Trabuco Hills High School

Trabuco Hills High School

Newsletter 5/1/23

Upcoming Events 

  • Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 12 (AP and IB Testing)

  • Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 5 (Staff Appreciation Week)

  • Tuesday, May 2 @ lunch (PTSA sponsored Staff Luncheon)

  • Wednesday, May 3 @ 9am (CIF Swim Prelims)

  • Wednesday, May 3 @ 3pm (CIF Tennis HOME match vs Upland)

  • Wednesday, May 3rd @ 6pm (Boys Volleyball CIF Quarterfinals match - Get Tickets)

  • Wednesday, May 3 @ 7pm (Boys Lacrosse CIF Round 1 vs J Serra HOME game)

  • Thursday, May 4 @ 9am (Coffee with the Principal via Zoom - signup)

  • Saturday, May 6 @ 8am (Track and Field CIF Prelims)

  • Monday, May 8 @ 4pm (THHS Site Council Meeting)

  • Tuesday, May 9 @ 7pm in the MPR (Instrumental Music Freshmen Orientation Meeting)

  • Wednesday, May 10 (2023 Ceramic Annual Shoe Show)

  • Thursday, May 11 @ 7pm (Cinema Night) - Get Tickets

  • Friday, May 12 @ 7pm (Cinema Night) - Get Tickets

  • Friday, May 12 @ 7pm in the Gym (Instrumental Music Spring Showcase)

  • Monday, May 15 @ 7pm (PTSA General Meeting)

  • Tuesday, May 16 @ 7pm in the Theatre (Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert I)

  • Tuesday, May 16 (National Signing Day)

  • Wednesday, May 17 (Culture Day)

  • Wednesday, May 17 @ 7pm in the Gym (THHS Orchestra Spring Concert II)

  • Saturday, May 20 (Trabuco Hills Prom)

  • Wednesday, May 24 (Period 0 Final)

  • Thursday, May 25 - Friday, May 26 (Senior Finals)

  • Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day- No School)

  • Tuesday, May 30 - Thursday, June 1 (Finals Week)

  • June 1 (THHS Graduation @ 7:30pm)

Principal's Message

Mustang Families,

Please take some time today to review all the information on the newsletter site. Today is Monday, May 1st, 2023.

Many of our students are preparing for AP and IB exams that begin this week. We wish all of our students taking these exams the best of luck.

This week is our staff appreciation week! We are looking forward to celebrating all of our staff in a variety of ways, including lunch several days, and treats throughout the week. It is an excellent time for you to also thank and appreciate our teachers, counselors, guidance technicians, office staff, custodians, instructional assistants, coaches, food services, librarian, school psychologists, speech pathologists, campus supervisors, career start employees, and all the other staff on our campus that make THHS such a special place to be.

This week, I had a parent of an exchange student send me a wonderful email reflecting on her daughter’s experience here at THHS: “She came home from high school each day with a wide grin on her faced- exhausted, but happy. She has had the opportunity to see what a diverse community Trabuco serves, the academic excellence that is offered, the sports, music and drama that are offered, and create some unexpected friendships. [The student] learned a lot of respect for the American schooling system as she was blown away by the AP classes and the diversity of experiences available in American high school.” This email serves as a reminder of the incredible, and enriching experience students at THHS.

Congratulations to all of our Spring athletes. Many of our spring teams have continued into the post season, and have events this week. We encourage you to come our and support our athletes! See below for the successes our swim, dive, and track athletes have already experienced.  

This webpage also has more highlights, student recognitions, and detailed information on these events 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. 


Health Office:

Parents/Guardians – Please make arrangements to take your child’s medications home for the summer.  Medications that remain after the last day of school will be discarded.

Medication Pick Up Times:

Tuesday 5/30/23  (9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Wednesday 5/31/23  (9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Thursday 6/1/3 (9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)


Mindful Monday


thhs asb weekly update

Check Them Out... New Vending Machines!

Prom May 20


Prom Court

Congrats to our Prom Court Nominees: Hudson Cruise, Carter Doney, Griffin McMullen, Erynn Munoz, Ryan Prickett, Rachel Yeager!

Please support the THHS ASB Fundraiser:


Class of 2023 Senior Events


Graduation Tickets

Two extra tickets for the 2023 Graduation ceremony will be available on the Web Store starting at 5:00pm today (5/1/23). There are a limited number of available tickets and all tickets are first come first serve.


THHS Webstore


Community Service

Trabuco Hills has volunteer opportunities available for students. Please see Mr. Leon in the main office for more details. 


Trabuco Hills Yearbook

Yearbook Distribution May 22 1 - 5 pm, Tuesday, May 23 2 -5 pm (Student ID Required)

news and events

SVUSD Unified Games

Trabuco Hills hosts the 2023 SVUSD Unified Games! What an exciting event! Thank you to all the staff and students for bring Unified Sports to our campus.

