THE WEEK OF April 26 - April 30

Congrats to our 2021 Teacher of the Year: Kellee Lyons!

It is with great pleasure to announce Kellee Lyons as the Walnut High School Teacher of the Year! Kellee Lyons is an amazing educator. She teaches a diverse level of students in College Prep English 3, Honors English 1, and senior AP English Literature. She radiates a passion and a zest for learning where she strives to make content relevant and impactful for our students.

Kellee Lyons is always researching and employing instructional methods that will intrigue and inspire her students. She creates wonderful lessons that enable students to make connections between their own knowledge and experiences. Her student-centered lessons and approach have made the content more meaningful and memorable. She has established a learning environment that is safe and inclusive. She constantly reflects on her own practice and seeks PD opportunities to better relate and connect with her students. Congrats to Kellee Lyons! The Walnut High School Teacher of the Year!

Kellee Lyons: The 2021 Walnut High School Teacher of the Year


MONDAY - April 26

  • *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm

TUESDAY - April 27

  • *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm

WEDNESDAY - April 28

  • *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm

THURSDAY - April 29

  • *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm

FRIDAY - April 30

  • *Periods 1-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Staff Meeting/PD/Collaboration


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News and Announcements

Students Back on Campus This Week!

Another step in the right direction! This week we welcomed students back for academic cohorts, in-person tutorial, and Class of 2024 campus tours put on by our ASB students! Check out the video below as we welcomed students back on Monday.
WHS Students Back!


CLASS OF 2021!! We want to celebrate where you will be attending school next year. Once you decide where you are going to college, please fill out the Google Form, upload a photo, & we will recognize this significant accomplishment.

Congrats to our first round of college shoutouts!

  • Honey James (Azusa Pacific University)
  • Anastasia Sloan (Sacred Heart University)
  • Yee Ling Liang (UC Berkeley)
  • Coco Ma (UC Berkeley)
  • Tiffany Lin (UC Berkeley)
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Week 2: Reconnect Week: April 26-30

As promised, here is the schedule for next week!. Each week ASB will have a theme to go along with activities! All of the information about these activities will be in our highlights‼️ Please follow @walnuthigh_asb on IG for more senior information.

The theme next week is 'Reconnect Week". We want to our students to find a time to reconnect after being gone for a year. We are offering socially distanced activities next week for students to reconnect back on campus!

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WVUSD Fun Run & Walk

Our WVUSD 5k/1k is back! It'll be a virtual fun run/walk this year to celebrate our district's 50th anniversary. See the flyer below for more details and spread the word with friends and family!
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Welcome to the Mustang Family!

On Wednesday night, the Board of Trustees took action to approve Dr. Robin Perez as our new Instructional Dean at Walnut High School. Dr. Perez comes to us from the Glendora Unified School District, where she most recently served as the Dean of Students at Glendora High School. Prior to her time at Glendora High School, Dr. Perez was a high school English teacher, Induction Coordinator, and Reading Intervention Coordinator at Alhambra Unified School District. Dr. Perez is a proud doctoral graduate from Azusa Pacific University, where her dissertation topic was Teacher Perceptions of Effective Professional Development through Educational Reform.

Dr. Robin Perez’s official start date is July 1, but she will begin the transition into her new role towards the end of May and into June. Dr. Perez states, “With a grateful heart, I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to serve as Instructional Dean. It is the “Walnut Way” of serving kids, striving for excellence, and working as a team that draws me to WHS. I look forward to working alongside such a prestigious staff! I am proud to be a Mustang!”

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Perez to the Walnut High School family!

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Walnut High School of the Arts Recital Night 2021

Music lovers! Last night our Tri-M music Honors Society showcased a wonderful concert. The concert features students from the Walnut High School Bands, Jazz Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs as well as Senior Performances from our Class of 2021 School of the Arts Candidates.

This is a great concert to listen to in the background while you're cooking, grading, or relaxing! Enjoy!

