Phoenix Flyer

November 29, 2021

Welcome Back

Hello Phoenix families,

As we return from our week off for Thanksgiving break, we hope you had time to relax and visit with family and friends. Our staff here at HSMC is ready to jump back on the wagon for a productive three weeks to the end of the semester. There is a good amount of work to do before winter break, let's make it a good journey to the finish!

A Moorpark Unified School District employee (and co-owner of the restaurant) was seriously injured in a fire at Lalo's restaurant early Thanksgiving morning. We ask that you keep Orlando Orozco and his family in your thoughts as he begins his recovery.

Have a great week Phoenix families as we say goodbye to November and hello to December

Counselor’s Corner

November 29th, 2021

Mrs. Dyan McIntosh

HSMC School Counselor

Mon/Wed & Alternating Fridays

CSU & UC application deadline is November 30th!

Seniors: Please check the deadlines for each of the schools you are applying to. Talk to Mrs. McIntosh if you have any questions or concerns about your application and Naviance.

Links to applications are on the buttons below

Turn In Your Student Schedule Bill

All Students: Please submit your STUDENT SCHEDULE BILL to Mrs. McIntosh ASAP! I have several missing to date: You must select Spring 2022 - then screenshot and send to me via email.

Seniors = 10 Sophomores = 16

Juniors = 13 Freshmen = 12
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Ventura County Community Foundation Scholarship - 12th Grade

Please check out the VCCF Scholarship webpage for many scholarship opportunities. Soft deadline: Dec. 10th & final deadline: Jan. 21st

scholarship webpage

Interesting and Important Parent Presenatation

Please join us as the district provides a workshop entitled Anxiety & Depression in Children and Teens. This workshop is for parents of all students in grade levels TK-12.

The English presentation will be held December 7th from 5:30-6:30 and the Spanish presentation will be December 8th from 5:30-6:30.

Both presentations will take place at the Moorpark Unified School District Wellness Center on the Moorpark High School campus.

For more information, see flyers below and to sign up click on the button

Art Sale At Moorpark College

Moorpark College will be having a Ceramics and Art Sale in the Applied Arts building December 1st and 2nd from 9am-8pm.

This is a great opportunity for HSMC students and their families to interact with the Moorpark College community and support local artists. You will be able to find one of a kind Christmas gifts or items to decorate your own home!

Spread The Word - Moorpark Adult School Is Open For Classes

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Do You TikTok?

HSMC is on Tik Tok....please follow our account at @hsmcofficial!
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We Have A New Club On Campus!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? Then the HSMC Coding Club is right for you!

The club focuses on teaching, competing, o simply having fun with code and computer science. The club hosts lessons during meetings and has coding challenges for each member.

The club is a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone whether you are a beginner to coding or a hully fledged hacker!

Meetings are every Friday from 5:00-6:00pm.

Contact the club leaders (Alex Sherbrooke at & Hershraj Niranjani at for more information.

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Silent Auction Donations Needed

The High School at Moorpark College will be hosting our 9th annual Talent Show and Silent Auction this year in March 2022. We are currently soliciting donations from local businesses and entertainment venues to auction during our show. In exchange for donations, the High School at Moorpark College can provide a Tax ID number for tax exemptions, and free advertising for participating businesses in our talent show program and our online auction. If you are interested in donating, please contact Mrs. Sandoval at Thank you for your support!
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See’s Candy Fundraiser Nov. 1-30

See’s Candy is the perfect holiday gift! HSMC is partnering with See’s Candy to raise funds for student activities November 1st through 30th this year. You can order your goodies online and have them shipped to your home for the holidays. Please use the link below to order your delicious chocolate and other treats and support HSMC!

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Prom Teacher Challenge Oct. 1- Dec. 5

Do you want to see the HSMC staff do some crazy stunts? Donate money and help raise funds for Prom 2022 at the same time! Donation jars will be in the office beginning October 1st. Once each goal has been reached, staff will do the stunt on the following Friday at noon.


Use one hand for a day $50

Get slimed $70

TikTok dance $90

Relay race with students $120

Wear a costume of student's choice $140

Recreate a scene from a movie $160

Pie in the Face $180

ARC “R Word” Presentation

On Friday December 17th participants of the ARC of Ventura County will be visiting our campus and educating our students about the “R Word” and the damaging effects it has on the community of adults and students with disabilities. This is a great opportunity for our students to meet some very special people and have some fun learning and practicing empathy!

