The Friday Forecast

The Week Of March 27 - March 31, 2023

WHS Spring Sports Rally Highlights the Best!

Today, our ASB team held its annual Spring Sports rally to celebrate our students and kick off the spring sports Hacienda Season. We had performances from our dance, color guard, and a special Cheer/Staff Dance combo! We also had the opportunity to recognize all of our Spring Sports teams. A big shoutout to our Athletes, Coaches, and ASB crew. We love celebrating our student-athletes. They deserve it!
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IMPORTANT EVENTS March 27 - March 31, 2023

MONDAY - MARCH 27

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


TUESDAY - MARCH 28

  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am - 3:25 pm


WEDNESDAY - MARCH 29

  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm


THURSDAY - MARCH 30

  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am - 3:25 pm


FRIDAY - MARCH 31

  • *Period 1-6 Minimum Day Schedule 8:30 am - 12:32 pm


Spring Break: April 3-10, 2023 | School Resumes on April 11

2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

Click here for all athletic games and contests.

News and Announcements

Senior, Matthew Hsu, wins 2023 CTE Sports Med Ankle Taping Championship!

🏆 The 2023 March Madness Ankle Taping Championship was held on Monday at lunch! 32 contestants started on March 2 and over the last 3 weeks it was narrowed down to TWO! Watch the video to see the final showdown that happened today during lunch!


Congrats to Matthew Hsu for winning the competition and all our Sports Med students who competed and had fun along the way.

Thank you to our Sports Med Quad Teacher Crew- Ms. Villanueva, Sebastian, Vidales & Pai for making it fun & competitive for our kiddos!

🏆 The Sports Med 2023 March Madness Ankle Taping Championship was held today!

Several Mustangs Earn SGV All-Area Basketball Honors

On March 15, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune announced its All-Area Basketball teams for the 2022-2023 season. Coach Joe Khouzam headlined the awards as the San Gabriel Valley Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. Coach Khouzam led his team to a 28-3 record as the Mustangs made it to the CIF Quarterfinals and earned a Hacienda League Championship.


Seniors Joby Barnes and Malik Khouzam earned first-team all-area honors. Joe Khouzam was also named the CIF 2A Coach of the Year. Malik Khouzam was named first-team All-CIF and Joby Barnes was named second-team all-CIF. You can read more about the Boys All-Area team by CLICKING HERE.


Jolleen Olia led our Girls Basketball team this year and was named First Team All-Area with Maileeh Suasti named Second Team All-Area. You can read more about the Girls All-Area team by CLICKING HERE.

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Dance Team Performs at Ontario Clippers NBA G-League Game

On March 22, our Dance team had the opportunity to perform during halftime in front of hundreds of fans at the Ontario Clippers NBA G-League Matchup against the Memphis Hustlers. The game was held inside the Toyota Arena in Ontario. It was an excellent experience for our girls!
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Competitive Cheer Becomes a New Spring Sport at Walnut High School!

This year, the Walnut High School Competitive Stunt Cheer team became a new spring sport at Walnut High School, allowing young women athletes to compete in one of the fastest-growing female sports in the country.


For competitions, each stunt team gets four routines that every program learns. Teams compete at a game with a referee, where the teams compete side by side. They receive scores based on various factors, including execution, technique, degree of difficulty, and ability to lead and inspire a crowd and then are given a score. At the end of the match, the team with the highest score wins!


Our cheer team is currently 2-1 in Hacienda League play. Congrats Girls! Keep up the great work!

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ISSUE 5 OF THE HOOFPRINT IS OUT NOW

The Hoofprint's annual "switch" issue is out now where roles and positions on staff changed to give students an opportunity to try different roles. The staff box and bylines reflect those "switches." Thank you to all students who were interviewed and to staff members who allowed students to be interviewed, passed out appointment cards, shared our surveys with students or were interviewed themselves. We appreciate your support very much.


Access a copy online by clicking the link below.


Issue 5 covers:

  • Women's History Month
  • Behind The Scenes of "Newsies"
  • Campus Safety
  • Politics In The Classroom
  • What It's Like Being A Twin
  • Mustang Musicians, WHS Sports and much more!
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Get Your Tickets for our Second weekend Of "Newsies!"

