October 25, 2021
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!"
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
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.
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.
See’s Candy Fundraiser Nov. 1-30
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.
NEW socks and shoes
Unopened hygiene products
Feminine hygiene products
Travel size shampoo and conditioner
Soap and body wash
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
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 treering.com 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: www.treering.com
Deadline to customize and order: April 8, 2022
Purchase price: $50
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions, please contact Mrs. Sandoval at email@example.com.
Debate ClubAre 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 https://meet.google.com/caq-gakg-ogr . If you have any questions, please contact the club's Founder, Ashley Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HSMC Art ClubBring your artistic talents and passion for art and meet virtually with other artists and art lovers on Friday Sept. 10th at 4:30pm https://meet.google.com/gaq-xxpx-aoe 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 email@example.com.
LGBTQ+ History and Book ClubDiscuss 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 https://meet.google.com/hqa-kacy-soo
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Chess ClubAre 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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