December 5, 2022
December Is Here!
Hello Phoenix families,
As we enter the Holiday Season, my favorite time of the year, I look forward to time spent with friends and family; reconnecting with some and strengthening connections with others. I love how the joy of the season is infectious and it seems everyone is just that much more considerate, helpful, and loving. I hope you enjoy this last month of 2022 as much as I will.
Here at HSMC we had a WONDERFUL Winter Wonderland dance last Friday. I cannot tell you how much fun the students had dancing, eating, socializing, and voting for the winter court. The rain did not dampen spirits one bit and a good time was had by all. I want to thank the PSSA for supporting this wonderful event, the decorations were amazing, the food delicious, and the DJ kept the kids on the dance floor the entire time. If you have not already joined the PSSA, please consider doing so...if PSSA can pull off such a wonderful event now, think what they can do with even more members! Thank you also to the teachers who supported the event and stayed behind to help break down the decorations and return them to their rightful owners.
This week we have our last classroom WeTip presentation and the Senior portraits and quotes are due. Make sure you are represented in the yearbook, get those quotes and pictures in!
Please read carefully below as there may be some changes to the schedule due to the College Finals Schedule.
Have a great week Phoenix families!
Counselor’s Corner: December 5, 2022
Ms. Celina Sanchez email@example.com
HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Friday evenings
My schedule will look a little different starting this week & continue after
Winter Break. I will be on campus full days on Wednesday and Thursday of
this week. I will be on campus half day on Friday. Please email me if you
have any question/concerns and I’ll email back as soon as I can. I will be
taking some time out of the day at Campus Canyon to reply back to all the
wonderful HSMC students.
Once you register for your courses, remember to send your Student Schedule Bill to Ms. Sanchez.
TURN IN YOUR STUDENT SCHEDULE BILL
All Students: I am still missing several Student Schedule Bills. Please submit your STUDENT
SCHEDULE BILL to Ms. Sanchez ASAP! You must select Spring 2022 then screenshot and
send it to me via email.
PSAT/NMSQT scores are now available in your CollegeBoard accounts. Click on on the link below and it will directly take you to the website. Remember to log into your account.
VENTURA COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Please check out the VCCF Scholarship webpage for many scholarship opportunities.
Soft deadline: December 9th, 2022
Final deadline: January 20, 2023
Click button below to access their website
Would You Like A $30,000 Scholarship?
The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow - the dreamers, inventors, guardians, and pioneers - those who dare to be great.
This year, Edison International will award $30,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world.
Here is the rundown of requirements:
- Must be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university and show financial need.
- Eligible STEM majors include computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences.
- Applicants must live in Southern California Edison's service territory
- The top 50 finalists will be required to submit a short video and potentially participate in a final interview. Don't stress, these are just ways to get to know you better.
- Dependents of Edison international and ACE employees and retirees are not eligible
The 2023 Edison Scholars application is open from October 3 to December 9. Learn more and apply by clicking on the button below.
FINALS SCHEDULE - IMPORTANT!!
There has been a change to the College Finals schedule for the Freshmen and Sophomores Because of this, next Wednesday, December 14th WILL NOT be a minimum day for Freshmen and Sophomores. The finals schedule will be as follows:
- Theater - December 12th
- Survey of the Arts - December 13th
- Health - December 14th
- Psychology - December 13th
- Environmental Science - December 14th
Next week, Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th are minimum days for the Freshmen and Sophomores.
Please contact the office if you have any questions.
The HSMC Full Page Ad In 805 Magazine Has Dropped!
Click the button below for the digital version of the magazine. You will find our ad on page 59.
Social Media and Internet Safety
MUSD will be holding a parent presentation about Social Media and Internet safety. This meeting will give you valuable information regarding safe usage and habits when using the internet and accessing social media.
The meetings will be held December 7th (English) and December 8th (Spanish) at 6:00pm in person at the MUSD District Office. You may also join virtually through Google Meet.
Please scan the QR code to register.
LCAP Survey - Important!
We invite you to participate in a brief parent survey to help us in the development of our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). You can find a link to the LCAP Survey on the MUSD webpage at www.mrpk.org and by clicking on the button below.
If you would prefer a paper copy, you may pick up and return one at any school office or the District Office. The paper surveys will be accepted until 4:00 PM on Friday, January 13, 2023. Access to the online survey will close at 4:00 PM on Friday, January 13, 2023.
Your input on school district priorities is important and we value your time to complete the survey. Here at HSMC, we are hoping for 100% participation. Remember, the squeaky wheel gets the oil! Please make your voice heard by clicking on the button below to let the district know your priorities for your student's education.
