Trabuco Hills High School

Trabuco Hills High School

Newsletter 11/1/22

Upcoming Events 

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

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

  • Tuesday, November 1 (Unified Sports basketball in the gym during lunch)

  • Wednesday, November 2 @ 6:30pm (Band Fest at Laguna Hills High School)

  • Saturday, November 5 (Boys Soccer Tryouts)

  • Saturday, November 5 @ 5:30pm in THHS Gym (Girls Varsity Alumni Basketball Game)

  • 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, November 15 @ 7pm in THHS Gym (Varsity Girls Basketball vs Irvine Vaqueros)

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

  • Thursday, November 17 (Boys and Girls Swim Meeting for interested and returning athletes in room 824 at lunch)

  • Thursday, November 17 @ 7pm in THHS Gym (Varsity Girls Basketball vs Rancho Alamitos Vaqueros)

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

  • Monday, November 28 @ 4pm in the MPR (School Site Council Meeting)

  • Tuesday, November 29 from 8am to 2pm in the MPR (Red Cross Blood Drive)

Principal's Message

Mustang Families,

Welcome to our weekly newsletter! We hope this new format provides everyone a more streamlined way to view all the news, events, and happenings at THHS each week.

Of note today are some sports highlights from last week. Our volleyball team ended their CIF run against Saugus. They played with an incredible amount of heart and we are so proud of them and their season! Our football team also had their final league game last Friday when they faced El Toro, coming away with a victory. This Friday they face San Jacinto at HOME at 7 pm. Please note that all attendees must purchase tickets for this game. The ASB card does not provide entry for CIF playoffs.

Our incredible marching band will be performing on Wednesday night at LHHS as part of the annual band fest. Please join us!

Have a wonderful week,

Ms. Alicia Foulk


Alicia Foulk






Please feel free to e-mail: or call our attendance line, (949) 460-2707 when your student will be absent for any portion of the day.  These options are both available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 

Attendance Information

Thank you for taking the time to notify us any time your student will be absent from school. 


Mindful Monday

Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience. -Jon Kabat-Zinn


Interested in Scholarships?

Scholarships are free money that DOES NOT NEED TO BE PAID BACK!! They are awarded by private and public organizations and companies.There are many available for every type of student. They are ongoing and continuous with various deadlines year-round. 

Scholarships are awarded based on 

  • Need (based on household income)
  • Merit (based on academic performance, leadership, or service)

Requirements are outlined by the awarding organization. We do our best to compile a list of available and current scholarships.

Available Scholarships


AP Exam Ordering

AP exam ordering has begun! AP Exams can be ordered on Total Registration. Each exam costs $105.00. Please order soon because beginning November 13th, College Board charges a late fee of $40.00 for each exam ordered!

Order AP Exams





Seniors, please take your senior photo by November 18th! You can book you senior photo shoot at South Coast Photographic. They have studios in Lake Forest: 949-699-0199 or Anaheim: 714-630-8584. All photos are taken by appointment only. Please call the studio or visit South Coast Photographic online to make your appointment.



THHS Future Ready

THHS Future Ready 2022

The Trabuco Hills High School Guidance Team held their first annual Future Ready event last Wednesday and Thursday.

The event was designed to help both seniors and parents through the college application process ease some of the stress that comes along with it!

Thank you from the bottom of our our Mustang hearts to all the volunteers and our guidance staff who made this event happen. We appreciate all of you!

Future Ready 2022 Gallery

students at future ready event
students at future ready event
students at future ready event
students at future ready event
students at future ready event
speaker at future ready event
students and staff at future ready event
THHS Administration at future ready event



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


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!


Visit THHS PTSA for more information.


THHS Weekly Highlights

Thank you to our amazing drumline for marching out our THHS Senior Class of 2023 last Wednesday. We appreciate your talent and Mustang Spirit! Go Blue!

THHS Drumline


Chamber Choir participated in the Vanguard Fall Choral Festival at Vanguard University.

Chamber Choir________________________________________

Manufacturing Month

THHS Architectural and Engineering Design students participated on the Manufacturing Month Tour at Fullerton College.

Students visited Fullerton College Welding, Machinery, Printing, Fashion and Drafting Labs. They were able to talk with company professionals and college students in those different fields. It was a great experience to all that attended! 

THHS Architectural and Engineering Design

thhs students in workspace
thhs students in workspace
thhs students in workspace
thhs students in workspace
thhs students with. banner


Trabuco Hills IB: Spotlight

Jonathan Daoud is this year's IB t-shirt designer. Ever since he heard about the possibility for senior IB students to design the t-shirt during his junior year, he immediately knew that he wanted to create his own design. Being a fan of music, along with many other people, his first idea was to make a music themed t-shirt. T-shirts of rock bands are very common to see around campus, which was a factor that motivated him to take inspiration from rock bands' logos. Furthermore, he wanted this t-shirt to be one that both students and teachers would like. Therefore, he took many recommendations from his classmates and teachers to come up with the perfect design. He created a lot of designs before he finally arrived at the one that got the most positive feedback: the ACDC style t-shirt. Thank you Jonathan for your lending your talents to our 2022-2023 IB Shirts!

