Trojan Daily

November 16, 2015

Cyber Security Making HGHS Relevant in IT Job Market

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Last week, Darrell Long and Cameron Case were honored to meet with leaders of the Defense Acquisition University to share how we have implemented the only Cyber Security program in Madison County. Hazel Green continues to be on the cutting edge of technology!

Cyber Security Students in Action!

CyberPatriot sponsors the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition which puts teams of high school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. Teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period. Mr. Case's team is expected to finish in the top 20 in the state in their very first competition. Go Trojans!

Parents, Students and Teachers: We Need Your Input!

Speak Up is the only national education research project that provides, people like us, a voice in national education policy, and they need your feedback to help local planning and decision-making. Surveys will be open for input through Friday, December 18th. Please visit,, and enter the survey password: speakup15.
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Monday Night: Trojan vs. Devil

The Trojans will be on the road tonight! Join us at Albertville High School as the Trojans take on the Devils. Junior Varsity teams tip-off at 4:30 PM. Varsity Girls and Freshman Boys tip-off at 6:00 PM. The Varsity Boys tip-off at 7:00 PM. Look forward to seeing you there and have a safe trip out!

Both Varsity and JV Cap-Off the Tournament with Wins

Both Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls cap-off the Trojan Tip-Off Tournament with huge wins. Both teams went 4-0 for the weekend! Next up, Monday Night Basketball against the Albertville Devils! "Loud and Proud, Trojan Nation!"

Ethan Stair in the Spotlight!

Ethan Stair, a Hazel Green Alumnus, had a strong debut as a freshmen for Mercer University basketball team, scoring 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting and grabbing five rebounds off the bench. Loud and Proud, Stair!

HGHS Basketball Clinic

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HGHS Robotics Club

Hazel Green held onto the top spot early on in the robotics competition this past Saturday! In fact, every single Hazel Green team made it into the semi-finals! Loud and Proud, Trojan Nation!

HGHS Spanish Club: Pulsera Project

The HGHS Spanish Club will be hosting a Pulsera Project bracelet sale beginning Monday, November 16th. Please see a Spanish Club member during the day or visit our table in the lunchroom during lunch to participate. The bracelets are handmade by Nicaraguans and Guatemalans and the $5.00 sale price is a donation to a charity helping education in these countries.

Tomorrow: Trojans vs Senators

Trojan Bowling takes on the Sparkman Senators tomorrow at 4:30 PM. Go Trojans!

NHTS Meeting

There will be a NTHS meeting Tuesday, November 17th before and after school in Mrs. Romine's room (C200). New and old members must attend one of the meetings. Please see Mrs. Romine if you have any questions.

HGHS & JDRF School Fundraiser 2015

Each year over 15,000 children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Our goal is to raise awareness and money to fund research to fund a cure for students in your school as well as other students across the nation! JDRF is the global leader in funding research to better treat, cure, and prevent type 1 diabetes. More than 80 percent of all money raised for JDRF goes to fund diabetes research or research-related education. You may go to to make a donation to JDRF. Our fundraiser will be held on November 13th-20th. 10% of the money raised will go directly back to your high school and earmarked for the clinic. A money container will be placed in each 2nd block class. Paper sneakers can be purchased for $1 or more in the nurse’s office. For more information or to make a donation visit your schools website or go to or email or call 1-256-794-1970.

USNA Meeting

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Bulldog Pharmacy Camp

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Get Ready for Another Summer of Duke Youth Programs!

Duke Youth Programs is a part of Duke University Continuing Studies and has provided summer academic enrichment for academically motivated youth for over thirty years. Each summer approximately 650 youth from around the nation and world, representing some twenty states and five different countries, attend one of our summer programs. Camps open for registration on December 1st! They offer 13 different programs for students from grades 6-11. For more information on how to register for our programs, please visit our website at You can also contact our office by sending an email or giving us a call at (919) 684-2827

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Architecture Camp Session Two

This week-long program is designed to begin with basic concepts and concludes with several architectural design projects. These projects allow the students to display the information they have learned throughout the week. The workshop is quite intensive but overly exciting with the vast hands-on experience the students receive. While working each day in the Auburn University School of Architecture studios, students will be given not only individual guidance, but they will have the opportunity to engage and learn from the university's highly-qualified professors

Summer Art Studio

This program is for rising 10th, 11th, or 12th grade art students who want to pursue excellence in artwork, and would like to experience a strong university art program. The spacious and well-appointed Department of Art studios in Biggin Hall, right off Toomer's Corner and downtown Auburn, provide an ideal setting for the camp, and participants will receive an immerse course of instruction that will jump-start and expand their art making abilities.

