January 9, 2014
Lady Trojans Ranked 4th in the State!
The latest ASWA rankings were released today, and the Lady Trojans have moved to the number four spot! Visit al.com for complete rankings. Tomorrow night will be a huge game as we take on fifth ranked Bob Jones. The Patriots are looking to have a big crowd so let's show them how it's done, Trojan Nation!
January 10th at Bob Jones
Varsity Boys 7:30pm
Varsity Girls 6:00pm
JV Boys and JV Girls 4:30pm
Freshman Boys 6:00pm
Report cards go home today. Please review them with your child.
The Prom Committee will meet Wednesday, January 15th, after school in Mrs. Daniel’s room, C-112. All Juniors are invited to attend.
Spanish Club Meeting
There will be a Spanish Club meeting before or after school in Mrs. Caldwell's room on Thursday, January 16.
There will be an Ambassadors meeting before or after school in the Ag room on January 14th.
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. During the STEM program, students will be exposed to world-class lab facilities and have the opportunity to learn from some of the best college professors in the country. In addition, they will meet fellow students from all over the country that share a similar passion for learning.
SUMMER STEM SESSION DATES
Rising 8th & 9th Graders - June 2-7, 2014
Rising 10th Graders - June 9-14, 2014
Rising 11th Graders - June 16-20, 2014
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. The program allows students to experience the rigorous academics, physical challenges and student life at the Naval Academy. Summer Seminar is perfect for students who have no prior exposure to a service academy as well as those who are trying to decide if a service academy is right for them.
SUMMER SEMINAR SESSION DATES*
Session 1 - May 31-June 5, 2014
Session 2 - June 7-12, 2014
Session 3 - June 14-19, 2014
*All sessions rising 12th graders
For more information, visit summer programs informational pamphlet
Positive and Productive Days - Visit http://hghsblog.blogspot.com/ to read Mr. Long's new blog. Look for posts each week!
Huntsville Hospital SportsCenter will be performing Sports Physicals for any athlete who needs a physical for Spring Sports this Saturday, January 11th, at D1 Sports Training in Bailey Cove (behind the Sonic on Carl T. Jones) from 8:00-10:00am. Cost is a $10 donation.
HGHS Speed and Agility School - Every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Hazel Green Football Complex. 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. Open to all male athletes who are currently in 6th-7th grade. Beginning Tuesday, January 7 - April 17. Cost is Free!
Rec volleyball registration starts this weekend at Hazel Green Ball Park! There will be teams for ages 9-16. The cost is $65.00 and includes shirt, trophy and year-end banquet. Call Amy at 256-755-0019 for more info, or visit them on Facebook! Jan. 11 and 18 (10am-2pm), Jan. 14 and 21 (6pm-8pm), Jan. 16 and 23 (6pm-8pm)
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.
Yearbooks are now on sale! Visit WWW.Balfour.com 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 email@example.com for more information. To purchase your yearbook, visit www.balfour.com .
ACT registration Deadline - January 10th for the February 8, 2014 test date.
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 www.wecanchange.com 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 S3Johnson@shelbyed.k12.al.us.
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 : www.legion.org/scholarships/oratorical 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Dates to Remember
January 9 – Report Cards
March 6 - Navy Junior ROTC Area Manager's Inspection
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 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