Trabuco Hills High School

Trabuco Hills High School

Newsletter 3/6/23

Upcoming Events 

  • March 6 - 10 (SVUSD Choose to Include Week)

  • Tuesday, March 7 - Thursday, March 9 (ELPAC Computer Based Testing)

  • Tuesday, March 7 @ 3:00 (Boys Tennis @ HOME vs San Juan Hills)

  • Tuesday, March 7 @ 5:00 (Boys Volleyball @ HOME vs El Toro- Get tickets)

  • Tuesday, March 7 @ 5:30 (Girls Lacrosse @ HOME vs Los Alamitos)

  • Wednesday, March 8 @ 2:45 (Track and Field @ HOME vs Tesoro)

  • Wednesday, March 8 @ 5:30 (Boys Volleyball vs Dana Hills- Get Tickets)

  • Wednesday, March 8 @ 5:30 (Boys Lacrosse @ HOME vs Palos Verdes)

  • Thursday, March 9 @ 3:00 (Boys Tennis @ HOME vs St. Margaret’s)

  • Thursday, March 9 @ 3:00 (Baseball @ HOME vs Edison)

  • Thursday, March 9 @ 6pm (Girls Lacrosse AWAY vs Huntington Beach)

  • Friday, March 10 (Got Spirit Rally at Snack - Millie Schedule)

  • Friday, March 10 (Children's Theatre)

  • Saturday, March 11 (Drumline - Great Oaks HS Regional)

  • Monday, March 13 (8th Grade Day @ THHS)

  • Friday, March 17 (Spring Rally @ snack)

  • Saturday, March 18 (Drumline Temescal Canyon HS Regional)

  • Sunday, March 19 (Color Guard Huntington Beach HS Show)

  • March 20 -24 (CAASPP Testing)

  • Saturday, March 25 - (Color Guard Norte Vista HS Show)

  • Wednesday, March 29 - Thursday, March 30 (One Acts)

  • Friday, March 31 (Minimum Day)

  • April 3 - April 7 (Spring Break)

Principal's Message

Please take some time today to review all the information on the newsletter site. Today is Monday, March 6th, 2023.

This week, the guidance department will be sending out information on the course selection process and choosing classes for next year. Please take some time to review the information with your student.  

We are also celebrating “Choose to Include” this week! Please encourage your student to participate in our spirit days, and come out and snack and lunch for a variety of activities. Friday will be a “Got Spirit” Assembly at snack.

We invite you to scroll through this page for highlights, student recognitions, and more!

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


thhs asb weekly update

Mustang Madness Tournament has begun! 

This is a three-on-three basketball competition of 24 teams leading up to the finals at the end of March. Today is the kick-off in the gym at snack, please come join in on the fun! 

The competitions will be every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the month of March in the gym at snack. See you there! 

Come out and support our teams!



Got Spirit? 

Got Spirit is this Friday! Dress up and come out to our rally @ snack!


Trabuco Hills Prom

Save the date: May 20, 2023



Trabuco Hills Yearbook 

2023 Yearbook available for purchase at the THHS Webstore for $100.

Want to join yearbook?



Grad Night for THHS Class of 2023

The new price of $215.00 is now in affect and the last day to buy tickets is 3/15/23. There is a $7.00 charge if purchased online or students can bring checks into the office in an envelope with the student’s name on the envelope to the office. Tickets are not purchased at the Student Store.

Grad Night at Universal Studios

For more information or to purchase online please visit THHS PTSA

Trabuco Hills Grad Night

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)

Trabuco Hills in currently renovating our pool. Due to the construction, we are asking all parents, coaches, athletes, and referees to park in our student lots for athletic events. Thank you!

The City of Lake Forest has contracted with MMG Engineering Inc. to perform street improvements at El Toro Road & Portola Parkway. This project is anticipated to begin next Monday, March 6th and is slated for completion in August 2023.

Please be advised that due to various construction activities, there may be heavier than usual traffic for those commuting to Trabuco Hills High School.

news and events

Trabuco Hills student: Cruz Melendez

We attended the Every Student Succeeding Recognition program for our Trabuco Hills student, Cruz Melendez. He was the SVMTA and our ACSA members nominated student. Cruz is an incredible model of resilience, perseverance, and leadership. On May 24, 2022, Cruz was in a head on car collision and suffered multiple injuries that left him fighting for his life. After a leg amputation and months of physical therapy, he was able to return to school and will be attending Nothern Arizona University in the fall.


Trabuco Hills Lisa Frost Scholarship

Lisa Frost Scholarship opportunity for Seniors. Use the QR Code to apple. Applications due April 22. 


Early College Pathways


ECP Interest Form

  • Classes are online & asynchronous.
  • Receive high school and college credit.
  • Complete a certificate and progress towards a degree.
  • Both pathways are a two year commitment & start in the Fall.
  • ALL SVUSD high school students are eligible!

Early College Pathways Flyer



Ducks Educator Appreciation Night

The Anaheim Ducks are proud to invite all members of the education community, as well as their families and friends, to Educator Appreciation Night on March 17, 2023.  The district with the highest attendance will receive proceeds from their silent auction! Tickets for the game are available at a discounted rate at this link.

