The Friday Forecast

THE WEEK OF September 26-30, 2022

Colonel Tucker "Cinco" Hamilton Speaks To WHS Students on Future of Aviation and Robotics

On Thursday, September 22, Colonel Tucker "Cinco" Hamilton spoke in front of 200 parents, students, and community members on the future of aviation and robotics. Hamilton is an Experimental Fighter Test Pilot for the United States Air Force and also the Director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force. He was a lead test pilot on 11 test programs, supporting the newest software, systems, and artificial intelligence.

Colonel Hamilton spoke to the crowd about the need for future engineers, coding, artificial intelligence, and where aviation is headed in the future. He emphasized the importance of STEM in education and the available career opportunities for our students.

The event was hosted by our VolTech Robotics Team. A special thanks to our Math teacher and Robotics Advisor, Yousuf Marvii, for connecting with Colonel Hamilton and setting up this great opportunity for our students!



  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25pm


  • Kindness Week: Sweet Treat at the ASB Stage During Lunch
  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • AP student presentation during TUTORIAL in the PAC: 9th and 11th grades
  • Financial Aid Night- 6-8pm @ PAC


  • Kindness Week: Friendship Bracelets During Lunch
  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
  • WASC Meeting - Front Office Closed from 2:45pm-4:00pm


  • Kindness Week: Thankful Clothespins
  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • AP student presentation during TUTORIAL in the PAC:10th and 12th grades


  • Kindness Week: Flower Friday
  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25pm
  • Picture Make - Up Day (9th-11th)
  • Senior Quotes and Senior Portraits Deadline


  • WVUSD Parent Symposium - Walnut High School from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

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News and Announcements

Record Breaking Numbers at Homecoming Dance!

On September 17, Walnut High School ASB held a Homecoming Dance for our student body. Over 1,200 students bought tickets and it was an amazing night for our students. There was a DJ, taco bar, desserts, shaved ice, drinks, games, photo booths, and much more! Thank you ASB for putting on an amazing dance for our student body tonight. This was one of the highest attended dances in Walnut High School history.

Congrats to our Homecoming King & Queen: Sal Quintanilla & Jasmyn Stampley! Thank you for a great night Mustangs! Watch the video below for a quick recap!

Homecoming 2022

Don't miss out on tickets for Cabaret Night!

Come to the Cabaret! (Night that is……). This year we are performing in the performing arts center! You will hear all five choirs sing songs from Broadway to classic Pop, And we will also feature selected soloist and small ensembles. Can’t wait to see you for our first performance of the 2022 school year!
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WHS Student Board Representative

Introducing our 2022-2023 student representative, Kaleb Dy! Kaleb will represent Walnut High School at every board meeting this year to update the district on everything happening at our school.

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WVUSD Parent Symposium: Oct. 1

Dear WVUSD Parents,

Walnut Valley USD is excited to host this year’s Parent Symposium on Saturday, October 1 at Walnut High School from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Nancy Frey, co-author of “All Learning Is Social and Emotional” and “Your Students, My Students, Our Students”.

After the keynote, parents will have the opportunity to attend two different break-out sessions.

Child care will be available for children ages 4-12. Please pre-register for child care at:

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ECGA Starting Recycle Drive This School Year!

Our Enviro Care & Global Awareness Club is starting a Recycling Drive every Wednesday this school year. Check out the video below to see how it will work!
Walnut High School Recycling Drive

Financial Aid Night for our Juniors & Seniors!

Class of 2023 and 2024 are invited to attend our Financial Aid Night on September 27th, 2022!
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Girls water polo tryouts

Girls water polo tryouts are coming soon!! We will be having tryouts on Oct 4-6th @ 6:30-7:30pm!! If you have any questions makes sure to DM us or email us. You can even come after to school and talk to the coaches in person! Make sure to check our “what to bring to tryouts” list to make sure you’re prepared for tryouts! We hope to see you there!”
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Save The Date for our Chuckwagon Event!

The Annual Chuckwagon event will be held on October 13 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Come get some Tri-Tip, Chicken, Baked Beans! Support our Mustangs before the Branding Iron Game on October 14!
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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Attention artistic Mustangs! Apply now for The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering creative teens and celebrating youth voices. Visit the website for more information.
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WHS Boys Basketball Fall Showcase

Fall Showcase Oct 8 & 29th! Contact Coach Khouzam for questions.
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September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month —a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. We use this month to shift public perception, spread hope and share vital information to people affected by suicide. Our goal is ensuring that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.
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Below are important dates as we prepare for AP Exams this year.

