October 24, 2022
October Is Coming To A Close
Hello Phoenix families,
As we continue through the year, we have been working hard to set our students up for a successful Spring 2023 semester. The Juniors and Seniors met with the counselor and principal last week and the freshmen and sophomores will meet with us this week. Our students can register for their classes beginning November 9th, it is our recommendation that each student plan to register for their classes on that day.
- Juniors and Seniors - Send Ms. Sanchez and Dr. Oplustic your chosen classes no later than October 31st.
- Freshmen and Sophomores - your DE&MOU will be mailed to you by the end of this week
Do not forget this Wednesday, October 26th is a pupil free day. Neither HSMC nor College Classes will be in session. Enjoy the day and we will see you back on campus October 27th. Next week, Moorpark Unified School District will not be in session November 1st and we will, please make sure your student does come to school November 1st.
This Friday, ASG will be hosting a "Trunk or Treat" and a movie night, please join us for some Halloween fun. Next week, we will have our Taste of Punjab fundraiser, please join us for yummy food and support our students.
Have a great week Phoenix families!
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
Taste of Punjab Fundraiser Tuesday Nov. 1st 11am-9:30pm
Join us at Taste of Punjab (252 Los Angeles Ave. Suite J) for another fun Phoenix Night Out at Moorpark’s own Taste of Punjab!
Taste of Punjab has generously offered to donate 15% of proceeds from this fundraiser to HSMC student activities. Please show the flyer below to get HSMC credit for your meal! Don’t forget to try the homemade naan!
Counselor’s Corner: October 24, 2022
Ms. Celina Sanchez firstname.lastname@example.org
HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Friday evenings
Ms. Sanchez will not be on campus at HSMC on Thursday, October 27 th . If you need a question answered or concern addressed, feel free to email her and she will respond as soon as possible! She will return on Friday, October 28 th .
Educational Plan Meetings
Seniors & Juniors: All have met with Ms. Sanchez or Dr. Oplustic to discuss plans. If you have not done so already, please send an email with your choices for MC Spring courses to Dr. Oplustic and Ms. Sanchez by November 1 st . 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.
Freshman and Sophomores: Tuesday, October 25 th .
Fastweb National Scholarship Directory
This allows students to view scholarships by school year, unique circumstances and many other categories. This resource is available to all students in addition to the scholarship matches based on their profile. View the listings below by clicking here or on the button below.
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
CSU & UC APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 30TH!
Seniors: Please check the deadlines for each of the schools you are applying to.
Early Action deadline is November 1 st . Talk to Ms. Sanchez if you have any
questions or concerns about your application and Naviance.
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 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.
Opportunity For Students Interested In Filmmaking
Streets, Art, SAFE is a unique hands-on competition for high school students interested in film-making, mentored by Hollywood filmmakers. Students are invited to create 30 second public service announcements about traffic safety issues. Experienced filmmakers -- directors, producers, cinematographers, etc. -- help to mentor the students and improve their skills.
In Los Angeles, traffic collisions are the #1 killer of our youth, aged 4 - 14. This program aims to educate and empower students to do something about it through creative, fun, artistic, and impactful visual storytelling.
Winning teams receive prizes and their pieces played on TV. For a look at some wonderful creativity during 2021, check out some of the winning entries here.
Information about the competition is at StreetsArtSAFE.org.
It's very simple to sign-up and registration is open till 13 January ‘23 or as soon as all registration spaces are filled.
Boo Grams Oct 24-28
Show someone you care this Halloween by purchasing a boo gram for $0.50. Boo grams will be distributed on October 31st.
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.
Spirit Week Oct 31-Nov 4
Dress up and show your spooky HSMC spirit the week of Halloween! Remember, costumes must be school appropriate (no nudity, excessive gore, weapons real or fake, of full face masks). The grade level with the most participation wins an extra photo in the yearbook!
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 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!
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.
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?!