Walnut High School of the Arts Recital Night 2021

Administrative Professionals Day Shoutout

Wednesday was National Administrative Professionals Day. We want to give a big shoutout to our ladies who work so hard behind the scenes to keep our schools running!
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Freshmen & Sophomore Movie Night

Hey Mustangs! If you are interested in having a movie with your friends, please fill out this form by Wednesday, April 28th.

ASB Card: Free
W/O ASB : 3 dollars per person

Snacks will also be sold and the prices will range from $2-$5.
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Safety Tips for returning to Tutorial

Thank you to our students who came on to campus this week for tutorial. If you plan to come on campus next week, please watch this video for our in-person tutorial guidelines and procedures.

Tutorial In-Person Guidelines and Procedures

April is National Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society of America, the nation’s oldest leading grassroots autism organization, is proud to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month in April 2021 with its “Celebrate Differences” campaign. Designed to build a better awareness of the signs, symptoms, and realities of autism, #CelebrateDifferences focuses on providing information and resources for communities to be more aware of autism, promote acceptance, and be more inclusive in everyday life.

Learn a little more about Autism from some of our Walnut High School students and Best Buddies officers by watching the video below.

Autism Awareness Month

Class of 2021 | Senior EXIT Survey

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Your senior GLC's are proud of the hard work, dedication, and accomplishments you have made the last four years at WHS! The purpose of the survey is to better understand students’ plans after high school. Upon completion, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card. Starting April 23, we will select one winner every Friday. Good Luck!

Joseph Russo was our lucky winner this week!

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Important Textbook Update!
    • New Textbook Hours: 1:00pm-2:30pm
    • Entrance: E/F Gate
    • Location: Library/Textbook Room
    • Rules: Must wear mask. Complete Student QR Health Assessment before entering campus.
    • Questions: Contact Ms. Coday-Voss at

External Committee of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Cal Poly Pomona

SWE is hosting a virtual Youth Engineering Success/Women in STEM Outreach Event for middle school and high school students on Saturday, May 8th, 3:00PM - 4:30PM. It's a virtual outreach event aimed to introduce middle school and high school students to engineering (see flyer and tentative agenda attached). Here is the RSVP form that they can fill out:

Questions? Please contact Julie Heath at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (949) 505-4438.

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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!

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Peer Tutoring now available

After school tutoring program will begin on Monday, February 1st. Tutoring sessions will be available on Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. To participate, simply use the link below to join during the allotted times. No appointments are necessary.

Google Meet Link for students who need a tutor HERE.

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Do you need Algebra 2 Help? Mr. Luu is here to help you!

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MUSTANG CAREER CENTER & College Information

Mt. Sac : Upcoming Events for HS Seniors

Whether Mt. San Antonio College is your first choice or not, these virtual events are intended to provide college information and transitional support.

Outreach Virtual Help Center every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, March 23 to Tuesday, June 29 The High School Outreach team will be available to assist graduating seniors with any Mt. SAC related questions such as: enrollment, Connect 4, how-to, financial aid, and more!



The Walnut Valley Educational Foundation (WVEF), an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to supporting extraordinary learning experiences that help all students achieve their full potential and succeed in the 21st century. To that end, WVEF will generate and distribute financial resources to fund a wide variety of creative educational opportunities for students and staff within the Walnut Valley Unified School District.

Deadline is May 14, 2021 by Email to

Applications sent by mail MUST be RECEIVED by May 17, 2021.

WHCC offering $3,000 in scholarships for Class of 2021

There are a lot of scholarships out there to compete for, but this one is ONLY for WHS 2021 Seniors! You're not competing against Seniors from other schools or districts. The Walnut High Community Club is offering $3000 worth of scholarships to support our seniors in their next endeavors--whatever that may be. You don't have to have the highest GPA (minimum 2.5 GPA) or have the most extra-curricular activities. If you've never thought of applying for a scholarship because you don't think you may qualify, this is the one for you!

