The Friday Forecast

The Week of October 25 - 29, 2021

Branding Iron Week!

Next week is Branding Iron Week! Our football team will be playing Diamond Bar High School for a league championship in the annual Branding Iron Game on Friday, October 29. We will have a Branding Iron Spirit week and a big Chuckwagon BBQ community event on Thursday Night.


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!

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Schedule at a glance

MONDAY - OCTOBER 25
  • *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

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News and Announcements

IT'S HALLOWEEN TIME!

Halloween is approaching and as always, we will allow students to rock their Halloween costumes on Friday, October 29. Below are some guidelines we must follow to ensure student safety:


  • 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!

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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

65+: $10

TAJ Trailer

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.

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Join us for our Jazz BBQ | October 22

We are so excited to bring back THE JAZZ BBQ 🎷🎵

🗓Friday, October 22nd
⏰6:30pm
📍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 cwicks@wvusd.org

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Branding Iron Rally | October 29

On Friday, October 29, WHS will hold a Branding Iron Rally in the stadium to get students ready for the big game! The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff remain our top priority. All safety recommendations and protocols adhering to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be implemented. Masks will be required upon entering the stadium.
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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!

Homecoming 2021: Timeless at WHS!

Spring Musical - Disney's "The Little Mermaid" Audition Workshop

Auditions for the Performing Arts Department's Spring Musical, Disney's "The Little Mermaid," will be held November 8 and 9.


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.

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Two Choir Students Earn SCVA Honors

Congratulations to Seniors Sarah Chang and Kaitlin Chheng. They were selected for SCVA Honor Choir and will perform a concert at the University of Redlands in November. Outstanding Job!
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English Learner Advisory Committee | October 27

ELAC is the English Learner Advisory Committee. We are a group of parents, faculty, and community members who support WHS English Learners in their language development. The first meeting is on Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. in room B-12.
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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!

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PSAT SUCCESS!

A big shoutout to GLC Ms. Sonia Nunez who coordinated our PSAT test this past Saturday for 215 students! Thank you to the following staff members who helped out with PSAT:


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

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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!

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Operation Smile Fundraiser

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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.

Italian American Heritage and Culture Month

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.


October 2021

  • AP Exam Payment and Registration October 25th-29th
  • Students will be invited by last name (alpha order)


November 2021

  • AP EXAM PAYMENT DEADLINE WITH NO PENALTY FEE IS 11/12/2021
  • Any exam ordered after will accrue a $40 late fee + exam price
Walnut High School's 2021-22 AP Update Presentation
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Order Senior Apparel | Class of 2022

Senior Apparel is only $25!!! If you plan on purchasing Senior Apparel, please fill out this form. Filling out this form is NOT equal to purchasing. This just gives us a general idea of how many hoodies to order in each size. We will only accept payments during apparel distribution (currently TBD)!
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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!

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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.

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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 enroll@wvusd.org.


*Translation services will be available at the November 16 and January 13 meetings.

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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:

https://myturn.ca.gov?config=0fe3dd01-3fb5-4b96-91fe-b98bb296c2ac

  • PFIZER first dose or second dose only:

https://myturn.ca.gov?config=82ed25d1-bd82-47e1-96d2-186e79432737

  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine:

https://myturn.ca.gov?config=3a5e014f-7481-40f2-9d7f-3f6da0d76dce


  1. Answer preliminary questions.
  2. 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


WHAT TO BRING:

  1. A copy of your proof of age (ex. Birth certificate, passport, AIRES cover page for students) – we will need to keep the copy
  2. Proof of insurance if applicable – we will need to keep a copy
  3. 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.


Vaccination location:

Diamond Bar High School (gymnasium)

21400 Pathfinder Rd

Diamond Bar, CA 91765

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Buy your 2022 Yearbook!

2022 yearbooks are still on sale either from the ASB office or online at yearbookordercenter.com. school code: 2864 Don't miss out on remembering this year! Early bird price of $90 until November 1.
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FREE After School Tutoring Opportunity

We are offering FREE After School tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in the library starting next week. Tutors will be available in all content areas to help our students with homework, study for tests, or anything they need!
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Additional Tutoring Help!

Thank you to our Instructional Aides for offering before and after school tutoring extra homework help for our students.
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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!

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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.

COUNSELING CORNER

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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – Lo) wlares@wvusd.org

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) snunez@wvusd.org


10th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li) nnewman@wvusd.org

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) aalegre@wvusd.org


11th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim) jtucker@wvusd.org

Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z) jjacks@wvusd.org


12th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li) kmcdill@wvusd.org

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) cschultz@wvusd.org


ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos vhoyos@wvusd.org


Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org

UC and Cal State Application Workshops

Seniors, we are offering multiple opportunities for you to attend a UC Application Workshop and a Cal State Application Workshop. Two are virtual and two are in person, but they all will take the time to walk you, step by step, through their application process. Please pick the time and date that best fits your needs.
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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.

FAQs from 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.

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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.

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ATTENDANCE COUNTS!

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.

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School
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