October 10, 2022
October Has Arrived!
Hello Phoenix families,
Our Halloween Trivia Night was a huge success last Friday. There were lots of fun questions and a good amount of friendly competition. A good time was had by all!
Don't forget our Chipotle fundraiser is TONIGHT! Come by from 4:00-8:00 pm for some yummy food and to support HSMC. You just need to show the flyer that is located further below in this newsletter.
The second "Coffee With The Principal" will be this Wednesday at 5:00pm. I do have them scheduled throughout the year both in the morning and the evening. This is a time for you to come by to meet with me and discuss any issues or ask any questions you have regarding HSMC. I do not have an agenda for the meeting, it is simply a way to make myself available to you in order to meet your needs. If this week's date does not work for you, the following dates are scheduled: November 9th, January 11th, February 8th, March 8th and April 12th. I hope to see you!
Can you believe that one quarter of the school year has passed already? Quarter one progress reports will be mailed out this week. Remember, only students who are earning a D or an F in one of their classes will receive a progress report mailed home. All other students' grades are available via Q Parent connect and/or Canvas. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.
Our Juniors will be taking the PSAT test this Wednesday and EATM (The Moorpark Zoo) will be visiting our campus to give us a private viewing of some of their animals.
Thank you and have a wonderful week, Phoenix families!
Chipotle Fundraiser TONIGHT!!
Join us Monday October 10th for the first HSMC dinner Fundraiser of the Year! Present this flyer or order online with the code 39T98ZZ. Chipotle will donate 33% of proceeds to HSMC student activities. Thank you for supporting our HSMC students!
Counselor’s Corner: October 10, 2022
Ms. Celina Sanchez email@example.com
HSMC School Counselor Mon/Wed & Friday evenings
Reminder for all Juniors:
Testing for PSAT/NMSQT will be taking place in AC 109-110 between 12:05-4:30pm. You will need to check in at our main office as usual, we will direct you from there. Please see the flyers below for some important notes.
For any questions, please email the counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 805-378-6312.
PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all HSMC 11th grade students.
When: Wednesday, October 12th 12:05-4:30 pm
All Students Educational Plan Meetings
All students will meet with Ms. Sanchez and Dr. Oplustic to discuss their future plans and courses needed for Spring 2023 registration.
Moorpark College registration for Spring 2023 is Wednesday, November 9th. All DE MOU will need to be submitted and approved prior to this date.
Anyone registered with ACCESS will have a registration date of Monday, October 31st.
Juniors & Seniors' Education Plan Meetings: Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th
Freshman and Sophomores Education Plan Meetings: Monday, October 24th and Wednesday, October 26th
As I receive scholarship opportunities from the college, I will be including them on a Google Doc that I have created.
Apply!! Apply!! Apply!!
Click on the link below to access information & the application link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mp5MluEeB7AzSst6uk3OmNh9gj1aQIkRQlKRauktlYs/edit?usp=sharing
Attention Math Students
Beginning September 3rd, Moorpark College tutors will be on OUR campus to help you with all your math questions.
- Juniors/Seniors - Drop by TR5 with your math questions beginning at 12:30. They can help you will all levels of college math.
- Freshmen - The tutors will be available during your Friday afternoon Advisory time
- Sophomores - The tutors will be available during your Public Speaking/ASG elective period. We will be working with your teachers to work out available times. Let Mrs. Peters and/or Dr. Oplustic know if you would like to be tutored.
- Please Check our HSMC calendar to see if there is any interruption in availability.
Note the following schedule (subject to change):
- September 30, October 21, November 18 - Tutoring is available, however there will be one tutor available
- October 7 & 28 - We will have one tutor available until after 2:00, then we will have two available
These times may change so please check the HSMC master calendar on our website and available by clicking here.
The High School at Moorpark College in the Media....Again!
Our upcoming Information Nights were mentioned in the Ventura County Reporter. Click on the link below and scroll down to see us in the media. Feel free to share the link on social media and with family and friends.
Practice Makes Perfect
Moorpark College's Exotic Animal Training and Management program (EATM) will be visiting our campus on Friday, October 14th from 11:45-12:15. This is an opportunity for their students to practice and perfect their presentation skills and for HSMC students to enjoy seeing a preview of some of the animals before our schoolwide visit in December.
Parents and siblings are welcome to attend, just fill out the form below if you want to join us so we know approximately how many to expect. (Students do not need to fill out the form, just guests)
Do You Ever Wonder What Is Coming Up?
Our HSMC master calendar is located on our website. You may also access it by clicking here
The calendar is updated in real time so you may scroll to any date you would like to see what is coming up!
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY!
The Flory Halloween Carnival is looking for volunteers to set up and work during the actual event. It will take place Friday, October 28th.
The following times are available for you to work:
- 12pm (or after your are out of school) to 4:00pm
- 6:00pm to 9:00 pm (running games)
- 6:00pm to 9:00pm (acting inside the haunted house)
- 8:00pm-11:00pm for winding down and taking down the carnival
If you are interested in volunteering and receiving service hours credit, please email your contact information and your requested shift to Solange Weiss, the Flory Halloween Chair at email@example.com
If you do sign up for a shift, please know that they depend on you to show up to please know this is a commitment and you must attend unless there is an emergency. Having said that, consider volunteering, I am sure it will be a great opportunity for you to have fun while earning service hours.
The California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS) provids a minimum of $500 in a college savings account for eligible low-income public school students, with additional financial awards for students identified as foster youth and/or homeless youth.
To find out more about this wonderful program, please click on the button below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
HSMC students have been invited to attend a free performance of Electricidad, a bilingual interpretation of Elektra, the Greek tragedy.
The performance will be on Wednesday, October 19th at 10:00 am. Juniors and Seniors, you may attend the performance on your own. Freshmen and Sophomores will attend the performance as a field trip.
Juniors and Seniors, you are welcome to join also. The performance is free for all HSMC students. If you would like to attend, please call the office so we may reserve a ticket for you.
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.
We are Gearing up for Halloween!
Have you been gathering all the costumes and cauldrons to get ready for Halloween? Don't forget the candy! As you shop for your candy try and make the choice that is both delicious and great for endangered Rainforest species like the our Tiger friends, Neil & Karma!
You can help! OUr friends at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo have created a helpful guide, found below, to help you shop for those brands who use Sustainably Courced Palm Oil. They can be easily found at your local grocery store....who knew that conservation could be so yummy?!