September 20, 2021
What Is The Plural Of Phoenix?
We have been thinking about our mascot lately. First of all, a Phoenix as a mascot cannot be more appropriate for the fabulous group of students we have here at HSMC. Merriam-Webster defines a phoenix as "A legendary bird which according to one account, lived 500 years, burned itself to ashes on a pyre, and rose alive from the ashes to live another period" and "A person or thing likened to the phoenix." Our students are resilient, legendary, and rise from challenges to become better and stronger than they were before.....just like the Phoenix.
However, what is the plural of Phoenix? We have a school full of students, not just one, so what are they called. A search of the internet, did not give a definitive answer. It is generally thought that the Greek mythological bird was unique so a plural form was not necessary and so there is not a plural form that is strictly grammatically correct. However, we are not the only school with Phoenix as a mascot...so what do we do? The word "Phoenixes" is mentioned most often as the best choice for a plural Phoenix so that is the one we will use here at HSMC.
This is a safety issue. If there is a situation on campus, we must have an accurate account of the location of all students. Allowing students to leave class for appointments without being called out by the office compromises our safety protocols.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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
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.
EATMS Will Visit Our Campus
Juniors and Seniors - Consider staying on campus for a few minutes longer to see and meet the animals.
Phoenix Night Out At Moorpark's Chipotle
Chipotle has generously agreed to donate 30% of the proceeds to benefit HSMC student activities.
See you there and don't forget the guac!
Senior Portraits WANTED!
Please note: 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 WANTED!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Yearbook Purchasing Information (Flyer Attached)
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· HSMC Passcode: 1014109872723234
Debate ClubAre 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 ClubBring 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 ClubDiscuss 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
Chess ClubAre 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 email@example.com.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - St. Johns College Visits Sr. Project
Friday, September 24, 2021 - Counselor Speaks to 10th Grade Class
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