August 29, 2022
From August to September
Welcome to the end of August! As we continue to march through the year, I want to remind you that school will not be in session this coming Monday, September 5th due to Labor Day. On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. According to the Department of Labor's website, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American worker. This federal holiday recognizes the many contributions workers have made to America's strength, prosperity, and well-being. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend.
Last week, our seniors utilized our beautiful lunch area for their senior presentations. It is amazing and gratifying to see all the wonderful goals and ambitions our young students have for the future. Additionally, two of our grade levels were able to visit the Moorpark College Makerspace for a preview of the exciting tools and activities they have available for our students. See some pictures from both great events below.
One of my goals for this year is to ensure we have a robust two way communication with our community. To that end, I will be holding "Principal Chats" every month. Please mark these dates on your schedule should you wish to attend:
- Wednesday, 8:45am: September 14th, November 9th, February 8th, April 12th
- Wednesday, 5:00pm: October 12th, January 11th, March 8th
I hope to see you at one or more of these sessions, please bring all questions and feedback!
Remember the beginning of the year papers are due to the office tomorrow! There are several extremely important papers that need to be filled out, please make sure they are returned to the office immediately.
As always, thank you for your support. Have a wonderful week Phoenix Families.
Counselor’s Corner: August 29, 2022
Ms. Celina Sanchez email@example.com
HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Friday evenings
Fall Applications for colleges - Start the process of applying!
The application for UC’s and CSU’s are Due November 30th
California State University (CSU’s) https://www.calstate.edu/apply
University of California (UC’s) https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Common Application for many private and out of state colleges:
Moorpark College Tutoring
Walk-ins welcome 3rd floor of the library.
Here’s the link where you can find the information: https://www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/student-services/the-teaching-and-learning-center
*If you have any college application or any questions at all, please feel free to email me and we can set up a time to meet. I am also available during lunch or before school if you’d like to stop by and ask any questions.
Attention Math Students!
Beginning September 3rd, Moorpark College tutors will be on OUR campus to help you will all your math questions.
- Juniors/Seniors - Drop by TR5 with your math questions beginning at 12:30. They can help you will all levels of college math.
- Freshmen - The tutors will be available during your Friday afternoon Advisory time
- Sophomores - The tutors will be available during your Public Speaking/ASB elective period. We will be working with your teachers to work out available times. Let Mrs. Peters and/or Dr. Oplustic know if you would like to be tutored.
Free Bus Rides for Kids Coming Soon
Ventura County students will soon have a new way to get around that won’t cost them a dime.
Starting September 1, the Ventura County Transportation Commission will launch a program that lets students ride the bus at no charge. In addition to taking the bus to and from school, students will be able to get free bus rides anywhere else they need to go for any reason.
Bus drivers will allow anyone who looks 18 or younger to board for free, but older students should be prepared to show a school ID. All public bus systems throughout the county will be participating and you can learn more at this link.
SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU
Phoenix Spirit Pack
11th and 12th grade students can get amazing discounts on end-of-year events by ordering their HSMC Spirit Packs NOW! Please see the attached flyer for options to purchase. Ordering now saves HSMC families money on end-of-year events for 11th and 12th grade students. Please bring cash or a check to the front office along with your completed order form. Spirit Pack orders are due September 30, 2022.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our front office.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
HSMC Club Rush Sept. 2nd
Club Rush Day will be Sept. 2nd this year. If you intend to form a club (or continue a club from last year) you must complete the club formation form and find a staff member to sponsor your club. Once your sponsor approves your club, you can begin to make advertisements for Club Rush. Please see Mrs. Sandoval in TR-1 with any questions.
The Annual HSMC Zoo Trip to America’s Teaching Zoo right here at Moorpark College will be happening Dec. 16th! Students, please wear comfortable shoes and attire. And remember, don’t smile at the monkeys!
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!
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.
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/
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 ID Card
Did you know you that as an official Moorpark College student you are eligible to purchase a Moorpark College student ID card? The cards cost $10.00 per semester or $15.00 for the whole year. Follow these steps if you would like to purchase a college ID card (it is not mandatory that you do so):
- Log in to My.VCCCD.edu
- Click on the "Register / Pay" tab
- Navigate to the "Payment and Payment Plans" section at the top right of the page if you're using a laptop or a desktop computer (this section is halfway down the page if you are viewing on your cell phone or a similar device)
- Click on the link that says "Purchase Student Photo ID."
- Select the term for which you wish to purchase your ID card (you must also be registered for classes for that term) and click submit. This will add the $15 or $10 charge to your Student Schedule Bill.
- To pay the Student Schedule Bill, click on the ePayment button under the "Payment and Payment Plans" section and follow the instructions.
The Perks of Purchasing a Moorpark College ID Card
If you do choose to purchase a Moorpark College ID card, you may enjoy the following perks:
Free admission to MC Zoo
Students with a current, valid MC student ID card receive free admission to America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College. That's a savings of $8 each visit! Visit the America's Teaching Zoo website for more details about the zoo's hours of operation and its exhibits.
Discounts for MC theatre arts performances
Students receive discount prices to plays, dances, and other events put on at the MC Performing Arts Center. For more information about upcoming shows, visit the Performing Arts Center website.
Free stuff at ASMC-hosted events
The Associated Students of Moorpark College (ASMC) hosts a ton of events on campus throughout the year, like Club Rush, Movie Nights, and other fun activities. Students with valid MC ID cards are often entitled to free giveaways, like shirts or food, at these events.
Free admission to MC athletic events
As an MC student, you can support any of our 16 intercollegiate sports teams at their home games, matches, or races for free when you show your MC ID card at the entrance. Visit the Athletics page to learn more about MC sports teams and to see their calendars.
Moorpark College Transfer Day
If you are considering staying at Moorpark College after you graduate from HSMC, this may be of interest to you.
Moorpark College's Transfer Day is this Thursday, September 1st from 11:00am-2:00pm in the College Quad area by the Campus Center. All UC's will be in attendance as well as many of the CSU's, private and out of state universities.
This is a great way to visit university representatives to obtain information about their programs.