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Clubs & Organizations

Ancient Technology Team - Mr. Welle

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!”


Beta Club - Mrs. Hardin

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. 


Chess Club - Mr. Welle

The Chess Club is a meeting place for the chess enthusiast at Homewood High School.  Members meet weekly to hone their skills, compete against other players and enjoy the company of fellow chess enthusiasts.  Each nine weeks the club holds an internal chess tournament to challenge players of every ability level.  Everyone is welcome.


Dead Poets Society - Mrs. Marchino

Dead Poets' Society is a Spoken Word Club inspired by the film Dead Poets' Society starring Robin Williams.  Students joining this club will meet every Tuesday from 3-4 in room 244.  We will discuss life, write poetry, and perform poetry for each other.


Debate - Mrs. Anastasia

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.  


Democrats Club - 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. 


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.


Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America - Mrs. Fleenor

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. Appell, Mrs. Collins, Coach Burgess, Dr. Johnston

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.


Game Club - Mr. Kersh

The HHS Game Club provides the opportunity for students to gather together and play a variety of tabletop games, both cooperative and competitive. Games range from strategy games to card games, classic to modern. The goal is that students enjoy the fun gameplay of these games, but learn to work cooperatively with each other while meeting new people. Any and all students are welcome to come roll the dice!


Gay-Straight Alliance(GSA) -

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. 


Improv Club - Mrs. Marchino

Improv Club gives students the chance to be creative and funny with their friends after school. We play games that are similar to those on the tv show "Whose Line is it Anyway?"  You don't need any acting experience just an open mind and a big desire to be thoroughly entertained.  


Key Club - 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.  The program is designed to enhance leadership within interscholastic athletics, the school 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 - 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.


Mu Alpha Theta - Mrs. Dark

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. Reaves/Mrs. Rouleau/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.


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.  We help with any event held at or sponsored by Homewood High School, such as athletic tournaments, academic tournaments, show choir and band events, graduation, open house, curriculum nights, AP night, awards banquets, registration, orientation, new teacher work days, professional development days, tours of any kind for any group, etc. 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. Watts/Mrs. Anthony/Mrs. Morman

The HHS Peer Helpers pledge to live a positive, healthy lifestyle free from harmful substances (drugs, alcholol, tobacco) and attitudes. Peer Helpers bring awareness to issues during Red Ribbon Week, Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, and Teen Dating Violence Month.  We enjoy mentoring young kids and encouraging our peers during tough times.  A diverse group of students are selected annually based on grades, attendance, discipline, leadership, attitude, teacher recommendations, and an interview.  


Robotics Club - 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.


Saw - Kristi Dutton

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. 


Scholars' Bowl - Mrs. Delahay

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 in3 or more tournaments during the year. The group also has periodic dinners and movie viewingstogether, so it also is a great way to make new friends.


Student Government Association - Mrs. Kreider

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.


Spanish Club - 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.



Young Women’s Leadership Club - Ms. Gant