The Friday Forecast

The Week Of April 24 - April 28, 2023

Mustang Alum, Ali Ibarra from the Voice, Surprise Visit to WHS!

We had an exciting surprise performance on April 19 from one of our alumni, Ali Ibarra! After graduating in 2016, Ali is currently a contestant on The Voice. She played some songs, answered questions, and shared an inspiring message about how being born deaf never prevented her from pursuing her passion for music. We want to thank Mr. Panlilio for setting up this incredible opportunity. Our students were thrilled to hear from someone who has overcome obstacles and chased their dreams with determination. Ali's positive message is a reminder that anything is possible with hard work and perseverance!

IMPORTANT EVENTS April 24 - April 28, 2023

MONDAY - April 24

  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm


TUESDAY - April 25

  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am - 3:25 pm

  • Improv Night - MPR - 6:00pm


WEDNESDAY - April 26

  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
  • Front Office Meeting - Front Office Closed from 2:45 pm-4:00 pm


THURSDAY - April 27

  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am - 3:25 pm

  • Alumni Jazz Concert - PAC - 7:00pm


FRIDAY - April 28

  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

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News and Announcements

PROM DANCE RULES AND EXPECTATIONS

Our Prom is all set for Saturday, April 22, at 6:00 pm. The dance will be held at Globe Theater in Los Angeles. The address is 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

Here are important rules and expectations to review before attending the dance:

  • The entrance to the dance opens at 6:00 pm.
  • Students must bring their ID to be scanned into the dance. Please arrive with your Prom date if you purchased a ticket together. The person who purchased the ticket will need to scan in, and their date's name will show up with them.
  • Students must arrive no later than 7:00 pm so we can focus our security inside the dance.
  • Pick-up and drop-off are located directly in front of the venue on South Broadway. We encourage parents to turn on Broadway going north to pick up.
  • A parking structure is located right next to the venue. There is a $10-$15 cash fee depending on the parking structure's busyness.
  • Students may begin leaving the dance at 8:00 pm.
  • Interquest K9 Drug Dog Services will do a bag check upon entering the dance.
  • The following items are not allowed into the dance: bottles, containers, liquids, food, gum, pepper spray, lighters, sharp objects, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, and markers.
  • School rules will still be implemented. Parents will be notified if any school rules are violated, and consequences will be applied.


Please make arrangements to leave or be picked up by 10:00 pm.


We are looking forward to a great night!

Charles Tran Awarded East San Gabriel Valley Making a Difference Award

We are thrilled to announce that Charles Tran, a teacher and head volleyball coach at Walnut High School, has been awarded the East San Gabriel Valley SELPA "Making a Difference Award"! This is a highly prestigious honor, given that the East San Gabriel Valley SELPA comprises 15 school districts.


Mr. Tran has been recognized for his exceptional work as an Education Specialist and his unwavering commitment to promoting inclusion among his students. He has also fostered strong relationships with both educators and students, demonstrating a true passion for his work.


We are incredibly proud to have Mr. Tran as part of our school community, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition. Thank you, Mr. Tran, for making such a positive impact on the lives of our students!

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Women of AT&T Holds STEM Expo!

On Thursday, April 20th, the Women of AT&T organized a STEM expo focused on Girls in Future Technologies. The event aimed to inspire and encourage more young women to pursue careers in STEM. It was heartening to see over 20 colleges and businesses come together to support this initiative. We want to express our gratitude to Adrienne Atkins for hosting such a wonderful event.

Join Us Tonight for the Final Countdown!

WHS Spring Dance Production "The Final Countdown" will be held in the PAC tonight at 7:00pm. This will be our last dance concert of the school year. Do not miss out on this dazzling and dynamic sampling of dance! Click the link below to purchase tickets.

Alumni Jazz Concert | April 27

Our annual Alumni Jazz Concert will feature renowned trombonist, educator, composer, and arranger, Francisco Torres! Join us for this special concert featuring many of our Walnut Jazz Alumni, both Jazz Bands, and some of the Chamber Singers! Alumni - if you’re interested in playing with Band Directors Corey Wicks or Katie Takahashi, contact them ASAP!


🗓️Thursday, April 27
🕖 7:00PM
📍WHS Performing Arts Center
🎫 walnuthigharts.com

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Class of 2023 College Commitment Shout-Out!

As we approach that exciting time of the year when you embark on your next educational journey and select your college or university, we want to honor and congratulate you! We would love to showcase your achievements and school choice by giving you a shout-out. Once you have made your decision, fill out the Google form, and don't forget to upload a photo of yourself in your college gear, perhaps even including your acceptance letter as a bonus! We will proudly feature our outstanding seniors over the next six weeks as we recognize this significant milestone in your lives. We eagerly anticipate joining you in celebration.


Please note that the Google form is exclusively accessible to WVUSD student accounts.

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Reminder: Follow our Dress Code!

We want to remind students to follow our dress code policy. A student’s dress at school is unacceptable when:


  • It contains offensive or obscene symbols, signs, or slogans degrading any cultural, race, religious, sexual, or ethnic values.

  • It contains language or symbols oriented towards any form of antisocial behavior including, but not limited to, sex, sexual harassment, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, and hate violence.

  • It contains gang or tagger crew symbols or clothing that shows gang or tagger crew affiliation.


  • It is considered unsafe, dangerous, or a health hazard – this includes wearing spikes, or multi-knuckle rings as an article of clothing or clothing accessories.

  • The student is barefoot, wearing socks only or bedroom slippers. Shoes must be worn at all times.

