Trabuco Hills High School

Trabuco Hills High School

Newsletter 10/24/22

Upcoming Events

  • October 12- November 4 (Race to Space Reading Challenge)

  • Tuesday, October 24 (US Air Force Hangar Experience)

  • October 24 -28 (Red Ribbon Week) Spirit Days - Monday - Red Out, Tuesday - Soccer Mom vs Bbq Dad, Wednesday - Halloween/Costume Out, Thursday - College Wear, Friday -Pink Out)

  • Monday & Tuesday, October 24 & 25 - ASB candy grams for $1 at snack in the quad

  • Tuesday, October 25 @ 5pm on Zoom (Coffee with the Principal)

  • Tuesday, October 25 @ 6 -7pm (Using your CTE/ROP experiences in college essays Webinar -Register for Event)

  • Tuesday, October 25 (Key Club Fundraiser)

  • Wednesday, October 26  (Cheer performance at snack)

  • Wednesday, October 26 (Boys Volleyball Fundraiser)

  • Wednesday & Thursday October 26 & 27 (Future Ready Event for Seniors

  • Thursday, October 27 (Drumline leading out seniors at snack)

  • Thursday, October 27 @ 6pm (THHS Music Boosters Halloween Bingo)

  • Thursday, October 27 @ 7pm (Comedy Sportz)

  • Friday, October 28 (Football Rally at snack)

  • Friday, October 28 @ 7 pm (Home Football Game vs El ToroSenior Night Band and Cheer Theme: PINK OUT in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Monday, October 31 (Non-school day for students - Staff Development)

  • Tuesday, November 1 (Nationball Games begin -every Tuesday and Thursday at snack)

  • Saturday, November 5 (Boys Soccer Tryouts)

  • Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day - No School)

  • Saturday, November 12 (Tournament in the Hills)

  • Monday - Wednesday, November 14-16 (Boys Tennis Tryouts)

  • Monday, November 14 @ 7pm via Zoom (THHS PTSA General Membership Meeting -Register for Meeting)

  • Tuesday - Thursday, November 15th-17th SOS 10th Grade Presentations

  • Monday - Friday, November 21 -25 (Thanksgiving Break)

Principal's Message

Mustang Families,

Welcome to our newly-revised weekly newsletter page! We hope this new format provides everyone a more streamlined way to view all the news, events, and happenings at THHS each week. We will send an email each week linking to this page once it is updated for the week. You will see the bell schedules for the week, any highlights, upcoming events, the mindful Monday video, and lots of links. Most links will take you directly to the corresponding page on our website with the information. It is our hope that as our website continues to become more robust with information, you will find it as a place where you can get all your questions answered.

Of note today are some sports highlights from last week. Our girl’s volleyball continues their CIF run as they defeated Crean Lutheran on Saturday. They face Saugus on Wednesday. Please wish them luck! Our football team also has their final league game this Friday against El Toro.

We also had our first choir and band concerts of the year last week. Comedy Sportz will be hosting its first match this year on Thursday night.

Have a wonderful week,

Ms. Alicia Foulk






Mindful Monday


Red Ribbon Week 

October 24 -28 is Trabuco Hills Red Ribbon Week. The 2022 National Red Ribbon Week Theme is Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.™. The theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!

Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days: Show your commitment to live life drug free!


Mustang Learning Center

We are pleased to announce that the Mustang Learning Center is available again this school year!

This is an opportunity for students to work directly with THHS teachers and peer tutors for academic support (various subjects - English, Math, Science, etc.).

Hours: Mondays at Lunch

Tuesday-Friday 7:45-8:30AM & lunch

Location: Library (blue lab)

HelpNow - Online Tutoring Resource

The HelpNow service is provided by the California State Library system for all K-12 students (and family members) to help with various subjects including math, english, science, and history. Our local resource is provided by the Mission Viejo Public Library and has live online tutors available now. HelpNow also includes a writing lab where tutors review various forms of writing like research reports and college essays. You can visit the website and view the wide range of study tools available as well as the collaboration section where you can schedule sessions with friends in their private virtual study room. This is a great resource to utilize at home when your student is feeling stuck!



