The Friday Forecast

The Week Of May 1 - May 5, 2023

FIVE MUSTANG SCHOLAR ATHLETES RECOGNIZED AT HACIENDA LEAGUE BANQUET


We are proud to announce that on April 24th, five exceptional student-athletes from Walnut High School were awarded the coveted Hacienda 5 award. Each year, the Hacienda League schools recognize five senior students who have exhibited an outstanding commitment to academics, athletics, and community service. These individuals have demonstrated remarkable excellence both on and off the field, with a focus on excelling in their studies and making a positive impact in their communities.


These outstanding Mustang Student-Athletes truly embody the spirit of The Walnut Way and have made an indelible mark on Walnut High School. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to these remarkable individuals for their hard work, dedication, and commitment over the past four years. Go Mustangs!

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IMPORTANT EVENTS May 1 - May 5, 2023

MONDAY - May 1

  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
  • AP Testing: US Government & Politics | Chemistry


TUESDAY - May 2

  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am - 3:25 pm

  • AP Testing: Chinese | Environmental Science | Psychology


WEDNESDAY - May 3

  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
  • AP Testing: English Literature and Composition | Computer Science A


THURSDAY - May 4

  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am - 3:25 pm

  • AP Testing: Human Geography | Macroeconomics | Statistics


FRIDAY - May 5

  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
  • AP Testing: European History | United States History | Art History | Microeconomics | Drawing
  • Senior Countdown Begins!
2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

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News and Announcements

Prom 2K23 in Downtown LA!

Walnut High School held Prom at the Globe Theatre in Downtown LA on April 22. It was the perfect setting for our 'Nightfall' theme. Shoutout to the Class of 2024 for hosting such a fantastic event and to the 650+ students who made it one for the books!

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 former director, Buddy Clements, in the house performing for us! Thanks to everyone who came out to support our program!
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ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING MAY 1-5

Week 1: Exam May 1-5
Week 2: Exams May 8-12
Week 3: Exams Make-Up May 16-19


  • ALL 2023 AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil.
  • Current Student ID is required to take the exam
  • All morning exams start at 8:00 am. STUDENTS MUST BE AT THEIR LOCATIONS AT 7:15 AM.
  • All afternoon exams start at 12:00pm. STUDENTS MUST BE AT THEIR LOCATIONS AT 11:15 AM.
  • Students will receive a reminder email a week before the exam. Email will include tips and recommendations as well as the rules and policies. Good luck Mustangs!


Testing Tips:

  • Stay Organized
  • Find your exam date and time
  • Review WHS Exam Schedule and Location update
  • Review and understand all exam testing conditions and protocols
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Color Guard & Percussion Showcase TONIGHT!!

Join us tonight in the gym at 6:00 pm to watch our Color Guard and Percussion perform with Suzanne Middle School!
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CHOIR SPRING POPS CONCERT

Come to our CHOIR SPRING POPS CONCERT!! All five choirs will dance and sing music from recent movies, tv, musical theater, and even pop hits by Harry Styles and Justin Bieber. Tickets at www.walnuths.vbotickets.com
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Important Senior Announcements

Below are important dates and info for Seniors as we hit the month of May! Next week, Senior Breakfast tickets go on sale and Seniors can begin signing up in the ASB office for any family member who is in need of handicap seating.
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Class of 2023 College Commitment Shout-Out!

CLASS OF 2023!! 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!

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VIP Graduation Parking Spots for Sale!

Boys Basketball will be selling 35 VIP parking spots for graduation day. Please see the attached flyer or Mr. Khouzam in room E20 for more details. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!

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Color Guard Clinics Next Week!

Interested in joining our championship-winning color guard? We are holding Color Guard clinics next week, Monday through Friday, May 1-5 in the Band Room from 4-6pm. No experience needed! Wear athletic clothing and close-toed shoes.
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Percussion Clinics Starting Next Week!

The Blue Thunder Band is looking for students interested in joining the Drumline and Front Ensemble! They are holding percussion clinics on May 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, and 11th in the band room from 6-8pm. No experience needed. Check out the band’s Instagram account and fill out the interest form @whsbluethunderband
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Audition for our Advanced Instrumental Music Ensembles!

