Trojan Daily

April 10, 2015

Congratulations to our April Students of the Month!

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Thanks to our Student of the Month sponsor Rickey Hyatt with Alfa Insurance at 13574 Highway 231 431 N, Hazel Green, AL 35750, Phone: (256) 828-3046.

We also thank Miranda Bouldin of Logicore and Inspire and Achieve, our STEM Student of the Month sponsor. Find scholarship information, cyber events and other community involvement opportunities at and on Twitter and Facebook !

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2015 Boys and Girls State

Congratulations to Zac Jones, Will Gentle, Garrett Citrano, Callie Giles and Lara Tanner on their nominations for Boys and Girls State! These students were selected by the faculty based on grades, citizenship and character. They are nominated to represent Hazel Green in the American Legion program for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for their rights as a citizen.
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Tennis Finishes the Season Strong

Trojan Tennis ended the regular season on a high note! Varsity Boys finished with 9-0 win over Buckhorn. The Girls also beat Buckhorn 9-0, extending their win streak to six in a row! Go Trojans!

Mark Your Calendar!

You won't want to miss Hazel Green High School's production of High School Musical! Show dates are April 16th and 17th at 6:30pm and April 18th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10.
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Senior T-Shirt Money Due ASAP

If you ordered a Senior T-shirt, you must pay and pick up your shirt by Wednesday, April 15. Your name will be added to the debtor’s list after that. Cost is $10.

ACT Tip for the Day

The ACT Science Test presents several sets of scientific information, each followed by multiple-choice questions. Read more at the link below.
Make sure you take advantage of the FREE ACT being administered in school to all juniors on April 28th! A good ACT score is key to college admissions and Scholarship money. Be prepared! Check out the free resources available on our ACT page.
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NHS Tutoring

The National Honor Society will host a tutoring event at New Life Community Fellowship at 950 Butler road from 12:00 to 4:00pm on the April 11th. Tutoring available for any age or grade level. Walk-ins welcome!

JFK Scholarship

The Madison County Democratic Women’s Division JFK Scholarships are awarded to seniors who intend to pursue studies and careers in law, public policy or politics. Applications are available at Questions and concerns may be addressed to Applications are due by midnight April 20, 2015. Essays will be evaluated based on quality of response to the question, depth of personal introspection and attention to grammar and writing mechanics. Essays should be between 1500 and 2000 words.

JF Drake Summer Camps

Several camps are being held at JF Drake State Community and Technical College this summer for middle and high school students of all grade levels. Some of the topics are: STEM Leadership Camp, High School Robotics Camp, Epic Engineering Camp,His/Her Style Camp,Middle School Robotics Camp,Holistic Health Science Camp,PC Camp/Electrical Engineering,Glitz Girls Leading in Technology Zones Design and Build Your Own Robot Camp, Cyber Security Camp,Biology Food Science and Fuel Cells Camps. The camps are being offered throughout the summer. The application deadline is May 4. For applications and more information, please contact, 256-551-7265,

Athletic Schedules

Current Announcements

Yearbooks are still on sale but there is a limited number. Cost is $65 and you may order at OR you can see Mrs. Brady to place an order. Yearbook Day is May 4 and you must have a yearbook to attend.

Yearbook Staff - Anyone wanting to apply to the 2015-2016 Yearbook Staff needs to pick up an application from Mrs. Brady in room S114. Applications are due to Mrs. Brady by April 24.

Hazel Green High School Graduation Procedures - Graduation will be Wednesday, May 20th at 3:00pm at the VBC. Hazel Green High School Cluster Schools (Meridianville MS, Moores Mill, Hazel Green Elementary, Lynn Fanning, and Walnut Grove) will dismiss early on May 20th to provide students the opportunity to attend graduation. High Schools and Middle Schools will dismiss at 12:00 and Elementary Schools will dismiss at 1:00.

Volleyball Tryouts will be May 5-8 from 4:30-6:00pm at the HGHS Gym, Wear practice clothes and knee pads. Must have a physical on file to try out. Paper work can be printed here.

Summer Drivers Ed - Students will have the opportunity to take Drivers Ed this summer. Classes will be limited to 24 and will be filled on first come, first served basis when online payment and registration have been received. Session 1 is closed. Session 2 (June 16-30) still has slots available. Cost is $120 for Madison County students or $145 for out of district students. Visit HGHS Drivers Ed for more information.