THHS Future Ready: October 26th & 27th

THHS Future Ready 2022

The Trabuco Hills High School Guidance Team is happy to announce that we will be hosting a college application event in partnership with OCDE! Our event is called Future Ready and will be held (during the school day) on October 26th and 27th!

Our seniors will have the opportunity to take part in our Future Ready campaign taking place during the school day on October 26th and October 27th. This event is designed to help both seniors and parents through the college application process and will hopefully ease some of the stress that comes along with it!

During this event, all seniors will be walked through the Saddleback application process and get help on starting their financial aid applications!  That means that all seniors will have started the Promise Program initial steps, whether it is their 1st choice or their back up choice! YAY!!!!!

To be most adequately prepared for these applications, it will be helpful for them to complete a CCC Apply Account and FSA ID. The FSA ID will be needed to start and sign the FAFSA. Both students and parents should have an FSA ID! An FSA ID will not be needed for the CADA.

Remember!!! Money for college comes in many forms! In addition to state and federal financial aid, your senior may qualify to receive one or more college/university-specific scholarships, grants or more! Filing a financial aid application is the first step toward college success and opens the door to so much opportunity!

On day 2 of our event, all seniors will have the option of attending one workshop of their choice!

The Senior workshops offered on day 2:

  • Cal State Apply

  • UC Application

  • Common Application

  • Saddleback Matriculation and Counseling 100 Enrollment

  • Military Career Opportunities

  • Trade School Information


Trabuco Hills is having their first Comedy Sportz match on Thursday, October 27 @ 7pm. Tickets go on sale October 25th. 



The US Air Force Experience will be here again this Monday, October 24th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at THHS.

This year, we will have access to The Hangar which showcases the expertise of Air Force Maintainers who work every day in hangars and on the flight line to keep aircraft flying. This tour appeals to the tech-tinkerer, mechanically inclined individual and utilizes a range of technology, including LeapMotion and virtual reality to inform and entertain visitors.

Video of the Experience

Visitors are able to:

  • Repair a CV-22 hydraulic leak with the help of LeapMotion technology
  • Use VR and a replicated KC-135 boom pod structure, visitors perform an in-flight refueling mission
  • C-130 Hercules tire change challenge that tests speed


Junior Parking Pass 

Parking Pass for Juniors with a Current First Semester Parking Pass

Parking Passes for Juniors with a current first semester parking pass can buy a 2nd semester pass online at the Webstore beginning 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1st   Sunday, November 13th or  in the student store at SNACK or LUNCH. You must have the following information available to buy a pass either online or at the student store.

  • Valid driver's license 
  • Make, model, color and license plate number of the vehicle
  • 22-23 THHS Student ID Card
  • Cost is $25.00 with ASB or $37.50 without ASB


Parking Pass for Juniors Without a Current First Semester Parking Pass

Juniors without a current first semester parking pass can purchase a parking pass online at the Webstore beginning 7:00 a.m. Monday, November 14th or at the student store during snack or lunch until sold out.  You must have the following information available to buy a pass either online or at the student store.

  • Valid driver's license 
  • Make, model, color and license plate number of the vehicle
  • 22-23 THHS Student ID Card
  • Cost is $25.00 with ASB or $37.50 without ASB

THHS Webstore


Visit THHS PTSA for more information.




THHS Weekly Highlights

Last Wednesday, the Instrumental Music Program performed their fall concert. 

"I had the pleasure of attending the Fall Instrumental Concert, and I can sum it up in one word: FANTASTIC!!!!! Our students are so incredibly talented and hardworking! Thank you Mr. Pollack for being such an incredible leader, we are truly fortunate. I highly recommend attending their next event, you won't be disappointed."

-Ms. Salanitro (Assistant Principal)


On Saturday, October 15, in the thunder, lightning, and pouring rain, after moving indoors, and standing in place, the Trabuco Hills Thundering Mustangs Marching Unit showed how amazing they are in the face of adversity and as musicians. Exhausted and wet, they stood tall and preformed with pride and courage.

