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February 7, 2022

The Groundhog Saw His Shadow

Hello Phoenix families,

According to USA Today, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow meaning we are in for six more weeks of winter. However, I read somewhere that, according to the calendar, we are half way through winter. While, here in Southern California, the warm weather sometimes makes it difficult to remember whether we are in the winter months or not, I am grateful for the gradual lengthening of the days as the year progresses.

Tomorrow brings another one of our virtual informational sessions. Please remember to spread the word about all the wonderful things HSMC has to offer, we would love to welcome as many new students to our campus as possible.

Our winter spirit week takes place next week, get ready for some fun days.

Have a wonderful second week of February!

Counselor’s Corner: February 7 , 2022

Mrs. Dyan McIntosh

HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Alternating Fridays
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Financial Aid

Cal Grant filing deadline – March 2, 2022

The priority filing deadline for many institutional financial aid grants and scholarship programs is March 2, 2022. Some campuses may have earlier deadlines for grants and scholarships with limited funding. Please contact your campus to learn more.

New Financial Aid Tools Available supports students and educators by providing them new, integrated financial aid lessons. Students can independently navigate these comprehensive grade-level-specific lessons, allowing them to gain financial aid knowledge at their own pace. The financial aid lessons not only meet state financial aid education requirements─they also help schools build a strong college-going culture, equip students with the financial literacy they need to fill out either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), and guide students on how to properly submit applications by the March 2nd Cal Grant deadline.

Click on the link below.

Educational Plan Meetings

Mark your calendars - We will be meeting with each student on the following dates:

10th/11th Grades: Wednesday, February 23rd

9th Grade: Friday, February 25th

All make ups: Monday, February 18th

We will discuss your grades, graduation requirements, and A-G college entrance requirements

9th Grade Field Trip

This semester our 9th grade students are learning about the mission system, as well as presidios and pueblos in California History with Mrs. Sandoval. As an enhancement to this learning, they are also reading a historical fictional novel, Lands of Our Ancestors by Gary Robinson, in English.

We are fortunate enough to have arranged a docent-led tour of the San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura for our 9th grade class on Wednesday February 16th. This tour will give our students an authentic understanding of life at the San Buenaventura Mission.

Bus transportation will take our students to and from the mission on this field trip. A grab-and-go lunch will be included in this trip as well. Students will return to school by the end of the normal school day.

Please complete the blue form AND the field trip form that your student has been given in class. To cover the cost of admission and bus transportation, we ask that you send a $5 donation with your 9th grade student to school. All of these items can be given to Mrs. Sandoval before February 14th. If you do not wish for your student to attend this field trip, they will be given an alternate assignment at school.

***IMPORTANT: Please be sure your student arrives at HSMC no later than 8:00am on Wednesday February 16th. The bus will depart promptly at 8:15am.

For additional questions, please email Mrs. Sandoval at

Presentation Recordings

Last December, MUSD held an important informational evening for parents entitled Anxiety and Depression in Children and Teens.

Below are the PowerPoints and recordings from that evening in case you would like to view them.

Please call the office if you have any questions.

Moorpark College ACCESS Information Night

Moorpark College's ACCESS program will be holding an information evening on Wednesday, March 9 from 6:30-8:00pm.

Please click on button below for more information.

Valentine’s Day Spirit Week February 14-17th

Valentine's Day is coming soon and school spirit is in the air! Please dress up for Valentine's Spirit week to show you care! Those who participate will get candy during lunch breaks.
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Valentine's Day Movie Night on Thursday February 17th at 6:30pm

Please join us for a Valentine's Day Movie Night on Thursday February 17th at 6:30pm on the HSMC campus. The film shown will be Disney's Tangled. Popcorn, candy, and water will be provided. Please bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on. Hope to see you there!
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8th Annual Phoenix Rising Talent Show and Silent Auction Friday March 18th at 6pm

