The Friday Forecast
The Week of October 25 - 29, 2021
Branding Iron Week!
Please join us for our annual chuckwagon BBQ event on Thursday, 10/28, at 5:30 pm. There will be performances, a photo booth, and fun for those in attendance. The Chuckwagon is an annual WHS event that helps raise school spirit and funds for our football, band, and cheer program. It's also a fun way to promote the yearly Branding Iron Football Game against Diamond Bar High School on Friday, Oct 29th at 7:00 pm.
Let's beat the Brahmas and bring the Branding Iron home where it belongs!
Schedule at a glance
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- Branding Iron Spirit Day #1: Mad Hatter Monday (Wear a non traditional Hat)
- AP Exam Payment and Registration October 25th-29th
TUESDAY - OCTOBER 26
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- Branding Iron Spirit Day #2 Stream the Stangs Tuesday - Dress up a s favorite song
- In-Person UC Application Workshop- Tutorial
WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 27
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
- Spirit Day #3 Win it back Wednesday- Wear Sports Gear
THURSDAY - OCTOBER 28
- *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- Spirit Day #4 That's my Name Thursday - (Dress up beginning with the first letter of your firms name)
- Annual Chuckwagon Football BBQ @ 5:30 pm
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 29
- *Periods 1-6 Rally Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- Branding Iron Rally (11:40 - 12:10 pm)
- Spirit Day #5 Freaky Friday - (Halloween Costumes Friday)
- Halloween Dress-up Contest @ Lunch
- Branding Iron Game-Football (Varsity) Away at Diamond Bar
WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
News and Announcements
IT'S HALLOWEEN TIME!
- Students are PROHIBITED from wearing costume masks that cover their entire face.
- Make-up or face paint should be minimal. Staff needs to still be able to EASILY identify a student wearing make-up or face paint.
- Weapons, or replica weapons are PROHIBITED.
- Costumes need to adhere to the school dress code. (NO costume should be ethnically or culturally offensive, gang-related in any manner or form, sexually explicit or offensive, in poor taste, illegal or drug, alcohol or tobacco-related)
- Lastly, BE RESPECTFUL AND RESPONSIBLE!
If you have any questions regarding your costume, please see your GLC before Halloween for guidance and approval.
Thank you for your cooperation Mustangs! We look forward to a fun and safe Halloween on campus!
Opening night is here! WHS Drama Presents Twelve Angry Jurors
Live theater is back on the WHS stage! The WHS Drama Department proudly presents "Twelve Angry Jurors" performing in the WHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be sold at the door while they last. You don't want to miss this!
General Admission at door: $15
General Admission at door w/ ASB: $13
THE GREAT SHAKE OUT 2021
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 our 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.
Fun fact from yesteerday's drill: 2100 students were evacuated and accounted for in 22 minutes.
Please take the time to talk with your students about their emergency plans outside of school hours.
Thank you again for your support.
Join us for our Jazz BBQ | October 22
We are so excited to bring back THE JAZZ BBQ 🎷🎵
🗓Friday, October 22nd
📍Band Room Patio
🍉Dinner included: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beans, Watermelon, Corn, Potato Salad, and Dessert!
🎫Get your tickets from any Jazz Band member or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Branding Iron Rally | October 29
HOCO 2021: TIMELESS at WHS
Shoutout to our ASB crew led by Andy Schultz for putting on our first on-campus dance since 2019!
This was the second highest attended dance in over 20 years! We loved seeing all our students tonight! They all looked sharp!
Spring Musical - Disney's "The Little Mermaid" Audition Workshop
If you want to learn the audition music and dance early, audition workshops will be held on Wednesday, October 27, and Thursday, October 28 at 3 PM in T1. You will be able to pick up the audition packet, hear about how auditions will be run, learn the audition songs, and learn the choreography for the dance portion of the auditions. This workshop is entirely optional. You do not have to attend one to audition. It is simply an opportunity to learn the material ahead of time. The workshop will be the same on both days.
Two Choir Students Earn SCVA Honors
English Learner Advisory Committee | October 27
WHS Soccer Spirit Gear
This year boys soccer is selling Walnut Mustangs spirit gear through the Fan Cloth online shop.
All items ship directly to you or loved ones. Due to supply chain and shipping delays, items are expected to be received in mid-December.
Student-athletes also have a catalog that they will carry with them on campus. Thank you for your support!
GLC's: Alegre, Lares and Hoyos,
Security: Linda Jimenez
Staff: Karen Seargeant and Conchita Cawley
Custodial Team: Jaime Nevarez and Ron Honore
Teachers: Mr. Landis, Mr. Wendland, Mrs. Ramer, Ms. Andrea Takahashi, Mr. Johannsen, Mr. Hauptmann, Ms. Katie Takahashi, and Mr. Sandoval
Senior Tributes on sale NOW
Dedicate a senior tribute in the yearbook to your graduating senior or friend group (seniors only)! Create your tribute and pay all online at yearbookordercenter.com School code: 2864
Templates and easy to follow directions make it convenient and easy from the comfort of your home. Ads are sold on a first come, first served basis. We sell out every year so don't delay! Purchase your senior tribute today!
