The Trojan Daily

Friday, October 5, 2018

Have a Wonderful Break!

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HGTV Week in Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_e7H21afoo&feature=youtu.be

Hazel Green High School Homecoming

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Homecoming is finally here! We've had such a fun week! The Trojans take on the Albertville Aggies at 7:00, with homecoming festivities at halftime. The Trojan Band will perform after the game. Let's go, Trojans!!!

Crazy Red & White Day

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Students showed plenty of school spirit today with their red and white! We can't wait to see all of the Trojan Nation cheering on our Trojans tonight!

Coffee with the Court

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Mrs. Bell and her Event Planning Class hosted "Coffee with the Court" this morning for the girls on the homecoming court and their moms. It was a great way to bring them all together and get ready for the big day! It was also a great way for Mrs. Bell's students to apply what they've been learning in class. Great job, everyone!

***Homecoming Court***

Senior Court

Katie Balash

Daughter of Shea Balash and Mike Squires, escorted by her step-father Mike.

Katie is the Drum Major of the HGHS Marching Band, a jazz singer, and a Trojan Ambassador. She may also have been your cashier at Jack’s. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Havner because she is always there and knows when something is up. Katie has two siblings. Her proudest accomplishment was her first gig as a singer-songwriter. Her mom is her inspiration because "she has always worked hard for everything that has come her way and will never let anyone dim her light." The Starbucks drink that best describes her is a "Sea Salt Caramel Latte because I am a really sweet person, but I can get a lil salty."

Sierra Berry

Daughter of Michael and Melissa Berry, escorted by her father Michael.

Sierra is a member of Club 30, both varsity cross country and soccer teams, and a Trojan Ambassador. She has more than one favorite teacher because everyone at Hazel Green has treated her so well and taught her so much. She has two brothers--Dustin and Dorian. If she could have dinner with anyone, she would choose Ellen DeGeneres "because she is hilarious, inspirational, and would probably come to dinner with gifts." If she could watch a movie 24/7, she would watch the Harry Potter series. The Starbucks drink that best describes her is a Tall S’mores Frappuccino with extra espresso ("tall because I would come in the smallest size, extra espresso because I’m full of energy, and s'mores because I’m so sweet").

Catherine Crabb

Daughter of Shannon and Kevin Crabb, escorted by her father Kevin.

Catherine sings in the varsity choir, is a member of the varsity softball team and FCA, and serves as a Trojan Ambassador. She was a delegate to Alabama’s Girls State and the recipient of the HGHS DAR Good Citizen Award. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Baeder "because she is so bold, passionate, and encouraging. I hope my students feel as loved and cared for when they leave my classroom one day as she always makes me feel." Catherine has two siblings--Madelyn and Caroline. Her proudest accomplishment is her softball scholarship to Freed Hardeman University. If she could watch a movie 24/7, she would watch A Walk to Remember. If she could have dinner with anyone, she would choose Jesus "because he is my best friend."

Hailey Palacios

Daughter of Frank and Lisa Palacios, escorted by her father Frank.

Hailey is in both the Marching and Symphonic Bands, a Trojan Ambassador, and a volunteer in her church’s nursery. She earned a merit scholarship to UAH to study nursing. Mr. Harper is her favorite teacher "because the best moments of high school have been with him and the band. He strives to see every one of his band members succeed. Thank you for all you do, Mr. Harper." If she could watch a movie 24/7, she would watch Frozen, and she would have dinner with Van Halen if possible "because they have some of the best music of all time." Hailey's parents inspire her because she sees Christ living in them and strives for people to look at her and see the same thing.

Lauryn Sisk

Daughter of Russell and Evelyn Sisk, escorted by her father Russell.

Lauryn is a worship leader at Faith Chapel IPHC Church, a member of the cheerleading and soccer teams at HGHS, and is also a Trojan Ambassador. Her proudest moment was leading worship services at Emerge Beach Retreat. Her favorite teacher is Coach Jones "because he is very relatable, zealous, and willing." Lauryn has four siblings and loves the movie The Greatest Showman. If she could have dinner with anyone, it would be Kathryn Kuhlman "because she was a bold woman of God who evangelized around the world." When asked to describe herself as a Starbucks drink, she chose a Caramel Frappuccino, extra caramel with two pumps of cinnamon dulche and a shot of espresso.