They came away with every award of the night including Tournament Champion! 

More importantly they showed their strength and resiliency and made us all MUSTANG proud!


THHS Club News

Interested in Trabuco Hills clubs? Check out the clubs we have on campus and when they meet!

Trabuco Hills Clubs

CSF Peer tutors are now volunteering in the Mustang Learning Center. The mustang learning center is open! If a student needs some extra help, come on in!

Best Buddies meets every Thursday at lunch in Room 305. Anyone is welcome!

NHS meeting on Wednesday, October 26 in MPR.

French Club is having their luncheon on Friday, October 28 in MPR.

THHS World Language Department invites you to join us in watching World Cup matches in the MPR in November and December. We will have World Cup and soccer trivia contests and Kahoots about the 32 countries playing at the World Cup. We will be pre-selling lunch items at some of the events. You can also bring your lunch and cheer on your favorite team! How can you attend the THHS World Cup Viewing events? The only requirement is to join the THHS Spanish Club, German Club or French Club.


THHS Sports Highlights


Girls Volleyball


CONGRATS Girls Volleyball!! The Lady Mustangs won their first round of CIF against Laguna Hills last Thursday 3 sets to 1 and their second round matchup, last Saturday, against Crean Lutheran 3 sets to 2. Woohoo!! The Girls Volleyball team is onto the CIF quarterfinals! We are so proud!!

The quarterfinal matchup is Wednesday, October  26 @ 6pm at Saugus High School. With a quarterfinal win, we would secure a home match up for the semifinals on Saturday. Come out and support girls volleyball. 

Purchase CIF Quarterfinal Tickets



The Trabuco Hills Girls Varsity Cross Country team continued a successful season, finishing second behind JSerra in the Team Sweepstakes Race at the OC CC Championships.



Home Football game THHS vs El Toro: Friday, October 28 @ 7pm. Senior Night for Band & Cheer. PINK OUT! Wear Pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Purchase Home Football Tickets


THHS Cheers

Hey Mustangs! Here are some of our cheers this year to show your spirit at the sports games and rallies!


Boys Soccer Tryouts on Saturday, November 5 form 4:00 -5:15 in the THHS Stadium. Please arrive 15 minutes early.



CIF has produced a Sportsmanship PSA for everyone to share with their school communities. Please use this valuable resource to spread the word and help our THHS Mustangs #BeTheChange!


Please join us in congratulating the Math Students of the Month! Each week we will highlight a different department!

October's Math Student of the Month is Ella Seamark, a junior at THHS. Ella is a junior in Mr. Dekofsky's Precalculus class. She has demonstrated excellent work habits and achievement. She has not missed an assignment all semester and had a perfect score on the last test!

October's Math Student of the Month is Kaitlyn McKeever. Kaitlyn is in Mrs. Suarez's Precalculus class. Kaitlyn works extremely hard in her class and her excellence pays off!


Emilee (Millee) has shown an incredible dedication and focus in her Algebra 1 class. Her grade in the class is reflective of her dedication to be the best student she can possibly be. She continually tries her best on all assignments and works well with others. Millee is an exceptional student and models expected student behavior to her peers. Mr Dorn is honored to have Millee in his class.

October's Math Student of the Month is Mia Diego. Mia is a phenomenal student who works hard, enjoys participating, and is a true role model in both Geometry and the Med-Sci program. She is a ray of sunshine, always coming into class with a smile on her face and eagerness to learn. When faced with a challenging questions or topic, she embraces the challenge and is not afraid to ask for help. Ms. Salazar is proud of her hard work and successes, and she is happy to have her in class!


September’s Athlete of the Month is Dana Healy. Dana has a strong presence on and off the court. She is always cheering on her teammates. So far this season, she is our #1 killer leader in league.

September’s Athlete of the Month is Lucas Short. Lucas is a leader on and off the field. He is always extremely reliable! His teammates know he has their back at all times. Lucas is a wonderful role model, and he has a great positive attitude!


US Air Force

Club Wrestling

Athletic Screening