The Friday Forecast
The Week Of May 15 - May 19, 2023
12 Mustang Student-Athletes Moving on to Collegiate Athletics
On Wednesday, we recognized the incredible achievements of our 12 student-athletes for their commitment to moving on to the next level and competing in collegiate athletics. We are immensely proud of each and every one of them for their unwavering dedication, perseverance, and hard work in the sports that they love.
Their passion for sports has brought them this far, and we do not doubt that they will continue to excel in their athletic careers at the collegiate level. We look forward to following their journeys and seeing all the amazing things they will accomplish in the future.
Congratulations to the following student-athletes, and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
- Kevin Rubio (Baseball) – Northwestern College
Elijah Flores (Wrestling) Missouri Valley College
- Jordan Carrillo (Wrestling) - Tiffin University
- Kaitlin Castro (Wrestling) - University of the Cumberlands
- Logan Thorpe (Soccer) - UC Davis
- Josh Razo (Track/Cross Country) - Air Force Academy
- Michael Vatkin (Football) - La Verne
- Phil Cotton (Track and Field) - University of North Texas
- Salvador Quintanilla (Football) - Hastings College
- Megan Carrigan (Track and Field) - Cal Poly Pomona
- Lillian Dukes (Soccer) Soka University of America
- Gavin Ibrahim (Basketball) - La Verne
IMPORTANT EVENTS May 15 - May 19, 2023
MONDAY - May 15
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
- Senior Textbook and Chromebook Return All Week in the Textbook Room
TUESDAY - May 16
*Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am - 3:25 pm
Senior Finals during Per 3 & Per 4
WEDNESDAY - May 17
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
- Senior Finals during Per 1 & Per 2
- Staff Meeting - Front Office Closed 2:40 pm-4:00 pm
THURSDAY - May 18
*Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am - 3:25 pm
Senior Finals during Per 5 & Per 6
Yearbook Distribution for Seniors from 3:30 pm-5 pm MPR Photo ID Required
Senior Sunset: Stadium/Basketball Courts ID Required - 6:00 pm
FRIDAY - May 19
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
Yearbook Distribution for ALL grades from 3:30 pm-5 pm MPR Photo ID Required
Grad Night at Disneyland | Load the Bus at WHS at 6:30 pm | Back to WHS around 3:30 am
News and Announcements
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS & STAFF!
WELCOME TO WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2027!
Three Mustangs Place in the Walnut Valley Water District Media Contest
Congrats to three of our Mustang students who placed in the Walnut Valley Water District Media Contest, going up against High School students in the area.
Walnut High School had all three students recognized today for placing in the Top 3 for the “Be A Water Saving Hero” High School Media Contest.
- 1st Place: Pitzil Avila-Castellanos
- 2nd Place: Mehki Lin
- 3rd Place: Megan Lin
Congrats to these outstanding students on a clean sweep in the media category! Way to represent!
WHCC Awards $5,000 in Scholarships for Seniors!
Walnut High Community Club Finishing Out 4th Year!
Congratulations to the 2023-2024 WHCC Executive Board! We are excited to have so many of our parents continue on with their positions and welcome Roseangeli Ayson and Veronica Orsatt to the board in key leadership positions!
The May meeting is always bittersweet as many of our parents with Seniors as their youngest or only child will be leaving us. Many of them were one of "the Originals" that helped start WHCC in 2019. We want to thank them all for their time and commitment to our students and school.
Special thank you to Christina Lin (previous WHCC hospitality co-chair), Karen Dimaranan (Perfect attendance at EVERY WHCC meeting!) and Deep Sandhu (Long time WHCC volunteer and member) for attending our May meeting.
Walnut High Community Club is finishing up it's 4th year but we are not graduating as there is still much work to be done! We look forward to many more years of supporting our students, staff and school!
Class of 2023 College Commitment Shout-Out!
Let’s give a huge shoutout to our WHS C/O 2023 Seniors who have reached a major milestone in their lives by making their college commitments!
🎓 Congrats to all our Seniors as they finish out their last month of high school and begin a new chapter in life.
🐴 We are excited to see where the rest of our Mustangs commit over the next month.
🔗 Fill out the link below to receive a college commitment shutout!
CLASS OF 2023 SENIOR BREAKFAST
Seniors: Moving Your Google Drive Files Before Your WVUSD Account is Deactivated
SENIOR FINALS SCHEDULE
This upcoming week is our last week of classes for Seniors! Please see the Senior final schedule below to help prepare. It is a regular schedule for the entire week, but teachers will spread out finals during class on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- May 17 (During Periods 3 & 4)
- May 18 (During Periods 1 & 2)
- May 19 (During Periods 5 & 6)
- May 20 (Last day of classes. Senior take care of business day!)
ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING MAY 16-19
Week 2: Exams May 8-12 [COMPLETED]
Week 3: Exams Make-Up May 16-19
- ALL 2023 AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil.
- Current Student ID is required to take the exam
- All morning exams start at 8:00 am. STUDENTS MUST BE AT THEIR LOCATIONS AT 7:15 AM.
- All afternoon exams start at 12:00pm. STUDENTS MUST BE AT THEIR LOCATIONS AT 11:15 AM.
- Students will receive a reminder email a week before the exam. Email will include tips and recommendations as well as the rules and policies. Good luck Mustangs!
- Stay Organized
- Find your exam date and time
- Review WHS Exam Schedule and Location update
- Review and understand all exam testing conditions and protocols
IMPORTANT SENIOR TIMELINE
- May 16-May 18 Senior Finals
- May 18- Senior Sunset | 6:00pm
- May 19 (Last day of classes. Senior take care of business day!)
- May 19 - Grad Night | 6:30pm
- May 22- Senior Breakfast | 9:00am
- May 23 - Grad Practice | 8:00am
- May 24 - Grad Practice | 8:00am
- May 24 - Senior Awards Night | 6:00pm
- May 25 - Graduation Ceremony | Student check in 4:15 pm | Gates open at 5:00pm
Yearbook Distribution | Yearbooks are almost here!
- Thursday, May 18 for SENIORS only
- Friday, May 19 for ALL students.
It all happens from 3:30-5 p.m. in the MPR. Must have student ID to pick up. You may pick up for siblings. Want to buy a yearbook? Limited copies will be sold on a first come, first served basis on distribution days. $120 CASH only. Plastic covers and autograph inserts will also be sold for $2 each. Cash only.
VIP Graduation Parking Spots for Sale!
Boys Basketball will be selling 35 VIP parking spots for graduation day. Please see the attached flyer or Mr. Khouzam in room E20 for more details. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! ONLY 10 SPOTS LEFT!
Audition for our Advanced Instrumental Music Ensembles!
Sports Physicals | May 18
summer try outs for boys water polo
Purchase a Class of 2023 Graduation Lei
SENIOR AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Class of 2023! We are trying to put together an awards program and need your help! If you have received a scholarship to the college you will attending or received an award, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
What we need:
- the name of the scholarship and the college of attendance or
- the name of the award
ADDITIONAL GRADUATION TICKETS AVAILABLE!
CONGRATS MARQUEE GRAD SHOUTOUT!
Only 10 names per week starting in May on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss out on your preferred week! There is a $25 donation requested and all funds go back to supporting our students and school.
Reminder: Follow our Dress Code!
It contains offensive or obscene symbols, signs, or slogans degrading any cultural, race, religious, sexual, or ethnic values.
It contains language or symbols oriented towards any form of antisocial behavior including, but not limited to, sex, sexual harassment, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, and hate violence.
It contains gang or tagger crew symbols or clothing that shows gang or tagger crew affiliation.
It is considered unsafe, dangerous, or a health hazard – this includes wearing spikes, or multi-knuckle rings as an article of clothing or clothing accessories.
The student is barefoot, wearing socks only or bedroom slippers. Shoes must be worn at all times.
The student is wearing a top that does not cover their regular waistline, or clothing is worn in a manner that reveals undergarments. Tops must have a strap.
Pants or shorts are worn on or below the buttocks. The waist of the garment must be above the buttocks. Shorts, skirts, and pants should cover all personal areas.
The student is wearing sunglasses in classrooms or offices.
11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Questions: Email www.whsmustanggolf.com or call (951) 205-4349.
2nd Annual Walnut Volleyball Golf Tournament
The Walnut High School Girls Volleyball Program will be hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 9, 2023 at Los Serranos Golf Club.
This event raises vital funds to support our girls volleyball program. These funds will be used to purchase much needed equipment, tournament fees, transportation, meals, and a supportive coaching staff to help them succeed on the court.
Our goal is to always provide a safe instructive environment for all of our athletes to learn and develop skills to be a better volleyball player, but more importantly, a productive member of society, as well as fielding a competitive program.
In order to continue to make this experience a reality for our program, we are reaching out directly to area businesses, family, and friends, and offering the opportunity to help by becoming a sponsor.
Included in this letter is a brochure with a variety of sponsorship packages for you to review as well as details about the tournament. All donations to our volleyball program are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID # is 95-6003446. Your support for this event will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Academic Design Program Interest Form AVAILABLE NOW!
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
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
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.
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.