MONDAY MORNING MUSTANG

SEPTEMBER 23-27, 2019

Lisa Lopez puts on Cabaret Nights!

Lisa Lopez held her first big choir event of the year with "Cabaret Nights". Thank you Lisa for pouring into our students and giving them an opportunity to perform!
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Mustang Schedule This Week:

MONDAY -SEPTEMBER 23

  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 24

  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 25

  • FAC MEETING in H5: 2:00 pm
  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm (Early Out Dismissal)


THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 26

  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 27

  • FAMILY FRIDAYS IN THE F WORKROOM! (7:00-7:40 am)
  • PERIOD BY PERIOD STAFF MEETING
  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • 6 Week Grades due by 3 pm
  • WHS Staff Social Gathering at Innovation Brew Works - 3:30 pm

IMPORTANT INFO

Period by Period Meeting

Join us on Friday in H5 for a period by period staff meeting. Below is the itinerary for our meeting. Please bring your emergency packets as we will be handing out updated documents for our disaster plan.


Here are the following meeting start times:

  • Period 0: 7:15 - 7:40 am
  • Period 1: 7:50 am
  • Period 2: 8:55 am
  • Period 3: 10:00 am
  • Period 4: 11:05 am
  • Period 5: 12:45 pm
  • Period 6: 1:50 pm
  • After School: 2:55 - 3:25 pm

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Family Fridays in the F Workroom!

Come join us this Friday in the F workroom as we celebrate the end of September, paychecks on the horizon, and another month closer to winter break!


Donuts, coffee, and fellowship. Come say hello to people and get out of your classroom for a little bit.


F workroom will be open from 7:00 - 7:40 am!

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Zone 5 Wins!

Thank you for everyone who gave us feedback for staff parking now that we have solar panels. Zone 5 was the clear winner. Conchita is currently working on getting the "Reserved" signs painted. Our goal is to get the fencing put back up down the road as well.


Note: You do not have to park in Zone 5, but this area will be designated to staff only.

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VIP Parking Winner

Congratulations to our French Teacher Jake Villafana! He won the MUSTANG parking spot raffle!

Start Nominating for Walnut Wednesday Awards!

Our second Walnut Wednesday Awards will be on October 2! Fill out the link below to nominate someone who embodies "The Walnut Way"

6 WEEKS PROGRESS REPORT 2019!

The Grading Portal will be open to ALL USERS on Thursday, September 19th to Friday, September 27th.

Grades DUE by 3:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, September 27th.

Thanks everyone.

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WHS SOCIAL GATHERING - BREW WITH THE CREW!

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Robotics - 2nd Rebellion looking for an advisor

We have a robotics club called 2nd Rebellion looking to start up a club on campus. It was started at Suzanne and they want to keep it going as kids begin to transition to high school. They are looking for an advisor and the following expectations:


1) someone who believes in the benefits of robotics and the FIRST program and is interested in supporting and advocating for robotics

2) Assist team in handling and processing money that comes in and out of our team fund,

3) attend the occasional Monday morning meeting that is necessary to get approved for fundraising.


Please e-mail Christina Lin if interested at bugsy2be@gmail.com

Teddy Bear Tea Grant

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TECHNOLOGY UPDATES

FUNDRAISER REQUEST FORM

Fundraiser Requests will be filled out online, https://forms.gle/RQpXxAziLkpx7cS77. The link will also be on the Staff Resource Doc under Forms & Requests.

You will receive an email saying if your request is approved or denied. If approved, you will also receive a PDF copy of the form you normally would have filled out.

MUSTANG MARVELS

mar·vel

noun

a wonderful or astonishing person or thing.


Shoutout to our Mustangs going above and beyond!

Tamar Landin puts on Front Office Potluck!

Tamar Landin put on the first front office potluck of the year. The attention to detail was amazing! Thank you Tamar for building staff culture on our campus. Food and fellowship together is so important!
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Dr. Lopez takes our students to Vejar!

On September 19, Dr. Lopez took our Advanced Early Childhood Education students to Vejar Elementary to work with TK students. Our students interacted with 4-5 year olds and made friendship bracelets/necklaces with them.
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Maletz brings the Lord of Flies to life!

Jennifer Maletz had her students do a Lord of Flies character analysis this week. Instead of having them write a paper or have them do artwork on a piece of paper, she made them create life-size characters!
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ASB Puts on a Great Rally!

Andy Schultz and his ASB kiddos put on an amazing rally on Friday. Thank you Andy for making Walnut High School a special place! (Photo by Tristan Gonzalez)
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Rebecca Chai ELAC Meeting

Rebecca Chai held an ELAC meeting this week for our EL parents. Special thank you to our translators Winnie Lee and HaeSoo Park.

MUSTANG SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

9/1 Hanan Gibani

9/4 Tito Rodriguez

9/8 Rebecca Chai

9/11 Keith Dillabough

9/14 Kevin Wendland

9/20 Kate Borihane

9/21 Angela McElroy

9/22 Jennifer Chalew

9/22 Andy Schultz

9/26 Jennifer Sorbara

9/26 Donna Waggener

9/30 Wil Lares

9/30 Jena Muhr

A WORTHY WATCH

Janet Dutton Meet Me Mondays

Janet Dutton and I were talking last week about the article "The Forgotten Ones" that was in last weeks Monday Monday Mustang. We were talking about the importance of students having a voice and being seen.


Janet Dutton does a "Meet Me Monday" in her class. Every Monday, her students' interview 2 students, ask 3 questions and then record their info in a notebook they created. After she finishes the whole class, she has them do some reflective writing. EX: Who did you have the most in common with, who said something that surprised you and why…


The results are incredible. Students found out they had things in common with someone who never spoke in class, and they started talking to each other about the subject. She saw a difference in how they responded when others got up to speak – they were listening, and the shy ones weren’t so shy.


Due to technology, I feel we are seeing a decline in students able to hold a conversation. This is a video Janet shared with me. The ingredients of a great conversation are honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. "Go out, talk to people, listen to people," she says. "And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed."

10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

About Us

Opened in 1968, Walnut High School is a public school located in the Walnut Valley Unified School District that serves roughly 2,300 students.
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