Trojan Daily

March 10, 2015

Congratulations to our March Students of the Month!

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Thanks to our Student of the Month sponsor Rickey Hyatt with Alfa Insurance at 13574 Highway 231 431 N, Hazel Green, AL 35750, Phone: (256) 828-3046.

We also thank Miranda Bouldin of Logicore and Inspire and Achieve, our STEM Student of the Month sponsor. Find scholarship information, cyber events and other community involvement opportunities at and on Twitter and Facebook !

Learning Community Bowls in Special Olympics!

Four students from the Learning Community had the opportunity to particpate in the area Special Olympics Bowling competition held Monday at Plamor Lanes. Dewayne Moore did an outstanding job! He received 1st place in his division. Kendall Stafford, Casey Smith and Nicholas Smith all received 4th place in their divisions. Some of their friends were able to make the trip as well in order to support the team. All the students represented HGHS well and lived up to the Special Olympics motto of, "Let me win, but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt."

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Speaking of Bowling...

We are pleased to announce that HGHS will have its first bowling team for the 2015-2016 school year! 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.

Blankets and Bears Everywhere!

The Trojan Ambassadors have been collecting blankets and bears for the Madison County Sheriff Department for times when deputies from the Madison County Sheriff Department come in contact with children who have been involved in traumatic incidents. Often times by providing these children with something they can hold, cuddle, or wrap themselves in; deputies can promote a feeling of safety and promote dialogue. Thank you, Hazel Green Community, for all your donations!
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FBLA Goes Green

FBLA members will be hosting a Go Green and Keep HGHS Clean Community Service Project. Members will participate in Campus Clean up after school on Tuesday March 17 at 3: 30 in room C207 then after the Clean Up members can join each other for a St. Patty’s Day themed social also in room C207. Everyone needs to meet in room C207 first at 3:30.

Athletic Schedules

Current Announcements

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.

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.

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.

Wendy's Night for Special Olympics - Eat at Wendy's on March 12th from 5:00-8:00pm and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Special Olympics! This is for the Wendy's located at 2800 S. Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL 35801.

Mixed Bag Fundraiser - We're offering eco-friendly totes, accessories, kitchenware and tons of fantastic products - there's something for everyone in these catalogs. You can view catalogs at Return orders with payment to Penny (C110) or Jacqueline (C112).

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.

Youth Speed and Agility School -
All male athletes who are currently in 4th-7th grade are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Hazel Green Speed and Agility School. Join the football coaches every Tuesday and Thursday night from 5:30-6:30pm in the football complex to work on quickness, proper form, overall athleticism and work ethic. The school runs from January 7th-March 20th, and the cost is FREE!

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 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 - March 13th deadline to aviod late fee

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 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.

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

College Admissions Speaker - Randolph School will be presenting Barbara Long, M.D., Ph. D. , Harvard alumna, Admissions interviewer, and noted author on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the Thurber Arts Center, Garth Campus 4915 Garth Road Huntsville, AL. The presentation topic is “Handling the Roller Coaster Emotions of the College Admissions Process.“ An invitation has been extended to our students and parents that would like to attend. Applying to college can be a stressful experience, whether one is seeking admission in a very competitive school or one in which the odds are more favorable.

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.

Zeta Phi Beta Youth Hall of Fame - Delta Omega Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc will hold its annual Youth Hall of Fame Induction for female high school seniors . Applications must be postmarked by March 11, 2015.For additional information, please contact Carol Harris at

The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) application season is now open. SEAP is an established DoD Outreach internship. An eligible candidate for SEAP is any high school student with an interest and aptitude for STEM. The summer internships duration is eight weeks and is designed to engage students in hands-on activities and student/mentor relationships that encourage careers in science and engineering. This program allows students to apprentice in fields of their choice with experienced scientists and engineers. Students are treated as research assistants. Participants are awarded an educational stipend based on classification. Interested candidates should apply at:

The Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program

is an Army Educational Outreach program that enables students to experience science and engineering in real-world Army laboratory settings. The AMRDEC GEMS program is focused on age/grade-appropriate hands‐on activities in areas such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computational science, physics, optics, robotics, chemistry, and others. Students receive a stipend to participate in this one‐week program. The 2015 stipend amount for all GEMS participants is $100. Eligibility Requirements: Students in grades 8th - 12th, who are U.S. citizens with a valid SSN Dates: June 8-12 and June 15-19. Applications available online.

US Air Force Engineering/STEM Camp - The United States Air Force Academy and Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) offers an Engineering/STEM camp designed for high school students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or a related field in college or a military service academy. This one week camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado is high energy and hands-on for students from across the country and around the world. Some of the activities during the week-long camp include: place a concrete beam and destructive testing, water purification, build an irrigation system, material testing, shed construction, AFA laboratory tours, problem-solving activities and many more. This year's camp runs from June 25 to July 1, 2015, information on the application process and eligibility can be found here.

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 16 - NJROTC Inspection (1st and 2nd Block)

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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