Trojan Daily

April 4, 2014

Huge Win for Trojan Baseball!

Hazel Green won the first area game against No. 1 Sparkman last night in extra innings. Michael Fisher started the game pitching 6 innings and Noah Perry closed for the W. Carl Parker made a game-saving throw from right field with bases loaded, throwing the potential winning run out at home plate. Way to go Carl!

Trojans play again tonight at 5:00 and 7:00, weather permitting. Rain date is Saturday at 1:00 and 3:00. They need to win at least one of those to stay in the hunt for the playoffs so we need the Trojan Nation to attend the games this weekend!


Hazel Green Student Making a Difference!

HG student Cassie Barnby was recently featured on WAFF. Cassie is the recipient of a liver transplant and is working with the Alabama Organ Center to raise awareness and educate the public on organ donations. There are over 120,000 people in this country waiting for an organ transplant with only 8,000 deceased donors every year. We are proud to have Cassie in the Hazel Green family!

Summer Expo and Freshman Night

The following are the dates for your child to pick up his or her class schedule, parking space ($20), and lockers ($6) for the 2014-2015 school year:

July 29 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 31 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 5th.

Students that have debts from the prior year will not be allowed to participate in these days until they are cleared.

ACT Coming Up!

The ACT Plus Writing assessment will be given to juniors on April 23 during school. A required pre-test will be given the morning of April 14. All appointments which would require missing school should be scheduled around these dates. Students will be required to present a photo ID such as a driver’s license to the test administrator as they enter the testing room. Students should also bring a #2 pencil and a permitted calculator (optional for mathematics portion of exam). Check for a list of prohibited calculators.

Students should NOT BRING cell phones or any other electronic devices to the testing hall. To avoid cancellation of test scores and disciplinary action, these devices should remain at home or in vehicles. School personnel will not be responsible for storage of items.

As a reminder, students may prepare for the test by using the ACT Online Prep website -

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Rocket City Inventor's Club Meeting

Rocket City Inventors Club will meet April 5th at 10:00 AM. This months meeting will be held at Tech Stars Computer Repair and Recycle which is located at 9582 Madison Blvd, Suites 1-3, in Madison, AL. The featured speaker will be Rob Adams of Mind Gear Labs who has an exciting announcement to make regarding Rocket City Launch, a weekend startup and business plan competition. Rob will also be providing updates on their Kickstarter campaign.

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This Week's Athletics!

Prom Announcements

Musical Auditions

Auditions for juniors who would like to perform at Prom will be held after school on April 15. See Mrs. Dean (Room N216) to sign up and get details by April 14th.


Also, seniors may submit a baby picture and a senior picture for the Prom slideshow. Photos should be in digital format, submitted to Mrs. Dean by Monday, April 21st. ( Please include the student’s first and last name with the photos.

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.

Balfour will be here during lunch today, and next Thursday and Friday, April 10-11.

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.

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.

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

Calhoun Community College is pleased to invite seniors from Madison County Schools to visit the Huntsville campus on April 24th, 2014, from 8:30AM-12:00 PM.

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. Thanks to a generous donation from Redstone Federal Credit Union,lunch will be provided for the students and school chaperones. Parents electing to attend with their students are asked to bring a sack lunch. Contact with questions.

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.

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.

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 .

Calling all Senior Parents!

It is that time of year--time to honor your senior graduates. The Senior Breakfast and Awards program will be held May 14 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the HGHS cafeteria. I am in need of senior parents to assist with this annual tradition. If you would like to assist by donating time, food, or ideas, please respond to