The Friday Forecast

The Week Of January 9-13, 2023

Happy New Year: Welcome to 2023!

Happy New Year, Mustangs! We hope 2023 leads you on a new exciting adventure with a chance to explore new opportunities, new challenges, new friendships, and continue to grow as individuals. Let's strive to be the best versions of ourselves, personally and professionally, in the coming year.

We are grateful for your hard work and dedication to our school, and we hope the new year brings you happiness, health, and success!

We wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. Let's make each day count in 2023!

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IMPORTANT EVENTS January 9-13, 2023


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
  • Spirit Week Day #1 - Supervision Monday - wear glasses/sunglasses


  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • Spirit Week Day # 2 - Team Up Tuesday - Twin Day


  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
  • Spirit Week Day #3 - Heroes vs. Villains - dress as a hero or villain
  • Front Office Collaboration Meeting - Office Closed 2:45pm-4:00pm


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • Spirit Week Day #4 - Typecast Thursday - dress as highschool cliché (jock, cheerleader, emo, nerd)


  • *Periods 1-6 Pep Rally Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
  • Spirit Week Day #5 - Final Fight Friday (freshman/green, sophomores/blue, juniors/pink, seniors/black)

  • Winter Sports Rally in the Gym
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2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

Click here for all athletic games and contests.

News and Announcements

December GLC Students of the Month

At the end of the month, each GLC selects a student who they believe represents the Walnut Way and positively impacts our campus. Please congratulate the following students on being selected last month.

Save The Date: WHS Open House on February 2

Open House is the ideal time to see all that Walnut High School offers: Academics, Athletics, Activities, Arts, Clubs, Student Performances, and much more! Meet with current students and faculty and discover what makes Walnut High School such a special place.

Make sure you save the date for February 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, and please share with prospective families.

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First Semester Report Cards Available January 16

Our teachers are finalizing first-semester grades this week. Once submitted, our registrar will process and upload all grades for parents and students. They will be available both digitally and by hard copy by January 16. If you want to digitally check your Fall 2022 semester grades, you may do so through the Aeries portal. If you would like a physical copy of your Fall 2022 report card, please fill out the form below, and you will be contacted via email or phone when it is available for pick up.


•WHS Winter Formal 2023 •

📍 The Circle OC
🗓 January 21, 2023
⏰ 6:00-10:00 PM

Date passes are now available for pickup in the ASB office. Be sure to turn them in by Wednesday, January 18

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Slated for Walnut High Gymnasium

Walnut Valley USD is proud to announce the official Groundbreaking Ceremony for a new gymnasium at Walnut High School.

Please join us as we celebrate this important addition to the premiere high school on Wednesday, January 18 at 3:45 p.m.

“We are thrilled to see this project getting underway!” said Principal Dr. Ryan Maine of the multi-use facility designed to provide additional space to accommodate athletics, activities, performing arts, showcase nights, community events, and much more.

“We cannot express our appreciation enough to our community, school district, and all those behind the scenes making this project a reality,” Maine added.

The new 15,700-square-foot gymnasium will feature full-size basketball, badminton, and volleyball practice courts, a scoreboard, bleachers, and weight room.

Walnut Valley USD’s modernization and construction projects are made possible through voter approval of Bond Measure WV, passed in November 2016.

The Board of Trustees awarded the contract to Robert Clapper Construction Services, Inc. at the September 7, 2022 meeting. The winning bid for the project was $7,702,000.

The construction of the building designed by HMC Architects commenced on October 10, 2022 with a duration of 425 days. Completion is slated for January 2024.

The new gym building will be located on the north side of campus across from the existing gymnasium.

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Walnut High School CAPA Donates $25,000+ to Support WHS Programs!

This school year, the Walnut High School Chinese American Parent Association donated $28,300 to support Walnut High School clubs, classroom equipment, STEM programs, athletic teams, and performing arts programs. Thank you so much, CAPA!
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WASC Parent Survey

In the Spring of 2024, Walnut High School will be evaluated for accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC accreditation shows our school meets high standards for operating a quality program. WASC accreditation is an ongoing cycle, including an initial self-study process, creating a schoolwide plan, and hosting evaluation visits. An accredited school is a statement to the broader community and the stakeholders that it is a trustworthy institution for student learning and committed to ongoing improvement.

