The Friday Forecast

The Week of May 16-20, 2022

Welcome to Walnut High School Class of 2026!

Today, incoming freshmen from Suzanne and South Pointe came to Walnut High School for their Class of 2026 orientation. ASB hosted an amazing day of performances, a school tour, games, and entertainment. Students became familiar with the campus and got a glimpse of the Walnut Way!!

Schedule Next Week:

MONDAY - May 16

  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Senior Spirit Week: PJ Day
  • Senior Textbook and Chromebook Return All Week

TUESDAY - May 17

  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Senior Finals For Per 3 & Per 4
  • Senior Spirit Week: Favorite Fashion Trend


  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
  • Senior Finals for Per 1 & Per 2
  • Senior Spirit Week: Wear Walnut Gear


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Senior Finals for Per 5 & Per 6
  • Senior Spirit Week: Wear College Gear
  • Senior Yearbook Distribution from 3 pm-5 pm MPR Photo ID Required
  • Senior/Junior PowderPuff Game 6 pm Ken Gunn Stadium

FRIDAY - May 20

  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Senior Spirit Week: Dress Up Fancy
  • Yearbook Distribution from 3 pm-5 pm MPR Photo ID Required
  • Senior Sunset: Stadium/Basketball Courts ID Required - 6:00 pm

News and Announcements

Walnut High School was named a California Democracy School

Last weekend, Walnut High School was named a California Democracy School at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. The award was given to schools that show extraordinary dedication to civics - whether providing forums for healthy debate, campaigning on community issues, or partnering with local groups to effect change.

In addition to being named a California Democracy School, all of our Seniors will receive a State Seal of Civic Engagement on their diplomas when they graduate in two weeks.

A big congratulations to our Social Science department & thank you for embedding civil discourse lessons into their curriculum throughout the school year.
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Walnut High Community Club Mustang Scholarship WInners!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Walnut High Community Club Mustang Scholarship in the amount of $500 each! Thank you to the Walnut Hugh Community Club for giving $3,000 in scholarship money to our Seniors!

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It's that time of the year when our Seniors start deciding their next steps and which school they will be attending. We want to celebrate where they are attending school next year! Once they decide which school they plan to attend, please fill out the google form, upload a photo in their college gear with their acceptance letter, and we will feature our Seniors! Over the next six weeks, we will be recognizing this huge milestone in their life! We can’t wait to celebrate with you! (The google form is only accessible to WVUSD student accounts).


This upcoming week is our last week of classes for Seniors! Please see the Senior final schedule below to help prepare:


  • May 17 (Periods 3,4)
  • May 18 (Periods 1,2)
  • May 19 (5,6)
  • May 20 (Last day of classes. Senior take care of business day!)


As we head into the month of May, we wanted to share our finals schedule to help our students prepare. Grades 9th-11th start finals schedule on May 24th.

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Yearbook Distribution May 19 & 20

Mark your calendar! Yearbook Distribution May 19 (Seniors only) and May 20 (all students) from 3-5 p.m. in the MPR. Photo ID required. You may pick up for siblings with their student ID. Extra yearbooks will be on sale first come, first served. $100 cash only. Covers and autograph inserts $2 each. We can't wait for you to see the book!
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2022 Summer Sports Camp Schedules are out!

Click on the link below to see our Athletic Sports Camps happening during the summer. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our Athletic Director, Jerry Person -


Let’s make our mental health a priority! May is Mental Health Awareness Month and our WHS staff wanted to share things that they do to focus on their mental health during distance learning: ⁣


Take Breaks

Stay Connected ⁣

Reach Out⁣

Last year, the class of 2022 created a video highlighting 4 study techniques that helped them do well on final exams. Finish strong, Mustangs! You got this!

How to Study for Final Exams

Last Chance: Spring 2022 Dance Production - May 13

Join us at our Spring 2022 Dance Production, “Unbreakable”! Tickets are now on sale. Visit (under tickets! Link below)! Hope to see you there! 💙💛

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Advanced Placement Testing MAY 17-20

Week 1: Exam May 2-6 [COMPLETED]
Week 2: Exams May 9-13 [COMPLETED]
Week 3: Exams Make-Up May 17-20
ALL 2022 AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil.

Student ID is required to take the exam


It's CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WEEK! This week, we celebrate the essential role our Walnut High School classified employees play in students' lives in support of district staff, faculty, and schools.

Classified employees perform essential work, but it is often behind the scenes. We genuinely appreciate our front office staff, instructional aides, EL aides, kitchen staff, custodians, and security! THANK YOU, CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES!

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Seniors: Your Google Drive Will Be Gone at the End of the Month!

SENIORS! It's the last month of school which means it's time to start thinking about your Google Drive. Google Takeout will allow you to transfer your Drive to another account. You can start that process by clicking HERE. You can also download all your files using this link, HERE. If you have any questions, please let Mr. Wendland know. Remember that once your account is deleted, we can't recover anything from it. The accounts are usually deleted within a week of graduation.


