Phoenix Flyer

March 31, 2022

One Down, Twelve to Go

Hello Phoenix families,

Where did January go? It seems like I blinked and then it was gone. This month will bring spirit days, movie nights, and more learning and friendship.

This Wednesday's coffee chat has been moved to the virtual world, I hope to see many of you there to say hello and ask questions.

Have a great week!

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8th Annual Phoenix Rising Talent Show and Silent Auction

Please join us for the 8th Annual Phoenix Rising Talent Show and Silent Auction to be held on Friday, March 18th at 6:00pm.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to see our amazing students display their many talents!

The show will take place in the Forum on the campus of Moorpark College. Admission and parking are FREE!

Auditions for students will be held February 18, 2022.

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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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The Congressional App Challenge

Every year, members of Congress challenge students in their districts to create and submit original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Their mission is to inspire, include, and innovate efforts around STEM, coding and computer science education.

This year, three HSMC students won this prestigious award! Congratulations to Alex, Hersh, and Ryan....the entire HSMC community is incredibly proud of you!

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The Teachers Have Noticed An Uptick In Tardies

Please remember, your first period begins at 8:00am or 1:00pm SHARP!

You must arrive on campus 5-10 minutes early in order to have time to check in and get to class before it begins.

As we progress through the second half of the year, please make every effort to arrive at school ready to begin class on time.

Annual Student Art Fair

Open to All High School Students!

After careful consideration, the Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club is moving forward with its Annual Student Art Fair on Wednesday, March 2, 2020, with changes made to ensure the safety of all concerned. The competition will be administered as usual by our club members. However, the open gallery viewing that has traditionally taken place in the evening is now canceled. If state and local guidelines allow us to reinstate this part of the event, we will notify all entrants

Important dates:

+ Mon., Feb. 28, after 11:00 am: Artwork will be picked up in your school's front office.
+ Wed. March 2: Judging will take place.
+ Thu. March 3: Artwork will be returned to your school's front office.

Art Fair Guidelines:
For Middle Schools & High Schools, there is no limit on the number of pieces of artwork submitted per student; however, only one 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbon will be awarded per student.

¨ All types of visual arts media are eligible for awarding: watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylic, pen & ink, mosaic, collage, decoupage, etc. Please preserve chalk drawings with fixative spray. Entries must not be larger than 24” x 30” and may not contain glass of any kind (plexiglass is okay).

¨ New this year! We’ve expanded our event to welcome other types of artwork (ceramics, sculpture, etc.) from grades 6-12.

¨ Please put student name, grade, and teacher on the back of the artwork.

Contestant Ribbons & Awards are bestowed as follows:
A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbon will be awarded for each grade level at each school.
Special awards may include: 1. Best in Show
2. Honorable Mention
3. Most Creative Artist
4. Most Promising Artist

Please contact with any questions.

Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project

The Child Mind Institute has some great print resources available to families in English and Spanish.

Click on the link below to access them for your family.

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Valentine’s Day Spirit Week February 14-17th

Valentine's Day is coming soon and school spirit is in the air! Please dress up for Valentine's Spirit week to show you care! Those who participate will get candy during lunch breaks.
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February Movie Night on Thursday February 17th at 6:30pm

Please join us for a Valentine's Day Movie Night on Thursday February 17th at 6:30pm on the HSMC campus. The film shown will be Disney's Tangled. Popcorn, candy, and water will be provided. Please bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on. Hope to see you there!
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Grad Bash Universal Friday May 13- Saturday May 14 (Juniors and Seniors)

Grad Bash Universal is celebrating our Juniors and seniors! Students will have access to most rides and attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood, along with live DJs and multiple dance parties throughout the park. There will also be special graduation-themed photo ops throughout the park.

This is an overnight event that will run from Friday May 13 at 4pm-Saturday May 14 at 2am. Tickets for Grad Bash will go on sale in the HSMC office April 4-27th for $80 each. Tickets include bus transportation to the park. Students who purchased Grad Bash tickets with a Spirit Pack in October will not need to purchase additional tickets. Please see more about safety guidelines and access at .

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Prom at the Reagan Library April 22, 2022 6-11pm (Juniors and Seniors)

This year our junior and senior prom will be held on the Ruwe Terrace of the beautiful Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley on Friday April 22nd from 6-11pm. This year’s theme is Balle Classique (Classic Ball). A tour of the Reagan special exhibits, as well as beverages, coffee, and desserts will be included in admission. Prom tickets can be purchased in the HSMC office March 14-31st for $75 each. Students who purchased prom tickets with a Spirit Pack in October will not need to purchase additional tickets. HSMC students who wish to bring guests to prom will need to fill out a guest form that can be obtained from the HSMC office for each guest. Guests must be under 21 years old.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: To enter the event, attendees must bring proof of vaccination, either a physical vaccination card, a picture of their vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record, or health care document showing vaccination status, along with photo ID. Children under the age of 12 and unvaccinated persons must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within three days prior to the event they’re attending at the Reagan Library or Reagan Institute. This policy also applies to all speakers and performers associated with the event, as well as all staff. Any attendee who arrives at registration check-in without proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test performed within the past 3 days will not be admitted into the event.

Please email Mrs. Sandoval at with questions.
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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

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

This has been a year like no other! Make your memories last by ordering an HSMC Treering yearbook. It is quick and easy! Visit to customize your TWO FREE PAGES and order your yearbook online. Use our school code below.

Please see attached yearbook information for instructions on customizing and ordering a yearbook. For every yearbook purchased, Treering will plant a tree on behalf of HSMC students. Information for Senior Dedications will be coming soon!

  • Yearbook website for customizing and ordering:

  • Deadline to customize and order: April 8, 2022

  • Purchase price: $50

  • HSMC Code: 1014109872723234

Please contact Mrs. Sandoval at with questions.

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
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