The Friday Forecast

The Week of February 7-February 11, 2022

11 Mustang Scholar-Athletes Sign National Letter of Intent

On February 2, eleven Mustang Student-Athletes signed their National Letter of Intent & committed to play at the next level in front of friends and family.

Congrats to our student-athletes on this amazing accomplishment!! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.

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Schedule at a glance


  • *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
  • Latinx Parent Alliance Meeting in Library at 6:30pm


  • *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Choir Concert in PAC @ 7pm


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

  • Choir Concert in PAC @ 7pm

News and Announcements

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year to all our Mustangs celebrating!
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Happy Black History Month! It’s essential to know the past to help create a better future. This Black History Month, our Black Student Union decided to create a video sharing Black Stories. Thank you, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Alorro for helping with the video.

An American Story

January Students of the Month

Congrats to our JANUARY Students of the Month! ⁣⁣⁣⁣At the end of each month, our GLCs recognize a student they believe represents the Walnut Way and positively impacts Walnut High School. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Please congratulate the following students on being selected.

ASB Holds Winter Formal Dance at Downtown Disney

On January 29, ASB held its first off-campus dance since January 2020. The Winter Formal theme "Afterglow" was held at the Rumba Room Live in Downtown Disney. Congratulations to our Winter Formal King & Queen, Brandon Chi & Kirsten Dalan. Also named Winter Formal Prince and Princess were Sal Quintanilla and Jasmyn Stampley.

Our kids looked great and had a fantastic time! Thank you to ASB director Andy Schultz and his ASB kids for putting on the dance.

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VolTech Robotics Team kicks ro-butt!

VolTech Robotics Team from Walnut High School Robotics Club attended their Qualifier Tournament at Fountain Valley High School last Sunday, January 30, 2022. There were 24 teams. The team fought very hard and took home the CHAMPION AWARD (Inspire Winner) along with Finalist Alliance Award, Think Award 3rd Place, Connect Award 3rd Place, Control Award 3rd Place, Motivate Award 2nd Place, Promote Award 3rd Place, and Compass Award Winner.

The VolTech is the newest FTC robotics team at Walnut High School Robotics Club and is mentored by Wolf Corp. who also received the mentor award at the event. The VolTech Robotics Team is comprised of 10 freshmen who are Jacqueline Luo, Anson Lin, Jasmine Torres, Justin Cheng, Ryan Tsai, John Yang, Calvin Bautista, Josette Shiau-Laroche, Leo Liao, and Peter Lee. They have been working very hard to design, build, and program a robot as well as hosting outreach events and community service. The team now will move on to the regional tournament on March 12, 2022, which will take place at Monrovia High School.

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Two Mustangs Place in AAUW Speech Trek Contest

On January 26, the Diamond Bar-Walnut branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) announced the 6th annual Speech Trek contest winners. Walnut High School Junior Margaret Lee placed 2nd and Junior, Alex Santiago, received Honorable Mention. Both received cash prizes due to the generous donations from community members.

Contestants delivered a speech on the topic: "Has the United States lived up to its pledge of liberty and justice for all?" and "Would requiring the study of diversity and inclusion in a high school setting help ensure liberty and justice for all?"

Contestants were judged on the introduction of speech, content based on research, and delivery.

Congratulations to Margaret and Alex for representing Walnut High School!

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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 and click on the button on the top left-hand corner labeled REPORT A COVID-19 Case. You can also click on the link below.

The information will go directly to the attendance office and our school nurse.


WHS Virtual Parent Information Night will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 6:00 pm. The Virtual Parent Information Night will be grade-level specific 9th - 12th grade. At this informational night, our Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) will review the course selection process they will be going over with students the week of February 21 and pertinent grade level information for the upcoming school year. Links to Parent Information Night will be emailed out and posted on our website the week of February 14, so stay tuned!

Our Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) will visit English classes during the week of February 21. During this visit, your student will be given access to their Course Selection Sheet/Courses for the grade level they are transitioning to. Please click on the link below for more information regarding our course catalog.

We look forward to seeing parents virtually on Wednesday, February 16, at 6:00 pm!

