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 baseball....is 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.
Reminder for ALL Juniors:
PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all HSMC 11th grade students.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 13th 1:30-5:30 PM
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 & 27thFreshman: Nov. 3rd & 5th
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.
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Zoom link: bit.ly/MC-cash2
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android
For info: Moorpark College Financial Aid Office
Phone: (805) 378-1462Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See’s Candy Fundraiser Nov. 1-30
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!
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.
New or gently used shoes
Unopened hygiene products
Feminine hygiene products
Travel size shampoo and conditioner
Soap and body wash
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
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
For any questions, please contact Mrs. Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://meet.google.com/caq-gakg-ogr . If you have any questions, please contact the club's Founder, Ashley Kim at email@example.com.
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 https://meet.google.com/gaq-xxpx-aoe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://meet.google.com/hqa-kacy-soo
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)