Trojan Daily

April 11, 2014

HGHS Seniors Receive Almost $1,000,000 in ROTC Scholarships!

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Congratulations to the Hazel Green High School seniors who were awarded ROTC Scholarships. Each scholarship is worth up to $150,000. Hazel Green has never awarded this many to one class before. Commander Matheny says BRAVO-ZULU (WELL DONE)!

Jamie Ary- Navy (University of New Mexico)

Steve Bugg- Army (University of Alabama, Birmingham)

Michael Fisher- Army (Penn State)

Eric Martin- Army (University of South Alabama)

Dalton Phillips- Army (University of Alabama)

Wyatt Robinson- Army (University of Alabama)

190 Kids Celebrated Perfect Attendance

Almost 200 students attended the Perfect Attendance Celebration today! They were treated to pizza and drinks courtesy of Mr. Long. The students and their parents have made school a priority and it makes a difference!

Beat the Bucks...Again!!

Varsity won the first game of the Area series against Buckhorn last night 3-1. Michael Fisher pitched six innings, and Noah Perry came in to close. They play a double header at Buckhorn tonight. We have to win one of the two games tonight to move on to the next level. Come out and support the Trojans!

Learning Community Visits an Egg Farm

The Learning Community visited the Pearl Valley Egg Farm without ever leaving the classroom! Thanks to Discovery Education, the students got to tour the egg farm live through videoconferencing. The trip was part of their study on Spring and baby animals.

NTHS Honor Cords

National Technical Honor Society Honor Cords are being ordered for seniors to wear at graduation. The cost is $15.00 and payment is due by April 23rd. See Mrs. Romine (C200) for more information or email her at jromine@madison.k12.al.us.

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John F. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

This award is given annually by the Democratic Women of Madison County to a graduating senior within Madison County who is planning to pursue a career in political science or law. This year the amount will be up to $1000 CASH. Email twray@madison.k12.al.us for an application. Deadline is April 25th.

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This Week's Athletics!

Graduation Announcements

May 20 - Graduation Practice (10 a.m.-12 p.m. VBC Arena)
May 20 - Graduation (7:00 p.m. VBC Arena)

Cap and Gown Pictures - Bill Miller Photography picked up the senior cap and gown proofs last week. As soon as the pictures arrive, we will get them out to the students.

NTHS Honor Cords honor cords are being ordered for seniors to wear at graduation. The cost is $15.00 and payment is due by April 23rd. See Mrs. Romine (C200) for more information or email her at jromine@madison.k12.al.us.

French Honor Society honor cords
for seniors, $13.00, deadline for payment is April 11. If you have questions email: jbraudaway@madison.k12.al.us . Members must be initiated to wear the honor cord at the graduation ceremony.


Graduation Speech Auditions coming soon! Watch the Trojan Daily for dates and times.

Prom Announcements

Musical Auditions

Auditions for juniors who would like to perform at Prom will be held after school on April 15. See Mrs. Dean (Room N216) to sign up and get details by April 14th.


Photos

Also, seniors may submit a baby picture and a senior picture for the Prom slideshow. Photos should be in digital format, submitted to Mrs. Dean by Monday, April 21st. (pmdean@madison.k12.al.us) Please include the student’s first and last name with the photos.


Prom Attire Guidelines:

Girls Dress Code:

1. Excessive cleavage is not allowed.

2. Dress may be backless as long as it is not cut below the waist.

3. Navel may not be exposed.

4. No pinning will be allowed as an alteration for a dress if, without the pinning, the dress does not meet dress code.

5. Dress should not be excessively short or pulled up when dancing.


Boys Dress Code:

1. Suits or tuxedos should be worn.

2. Shirts must be buttoned up to the second button from the collar.

3. Pants should fit properly on the hip and not sag below the waistline.

Current Announcements

HGHS has a new phone number! Our main phone number has changed to 256-851-3220 and our fax is now 256-851-3221.

The revision to next year’s calendar consists of four half-days for professional development (coded in purple). Please note the dates. Also, notice we will be out for President’s Day next year.