It is imperative that we hear from all stakeholders, teachers, students, parents, community members, support, and district staff, as we set improvement goals through this reflective process. To reach that goal, we have created an electronic parent survey. Please take the time to complete the survey below and assist us in setting plans to make WHS the best school possible.
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Trouble Accessing Aeries Grades?

Students have been having trouble accessing Aeries Grades. If they are getting an error, they need to go to the school website --> Students --> My Portal and access Aeries from there.
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Mt. SAC Connect 4 Workshops

Are you interested in attending Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)? Attend the in person workshops below to receive help with the enrollment process and complete Connect 4—a process that assists graduating seniors with the transition to Mt. SAC and provides early registration for Fall 2023!
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Spring 2023 CSF Application now open!

Apply now to join the CSF (California Scholarship Federation). Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may apply. The application will be open from 1/6/23-2/10/23. Freshman may apply to get familiar with the process, but the grades will not count unless they are from your sophomore, junior and senior years. You must apply with last semester's official grades, Fall 2022.

Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at with questions.


Join Spanish Teacher Mrs. Lamb for a cultural , educational trip to France and Spain during Spring Break 2023. Our Tour will travel to Paris , France and visit the Louvre Museum, Versailles Palace, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. We will travel on the TGV train to Avignon, Provence and also take Fencing and Calligraphy classes. In Spain we will visit Barcelona, Madrid and Toledo , touring the Dali ,Prado and the El Greco Museums. We will also visit Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and take the AVE train to Madrid for a cooking class and finish with Toledo.

Please come by B-6 , Mrs. Lamb's room if interested. Our TOUR ID is Lamb-9817

Walnut Valley Unified School District and Walnut High School are not affiliated with the Europe trip occurring on or around Spring Break 2023.

Please click the link below to enroll:

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Class of 2023 Parents and Seniors!

Dedicate a page in the yearbook to your 2023 graduate or senior friend group. You will start and complete your order all online at (school code: 2864).

Please be advised that when ordering at, you cannot reserve a spot or put a down payment. You must complete your tribute, finalize it and pay it in full in order to secure your tribute before they sell out or by January 31, whichever comes first. You may design your tribute, save your work and return to it later, but doing so does not save nor guarantee a spot. Pro tip: Gather the photos and prepare your message before starting your tribute so that you can complete it in less time.

Any questions? Contact Ms. Tan at Your graduate will cherish the memory of a senior tribute for years to come. Order yours before they sell out!

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You Can Still Buy a Yearbook!

Don't be left without a yearbook. It's not late to buy before we sell out. Price is now $100. Order online at ($5 processing will be added) or through the ASB office. Price goes up again on distribution day so save a little money and buy your book today!
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Free After School Tutoring for ALL Algebra 2 Students!

Swing by Mr. Luu's classroom - E12 - for FREE Algebra 2 tutoring! He will be there on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and available to help our students study for tests, assist with homework problems, or help answer any questions!
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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!


Please see the map below for two exit options when you pick up your student. As a reminder, please do not park under the solar panels in the front entrance or any red zones.
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Walnut Community Coming Together to Support Recruit Perez on Saturday

The City of Walnut is coming together on Saturday, January 9, to support Derek Perez, who was one of the recruits that suffered injuries when a vehicle collided with Academy Class 464. There will be a BBQ fundraiser in the Walnut City Hall Parking Lot from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. See the flyer below for more info.
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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

Class of 2026 | Habit #4 Think Win-Win

Habit #4 Think Win-Win Think Win-Win is an attitude toward life, a mental frame of mind that says I can win and so can you. It’s not me or you, it’s both of us. Think Win-win is the foundation for getting along well with other people. It begins with the belief that we are all equal, that no one is inferior or superior to anyone else, and no one really needs to be. This short video encapsulates the ideas of Think Win-Win and compels us to take on this point of view in 2023.
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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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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.


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