The Friday Forecast
The Week of May 2-6, 2022
Five Mustang Scholar Athletes Recognized at Hacienda League Banquet
On April 25th, five of Walnut High Schools’ finest student-athletes were honored with the Hacienda 5 award. Every year, the schools in the Hacienda League recognize five seniors that have shown a dedication to academics, athletics and service in the community. The students selected have demonstrated the ability to excel on the field and court but most importantly in the classroom and in their community.
These Mustang Student-Athletes are being recognized for excelling in Athletics, Academics, & in the community.
These five embody The Walnut Way and have left their mark at Walnut High School!
Thank you for the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment you made over the past four years. Go Mustangs!
Schedule Next Week:
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
MONDAY - May 2
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- AP Government Test - 8:00 am
- AP Chemistry Test - 12:00 pm
TUESDAY - May 3
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- AP Environment Science Test - 8:00 am
- AP Psychology Test - 12:00 pm
WEDNESDAY - May 4
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
- AP English Literature and Composition Test - 8:00 am
- AP Computer Science A Test - 12:00 pm
THURSDAY - May 5
- *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- AP Human Geography Test - 8:00 am
- AP Macroeconomics Test - 12:00 pm
- AP Statistics Test - 12:00 pm
FRIDAY - May 6
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- AP European History Test - 8:00 am
- AP United States Test - 8:00 am
- AP Art History Test - 12:00 pm
- AP Microeconomics Test - 12:00 pm
- WHS Sadie Hawkins Dance - 7:00 pm - Gym
News and Announcements
MAY | GLC Students of the month
COLLEGE COMMITMENT SHOUT-OUT
CLASS OF 2022!! We want to celebrate where you will be attending school next year. Once you decide where you are going to college, please fill out the Google Form, upload a photo, & we will recognize this significant accomplishment.
Congrats to our first round of college shout outs!
- Tiffany Chow (UCLA)
- Abbie Laurel (Cal Poly Pomona)
- Henry Ortiz (University of Oregon)
- Nate Ibarra (Cal State Fullerton)
- Felicia Ang (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)
- Nicholas Martinez (Cal Poly Pomona)
Alumni Jazz Concert Was a Hit!
What an amazing Alumni Jazz Concert last night! We had alumni come back to perform some jazz music with our current students (some alumni dating back to the Class of 1990). We even had an exceptional guest performance from former band director Buddy Clements! Thanks to everyone who came out to support our program!
Walnut Softball is playoff bound!
Game details to be released Saturday. Good luck, ladies!
May The Fores Be With You!
Special thanks to Coach Cecil Woods, Victor Le, and Mark Miller for helping support our boys and coordinating the tournament!
Percussion and Color Guard Showcase - April 29
Come support our Color Guard and Percussion students in their final performance of the year! Our award-winner winter guard teams will perform their competitive shows, and our percussion students will showcase a variety of small ensemble performances.
When: Friday, April 29th @ 6 pm
Where: Walnut High School Gym
Tickets: $5 at the door
Advanced Placement Testing MAY 2-6
Week 2: Exams May 9-13
Week 3: Exams Make Up May 17-20
ALL 2022 AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil.
Student ID is required to take the exam
Find your exam date and time
Review WHS Exam Schedule and Location update
Review and understand all exam testing conditions and protocols
WHS Sadie Hawkins 2022 | 80's RETROGRAD
Where: WHS Gym
When: May 6th, 2022
What Time: 7-10 PM
Tickets will be sold on gofan.co
ASB will not be selling tickets; however, the QR code is posted outside their office. Date passes are in the ASB office and are due to their GLC by May 4TH.
SENIOR AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Class of 2022! We are trying to put together an awards program and need your help! If you have received a scholarship to the college you will attending or received an award, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we need:
- the name of the scholarship and the college of attendance or
- the name of the award
Additional Graduation Tickets Available!
Seniors can purchase a maximum of 2 additional tickets at $15 each at the ASB office. Purchase must be in cash or a check made out to Walnut High School. We will sell these two additional tickets until we run out of tickets. Tickets will be handout out to students the day before graduation at the second graduation practice.
