The Friday Forecast

THE WEEK OF September 19-23, 2022


Today, our ASB held a Homecoming Assembly to introduce our Homecoming Court and kick-off Homecoming Weekend! We had performances from the dance team, Mylyn Tayag and Jadyn Lozada. Thanks to Andy Schultz and our ASB team for putting on a great assembly!

Join us tonight for the Football Game at 7:00 pm as we announce the Homecoming Queen!

We are also excited to host our Homecoming Dance on Saturday! Happy Homecoming Weekend Mustangs!

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  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25pm
  • Girls Basketball Tryout Information Meeting - Lunch - Gym
  • Boys Basketball Tryouts - 3:30 PM–4:30 PM


  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • UC Riverside Application Workshop 11:20-12:00pm - MPR


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


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • Girls Wrestling Team Tryout Information Meeting - Lunch - Wrestling Room


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25pm
  • Cabaret Night -7 pm-PAC
  • Deadline to apply to CSF (California Scholarship Federation)
2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

Click here for all athletic games and contests.


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News and Announcements

Homecoming Dance Reminders & Expectations

Our Homecoming Dance is set for Saturday, September 17, at 6:00 pm! Here are important rules and expectations to review before attending the dance:

  • The entrance to the dance is at the gate, entering the gym in the student parking lot.
  • Students must bring their ID to get scanned into the dance.
  • Students must be with their DATE when checking in. (If you purchased tickets together)
  • Gates will open at 6:00 pm to begin entering the dance.
  • Students must arrive no later than 7:30 pm.
  • Students may begin leaving the dance at 8:00 pm.
  • Security will do a quick search at the gate 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.
  • No loitering in the parking lot. Security will be doing parking lot checks and car checks periodically throughout the night.
  • School rules will still be implemented. If any school rules are violated, parents will be notified and consequences will be applied.
  • Please make sure your child is picked up by 10:00 pm.

Nine Students Earn College Board National Recognition Program Awards

Congrats to nine Walnut High School students who were recently recognized by College Board as National Recognition Program awardees. Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify students from underrepresented communities through College Board’s Student Search Service. These students earned this recognition by placing in the top 3% in the country on their PSAT/NMSQT, earning passing scores on multiple AP exams, and maintaining a high GPA in their classes.

Students receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications. Congrats to the following Mustangs on this prestigious honor:

  • Marissa Alejo
  • Liliana Briseno
  • TJ Cobb
  • Sophia Ferrel
  • Alyssa Lopez
  • Christopher Milam
  • Jayden Rabanal
  • Josh Razo
  • Alex Santiago
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five Walnut High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Continuing a tradition of excellence, five Walnut High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

These high-achieving students represent the top 1% in the country.

Congrats to the following Seniors: Samuel Chou, Hudson Kaleb Dy, Shani Su, Chelsea Yeh, Jadon Zhu.

The nationwide pool of approximately 16,000 semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

All semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,200 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $28 million to be awarded next spring.

Students entered the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT Test as juniors which served as the initial screen of program entrants.

To move onto the finalist round, students are judged based on a detailed scholarship application covering their academic record, leadership abilities, employment, participation in school and community activities, and honors and awards received.

Students must also write an essay and be recommended by a high school official.

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Come Support Walnut Girls Golf at Sunright!

Come support Girls Golf on Thursday, September 22, at Sunright Tea Studio in Diamond Bar. All orders must be placed on Sunright's website to support the Girls Golf Team. Use the code "WHSGOLF" when placing an order. Proceeds will go directly to the Girls Golf program. Thank you for supporting!
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MUST WATCH: College Night Guest Speaker Paul Kanarek

Last Night our district hosted College Night for our Class of 2023 and 2024 students at Diamond Bar High School. Guest Speaker, Paul Kanarek, gave a timely talk on the college application landscape for parents and students. If you missed last night, please take time to watch the video below - especially for our Junior and Senior families!
WVUSD College Night - Guest Speaker Paul Kanarek

Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Planes

Come listen to Colonel Tucker Hamilton, an F-35 Test Pilot who is the current Commander of Operations and Eglin Airforce Base! He will be presenting on the Future of Aviation and Robotics and how students can get involved while in high school. The presentation will be followed by a quick Q&A session.
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Come to the Cabaret! This year we are performing this event in the performing arts center! You will hear all five choirs sing songs from Broadway to classic Pop, And we will also feature selected soloists and small ensembles. Can’t wait to see you for our first performance of the 2022 school year!

See the link below to purchase tickets.

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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Attention artistic Mustangs! Apply now for The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering creative teens and celebrating youth voices. Visit the website for more information.
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Don't miss out! The first Student Think Tank Meeting of 2022 is on 9/21 during lunch. Lunch will be provided. Each meeting, the Student Think Tank covers a goal or area of growth that we work on as a group.

