THE WEEK OF May 10 - May 14, 2021


From spa bags, donuts, coffee to sandwiches, and gifts from our parent groups, we celebrated teachers this week and showered them our appreciation for all the hard work they do! We want to thank KAPA, the Walnut High School Community Club, the District, and CAPA for all the contributions made to our teachers and staff this week. The love was felt. THANK YOU!

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MONDAY - May 10

  • *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm
  • WHS Campus Tour for Incoming Freshman | May 10 -14

TUESDAY - May 11

  • *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm


  • *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm


  • *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm

FRIDAY - May 14

  • *Periods 1-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Staff Meeting/PD/Collaboration
  • Powder Puff Volleyball Match - 4:00 pm
  • Powder Puff Game - 6:00 pm
  • Junior Movie Night - 7:45 pm
  • Walnut High School of Arts "A Night at the Movies" - 8:00 pm


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News and Announcements


Dear Seniors,

We are officially 20 days away from graduation! Graduation is set for May 27 at 6:00 pm. As promised from our last e-mail update, we want to allow you to put down names for your three free tickets. Please take your time and speak with your family before submitting any names. You must fill out the graduation ticket form no later than Sunday, May 16. Yesterday, LA County moved to the yellow tier, which will allow you to purchase two additional tickets May 17 - 25.

Remember the following guidelines when putting down names for your three free tickets:

  • Immediate household only will be allowed.
  • Individuals must be spaced 6 ft. apart (unless from the same household).
  • Everyone must wear masks (except when speaking on stage).
  • Individuals must complete a health screen.
  • Due to LA County travel restrictions, at this current moment, only California residents are allowed to attend unless out-of-state residents are fully vaccinated.

The google form is only available for Walnut High School Seniors to fill out. You must use your WVUSD Google Account when filling out the form. We ask that you provide an e-mail address for each guest for us to e-mail our health screen form as well as procedures and guidelines to ensure a safe graduation.

Our Assistant Principal, Dr. Poma, and I will be visiting Senior English classes next week to touch base with you, answer questions, and give the most up-to-date information as we finish out the year.

Continue to finish strong Mustangs! You are so close! Reach out if you need anything.



Ryan Maine


CLICK HERE for a WHS Class of 2021 calendar of events leading up to graduation.

Walnut high School of the Arts | A night at the Movies

Join us on Friday, May 14th for a live screening of "A Night at the Movies" present by the Walnut High School of the Arts. The showcase includes performances by Drama, Dance, Choir, and Instrumental Music.

When: Friday, May 14th @ 8pm
Where: ASB Stage
How Much: Free Admission
"A Night at the Movies" VAPA Showcase Preview

2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Finalist

Big shoutout to our science teacher Garrett Lim for being selected as CA finalists for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching! These educators excel in connecting students with the world around them and help them grow their skills to be the problem-solvers of tomorrow and to persevere in any endeavor!!

Only three Science teachers in the entire state are chosen! You are a fantastic teacher and a wonderful human being! You are the man Mr. Lim!

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Finals Week Schedule | May 25th - 27th

As we head into the month of May, we wanted to share our finals schedule to help our students prepare. May 24 will be a 1-6 day with no tutorial. We will start our finals schedule on May 25.

Senior finals will be on May 19 (Periods 1,2,3) & May 20 (Periods 4,5,6).

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We created a Google Form for students to give all of our teachers a special message. Students filled out the form this week with heartfelt messages thanking all of our teachers for all they do! Over 450 messages were filled out and we sent the shoutouts to our teachers last night. A small act of kindness goes a long way! Thank you, students, for uplifting our teachers!

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Drama Fundraiser

On Friday the 14th, Drama is holding a fundraiser through Panda Express. It’s a virtual community fundraiser which means people can order online from ANY Panda Express using the code, and 28% of the sale will go to WHS Drama.