Summer Expo and Freshman Night - The following are the dates for your child to pick up his or her class schedule, parking space ($20), and lockers ($6) for the 2014-2015 school year:

  • July 29 Expo Day—New Gym: 12th grade - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 11th grade - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 10th grade - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • July 31 Freshman Night 6:00 p.m. in New Gym
  • Freshman Night will include a short assembly for parents and students orientation and organization purposes. Schedule pick up and locker purchases will be available immediately following. These dates are not required. However, if your child cannot come on his or her assigned grade level date, then these items will be available the first day of school which is August 5th.
  • Students that have debts from the prior year will not be allowed to participate in these days until they are cleared.


The ACT Plus Writing assessment will be given to juniors on April 23 during school. A required pre-test will be given the morning of April 14. All appointments which would require missing school should be scheduled around these dates. Students will be required to present a photo ID such as a driver’s license to the test administrator as they enter the testing room. Students should also bring a #2 pencil and a permitted calculator (optional for mathematics portion of exam). Check www.actstudent.org for a list of prohibited calculators. Students should NOT BRING cell phones or any other electronic devices to the testing hall. To avoid cancellation of test scores and disciplinary action, these devices should remain at home or in vehicles. School personnel will not be responsible for storage of items. As a reminder, students may prepare for the test by using the ACT Online Prep website - http://www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/.


FFA Plant Sale: Greenhouse Officially Opens April 17, 2014. Feel free to email Howard Anderson at handerson@madison.k12.us if you have any questions.

SPECIAL HOURS

APRIL 21-25 OPEN TIL 4:30 PM

We will sell until we are all out of plants. Regular Hours:8 AM - 3 PM Daily (M-F). Our prices are: Flats $8.00 Baskets $8.00 Pots $2.50, 36 PLANTS /FLAT


French Honor Society dues of $5.00 and honor cords for seniors, $13.00, deadline for payment is April 11.
The initiation ceremony is Tues May 6, 2014 after school in Nll9. If you have questions email: Jacqueline Braudaway jbraudaway@madison.k12.al.us . Members must be initiated to wear the honor cord at the graduation ceremony.

Hazel Green High School Cross Country and Soccer Teams are sponsoring the 2nd Annual “Trial of The Trojans” 5K Fun Run! The event will be Saturday May 10, 2014 at Hazel Green High School (Rain Date: Sunday May 11, 2014). Check In: 7:30 – 8:30 Race begins at 9:00am. ENTRY FEE:


  • $20.00 – All pre-registration is guaranteed a t-shirt
  • Pre-Registration Deadline April 30
  • Registration forms may be picked up at Hazel Green High School or online at Trial of the Trojan Website
  • Please turn all registration forms to Hazel Green High School front office.


Balfour will be here
during lunch today, and next Thursday and Friday, April 10-11.

There will be a Spanish Club meeting on Thursday before or after school in Mrs. Caldwell's room. Please make plans to attend as we will be finishing preparations for the fiesta. Please bring any items you can that you signed up for.

All 2014 Color Guard Members, there will be a mandatory parent meeting this Thursday, April 10 at 5:45 in Miss Odom's room.

The Band Fundraiser Sheet Sale
has been so successful that they have extended it until April 15th! They are $39 for ANY size, including California King and extra long twin (for dorm room beds). Email pharper@madison.k12.al.us for more information.


Don't forget 2014 Yearbooks are still available but in limited quantities. Please see Mrs. Brady or a staff member today to purchase your yearbook and enjoy yearbook day on May 8. Cost is $65. For sneak peeks and exciting news about the yearbook and upcoming yearbook day on May 8th, follow HG Yearbook at @ HG_Yearbook and add us on SnapChat at HG_yearbook.


Our Navy JROTC offers a free onlinine ACT/SAT study program.
Any Hazel Green student can access it at http://jrotccollegeprep.com

The Madison County School System will run double bus routes beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Hazel Green High and Meridianville Middle will begin school at 8:30 and end at 3:30 each day. All elementary and intermediate schools will begin at 7:45 and end at 2:30 each day. Parents will be allowed to drop students off thirty (30) minutes prior to the beginning of school.

