The Friday Forecast

The Week of September 2-6, 2019

Walnut High School Holds Back to School Night

Last night (August 29), Walnut High School held its annual Back to School Night. Our parents had the opportunity to sit in their students' classes for ten minutes each period and get an in-depth look into what their child will learn for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you to our staff, parents, and community for continuing to make an investment in our students. It takes a village! We are excited for an amazing 2019-2020 school year.

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Events Schedule At A Glance: September 2-6


  • No School - Labor Day Holiday


  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • 2023 Class Officer Applications in ASB due to Mrs. Schultz's office 9/4

  • Freshman Class Officer Applications available @ ASB
  • SENIORS: Parking Forms due @ ASB
  • Auditions: Fall Play 3-8 @ PAC 3 PM – 8 PM (PAC)
  • Student Tutoring in the library M/T/TH 3:30 PM – 5 PM


  • *Period 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am -2:00 pm (Early Out Dismissal)
  • 2023 Class Officer Applications in ASB due to Mrs. Schultz's office 9/4

  • Auditions: Fall Play 3-8 @ PAC 3 PM – 8 PM (PAC)


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • School Picture Make up Day 10:30-3:00 pm @ MPR Stage 10:30 AM – 3 PM

  • Event: Senior Parking Drawing - MPR @ Lunch 11:20 AM – 11:55 AM
  • Auditions: Fall Play 3-8 @ PAC


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Club Fundraiser: Halo Halo at Pieology

  • SENIORS: Parking Forms due @ ASB


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News and Announcements

Attendance Policy

Even though students are not on campus, attendance will still be taken every day for each class period. Students are required to log in at the start of each period. If you are late, a tardy will be recorded and if you are absent, an absence will be recorded.

  • Teachers will take attendance at the beginning of each class
  • Log into each class ON TIME; a late log in is still a tardy tracked in attendance
  • If you cannot make a class period, a parent/guardian must call attendance as usual
  • Always stay in communicate with your teachers


Starting this school year, each of our GLCs will be recognizing one student who they believe represent the Walnut Way and make a positive impact on our campus. Please congratulate the following students for being selected in the month of August!


We are starting the Walnut High Community Club this year for parents to work together and support the needs of our staff and students. Come be a part of The Herd! If you are interested in helping out please click the link below.

Our first meeting, Monday, September 9 at 6:30 pm in the MPR!

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Interquest Detection Canines Visiting WHS

In our continuing effort to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all concerned, this year we will implement a program to minimize the presence of prohibited items on campus.

We have contracted with a private company to provide random unannounced visits to our campus via the use of non-aggressive, specially trained Golden and Labrador Retrievers canines. Like a number of school districts in our area, our campus will be checked periodically to reduce, and hopefully eliminate the unwanted contraband. In the event that prohibited items are detected, appropriate action will be taken. The program will be closely monitored and results reported during the course of the school year.

During a normal visit by the canines, we will be checking classrooms, lockers, common areas, parking lots, and other areas as assigned. We encourage all students to ensure that their vehicles are free from prohibited items while parked on school property.

We are committed to providing an environment conducive to learning and free from unwanted prohibited items that impact the safety and security on campus.

We trust you will appreciate our position and support this program!


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Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children. Yet, only four percent of national cancer research funding is allocated for pediatrics.

In January of 2019, a student in the Walnut Valley School district lost his battle against leukemia after numerous rounds of chemotherapy, two failed transplants, and countless side effects and complications. Throughout his journey, his sister witnessed firsthand, the heartbreaking struggles and sufferings pediatric cancer patients endured. This inspired the start of Sunshine Club at Diamond Bar High School. The primary mission is to brighten the lives of pediatric cancer patients and to raise awareness in our community, so people are more motivated to contribute towards finding a cure.

With September being pediatric cancer awareness month, Sunshine Club is taking this opportunity to bring attention to the lack of funding for pediatric cancer research and to raise money for this worthy cause. Sunshine Club is raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It is the only research hospital in the nation to conduct cutting edge studies toward finding a cure and to provide free quality care. You can donate to St. Jude via this link: Any amount would be greatly appreciated.

To further raise funds for this cause, Sunshine Club is holding used book sales every weekend in September. The dates for the book sales are listed below:

9/07-9/08 at Diamond Bar Albertsons (1235 S Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar, CA 91765)

9/14-9/15 at Diamond Bar Walmart (1180 S Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar, CA 9176

9/21-9/22 at Diamond Bar Albertson

9/28-9/29 at Diamond Bar Walmart

All of the proceeds from the used book sales will be going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Student Think Tank meets 9/11 at 12:00 pm during lunch. Delicious lunch will be provided.

It's not too late to join! If interested please visit Ms. Estrada, Mr. Maine's secretary in the front office.

Library Computers - Student ID Required!

Students! Please present YOUR CURRENT STUDENT ID to Library staff BEFORE sitting at a computer to confirm your availability to access the INTERNET.

Key Club - School Supply Drive

Key Club is teaming up with Walnut High School and participating WVUSD schools in a donation drive for underserved students across Southern California. Our goal is to collect brand new school supplies for K-12 students. We are reaching out to our community to help as many students as possible. All donations would be greatly appreciated and sent to Mr. Panlilio at Walnut High School in F6 until September 30th. Remember, it takes a village!


Attention class of 2020! There's a limited number of Senior reserved painted parking spots. Pick up a senior parking form @ ASB.

Interested in being a Class of 2023 Officer?

Freshmen, if you are interested in being a class of 2023 officer, pick up an application @ ASB.


