Trojan Daily

January 6, 2014

Blessed with a Caring Staff!

We are nice and warm at Hazel Green today thanks to our plant manager, Carey Jones, who came in early to make sure our building was ready for the students today! Mr. Jones puts in lots of extra hours taking care of us, and we are so thankful to have him here at HGHS!

We are also thankful for our administrators who handled all outside duty this morning so the teachers wouldn't have to be out in the cold.

It's great to be part of the Trojan family!

HG Alumni Perform in Pasadena!

Watch for Sarah Darby (class of 2012) and Christy Pickering (class of 2011) tonight during the BSC National Chamionship game! The Hazel Green graduates will be marching in the Auburn University Band during halftime of the Auburn vs. Florida State game.

First Priority Cancelled

First Priority meeting for Tuesday, January 7 is cancelled.

HGHS Speed and Agility School

Purpose: To improve the speed, quickness, and agility; increase vertical jump and explosiveness; help develop a relentless work ethic, to teach proper running form and overall athleticism of all athletes entering the Trojan Nation.

Who: All male athletes who are currently in 6th-7th grade

When: Beginning Tuesday, January 7-April 17

Every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Where: Hazel Green Football Complex

Cost: Free

Tuesday: Speed

5:30 Warm-Up: Dots, Abs, and Stretch

5:45 Plyometrics and Box Jumps

6:00-6:30 Speed Training: Sprints, Sleds, Relays, Bungees

Thursday: Agility

5:30 Warm-Up: Dots, Abs, and Stretch

5:45 Plyometrics and Hurdles

6:00-6:30 Agility Training: Ropes, Bags, Line Drills, Cone Drills

This Week's Hoops!

Varsity Boys and Girls defeated Huntsville last week! The next Alabama Sports Writers' Association Poll will be released on January 9th and our girls could be as high as number three!

January 7th vs. Johnson at HG

VB 7:30pm

VG 6:00pm

JVB and JVG 4:30pm

FB 6:00pm

January 10th at Bob Jones

VB 7:30pm

VG 6:00pm

JVB and JVG 4:30pm

FB 6:00pm

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Current Announcements

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

Meeting for ALL students interested in auditioning for the spring play is on Tuesday, January 7th in C109 from 3:05 PM until 3:20 PM. The spring play is Dearly Departed and is a southern comedy requiring six females and four male actors. Auditions will be held on Thursday, January 9th, from 3:00-6:00PM in the Black Box Theatre. Requirements for the auditions will be discussed in the meeting.

Come out and support the MVMS Baseball Team Saturday, January 18th at Meridianville Middle School for the Annual Ugly Walk! Taco salad dinner and silent auction begin at 4:30pm and the Ugly Walk starts at 6:00pm. $5 for admission and $5 for dinner.

Any girl interested in becoming a Diamond Doll for the 2014 Baseball season should stop by Mrs. Aguirre-Cantrell’s room for an application. Applications are due by January 10.

Join us on January 25, 2014 at 6:30pm for the 20th Annual Softball Supper
. Tickets are $35. If you are interested in buying a ticket, please see any softball player.

The Athletic Training Department is in need of crutches, splints and braces. If you have any of these items that you no longer need , please bring them to the attendance office. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Yearbooks are now on sale!
Visit to order today. Cost is $65. Deadline to order yearbooks online is January 17.

Senior ads for the yearbook due by January 17th! They are available on a first come first served basis while they last. Order yours today! Ad prices: Full $175, Half $125, ¼ $90. Please do not send ads in a Word document. If you would like for us to design your ad for you, please let us know. Contact for more information. To purchase your yearbook, visit .

ACT registration Deadline - January 10th for the February 8, 2014 test date.

Special Programs

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge encourages student teams from across the nation to solve environmental problems in their classrooms, schools, communities and beyond. More than $300,000 in prizing is at stake including an adventure trip to Alaska, scholarships, savings bonds, school grants and more! Register today at and start creating your team(s).

National School Counseling Week Art & Essay Contest

Eligibility & General Guidelines:

· Participants should be students in grades K – 12.

· Artwork should be submitted for grades K – 5. Artwork should describe how your counselor has had an impact on you.

· Essays should be submitted for grades 6 – 12. Essays should not exceed 1 page, providing detailed information on the impact your school counselor has had on you.

· ALL artwork and essays must be submitted with a National School Counseling Week Art and Essay Contest Entry Form (located on the back of this form).

· Prizes for each category (K – 2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12): The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from each district should be submitted to Shelly Johnson by the district coordinator or school counselor supervisor.

Deadline: January 17, 2014 - Deadline for submissions
Questions? Please contact Shelly Johnson at

2014 Alabama American Legion Oratorical Contest
- High school students are eligible. Over $138,000 in scholarships are awarded each year. The American Legion website provides more details : If interested please contact Richard Marquith at 239-340-9856. The contest will be held on January 11, 2014 at the Huntsville area Post 237.

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

January 9 – Report Cards

March 6 - Navy Junior ROTC Area Manager's Inspection

Permanent Announcements

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 .

Final Exams Continue Today

Today is another half-day for Hazel Green High School students due to semester exams. Car riders and drivers will dismiss at 11:15 a.m. and bus riders will leave at 11:45 a.m. All students in all classes must take exams. Semester exams count 20% of your final grade. Good luck to everyone!!!