Phoenix Flyer

January 24, 2022

Rolling On Into February

Hello Phoenix families,

First of all, I would like to apologize for not sending out a communication last week, with only four days....the week passed so quickly! I hope you all had a wonderful three day weekend and were able to take some time to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

As January winds down and we look towards February, the school year's timeline seems to accelerate. In the immediate future, we have a February movie night and a poetry night. March will bring our mid cycle WASC visit and the talent show, April is state testing for our 11th graders and May brings prom, grad night and head is spinning just thinking about it!

I have been doing some reorganizing around my house and I took some time the other day to appreciate the memories I have collected. Among the most precious that I have are the yearbooks from high school....mine, my husband's, my daughter's and my son's. Looking through their high school yearbooks brought back wonderful remembrances of success, struggles, friendships, mentors, and growth. These books that hold the memories of my childhood and my children's childhood's are irreplaceable fixtures in my home that I will always treasure. That being said, the HSMC yearbooks are officially on sale now. Please do not miss this opportunity to provide your family with the precious memories of HSMC's 2021-2022 school year. Purchasing information is below.

Please join me February 2, 2022 for my mid-year coffee chat. Come to the campus at 8:00am to meet and discuss any questions you have regarding HSMC. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Happy Tuesday, Phoenix families. Have a great rest of your week and thank you for your support.

Attention Juniors and Seniors:

If you took a course at another school other than Moorpark College - Please submit your transcript to me ASAP so that I can post the course and grade on your HSMC transcript (i.e. Ventura, LACC, Pierce, BYU etc…)

Attention Students with 504 Plan, IEP’s and ACCESS Accommodations:

Please contact ACCESS to let them know your SPRING semester college courses to make sure your new professors have ACCESS information.

Counselor’s Corner: January 17, 2022

Mrs. Dyan McIntosh

HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Alternating Fridays
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Financial Aid

Annual Statewide Financial Aid Workshops

The California Student Aid Commission has three upcoming workshops covering the Cal Grant program, recent expansion, the California Dream Act Application and the California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant. For the list of dates and more information visit their website.

CSU Financial Aid website

Eighty percent of students at the California State University receive some type of financial aid. Take advantage of the financial aid resources for students on our Cal State Financial Aid website. Resources include a net price cost calculator and financial aid office contact information for each CSU campus.

Cal Grant filing deadline – March 2, 2022

Students must apply for a Cal Grant by the March 2 deadline by filing the FAFSA or Dream Act application and high schools must provide a verified grade point average (GPA) to CSAC by this date. For more information, visit the CSU Cal Grants page.

CSU News

Nursing Pathway Program Expands at the CSU

CSU campuses are cutting the time it takes for community college students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Ten CSU campuses are now offering the ADN-to-BSN program to make the path to earning a BSN more streamlined by removing unnecessary time and costs for students to become workforce-ready. Click here to read more.
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Any student who applied to college via the Common Application will have their mid year report submitted the first week of February which includes your most recent official transcript. 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.

January Lunch Menu

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Valentine’s Day Spirit Week February 14-17th

Valentine's Day is coming soon and love 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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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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Silent Auction Donations Needed

The High School at Moorpark College will be hosting our 8th 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!

Prom Teacher Challenge ON-GOING

Do you want to see the HSMC staff do some crazy stunts? Donate money and help raise funds for Prom 2022 at the same time! Donation jars will be in the office beginning October 1st. Once each goal has been reached, staff will do the stunt on the following Friday at noon.


Use one hand for a day $50

Get slimed $70

TikTok dance $90

Relay race with students $120

Wear a costume of student's choice $140

Recreate a scene from a movie $160

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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

  • Neural 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

Ordering an HSMC yearbook is quick and easy! Visit 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:

  • Deadline to customize and order: April 8, 2022

  • Purchase price: $50

HSMC Passcode: 1014109872723234

Senior Portraits and Quotes WANTED!

Seniors can submit their portrait photo of choice to the yearbook gmail. This photo must be submitted by DECEMBER 10, 2021 to Please see the attached information for requirements, resolution, and suggested photographers.

Please note that 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 are not mandatory. Students can submit quotes that are 140 characters or fewer, and are school appropriate. Quotes must be submitted by DECEMBER 10, 2021 to

For any questions, please contact Mrs. Sandoval at

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

Attention 11th Graders

State CAASPP testing will be held this Spring.

Click on the links below to see the letters that were emailed to parents today.