Trojan Daily

November 14, 2013

New Daily Announcements

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Black Out Pep Rally Tomorrow!

Don't forget to wear black tomorrow for our "Black Out" pep rally and home basketball game!

HGHS Students Selected for the 2014 Alabama All State Choir!

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen for the 2014 Alabama All State Choir: Haley Hicks, Jessica Holyfield, Jessica Powers, Vicky Scites, Anna Grace Turbeville, Sarah Worthington. Sarah is the first freshman ever to be chosen from Hazel Green!

Junior Civitan Meeting December 17th

The next Junior Civitan meeting will be on December 17th. Attendance at the 7:30 A.M. or 3:05 P.M. is mandatory. Also, items for goodie bags are due to Mrs. Barnes by November 22nd. Finally, if you have not signed up for Remind101, please do so by texting @jchghs to the number 985-200-2172. You will receive reminders about meetings and deadlines.

Students in Mr.Beard's Physical Science class make balloon propelled cars as part of their study on simple machines.

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The North Alabama Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers Alumni Extension Scholarship Opportunities:

High School Essay Contest - Open to all high school seniors in Madison and Limestone County. The top authors will receive a monetary award in the amount of $150. Email for application. Applications must be postmarked by December 21st.

Timothy Briggs Scholarship - Awarded to high school seniors in the North Alabama area meeting. Each winner will receive $1000. The scholarship will be paid to the college upon receipt of proof of attendance from a university or college. Criteria: high school senior student in the North Alabama Area, cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above, evidence of community service and leadership ability, will attend an accredited college or university the following school year, two letters of recommendation, required to undergo an interview (finalists only). Email for application. Applications must be postmarked by December 21st.

Current Announcements

Iron Bowl Prayer Breakfast - FCA is sponsoring a prayer breakfast on November

22nd (6:15-7:30 am). The event will feature guest speakers from Alabama and Auburn, door prizes and Chick-fil-a breakfast! Cost is $10.00. See Coach Givens if you'd like to attend.

If you are interested in trying out for the HGHS Colorguard
(Flag Line), there will be a mandatory interest and parent meeting on Thursday, December 5th at 6:00PM in the band room. If you can't make this meeting, please see Miss Odom for details.

Our first basketball home game and pep rally is Friday
. The theme for the pep rally and the game is BLACK OUT. Everyone should dress in black attire to the pep rally and the game! We will have glow sticks for everyone. Bring your own glow in the dark items if you have them.

Parents, please take a moment to complete the Speak Up Survey.
Speak Up is the only national education research project that provides stakeholders a voice in national education policy and also gives us valuable feedback that can be used in our local planning and decision-making. The survey can be found at The password is speakup13. Surveys will be open for input through Friday, December 20, 2013.

Next ACT Test date is December 14th. Late Registration (with late fee) is through November 22nd. For more information, visit

The nurses will be conducting scoliosis screening for the 9th grade students on November 20th. For more information, visit

Breakfast with Santa & Christmas Boutique will be on Saturday, December 14th in the HGHS Cafeteria. If you are a local artist or craftsperson and would like to rent a space from us for our Christmas Boutique, please email the Theatre Boosters President Lisa Wilmes at, for more information. The Christmas Boutique will run from 7:00am to 3:00pm, and the Breakfast with Santa will be from 7:00am to 11:00am. Tickets to the breakfast with Santa are $5. Tickets for sale through Theatre students or at the door on the day of the event.

The December HOSA meeting will be held Tuesday, December 3rd (am and pm). Fundraising money will be due at this meeting. HOSA will be visiting Nursing Homes to sing Christmas carols to the residents on Thursday, December 12th. Following the caroling they will have the Christmas party in Mr. Ebert's room.

Yearbooks are now on sale! Visit to order today. Cost is $65. Deadline to order yearbooks online is January 17.

Senior ads are now on sale for the yearbook. 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 for more information. To purchase your yearbook, visit .

Mountain Brook High School will host the Birmingham Tip-Off Club's first "Steel City Invitational" at Samford University's Pete Hanna Center on December 19-21. Only 16 of Alabama's most elite high school programs were invited to participate in the tournament, including our very own Hazel Green Trojans! Tickets go on November 1. 3 days of basketball for $20. 28 games in 3 days! Visit .

Navy Junior ROTC Area Manager's Inspection for November 21st, 2013. All Cadets will participate.

Special Programs

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 : 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.

MDA Target...? College! is a bi-monthly forum designed for parents, school site personnel and community leaders. It focuses on delivering important information to adults engaged with students in Grades 6-12, with hope that their support will assist students' collegiate preparation and pursuits. On November 19, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., they will discuss "Finding a College and Paying for College" in the Chan Auditorium, Business Administration Building, University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). The event is free and open to the public.

There will be a US Naval Academy Information Meeting at Huntsville Public Library (Main) on November 24th from 2:00-5:00pm
for all students (middle school through high school) and parents who want to learn more about the Naval Academy and becoming an officer in the Navy and Marine Corps. The meeting will feature current Midshipmen and Hazel Green alumni Tory West.

2014 Profiles in Courage Essay Contest
- For contest information Deadline is January 6.

Spelman College Fall Information Session to be held Sunday, November 17th. Spelman College, located in the heart of the Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is an outstanding historically Black college for women. Spelman offers strong academic programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and the sciences. By attending this Fall Information Session, students will have the opportunity to talk with Spelman College admissions representative, Allyson Smith, about application requirements, financial aid, scholarships, student life and other questions they may have regarding the college. RSVP at

National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) 48th Annual Poetry & Poster Contest The theme is "Charting the Course for the Second Century". There were 11 national contest winners from Alabama in last year's contest. Winning entries from last year are displayed on the NCDA website All entries must be submitted to the State Coordinator, Lynn Boyd, and postmarked by December 5, 2013. Please send entries to Lynn Boyd, NCDA State Coordinator, Troy University Montgomery Campus, College of Education, P.O. Drawer 4419, Montgomery, AL 36103-4419.

2014 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award - Graduating seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2014 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award. Visit for more information and to apply online by December 18, 2013.

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 for an application.

Dates to Remember

November 27-29 – Thanksgiving Break

December 2 - End-of-Course Tests - English 10 & Algebra I (through December 20th)

December 3 – Six-Week Progress Report

December 19-20 – Final Exams

December 23 – Winter Break (through January 1)

January 3 – Students return to school

January 9 – Report Cards

Permanent Announcements

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.

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 .