January 16, 2023
Wow, There Is A Sun!
Hello Phoenix families,
It looks like this week will bring a reprieve in the rain and give us all a chance to catch our breath, I don't see rain in the forecast for the foreseeable future. Hopefully these storms put a dent in our drought.
This week, we celebrated Martin Luther King, our PSSA meeting is TONIGHT, there is an earthquake drill tomorrow, and our prom committee will visit Eden Gardens Friday to continue planning our wonderful prom.
Please note, next Monday, Moorpark Unified School District will not hold classes because of a teacher in-service day....The High School at Moorpark College WILL be in session on that day. All students mush show up for class as scheduled this Monday, January 23rd.
Have a wonderful week, Phoenix families and stay dry.
Counselor’s Corner: January 16, 2023
Ms. Celina Sanchez email@example.com
HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Friday evenings
I will be on campus full days on Wednesday and Thursday. Please email me
if you have any question/concerns and I’ll email back as soon as I can. I will
be taking some time out of the day at Campus Canyon to reply back to all
the wonderful HSMC students.
VENTURA COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Please check out the VCCF Scholarship webpage for many scholarship opportunities.
Soft deadline: December 9th, 2022
Final deadline: January 20, 2023
Click button below to access their website
Beginning this month, you can now qualify for $500 and $40,000 scholarships from BigFuture®! The scholarships are open to all students, with no GPA, test score, essay, income, or citizenship requirements. Every month, we award $500 and $40,000 to students who take steps toward their career and the education they need to reach it.
How to Get Started
To qualify for monthly drawings, you just need to sign in to your BigFuture dashboard and complete steps, beginning with starting a career list and building a college list. The scholarships are also open to 12th graders until February.
Association of Old Crows (AOC) Mugu Crows: Commander William J. Coffey Memorial Scholarship
For Grade 12. This scholarship program provides financial assistance for selected students to pursue a degree in engineering or related scientific and technical subjects at area colleges or universities. Additionally, the scholarship is awarded as memorial tribute to Commander William (Bill) J. Coffey (deceased) a former member of the club who lost his life in the crash of a military aircraft in the Indian Ocean while in the service of his country.
HSMC SCHOOL NEWS
HSMC Students Do It Again!
On Saturday, Hersh Niranjani and Alexander Sherbrook attended the Hackathon by the Sea, an overnight coding competition featuring 28 teams from Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Hersh and Alex won First Prize in the Education Track for PeerConnect, an app designed to match students who want to talk with peer advisors ready to listen. It does this matching in real time based on the needs of each student (e.g. asking for advice, seeking help for a subject, or just wanting to talk to someone in their community), and the capabilities of each advisor. It features embedded video conferencing, voice, and chat features, and we hope it can be adopted countywide because we think it addresses a real need that came into sharp focus during the pandemic.
Along with winning the "Best Educational App" award Hersh and Alex came in second place overall.
Congratulations to both Alex and Hersh......The entire HSMC community is proud of you both!
9th Grade San Buenaventura Mission Field Trip
Mrs. Sandoval will be taking her 9th grade California History class to tour the Sna Buenaventura Mission on Monday, January 30th. Please see letter to parents by clicking on the button below.
The deadline for returning the permission slip and the $5.00 donation is January 23rd. If your fresman has not done so, please have them return the permission slip as soon as possible.
January Lunch Menu
PARKING PERMITS REQUIRED THIS SEMESTER!
As we get ready for the Spring 2023 semester, we want to let you know that the College is launching a virtual parking permit process! When you purchase your required permit to park on campus, it will now be virtual. This means there is no paper permit to keep track of or sticker to put on your vehicle.
All students taking in-person classes and parking on campus will be required to register their vehicle license plates when purchasing parking permits. VCCCD Police will use automated license plate readers to verify vehicles parked on campus have the required permits.
The cost is $30-$58 for the semester, depending on your vehicle type and California College Promise Grant (CCPG) eligibility. Single-use daily permits will also be available through PayMyCite.com. Daily permits are $2 and can be purchased here or by scanning the QR code found on parking signage throughout the campus parking lots.
Purchase a permit on the MyVCCCD portal under the Marketplace tab. For step-by-step instructions, visit Parking Information. Parking permit fees are used to fund critical safety measures on the campuses.
Any vehicle not properly parked or parked out of compliance with regulations is subject to citation.
For more information about parking on campus, visit VCCCD Parking Information.