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Class of 2022 Movie Night | May 14

Juniors! Join us on May 14 for a Movie Night on the lower-level soccer fields. Juniors must fill out the RSVP form below to attend.
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Cyber Patriot Recruitment

Join CyberPatriot! Participants will be taught all the knowledge they need, so there is no need for concern over a lack of experience. We truly believe that this club is a great opportunity for students to become more aware of cybersecurity, and a learning experience for those interested in computer science and related topics.

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ASB is having virtual elections! Students interested in running must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The last day to Declare for office is May 14th. Please read over the "rules and instructions" presentation! Good Luck!

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Seniors! Ten Ren Free Drink Upgrade

Seniors time to celebrate! The beautiful people at Ten Ren Walnut will upgrade your drink for the entire month of May. Just show them your WHS card for the upgrade!

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Marquee Celebrations

Celebrate your special occasions on the WHS Marquee! We currently have two options to choose from: Birthdays or Class of 2021 Grads! Your child's name and birthday or a "Congrats Grad" message will be displayed from Monday to the following Monday.

***In order to properly reserve your spot, please complete these two important steps.***


Please click on this link and fill out the Request Form:


After submitting the form, please choose from pull-down list then click "Donate" to reserve your spot:

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Class of 2021 | Senior EXIT Survey

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Your senior GLC's are proud of the hard work, dedication, and accomplishments you have made the last four years at WHS! The purpose of the survey is to better understand students’ plans after high school. Upon completion, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card. Starting April 23, we will select one winner every Friday. Good Luck!

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Safety Tips for returning to Tutorial

Thank you to our students who came on to campus this week for tutorial. If you plan to come on campus next week, please watch this video for our in-person tutorial guidelines and procedures.

Tutorial In-Person Guidelines and Procedures


Important Textbook Update!
    • New Textbook Hours: 1:00pm-2:30pm
    • Entrance: E/F Gate
    • Location: Library/Textbook Room
    • Rules: Must wear mask. Complete Student QR Health Assessment before entering campus.
    • Questions: Contact Ms. Coday-Voss at

External Committee of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Cal Poly Pomona

SWE is hosting a virtual Youth Engineering Success/Women in STEM Outreach Event for middle school and high school students on Saturday, May 8th, 3:00PM - 4:30PM. It's a virtual outreach event aimed to introduce middle school and high school students to engineering (see flyer and tentative agenda attached). Here is the RSVP form that they can fill out:

Questions? Please contact Julie Heath at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (949) 505-4438.

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CLASS OF 2021!! We want to celebrate where you will be attending school next year. Once you decide where you are going to college, please fill out the Google Form, upload a photo, & we will recognize this significant accomplishment.

Congrats to our first round of college shoutouts!

  • Honey James (Azusa Pacific University)
  • Anastasia Sloan (Sacred Heart University)
  • Yee Ling Liang (UC Berkeley)
  • Coco Ma (UC Berkeley)
  • Tiffany Lin (UC Berkeley)


Peer Tutoring now available

After school tutoring program will begin on Monday, February 1st. Tutoring sessions will be available on Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. To participate, simply use the link below to join during the allotted times. No appointments are necessary.

Google Meet Link for students who need a tutor HERE.

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Do you need Algebra 2 Help? Mr. Luu is here to help you!

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MUSTANG CAREER CENTER & College Information

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Mt. Sac : Upcoming Events for HS Seniors

Whether Mt. San Antonio College is your first choice or not, these virtual events are intended to provide college information and transitional support.

Outreach Virtual Help Center every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, March 23 to Tuesday, June 29 The High School Outreach team will be available to assist graduating seniors with any Mt. SAC related questions such as: enrollment, Connect 4, how-to, financial aid, and more!



The Walnut Valley Educational Foundation (WVEF), an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to supporting extraordinary learning experiences that help all students achieve their full potential and succeed in the 21st century. To that end, WVEF will generate and distribute financial resources to fund a wide variety of creative educational opportunities for students and staff within the Walnut Valley Unified School District.