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!

Unified Sports every Tuesday at lunch. Please join us!

French Club: Are you interested in studying international relations or public policy?  THHS French Club and French Honor Society are hosting a Zoom meeting with Dawson Chute, a 2019 THHS alumni who is currently working with the US State Department in Morocco.  Dawson, a 2022 graduate from the University of Arizona in public policy, wants to share his current experience in Francophone Africa and his experience with fellow Mustangs.

This event is open to all students, whether you are in French or not.  Bring your lunch to the MPR on Thursday, March 14 during lunch.  We will be Zooming with Dawson who will make a presentation and answer questions. 

If you have questions, please reach out to Mme Kinney in Room 109. 

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. 

Trabuco Hills Sports Schedule

For this week's sports schedule, please visit our THHS Athletics Calendar.

Trabuco Hills Athletics Calendar


Trabuco Hills Volleyball

Don't forget to invite your friends and family! 

Wear your lavender to show your support of fighting ALL CANCERS!  Bring your CASH donations - we have a lot of Hoag Hospital cancer awareness items & tons of freshly baked, homemade items at our bake sale! 

Get Tickets

Our goal is to beat our last fundraiser night TOGETHER with the AMAZING total donation of $2,200 from our Trabuco AND El Toro Families!! 


Boys Volleyball game @ 5:30 on Wednesday, March 8 vs Dana Hills

Get Tickets


Trabuco Hills Wrestling

Kylee's entire sophomore season closes out with 42-2 record taking 3rd in all of California!!! So proud of Kylee Golz!!!!



Congrats to Henry Sturn for being named 1st team All - CIF in football and earning a 4th place medal in a tough California State Wrestling tournament. 


Trabuco Hills Unified Track and Field

Last week, Trabuco Hills hosted their first Unified Track meet of the year. They were met with a little snow, but nothing can stop our Unified team from bringing their best!


Trabuco Hills Track and Field

Jackson McCusker is the #1 Junior in CA and #7 overall. He opened his season this past Saturday with a 49.4. His first 200 was a 23.18! Wow. Righ after the race, he said, "I know what I need to fix". We are so proud of you, Jackson!



Trabuco Hills Softball

Trabuco Hills Softball is raising money for our program. Conveniently order online and candy will be delivered to your home.


Interested in Enrolling in an Online course?


if you are interested in enrolling in an online course next year, please see your THHS Counselor to submit a request.


SVPTA SPED Calendar of Events


Employment Opportunities

Good news! We've added two more tryout dates to give your students a greater opportunity to get the best job they'll ever have! Tryouts will now be held on April 8 (see below for application deadlines).

Also, candidates who cannot attend any of these three dates may request an individual swim test. See the attached flyer for how to make that request.

 Tryouts will be held at the Main Beach Lifeguard Tower on:

•     Saturday, April 8, 2023. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, April 6, at 5:00 PM (PST).

 No certifications are required prior to trying out. Candidates who are accepted into the Academy will receive all necessary training for the ocean lifeguard job.

 As of January 1st, the starting wage for a seasonal ocean lifeguard is $21.49 with a 3% increase coming on July 1, 2023.


Laguna Beach Lifeguard Flyer


THHS Mathematics Department honors Students of the Month!

Isabella is highly motivated to succeed in math and in her high school career. She is always willing to help her group and friends in class while having a smile on her face. She is kind to her classmates and all the med-sci teachers adore her. Isabella takes advantage of all the opportunities here at THHS to help her achieve her goal of being a pediatrician. Mrs. Chin and her Med-Sci teachers are honored to have her as a student.

Sydney is an dream student in the classroom. She is intelligent, hard working, passionate, and caring. She has an exemplary work ethic and genuinely tries her best in everything she is an inspiration to everyone she meets. Mrs. Rezner is blessed to have her as a student and knows her classroom would not be the same without Sydney. She is a joy!

Shyla came to our school from Florida. While getting adjusted to the school, culture and climate, she has demonstrated great resolved and perseveres. While math has been a course she struggled with in the pass, she has risen to the occasion by scoring in the top 5% of the class when it comes to the quizzes and test. Her willingness to overcome life difficulties shows stronger character in this young women who deserve to be student of the month.

DJ is an exceptional student. He has a genuine curiosity to learn new things and a drive to expand his own understanding. He is eager to learn and understand how concepts unfold and build upon each other. DJ regularly finishes tasks early and when he does, he asks for challenge problems to help him to make connections beyond that which is expected in Algebra 1. He shows an incredible understanding both of the concept itself and how it applies to more complex applications. While striving for his own success, DJ never hesitates to collaborate with his peers and to help those who may be struggling. He helps to bring up his fellow classmates by diligently working with those around him to help them better understand the material and discover the same connections that he sees every day. All in all, Mrs. DeFrancesca and Ms. Harrison are honored to have DJ in their class.


Willow Tree Scholarship

Due April 30, 2023

Amigos Scholarship

SCARW Scholarship

Due April 3rd at noon

IVC Gap Information Night

March 15, 6 - 8 pm

US Service Academies Information Night

March 20, 6:30 pm @ Corona del Mar High School

March Community of Character : Integrity