September 5, 2022
Talk About A Heat Wave!
Hello Phoenix families,
I hope you all had a nice three day weekend and were able to find a way to keep cool! I spent part of the weekend in San Diego and part here in Moorpark....ALL of it inside finding ways to keep cool.
I want to take a minute to tell you about a wonderful accolade Moorpark College has received. The college was named one of 10 finalist for the Aspen prize given for community college excellence. Barack Obama called the Aspen "basically the Oscars for great community colleges," so being one of the top ten in the nation truly is an honor for Moorpark College. The Aspen committee will be visiting September 20th and 21st to interview various stakeholders throughout the Moorpark College community in order to determine a final winner. That winner will be announced in the Spring of 2023. Congratulations to Moorpark College, we are honored to be part of your wonderful program.
Here at HSMC we had a successful club rush last Friday. There are many varied clubs on campus for our students to join. While our student body may be small, we certainly have many active members. Thank you to all students who participated and to the teachers who are sponsoring a club (or 2, or 3 or more).
This week finds our seniors hosting a visit from CSUCI and St. Johns College, both will speak about the admissions process and requirements. College application season is upon us, please come into the office with any questions you have or for other support.
Have a wonderful week, Phoenix families!
Our very own Sofia has been selected as a College Board National Recognition Program awardee. She has earned the National Hispanic Recognition Award. The prestigious recognition was earned by fewer than 34% of the over 180,000 eligible students.
Sofia is able to include this honor on college and scholarship applications and it will help her stand out during the admissions and scholarship selection process.
Please join us in congratulating Sofia, we already know how special she is, we are happy The College Board recognizes it also.
SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU
National Youth Symphony
The deadline to audition for the 2023 National Youth Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Wind Symphony is October 1, 2023.
If you are interested in applying, you will need to prepare the excerpt/s for your instrument from the approved list and video or audio record yourself playing the music without accompaniment. You will also need a letter of recommendation. You must be 16 or older to audition.
If you would like to audition for this highly prestigious honor, please click on on one of the links below. for more information, contact Timothy Powell at email@example.com.
Practice Makes Perfect
Moorpark College's Exotic Animal Training and Management program (EATM) will be visiting our campus on Friday, October 14th from 11:45-12:15. This is an opportunity for their students to practice and perfect their presentation skills and for HSMC students to enjoy seeing a preview of some of the animals before our schoolwide visit in December.
Parents and siblings are welcome to attend, just fill out the form below if you want to join us so we know approximately how many to expect. (Students do not need to fill out the form, just guests)
Phoenix Spirit Pack (11th and 12th grade only)
11th and 12th grade students can get amazing discounts on end-of-year events by ordering their HSMC Spirit Packs NOW! Please see the attached flyer for options to purchase. Ordering now saves HSMC families money on end-of-year events for 11th and 12th grade students. Please bring cash or a check to the front office along with your completed order form. Spirit Pack orders are due September 30, 2022.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our front office.
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!
The Annual HSMC Zoo Trip to America’s Teaching Zoo right here at Moorpark College will be happening Dec. 16th! Students, please wear comfortable shoes and attire. And remember, don’t smile at the monkeys!