MONDAY MORNING MUSTANG
OCTOBER 21-25, 2019
Thank You for Participating in the Shake Out!
THANK YOU to our students and staff for participating in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.
Your support during this and every drill, as well as real emergencies, is crucial to the safety of our staff and students.
In the event of a real emergency, it will be all hands on deck. We will support each other and the students. Flexibility and communication are vital. Our goal is to keep everyone safe. Our hard work to prepare and practice emergency procedures will help us meet our goal.
Check out the drone shot above from Mike Yamashiro sped up 10x!
Mustang Schedule This Week:
MONDAY -OCTOBER 21
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
TUESDAY - OCTOBER 22
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 23
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm (Early Out Dismissal)
- FAC in H5 - 2:05 -2:45 pm
- Staff: Wear College Gear
THURSDAY - OCTOBER 24
- *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 25
- Family Friday in the F Workroom - 7:15 - 7:40am
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
Tightening Up Turo
We will start the "Mustang Round-Up" on Tuesday, November 5.
Here are some details:
- Tutorial announcements will begin this week letting students know they have to be in a classroom during tutorial by the bell otherwise they will be sent to the "Mustang Round-Up" in the MPR
- A GLC will scan students in and an email will be sent to parents/guardians
- All students in "Mustang Round Up" will quietly work on something in the MPR. It is not a hang out time! We really want our students to focus on finishing homework, getting extra help, and using that time during the school day to get ahead.
Note: Please remind students of the importance of tutorial! More work during tutorial leads to less work at home.
Halloween Dress Up!
3rd Annual Jazz and BBQ Concert - Oct 25
Josh Bandy, Jennifer Maletz and Justin Panlilio, Jennifer Maletz to preform!
Dinner is included with the ticket: Pulled pork sliders, corn, beans, potato salad, watermelon, and dessert.
Faculty and staff who would like to attend can email email@example.com for tickets!
WVUSD PASSIONATELY PINK FOR THE CURE BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER - PLEASE DONATE
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Walnut Valley has actively supported this important cause for many years. Some of our staff have fought or are fighting cancer right now. A few have lost the battle. Please support and donate to this worthwhile cause. Proceeds support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
Please submit all donations to Monique Estrada by November 1st. The WHS employee that donates the most will receive a pink bag.
No cash please! Checks made out to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Thank you for supporting this worthy cause!
Directing Change Mini Grant Opportunity for Los Angeles County Districts and Schools
The Directing Change Program & Film Contest is thrilled to announce a new Mini Grant Opportunity for Schools and Districts in Los Angeles County! The Directing Change Program & Film Contest engages youth to learn about the topics of suicide prevention and mental health by creating short films that are used to support awareness, education and advocacy efforts across the state, in their communities, and on their campuses. Participants have a chance to win cash prizes, meet with film making professionals, and attend an award ceremony in May.
Eligible Organizations: Schools and districts working with students in grades 6-12 in Los Angeles County. Public, private, and charter schools and districts are all eligible to apply.
Mini Grant Funding: $1,500 to implement the Directing Change Program & Film Contest in a classroom setting.
- Facilitate participation of at least one classroom in the Directing Change program during the 2019-20 school year, resulting in a minimum of five film submissions by the submission deadline: March 1, 2020.
- Teach at least one Directing Change mental health or suicide prevention lesson in a classroom on campus.
- Plan and implement an awareness event on campus which includes screening of the youth-produced films to peers and/or parents in May 2020.
Interested? Complete these steps by Friday October 18, 2019:
- Step 1: Complete this application form with your contact information: http://www.directingchangeca.org/2020-los-angeles-county-mini-grant-application/
- Step 2: Submit W9 as part of your application.
Mini-Grant Opportunities for K-12 Teachers
Keeping History Alive and Bringing STEM to Life awards mini-grants of $250-$850 to K-12 teachers of history and STEM in Los Angeles County. The mini-grants assist teachers in public, private, charter, and parochial schools with classroom resources, field trips, on-campus presentations, and/or professional development. Applications due: October 31, 2019
Eligibility requirements, applications, and rubrics can be viewed online via the following links:
TURNITIN AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP
TurnitIn After School Workshop for all secondary teachers who incorporate writing in their content area.
Turnitin is a great tool that supports a curriculum focused on communication and collaboration skills. It is so much more than just a plagiarism checker! With Feedback Studio and PeerMark, you can save yourself hours of work from grading. Here are some time-saving features teachers love: voice and text comments, rubric grading, automatic grammar check, and peer feedback.