August 2022

September 2022

  • Make sure you are in your teacher's AP Classroom.
  • AP student presentation during TUTORIAL in the PAC: 9th and 11th grades- September 27th and 10th and 12th grades- September 29th

October 2022

  • AP Exam Payment and Registration October 24th-28th.
  • Students will be invited by last name (alpha order)
  • More info to come!

November 2022

  • Any exam ordered after will accrue a $40 late fee + $100.
2022 AP Presentation Virtual Showcase

Make Up Picture Day - September 30

Make Up Picture Day for students in grades 9-11 will be held on Friday, September 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the MPR. See flyer for picture packages. Don't miss your chance to be in the 2023 yearbook!
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Senior Portraits and Senior Quotes

SENIORS, If you have not had your senior portrait taken by South Coast Photographic, the deadline is September 30. Please call or visit their website to make an appointment ASAP. Slots are filling up fast. See flyers attached for more information. Senior quotes are also due Sept. 30. You must have a senior portrait (or an appointment for one) to submit a senior quote.
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Isolation Instructions for Students with COVID-19

If a student tests positive with COVID-19, please refer to the isolation instructions below from the Department of Health. The student MAY come back after Day 5 if they provide a negative test (at-home test is accepted) and have reduced COVID symptoms with no fever.
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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!


Due to many problems and safety issues we DO NOT allow student lunches to be delivered anywhere on campus.

Food, drinks or other items are NOT to be passed to students through the fence. This is strictly prohibited.

Outside Food Delivery Services such as UBER Eats/Door Dash is strictly prohibited. Food will be confiscated if deliveries are dropped off.

We understand the importance of student nutrition but we encourage students to either use the free lunch at school or bring their lunch from home.



9th GRADE (Class of 2026)

Corolar Schultz (A - LIM)

Morgan Galeener (LIN-Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – LO)

Sonia Nunez (LU – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – LI)

Jenny Alegre (LO – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – LI)

Jeff Jacks (LO – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

2023 Milken Scholars Program

Sincew 1989, the Milken Scholars Program has been helping high school seniors on their way to a successful future through financial assistance. Find out how Seniors can earn money by clicking below!
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Seniors! Be A Coca-Cola Scholar!

Coca-Cola is giving out $20,000 college scholarships to Seniors! Apply now before it closes on October 31!
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Class of 2026 Personality and Strengths Assessment

One of the most frequent questions GLCs get from parents is "how can I best help my student to self-discover?" This is a great question because more and more colleges are looking for students who have a clear knowledge of who they are and what they can contribute to their specific institution. There are several tools that can help, but one great starting point is a personality or strengths tests. Here is a short video about the test that will be given.

If you are interested in taking this exam, there are two dates when it can be taken:

  • For Mrs. Schultz’s students (A-Lim): Thursday, September 22nd in the MPR.
  • For Mr. Galeener’s students (Lin-Z): Thursday, September 29th in the MPR.

We hope to see you there!
Personality and Strengths Assessment

Freshmen Roadmap: 8 Habits of Highly Successful Students

The Freshmen Roadmap includes 8 skills that highly successful students' practice to become more independent and effective. The first month we focused on being proactive. Our second installment emphasizes the act of beginning with end in mind. This short video will not only teach you how to set goals but also how to accomplish them. The ending even includes a short message from your Freshmen GLCs. Our hope is that this series contributes to your core, character and motives.
The Freshmen Roadmap: 8 Habits of Highly Effective Students

Mt. SAC Cash for College Workshop

Mt. SAC's Annual Cash for College Financial Aid event is quickly approaching! They invite graduating seniors and their parents to join on Saturday, October 22, 2022. This is an IN PERSON EVENT and is FREE and open to students that plan on attending any college or university in 2023. Register Today! Go to:

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Welcome Class of 2026!

We are thrilled to welcome you to Walnut High School. Your first week was an absolute success! While we know that the transition to high school is an exciting time, we also know that it is a time in which you will have some questions. As your Grade Level Coordinators, we look forward to supporting you each step of the way and answering each question you have. This website has a tremendous number of resources, and we encourage you to look through the content weekly. It is our goal to provide you with the most dynamic high school experience while preparing you for your post-secondary goals. GO MUSTANGS!
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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.


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:

11 & 12 Grades: 909- 444-3642

9 & 10 Grades : 909 - 444-3625