The Friday Forecast
The Week Of February 13 - February 17, 2023
WE LOVE OUR COUNSELING TEAM!
National School Counseling Week 2023, “School Counselors: All In for All Students,” took place this week to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within the U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights school counselors' tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
We honor our GLC and Counseling team (Jenny Alegre, Morgan Galeener, Viviana Hoyos, Jeff Jacks, Wil Lares, Nathan Newman, Sonia Nunez, Jennifer Peiten, Corolar Schultz, Jennifer Tucker, and Jennifer Yi) for their commitment to our Walnut High community. Their work is an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to succeed.
IMPORTANT EVENTS February 13 - February 17, 2023
MONDAY - FEBRUARY 13
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 14
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 15
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
- Front Office Collaboration Meeting - Office Closed 2:45pm-4:00pm
- Parent Information Night - All Grade Levels - 6:00 pm
THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 16
- *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
- Orchestra Movie Concert - 7pm
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 17
- Staff Development Day - No School
Monday - February 20
- No School - Holiday
News and Announcements
Blue Thunder Marches in San Francisco Lunar New Year Parade
57 CTE Sports Med Students Head to Crypto.com Arena!
On Wednesday, 57 of our CTE Sports Med students took advantage of an opportunity to explore the sports medicine industry further at the Crypto.com Arena! We enjoyed presentations, hands-on labs, demonstrations and activities! We finished the evening together by enjoying the Clippers vs Mavs game. So much fun! Can’t wait to go back next year.
Special thanks to SGVROP, WVUSD, Dean Chen, our sports medicine teachers, and chaperones for making this opportunity possible!
Prelude to Spring Concert
Shoutout to Mrs. Lopez for directing another fantastic concert and allowing our students to showcase their talents!
Walnut High School FTC Robotics Secures 2nd Place!
The Walnut High School FTC robotics team secured a 2nd place Inspire award at the regional qualifying tournament last weekend, which in itself was a culmination of 5 meets. This is an incredible accomplishment given the breadth of expertise the students have to demonstrate: technical, communication, commitment to STEM, and efforts in promoting STEM—and they are only a 2nd-year team. In addition to several team awards, the team also secured two academic and leadership finalist nominations for our co-captains Anson Lin and Jacqueline Luo.
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT | FEB. 15
Our Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) will visit your student(s) in their English classes during the week of February 20th. During this visit, your student will be given access to their Course Selection Sheet/Courses for the grade level they are transitioning to.
An IN-PERSON parent information night will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 pm at Walnut High School. The parent information sessions will be grade-level specific for 9th - 12th grade. At this information night, GLCs will review the course selection process and pertinent grade-level information for the upcoming school year.
The week of February 13th, you will receive room assignments for the parent night. Stay tuned!
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 15th, at 6:00 pm.
2023 SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click HERE to visit the Walnut High School Summer School page to read about the different options available at Walnut High School this summer.
There are three separate programs running:
- Mt. Sac
Read through the material and see which program might be the right fit for you. This is also where you can pre-register for summer school. Registering is not a guarantee for the class, but a way to set up classes.
Summer Session Dates for 2023 are June 5th, 2023 - July 13th, 2023
(Classes are held Monday - Thursday unless noted otherwise). Time each day is 7:30am to 1:00pm. Teacher and room assignments will be posted the week before summer school begins.
Important Dates to Remember:
- June 19th is an observed holiday for Juneteenth
- Classes this week will be Tuesday, June 20th - Friday, June 23rd
- 4th of July is an observed holiday
- Classes this week will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 3, 5, 6, & 7.
The registration link will close on Thursday, February 23.
Issue 4 of The Hoofprint
WHS Orchestra Presents: Fantasy & Film
This concert will also feature movie clips from the films to complete the experience!
📆 Thursday, February 16th
📍WHS Performing Arts Center
🎫 Tickets available at walnuthigharts.com
Send a Crush to Your Crush
WHS LIBRARY HOURS DURING TESTING
Young Artists Show
Advertise in the Newsies program
Peer Counseling Applications Out Now!
Peer Counseling at Walnut High School is a class and a school service. The class is designed to accomplish three things:
1) To train the Peer Counselors in the proper procedure and skills for helping high school students help themselves.
2) To help students develop a new understanding of themselves and help them to achieve personal growth.
3) To make students aware of helping professions that they may be interested in entering after high school and the issues that those professions deal with.
If this sounds like something you would want to be a part of, fill out the application HERE. Applications are due by February 26th.
Academic Design Program Interest Form AVAILABLE NOW!
ASB Applications are out!
Publications Applications now available!
Applications are due March 3. Questions? See Ms. Tan in D-1.
Use the link below to open the view only file and make a copy to your drive to edit.
Interested in taking AP Next Year?!
Below is an informational video for prospective AP students. The video covers EXPECTATIONS, TIME MANAGEMENT, STRESS MANAGEMENT, OPEN ACCESS, AP EXIT POLICY, and COLLEGE BOARD UPDATES.
- Late Exam Fee is $140/exam.
- You have till the end of February to make a decision.
- No cash! Only credit card, checks, and money orders accepted!
Feel free to click the link below for more information!
Celebrating BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
WASC Parent Survey
It is imperative that we hear from all stakeholders, teachers, students, parents, community members, support, and district staff, as we set improvement goals through this reflective process. To reach that goal, we have created an electronic parent survey. Please take the time to complete the survey below and assist us in setting plans to make WHS the best school possible.
WVUSD Special Education Parent Series | February 13
WVWD's High School Media Contest is now open!
- Winners will receive $100, $150, $200, or $250
- Qualified media entries can receive bonus points if posted on Instagram Reels or TikTok – MUST tag and follow @WVWDH2O on Instagram and TikTok
- Social media accounts must be listed as public
- The entry that has the most views on Instagram Reels or TikTok will receive a $25 gift card
- For complete contest rules and guidelines visit: wvwd.com/media-contest
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
Mt. SAC Connect 4 Workshops
TRAVEL TO FRANCE AND SPAIN DURING SPRING BREAK
Join Spanish Teacher Mrs. Lamb for a cultural , educational trip to France and Spain during Spring Break 2023. Our Tour will travel to Paris , France and visit the Louvre Museum, Versailles Palace, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. We will travel on the TGV train to Avignon, Provence and also take Fencing and Calligraphy classes. In Spain we will visit Barcelona, Madrid and Toledo , touring the Dali ,Prado and the El Greco Museums. We will also visit Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and take the AVE train to Madrid for a cooking class and finish with Toledo.
Please come by B-6 , Mrs. Lamb's room if interested. Our TOUR ID is Lamb-9817
Walnut Valley Unified School District and Walnut High School are not affiliated with the Europe trip occurring on or around Spring Break 2023.
Please click the link below to enroll:
You Can Still Buy a Yearbook!
Free After School Tutoring for ALL Algebra 2 Students!
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!
9th GRADE (Class of 2026)
Corolar Schultz (A - LIM) firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Galeener (LIN-Z) email@example.com
10th GRADE (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A – LO) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Nunez (LU – Z) email@example.com
11th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – LI) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Alegre (LO – Z) email@example.com
12th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – LI) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Jacks (LO – Z) email@example.com
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
Class of 2026 | Habit #4 Think Win-Win
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
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.