This is a hands-on workshop open to all secondary teachers who incorporate writing in their content area, not just those who teach English Language Arts. Turnitin accepts a variety of file types such as Google Docs, Google Slides (if converted to PDF format), Excel, and PowerPoint.
Training Date: November 4, 2019
Training Time: 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Training Location: Ed Services Training Room, District Office
Presenter: Alice Chen, Suzanne Middle School Teacher & Tech Coach
Attendees will be compensated at the professional hourly rate for attending.
Bring an electronic device.
Spots are limited so sign up before we fill up!
Sign up on this Google Form.
ALUMNI/FACULTY SOCCER GAME - NOVEMBER 8
Time to dust off those old cleats and represent the staff at the new annual Boys Soccer Alumni/Faculty soccer game. This year the game will take place on Friday, November 8, from 3 to 4:30 pm.
A free snack and Gatorade will be given to all participants. Anyone interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to watch the game, there is free entry and the concessions stand will be open. We are also looking for volunteers to help announce, run the score board, and take video of the game.
WHS vs. DBHS STAFF BASKETBALL GAME - NOVEMBER 8
Boys Basketball is hosting our annual staff basketball fundraiser game on Friday, NOVEMBER 8th at 6:00. We would love to have you be a part of this event. If you would like to play in the game, Be a coach, sing the national anthem, sell tickets or help us out in any other way please let me know. The more staff members that we have involved the more fun the atmosphere will be. This game will be against the Diamondbar Staff.
WENDLAND TECHNOLOGY UPDATES
Online Referrals Rolling Out!
FUNDRAISER REQUEST FORM
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.
Conchita and the Great Shake Out!
Thanks to our Emergecy Support Team!
- Jerry Person and the Search & Rescue Team: Shirley Markel, Dave Smith, Mike O’Shields, Jerry Knox, Nick Blackford, Keith Thompson, Paul Acosta, Mike James, Tony Goossens, Joe Khouzam, Wil Lares, Angela McElroy, Eric Peralta, Wayne DiMascio, Gloria Goytia, Anthony Reynoso and Arlene Rodriguez.
- Football Stadium and Baseball Field Support Team and Field Captains: Jeff Jacks, Corolar Schultz, Viviana Hoyos, Jenny Alegre, Drew Johannsen, Sarah Doramus, Ken McDill, Elisabeth Everts, Cecile Hernandez-Ortiz, Jen Peiten and Nelson Chen.
Sonia Nunez is a PSAT Planning Machine!
Coach Mac holds Teacher Appreciation Night!
Newman goes Oprah on us!
Thanks for setting it up Newman!
Juarez-Medina & Thibeault ECGA Hikes
Jerry Knox completes his 7th - 100 mile run this weekend!
Goossens and the Bridge Project!
Blackford and his kids are coding websites!
Garrett Lim Honored Last Week at "Salute to Teachers"
ShoutOut to our Fall Sports Programs!
Girls Volleyball swept Charter Oak last week to earn a spot in the CIF playoffs.
Girls Golf had the top seven scores for the first day of Hacienda League Finals led by Tiffany Le with a 2 under par 70.
Boys Water Polo is currently undefeated in league. They just defeated a very good Segerstrom team who eliminated them from the CIF playoffs last year. They are peaking at the right time.
Cross Country setting themselves up to win the league at all levels for boys frosh-jv-varsity and girls jv-varsity. Jesse Alvarado ran a 14:26.7 which is the 2nd fastest time for boys in the last 10 years. The boys have 5 of the top 20 times for the last 10 years.
Girls Tennis is currently undefeated in league. The Hacienda League Finals will be hosted by Walnut High School on October 29 and 30.
Football is battling in league! Our freshmen team is 7-1 right now with a new football-only league starting next year. The future is bright for Mustang football.
OVERALL the Mustangs should win 5 out of the 7 Hacienda League Championships in the Fall sports.
MUSTANG OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
10/1 So Hee Tan
10/03 Sonia Nunez
10/5 Julie Park
10/10 Christy Godinez
10/10 John Vu
10/12 David Smits
10/15 Erik Jameson
10/16 Donny Melara
10/18 Linda Rehm
10/21 Leah Turner
10/30 Marissa Beemer
10/30 Patrick McConnell