2023 SVUSD Unified Games Photo Gallery


8th Annual Art Show

Last Wednesday, THHS hosted the 8th annual art show. Trabuco Hills artists from all levels showcased their amazing talent! We were so impressed with all you have done this year in art!

art show


8th Annual Art Show Gallery

Coffee with the Principal May 4th @ 9am


Site Council May 8


THHS Site Council Meeting Packet



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


Trabuco Hills Ceramics

All students in ceramics have donated their ceramic bowls to the Empty Bowls event. This year Trabuco ceramics donated around 80 ceramic bowls.

"Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and crafts people in cities and towns around the world to raise money for food related charities to care for and feed the hungry in their communities. Empty Bowls supports food-related charitable organizations around the world, and has raised millions of dollars to help end hunger."

We are so proud of the generosity displayed by our Mustangs in Ceramics and their amzing teacher, Ms. Fait


Ceramics Annual Show Show, may 10


Freshman Orientation Meeting

Tuesday, May 9 @ 7pm in the MPR

Topics of discussion will include:

• What to expect from the program in the upcoming year

• Important dates to mark on your calendar

  •  Color Guard Clinics & Auditions (May 15-19)
  • Drumline Clinics & Auditions (May 19, 23, 25 & 26) 
  • Orchestra Summer Camp (July 24-28)
  • Rookie Band Camp and Band Camp (July/August 2023 )

• Descriptions of the music ensembles offered – meet the staff

• Fun events like Disneyland, Segerstrom, APU, Football Games

• Donations to the program and how to defray with fundraisers

• How you can help and the importance of volunteers!

• What the student can get out of the Instrumental Music Program

• More details can be found on our website:

• Questions & Answers


If you have any questions, please contact Director of Instrumental Music –

Mr. Brad Pollock at


Trabuco Hills Orchestra

Interested in joining Trabuco Hills Orchestra?


Trabuco Hills Choirs

VICTORY! Both the Chamber Choir and Nightingales took home 1st Place Gold in their categories on Saturday. These groups have accomplished so much this year, and we are so grateful to have them represent us in New York City!!


Continued Summer Engagement


Saddleback College

Saddleback College is starting (FSP) First Semester Plan workshops this Thursday 3:00-4:00pm on the Saddleback College campus, in the Career Center, and online simultaneously – they will occur Tuesday – Thursday each week, and into the summer.

Students can contact the front desk at 949-582-4572 to get a seat – they will need to call to reserve a seat at a workshop prior to attending.

Additionally, they will have Open Labs for Fall 2023 Registration support starting the first week of registration (May 10th) so that students can also get registered at the same time.

AP Exam Schedule

AP Testing week 1: May 1 - May 5    
Day/Date Exam Location Time
Monday 5/1 US Gov't & Politics MPR 7:30am
Monday 5/1 Chemistry MPR 11:30am
Monday 5/1 Spanish Literature Library 11:30am
Tuesday 5/2 Environmental Science MPR 7:30am
Tuesday 5/2 Psychology GYM 11:30am
Wednesday 5/3 English Literature GYM 7:30am
Wednesday 5/3 Computer Science A MPR 11:30am
Thursday 5/4 Human Geography GYM 7:30am
Thursday 5/4 Macroeconomics MPR 7:30am
Thursday 5/4 Statistics MPR 11:30am
Friday 5/5 European History GYM 7:30am
Friday 5/5 US History MPR (A-M) 7:30am
Friday 5/5 US History Library (N-Z 7:30am
Friday 5/5 Art History Library 11:30am


Your Guidance Newsletter is here! Check out our newsletter for important dates, workshops, campus events, department updates, and more!

Trabuco Hills Guidance Newsletter


Zero Period Request for 2023-2024

if you are interested in requesting a zero period for next year, please fill out the following form to apply for a zero period. 

Zero period courses and requests will be granted based on need.

Zero Period Request Form


Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week (May 8th -12th)

To raise Mental Health Awareness, the Guidance Department will be featuring workshops every day at lunch that the students can participate in.

Opportunity to walk away with wellness-related giveaways

Opportunity to clear demerits



End of the Year Stess?

OCDE Counselor Presentation to address end of the year stress (finals, AP testing, etc.)

Wednesday, May 3rd in The Meadow at LUNCH

Students can clear 1 demerit


We awarded two tickets to Prom for a senior who completed the FAFSA.  Nathan Gibney won! Congrats!! We will be giving treats to the other seniors who completed their FAFSA on Wednesday at the College Rep tables. Join Us!


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

Trabuco Hills Sports Schedule

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

Trabuco Hills Athletics Calendar


Trabuco Hills Wrestling

Wrestling Scholarship winners

THHS Wrestling would like to announce our 2023 Scholarship winners.

The winner of the Peter Parmenter Scholarship is Senior wrestler Henry Sturn.

The winner of the Guy Davis Memorial Scholarship is Senior Volleyball player Malia De Jesus.

Additionally, four senior wrestlers were nominated for and won the USMC/NWCA Character & Leadership All-American Award.

