The Friday Forecast
THE WEEK OF APRIL 27- MAY 1, 2020
Senior SURPRISE: Signs support Class of 2020
If your Senior did not receive one, please e-mail Shirley Markel - firstname.lastname@example.org. All signs were delivered to the address students have on their Aeries Student Information. Please make sure you check that address first if you changed addresses.
THIS WEEK: Virtual SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
MONDAY -April 27
English Block: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Social Science Block: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Elective Block: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
TUESDAY - April 28
Math Block: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Science Block: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
PE/Performing Arts/Athletics/CTE/ROP/Directed Studies Block: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
WEDNESDAY - April 29
Social Science Block: 9:00 - 10:30 am
English Block: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Elective Block: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
THURSDAY -April 30
Science Block: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Math Block: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
PE/Performing Arts/Athletics/CTE/ROP/Directed Studies Block: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
FRIDAY - MAY 1
- Office Hours / Tutorial: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Staff Collaboration: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Need someone to talk to? Need Emotional Support? We are here to help!
Small doses of support can have a much bigger impact than you expect.
Please click on the link to make an appointment with a counselor:
Distance Learning: Week 1
The most common message we heard from teachers over the past two days has been how great it is to see and interact with their kids again. Thank you for being patient with us as we continue to find ways to connect with our students and learn from a digital environment. Just like anything new, we will adapt, get better, and continue to find innovative ways to support our students.
Here are some quotes from our staff this week:
“Today was excellent! I’m doing office hours and at the end of my block I still had students who just wanted to stay on the google meet and hangout while we’re both working. A lot of them really miss school!”
“My zoom session was filled with kids who just wanted to hang out after.”
“It felt so good to see the kids today!”
“Our kids are amazing. They were eager to learn and patient with me as I am learning how to use all these new tools with them.”
Top Schools: Walnut High School Makes U.S. News’ Best of 2020
After crunching the numbers, U.S. News and World Report released its annual report of top performing public high schools in the country on April 21 and it’s no surprise that Walnut High School continues to lead the way through exceptional dedication to the success of all students.
Walnut High scored #35 in Los Angeles Metro Schools, #84 in California, and #601 in the nation.
The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Nearly 18,000 schools in the country, and 1,612 in California, were reviewed for performance in state assessments, graduation rates, and how well they prepare students for college.
Additional information at: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.
ASB Presents: Walnut Wednesday Broadcast
The Dream Machine: Join the 2nd rebellion!
WHS COVID-19 Updates
WHS Distance Learning & Support Plan
If you missed the first distribution of Chromebooks, we will begin distribution from the District Office starting April 20th. The IT staff will collect Chromebooks and schedule appointments for pick up from the Technology Office. For those that need a Chromebook, we have setup an email address strictly for student and parents. Please forward any student-related technical support requests to: email@example.com . This is only for students that NEED a device for distance learning.
Need Help finding Novels or Research Resources?
Need help finding novels or research resources online? We can help guide you to the tools you need! Email Mrs. Voss with your questions, include contact number for text or phone request.
- Email: Tcodayfirstname.lastname@example.org
Grad Night - We are working closely with Disneyland on their next steps and how they plan to refund the money, postpone to another time, or provide some type of package for students to go at anytime. Once we get information we will send that out right away.
Diplomas - We are working closely with our district to figure out a plan to hand out diplomas to our Graduating Seniors.
TRY OUT INFORMATION
Join the Award Winning Band Program
Color Guard Interest Form 2020-2021
This is the link for anyone who is interested in joining the Color Guard for the 2020-2021 school year! Because of the current school situation, we will not have color guard clinics or tryouts this year. Anyone who is interested in joining should sign up on the link and will be welcomed on the team (no color guard or dance experience necessary!)
LAST CHANCE! Interested in Joining Choir?
Important IB Update
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of so many schools, the IB has decided to cancel the 2020 May exams. However, the IB still intends to award Diplomas and Certificates. They have explained that the awarding of Diplomas and Certificates will be based on the grade from the internal assessment associated with each class, the teacher’s predicted grade and other statistical data to determine what grade they think the students would have scored had they taken the exam. They will still release results in July. The IB has said that any students who are unhappy with their results will have the option to take the actual IB exams during the 2020 November exam session. Further information can be found on the IB website. Please visit ibo.org.
IMPORTANT: 2020 AP EXAMINATION UPDATES (COLLEGEBOARD)
Please see the video below from our AP Computer Science Teacher, Nick Blackford, on how our AP Students can utilize free, live, AP review lessons delivered from teachers across the country.
Most AP teachers and students we surveyed prefer to test earlier, while the content is still fresh.
- Exams will be given from May 11–22.
- Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1–5.
- Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.
- Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
- Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.
- Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.
- For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
- Certain courses—Art and Design: 2D; Art and Design: 3D; Computer Science Principles; Drawing; Research; and Seminar—will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Teachers and students may receive separate course-specific communications.
- Students taking world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses will not be required. We'll provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.
