April 10, 2023
Happy Spring Break
Hello Phoenix families,
We hope you had a restful Spring Break and are ready for the sprint to the end of the year!
This week we continue with our Education plan meetings. With the exception of one student, the juniors are finished, we will meet with the Sophomores this week and the Freshmen next week. The "Coffee With The Principal" scheduled for tomorrow is cancelled due to a conflict. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Next week, our Juniors will be completing their CAASPP test. We will begin with English Language Arts, move on to math, and conclude with Science Monday the 24th. The test will be administered as soon as students arrive on campus at 12:05 so be sure to arrive on time!
Sales of prom tickets conclude this Friday, if you have not purchased your ticket, please do so as soon as possible. Remember, you are allowed to invite friends for this fun evening. The prom committee has been working hard, it will be a beautiful night.
Next week, our seniors will take part in their mock interviews, this always is an informative learning experience for students and guests alike!
Have a wonderful week, Phoenix families, see you around campus.
Counselor’s Corner: April 10, 2023
Ms. Celina Sanchez email@example.com
HSMC School Counselor Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Educational Plan Meetings Coming up!
Juniors & ACCESS: Thursday, March 30th
Sophomores: Thursday, April 13th
Freshman: Thursday, April 20th
Moorpark College Upcoming Event
The Moorpark College Outreach team is happy to announce the offering of three upcoming Saturday events for your students (9 th - 12 th graders) and parents/guardians to attend. The day will include a continental breakfast and lunch, interactive presentation on our academic and student support services, guided campus tour, and complementary tickets to our EATM Teaching ZOO.
The following dates and times are set
- May 20 th from 10-12pm
All Mid-Year Reports are uploaded on Naviance. Please check your student portals for communication from your colleges. If a CSU or UC wants your official transcript - Let me know so that I can send through Naviance.
Don’t forget to tell or email me as soon as you get your college acceptance letters/notices so I can add it to the display board in the office ��
Scholarships available for Juniors & Seniors!
As I receive scholarship opportunities, I will be including them on a Google Doc that I have created.
Click on the button below to access information
Universal Scholarship Opportunity (MUSD Students only)
Every year local donors give money to seniors for their future endeavors. Don’t miss this opportunity for FREE money! See the link for the Google application to the Universal Scholarship for HSMC and MHS seniors. Students must use their school gmail account.
An Exciting Opportunity For HSMC Students
The University of California, Santa Barbara is holding a High School Visit Day. Please join them on Saturday, May 6, 2023. You will be able to visit the physics department, tour the labs, and meet with members of the UCSB physics community.
Click on the button below to register for this wonderful event, registration closes April 28th
2023 Congressional Art Competition
The 2023 Congressional Art Competition has officially begun!
Below is a letter from Congresswoman Brownley inviting students in grades 9-12 to create a piece of art and participate in the competition. A panel of local artists will select the winner and the winning artwork will be publicly displayed at the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Additionally, the winning student and one adult will be flown to Washington, DC.
Also below is a flyer with specific details and rules regarding this year's competition. You can find more information by clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Ruiz at (805)379-1779.
The deadline to enter is May 1st.
The 2023 Ventura County Fair Youth Poster Contest Is Here!
Calling all Ventura County schools!
It's time for students in grades 5-12 to enter the 2023 Ventura County Fair Youth Poster Contest! Enter now through April 28!
The poster that best depicts this year’s theme will be publicized and used to advertise the 2023 Ventura County Fair in a variety of ways – from posters and merchandise, to social media and print! First, second, and third places will be awarded with cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 respectively. ALL entries will be displayed in the Youth Building during the Ventura County Fair, August 2-13, 2023!
This year’s Ventura County Fair Youth Poster Contest theme is “The Time of Your Life!”
Before students create their masterpiece, please be sure to read the contest guidelines, as they are strictly enforced. (Example: No lettering allowed.) Entries must be accompanied by an entry form and the $10 entry fee. Complete contest guidelines and entry form can be found here.
An Opportunity To Have Your Voice Heard!
The Moorpark Education Foundation is holding a discussion on May 3, and we'd love you to come and share your thoughts! We're looking for input from community members who care about Moorpark schools and who have ideas on areas MEF might focus fundraising around.