Senior Project Mock Interview Hosts WANTED!

HSMC Senior Project is looking for Job Shadow and Mock Interview hosts! If you are in one of the following career fields, and would like to help our seniors explore this career pathway, please contact Mrs. Sandoval at

  • Anesthesiologist

  • Biomedical engineer

  • Neural engineer

Social Media

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.

  • Facebook Officialhsmc

  • Twitter OfficialHSMC

  • @officialhsmc on Instagram

  • TikTok @hsmcofficial

Yearbook Purchasing Information

Ordering an HSMC yearbook is quick and easy! Visit to customize your TWO FREE PAGES and order your yearbook online. See attached yearbook information for our school code and instructions on customizing and ordering a yearbook. ** Please note that yearbook is NOT part of the Spirit Pack that will be offered.

  • Yearbook website for customizing and ordering:

  • Deadline to customize and order: April 8, 2022

  • Purchase price: $50

HSMC Passcode: 1014109872723234

Senior Portraits and Quotes WANTED!

Seniors can submit their portrait photo of choice to the yearbook gmail. This photo must be submitted by DECEMBER 10, 2021 to Please see the attached information for requirements, resolution, and suggested photographers.

Please note that photos do not have to be taken by a professional photographer, but the lighting, quality, and content must be professional in nature.

Those who choose not to submit senior portraits will have their Cornerstone photos in the yearbook.

Senior quotes are not mandatory. Students can submit quotes that are 140 characters or fewer, and are school appropriate. Quotes must be submitted by DECEMBER 10, 2021 to

For any questions, please contact Mrs. Sandoval at

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Debate Club

Are you interested in learning more about debate and engaging in interesting discussions? Join the HSMC Debate Club! The next meeting will be held virtually Thursday Sept. 9th at 5PM at . If you have any questions, please contact the club's Founder, Ashley Kim at


Ever wanted to learn how to code? The HS@MC Coding Club is right for you! We are a club that focuses on teaching, competing, or simply having fun with code and computer science. We host lessons during our meetings, and coding challenges for each member to participate in! Our club intends to be a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone, whether you're a beginner or a fully-fledged hacker!

Our meetings are every Friday, 5 - 6 PM. Join our Discord server for more information ( or contact one of the club leaders (Alex Sherbrooke -, Hershraj Niranjani -

HSMC Art Club

Bring your artistic talents and passion for art and meet virtually with other artists and art lovers on Friday Sept. 10th at 4:30pm 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 founder Emily Fisher at

LGBTQ+ History and Book Club

Discuss books with LGBT+ themes or authors and their historical context. LGBT+ people and allies are welcome! Meet every other Friday 3:00-3:30pm in person in Ms. Pistone's room. First meeting will be Friday September 17th. Google Meets link is

Tabletop Roleplay Game Club (TTRPG)

TTRPG is a club that promotes creativity through playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. You can play an exotic spellcaster who wishes to rule the world with an iron fist or you can play Bob who wants to settle down on a farm with a loving family. No Experience with TTRPG? Doesn't matter! Our main goal is to just have fun so we welcome anyone who is open to playing no matter their experience!

Meetings every Friday from 12-1pm in Ms. Pistone's room. Questions? Email Ryan McCombs at

Film and Photography Club

The film and photography club on the HSMC campus will have weekly themes, as well as an opportunity to present your photos/films every week. You can make them as funny or as serious as you would like. This club will differ from Mr. Hoobs' film class in that we will not be watching films, but shooting them, or, if that's not your style, just taking photos. The club will be meeting in TR-3 every friday from 12:00 - 12:40. This is a place where you can express your personal identity, while also creating a laid back environment to destress every week. For questions, please contact Mars at

Instagram: @thesunin.rags

Chess Club

Are you a Grand Master of chess? Or maybe just a pawn? Come to Chess Club in person to learn more and practice your skills! Chess club will be meeting Thursdays from 11:40 to 12:40 in Mr. Hoobs' room. For more information, contact Hersh Niranjani at