Our Walnut High School Theater Department is ready to showcase its Spring Musical, "Newsies!" Don't miss out! Final shows will be help tonight at 7pm and tomorrow night March 25 at 7pm with a special sensory-sensitive matinee at 1pm! Click on the link below to pick your seat and purchase a ticket.


Based on a true story, “Newsies” is the rousing tale of a ragged band of teenage newspaper sellers who dream of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. After newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer hikes up the prices for his papers charged to the newsies, Jack Kelly rallies his fellow newsboys to protest the change, falling in love with young reporter Katherine along the way. These young newsies from across the city come together and rise up against the exploitation of wealthy publishing tycoons and fight for justice using the only power they have – solidarity.


This entertaining, high-energy musical is not to be missed. Join Jack, Crutchie, Race, Albert, and the dozens of Newsies cast members from the WHS School of the Arts as they seize the day to take on the powerful giants of New York.

11TH GRADE SBAC TESTING: One More Test!!

State Testing for Week 2 is over! Our Juniors finished the Math portion this week. We conclude with the Science portion on Monday! Almost there! Thank you so much for your continued support as we wrap up testing.
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Senior Apparel is Back!

This is your last chance to purchase Class of 2023 Hoodies and T-Shirts! The last day to purchase is April 11. Click the link below to order!
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Walnut High Community Club "Mustang" Scholarship!

Hey seniors, it’s that time of the year - WHCC is offering 10 scholarships at $500 each.


These scholarships are available to all seniors graduating in 2023, regardless of your GPA or extracurricular activities.


Please click on the link or scan the QR code to apply to the WHCC Mustang Scholarship.

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WVEF Presents Taste of Walnut

Walnut Valley Educational Foundation Presents A Taste of Walnut! Food and fun for the entire family! Don't miss it!


When: Saturday, March 25th, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: At Suzanne Park, Walnut

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11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Please support WHS 11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser. All proceeds go to the WHS Golf Program.


Questions: Email www.whsmustanggolf.com or call (951) 205-4349.

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2nd Annual Walnut Volleyball Golf Tournament

The Walnut High School Girls Volleyball Program will be hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 9, 2023 at Los Serranos Golf Club.


This event raises vital funds to support our girls volleyball program. These funds will be used to purchase much needed equipment, tournament fees, transportation, meals, and a 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 a better volleyball player, but more importantly, a productive member of society, as well as fielding a competitive program.


In order 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 as well as 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.

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Attention Senior Parents and Students!

ASB is offering the opportunity to purchase 4 more graduation tickets in the month of March. No form is necessary however we only take cash or check payable to Walnut High School.


Each ticket is $15 and if you purchase the maximum of 4, it would cost $60.


If we have additional tickets we will be offering more in the month of April. Tickets are available to purchase in ASB!

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Monday night March Madness Basketball Clinics

Join the Spring clinics held by the WHS Boys' Basketball program. Meet Varsity Coach Khouzam and his trainers, and staff. Get acquainted with high school basketball. Open to all 6th - 8th grade athletes.
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C/O 2026 BOBA SALES

Support class of 2026 every Wednesday by buying Boba!!
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SENIORS! PURCHASE YOUR CAP & GOWNS!

Graduation Cap & Gowns are available in the ASB office. You can purchase a Cap & Gown with Tassel for $45.00. Cash or check only.

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Academic Design Program Interest Form AVAILABLE NOW!

The Academic Design Program (ADP) is a standards-based, integrated approach to learning. Using the Design-Based Learning methodology, Social Science and English are brought together as the students work through real-world problems in search of real-world solutions. Students will engage with the content through creativity and collaboration in order to build a mind-body connection with the material they learn. Please use the QR code or go to bit.ly/walnutADP to submit questions regarding ADP.
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WASC Parent Survey

In the Spring of 2024, Walnut High School will be evaluated for accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC accreditation shows our school meets high standards for operating a quality program. WASC accreditation is an ongoing cycle, including an initial self-study process, creating a schoolwide plan, and hosting evaluation visits. An accredited school is a statement to the broader community and the stakeholders that it is a trustworthy institution for student learning and committed to ongoing improvement.

