The Friday Forecast

The Week of September 27-October 1, 2021

Peer Counseling & The Mustang Stable: It's Okay to Ask for Help

The Mustang Stable is a safe, soothing, and private place where students get to talk about their problems with a peer counselor. The Stable has relaxing water features, comfortable furniture, and is designed to be a safe place for students to focus on their issues. As a student, if you ever need to access Peer Counseling, you can either contact a Peer Counselor directly, tell your teacher, or let your GLC know. See more about what our Peer Counselors have to offer by watching the video below.

A big thank you to Drew Johannsen, Dr. Rob Coad, Tara Lizarraga, D2L, and the Walnut High Community Club for all of their hard work, resources, and time to make this happen!

Peer Counseling & The Stable: Here For You!


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


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


  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm


  • *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


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News and Announcements


Today, our ASB program held a Fall Sports Rally to honor our Fall sports teams. We had performances from dance team, pep squad, drumline, and recognized our fall sports teams. Thank you to Andy Schultz and our ASB team for putting on a great rally!

Two WHS Senior Scholars Named 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

Seniors, Joshua Hsu and Joseph Shen, have been named semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

These high-achieving students represent the top 1% in the country. The nationwide pool of approximately 16,000 semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

All semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $30 million to be awarded next spring.

Students entered the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT Test as juniors which served as the initial screen of program entrants.

To move onto the finalist round, students are judged based on a detailed scholarship application covering their academic record, leadership abilities, employment, participation in school and community activities, and honors and awards received.

Students must also write an essay and be recommended by a high school official.

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Bright Out: Friday Night Lights!

The Mustangs will host Montclair High School tonight under the lights in Ken Gunn Stadium. Come out and support football, cheer, band, and color guard. The theme is BRIGHT OUT: Wear Neon!
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Original Hamilton Cast Member, Thayne Jasperson, Speaks to WHS Students

On Monday, Thayne Jasperson, who plays Samuel Seabury in Hamilton spoke to our Performing Arts students from New York via Zoom. He answered questions, sang songs, showed them a dance routine, and gave some advice. It was an amazing experience for our students. Thank you to our Choir Director, Lisa Lopez, for putting this all together!
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Walnut High School Improv Club Hosts Improv Night!

Our Improv Club hosted a fun-filled Improv Night last night. It was a great night of supporting our drama students, watching some great acting, and enjoying some good laughs!

Action Packed Day of Sports Yesterday!

Yesterday, our fall sports had an action-packed day of competition. Here is a quick recap:

  • Girls Volleyball defeat Diamond Bar in 3 straight sets.
  • Girls Tennis defeat Diamond Bar 12-6.
  • Cross Country Girls finished 1st place overall in the Hacienda League meet led by Freshman, Kaitlyn Smith.
  • Cross Country Boys finished 3rd overall in the Hacienda League meet led by Junior, Josh Razo.
  • Our Frosh Football team defeated Montclair High School.
  • Our Boys Basketball team and Cheer Squad packed the gym to support our Girls Volleyball team.

It was a great atmosphere last night. We love seeing our students connected and involved!

WHS Holds First Student Think Tank of the School Year

On Wednesday, we held out first Student Think Tank of the year where student representatives shared feedback with our administration team and identified items we can work on to improve Walnut High School for the 2021-2022 school year.

Choir Sings National Anthem at the Angels Game

Choir students joined with hundreds of other choir kids from Southern California, including South Pointe Middle School, to sing the National Anthem at the Angels game on Tuesday, September 21st. It was a great way to get back to live singing! Check the video on the choir Instagram: walnut_choir

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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WHS Wolfcorp Robotics | FUNDrive

Declutter your closet and donate old clothes! Support WHS Wolfcorp Robotics by dropping off your donation through a quick drive-through. All goods will go to the FUNDrive organization in Arcadia and will benefit your Mustang Robotics Team.

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WVUSD Virtual Parent Symposium

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!


