The Trojan Daily

Monday, February 24, 2020

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Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

We were honored to have three Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame inductees at HGHS this morning. Congratulations to former Head Coach Ron King, former athlete Robbin Pruitt Berry, and current Head Coach Tim Miller!

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State Basketball Information

Students who attend Wednesday's State Semi-Finals will get a full day excused absence if they check in at the game with their grade level's designee. To be excused, drivers and car riders MUST check in with this person. Grade level designees will be announced during lunch Monday and Tuesday. We will not take any pep buses to this game. The student section theme is BLACK OUT!

Tickets are $10 at the gate or can be purchased online at AHSAA Basketball State Finals Tickets.

Please click on the link below for directions, a parking map, internet & TV streaming information, the BJCC's clear bag policy, a list of prohibited items, and a full schedule of games.

2020 AHSAA Basketball State Finals Information

If the Lady Trojans win, they will play for the State Championship next Saturday, February 29, at 12:30 p.m. against McAdory or Northridge. Let's go, Lady Trojans!

Tennis Victories

Congratulations to these tennis players who recorded wins against Lee on Friday. Way to go, Trojans!

Gracie Lynn Butler-singles and doubles

Camryn Bassler-doubles

Akiya Garner-singles

Cameron Garner-doubles

Sasha Brant-doubles

Elizabeth Cone-doubles

Moriah Ellet-singles and doubles

Eli Lones-singles and doubles

Kolby Roberson-doubles

Travian Davis-singles

Brandon Conley Gets Head Start on Military Career

Alison Hebert, a senior journalism student, interviewed Private First Class Brandon Conley for her first news story. Brandon completed his senior year at HGHS in December as part of the early grad program and is getting a head start on his military career. Both Alison and Brandon are enlisted in the Alabama National Guard, and Brandon has already completed bootcamp. Alison hopes Brandon's story will encourage other students to begin thinking about their future and to support our military.


Being in the military and high school

Interview with Private First Class Brandon Conley

Written and submitted by Alison Hebert

From personal experience, balancing school, a job, and being in the military is quite difficult;

it makes you question when you have free time and what needs to take first priority. I go to

National Guard drills every month with Private First Class Brandon Conley, so I was curious to

hear about his experience with starting his career so young.


PFC Conley said to me that basic training was not the hard part, but coming back to high

school after training the entire summer was a culture shock and put the immaturity of high

school and realizing school is such a small part of life into perspective. In the military everything is very regimented, PFC Conley said, “It was tough to adjust to civilian life; the hardest part was having to pick what to wear instead of being told to be in PTs or OCPs everyday.” He decided he wanted to graduate before May after going to bootcamp over the summer, so he decided to do the early graduation program and start his career with the Army and complete his training, which includes AIT (advanced individual training) and airborne school, preliminary to May graduation.


Conley’s plan of doing early graduation and going back to training early is not going exactly

as planned, but he claims he would not trade it for the world. Being enlisted and going to Army National Guard drills every month is honestly really enjoyable, and although his plan is not working exactly as it was sought to, he is still getting time in the service and some extra training through RSP (recruit sustainment program). For now that is enough for him, it is difficult to start a career so early in life but he is doing quite a good job at it; he flourishes in the military. Currently his MOS (military occupation) is with a chemical unit, but he would like to reclass and do Counter Intel. PFC Conley says, “That job alone should be enough to help me out in the civilian sector.” The future is never certain, but he has a wonderful plan for the next step in his life now that he has graduated high school. Best of luck to PFC Brandon Conley through your military career!

Cap & Gown Orders for Seniors

Seniors, if you have not ordered your cap and gown, go to Ms. J's office March 4th during the morning to place your order with Balfour. If you haven't paid, you'll be able to do that as well that morning.

Balfour will also be in the cafeteria on March 5th during lunch to accept the $100 payments for cap and gown.

Today's Sports Cancellations

  • Tennis matches with Hartselle are canceled. A make-up match will be scheduled.
  • JV softball games at Ardmore are canceled.
  • Soccer games are canceled.

Reminders for Tuesday

  • The Junior Optimist Club will meet Tuesday, February 25th. Club pictures for the yearbook will be taken that morning in the new gym. Please remember to wear your club t-shirt for the picture.
  • Calling all Lil' Trojans! Hazel Green Softball is having a Lil' Trojan Night on Tuesday, February 25. The Lady Trojans take on Scottsboro at 4:30. Lil' Trojans are asked to arrive by 4:15. They will get free admission, a hot dog, and water and will stand with the Lady Trojans during the National Anthem and run the bases after the varsity game.

Trojan Athletics

Current Announcements

State Basketball Tournament Information: Students who attend Wednesday's State Semi-Finals will get a full day excused absence if they check in at the game with their grade level's designee. To be excused, drivers and car riders MUST check in with this person. Grade level designees will be announced during lunch Monday and Tuesday. We will not take any pep buses to this game. The student section theme is BLACK OUT!

Tickets are $10 at the gate or can be purchased online at AHSAA Basketball State Finals Tickets.

Please click on the link below for directions, a parking map, internet & TV streaming information, the BJCC's clear bag policy, a list of prohibited items, and a full schedule of games.

