Trojan Daily

September 22 , 2014

Thank You, Representative Patterson!

State Representative Jim Patterson recently allocated several thousand dollars to support technology at Hazel Green High, allowing us to purchase fifteen new computers for classrooms! Thank you for your support, Mr. Patterson!
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2014 Homecoming Queen, Elizabeth Gregg!

Congratulations to Senior Elizabeth Gregg! Elizabeth was crowned as our 2014 Homecoming Queen at Friday night's game.
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Trojans Win!

The Trojans rallied to defeat Grissom Friday night! Preston Stafford rushed for two touchdowns, and Nick Moreno returned a punt 43 yards and had an interception in the fourth quarter. Next up... Fort Payne! Go Trojans!

National Technical Honor Society

There will a meeting on Wednesday, September 24th, before school in Mrs. Romine’s room (C200) for students who are interested in joining the National Technical Honor Society. Students must be a Junior or Senior with a 3.5 GPA, a current member of a Career Technical Student Organization (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, JROTC, TSA) and have 2 credits in career tech or 1 credit and enrolled in a 2nd career tech class. For more information, see Mrs. Romine or Coach Ebert.

DECA/FBLA Meeting

The September meeting for DECA and FBLA will be on Tuesday, September 23rd, before in Mrs. Romine’s room (C200).

A Note from Mrs. Hutchison

Did you know?

According to studies done by the College Board, the net price students end up paying for college has increased in four year colleges and decreased in two year colleges. Here’s the stats:

· Increased by 34.3% at four year public colleges

· Increased by 2.9% at four year private colleges

· Decreased by 2.2% at two year public colleges


Did you know?

Effective for 2015 freshmen, official test scores must be submitted directly from ACT or the College Board for UAB. UAB will no longer accept ACT/SAT test scores from a high school transcript.


Did you know?

For the third consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. Montevallo is the only public university in Alabama to receive this recognition for 2014-2015.


Did you know?

Some colleges offer plans to help students graduate in 4 years (at no additional cost). For example the University of Alabama in Huntsville is now accepting AP scores in more subjects, increasing the credit hour limit from 16 to 18 per semester for its’ Merit Tuition Scholarship recipients and offering block tuition instead of per credit hour. Check with your desired school to see what new plans they have adopted.

Athletic Schedules

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.


Golf sign-ups will be Tuesday morning at 8:15 in the new gym. If you have any questions, email nwehunt@madison.k12.al.us.

Impact Cards
have been sent home. Every student must turn one in, even if their parents do not work on federal property. It's very important that these are signed and returned by September 25th.

Moores Mill Intermediate is hosting a 5K fundraiser on Saturday, November 8 to build a playground for our students. We need business sponsors, volunteers, and runners! If you can help in any way, please contact Jennifer Sticker at jsticker@madison.k12.al.us or Moores Mill Intermediate for more information.

September 26
is a half-day of school for students. We will serve breakfast and lunch on this day as normal. Car riders and drivers will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Bus riders will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. The half-days are scheduled for this school year are September 26th, October 31st, February 13th, and April 17th. On these days, only students will be dismissed early and employees will participate in professional development for the remainder of the day.


Parent/Student Surveys
- In an effort to improve system practices, Hazel Green High School is conducting a Student and Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. We ask that you complete the survey by October 3, 2014. Hazel Green is blessed with a supportive community, so we look forward to a big response from our Trojan Nation!

Parent Survey: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/4039419

Student Survey: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/4775542


HGHS is hosting a Basketball Camp for boys and girls on October 4th from 8-12. Camp registration Fee is $35.00. Bring cash or check on day of camp. Camp instruction by nationally renowned Coach Tim Miller! Contact any Lady Trojan basketball player for registration form.

The senior panoramic picture
is scheduled for September 23 at 9:00 a.m. in the new gym. All seniors are asked to wear red.

Picture News - Bill Miller will return September 22
(not Sept. 19 as originally scheduled) during lunch to bring proofs. Those who did not pick up proofs today may see Mrs. Sharpe in the front office for their pictures. All school picture proofs should be delivered now.


Picture Retakes for underclassmen will be on October 14th. Retakes will only be available to students who were absent or bring a note from a parent requesting the retake. Morning tech students will need to have photos taken BEFORE they leave for tech at 8:30. Photographers will be ready to go at 8:00.

Running for Rowan is a mile fun run around the campuses of Hazel Green High School and Hazel Green Elementary School to benifit Rowan Scott. Rowan is a kindergarten student at Riverton Elementary that has spastic diaplegic cerebral palsy. She is having surgery in April to hopefully allow her to walk independently one day. All the proceeds from this event will go toward her medical expenses. There will also be a carnival area with $5 armbands. So come out and Run for Rowan on September 27th!

French Club Meeting - There will be a French Club organizational meeting Tuesday, September 23 before and after school in Madame Braudaway’s room Cll12. Dues are 8.00 and can be paid at www.myschoolfees.com. Those who have had French, are in French or will be in French are invited. We will nominate officers and vote on a T-shirt.

Drama Club Meeting - The first meeting of this year's HGHS drama club will be after school on Monday, September 22nd in Ms. Abercrombie's room, N120. This is open to all students. Future meetings will take place on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

Special Programs

Inspire & Achieve Cyber Night at UAHuntsville’s Exhibit Hall on October 1st at 6:00pm.

Topics include:

  • Cyber safety in the work place
  • Common cyber security Threats, Risks and Vulnerabilities
  • Habits to develop to move toward a secure cyber space
  • To Do/ What not to Do in cyber space

Featuring Keynote speaker Robin “Montana” Williams, the Chief of the National Cybersecurity Education & Awareness Branch, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. FREE entry for Students! Meet & Greet from 6‐6:30pm w/ hors d'oeuvres. Presentations from 6:30‐8:30pm. For Questions & Event Registration Contact info@inspireandachieve.net


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!


Wendy’s High School Heisman
- Seniors who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement apply by October 3 at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com. List Mrs. Hutchison (ahutchison@madison.k12.al.us) as the school contact. To be eligible, a student must have maintained at least a ‘B’ grade point average, participated in one of the 27 sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations, and demonstrated active involvement in his or her community.
National Winners receive:

  • Recognition during ESPN’s national telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation in New York City
  • A Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy and Heisman Patch
  • $10,000 for their high school
  • $500 Wendy’s gift card

Dates to Remember

September 26 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)
October 6-10 - Fall Break
October 16 - ACT PLAN Test (10th Grade)
October 16 - Report Cards

October 31 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)

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)
April 17 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)
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 http://hghsblog.blogspot.com/ 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 and Current 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 http://www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/.


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.


Recycle:
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.


PayPams:
Pay for your child’s meals from the convenience of your home or office 24/7

Click on the following link: www.PayPAMS.com .


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 www.myschoolfees.com .

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