Prelude to Spring Concert

Come and hear all WHS choirs, plus the choir from Suzanne Middle School on February 10 and South Pointe Middle School on February 11. Ticket sales are LIVE!!

Click the link below to purchase.

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WHS Drama Fundraiser

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“A Salute to Disney" Orchestra Concert

The Walnut High School Orchestra Program is excited to be back in the Performing Arts Center for their “Salute to Disney” Concert on Thursday, February 17th at 7:00pm.

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Percussion Clinics

Interested in playing drums or mallets in the band? Join us for percussion clinics on Wednesday, February 9th and 23rd from 4-7pm at the band room (by the football stadium). No experience needed!

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Although we would much rather meet you in person, we are pleased to welcome you to our Virtual Showcase. We hope that the information you find throughout our Showcase website will help give you a glimpse into all of the pathways, programs, activities, and support systems we offer at Walnut High School

We wanted to make our Virtual Showcase interactive, fun, and informative for you and your child. Start by clicking on our Academics button as our Grade Level Coordinators give a brief presentation for each grade level. After that, start exploring the different opportunities we offer our students. We want all of our students to feel connected and find the right fit that helps them explore their passions, interests, and academic goals as they navigate through High School.

Our Virtual Showcase link is active for the entire school year, but we recommend you sit down with your child tonight, tomorrow, or during the weekend to watch presentations they are interested in as they prepare to choose classes in the Spring.

Go Mustangs!

Walnut High School 2022 Virtual Showcase

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for high school students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Our pathways in computer science and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges, and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.

Applications are now available for Project Lead the Way.

Ready to apply? Click on the links below!

First Semester Report Cards Available

Report cards are here! They will be available both digitally and by hard copy. If you would like to digitally check your Fall 2021 semester grades, you may do so through the Aeries portal. If you would like a physical copy of your Fall 2021 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.

CSF - California Scholarship Federation

Apply now to join the CSF (California Scholarship Federation). Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may apply. You must apply with last semester's official grades. Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at with questions.

Link to application:

Deadline to apply is February 25th.

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Walnut Valley Water District

Attention students & teachers! WVWD’s “Water is Life” Virtual Poster Art Contest has officially begun! All artwork must be submitted online by Monday, April 4, 2022.
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Walnut Valley Rotary 4 Way speech Contest

The Walnut Valley Rotary Club has a speech contest for local high schools in (mid to late) February.

The contest will be 100% over Zoom for safety concerns. Each contestant will receive a prize that day (TBD), and the first-place winner can move on to the district final.

Each speech should be within a 5-7 minute timeframe and will be judged on the Rotary guiding principles

1. Is it the Truth?

2. Is it Fair to all concerned?

3. Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships

4. Will it be Beneficial to all concerned.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Last chance to buy a yearbook!

You may purchase a yearbook in the ASB office. Cost is still $100. Don't miss out on the 2022 yearbook!
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Covid Walk-Up Testing | February 7-11, 2022

The following walk-up COVID-19 testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff (ONLY). Please note: WVUSD ID is required at time of testing.

Monday, February 7:

Diamond Bar High School

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 8:

Walnut High School

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 9:

South Pointe Middle School

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be tested at a WVUSD school site:

No appointments are needed, but preregistration is requested. *Due to the increased volume of testing we are currently experiencing, emailed results will take up to 72 hours.***

Additional Testing opportunities offered by the City of Walnut:

Thursday, February 10:

Walnut Senior Center

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity

(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)

Friday, February 11:

Walnut Senior Center

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity

(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)

FREE After School Tutoring Opportunity

We are offering FREE After School tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in the library starting next week. Tutors will be available in all content areas to help our students with homework, study for tests, or anything they need!
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Additional Tutoring Help!

Thank you to our Instructional Aides for offering before and after school tutoring extra homework help for our students.
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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!

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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – Lo)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li)

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim)

Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

Ethan Doiron (assisting Mr. McDill)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

Class of 2022 | Mt. Sac Cash for College

Mt. Sac's Cash for College Event on February 12! See flyer for more information.
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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.

FAQs from Financial Aid Night 2021


This short video provides a variety of College and Career Readiness Resources for this years Seniors.

Senior Website


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.

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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


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.


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
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