Trojan Daily

February 18, 2014

Community Engagement Meeting Tonight!

Make plans to attend the Hazel Green Cluster Community Engagement Meeting tonight at 6:00pm in the HGHS cafeteria. Mr. Long and the principals from Lynn Fanning, Hazel Green Elementary, Walnut Grove and Meridianville Middle will each speak for a few minutes on technology, safety and special things going on in their schools. It only lasts about an hour, and we would love for our Trojan Nation to come out and show their support!

See You at Wallace State!

Tip off is at 10:30am. We hope to have the largest crowd that Wallace State has ever seen!

Remember, absences will be excused for a full day if the ticket stub is returned to the attendance office on Wednesday, February 19. The ticket should have the student’s name printed on the back side of the ticket. Each ticket should be placed in the designated box in the attendance office first thing Wednesday morning.

National Attention for Coach Miller!

Girls basketball coach Tim Miller is up for the USA Today Best Coach of 2014. Tim Miller has won four high school state championships as a head coach, and has over 400 career wins. In addition, more than 40 of his players have gone on to play for NCAA Division I programs. We are so excited to have this national attention on Hazel Green High School, and we hope that you will help us spread this fantastic news. Vote now! We need the Trojan Nation Nation to make this happen! Visit

Hazel Green Seniors Presented at AKA Debutante Ball

Congratulations to Timia DeJayne Acklin, daughter of Timothy and Nicole Acklin; Crystal Marcella Graham, daughter of Eric and Natasha Graham; and Chelsea Shandrea Watson, daughter of Michael and Faticia Watson. These young ladies will be presented at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Ball later this month.

Attention Student Writers

The Huntsville Literary Young Writers' Contest is now accepting entries for short story, poem, and artwork. First place short story or poem receives $500; second place receives $250; third place receives $100. Winning artwork receives $200.Submit work at Deadline for entry is midnight on February 28.

HLA is looking forward to working with student writers and artists, and publishing the winners in the 2014 edition of Expressions: Student Voices from North Alabama. Cash prizes and publication will welcome the winners, but we hope all students enjoy the journey."

Good South Scholarship

The Good South Scholarship Fund is excited to award four scholarships this year ranging from $250 to $500. They are looking for well-rounded applicants who excel both inside and outside the classroom. While scholastic achievement is very important, it is equally important for students to be leaders and have a passion for service. The Good South Scholarship Application can be found at The application deadline is April 1, 2014.

BistroMD Diet Delivery Scholarship

BistroMD is proud to announce our first annual spring and fall Innovative Ideas for Health and Wellness Scholarship for high school and college students who are pursuing a college degree. In offering this scholarship, it is our goal to help provide access higher education to one student each spring and fall semester so that they may go on to become uniquely extraordinary members of their communities. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student each spring and fall semester. For further details, please visit

Louisiana State University Summer Scholars

Louisiana State University Summer Scholars (SS). This program is an eight-week summer program that prepares high achieving under-represented minority students to make a successful transition from high school to college. The program is only open for 2014 high school graduates who have applied and are eligible for enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College for Fall 2014. There are tutoring sessions that teach learning strategies and exciting programs on leadership development. The participants will be enrolled in 6 credit hours. The enrichment trips include places, such as the World War II Museum in New Orleans, STENNIS Space Museum, in Stennis Center, MS, and the Brooks Museum of Art and the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The program awards acholarships covering tuition, housing, and a meal plan! Visit Summer Scholars online at


Softball Starts Today!

The softball team opens its season today at home vs Grissom. JV plays 4:30pm and Varsity at 6:00pm. Go Lady Trojans!

This Week's Athletic Schedule

Varsity Boys Tennis

Monday vs. Bob Jones (away)

Tueday vs. Cullman (away)

Wednesday vs. James Clemons (away)

Thurday vs. Buckhorn (home)

Varsity Girls Tennis

Tuesday vs. Cullman (away)

Friday vs. Buckhorn (home)

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.

Prom Attire Guidelines:

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.

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

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

The AP Night has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. This meeting is for all students/parents who would like to know more information about registering for Advanced Placement classes for the 2014-2015 school year.

Vocal Ensemble auditions for the 2014-15 school year will be held Wednesday, March 12, after school. Come by the choir room to register for an audition time.

The Spanish Club meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 20th, before or after school, in Mrs. Caldwell's room.

HGHS will host a Registration Orientation for all students promoting to ninth grade for the 2014-2015 school year on Monday, March 3 at 6:30
in the new gym. For more information, contact Daniel Evans at or Liz Smith at

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.

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

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 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

Next available test date: April 12, 2014. Registration deadline: March 7, 2014. Visit to register.

Special Programs

Opportunity for service hours: Burritt on the Mountain's Spring Break Camp is coming soon!! Join us for a Gold Mountain-themed Nature Rangers Camp as a counselor for campers grades K-5, Monday thru Friday, March 24th-28th. Two camp counselor shifts are available each day (8:30am-2:30pm/1:45pm-5:30pm), or we’ll work with your schedule. Call or email Sherry Perry Jones at or (256) 533-1365 to volunteer or to find out more about this volunteer opportunity at Burritt on the Mountain. This is a perfect way to earn service hours!

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

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 . 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 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 for application instructions.

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 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 for an application.

The Calhoun Warhawks are a 15-25 member group of students selected each year to serve Calhoun Community College as student hosts and hostesses. Members are chosen through an interview/tryout process. Students need at least a 3.0 GPA and plan to enroll in at least 12 semster hours at Calhoun. Deadline to apply is June 1st. For more information, visit

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 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

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 .