In an unpredictable year, what a way to honor our 51st graduating Class with an on-the-field graduation last night! I hope these are memories our Class of 2021 graduates will take with them for the rest of their life. CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2021! Check out all of the highlights from last night below!

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Yearbook Distribution : Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 2:00pm-5:00pm

First Day of Summer School: Monday, June 7, 2021

Last Day of Summer School: Thursday, July 15, 2021

GLC Virtual Registration Begins: Monday, June 28, 2021

First Day of School: Monday, August 9, 2021

Last Day of School: Thursday, May 26, 2022

News and Announcements

Class of 2021 at our Senior Awards Night in Ken Gunn Stadium

It was a night of celebration for the Class of 2021 at our Senior Awards Night in Ken Gunn Stadium. We recognized students who received academic awards, athletic & performing arts accomplishments, College & University scholarships, and scholarships earned for making a difference in our community. Our Senior class collectively earned over $2 million in scholarships! What a unique & resilient group!

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Each of our GLCs recognizes one student they believe represents the Walnut Way, making a positive impact at Walnut High School. Please congratulate the following students for being selected in May!

Summer School 2021 Update

Students attending summer school 2021 should be checking their student email regularly before the first day of summer school. Important information will be given out next week. For more information on summer school please visit our summer school webpage HERE.


GLC summer appointments will continue virtually. Virtual meetings will start on June 28th. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Confirmation of your appointment will be sent out again next week. We look forward to utilizing new digital platforms and virtual meetings to ensure everyone is supported.

Data Confirmation - Through your AERIES Parent Portal account you will be able to finalize parent/guardian information, emergency card information, and registration documents (in lieu of filling out paper forms.) The Aeries Parent Portal will be opening soon for re-registration and verification of continuing students. It is mandatory that all parents/guardians update student, and parent information, emergency card information and registration forms before your student’s summer registration date. Please be on the look out for an email from Dr. Ryan Maine with more information.

Join us for a night under the lights celebrating the life of Dr. Ken Gunn

It is with great sadness to share that former Walnut High School Principal, Dr. Ken Gunn, passed away on May 14 with his family by his side. Dr. Gunn helped opened the school as a teacher and coach, eventually becoming an Assistant Principal for WHS, and took the helm as our Principal from 1985-2005. He devoted 37 years to this school with the belief that kids come first, making sure the staff always looks out for each other while building the “The Walnut Way” culture that is still evident today.

It's impossible to put into words how influential Dr. Gunn has been to so many people. Dr. Gunn’s legacy and impact on staff, students, and the community is immeasurable.

Working closely with his family, we will be celebrating his life under the lights in Ken Gunn stadium on June 18.
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Congrats to our 2020-2021 Staff Award Winners

Last week, we held our last Staff Meeting as we work to wrap up the 2020-2021 school year. We ended the meeting by giving some year-end awards. Please congratulate our 2020-2021 Walnut High School Staff Award Winners:

  • Classified Employee of the Year: Gloria Goytia
  • Teacher of the Year: Kellee Lyons
  • Math, Science, PE Division Teacher of the Year: Jenny Herzog
  • English, Social Science, CTE Division Teacher of the Year: So Hee Tan
  • Special Programs Division Teacher of the Year: Katie Takahashi
  • Certificated Mustang of the Year: Marissa Beemer
  • Classified Mustang of the Year: Monique Estrada
  • Support Mustang of the Year: Jerry Person
  • Rookie Mustang of the Year: Jamie Roberts

Congratulations Class of 2021 WHS Retirees

Last Friday during our staff meeting we gave our retirees the royal treatment for their dedication and service to Walnut High School during our last staff meeting of the year. We took a moment to honor them, tell stories, & celebrate the impact they made on our campus. They will be missed!

The retirees include:

  • Barbie Cole, Instructional Dean
  • Tony Goossens, Science Teacher
  • Gloria Goytia, Custodian
  • Kristy Kirkpatrick, SPED Teacher
  • Linda Rehm, Instructional Aide Accompanist
  • Dave Smith, Social Science Teacher
  • Mike Yamashiro, Web Design Teacher
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Congrats to our Golden Mustang Award Winners

Golden Mustangs are given to staff members who had a milestone moment this year or was nominated by multiple people for pouring their heart into Walnut High School. Congrats to the following Golden Mustang Award Winners:
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Above and Beyond Awards

Thank you to our custodial staff who have gone above and beyond this year. Since March 2020 they have been called upon to go above and beyond for our staff. They never complain, serve others, and do so much behind the scenes for us. !
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Yearbook Distribution Party | July 15

Our publications students are working hard behind the scenes to get all the events and activities as school began to re-open! For the first time in Walnut High history, graduation will be in the yearbook! They don't want to miss out on what was a year for the books!


Yearbook Distribution and Signing Party!!

Thursday, July 15

2:00-5:00 p.m. (first hour for Class of 2021)

Limited extra copies will be available for purchase. $100 cash only.

Check your student email and follow us @whspublications for more info.

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WHS election results are in! Thanks to all the students who voted in the elections. There will be great talent stepping up to lead our school in the year ahead!
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As part of graduation requirements, ALL seniors are asked to complete this short questionnaire. Please take a minute to fill out the Senior Survey to let us know what you plan to do after high school. You can access the survey by

Instrumental Music Spring Concert Celebration!

This concert features performances by Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Intermediate Jazz, Advanced Jazz, and Color Guard. Enjoy!
Instrumental Music Spring Concert Celebration!


Enjoy a Virtual Spring Choir Concert!

Many thanks to our students, parents and administration for keeping choir alive in this trying year.


Nutrition Services | Refund Request

It’s that time of year to be requesting refunds on student’s meal accounts. The same form can be used to transfer funds from student-to-student. Below is the link to the refund request form.

Please be advised that refunds will ONLY be issued to students:

  • Leaving the District
  • Graduating

Completed forms can be emailed to for processing.

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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MUSTANG CAREER CENTER & College Information

ROP Summer School Online Classes

Hey Mustangs check out these online classes offered by ESGVROP.

Applicants must complete application and emergency contact information.
Course selections are not guaranteed.
Registration: May 3, 2021- June 3, 2021

Please click HERE for more 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!


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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Thank you! We will be on vacation starting May 31st and will return on June 25th. If you have questions about your summer registration appointment please contact our front office.

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

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.


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 Summer Office hours for the month of June:

Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm or by phone (909) 594-1333.