Trabuco Hills High School

Trabuco Hills High School

Newsletter 12/12/22

Upcoming Events 

Principal's Message

Today is Monday, December 12, 2022.

Our World Language department hosted their final “World Cup Mania” event on Friday, with sandwiches, baguettes, and Bueche de noel. The competition continues though, so be on the lookout for our students and staff that end up with winning brackets as competition ends next week!

Our Instrumental Music program hosted their winter concert last Thursday evening, and our Off the Wall hosted Tartuffe on Thursday and Friday. Tomorrow night, at 7 PM, our Unified Arts program will be performing its annual production of “A Christmas Carol.” Please join us at 7PM. Be sure to purchase tickets for Monday, December 19th to hear our choir perform at The Bridge as well.  

Our athletic signing day is this week on the 14th in the stadium at snack. Photos and recognition will be included in next week’s newsletter.

This week is our Winter Spirit Week. ASB is hosting a canned food drive all week, and each day has a dress up theme. Be sure to come out and show your spirit!

I would like to congratulate the three THHS students that successfully completed the STEAM Race to Space Reading Challenge: Logan Fulford, Anum Ghulamali, and Madelyn Perez. Thank you for participating this year, and I hope you enjoy your prize pack.

With only a week before semester finals, we hope students are able to finish this fall semester strong!

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

Practicing mindfulness helps to ground us and put us in a place of well-being.


Morning Announcements

Did you miss the morning announcements this week? Below are the Trabuco Hills Morning News videos. Thank you to our student brodcasting team. We appreciate all your talents. Happy Birthday and Go Blue, Mustangs!


Senior Yearbook Advertisements will be sold and created until January 20, 2023.



PTSA is proud to continue their THHS Cookie Buffet on Monday, December 19th. If you would like to contribute, PTSA would so appreciate it. Please Sign Up to volunteer. 


Mustang Learning Center

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)

Learning Center is closed during Finals Week on December 21 and December 22



Campus Tours

Come see all that Trabuco Hills has to offer!

Join us on January 18 at 8am or 2pm for a campus tour.

Registration not required.

Tours are for students and families who are not currently enrolled in an SVUSD school. Parking can be found in Visitor Parking, numbered spots are assigned to students. Please check in at the Administration Office.

  • Advanced Placement
  • Associated Student Body
  • Athletics
  • AVID
  • Clubs
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Med Sci
  • Unified Arts
  • Unified Sports


Jackie Robinson Scholarship Opportunity

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of students who aspire to attend college but to guide them through the process of higher education. Applucations due January 11, 2023.

Apply Now


Community Service Opportunity


If you would like to volunteer to work in the AYSO 85 snack bar please email: 

AYSO854FUN@GMAIL.COM to be sent a link to view the dates and times available.

Location:     Lake Forest Sports Park

                     28000 Rancho Parkway

                     Lake Forest, Ca,92630

AYSO 85 Snack bar is located at the end of the two soccer turf fields.

Activities or Tasks:  Help run the snack bar in a 3 hour shift. Help with customers, make food, restock, clean up.

You may sign up for more than one 3 hour shift.


Mustangs, every Wednesday is College and Career wear. Let's rep our favorite university or career this Wednesday.



Trabuco Hills Vocal Music Program

Proudly presents their Winter Concert on Monday, December 19th at 7:30 pm @ the bridge Church in RSM.

Adults: $15 and Students:$5

Featuring: Concert Choir, Nightingales, and Chamber choir

Purchase Winter Concert Tickets


Join us on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 for our Trabuco Hills Showcase. The showcase is for all incoming 9th graders to the 2023- 2024 school year.

THHS Weekly Highlights

Trabuco Hills Winter Spirit Week:

December 12 -December 16

Dress up and show your school winter spirit!


Review from last week's Off the Wall production of Tartuffe:

"The students did an EXCELLENT job with the comedic timing, including the physical humor, throughout the play.

I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Mrs. Finnerty and her students are incredibly talented and it’s a joy to see them performing on stage." -Ms. Alicia Foulk (THHS Principal)

Review from the THHS Instrumental Music Winter Concert:

"Wow! Congrats to Brad Pollack and the Crew at the Winter Concert last night!  A great show and a great evening.  A showcase event by the THHS Students and staff as well as the RSM kids." -Mr. Mark Nolan (PE Teacher and Head Football Coach)



THHS: "The Meadow" 

The Counseling Department would like to invite you to stop by THE MEADOW!

THE MEADOW is located in room 129 ( the old College and Career Center/ next to the student store)


THHS Weekly Food Drive

December 12 -December 16

Most needed items:

  • Baking Items
  • Cooking Oil
  • Spices
  • Condiments
  • Sauces
  • Soup
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Pancake Mix
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Canned Goods


THHS Sports Highlights

Mustangs Have Sportsmanship #BetheChange

Sportsmanship is simple, treat others how you would want to be treated. Respect the game and everyone participating including student-athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators. Education-based athletics is more than winning, it’s about academic development, equity, and character. 


