Trabuco Hills High School

Trabuco Hills High School

Newsletter 4/10/23

Upcoming Events 

  • Tuesday, April 11 @ 3:00pm (Swimming & Diving – Arcadia Invite)

  • Tuesday, April 11 @ 3:00 pm (Boys Tennis AWAY vs Capo Valley)

  • Tuesday, April 11 @ 3:30 pm (Softball AWAY vs San Clemente)

  • Tuesday, April 11 @ 3:45 pm (Baseball AWAY vs Capo Valley)

  • Tuesday, April 11 @ 5:00 pm (Girls Lacrosse AWAY vs Newport Harbor)

  • Tuesday, April 11 @ 7pm (Boys Lacrosse HOME vs Eastlake)

  • Wednesday, April 12 @ 2:45 pm (Track & Field HOME vs Aliso Niguel)

  • Wednesday, April 12 @ 3:45 pm (Baseball HOME vs Capo Valley)

  • Thursday, April 13 @ 3:00 pm (Boys Tennis HOME vs Mission Viejo)

  • Thursday, April 13 @ 3:30 pm (Softball AWAY vs Capo Valley)

  • Thursday, April 13 @ 5:30 pm (Boys Lacrosse HOME vs Tesoro)

  • Thursday, April 13 @ 5:30 pm (Boys Volleyball HOME vs San Juan Hills – Get Tickets)

  • Thursday, April 13 @ 5:30 pm (Girls Lacrosse AWAY vs Aliso Niguel)

  • Friday, April 14  (Got Spirit? – Monty Assembly Schedule)

  • Friday, April 14 @ 3:45 pm (Baseball AWAY vs Capo Valley)

  • Friday, April 14 7 - 10pm in the Gym (Got Spirit? Dance- Free with ASB, $20 without)

  • Saturday, April 15 @ 8 am (Track & Field Mt. Sac Relays)

  • Monday, April 17 @ 4pm (Site Council Meeting in Principal's Conference Room)

Principal's Message

Mustang Families,

Please take some time today to review all the information on the newsletter site. Today is Monday, April 10th, 2023.

Our Spring Break Week was also National Assistant Principals Week. I would like to take a moment to thank Mr. Beck, Mr. Magnera, and Ms. Moore for all the hard work and dedication to our students and school community they show every day. They work hard in helping run THHS, and can be seen assisting at a variety of events and out on campus every day. We are so fortunate to have them here and I am lucky to be able to work alongside them.

As Spring Break was beginning, our track and distance athletes, under the direction of Coach Ayers and Coach Kelly, hosted one of the largest Distance Carnival/Invitational in the state. With over 90 schools and 4000 athletes participating. Their hard work is one of the many examples of our coaches and staff going above and beyond to provide our students with a world-class education and extracurricular experience here at THHS.

We hope you have an opportunity to come on campus these next few months to attend some of the many athletic and performance events. The last two months of school are the busiest, and provide our students with so many opportunities to celebrate and enjoy their high school years.

This webpage has highlights, student recognitions, and more! Please scroll through to see all the incredible things happening at THHS.

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

Class of 2023 Senior Events


Trabuco Hills Prom

Save the date: May 20, 2023


Please support the THHS ASB Fundraiser:


Trabuco Hills Yearbook 

Want to join yearbook?



Tupe Poster Contest

The annual THHS & SVUSD Tobacco Use Prevention Education & Wellness Poster Contest is here! Enter your original artwork for a chance to win a set of Apple Airpods! There will be two first place winners: 1 Fine Arts submission and 1 Digital Media submission (each will receive Apple Airpods). Please click the link on the flyer (or scan the QR Code) for contest guidelines, information, and link to the Google Form for art submission.

All submissions are due by Monday, April 10th (end of day). The winners will be determined by THHS Staff as they will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite posters. Soon after, the winners will be announced and contacted directly to receive their prize. Posters who do not follow the established guidelines risk not being eligible for voting/winning. 