We Tip - Message From Moorpark Unified
Dear MUSD Families:
Safety is the No. 1 priority for Moorpark Unified School District, which is why MUSD is now offering WeTip 2.0, an anonymous tip line for students, staff and community members to report acts like bullying, harassment and vandalism on school campuses.
WeTip is a tool to help create and maintain a safe school environment. Posters and signs will be placed at Moorpark Unified School District campuses. The posters show the three ways to report anonymously. Reporters can text, call or scan a QR code to notify WeTip of vandalism, graffiti, dangerous objects—such as weapons—drugs, bullying or other violent acts.
In addition, each school website, as well as Moorpark Unified’s website, will have a WeTip button to allow someone to make a report.
WeTip sends these reports to principals, district leadership as well as our school resource officer for response and resolution.
Students will be shown the following 1-minute video in class to explain WeTip and how it should be used:
For anyone who wants to know more about WeTip and how it works, please view this 10-minute “how to” video that has been shared with staff:
Though we continually encourage students to reach out to teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators should they need someone to talk to, WeTip offers another option for anyone who would prefer to remain anonymous but has concerns about campus safety. Most importantly, we want students to understand that if they see something, say something. Don’t be silent.
More information about WeTip 2.0 is available at wetip.com.
Moorpark Unified School District
PARKING PERMITS REQUIRED NEXT SEMESTER!
As we get ready for the Spring 2023 semester, we want to let you know that the College is launching a virtual parking permit process! When you purchase your required permit to park on campus, it will now be virtual. This means there is no paper permit to keep track of or sticker to put on your vehicle.
All students taking in-person classes and parking on campus will be required to register their vehicle license plates when purchasing parking permits. VCCCD Police will use automated license plate readers to verify vehicles parked on campus have the required permits.
The cost is $30-$58 for the semester, depending on your vehicle type and California College Promise Grant (CCPG) eligibility. Single-use daily permits will also be available through PayMyCite.com. Daily permits are $2 and can be purchased here or by scanning the QR code found on parking signage throughout the campus parking lots.
Purchase a permit on the MyVCCCD portal under the Marketplace tab. For step-by-step instructions, visit Parking Information. Parking permit fees are used to fund critical safety measures on the campuses.
Any vehicle not properly parked or parked out of compliance with regulations is subject to citation.
For more information about parking on campus, visit VCCCD Parking Information.
Attention Math Students
Beginning September 3rd, Moorpark College tutors will be on OUR campus to help you with all your math questions.
- Juniors/Seniors - Drop by TR5 with your math questions beginning at 12:30. They can help you will all levels of college math.
- Freshmen - The tutors will be available during your Friday afternoon Advisory time
- Sophomores - The tutors will be available during your Public Speaking/ASG elective period. We will be working with your teachers to work out available times. Let Mrs. Peters and/or Dr. Oplustic know if you would like to be tutored.
- Please Check our HSMC calendar to see if there is any interruption in availability.
Note the following schedule (subject to change):
- September 30, October 21, November 18 - Tutoring is available, however there will be one tutor available
- October 7 & 28 - We will have one tutor available until after 2:00, then we will have two available
These times may change so please check the HSMC master calendar on our website and available by clicking here.
Do you have an artificial Christmas tree the PSSA could borrow for this year's Winter Dance?
Thank you everyone for your support for our first Winter Dance!
Because of your efforts, our dance was a huge success with good food, beautiful decorations, and a fun DJ.
SENIOR PORTRAITS AND QUOTES DUE DEC. 9TH
HSMC seniors have the opportunity to express themselves in this year’s yearbook by sending in a senior portrait and quote. Portrait photos DO NOT have to be taken by a professional photographer, but must be professional in nature.
Senior portraits and quotes must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 9th to be included in the yearbook. Any seniors who do not send a portrait and/or quote will have their Cornerstone photo used in the yearbook.
Please see the attached flyer for specifications and local photographer recommendations. And don't forget to order your yearbook at Treering.com asap!
EATM ZOO VISIT FRIDAY DEC. 16TH
On the last day of school all grade levels will be visiting America’s Teaching Zoo right here on the Moorpark College campus! Students will learn about all the animals at the zoo, and the EATM program itself.
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.
@officialhsmc on Instagram
Yearbook Purchasing Information
Be the first to order your 2022-2023 yearbook! It is quick and easy! Visit treering.com to customize your TWO FREE PAGES and order your yearbook online. For every yearbook purchased, Treering will plant a tree on behalf of HSMC students. Send friend photos, baby photos, pet photos, and silly photos of our HSMC students to email@example.com.