Special Programs

The Madison County Distracted Driving Program is a FREE one-day course (8:00am-3:00pm) on traffic stop etiquette, DUI laws, seat belt laws, cell phone usage, texting while driving and distracted driving. Space is limited to 30 students. Participants must possess a valid Alabama Driver's Permit. Part of the course is in a classroom setting, and the other part gives the students driving experience. The program will take place at Hazel Green High School on June 23, July 9, July 17. Visit http://www.madisoncountyal.gov/sheriff/distractedteendriving/

Appleton Learning is offering summer camps,
on Robotics, ACT Boot Camp, Genius Training. They also have Emergency Test Prep Sessions for the April ACT. For more information, email Sara.Lilley@AppletonLearning.com or visit http://www.appletonlearning.com/Summer-Camps-at-Jones-Valley

Adventures at AMCOM (A@A) 2014 -
A@A is a developmental opportunity for rising 9th -12th graders that will expose students to engineering, logistics, business, technical, and acquisition missions on Redstone Arsenal. This program will be offered to 20-25 students from across the Tennessee Valley the week of July 14-18, 2014. Email twray@madison.k12.al.us for more information. Applications due by: Monday, April 21, 2014


  • Incoming 9th-12th graders
  • In good standing at his or her school
  • Responsible for transportation to worksite
  • Willing to attend the program daily and be punctual
  • Willing to give an oral presentation about the experience
  • Students must be U.S. Citizens



Free professional assistance in filling out FAFSA at Drake Tech on May 1st
from 1:00-7:00pm. Bring Social Security Card, picture ID, W-2 and tax return, also need same info from parent is student is under 24. For more information, email lesley.eng@drakestate.edu

Calhoun Community College is pleased to invite seniors from Madison County Schools to visit the Huntsville campus on April 24th,
2014, from 8:30AM-12:00 PM.

Agenda topics will include admissions procedures (with an opportunity to apply to college if you haven’t yet), FAFSA and financial aid, choosing a major, placement test information, and more. All seniors are welcome! The event will be most beneficial, however, to students who are undecided or unsure about some aspect of the college process. Thanks to a generous donation from Redstone Federal Credit Union,lunch will be provided for the students and school chaperones. Parents electing to attend with their students are asked to bring a sack lunch. Contact kjewart@calhoun.edu with questions.


The Panoply Arts Festival is in need of over 1,000 volunteers
for the event, held in Big Spring Park April 25-27. There are opportunities to help with interactive activities, work the gates, and more. Please visit The Arts Council’s website at www.artshuntsville.org/our-programs/panoply-arts-festival/ or call 256-519-2787 to register today.

Snead State Community College will be presenting Financial Aid Workshops
to help College bound students and their parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Email kcrochet@snead.edu for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities at Burritt on the Mountain -
Email burrittvolunteer@yahoo.com, or call 256-533-1365. Shifts may vary, so please call or email for details. Historic costumes are provided.


Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps: Enter quickly once a day on behalf of your school for a chance to win $5,000 to put towards safe driving awareness, as well as a Virtual Driving Simulator. Ten Runners-Up Schools will also receive cash prizes. Anyone can enter on behalf of a high school, so spread the word! Enter every day through April 15, 2014. Go to http://www.toyotateendriver.com/sweepstakes to enter!


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 www.usna.edu/admissions/nass.


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 twray@madison.k12.al.us for an application.

Dates to Remember

April 15 - Three Week Progress Reports

April 25 - Prom VBC

April 28 - Athletic Physicals at MVMS (5:00-7:00pm)

May 1 - Six Week Progress Reports

May 5 - Athletic Physicals at HGHS (4:30-6:30pm)

May 5-21 - AP Test Dates HGHS

May 14 - Senior Awards Day (9:00 - 11:30am)

May 15 -Senior Exams (1st and 2nd)
May 16 - Senior Exams (3rd and 4th)

May 15 - Junior Awards (8:30-9:00am)

May 15 - Sophomore Awards (10:00 - 10:30am)

May 16 - Freshman Awards (8:00 - 8:30am)

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

August 5 - First day of School 2014-2015

Permanent Announcements

Positive and Productive Days - Visit http://hghsblog.blogspot.com/ to read Mr. Long's blog. Look for posts each week!


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 http://www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/.


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.


Recycle:
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.


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

Click on the following link: www.PayPAMS.com .


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 .