Trojan Daily

November 18, 2015

Congratulations to our Employees of the Year!

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Congratulations to Cameron Case, Teacher of the Year, and Ruth Crabb, Support Person of the Year! Mr. Case and Mrs. Crabb were selected by a committee of teachers, students, parents and administrators based on their hard work and dedication to our students and our school. We are blessed to have them!

Gobbling Up Some Good Treats!

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The Learning Community

The Learning Community created some Thanksgiving fun with peer mentors by making turkey treats. The students worked on fine motor skills by carefully placing the items. They learned about how fast chocolate will melt in the microwave and make a mess! Finally, they learned a quick fun activity that they could create on their own. The best part - eating their work!
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Mrs. Cole's AP Chemistry

Chemistry students conduct an inquiry lab-Hand warmer design. They are investigating the energy changes that are accompanying the formation of solutions for common laboratory salts, and then they are applying the results to design a hand warmer that is reliable, safe and inexpensive.
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Coach Case's Cyber Gurus

Students are debriefing from CyberPatriotVIII and sharing their successes and frustrations. 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.
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Stand-Up Team

Stand-Up Team visited our hallways this week and spread a little Trojan Spirit! They put on a wonderful educational skit for our freshman classes! Loud and Proud, Trojan Nation! You make the difference!
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Hazel Green Choir

Featured here are members of the Hazel Green Choir who were participants in the auditions for Alabama All-State! Loud and Proud, Trojan Nation!

Win After Win

The Lady Trojans sweep the Lady Eagles moving both teams to 7-0! Varsity Girls winning 49-12 and Junior Varsity Girls over the Eagles 35-10! Junior Varsity Boys and Freshman Boys also took wins against Columbia! The Junior Varsity Boys Tip-Off Tournament begins tomorrow and will continue on throughout the weekend, more details to come. Friday, the Trojan Nation will take on the Grissom Tigers at home.

Wear Something Blue

Friday night is a home basketball game against Grissom. The Trojan Nation is wearing something blue to support Juvenile Diabetes Awareness. Trojans don't always wear blue, but when we do, it is for something good! Look forward to seeing everyone in their blue!

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.

Hazel Green Track & Field

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Indoor Track & Field

Featured here is the Hazel Green Track & Field Team preparing indoors but cutting no corners! Each athlete ran two timed 400s, four 30/60s, and then took a short class in form and how to run a curve. The track team will be better than before!

Ms. Abercrombie's Theatre Club

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Join us in Hazel Green's Blackbox Theater for Sixteen featuring Rachael Corey and additional dramatic monologues and duets on November 19th at 6:00 PM. The cost is $6.00. Look forward to seeing you!

Jr. Optimist Club Food Drive

Junior Optimist Club is hosting a canned food drive at HGHS. Students are encouraged to bring canned food items and non-perishable items to school to help local families that are in need this holiday season. Items can be dropped off in Mrs. Thompson's room N133 or Mrs. Braudaway's room C112. Deadline to bring your items in is November 19th. Thank you for your support!​

Hazel Green is an ACT Testing Site

We are excited to be an ACT testing site! We hope our students will take advantage of this opportunity! All Hazel Green students that register for the December 12th test date will be eligible for e-learning days during 4th and 5th block on Friday, December 11th. Sign up today and get the early release time to prepare for the test! Remember, the more exposure students have to the test, the better their score will be! Early registration ends November 6th, but you may register as late as November 20th with a late fee entry.

ACT E-Learning Day

Taking the ACT at another location December 12th? Then you are still eligible for an E-learning day during 4th and 5th block on Friday, December 11th! Bring a copy your confirmation to Ms. Weir by December 4th to claim your extra study time! HGHS testers, we've got you covered!

Donate Gently Warn Shoes

HOSA is collecting gently worn shoes. Please clean out your closets and drop your shoes off in Mrs. Stutheit's room S210 now and through the end of November!

ACT Science Prep Class

Mrs. Havner is providing free ACT prep classes for science on the following days: November 30th, 3:30-4:30 PM; December 1st, 7:45-8:20 AM; December 3rd, 7:45-8:20 AM. She has materials for 45 students. If you interested, please contact Mrs. Havner.

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.

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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