Apply today! Six scholarships will be awarded at $500 each. For more info, please click on the application form:

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2021 Angels Wings Foundation Thai Scholarship Announcement

Angels Wings Foundation (AWF) has a rich history of funding schools and orphanages, supplying healthcare, and supporting various social services for children in Thailand, as well as supporting educational opportunities for Thai students in the United States. This scholarship would be of great interest to the community of Thai students.
This unique scholarship is one of the only of its kind for the Thai community and is AWF Founder and President Porntip Bui Simon’s way of honoring the unique heritage that we should all take pride in. Applicants must have at least one Thai parent to qualify for consideration.

The application deadline is June 30, 2021. Many thanks in advance for your time and cooperation. Please visit our website to learn more or click here for the application If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Williamson, Scholarship Director Angels Wings Foundation, Intl. at (310) 972-0489 or

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Free Family Support Groups

Mrs. Nancy Stoops is a licensed marriage and family counselor who works with both the city of Walnut and Diamond Bar. She is offering free virtual support groups. To access the Zoom link, parents will email Nancy directly.
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WHS Emotional Support Resources

We are here for you! WHS has converted all our counseling services to remote (phone, video, and email) during this time of temporary remote instruction. Reach out to us using the tools below if you are in need of someone to talk to.
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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li)

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Li)

Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2021)

Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Elisabeth Everts

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

A To-Do List For High School Seniors

Our Senior GLCs have put together this handy to-do list. Use it as a guide as you make your way through this important last semester and prepare for the next exciting phase of your life.

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Collegewise | Runway : A Wiser Path to College

Our partners at Collegewise have launched Runway, a free series of college planning programs and resources, carefully structured to give students and parents the tips, tools, and timelines they need to reach their college goals in the year (the experience, really) that is 2020. There are specific programs for all high school grade levels and we are one of the very first districts to get access to this programming. This program is available to all of you and there is no cost for access.

WebGrants 4 Seniors

SENIORS, your GPA has been uploaded to the California Student Aid Commission for Cal Grant Verification. You can create an account on to view your status.


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

If your student is having difficulty logging in, please contact your teacher immediately, and remember to clear their attendance by the end of the day.

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.

We are so happy to see all of our students online and learning. They are working hard and making us proud. Keep up the great work!

Attendance Reporting Hotline:

9 & 10 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642

11 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625



ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS are located on the Athletic Department page. Please CLICK HERE for a link to the the athletic website.

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Thank you to all our parents who attended our virtual Parent Info Night. Thank you to our GLCs for encouraging academic achievement strategies, helpful tips on how to manage emotions and interpersonal skills, and plan for college and careers. We want to personally welcome our Class of 2025 parents who joined us. Welcome to the Mustang Family!

We encourage everyone to take a moment to review the videos. Please click on the appropriate grade level of your student.

Check out our 2021 Virtual Showcase at Walnut High School

Although we would much rather meet you in person, we are pleased to welcome you to our Virtual Showcase. We hope that the information you find throughout our Showcase website will help give you a glimpse into all of the pathways, programs, activities, and support systems we offer at Walnut High School

We wanted to make our Virtual Showcase interactive, fun, and informative for you and your child. Start off by clicking on our Academics button as our Grade Level Coordinators give a brief presentation for each grade level. After that, start to explore the different opportunities we offer for our students. We want all of our students to feel connected and find the right fit that helps them explore their passions, interests, and academic goals as they navigate through High School.
Walnut High School 2021 Virtual Showcase

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School

Due to our current circumstances, we cannot give you a physical tour of our campus, but instead, we used a 360-degree camera to help you get familiar with Walnut High School. I encourage you to click on the link, use your computer or mobile device to move around, and see what Walnut High School has to offer. Use this virtual tour to click on photos, learn more information, as well as hear voice-overs from our staff members. Below is a quick overview of our virtual tour and a map of all our scenes.

Our Virtual Tour is located on our webpage under "About Us" if you ever need access for future reference.

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School
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Walnut High School

Our office is open M-F from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm or by phone (909) 594-1333.