Thursday, October 31, 2013

“Out of the Darkness” Walk
Sunday, November 3rd
The “Out of the Darkness” Walk brings awareness to suicide prevention and provides support for families and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide.  Although the undertone of the walk is a sensitive, heavy issue, the walk itself can be uplifting and meaningful.  The atmosphere is one of remembrance but also of celebration of life.
Net proceeds from the Out of the Darkness Community walks benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.  To learn more about AFSP's mission, research and programs, visit
Walk to honor loved ones.  Walk to save lives.
For more information about the 8th Annual OOTD Walk in Birmingham à
Homewood High School Students Have A Project In Space

A team of Homewood AP Chemistry students were selected to participate in a project entitled “A Comprehensive Evaluation of Microgravity Protein Crystallization” with Dr. Larry DeLucas, Director of the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering at UAB.

Over 90 students from central Alabama representing 10 different schools are participating in both the ground based and flight based experiments. In addition to the ground based research, every school will have the opportunity to fly up to ten different protein samples in space and analyze the results upon their return to Earth. Homewood students visited the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering on October 28, 2013 to prepare their protein crystals for the tentative February launch of the SpaceX-3 unmanned rocket. Their crystals will be allowed to grow in microgravity and will return to Earth for analysis. HHS teacher, Kelly Reaves, will lead these students through this extraordinary opportunity.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jordan Sims Receives Invitation from the 2014 U. S. Army All-American Bowl


Jordan and the U. S. Army representatives holding the 2014 game jersey.

Jordan sharing the moment with his proud parents, Adrian and Lisa Sims.

Jordan being congratulated by HCS Superintendent Dr. Bill Cleveland and HHS Principal Dr. Zack Barnes.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Homewood High School's Class of 2014!

Friday, October 11, 2013

HHS Introduces First Patriot Mascot

HHS's first ever Patriot Mascot was introduced at the first Pep Rally of the year on August 30. Cole Fournier plays the part and has energized the crowds at Pep Rallies and on the Friday night sidelines. He's pictured here with senior cheerleader Mary Hannah Hall.
Kate & Mary Hannah Hall honored by
The Birmingham News

Kate and Mary Hannah Hall were named the Birmingham News / Scholar Athletes of the Week for the week of October 7 - 11.
HHS seniors are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

HHS National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for 2013 - 2014 are LtoR: David Selden, Sarah Grace McDuff, Jsoh Gardner, Roman Paoletti, and commended students Miller Williams and Yevgeni Gavrikov.
Racquel Williams Crowned 
2013 Homecoming Queen

The 2013 HHS Homecoming Court is LtoR:  Reneisha Smith, Emily Roberts, Hallie Tarpley, Racquel Williams (queen), Katie Potts, Abby Thompson.

Jamaiya Johnson Crowned as Miss Fire Prevention

Jordan Sims and Genny Pittman crowned
Mr. & Miss Homewood

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

HHS students participate in the Special Olympics

Students from HHS participated in the Special Olympics held at Jack Wood Stadium in Trussville on October 1. The athletes were given a huge pep rally and send off through the halls of HHS. Students, administrators, faculty, cheerleaders and the band cheered these athletes upon their departure from HHS.