Please see attached yearbook information for instructions on customizing and ordering a yearbook.
Yearbook website for customizing and ordering: www.treering.com
Deadline to customize and order: April 10, 2023
Purchase price: $49.99
HSMC Code: 1014109872723234
Please contact Mrs. Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
ENSC (Environmental Science Club)
ENSC Club (Environmental Science Club) is a collaborative discussion-based club that strives to educate our fellow students as to issues regarding the environment. Together we vote on and discuss topics that we are interested in, and organize projects to take initiative in creating a more eco-friendly school atmosphere!
Bring your chess skills to the lunch tables. Every Friday, we will be meeting from 12:40-1:10. There will be opportunities to play games with different people and even compete on chess.com. Bi-weekly, we will send a link via email/text. Join our chess community, where thinking ahead is possible. Questions? Contact our president at email@example.com
The coding club is a small community at HS@MC dedicated to teaching programming in a fun and exciting way. Learn coding both inside and out of club meetings by working on hands-on projects that you can make your own, and take on regional competitions with the club to test your skills as a team! Our club meets at 2 PM on Fridays over Discord. See the club's official website to learn more: https://hsmc-coding-club.github.io/
The Tabletop Roleplay Game(TTRPG) Club is meant to be a safe environment where anyone who is interested in games like Dungeons & Dragons(D&D) or the Warhammer franchise can learn how to play these games. Meetings will be held every other week in Ms. Pistone’s room, TR-4, on Friday from 12:30 to 1:15. At these meetings, there will be help given towards learning the basics of playing, how to run a game, and how to create a game in D&D. There will also be a chance to learn and play games within the Warhammer Franchise at the bi-weekly meetings. Any campaigns run will be outside of school and club time; however, there are many campaigns planned that anyone is welcome to join if interested.
Korean Culture Music Club
We are the Korean Cultural Music Club, with the goal of spreading Korean culture around the school through music. We're aimed at individuals interested in Korean culture or music and want to clear up misconceptions people may have about K-Pop and other traditional music. We will meet both semesters, once a week on Mondays at the Junior/Senior lunch.
GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Club
GSA or Gay Straight Alliance is an important student-led organization meant to promote equality and camaraderie between people of all genders and sexualities. We strive to be a welcoming and safe community where students can meet to discuss queer books, history, and their own experiences. Meetings are Fridays from 12:35-1:15 in TR4.
Bring your artistic talents and passion for art and meet with other artists and art lovers every Friday in Mrs. Sandoval's room at 12:40 pm, starting September 9th.
Our focus this year is on a school mural, and 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 president, Taylor Capozzoli at firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Cross Club
The HSMC Red Cross Club is centered around acquiring skills to handle emergency situations, learning about the healthcare field, and community service. There are many opportunities provided in the club, as each club meeting counts for community service hours and The Red Cross provides chances for scholarships and gift cards. The Red Cross also helps its clubs execute community events, such as blood drives, so there are plenty of chances to get involved and demonstrate leadership. Thank you for your interest!
MOORPARK COLLEGE NEWS
Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity this December!
Enjoy an intimate celebration as we welcome you INSIDE our beautiful new tiger exhibit. Take a picture in the bedroom where Neil and Karma will eventually spend their nights, walk through the habitat and experience this once in a lifetime opportunity inside Rajah's Retreat!
Award winning artist, John Ondrasik (Five For Fighting), will join us to share a few of his hits and a holiday song under our magical tree of lights. Taste the cozy food from our curated food trucks and enjoy sweet desserts, beer, wine and a signature cocktail! If you are the lucky winner, you could take home the Wine Raffle prize of over 30 bottles of wine valued at $30!
Rajah's Retreat VIPeek
Saturday, December 10th
6pm - 9pm
America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College
$150 per individual ticket - Sponsorships Available
Ticket Includes: Special Performance by John Ondrasik of Five for FightingCurated food menu from 4 different food trucks
Beer, wine and a signature cocktail
Animal Meet & Greets from Neil & Karma's Friends
Stroll through the Zoo's Holiday Light Display
This event has limited capacity and is limited to persons over 21 years of age
Join Us for our Upcoming Events
December 3rd & 4th during regular Zoo hours
Receive 1 Free Admission for every 2 cans or non-perishable items you bring. We are excited to help the local Moorpark Pantry Plus and provide food to those in need.
**Applies to Weekend Zoo Admission only and is not valid for Wild Lights & Jungle Nights Entry
Cash For College
The Financial Aid Office at Moorpark College hosts free Cash for College Workshops. Click on the link below for more information and scheduled webinar times.