SEPTEMBER 2-6, 2019

Sign the Walnut Mustang Wooden American Flag by Sept 11!

Mike Yamashiro created a rustic wooden American flag that we will have out in front of the school on September 11 along with the American Flags presented on the lawn by Mr. Landis and his students. We would love all staff to come sign the back the American Flag to pay our respects to the people who sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001. The flag will be in the front office under the TV by the health office. Come sign it by September 10!
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  • No School - Labor Day Holiday


  • *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)
  • WALNUT WEDNESDAY: Wear Walnut Gear


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Staff Picture Make up Day 10:30-3:00 pm @ MPR Stage 10:30 AM – 3 PM


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


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Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children. Yet, only four percent of national cancer research funding is allocated for pediatrics.

In January of 2019, a student in the Walnut Valley School district lost his battle against leukemia after numerous rounds of chemotherapy, two failed transplants, and countless side effects and complications. Throughout his journey, his sister witnessed firsthand, the heartbreaking struggles and sufferings pediatric cancer patients endured. This inspired the start of Sunshine Club at Diamond Bar High School. The primary mission is to brighten the lives of pediatric cancer patients and to raise awareness in our community, so people are more motivated to contribute towards finding a cure.

With September being pediatric cancer awareness month, Sunshine Club is taking this opportunity to bring attention to the lack of funding for pediatric cancer research and to raise money for this worthy cause. Sunshine Club is raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It is the only research hospital in the nation to conduct cutting edge studies toward finding a cure and to provide free quality care. You can donate to St. Jude via this link: Any amount would be greatly appreciated.

To further raise funds for this cause, Sunshine Club is holding used book sales every weekend in September. The dates for the book sales are listed below:

9/07-9/08 at Diamond Bar Albertsons (1235 S Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar, CA 91765)

9/14-9/15 at Diamond Bar Walmart (1180 S Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar, CA 9176

9/21-9/22 at Diamond Bar Albertson

9/28-9/29 at Diamond Bar Walmart

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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Shoutout to our Mustangs going above and beyond!


Our teachers went above and beyond for Back to School night. From Garrett Lim conducting experiments with his parents to ADP rocking it in the P portables. Thank you for going above and beyond to truly make this a special place!
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Mustangs Represent at SEL Council!

David Park, Marissa Beemerr, Alyssia Infante, Viviana Hoyos, Jen Peiton, Jennifer Tucker, Rebecca Chai, Justin Panlilio, and Jennifer Nichols represented Walnut High School last week at the SEL Council Meeting. In order for kids to be successful academically, their other needs must be met, too. That includes their social and emotional needs.
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Coach Khouz and Drew Making Big Moves!

This school year head basketball coach, Joe Khouzam, sought out different grants that would help improve the facilities for our gym sports. Thanks to the help of board member, Cindy Ruiz, a grant was offered to Walnut High School to help fulfill this wish.

On Saturday, August 24, Walnut High School teacher, Drew Johannsen, represented our school at the Aid to Humanity in LA hosted by Felix Y Manalo Foundation, Inc and Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ). Walnut High School received a $5,000 grant that will help create a team room/locker room for our boys basketball, girls basketball, and girls volleyball programs. Thank you Cindy Ruiz, Mr. Johannsen, and Coach Khouz!

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Speech Therapist, Abbey Poole, is a published author!

Our speech therapist, Abbey Poole, wrote a Life Skills Manual that is published on Amazon. How cool is that?!

The manual breaks down the rules, steps, safety measures, and necessities required when going about daily life. The areas of banking, cleaning, communication and relationships, cooking, working, hygiene, medication, and more are described in a way to be simple and concrete.

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9/1 Hanan Gibani

9/4 Tito Rodriguez

9/8 Rebecca Chai

9/11 Keith Dillabough

9/14 Kevin Wendland

9/20 Kate Borihane

9/21 Angela McElroy

9/22 Jennifer Chalew

9/22 Andy Schultz

9/26 Jennifer Sorbara

9/26 Donna Waggener

9/30 Wil Lares

9/30 Jena Muhr


Mr. Goossens 100% Pass Rate!

Shout out to Mr. Goossens who had a 100% pass rate with his AP Physics students last school year!


Shout out to our Attendance All-Stars Julie Blair, Mary Harms and Tamar Landin, who keep track and make sure our students are in school, on time, every day! The attendance office can be a very busy place and our dynamic trio's patience and ability to work with parents, students, teachers, staff and the DO office on a timely and efficient manner is important for the success of our school. Well done ladies and thank you for your hard work!

Paul Acosta = The New Voice of Walnut Football?

Last Friday, Paul Acosta stepped in for Mike James as the PA announcer for the football game against Gladstone. Not only did he get glowing reviews, but the team won 38-8. Jerry Person has not made a decision yet on who will start as the PA announcer this Friday night against Rowland.

Conchita and our custodial crew!

Shout out to Conchtia and our Custodial Crew for getting everything up and ready for Back to School Night. You all did an amazing job with back to back weeks of Branding Iron and Back to School Night!

Daisy Had Her Baby!

Shout out to Daisy Carrasco-Ramos who had her baby last week. Baby is healthy and Daisy is doing awesome!
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End the Week on a Good Note!

On Friday afternoon, before heading home for the weekend, jot down a list of things that went well...The student you reached for the first time. The parent you made a connection with...List as many as possible in 5 minutes.

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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