We look forward to see all of your creative talent! If you have any questions, please contact our TUPE Coordinator, Taylor Tsang.

Tope contest due April 10

news and events

THHS Site Council Meeting

 Monday, April 17, 2023

 @ 4:00 p.m.

 Principal’s Conference Room

THHS Site Council Meeting Packet



Youth Mental Health

Please join us for an important discussion on Student Mental Health. We will watch a short documentary and then one of our school counselors will lead a discussion on student mental health. Resources and material will be provided to all participants. Students are welcome with parents. Dinner will be served. 


Coffee with the Principal May 4th @ 9am


Graduation Banner

Congratulate your student on their graduation, college acceptance, military enlistment, trade school enrollment or other future plans by offering customized banners that will be displayed on campus the week of graduation activities. Banners will be available for pick up after graduation. 

2 x 3 Customized Vinyl Banner

Ordered by April 28th – $65.00

Ordered May 1st – May 19th – $85.00

Once the banner is purchased, you will be emailed for logo or photo. If you have any questions, please contact

Durable Outdoor Banners are 2’x3’ and customized with student’s name, message, picture, or post secondary plans logo.

Order Graduation Banner


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.


THHS New Course Offering: Data Science

Introduction to Data Science (IDS) is designed to introduce students to the exciting opportunities available at the intersection of data analysis, computing, and mathematics through hands-on activities. Data is everywhere, and this curriculum will help prepare students to live in a world of data.

Please see your counselor to add Data Science to your schedule for next year! 

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!

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 Track & Field

This past weekend, our Track and Field program hosted one of California's largest track meets, and we want to express our sincere gratitude to you for your support.

 Over the course of two days, we had over 4200 entries and hosted approximately 91 schools, totaling 17.5 hours of track meet. I personally walked 26.4 miles during those two days. Nonetheless, it was worth it because we received nothing but compliments about our facility, program, and school.

 Juan Medina and his team went above and beyond to ensure that our track was clean and well-prepared, from the shot put and discus areas, to the restrooms, and blowing off debris off the entire track. Mark Nolan and Marc Stern generously lent us their golf carts, while Carlos found two different athletic trainers for both days. We are also grateful to Jessica Hicks for her wonderful assistance with the financial side of the event, and to Alicia, Mike, Stefanie, and Crystal Turner for showing their support by give us encouragement in person the day of the meet.

More than 120 volunteers from the team, CSF, and NHS volunteered their time to help, and it truly takes a village to make an event like this possible. We also had at least one parent from each member on the team work.

 Track is a sport where the power of moments lasts a lifetime, and it is our mission to create those special memories for every athlete that attends our meet. We hope that we accomplished that for everyone that attending the meet, and we appreciate your support and partnership in changing lives.

 Trabuco is truly a special place, and we could not have done it without the dedication and hard work of everyone involved.


Trabuco Hills Volleyball




THHS Boys Volleyball this Thursday @ 5:30 vs San Juan Hills

Get Tickets


Trabuco Hills High School garnered 21 sports in the listed Academic Awards. We are so proud of our scholar athletes!!

  • Of the 21 sports, 12 are led by on-campus coaches.
  • Girls Basketball 2nd place with a 3.83 GPA
  • Girls Swimming/Diving 2nd place with a 3.88 GPA
  • 19 sports earned Honorable mention led by Girls XC with a 3.76 GPA and Girls Tennis with a 3.80 respectively.

Sports honored include- Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Boys and Girls Soccer, Softball, Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving, Girls Tennis, Boys Track and Field, Boys Volleyball, Girls and Boys Water Polo, Baseball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Golf, Boys and Girls Wrestling.

Thank you for your leadership, support, and guidance.


Need an Athletic Screening?


THHS Scholarships


Janet Hooper Scholarship

Due April 14th



Trabuco Hills Lisa Frost Scholarship

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



Interested in Attending Saddleback College?

