Phoenix Flyer

September 27, 2021

Autumn Is Here

With the Autumn Equinox behind us, we can look forward to shorter days, apples, pumpkins, trick or treats, Veterans' Day, and Thanksgiving. For many people, Fall is their favorite season of the year, I hope you find time to enjoy all the season has to offer.

As the October 15th vaccination deadline nears, please make sure of the following:

  • If your child is vaccinated, please make sure proof of vaccine is uploaded and their campus pass is blue. If they are having difficulty uploading it or it is not turning blue, please reach out to us for support.
  • If your child is not vaccinated, please make sure you have either begun the vaccination process or applied for an exemption. The office is calling to offer support and get status reports. Please let us know if you have any questions.

This week is filled with events including our movie night and our monthly PSSA Meeting.

Have a great week, Phoenix families!

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Counselor’s Corner September 27, 2021

Mrs. Dyan McIntosh

HSMC School Counselor

Mon/Wed & Alternating Fridays

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College Fair for all students

The California State University (CSU), University of California (UC) and Association of Independent California College and Universities (AICCU) are partnering together to provide a virtual college fair this October. All UC and CSU campuses, and a majority of independent colleges and universities from the AICCU, will participate.

Students can register by visiting and creating an account on Visit Days. The fair is scheduled for:

Southern California 1: Wednesday, October 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PDT
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Mental Health and Wellness

Phoenix Project Community Tool Box

Below is the link to a YouTube playlist, where there are informational videos in the Community Toolbox. Videos range from Trauma Recovery, Parent Tips, and Disaster Preparedness. All videos are provided both in English and Spanish.

Phoenix Project Community Toolbox:

Note: To receive mental health resources, text “mental health” to 211-211

A FREE Ending the Silence training with NAMI on Friday, October 1st from 2:30pm to 4pm. Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps participants learn more about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms. To register, use the following link.

Seniors - College Application time

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CSU Applications opens October 1st

Apply @

UC Applications Apply @

Common Application -

Apply @

UC Campuses may offer a range of virtual opportunities, including college fairs, appointments, admissions sessions, tours, and videos on admission, housing, and/or financial aid and scholarships. Some will be hosted in-person, while others will be offered virtually. Programming for counselors, students, and families will be available. (See links below)

UC Berkeley: Open House October 9; programming throughout September and October

UC Davis: Open House October 4-29; programming for counselors, families and students offered throughout the fall quarter

UC Irvine: Preview Week October 11-15 (Virtual)

UCLA: Open House September 25-30 (Virtual)

UC Merced: Programming available throughout September, October, and November

UC Riverside: Discover UCR November 1-4 (Virtual)

UC San Diego: Fall Showcase October 2; Programming available throughout September, October, and November

UC Santa Barbara: Programming throughout October and November

Santa Cruz: Programming throughout September, October, and November

Attention Juniors

We are excited about the opportunity to provide the PSAT/NMSQT to all HSMC 11th grade students.

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

Donation $20.00

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year.

Beside being a practice exam for the SAT (which is not required by MOST colleges) it gives our students an opportunity to be entered into the National Merit Scholarship Program. Qualifying students will have opportunities for college scholarships.


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Financial Aid

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We have compiled important information for all students in our new FAFSA articles and resource pages. Share this information with your students to assist them in completing their FAFSA in pursuit of federal student aid.

Art Club Poster - Week of September 20th - Theme: Changes Over Quarantine

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Samaritan Center Donation Drive: October 11 - November 5

HSMC gives back to the community! Please 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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Lunch Menus For October

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Prom Teacher Challenge - October 1 to December 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 - $50.00

Get slimes $70.00

TikTok Dance $90.00

Relay race with students $120.00

Wear a costume of a student's choice $140.00

recreate a scene from a movie $160.00

Pie in the face $180.00

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Phoenix Night Out Chipotle (Moorpark) Fundraiser Wednesday Oct. 6th 4-8pm

Join us for our first Phoenix Night Out of the year at Chipotle Moorpark on Wednesday October 6th from 4-8pm! Chipotle has generously agreed to donate 30% of the proceeds to benefit HSMC student activities. Hope to see you there and don’t forget the guac!
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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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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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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

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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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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

  • Lawyer/paralegal

  • 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

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

Chess Club

Did you know there are over 318 billion different possible positions after four moves each?! The number of distinct 40-move games in chess is far greater than the number of electrons in the observable universe! That means endless possibilities and opportunities to improve your strategy. But chess does not have to be a competition. Come join the HSMC Chess Club! A fun, non-competitive atmosphere where all levels are welcome from beginner to advanced Grand Master! Chess Club meets on Thursday mornings from 11:40am-12:40pm in room TR-3. For any questions please contact the founder at

Important Dates

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - PSSA Meeting

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - HSMC Movie Night

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Makerspace Tour For 10th Grade

Saturday, October 2, 2021 - Moorpark Country Days

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Chipotle Fundraiser

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

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

Friday, October 15, 2021 - Last Day To Upload Vaccine Information Or Exemption

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - Food Truck Meet Up

Monday, October 18, 2021 - Guest Speaker

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

October 25 - 29 - Spirit Week

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - PSSA Meeting