Trojan Daily

December 2, 2014

HG Graduate Overcomes Adversity

Hazel Green graduate Michael Brown is featured in a video for the United Methodists Children's Home. Michael was left in the care of the home in the seventh grade. As a Hazel Green student, he played football and served as National Honor Society president. Michael went on to earn a football and academic scholarship from Alabama A&M and continued working hard to earn his masters and doctorate degrees. He is now a math teacher and coach at Foley High School, and a professor at Faulkner State Community College. His story is truly inspiring, and we hope that the teachers of Hazel Green helped make him who he is today.

The Power of Support: The Michael Brown Story

Buckhorn Game Tonight!

Big wins over Huntsville last night for the JV Girls, Varsity and JV Boys! Next up... Buckhorn! We hope to see the Trojan Nation in full force!

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Chemistry Solutions Lab

AP Chemistry students derive the mass of copper in a brass sample by dissolving it with nitric acid and using colorimeters to measure the intensity of the blue of the copper. Simple, right?

Yearbook Group Photos

The National Technical Honor Society yearbook picture will be Thursday morning at 8:00am. Dress business professional and meet at the center stairwell.

Trojan Ambassador group picture for the yearbook will be made this Wednesday morning at 8:00am. Wear official dress and meet in the attendance

Athletic Schedules


Full Schedule

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

December 2nd - @ Buckhorn (VB 7:30, VG 6:00, JVBG 4:30, FB 6:00)

December 5th- @ Tuscaloosa County (VB 7:30, VG 6:00, JVB 4:45, JVG 3:30)

Pep Rallies

Friday, January 16



  • FCA - Please join us in the Black Box at 8:00am. Coach Bell will be speaking and breakfast will be available

  • French Club - Christmas party from 6:30-8:00pm. Please stop by Madame Braudaway’s (Cll2) to sign up for desserts/drinks and a gift for our adopted grandparents. Deadline for RSVP and gifts is Thursday, December 4.

Current Announcements

HG Shirts for Sale: "We are HG" shirts are on sale this week! Cost is $10. Email Coach Hughes at to order.

Speak Up Survey - We want your feedback! The Speak Up 2014 survey is a chance for you to tell us your ideas about how our school is using technology to improve teaching and learning. The data from the survey will be used to create the school technology plan. Please take a few minutes to complete it.

1. Visit

2. Select "Student" or "Parent"

3. Enter the school zip code and select Hazel Green High School

4. Click on "Start Survey"

Athletic Physicals - Huntsville Hospital Sports Center and TOC Sports are offering City Wide Physical Exams again on Saturday, January 10th from 8:00-10:00am at the D1 Sports Training Facility in Jones Valley. The cost is $10 per athlete.

HGHS Basketball Cheer Clinic - Saturday, January 10, 2015 from noon to 4:00pm at the Hazel Green High School Gym. All elementary and middle school girls are invited to attend! The clinic will focus on cheerleading technique and teach cheers. Best of all, the girls will perform with the basketball cheerleaders at the home game, Friday, January 16 at 6:00pm! There is a $20 registration fee, which includes a t-shirt. To register: Go to Once you have filled out the registration form, pay for the clinic at If you have any questions, please e-mail

Art Club dues ($10.00) are due by December 10th. Order your Art Club t-shirts now. The cost is $8.50 and you can pay Ms. Weir or online at Deadline for t-shirt orders is Friday, December 12th.

DECA/FBLA Shirts and Toy Drive - FBLA/DECA members are doing a Chirstmas Toy Drive until December 15th. Members, please bring a $1.00 - $5.00 unopened toy to room C207 and put it in the toy collection box. We will donate the toys to our local Toys for Tots on December 15th. Also, any FBLA/DECA member who ordered a club T-shirt may come by room C207 on Tuesday to pick it up.

Winter Coat Drive - First Priority will be doing a winter coat drive for the less fortunate until Christmas Break. Please bring coats, hats, gloves and scarves to Ms. Glenn’s office before or after school.

Winter Clothing Drive - The Math team is collecting warm winter clothing for the less fortunate. You can find drop off boxes in the attendance office and Coach Morrow's classroom.

Service Hours - Burritt Museum has several holiday activities that need volunteers. Email or call Joan Morehead, (256-533-1365) if you need service hours. Kris Kringle's Candlelight Christmas December 5th and 6th, and Holiday Magic December 11th-13th.

Pizza Hut in Meridianville has designated the first Tuesday of every month as Meridianville Eagles Boys Basketball Night. Pizza Hut will donate 10% of all earnings from 4:00pm-9:00pm for anyone who mentions MVMS Boys Basketball when ordering - dine-in, carryout, or delivery!

Senior Information

Senior Handbook

Senior Event Schedule

ACT Testing - Visit for information.

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.

Special Programs

Hunstville Hospital Athletic Training Seminar - Are you a high school student who is interested in pursuing a career in athletic training? Plan to attend the Second Annual Huntsville Hospital SportsCenter Athletic Training Student Information Seminar!!

Saturday, December 6th, 9:00am-1:00pm (registration will be from 8:30am-9:00am).

National Society of Black Engineers High School Essay Contest - The paper must address the topic of cyber security. With cyber threats in a state of rapid and continuous evolution, keeping pace in cyber security strategy and operation has become a major challenge. What is the significance or impact of cyber security in our daily lives? Authors of the top two essays will receive a monetary award in the amount of $150. Deadline is January 12, 2015. Email for an application.

Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen
- If you are interested in competing for the title of Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, the only teen program associated with Miss America and Miss Alabama systems, visit this website: or call 205-223-5127 for complete details. There are many scholarships awarded in this program. Deadline is December 10, 2014.

National Career Development Association 49th Annual Poetry & Poster Contest
- All entries must be submitted to the State Coordinator, Lynn Boyd at Troy University Montgomery Campus, College of Education, P.O. Drawer 4419, Montgomery, AL 36103-4419. Entries must be postmarked by December 5, 2014. For more information, visit

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

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)
March 5 - NJROTC Inspection (1st and 2nd Block)
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, 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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