Trabuco Hills High School

Trabuco Hills High School

Newsletter 5/22/23

Upcoming Events 

  • Monday, May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the MPR (Yearbook Distribution Student ID Required)

  • Monday, May 22 @ 7pm (End of the Year Choir concert at Bridge Church)

  • Tuesday, May 23  @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the MPR (Yearbook Distribution Student ID Required)

  • Wednesday, May 24 (Period 0 Final)

  • Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25 @ 7pm (THHS Dance presents "Timeless")

  • 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 22nd, 2023.

This week we have Yearbook distribution in the MPR. Please have your students bring their ID. Thank you to Mr. Mann and the Yearbook students for their hard work on the 2022 - 2023 Yearbook! 

The Trabuco Hills Choir has their show this evening at Bridge Church and the Dance Program is putting on "Timeless". Please join us in celebrating our Mustangs talents!

Good luck to all students on their Period 0 Final on Wednesday and we wish all our Seniors the best on their finals this Thursday and Friday!

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


Second Semester Finals Week Schedules: May 24 - June 1

Finals Bell Schedule


Finals Week

Finals Week

thhs asb weekly update

Horse petting on May 26th at snack


Congrats to our 2023 -2024 Elected Student ASB Leaders!



Class of 2023 Senior Events


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

THHS MSA Winners

Our own THHS Muslim Student Association won medals at the esteemed SoCal Muslim Inter-scholastic Tournament (MIST). Here are the winners:

Aqilla Ikrar: 3rd place 2D Art, 2nd place Social Media, Most Spirited

Athallah Ikrar: 2nd place Debate, 2nd place Social Media

Aadhil PM: 2nd place Debate, 2nd place Social Media

Additionally, all THREE are qualified for the National MIST competition which will occur in Duke University! 


CTE Award Winners!

The Orange County Maker Challenge is a challenge given to the Orange County area school districts. Students are challenged by the following:

"Design and build, or significantly repurpose, a

product that will solve a problem, need or want."

Hundreds of students compete from all over Orange County.

These awards also come with Cash!!!

Yes, hard cold, cash....

Congratulations to the following Mustangs!!

Owen Geissman and Ryan Bain for taking 3rd place in the

Division B Level 1 category

Luke Buss and Brianna Kramer for taking 2nd place in the Division B Level 2 category

Cameron Cunningham and Nevan Bruce for taking 1st place in the Division B Level 2 category AND took 1st place in the Specialty Category "Chapman University" Emerging Entrepreneurs Award. This category is an award given by Chapman University.  Chapman Professors themselves issue the placements. 

Shane French and Randel Mathews-Libby for taking 1st Place for the Specialty Award in the 3D-Printing category.


Exchange Club's Youth of the Year

Congratulations, Makayla Miroshnichenko and Aiden Soller!  The Exchange Club’s Youth of the Year program is a local, district and national competition. Students selected are proven to be well-rounded individuals who meet not only the academic criteria but also are highly involved in the school and the local community. Participants chosen to move on to the National level are awarded scholarships of $15,000.


Trabuco Hills Academic Decathlon

We would like to extend our congratulations to this year’s Mustang Academic Decathlon Team for finishing 4th Overall in the annual county competition, and earning a 7th consecutive invitation to the California state championship!  Highlights of the season included the capturing of 25 individual medals, a 5th place finish in Super Quiz, and an unbelievable run by senior decathlete Alexis Nielson who became the most decorated Academic Decathlon team member in school history.  Unbelievable job Alexis! You will be missed!  Another notable effort was put forth by junior Madeleine Hall, who, after qualifying for state, managed to bring home three medals in the categories of Art, Literature, and Music-- a truly exceptional performance by this first-year competitor! In regard to the team as a whole, Mr. Spangler was particularly proud, “This group has embodied everything you would want in an academically driven team: dedication, resilience in the face of the pandemic, and a willingness to challenge themselves at a time when many students are looking to do less.”  If you have the opportunity, please be sure to give the following team members a well-deserved nod of approval for their outstanding efforts:  Neha Nair, Alexis Nielson, Madeleine Hall, Kanika Shringi, Chloe Chang, Serena Lee, Simran Bhogle, Lauren Hassett, Anum Ghulamali, McKayla Ashley, Arnav Podichetty, and Jaren Chu.

