Phoenix Flyer

October 25, 2021

Happy Halloween!

Hello Phoenix families,

As the ghouls and ghosts wander the earth this weekend, our thoughts are turning towards next semester. The Seniors and Juniors have all met with Mrs. McIntosh and the Freshmen and Sophomore meetings are coming up. Registration will be November 10th (November 1st for ACCESS students) and then it is back to finishing this semester strong.

Remember to participate in our spirit week activities, it will be fun Tuesday to see our campus invaded by twins and thursday's wear pink day will be a much appreciated reminder of an important cause. Remember Friday's costumes must adhere to school rules!

Have a wonderful last week of October Phoenix families, don't forget the time changes November 7th, get ready to "fall back!"

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Counselor’s Corner: October 25th, 2021

Mrs. Dyan McIntosh

HSMC School Counselor

Mon/Wed & Alternating Fridays

Moorpark College Registration: Nov. 10th or Nov. 1st for ACCESS Students

Educational Plan Meetings

Seniors & Juniors: All have met with Mrs. McIntosh- Please send an email with your choices for MC Spring courses to Dr. Oplustic and Mrs. McIntosh by Oct. 29th. You still have plenty of time to meet with Trevor Hess (MC Counselor) if needed.

Sophomores: Meetings Oct. 25th & 27th

Freshman: Meetings Nov. 1st, 3rd, & 5th

RSVP: Paying for College Edition


Are you concerned about how to pay for college? Are you looking for resources to connect to? If so, "Real Talk: Paying for College Edition" is the place for you.

During this two-part series on Wednesday, October 27, and Thursday, October 28, at 4 p.m. PT, our experts will cover:

Tips and tricks for getting the most financial aid possible

How to fill out the FAFSA® step by step

Steps to take from ninth grade to high school graduation to ensure families can afford college

How to differentiate between the price you see on a college’s website and the price students will pay to attend

How students can make the right choice once they have their financial aid options

FASTWEB National Scholarship Directory

Allows students to view scholarships by school year, unique circumstances and many other categories. This resource is available to all students in addition to the scholarship matches based on their profile. View the listings below by clicking on the link.

Moorpark College Information

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Guided Pathways Virtual Open Houses

Join us for an informative night to learn about the 8 areas of interest within Guided Pathways. We will have a faculty lead panel, current student perspective, and alumni perspective.

Time: 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Click HERE to register

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Take a tour of Moorpark College and learn more about the Guided Pathways Area of Interest. At Moorpark College

Time: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Click on the area of interest of your choice to RSVP for a campus tour.

Mental Health & COVID-19 Parent Presentation (English):

MONDAY, October 25th 5:30-6:30pm
Zoom Link HERE

Salud Mental & COVID-19 Presentación para padres (Spanish): Thursday (Jueves), October 28th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link Aqui

Emergency Drill

Last week, we had the Great California ShakeOut where we participated in Moorpark College's emergency drill. The safety of your child(ren) and the entire HSMC community is our top priority so we have plans in place and practice.

Moorpark College has an emergency notification system that your child should be enrolled in. In order to check, click on the button below for instructions how to check to see if they are enrolled. This system is the main form of communication for emergencies on campus.

Click on the button below to see some Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions.

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See’s Candy Fundraiser Nov. 1-30

See’s Candy is the perfect holiday gift! HSMC is partnering with See’s Candy to raise funds for student activities November 1st through 30th this year. You can order your goodies online and have them shipped to your home for the holidays. Please use the link below to order your delicious chocolate and other treats and support HSMC!
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Samaritan Center Donation Drive Oct. 11- Nov. 5

HSMC gives back to the community! Donate the items below to the tubs in the classrooms. All donations benefit the unhoused community of Simi Valley and Moorpark.

Donations needed:

  • NEW socks and shoes

  • Unopened hygiene products

  • Deodorant

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Travel size shampoo and conditioner

  • Soap and body wash

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Prom Teacher Challenge Oct. 1- Dec. 5

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

Pie in the Face $180

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HSMC Spirit Week October 25-29

Show your SPOOKY school spirit and dress up for HSMC Spirit Week October 25-29.

  • Monday Oct. 25- Wear Black and Orange

  • Tuesday Oct. 26- Twin Day! Twinning with one or more other HSMC students (or staff!)

  • Wednesday Oct. 27- Pajama Day! Be sure your PJs are school and weather appropriate

  • Thursday Oct. 28- Wear PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness!

  • Friday Oct. 29- Wear a Halloween costume! Costumes must NOT include gore, nudity, offensive language or content

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

ASG News

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

  • Anesthesiologist

  • Biomedical engineer

  • Neural engineer

  • Video Production

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

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

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

Important Dates

October 25 - 29 - Spirit Week

Monday, October 25, 2021 - Educational Plan Meetings: Sophomores

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - PSSA Meeting

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - Educational Plan Meetings: Sophomores

Thursday, October 30, 2021 - LCAP Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - Guest Speaker Jason Flame

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - Educational Plan Meetings: Freshmen

Friday, November 5, 2021 - Education Plan Meetings: Freshmen

Monday, November 8, 2021 - Guest Speaker Juan Erazo

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - Admission Information Night

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - Guest Speaker Lance Hussey

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - No School (Veterans' Day)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - PSSA Meeting

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - Field Trip to the Zoo

November 23 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break