Homewood High School Clubs and Organizations
Ancient Technology Team
The Ancient Technology Team discovers the technologies of past societies by researching, constructing and testing ancient machines. From the ballista to the scorpion to the aqueduct, we will explore ancient technology through building it. We meet afternoons from mid-September to December and from April to May. Even if you have never used a power tool, if you are interested in learning how ancient machines work, and you don’t mind getting a few splinters, come join the ATT. Our motto: “If they built it, we can, too!”
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 wants is open to all HHS students and faculty and staff.
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.
Members of the debate team will learn the arts of argumentation, research, and public speaking by preparing for and participating in several area tournaments. Meeting will be Tuesdays immediately after school in room 247.
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.
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.
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
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."
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. C. 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.
Lady Patriot Leadership Team
The Lady Patriots Leadership Team was developed with the goal of enhancing the leadership skills and opportunities for the young women athletes at Homewood High School. The program provides specific experiences that will allow the participants to further develop their talents and abilities and to utilize their leadership skills through their work with their fellow teammates, classmates, and the community. This program supports a student-athlete's development in five areas: academics, athletics, personal development, career development and community service. In the fall each varsity coach selects two student-athletes (11th grade or younger) to be a part of the Leadership Class for that particular year. Training sessions include a retreat, ropes course, team building acitivities, and interactive sessions from December through end of April.
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.
Mu Alpha Theta
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 Ms. Thorington
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.
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.
Mrs. Watts/Mrs. Anthony/Mrs. Morman
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.
Relay for Life
Cancer has affected all of us in some way, and Relay Club wants to stop it! We spend the Fall and early part of the Spring semester fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Then, on the day of the event, we’ll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others. Join us in making a difference!
Mr. Nichols and Mr. Lyas
Each Fall, the Robotics Team enters a six week competition to build a robot that competes against other area high schools. This group of students meets several days each week to build and design the robot by analyzing and solving engineering problems.
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.
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.
Mrs. Parker/Mr. Kersh/Mrs. Phillips
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.
Student Government Association
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.
Young Women’s Leadership Club