The Friday Forecast
The Week Of February 6 - February 10, 2023
2023 OPEN HOUSE WAS A SUCCESS!
IMPORTANT EVENTS February 6 - February 10, 2023
MONDAY - FEBRUARY 6
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 7
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 8
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 9
- *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
- A Prelude to Spring - 7pm - PAC
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 10
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
News and Announcements
5 Mustang Scholar-Athletes sign national letter of intent
Congratulations to our FIVE Mustang student-athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent & committed to play at the next level on Wednesday during lunch in front of friends and family.
Congrats to our student-athletes on this fantastic accomplishment!!
- Matthew Cons - Cornell College - Baseball
- Maya Cruz - Hamline University - Soccer
- Faith Guevara - Dominican University of California - Golf
- Ashley Li - University of Cal Berkeley - Volleyball
- Ashley Yun - Northwestern University - Golf
JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
ASB HOLDS WINTER FORMAL DANCE to Kick Off 2023!
On January 21, ASB held its annual winter formal dance. The Winterer Formal theme, "Auroras," was held at The Circle OC in Huntington Beach. Congratulations to our Winter Formal King & Queen, Yaritza Chavez & Nick Orsatt. Also named Winter Formal Prince and Princess were Sienna Cervantes & Josh Magno
Our kids looked great and had a fantastic time! Thank you to ASB director Andy Schultz and his ASB kids for putting on the dance.
Celebrating BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
MUSTANGS PLACE IN AAUW SPEECH TREK CONTEST
On February 1st, the Diamond Bar-Walnut branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) announced the 7th annual Speech Trek contest winners. Walnut High School Junior Margaret Lee placed 2nd and Junior, Alex Santiago, received Honorable Mention. Both received cash prizes due to the generous donations from community members.
Contestants delivered a speech on the topic: "Has the United States lived up to its pledge of liberty and justice for all?" and "Would requiring the study of diversity and inclusion in a high school setting help ensure liberty and justice for all?"
Contestants were judged on the introduction of speech, content based on research, and delivery.
Congratulations to Margaret and Alex for representing Walnut High School!
Mustangs Attend Girls Got Game Conference!
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT | FEB. 15
Our Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) will visit your student(s) in their English classes during the week of February 20th. During this visit, your student will be given access to their Course Selection Sheet/Courses for the grade level they are transitioning to.
An IN-PERSON parent information night will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 pm at Walnut High School. The parent information sessions will be grade-level specific for 9th - 12th grade. At this information night, GLCs will review the course selection process and pertinent grade-level information for the upcoming school year.
The week of February 13th, you will receive room assignments for the parent night. Stay tuned!
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 15th, at 6:00 pm.
Peer Counseling Applications Out Now!
Peer Counseling at Walnut High School is a class and a school service. The class is designed to accomplish three things:
1) To train the Peer Counselors in the proper procedure and skills for helping high school students help themselves.
2) To help students develop a new understanding of themselves and help them to achieve personal growth.
3) To make students aware of helping professions that they may be interested in entering after high school and the issues that those professions deal with.
If this sounds like something you would want to be a part of, fill out the application HERE. Applications are due by February 26th.
Academic Design Program Interest Form AVAILABLE NOW!
ASB Applications are out!
Publications Applications now available!
Applications are due March 3. Questions? See Ms. Tan in D-1.
Use the link below to open the view only file and make a copy to your drive to edit.
PRELUDE TO SPRING CHOIR CONCERT!
Interested in taking AP Next Year?!
Below is an informational video for prospective AP students. The video covers EXPECTATIONS, TIME MANAGEMENT, STRESS MANAGEMENT, OPEN ACCESS, AP EXIT POLICY, and COLLEGE BOARD UPDATES.
- Late Exam Fee is $140/exam.
- You have till the end of February to make a decision.
- No cash! Only credit card, checks, and money orders accepted!
Feel free to click the link below for more information!
Valentine's Singing Grams
Kayla Khouzam Memorial Golf Tournament
WASC Parent Survey
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.
WVUSD Special Education Parent Series | February 13
WVWD's High School Media Contest is now open!
- Winners will receive $100, $150, $200, or $250
- Qualified media entries can receive bonus points if posted on Instagram Reels or TikTok – MUST tag and follow @WVWDH2O on Instagram and TikTok
- Social media accounts must be listed as public
- The entry that has the most views on Instagram Reels or TikTok will receive a $25 gift card
- For complete contest rules and guidelines visit: wvwd.com/media-contest
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
Mt. SAC Connect 4 Workshops
Spring 2023 CSF Application now open!
Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at email@example.com with questions.
TRAVEL TO FRANCE AND SPAIN DURING SPRING BREAK
Join Spanish Teacher Mrs. Lamb for a cultural , educational trip to France and Spain during Spring Break 2023. Our Tour will travel to Paris , France and visit the Louvre Museum, Versailles Palace, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. We will travel on the TGV train to Avignon, Provence and also take Fencing and Calligraphy classes. In Spain we will visit Barcelona, Madrid and Toledo , touring the Dali ,Prado and the El Greco Museums. We will also visit Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and take the AVE train to Madrid for a cooking class and finish with Toledo.
Please come by B-6 , Mrs. Lamb's room if interested. Our TOUR ID is Lamb-9817
Walnut Valley Unified School District and Walnut High School are not affiliated with the Europe trip occurring on or around Spring Break 2023.
Please click the link below to enroll:
You Can Still Buy a Yearbook!
Free After School Tutoring for ALL Algebra 2 Students!
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!
9th GRADE (Class of 2026)
Corolar Schultz (A - LIM) firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Galeener (LIN-Z) email@example.com
10th GRADE (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A – LO) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Nunez (LU – Z) email@example.com
11th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – LI) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Alegre (LO – Z) email@example.com
12th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – LI) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Jacks (LO – Z) email@example.com
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
Class of 2026 | Habit #4 Think Win-Win
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
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.