We are BACK!!! Come and hear all five choirs in our first concert in over 18 months! This will be an outdoor event on our Band Room Patio. Tickets are PRESALE ONLY. Contact any Choir member or get an order form from Mrs. Lopez at
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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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Social Media and School Vandalism

The purpose of this notification is to bring to your awareness to some social media trends that have caused a disruption on our campus. Specifically, a viral TikTok challenge has been an influence on our students, as well as, many campuses around the country. The posts tagged as “Devious licks” involve theft and vandalism on school property. Although TikTok has taken these posts down as of last night, it continues to catch on with other social media platforms.

Although many students watch the content for initial humor, after reflection, students often realize it is vandalism and dangerous. Our campus has also been hit with vandalism and theft of items such as soap dispensers, toilets, school equipment, and bathrooms mirrors. These acts are in violation of California Education Code 48900 (f) and are subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to school removal, restitution, and police citations.

Please take a moment to speak with your student(s) to reinforce that their behavior choices help us to maintain our positive school culture and a safe environment. Please talk with them about social media and how it might seem fun, but has serious consequences. We ask all students who see something, to say something. Safety and access to a clean campus is our priority. Thank you, in advance, for joining us in this effort.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 909-594-1333

Tips for Social Media Usage

Important Updates from LACDPH regarding Close Contacts

While students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 are still required to quarantine at home for a minimum of 10 days, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health recently announced revisions to the mandated quarantine rules and protocols for students considered to be “close contacts” of a person testing positive for COVID-19. Aligning with the guidance from the California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County schools will now follow the “modified quarantine” rules and regulations.

As is already the practice, if a person on a school campus is identified as having tested positive for COVID-19, the school will follow current protocols to identify those students who are deemed “close contacts.” If identified as a “close contact,” vaccinated students with no symptoms will continue to remain in school (as is the current practice). Students identified as a “close contact” who are unvaccinated and are not experiencing any symptoms will continue to remain in school as long as they have no symptoms AND agree to be tested for COVID twice during the Modified Quarantine period (rather than being quarantined at home for 10 days).

The School District will continue to offer testing services four days per week on various school campuses. Additionally, all students identified as “close contacts” and who are unvaccinated will continue not to be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities during the quarantine period even though they are allowed to stay in school (per Public Health rules and regulations). “Close contacts” are generally defined as a person having been within 6 feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes during a 24-hour period.

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COVID Testing | 9/27 - 10/1

The following drive-through COVID testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff:

Monday, September 27:

Diamond Bar High School

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 28:

Suzanne Middle School

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 29:

South Pointe Middle School

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 30:

Walnut City Hall

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be COVID tested at a WVUSD school site.

Class of 2022: Senior Quotes

The yearbook is now accepting senior quotes from the Class of 2022. Please see attached flyer and use the QR code to submit your quote. Due date is September 30.

If you have not taken your senior portrait, you have until October 2 to take your photo. Call and make an appointment with South Coast Photographic at 714.630.8584. You must have a portrait to have a quote.

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Buy your 2022 Yearbook!

2022 yearbooks are still on sale either from the ASB office or online at school code: 2864 Don't miss out on remembering this year! Early bird price of $90 until November 1.
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Please support our Choir! On October 21, use this link, and order online using the code 905035 and the choir will receive 25% profit on your order. This is good at any Panda Express nationwide, so please share with your friends and family!! Thank you!!

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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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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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Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles

On behalf of Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles we thank you for your continued community support. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Shanita Ayala

Girl Scout Recruitment Volunteer

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CrossFit Insurgent | Free Program to get kids active

CrossFit Insurgent in Walnut (just down the street from Walnut High School) has a non-profit fitness program that is offered to all kids ages 10+ in the community. Please see attached flyer if interested. For more information please call (909) 598-4999
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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.


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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – Lo)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li)

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim)

Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

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

CSF is now accepting applications!

CSF (California Scholarship Federation) is now accepting applications until September 24th. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may apply. Sorry no Freshman!

You must apply with last semester's grades.Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at with questions.


This short video provides a variety of College and Career Readiness Resources for this years Seniors.

Senior Website


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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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


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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