Phoenix Flyer

October 11, 2021

Hello Phoenix families,

As we enter the second week of October, we are beginning our "recruiting season!" Please help us get the word out to all members of the surrounding communities that HSMC is a fabulous place for students to come for a stellar educational experience. All who are interested are welcome to call the office and come to our first informational night on October 19th.

Thank you so much for supporting the ASG fundraiser. Because of your support, ASG was able to raise over $400 to go towards students activities. I know for my part, I saw some students enjoying good food and company and was able to pick up dinner for my husband and myself to eat together while watching there anything better?

October is bullying prevention month. HSMC is proud that our core values promote acceptance and tolerance for all students that creates a safe space for all members of our community to express our individual strengths. For more information, please click here

Last week, our school was treated to a visit from the Moorpark College's EATMs program. They brought many exotic and not so exotic animals to visit and show off. Students and staff alike enjoyed an informative and enjoyable visit from the zoo.

This week, our 11th graders are taking the PSAT test. This is a great opportunity for our students to gain some test experience and, if they qualify, earn the honor of being a National Merit Scholar.

Don't forget our Prom Teacher Challenge taking place now through December 5th. So far, the "pie in the face" seems to have the most money in its pot.....we hope it is a tasty pie!

The Ventura County Community College District put off the vaccine requirement until second semester. However, if your child is not vaccinated, they must test negative for COVID twice per week in order to come onto campus. All students who we have on record as not being vaccinated will receive an email from the office.

Counselor’s Corner: October 4th, 2021

Mrs. Dyan McIntosh

HSMC School Counselor

Mon/Wed & Alternating Fridays

Reminder for ALL Juniors:

PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all HSMC 11th grade students.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 13th 1:30-5:30 PM

Donation $20.00

All Students Educational Plan Meetings

All students will meet with Mrs. McIntosh or Dr. Oplustic to discuss their future plans and courses needed for Spring 2022 registration.

Moorpark College Registration for Spring 2022 is Wednesday, Nov. 10th. All DE MOU will need to be submitted and approved prior to this date. Anyone registered with ACCESS will have a registration date of Monday, Nov. 1st.

Seniors: Oct. 11th - Today!

Juniors: Oct. 18th , 20th , & 22nd

Sophomores: Oct. 25th & 27th

Freshman: Nov. 3rd & 5th
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Financial Aid

To help students overcome the challenge of paying for college, Moorpark College is holding a free Cash 4 College workshop Oct. 23. It will be in-person or by Zoom. Students can drop in anytime during the workshops and attend any campus workshop.

Oct. 23

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Zoom link:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

For info: Moorpark College Financial Aid Office

Phone: (805) 378-1462



Hello HS@MC Juniors and Families! Wednesday October 13th is fast approaching and we would like to remind all Juniors that testing will take place in AC 106 from 1pm-5:30pm. You will need to check in at our main office as usual, we will direct you from there. Please see the attached flyer for some important notes. If you have not yet submitted your order form and/or payment, please be sure to do so as soon as possible. For any questions regarding PSAT/NMSQT, please email our counselor at or give us a call at 805-378-6312.
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See’s Candy Fundraiser Nov. 1-30

See’s Candy is the perfect holiday gift!

HSMC is partnering with See’s Candy to raise funds for student activities November 1st through 30th this year.

You can order your goodies online and have them shipped to your home for the holidays. Please use the link below to order your delicious chocolate and other treats and support HSMC!

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Samaritan Center Donation Drive Oct. 11- Nov. 5

HSMC gives back to the community! Donate the items below to the tubs in the classrooms. All donations benefit the unhoused community of Simi Valley and Moorpark.

Donations needed:

  • NEW socks

  • New or gently used shoes

  • Unopened hygiene products

  • Deodorant

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Travel size shampoo and conditioner

  • Soap and body wash

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Prom Teacher Challenge Oct. 1- Dec. 5

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

Pie in the Face $180

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HSMC Spirit Week October 25-29

Show your SPOOKY school spirit and dress up for HSMC Spirit Week October 25-29.

  • Monday Oct. 25- Wear Black and Orange

  • Tuesday Oct. 26- Twin Day! Twinning with one or more other HSMC students (or staff!)

  • Wednesday Oct. 27- Pajama Day! Be sure your PJs are school and weather appropriate

  • Thursday Oct. 28- Wear PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness!

  • Friday Oct. 29- Wear a Halloween costume! Costumes must NOT include gore, nudity, offensive language or content

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Spirit Packs

Spirit Packs are a great way for junior and senior families to save money by purchasing tickets for end-of-the-year events in advance. Each Spirit Pack also includes a free HSMC T-shirt! Please bring your completed form and cash or checks made payable to HSMC to the office before October 22, 2021. For any questions regarding Spirit Packs, please email Mrs. Sandoval at
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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
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ASG News

Senior Project Job Shadow 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

  • Animator

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

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

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

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

Important Dates

Monday, October 11, 2021 - Menlo College Representative Visits Campus

Monday, October 11, 2021 - Educational Plan Meetings: Seniors

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 11th Graders Take PSAT

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - All School Seminar Activity

Friday, October 15, 2021 - All School Seminar Activity

Monday, October 18, 2021 - Guest Speaker

Monday, October 18, 2021 - Educational Plan Meetings: Juniors

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12th Grade Teen Dating Guest Speaker

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - HSMC New Student Information Night

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Educational Plan Meetings: Juniors

Friday, October 22, 2021 - Educational Plan Meetings: Juniors

October 25 - 29 - Spirit Week

Monday, October 25, 2021 - Educational Plan Meetings: Sophomores

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - PSSA Meeting

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - Educational Plan Meetings: Sophomores

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - Educational Plan Meetings: Freshmen

Friday, November 5, 2021 - Education Plan Meetings: Freshmen

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - No School (Veterans' Day)