Trojan Daily

September 24 , 2014

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Congratulations to Erin Washington, a semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program! The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Of the 1.5 million entrants, only 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores (critical reading + mathematics + writing skills scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. We are so proud to have Erin representing Hazel Green!
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See You at the Pole

We had a great turn out for the "See You at the Pole" prayer event this morning! Thanks to our sponsors, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and First Priority!

HGHS Tutors at the Intermediate School

Moores Mill Intermediate School principal Cindy Davis conducted an orientation for HGHS academic tutors this morning. National Honor Society students will be working with the MMIS students on reading and math each week. It's good to be part of the Trojan Family!

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Congratulations to Ethan Stair for being selected as the Huntsville Hospital Athlete of the Week! Ethan maintains a 4.08 GPA, and is on the Basketball and Swim Teams. 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!

Parker Cothren Getting Attention at Penn State!

Hazel Green's own Parker Cothren has been seeing playing time at Penn State this year! Parker is a redshirt freshman tackle, and Coach Franklin had good things to say about him: "Parker is doing some really nice things. Parker is a very good athlete. Very good athlete," Franklin said.

Trojan Ambassador Pictures

Trojan Ambassadors, your picture for the Yearbook will be made Thursday September 25th at 8:00am. Wear official dress and meet in the Main Office.

Ordering Senior Panoramic Picture

Seniors—if you would like to order a copy of the Panoramic Picture you must mail your order envelope by this Saturday, September 27. This will be your only chance to order. Extra order envelopes are available in the Attendance office and in Mrs. Brady’s room, S114

Jacksonville State University Scholarships

More than seventy-nine percent of JSU students receive some form of financial aid. More than $90 million was awarded last year in scholarships, loans, grants, or campus employment. Our Student Financial Services staff is always ready to serve you and answer all of your questions. Students must be accepted to JSU before they can be awarded financial aid scholarships. Visit for more information.

General Scholarships begin with 22 ACT. ACT 26 will qualify for full tuition and books. ACT 30 will qualify for full tuition, room and board. Most JSU scholarships are online applications.

To qualify for the In-State Scholarships, students must meet the following criteria: Alabama resident or a resident of one of the following Georgia counties: Bartow, Carroll, Chattooga, Coweta, Douglas, Floyd, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk (Documentation may be required), 2015 Alabama high school graduate or 2015 Georgia high school graduate from one of the previously listed counties, entering freshman, unconditionally accepted and U.S. citizen. Official test scores must be on file at JSU prior to the March 1 scholarship deadline.

Freshman In-State Scholarships - For more information email

Elite - ACT score 30 or above or SAT 1340 or above, Full Tuition, Housing & Meal Plan

Faculty - ACT score 26 or above or SAT 1190 or above, Full Tuition

Gamecock - ACT score 24 or above or SAT 1110 or above, Partial Tuition

Gem of the Hills - ACT score 22 or above or SAT 1030 or above, Partial Tuition

Valedictorian - ACT score 20 or above or SAT 950 or above, Full Tuition

Leadership - ACT score 20 or above or SAT 950 or above, Full Tuition

Estimated Cost On-Campus


Tuition & Fees*.........................................................$7,092

Room & Board**......................................................$6,960



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.

Band Fundraiser - Butter Braids are an awesome pastry! They will arrive frozen - all you have to do is allow the pastry to thaw and rise overnight, bake for 25 mins, and enjoy! The pastry can remain frozen in your freezer 6 months+ without loss of quality. Butter Braids are available in cinnamon, apple, cream cheese, strawberry and cream cheese, blueberry and cream cheese and double chocolate. They sell for $13.00 each ($14.00 for Double chocolate). Sale ends October 3. Email with questions.

National Technical Honor Society
- There will a meeting on Wednesday, September 24th, before school in Mrs. Romine’s room (C200) for students who are interested in joining the National Technical Honor Society. Students must be a Junior or Senior with a 3.5 GPA, a current member of a Career Technical Student Organization (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, JROTC, TSA) and have 2 credits in career tech or 1 credit and enrolled in a 2nd career tech class. For more information, see Mrs. Romine or Coach Ebert.

Impact Cards
have been sent home. Every student must turn one in, even if their parents do not work on federal property. It's very important that these are signed and returned by September 25th.

Moores Mill Intermediate is hosting a 5K fundraiser on Saturday, November 8 to build a playground for our students. We need business sponsors, volunteers, and runners! If you can help in any way, please contact Jennifer Sticker at or Moores Mill Intermediate for more information.

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.

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:

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.

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

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

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 24 - Prom
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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