Deadline is May 14, 2021 by Email to

Applications sent by mail MUST be RECEIVED by May 17, 2021.

2021 Angels Wings Foundation Thai Scholarship Announcement

Angels Wings Foundation (AWF) has a rich history of funding schools and orphanages, supplying healthcare, and supporting various social services for children in Thailand, as well as supporting educational opportunities for Thai students in the United States. This scholarship would be of great interest to the community of Thai students.
This unique scholarship is one of the only of its kind for the Thai community and is AWF Founder and President Porntip Bui Simon’s way of honoring the unique heritage that we should all take pride in. Applicants must have at least one Thai parent to qualify for consideration.

The application deadline is June 30, 2021. Many thanks in advance for your time and cooperation. Please visit our website to learn more or click here for the application If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Williamson, Scholarship Director Angels Wings Foundation, Intl. at (310) 972-0489 or

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Free Family Support Groups

Mrs. Nancy Stoops is a licensed marriage and family counselor who works with both the city of Walnut and Diamond Bar. She is offering free virtual support groups. To access the Zoom link, parents will email Nancy directly.
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WHS Emotional Support Resources

We are here for you! WHS has converted all our counseling services to remote (phone, video, and email) during this time of temporary remote instruction. Reach out to us using the tools below if you are in need of someone to talk to.
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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li)

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Li)

Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2021)

Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Elisabeth Everts

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

A To-Do List For High School Seniors

Our Senior GLCs have put together this handy to-do list. Use it as a guide as you make your way through this important last semester and prepare for the next exciting phase of your life.

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Collegewise | Runway : A Wiser Path to College

Our partners at Collegewise have launched Runway, a free series of college planning programs and resources, carefully structured to give students and parents the tips, tools, and timelines they need to reach their college goals in the year (the experience, really) that is 2020. There are specific programs for all high school grade levels and we are one of the very first districts to get access to this programming. This program is available to all of you and there is no cost for access.

WebGrants 4 Seniors

SENIORS, your GPA has been uploaded to the California Student Aid Commission for Cal Grant Verification. You can create an account on to view your status.


Please remember that attendance counts, every period, every day. Students will be marked absent if they are not on camera at the beginning of each period to verify their attendance.

If your student is having difficulty logging in, please contact your teacher immediately, and remember to clear their attendance by the end of the day.

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.

We are so happy to see all of our students online and learning. They are working hard and making us proud. Keep up the great work!

Attendance Reporting Hotline:

9 & 10 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642

11 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625


WHS Athletics | Incoming Freshman Slide Show Presentation 2021-2022


ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS are located on the Athletic Department page. Please CLICK HERE for a link to the the athletic website.

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Thank you to all our parents who attended our virtual Parent Info Night. Thank you to our GLCs for encouraging academic achievement strategies, helpful tips on how to manage emotions and interpersonal skills, and plan for college and careers. We want to personally welcome our Class of 2025 parents who joined us. Welcome to the Mustang Family!

We encourage everyone to take a moment to review the videos. Please click on the appropriate grade level of your student.

Check out our 2021 Virtual Showcase at Walnut High School

Although we would much rather meet you in person, we are pleased to welcome you to our Virtual Showcase. We hope that the information you find throughout our Showcase website will help give you a glimpse into all of the pathways, programs, activities, and support systems we offer at Walnut High School

We wanted to make our Virtual Showcase interactive, fun, and informative for you and your child. Start off by clicking on our Academics button as our Grade Level Coordinators give a brief presentation for each grade level. After that, start to explore the different opportunities we offer for our students. We want all of our students to feel connected and find the right fit that helps them explore their passions, interests, and academic goals as they navigate through High School.
Walnut High School 2021 Virtual Showcase

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School

Due to our current circumstances, we cannot give you a physical tour of our campus, but instead, we used a 360-degree camera to help you get familiar with Walnut High School. I 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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Walnut High School

WHS front office is open M-F from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm or by phone (909) 594-1333.