Homewood High School Clubs

Arabic Club 
Mrs. Sale-Casalino

Our purpose is to teach basic Arabic language, to share the culture of the many Arabic speaking countries (food, music, traditions), and help provide resources to our HHS native Arabic speakers' students. Knowing that Arabic is a language, not a religion, the Arabic Club is open to all HHS students and faculty and staff.

Best Buddies 
Ms. Statum, Mrs. Dodd, Mr. McKeown, Ms. Killam

Best Buddies is dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). HHS Best Buddies Mission: Every student, no matter ability level, has a peer group to promote inclusion across all settings. Our motto is “Experiencing Life Together”

Bridging Cultures 
Ms. Gant

Members are dedicated to working together to bridge race, culture, and ethnicity at Homewood High School.

Mr. Kennah

Members of the debate team will learn the arts of argumentation, research, and public speaking by preparing for and participating in several area tournaments.

Environmental Club 
Ms. McBrayer

Environmental Club is a student lead organization that works to promote and educate the student body and faculty about local environmental sustainability opportunites and issues that impact our school and community.

ExCel First 
Ms. Gant

Character education and leadership group for girls at Homewood High School to build character, education, and leadership skills.

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America 
Ms. Clark

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national career and technical student service and leadership organization. FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) 
Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Allan, Ms. Collins

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets regularly and is open to all students. Meetings typically include music, speakers, activities, and fellowship with other students. The Homewood High School FCA follows the mission of the national FCA "to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church."

French Club 
Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Dameron Vines

The Homewood High School French Club is open to all students. We seek to encourage an interest in French studies, to create a comprehension of Francophone cultures and civilisations, and to promote international friendships. The main activity of the French Club is to organize for the annual Federation of French Clubs Convention that is held annually at the University of Alabama. Additionally, the club sponsors a French flim series, and "la Table Francaise", where students of all abilities can practice their French outside of the classroom setting.

Future Teachers of Alabama 
Dr. Brooks and Ms. Gant

Welcome to Future Teachers of Alabama (FTA)! This club is designed for students who desire to explore teaching as a career and/or the desire to work towards better educational opportunities and services for all.

Gay-Straight Alliance(GSA) 
Ms. Upton

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQ+ and straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform for activism to fight homophobia and transphobia.

HARD (Heritage and Righteous Destiny) 
Mrs. Dameron-Vines and Mr. Lyas

HARD is a black teen coalition that gives voice to the pressures of being a person of color in a predominantly white area. The goal of the club is to promote African American heritage with a focus on college opportunities, community engagement, teamwork, and social justice.

Latin Club 
Mr. Welle

Latin Club is for anyone interested in Latin language and Roman culture. Latin Club aims to increase interest and awareness of Roman culture, and organizes fun activities during the year. One of the club's main goals is to prepare students for participation in the Alabama Junior Classical League's convention in April. Membership is open to current and former Latin students.

Scholars' Bowl 
Mr. Welle

The HHS Scholars’ Bowl team satisfies the trivia buff in us all. Whether you are an expert in one subjectarea or many, Scholars’ Bowl is a great way to stretch yourself in a fun competitive way by answeringquestions about science, mathematics, history, language arts, sports, pop culture, video games, andmore. Practices are informal and held after school, usually on Tuesdays. The team usually participates in 3 or more tournaments during the year. The group also has periodic dinners and movie viewings together, so it also is a great way to make new friends.

Spanish Club 
Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Kersh, Mrs. Parker

The Spanish Club is a group of students who share an interest in learning Spanish. This group of students plan restaurant outings and other cultural events in the Birmingham area. Members can be current and former Spanish students.

Sports Medicine Club 
Mr. Harris

To provide opportunities to learn about the different career fields of sports medicine (athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc) through meetings and clinical experience with HHS teams and sports medicine staff in the athletic training room. Students would learn basic first aid and treatment skills to start, and progress through different levels by performing skills on google document provided by Club sponsors. Once students attain a certain skill level they would be allowed to work with Homewood High School athletic trainers providing care to student athletes.

Student Activism for Women 
Mrs. Sims

Want to be a positive role model for girls in the community? Want to empower young women and girls through acts of community service? SAW, Student Activism for Women, is a club of Homewood High School created for outreach to girls and women in and around Birmingham. The goal of SAW is empowerment through acts of service. Any student is welcome to join and make a difference in the lives of women and girls in the community.

