|Grad Night Party||The Graduation Party, a Homestead tradition that is hosted by the parents of seniors, provides a safe celebration after the graduation ceremony. This all-night-party at a secret, off-site location followed by a campfire breakfast in the quad, gives our students a wonderful memory of their senior year at Homestead High School. Thousands of volunteer hours go into making the Graduation Party unforgettable for our Homestead seniors. Parents of all HHS students are encouraged to volunteer at VolunteerSpot|
|Alcohol Awareness||The PTSA helps sponsor and provides volunteer support for this award winning program which shows students the very real and deadly consequences of driving while impaired.
The Alcohol Awareness Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks. This emotionally charged program is designed to dramatically show teenagers the dangers of drinking and driving. This powerful program will challenge students to think about drinking, personal safety and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are involved.
|Career Day||PTSA provides hospitality funding for Career Day, held every other year at Homestead High School. At Career Day, parents and community members give presentations and demonstrations to Homestead students, offering them the opportunity to learn about various careers.|
|Baccalaureate||Baccalaureate, held a few days prior to graduation, is a time for Seniors to come together as a class and reflect on their four years at Homestead. Despite being held in a church, it is not a religious ceremony. The ceremony includes both instrumentals and vocals by Homestead students, and student and faculty speakers. PTSA sponsors this event, including a light reception following the ceremony.|
|Honorary Service Awards||The PTA Honorary Service Award Program recognizes the service and dedication of volunteers who have gone above and beyond for our school. The HSA Program includes the Very Special Person, Honorary Service, Continuing Service, and the Golden Oak Service Awards. A donation to the HSA Program Funds is contributed on behalf of each winner. These funds support the California State PTA scholarship and grant programs. Since the program was founded in 1965, the California State PTA has awarded more than $4,000,000 in student loans, scholarships and grants.|
|Reflections||The Reflections program is a National PTA arts recognition and achievement program. It recognizes students for their contributions in four categories: literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts. All Homestead students are eligible to participate.|
|Senior Scholarships||Each year PTSA awards several grants to students who submit the winning essays. The essay theme is typically announced at the end of March and essays are due by the beginning of May. Awards will be given at the Senior Awards Night.|
|Senior Awards Night||In addition to PTSA Scholarships, students compete for a host of other awards and honors. PTSA is happy to sponsor a reception to graduating seniors and their families.|
|Teacher Appreciation||Teacher appreciation brunches are sponsored by PTSA at the end of each semester. This is a great way to say “Thank You” to the teachers who shape the minds of our students. Volunteers are asked to donate entrees, sides, desserts and beverages or their time to help serve brunch to our dedicated and wonderful teachers.|