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Mills High School Clubs

 

ACADEMIC DECATHLON CLUB:

Academic Decathlon is a national extracurricular competition, in which students compete in ten subjects (Science, Math, History, Music, Art, etc.)and performative tasks (Speech, Interview, and Essay). Each team is comprised of Honor Students (above 3.5 GPA) Scholastic (3.0-3.49 GPA) and Varsity (below 3.0 GPA). Meet Wednesdays at lunch in room 131

 

 

ADVOCATES OF GENDER EQUALITY:

As a first-year club, we aim to educate our peers at school on the different standards placed on individuals based on gender. This club is meant to empower students interested in social issues such as gender equality and to create a middle ground for people to learn more, inform others, and encourage equality between all genders. Meet every other Wednesday at lunch in room 115

 

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS:

The Red Cross Club mission statement is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We are a relatively new club, founded a few years ago, that provides volunteer hours to high school students through events related to our 5 lines of services for fundraising. Meet Wednesdays at lunch in room 125

 

 

APP IT OUT:

Our club was started this year with the goal of teaching students of all grades basic coding. We believe all students have the potential to code and make programming useful for themselves and others. Meet Thursdays at lunch in room 308

 

 

ARGENTINE TANGO CLUB:

Any student who wishes to learn Argentine Tango is welcome to join. Meetings are held every Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the dance room.

 

 

ARTS & CRAFTS CLUB:

The purpose of this club is to gather students who are interested in making handmade crafts, improving their creativity by doing activities such as drawing, puppet-making, cooking, and painting. Meetings are held every Tuesday during lunch in room 217.

 

 

BIOLOGEES:

The Biologees Club takes biology out of the classroom and puts it in a “field-trip-like” perspective. We hold dissections, clean ups, and visits to local museums and other relevant places. Oh, and we take selfies. Meet Fridays at lunch in room 243

 

 

BRAILLE CLUB:  

The club’s purpose is to teach the reading and writing of braille and to foster an awareness of the visually impaired. Meet Wednesdays at lunch in room 252

 

 

CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION (CSF):

CSF is a nationally recognized honor society. Students are eligible to join if they maintain a roughly 3.5 GPA throughout the year. CSF hosts the school blood drives, Toys for Tots, and various service clubs. Meet every other Thursday at lunch in room 136

 

 

CHESS:

The Chess Club is a place where students can play chess with each other and discuss various aspects of the game. Playing chess develops important skills such as patience, concentration, and abstract thinking. Meet Tuesdays at lunch in room 231

 

 

CHINESE CULTURAL CLUB:

Club began five years ago at the request of Chinese-American Students. The purpose of CCC is to advance, promote, and educate all youth in some major Chinese cultural highlights including Lunar New Year activities, Chinese Games, food, etc. Meet Tuesdays at lunch in room 132

 

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE:

This is the first year of computer science club. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students who are interested in computer engineering and programming to explore the realm of computing. Each year we participate at Stanford’s programming contest to learn and share our knowledge with others who share the same passion as us. If you’re interested in computers, come and hang out with us! Meet Mondays at 3:20 in room 231

 

 

DECA:

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Expect guest speakers at the top of their fields, hands-on activities, field trips, and more. Meet Fridays at lunch in room 136

 

 

DRAGON TEAM:

Dragon will be 20 years old this spring. The dragon was designed, created, and assembled by students. The dragon has undergone change over the years, but essentially it remains the same structure. The team has performed in the Millbrae New Year's event and in San Francisco's Lunar New Year Parade for the past 17 years. The purpose of the Dragon Team is to promote the icon of a dragon in the chinese calendar. Meet Thursdays (in January, February, and March) at lunch in room 132

 

 

DRAGON BOAT CLUB:  

The purpose of this club will be to provide an environment where students can express and discuss their shared interests in the sport known as “Dragon Boating”.  Meetings are held on Thursdays in room 146.

 

 

DRILL TEAM:

Drill Team is a group of dancers who promote spirit with a specific type of dance technique through the school year by participating in rallies and quads. Meet Tuesdays at lunch in room 213

 

 

ECOHUB:

New Club that strives to protect the environment as it is deteriorating as time passes. We hope to make a difference, not only in the community of Millbrae, but in other locations as well.  Meets are held Wednesdays in room 214.