We are less than two weeks away from graduation! Below is a document we shared with our Seniors. Parents, please take a look as well! An extra set of eyes and reminders always helps.

  • IB STOLE AND GRADUATION HONOR CORDS: Please stop by the ASB department for your stole and cords. IB stoles are $20.00 cash only, and cords are FREE, but you must qualify.

  • FINALS SCHEDULE: As a reminder, Senior Finals are: on May 17 (Periods 3,4), May 18 (Periods 1,2), and May 19 (5,6). May 20 is a 1-6 day where you need to report to class and check in with teachers to make sure everything is turned in, and you are good to go!

  • SENIOR BREAKFAST: May 23 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Senior breakfast is a great chance to create memories with your classmates. Enjoy good food, photo booths, and entertaining hypnotist show, raffle prizes, and more! Buy your tickets starting Monday, May 9, at the ASB office for $25. Don’t miss out!

  • TEXTBOOK RETURNS: The textbook room will be open May 16-20. All books must be returned by May 20.

  • RETURN YOUR CHROMEBOOK: If you checked out a Chromebook from WHS or the District for Distance Learning, please return Chromebooks to the TDC.

  • PURCHASE TWO ADDITIONAL GRADUATION TICKETS: Seniors can purchase two additional tickets at $15 each at the ASB office. Purchase must be in cash or a check made out to Walnut High School. We will sell these two additional tickets until we run out of tickets. Tickets will be handout out to students the day before graduation at the second graduation practice.

  • HANDICAP SEATING: If any of your guests need handicap seating, please stop by the ASB room to fill out the names required. It will count towards your ticket limit. Handicap seating is allowed to have one escort (18+) and will count towards your ticket limit.

  • YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION: May 19 (Seniors only) from 3-5 p.m. in the MPR. Photo ID required.

  • SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT: We are trying to put together an awards program and need your help! If you have received a scholarship to the college you will attending or received an award, please send the information to What we need:

the name of the scholarship and the college of attendance or

the name of the award

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Parent Volunteer Opportunity

Hello parents of the Class of 2022! One of our main events leading up to Graduation is our Senior Breakfast to be held on May 23, 2022 in the school gym. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist our class advisors in the preparations. Here are opportunities to volunteer:

Sunday, May 22, 1 PM Meet in Gym

· Set up tables, chairs, stage, centerpieces, cutlery

· Install wall and space decorations (tall and strong dads, please)

· Inflate balloons and put them up

· Finalize decorations

Monday, May 23, Meet in Gym

Shift #1: 7-10:30 AM (15-20 volunteers)

· Set up food and drink tables

· Food/drink service

· Provide general assistance to WHS staff

Shift #2: 10:30 AM – 2PM (15-20 volunteers)

· Food/drink service

· Provide general assistance to WHS staff

· Clean up gym

· Breakdown decorations and seating

Please send the class advisors an email by May 18 if you are interested:

Tiffany Redcher:

Norlyn Nicolas:

Remember that in order to volunteer on campus, you must have volunteer LEVEL 1 clearance. Attached is the volunteer clearance form.

Thank you! We look forward to meeting you.



  • Seniors must return textbooks no later than May 20th. Missing books may lead to a delay in receiving a diploma.
  • All other grade levels have till May 27th to return textbooks.
  • Location: Textbook Room and Library
  • Questions? Please contact Tania at

Nutrition Services Department Refund Request

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Join Best Buddies

Are you interested in joining our Best Buddies Cabinet for the 22-23 school year? If so, fill out the form in our bio by May 15th!!
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Join CyberPatriot!

Are you interested in Cyber Security?! Both new and returning members, please fill out the form below to get started. Everyone should be able to get a spot regardless of experience. We look forward to having a great CyberPatriot season with you!
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2 Seniors Win Free VIP Graduation Seating & Parking!

Congratulations Jacob and Shandy!

Watch the drawing here:

10 Mustangs Forever package will be available Friday at 9am for a $1500/package. First come first serve.

Thank you for supporting our students and school!!

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Mustangs Forever Fundraiser - VIP Graduation Seats & Parking

Enjoy your grads special day up close! Mustangs Forever VIP grad seats + parking package is now available.

A wonderful way to celebrate your grad’s milestone while helping our school.

Your WHCC donation may be tax-deductible as we are a 501c3 non-profit organization (EIN 84-3038734).

Congratulations Class of 2022!

Thank you for supporting our students and school!
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Congrats Marquee Grad Shoutout!

Congrats Grad marquee is now available!! You can congratulate your Class of 2022 grad on our school marquee by clicking on the link below.

Only 10 names per week starting in May on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss out on your preferred week! There is a $25 donation requested and all funds go back to supporting our students and school.