A little about MEF: Moorpark Education Foundation was founded 16 years ago to provide funds to bridge the gap between state allocations and funds needed to provide quality educational programs to the students in the Moorpark Public Schools. In past years, you might have attended or supported one of MEF's Food Truck Meet-ups, Instrument Drives or Teacher Appreciation events.
Your voice is important, and we hope you're free to join us!
WHEN: Wednesday, May 3 from 4:00-6:00
WHERE: Hilton Foundation, One Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA
Refreshments will be provided
Please RSVP by clicking here:
Be Water Wise
The County of Ventura is hosting a "Be Water Wise" student art contest. See flyer below for details, winning entries will be used for a calendar and on promotional materials. Deadline for entries is May 8th......it would be great to see a Phoenix submission on the calendar!
Wonderful Opportunities At The Reagan Library
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- Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Students April 17, 2023 - REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY 1/27
Hear from David Lenga, Auschwitz survivor, on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). Save the date for this free event and explore the Auschwitz exhibit after hearing David’s powerful story. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you interested in bringing your students to the program and/or the exhibit.
We Are Planting A Garden!
Our improvement committee is building a garden and looking for donations. Please donate before February 10th.
All checks should be made out to "HSMC ASG" and write "garden donation" in the memo. If you would like to donate cash, please put it in an envelope and write "HSMC Garden" on the outside. All donations can be claimed as a donation.
If you have any questions, please contact the office or Sanjana Thatte at email@example.com.
Join Us For Grad Bash!
Grad Bash Universal tickets will be on sale in the office March 21st-April 11th for $90.
Tickets will include bus transportation to and from the event. Guests will not be permitted at this event. Grad Bash Universal will take place overnight on Friday May 12th through Saturday May 13th.
Cash and Checks will be accepted as payment for this event. Please see Ms. Gaeta in the office for more information or if you have any questions.
HSMC Junior and Senior Prom Friday April 28th 6-10pm
11th and 12th grade HSMC students will dance the night away at our GOLDEN AGE themed prom Friday April 28th 6-10pm at Moorpark’s Eden Gardens.
Prom tickets will be on sale in the HSMC office for $100 from April 10th to 26th. Non-HSMC guests will need to complete a guest pass (available in the office) that must be submitted at the time of ticket purchase.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
The students of the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program's Annual Spring Fundraiser celebrates and highlights the work of our 2nd year students as the curtain closes on their 22 month journey within the EATM program.
March 19th join us as we celebrate Clarence's 100th Birthday!
Special Hours and Program Times
Zoo Hours: 10am - 5pm
Main Theater Show: Zoo Night Live
10:30 • 12:00 • 2:00 • 4:00
Eye to Eye Wildlife Presentations
11:00 • 1:00 • 3:00
11:30 • 1:30 • 2:30
Enjoy Ira’s Kingdom and Exploration Stations all day
The main show is a silly, fun scripted show put on by 2nd year students and meant for all ages to enjoy. Eye to Eye Wildlife presentations will allow you to see and learn about even more animals! Creature Feature allows for even more animal adventures as we bring in animal professionals and their magnificent creatures.
All Eye to Eye presentations feature different animals at each time. Main Theater Shows alternate between 2 Casts with different animals.
Stay all day and enjoy the fun! Bring your lunch to picnic in the sun!
Reminder** - The Zoo will be closing at 1:00pm this Saturday, March 11th for a special event.
Moorpark College ACCESS
Greetings and Happy New Year!
The ACCESS program at Moorpark College would like to cordially invite you, your students, and their parents to our Spring 2023 Information Night for Incoming Freshman! This event will be held in-person on our campus next to our Teaching Zoo!
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: EATM 208 Auditorium, 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 (in the America’s Teaching Zoo parking lot)
This informative meeting will cover our mission, how to apply to ACCESS, some of the differences between High School and College accommodations, and general academic information.
To RSVP for the event, we ask that everyone fill out our Microsoft Form. There is a scannable QR code attached to the save-the-date flyer as well.
Attached you will find the flyer that can be distributed to your students and their parents with a save-the-date, as well as a flyer to help them get started before the night of the event.
If there are other folks you think should be receiving this information, please feel free to forward the information along. We want to ensure that all students who would benefit from ACCESS services at Moorpark College are in attendance. We thank you for the support!
With thanks and appreciation,
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.