2 Seniors Win Free VIP Graduation Seating & Parking!
Congratulations Jacob and Shandy!
Watch the drawing here: https://youtu.be/_inoOGyWKgM
10 Mustangs Forever package will be available Friday at 9am for a $1500/package. First come first serve.
Thank you for supporting our students and school!!
Mustangs Forever Fundraiser - VIP Graduation Seats & Parking
Enjoy your grads special day up close! Mustangs Forever VIP grad seats + parking package is now available.
A wonderful way to celebrate your grad’s milestone while helping our school.
Your WHCC donation may be tax-deductible as we are a 501c3 non-profit organization (EIN 84-3038734).
Congratulations Class of 2022!
Thank you for supporting our students and school!
Congrats Marquee Grad Shoutout!
Only 10 names per week starting in May on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss out on your preferred week! There is a $25 donation requested and all funds go back to supporting our students and school.
New Bell Schedule for 2022-2023
In 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 328, which requires high schools next fall to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. SB 328 is rooted in over three decades of research on teen health, sleep patterns, and brain chemistry. Its goal is to align school start times to support better sleep habits, student health, and performance in school.
Working closely with our staff and the district, we began preparing a plan to minimize disruption to our existing bell schedule and make any operational adjustments (transportation, food service, etc.) to support these changes.
Earlier this month, we finalized our new bell schedule that will go into effect starting next school year. To help you prepare for the changes in our start time and end times, we wanted to give you access to the updated schedule which will go into effect on August 8, 2022.
If you have trouble with the attachments, you can click below to access the files:
- Monday - Friday Bell Schedule
- Detailed Bell Schedule, including Minimum Days, Finals, and Rally Schedule
Thank you for being so understanding, patient, and flexible as we work through another change.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
One night only - May 5 @7PM in the WHS PAC General Admission - Pay what you can.
Best Buddies Presents Masquerade Prom
HOSA | Future Health Professionals
Walnut High's 10th Annual Golf Tournament
WHS Boys Basketball Summer Showcase
Water Polo Summer Info!
Soccer Summer Camp
We look forward to seeing new faces and returning athletes.
Email Coach Blackford with questions at nBlackford@wvusd.org
1st Annual Volleyball Golf Tournament | June 1, 2022
The Walnut High School Girls Volleyball Program will be hosting their 1st Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Los Serranos Golf Club. This event raises vital funds to support our girl's volleyball program. These funds will be used to purchase much-needed equipment, tournament fees, transportation, meals, and supportive coaching staff to help them succeed on the court.
Our goal is to always provide a safe, instructive environment for all of our athletes to learn and develop skills to be better volleyball players, but more importantly, productive members of society and fielding a competitive program.
To continue to make this experience a reality for our program, we are reaching out directly to area businesses, family, and friends and offering the opportunity to help by becoming a sponsor.
Included in this letter is a brochure with a variety of sponsorship packages for you to review and details about the tournament. All donations to our volleyball program are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID # is 95-6003446. Your support for this event will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Contact details are below.
Go Mustangs Volleyball!
Yearbook Presale Ends Tomorrow!
Tomorrow, April 30 is the LAST day for on-line presale. Order your book to reserve a copy before the presale ends. Go to yearbookordercenter.com to purchase a yearbook. School code: 2864. Cost is $100. Don't miss out!
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IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
WOA SCHOLARSHIP/ GIRLS IN FUTURE TECHNOLOGY(G.I.F.T)
The Women of AT&T National Scholarship program was established to encourage and reward personal and professional development, focusing on continuous growth, advancement, and success through education, leadership, and community involvement.
The program awards scholarships to deserving students who are attending or will soon be attending an establishment of higher learning. Applicants must be sponsored by a Women of AT&T member.
The Women of AT&T National Scholarship Committee annually determines the amount of money and number of scholarships awarded based on funding availability. In 2022, the Committee is pleased to announce that forty (40) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to:
- Graduating high school seniors
- Undergraduate students already enrolled and attending an establishment of higher education
~ APRIL 30, 2022 DEADLINE ~
WVEF Scholarship Application
• Ron Hockwalt Educational Scholarship Award
• Teen Citizen Scholarship Award
• Industrial Technology Scholarship Award
• Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Award
• Ronald “Ron” Everett Servant Leader Scholarship Award
Attached please find this year's WVEF Scholarship application and more information about each scholarship!