THHS Club News

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

Trabuco Hills Clubs

Key Club has their Spirit Nights upcoming! On the listed dates (10/28, 10/29, 11/5, 11/6), there are service opportunities available to any student! Parents are also encouraged to come as chaperones.

On these nights, they will be teaching spirit cheers for their Key Club Division, making leis/tutus, and Spirit Sticks for their upcoming Fall Rally South event at Magic Mountain.

Please bring any arts and crafts materials (preferably blue or gold/yellow colored items — Division colors). If you want to make a Spirit Stick, please bring your own poster board and PVC pipe cut to your desired height.

Each night is worth 2 hours of service! Please RSVP through the form as soon as possible. More details are stated in the google form.

Each night is worth 2 hours of service! Please RSVP through the form as soon as possible. More details are stated in this google form.

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

Help 4 Paws is raising money to symbolically adopt a polar bear! Our goal is $60, and we will donate the money to the World Wildlife Fund. If you’re interested in donating, please drop your money off in the jar in Room 502 (Mrs. Schwengel’s room). Any donation is helpful, even if it’s just $1! Thank you!


South East Asian Club: Please come to our next meeting on Friday, November 4th! We are focusing on Malaysia this week, and there will be related games, music, prizes, and snacks! We welcome everyone!‼️ You do not need to be South East Asian to join‼️

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

CIF SPORTSMANSHIP DEFINITION: A person who can take a loss or defeat without complaint or victory without gloating, and who treats his/her opponents with fairness, courtesy and respect.


CIF Football

Our Trabuco Hills Mustangs have made CIF! They have their round one match up this Friday, November 4th at home @ 7pm. Join us in rooting on our MUSTANGS! 

General Admission Tickets - $10

Student Tickets with Current ID $5

NO FREE ASB Admission at CIF Games

CIR Game Trabuco vs San Jacinto at home on November 4 @ 7pm

Purchase CIF Football Tickets 


Unified Sports

Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.

Trabuco Hills Unified Sports meets every Tuesday at lunch to play Unified Basketball, Unified Flag Football, Unified Kickball, and Unified Soccer.

This Tuesday is Unified Basketball in the gym. We would love for you to come play or just watch a great game!


Boys and Girls Cross Country

Both our THHS Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams will be competing in League Finals this week at Irvine Regional Park. The Girls XC team competes this Tuesday, November 1 and the Boys XC Team competes on Thursday, November 3. We wish both teams an amazing race. Run Mustang Stong!


Boys and Girls Swimming

Boys and Girls Swim Team will be holding a meeting for interested and returning swimmers on Thursday, November 17th in room 824 at lunch. Meet fellow swimmers and coaches, find out important info to join the team starting 2nd semester, and more. 


Boys Soccer

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


Girls Basketball

We have our girls basketball alumni game on Saturday 11/5/22 in the main gym. Tip-off is at 5:30 pm and we will have alumni from 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018 and 2017 playing in the game. Admission is free! The program will be accepting donations and the snack bar will be open.

Alumni game November 5 @ 5:30pm in the gym. Free Admission

Boys Tennis

Boys Tennis tryouts are Monday, November 14 - Wednesday, November 16 from 3pm - 5pm at the THHS tennis courts. 



October's Art Student of the Month, Amanda Henderson, for ceramics


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

October's English Student of the Month is Isabel Hargrove. Isabel has grown as a scholar, writer, and contributor in English 1 Honors these past few months! She embraces each reading assignment as an opportunity to delve into the literature with meaning and purpose and emerges with analysis that is both thoughtful and insightful. During class discussions, she actively and consistently participates. She accepts leadership roles in small group assignments and ensures all members have a voice. Isabel is an absolute pleasure to have in class!

October's English Student of the Month is Shaylen Benson. Shaylen has been an outstanding overall student all semester, and she couples that with being a stellar writer in her on demand compositions. Shaylen also is a diligent and conscientious day to day worker in the classroom

October's English Student of the Month is Denali Harps. Denali is not only an incredibly hard working student, but she finds a way to highlight her passionate ideas and reflections in all that she does. Her thoughtful consideration and devotion to learning and personal growth truly sets her apart.

October's English Student of the Month is Makenna Mason. In her English class, Makenna always has a smile on her face and is a leader in the classroom. She works hard, helps other and always participates with full engagement.


Tristan Gutman is a starting linebacker and runningback for the THHS Varsity Football Team. WE appreciate his hard work and dedication to his sport.

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Club Wrestling

Athletic Screening

November Mission Viejo Community of Character

December Mission Viejo Community of Character