Unified Sports

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

This Tuesday is Flag Football on the upper field.



THHS Girls Track and Field

Over 200 girls attend Track And Field tryouts the last couple of weeks, and we appreciate the participation.

We are always looking for any girl who wants to try Pole Vault, so if any girl is interested, see Coach Kelly in room 511.

Thank You.


Trabuco Hills Baseball

Baseball Tryouts for those who missed the tryout last summer is December 15 @ 3:40pm on the Varsity Baseball Field.

All interested athletes must be athletically cleared and see Coach Burns in Room 127 to sign up.

THHS Club News

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

Trabuco Hills Clubs

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


________________________________________Please join us on Tuesday, December 13 @ 7pm in the THHS Theater as Unified Arts presents a Christmas Carol! Tickets: $3 with ASB  $5 without ASB


THHS Winter Formal is on January 26, 2022 @ 7pm at the AV Venue in Irvine. 

"Star Wars"

Guest Permission Slip Only  

THHS Students have already signed the Dance Permission Slip and do not need to sign another one. 

Guest Permission Slip

Tickets go on sale online and in the Student Store at snack and lunch only starting Friday  January 6th, 2023  through Thursday January 26th, 2023 ending at 1:30 pm. Tickets will not be sold at the dance! 

Tickets for THHS students only will remain online at the high price as noted below.

Prices: Friday January 6th, 2023 - Monday January 16th, 2023 (Monday January 16th Holiday - No School) 

$ 80.00 individually with THHS ASB

$ 90.00 individually without THHS ASB

$ 95.00 Non-THHS Student

Prices: Tuesday January 17th, 2023 - Wednesday January 25th, 2023

$ 85.00 individually with THHS ASB

$ 95.00 individually without THHS ASB

$ 100.00 Non-THHS Student

Final Day Price Increase: Thursday January 26th, 2023 @ 1:30 pm (Minimum Day - No Lunch)

$110.00 individually with or without ASB and Guest.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door!

Student ID Cards are required for entrance into the dance. This is your Ticket!



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


Ryan started taking German 2 as a freshman. He was the only student taking German 2 that year. He has been involved in German Honor Society as a freshman and was an officer as a sophomore. Now, as a junior, he is the German Honor Society president. He is self-motivated and puts a lot of effort in all subjects.

Emilee is an amazing young lady. She always has a smile on her face and is kind to everyone in class. She goes above and beyond with her assignments and studying for class. It is a pleasure to have Emilee in class..

Ayush is a very studious, polite and dependable student. He is always eager to learn. His assignments show the hard work and dedication he is putting into his work. He is truly a great person and an awesome student.  volleyball team has strengthened her role as a model student-athlete here on campus. 

Claire Stuvland is an IB student and is also planning on taking the AP French exam. Claire always strives to go above the minimum for French and incorporates French into her everyday life. She enjoys watching shows in French and follows French podcasts. Claire is also this year's French Honor Society co-president. It has been a pleasure having Claire as a student in French the past 4 years and we are excited to see what the future brings for her!

Please help us congratulate our signed collegiate athletes! Way to go, Mustangs! We are so proud to have you bring the Mustang spirit to your next adventure!

National Signing Day  December 14th
Jazzlyn Longo                                                  Softball             University of Northern Colorado
Alyssa Orlando                                                   Softball          University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Will Burns                           Baseball/Football                       Texas Tech University
Trevor Kazahaya                                           Baseball                Pacific University (Oregon)
Malia de Jesus                           Volleyball                             Westmont College
Danica Brinkman               Cross Country/Track & Field         Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Please join us in congratulating our student-athletes!


School Choice Intra-District Transfer

The School Choice Intra-District Transfer is the process for SVUSD residents who want to transfer their student to another school within SVUSD. This includes students who receive Special Education Services in Specialized Programs

Secondary School Choice application window is from January 9, 2023 through January 27, 2023.

This is for incoming 7th - 12th grade students for the 2023-2024 School Year

All schools are open

  • School Choice Intra-District Transfer only applies to students who live within the Saddleback Valley Unified School District attendance boundaries. Requests for placement will not be done on a first-come, first-serve basis, instead will be approved using an unbiased random Lottery selection process and only if space is available at the school requested.  This is the only process in which to request a transfer from your school of residence.
  • If you live outside of the SVUSD you will need to apply for an Inter-District Transfer from your resident district.
  • Please complete one application per student.
  • Students may request a 1st and 2nd choice of schools.
  • Once the application is approved the choice school will become your school of residence throughout 9-12 grade. The district is unable to hold a space for your student at more than one school. Please give this consideration before submitting a School Choice Intra-District Transfer application.
  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS NOT CURRENTLY ATTENDING SCHOOL IN SVUSD you will need to attach a current electric, gas, water bill or a rental/mortgage statement which clearly indicates your current address. (Your application will not be processed without this.

Secondary (entering grades 7-12) Notification: Status letters will be mailed home on March 3, 2023. Secondary applications will be approved or denied. No waitlist will be established.

If you have further questions, you may email us at

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