Front office drop off table will be cleared off MONDAY MORNINGS. PLEASE make sure students are picking up items the same day they are dropped off!

Senior Tributes

Congratulate your graduate with a Senior Tribute. Senior Tributes are personalized pages in the yearbook that include pictures, messages and videos. Pre-orders are available now at


1/4 page: $200

1/2 page: $300

Full page: $450

2 Full pages: $800

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SAVE THE DATE - Parent Symposium - Sept 28

Our District will be hosting a Parent Symposium on September 28 at Walnut High School starting at 8:30 am. Maureen Healy will be the keynote speaker this year. She is the author of great books including The Emotionally Healthy Child and Growing Happy Kids. Click here for more information on Maureen:

More details to come!

School Lunch Policy

Due to safety concerns, we DO NOT accept student lunches in the office. We understand the importance of student nutrition, but we encourage students to either purchase lunch at school or bring their lunch from home. Food, drinks, or other items are NOT to be passed to students through the fence. This is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Please Note: Parents can now access the Food Services Department from our website under the Parents tab. On that page, parents can set up and deposit funds into their student's lunch account for purchasing lunch on campus.


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Over 50 top colleges and universities at your fingertips! One night, one location. Contact GLC Mrs. Schultz for more info!



PSAT/NMSQT sales will begin on Tuesday, September 10 through Friday September 13 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at ASB windows. Students must bring their current ID card, cash or check only in the amount of $30. Recommended for students who are enrolled in Geometry or a higher math level.


PSAT sales will begin on Tuesday, September 17 through Friday September 20 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at ASB windows. Students must bring their current ID card, cash or check only in the amount of $30. Recommended for students who are enrolled in Geometry or a higher math level.

Upcoming SAT Dates

Upcoming SAT Dates, sign up on
    • Saturday, October 5th Register by: September 6th
    • Saturday, November 2nd Register by: October 3rd
    • Saturday, December 7th Register by: November 8th

Letter of Rec Requests

Letter of Recommendation requests – Please fill out the Senior Profile and turn it in to your GLC as soon as possible. We have already begun writing letters for students


College Fair – Sept. 12, workshops start at 6pm

College App presentations for students – Sept. 23. GLCs will be doing presentations on Monday, Sept. 23rd for all Seniors during their English class.

College App. Information Night – Sept. 26 in the PAC, time TBD

GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Sarah Doramus (interim) (A – Li, ext. 43649)

Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z, ext. 43626)

10th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Lo, ext. 43635)

Corolar Schultz (Lu – Z, ext. 43630)

11th GRADE (Class of 2021)

Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo, ext. 43641)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z, ext. 43616)

12th GRADE (Class of 2020)

Nathan Newman (A – Lo, ext. 43632)

Jenny Alegre (Lu – Z, ext. 43644)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Elisabeth Everts (ext. 34264)

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten (ext. 43663)



Monday, September 2

  • Boys Basketball Practice: Gym 9 am - 11 am

Tuesday, September 3

  • Varsity Girls' Golf vs Temple City @ TBA ***Away -2:30 PM

  • ALL Levels Girls' Volleyball vs San Gabriel @ Walnut High School ***Home (Walnut High School- Gym 400 N. Pierre Rd, Walnut, CA 91789) -3:15 PM

  • All Levels Boys' Water Polo vs Sonora @ Walnut High School **Home (Walnut High School- Pool 400 N. Pierre Rd Walnut, CA 91789) -3:15 PM

  • CANCELLED *** JV Girls' Tennis vs Sonora @ Sonora High School ***Away -3:15 PM

  • CANCELLED*** Varsity Girls' Tennis vs Sonora @ Walnut High School ***Home-3:15 PM

Wednesday, September 4

  • Girls' Basketball Informational Meeting -12 PM – 12:30 PM (Room E12 ) Athletics

  • Varsity Girls' Golf vs Mater Dei @ California Country Club ***Home(California Country Club 1509 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601) - 2:30 PM

Thursday, September 5

  • Varsity Girls' Golf vs Norco @ TBA

  • Varsity Girls' Golf vs Temple City @ TBA ***Home - 2 PM
  • ALL Levels Girls' Volleyball vs Duarte @ Walnut High School *Home (Walnut High School- Gym 400 N. Pierre Rd Walnut CA 91789) - 3:15 PM
  • Freshman Football vs Rowland @ Walnut High School ***Home (Walnut High School- Kenn Gunn Stadium 400 N. Pierre Rd, Walnut, CA 91789) 3:15 PM
  • All Levels Boys' Water Polo vs Diamond Bar @ Diamond Bar ***Away (Diamond Bar High School 21400 Pathfinder Rd, Diamond Bar, CA 91765) - 5:15 PM

Friday, September 6

  • JV Boys' Water Polo vs TBA @ Diamond Bar Tournament ***Away

  • Football Event: Pre-game Dinner(MPR) - 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Varsity Football vs Rowland @ Walnut High School ***Home (Walnut High School- Ken Gunn Stadium 400 N. Pierre Rd, Walnut, CA 91789) - 7 PM

Saturday, September 7

  • All Levels Boys' and Girls' Cross Country vs TBA @ Rosemead High School (Rosemead High School 9063 Mission Dr, Rosemead, CA 91770)
  • Frosh/Soph Girls' Volleyball vs TBA @ Brea Tournament *Away (Brea Olinda High School 789 Wildcat Way, Brea, CA 92821)
  • JV Boys' Water Polo vs TBA