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.

Walnut High School Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Gymnasium

IMPORTANT EVENTS January 23-27, 2023


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm


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


  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm


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


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
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2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

Click here for all athletic games and contests.

News and Announcements


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

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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!

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2023 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On Friday, January 13 the WHS chapter of the National Honor Society held its induction ceremony. Members were inducted as they made a commitment to uphold the four pillars of Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship.

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!

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Congratulations to our Dance Team, who had a great start to competition season last Saturday at Esperanza High School. Junior, Zoey Tran, finished 1st overall in Individuals, and the team finished 1st in their kick routine, 2nd in place small contemporary, and 3rd place in large jazz. Congrats Ladies!
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Save The Date: WHS Open House on February 2

Open House is the ideal time to see all that Walnut High School offers: Academics, Athletics, Activities, Arts, Clubs, Student Performances, and much more! Meet with current students and faculty and discover what makes Walnut High School such a special place.

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!

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Choir will be hosting a Prelude to Spring Choir Concert on February 9. Join us at 7:00 pm in the PAC!
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As we begin to promote our academic programs and prepare students for next school year, we will hold an All Parent Academic Meeting on February 15 for all grade levels. We will also host a Pathways Night at Suzanne on February 7 and South Pointe on February 8.

First Semester Report Cards Available January 16

Our teachers are finalizing first-semester grades this week. Once submitted, our registrar will process and upload all grades for parents and students. They will be available both digitally and by hard copy by January 16. If you want to digitally check your Fall 2022 semester grades, you may do so through the Aeries portal. If you would like a physical copy of your Fall 2022 report card, please fill out the form below, and you will be contacted via email or phone when it is available for pick up.

WASC Parent Survey

In the Spring of 2024, Walnut High School will be evaluated for accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC accreditation shows our school meets high standards for operating a quality program. WASC accreditation is an ongoing cycle, including an initial self-study process, creating a schoolwide plan, and hosting evaluation visits. An accredited school is a statement to the broader community and the stakeholders that it is a trustworthy institution for student learning and committed to ongoing improvement.

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.
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WVWD's High School Media Contest is now open!

Walnut Valley Water District’s annual High School Media Contest is now open! Students have the opportunity to win a cash prize by creating their own media entry sharing their innovative ways and tips to save/reuse water within their community following the theme “Be a Water Saving Hero”. Deadline to submit media entries is Monday March 6th. Please see attached for the approved flyer by WVUSD.
  • 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:
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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

Trouble Accessing Aeries Grades?

Students have been having trouble accessing Aeries Grades. If they are getting an error, they need to go to the school website --> Students --> My Portal and access Aeries from there.
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Mt. SAC Connect 4 Workshops

Are you interested in attending Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)? Attend the in person workshops below to receive help with the enrollment process and complete Connect 4—a process that assists graduating seniors with the transition to Mt. SAC and provides early registration for Fall 2023!
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Spring 2023 CSF Application now open!

Apply now to join the CSF (California Scholarship Federation). Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may apply. The application will be open from 1/6/23-2/10/23. Freshman may apply to get familiar with the process, but the grades will not count unless they are from your sophomore, junior and senior years. You must apply with last semester's official grades, Fall 2022.

Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at with questions.


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:

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Senior Tributes

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 (school code: 2864).

Please be advised that when ordering at, 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 Your graduate will cherish the memory of a senior tribute for years to come. Order yours before they sell out!

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You Can Still Buy a Yearbook!

Don't be left without a yearbook. It's not late to buy before we sell out. Price is now $100. Order online at ($5 processing will be added) or through the ASB office. Price goes up again on distribution day so save a little money and buy your book today!
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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 – LO)

Sonia Nunez (LU – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – LI)

Jenny Alegre (LO – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – LI)

Jeff Jacks (LO – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

Class of 2026 | Habit #4 Think Win-Win

Habit #4 Think Win-Win Think Win-Win is an attitude toward life, a mental frame of mind that says I can win and so can you. It’s not me or you, it’s both of us. Think Win-win is the foundation for getting along well with other people. It begins with the belief that we are all equal, that no one is inferior or superior to anyone else, and no one really needs to be. This short video encapsulates the ideas of Think Win-Win and compels us to take on this point of view in 2023.
Habit #4 Think Win Win

Welcome Class of 2026!

We are thrilled to welcome you to Walnut High School. Your first week was an absolute success! While we know that the transition to high school is an exciting time, we also know that it is a time in which you will have some questions. As your Grade Level Coordinators, we look forward to supporting you each step of the way and answering each question you have. This website has a tremendous number of resources, and we encourage you to look through the content weekly. It is our goal to provide you with the most dynamic high school experience while preparing you for your post-secondary goals. GO MUSTANGS!
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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 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.