February 6, 2023
A Super Week Before A Super Day
Hello Phoenix families,
It is National School Counseling Week! This is a good time to remind our whole community how lucky we are to have Ms. Sanchez as our school counselor. Ms. Sanchez began the year and hit the ground running. She has worked tirelessly with our seniors, helping them with college applications and scholarship opportunities and anything else they need. For our Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors, she is a presence for anything social/emotional or academic that they need. We are all fortunate to have her here at HSMC, if you have a chance please express your thanks to Celina.
Tomorrow, Mrs. Sandoval and I will be attending an "Alternative High School" night at the Thousand Oaks Library where we will be promoting HSMC and recruiting new students. Wednesday, the Universal Scholarship is released, our "Coffee With The Principal" will be held in the morning and we hope to see all of you at our chick fil a fundraiser between the hours of 7:00am and 8:00pm. Friday the staff will meet for our monthly meeting and the MUSD technology director will be on campus to meet with our improvement committee.
Have a wonderful week, Phoenix families, see you around campus.
Counselor’s Corner: February 6, 2023
Ms. Celina Sanchez firstname.lastname@example.org
HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Friday evenings
I will be on campus full days on Wednesday and Thursday. Please email me if you have any question/concerns. I will be taking some time out my day at Campus Canyon to check and respond to emails.
All Mid-Year Reports are uploaded on Naviance. Please check your student portals for communication from your colleges. If a CSU or UC wants your official transcript - Let me know so that I can send through Naviance.
Don’t forget to tell or email me as soon as you get your college acceptance letters/notices so I can add it to the display board in the office ��
Scholarships available for Juniors & Seniors!
As I receive scholarship opportunities, I will be including them on a Google Doc that I have created.
Click on the button below to access information
Ventura County College & Career Guidance Association’s 2023 Shirley Blackburn Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
Must be a graduating high school senior.
Must enroll in a 2-year or 4-year College or University, Trade
school, Vocational school, or Technical school in Fall 2023.
Must provide one letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach,
administrator, or community member. Letterhead is preferred, signed & dated within the current academic year.
Must provide a current unofficial High School transcript.
A GPA of 3.0 to 4.0 (weighted)
The deadline is February 22, 2023
*See Ms. Sanchez for application
Juniors - 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 application deadline is March 15, 2023.
Beginning this month, you can now qualify for $500 and $40,000 scholarships from BigFuture®! The scholarships are open to all students, with no GPA, test score, essay, income, or citizenship requirements. Every month, we award $500 and $40,000 to students who take steps toward their career and the education they need to reach it.
How to Get Started
To qualify for monthly drawings, you just need to sign in to your BigFuture dashboard and complete steps, beginning with starting a career list and building a college list. The scholarships are also open to 12th graders until February.
Association of Old Crows (AOC) Mugu Crows: Commander William J. Coffey Memorial Scholarship
For Grade 12. This scholarship program provides financial assistance for selected students to pursue a degree in engineering or related scientific and technical subjects at area colleges or universities. Additionally, the scholarship is awarded as memorial tribute to Commander William (Bill) J. Coffey (deceased) a former member of the club who lost his life in the crash of a military aircraft in the Indian Ocean while in the service of his country.
Hispanic Scholarship - Deadline: February 15, 2023
HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.
Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over $708 million in scholarships. HSF Scholars have access to valuable Scholar Support Services and, as funding permits, scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.
The 2023 HSF Scholar Program Application is now open and closes on
February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT. We encourage you to share this opportunity with students in your network.
- Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
- HSF Scholars are a part of an unrivaled group of 25,000+ Scholars from 50 states, and more than 1,200 institutions, who make up the current HSF Scholar network
- HSF Scholars have access to a network of over 65,000 HSF Alumni. HSF Alumni are leaders in their professions, communities, and the nation; many now serve as HSF mentors, career coaches, and volunteers
- HSF Scholars have access to a full range of Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
- Career services include access to internships and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
- HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, Healthcare Summit, and Alumni Symposium
- Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and select career opportunities with HSF corporate partners
- Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which ranges from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students
Deadline: February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT
- Must be of Hispanic heritage
- U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
- Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2023-2024 academic year
- Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
Additional Important information:
- It takes an average of 30 minutes for students to complete Phase I of the 2023 HSF Scholar Program Application
- No essays, recommendations, or document uploads are required in Phase I
- To get started, visit HSF.net and log into or create your myHSF profile to access the HSF Scholar Program Application
HSF Scholar Application Timeline:
- January – Phase I of the HSF Scholar Program application opened January 1 and closes February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT
- Late February– Applicants are evaluated and the most competitive are selected as Finalists
- March – Finalists are also announced and asked to submit essays, recommendations, transcripts, FAFSA, and other related documents
- June – HSF Scholars are announced (including students waitlisted for the HSF Scholar designation)
- June to December – Final Document Verification (financial aid award letter, enrollment verification, and related documents)
- December – 10,000 HSF Scholars are confirmed after the verification process is complete
This past weekend, our very own Paul S. competed in the 2023 USA National Doubles and Singles Racquetball tournament in Tempe, Arizona.
