The Friday Forecast

The Week of March 28-April 1, 2022

Introducing the 2022 Walnut High School Teacher of the Year: Tiffany Redcher

This morning, during her 2nd-period class, we announced Tiffany Redcher as the 2022 Walnut High School Teacher of the Year! This school year, Tiffany has done a fantastic job helping students come back from remote learning and filling in the learning gap. She teaches a diverse level of students in college prep Algebra, Honors Algebra, and helps our students with remedial algebra.

In addition to her instructional influence, Tiffany has gone above and beyond by volunteering her time and support with colleagues and students outside of the regular school day. As a union representative, Tiffany has been the bridge for certificated staff on campus and in the district. We can always count on her for feedback, guidance, and making sure we are all working together collaboratively and transparently.

Serving as a class advisor has always been a passion of Tiffany's. It was important to her that the opportunities for the Senior class didn’t skip a beat with this unique return to school. Tiffany devotes hours of her time to ensure students remember fond high school memories from painting senior parking lot spaces to Senior Sunrise and Senior Sunset. If there is a need, she’s the one who will step in.

Tiffany is an exceptional educator that impacts your life like no other. Please take a minute to see how we surprised her during her 2nd-period class today by watching the video below.

Tiffany Redcher: The 2022 Walnut High School Teacher of the Year

Important Testing Schedule Next Week:


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Testing Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm (no tutorial)


  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Ken McDill's Celebration of Life PAC at 3:30 pm


  • Prom at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach 7:00 pm-11:00pm

News and Announcements

MiaLuna Rico Awarded Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal as Cadet of the Year

Congratulations to Junior MiaLuna Rico awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal and named Southwest Region Cadet of the Year last weekend.

Behind the scenes, within her division, the Navy Sea Cadets are evaluated for their performance, commitment, dedication, sportsmanship, attendance, military bearing & leadership skills. Petty Officer 2nd Class MiaLuna Rico received the highest award any Sea Cadet can earn.

The Theodore Roosevelt Youth Community Involvement Medal was presented to Rico during the inspection, providing her the opportunity to go up in rank were she to join the Navy after graduating high school.

"Never in my mind did I think I was going to get recognized this way and receive Cadet of the year," Rico said. "I have faced adversity and never lost sight of my goal and continue to mentor & lead our younger shipmate within my unit."

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Issue 5 of The Hoofprint is out now

Issue 5 of The Hoofprint is out now! Access a copy online by clicking the link below.

Issue 5 covers:

  • Club Participation
  • Students with Jobs Outside of School
  • Multicultural Rally Highlights
  • The Little Mermaid Review
  • Anaya Falcon State Wrestling Champ
  • Baseball, Softball Color Guard, Choir, and much more!
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Increased Trend Around Nation of Splat Guns on Campus

We have seen trends on social media where students are bringing splat guns on campus and engaging in water fights. Please help us maintain a safe environment here at Walnut High School by reminding your child of the serious consequences of violating the dangerous weapons policy. There is no place at school for any device capable of discharging a projectile that could frighten or injure a student or staff member. This also includes confetti eggs that can become a major disruption on campus.

A photo of a splat gun can be seen below for your reference.

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Don't miss out on Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

Tonight is opening night for our spring musical! Tickets are now on sale for the Walnut High School of the Arts production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid." Performances are March 25 & 26 @ 7 PM, with a special sensory sensitive matinee on the 26th at 1 PM. Visit to purchase your tickets. Enjoy the show!
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State Testing for Week 2 is over! Our Juniors finished the Math portion this week. We conclude with the Science portion next week. Almost there! Thank you so much for your continued support as we wrap up testing.

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Be a part of the nationally-ranked WHS Dance Team!

Dance team auditions are quickly approaching! Mandatory clinics begin on April 4 with audition day on April 7. Please send an email to with any questions or follow our team on Instagram @walnuthsdanceteam. More info can be found below!
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join our cheer family!

If you are interested in joining cheer, song, or being a mascot next year, please attend our mandatory parent meeting on March 30 at 7:00 pm in the lunch area.
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Celebrating the Life of Ken McDill

Join us on April 1 in the PAC to celebrate the life of Ken McDill, starting at 3:30 pm. After the service, the Walnut High Community Club will provide drinks and refreshments in the MPR.

In memory of Ken, ASB will be honoring his legacy and would love for the staff and student body to be included. Feel free to write heartfelt thank-yous, memories, etc., and ASB will ensure that your message is included.

Instead of flowers, donations can be made through checks written to Walnut High School (Attn: Ken McDill Memorial Fund), which will go directly to different clubs, teams, and programs that Ken invested in over the years.

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Publications Applications Available Now--Due TODAY!

