Friday, September 28, 2018

Distinguished Young Women Program - for current Junior girls

What is it?This program is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments.  High school girls are provided college scholarships, build self-confidence, work on skills to interview effectively and to speak in public, and showcase excellence in academic achievement, physical fitness, on-stage performance skills, and the ability to think and communicate clearly.  
Participants are representatives of the "total young lady," who is involved in her school and community, and who is genuinely interested in furthering her college education and pursuing her career goals.

When and where is it?Program dates are July 19-20, 2019 at Vestavia Hills High School.  Rehearsals will be held July 12-18, 2019.

How do I enter?The deadline to enter the competition is March 3, 2019.  An orientation meeting will take place on March 10.  Interested students may apply online at and click the "Apply Now" tab. 

Have questions?Email 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

FREE ACT Workshop for Hispanic Girls

Girls Inc. of Central Alabama will have a FREE ACT workshop for Hispanic girls in high school (grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) on Saturday, October 6th from 9:30am to 2:00pm. The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 3rd.

In the flyer, Girls Inc. is asking the girls to return this form to the counselor or the ESL teacher. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Balfour - Graduation Supplies - It is almost time to order!

On October 1st a representative from Balfour will visit with ALL Seniors during their 5th period study time in the Bailey Theater During this meeting, Balfour will review the cost and process of ordering the graduation supplies (such as, cap and gown rental - required; announcements - optional).

Then, on October 10th during 5th period study, Balfour will return to campus to collect orders IN FULL.  This is the ONLY day Balfour will collect orders on HHS' campus.

Balfour's phone number:  205-981-9868

FAFSA Opens October 1st

Free Application for Federal Student Aide:  OPENS Oct 1st, visit for the 2018-2019 application.

Senior Portraits

DEADLINE Sept 29th - Senior portraits must be made at Belmont by this date.  Contact: Courtney at Belmont Studies (205)403-4020 regarding appts.

Friday, September 21, 2018


Homewood High School will be administering the ASVAB to interested Juniors and Seniors.  This test can help identify skill areas and career interests and furthermore explore possibilities for one's future.  Click the link for more information!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

HHS Peer Helper Study Talks

Time Management and How to get involved at HHS.
September 19th and 20th

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Calling All Parents: Keeping Our Daughters Safe

On September 25th parents from Homewood, Vestavia Hills, and Mountain Brook will come together to learn how they can keep daughters safe. 

See flyer for more details!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

CAPSTONE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY - for current Sophomores

CAPSTONE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY - for current Sophomores

The University of Alabama Honors College provides an environment where exceptional students can thrive. Capstone Leadership Academy (CLA) features a slate of dynamic speakers and group activities for students to develop leadership skills. One hundred sixty outstanding high school sophomores will be selected for this popular event on the University of Alabama campus. The Capstone Leadership Academy will be held February 28 – March 1, 2019.

Potential applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least a 3.0 and write a brief essay on one of three of Capstone’s leadership themes – values, vision, and voice.

If you are interested in being considered for Capstone, please complete the essay and return to Mrs. Brooks no later than Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Do you want to make a difference? Be a leader? Change your community? Then it is time to apply to the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). 

Each year 44 high school sophomores and juniors are selected from all over Jefferson County to participate in Youth Leadership Forum. For over 30 years, YLF has been training young leaders by providing hands-on opportunities to learn about their community and themselves. Is it your turn to become part of this select group? 

See Ms. Brooks or Mrs. Voltz in the counseling office for more information or to pick up an application or applications may be obtained from www.ylfbham.orgFor more information about the Youth Leadership Forum contact the YLF office at 205.252.6559 or susiea@ylfbham.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Journey: A Day on Addiction and Recovery

This is an event called Journey: A Day on Addiction and Recovery with this year’s keynote address given by local resident and creator of documentary “Recovering Hope” filmed in Birmingham and featuring over- the- mountain families. 

See the flyer and the Journey registration brochure for more information.

Friday, September 7, 2018

VIDEO re: Kuder & the Alabama Career Planning System

Click here to find out more about how Kuder and the Alabama Career Planning System can help you!