Audition for our Advanced Instrumental Music Ensembles! We're looking for all the talented musicians at Walnut High School. Come play in our bands, orchestras, and jazz bands!
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Cheer tryouts on May 12

Cheer tryouts will be on May 12. Clinics will be held on May 8, 9, 10, and 11 to help prepare for the tryout!
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**Walnut Volleyball Team Tryouts**

Open to current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders interested in playing volleyball. Athletic Clearance Packet MUST be completed before trying out. Please see the flyer for more information.

  • Monday, May 1, 2023 (3:45-5:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (3:45-5:30 PM)
  • Thursday, May 4, 2023 (3:45-5:30 PM)
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Sports Physicals | May 18

Sports Physical Exams will be held on May 18 for all our Mustangs! All physicals are valid for one calendar year and a great time to renew yours for summer camps and next school year.
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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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Purchase a Class of 2023 Graduation Lei

The Walnut High School Chinese American Parent Association are selling Class of 2023 Graduation Lei's as a fundraiser that goes directly back to our students. Click the photo below to purchase or get more information!
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WALNUT VALLEY WOMEN'S CLUB Scholarship

Each year Walnut Valley Women's Club awards several college scholarships ranging in value from $500 to $1,600. Although academic achievement is important, we place emphasis on need and community involvement. DEADLINE Midnight May 5, 2023


Applicant must be:

  • A graduating senior from Walnut or Nogales High School or Ron Hockwalt Academy
  • Plan to attend an accredited college, vocational school or certificate program
  • Show proof of enrollment in an accredited college, vocational school or certificate program to receive funds


Applicant must submit all of the following:

  • 2-page personal essay (must be typed, double-spaced, 12 pt font with student name and school at top right)
  • Completed WVWC Scholarship Application (Typed signature sufficient)
  • Recent photograph
  • Email all of the above to


Additional Requirements

  • 2 letters of recommendation sent from teachers, school counselors, grade-level coordinator, or dean (must be emailed by the letter writer from an official school email provider)
  • Please send a copy of your college acceptance, if applicable
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2023 Women of AT&T Scholarship for High School Seniors

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Interested in a Career in the Medical Field?

We have a great opportunity for all students who might be interested in pursuing a career/degree in the medical field. Students, join us Tuesday, May 9th during tutorial in the PAC. Parents, come to the evening session at 6pm in the PAC.
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SENIOR AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Class of 2023! 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 aschultz@wvusd.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 4 additional tickets at $15 each at the ASB office until they run out. Purchase must be in cash or a check made to Walnut High School. Tickets will be handed out to students the day before graduation at the second graduation practice.

CONGRATS MARQUEE GRAD SHOUTOUT!

Congrats Grad marquee is now available!! You can congratulate your Class of 2023 grad on our school marquee by clicking on the link below.


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.

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City Of Walnut is Hiring!

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Reminder: Follow our Dress Code!

We want to remind students to follow our dress code policy. A student’s dress at school is unacceptable when:


  • It contains offensive or obscene symbols, signs, or slogans degrading any cultural, race, religious, sexual, or ethnic values.

  • It contains language or symbols oriented towards any form of antisocial behavior including, but not limited to, sex, sexual harassment, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, and hate violence.

  • It contains gang or tagger crew symbols or clothing that shows gang or tagger crew affiliation.


  • It is considered unsafe, dangerous, or a health hazard – this includes wearing spikes, or multi-knuckle rings as an article of clothing or clothing accessories.

  • The student is barefoot, wearing socks only or bedroom slippers. Shoes must be worn at all times.

  • The student is wearing a top that does not cover their regular waistline, or clothing is worn in a manner that reveals undergarments. Tops must have a strap.

  • Pants or shorts are worn on or below the buttocks. The waist of the garment must be above the buttocks. Shorts, skirts, and pants should cover all personal areas.

  • The student is wearing sunglasses in classrooms or offices.

11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Please support WHS 11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser. All proceeds go to the WHS Golf Program.


