Trojan Daily

March 19, 2015

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Wrapping Up Registration

All this week, our students have been registering for next year's classes online. With all that Hazel Green has to offer with Career Academies, Advanced Placement, Electives, Career Tech and Athletics, students have had lots of options!

Good Luck to Ethan, Chloe and Rayven!

Ethan Stair, Chloe Long and Rayven Pearson will be representing Hazel Green in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game tomorrow night. The AHSAA Radio Network will broadcast games, and their website will be live streaming. Girls play at 5:00 and Boys play at 7:00. Good luck, guys!
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Rayven Pearson Named Player of the Year Finalist

Rayven Pearson has been named as one of three 7A finalists for Player of the Year. The Player of the Year in all seven AHSAA classifications will be announced at the annual banquet on April 2 in Montgomery. The 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Basketball winners also will be named at that time. Congratulations, Rayven!

Trojan Football Parent Meeting

Parents of current 8th graders interested in playing football next year are invited to meet with Coach Wagnon tonight to learn more about the program. The meeting will be in the HGHS cafeteria at 6:00pm. Parents of high school students who missed the last meeting are welcome to attend, as well!

Students Become Teachers!

One of our Hazel Green Career Tech students assisted at a workshop for our Madison County Technology Mentors. Marlen Moore gave the teachers the ins and outs of SnapChat!

Athletic Schedules

Current Announcements

Summer Drivers Ed - Students will have the opportunity to take Drivers Ed this summer. Two sessions will available (June 1-15 and June 16-30). Classes will be limited to 24 and will be filled on first come, first served basis when online payment and registration have been received. Only ten spots left in Session 1. Cost is $120 for Madison County students or $145 for out of district students. Visit HGHS Drivers Ed for more information.

Swim Parent Meeting - On Monday, April 6th, at 5:30pm, in the Hazel Green High School cafeteria, there will be a Parent Meeting for students interested in swimming for HGHS Swim Team next year, starting August 2015. To be eligible to swim, you must be a student in good academic standing at HGHS, including those 7th and 8th who are in a feeder school to HGHS. Email Glenn Carr at for more information.

Rising Freshman Registration - If you were not able to attend, visit our Freshman Registration Page. Counselors will be at MVMS on March 30-31 to register students for next year. Schedules will not be changed in the fall, so it's important to make an informed decision now.

Football/Competition Cheer Tryouts - Informational Parent Meeting at HGHS on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30pm in Room N-215. Tryouts will be held April 6 - April 10 in the old high school gym (Wooley) from 4:00 to 5:30 and are closed to the public. We will do our best to be finished with tryouts by 5:30 on Friday but be prepared in case we run past 5:30pm. For more inforamtion on Competition Cheer and the tryout requirements, visit the Cheer website.

March is National Athletic Trainer's Month! Tweet @HHSportsCenter with how much your athletic trainers mean to you and HGHS. In honor of National Athletic Trainer's Month, look for weekly trivia questions @TOCSports1 and @HHSportsCenter to be entered to win weekly prize packages and the chance to win Alabama Hammers tickets. Questions can also be answered in the athletic training room with Wes and Nikki.

HGHS Bowling Team - The AHSAA sanctioned the sport this year and will start championship competition in the 2015-2016 school year. If you would like to get involved, contact Coach Jason Smith at Here are a few details about the season:

  • Provides regular season competition for girls and boys. It becomes a sanctioned sport in the 2015-16 sports year with championship competition.
  • Each school team is limited to 12 matches.
  • The season concludes January 17, 2015.
  • Team size may be determined by the school coach or local school policy. During a match only eight team members – five bowlers and three substitutes – will be allowed in the pit (team area) during competition.
  • First practice is October 27. First contest is November 17.

Basketball Cheerleading Tryout Clinic will be held March 30 - April 2 from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Tryouts will be held April 3 from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the HGHS cafeteria. The cheers and dance for the tryout will be taught and practiced during the week, March 30 – April 2. Email or visit the Basketball Cheer website for more information.

Second semester fees are past due. Students with outstanding class fees have been added to the debtor's list. Visit the school website for a list of fees. Fees may be paid at or to Mrs. Weir.

