January 10, 2022
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.
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.
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:
Communicate with your Professor
Seek help when needed (Free tutoring in the MC Library)
Attend all classes regularly and on time
Complete all assigned work!
YOU GOT THIS!
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. 21stscholarship webpage https://vccf.org/scholarships/student-applicants/
APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JANUARY 31, 2022.
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.
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!
Important Information For Next Year
Next year, the start time for HSMC will be 8:30am.
Additional COVID Testing Sites In Moorpark
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
The following link will open the survey from this window: https://forms.gle/3JqARQkA2MFKmaxJ7. 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
SVMMA Essay Contest
See information below to enter. First prize is $500!
Deadline is February 7, 2022.
Silent Auction Donations Needed
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 (https://discord.gg/mH7zCM3beB) or contact one of the club leaders (Alex Sherbrooke - firstname.lastname@example.org, Hershraj Niranjani - email@example.com).
HSMC Art Club
LGBTQ+ History and Book Club
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Film and Photography Club
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions, please contact Mrs. Sandoval at email@example.com.
Yearbook Purchasing Information
Ordering an HSMC yearbook is quick and easy! Visit treering.com 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: www.treering.com
Deadline to customize and order: April 8, 2022
Purchase price: $50
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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