Questions: Email www.whsmustanggolf.com or call (951) 205-4349.

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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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Academic Design Program Interest Form AVAILABLE NOW!

The Academic Design Program (ADP) is a standards-based, integrated approach to learning. Using the Design-Based Learning methodology, Social Science and English are brought together as the students work through real-world problems in search of real-world solutions. Students will engage with the content through creativity and collaboration in order to build a mind-body connection with the material they learn. Please use the QR code or go to bit.ly/walnutADP to submit questions regarding ADP.
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Reporting Full Day Absences and Tardies Over 30 Mins

Students will be subject to disciplinary action when a student has been absent from class without a valid excuse. All absences must be cleared within one (1) school day after the last date of absence. The preferred method for clearing absences is via parent/guardian phone calls to the attendance office.


Parents must call the attendance office the day their student is absent as early as possible or within two school days of an absence, at the latest. Messages may also be left. Please clearly state the student's first and last name, guardian name, dates or class periods absent, and reason for the absence.


A reminder email and robocall are sent to the parent on the day of the absence. If uncleared, the office will make a courtesy call the following day.


When parents do not call within the two school days, the absences are counted as truant and referred to the GLC. We will not accept late phone calls.



Attendance Reporting Hotline:

11 & 12 Grades: 909- 444-3642

9 & 10 Grades : 909 - 444-3625

Free After School Tutoring for ALL Algebra 2 Students!

Swing by Mr. Luu's classroom - E12 - for FREE Algebra 2 tutoring! He will be there on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and available to help our students study for tests, assist with homework problems, or help answer any questions!
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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!

HELP US WITH AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP!

Please see the map below for two exit options when you pick up your student. As a reminder, please do not park under the solar panels in the front entrance or any red zones.
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COUNSELING CORNER

GLC LISTING

9th GRADE (Class of 2026)

Corolar Schultz (A - LIM) cschultz@wvusd.org

Morgan Galeener (LIN-Z) mgaleener@wvusd.org


10th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – LO) wlares@wvusd.org

Sonia Nunez (LU – Z) snunez@wvusd.org


11th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – LI) nnewman@wvusd.org

Jenny Alegre (LO – Z) aalegre@wvusd.org


12th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – LI) jtucker@wvusd.org

Jeff Jacks (LO – Z) jjacks@wvusd.org


ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos vhoyos@wvusd.org


Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org

GLC Summer Registration Appointments are Live!

Class of 2024, 2025, 2026, and 2027 students should have received an email from their GLC via Sign Up Genius with a link to select their summer registration appointment.


Parents, please coordinate with your student your preferred date and time! Preferably, sibling appointments should be selected on the same day. Sibling appointments will not be made for you.


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


IMPORTANT: Student schedules will be created in June based on their course request selections. There is no benefit or drawback to selecting the first summer or last appointments; please set the appointment time that best fits your schedule. Summer appointments are to review schedules, check for scheduling mistakes, and to ensure that your student is taking the most appropriate courses for their grade level and post-secondary plans. Teacher change requests will not be honored.


Any questions? Call 909-594-1333 and leave a message. Before calling, make sure your student checks their school-issued email.

SCHOOL LUNCH POLICY

Due to many problems and safety issues we DO NOT allow student lunches to be delivered anywhere on campus.


Food, drinks or other items are NOT to be passed to students through the fence. This is strictly prohibited.


Outside Food Delivery Services such as UBER Eats/Door Dash is strictly prohibited. Food will be confiscated if deliveries are dropped off.


We understand the importance of student nutrition but we encourage students to either use the free lunch at school or bring their lunch from home.

2022-2023 RULES & EXPECTATIONS AT WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL

During summer registration, students and their guardians watched the rules and expectations video for the upcoming school year. If you did not have a chance to watch it, please take a minute to view the video to help you be successful this year!


Parents: One thing you will notice this year are tardy or cell phone detention automated emails. If your child was issued a detention for excessive tardies or a cell phone violation, you will get an email with information on the detention they need to serve.

2022-2023 Walnut High School Rules & Expectations Video

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.