It is imperative that we hear from all stakeholders, teachers, students, parents, community members, support, and district staff, as we set improvement goals through this reflective process. To reach that goal, we have created an electronic parent survey. Please take the time to complete the survey below and assist us in setting plans to make WHS the best school possible.
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Reporting Full Day Absences and Tardies Over 30 Mins

Students will be subject to disciplinary action when a student has been absent from class without a valid excuse. All absences must be cleared within one (1) school day after the last date of absence. The preferred method for clearing absences is via parent/guardian phone calls to the attendance office.


Parents must call the attendance office the day their student is absent as early as possible or within two school days of an absence, at the latest. Messages may also be left. Please clearly state the student's first and last name, guardian name, dates or class periods absent, and reason for the absence.


A reminder email and robocall are sent to the parent on the day of the absence. If uncleared, the office will make a courtesy call the following day.


When parents do not call within the two school days, the absences are counted as truant and referred to the GLC. We will not accept late phone calls.



Attendance Reporting Hotline:

11 & 12 Grades: 909- 444-3642

9 & 10 Grades : 909 - 444-3625

You Can Still Buy a Yearbook!

Don't be left without a yearbook. It's not late to buy before we sell out. Price is now $100. Order online at yearbookordercenter.com ($5 processing will be added) or through the ASB office. Price goes up again on distribution day so save a little money and buy your book today!
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Free After School Tutoring for ALL Algebra 2 Students!

Swing by Mr. Luu's classroom - E12 - for FREE Algebra 2 tutoring! He will be there on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and available to help our students study for tests, assist with homework problems, or help answer any questions!
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CELEBRATE YOUR CHILD'S BIRTHDAY ON OUR MARQUEE!

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!

HELP US WITH AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP!

Please see the map below for two exit options when you pick up your student. As a reminder, please do not park under the solar panels in the front entrance or any red zones.
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COUNSELING CORNER

GLC LISTING

9th GRADE (Class of 2026)

Corolar Schultz (A - LIM) cschultz@wvusd.org

Morgan Galeener (LIN-Z) mgaleener@wvusd.org


10th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – LO) wlares@wvusd.org

Sonia Nunez (LU – Z) snunez@wvusd.org


11th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – LI) nnewman@wvusd.org

Jenny Alegre (LO – Z) aalegre@wvusd.org


12th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – LI) jtucker@wvusd.org

Jeff Jacks (LO – Z) jjacks@wvusd.org


ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos vhoyos@wvusd.org


Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org

GLC Summer Registration Appointments are Live!

Class of 2024, 2025, 2026, and 2027 students should have received an email from their GLC via Sign Up Genius with a link to select their summer registration appointment.


Parents, please coordinate with your student your preferred date and time! Preferably, sibling appointments should be selected on the same day. Sibling appointments will not be made for you.


Registration appointments will be held from July 5 - July 28.


IMPORTANT: Student schedules will be created in June based on their course request selections. There is no benefit or drawback to selecting the first summer or last appointments; please set the appointment time that best fits your schedule. Summer appointments are to review schedules, check for scheduling mistakes, and to ensure that your student is taking the most appropriate courses for their grade level and post-secondary plans. Teacher change requests will not be honored.


Any questions? Call 909-594-1333 and leave a message. Before calling, make sure your student checks their school-issued email.

SCHOOL LUNCH POLICY

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.

2022-2023 RULES & EXPECTATIONS AT WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL

During summer registration, students and their guardians watched the rules and expectations video for the upcoming school year. If you did not have a chance to watch it, please take a minute to view the video to help you be successful this year!


Parents: One thing you will notice this year are tardy or cell phone detention automated emails. If your child was issued a detention for excessive tardies or a cell phone violation, you will get an email with information on the detention they need to serve.

2022-2023 Walnut High School Rules & Expectations Video

STUDENT CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

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.