 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLUB (EAC):

The Entrepreneurship Club was informally started in the 2014-2015 school year with the aid of Mr. Phillips to launch the nonprofit Silicon Rainforest to sustainably alleviate poverty around the world. This school year, the club has expanded its mission to help students learn more about entrepreneurship and get involved in the real world entrepreneurial ventures. Among other projects, the club is running a marketing campaign to collect used laptops for charity and promoting the Mills Study Hall, an online study area where students can receive homework and college application help. Meet Mondays at lunch in room 131

 

 

FHA-HERO:

FHA-Hero is a career technical student leadership organization for middle and high school students involved in Home Economic Courses. As a chapter, we meet bimonthly and prepare for competitions and take on leadership roles beyond Mills. We also provide lots of opportunities for recognition and community service - you’re always doing something fun and engaging in this organization. Meet Wednesdays at 3:15 in room 214

 

 

FILIPINO AMERICAN ALLIANCE (FAA):

The purpose of FAA is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Filipino Culture and the culture of Filipino Americans. Meetings are held every Tuesday during lunch in room 221.

 

 

FILM SOCIETY:

The purpose of this club is to appreciate film making and to learn how to make independent films. Also, the club will host specific film appreciation events on campus. Meet Thursdays at lunch in room 146

 

 

G.A.T.E:

The purpose of the club is to provide an environment for students to share their talents and learn new things. We also use these collective skills and talents to give back to the Mills community. Meet Mondays at lunch in room 122

 

 

GREEN YOUTH ALLIANCE (GYA):

We are an environmental club focused always on the education of environmental topics and we participate in lots of projects with the goal of working toward an environmentally friendly world. Meet Thursdays at lunch in Ms Michot’s room

 

 

GSA/SPECTRUM CLUB:  

The GSA(Gay Straight Alliance)/Spectrum Club discusses gay rights and the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity. Meetings are held every other Monday during lunch in room 218.

 

 

HEFORSHE:

Inspired by the UN gender equality campaign, HeForShe, this club was created to inspire female success and male involvement in the pursuit for equality and educate students on the importance of feminism. This club is an environment for guys and girls to become more excited and involved in the societal conversation about gender equality. Meet Thursdays at lunch in room 115

 

 

INTERACT CLUB:

Interact’s goal includes serving the community and promoting international understanding. As an individual club, their additional purposes include the promotion of positive student relations and leadership skills. Meetings are held every Monday during lunch in room 243.

 

 

JAPANESE CULTURAL CLUB:

Japanese Cultural Club’s goal is to promote and teach students about Japanese culture, food, and activities. We also want students to spread awareness to other students who are unfamiliar. Meet Fridays at lunch in room 154

 

 

JAPANESE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:

The Japanese National Honor Society encourages students to continue their Japanese study to the AP level. Japanese National Honor Society members plan and participate in local activities in order to promote Japanese culture, like the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival. Meet Friday at lunch in room 154

 

 

KEY CLUB:

The club’s purpose is to open doors for great opportunities to learn lots about giving and skills to make life easier. To do service to help others in need. Meet Tuesdays at lunch in room 136

 

 

KOREAN CULTURAL CLUB:

The purpose of this club is to spread Korean culture. During club meetings, we discuss about cultural festivals, watch dramas and music videos, learn to greet in Korean, and perform a variety of kpop dances. We also do a lot of vending events. Meet Wednesdays at lunch in room 154

 

 

LATINA MENTOR PROGRAM:

The purpose of Latina Mentor is to improve self-esteem, focus attention on academic and career success, and assist members in going to college/university. Meetings are held every Monday at lunch in room 121.

 

 

MATHEMATICA CLUB:

Founded last year by Michael Chang and David Lu, the Mills Mathematica Club is a gathering of students interested in learning the Wolfram Language. The Wolfram language has been gaining more popularity in the the workplace and among developers making it a useful language for STEM companies. Mathematica meetings cultivate an environment conducive to learning the Wolfram language. Meet Tuesdays at lunch in room 223

 

 

MIDDLE EASTERN CLUB:

The Middle Eastern Club allows students that are from the Middle East to share their traditions and cultures with other Mills students. Meet Tuesdays at lunch in room 305

 

 

MOCK TRIAL:

Founded over a decade ago, the Mills Mock Trial Club aims to help students acquire a working knowledge of the American Judicial system, develop analytical and communication skills, and gain an understanding of their rights and responsibilities as members of society. Meet Tuesdays 3:30-6:30 in room 146

 

 

MODEL UNITED NATIONS:

MUN started 10 years ago for the purpose of the members taking on the roles of delegates representing countries assigned. Students learn the role of delegates in the United Nations, including arguing their nations’ position on global issues, writing position papers and negotiating resolutions. Meet Fridays at lunch in room 132

 

 

PEER HELPING:

Peer Helping aims to unite the student body and talk about the issues of bullying. We respect one another and celebrate each person for who they are. Meetings are held Thursdays during lunch in room 213.