The purpose of the Student Think Tank is to create and implement goals through student input into areas that impact student performance, safety and security, mental health, and other areas of concern. It's not too late to join! If interested, please fill out the form below with your WVUSD google account!

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Below are important dates as we prepare for AP Exams this year.

August 2022

September 2022

  • Make sure you are in your teacher's AP Classroom.
  • AP student presentation during TUTORIAL in the PAC: 9th and 11th grades- September 27th and 10th and 12th grades- September 29th

October 2022

  • AP Exam Payment and Registration October 24th-28th.
  • Students will be invited by last name (alpha order)
  • More info to come!

November 2022

  • Any exam ordered after will accrue a $40 late fee + $100.
2022 AP Presentation Virtual Showcase

UC Riverside Application Workshop: Sept. 20

WHS is holding workshops to learn how to become a UC Riverside student. There will be one in- person and one virtual UC Application workshop on September 20th.

Students, please register below.

Questions? Email Ms. Hoyos.

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Class of 2026 Personality and Strengths Assessment

One of the most frequent questions GLCs get from parents is "how can I best help my student to self-discover?" This is a great question because more and more colleges are looking for students who have a clear knowledge of who they are and what they can contribute to their specific institution. There are several tools that can help, but one great starting point is a personality or strengths tests. Here is a short video about the test that will be given.

If you are interested in taking this exam, there are two dates when it can be taken:

  • For Mrs. Schultz’s students (A-Lim): Thursday, September 22nd in the MPR.
  • For Mr. Galeener’s students (Lin-Z): Thursday, September 29th in the MPR.

We hope to see you there!
Personality and Strengths Assessment

Financial Aid Night for our Juniors & Seniors!

Class of 2023 and 2024 are invited to attend our Financial Aid Night on September 27th, 2022!
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WVUSD Parent Symposium: Oct. 1

Dear WVUSD Parents,

Walnut Valley USD is excited to host this year’s Parent Symposium on Saturday, October 1 at Walnut High School from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Nancy Frey, co-author of “All Learning Is Social and Emotional” and “Your Students, My Students, Our Students”.

After the keynote, parents will have the opportunity to attend two different break-out sessions.

Child care will be available for children ages 4-12. Please pre-register for child care at:

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Make Up Picture Day - September 30

Make Up Picture Day for students in grades 9-11 will be held on Friday, September 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the MPR. See flyer for picture packages. Don't miss your chance to be in the 2023 yearbook!
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Senior Portraits and Senior Quotes

SENIORS, If you have not had your senior portrait taken by South Coast Photographic, the deadline is September 30. Please call or visit their website to make an appointment ASAP. Slots are filling up fast. See flyers attached for more information. Senior quotes are also due Sept. 30. You must have a senior portrait (or an appointment for one) to submit a senior quote.
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Isolation Instructions for Students with COVID-19

If a student tests positive with COVID-19, please refer to the isolation instructions below from the Department of Health. The student MAY come back after Day 5 if they provide a negative test (at-home test is accepted) and have reduced COVID symptoms with no fever.
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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!


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.

ASB Publication - Important Dates

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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

Freshmen Roadmap: 8 Habits of Highly Successful Students

The Freshmen Roadmap includes 8 skills that highly successful students' practice to become more independent and effective. The first month we focused on being proactive. Our second installment emphasizes the act of beginning with end in mind. This short video will not only teach you how to set goals but also how to accomplish them. The ending even includes a short message from your Freshmen GLCs. Our hope is that this series contributes to your core, character and motives.
The Freshmen Roadmap: 8 Habits of Highly Effective Students

Mt. SAC Cash for College Workshop

Mt. SAC's Annual Cash for College Financial Aid event is quickly approaching! They invite graduating seniors and their parents to join on Saturday, October 22, 2022. This is an IN PERSON EVENT and is FREE and open to students that plan on attending any college or university in 2023. Register Today! Go to:

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The CSF Application is here!

Apply now to join the CSF (California Scholarship Federation). Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may apply. You must apply with last semester's official grades.

Deadline to apply is September 23rd.

After viewing the application, should you still have questions, email Leah Turner-Gibbs at

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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2022-2023 Rules & Expectations at Walnut High School

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.


Please remember that attendance counts, every period, every day. Students will be marked absent if they are not at the beginning of each period to verify their attendance.

All single-period absences will need to be reconciled through the attendance office by the student. If marked absent, students will receive an email from the attendance office notifying them that they have been marked absent. The notification will include the date and period of the absence. The student will need to contact the Attendance Department to make any necessary corrections to their individual period attendance. For full-day absences, a parent/guardian must contact the attendance office by the end of the day.

Attendance Reporting Hotline:

11 & 12 Grades: 909- 444-3642

9 & 10 Grades : 909 - 444-3625