February 17-21, 2020


Huge shoutout to Andy Schultz, Ave Tauvao and the ASB students for putting on a Valentine’s Day luncheon for our staff! We Appreciate you and the ASB crew!

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Mustang Schedule This Week:


  • Holiday - No School


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


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

  • Staff: Wear Walnut Swag

  • FAC Meeting - H5 - 2pm

  • Pathways Night @ Suzanne Middle School - 6:00 - 8:00 pm


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Orchestra/Band Concert in the PAC - 6:00 pm


  • Staff Development Day


Staff PD Day on February 21

Our Staff PD Day is this Friday, February 21.

  • The Itinerary is below.
  • Barbie sent out the WASC Groups. See where you are at by CLICKING HERE
  • Make sure you sign up for a breakout session by CLICKING HERE
  • Massage Envy is coming from 12:30 – 3:00. Monique will send a sign-up sheet next week for that.
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Time to Nominate our Teacher of the Year!

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Teacher of the Year! Please nominate a teacher that you feel deserves this honor! Criteria and nomination link below.
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Grades Due Feb 21!

Friday, February 14, was the end of the 6 week grading period! Grades are due February 21.
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FAC Minutes

We had a FAC Meeting on January 29. Below is the link to all of our FAC minutes and Agenda Items for your reference.

Period by Period Meeting on February 28

Mark your calendars for a Period-by-Period meeting on February 28 in H5.

Low Performing Student Block Grant

Our district received a one-time Low Performing Student Block Grant to compensate certificated staff for their commitment and hard work with continuous professional learning to meet the needs of our students.

Please see the attached memo with more information and form below that you need to fill out to be compensated.


Google File Stream

Google used to have a program that allowed you to add Google Drive to Windows to make it function like any other folder on your computer. They have revamped it and renamed it to Google File Stream. The functionality is basically the same, except now it will look like a Network Drive versus a Folder. The main benefit of installing this on your computer is that you can now save everything to your Drive, where you have unlimited storage, and be able to access it from anywhere you have internet access.
Google File Stream

Tutorial Requests Video

Kevin gives our staff the option to request students to their tutorial sessions through Google Forms. Take a look at the video below on HOW TO request students to tutorial.
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Tutorial Scanning Sheets

Just a quick follow-up to our staff meeting & email.

  • Before the sheet will work properly you need to approve the script to run. That is found in the video below. It should take 2-3 minutes to get it to run.
  • Always make sure you are in the first column when scanning/typing in IDs.
  • I will be going around building by building over the next couple of weeks during tutorial to check in
  • If you are having any issues getting the script to run, please fill out this form HERE.
Tutorial Set Up




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Shoutout to our Mustangs going above and beyond!

South Pointe Pathways Night

Shout out to the following staff members who came out to South Pointe last week to speak to our future Mustangs and parents about our Pathways and Academic Programs:

  • Ellie Blanchard
  • Chiara Morgan
  • Bryn Schultz
  • Trisha Shah
  • Manette Idris
  • Amanda Lindeman
  • Marissa Beemer
  • Darcy Milam
  • Katie Takahashi
  • Nathan Newman
  • Jenny Alegre
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Richard Kim Starts New Club on Campus

Shoutout to Richard Kim who started a new club on campus. "The Luthiers" build an electric guitar from scratch using STEM skills, hands-on learning, problem-solving skills, as well as trade skills. This week students dipped their guitars to add color and will start working on the electronics in March.
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Lisa Lopez Collaborates with our Feeder Schools

So proud to welcome the Suzanne Middle School Challengers Choir & South Pointe Panthers Choir to share the stage! Welcome future Mustangs! Thank you, Lisa Lopez, for all that you do!
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Pubs Included in Showcase Samples

SoHee Tan and the Pubs crew were honored to have our 2019 yearbook included in Herff Jones’ Portfolio book which showcases samples of outstanding work of yearbook publications across the nation. Great work SoHee!
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Dr. Taylor Thank You!

Thank you to all the teachers who opened up their classrooms to Dr. Taylor. Here is an e-mail he sent to me on Friday:

Just wanted to send a huge THANKS to you and the entire Walnut High School staff…our visit yesterday was truly special! Without a doubt, the teaching and learning that we observed was top-notch and there is no doubt that WHS is preparing students for a strong academic future.

However, what is probably typically less recognized, was the amazing, caring and supportive culture that is so clearly evident throughout the campus. In our short visit, I walked away with so many wonderful stories about the positive impact that WHS (and the staff) is having on kids.
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2/1 Robert Sandoval

2/3 Erica Blake

2/6 Katelyn Takahashi

2/9 Jane Han

2/12 Renee Juarez-Medina

2/12 Corey Wicks

2/13 Rose Marie Arellanes

2/13 Jeri Burnside

2/13 Suzanne TenBroek

2/16 Haesoo Park

2/19 Tania Coday-Voss

2/28 Ragen Goetz

2/29 Ron Honore


Preparing our Kids for more than Book Smarts

Surprising new evidence from economists found that income depends more on conscientiousness than intelligence. It pays to be smart—but it pays more to be determined, disciplined, dependable, and driven.

It's important to make sure we are positively reinforcing ALL of our students and not labeling just the "smart" students as the ones making millions in the future. This article shows that work ethic, handling adversity, problem-solving, communication skills, etc. is a better predictor of success than an IQ score.

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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