Operation Smile Fundraiser
Italian American Heritage Month
Each October, millions of Americans of Italian descent come together to celebrate Italian American Heritage Month and reflect on their families’ histories, traditions, and values. This special heritage month was first celebrated in 1989 when it was proclaimed by President George H.W. Bush and the United States Congress to honor the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the U.S. This year, representatives from the Class of 2022, made a video commemorating this very special event by highlighting the many contributions Italian Americans have made.
2021-22 IMPORTANT AP Exam Dates
From the CollegeBoard: 2022 AP Exams
- The 2022 AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil* exams over two weeks in May: May 2–6 and May 9–13.
- As usual, AP Chinese and AP Japanese Exams are administered in schools on computers.
- Review the entire 2022 exam schedule.
- AP Exam Payment and Registration October 25th-29th
- Students will be invited by last name (alpha order)
- AP EXAM PAYMENT DEADLINE WITH NO PENALTY FEE IS 11/12/2021
- Any exam ordered after will accrue a $40 late fee + exam price
Order Senior Apparel | Class of 2022
WVUSD Virtual Parent Symposium | 10/23
The Walnut Valley Unified School District is excited to host this year’s Virtual Parent Symposium on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 8:30 AM-10:00 AM. Dr. Marc Brackett, the founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Professor at Yale University will be joining us! You won’t want to miss this one!
More information to follow!
CAL POLY PARENT BILINGUAL CONFERENCE
Cal Poly is hosting an online conference Saturday, November 6th, which will include information for prospective college students. They’ll be having workshops on admissions, financial aid, E.O.P., and A.B. 540 for Dreamers. Our Parent Bilingual Conference will be offered in English and Spanish and will include a bilingual student panel. Cal Poly is hosting this event to show parents and students that college is a possibility, not just a dream and that knowledge is the road to success.
Please see the flyer below for more information.
Join the Walnut Valley Family!
Walnut Valley Unified School District offers a variety of enrollment options for those students that reside outside of our school district boundaries. Attend one of our Enrollment Information Meetings to learn more about District of Choice (Applications accepted October 4 - December 31), Parent Employment (Allen Bill), and Interdistrict Transfer programs.
- Tuesday, November 16* 6:30 p.m. Chaparral Middle School
- Thursday, December 9 6:30 p.m. Webinar
- Thursday, January 13* 6:30 p.m. Westhoff Elementary
Join Webinar at: https://wvusd.zoom.us/j/86933481982
Can’t attend a meeting? Applications are available online at www.wvusd.k12.ca.us/EnrollNow. For more information or general inquiries regarding enrollment, please call (909) 595-1261 ext. 31360 or email email@example.com.
*Translation services will be available at the November 16 and January 13 meetings.
Vaccination Clinic - Saturday, Oct. 23
WVUSD is offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic opportunity for all Walnut Valley staff, families, and community members ages 12 and older. Just a reminder that the next clinic will be held in the Diamond Bar High School gymnasium this Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We have partnered with Mercy Pharmacy to offer the Pfizer vaccine to anyone 12 and over and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to anyone 18 and over.
In addition, the Pfizer BOOSTER (third shot) is now available for all staff, as well as anyone over the age of 65 or anyone 18 - 64 with a certain chronic condition.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: Click link
- PFIZER both doses:
- PFIZER first dose or second dose only:
- Johnson & Johnson vaccine:
- Answer preliminary questions.
- If you select the Pfizer vaccine, you will also be scheduling your second dose appointment.
- Only individuals 18+ are eligible for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine
- Pfizer BOOSTER (third shot):
Please open, fill out, and bring the Self-Attestation form linked here
- Utilize the QR code to set an appointment for the October 23, 2021 clinic at Diamond Bar High School.
WHAT TO BRING:
- A copy of your proof of age (ex. Birth certificate, passport, AIRES cover page for students) – we will need to keep the copy
- Proof of insurance if applicable – we will need to keep a copy
- Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
If you are able to provide us with a copy of your proof of age and insurance it will save valuable time for you and for the clinic.
We want to thank the entire Walnut Valley Unified School District community for continuing to support our efforts in making the return to school a safe one.
Diamond Bar High School (gymnasium)
21400 Pathfinder Rd
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Buy your 2022 Yearbook!
FREE After School Tutoring Opportunity
Additional Tutoring Help!
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!
SCHOOL LUNCH POLICY
Due to safety concerns, we DO NOT accept student lunches in the office. We understand the importance of student nutrition, but we encourage students to either purchase lunch at school or bring their lunch from home. Food, drinks, or other items are NOT to be passed to students through the fence. This is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Please Note: Parents can now access the Food Services Department from our website under the Parents tab. On that page, parents can set up and deposit funds into their student's lunch account for purchasing lunch on campus.
9th GRADE (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A – Lo) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) email@example.com
10th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) email@example.com
11th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z) email@example.com
12th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) email@example.com
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
UC and Cal State Application Workshops
College Application & FINANCIAL AID Night 2021 | RECAP
Our GLCs held a College Application and Financial Aid Information Night over YouTube Live. Below the video contains the Frequently Asked Questions during Financial Aid Night 2021.
GET ON THE PATH TO BEING COLLEGE & CAREER READY!
This short video provides a variety of College and Career Readiness Resources for this years Seniors.
STUDENT CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
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:
10 & 11 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642
9 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625
VIRTUAL TOUR OF WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL
Never been on our campus? We used a 360-degree camera to help you get familiar with Walnut High School. We 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.