The Friday Forecast

The Week Of May 22 - May 26, 2023


On Wednesday Night, the Board of Trustees recognized some Mustangs who made an impact this school year!

๐Ÿ…Ryann McGhee was given the Superstar Student Award for all her success inside and outside the classroom. From Band, Color Guard, Student Think Tank, and much more, Ryann has been a model student over the past four years.

๐Ÿ… Rigo Rojas was given the Partner in Education Award for his involvement and support in our extra-curricular activities. Whether helping with Walnut High Community Club or taking photos for our athletic teams, Rigo has gone above and beyond for Walnut High School!

๐Ÿ…The WHS Football team was recognized for its historic CIF Championship they earned this season. The first in school history!

๐Ÿ… Anaya Falcon & Ronnie Ramirez were recognized for becoming the State Wrestling Champions this year. Ronnie and Anaya won a CIF Championship, CIF Southern Section Master Championship, and a State Championship - The Wrestling Triple Crown!

๐Ÿ… Ashley Yun was recognized for becoming Walnut High School's first individual golf champion in Walnut High School history this year. Ashley will continue her athletic and academic career at Northwestern University.

๐Ÿ… Kaleb Dy was recognized for being the Walnut High School board representative this school year.

๐Ÿ… Our new teachers were recognized and introduced to the Board of Trustees!

IMPORTANT EVENTS May 22 - May 26, 2023

MONDAY - May 22

  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
  • Senior Breakfast - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm - Gym

TUESDAY - May 23

  • *Minimum Day -Finals Exam Schedule (Period 6 & Period 5) 8:30 am - 12:40 pm

  • Senior Graduation Practice - 8:00 am - Meet in the Gym


  • *Minimum Day -Finals Exam Schedule (Period 1 & Period 3) 8:30 am - 12:40 pm

  • Graduation Practice II - 8:00 am - Meet in the Gym
  • Senior Awards Night -6:00pm -PAC


  • *Minimum Day -Finals Exam Schedule (Period 2 & Period 4) 8:30 am - 12:40 pm

  • Graduation Commencement Ceremony at 6:00 pm
  • Distribution of Diplomas 7:30 pm at the Gym
  • Last Day of School

    FRIDAY - May 26

    • Summer Break Begins!
    2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

    Click here for all athletic games and contests.

    News and Announcements

    Parade of Champions Held on Thursday!

    On Thursday, we celebrated the tremendous accomplishments of our athletes, performing arts teams, and coaches who earned a Championship this school year!

    A parade was held throughout campus to celebrate an amazing school year for our teams and celebrate their success!

    ๐Ÿ“ธ Shani Su & Elsa Qin

    Class of 2023 Bids Farewell to Finals with a Memorable Senior Sunset Celebration

    Last night, we celebrated the last day of finals for our Class of 2023 with a Senior Sunset!

    Seniors had a chance to sign yearbooks, play some games, take pics, listen to live music, eat some In N Out, make Disney ears for Grad Night, and graze on the Walnut High Community Club dessert bar!

    Thank you to our Senior Class Advisor, Diana De La Cruz-Wilds, for all the behind-the-scenes work to make this happen!



    Walnut High School Cayuse released its yearbook to our Seniors yesterday and the rest of the school today - Volume 55!

    A big shoutout to our yearbook advisor, So Hee Tan, & our yearbook students for putting together over 350+ pages recapping the entire school year. So much behind-the-scenes editing and late nights went into this yearbook!

    Angelica Mom Wins CIF!

    Congrats to Angelica Mom, who is a CIF champion in the 100 butterfly for Division 2! She is only a Freshman! She went on to place 12th overall at the California State Championships!
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    Badminton Wins CIF!

    Congrats to our Badminton team who won a CIF Championship last Saturday at Arcadia High School. The first one since 1982!

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    Congrats Coach Huckler on a great career at WHS!

    With a mix of celebration and bittersweet emotions, we announce the retirement of our Head Girls' Basketball Coach, Lori Huckler, after an illustrious coaching career spanning an impressive 35 years. From her beginnings as a softball coach in 1988, Coach Huckler's journey has been one of dedication, passion, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

    We extend our deepest gratitude and warmest wishes to Coach Huckler as she embarks on the next phase of her journey.