Please join us for the 8th Annual Phoenix Rising Talent Show and Silent Auction Friday March 18th at 6pm to see our amazing students display their talents! The show will be held in the Forum at Moorpark College. Admission and parking are FREE! Auditions for students will be held on Friday February 18th at 12pm. Please also participate in our digital Silent Auction March 18th-21st. You can check out our Silent Auction items starting the week of the event at .
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Silent Auction Donations Needed

The High School at Moorpark College will be hosting our 9th annual Talent Show and Silent Auction this year in March 2022. We are currently soliciting donations from local businesses and entertainment venues to auction during our show. In exchange for donations, the High School at Moorpark College can provide a Tax ID number for tax exemptions, and free advertising for participating businesses in our talent show program and our online auction. If you are interested in donating, please contact Mrs. Sandoval at Thank you for your support!

Grad Bash Universal Friday May 13- Saturday May 14 (Juniors and Seniors)

Grad Bash Universal is celebrating our Juniors and seniors! Students will have access to most rides and attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood, along with live DJs and multiple dance parties throughout the park. There will also be special graduation-themed photo ops throughout the park.

This is an overnight event that will run from Friday May 13 at 4pm-Saturday May 14 at 2am. Tickets for Grad Bash will go on sale in the HSMC office April 4-27th for $80 each. Tickets include bus transportation to the park. Students who purchased Grad Bash tickets with a Spirit Pack in October will not need to purchase additional tickets. Please see more about safety guidelines and access at .
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Prom at the Reagan Library April 22, 2022 6-11pm (Juniors and Seniors)

This year our junior and senior prom will be held on the Ruwe Terrace of the beautiful Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley on Friday April 22nd from 6-11pm. This year’s theme is Balle Classique (Classic Ball). A tour of the Reagan special exhibits, as well as beverages, coffee, and desserts will be included in admission. Prom tickets can be purchased in the HSMC office March 14-31st for $75 each. Students who purchased prom tickets with a Spirit Pack in October will not need to purchase additional tickets. HSMC students who wish to bring guests to prom will need to fill out a guest form that can be obtained from the HSMC office for each guest. Guests must be under 21 years old. COVID-19 GUIDELINES: To enter the event, attendees must bring proof of vaccination, either a physical vaccination card, a picture of their vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record, or health care document showing vaccination status, along with photo ID. Children under the age of 12 and unvaccinated persons must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within three days prior to the event they’re attending at the Reagan Library or Reagan Institute. This policy also applies to all speakers and performers associated with the event, as well as all staff. Any attendee who arrives at registration check-in without proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test performed within the past 3 days will not be admitted into the event.

Please email Mrs. Sandoval at with questions.
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Senior Project Mock Interview 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

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

  • TikTok @hsmcofficial

Yearbook Purchasing Information

This has been a year like no other! Make your memories last by ordering an HSMC Treering yearbook. It is quick and easy! Visit to customize your TWO FREE PAGES and order your yearbook online. Use our school code below.

Please see attached yearbook information for instructions on customizing and ordering a yearbook. For every yearbook purchased, Treering will plant a tree on behalf of HSMC students. Information for Senior Dedications will be coming soon!

  • Yearbook website for customizing and ordering:

  • Deadline to customize and order: April 8, 2022

  • Purchase price: $50

  • HSMC Code: 1014109872723234

Please contact Mrs. Sandoval at with questions.

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


Ever wanted to learn how to code? The HS@MC Coding Club is right for you! We are a club that focuses on teaching, competing, or simply having fun with code and computer science. We host lessons during our meetings, and coding challenges for each member to participate in! Our club intends to be a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone, whether you're a beginner or a fully-fledged hacker!

Our meetings are every Friday, 5 - 6 PM. Join our Discord server for more information ( or contact one of the club leaders (Alex Sherbrooke -, Hershraj Niranjani -

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

Are you a Grand Master of chess? Or maybe just a pawn? Come to Chess Club in person to learn more and practice your skills! Chess club will be meeting Thursdays from 11:40 to 12:40 in Mr. Hoobs' room. For more information, contact Hersh Niranjani at