October 17, 2022
Cooler Weather Ahead?
Hello Phoenix families,
I hope you enjoyed this past weekend with its cooler weather, it seems that warmer weather is ahead for this week!
Last Friday, students from Moorpark College's zoo visited HSMC and gave our students a private peek into their animal show, the juniors took the PSAT test, and I met with parents who came to "Coffee With the Principal." This week we look forward to meeting with our Juniors and Seniors to discuss their education plans, walking up to see Electricidad, and our first SSC meeting of the year.
Our biggest fundraiser of the year begins next Monday. When making your holiday gift plans, please remember See's candy and purchase them through our fundraiser and support HSMC. ASG has planned a "Trunk or Treat" activity, if you would like to come with a decorated trunk (and candy) please sign up and join us on the 28th.
Remember, next week is our second teacher in-service day of the year. Neither HSMC or Moorpark College will be holding classes on Wednesday, October 26, 2023. Enjoy your day off Phoenix students.
As always, it is a privilege to serve the wonderful HSMC community. Thank you and have a wonderful week, Phoenix families!
PSSA MEETING IS THIS EVENING!
Join us for the Discover UCR Fall Preview at UC Riverside
Join us at Discover UCR
We’d like to invite you to the Discover UCR Fall Preview on Saturday, October 22, 2022. This is UC Riverside’s largest open house for students interested in learning about, applying to, and attending UC Riverside. Discover everything that UCR and CNAS has to offer:
- Learn about UC Riverside
- Explore our STEM programs
- Dive into our applications processes and financial aid options
- Connect with students success resources and campus organizations
- Meet professors, advisers, current students, and alumni
Learn More About the Sciences at UCR
For students interested in STEM, join us for the CNAS Info Session at 8:30 a.m., the CNAS Alumni Panel at 9:30 a.m., and the Information & Resource Fair from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. where you can talk with CNAS students, faculty, and advisors.
Check out the full agenda to see what we have planned for students and their families.
To register for Discover UCR, visit discover.ucr.edu or click on the button below.
About UC Riverside
As a proud member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside both embodies and empowers the California Dream. Right here in Inland Southern California, on our nearly 1,200-acre campus, tomorrow’s leaders come together today, finding new ways of thinking, doing, and achieving to make a difference in an increasingly multicultural and interconnected global society.
At UCR, belonging, motivation, and sustainable progress for students, the region, and the world is real — and really important. We’re among the top 1.3% of universities worldwide, according to the Center for World University Rankings, and continue to be named the nation’s leader among public universities for social mobility by U.S. News. To learn more about UCR visit ucr.edu.
STEM at UC Riverside’s College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences
CNAS is home to world-renowned scholars pursuing research that deepens our knowledge of the universe we live in and improves the quality of life for inhabitants of the state, the nation, and the world. Central to this research is educating the students who come to CNAS to learn science, and who leave with an integrated grasp on how they can change the world.
CNAS is proud to have two Nobel Prize winners and 14 National Academies members on faculty. CNAS boasts the number two ranked entomology research program in the world, and is a global leader in agricultural research, fighting against mosquito-borne illness, researching interactions of food supply and global climate… and so much more! Learn more about CNAS at cnas.ucr.edu.
Teacher Inservice (Pupil Free) Day - October 26th
Classes for both The High School at Moorpark College and Moorpark College will NOT be in session on October 26th. The HSMC teachers will spend the day training and planning wonderful curriculum for your students.
Classes will resume on October 27, 2022
Counselor’s Corner: October 17, 2022
All Students Educational Plan Meetings
All students will meet with Ms. Sanchez and Dr. Oplustic to discuss their future plans and courses needed for Spring 2023 registration.
Moorpark College registration for Spring 2023 is Wednesday, November 9th. All DE MOU will need to be submitted and approved prior to this date.
Anyone registered with ACCESS will have a registration date of Monday, October 31st.
Juniors & Seniors' Education Plan Meetings: Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th
Freshman and Sophomores Education Plan Meetings: Monday, October 24th and Wednesday, October 26th
As I receive scholarship opportunities from the college, I will be including them on a Google Doc that I have created.
