MONDAY MORNING MUSTANG
OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 1, 2019
It's Halloween Time!
Mustang Schedule This Week:
MONDAY -OCTOBER 28
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
TUESDAY - OCTOBER 29
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 30
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm (Early Out Dismissal)
- Walnut Wednesday: Wear Walnut Gear
- Dr. Taylor Site Visit
- Opening Night to Almost, Maine
THURSDAY - OCTOBER 31
- *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- 75 Japanese Students Visiting Campus - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 1
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
Start Nominating for Walnut Wednesday!
Tightening Up Tutorial
We will start the "Mustang Round-Up" on Tuesday, November 5.
Here are some details:
- Tutorial announcements are currently being made letting students know they have to be in a classroom during tutorial by the bell otherwise they will be sent to the "Mustang Round-Up" in the MPR
- A GLC will scan students in and an email will be sent to parents/guardians
- All students in "Mustang Round Up" will quietly work on something in the MPR. It is not a hang out time! We really want our students to focus on finishing homework, getting extra help, and using that time during the school day to get ahead.
Note: Please remind students of the importance of tutorial! More work during tutorial leads to less work at home.
WVUSD PASSIONATELY PINK FOR THE CURE BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER - PLEASE DONATE
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Walnut Valley has actively supported this important cause for many years. Some of our staff have fought or are fighting cancer right now. A few have lost the battle. Please support and donate to this worthwhile cause. Proceeds support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
Please submit all donations to Monique Estrada by November 1st. The WHS employee that donates the most will receive a pink bag.
No cash please! Checks made out to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Thank you for supporting this worthy cause!
Directing Change Mini Grant Opportunity for Los Angeles County Districts and Schools
The Directing Change Program & Film Contest is thrilled to announce a new Mini Grant Opportunity for Schools and Districts in Los Angeles County! The Directing Change Program & Film Contest engages youth to learn about the topics of suicide prevention and mental health by creating short films that are used to support awareness, education and advocacy efforts across the state, in their communities, and on their campuses. Participants have a chance to win cash prizes, meet with film making professionals, and attend an award ceremony in May.
Eligible Organizations: Schools and districts working with students in grades 6-12 in Los Angeles County. Public, private, and charter schools and districts are all eligible to apply.
Mini Grant Funding: $1,500 to implement the Directing Change Program & Film Contest in a classroom setting.
- Facilitate participation of at least one classroom in the Directing Change program during the 2019-20 school year, resulting in a minimum of five film submissions by the submission deadline: March 1, 2020.
- Teach at least one Directing Change mental health or suicide prevention lesson in a classroom on campus.
- Plan and implement an awareness event on campus which includes screening of the youth-produced films to peers and/or parents in May 2020.
Interested? Complete these steps by Friday October 18, 2019:
- Step 1: Complete this application form with your contact information: http://www.directingchangeca.org/2020-los-angeles-county-mini-grant-application/
- Step 2: Submit W9 as part of your application.
Mini-Grant Opportunities for K-12 Teachers
Keeping History Alive and Bringing STEM to Life awards mini-grants of $250-$850 to K-12 teachers of history and STEM in Los Angeles County. The mini-grants assist teachers in public, private, charter, and parochial schools with classroom resources, field trips, on-campus presentations, and/or professional development. Applications due: October 31, 2019
Eligibility requirements, applications, and rubrics can be viewed online via the following links:
TURNITIN AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP
TurnitIn After School Workshop for all secondary teachers who incorporate writing in their content area.
Turnitin is a great tool that supports a curriculum focused on communication and collaboration skills. It is so much more than just a plagiarism checker! With Feedback Studio and PeerMark, you can save yourself hours of work from grading. Here are some time-saving features teachers love: voice and text comments, rubric grading, automatic grammar check, and peer feedback.
This is a hands-on workshop open to all secondary teachers who incorporate writing in their content area, not just those who teach English Language Arts. Turnitin accepts a variety of file types such as Google Docs, Google Slides (if converted to PDF format), Excel, and PowerPoint.
Training Date: November 4, 2019
Training Time: 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Training Location: Ed Services Training Room, District Office
Presenter: Alice Chen, Suzanne Middle School Teacher & Tech Coach
Attendees will be compensated at the professional hourly rate for attending.
Bring an electronic device.
Spots are limited so sign up before we fill up!
Sign up on this Google Form.
WHS vs. DBHS BASKETBALL GAME - NOVEMBER 7
Boys Basketball is hosting our annual staff basketball fundraiser game on Friday, NOVEMBER 7th at 5:00. We would love to have you be a part of this event. If you would like to play in the game, Be a coach, sing the national anthem, sell tickets or help us out in any other way please let me know. The more staff members that we have involved the more fun the atmosphere will be. This game will be against the Diamondbar Staff.
ALUMNI/FACULTY SOCCER GAME - NOVEMBER 8
Time to dust off those old cleats and represent the staff at the new annual Boys Soccer Alumni/Faculty soccer game. This year the game will take place on Friday, November 8, from 3 to 4:30 pm.
A free snack and Gatorade will be given to all participants. Anyone interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to watch the game, there is free entry and the concessions stand will be open. We are also looking for volunteers to help announce, run the score board, and take video of the game.
WENDLAND TECHNOLOGY UPDATES
Online Referrals Rolling Out!
FUNDRAISER REQUEST FORM
You will receive an email saying if your request is approved or denied. If approved, you will also receive a PDF copy of the form you normally would have filled out.
Bandy, Maletz, and Panlilio Sing at Jazz Night!
Janice Zhen sharing on Twitter!
Coach Mac and our CIF Volleyball Girls!
Jenny Tomlin Stepping Up!
Garrett Lim celebrates Mole Day
Blue Thunder Earns $705
Under the direction of Corey Wicks and Katie Takahashi, some of our band students helped install high efficiency toilets on campus saving over 60 million gallons of water!
PLTW Presents Their Findings!
MUSTANG OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
10/1 So Hee Tan
10/03 Sonia Nunez
10/5 Julie Park
10/10 Christy Godinez
10/10 John Vu
10/12 David Smits
10/15 Erik Jameson
10/16 Donny Melara
10/18 Linda Rehm
10/21 Leah Turner
10/30 Marissa Beemer
10/30 Patrick McConnell