Design Workshop Session One

Auburn University's Design Workshop offers an engaging program for rising 9th - 12th grade students interested in a professional career in design. Hosted by the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction's School of Industrial and Graphic Design, this week-long resident camp offers an intensive design experience beginning with the identification of a design problem and rapidly progresses through idea generation, concept development, and exploratory prototyping.

Computer Science for All Girls

CS4ALL - G is a collaboration project funded by NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund that builds upon the Auburn University (AU) and Southern Union State Community College (SUSCC)'s successful joint efforts in recruiting and retaining girls and special needs students in computing careers.

High School Leadership Conference

The High School Leadership Conference (HSLC) is a two day event hosted on Auburn's campus by Auburn University student-leaders that is designed to help high school students with their leadership abilities. The purpose of this organization is to develop, inspire, and promote leadership to potential Auburn students. HSLC strives to foster leadership skills through intentional development while promoting the spirit of Auburn.

Once again the Madison County Board of Education is teaming up with United Way of Madison County to raise money for United Way. Get your clubs, churches, businesses, family, friends to raise money to donate to United Way of Madison County, or you may make a one-time personal donation. Please see your teacher for a donation form. You may donate by cash, check, credit card, just fill out the form and turn it into Ms. Helton, Ms. Lambert, or Ms. Weir. We appreciate your support!

Dates to Remember

November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

December 21-January 5 - Winter Break

February 25 - Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

April 1 - Prom

May 24 - Graduation (7:00pm)

Permanent Announcements

Hazel Green High School has lots of opportunities to get involved! Visit our school website for a complete listing of our extracurricular activities, and find a place for your child today!

INOW Parent Portal

Go to
Use these credentials when first prompted

User Name: mcsparent

Password: ilovemyschool

Once you have successfully logged in to this site, use your INOW user ID and password. Usernames and passwords from previous years are still valid. To obtain a user name and password, see Mrs. Watson in Guidance.

SAFE-2-TELL text tip line - Report bullying, threats, and dangerous activities anonymously at 256-536-8355

Revision to Pre-Approved Absence Policy- Students requesting pre-approved, excused absences will need to turn the form in to Mrs. Sharp at least 20 days before the planned absence. Forms can be found on the school website.

Procedure for Riding the Bus with a Friend
- Any student who plans to ride home on a bus with a friend or to another address should follow the procedures below. No student will be allowed to ride to a different address without verification of parent/guardian approval by a school official.

1. A parent/guardian note should be turned in before first block to the receptionist desk at the back of school. The note should contain the address and information for the bus driver and should include the date and a correct phone number for verification purposes.

2. Pick up the verified note from the receptionist during lunch.

3. Give the note to the bus driver when entering the bus at the end of the school day.

Juniors Have Free Access to ACT Online Prep - All juniors will receive a personal user name and password to the ACT Online Prep website. This is a great resource to be used in preparing for the ACT Plus Writing assessment which will be given to all of our juniors during school. All students are strongly encouraged to utilize this service provided to us. For more information, visit

First Priority/FCS
meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00 in the Black Box Theatre. All students are welcome to attend.

Parenting Assistance Line:
PAL is a service where anyone can call a toll free number 1-866-962-3030 and receive useful, practical information and assistance with developmental and parenting questions and concerns. Available 8:00am – 8:00pm (central time) Monday – Friday.

Going green at “the Green”. The Hazel Green High School Special Education Department needs your old cell phones and ink cartridges. Items to be recycled can be given to a Special Education teacher or left for collection at the office. Your support of our recycling fundraiser is greatly appreciated.

Reward Cards:
Parents/Students/Employees, please remember to use your reward cards when you visit Publix and Hazel Green Pharmacy. Every time you have them swipe your card, HGHS will receive a portion of the sale. If you need a reward card, just stop by the main office to pick one up.

Pay for your child’s meals from the convenience of your home or office 24/7

Click on the following link: .

Driver’s permit:
Students /Parents, remember to pick up the Student Enrollment Form before you go to get your permit. The driver’s license department will not allow you to take the test unless you have this form and it cannot be faxed after you get there. These forms are good for 10 days only.

Loyalty Reward Tags:
(Hazel Green Pharmacy Loyalty Key Tag Program) Parents/Students/Employees, please remember to use your loyalty key tag when you visit Hazel Green Pharmacy. Every time you purchase a Prescription/Gift/OTC have them swipe your tag. HGHS will receive a portion of the sale. If you need a loyalty key tag, just stop by the main office to pick one up.

The special education department recycles the following items
. They can be working or non-working and can be dropped off at the front office or in room C-115: Cell Phones, Gold jewelry, Ink Jet Printer Cartridges, Laptops & Netbooks, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, Digital Video Cameras, GPS Devices, Radar Detectors, Kindle & Sony Book Readers

Online Payments
You may now pay fees and purchase tickets to sporting events online. Go to .

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