The Friday Forecast
The Week Of February 27 - March 3, 2023
INTRODUCING THE 2023 WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Joe Khouzam!
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!
IMPORTANT EVENTS February 27 - March 3, 2023
MONDAY - FEBRUARY 27
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 28
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
WEDNESDAY - MARCH 1
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
THURSDAY - MARCH 2
- *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am - 3:25 pm
- PUBS Applications due
FRIDAY - MARCH 3
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
News and Announcements
WALNUT WRESTLING STATE BOUND!
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!
Margaret Lee Recognized by City of Walnut
Celebrating our Seniors who rocked it on the State Test!
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
GLCs Visiting Classrooms to Discuss Classes for Next Year
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!
Walnut ASB presents…Y2K Sadies!
📍 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!!!
C/O 2026 BOBA SALES
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.
WHS SENIOR GRAD NIGHT 2023
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!
SENIORS! PURCHASE YOUR CAP & GOWNS!
Graduation Cap & Gowns are available in the ASB office. You can purchase a Cap & Gown with Tassel for $45.00. Cash or check only.
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!
Publications Applications now available!
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.
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!
Celebrating BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
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
Mt. SAC Connect 4 Workshops
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
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.