The Alpha Achievers
Targeting African-American males in grades 9 - 12, the Alpha Achievers Program is a youth centered educational program jointly supported by Howard County Public Schools, the Alpha Foundation of Howard County and the Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Operating in all twelve Howard County high schools, the program fosters a positive learning environment that encourages academic excellence and leadership development.
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.
The badminton club is designed for students who are interested in learning and playing the sport of badminton.
Location: Outside (weather permitting)
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 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!
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 Mr. Miley.
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 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.
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
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Time: 215-3 PM
Who: Students interested in helping their peers, encouraging good mental health, and/or
psychology. All participants of the club are expected to be there to help and support their peers.
When: Once a week (Date determined by Ms. Scott)
Where: Ms. Scott's room
You can come to talk to other students instead of a counselor if you feel more comfortable doing so, feeling stressed, or want to help other students!!
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.
The National High School Mathematics Honor Society with the mission of improving the Hammond community by utilizing math talents, developing passiosn for math, and promoting learning. Community service and interesting speakers at meetings! Applications will soon be available, check the website below.
Meetings: Second Tuesday every month
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Wednesday
Location: TV Studio
Times: 2:20-3:00 PM
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
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
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 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, 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.
For all information about productions, rehearsals, and upcoming events, please visit hammondhightheatre.org.
An open club for all students interested in group gameplay. Currently on hold due to lack of interest.
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.