Service Hours - Burritt Museum has numerous opportunities to earn service hours. Please contact Joan Moorhead by phone 256-533-1365 or email if you are interested.


Prom will be April 24th. Tickets on sale now for $75 each, until this Friday, March 20th. After Spring Break tickets increase to $100.00 per person.

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.

3. Shirts must be buttoned up to the second button from the collar.

4. Pants should fit properly on the hip and not sag below the waistline.

Senior Information

Senior Handbook

Senior Event Schedule

ACT Testing - Visit for information.

Upcoming Test Dates
April 18, 2015 - Late Fee applies

June 13, 2015 - May 8th deadline to aviod late fee

FAFSA - To apply for most financial aid, including federal and state student grants, work-study, and loans, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). January 1 is the first day you can file the FAFSA. You should try to file as close to this date as possible. College, state and private aid deadlines may be much earlier than federal deadlines. You should pay attention to your colleges' priority financial aid deadlines. Visit for help.

Alabama College Goal Sunday invites you to attend a FAFSA February event near you : NACEE North Alabama Center Of Educational Excellence at 513 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816. Available Saturdays February 14th - March 28th : 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Call: 256-372-4600 with questions. Check out for more information.

Senior Shirts - If you want to order a senior t-shirt, please stop by Mrs. Brady's room. Price is $10.

Senior Follies -

  • Visit our Follies Page for more information.
  • To receive Senior Follies text updates, visit and sign up for Mrs. Brady's reminders.
  • To make a suggestion for songs for senior slide show, email Please remember lyrics must be clean and free from references to sex, alcohol, or drugs or disrespectful references.
  • Seniors may begin bringing in your parent notes for Friday’s Follies production. Your parent note must include the student’s first and last name and be signed by the parent. Give notes to Mrs. Barnes. Seniors that are on the debtors list will not be allowed to check out after Follies on Friday.

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.

Balfour - All cap and gown payments/ graduation fees are due no later than May 1. Payment must be made directly to Balfour . Parents may call them at 205-733-1060 and make payment over the phone or email and arrange payment with them at

Special Programs

Adventures at AMCOM (A@A) 2015 is a developmental opportunity for rising 9th -12th graders that will expose students to engineering, logistics, business, technical, and acquisition missions on Redstone Arsenal. This program will be offered to 20-25 students from across the Tennessee Valley the week of July 13-17, 2015. Deadline to apply is April 3rd. Contact for an application.

Boeing Huntsville STEM High School Internship Program - The Summer Internship Program offers students the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through exposure to various engineering careers and Boeing products. Students work 6 to 8 weeks from June through July to complete 120 to 160 hours or as determined by the student’s school curriculum/program requirements (approximately four hours per day). The program is an unpaid internship. Email for an application. Applications must be postmarked by April 3, 2014 to be eligible.

Narrative Story Contest - Winter 2015 Story Contest deadline is Tuesday, March 31. The Winter 2015 Story Contest is open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication.

• $2,500 First Prize
• $1,000 Second Prize
• $500 Third Prize
• Ten finalists receive $100 each
See the Guidelines. Read prior winners, and view recent awards won by Narrative authors.

UAH Chargerette Dance Team Tryouts will be held April 3rd and 4th. Email for audition materials.

North Alabama Youth Leadership Board
allows you to network with prominent business leaders of Huntsville, learn about issues in our community and give back to the community. To participate, students must agree to serve one full term on the Youth Leadership Board (September 2015 through April 2016) and attend board meetings once a month. They must also participate in partnerships with our affiliates: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, National Children’s Advocacy Center and North Alabama Autism Society. Email to for more information. Deadline is August 27th.

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

March 19 - Report Cards

April 9 - Three-Week Progress Reports

April 17 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)

April 24 - May 21 - ACT Quality Core End of Course Tests -English 10 & Algebra
April 24 - Prom
April 28 - ACT Plus Writing (11th Grade)

April 30 - Six-Week Progress Reports

May 4 - Athletic Physicals
May 20 - Graduation (3:00pm at VBC Arena)

May 21 - Last Day for Students

May 28 - Report Cards

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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