THE FRIDAY FORECAST
SUMMER 2021 EDITION
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021!
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!
NOTABLE FUTURE DATES (DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
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!
May | GLC STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
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.
VIRTUAL GLC REGISTRATION APPOINTMENTS | DATA CONFIRMATION
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'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.
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
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
Congrats to our Golden Mustang Award Winners
Above and Beyond Awards
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!
SAVE THE DATE
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS EXIT SURVEY
Instrumental Music Spring Concert Celebration!
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
Completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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
Mt. Sac : Upcoming Events for HS Seniors
Outreach Virtual Help Center every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, March 23 to Tuesday, June 29 http://bit.ly/hsocenter 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
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 www.angelswingsfoundation.org to learn more or click here for the application www.angelswingsfoundation.org/application. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Williamson, Scholarship Director Angels Wings Foundation, Intl. at (310) 972-0489 or email@example.com.
Free Family Support Groups
WHS Emotional Support Resources
GLC SUMMER AVAILABILITY
9th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) email@example.com
10th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z) email@example.com
11th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) email@example.com
12th GRADE (Class of 2021)
Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) email@example.com
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Elisabeth Everts firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
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.
WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL MUSTANGS SPORTS
WHS Athletics | Incoming Freshman Slide Show Presentation 2021-2022
EXPLORE MORE AT WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL
VIRTUAL PARENT INFO NIGHT
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
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.
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.