Phoenix Flyer

March 14, 2022

Happy Pi Day!

Hello Phoenix families,

Hopefully "springing ahead" did not present too many difficulties when the alarm went off this morning! Below is a little bit of Pi day humor for you.

Our 8th annual talent show is this Friday, March 18th, we hope you all plan on coming down to enjoy an evening of entertainment, talent, and community. Entrance and parking are free! This really is one of the best ways to spend a Friday night!

Our WASC visit will take place next week, March 23rd. Thank you to the parents and students who have volunteered to be interviewed by the committee. If you have not volunteered and would like to participate, please call the office.

Both high school and college classes will be on our spring break March 28-April 1st, after that, we will be marching along to the end of the year.

Have a great week, Phoenix families!

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8th Annual Phoenix Rising Talent Show and Silent Auction Friday March 18th at 6pm

Please join us for the 8th Annual Phoenix Rising Talent Show and Silent Auction Friday March 18th at 6pm to see our amazing students display their talents! The show will be held in the Forum at Moorpark College. Admission and parking are FREE! Please also participate in our digital Silent Auction March 18th-21st. You can check out our Silent Auction items starting the week of the event at .Or use the QR code below:
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Counselor’s Corner: March 14 , 2022

Mrs. Dyan McIntosh

HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Alternating Fridays
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CSU The California State University Updates:


New CSU website for Fall 2023 SAT/ACT updates

The CSU Office of the Chancellor has published a web site to highlight updates and information regarding the discontinuation of the use of standardized test scores in undergraduate admissions. Visit Undergraduate Admissions and Standardized Tests | CSU ( to view key updates and FAQs. The CSU Trustees will vote on the proposed changes to Title 5 at the next Board of Trustees meeting on March 22 and 23.

Financial Aid

Encourage FAFSA/CADAA Filing

The priority filing period of March 2nd has passed; however, please encourage your students to submit the FAFSA and CADAA (CA Dream Act) application if they have not already done so. Over 80% of students at the California State University receive some type of financial aid. Visit Financial Aid | CSU ( to learn more.

Moorpark College News

Moorpark College Summer/Fall Registration

HSMC will be registering on April 28th - Prior to this date you must:

  1. Look over schedule of classes for available courses per your Ed Plan

(Research professors, available times, Prerequisites, & CRN #)

  1. Email Dr. Oplustic and Mrs. mcIntosh courses you plan to take in Summer and Fall 2022

  2. Completely fill in your DE MOU and have your parent sign

  3. Submit the DE MOU to for approval

  4. April 28th @ 6:00 AM- Register for your courses.

Seniors Planning on attending Moorpark college

Registration date is May 2, 2022

  • Must complete orientation, assessment, and education plan
  • By appointment only - automatically assigned after orientation, assessment and an educational plan is completed
  • Register by logging on to MyVCCCD
  • Online registration is closed daily from 2:00am to 6:00am pacific time for system maintenance

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Attention All Students:

We have 36 student tickets to see Malala Yousafzai, Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, @ Civic Arts Plaza on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 @ 8:00 PM. Please let Mrs. Pistone/Mrs. Sandoval (English Teacher) know if you would like to attend.

Educational Plan Meetings

9th Grade - Completed

10th Grade - Will continue this week

11th Grade - Completed

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Climate Video Challenge

To create the world we want to live in, we must first imagine a future where people and ecosystems can survive and thrive.

California middle and high school students are invited to present a video response to the question: What is your vision for a thriving future?

Submission deadline is midnight on March 31, 2022.

For rules, brainstorming prompts, climate change resources and how to enter, click on the button below.

Prizes may be offered to the top three submissions. Students may enter as an individual or in a group of up to five.

Prom at the Reagan Library April 22, 2022 6-11pm (Juniors and Seniors)

This year our junior and senior prom will be held on the Ruwe Terrace of the beautiful Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley on Friday April 22nd from 6-11pm. This year’s theme is Balle Classique (Classic Ball). A tour of the Reagan special exhibits, as well as beverages, coffee, and desserts will be included in admission. Prom tickets can be purchased in the HSMC office March 14-31st for $75 each. Students who purchased prom tickets with a Spirit Pack in October will not need to purchase additional tickets. HSMC students who wish to bring guests to prom will need to fill out a guest form that can be obtained from the HSMC office for each guest. Guests must be under 21 years old. COVID-19 GUIDELINES: To enter the event, attendees must bring proof of vaccination, either a physical vaccination card, a picture of their vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record, or health care document showing vaccination status, along with photo ID. Children under the age of 12 and unvaccinated persons must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within three days prior to the event they’re attending at the Reagan Library or Reagan Institute. This policy also applies to all speakers and performers associated with the event, as well as all staff. Any attendee who arrives at registration check-in without proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test performed within the past 3 days will not be admitted into the event.