Apply!! Apply!! Apply!!
Click on the link below to access information & the application link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mp5MluEeB7AzSst6uk3OmNh9gj1aQIkRQlKRauktlYs/edit?usp=sharing
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.
The information we need to have checked and updated includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- Contact and emergency contact information
- Residency status
- Photo/Media posting preferences
- Directory release preferences
- Acknowledgement of parent annual notifications, parent handbook, pesticide usage awareness
- Student technology acceptable use policy
- Graduation requirements
Please click on the button below to ensure your information has been updated and is accurate. It is important that we have 100% participation as this information is critical to the safety of all HSMC students.
Thank you for your support.
The High School at Moorpark College in the Media....Again!
Our upcoming Information Nights were mentioned in the Ventura County Reporter. Click on the link below and scroll down to see us in the media. Feel free to share the link on social media and with family and friends.
Do You Ever Wonder What Is Coming Up?
Our HSMC master calendar is located on our website. You may also access it by clicking here
The calendar is updated in real time so you may scroll to any date you would like to see what is coming up!
HSMC Trunk or Treat
Please join us for HSMC’s first Trunk or Treat Halloween event! Dress up and join us Friday October 28th from 6-8pm in the HSMC parking lot to Trunk or Treat for candy! Family and friends are welcome! A spooky movie and snacks will be provided for all.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you wish to volunteer to decorate a trunk for this event, please scan the QR code below and fill out the survey. ALL TRUNKS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN CANDY. HSMC students who participate in trunk decoration will earn community service hours.
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY!
The Flory Halloween Carnival is looking for volunteers to set up and work during the actual event. It will take place Friday, October 28th.
The following times are available for you to work:
- 12pm (or after your are out of school) to 4:00pm
- 6:00pm to 9:00 pm (running games)
- 6:00pm to 9:00pm (acting inside the haunted house)
- 8:00pm-11:00pm for winding down and taking down the carnival
If you are interested in volunteering and receiving service hours credit, please email your contact information and your requested shift to Solange Weiss, the Flory Halloween Chair at email@example.com
If you do sign up for a shift, please know that they depend on you to show up, please know this is a commitment and you must attend unless there is an emergency. Having said that, consider volunteering, I am sure it will be a great opportunity for you to have fun while earning service hours.
The California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS) provids a minimum of $500 in a college savings account for eligible low-income public school students, with additional financial awards for students identified as foster youth and/or homeless youth.
To find out more about this wonderful program, please click on the button below.
It is time once again for our biggest fundraiser of the year with See’s Candy Yumraising! We
are excited to hold our Yum-Raiser from Monday October 24 th through Thursday November
10 th . Our goal this year is to raise $2000 for student activities. You can help us reach our goal
by sending this letter with the Yumraiser storefront link and QR code to family, friends, and co-
Famous for American-made, preservative free products, See’s candy is easy to sell because
people love it! All products will be shipped to the home of the purchaser. Make this fundraiser
part of your holiday gift-giving season!
Thank you for your participation!
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 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
HSMC students have been invited to attend a free performance of Electricidad, a bilingual interpretation of Elektra, the Greek tragedy.
The performance will be on Wednesday, October 19th at 10:00 am. Juniors and Seniors, you may attend the performance on your own. Freshmen and Sophomores will attend the performance as a field trip.
Juniors and Seniors, you are welcome to join also. The performance is free for all HSMC students. If you would like to attend, please call the office so we may reserve a ticket for you.
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.
We are Gearing up for Halloween!
Have you been gathering all the costumes and cauldrons to get ready for Halloween? Don't forget the candy! As you shop for your candy try and make the choice that is both delicious and great for endangered Rainforest species like the our Tiger friends, Neil & Karma!
You can help! OUr friends at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo have created a helpful guide, found below, to help you shop for those brands who use Sustainably Courced Palm Oil. They can be easily found at your local grocery store....who knew that conservation could be so yummy?!