Physical night at HGHS will be Monday, May 4th, starting at 4:30. The cost of physicals will be $10 per athlete. We will have notaries on campus to complete the physical packets.

High School Students - 4:30-5:30pm

Middle School and Intermediate Students - 5:30pm

It's important for students to attend this night as there will not be another opportunity until the beginning of next school year. Also, please remember that physicals signed by nurses, nurse practitioners, and chiropractors will not be accepted by the AHSAA.

Print your paperwork out ahead of time here!

Tryouts for Hazel Green Red Line Dance team will be Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17, 4:00-5:30 in the Glenda Wright gym (old gym). Visit the Dance Team website for more information. Any questions please contact Mrs. Braudaway

HGHS Bowling Team - The AHSAA sanctioned the sport this year and will start championship competition in the 2015-2016 school year. If you would like to get involved, contact Coach Jason Smith at Here are a few details about the season:

  • Provides regular season competition for girls and boys. It becomes a sanctioned sport in the 2015-16 sports year with championship competition.
  • Each school team is limited to 12 matches.
  • The season concludes January 17, 2015.
  • Team size may be determined by the school coach or local school policy. During a match only eight team members – five bowlers and three substitutes – will be allowed in the pit (team area) during competition.
  • First practice is October 27. First contest is November 17.

Second semester fees are past due. Students with outstanding class fees have been added to the debtor's list. Visit the school website for a list of fees. Fees may be paid at or to Mrs. Weir.

Service Hours - Burritt Museum has numerous opportunities to earn service hours. Please contact Joan Moorhead by phone 256-533-1365 or email if you are interested.

Expo and Freshman Night - The following dates have been set for your child to pick up his or her class schedule, parking space ($20), and lockers ($6) for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • July 27th 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 30th 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 3rd. Students that have debts from the prior year will not be allowed to participate in these days until they are cleared. Visit the Madison County Schools website to view the approved calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.


Prom will be April 24th. Tickets on sale now for $100.00 per person. Students who want to be eligible for Prom Royalty must have their prom tickets purchased by Friday, April 17th at 12:00 noon. See Mrs. Dean to purchase tickets. Students purchasing tickets after this date will not be on the ballot for Prom Royalty. Absolute Final Deadline to purchase Prom Tickets is Wednesday, April 22nd by 3:45.

Practice for Prom Leadout will be Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00am, center stairwell. All Prom Committee, Junior class officers, Senior class officers, and Student Body Pres/VP are eligible to participate in Leadout, if they are on the Prom ticket list. If your escort attends HGHS, he/she is expected to attend practice. It is your responsibility to pass this information on to them.

Students attending Prom may check out on Friday, April 24th with the following guidelines:

  1. Your name MUST be on the Prom list in order to check out!
  2. Students will be released by intercom at 11:30am. At this time, you will bring a check-out note to the attendance office.
  3. To attend Prom you MUST be present in 1st and 2nd block that day.

Slideshow - Mrs. Dean is now accepting digital baby and senior photos for the Prom slideshow. Any senior attending Prom may submit a baby photo and a senior photo for the slideshow. Email photos to The Subject of the email should include the student’s first and last name. EX: Prom Slideshow John Smith. Deadline for photos is April 21.

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.

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

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

Senior Information

Senior Handbook

Senior Event Schedule

Auditions for graduation speakers is Wednesday, April 22 after school in Mrs. Brady’s room. Students must be in good standing with the school and speeches should be prepared and no longer than 5 minutes.

Senior Breakfast will be Tuesday, May 12 at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria (Senior class members only). We are looking for parents of HGHS 2015 Seniors to volunteer to assist us with this endeavor. If you would be interested in helping, please email Emily Brady (senior sponsor) or Regina Hall (parent liaison).There are lots of areas of need (i.e. food donation, decorations, parent calls, etc.), so please consider volunteering a helping hand. There will be an organizational meeting on Tuesday, May 5 at 6:00 in the HG Cafeteria. Thank you in advance for helping with this time honored tradition.

Senior T-shirts are in. If you ordered a T-shirt, you may pick yours up before or after school in Mrs. Brown’s room. If we can get an order of 25, we can place another order for additional shirts. Please write your name outside Mrs. Brady’s door if you are interested in ordering a senior T-shirt.

Graduation DVD - Go to to order DVDs of this year's graduation ceremonies. Copies are $30 each and may be ordered online, through the mail or in person on the night of graduation.