Claire Walker

Daughter of Sammy Walker and Amy Anderson, escorted by her father Sammy.

Claire is a Trojan Ambassador, a member of Trojan Sparks and varsity choral, and serves at Church of the Highlands. She is on the A-honor roll, in National Honor Society, and was the recipient of the Citizenship Award. Coach McKinney is her favorite teacher "because not only is he a great teacher but a great mentor, friend, and someone who puts others before himself." Her favorite movie is A Cinderella Story, and she loves to read and listen to music. Claire has three siblings--Leigh, Samuel, and Landon and is inspired by Martin Luther King "because his passionate, but non-violent protests helped to bring positive change and equality to society." If she could have dinner with anyone, she would choose Jimmy Fallon because he can always make her laugh. Claire is walking in memory of Will Walker.

Junior Attendants

Emmalee Ramos

Daughter of Julio and Melanie Ramos, escorted by her father Julio.

Emmalee is a Trojan Ambassador, member of the award-winning FCCLA float committee, and involved in several community service clubs at HGHS. She has one sister--Lexie. Mrs. Reid is her favorite teacher because she connects with her students and makes history fun. In her free time, Emmalee enjoys reading and painting. If she could have dinner with anyone, she would choose JK Rowling "to find out her inspiration and thoughts she has while writing." She is inspired by Emma Watson "because she uses her fame as a platform to raise awareness for pressing issues in our society."

Kaitlin Swaim

Daughter of Kevin and Ashley and the late Cissy Swaim, escorted by her father Kevin.

Kaitlin is a member of the HGHS volleyball team, FCA, and youth group at First Baptist Hazel Green. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Baeder "because she will do everything she can do to make sure that you are successful not only in match class, but in life. Kaitlin has two siblings--Lakin and Brinn. If she could watch a movie 24/7, she would watch I Can Only Imagine. Her inspiration is her mom Cissy who passed away of breast cancer in 2004 "because she was always kind and shared the love of Jesus by the way that she lived." The Starbucks drink that best describes her is "sweet with a little peppermint syrup because I love Christmas."

Katie Ziak

Daughter of John and Amanda Ziak, escorted by her father John.

Katie is a leader of the Youth Conference at her church and competition cheer. Mr. Jeffries is her favorite teacher "because he made class fun and his students laugh." She has three siblings--Brittany, Taylor, and Cole. She draws inspiration from her Great Grandma Ziak "because she is always positive and helps others." She would watch Criminal Minds 24/7 if she could, and the Starbucks drink that best describes her is Caramel Apple Spice.

Sophomore Attendants

Kendal Coleman

Daughter of April Mitchell and Lucas Coleman, escorted by her step-father Travis Mitchell.

Kendal is learning American Sign Language and is part of the Bloom Modeling Team. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Johnson "because she always had a true smile on her face and was perfect first thing in the morning." If she could watch a movie 24/7, it would be the X-Men movies. To unwind, Kendal likes to listen to new music because it forces her to focus on the song. She is inspired by Jessica Holyfield "because she spreads the gospel through her calling of dance." The Starbucks drink that best fits her personality is the Mocha Green Tea Frappuccino "because it has a subtleness to it that is not what people expect, and it's green which is super fun to see and be around."

Madison Cowan

Daughter of Eric and Heather Cowan, escorted by her father Eric.

Madi is a member of the HGHS varsity soccer team, FCCLA, Spanish Club, and is active in the LDS Church. Her favorite teacher is Mr. Williams because he makes AP US History fun and easy. Madi has two siblings--Alli and Riley. If she could watch any movie 24/7, it would be Harry Potter. To unwind, she loves to travel to Disney World.

Madelyn Crabb

Daughter of Kevin and Shannon Crabb, escorted by her uncle, Chad Baeder.

Madelyn is a member of both the volleyball and softball teams, varsity chorale, and was selected to the JV All-County Volleyball Team. She has two sisters--Caroline and Catherine. Her favorite movies are High School Musical and The Notebook. Her most life-changing experience was her first mission trip to Costa Rica.

