Phoenix Flyer

January 3, 2022

Welcome Back

Hello Phoenix families,

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful Winter Break and are recharged and ready for second semester!

Please make sure you look at the new schedule for this semester and plan accordingly, we made the adjustments to better accommodate the schedule for our Freshmen and Sophomores. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

You should have received communication from Dr. Kelli Hays regarding protocols for returning to school. Please remember, if your child is feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms, please keep them home from school and have them tested for COVID-19. If you have any questions regarding the protocol, please contact the office.

I am sorry to announce that Ms. Treese has moved with her family to Nashville, Tennessee. We will miss her here at HSMC and wish her all the best. I am pleased to announce that Ms. Marlene Peters has accepted the position of Math teacher here at HSMC and will begin this week.

Thank you everyone for your support and Happy January!

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There are a few changes to next semester's schedule. Please see the revised schedule below.

Note these important changes:

January 4-6: Minimum Days For Grades 9 & 10

April 26: Minimum Day For Grades 9 & 10

May 13 & 17 & 19: Minimum Day For Grades 9 & 10

You should have also received a robocall outlining this information. Please call the office if you have any questions, we will reopen at 7:45am on January 4th.

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Panda Express Fundraiser January 13th 11am-8pm

Run, don’t WOK to Panda Express in Moorpark on January 13th to support our students! From 11am-8pm Panda Express will donate a portion of their proceeds to HSMC student activities. Please be sure to present the flyer, or show it on your phone, when ordering!

SVMMA Essay Contest

The Association of California School Administrators High School Senior Essay Contest is open to all public high school graduating seniors.

See information below to enter. First prize is $500!

Deadline is February 7, 2022.

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LCAP Parent Survey

MUSD would like to invite you to participate in a brief parent survey to help us in the development of our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). You can find a link to the LCAP Survey on the MUSD webpage at

The following link will open the survey from this window: If you would prefer a paper copy, you may pick up and return one at any school office or the District Office. The paper surveys will be accepted until 4:00 PM on Friday, January 28, 2022. Access to the online survey will close at 4:00 PM on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Your input on school district priorities is important and we value your time to complete the survey. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Graduation Information

Dear Class of 2022,

Last call for early bird pricing on your cap and gown (unit) and other graduation items! Pricing has been extended to December 30th, 2021.

Following are the ordering details:

  • To place your graduation order please click this link
  • Senior swag items and celebration items will be shipped directly to your home.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE! Cap and gowns do not ship to your home. They will be picked up on campus in the spring time, date TBA.
  • Congratulations on being part of the graduating class of 2022! If you have any questions regarding your order or ordering details please contact Jostens directly by calling 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367).

    Thank you!
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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!

Prom Teacher Challenge ON-GOING

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

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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

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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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

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