March 13, 2023
End Of Third Quarter
Hello Phoenix families,
Our third quarter has officially ended. Remember to check your student's grades and contact us if you have any questions. We will only send out progress reports if your child is receiving a D or an F in their high school classes. If you do not receive a progress report in snail mail, your child has at least a C in their high school classes.
This week our garden committee took a trip to Sterling Garden Nursery to look at plants and get some advice, they were wonderful and treated our committee extremely well, thank you to Sterling Garden for your support. Wednesday, the mural committee will meet with me to discuss the possibility of having a mural on campus and Friday the campus will be awash in green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Thank you to everyone who supported our silent auction! Because of your support, our students will be able to enjoy many activities during the latter part of this year and the beginning of next year!
Have a wonderful week, Phoenix families, see you around campus.
Counselor’s Corner: March 13, 2023
Ms. Celina Sanchez firstname.lastname@example.org
HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Friday evenings
Just a reminder that starting this week, I will only be at HSMC every Thursday. Please email me if you have any question/concerns. I will be checking emails at the end of every day to reply.
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
Universal Scholarship Opportunity (MUSD Students only)
Every year local donors give money to seniors for their future endeavors. Don’t miss this opportunity for FREE money! See the link for the Google application to the Universal Scholarship for HSMC and MHS seniors. Students must use their school gmail account.
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.
Association of Old Crows (AOC) Mugu Crows: Commander William J. Coffey Memorial Scholarship - Deadline March 23rd
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.
An Exciting Opportunity For HSMC Students
The University of California, Santa Barbara is holding a High School Visit Day. Please join them on Saturday, May 6, 2023. You will be able to visit the physics department, tour the labs, and meet with members of the UCSB physics community.
Click on the button below to register for this wonderful event, registration closes April 28th
Phoenix Student In The Media
Please click on the button below to view the wonderful article in the Ventura County Star profiling our very own Paul Saraceno and his mad racquetball skills!
Be Water Wise
The County of Ventura is hosting a "Be Water Wise" student art contest. See flyer below for details, winning entries will be used for a calendar and on promotional materials. Deadline for entries is May 8th......it would be great to see a Phoenix submission on the calendar!
CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER!
Congratulations to Taylor Capozolli for winning first place for HSMC in the Moorpark Women's Fortnightly Club Student Art Fair. Taylor also won the show's "Most Promising Artist" award. Also, our own Angielina Banales was named the "Most Creative Artist" in the same show.
Congratulations Taylor and Angielina!
Wonderful Opportunities At The Reagan Library
JOIN US ON-SITE @ THE Reagan Library
- 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.
Spring Break Send Off
The HS@MC PSSA would like to organize a Spring Break "send-off" for the students on Friday, March 31. We were thinking of bringing pizzas and snacks for lunch before a well-deserved week off. Please let us know if you are interested in assisting with the coordination for this event.
Also if you aren't already on the PSSA mailing list, be sure to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added! We have a brief monthly meeting to catch up on the Principal and ASG reports, as well as outlining plans for PSSA. Some of the things we're looking forward to planning include Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week in May, and a Welcome Picnic for new and returning students at the beginning of the upcoming school year.
If you are interested in seeing what we discussed at our latest meeting, you can see our minutes from February on Google Drive.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to email@example.com!
Senior Yearbook Dedications DUE APRIL 10TH
Give your senior a special message to remember by ordering a SENIOR DEDICATION!
1/2 PAGE DEDICATION $15
FULL PAGE DEDICATIONS $25
Senior Dedications typically include a message about your senior and their accomplishments, as well as one or more photos or pictures. Dedications will appear in all yearbooks.
Please send your ALREADY FORMATTED Senior Dedication (PDF preferred) to Mrs. Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can make payments by cash or check to the HSMC office.
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 email@example.com.
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!
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!
Please Support Our Local Library
MOORPARK COLLEGE NEWS
The students of the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program's Annual Spring Fundraiser celebrates and highlights the work of our 2nd year students as the curtain closes on their 22 month journey within the EATM program.
March 19th join us as we celebrate Clarence's 100th Birthday!
Special Hours and Program Times
Zoo Hours: 10am - 5pm
Main Theater Show: Zoo Night Live
10:30 • 12:00 • 2:00 • 4:00
Eye to Eye Wildlife Presentations
11:00 • 1:00 • 3:00
11:30 • 1:30 • 2:30
Enjoy Ira’s Kingdom and Exploration Stations all day
The main show is a silly, fun scripted show put on by 2nd year students and meant for all ages to enjoy. Eye to Eye Wildlife presentations will allow you to see and learn about even more animals! Creature Feature allows for even more animal adventures as we bring in animal professionals and their magnificent creatures.
All Eye to Eye presentations feature different animals at each time. Main Theater Shows alternate between 2 Casts with different animals.
Stay all day and enjoy the fun! Bring your lunch to picnic in the sun!
Reminder** - The Zoo will be closing at 1:00pm this Saturday, March 11th for a special event.
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.