Trojan Daily

November 18, 2014

HGHS Ranks Among Top in the State

Best Public High Schools ranked Hazel Green in the top 30 high schools in Alabama! Data is collected from 14,431 high schools and 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly. It's nice for the hard work of our teachers and students to be recognized!

Robotics Team Best Overall

The Robotics Team competed in the Brewtech Vex Robotics event on Saturday, finishing 7th out of 43 teams and receiving the Judge's Award for Best Overall Team! Congratulations to Mr. Sims and the students!

Mr. Glenn Selected for National HudsonAlpha Workshops

Educators from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Alabama high schools presented hands-on workshops this week at the National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Five Alabama life science educators were selected to accompany the HudsonAlpha team, and our own Doug Glenn was one of them! Congratulations to Mr. Glenn! We are so proud of our teacher-leaders at HGHS!

Great Night for Hoops!

If you skipped the games last night, you missed a great night of basketball, including wins for the Varsity Girls and Boys, JV Girls and Freshmen Boys! JV and Varsity Girls ran away with their games to remain undefeated for the season, and the Varsity Boys won in overtime 77-76.

You can still see the Trojans in action tonight at Grissom!

Varsity Boys 7:00
Varsity Girls 5:30
JV Boys and Girls 4:00
Freshman Boys 5:30

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Lauren Bassler Named Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Lauren Bassler, the Hunstville Hospital Athlete of the Week! Lauren maintains a 4.04 GPA while playing varsity basketball and softball. She is a member of National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Red Cross Youth Leadership, and Trojan Ambassadors. She also participates in STAND-UP (peer mentoring), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and her church youth group. Lauren was also selected as one of this year’s Terrific Ten seniors. Four of the eleven Athletes of the Week this year have been Hazel Green students!

Wear Purple Day

November is National Premature Awareness Month, and Tuesday November 25th is National Wear Purple Day for March of Dimes. DECA/ FBLA members need to wear something purple on Tuesday, Novemeber 25th. There will be a group picture taken at the meetings.


There will be a FBLA/DECA meeting on Tuesday November 25th at 8:00 in Mrs. Romine's room and an Afternoon meeting in My Room C207. This is for members who can not make one meeting can hopefully come to the other.

Resources from Mrs. Hutchison

Seniors, if you are college bound and have not applied to your dream, reality, and/or safe school please apply ASAP. Many colleges and universities require students to be admitted by December 1 to be eligible for scholarships. Please go online today and apply to the college(s) of your choice.

Here are a few resource links to help you as you prepare for the college planning process:

Athletic Schedules


Full Schedule

Students tickets will be on sale on game days during lunch for every home game!

November 18th - @Grissom (VB 7:00, VG 5:30, JVB and JVG 4:00, FB 5:30)

November 20th - Freshman Girlsvs. Sparkman and Huntsville @ Home

November 2st - Lee @ Home (VB 7:30, VG 6:00, JVB and JVG 4:30, FB 6:00)

Pep Rallies

Friday, January 16


  • France/Italy Trip Informational Meeting - 6:00pm in Mrs Braudaway's room (C112). Please let Mrs Braudaway know if you have any questions.
  • FCA - Black Box Theater at 8:00. Please join us for breakfast and fellowship

Current Announcements

HG Shirts for Sale: HG dri-fit short sleeve-t-shirts charcoal grey or red $10, Hazel Green basketball long sleeve t-shirts $15. See Mrs. Helton in Attendance.

Iron Bowl Challenge - Support your favorite team and raise money for the HGHS Library! Drop any change or folding money or checks to the bank of your choice. The team that raises the most money gets their fight song played over the intercom at the beginning of each class period! All contributions go to the high school library for books and equipment. You can also donate with one of our community partners, Gentle Touch Salon and Hazel Green Dental. We welcome your support, and may the best fans win! ROLL TIDE! WAR EAGLE!

Winter Clothing Drive -
The Math team is collecting warm winter clothing for the less fortunate. You can find drop off boxes in the attendance office and Coach Morrow's classroom.

Robotics Club Fundraisers -
The Robotics Club will be selling HEXBugs: Microrobots starting on Thursday, October 30th. Prices are $5.00 and $8.00. See a robotics student to purchase. They are also selling Gourmet Popcorn. Orders will be back in time for Christmas Break. Deadline to order is Thanksgiving Break.

Service Hours - Burritt Museum has several holiday activities that need volunteers. Email or call Joan Morehead, (256-533-1365) if you need service hours. Kris Kringle's Candlelight Christmas December 5th and 6th, and Holiday Magic December 11th-13th.

Pizza Hut in Meridianville has designated the first Tuesday of every month as Meridianville Eagles Boys Basketball Night. Pizza Hut will donate 10% of all earnings from 4:00pm-9:00pm for anyone who mentions MVMS Boys Basketball when ordering - dine-in, carryout, or delivery!

Senior Information

Senior Handbook

Senior Event Schedule

ACT Testing - Visit for information.

Yearbook Ads - Parents it is time to place your order for a senior ad in the 2015 yearbook to honor your senior. All ads are full color. You may submit your own design or one of our talented staff members will create one for you. Pricing: 1/8= $75, 1/4=$95, 1/2=$130, Full page= $180, 2 page spread= $275. No WORD documents please. Our system will support Studio Works and Photo Shop if changes need to be made. Contact Mrs. Brady at if you would like to reserve a spot today.

Special Programs

Hunstville Hospital Athletic Training Seminar - Are you a high school student who is interested in pursuing a career in athletic training? Plan to attend the Second Annual Huntsville Hospital SportsCenter Athletic Training Student Information Seminar!!

Saturday, December 6th, 9:00am-1:00pm (registration will be from 8:30am-9:00am).

National Society of Black Engineers High School Essay Contest - The paper must address the topic of cyber security. With cyber threats in a state of rapid and continuous evolution, keeping pace in cyber security strategy and operation has become a major challenge. What is the significance or impact of cyber security in our daily lives? Authors of the top two essays will receive a monetary award in the amount of $150. Deadline is January 12, 2015. Email for an application.

Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen
- If you are interested in competing for the title of Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, the only teen program associated with Miss America and Miss Alabama systems, visit this website: or call 205-223-5127 for complete details. There are many scholarships awarded in this program. Deadline is December 10, 2014.

U.S. Naval Academy Informational Meeting - Students and families are invited to speak to local USNA reps at the Huntsville Public Library on November 30th from 2:00-5:00pm.

National Career Development Association 49th Annual Poetry & Poster Contest
- All entries must be submitted to the State Coordinator, Lynn Boyd at Troy University Montgomery Campus, College of Education, P.O. Drawer 4419, Montgomery, AL 36103-4419. Entries must be postmarked by December 5, 2014. For more information, visit

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

November 18 - December 18 - ACT End of Course Tests (English 10 & Algebra I)

November 26-28 - Thanksgiving Break
December 19-January 4 - Winter Break
February 13 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)
March 5 - NJROTC Inspection (1st and 2nd Block)
April 17 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)
April 24 - Prom
April 28 - ACT Plus Writing (11th Grade)

May 20 - Graduation (3:00pm at 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!

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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