Trojan Daily

September 16, 2014

Lots of School Spirit for Dress-Up Days!

Lots of students participating in Disney Day and Decade Day! Tomorrow is Jersey Day so wear your favorite team colors!
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Free and Reduced Lunch

Students who have not submitted a new free and reduced lunch form for approval will have to pay starting tomorrow. The online free and reduced application can be found online at

September 26 is Half-Day for Students

Reminder that September 26 is a half-day of school for students. We will serve breakfast and lunch on this day as normal.

Car riders and drivers will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.

Bus riders will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.

The half-days are scheduled for this school year are September 26th, October 31st, February 13th, and April 17th. On these days, only students will be dismissed early and employees will participate in professional development for the remainder of the day.

Seniors are Powder Puff Champs !

The seniors defeated the sophomores 14-6 to win Powder Puff today!
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Homecoming Information

Trojans vs. Grissom September 19th 7:00pm

Dress-up Days

Wednesday - Wear your favorite team's Jersey!

Thursday - What will your super power be? Dress up like a superhero!

Friday - Crazy Red and White Day!

Parade, Pep Rally, Bonfire, DJ, Food Trucks and FUN ~ September 18th

The Homecoming Parade will start at 6:30pm this year, and we're hoping to make it a community event! We have lots of great things planned, so come out and support your Trojans! Food trucks will be on campus starting at 5:00pm, and the parade route will end on the north side of the school for the pep rally and bonfire, complete with a DJ! Bring your chairs and blankets, and spend the evening with us! Parade route and parking information can be found on the school website.

We're happy to have the community involved in this year's parade! Church youth groups, girl scout troops, athletic teams, school clubs... Make a float or just walk! We're excited to have the Hazel Green Youth Football and Cheerleaders, Meridianville Mayhem Softball, Girl Scout Troops #1283, #10944, #10749, KKT All Starz, Meridianville Eagles Youth Cheerleaders, and the Sartec K9 Unit, HGUMC Youth Group, in our parade this year! If you would like to be involved, complete the parade entry form, and return waivers for each person participating. No people may ride on the floats, but they are welcome to ride in a truck or trailer.

Food trucks will be on campus from 5:00-8:00pm, so skip the kitchen and have dinner here! Food Fighters Bustaurant, The Food Truck, and Ice Works.

Float Donations -
As you are working on your class float, don't forget to chip in on the expenses. Donations can be made to each class president.

Athletic Schedules

Current Announcements

HG Shirts for Sale: HG dri-fit short sleeve-t-shirts charcoal grey or red $10, Hazel Green basketball long sleeve t-shirts $15. See Mrs. Helton in Attendance.

Parent/Student Surveys - In an effort to improve system practices, Hazel Green High School is conducting a Student and Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. We ask that you complete the survey by October 3, 2014. Hazel Green is blessed with a supportive community, so we look forward to a big response from our Trojan Nation!

Parent Survey:

Student Survey:

Jr. Optimist Club
will have an informational meeting Tuesday, September 16th, before (8:05) and after school (3:35) in Mrs. Thompson’s room N133. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about the Jr. Optimist club.

Spanish Club organizational meeting
will be Tuesday, September 16, at either 8:00am or 3:35pm in Mrs. Dean’s room: C110. We will nominate officers and vote on a tshirt.

HGHS is hosting a Basketball Camp for boys and girls on October 4th from 8-12. Camp registration Fee is $35.00. Bring cash or check on day of camp. Camp instruction by nationally renowned Coach Tim Miller! Contact any Lady Trojan basketball player for registration form.

The senior panoramic picture
is scheduled for September 23 at 9:00 a.m. in the old gym. All seniors are asked to wear red.

Picture News - Bill Miller will return September 22
(not Sept. 19 as originally scheduled) during lunch to bring proofs. Those who did not pick up proofs today may see Mrs. Sharpe in the front office for their pictures. All school picture proofs should be delivered now. All orders are due to the front office by September 18. Make checks payable to Bill Miller Photography.