The National Wrestling Coaches Association partnered with the United States Marine Corps to recognize and honor young adults who show a commitment to sound character and strong leadership. award was presented at our banquet by Marine Sgt. Thai Kirk. They were Andrew Asbury, Henry Sturn, Logan Witten, and Noah Zuniga. Congrats to our All American Winners!


Future College Athletes!

We will be hosting a “National Signing Day” ceremony on Tuesday, May 16th . Please rsvp with Mr. Leon at or (949) 768-1934 ext. 237786 by May 10th if you would like to be honored. We look forward to a grand celebration. More details to follow.

Please fill out the following google form if you would like to participate in our National Signing Day:

National Signing Day on May 16 Athlete Form 



Trabuco Track & Field

The Boys and Girls Teams WIN South Coast League Titles!!!

This is the first South Coast League Title for the Girl's Team in School History. The last league title (Sea View League) was in 2010.

The Boys win it for the 4th year in a row!! (**no league title in 2019/2020).

The boys 4 x 100 run a new season 42.22 PR and take 1st place at the South Coast League Finals!

The girls 4 x 100 run the second fastes time in school history 47.10. 

Our Track & Field athletes will be competing in CIF Prelims this Saturday! We wish them all the best. Go Mustangs.


Trabuco Hills Tennis

The team took 2nd place in the league and are onto CIF playoffs for D3 this Wednesday @ 3pm vs Upland. Good luck Mustangs!!

We hosted the individual league tournament last Tuesday and Wednesday. The top 2 singles and doubles go on to CIF sections for individuals.

Parth Solanki got 2nd in singles and Raymond Alvin and Sonny Kim qualified by also getting 2nd in doubles. We are so excited to see these athletes move on! Congrats, Mustangs!


Trabuco Hills Volleyball




Congrats to our Mustangs on their Wildcard and CIF Round 1 and 2 wins last week!

CIF Quarterfinal Game: THHS Boys Volleyball host Alemany High School this Wednesday @ 6pm. Please come out and support!

Get Tickets



Trabuco Hills Boys Lacrosse

Congrats to Boys Lacrosse on being the 2023 South Coast League Champions with a 6 - 0 league record and a 15-3 season record.

Come out and support them in their CIF Round 1 Match up vs J Serra this Wednesday @ Home vs J. Serra!



Trabuco Hills Swimming & Diving

Varsity swim boys finished the Sea View League season as co-league champions, the first time in four years! Many swimmers are swimming this Wednesday for CIF out in Riverside. Good luck, Mustangs!

Trabuco Hills freshman diver Niko Siaden competed in the Sea View League Dive Championships last week and finished 2nd with a score of 378 points. He also dove on Wednesday 4/27 in the Div. 2 CIF-SS Dive Championship where he finished 3rd with a 343. Great job, Niko!

Boys Swim



Also, the JV Sea View League Swim Championships where girls finished 1st and boys finished 2nd. Way to go, Mustangs!

JV girls swim

JV swim boys


Trabuco Hills Girls Cross Country

The sport of Girls Cross Country results in the participants being fitter, faster, and stronger.

Our Girls Cross Country team begins training for the 2023 season on May 15, and will also conduct two 4-week summer camps, June 19-July 15, and July 17-August 12, Monday through Saturday, 6:30-9:00am.

If you believe your daughter would benefit from this sport, join the cross country team and attend the two summer camps.  The cost is $200.00 per camp, and you can enroll at the THHS Webstore.

Any questions, contact Coach Kelly at, or your daughter can see him in room 511 at THHS. Go Blue.


Need an Athletic Screening?


SVUSD Summer School

  • Depending on the academic needs of the student, SVUSD intermediate and high school students have different summer school program opportunities for credit recovery, continued engagement and, under certain conditions, original credit.
  • Because each program is unique, it is recommended that you contact your School Counselor or Guidance Technician to determine which program and course(s) you need to enroll. 
  • All programs are available to intermediate and high school students only who will attend a SVUSD school in the fall of 2023, SVUSD seniors who will be summer graduates, and students who live within the SVUSD boundaries.
  • For more information, please contact your school's guidance office.

Summer School Program Descriptions

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)


Meraj, Works really hard in class. He goes above and beyond in everything he does. He continually works hard on improving his skills. Even when he is absent, he always emails his teachers so he does not fall behind in class.

This young man is an extremely hard working student that has even dedicated himself to graduating early. In my AP HUG class he is currently receiving a 96% but his participation and work ethic sets him aside from the rest of my students. He often asks me questions after class and even emails me when he is intrigued by something he has been assigned for homework. He is a model citizen and I am not only proud of who he is but excited to see lies ahead for him in the future. - Mr. Marc Stern

Grace is an extraordinary student in my AP Art History class. She has earned 100% for the entire semester. Her depth and breadth of knowledge is quite impressive. It is a pleasure to have a student who remembers everything that we have covered in class. - Dr. Mooney


Zach is a hardworking, positive, and attentive student. He always has something great to contribute to class discussions. It's a pleasure to have him in class.



Cyber Bullying Parent Presentation

The Talk Town Hall

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

May Community of Character: Courage