Clubs & Organizations

Student Activities

All students are welcome to apply to any of the clubs and activities listed below!

Students interested in starting a new activity or group should contact any teacher they would like to be their adviser.

Anime Club

Anime club is for Okatu (anime obsessed) anywhere!  We meet every Friday and watch anime, discuss anime, or learn about Japanese culture.  We also take field trips to AnimeCon, Manga stores, Japanese stores, and restaurants. We try to watch a wide variety of anime, so there is something for everyone! You can check out the anime schedule on our website

For more info, contact Ms. Southwell!

Art Club

Open to all Mather students interested in fine arts, decorative arts or design, Art Club is a creative space for students to work on a broad range of projects. The club's structure emphasizes student choice. Artists can work on their own unique project or they can take part in planned projects. Ms. DiClerico works with select students on college portfolio development. Art Club also has regularly scheduled visits to museums and galleries.

See Ms. DiClerico for more information about joining.

Board Games

Every Thursday, students and staff on the Board Games Club meet to have fun playing board games and and enhance their logical thinking skills. They play everything from Katan to Virtual 8-ball Pool.

See Mr. Mintz or Ms. Bruder for more information about joining.

 

Book Club

Club members read and talk about self-selected books, magazines, manga, and comic books. Members “pitch” the books they would like to read next, and take turns facilitating the club. Book club members get free books and special access field trips and author visits. 

For more info, contact Ms. Southwell!

Cooking Club

Cooking Club comes together to create delicious, easy to make recipes that everyone loves! We cook breakfast, lunch and dinners that can be put together in about 30 minutes. Best of all, we get together to have fun and eat!

Check out our website to see what we're cooking. Contact Ms. Burgher for more information about joining.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Dungeons and Dragons is a live-action role-playing game. You create a character, and then the Dungeon Master takes you on adventures. It combines imagination, creativity, and some math.  We play with students at the Tilden Campus using Zoom and a discord channel.  If you want to learn about Dungeons & Dragons, check this website.  

For more info, contact Ms. Southwell!

Green Team

Mather's Green Team is an eco sustainability club that works to reduce waste and make Mather a greener place through service learning projects!

See Ms. Berg for more information about joining.

Opening Act

Students practice collaboration and positive risk-taking through theatre games, culminating in a performance entirely written and directed by the club.

Senior Events Committee

Senior Planning committee is a place where students create their footprint on the events and planning for senior year in order to build morale and excitement around these awesome senior activities.

See Ms. Dobarganes for more information about joining.

Yearbook

The Mather Yearbook is a 92-page publication that is produced each year to memorialize our school year. The theme is chosen by the Senior students on staff.

See Ms. Dobarganes for more information about joining.

Urban Culture Club

The Urban Culture Club seeks to find ways to recognize and validate the lives of Black and Brown students.

Email Mr. Morle, Ms. U. Williams, Ms. Jervis, Ms. Burgher, Mr. Adamec, or Ms. Wohl for more information about joining.

Organizations

Mather is home to several organizations. Students interested in participating in any of the organizations should reach out to the sponsor.

Branching Out

Branching Out New York City School Year Program provides young people between the ages 14-24 the opportunity, during the school year, to explore resource stewardship practices through a variety of educational workshops and hands-on field experiences. Youth participants provide support to New York City and Boston-area parks and are engaged in training sessions to address ongoing landscape stewardship projects. Throughout the year, youth also continue to build professional development skills and explore career and education pathways. This school year, five Mather students, ranging from sophomores to seniors got the opportunity to participate in the Branching Out School Year Program.

Contact Ms. U. Williams for more information.

Navy JROTC

Navy Junior ROTC (NJROTC) at Graphics Campus is a 275 cadet unit whose goal is to provide students with fundamentals in citizenship and leadership. Students learn to contribute through community service to both veteran and community based organizations. They learn to lead through advancement within the unit, where they are given greater levels of responsibility, both in personnel and organizational management.

See Lt. Cmdr. Dash for more information about joining.

Peer Mediation

Peer Mediation is a resource in our school for conflict resolution! Students are trained in skills such as empathy-building, active listening, verbal and non-verbal communication, and contracting. Our trained mediators are called upon to facilitate healthy discussions between Mather peers and to create contracts that help these disputants avoid future conflicts.

See Ms. Steffens for more information about joining.

Student Government

Mather's student government works with students across all grade levels to provide a voice to our students as well as organize fun and meaningful activities to enrich the school year.

See Ms. DiTommaso for more information about joining.

Students & Educators for Equity (SEE)

The purpose of Students and Educators for Equity (SEE) is to advocate for policies and practices that eradicate disproportionality impacting historically marginalized communities. To change unfair and unbalanced access to educational experiences, we believe in a youth-driven authentic decision-making process in our ultimate pursuit of liberation. 

See Ms. Ditommaso or Ms. Thompson for more information about being part of Mather's SEE program.

Equity Team

Mather's Equity Team is focused on examining school practices and policies regarding academic and behavioral supports, and learning about beliefs and perspectives related to discipline practices, academic interventions and supports, culture, race, ethnicity, language, and gender diversity.

Contact Mr. Morle for more information on becoming a student member of the Equity Team.

Manhattan Borough Student Advisory Council

BSAC high school student representatives meet monthly to discuss issues and concerns that affect their respective boroughs.

See Ms. Ditommaso for more information.