The Friday Forecast

The Week Of February 6 - February 10, 2023


A big THANK YOU to our community for attending Walnut High School's 2023 Open House last night! Our staff and students were thrilled to showcase the diverse range of Academics, Athletics, Activities, Arts, and Clubs that make our school unique and special.

IMPORTANT EVENTS February 6 - February 10, 2023


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


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


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


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • A Prelude to Spring - 7pm - PAC


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
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2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

Click here for all athletic games and contests.

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


Congrats to our JANUARY Students of the Month! ⁣⁣⁣⁣At the end of each month, our GLCs recognize a student they believe represents the Walnut Way and positively impacts Walnut High School. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Please congratulate the following students on being selected.


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.

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Happy Black History Month! It’s essential to know the past to help create a better future. Our Black Student Union decided to make a video sharing Black Stories.
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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!

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Mustangs Attend Girls Got Game Conference!

On February 2, a group of 21 female student-athlete leaders attended the Girls Got Game Conference in Pomona representing Walnut High School. It was a great leadership, networking, and empowering opportunity for our girls!
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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.

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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!

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 to submit questions regarding ADP.
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ASB Applications are out!

ASB Applications are out!! Find the Google form in our bio to apply for the 2023-2024 Walnut ASB class. Make sure to read all the information throughout the form. Don’t forget to turn it in both digitally and printed to the ASB room!!
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Publications Applications now available!

Interested in being a part of award-winning publications? Does working on the school newspaper or yearbook excite you? Do you want to be part of a dedicated and supportive team? Publications is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.

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.

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Choir will be hosting a Prelude to Spring Choir Concert on February 9. Join us at 7:00 pm in the PAC!
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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!

2023 AP Presentation for Prospective Students

Valentine's Singing Grams

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Kayla Khouzam Memorial Golf Tournament

Proceeds will go directly to the Khouzam Family in support of the Kayla Khouzam Scholarship Foundation.
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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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WVUSD Special Education Parent Series | February 13

Come join us and hear Jason Harper from Harper Conflict Resolution speak on how to navigate through the IEP process for our parents.
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WVWD's High School Media Contest is now open!

Walnut Valley Water District’s annual High School Media Contest is now open! Students have the opportunity to win a cash prize by creating their own media entry sharing their innovative ways and tips to save/reuse water within their community following the theme “Be a Water Saving Hero”. Deadline to submit media entries is Monday March 6th. Please see attached for the approved flyer by WVUSD.
  • 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:
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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

Mt. SAC Connect 4 Workshops

Are you interested in attending Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)? Attend the in person workshops below to receive help with the enrollment process and complete Connect 4—a process that assists graduating seniors with the transition to Mt. SAC and provides early registration for Fall 2023!
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Spring 2023 CSF Application now open!

Apply now to join the CSF (California Scholarship Federation). Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may apply. The application will be open from 1/6/23-2/10/23. Freshman may apply to get familiar with the process, but the grades will not count unless they are from your sophomore, junior and senior years. You must apply with last semester's official grades, Fall 2022.

Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at with questions.


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:

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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 ($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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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!


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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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

Class of 2026 | Habit #4 Think Win-Win

Habit #4 Think Win-Win Think Win-Win is an attitude toward life, a mental frame of mind that says I can win and so can you. It’s not me or you, it’s both of us. Think Win-win is the foundation for getting along well with other people. It begins with the belief that we are all equal, that no one is inferior or superior to anyone else, and no one really needs to be. This short video encapsulates the ideas of Think Win-Win and compels us to take on this point of view in 2023.
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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.


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


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.