September 26, 2022
Hello Phoenix families,
I don't know about you, but Fall snuck up on me this year, as you can see from the picture, I still am in summer mode! Time does fly by.
First of all, I want to thank everyone for keeping our two calendars straight. I know that being part of MUSD and following the Moorpark College academic calendar does present some challenges for our families, I thank you all for ensuring your students are here on campus when they need to be.
Our first PSSA meeting was well attended. I thank you all for coming by or clicking in and listening to the plans we have for this year. Some of the information that was shared is that we would like parent volunteers to come to our information nights, support for our (first ever) winter formal, and ideas for teacher appreciation. If you would like to be "kept in the know" regarding PSSA events, please click here and share your information. To contact our wonderful PSSA board, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you all were able to hear the All Things Considered episode that featured HSMC, if not, you can click on the button below to listen to the segment.
This week is our first Information Night for prospective students, please remember to tell family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. about our wonderful program. The best advertisement is word of mouth!
Thank you and have a wonderful week, Phoenix families!
Counselor’s Corner: September 26, 2022
Ms. Celina Sanchez email@example.com
HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Friday evenings
Fall Applications for colleges - Start the process of applying!
The application for UC’s and CSU’s are due November 30th
California State University (CSU’s) https://www.calstate.edu/apply
University of California (UC’s) https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Common Application for many private and out of state colleges:
*If you have any college application or any questions at all, please feel free to email me and we can set up a time to meet. I am also available during lunch or before school if you’d like to stop by and ask any questions.
Interested In Attending UCLA?
The University of California, Los Angeles will be hosting an in-person Open House on their campus in Westwood.
This a great way for you to learn about the programs, student life, and tour the UCLA campus. Ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about admissions and requirements.
Click on the button below for more information and to register for this free event.
We are excited about the opportunity to provide the PSAT/NMSQT to all HSMC 11th grade students.
Scoring well on the PSAT can open up doors to recognition from the College Board that students can use on their college and scholarship applications.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 13th 1:30-5:30 PM
Who: All 11th grade Students
Cost: $20.00 (this is a donation, if you cannot pay the fee, the test will be provided to you at no charge)
A hard copy of the sign-up letter was sent home with each Junior and must be returned no later than October 7th. Click on the button below for an electronic copy of the letter.
As I receive scholarship opportunities from the college, I will be including them on a Google Doc that I have created.
Apply!! Apply!! Apply!!
Click on the link below to access information & the application link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mp5MluEeB7AzSst6uk3OmNh9gj1aQIkRQlKRauktlYs/edit?usp=sharing
Join Us For College Application Information Night
Attention Math Students
Beginning September 3rd, Moorpark College tutors will be on OUR campus to help you with all your math questions.
- Juniors/Seniors - Drop by TR5 with your math questions beginning at 12:30. They can help you will all levels of college math.
- Freshmen - The tutors will be available during your Friday afternoon Advisory time
- Sophomores - The tutors will be available during your Public Speaking/ASG elective period. We will be working with your teachers to work out available times. Let Mrs. Peters and/or Dr. Oplustic know if you would like to be tutored.
- Please Check our HSMC calendar to see if there is any interruption in availability.
Note the following schedule (subject to change):
- September 30, October 21, November 18 - Tutoring is available, however there will be one tutor available
- October 7 & 28 - We will have one tutor available until after 2:00, then we will have two available
These times may change so please check the HSMC master calendar on our website and available by clicking here.
JOIN US FOR COUNTRY DAYS PARADE!
Chipotle Fundraiser Oct. 10
Join us Monday October 10th for the first HSMC Fundraiser of the Year! Present this flyer or order online with the code 39T98ZZ. Chipotle will donate 33% of proceeds to HSMC student activities. Thank you for support our HSMC students!
The High School at Moorpark College in the Media
Last Wednesday, Caroline Feraday from KCLU visited our campus to interview students and do a story about HSMC. It aired the same day on NPR's All Things Considered. Thank you to the students who were interviewed and to Dr. Hays for coming to our campus to make herself available to speak with Ms. Feraday.
If you missed the broadcast you can hear it by clicking on the button below.
Occasionally, we are in contact with the College English professors to discuss preparing our students for college classes and the professors expectations for students after they leave HSMC. We would like to find out about our students motivations, potential academic struggles, and the impact of the pandemic on their education.
To gain data, we would like to poll the students through Ms. Pistone's classes and email asking them a few questions about the above. The results of the survey will go to Ms. Pistone and she will compile the data and give it to the college WITHOUT any student names or information.
