AUGUST 26-30, 2019

Our Night Custodian, Ron Honore, given Cornerstone Award last week!

Our custodian, Ron Honore, was honored in front of the Personnel Commission for the Cornerstone Award at the district office. Ron is the backbone of our school who works behind the scenes to make sure our staff and students are supported. Ron works a full time job from 5:30am - 2:00pm and then works on our site from 2:15pm - 10:45pm. He always has a smile on his face, positive attitude, and embodies the Walnut Way. Thank you Ron!
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  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Period 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am -2:00 pm (Early Out Dismissal)


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - Report to the gym at 6:45 pm.


  • *Periods 1-6 Minimum Day Schedule - 7:50 am - 11:52 am


VIP Parking Winner

Congratulations to our Science teacher CHIARA MORGAN! She won the MUSTANG parking spot raffle!

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be this Thursday. We are asking our teachers to please report to the gym at 6:45 pm. We will begin our presentation at 7:00 pm. You will be released at 7:20 pm to get to your classes by 7:40 pm. The Back to School Night Schedule is below:
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Family Fridays! Sweeten Your Day!

Join us August 30th at 7:15am in the F Workroom. Free Donuts and Coffee! Come celebrate that paycheck coming in and the start of a new month. DONUT let this event pass you by!

Start Nominating for Walnut Wednesday Awards!

Our first Walnut Wednesday Awards will be on September 4th! Fill out the link below to nominate someone who embodies "The Walnut Way"

Teddy Bear Tea Grant

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Free Meditation App

Jeanette Koh wanted to share this with our staff. It is called the "Calm App" that has SEL integration in the classroom. The full version is free for teachers ($60 value). Great opportunity to open up class or practice mindfulness with your class when you need it. It's also a time for you to use it as well! Click below for more info

A message from Relay for Life:

This is a wonderful opportunity to bring our community together to fight for an extremely important cause. We welcome and encourage any schools that would like to have a team(s) participate in the Relay for Life. We will put putting purple ribbon around the community to raise awareness. The attached flyer has the registration information. Once again, it is only a 12-hour event. Right now we are in the process of reminding our community that when we work together we can accomplish more together.

Rita Santana

(626) 625-7312

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a wonderful or astonishing person or thing.

Shoutout to our Mustangs going above and beyond!

WHS Registrar Office

HUGE Shoutout to Elizabeth Lopez and Cecille Hernandez- Ortiz! The tag team duo have enrolled over 100 NEW students this year already!

.....and for also maintaining excellent records, and ensuring new enrollment District policies and procedures are always followed! More importantly providing great service to our students, parents, and staff!

Jen Sorbara starting the CISCO Academy at our school!

There is a 0% unemployment rate right now in the computer networking industry. Jen Sorbara is starting up the CISCO academy that is helping our students learn the framework of IT, Computer Networking, Cyber Security, and more. Thank you for providing opportunities for our kids Jen!
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Ellie Blanchard and PLTW!

Ellie Blanchard did a lab this week where students had to find out which patients that checked into the hospital was infected by meningitis and how badly they were infected. How cool is this?! Real-world labs that will carry over to future doctor and engineer careers! Thank you Ellie!
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Curriculum Council

Shoutout to the following teachers who attended Curriculum Council last week!


Jane Han

Robert Sandoval

Jennifer Maletz

Lisa Donee

Kellee Lyons


Tiffany Redcher

Sara Bilton

Andrew Chen

Norlyn Nicolas

SIOP Training

Shoutout to our teachers who completed their SIOP training:

Andrew Chen

Amanda Lindemann

Jeri Burnside

Manette Idris

Darcy Milam


8/3 Lawrence Luu

8/5 Charlene Pena

8/7 Rob Coad

8/8 Emily Alder

8/8 Pat Collins

8/8 Patrick Gutierrez

8/12 Kirsten Thibeault

8/15 Ernest Mota

8/16 Shirley Markel

8/17 Van Nguyen

8/18 Richard Kim

8/19 Anthony Reynoso

8/20 Jerry Knox

8/20 Dawn Martinez

8/21 Paul Acosta

8/27 Gloria Goytia

8/28 Alyssia Infante

8/28 Chiara Morgan

8/28 Andrea Takahashi

8/30 Jeff Jacks


Andy, Ave, and the ASB Crew!

Last week, Andy. Ave, and his ASB crew held an amazing spirit week and rally.

Conchita Cawley

Conchita has officially been thrown in the fire! With the Rally, Chuck Wagon, Tailgate Party, Branding Iron Game, and meeting the needs of our staff, she has been doing great! We are lucky to have you Conchita!


Make Your “Summer Resolutions” a Reality This School Year

In general, I think teachers do too much. Many of the teachers I work with do the lion’s share of the work in the classroom. Over time, this causes many of us to feel tired and frustrated. If we begin the year by evaluating what we do and why, we can eliminate some of the work we do that does not improve learning for students. In other cases, we may find ways to engage students in sharing the load and use technology to be more effective and efficient.

About Us

Opened in 1968, Walnut High School is a public school located in the Walnut Valley Unified School District that serves roughly 2,300 students.
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