Clubs and Honor Societies

Alpha Achievers

Information TBD

Art Club

An opportunity to be a part of all of the events and community that the NAHS sponsors without the GPA requirements or time commitments. All students interested in the Visual Arts are welcome! Meeting most Thursdays in the Main Art Room (230) from 2:15- 3:30. See Hammond School Calendar for Meeting days and Events.

Asian Awareness Club

Information forthcoming.

Badminton

The badminton club is designed for students who are interested in learning and playing the sport of badminton.

Schedule:  TBD

Location:  Outside (weather permitting)

Best Buddies

Information forthcoming.

Book Club

Students meet once a month to discuss student chosen books. The books we read cover a vast range or genres; there is something for everyone!  We will meet on the designated days in the Media Center from 2:15-3:00 PM. 

 

Find out more at https://hcpss.instructure.com/courses/32851/pages/student-book-club

Chamber Music Club

Chamber Music Club is for musicians who wish to play in small group ensembles outside of school.  Students volunteer their time to perform for community events and music department functions.  Students meet in the orchestra room on a monthly basis, or more often as needed.  Any student who plays an instrument or sings is welcome to join!

Class of 2018

Information forthcoming

Educators Rising

Information forthcoming.

Environmental Club

Information forthcoming.

ESOL Homework Club

Information forthcoming.

Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA is a career and technical student organization that prepares students for careers in business. Our chapter meets monthly and participates in competitive events as well as multiple conferences throughout the school year. For more information contact Mrs. Fitzpatrick. 

Global Quality Now

Information forthcoming

Golden Bears Mentoring

Our Golden Bear Mentor Program is designed as an extension of our Bear Time Advisory program. Teacher advisors work to empower our students who are struggling academically to be advocates for their own success. The program specifically targets students with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or below and who do not have any other formal academic supports in the building. These students work closely with their mentor/advisor to help identify academic and personal goals and strategies to improve or maintain progress towards those goals.

Green Team

Green Team is a group of students and teachers at Hammond that strive to educate the school and local community on how to be environmentally friendly.  We've obtained Green School status and continue to implement new ideas in order to maintain it.  We meet every other Wednesday from 2:15-3:15 in Rm 222.

Hammond Writer's League

An after-school club for those who love creative writing!  The group mets regularly to reveiw eachother's work an doffer constructive feedback as well as to suppor ant inspire each other as writers.

 

Location :  Room 214 (every Thursday)

Times:  2:15-3:15 PM

Hispanic Heritage Club

The Hispanic heritage club meets every Tuesday at 2:30. The room number is to be announced. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe environment to encourage the Hispanic students to build and reinforce a positive ethnic identity. And promote academic achievement and higher education through fun and informative activities throughout the year. Come join us!

Interact Club

The Interact Club is a service organization sponsored by the Columbia Rotary Club.  The Interact Club sponsors an annual canned food drive and participates in the Adopt-a-Road program with the Rotary members, as well as other community service projects selected by the members.  Meetings are held twice a month on Tuesdays in room 508 at 2:15.

International Club

The International Club is open to all students who would like to share their own heritage and cultural backgrounds or those who would like to learn about different global cultures.  Our big event is Culture Fest, which is held every spring, where students come together to represent, show off, and teach about their cultural backgrounds. 

International Thespian Society

International Thespian Society is an honor society for students who have earned the necessary points to join. ITS holds monthly meetings, produces the Winter Assembly performance, promotes theatre department activities and does community service projects.

Italian Honor Society

Information forthcoming.

Little Bear Nursery

Information forthcoming.

Math Team

The Howard County Mathematics League holds 8 competitions between all 12 high schools during the school year.  At each competition, students individually complete 6 difficult problems without a calculator and then collaborate in small groups to complete 5 team problems that are ofent more challenging.  We practice each week and have a competition each month from September through March.

 

Meetings:  Tuesdays

Room:  601

Time:  215-3 PM

Math Team

Information forthcoming.

Mock Trial

Information forthcoming.

Model UN

Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. Hammond's Model UN students participate in a 4-day conference hosted by Johns Hopkins University every February. If you are interested in joining Model UN please contact Dr. Moyer (Rm. 509) or Ms. Pfanstiehl (Rm. 510). Meeting dates TBA.

Mu Alpha Theta - National Math Honor Society


More information to come.
 