Deadline is May 6, 2022
COVID testing: May 2-5
The following walk-up COVID-19 testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD staff. Please note: WVUSD ID is required at time of testing.
Monday, May 2:
Diamond Bar High School
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. STAFF ONLY
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 3:
Walnut High School
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. STAFF ONLY
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday May 4:
South Pointe Middle School
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please register using BOTH links below if you would like to be tested at a WVUSD school site: https://labportal.coronainfo.com/pre-register/walnutschool
No appointments are needed, but preregistration is requested.
Additional Testing opportunity offered by the City of Walnut:
Thursday, May 5:
Walnut Senior Center
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity
(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)
Procedure on Reporting a covid 19 case
Use the Walnut High School COVID 19 Reporting Form to report all Covid positive cases and known exposures. This will help facilitate the contact tracing process. Someone from the school health team will contact the person who submitted the form within 48 hours of the form submission.
Visit our website at www.walnuths.net and click on the button labeled REPORT A COVID-19 Case in the top left-hand corner. Parents can upload vaccine records, positive tests, and report details related to positive cases and possible exposure.
The information will go directly to the attendance office and our school nurse.
CELEBRATE YOUR CHILD'S BIRTHDAY ON OUR MARQUEE!
BIRTHDAY MARQUEE is now available! If you have a student that has a birthday coming up, be sure to make a birthday dedication on the WHS marquee! All proceeds goes to support WHS students and staff so RESERVE YOURS TODAY!
Great idea for WHS staff, teachers and Alums too!
9th GRADE (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A – Lo) email@example.com
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
10th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) email@example.com
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
11th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim) email@example.com
Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
12th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ethan Doiron (A - Li) eDoiron@wvusd.org
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) email@example.com
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
College Application & FINANCIAL AID Night | RECAP
Our GLCs held a College Application and Financial Aid Information Night over YouTube Live. Below the video contains the Frequently Asked Questions during Financial Aid Night 2021.
GET ON THE PATH TO BEING COLLEGE & CAREER READY!
This short video provides a variety of College and Career Readiness Resources for this years Seniors.
STUDENT CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
Students must attend every class, every day, and be on time. In order to receive daily credit, students are to bring all necessary materials to class. Students will not be excused from class to get materials. Homework and class assignments are to be completed on time and to the best of the student’s ability. Only behaviors befitting the learning environment are acceptable. Students are to comply with all reasonable requests of any staff member. Dress code will be enforced.
ATTENDANCE COUNTS | Reporting a Student Absence
Attendance is an essential part of each student's educational plan at Walnut High School. A parent/guardian must contact the attendance office for full-day absences by the end of the day. This procedure helps us fulfill required attendance monitoring obligations and helps ensure our students' safety.
Any student who arrives 30 mins late to school must check in to the attendance office either with a parent/ guardian or a phone call from their parent/guardian.
If a parent/guardian wishes to dismiss a student before the end of a typical school day, the parent/guardian will have to check out the student and must present their ID to the attendance office.
Attendance Reporting Hotline:
10 & 11 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642
9 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625
SCHOOL LUNCH POLICY
Due to safety concerns, we DO NOT accept student lunches in the office. We understand the importance of student nutrition, but we encourage students to either purchase lunch at school or bring their lunch from home. Food, drinks, or other items are NOT to be passed to students through the fence. This is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Please Note: Parents can now access the Food Services Department from our website under the Parents tab. On that page, parents can set up and deposit funds into their student's lunch account for purchasing lunch on campus.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL
Never been on our campus? We used a 360-degree camera to help you get familiar with Walnut High School. We encourage you to click on the link, use your computer or mobile device to move around, and see what Walnut High School has to offer. Use this virtual tour to click on photos, learn more information, as well as hear voice-overs from our staff members. Below is a quick overview of our virtual tour and a map of all our scenes.
Our Virtual Tour is located on our webpage under "About Us" if you ever need access for future reference.