Phoenix Flyer

January 10, 2022

Happy Monday

Hello Phoenix families,

Happy Monday! As we enter the second week of high school and the first week of college classes, I want to thank all of you, especially the freshmen and sophomore classes for your support of our special schedule last week. Also, a reminder to our freshmen class that the college schedule is a bit odd this semester so the release times will be different. Please see information below for specifics.

Remember, you are only allowed to pick up one COVID test kit per student. However, you may pick up a kit for all of your students from HSMC or any other secondary school. If you have not picked up your kit(s), feel free to come by the office during business hours and pick one up. Details are below.

If you have not already filled out the LCAP parent survey, please do so as soon as possible. The deadline is 4:00pm on January 28, 2022.

Next Monday, school is not in session in order to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please take a moment to reflect on his life, legacy and the impact he has had on the fight for equality in our country.

Have a great week Phoenix families!

COVID Tests Available

Last week, all MUSD families received a message from Dr. Kelly Hayes outlining COVID tests that are available for MUSD families.

You may read the letter by clicking here.

Even though the letter only mentioned MHS, CMS, and MVMS, I want to assure you that we also have tests here at HSMC for you.

If you would like to obtain a COVID test kit for your child(ren), you may come to HSMC during business hours (8:00am - 5:30pm) Have your child’s MUSD student ID with you. We will scan the ID and give you the test kit, only one kit per student.

Below, is a video with instructions detailing how to use the test kits.

As always, thank you for your support.


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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Counselor’s Corner

Mrs. Dyan McIntosh

HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Alternating Fridays

January 10, 2022

Happy New Year!

Time to set new goals for the new academic semester. Moorpark College courses start today, Monday, Jan. 10th! Here are some tips:

  1. Communicate with your Professor

  2. Seek help when needed (Free tutoring in the MC Library)

  3. Attend all classes regularly and on time

  4. Complete all assigned work!



January deadlines for the following scholarship opportunities - See below links for FREE Money for College!
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Hello Again Seniors

I encourage you all to fill out the FAFSA Application for Financial Aid. below are some workshops to help you with this process:

We have several resources available to assist you in filling out a new or renewal application. Please consider attending one or both workshops and watching the following how-to videos to get you started:

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

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Honoring our nation’s 40th President and his lasting legacy of leadership, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program awards Ventura County, Calif., high school seniors who exemplify outstanding leadership skills and personal character with numerous scholarships annually.

Apply by clicking on the button below


Horatio Alger Scholarship Application

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States

  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)

  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and

  • Be a United States citizen

The undergraduate application is available from December 1, 2021 – March 15, 2022.

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Future 11th Grade Engineering Students:

Our FREE programs change lives and give students the tools necessary to succeed in STEM.

"Being a part of MOSTEC helped boost my confidence. Interacting with my peers and realizing that I fit in, that I was just as smart or as "good" as them made me realize my self-worth."

-MOSTEC 2021 Scholar

If you have any questions about the application or programs, I encourage you to check out our FAQs page!

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All Students:

Student opportunity for 2022 Eve & Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program

Informational Flyer:

Interested students go to

Educational Summit

Cal State East Bay is holding a free virtual event for first generation college students. See information flyer below and register by clicking button below.
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Important Information For Next Year

Beginning next year, all High Schools in California must begin class no earlier than 8:30am. Please note that this will affect the HSMC start time for our Freshmen and Sophomores.

Next year, the start time for HSMC will be 8:30am.

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Additional COVID Testing Sites In Moorpark

Ventura County is working hard to provide additional testing sites in Moorpark. The following locations will host testing sites. The plan is to have them running by this week, next week at the latest:

Moorpark High School: Mondays & Tuesdays 9:00-5:00

Chaparral Middle School: Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-5:00

Mesa Verde Middle School: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00-5:00

Peach Hill: Thursdays 9:00-5:00

Arroyo West: Fridays 9:00-5:00

To register for a test at any of these sites, please click the button below.

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.

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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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!

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

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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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

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

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

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

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