Trojan Daily

January 22, 2015

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Big Area Games Ahead!

Road game against the Jets tomorrow. Come out and show your support! You also don't want to miss Zaxby's Night on Tuesday as we take on Buckhorn! Free meal coupons, cups and shirts to be given away at the door (while supplies last). We will also be recognizing the Meridianville Middle School basketball teams at half time, as well as out Compass Homes Athlete of the Month!

By the way, our Lady Trojans are holding steady at #3 in the state!

HG Graduate Honored as Cadet

Hazel Green graduate Peter Eckerd was one of seven Madison County Cadets to be honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Madison County Sheriff's Office Cadet Corps received the 2014 Outstanding Community Service Award. Peter credits his interest in law enforcement to his Hazel Green forensics teacher. It's good to know our teachers are shaping lives!

Buick Achievers Scholarship

Visit for program details and the online application. 50 scholarships available, up to $50,000!

Deadline: February 27, 2015
5:00 p.m. EST

We encourage the following to apply:

  • High school seniors and current undergraduates
  • U.S. military veterans and their dependents
  • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016
  • Those who plan to major in a field focused on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.

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.

Jacksonville State Scholarship Reminders

Entering Freshman Scholarships

  • The Leadership and Valedictorian Scholarship also require the paper application.
  • All scholarship offers, to include ACT/SAT based scholarships, are only emailed to your JSU email account.
  • Selection of scholarship recipients at JSU is highly competitive. Entering freshman academic scholarships based on ACT/SAT and high school GPA are awarded upon receipt and verification of transcripts and test scores. If you qualify for one of these academic scholarships, a formal scholarship offer and acceptance letter will be emailed to your JSU GEM account. The acceptance letter is time sensitive and should be returned within the deadline listed in the letter. All scholarships require unconditional acceptance prior to March 1, 2015 deadline. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
  • Please monitor your JSU GEM email account for important messages from our office. These messages will only be sent to your JSU GEM account. You can log on to your account by selecting this link: and then select the GEM tab at the top of the screen. Your logon information is reflected on your JSU Admissions letter.
  • The General Scholarship Committee will convene in April 2015 to make selection of recipients to open scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Consideration will be made for the general scholarships listed on your submitted application. Students will receive notification of the status of their application around the first week of May through their JSU GEM email account.
  • Should you have any questions concerning the JSU Scholarship program please contact us at

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Athletic Schedules


Full Schedule

Students tickets will be on sale on game days during lunch for every home game.

January 23 - @ James Clemens

VB 7:30, VG 6:00, JVBG 4:30, FB 6:00

January 24 - Huntsville *HOME GAME*

VB 4:30, VG 3:00, JVBG1:30, FB 3:00

January 27 - Buckhorn *HOME GAME*

VB 7:30, VG 6:00, JVBG 4:30, FB 6:00

January 30 - Grissom *HOME GAME*

VB 7:30, VG 6:00, JVBG 4:30



  • FCCLA meeting after school in Ms. Mims' room to pick up fundraising packets
  • Track and Field interest meeting at 7:15 in the Black Box

Current Announcements

Papa John Pictures - The yearbook staff is looking for pictures of students enjoying Papa John’s pizza. If you and your friends or groups or organizations want to be featured in the yearbook’s Papa John’s ad, please send us your photos. Photos can be sent to

Second Semester Fee Deadline - The fee deadline for second semester is February 20. Students with outstanding class fees after that date will be added to the debtor's list. Visit the school website for a list of fees. Fees may be paid at or to Mrs. Weir.

Competition Cheer Community Show
will be February 1st at 2:30pm in Glenda Wright Gym. Come out and support the team before they leave for Nationals!

Trojan Miss - Join us for the annual Trojan Miss Pageant on February 13th and 14th! 9th-12th grade pageant will be held February 13th at 7:00pm. Little and Junior Trojan Miss pageant will be held Saturday, February 14th at 10:00. Entry fee is $40. For pageant information, registration and online payment, visit the Trojan Miss website.

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!

Meridianville Rec Volleyball - Meridianville Athletic Association is offering volleyball this season for boys and girls ages 7-16. Registration runs through January 27th. They are also hosting a players and coaches clinic conducted by Coach Hughes, Head Volleyball Coach at HGHS. For more information, visit

Senior Information

Senior Handbook

Senior Event Schedule

ACT Testing - Visit for information.

Senior Follies - Follies start next week! Visit our Follies Page for more information. To receive Senior Follies text updates, visit and sign up for Mrs. Brady's reminders. Musical Auditions for Senior Follies will be on January 23rd at 3:45 in the Band Room. To sign up for auditions, click here or sign up outside Mrs. Brady’s door (S114).

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 Balfour representatives will be on campus in the school lunchroom during lunch periods on January 22-23 and January 27-28. The students and/or parents may make payment to Balfour at this time.


Prom Committee Meeting after school in Mrs. Morrison's room January 28th after school.

Prom money is due to Mrs. Bell or Mrs. Dean. The price is $60 a ticket, but will go up after January 30th.

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.

Special Programs

HudsonAlpha Internships - Each internship opportunity is crafted with specific skill sets in mind and are open to participants based on education level and area of concentration. Click here for a complete list of internship opportunities. Interns will begin their summer experiences June 1, 2015, with a weeklong Biotech Boot Camp. Internships will conclude July 31. The online application for the summer of 2015 BioTrain internships program is now open. Applications will be accepted online through February 15, 2015. Questions about BioTrain should be forwarded to

Robo Camp - Registration is open for the spring 2015 Robo Camp, a program developed by Auburn University's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering to introduce students ages 10-17 to computer science and computational thinking concepts. Camp participants will be familiarized with hands-on applications of computer programming and robotics using a variety of computer programs. No prior computing experience is required. Camp will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Shelby Center computer labs. The fee is $185 and registration is limited. For more information or to register for camp, visit here or contact Daniela Marghitu at 334.844.6386.

Delta Sigma Theta Honors Convocation -
The Huntsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is accepting applications for its 36th Annual High School Honors Convocation. Each year, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recognizes the accomplishments of local high school students who have achieved honor roll status during the Fall Semester. All students in grades 9-12 who have earned an A and/or B average for each subject during the first semester is eligible to participate. For more information, please contact Mr. William Heard ( in the Guidance Office for a complete application packet. The deadline to submit applications is January 26th, 2015.

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

January 27 - Three-Week Progress Report

February 13 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)

February 19 - Six-Week Progress Report

March 5 - 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 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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