May 1, 2023
The End of the School Year is Rapidly Approaching
Hello Phoenix families,
Last Friday, our Juniors and Seniors gathered at Eden Gardens in Moorpark to celebrate another school year at the "Golden Age" prom. The venue was amazing, the students shone bright, the food was yummy, the DJ fun, and a good time was had by all. Thank you to the amazing prom committee and Mrs. Sandoval for planning such a fun and memorable event.
This week we celebrate our teachers and staff. Thank you to our wonderful PSSA for spoiling us with daily treats and a planned lunch this Friday.
If your child is going to Grad Night, please make sure they fill out the Google Form and return the permission slip no later than May 10th.
Some dates to remember:
- May 8th - All decorations for graduation caps must be approved
- May 9th - PSSA meeting, please join us!
- May 12th - 9th & 10th grade minimum day
- May 12th - Grad Bash
- May 15th - Spanish and Chemistry final exams
- May 16th - Survey of the Arts Final Exam (minimum day for 9th grade, no minimum day for 10th)
- May 17th - Minimum day for 9th and 10th grades
- May 18th - Minimum day for 9th, 10, and 11th grades
- May 18th - Graduation
- May 19th - Minimum day for 9th and 10th grades
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office.
Have a wonderful week, Phoenix families, see you around campus.
Grad Bash Behavior Expectations
Each student who is going to grad bash must abide by the behavior expectations set by Universal Studios. Dr. Oplustic and Mr. Hoobs highlighted certain expectations with the students today and the full list was given and emailed to every student (also available below) along with the permission slip to be signed.
Here are the procedures in a nutshell:
- If you are riding in district vans, meet the vans in front of the HSMC office at 2:30pm
- If you are driving yourself, meet Mr. Hoobs at the large globe near the entrance to Universal Studios at 5:00pm
- Fill out the Google Form (click here or the button below) with your information so Mr. Hoobs can contact you
- If you would like to have a drawstring bag, we have a few that we can give you. Come to the office, first come, first served!
- Meet Mr. Hoobs in front of the Starbucks on the upper level near the entrance no later than 12:45am so you all may leave together at 1:00am
Please print the permission slip that was emailed, sign it, and return it to the office NO LATER than May 10th.
Please note: the exit time for Grad Bash is 1:00am, NOT the 2:00 closing time. Meet Mr. Hoobs and the other chaperones in front of the Starbucks on the main street NO LATER than 12:45am.
Please call the office if you have any questions.
You received a message from MUSD technology last week with important information regarding the end of school and your Google Account. Please make sure you download all the information and documents you need prior to the end of school.
Click on the button below to see the information that was sent. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
Graduation Cap Design
You are allowed to decorate your graduation cap in a school appropriate way. Typically students choose to decorate their caps depicting the college they have chosen, a hobby, or something else of interest.
Your design must be approved prior to graduation. The deadline for approval is Monday, May 8th. Send a depiction to Dr. Oplustic via email or by dropping it off at the office.
If you have any questions, contact Dr. Oplustic or Mrs. Sandoval.
Please see flyer below with the 2023 End of the Year Events for our graduating seniors.
Dr. Oplustic spoke with the seniors last week and answered questions, if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the office.
To order graduation tickets, please click on the link below.
An Opportunity To Have Your Voice Heard!
The Moorpark Education Foundation is holding a discussion on May 3, and we'd love you to come and share your thoughts! We're looking for input from community members who care about Moorpark schools and who have ideas on areas MEF might focus fundraising around.
A little about MEF: Moorpark Education Foundation was founded 16 years ago to provide funds to bridge the gap between state allocations and funds needed to provide quality educational programs to the students in the Moorpark Public Schools. In past years, you might have attended or supported one of MEF's Food Truck Meet-ups, Instrument Drives or Teacher Appreciation events.
Your voice is important, and we hope you're free to join us!
WHEN: Wednesday, May 3 from 4:00-6:00
WHERE: Hilton Foundation, One Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA
Refreshments will be provided
Please RSVP by clicking here:
Opportunity To Earn Community Service Hours
Please read the message below from Flory's Booster Club President, Solange Weiss:
Earlier this year we had great support from former Flory students who are now in high school as they helped complete volunteer hours for our Halloween Carnival in October. We now have another opportunity for students who may still need to complete volunteer hours to help with our Einstein and Dine event on May 5.
This event will be hosted at a Ranch in Santa Rosa (~ 10 min. drive from Flory) and we need volunteers to help decorate the arena, support activities during the events so that it runs smoothly and help cleaning up. If you can help spread the work to your students – that would be AMAZING! Below are potential shifts but really any help/time we can get would be fantastic!
Einstein Event shift options:
1:00-3:00pm: Arena set-up, hanging decorations, organizing center pieces, setting lights around, etc.
3:00-5:00pm: Set-up event stations, ensure dessert tables are ready, auction tables have proper labels, dinning tables have proper decorations and complete any final decorating touches
5:00-7:00pm: Host for event, Greet guests and help check-in guests
6:00-10:00pm: Help run event – support tables during the event
9:30-10:30pm: Help clean-up and take down items from event
If you are interested in volunteering, please email your name and contact information, along with the requested shift(s), to Solange Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counselor’s Corner: May 1, 2023
Moorpark College Registration
Moorpark College registration was last week, April 27, 2023. All students should have registered for their courses. If you have not registered and need help, please email Ms. Sanchez or stop by the office for help.
Student Schedule Bills
Once you have registered for your college courses for the Fall 2023 semester, or Summer 2023 (if you are taking a course) remember to send either a screenshot or pdf of your student schedule bill to Ms. Sanchez. You can use the search bar at the top of your myvcccd portal and type in “Student Schedule Bill”.
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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
A Wonderful Family Night Out
Save the date for Moorpark Symphony Orchestra's Springtime Serenade.
On Saturday, May 20th at 7pm you and your family can enjoy a free concert of musical selections from Johannes Brahms and Charles Fernandez.
See flyer below for more information
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!
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