Paul competed in the men's doubles where he and his partner placed first and earned a gold medal. He also competed in the men's singles, earning a second place finish and a silver medal.
Congratulations to Paul for your wonderful achievements!
Youth Advisory Council Applications Open
This is a wonderful opportunity for High School students to make their voices heard. Click on the button below for a letter from state Superintendent of Schools, Tony Thurmond.
If you are between the ages of 15-18, consider applying for this important and prestigious position.
PARKING PERMITS REQUIRED THIS SEMESTER!
As we get ready for the Spring 2023 semester, we want to let you know that the College is launching a virtual parking permit process! When you purchase your required permit to park on campus, it will now be virtual. This means there is no paper permit to keep track of or sticker to put on your vehicle.
All students taking in-person classes and parking on campus will be required to register their vehicle license plates when purchasing parking permits. VCCCD Police will use automated license plate readers to verify vehicles parked on campus have the required permits.
The cost is $30-$58 for the semester, depending on your vehicle type and California College Promise Grant (CCPG) eligibility. Single-use daily permits will also be available through PayMyCite.com. Daily permits are $2 and can be purchased here or by scanning the QR code found on parking signage throughout the campus parking lots.
Purchase a permit on the MyVCCCD portal under the Marketplace tab. For step-by-step instructions, visit Parking Information. Parking permit fees are used to fund critical safety measures on the campuses.
Any vehicle not properly parked or parked out of compliance with regulations is subject to citation.
For more information about parking on campus, visit VCCCD Parking Information.
Wonderful Opportunities At The Reagan Library
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- Medal of Honor Forum February 15, 2023 - REGISTRATION OPEN NOW
Designed for school groups of all ages, this forum features Medal of Honor recipients sharing their stories of courage and sacrifice, exploring themes of patriotism, citizenship, and integrity. The forum is free for school groups to attend. Registration also includes complimentary admission to the museum.
For info/to register, please visit: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/programs-events/events-calendar/medal-of-honor-forum-2023/
- Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Students April 17, 2023 - REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY 1/27
Hear from David Lenga, Auschwitz survivor, on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). Save the date for this free event and explore the Auschwitz exhibit after hearing David’s powerful story. Contact email@example.com if you interested in bringing your students to the program and/or the exhibit.
We Are Planting A Garden!
Our improvement committee is building a garden and looking for donations. Please donate before February 10th.
All checks should be made out to "HSMC ASG" and write "garden donation" in the memo. If you would like to donate cash, please put it in an envelope and write "HSMC Garden" on the outside. All donations can be claimed as a donation.
If you have any questions, please contact the office or Sanjana Thatte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Spirit Week February 13-17th
Springtime and love are in the air!
What better way to celebrate than showing your school spirit on Spirit Week February 13th through 17th?
Class participation will be counted by teachers each day and the grade level with the highest percentage of participation will win a donut party!
Help the Red Cross Club Save Lives! Blood Drive February 21st
HSMC’s Red Cross Club will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday February 21st from 11:00am-5:30pm on the HSMC campus. Here are some facts about the blood supply in the United States:
- About 20% of blood collected by the American Red Cross comes from young donors like high school students. You can help save lives when you give blood. Make a difference at our blood drive.
- Just on donation can help save more than one life!
- If you know of someone who has been in an accident, had surgery, or has a serious illness, chances are you already know someone who has received blood.
You can give blood if you are 17 years old or older. If you are 16 or younger, you can give blood with parental consent. Please speak with Ashley Kim for more details.
Click on the buttons below to view videos about giving blood for the first time and how they help save lives.
Thank you for helping to save lives!
Promposals for Sale! February 14th-25th
Attention Juniors and Seniors! For the low price of $5, ASG’s Prom committee will make a poster for you to prompose to your prom date or friend.
Themes include romantic/cute, funny, platonic. Students can add extras like flowers ($7), candy ($2), teddy bear ($2). Inquiries will be emailed to Skye Honor at email@example.com by Feb 25th.
Students have the option for Promposals to be presented in class.
It’s Getting Awkward! March 13-17th
In honor of National Awkward Moments Day on March 18th, HSC students can write their embarrassing moments on paper leaves from March 13-17. These SCHOOL APPROPRIATE awkward submissions will be compiled to create an “It’s Getting Awkward Tree” to display on the bulletin board. We’re all awkward… let’s just embrace it!
10th Annual Phoenix Rising Talent Show Silent Auction
Please join us for the 10th Annual Phoenix Rising Talent Show and Silent Auction Friday March 3rd at 6pm to see our amazing students display their talents! The show will be held in the Forum at Moorpark College. Admission and parking are FREE!
Auditions for students will be held on Friday February 3rd at 12:30pm in TR1.