Freshman Attendants

Ali Adcock

Daughter of Mike and Megan Adcock, escorted by her father Mike.

Ali is a member of the Freshman County Champion Volleyball Team, is most inspired by her mother who is the most selfless person, and her favorite teacher is her Algebra teacher Mrs. Agee. She has two brothers--Payton and Preston. If she could watch a movie 24/7, she would watch Grease. The Starbucks drink that best fits her is a "Vanilla Bean Frappe or anything basic like that."

Grace Hampel

Daughter of Larry and Benita Hampel, escorted by her father Larry.

Grace is a member of the HGHS track team, leader of Children’s Ministry, and a member of National Junior Honor Society. Mr. Glenn, her biology teacher, is her favorite teacher because he thinks the same way she does. She has two sisters--Brooke and Hannah. She loves her quarter-horse, S'Mores, and her favorite movie is Secretariat. If she could have dinner with anyone, she would choose Jesus.

Bridgett Powell

Daughter of Jeff and Devonna Powell, escorted by her father Jeff.

Bridgett is in the worship band at her church. Her parents provide her inspiration, and Mrs. Stapler, her 6th grade math teacher, is her favorite teacher. She has two siblings--Joseph and Maleyah. In her downtime, she likes to read a good book. The Starbucks drink that best describes her is a "Strawberry Frappuccino, sweet like strawberry, and I like the cold."

College & Career

ASVAB Test for Military

Juniors and seniors, sign up below to take the ASVAB on November 8th. You need to do this if you want to enlist in the military (active, reserves, or National Guard).

https://goo.gl/forms/4s2Q3zup7hoBiE1I2

Y.O.U.T.H. Friendship Foundation Scholarship

The Y.O.U.T.H. Friendship Foundation Scholarship is a local scholarship. The application and documentation must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2019.

Athletics

Current Announcements

Trojan Sparks: The 2018-2019 Trojan Sparks have been selected! Please check your school email. Thanks to everyone that expressed an interest.

**The first meeting for Trojan Sparks will be held Monday, October 15, at 8.45 a.m. in the library media center.


Basketball Tryouts: Boys and girls basketball tryouts will be Monday, October 15, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Boys will be in the main gym, and girls will be in the auxiliary gym. Players must have a current physical on file before tryouts.


Student Voter Registration Drive: We will have a Student Voter Registration Drive at HGHS on Thursday, October 18. Seniors who were born on or before April 17, 2001 can register to vote!

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FFA Quartet and String Band Tryouts: Tryouts for the FFA Quartet and String Band will take place on October 18th. See Mrs. Moore in the Construction Academy for more information.


Hazel Green Family Career Technical Center Community Night: Make plans to attend the Hazel Green Family Career Technical Center Community Night on Wednesday, October 24! Students, parents, and local industry will have the opportunity to tour the Career Technical Center and see the programs offered. Click here for the flyer with more details.


Late Night Madness: Join the boys' and girls' basketball teams for Late Night Madness on October 26th after the home football game! Click here for more details.


Golf Team's Pecan Fundraiser: The golf team is selling pecans again this year. If you are interested in purchasing, contact Ashley McLain at amclain@mcssk12.org or contact a golf team member. Click here for the brochure. Thanks for your support!


Lil' Trojans Sports Club: Members of The Lil' Trojans Sports Club need to join our Remind group! Text the code @hgtrojans to the number 810-10.

College & Career

Hazel Green High School’s College & Career Fair is set for November 2, 2018.

Students will be able to apply to colleges on site. We will waive transcript fees, and application fee waivers will be available to free/reduced lunch recipients. Because it is part of "I Applied to College" Week, some colleges are waiving their application fees as well. This will be such a great opportunity for our students! Below is a list of schools and organizations that will be available to seniors on November 2nd.