Make history. Join Publications. Get more involved, be a part of a team and develop some important skills. Be a part of the school newspaper or yearbook staff. We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Apps are due TODAY!
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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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Heads up Mustangs! Get in your PRACTICE SAT EXAM in next month! SAVE THE DATE for the PRACTICE ACT EXAM on 3/26/2022, also FREE! Provided by our friends at Revolutionary Prep!
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Yearbook Online sale extended!

Online Yearbook Sale has been extended! Go to to purchase a yearbook. School code: 2864. Cost is $100. Don't miss out!
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Looking for a job?

Heads up, Mustangs! Take a look at what is being offered from Deane Homes Swim Club! Take advantage of this opportunity today!
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Walnut Valley Women's Club scholarship

Each year Walnut Valley Women's Club awards several college scholarships ranging in value from $500 to $1,600. The number and amount is dependent upon our fundraising success for the year. In 2021 we awarded five scholarships for a total of $6400.

Please see flyer and visit for more information.

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Seniors! WHCC Scholarship application

There are scholarships to compete for, but this one is ONLY for WHS Class of 2022 Seniors!

Walnut High Community Club offers a total of $3000 worth of scholarships to support our seniors in their next endeavors. Six scholarships will be awarded at $500 each. Seniors do not need to have the highest GPA or participate in extra-curricular activities.

If they have never thought of applying for a scholarship because they think they may not qualify, then this is the one for your Senior. Ask your Senior to apply today!

Click on the link below for the Mustang Scholarship application:

For questions, email:

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The Women of AT&T National Scholarship program was established to encourage and reward personal and professional development, focusing on continuous growth, advancement, and success through education, leadership, and community involvement.

The program awards scholarships to deserving students who are attending or will soon be attending an establishment of higher learning. Applicants must be sponsored by a Women of AT&T member.

The Women of AT&T National Scholarship Committee annually determines the amount of money and number of scholarships awarded based on funding availability. In 2022, the Committee is pleased to announce that forty (40) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to:

  • Graduating high school seniors
  • Undergraduate students already enrolled and attending an establishment of higher education

~ APRIL 30, 2022 DEADLINE ~

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WVEF Scholarship Application

During each academic year the Walnut Valley Educational Foundation (WVEF) awards monetary scholarships up to $1,000 each, to graduating senior students in the following categories:

• Ron Hockwalt Educational Scholarship Award

• Teen Citizen Scholarship Award

• Industrial Technology Scholarship Award

• Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Award

• Ronald “Ron” Everett Servant Leader Scholarship Award

Attached please find this year's WVEF Scholarship application and more information about each scholarship!

Army ROTC Scholarship Opportunity

Mustangs! Take a look at this AMAZING Scholarship opportunity from the Army ROTC Program! Scan the QR code or visit The Walnut High School Website for more info. Under the College and Career Center Tab, click on the Scholarship Opportunities section for a more in-depth look!
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Tzu Chi Scholarship

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is pleased to announce that its scholarship program, Tzu Chi Scholars 2022, is now accepting applications. All the high school graduating seniors are encouraged to apply. Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. This is a nationwide program and each scholar will be awarded a total of $1,500. Please note that the deadline for the Scholarship is March 31, 2022. Applicants should mail the completed application form and supporting documents to the regional Tzu Chi office that is assigned to serve the state of applicant’s residency.

Students can also fill out the application online at

Should you have any questions, please contact the regional office that is assigned to serve the state where the applicant’s current residence is located.

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Walnut Valley Water District

A friendly reminder that WVWD’s 2022 “Water Is Life” Virtual Poster Art Contest deadline is 41 days away! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive a participation gift for the TOP 10 teachers with the most student submissions. In addition, the teacher with the most student submissions will receive the grand prize, a $250 Staples gift card!

Please see the attached documents for the official Contest Rules & Guidelines and the Poster Contest Submission Form to share with your students. Utilizing the theme "Water Is Life," students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic abilities while learning about the importance of water in our lives.

Artwork must be scanned and submitted online at NO LATER THAN Monday, April 4, 2022.

Check out the awesome prizes winning students will receive:

  • All winners will receive a plaque and special recognition at our Awards Ceremony in May
  • 1st place winners from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade level will receive a STEM experiment Kit and a $75 gift card
  • 1st place winners from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade level will receive a $100 gift card
  • 1st place winner in the High School level will receive a $100 gift card
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COVID testing: March 28- April 1

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

Monday, March 28:

Diamond Bar High School

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. STAFF ONLY

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 29:

Walnut High School

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. STAFF ONLY

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30:

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 opportunities offered by the City of Walnut:

Thursday, March 31:

Walnut Senior Center

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity

(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)

Friday, April 1:

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.

FREE After School Tutoring Opportunity

We are offering FREE After School tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in the library starting next week. Tutors will be available in all content areas to help our students with homework, study for tests, or anything they need!
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Additional Tutoring Help!

Thank you to our Instructional Aides for offering before and after school tutoring extra homework help for our students.
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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!

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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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