The Friday Forecast

The Week Of January 30 - February 3, 2023

Join us for our Open House Showcase Night on February 2!

Open House is the ideal time to see all Walnut High School offers: Academics, Athletics, Activities, Arts, Clubs, Student Performances, and much more! Meet with current students and faculty and discover what makes Walnut High School such a special place.

Make sure you save the date for February 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, and please share with prospective families.

We have a motto that you might see around campus that says “Some are born here, some are drawn here, but we all call it home.” Whether you have grown up in the community or are brand new to Walnut High School, you will notice a strong sense of pride, family, and support the moment you walk on campus. GET CONNECTED! Walnut High School is a community, and for the next four years, we expect everyone to participate and thrive in this community!

Video credits: Emily Yem, Joy Yang, Elisa Garcia, Deandra Meza, Hillina Ulloa, Audrey Nunez

Walnut High School Showcase || 22-23
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IMPORTANT EVENTS January 30- February 3, 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
  • Athletic Signing Day Ceremony During Lunch


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • ELAC Meeting - 5:00 pm in B12
  • WHS Open House Showcase Night - 6:00 - 8:00 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Minimum Day Schedule- 8:30 am - 12:32 pm
  • Front Office Closes at 2:00 pm
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2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

Click here for all athletic games and contests.

News and Announcements

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.

Feel free to click the link below for more information!

2023 AP Presentation for Prospective Students

Walnut High Senior Named 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidate

Walnut High School senior Margaret Lee was “delighted” to receive news of her selection as a 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program candidate.

The prestigious program is only offered to the nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community.

“I am proud to represent Walnut Valley USD as its sole candidate,” the 18-year-old shared.

Approximately 5,000 candidates from around the country were chosen from nearly 3.6 million students this year.

Lee is a stellar student who maintains a 4.0 unweighted GPA, serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Hoofprint newspaper, Key Club President, Speech & Debate Captain, and Mock Trial Captain.

She also has big dreams of pursuing a career as an attorney.

“Growing up, I always wanted to do something related to law especially since so few minorities are seen in the field. I think that greater representation is something our world really needs to see – especially in this day and age,” she shared.

Lee will now complete an extensive application package that takes approximately 16 hours to continue in the competition.

“It’s a little daunting, but you’re being recognized by the President – so it makes sense! Regardless, I would like to take my shot!”

Presidential Scholar Semifinalists will be announced in mid-April and Scholars in May.

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Congrats Wrestling: Undefeated League Champions

Congratulations to our WHS Boys & Girls Wrestling Team who defeated Los Altos Wednesday 75-0 to cap the 2023 Hacienda League Championship on all three levels! Way to go!
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Football Team Recognized by Walnut City Council

On Wednesday Night, the Walnut High School City Council recognized our CIF Champion Football team for their historic season run. Our football program received a certificate from the city, and each player received a City of Walnut Pin to put on their letterman's jacket.
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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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As we begin to promote our academic programs and prepare students for next school year, we will hold an All Parent Academic Meeting on February 15 for all grade levels. We will also host a Pathways Night at Suzanne on February 7 and South Pointe on February 8.

Girls in Future Technology Recap Video | December 2022

On December 14, the Women of AT&T held an event for our Mustang students to empower women to pursue a career in the STEM Industry.

Multiple guest speakers shared their experiences and empowered our Mustangs as they begin to think about their future.

Multiple raffle prizes were given out, including a Nintendo Switch and AirPods. Each student left with a swag bag and had the opportunity to network with leaders in the STEM industry.

Below is a recap video from the event. We plan to hold more events in the future for our future women in STEM.

Girls in Future Technology Event | December 2022

English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting - February 2

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Free (FAFSA) Financial Aid Workshop


It is a must that every senior apply for the FAFSA that is graduating this year. This is the way you can get free money, grants, scholarships, and/or loans. Mt. Sac is offering a free workshop that will walk you through it step by step. This is an amazing opportunity!

YOU DON'T NEED TO BE ATTENDING MT. SAC TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS WORKSHOP. Please see attached flyer and call them for any questions you may have.

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Only a few pages left for Senior Tributes for the 2023 Yearbook. Celebrate your graduate or senior friend group with a Senior Tribute. You will start and complete your order all online at (school code: 2864).

Please be advised that when ordering at, you cannot reserve a spot or put a down payment. You must complete your tribute, finalize it and pay it in full in order to secure your tribute before they sell out or by January 31, whichever comes first. Unfortunately, the online order center does not show how many pages are left to sell on the website. If you do not see a “purchase your ad” button or “resume your ad” button, then we are sold out. You may design your tribute, save your work and return to it later, but doing so does not save nor guarantee a spot. Pro tip: Gather the photos and prepare your message before starting your tribute so that you can complete it in less time.

Any questions? Contact Ms. Tan at Your graduate will cherish the memory of a senior tribute for years to come. Order yours before they sell out!

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First Semester Report Cards Available January 16

Our teachers are finalizing first-semester grades this week. Once submitted, our registrar will process and upload all grades for parents and students. They will be available both digitally and by hard copy by January 16. If you want to digitally check your Fall 2022 semester grades, you may do so through the Aeries portal. If you would like a physical copy of your Fall 2022 report card, please fill out the form below, and you will be contacted via email or phone when it is available for pick up.

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.
Habit #4 Think Win Win

Welcome Class of 2026!

We are thrilled to welcome you to Walnut High School. Your first week was an absolute success! While we know that the transition to high school is an exciting time, we also know that it is a time in which you will have some questions. As your Grade Level Coordinators, we look forward to supporting you each step of the way and answering each question you have. This website has a tremendous number of resources, and we encourage you to look through the content weekly. It is our goal to provide you with the most dynamic high school experience while preparing you for your post-secondary goals. GO MUSTANGS!
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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.