Soccer tryouts
will be Monday, September 15th, Wednesday and Thursday, September 17th and 18th and Monday and Tuesday, September 22nd and 23rd. Wednesday and Thursday, September 24th and 25th reserved for weather make up try out days.Tryouts will begin after Cross Country practice has concluded. Usually by 4:45, and go for about 2 hours. We will then have our first parent player meeting in the cafeteria on Tuesday, September 30th from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

ACT Prep Class - Test taking strategies, time management, and review exercises for each part of the exam. Note: This is not a tutorial for English, math, science, or reading; it is a course designed to maximize what you already know in order to apply that knowledge in a standardized test situation. When: September 23rd, September 30th, October 14th , October 21st , 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 at HGHS, Room N133. Students should attend all 4 classes. Fee: $80 which includes an ACT prep workbook. Deadline to register and turn in money is September 15, 2014. Must have 20 students to sign up to make a class. Make checks payable to Kimesha Thompson. Bring money and form to room N133 at HGHS. Contact Kimesha Thompson at with questions or to request a form.

Picture Retakes for underclassmen will be on October 14th. Retakes will only be available to students who were absent or bring a note from a parent requesting the retake. Morning tech students will need to have photos taken BEFORE they leave for tech at 8:30. Photographers will be ready to go at 8:00.

Running for Rowan is a mile fun run around the campuses of Hazel Green High School and Hazel Green Elementary School to benifit Rowan Scott. Rowan is a kindergarten student at Riverton Elementary that has spastic diaplegic cerebral palsy. She is having surgery in April to hopefully allow her to walk independently one day. All the proceeds from this event will go toward her medical expenses. There will also be a carnival area with $5 armbands. So come out and Run for Rowan on September 27th!

Special Programs

Inspire & Achieve Cyber Night at UAHuntsville’s Exhibit Hall on October 1st at 6:00pm.

Topics include:

  • Cyber safety in the work place
  • Common cyber security Threats, Risks and Vulnerabilities
  • Habits to develop to move toward a secure cyber space
  • To Do/ What not to Do in cyber space

Featuring Keynote speaker Robin “Montana” Williams, the Chief of the National Cybersecurity Education & Awareness Branch, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. FREE entry for Students! Meet & Greet from 6‐6:30pm w/ hors d'oeuvres. Presentations from 6:30‐8:30pm. For Questions & Event Registration Contact

HEMSI Explorer Post 254 would like to invite you to come and learn more about exciting career opportunities in EMS and related healthcare fields. Open to young men and women ages 15-20, Exploring is a hands-on program that will allow you to experience firsthand what EMS professionals do every day in this exciting career field.

You are invited to attend our Open House Meeting at HEMSI Station 2, located at 1057 Oakwood Ave NW, on Tuesday, September 16th at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about what our post has to offer and how you can become a part of this program.

If you decide to join either on September 16th or the following meeting on Tuesday September 29th, we collect an annual enrollment fee of $25. RSVP to us by e-mail at

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!

Wendy’s High School Heisman
- Seniors who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement apply by October 3 at List Mrs. Hutchison ( as the school contact. To be eligible, a student must have maintained at least a ‘B’ grade point average, participated in one of the 27 sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations, and demonstrated active involvement in his or her community.
National Winners receive:

  • Recognition during ESPN’s national telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation in New York City
  • A Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy and Heisman Patch
  • $10,000 for their high school
  • $500 Wendy’s gift card

College Fair in Atlanta - 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. invites you and your students to the 2014 College Fair on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Meet admission and financial aid officers from a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) along with other majority colleges and universities from Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. To make reservations to attend the College Fair, please complete the College Fair Registration Form(s). . All forms should be returned to our offices no later than Friday, September 19, 2014. You may scan and email the form(s) to Gloria Ellison at, fax it to her at 404-924-2866.

Dates to Remember

September 26 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)
October 6-10 - Fall Break
October 16 - ACT PLAN Test (10th Grade)
October 16 - Report Cards

October 31 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)

November 18 - December 18 - ACT End of Course Tests (English 10 & Algebra I)
November 26-28 - Thanksgiving Break
December 19-January 4 - Winter Break
February 13 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)
April 17 - Teacher Staff Development (1/2 Day for Students)
April 28 - ACT Plus Writing (11th Grade)

May 20 - Graduation (3:00pm at VBC Arena)

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 and Current 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 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. Go to .

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