Four-Year Public Schools

  1. Alabama A&M
  2. MTSU
  3. Auburn
  4. Mississippi State
  5. Western Kentucky
  6. West Georgia
  7. USA
  8. JSU
  9. Montevello
  10. University of Southern Mississippi
  11. Athens State University of Alabama
  12. UNA
  13. UAH
  14. University of Alabama

Four-Year Private Schools

  1. Judson College
  2. Huntingdon College

Two-Year Schools

  1. Shelton State Community College
  2. Drake State Technical College
  3. Lincoln Technical School
  4. CCC
  5. Wallace State

Trades

  1. ARC
  2. Paul Mitchell
  3. Salon Professional

Military

  1. Marines
  2. Army
  3. Navy
  4. ANG

Other Organizations

  1. NACEE


Senior/Parent Meetings with College & Career Counselor: Seniors and their parents are invited to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Jagielski, our new College & Career Counselor, to discuss college & career transition plans. Topics include, but aren't limited to, financial aid, college search, trade schools, military, student athletes, scholarships, etc.

Mrs. Jagielski is now scheduling appointments with seniors and/or senior parents for October. Click on the link to schedule an appointment.

http://signup.com/go/SGVdWRe


FAFSA Assistance: Senior parents who need one-on-one assistance completing their child's FAFSA may sign up for appointments with NACEE at http://signup.com/go/vGbCZxj. Appointments are available every Friday morning throughout October. A NACEE representative will come to HGHS for the meetings. Be sure to bring your 2017 tax returns.


Senior Appointments: Seniors that do not have history this semester are invited to sign up for an appointment with the college and career counselor during one of their elective classes at http://signup.com/go/SGVdWRe.


Meet with College Recruiters: Students may use the following links to access sign-up sheets to meet with recruiters from the universities listed below. Dates and times are listed at the top of the forms.

  • Southern Mississippi University recruiters are coming to HGHS on October 22nd. Seniors will be able to meet with them from 1:00-2:00, and juniors may meet with them from 2:00-2:30. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/A8c5B2ariFu8ZcaL2.
  • The Dean of the College of Business at the University of South Alabama is coming to HGHS on November 2nd. Juniors and seniors may meet with the dean at 1:00 in the library. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/KRM1RUt3Pbqyxikr1.
  • Any student interested in meeting with recruiters from Notre Dame, University of Virginia, Washington University, John Hopkins, or Emory can use the following link to register for their evening program in Nashville or Birmingham. http://www.thenuwhetour.org/
  • Interested in a degree in business? Meet USA's Dean of College of Business and find out why they think they're the best! - https://goo.gl/forms/eLZqD3Zm3qpUZaM42

Dates to Remember

October 8-12 - Fall Break

November 12 - Veteran's Day

November 19-23 - Thanksgiving Break

December 20-January 4 - Winter Break

January 21- Martin Luther King, Jr Day

February 18 - President's Day

March 18-22 - Spring Break

April 19 - Weather Day

May 22 - Last Day of School

May 22 - Graduation 2PM (VBC Arena)

Permanent Announcements

Hazel Green High School has lots of opportunities to get involved! Visit our school website for a compete listing of our extracurricular activities, and find a place for your child today!


SAFE-2-TELL Text Tip Line: Students can report bullying, threats, and dangerous activities anonymously at 256-536-8355. If you see or hear something, say something!

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.


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 .

HG Twitter Accounts: Hazel Green High School, Lunchroom, Baseball, Boys Basketball , Basketball Cheer, Football/Competition, Cheer , Choir, Color Guard, FCA, Football, Softball, Theater, Volleyball , HOSA, Girls Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Student Council, Madison County Schools , Walnut Grove, Hazel Green Elementary, Moore's Mill Intermediate , Meridianville Middle

Reminders

Trojan Sparks: The 2018-2019 Trojan Sparks have been selected! Please check your school email. Thanks to everyone that expressed an interest.

**The first meeting for Trojan Sparks will be held Monday, October 15, at 8.45 a.m. in the library media center.


Basketball Tryouts: Boys and girls basketball tryouts will be Monday, October 15, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Boys will be in the main gym, and girls will be in the auxiliary gym. Players must have a current physical on file before tryouts.


Student Voter Registration Drive: We will have a Student Voter Registration Drive at HGHS on Thursday, October 18. Seniors who were born on or before April 17, 2001 can register to vote!

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FFA Quartet and String Band Tryouts: Tryouts for the FFA Quartet and String Band will take place on October 18th. See Mrs. Moore in the Construction Academy for more information.