OCTOBER 7-11, 2019

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Second Installment of Walnut Wednesday Awards!

Last Wednesday, we had our second round of Walnut Wednesday Awards for the month of October! Congrats to our staff members who received an award, a pick from the swag bag, and a social media shoutout. Scroll down to see who received the awards. Don't forget to nominate for next month. Click below!

Mustang Schedule This Week:


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm (Early Out Dismissal)
  • Staff: Wear College Gear


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


Walnut Wednesday Award Winners!

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Mini-Grant Opportunities for K-12 Teachers

Sponsored by The Helen and Will Webster Foundation and Azusa Pacific University.

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:



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CalRTA Teacher Grant Program- Deadline for submissions is October 18

Show the Great Things Happening at Walnut High School!

In our staff meeting, we talked about showcasing all the great things happening on our campus. If you tweet using the following hashtags (see above) then it will show up in our lobby for everyone to see. If you have any questions please reach out to Kevin. Reach out to an administrator if you choose not to use social media. We would love to capture it for you!

Take a look at the twitter wall! Some of you are already doing it! See below.

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Join us on October 16 as we honor Garrett Lim!

The district will be honoring Garrett Lim on October 16 at DBHS starting at 3:30 pm. Let's show up and support Garrett!
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Robotics - 2nd Rebellion looking for an advisor

We have a robotics club called 2nd Rebellion looking to start up a club on campus. It was started at Suzanne and they want to keep it going as kids begin to transition to high school. They are looking for an advisor and the following expectations:

1) someone who believes in the benefits of robotics and the FIRST program and is interested in supporting and advocating for robotics

2) Assist team in handling and processing money that comes in and out of our team fund,

3) attend the occasional Monday morning meeting that is necessary to get approved for fundraising.

Please e-mail Christina Lin if interested at

Teddy Bear Tea Grant

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Fundraiser Requests will be filled out online, The link will also be on the Staff Resource Doc under Forms & Requests.

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.




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Shoutout to our Mustangs going above and beyond!

Suzy McDonald and her class show appreciation to our Custodial crew!

Wednesday was National Custodians Day! We appreciate our custodial crew who keeps Walnut HS running smoothly. Ms. McDonald’s went above and beyond with her class showing their appreciation for our custodians.
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French Students get an amazing Experience!

I forgot to post this last week, but on September 24 our French students hopped on a bus to LA and watched the premiere of a French film, Aus bout des doigts (In Your Hands), at the Directors Guild of America. Thanks to Mrs. TenBroek, Ms. Thibeault & Mr. Villafana for taking our kids and letting them experience that!
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Goossen's Annual Egg Drop!

Mr. Goosen's physics classes did their famous egg drop last week. Some made it, others...not so much
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Cornell & ADP = Hands on Learning!

Last week, Mr. Cornell's ADP students were doing hands-on learning as well as working collaboratively on an economic trade project. Thanks for pushing our kids Mr. Cornell!
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Lisa Donee creating scholars!

Thank you Ms. Donee for always going above and beyond! Your preparation does not go unnoticed, and it’s evident that your students enjoy your classroom and see value in their research papers. Thanks for taking a step by step approach with our kids and going the extra mile.
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Ms. Mays applying real world applications!

Ms. Mays APES students tested the primary productivity of pond water which is the basis of all food webs on the planet earth. How cool that our students using real-world applications in the classroom?!
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Janice Zhen bringing DNA to life!

Janice Zhen had students build 3D models of DNA to better understand its structure and function. Way to make it come to life for our kids Janice!
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Alder & Life Size Monarchs!

Looking for an absolute monarch??? Well, you can find them in Mrs. Alder’s AP Euro class. Students were asked to research monarchs, and artistically draw life-size posters. Stay tuned for this week’s gallery walk.
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Andy & Ave - Homecoming!

Andy and ave had 48 hours of chaos starting Friday morning last week. In 48 hours, our ASB kids held a rally, halftime show, and hosted a dance with over 450 kids. Thanks, Andy and Ave. I hope you slept in on Sunday!
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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


Assessment Practices: Hindering or Improving Student Learning?

I had the opportunity to hear Katie Martin speak last year at a conference and she continually questions why we do things. This article gives some good examples of how formative assessments can hinder the learning process or help. We have a great opportunity with our tutorial schedule to improve learning through assessment!

"The primary purpose of formative assessment is to improve learning, not audit it"

About Us

Opened in 1968, Walnut High School is a public school located in the Walnut Valley Unified School District that serves roughly 2,300 students.
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