  • The student is wearing a top that does not cover their regular waistline, or clothing is worn in a manner that reveals undergarments. Tops must have a strap.

  • Pants or shorts are worn on or below the buttocks. The waist of the garment must be above the buttocks. Shorts, skirts, and pants should cover all personal areas.

  • The student is wearing sunglasses in classrooms or offices.

2023 Women of AT&T Scholarship for High School Seniors

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Basketball Training Clinics

Last Skills Camp. Take advantage of the opportunity to get ready for HS🏀
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Cal State Fullerton Junior Push | April 25

Cal State Fullerton representatives will be on campus on Tuesday, 4/25 to discuss all Cal State Fullerton has to offer! Please join us in the MPR during tutorial.
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Interested in a Career in the Medical Field?

We have a great opportunity for all students who might be interested in pursuing a career/degree in the medical field. Students, join us Tuesday, May 9th during tutorial in the PAC. Parents, come to the evening session at 6pm in the PAC.
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ADDITIONAL GRADUATION TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Seniors can purchase a maximum of 4 additional tickets at $15 each at the ASB office until they run out. Purchase must be in cash or a check made to Walnut High School. Tickets will be handed out to students the day before graduation at the second graduation practice.

College & Career Center » Upcoming Events

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CONGRATS MARQUEE GRAD SHOUTOUT!

Congrats Grad marquee is now available!! You can congratulate your Class of 2023 grad on our school marquee by clicking on the link below.


Only 10 names per week starting in May on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss out on your preferred week! There is a $25 donation requested and all funds go back to supporting our students and school.

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**Walnut Volleyball Team Tryouts**

Open to current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders interested in playing volleyball. Athletic Clearance Packet MUST be completed before trying out. Please see the flyer for more information.

  • Monday, May 1, 2023 (3:45-5:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (3:45-5:30 PM)
  • Thursday, May 4, 2023 (3:45-5:30 PM)
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Mt. Sac Spring Parent Info Day | April 22

We would love to invite you to your high school senior parents/guardians to our Mt SAC Spring Parent Info Day! It will take place on Saturday morning, April 22nd at 8:30am-11:30am, presented by the Community and Family Engagement Team in High School Outreach.


Our event will have a wonderful parent/guardian information session with guest campus speakers, and campus tours. We will provide free breakfast, lunch and goodies. Sessions will be in English and Spanish.


Registration link is here: https://bit.ly/MTSACParentsDay2023 or through the QR code on the flyer below and attached. Space will be limited so encourage you to register early and fast!

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summer try outs for boys water polo

We will be having two days of tryouts which will be Tuesday May 30th- Wednesday May 31st @4-6pm!! No experience needed but must know how to swim. We are so excited to see familiar and new faces at our pool this summer!!
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11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Please support WHS 11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser. All proceeds go to the WHS Golf Program.


Questions: Email www.whsmustanggolf.com or call (951) 205-4349.

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2nd Annual Walnut Volleyball Golf Tournament

The Walnut High School Girls Volleyball Program will be hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 9, 2023 at Los Serranos Golf Club.


This event raises vital funds to support our girls volleyball program. These funds will be used to purchase much needed equipment, tournament fees, transportation, meals, and a 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 a better volleyball player, but more importantly, a productive member of society, as well as fielding a competitive program.


In order 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 as well as 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.

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Academic Design Program Interest Form AVAILABLE NOW!

The Academic Design Program (ADP) is a standards-based, integrated approach to learning. Using the Design-Based Learning methodology, Social Science and English are brought together as the students work through real-world problems in search of real-world solutions. Students will engage with the content through creativity and collaboration in order to build a mind-body connection with the material they learn. Please use the QR code or go to bit.ly/walnutADP to submit questions regarding ADP.
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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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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

LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER A YEARBOOK is 4/15!

Don't be left without a yearbook. Last day to buy before distribution day is Saturday, April 15. Price is $100. Order online at yearbookordercenter.com ($5 processing will be added).


*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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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!

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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COUNSELING CORNER

GLC LISTING

9th GRADE (Class of 2026)

Corolar Schultz (A - LIM) cschultz@wvusd.org

Morgan Galeener (LIN-Z) mgaleener@wvusd.org


10th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – LO) wlares@wvusd.org

Sonia Nunez (LU – Z) snunez@wvusd.org


11th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – LI) nnewman@wvusd.org

Jenny Alegre (LO – Z) aalegre@wvusd.org


12th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – LI) jtucker@wvusd.org

Jeff Jacks (LO – Z) jjacks@wvusd.org


ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos vhoyos@wvusd.org


Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org

GLC Summer Registration Appointments are Live!

Class of 2024, 2025, 2026, and 2027 students should have received an email from their GLC via Sign Up Genius with a link to select their summer registration appointment.


Parents, please coordinate with your student your preferred date and time! Preferably, sibling appointments should be selected on the same day. Sibling appointments will not be made for you.


Registration appointments will be held from July 5 - July 28.


IMPORTANT: Student schedules will be created in June based on their course request selections. There is no benefit or drawback to selecting the first summer or last appointments; please set the appointment time that best fits your schedule. Summer appointments are to review schedules, check for scheduling mistakes, and to ensure that your student is taking the most appropriate courses for their grade level and post-secondary plans. Teacher change requests will not be honored.


Any questions? Call 909-594-1333 and leave a message. Before calling, make sure your student checks their school-issued email.

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

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

STUDENT CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

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.