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New Bell Schedule for 2022-2023

In 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 328, which requires high schools next fall to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. SB 328 is rooted in over three decades of research on teen health, sleep patterns, and brain chemistry. Its goal is to align school start times to support better sleep habits, student health, and performance in school.

Working closely with our staff and the district, we began preparing a plan to minimize disruption to our existing bell schedule and make any operational adjustments (transportation, food service, etc.) to support these changes.

Earlier this month, we finalized our new bell schedule that will go into effect starting next school year. To help you prepare for the changes in our start time and end times, we wanted to give you access to the updated schedule which will go into effect on August 8, 2022.

If you have trouble with the attachments, you can click below to access the files:

Thank you for being so understanding, patient, and flexible as we work through another change.

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Don't Wait Until Tomorrow! Be Part Of The Cast Of Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network!

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Walnut High's 10th Annual Golf Tournament

Come join us at the California Country Club in Whittier for a day of golf. See the flyer for all the details!
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WHS Boys Basketball Summer Showcase

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Water Polo Summer Info!

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Buzzard's Peak Summer Aquatics Academy

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Soccer Summer Camp

Join us this summer to improve your skills and athleticism. Work with the Mustangs staff and current college athletes using targeted drills.

We look forward to seeing new faces and returning athletes.

Email Coach Blackford with questions at

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1st Annual Volleyball Golf Tournament | June 1, 2022

The Walnut High School Girls Volleyball Program will be hosting their 1st Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Los Serranos Golf Club. This event raises vital funds to support our girl's volleyball program. These funds will be used to purchase much-needed equipment, tournament fees, transportation, meals, and supportive coaching staff to help them succeed on the court.

Our goal is to always provide a safe, instructive environment for all of our athletes to learn and develop skills to be better volleyball players, but more importantly, productive members of society and fielding a competitive program.

To continue to make this experience a reality for our program, we are reaching out directly to area businesses, family, and friends and offering the opportunity to help by becoming a sponsor.

Included in this letter is a brochure with a variety of sponsorship packages for you to review and details about the tournament. All donations to our volleyball program are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID # is 95-6003446. Your support for this event will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Contact details are below.

Go Mustangs Volleyball!

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Next Vaccination Clinic – Saturday, May 14

We are pleased to announce a COVID-19 vaccination clinic opportunity for Walnut Valley staff, families, and community members. The next clinic will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Diamond Bar High School.

This clinic will be for anyone who is eligible for the booster, and anyone who needs to get their first and second dose of the vaccine.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: Click link or scan QR code



PFIZER VACCINE (Age 12+ only):



  1. A copy of your proof of age (ex. Birth certificate, passport, AIRES cover page for students) – we will need to keep the copy
  2. Proof of insurance if applicable – we will need to keep a copy
  3. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

If you are able to provide us with a copy of your proof of age and insurance it will save valuable time for you and for the clinic.

We want to thank the entire Walnut Valley Unified School District community for continuing to support our efforts in making the return to school a safe one.

Vaccination location:

Diamond Bar High School

21400 Pathfinder Rd

Diamond Bar, CA 91765

COVID testing: May 16-19

The following walk-up COVID-19 testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD staff. Please note: WVUSD ID is required at time of testing.

Monday, May 16:

Diamond Bar High School

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. STAFF ONLY

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17:

Walnut High School

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. STAFF ONLY

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday May 18:

South Pointe Middle School

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

Please register using BOTH links below if you would like to be tested at a WVUSD school site:

No appointments are needed, but preregistration is requested.

Additional Testing opportunity offered by the City of Walnut:

Thursday, May 19:

Walnut Senior Center

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity

(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)

Procedure on Reporting a covid 19 case

Use the Walnut High School COVID 19 Reporting Form to report all Covid positive cases and known exposures. This will help facilitate the contact tracing process. Someone from the school health team will contact the person who submitted the form within 48 hours of the form submission.

Visit our website at and click on the button labeled REPORT A COVID-19 Case in the top left-hand corner. Parents can upload vaccine records, positive tests, and report details related to positive cases and possible exposure.

The information will go directly to the attendance office and our school nurse.


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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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)

Ethan Doiron (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

College Application & FINANCIAL AID Night | 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


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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ATTENDANCE COUNTS | Reporting a Student Absence

Attendance is an essential part of each student's educational plan at Walnut High School. A parent/guardian must contact the attendance office for full-day absences by the end of the day. This procedure helps us fulfill required attendance monitoring obligations and helps ensure our students' safety.

Any student who arrives 30 mins late to school must check in to the attendance office either with a parent/ guardian or a phone call from their parent/guardian.

If a parent/guardian wishes to dismiss a student before the end of a typical school day, the parent/guardian will have to check out the student and must present their ID to the attendance office.

Attendance Reporting Hotline:

10 & 11 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642

9 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625


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.


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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