Trojan Daily

January 6, 2016

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Student of the Month

Skylar Flanagan was selected 9th Grade Academy Student of the Month! He is pictured here with Mr. Long and Dr. Headen! Awesome job, Skylar! Kelsea Gilstrap was selected 10-12th Grade Student of the Month. She is pictured here with Mr. Long and Mrs. Cantrell! Good job, Kelsea! Brittany Rasche was selected STEM Student of the Month! She is pictured here with Mr. Long and Mr. Simms! Go Brittany! Loud and Proud, Trojan Nation!
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While You Were Gone

The Learning Community rang in the holidays with loads of cheer! The festivities started with Mr. Harper's awesome band paying us a special visit and playing some of our favorite tunes such as "Jingle Bells" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." The students loved it! A very special thank you to Mr. Harper and all the HGHS band members who made us feel so special! Next we got an unexpected gift from Mrs. Ruth Crabb! She made up a flavorful bag of goodies that we promptly devoured! Next, the students were given some assistance with making ornaments from some of their peers in Mrs. Mim's class throughout the week! Thanks for letting them come help, Ms. Mims! Another one of our favorite peer tutors, Ariel Martin, made up some gift bags for the students. She is a wonderful friend to us! To top it all off, Santa came for a visit! It was a week filled with joy, love, and lots of holiday cheer! From the HGHS Learning Community to you, we hope you had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Straight Outta the Green T-Shirts

The Learning Community is selling "Straight Outta the Green" T-shirt until the end of the week! They can be purchase in room S-130 or the cafeteria during the lunch waves! Short sleeve shirts are $15.00 and long sleeve shirts are $ 20.00. Thank you for support the LC!

Hazel Green Bowling

The last HG Bowling match is tomorrow January 7th against Bob Jones' home alley, 4:30 PM. See you there!

Calling All Ambassadors

We need Trojan Ambassadors to volunteer to work the Robotic Event on January 8th and 9th. Please sign-up in the attendance office!
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HG Basketball

The Trojans will return to action on January 8 at Bob Jones to take on the Patriots. Varsity Boys will tip-off Friday night at 7:30 PM; Varsity Girls and Freshman Boys at 6:00 PM; and Junior Varsity Teams at 4:30 PM.

Welcome Back Coach Miller!

Annual Softball Supper

HG is hosting its 22nd Annual Softball Supper and you are invited! Join us in the cafeteria on Saturday, January 30th, 2016, 6:00 PM. The cost is $35.00. Great for a meal and door prize (includes a meal for two and a $20 door prize)! Please contact Stacey Smith, Booster Club Treasurer, 256-683-8453 or ask an HG softball player!
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Last Chance Senior Parents!

Senior parents: It is time to place an ad in the yearbook to honor your graduating senior. Ads are available in all sizes and price ranges and are all color. Place your ad request with Emily Brady at ebrady@madison.k12.al.us. Please, no word documents and photos should be in jpg. format. To guarantee your spot in the yearbook, all ads are due to Mrs. Brady by January 31st.


Prices and sizes are as follows:


$275 = double-page spread (2 full pages)

$180 = one full page

$130 = 1/2 page

$95 = 1/4 page

Alabama School Public Relations Association

The Alabama School Public Relations Association is a statewide coalition of professional school communicators. ALSPRA offers financial support to students who plan to enroll in an Alabama college or university after high school graduation and who plan to seek a degree in communication, public relations or a related field. The deadline for 2016 ALSPRA Student Scholarship is January 15th. Mail your application to ALSPRA, P.O. Box 2093, Montgomery, AL 36102-2093 or email it to alabamaschoolpr@gmail.com. The application can also be found on the ALSPRA website at http://www.alspra.org/.

Cash for College

Cash for College uses local data, research, best practices, and community expertise to focus, mobilize and improve the FAFSA completion efforts already happening in schools. At the end of FAFSA season, Cash for College will honor high schools with the greatest improvement in FAFSA completion with media recognition, a celebration event, and cash incentives. A $1,000 grant award will be given to the high school with the highest percentage completion by March 1, 2016. A $500 grant award will be given to the high school with the greatest percentage improvement by May 13, 2016. Submit this brief application by January 29th. Please contact Kristina R. Scott at Alabama Possible, Executive Director at kscott@alabamapossible.org or 205-939-1408 for additional information about Cash for College.

Graduting High School Senior

The purpose of the Redstone Arsenal Community Women's Club Merit Award Program is to reflect the mission of the club, namely to promote education and social welfare. The program supports the educational aspirations of eligible U.S. Military and DoD Civilian family members of the Redstone Arsenal Community. Your application must be postmarked before January 31st to qualify!

GFWC Legacy Awards

GFWC Legacy is a women's service organization established in 2000. The club's objectives are to develop the intellectual, civic and social interests of its members; to advance the welfare of the community through volunteer service, and to promote the progress and work of its parent organization the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the oldest women's volunteer organization in the United States. GFWC Legacy awards a $500 scholarship to a female senior student based on volunteerism and community service. The deadline for application is February 8th, 2016. While academic achievement and financial aid will be taken into consideration during the selection process, they are by no means the primary requirements or selection. Major consideration will be given to those applicants exhibiting a spirit of volunteerism and self-motivation to make a positive difference in their world. Please don't hesitate to contact our Scholarship Chairman Becky Vansant at 256-694-8035 or bvansant63@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Scholarship Opportunities

For essay topics and more detailed information on each of the opportunities, check out these websites:


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Dates to Remember

January 7 - Report Cards

January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18-22 - HOOPCOMING Week

February 12 - Half-Day for Students

February 15 - President’s Day (School Closed)

February 25 - Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

March 8 - Navy Junior ROTC Inspection

March 14-18 - Spring Break

March 19 - Military Ball

March 24 - Report Cards

April 1 - Prom

May 6 - Yearbook Day

May 24 - Graduation 7:00 PM

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 https://inow-madisonco.asc.edu/informationnow
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 http://www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/.


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.


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. Go to www.myschoolfees.com .

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