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)


Reese Lawson--Senior

Reese Lawson is a terrific senior student who is always ready to share her valuable thoughts and cover the lessons of the day. Through her care for fellow classmates, she demonstrates the true Mustang Spirit of understanding combined with her best efforts to make her truly deserving of recognition.


Ashlynn Kennett--Senior

Ashlynn is always prepared for class discussions, providing insightful commentary and contributing to well developed journal responses. Her projects are consistently creative and she brings a genuine air of positivity to the classroom with her bright smile and willingness to help others.


Aric Vootkur--Junior

Aric demonstrates a commendable seriousness toward his studies.  He is intelligent, curious, and determined.  His contributions unfailingly improve class discussions and group activities.


Jack Boncich--Sophomore

Jack is bright and inquisitive and possesses both a sharp wit and a kind heart.  He is consistently prepared, eager to participate, and joy to have in class.


Andrew Armanious--Sophomore

Andrew is a hardworking student who truly cares about learning and who always does his best work.


Kennedy Zamora--Sophomore

Kennedy has amazing energy in class this semester. Always bubbly, she radiates a desire to learn and grow through her participation in Socratic seminars and quality classwork. Her recent A Tale of Two Cities speech was fantastic!


Avery Harrison--Freshman

Avery connects well to her assignments and through readiness and willingness, drives conversation and understanding of the curriculum. I can always count on her to be ready, kind, and give effort.


Ashley Gibney--Freshman

Ashley is a reliable, conscientious, diligent, participatory, and sincere student.  She is sincerely and purposefully engaged in class discussions and always maintains focus and a leadership position in group projects and presentations.  Ashley's written expression is mature, concise, and analytical.  Ashley is an absolute pleasure to have in class!



Fourth District PTA is proud to recognize the outstanding service and commitment of teachers and administrators who work with children and youth in our schools and who are committed to the mission and values of PTA and whose work extends throughout Orange County.

Congrats to Ms. Lotito-Byers, 4th District PTA Outstanding Teacher

Ms. Lotito-Byers is an 11th grade history teacher at Trabuco Hills High School. Her focus is to promote student engagement and active learning while developing student leadership through service and the promotion of the social sciences. As an 11th grade teacher, Ms. Lotito-Byers takes an active role in preparing her students for college and career. She takes time to know each of her students as individuals. Her class work promotes writing to ensure students have a strong foundation in this area. Many of her students feel very well prepared for college due to her class. She is often asked to provide references for her students for college and scholarship applications as she makes a personal effort to know each student and encourages them in their future goals. Students know they can count on her for extra help during lunch and snack as she makes herself readily available to support her students. Encouraging school activity involvement is important to Ms. Lotito-Byers and she oversees 3 student led clubs on campus: the Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, Debate Club, and Amnesty International Club. Ms. Lotito-Byers is also an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Forest. She actively encourages students to apply for local scholarship funds through this organization. In addition to her full class schedule, mentoring students, and overseeing club activities, Ms. Lotito-Byers takes on volunteer leadership roles on campus that are instrumental in providing students with an exceptional education and school environment. She has served for many years as President of the School Site Council. In this role she encourages student participation and regularly asks their input and feedback. Ms. Lotito-Byers also makes sure that PTSA has a role on the council in not only finding parents to serve on the council, but by providing annual PTSA reports on engagement and involvement in the school. THHS also was awarded their WASC accreditation, a lengthy and involved process coordinating multiple department and area reports that was led by Ms. Lotito-Byers. Her emails always end In Service to Youth. Ms. Lotito-Byer's actions demonstrate this as she goes above and beyond to ensure our students are engaged and prepared for the future.


Cyber Bullying Parent Presentation

USC Game Jam 2023

Join us Memorial Day to celebrate all of the great Americans and their families and supporters who have earned the right to be honored and cherished on Memorial Day each year.  The event will have three timed-races on May 29, 2023. Children can be a part of the event by registering for the Kids Run. Sign Up.

Careers in Transportation Expo

Free Mental Health Services