2020 AHSAA Basketball State Finals Information

If the Lady Trojans win, they will play for the State Championship next Saturday, February 29, at 12:30 p.m. against McAdory or Northridge. Let's go, Lady Trojans!


Public Hearing Notice for Indian Education Program: The Madison County Schools Title VI Indian Education Program will have a public hearing on March 10, 2020, at the Teacher Resource Center. The TRC is located at 146 A Shields Rd. Huntsville, AL, 35811. The hearing will take place at 8:30 a.m. in Room B.


Junior Optimist Club: The Junior Optimist Club will meet Tuesday, February 25th. Club pictures for the yearbook will be taken that morning in the new gym. Please remember to wear your club t-shirt for the picture.


Lil' Trojan Night: Calling all Lil' Trojans! Hazel Green Softball is having a Lil' Trojan Night next week on Tuesday, February 25. The Lady Trojans take on Scottsboro at 4:30. Lil' Trojans are asked to arrive by 4:15. They will get free admission, a hot dog, and water and will stand with the Lady Trojans during the National Anthem and run the bases after the varsity game.


Flu: Please use this guide to help us fight the flu.

Parents, if your child gets the flu, please call the school and tell the school nurse. She needs an accurate record of the number of flu cases we have each year.


Summer Driver's Ed Classes at HGHS: Spots are limited for the 2020 Summer Driver's Education Program hosted at HGHS. Registration is conducted through MySchoolFees. Classes are open to students who attend Madison County Schools, as well as out-of-district students. Please click on the link below for more information.


Diversity Day Field Trip: Juniors and seniors with financial need are invited to go on a Diversity Day Field Trip on March 6th. Attendees will receive information on financial aid for college, career development, and leadership. If interested, the sign-up sheet is located in the Guidance Office.

Summer Driver's Ed Classes at HGHS


Prom Tickets: The last day to purchase a prom ticket for $75 is March 13.

Beginning March 14, prom tickets will cost $100.

The deadline to purchase a prom ticket is April 7.

No prom tickets will be sold after April 7.


Trojan Trail Closed: The Trojan Trail will be closed on Saturday, March 14, 2020, for the Green Power Race.


Cheerleading Tryouts: Football and Competition Cheerleading tryouts are March 23-26. There will be a mandatory pre-tryout meeting on March 16. Please see the flyer for more information. Go Trojans!


ASVAB: If you are a junior or senior and want to take the ASVAB on March 18th, sign up here.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwIPUlCes0Lfk-jINTwShdTo5CRvjYGeX0Ika8KCtm1rwofA/viewform

Seniors

Attention Senior Parents: It is time to start planning our senior breakfast to honor our graduating class of 2020. We are still in the planning stages for our senior class activities, but Mrs. Brady needs volunteers to start working on plans for our annual senior breakfast. It generally takes place the morning of our senior awards program, which will be on May 12th. Please email ebrady@mcssk12.org if you are interested in assisting with organizing this honored tradition.


Senior Awards Program: This year's Senior Awards Program will be on May 12th at 9:30 a.m. in the main gym.


Balfour/Caps & Gowns: Seniors, do you need to pay for your cap and gown? You can pay by phone. Call Balfour in Birmingham at 205-733-1060. Another option is to order your cap and gown online at alabamabalfour.com. Click on senior products, and the HGHS logo comes up. All products can be purchased online.


Yearbook Senior Ad Sales: Senior Ads are currently on sale. They will remain on sale while space is available. Click the link below for information about buying senior ads in the yearbook.

Yearbook Senior Ad Sales


Senior Follies:

  • Wanting to help with Follies? Are you more suited for technical jobs or backstage work? We STILL NEED YOU. Positions open for stagehands, stage manager, sign makers, mic masters, and program designers. Please see Mrs. Brady to sign up.
  • Please join the Senior Class as they present their 2020 Rewind HGHS Senior Follies on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 in the Wright Gym. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

College & Career

Permanent Announcements

MySchoolFees: You can pay class fees and other school fees online by following these instructions for MySchoolFees.


Online Application for Free/Reduced Meals: Online free and reduced meal applications are available at the link below for a faster, more confidential way to apply. A new application must be completed each school year to qualify for free or reduced meals. Your child's eligibility status carries over to the new school year for the first 30 school days, allowing parents time to re-apply. Only one application per household should be submitted, and everyone living in the house must be included on the application.

Online Application--Free/Reduced Meals


Appointments with Senior Counselor: Mrs. Jagielski invites senior parents to make an appointment to see her for personalized college and career assistance. Please sign up at the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084baeaa2ba1fd0-college


Balfour: Balfour representatives will be in the cafeteria at 8 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month and the first Thursday of each month.


HGHS Athletics Online: Subscribe to watch Hazel Green High School athletics at nfhsnetwork.com.

Search for Hazel Green High School to subscribe.

Subscriptions are $9.99 a month (can be renewed monthly) or $69.99 a year (renewed annually).

Great for family or friends who cannot attend events or those who live a distance away.


Letterman Jackets: It's not too late to order a Letterman Jacekt! If you would like to order a jacket or have any other questions about them, please see Coach Barker or email him at jbarker@mcssk12.org.

Dates to Remember

March 26 - Senior Follies

March 30-April 3 - Spring Break

April 24-25 - HG Theatre's Spring Musical

May 21- Last Day of School

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