National Art Honor Society

Community service, GPA, Attendance and a passion for the Visual Arts are all part of the requirements in this Honor Society. Meeting most Thursdays in the Main Art Room (230) from 2:15- 3:30. See Hammond School Calendar for Meeting days and Events.

National Honor Society


The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

National Technical Honor Society


The Slogan of NTHS is “Excellence in American’s Workforce Begins with Excellence in Workforce Education”.
The Mission of the National Technical Honor Society is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities.
The Hammond Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society was founded in 2014.  The requirements for induction are:

Project Linus


We meet every other Wednesday to make no sew fleece blankets for Howard County's Chapter of Project Linus.
Hammond currently makes the most blankets of any HoCo school.
 

Robotics Team URSA Major

Ursa Major is a robotics team that competes in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) competition.  Students utilize what they learned in the classroom in a real worl hands-on situation that emphasizes marketbale skills like engineering, marketing, programming, business, and outreach.  During the build season, the team is given a new challenge and must design and build a robot that meets the criteria and constraints, in just 6 weeks!  Ursa Major has weekly meetings (TBD) during the entire school year, and then me

Science Club

The science club at Hammond High School aims to strengthen the student body’s conceptual and experimental scientific knowledge in fields including, but not limited to Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics. This the primary goal of the organization and, in order to accomplish it, the science club will attempt to educate club members and other interested parties through lessons, demonstrations, and first hand experimentations.

Science National Honor Society (SNHS)

The purpose of the Science National Honor Society Chapter at Hammond High School (Chapter #1038) is to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought. It is to advance the students’ knowledge of science, to communicate with the scientific community, and to aid the community with its comprehension of science. It is to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind.

SNHS Requirements:

Sexuality And Gender Alliance (SAGA)

We are a safe place to discuss and advocate for students who are gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or those who support the LGBT+  community, their struggles and their successes.

Meets:  Every other Thursday

Location:  Room 218 or Room 605

Times:  2:20-3:00 PM

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club is designed to promote the Spanish language and culture through games, events, and parties after school  Each month we will host a different event to promote Spanish/Latin culture to allow our students to engage in different types of learning through fun activities. 

Meeting Location:  Room 222

Times:  2:15-3:00 PM

Spanish Honor Society

Information forthcoming.

Student Government Association

Plan and organize spirit and school-wide events throughout the year. Raise money for local charities and organizations. Represent your peers in community decision making and work to make Hammond High a better place. 
Meeting days: Wednesdays
Meeting location: Room 604
Times of meetings: 2:15pm - 3:00 pm
Big events that you plan: Homecoming
 

Student Leadership Cadre

The Student Leadership Cadre at Hammond High School is a group of 10th-12th grade students, selected through an application process each June, who serve as ambassadors for the school, participate in leadership and service activities, plan schoolwide Advisory activities, and provide feedback to the administration. 

The Bear Press

The Bear Press has long been the school’s source of information and interesting editorials. The staff have built the program from the ground up over the years and now produce many fine papers including many articles and topics of discussion. This year's journalism class is the product of this and now plans to output monthly articles with many illustrations in color and in-depth articles. Bear Press sponsor and teacher Mr.Osborne leads the class and keeps The Bear Press staff involved and efficient, and makes sure the staff writers are meeting their deadlines.

The Vision: Highlighting Hammond’s Creative Talent

The Vision, Hammond's nationally recognized literary and art publication, provides a creative outlet for students to express individuality and convey artistic messages through a variety of rhetorical genres and diverse mediums. Our goal is to highlight the creative talent of Hammond's student body and create a community of expressive and unique artists and writers. We are always looking for submissions, as well as students who are interested in putting the magazine together in the spring. The Vision also holds Writers' Workshops for Hammond's creative writers.

Theatre Productions

For all information about productions, rehearsals, and upcoming events, please visit hammondhightheatre.org. 

Video Game Club

An open club for all students interested in group gameplay. Meeting 2:15-3:30 on Wednesday in the Photo Lab.

Yearbook

Yearbook is a “club” that is an actual class you take during the school day. In this class, you have the responsibility for creating and publishing the current year’s edition of Impressions, Hammond High School’s Yearbook! You must be enrolled in Yearbook I, II, III, or IV to participate. Level III and IV of the course earns an Honors level credit. This course is open to all grade levels.

 

Young Republicans

We meet on most Tuesday's in room 606. Come mingle with other conservatives and discuss current events/issues.