”
Sutter Strings is a year-long afterschool program offered completely free of charge where students of all levels can learn to play a stringed instrument. The club is led by retired Sutter orchestra teacher Ms. Vigil. Instruments are provided to participants who do not have their own. The only requirement is a commitment to show up every week on time and to practice at home between rehearsals. “It’s not really hard,” said Ms. Vigil. “You just have to take it step by step.” The orchestra will perform later in the season to show what they have learned.
Attention future filmmakers: Join Mr. Heckey for a hands-on introduction to video production! Students will learn techniques ranging from claymation
to to stop motion and create projects from animation to documentary. The year will culminate with a screening of student work for friends and family. Come to Video Club and learn all about multimedia productions.