Trojan Daily

January 13, 2014

HGHS has a New Phone Number!

Madison County Schools recently partnered with Adtran to switch all phone systems over to Voice over IP, placing and receiving phone calls through the Internet rather than the traditional telephone network. The change will save the school system thousands of dollars every year. As a result, our main phone number has changed to 256-851-3220 and our fax is now 256-851-3221.

Engineering Academy Students Collaborate with UAH on Space Project

Hazel Green engineering students are participating in InSPIRESS, an outreach project that provides the opportunity for high school students to develop and design a scientific payload to be accommodated on a spacecraft which is designed by undergraduate students in the UAHuntsville IPT project. Our students will collaborate with the undergraduate engineering students to understand the engineering requirements, the design process, and the role a customer plays in design. InSPIRESS teams compete for selection by the undergraduate engineering teams. Pictured here are Dr. P.J. Benfield and Dr. Matt Turner. They are the engineers that will be guiding the students in Engineering Research and Design class through the project. This is their first classroom visit of the year. We will keep you posted! For more information, visit

This Week's Hoops!

Congratulations to the Freshman and JV Boys on their wins over Bob Jones, and to the Varsity Girls for taking down another top five team! The Trojans defense forced the Patriots into twenty turnovers and held them to only 31 percent shooting, putting their record for the season at 20-3. For more on the game visit

January 14th vs. James Clemens at HG
Varsity Boys 7:30pm

Varsity Girls 6:00pm

JV Boys and JV Girls 4:30pm

Freshman Boys 6:00pm

January 17th at Buckhorn
Varsity Boys 7:30pm

Varsity Girls 6:00pm

JV Boys and JV Girls 4:30pm

Freshman Boys 6:00pm

January 20th MLK Classic @ Samford University

Varsity Girls vs. Mountain Brook (#8)

Prom Dress Swap/Sale

Central School is hosting a prom dress sale/swap on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 3:30pm. Bring any prom dresses that you would like to sell, loan, or give away. There will be all kinds of dresses and a lot of different sizes! Call or text Jeanie Pritchett at 256-599-5130 if you would like to participate.

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Current Announcements

Positive and Productive Days - Visit to read Mr. Long's new blog. Look for posts each week!

Balfour representatives will be on campus at Hazel Green High School in the cafeteria during lunch on January 14 and January 15. They will be here to take up payments for seniors caps and gowns, and place class ring orders. Seniors, Balfour can still order announcements and supplies.

From Mrs. Hutcheson: Don’t forget several schools have scholarship deadlines coming up! January 15- Motlow and January 15-TROY don’t forget they SUPER score for scholarships . Excellence in Leadership Scholarship at least a 22 on the ACT and 3.0 GPA Apply online at and must submit a resume-sample template on the TROY website.

There will be an Ambassadors meeting before or after school in the Ag room on January 14th.

There will be a Spanish Club meeting before or after school in Mrs. Caldwell's room on Thursday, January 16.

The Prom Committee will meet Wednesday, January 15th, after school in Mrs. Daniel’s room, C-112. All Juniors are invited to attend.

HGHS Speed and Agility School -
Every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Hazel Green Football Complex. To improve the speed, quickness, and agility; increase vertical jump and explosiveness; help develop a relentless work ethic, to teach proper running form and overall athleticism of all athletes entering the Trojan Nation. Open to all male athletes who are currently in 6th-7th grade. Beginning Tuesday, January 7 - April 17. Cost is Free!

Rec volleyball registration starts this weekend at Hazel Green Ball Park! There will be teams for ages 9-16. The cost is $65.00 and includes shirt, trophy and year-end banquet. Call Amy at 256-755-0019 for more info, or visit them on Facebook! Jan. 18 (10am-2pm), Jan. 14 and 21 (6pm-8pm), Jan. 16 and 23 (6pm-8pm)

Come out and support the MVMS Baseball Team
Saturday, January 18th at Meridianville Middle School for the Annual Ugly Walk! Taco salad dinner and silent auction begin at 4:30pm and the Ugly Walk starts at 6:00pm. $5 for admission and $5 for dinner.

Join us on January 25, 2014 at 6:30pm for the 20th Annual Softball Supper
. Tickets are $35. If you are interested in buying a ticket, please see any softball player.

Yearbooks are now on sale!
Visit to order today. Cost is $65. Deadline to order yearbooks online is January 17.

Senior ads for the yearbook due by January 17th! They are available on a first come first served basis while they last. Order yours today! Ad prices: Full $175, Half $125, ¼ $90. Please do not send ads in a Word document. If you would like for us to design your ad for you, please let us know. Contact for more information. To purchase your yearbook, visit .

Special Programs

US Naval Academy Summer Programs - Summer STEM program is designed for rising 8th-11th graders who are interested in pursuing education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The Summer Seminar program, designed for rising 12th graders, gives students the opportunity to find out if they have what it takes to be a midshipmen. For more information, visit summer programs informational pamphlet

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge encourages student teams from across the nation to solve environmental problems in their classrooms, schools, communities and beyond. More than $300,000 in prizing is at stake including an adventure trip to Alaska, scholarships, savings bonds, school grants and more! Register today at and start creating your team(s).

National School Counseling Week Art & Essay Contest

Eligibility & General Guidelines:

· Participants should be students in grades K – 12.

· Artwork should be submitted for grades K – 5. Artwork should describe how your counselor has had an impact on you.

· Essays should be submitted for grades 6 – 12. Essays should not exceed 1 page, providing detailed information on the impact your school counselor has had on you.

· ALL artwork and essays must be submitted with a National School Counseling Week Art and Essay Contest Entry Form (located on the back of this form).

· Prizes for each category (K – 2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12): The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from each district should be submitted to Shelly Johnson by the district coordinator or school counselor supervisor.

Deadline: January 17, 2014 - Deadline for submissions
Questions? Please contact Shelly Johnson at

Huntsville Hospital Athlete of the Week – Recognition for students who not only excel as athletes but also excel in the classroom and in the community. Applicants must be seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA and include a photo with the application. Athlete of the Year will be chosen from the Athletes of the Week to receive a $1000 scholarship. Email for an application.

Dates to Remember

January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 30 - Three Week Progress Reports

February 25 - Six Week Progress Reports

February 27, 2014 - Spring Picture Day/Cap and Gowns

March 6 - Navy Junior ROTC Area Manager's Inspection

March 20 - Senior Follies Night Production (7 p.m. HGHS Gymnasium)

March 21 - Senior Follies Day Production

March 20 - Report Cards

March 24-28 - Spring Break

April 15 - Three Week Progress Reports

April 25 - Prom (tentative) VBC

May 1 - Six Week Progress Reports

May 5-21 - AP Test Dates HGHS

May 15 -Senior Exams (1st and 2nd)
May 16 - Senior Exams (3rd and 4th)
May 20 - Graduation Practice (10 a.m.-12 p.m. VBC Arena)
May 20 - Graduation (7:00 p.m. VBC Arena)
May 29 - Last Report Card

Permanent Announcements

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 received 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 students on April 23 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 7: 20 in the Choir Room. 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. Check out the EZ Ticket Live website. For fees, click here , and to purchase tickets click here .