Interested in knowing more about Academic Decathlon?  If you think Academic Decathlon might be for you (or your student), please contact Mr. Spangler at or drop by room 536 to learn more about the upcoming summer study sessions and the 2023-2024 season.


Graduation Box Auction

THHS PTSA is excited to present our Graduation Box Auctions. We have two private stadium boxes to auction off and both boxes INCLUDE a premium parking spot outside the stadium! The auctions open on Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm and close Sunday, May 21st at 8pm. Extra tickets are NOT included in the auction.

Graduation Box Auction Information

PTSA Summer SAT Workshop

Summer SAT Workshop Information


Visual and Performing Arts


Trabuco Hills Drumline

Drumline clinics May 19, May 23, May 25 @ 6pm


Trabuco Hills Orchestra

Interested in joining Trabuco Hills Orchestra?


Trabuco Hills Choirs

Spring Showcase: our end of the year concert is at 7:00pm on May 22nd at The Bridge Church.

Get Tickets



Trabuco Hills Dance 

Trabuco Hills Dance presents "Timeless" on May 24 & 25 @ 7 pm

Get Tickets - May 24 @ 7pm

Get Tickets - May 25 @ 7pm


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


Continued Summer Engagement

THHS Club News

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

Trabuco Hills Clubs

CSF Sealbearers: CSF Sealbearers may come pick up their Honor Stole in Room 115 at snack or lunch this week.

All Pending Sealbearers MUST complete a final grade check before they can receive their stole. Pending Sealbearers can pick up their stole after graduation practice next week in Room 115.


Chemical Society Olympiad

This spring THHS participated in the OC American Chemical Society Olympiad and First Year Exam programs. 

AP Chem students were selected to participate in the Olympiad exam at Irvine Valley College to compete against other schools from the county (and each other) to test their college-level chemistry knowledge.  The students who participated in the exam were: Eric Wang, Orod Shad, Audrey Nguyen, and Annabelle Deng.  Diego Monroy also participated via independent registration. 

Honors Chemistry students were selected to participate in the First Year Chemistry exam at Cal State Fullerton in April.  These students took time off from their Saturday morning to test their knowledge of honors level chemistry.  The students who participated in the exam were: Colin Kerns, Nishanth Satishkumar, Jacob Cunanan, Grace Regier, Kai Park, Milan Dansa, Athallah Ikrar, and Jennifer Jain.

Eric Wang and Colin Kerns were recognized last night as the top scoring student from their respective exam at the ACS Awards Banquet.  Their names are engraved on the THHS plaque that will hang in Mrs. Gaines’ room until next year.


THHS Sports Highlights


Trabuco Hills Girls Swim

Congratulations to the members of the Trabuco Hills Swim Team who recently finished their season on a high note at the CIF Southern Section Finals!

Senior Margaret Yu qualified for finals in both of her individual events, placing 8th in the 50 freestyle and 13th in the 100 butterfly.

Junior Eliza Taylor also qualified for finals in both of her individual events, placing 5th in the 200 individual medley and breaking her own school record with a time of 2:04.84, and placing 7th in the 100 breaststroke.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Margaret Yu, Norah Lee, Jenna Vavrina and Eliza Taylor took home the 8th place medal with a time of 1:40.58.  And the 400 freestyle relay team of Margaret Yu, Norah Lee, Sophie Lee and Eliza Taylor finished in 11th with a time of 3:42.55.

And finally, congratulations to Eliza Taylor for qualifying and swimming at the CIF State Championships in the 200 individual medley!

Trabuco Hills Girls Lacrosse

Congrats to our lacrosse athletes on their varsity awards! Proud of you, Mustangs!!


Trabuco Hills Girls Golf Tryouts

Girls Golf Tryouts! 