Please email Mrs. Sandoval at with questions.

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Senior Dedications Due Friday March 25th

Senior families have the opportunity to purchase a senior dedication that will appear in all students’ HSMC 2022 yearbooks. Please see the flyer attached for information about pricing for each page size. Already-formatted dedications can be emailed to and payment is due to the HSMC office by March 25th. For questions, please email Mrs. Sandoval at
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HSMC Poetry Night Thursday April 7th at 6pm

Please join us for a night of amazing poetry to celebrate national poetry month! Students can perform original poems for the crowd. Students, please submit your poems to by March 31st to be eligible to perform.
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Grad Bash Universal Friday May 13- Saturday May 14 (Juniors and Seniors)

Grad Bash Universal is celebrating our Juniors and seniors! Students will have access to most rides and attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood, along with live DJs and multiple dance parties throughout the park. There will also be special graduation-themed photo ops throughout the park.

This is an overnight event that will run from Friday May 13 at 4pm-Saturday May 14 at 2am. Tickets for Grad Bash will go on sale in the HSMC office April 4-27th for $80 each. Tickets include bus transportation to the park. Students who purchased Grad Bash tickets with a Spirit Pack in October will not need to purchase additional tickets. Please see more about safety guidelines and access at .
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Social Media

Do you LOVE The High School at Moorpark College? Let us know! Help us spread the word about this incredible and successful school. Please follow these links and tell us your experience with our wonderful school.

  • Facebook Officialhsmc

  • Twitter OfficialHSMC

  • @officialhsmc on Instagram

  • TikTok @hsmcofficial

Yearbook Purchasing Information

This has been a year like no other! Make your memories last by ordering an HSMC Treering yearbook. It is quick and easy! Visit to customize your TWO FREE PAGES and order your yearbook online. Use our school code below.

Please see attached yearbook information for instructions on customizing and ordering a yearbook. For every yearbook purchased, Treering will plant a tree on behalf of HSMC students. Information for Senior Dedications will be coming soon!

  • Yearbook website for customizing and ordering:

  • Deadline to customize and order: April 8, 2022

  • Purchase price: $50

  • HSMC Code: 1014109872723234

Please contact Mrs. Sandoval at with questions.

Debate Club

Are you interested in learning more about debate and engaging in interesting discussions? Join the HSMC Debate Club! The next meeting will be held virtually Thursday Sept. 9th at 5PM at . If you have any questions, please contact the club's Founder, Ashley Kim at


Ever wanted to learn how to code? The HS@MC Coding Club is right for you! We are a club that focuses on teaching, competing, or simply having fun with code and computer science. We host lessons during our meetings, and coding challenges for each member to participate in! Our club intends to be a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone, whether you're a beginner or a fully-fledged hacker!

Our meetings are every Friday, 5 - 6 PM. Join our Discord server for more information ( or contact one of the club leaders (Alex Sherbrooke -, Hershraj Niranjani -

HSMC Art Club

Bring your artistic talents and passion for art and meet virtually with other artists and art lovers on Friday Sept. 10th at 4:30pm Each week the art club's work is featured in the HSMC newsletter! Art club also has wonderful opportunities for scholarships, collaboration in school events, guest speakers and showcasing art in the community! We hope to see you there. For more information, please email the club's founder Emily Fisher at

LGBTQ+ History and Book Club

Discuss books with LGBT+ themes or authors and their historical context. LGBT+ people and allies are welcome! Meet every other Friday 3:00-3:30pm in person in Ms. Pistone's room. First meeting will be Friday September 17th. Google Meets link is

Tabletop Roleplay Game Club (TTRPG)

TTRPG is a club that promotes creativity through playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. You can play an exotic spellcaster who wishes to rule the world with an iron fist or you can play Bob who wants to settle down on a farm with a loving family. No Experience with TTRPG? Doesn't matter! Our main goal is to just have fun so we welcome anyone who is open to playing no matter their experience!

Meetings every Friday from 12-1pm in Ms. Pistone's room. Questions? Email Ryan McCombs at

Film and Photography Club

The film and photography club on the HSMC campus will have weekly themes, as well as an opportunity to present your photos/films every week. You can make them as funny or as serious as you would like. This club will differ from Mr. Hoobs' film class in that we will not be watching films, but shooting them, or, if that's not your style, just taking photos. The club will be meeting in TR-3 every friday from 12:00 - 12:40. This is a place where you can express your personal identity, while also creating a laid back environment to destress every week. For questions, please contact Mars at

Instagram: @thesunin.rags

Chess Club

Are you a Grand Master of chess? Or maybe just a pawn? Come to Chess Club in person to learn more and practice your skills! Chess club will be meeting Thursdays from 11:40 to 12:40 in Mr. Hoobs' room. For more information, contact Hersh Niranjani at