Cap and Gown Proofs - Students should return Cap and Gown proofs to the front office by April 10th.

ACT Testing - Visit for information.

Upcoming Test Dates

June 13, 2015 - May 8th deadline to avoid late fee

FAFSA - To apply for most financial aid, including federal and state student grants, work-study, and loans, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). January 1 is the first day you can file the FAFSA. You should try to file as close to this date as possible. College, state and private aid deadlines may be much earlier than federal deadlines. You should pay attention to your colleges' priority financial aid deadlines. Visit for help.

Balfour - All cap and gown payments/ graduation fees are due no later than May 1. Payment must be made directly to Balfour . Parents may call them at 205-733-1060 and make payment over the phone or email and arrange payment with them at Balfour will be here during lunch on April 9th and 10th to finalize graduation orders.

Special Programs

The University of Alabama Honors Academy is a one-week summer event hosted by the Honors College so that rising high school seniors can get a chance to see everything the Honors College at UA has to offer. For more information visit

Dates: July 19-24 (Sunday-Friday)

Academic Requirements: GPA: 3.5 unweighted; ACT: 27; SAT: 1210/1600; or PSAT: 200

Cost: $350, includes all meals and activities

Adventures at AMCOM (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 13-17, 2015. The deadline has veen extended. Students FAX their application packages to LaDonna McCann (256-876-1086 fax) by FRIDAY, APRIL 10th at 5:00PM. Only application packages that are received in their entirety via FAX will be considered. Email for more information.

Calhoun Warhawks Ambassador Program applications are now open for any students that are Calhoun-bound. Visit the Warhawks website for more information or contact HGHS graduate and Calhoun Warhawk Connor Thompson at 256-479-3739 or

Free Online Engineering Class - The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Engineering is very pleased to announce the third offering of a FREE online course available to interested high school students: Chemical Engineering: Review of Enabling Sciences through Problem Solving. The course is a non-credit, free online course intended for high school juniors and seniors, and will cover key concepts that impact chemical engineering education: chemistry, mathematics, physics, and biology. It's open to high school teachers and counselors as well. Click HERE to learn more about the course and to register! Questions? Contact Dr. Chittur at

Challenge Program - Leadership Huntsville/Madison County is offering Madison County students the opportunity to apply for the Challenge (High School Youth) Program. Challenge participants will engage local leaders in a variety of settings to increase awareness of the needs and issues facing our community while providing opportunities to impact the community with innovative solutions.

The 9th and 10th grades program is July 8-10, 2015 and the cost is $250.

The 11th and 12th grades program is July 13-18, 2015 and the cost is $500

More information and applications can be found at The deadline for application is May 1, 2015.

North Alabama Youth Leadership Board allows you to network with prominent business leaders of Huntsville, learn about issues in our community and give back to the community. To participate, students must agree to serve one full term on the Youth Leadership Board (September 2015 through April 2016) and attend board meetings once a month. They must also participate in partnerships with our affiliates: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, National Children’s Advocacy Center and North Alabama Autism Society. Email to for more information. Deadline is August 27th.

Huntsville Hospital Athlete of the Week - Applicants must be a high school senior, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and display a history of athletic and academic accomplishments, as well as community/civic involvement. All weekly winners are invited to a banquet held in their honor in May, and two students are selected as Athletes of the Year. The two Athletes of the Year each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Complete the nomination form online or call (256) 265-5000 for more information. HGHS had several representatives last year so apply today!

Dates to Remember

April 17 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)

April 24 - May 21 - ACT Quality Core End of Course Tests -English 10 & Algebra
April 24 - Prom
April 28 - ACT Plus Writing (11th Grade)

April 30 - Six-Week Progress Reports

May 4 - Athletic Physicals
May 20 - Graduation (3:00pm at VBC Arena)

May 21 - Last Day for Students

May 28 - Report Cards

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!

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

Trojan Daily Tips - All the newest information will be at the top, followed by our Athletic Schedules, Current Announcements, Senior Information and Permananent Announcements. Information from previous newsletters remains posted in Current Announcements until it expires. I welcome parents to send scores, pictures and updates from any Hazel Green sports or activities. We can't brag about it if we don't know about it. Scholarship and college visit information will only be posted once, and then it can be found on separate webpages for General Scholarships, College and University Scholarships, and School Visits and Special Programs.

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 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 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 8:00 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. Go to .

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