We have a great bunch of girls of all talent levels when it comes to the game of golf and we compete against all the local high schools.  We play home match at Dove Canyon Country Club, Oso Creek Golf Course and Tijeras Creek Golf Course

Low pressure tryouts for our team will be conducted at Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center and will last about 45 minutes each day:

Monday, May 22nd at 4:30

Tuesday, May 23rd at 4:30

Golfers will:

  • Putt 3, 6, and 9 feet
  • Chip over a bunker 20 feet
  • Hit balls on the driving range to 100 and 150 yard targets.

Golfers should bring with them the appropriate clubs to do the above skills.  Also, take this opportunity to go out and practice these skills at a course like Lake Forest or Tijeras Creek - it’s always free to put and chip.

Our season will begin on August 1st with two or three practices that week. School starts on Monday, August 14th and we start matches against other schools the week of August 21st.

Please complete the following Google Form to RSVP

Please contact Coach Woods if you our parents have any questions at:


Boys and Girls Track and Field on to STATE!

The Boys 4x100 Team, the Girls 4x100 Team, and Jessica Davis in Pole Vault all qualified for the State Championships.

The Boys 4x100

Camden Mann

Michael Serpa

Cooper DeCillo

Tyler Harvey


The Girls 4x100

Tara Ohlwiler

Karina Wagoner

Halle Sutherland

Nicole Pierce

The Boys and Girls team travel to Clovis this Thursday to compete Friday afternoon for State Prelims and Saturday for State Finals.


Trabuco Hills Girls Track and Field

The Girls Track And Field Banquet was last Thursday night at Dove Canyon Country Club in RSM, 244 athletes and guests attended. It was quite a memorable evening celebrating a South Coast League title, and a special thank you goes out to Girls TF moms Deborah Watts (Skylar) and Stephanie Sutherland (Halle) for organizing the beautiful banquet room, flowers for the seniors, and gifts for the coaches.

it certainly "...takes a village."

Top awards, and there were many, went to freshmen Millie Bayles and Emma Ortiz for Future Pride Of The Mustangs, senior Jessica Davis for Victory With Honor, as well as seniors Danica Brinkman and Halle Sutherland for Most Outstanding Athletes.

Go Blue!




Trabuco Hills Athletics Summer Camps

Trabuco Hills is offering summer camps! All athletes must be athletically cleared to participate and registration occurs on the THHS Webstore.

Dates, Time, Sports, Event information about our camps:

Trabuco Hills Athletics Summer Programs


Trabuco Hills Girls Cross Country Summer Camp

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.


Tennis Summer Camp


Girls Volleyball Camp


Girls Basketball Summer Camp

Basketball Camp July 13 -15 from 2-4pm


Athletic Clearance

All athletes need an athletic clearance to participate in THHS Athletics (including summer camps). Please follow the steps on Home Campus to be athletically cleared. Thank you,

Need an Athletic Screening?

Get your sports screening while supporting your team and our Trabuco Hills Athletic Programs. Sports Screenings are mandatory for all summer participation and competition. Parent signature is required.

E-Bike Safety

May is National Bicycle Safety Month. With the growing number of bikes and e-bikes on our roadways, it is important that we continue to educate in safe riding practices.  In an effort to do this, Mission Viejo Police Services and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department created a safety video PSA to promote bike safety. 

Unified Arts Day

SVUSD and Ms. Kara Johnson, Thank you for always providing opportunities for our students! Our Unified Arts Day was INCREDIBLE! We are extremely grateful for all your endless support of all things Unified!

It was such a pleasure to watch all our students, staff, and VAPA teachers experience Unified Art together for the first time!





Founded in 1983, the President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) honors graduating elementary, middle and high school students for their achievement and hard work. The program has provided individual recognition from the President and the U.S. Secretary of Education to those students whose outstanding efforts have enabled them to meet challenging standards of excellence. Each year, thousands of elementary, middle, and high schools participate by recognizing deserving students.

This year, graduating seniors from THHS were recognized by the staff as recipients for the President’s Award for Educational Achievement and Educational Excellence.

Students earning the award for Educational Achievement earned an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and were nominated by at least one staff member. They received a certificate at the awards ceremony on June 1st.

