The Friday Forecast

SUMMER 2023 EDITION

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2023!

Last night, we had the tremendous privilege of celebrating the remarkable achievement of Walnut High School's 53rd graduating class. It was an unforgettable evening filled with heartfelt tributes and a shared sense of pride. As we bid farewell to our esteemed Class of 2023, we wholeheartedly believe that the cherished memories forged during their time here will forever accompany them on their life's journey.


CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2023!


Check out the recorded ceremony and photo gallery from last night! Pictures were taken by Kelli Gile, Kevin Lu, and Elsa Qin.

NOTABLE FUTURE DATES (DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

First Day of Summer School: June 5th

Last Day of Summer School: July 13th

GLC Summer Registration Begins: July 5th

First Day of School: August 14th

Last Day of School: May 30, 2024

News and Announcements

CLASS OF 2023 SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT

It was a night of celebration on May 24 for the Class of 2023 at our Senior Awards Night. We recognized students who received academic awards, athletic & performing arts accomplishments, College & University scholarships, and scholarships earned for making a difference in our community. Congrats to all the award winners!

CLASS OF 2023 SENIOR BREAKFAST

On May 22, the Class of 2023 attended Senior Breakfast, one of the multiple activities that countless WHS seniors have partaken in as they celebrate the arrival of graduation. During the event, the students ate breakfast, participated in raffles, and were entertained by a hypnotist. Thanks to our Senior Class Cabinet, Class Advisors, Walnut High Community Club, and ASB Crew for making it a fun morning!

MAY GLC STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Each of our GLCs recognizes one student they believe represents the Walnut Way, making a positive impact at Walnut High School. Please congratulate the following students for being selected in May!

May WVUSD Cornerstone Award Winner - Liz Lopez!

Surprise Recognition! Congratulations to our Registrar Clerk, Liz Lopez, who was honored on May 24 for the May Cornerstone Award.


“Liz’s dedication to our students’ success inspires us all!” said nominator Assistant Principal Dr. Andrea Poma.

SNOW CONES FOR STUDENTS!

FREE Snow Cones for Finals Week! Thank you Walnut High Community Club for giving our students a little treat to help them get through finals week! You got this Mustangs!

GLC REGISTRATION APPOINTMENTS | DATA CONFIRMATION

GLC summer appointments will start on July 5th. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Confirmation of your appointment will be sent out again next week.


Data Confirmation - Through your AERIES Parent Portal account, you will need to update parent/guardian information, emergency card information, and registration documents (in lieu of filling out paper forms.) The Aeries Parent Portal will be opening soon for re-registration and verification of continuing students. It is mandatory that all parents/guardians update student, and parent information, emergency card information and registration forms before your student’s summer registration date. You should have received an email today at 3:00 pm with instructions for data confirmation. If you did not, CLICK HERE to read that email.


GLC Summer Registration appointments will be held from July 5 - July 28.

FINAL CLASS OF 2023 ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • LIVE STREAM: Last night, we live-streamed the Ceremony. Please CLICK HERE to access the recording of the ceremony. Feel free to share with family and friends.

  • DIPLOMA PICK-UP & EXTRA PROGRAMS: If you have not picked up your diploma, feel free to stop by our front office from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Starting next week, our front office will be closed on Fridays.

  • PROFESSIONAL STAGE PHOTOS: Grad Images will send a proof of the senior receiving their diploma at commencement approximately one to two weeks after the event to the email provided. Please call 1-800-261-2576 if you have not received it by June 9.

  • GRADUATION PHOTO GALLERY: One of our publications students, Elsa Qin, and alumni, Kevin Lu captured some great pictures from last night. Click on the Gallery below to access the photos and feel free to download any pics. GALLERY 1 | GALLERY 2

  • MOVE YOUR FILES ON GOOGLE DRIVE: Google Takeout will allow you to transfer your Drive to another account. You can start that process by clicking HERE. You can also download all your files using this link, HERE. If you have any questions, please let Mr. Wendland know. Remember that once your account is deleted, we can't recover anything from it. The accounts are usually deleted within a week of graduation.

SECOND SEMESTER REPORT CARDS

Report cards will be available on June 15! They will be available both digitally and by hard copy. If you would like to check your Spring 2023 semester grades digitally, you may do so through the Aeries portal. If you would like a physical copy of your Spring 2023 report card, please fill out the form below, and you will be contacted via email or phone call when it is available for pick up.

Congrats to our 2022-2023 Staff Award Winners


On Wednesday, May 17, we held our last Staff Meeting of the school year. We ended the meeting by giving some year-end awards. Please congratulate our 2022-2023 Walnut High School Staff Award Winners:


  • Classified Employee of the Year: Ave Tauvao
  • Teacher of the Year: Joe Khouzam
  • Math, Science, World Languages, ELD, VAPA Division Teacher of the Year: Rebecca Chai
  • English, Social Science, CTE Division Teacher of the Year: Jennifer Maletz
  • Math, SPED, PE Division Teacher of the Year: Ragen Goetz
  • Certificated Mustang of the Year: Ellie Blanchard
  • Classified Mustang of the Year: Patrick McConnell
  • Support Mustang of the Year: Connie Sanchez
  • Rookie Mustang of the Year: Morgan Galeener

CONGRATS TO OUR GOLDEN MUSTANG AWARD WINNERS

Golden Mustangs are given to staff members who had a milestone moment this year or was nominated by multiple people for pouring their heart into Walnut High School. Congrats to the following Golden Mustang Award Winners:
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Career Center Summer Hours

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SUMMER SCHOOL 2023 UPDATE

Students attending summer school 2023 should be checking their student email regularly before the first day of summer school. Important information will be given out next week. For more information on summer school please visit our summer school webpage HERE.
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2023 SUMMER SPORTS CAMP SCHEDULES ARE OUT!

Click on the link below to see our Athletic Sports Camps happening during the summer. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our Athletic Director, Jerry Person - jperson@wvusd.org.

Seniors: Moving Your Google Drive Files Before Your WVUSD Account is Deactivated

Seniors, as the end of your high school career is getting closer, it's time to start thinking about your Google Drive. Google Takeout will allow you to transfer your Drive to another account. You can start that process by clicking HERE. You can also download all your files using this link, HERE. If you have any questions, please let me know. Remember that once your account is deleted, we can't recover anything from it. The accounts are usually deleted within a week of graduation.

summer try outs for boys water polo

We will be having two days of tryouts which will be Tuesday May 30th- Wednesday May 31st @ 4-6pm!! No experience needed but must know how to swim. We are so excited to see familiar and new faces at our pool this summer!!
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BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMER TRYOUT CAMP

Summer Basketball tryouts are May 30- June 2nd from 9-11am. Sign up and get cleared to participate.
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2023 Soccer Summer Camp

Be sure you have completed your athletic clearance before summer camp. All incoming freshman and current WHS students are welcome to join us for our Summer Camp. Meet the coaches and train with your future teammates.
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2nd Annual Walnut Volleyball Golf Tournament

The Walnut High School Girls Volleyball Program will be hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 9, 2023 at Los Serranos Golf Club.


This event raises vital funds to support our girls volleyball program. These funds will be used to purchase much needed equipment, tournament fees, transportation, meals, and a 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 a better volleyball player, but more importantly, a productive member of society, as well as fielding a competitive program.


In order 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 as well as 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.

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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.

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School