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    Class of 2023 College Commitment Shout-Out!

    Letโ€™s give a huge shoutout to our WHS C/O 2023 Seniors who have reached a major milestone in their lives by making their college commitments!

    ๐ŸŽ“ Congrats to all our Seniors as they finish out their last month of high school and begin a new chapter in life.

    ๐Ÿด We are excited to see where the rest of our Mustangs commit over the next month.

    ๐Ÿ”— Fill out the link below to receive a college commitment shutout!

    Still need to pick up your YEARBOOK?

    If you missed Yearbook Distribution days, you can still pick up your yearbook on the following days:

    • Monday May 22โ€”All students can pick up in room D-1 from 3-4 p.m.
    • Tuesday May 23โ€”All students can pick up in room D-1 from 12:45-1:30 p.m.

    DO NOT go to the MPR | Student ID still required.


    Please enjoy the last issue of The Hoofprint for the 2022-2023 school year by clicking the link below. We want to give a big shoutout to our publications students for their perseverance and hard work to continue delivering news to our school through a pandemic. Thanks to So Hee Tan, our publications advisor, for continuing to find ways to think outside the box.

    Viewing is best on a desktop or laptop. Thank you to all who had students complete surveys and respond to interview requests.

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    We wanted to share our finals schedule to help our students prepare. Monday, May 22 will be a 1-6 regular schedule. We will start our finals schedule on May 23.
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    The following dates are VERY important for Seniors to be aware of. Please review the time, date, and location with your Senior to be on time and in the right location.

    • Friday, May 19 - Grad Night - 6:00 pm (Bus leaves at 6:30 pm) - Student Parking Lot
    • Monday, May 22 - Senior Breakfast - 9:30 am in the gym
    • Tuesday, May 23 - MANDATORY Graduation Practice - 8:00 am in the gym
    • Wednesday, May 24 - MANDATORY Graduation Practice - 8:00 am in the gym
    • Wednesday, May 24 - Senior Awards Night at 6:00 pm in the PAC
    • Thursday, May 25 - Graduation! Seniors must arrive at the gym no later than 4:15 pm!


    Graduation will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Ken Gunn Stadium. The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. We are one week away from graduation and wanted to share some important information leading up to that special day.

    • PARKING: Our student parking lot gates will open at 4:00 pm. We highly encourage you to carpool as there is limited parking in this lot. Parking on the street is available.

    • SENIOR CHECK-IN: Graduates must arrive in the gymnasium by 4:15 pm to get checked in.

    • GATES OPEN: Gates will open for general admission into the stadium at 4:15 pm. Handicapped seating is available starting at 4:15 pm. Seniors must visit Mr. Schultz to put guest names down on the handicap entrance list.

    • GRADUATION TICKETS: Graduation tickets will be passed out to Seniors during graduation rehearsal on May 24. Children 3 and under do not require a ticket.

    • LIVE STREAM: We plan to live stream the ceremony over YouTube live for friends and family who cannot attend. We will send that link out to you next week to share with others.

    • PROHIBITED ITEMS: Any items that obstruct the view of someone sitting behind you are prohibited. This includes balloons, umbrellas, and large signs. We ask that you do not bring air horns or loud noise makers to the ceremony and are considerate of the people sitting around you.

    We will continue to send updates as we get closer to graduation. We are excited to celebrate with you on this fantastic day for you and your grad!

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    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.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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. Donโ€™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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    Reminder: Follow our Dress Code!

    We want to remind students to follow our dress code policy. A studentโ€™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 โ€“ 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 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 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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    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!


    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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    9th GRADE (Class of 2026)

    Corolar Schultz (A - LIM)

    Morgan Galeener (LIN-Z)

    10th GRADE (Class of 2025)

    Wil Lares (A โ€“ LO)

    Sonia Nunez (LU โ€“ Z)

    11th GRADE (Class of 2024)

    Nathan Newman (A โ€“ LI)

    Jenny Alegre (LO โ€“ Z)

    12th GRADE (Class of 2023)

    Jennifer Tucker (A โ€“ LI)

    Jeff Jacks (LO โ€“ Z)

    ADP (Academic Design Program)

    Viviana Hoyos

    Intervention Counselor

    Jennifer Peiten

    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.


    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.


    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


    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 studentโ€™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.