Young Democrats 
Mrs. Roth

HHS Democrats Club is a group of politically inclined students who meet to discuss hot political topics (local, state, national, and international) through our democratic beliefs/perspective, but also learn how to be involved in affecting change.

Youth in Government 
Mr. Sweeney and Mrs. Piola

The purpose of the Government Club is to facilitate student preparation for and participation in two Alabama Youth in Government programs, Youth Judicial and Youth Legislature. Youth Judicial is a team mock trial competition, and Youth Legislature is a simulation of Congress in which students draft and debate bills. Alabama Youth in Government is a program of the YMCA that gives students the opportunity to learn firsthand about government and civic issues by taking an active role in the democratic process, boosting youth development, and contributing to a stronger community.

HHS Honor and Service Organizations

Beta Club 
Mrs. Flinkow

The National Beta Club's (often called "Beta Club" or simply "Beta") purpose is "to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service among elementary and secondary school students." Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the organization has more than 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally. Beta is an academic honors program with a strong emphasis on community service. It was founded in 1934 by Dr. John W. Harris, a Wofford College professor. Its motto is "Let Us Lead By Serving Others." Students are awarded membership based on their GPA (3.4 cumulative) and character traits during their sophomore year.

Mu Alpha Theta 
Mrs. Warren

Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honor society for students who have at least completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II with Trigonometry, and have maintained a 3.5 overall GPA and better than a 3.5 math GPA.

National Honor Society 
Mrs. Dark and Mrs. Horton

The Patricia Ragland Tolbert Chapter of the National Honor Society recognizes the academic talents of Homewood High School’s top juniors and seniors. Membership is based on the qualities of scholarship (a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.7 or higher), service, leadership, and character. Members must attend meetings, maintain academic standards, be involved in individual and chapter service and leadership projects, and remain upstanding in character. It is an honor to be selected and to serve in this organization. Homewood administrators and teachers salute these outstanding students. We encourage all Homewood High School students to uphold the ideals of the National Honor Society.

Heritage Panel 
Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Dameron-Vines, Mrs. Sale-Casalino, Mr. Thorne

The Heritage Panel is an organization that empowers a group of student leaders to make their school a more inclusive and welcoming place by creating a climate which discourages bullying and harassing behavior. This year-long program begins by training a diverse group of twenty-five students and five faculty advisors in an intensive two-day workshop. During the training, participants are asked to look within themselves and their school community and to make personal commitments to improve relations at school. Students prepare to sit on a panel and discuss issues which are relevant to their school experience and often include cliques, race, gender, cultural backgrounds, and exclusion. The panelists present to various classrooms, and the audience is invited to participate in a discussion of issues relating to the presentation. The Heritage Panel is a program of the National Conference for Community and Justice, sponsored by the YWCA.

Key Club 
Mrs. Smith

Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club is open to students in grades 9-12.

Patriot Pride 
Mrs. Cooley

We are the official hosts and hostesses of Homewood High School and the Homewood community. We serve as greeters, tour guides, and ambassadors for school and community events. Tryouts are held in the spring of each year for interested and qualified sophomore and junior students to serve the following school year.

Peer Helpers 
Mrs. Anthony, Mr. Butler, Mrs. Mills

The Peer Helper program is a student support program designed to assist and empower fellow students to make safe and healthy choices. The diverse group of students are selected annually based on application that considers grades, attendance, discipline, leadership, attitude, teacher recommendation and interview. Peer Helpers are taught a core set of helping skills including active listening, effective communication, problem solving, confidentiality and training specific to their areas of focus: substance abuse prevention, mental health awareness, suicide prevention, mentoring, digital responsibility, tutoring, and inclusion. Peer Helpers pledge to be positive role models who live a life free from harmful substances.

Student Government Association 
Mrs. Cooley

Student Government Association is a group of students who represent the student body by setting a high standard of school citizenship, promoting student participation, furthering interest in all recognized school activities, and promoting the general welfare of the school. These students work to plan events that benefit the entire student body such as the Homecoming dance, the canned food drive, the blood drive, Powder Puff football, etc.