Trojan Daily

February 4, 2014

5 Things You Don't Know About Mrs. Daniel

Trojan Daily is helping you get to know a different teacher each week! Here are a few surprising facts that Mrs. Daniel has shared with us:


1. I taught Mr. Crutcher, Coach Hughes, Mrs. Agee, Mr. Evans, and Mrs. Baeder when they were students at Hazel Green.


2. I love to snow ski.


3. My lowest score on the ACT was in math so that tells me that the ACT is worthless for predicting a person’s ability and/or talent.


4. I am a graduate of HGHS – Class of 1983.


5. I have taught Spanish I.

Cheerleaders Headed to Nationals!

The football/Competition Cheerleaders are headed to Nationals in Orlando tomorrow evening. We would like to thank Hazel Green First Baptist Church for hosting a breakfast in their honor and acknowledging the girls during the morning service. The community support in Hazel Green is incredible! To get pictures and updates on the competition follow @HGCheer on Twitter.

Doodle 4 Google Competition

Today, Google is kicking off the seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition where they will once again be inviting students, from K-12 to start transforming the Google homepage into a gallery of imagination. Visit www.google.com/doodle4google for more information.

Players of the Game

The Trojans would like to recognize their seniors as Players of the Game: Dominique Thompson, Austin Markham, Beler Watts IV, Lewis Sullivan, Cody Lammers, Nadia Stewart, Jada Dale, Victoria Malone, Emilee Forrester, Crystal Graham, Destiny Calvert, Kelsey Lones and Tyra Caudle. Chick-fil-a has graciously provided each of them with a FREE meal card! Sponsored by Chick-fil-a on Wynn Drive. Show them your support, Trojan Nation!

This Week's Hoops!

Wins for the boys and girls last night, and a milestone for Coach Miller! Last night was his 400th career win. Congratulations Coach Miller! We're glad to have you in the Hazel Green family! For more on last night's game, visit al.com.


Area Tournament!

February 6th Varsity Girls vs. Bob Jones at Sparkman

February 7th - Varsity Boys vs. Buckhorn at HG (7:30pm)

UAH Charger Movie Night

UAH will host a special screening of the 2013 blockbuster hit, “The Butler”. This event is being offered for current and prospective students in the new UAH movie theater. The movie will begin at 7:30 p.m., but UAH students will be available at 6:30 p.m. to mix and mingle and answer questions about UAH. The event will include free movie tickets, popcorn, and soda for their enjoyment. Prospective students are encouraged to bring their family and friends. Individuals can RSVP at uah.edu/go/movie-night by February 5th.

Crestwood Teen Volunteer Award

Crestwood Teen Volunteer Award sponsored by The Madison County Medical Alliance will present one student with a $1500 Apple Gift Card to purchase a computer for their college career. Eligibility: Must be a senior in high school for the 2013-2014 school year and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Student must plan to enroll in a postsecondary degreed or certified program for the 2014-2015 school year, be a resident of Madison County, serve as a teen volunteer at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Alabama (40 hours Minimum). Must be postmarked by March 15. For more information, contact lindsayrice07@bellsouth.net

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

Regions is proud to offer the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest to celebrate Black History Month. Visit regions.com/ridingforward to learn about inspirational African Americans and enter the scholarship contest. 16 $5000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and 16 $2500 scholarships will be awarded to college students. Entries accepted now through February 27, 2014. Visit www.regions.com/ridingforward


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Current Announcements

HGHS has a new phone number! Our main phone number has changed to 256-851-3220 and our fax is now 256-851-3221.

Hazel Green High School will host an AP Informational Night on Tuesday, February 11
at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. This meeting is open for all students and parents of students who may be interested in registering for an Advanced Placement class in the 2014-2015 school year. For more information contact Elisabeth Smith at esmith@madison.k12.al.us.


HGHS is offering a newly developed course called Computer Science Principles.
CS Principles is a one-credit course designed to introduce students to the central ideas of professional-level computing and the primary principles of computer science. Look for it on your course registration sheet this spring!!


Don't miss the spring production of Dearly Departed
by the Hazel Green Dramatis Personae on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, March 6-8 at 7:00pm in the HGHS cafeteria. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased through any theatre student.


Auditions for Theatre IV are on Wednesday, February 19th in the black box at 3:00pm. All students must have a one minute monologue prepared with blocking and be ready to perform and answer questions about their character's objectives, motivations and obstacles. Please see Mr. Merritt with questions.


Drama students are selling gourmet bags of coffee for $10.
The coffee company is based in Madison, AL, and helps coffee farmers in Guatemala. They sell lots of their coffee to Starbucks, but it will be available here at HGHS for a limited time! Stop by Room C109 or email Clinton Merritt at mmerritt@madison.k12.al.us to get yours today!


All students are required to have a current athletic physical on file in order to try out for any sport.
Huntsville Hospital Sports Center will be conducting physicals at MVMS on Monday, April 28th from 5:00-7:00pm, and at HGHS on Monday, May 5th from 4:30-6:30 (or whenever finished). The cost at both will be $10, and a copy at HGHS will be provided for parents. Please note that physicals signed by a chiropractor, RN, or LPN will no longer be accepted by AHSAA. All physicals must be signed by a MD or DO (orthopedic doctor).


On Saturday, February 22, Meridianville Middle School Band will host a Taco Luncheon and Auction in the MVMS Cafeteria and Gym!
All proceeds benefit the MVMS Band Program!