 

 

PHILOSOPHY CLUB:

Mills Philosophy Club is a place for students who are interested in having deep discussions to exchange their ideas and learn more about philosophical topics. Our ultimate goal is not to learn exactly what to think, but rather to acquire the tools necessary to think for ourselves. Stay curious! Meet Mondays at lunch in room 136

 

 

PHYSICS CLUB:

The goal of this club is to bring students who are interested in the physical sciences and to provide activities related to physics. Meetings are held every Thursday during lunch in room 262.

 

 

POLYNESIAN CLUB:

The purpose of the club is to learn about the Polynesian Culture, people and share it among the Mills community. We have Polynesian students and others learn dances and learn about foods in the various Polynesian Islands. Meet Thursdays or Fridays at lunch in the mat room

 

 

ROBOTICS TEAM:

The Mills Robotics Team 253 was established in 1999. It has been competing for fifteen years, earning numerous awards such as the 2000 Judge’s Award at the NASA Ames Regional and the 2002 Imagery Award at the Silicon Valley Regional. Every year, we attend a regional competition in the spring and an off-season competition in the fall. This teaching fosters a cooperative learning environment that encourages and helps students acquire a wide variety of technical skill useful for STEM careers. Meet Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 in room 262

 

 

S.O.A.P. (STUDENTS ORGANIZING AGAINST PREJUDICE):

The purpose of this club is to spread and promote tolerance for all students without reference to race, religion, or gender, as well as speak out against any intolerance using methods of nonviolence. Meetings are held every Friday during lunch in room 501.

 

 

SPECTRUM:

Spectrum was founded to raise awareness of and provide a safe space for people of all sexualities and gender identities. Through organizing the day of silence and other LGBTQ+ activities, we promote awareness on campus. Meet every other Monday at lunch in room 218

 

 

S.U.A.S (STUDENTS UNITED AGAINST STRESS):

The purpose of this club is to reduce student stress caused not only from academics but also harassment. This club will provide a safe and secure place for students to talk about their stress. Meetings will be held every other Wednesday during lunch 221.

 

 

TED-ED CLUB:

The Mills High School TED-Ed club is a platform for students to freely hold discussions about passionate topics. As a sector of the TED-Ed program, this club promotes the use of public speaking skills and spreading ideas. Meet Wednesdays at lunch in room 136

 

 

THUNDERBOLT:

The Thunderbolt is dedicated to covering school news, student activities, opinions, entertainment and Viking athletics. We were established in 1958 and have been serving the community online and in print. Meet weekdays third period in 116

 

 

TNT BOOK CLUB:

TNT (Teachers and Teens) Book Club was formed two years ago to encourage and inspire students to read. The goal of the club is to forge a literary relationship between students and teachers in order to cultivate a reading culture on campus. Meet Fridays at lunch in room 146

 

 

TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS:

We aim to create a safe and welcoming community on campus that educates and encourages honest conversations about mental health. We host support group-based bonding sessions, initiate school-wide projects, and discuss issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and suicide. Meet Thursdays at lunch in room 145

 

 

TRIVIA TEAM:

The purpose is to have fun while competing in Trivia games! We are also known as the Quiz Kids. Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch in room 223.

 

 

ULTIMATE FRISBEE ORGANIZATION:  

The purpose of this club is to increase awareness of the sport of ultimate frisbee and allow members to learn and/or continue to participate in this sport with other members. Members will be taught and trained by experienced players to learn how to competitively play the non-contact version of this sport.  Meetings will be held on the field on Mondays and Tuesdays during lunch.

 

 

UNICEF:

The purpose of this club is to spread awareness about UNICEF’s work and connect students with opportunities to help children in need. Meetings are held on Thursdays during lunch in room 136.

 

 

UNITED AGAINST HUNGER:

The purpose of this club is to raise awareness among students about the problem of hunger and how it impacts our community. The club aims to inspire students to do what they can to help alleviate the problem through both individual and collective actions. Meetings are held on Thursdays in room 133.

 

 

VISION CLUB:

We are a long standing club whose purpose is to collect student-made works of art, prose, poetry, and photography and publish it in a magazine at the end of each year. We encourage creativity and the exploration of new ideas. Meet Thursdays at lunch in room 122

 

 

WOW CHRISTIAN CLUB:

The purpose of WOW Christian Club is to share the love of God with the Mills community and to encourage fellow Christians.

Meet Wednesdays at lunch in room 243