The Friday Forecast

The Week Of February 27 - March 3, 2023


On Thursday, we announced Joe Khouzam as the 2023 Walnut High School Teacher of the Year! For 23 years, Joe Khouzam has dedicated his life to educating and inspiring young minds. We are proud to say that 11 of those years have been spent at Walnut High School. His commitment to the profession and the success of his students is truly remarkable. Joe's approach to teaching is exemplary. He is passionate, creative, organized, and impactful. He gives each of his students the attention and encouragement they need to succeed, regardless of their ability level. He continues to hold his students to high standards but also demonstrates flexibility when dealing with students' emotional and learning needs.

As the Head Basketball coach for the past nine seasons, Joe has left an indelible mark on our school's athletic program. He currently holds the record for the most wins in Walnut High School Boys' Basketball history. Beyond the wins, he has inspired his players to achieve excellence on and off the court. He has helped shape their lives and has made a positive impact on their future. It's evident by the players that continue to come back and visit years after they graduated High School.

His unwavering dedication to his students and athletes is genuinely admirable. Please take a minute to see how we surprised him yesterday!

The 2023 Walnut High School Teacher of the Year!

IMPORTANT EVENTS February 27 - March 3, 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
  • PUBS Applications due


  • *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


10 Walnut Mustangs Qualify for State! These student athletes arrived in Bakersfield on Wednesday to compete at the California State Championships.

This team features returning State Champion, Anaya Falcon. Returning State Finalists, Ronnie Ramirez. This team also features 8 CIF Individual Champions, 5 Southern Section Masters Champions and 2 other finalists. 8 out of 10 kids on this team have State Championships experience and all have their eyes set on making it on the prestigious State podium. So proud!! Wish them luck!
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Margaret Lee Recognized by City of Walnut

On February 22, Margaret Lee was recognized by the City of Walnut for being named a 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Candidate. Congrats Margaret!
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Celebrating our Seniors who rocked it on the State Test!

On Tuesday, our leadership team provided a free lunch for seniors who "met/exceeded" or leveled up on the state test last year! Big thank you to ASB for providing the lunch!

Starting in March, our Juniors will take the State test in English, Math, and Science.

Freshman Joanna Song Wins Battle of the Bay Tournament in Austin, TX

Congrats to Class of 2026 Golfer, Joanna Song, who won the Battle of the Bay Golf Tournament in Austin, Texas. She shot a 69 (-3) and had a hole-in-one on hole #12! This tournament had some of the best golfers from around the nation.

Congrats Joanna!

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GLCs Visiting Classrooms to Discuss Classes for Next Year

Our GLCs are visiting classrooms to talk about course selections for next year. Make sure you set aside some time to sit down with your child to review courses for next year.
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Instrumental Music & Color Guard Fundraiser at Panera

Please support our band, orchestra, and color guard students this Tuesday at Panera Bread in Walnut! 20% of your purchase will be donated back to our program. Order online using code: FUND4U or show this flyer at checkout!

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Walnut ASB presents…Y2K Sadies!

WHS Sadies Hawkins 2023
📍 WHS Gym
🗓️ March 10, 2023
⏰ 6-10 PM

First week ticket sales are available now only on Gofan, starting next week tickets will be sold on Gofan and at ASB office!

Date passes are now available for pickup in the ASB office. Be sure to turn them in by Wednesday, March 8!!!

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Support class of 2026 every Wednesday by buying Boba!!
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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.


Grad Night for the Class of 2023 is Friday, May 19th, to Saturday morning, May 20. Students must complete a WHS release form before purchasing tickets.

Grad Nite tickets are on sale from 2/13-2/28. Purchase your tickets now in ASB!

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Graduation Cap & Gowns are available in the ASB office. You can purchase a Cap & Gown with Tassel for $45.00. Cash or check only.

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Join our Award-Winning Choirs! Attend one audition information meeting on February 28 at lunch, or March 1 at 3 pm. Or, sign up for Mustang Singers!
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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!

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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Publications Applications now available!

Interested in being a part of award-winning publications? Does working on the school newspaper or yearbook excite you? Do you want to be part of a dedicated and supportive team? Publications is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.

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.

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Interested in taking AP Next Year?! March 10th Deadline!

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.

  • Friday, March 10th is the DEADLINE to order a late exam.
  • Late Exam Fee is $140/exam.
  • No cash! Only credit card, checks, and money orders accepted!
  • March 31st IS THE LAST DAY TO CANCEL ANY EXAM and receive a $60 refund.

Feel free to click the link below for more information!

2023 AP Presentation for Prospective Students


Happy Black History Month! It’s essential to know the past to help create a better future. Our Black Student Union decided to make a video sharing Black Stories.
An American Story

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

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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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


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.