The Friday Forecast
The Week Of January 30 - February 3, 2023
Join us for our Open House Showcase Night on February 2!
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
IMPORTANT EVENTS January 30- February 3, 2023
MONDAY - JANUARY 30
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
TUESDAY - JANUARY 31
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 1
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
- Athletic Signing Day Ceremony During Lunch
THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 2
- *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
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 3
- *Periods 1-6 Minimum Day Schedule- 8:30 am - 12:32 pm
- Front Office Closes at 2:00 pm
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!
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.
Congrats Wrestling: Undefeated League Champions
Football Team Recognized by Walnut City Council
PRELUDE TO SPRING CHOIR CONCERT!
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.
English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting - February 2
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.
Last Chance for SENIOR TRIBUTES
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 yearbookordercenter.com (school code: 2864).
Please be advised that when ordering at yearbookordercenter.com, 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 email@example.com. Your graduate will cherish the memory of a senior tribute for years to come. Order yours before they sell out!
First Semester Report Cards Available January 16
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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) email@example.com
Morgan Galeener (LIN-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
10th GRADE (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A – LO) email@example.com
Sonia Nunez (LU – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
11th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – LI) email@example.com
Jenny Alegre (LO – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
12th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – LI) email@example.com
Jeff Jacks (LO – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos email@example.com
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
Class of 2026 | Habit #4 Think Win-Win
Welcome Class of 2026!
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.