If you do not want to have your child(ren) participate or you would like to see the survey questions in advance, please call the office no later than Wednesday, September 28, 2022. We will be administering the survey beginning on Thursday.
October HSMC School Lunch Menu
School Lunch Information
As you know, we are providing school lunches to all HSMC students free of charge. There have been some questions about providing students with alternative options such as vegetarian.
In order to better serve you, we have devised a questionnaire that quickly asks for your student's nutritional needs. Please click on the button below if your child has a nutritional need for their school lunch.
School Portraits Are Ready To View And Order
School portraits taken by Cornerstone Photography are now available for viewing and ordering!
All orders must be placed online, will incur a $5.00 shipping charge, and will be mailed directly home (Portrait pickup on campus or in the Cornerstone studio is not available).
To view your portrait, click the link below and enter your online code which is HSMC and your Student ID. (For example: HSMC123456) If you do not know your child's student ID please contact the office and we will provide it for you.
Click on the button below to view your portrait.
Practice Makes Perfect
Moorpark College's Exotic Animal Training and Management program (EATM) will be visiting our campus on Friday, October 14th from 11:45-12:15. This is an opportunity for their students to practice and perfect their presentation skills and for HSMC students to enjoy seeing a preview of some of the animals before our schoolwide visit in December.
Parents and siblings are welcome to attend, just fill out the form below if you want to join us so we know approximately how many to expect. (Students do not need to fill out the form, just guests)
Do You Ever Wonder What Is Coming Up?
Our HSMC master calendar is located on our website. You may also access it by clicking here
The calendar is updated in real time so you may scroll to any date you would like to see what is coming up!
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY!
The Flory Halloween Carnival is looking for volunteers to set up and work during the actual event. It will take place Friday, October 28th.
The following times are available for you to work:
- 12pm (or after your are out of school) to 4:00pm
- 6:00pm to 9:00 pm (running games)
- 6:00pm to 9:00pm (acting inside the haunted house)
- 8:00pm-11:00pm for winding down and taking down the carnival
If you are interested in volunteering and receiving service hours credit, please email your contact information and your requested shift to Solange Weiss, the Flory Halloween Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do sign up for a shift, please know that they depend on you to show up to please know this is a commitment and you must attend unless there is an emergency. Having said that, consider volunteering, I am sure it will be a great opportunity for you to have fun while earning service hours.
Your Design Could Be Chosen!
The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) invites students to design individual logos for the 2023 Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, and Science Fair.
The winning design will be used on the event lapel pins, literature associated with the competition, and on the awards presented to the winners.
Phoenix Spirit Pack (11th and 12th grade only)
11th and 12th grade students can get amazing discounts on end-of-year events by ordering their HSMC Spirit Packs NOW! Please see the attached flyer for options to purchase. Ordering now saves HSMC families money on end-of-year events for 11th and 12th grade students. Please bring cash or a check to the front office along with your completed order form. Spirit Pack orders are due September 30, 2022.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Sandoval at email@example.com, or call our front office.
HSMC Trivia Night of Terror
Loyal HSMC students, join us for a night of fright, spooks, and screams! Friday October 7th from 5-7:30pm HSMC will be hosting a TRIVIA NIGHT OF TERROR with Halloween-themed trivia questions from our favorit ghoul… Mr. “Haunted” Hoobs! Play in trivia teams and win a prize for your spooky knowledge. MUHAHAHAHAHA.
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!
SAVE THE DATE!
MOORPARK COLLEGE NEWS
HSMC students have been invited to attend a free performance of Electricidad, a bilingual interpretation of Elektra, the Greek tragedy.
The performance will be on Wednesday, October 19th at 10:00 am. Juniors and Seniors, you may attend the performance on your own. Freshmen and Sophomores will attend the performance as a field trip.
Juniors and Seniors, you are welcome to join also. The performance is free for all HSMC students. If you would like to attend, please call the office so we may reserve a ticket for you.
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.
Heartwalk 2022 Needs Our MC Love
Get ready to make an impact and take a walk! Moorpark College is partnering with the American Heart Association for the first time! Gather your family and friends to participate with your fellow Raiders on October 8th for the Heart Walk at California Lutheran University. The Moorpark College Raider team is led by our very own Mara Rodriguez!
Please join the Moorpark College Raiders team for an exciting opportunity to spread awareness and get active! Use the QR code set in the banner or the link below to sign up and participate in the heart walk. AND YES- you will also get an awesome "I HEART MC" Tee-shirt too!!!!
Click on the button below to sign up