Trabuco Hills High School

Trabuco Hills High School

Newsletter 5/5/23

Upcoming Events 

  • Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12 (AP and IB Testing)

  • 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 @ 2:45 pm (CIF Unified Track and Field)

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

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

  • Saturday, May 13 (2023 Special Olympics Spring Games)

  • 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)

  • Monday, May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (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 (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 8th, 2023.

We are excited to celebrate our arts this week. We have spirit days each day, as well as the shoe show on Wednesday, Cinema Night Thursday and Friday, and our Winterguard and Percussion have their Spring Showcase on Friday! The Jazz Band performs on the 16th, Band and Orchestra perform the 17th, Choir performs at the Bridge on the 22nd, and the dance show is the 23rd and 24th. Be sure to come to our evening events and see our amazing students perform.

We are also heading in to the final weeks of school. We will have our zero period final on 5/24 (this will be the last day zero period meets). First period will begin that day at 9:30. Seniors will take finals in all other classes on 5/25 and 5/26. We will be on a block schedule with odd periods Thursday and even periods Friday. The last week of school there is no school Monday for Memorial Day. Tuesday will be finals in periods 1 and 4; Wednesday will be finals in periods 2 and 5; Thursday will be finals in periods 3 and 6. That final week we also have some fun events for our Seniors happening.

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

Prom May 20

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

Med-Sci Students Visit Applied Medical

On May 2, Applied Medical hosted 24 Med-Sci Economics students to learn about future careers in the growing medical device industry. Applied Medical works to develop breakthrough technologies and solutions for minimally invasive and general surgery. In addition to summer learning opportunity for students, this local company offers internship opportunities for college students after their first year.

Students who wish to be a part of these activities are invited to join Med-Sci (Health Sciences & Career Academy for college prep students) by expressing interest through an email to Mr. Mann or Mrs. Chin.


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


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

Visual and Performing Arts

Let's Celebrate the Arts!! Dress up this week!

Vapa dress up week


Trabuco Hills Ceramics

Annual Shoe Show on Wednesday, May 10 

Ceramics Annual Show Show, may 10



Trabuco Hills Film

The Trabuco Hills Film Program presents Cinema Night: Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12 @ 7pm in the THHS Theatre. 

Get Tickets


Trabuco Hills Instrumental Music


Trabuco Hills Spring Showcase

Friday is the Spring Showcase. The Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate Spin Club will also be performing at this event. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Spring Showcase 5/12 @ 7pm


Trabuco Hills Drumline

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


Trabuco Hills Orchestra

Interested in joining Trabuco Hills Orchestra?


Trabuco Hills Choirs

Several weeks ago, our Chamber Choir was honored to perform at the California Music Educator’s Association State Choral Festival (CMEA). Of hundreds of applicants, only seven schools across the state were accepted to perform and be honored based off of previous recordings and festival scores. This was a huge honor to be recognized as a leading team and ensemble in the state of California.

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


Chamber Choir



PTSA Summer SAT Workshop

Summer SAT Workshop Information

AP Exam Schedule

AP Testing week 2: May 8 - May 12    
Day/Date Exam Location Time
Monday 5/8 Calculus AB/BC GYM 7:30am
Monday 5/8 Computer Sci Principles GYM 11:30am
Tuesday 5/9 English Language Library 7:30am
Tuesday 5/9 Physics C Library 11:30am
Wednesday 5/10 Spanish Language MPR 7:30am
Wednesday 5/10 Biology Library 11:30am
Thursday 5/11 French Language Library 7:30am
Thursday 5/11 World History MPR 7:30am
Friday 5/12 German Language 500 conf. rm 7:30am
Friday 5/12 Music Theory Library/GCR 7:30am


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.

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



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 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 15th at 4:30

Wednesday, May 17th at 4:30

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:


Trabuco Hills Unified Track and Field

CIF Unified track may 12 @ 2:45pm


Trabuco Girls Track & Field

The Girls Varsity Track And Field team won their first South Coast League title in school history, spanning 38 seasons. Other titles have been won in the Sea View League; however, again, never a coveted South Coast title.

Congratulations to all 140 girls on the team, the coaching staff, and all those involved.

The Girls TF Banquet will be May 18 at Dove Canyon CC, no doubt lots of smiles that night. Kudos all around.

Trabuco Hills sprinters, Tara Ohlwiler and Halle Sutherland, both qualified for the CIF Division 1 100 Meter Final next Saturday at Moorpark HS. Kudos to Coach Ayers and both girls!


Trabuco Hills Track and Field

So proud of ALL our athletes who competed in one of the most insanely talented divisions in all of California in the CIF Division 1 Prelims.

The following athletes found a way to survive and advance:

18 days until State!! Congrats, Mustangs!


Tara Ohlweiler

Halle Sutherland

4 x 100

Tara Ohlweiler, Halle Sutherland, Karina Wagoner, Nicole Pierce

Camden Mann, Michael Serpa, Cooper Decillo, Tyler Harvey

Pole Vault

Nik Bendis

Jessica Davis

Shot Put

Andrew King


Adam Klinge


Danica Brinkman


Trabuco Hills Tennis

Congrats to our Trabuco Hills Boys Tennis who just finished up a great season! They suffered a tough loss 76-77 in CIF this past week, but we are unbelievably proud of all your accomplishments. Thank you for showcasing your talent all season and special thanks to Coach Rodriguez for his efforts!


Trabuco Hills Pep Squad

Congrats to our 23-24 Trabuco Hills Pep Squad! They had a blast celebrating their new team!




Trabuco Hills Boys Lacrosse

Congrats to Boys Lacrosse on being the 2023 South Coast League Champions and making it to Round 2 of CIF! You had an incredible win 12-11 over J Serra in Round 1. It was a true joy to watch this team all season. Such talent!!

Special shoutout to @haninoydesign for all her photos and entertaining feed! We appreciate you.


Trabuco Hills Swimming & Diving

Congrats to our CIF Swimmers and all that competed at CIF prelims!!



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?

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.


Continued Summer Engagement


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)


Second Semester Finals Week Schedules: May 24 - June 1

Finals Bell Schedule


Finals Week

Finals Week


Graduation: June 1 @ 7:30 in THHS Stadium

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


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


Trabuco Hills is proud to honor our CTE Students of the Month

Isabel has a quiet presence in my AP CSP class. She attentive, self-disciplined and motivated in Computer Science. She enjoys all the projects, especially when we work with groups. She is kind and helpful to all her peers. She is a real pleasure to have in class.


Dhruv is in my CSA class. He is bright and intelligent. He did not come to CSA through the CSP pathway. But, he still excels in his work. He works hard and tries to understand concepts, instead of just getting the right answers. His work ethic will carry him successfully throughout his life. He is a pleasure to have in class.

Elina is a leader. She is helpful to all and does so with grace and kindness. She always has substantive, thoughtful answers to everything that we do in class. She truly enjoys computer science and her enthusiasm and joy are truly contagious to peers around her. True pleasure to have in class.


Chloe is a shining star in my CSA class. This is her second year in computer science. She is quiet, but has strong presence. Her work ethic and perseverance has been truly inspiring. She is very kind and helpful to her peers and they all look up to her. Her scores are exemplary and I know she will go far in her CS career through college and beyond.



Elle was nominated by both her science and mathematics teachers. Congratulations, Elle!

Elle is an amazing math and science student and human. Her work in class on assignments and on exams are so beautiful they should be framed. She motivates her group to do well and is willing to help while having a positive attitude and smile on her face. Elle previous teachers are quick to respond positively and fondly. We are honored to award Elle student of the month!





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