The Friday Forecast

The Week Of March 20 - March 24, 2023

It's Opening Night Of Newsies!

Our Walnut High School Theater Department is ready to showcase its Spring Musical, "Newsies," starting tonight at 7:00 pm!

Based on a true story, “Newsies” is the rousing tale of a ragged band of teenage newspaper sellers who dream of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. After newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer hikes up the prices for his papers charged to the newsies, Jack Kelly rallies his fellow newsboys to protest the change, falling in love with young reporter Katherine along the way. These young newsies from across the city come together and rise up against the exploitation of wealthy publishing tycoons and fight for justice using the only power they have – solidarity.

This entertaining, high-energy musical is not to be missed. Join Jack, Crutchie, Race, Albert, and the dozens of Newsies cast members from the WHS School of the Arts as they seize the day to take on the powerful giants of New York.

Shows will be held on March 17, 18, 24, & 25, with a special sensory-sensitive matinee on March 25! Click on the link below to pick your seat and purchase a ticket.

IMPORTANT EVENTS March 20 - March 24, 2023


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


  • *Periods 1-6 Testing Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • 11th Grade CAASPP Testing: Blue Group in the AM & Yellow Group in the PM


  • *Periods 1-6 Testing Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm (No early release)


  • *Periods 1-6 Testing Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • 11th Grade CAASPP Testing: Blue Group in the AM & Yellow Group in the PM


  • *Periods 1-6 Pep Rally Schedule - 8:30 am- 3:25 pm
  • Spring Musical - Newsies

**Due to testing, there will be no tutorial or early release this week. Friday is a Pep Rally Schedule.

2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

Click here for all athletic games and contests.

News and Announcements


State Testing for Week 1 is over! Our Juniors were terrific! Shoutout to all of our parents for raising such amazing kids. Thank you to our testing coordinator and Dean Marta Dibell and ELA Coordinator Rebecca Chai for a great start and smooth transition to the testing season. Thank you guys for all that you do!!

We start our Math portion of state testing TUESDAY, MARCH 21st!

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WHS Dance Team National Champions!

On March 10 & 11, our Walnut High School Dance Team competed in the WCE Nationals in Long Beach. The girls returned to Walnut High School with 4 National Titles (Large Jazz, Large Lyrical, Small Contemporary, and Kick). Our dance team earned their 30th overall national title in program history. Congrats and way to represent!

Yearbook Named CSPA Gold Crown Winner!

Congrats to Publications and the 2022 Cayuse staff for earning the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s highest award for high school publications, the Gold Crown!

The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital (online) formats is all-eligible.

Thank you to our Publications advisor, So Hee Tan, for leading a fantastic group of students!

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ASB Holds Y2K Sadies

On March 10, ASB held a Y2K Themed Sadie's Dance at Walnut High School. Thank you to our ASB crew for the good vibes! Enjoy a quick snapshot of the night!

🕺Y2K Sadie's at WHS 💖

Walnut High Community Club "Mustang" Scholarship!

Hey seniors, it’s that time of the year - WHCC is offering 10 scholarships at $500 each.

These scholarships are available to all seniors graduating in 2023, regardless of your GPA or extracurricular activities.

Please click on the link or scan the QR code to apply to the WHCC Mustang Scholarship.

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Support ADP with a scoop of FRO-YO

Do you enjoy frozen yogurt? Want to help out our Academic Design Program? Then come and support ADP's fundraiser on Wednesday, 3/22 from 2:30 to 8:30 pm at Yogurtland. For your order to count towards the fundraiser, you must bring in the flyer below. Hope to see you there!
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WVEF Presents Taste of Walnut

Walnut Valley Educational Foundation Presents A Taste of Walnut! Food and fun for the entire family! Don't miss it!

When: Saturday, March 25th, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: At Suzanne Park, Walnut

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There was a recent e-mail and mailer from the Walnut Valley Endowment asking for alumni contact and data information. This is a non-profit organization we are working with to gather a database of alumni information that will help improve alumni connection, correspondence, and ways to support Walnut High School. This is completely optional and you can respond only if you feel comfortable in doing so. We apologize if this e-mail caused any confusion or seemed like a phishing attempt.

For more information on the Walnut Valley Endowment visit our website or PLEASE CLICK HERE to learn more.

11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

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

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

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2nd Annual Walnut Volleyball Golf Tournament

Help Support Walnut Girls Volleyball! Save the date for June 9th!

This golf fundraiser is a great way to help make a difference in our girl's volleyball program.

Proceeds will be used to:

  • Purchase new volleyball uniforms
  • Upgrade existing equipment
  • Cover tournament expenses
  • Help with assistant coaches' stipends
  • Pay for team meals and much more!

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Attention Senior Parents and Students!

ASB is offering the opportunity to purchase 4 more graduation tickets in the month of March. No form is necessary however we only take cash or check payable to Walnut High School.

Each ticket is $15 and if you purchase the maximum of 4, it would cost $60.

If we have additional tickets we will be offering more in the month of April. Tickets are available to purchase in ASB!

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Become a Coach

Walnut Mustangs Boys Soccer is searching for a head coach to continue to build the program. Applicants must have the ability to oversee multiple levels and lead a competitive team.

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest to Athletic Director Jerry Person at by March 22.
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Monday night March Madness Basketball Clinics

Join the Spring clinics held by the WHS Boys' Basketball program. Meet Varsity Coach Khouzam and his trainers, and staff. Get acquainted with high school basketball. Open to all 6th - 8th grade athletes.
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Support class of 2026 every Wednesday by buying Boba!!
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Graduation Cap & Gowns are available in the ASB office. You can purchase a Cap & Gown with Tassel for $45.00. Cash or check only.

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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 to submit questions regarding ADP.
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7th Annual Career STEAMposium

The theme for this year’s event is STEAM TO THE FUTURE. The 7th Annual Career STEAMposium will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This FREE event will take place at Pasadena City College located at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA.

STEAM pervades every part of our lives and career opportunities in these areas are growing by about 14% per year. In order to be gainfully employed, it is important to have skills that people are willing to pay to gain access to. STEAM professions are the jobs of today and the future. Many high paying jobs in these areas continue to go unfilled because there is a gap between workforce skillsets and job requirements. If we want to close this gap, we need to encourage our future workforce to pursue careers of the future which are in STEAM.

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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

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

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.


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.