Trojan Weekly

July 11, 2014

NATC 2014

We would like to thank the North Alabama Technology Conference for allowing us to host! It was a huge success, and we look forward to next year!

Advanced Placement Scores are In!

The AP scores are in, and Hazel Green students earned over $80,000 worth of college credit! For more information on the AP program, visit the Hazel Green website.


Join us for the 2nd Annual Trojans Wingfest on Saturday, July 26 from 12:00-7:00pm! $10 for admission & 12 wings! Enjoy the Car Show, Kids Zone, Corn Hole and Hazel Green Idol or take them to go! "The Springs" featuring Holly Helms will be performing from 2 to 4 pm. Buy your ticket today from any HGHS football player, Hazel Green High School, Meridianville Middle School, HG Pharmacy, or Dempsey's Pawn. Tickets now available online!

NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick at 1:30pm! This is an event for boys and girls ages 6 - 15. There are 5 age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15) each with a boys and girls competition. Each division will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. 1st place winners in each division will be eligible to advance to the sectional competition which has not been currently announced. This competition is free of charge and made possible by the NFL. If your child is interested in entering the competition please fill out the PP&K Questionnaire. If you have any additional questions, please contact or (256) 601- 0545

NEW! Cornhole Tournament at 1:00pm. 1st Place team will earn a corn hole set!! Teams will be comprised of 2 people. Entry Fee is $20 per team. Limited to the first 32 teams. Register online . Send check or money order to:

Hazel Green High School

C/O Matt Putnam

14380 HWY 231/431 N.

Hazel Green, AL 35750

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Summer Reading

It's never too early to start preparing for next year! There are links below where you can purchase the books online but all of them are available in the local book stores and libraries.

9 Pre AP and Regular - The Pearl by John Steinbeck

10 Pre AP and Regular - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

11 AP Language/Comp - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

11 Regular - Shift by Jennifer Bradbury

12 Regular - The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

12 AP Literature - How to Read Lit like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster AND The Stranger by Albert Camus

Expo Day 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.

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.

Mrs. Bastin and Mrs. Aguirre-Cantrell will be travelling with students and parents from Hazel Green High School on an EF Educational Tour to Turkey, Greece, and Italy in the Summer of 2016. We are excited to begin planning for this trip. To view the full itinerary, enroll, or take advantage of early pricing, please visit the tour's website at . For any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming trip, please feel free to email Mrs. Aguirre-Cantrell at .

Softball tryouts
are August 11-15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.. Meet at the softball field.

2014 Football Program Ads
- If you would like to place a personal ad for your student in the program, please contact the Band at Ads are Black and White and the prices are :

1/4 page $60

1/2 page $80

Full page $100

Deadline for placing ads is August 1st.

ACT Results
- Students (juniors for 2013-14) who participated in the State Testing and received college-reportable scores will be able to view their scores and score report on a free ACT Web account they create. Students should wait until after they receive their score report to create an account at If a student has an existing account, he/she should wait 7 to 8 weeks after testing to log in to the account and check to see if the State Testing scores have been posted. Keep in mind that college-reportable scores may take up to 8 weeks after the test date. If you have questions, please encourage e-mail

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 and the Alabama Center for the Arts will be hosting an art camp over the summer. The camps will be for ages 4-15 through the months of June and July. All supplies for the camp will be included in the price. All classes will be held in Room 113 at the Alabama Center for the Arts in downtown Decatur, AL

  • Tiki Tribe (Ages 12-15) ~ July 7-10, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. The price for this group is $69.00. This group will participate in photography, computer graphics, print making, and painting.

Call 256.260.2462 to register today! Classes are limited to 15 students, on a first come, first serve basis.

The Joint Science Technology Institute (JSTI) will be held July 19 - Aug. 1

2014 in Aberdeen, Md. JSTI for Students is a two-week, all expenses paid, residential science, technology engineering & math (STEM) program for current high school students in the United States. The purpose of the program is to expose students to scientific research through hands-on projects, to enable students to work with real-world scientists, and to increase students' awareness of STEM career opportunities. 36 participants will be selected for JSTI 2014.

Eligibility for students:

*Student must be 16 by July 19, 2014

*Student must be a U.S. citizen

*Student must be a high school student in the 2014-2015 school year *Student

must have a teacher recommendation *Student must be willing to work

cooperatively in a group and follow instructions

Students should apply at

Dates to Remember

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 .

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