  • Lunch 11am-12:30pm
  • Silent Auction 11am-1:30pm
  • Live Auction 2-4pm


Any senior who would like to participate in this year's Follies can find information on the Duggan Webpage (http://fjduggan.educatorpages.com/160671). This site contains the calender of work sessions, guidelines for skits and videos, sign ups for musical or emcee auditions, directions for submitting slideshow pictures, Remind101 instructions, a list of sponsors, and other helpful information.


Cap and Gown pictures will be taken on February 27 for graduating seniors ONLY. There will be no spring pictures taken for underclassmen this year.


The Yearbook staff is now selling yearbooks AT SCHOOL.
If you did not buy online but you would still like to purchase a yearbook, please see Mrs. Brady or a yearbook staff member to order yours. Quantities are VERY limited so do not wait. Once they are gone--THEY ARE GONE. Students must purchase a yearbook in order to celebrate yearbook day with us in May. Books are $65. Get yours today.


The Trojan Miss Pageants will take place on February 15.
Little/Junior Miss - 10:00am, Trojan Miss - 7:00pm. Visit the Trojan Miss website for the latest pageant information, including registration and payment links.


The ACT Plus Writing assessment will be given to juniors on April 23 during school. Students should be preparing for the test by using the ACT Online Prep website that all juniors received a personal user name and password to. This is a great resource, and students are strongly encouraged to utilize this service provided to us. For more information, visit http://www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/


Blankets and Bears….Because We Care!
There are times when deputies from the Madison County Sheriff Department come in contact with children who have been involved in traumatic incidents and provide these children with something they can hold, cuddle, or wrap themselves in. Trojan Ambassadors will begin collecting new or gently used blankets and bears for the Sheriff's Department. Items can be dropped off in the Attendance or Main office before February 3rd.


Next available test date: April 12, 2014. Registration deadline: March 7, 2014. Visit http://www.actstudent.org/ to register.

Special Programs

Bsides Huntsville will be held February 8th from 9:00am-4:00pm at Calhoun Community College on Wynn Drive. It is the first security conference for high school students in the state of Alabama. Students will learn about how their interest in video games, cell phones and apps can be put to good use regarding computer security, ethical hacking, social engineering and much more! Learn about cool tools, hacking ethics and security related internships, jobs and start-ups! Registration is $10 at http://www.bsideshuntsville.org/ . Teachers attend free. Agenda will include: Workshops/demos, EC-Council CSCU certification preparation included, Free Gifts and Prizes, Exciting speakers


Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is hosting the annual Historically Black College and University Fair
on Saturday, February 15th (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.). There will be a financial aid workshop at 10:30 a.m. This event is free to the public. For more information, contact Pamela Thompson at 256-509-4554.


Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge
: High school students, create a quick video that promotes safe driving for your chance to win $15,000 and the opportunity to re-shoot their entry video into a TV-ready PSA. Learn more at http://www.toyotateendriver.com/teens/video-challenge . Videos must be submitted by March 13, 2014.

Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps: Enter quickly once a day on behalf of your school for a chance to win $5,000 to put towards safe driving awareness, as well as a Virtual Driving Simulator. Ten Runners-Up Schools will also receive cash prizes. Anyone can enter on behalf of a high school, so spread the word! Enter every day through April 15, 2014. Go to http://www.toyotateendriver.com/sweepstakes to enter!


West Point's Summer Leaders Experience
(SLE) applications will be open to juniors through April 11th. SLE is a great week of academic, military, and physical excellence. The program consists of daily morning physical training, academic classes, afternoon sports, a day of military training, administration of the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA), a West Point tour, and social functions. The academic program features workshops and class samplings from the Academy's curriculum. All participants are housed in the cadet barracks and meals are in the Cadet Mess. Students pay their own travel expenses plus a registration fee of approximately $400. Visit http://www.usma.edu/admissions for application instructions.


The 2014 Honor’s Convocation
sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Huntsville Chapter) will hosts its annual event to honor students across Madison County who have made the A or A/B Honor Roll during 1st semester. Any student interested can pick up an application in the Guidance Office and return to Mr. Heard by February 7, 2014.


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. 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. For more information, visit summer programs informational pamphlet


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).


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 twray@madison.k12.al.us for an application.

Dates to Remember

February 25 - Six Week Progress Reports

February 27, 2014 - Cap and Gown Pictures

March 6 - Navy Junior ROTC Area Manager's Inspection

March 9 - Daylight Savings Time begins

March 20 - Senior Follies Night Production (7 p.m. HGHS Gymnasium)

March 21 - Senior Follies Day Production

March 20 - Report Cards

March 24-28 - Spring Break

April 15 - Three Week Progress Reports

April 25 - Prom (tentative) VBC

April 28 - Athletic Physicals at MVMS (5:00-7:00pm)

May 1 - Six Week Progress Reports

May 5 - Athletic Physicals at HGHS (4:30-6:30pm)

May 5-21 - AP Test Dates HGHS

May 14 - Senior Awards Day (9:00 - 11:30am)

May 15 -Senior Exams (1st and 2nd)
May 16 - Senior Exams (3rd and 4th)

May 15 - Junior Awards (8:30-9:00am)

May 15 - Sophomore Awards (10:00 - 10:30am)

May 16 - Freshman Awards (8:00 - 8:30am)

May 20 - Graduation Practice (10 a.m.-12 p.m. VBC Arena)
May 20 - Graduation (7:00 p.m. VBC Arena)
May 29 - Last Report Card

Permanent Announcements

Positive and Productive Days - Visit http://hghsblog.blogspot.com/ to read Mr. Long's blog. Look for posts each week!


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



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 .