Please also participate in our digital Silent Auction beginning Friday March 3rd and ending Tuesday March 7th at 11:59pm. The link for the Silent Auction is below:
HSMC Junior and Senior Prom Friday April 28th 6-10pm
11th and 12th grade HSMC students will dance the night away at our GOLDEN AGE themed prom Friday April 28th 6-10pm at Moorpark’s Eden Gardens.
Prom tickets will be on sale in the HSMC office for $100 from April 10th to 26th. Non-HSMC guests will need to complete a guest pass (available in the office) that must be submitted at the time of ticket purchase.
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
Yearbook Purchasing Information
Be the first to order your 2022-2023 yearbook! It is quick and easy! Visit treering.com to customize your TWO FREE PAGES and order your yearbook online. For every yearbook purchased, Treering will plant a tree on behalf of HSMC students. Send friend photos, baby photos, pet photos, and silly photos of our HSMC students to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see attached yearbook information for instructions on customizing and ordering a yearbook.
Yearbook website for customizing and ordering: www.treering.com
Deadline to customize and order: April 10, 2023
Purchase price: $49.99
HSMC Code: 1014109872723234
Please contact Mrs. Sandoval at email@example.com with questions.
ENSC (Environmental Science Club)
ENSC Club (Environmental Science Club) is a collaborative discussion-based club that strives to educate our fellow students as to issues regarding the environment. Together we vote on and discuss topics that we are interested in, and organize projects to take initiative in creating a more eco-friendly school atmosphere!
Bring your chess skills to the lunch tables. Every Friday, we will be meeting from 12:40-1:10. There will be opportunities to play games with different people and even compete on chess.com. Bi-weekly, we will send a link via email/text. Join our chess community, where thinking ahead is possible. Questions? Contact our president at firstname.lastname@example.org
The coding club is a small community at HS@MC dedicated to teaching programming in a fun and exciting way. Learn coding both inside and out of club meetings by working on hands-on projects that you can make your own, and take on regional competitions with the club to test your skills as a team! Our club meets at 2 PM on Fridays over Discord. See the club's official website to learn more: https://hsmc-coding-club.github.io/
The Tabletop Roleplay Game(TTRPG) Club is meant to be a safe environment where anyone who is interested in games like Dungeons & Dragons(D&D) or the Warhammer franchise can learn how to play these games. Meetings will be held every other week in Ms. Pistone’s room, TR-4, on Friday from 12:30 to 1:15. At these meetings, there will be help given towards learning the basics of playing, how to run a game, and how to create a game in D&D. There will also be a chance to learn and play games within the Warhammer Franchise at the bi-weekly meetings. Any campaigns run will be outside of school and club time; however, there are many campaigns planned that anyone is welcome to join if interested.
Korean Culture Music Club
We are the Korean Cultural Music Club, with the goal of spreading Korean culture around the school through music. We're aimed at individuals interested in Korean culture or music and want to clear up misconceptions people may have about K-Pop and other traditional music. We will meet both semesters, once a week on Mondays at the Junior/Senior lunch.
GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Club
GSA or Gay Straight Alliance is an important student-led organization meant to promote equality and camaraderie between people of all genders and sexualities. We strive to be a welcoming and safe community where students can meet to discuss queer books, history, and their own experiences. Meetings are Fridays from 12:35-1:15 in TR4.
Bring your artistic talents and passion for art and meet with other artists and art lovers every Friday in Mrs. Sandoval's room at 12:40 pm, starting September 9th.
Our focus this year is on a school mural, and 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 president, Taylor Capozzoli at email@example.com
Red Cross Club
The HSMC Red Cross Club is centered around acquiring skills to handle emergency situations, learning about the healthcare field, and community service. There are many opportunities provided in the club, as each club meeting counts for community service hours and The Red Cross provides chances for scholarships and gift cards. The Red Cross also helps its clubs execute community events, such as blood drives, so there are plenty of chances to get involved and demonstrate leadership. Thank you for your interest!
MOORPARK COLLEGE NEWS
Moorpark College ACCESS
Greetings and Happy New Year!
The ACCESS program at Moorpark College would like to cordially invite you, your students, and their parents to our Spring 2023 Information Night for Incoming Freshman! This event will be held in-person on our campus next to our Teaching Zoo!
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: EATM 208 Auditorium, 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 (in the America’s Teaching Zoo parking lot)
This informative meeting will cover our mission, how to apply to ACCESS, some of the differences between High School and College accommodations, and general academic information.
To RSVP for the event, we ask that everyone fill out our Microsoft Form. There is a scannable QR code attached to the save-the-date flyer as well.
Attached you will find the flyer that can be distributed to your students and their parents with a save-the-date, as well as a flyer to help them get started before the night of the event.
If there are other folks you think should be receiving this information, please feel free to forward the information along. We want to ensure that all students who would benefit from ACCESS services at Moorpark College are in attendance. We thank you for the support!
With thanks and appreciation,
Cash For College
The Financial Aid Office at Moorpark College hosts free Cash for College Workshops. Click on the link below for more information and scheduled webinar times.