Trojan Daily

March 31, 2014

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Congratulations to Boys Tennis ~ Madison County Champs!

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Spanish Club Fiesta

The 2nd annual Spanish Club Fiesta will take place after school on Friday, April 11. There will be food, games, and Latin dancing! The whole school is invited to attend and tickets are just $3. They will be available during lunch tomorrow (4/1) and Thursday (4/3) in the cafeteria. No tickets will be sold at the door, so be sure to get yours this week!

Local Media Attention for Mr. Merritt and Dramatis Personae

The Hazel Green High School drama program was featured on WAFF as the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the State Department of Education! Mr. Merritt wrote the grant to update our seating and technnology for our growing program. Visit to read more.

Opportunity for Service Hours

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 or call 256-519-2787 to register today.

Jermemiah 29:11 Scholarship

JEREMIAH 29:11 Scholarship - An anonymous $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior of Hazel Green High School who plans to pursue higher education at an accredited institution, including vocational and trade schools, as well as two-year and four-year universities and colleges. Major consideration will be given to those applicants exhibiting a spirit of volunteerism and motivation to make a positive difference in the world. Applications can be found in the guidance office scholarship box. Applications and required essay need to be returned in before April 24,2014 to Mrs. Hutchison in the guidance office.

National Technical Honor Society Scholarship Deadline

Jon H. Poteat Scholarship deadline is April 20, 2014. They encourage Sophomores and Juniors to apply. The earlier they begin applying, the more chances to win. Each recipient is awarded a $1,000 Jon H. Poteat Scholarship. Scholarship monies can be held up to 3 years. If a member wins, he or she has 3 years to use the award, allowing time to decide on a post-secondary school and field of study. NTHS members can visit for more information.

Knabe Scholarship

Applications are now available online for United Methodist Children’s Home’s (UMCH) 2014-2015 Knabe Scholarship Program. This unique scholarship program to provide higher education for college-aged foster youth. Students must be accepted to the University of Alabama, University of North Alabama or another institution in Tuscaloosa or Florence before applying for the scholarship. Additionally, the student must have a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate good moral character and demonstrate leadership skills.

UMCH will review and interview the applicant pool and then will allow a scholarship committee to determine if the applicant is accepted. For all details or to apply, visit our website: Deadline is April 30th.

It’s Your Time! Event for High School Seniors at Calhoun Community College

Calhoun Community College is pleased to invite seniors from Madison County Schools to visit the Huntsville campus on April 24th, 2014, from 8:30-11:00 AM.

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. Contact with questions.

This Week's Athletics!

Prom Announcements

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.

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 for more information.

The Hazel Green Dramatis Personae is sponsoring the first ever Battle of the Bands
at the HGHS Cafeteria on Thursday, April 17th from 6-8 PM! Any HGHS student who is a musician in a band or any solo musician singer/songwriter can be a part of this experience. We will hold auditions in the HGHS cafeteria on Tuesday, April 1st from 3-6 PM. Please reserve your spot with Mr. Merritt ASAP. The winner of the Band category and the winner of the Singer/Songwriter category will each be rewarded with an encore song at the end of the show. There will also be some other small prizes awarded to the winners. Please see Mr. Merritt for more details. Bands must provide their own gear and amplification devices.

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.

JR Pinder Memorial Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser -
Colonial Golf Course, April 5th, 7:30am start. Teams and individual slots available. Memorial signs and corporate sponsorships also available. Contact 256-508-1440 for more information.

The ACT Plus Writing assessment will be given to juniors on April 23 during school. Students should be preparing for the test by using the ACT Online Prep website that all juniors received a personal user name and password to. This is a great resource, and students are strongly encouraged to utilize this service provided to us. For more information, visit

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

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

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 for more information.

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

Challenge Leadership Program Class 20
will host two sessions again this Summer:

June 23 - June 25, 2014 - 9th and 10th grade program
July 21 - July 25, 2014 - 11th and 12th grade program

Challenge was designed to create youth ambassadors for the Huntsville/Madison County community. The Challenge program educates our youth on the successes and challenges in education, healthcare, government, public safety, quality of life and human services by participating in hands-on activities and program day speakers. You can download the
To visit the Challenge website page, click here. Deadline is April 1st. They will award one graduate a scholarship to the college or university of their choice in the amount of $1,000.00.

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 to enter!

West Point's Summer Leaders Experience
(SLE) applications will be open to juniors through April 11th. SLE is a great week of academic, military, and physical excellence. The program consists of daily morning physical training, academic classes, afternoon sports, a day of military training, administration of the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA), a West Point tour, and social functions. The academic program features workshops and class samplings from the Academy's curriculum. All participants are housed in the cadet barracks and meals are in the Cadet Mess. Students pay their own travel expenses plus a registration fee of approximately $400. Visit for application instructions.

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

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

April 15 - Three Week Progress Reports

April 25 - Prom (tentative) 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 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

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 .