The Friday Forecast
The Week Of January 23-27, 2023
WHS Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Gymnasium
On January 18, Walnut High School held its groundbreaking ceremony for its new gymnasium. The new 15,700-square-foot gymnasium will feature full-size basketball, badminton, and volleyball practice courts, a scoreboard, bleachers, and a weight room.
Walnut Valley USD’s modernization and construction projects are made possible through voter approval of Bond Measure WV, passed in November 2016. The construction of the building designed by HMC Architects commenced on October 10, 2022, with a duration of 425 days. Completion is slated for January 2024.
The new gym building will be located on the north side of campus across from the existing gymnasium.
IMPORTANT EVENTS January 23-27, 2023
MONDAY - JANUARY 23
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
TUESDAY - JANUARY 24
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 25
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
THURSDAY - JANUARY 26
- *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
FRIDAY - JANUARY 27
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
News and Announcements
IMPORTANT INFO: Auroras WHS WINTER FORMAL DANCE TOMORROW!
Our Winter Formal Dance is set for Saturday, January 21, at 6:00 pm. The dance will be held at the The Circle OC in Huntington Beach. The address is 8901 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.
Here are important rules and expectations to review before attending the dance:
Entrance into the dance opens at 6:00 pm.
Students must bring their ID to be scanned into the dance.
Students must arrive no later than 7:30 pm.
Parking is available and is FREE.
Students may begin leaving the dance at 8:00 pm.
Students will be searched upon entering the dance.
The following items are not allowed into the dance: bottles, containers, liquids, food, gum, pepper spray, lighters, sharp objects, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, and markers.
School rules will still be implemented. If any school rules are violated, parents will be notified, and consequences will be applied.
Please make arrangements to leave or be picked up by 10:00 pm
Happy Lunar New Year!
Happy Lunar New Year to all our Mustangs celebrating! May the Year of the Rabbit bring you health, joy, and prosperity!
The City of Walnut will be celebrating Saturday, January 28 from 2 pm- 5 pm. There will be a lion dance, firecrackers, live entertainment, music, food trucks, vendors, games, activities, and artistic demonstrations. Check out the flyer below!
2023 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
The candlelight ceremony represents the symbol of a flaming torch of freedom & knowledge, reminding NHS members to bear forward the searching light of truth and lead others to follow the light.
Thank you to advisor, Mr. Landis, for leading our students!
DANCE TEAM SHINES IN FIRST COMPETITION
Save The Date: WHS Open House on February 2
Make sure you save the date for February 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, and please share with prospective families.
Below is a map and directory to help you prepare for your visit!
PRELUDE TO SPRING CHOIR CONCERT!
First Semester Report Cards Available January 16
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.
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
Trouble Accessing Aeries Grades?
Mt. SAC Connect 4 Workshops
Spring 2023 CSF Application now open!
Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at email@example.com with questions.
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:
Senior tributes are more than halfway sold out! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to dedicate a page in the yearbook to your 2023 graduate or friend group. You will start and complete your order all online at yearbookordercenter.com (school code: 2864).
Please be advised that when ordering at yearbookordercenter.com, you cannot reserve a spot or put a down payment. You must complete your tribute, finalize it and pay it in full in order to secure your tribute before they sell out or by January 31, whichever comes first. Unfortunately, the online order center does not show how many pages are left to sell on the website. If you do not see a “purchase your ad” button or “resume your ad” button, then we are sold out. You may design your tribute, save your work and return to it later, but doing so does not save nor guarantee a spot. Pro tip: Gather the photos and prepare your message before starting your tribute so that you can complete it in less time.
Any questions? Contact Ms. Tan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your graduate will cherish the memory of a senior tribute for years to come. Order yours before they sell out!
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) email@example.com
Morgan Galeener (LIN-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
10th GRADE (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A – LO) email@example.com
Sonia Nunez (LU – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
11th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – LI) email@example.com
Jenny Alegre (LO – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
12th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – LI) email@example.com
Jeff Jacks (LO – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos email@example.com
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
Class of 2026 | Habit #4 Think Win-Win
Welcome Class of 2026!
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.