Some parents have requested additional guidance from others on how to implement social distancing with teenagers. Here are a few links that you might find useful:
Gabby Marquez Earns Scholarship
Mustangs Moving On!
Congratulations to the following Mustang Senior Scholar-Athletes who made a commitment to play at the next level this month:
- Jordyn Sanchez - Mt. Sac
- Rogelio Chaidez - Rio Hondo
- Tyler Nguyen - Manhattan College
RYAN SEACREST DELIVERING A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT TO OUR MUSTANG SENIORS!
Three New Banners up at Walnut High School!
THREE new banners are up along the streets of Walnut High School! We love our Seniors & we miss all of our students! Thank you Walnut High Community Club for your help!
Take a pic of the banner and feel free to post to support our Seniors and Mustang students during this unprecedented time.
CBS2 Wants to Feature Class of 2020 Grads!
Congratulations to all the high school seniors who are missing out on some big graduation events due to COVID-19. We’d like to recognize their outstanding efforts and achievements by featuring names and photos in our newscasts throughout the day!
If you’re interested, fill out the fields in the link below and please include a candid picture of the graduate (no professional pictures, please)
Walnut High School Students Accept Dance Challenge
CLASS OF 2020
CLASS OF 2021
CLASS OF 2022
CLASS OF 2023
GLC AVAILABILITY DURING DISTANCE LEARNING
The GLC’s will be available to answer emails from 9:00-3:00 pm Monday-Friday. They will also be available to Google Chat from 1:00-2:00 or by appointment. See video below on how to speak to your GLC through Google Chat.
Check email regularly
It is very important that you check your email on a regular basis. GLC’s will be contacting students via the students school email account and/or parent email.
Check your REMIND
The GLC’s will be sending out information on a regular basis through REMIND. If you have not signed up for your class REMIND, please do so immediately. You can find the codes on the WHS Website.
If you need a transcript, you can see it on your Student Portal. You may also make an account on Parchment (Link on WHS website) and view it free or have one sent from that site. If you need it in another format, please contact your GLC for help.
Check the WHS/District Website
For up to date information please check out the WHS website also the Walnut Valley Unified School District Website.
College Admission changes
Shortly we will be providing information and links regarding the changes coming for admission to colleges.
Summer registration appointment
If you have not made your summer registration appointment with your GLC yet, please contact Mrs. Markel at email@example.com
· Download work permit application from website (located under Students then Work Permit) or https://www.walnuths.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=294771&type=d&pREC_ID=679838
· Complete Student/Parent sections and take to employer.
· Once form is completed, scan or take photo of form and email to Shirley Markel @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Permit will be processed within 48 hours and emailed back to the students.
9th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Sarah Doramus (interim) (A – Li, ext. 43649)
Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z, ext. 43626)
10th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Lo, ext. 43635)
Corolar Schultz (Lu – Z, ext. 43630)
11th GRADE (Class of 2021)
Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo, ext. 43641)
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z, ext. 43616)
12th GRADE (Class of 2020)
Nathan Newman (A – Lo, ext. 43632)
Jenny Alegre (Lu – Z, ext. 43644)
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Elisabeth Everts (ext. 34264)
Jennifer Peiten (ext. 43663)
Parent Info Night - GLC Presentations
We encourage everyone to take a moment to review the PowerPoints presented.
Please click on the appropriate grade level of your student.
Learning Enrichment And Resource Network
WVEF Senior Scholarships
The Nancy McMullen Memorial Scholarship
These Scholarships are presented by Ray McMullen and Dedicated to Learning Inc. (D2L). D2L is a nonprofit corporation that provides summer school for the middle and high school students of this area.
The corporation is dedicated to developing innovative solutions that create extraordinary opportunities for students and educators around the world. All profits beyond the D2L operational costs are given to schools and school districts as well as to students. One of these scholarships will be presented to a student at Diamond Bar High School and another at Walnut High School.
Nancy McMullen, was an extraordinary elementary school teacher who went to UCLA as an art major and a biological science minor. She later taught for 30 years in the Covina School District. In addition to her teaching and work with kids, she maintained her passion for art and was a water color painter.
- These $1,000 scholarships are given annually in her memory and are intended to help young people pursue a career in a field of the visual arts.
- Applications will be reviewed by a committee of educators and artists.
- The deadline for the application materials and the supporting piece of art is May 8.
Class of 2020 Walnut Valley Educational Foundation Scholarship
EIGHTH ANNUAL LIVE 4 MTM SCHOLARSHIP
Applications can be sent to:
Lindsay Miyamoto 19376 Red Hawk Road
Walnut, CA 91789
Applications can also be emailed to: LIVE4MTM@gmail.com
Questions can also be answered by calling Lindsay Miyamoto at:(626) 646-3485
PEARLS OF SERVICE SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP
CLICK BELOW for a senior scholarship application from PEARLS of Service, Inc., a newly established nonprofit tax-exempt organization.
The applicant can select from three choices. Please note for one choice the GPA can be 2.50. Please share with the appropriate seniors. The deadline date has been extended to May 15, 2020.