These students are:

Alexander, Lyana

Harp, Denali

Roener, Madelyn

Alvin, Raymond

Hayes, Ashlyn

Rosales, Dulce

Araneta, Matthew

He, Linghang

Solanki, Parth

Arnold, Gabriel

Herrera Alvarez, Daniela

Solorzano Martinez, Franklin

Asbury, Andrew

Hovannisyan, Arno

Starkey, Jessica

Boco, Juliana

Hurley, Madyson

Suzer, Deniz

Brinkman, Danica

Kagita, Vrushu

Swaminathan, Riya

Brown, Iain

Kokhavi, Kiefer

Sweetser, Eden

Burke, Lauren

Lantz, Lincoln

Tadevosyan, Sargis

Carbajal, Jenny

Le, Gabi

Thakar, Anya

Castaneda-Mendez, Angelica

LeMonte, Austin

Triman, Layla

Cayabyab, Samantha

Lisitsyna, Daria

Tuttle, Nathan

Chan, Justin

Marat, Madi

Umoh, Ukemeobong

Chen, Yili (Chris)

Marinkovich, Christian

Van, Genevieve

Clayton, Sara

McKaig, Ethan

Vasiraju, Nakitha

Contreras, Cole

McMullen, Griffin

Verreyne, Samantha

Damian, Jacqueline

Molina-Ardon, Dulce

Wenstrom, Kaitlin

Daoud, Jonathan

Munoz, Erryn

Witten, Logan

Davis, Miles

Nguyen, Audrey

Woodward, Hannah

Dawly, Jian

Ofhaus, Jonathan

Yeager, Rachel

DeCillo, Cooper

Ogawa, Kite

Youngblood, Anna

Ghulamali, Anum

Peterson, Lucy

Youngblood, Maya

Gosselin, Shelby

Puentes, Erick

Zamora Rayo, Erick

Gray, Bobby

Reilly, Natalie

Zuckerman, Karlie

Students earning the award for Educational Excellence also earned an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher. They were nominated by multiple staff members and were also recognized for high achievement on standardized exams. They will receive a certificate at the awards ceremony on June 1st.

These students are:

Afshar, Audrey

Modi, Kushi

Amineni, Harika

Nair, Neha

Ashley, McKayla

Nguyen, Hana

Barnhart, Brooke

Pawar, Suhani

Bhardwaj, Vaidehi

Pham, Alexis

Bloomer, Aaryn

Reiger, Megan

Brush, Ayva

Salaz, Esabelle

Buntzen, Nathan

Sherry, Elle

Cassetto, Hayden

Smay, Joshua

Chang, Chloe

Stuvland, Claire

Cruise, Hudson

Toringan, John Conrad

Gameros, Oscar

Valverde, Averie

Gibney, Nathan

Walker, Andrea (Annie)

Hales, Graham

Weaver, Jake

Hoffman, Lauren

Welsh, Shaelyn

Lawson, Reese

Youngblood, Ben

Lim, Hannah

Zellner, Hunter

McKeever, Kaitlyn





Graduation: June 1 @ 7:30 in THHS Stadium

Seniors are permitted to decorate their caps and be photographed by a professional photographer

Trabuco HILLS will have handicap seating available at the graduation ceremony and we have ramps leading up to the seats. We also have handicap parking located near the stadium. Seats and parking are available on a first-come basis so please arrive early. Gates will open at 6:30.


Mandatory Grad rehearsal Tuesday May 30 @ 9 am

Gap and Gown Parade May 30 at snack

Grad Rehearsal Wednesday May 31 @ 10:30 am


Graduation Leis for Sale

Trabuco Hills High School: Graduation Gifts

Congratulations! Please take a look at our selection! All online orders will be available for pickup on site the day of the graduation.

To retrieve your order, please stop by our booth located conveniently at the entrance to the graduation before the ceremony begins.

All orders directly benefit the Trabuco Hills Instrumental Program. 

Order Graduation Gifts 



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

Lawrence Jauregui

Hannah Pham

Kennedy Zamora

Diego Almada


Revolution Prep

Navigating the High School Transition

May Community of Character: Courage