Social Monk Fundraiser
Bring your family and friends and join us January 31st at Social Monk in Westlake Village for a delicious Phoenix Night Out! Be sure to mention your flyer (attached) when ordering in person or on the phone so HSMC will receive a portion of the profits of your meal.
4000 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. #C1
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Talent Show Auditions Friday February 3rd at 12:30pm
Bring your amazing talent to the auditions for HSMC’s 10th Annual Talent Show!
Auditions will be held Friday February 3rd in TR1 (Sandoval) at 12:30pm.
Please bring any music files, instruments, or props that you need for your act. Music files will need to be emailed to Mrs. Sandoval no later than February 17th.
The Talent Show will be held on the evening of March 3rd in the Moorpark College Forum.
Spring Spirit Week February 13-17th
Springtime and love are in the air!
What better way to celebrate than showing your school spirit on Spirit Week February 13th through 17th?
Class participation will be counted by teachers each day and the grade level with the highest percentage of participation will win a donut party!
Help the Red Cross Club Save Lives! Blood Drive February 21st
HSMC’s Red Cross Club will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday February 21st from 11:00am-5:30pm on the HSMC campus.
You can give blood if you are 17 years old or older. If you are 16 or younger, you can give blood with parental consent. Please speak with Ashley Kim for more details.
Thank you for helping to save lives!
Promposals for Sale! February 14th-25th
Attention Juniors and Seniors! For the low price of $5, ASG’s Prom committee will make a poster for you to prompose to your prom date or friend.
Themes include romantic/cute, funny, platonic. Students can add extras like flowers ($7), candy ($2), teddy bear ($2). Inquiries will be emailed to Skye Honor at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb 25th.
Students have the option for Promposals to be presented in class.
It’s Getting Awkward! March 13-17th
In honor of National Awkward Moments Day on March 18th, HSC students can write their embarrassing moments on paper leaves from March 13-17. These SCHOOL APPROPRIATE awkward submissions will be compiled to create an “It’s Getting Awkward Tree” to display on the bulletin board. We’re all awkward… let’s just embrace it!
10th Annual Phoenix Rising Talent Show Silent Auction
Please join us for the 10th Annual Phoenix Rising Talent Show and Silent Auction Friday March 3rd 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 3rd at 12:30pm in TR1.
Please also participate in our digital Silent Auction beginning Friday March 3rd and ending Tuesday March 7th at 11:59pm. The link for the Silent Auction is below:
HSMC Junior and Senior Prom Friday April 28th 6-10pm
11th and 12th grade HSMC students will dance the night away at our GOLDEN AGE themed prom Friday April 28th 6-10pm at Moorpark’s Eden Gardens.
Prom tickets will be on sale in the HSMC office for $100 from April 10th to 26th. Non-HSMC guests will need to complete a guest pass (available in the office) that must be submitted at the time of ticket purchase.
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 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!
MOORPARK COLLEGE NEWS
Music At Moorpark College
Are you interested in music? Moorpark College music teacher, Brendan McMullin is excited to let you know that the first Wind Ensemble/Orchestra class took place last Tuesday, Jan. 10th at 6:00 PM and the Jazz Ensembles began meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 6:00 PM.
You will not want to miss this semester which includes guest artists and numerous community performances, including the Reno Jazz Festival.
Both classes are open to all college students, motivated high school students, and lifelong learners. All instruments are welcome; whether it be orchestral keyboard, jazz violin, or tenor balalaika. Vocalists can also do some ensemble scat singing with the Jazz Ensemble. Those that are interested should contact Mr. McMullin at email@example.com we hope that you will consider joining.
Moorpark College ACCESS
Greetings and Happy New Year!
The ACCESS program at Moorpark College would like to cordially invite you, your students, and their parents to our Spring 2023 Information Night for Incoming Freshman! This event will be held in-person on our campus next to our Teaching Zoo!
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: EATM 208 Auditorium, 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 (in the America’s Teaching Zoo parking lot)
This informative meeting will cover our mission, how to apply to ACCESS, some of the differences between High School and College accommodations, and general academic information.
To RSVP for the event, we ask that everyone fill out our Microsoft Form. There is a scannable QR code attached to the save-the-date flyer as well.
Attached you will find the flyer that can be distributed to your students and their parents with a save-the-date, as well as a flyer to help them get started before the night of the event.
If there are other folks you think should be receiving this information, please feel free to forward the information along. We want to ensure that all students who would benefit from ACCESS services at Moorpark College are in attendance. We thank you for the support!
With thanks and appreciation,
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.