The Friday Forecast

The Week of February 21-February 25, 2022


On Wednesday Night, our Girls Soccer team defeated Coachella Valley 1-0 on a game-winning goal late in the 2nd half from Mila Martel (assist by Masyn Ramos). Our girls will now play in a CIF Quarterfinals matchup against San Gorgonio on Saturday, February 19, at 10:30 am at Ken Gunn Stadium. Come out and support our girls as they continue this amazing playoff run!
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Schedule at a glance


  • No School - President's Day Holiday


  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Senior Day - wear your Senior shirts and jeans


  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm


  • *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Multicultural Assembly during Tutorial in the PAC


  • *Periods 1-6 Pep Rally Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Performing Arts Pep Rally at the Stadium

News and Announcements

A Class Act | Lori Perales 2021 Classified Employee of the Year

Our very own Lori Perales Instructional Aide II Special Education was named the 2021 Classified Employee of the Year during a surprise announcement at Walnut High School. For the past 17 years, Lori has provided exceptional support to Walnut High students through her dedication to their academic success. Lori goes above and beyond her regular duties as a staff to truly impact our school. "I am so thankful to be working in Walnut Valley USD and have loved each and every grade level to which I've been assigned," Lori shared. "From being a one-on-one (aide) to my current assignment, it's been an awesome learning experience for me and hopefully for my students as well," she noted.

Great job, Lori, representing the Walnut way!

Walnut Valley USD continued honoring excellence during this week's annual "A Class Act" Cornerstone Awards. The ceremony celebrating a dozen outstanding classified employees premiered virtually due to the pandemic on February 16. The Personnel Commission's monthly Cornerstone Awards, established in 1999, recognize classified (non-teaching) staff members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing outstanding service to the District and community. These essential staff members feed and transport students, nurture their minds, support teachers and administrators, and create a positive learning environment.

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WHS Wrestling Sends 17 Individuals to CIF Masters!

Last weekend, our Wrestling program had 17 wrestlers qualify for CIF Masters taking place this weekend. Congrats to the following wrestlers on this amazing accomplishment and good luck in the next round as they attempt to qualify for state.
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We've found the best Valentine's day cards and wanted to share some of our favorites with you! Be sure to add one of these cute Valentine's Day cards for your loved one next year.

Shoutout to ASB for making over 160 cards for the staff and faculty. They also decorated our staff mailroom and made Valentine's a bit more special for our teachers and staff.

WHS Choir entertained us with singing Valentine's grams, and our Drama department fundraised strawberry crush drink bottles as Valentine's grams. Huge thanks to all the club members who participated. It was a total success!

“A Salute to Disney" Orchestra Concert Was Worth Melting For!

Our exceptional Walnut High School Orchestra students held their first concert in the Performing Arts Center Thursday night in front of a packed house. An incredible amount of hard work went into the show.

Thank you to directors Corey Wicks & Katie Takahashi for their hard work!

Percussion Clinics

Interested in playing drums or mallets in the band? Join us for percussion clinics on Wednesday, February 23rd from 4-7pm at the band room (by the football stadium). No experience needed!

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Congratulations to Walnut High School's FBLA Organization!

Congratulations to our amazing FBLA team. 48 awards in 25 events at the Inland Section Leadership Conference!!! We are so proud of you. Go Mustangs!
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Walnut High School Placed 3rd Overall at Carolina Science Olympiad

Walnut High School's Science Olympiad Team placed 3rd overall at the 2022 Carolina Science Olympiad Invitational event for Division C held virtually on January 29th!

Way to represent! Congrats to the following students:

  • Renee Wen
  • Renee Chang
  • Kelly Wang
  • Daisie Leng
  • Ryan Fue
  • Audrey Lin
  • Anisha Choksey
  • George Pong
  • Chandrark Muddana

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  • Sunny Liu
  • Phillip Tang
  • Kaelin David
  • Harris Song
  • Eric Wang

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Color Guard Panda Express Fundraiser

Please support the Walnut High School Color Guard at Panda Express this Thursday! Order online at Panda Express locations nationwide using the code 906395. 28% of the proceeds will be donated back to our students.

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WHS Virtual Parent Information Night was held on Wednesday night. The parent information sessions are grade-level specific 9th - 12th grade. GLCs reviewed the course selection process and pertinent grade level information for the upcoming school year. Please click on the links below that pertains to your student(s) graduation year:

If you have questions about the presentations, please fill out this FORM, and your GLC will respond to you within three school days.

For more information about our courses and programs, please click HERE for our showcase videos and HERE for our course catalog.

Our Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) will visit English classes during the week of February 21. During this visit, your student will be given access to their Course Selection Sheet/Courses for the grade level they are transitioning to. Please click on the link below for more information regarding our course catalog.

Multicultural Assembly & Performing Arts PEP Rally

Our Multicultural Assembly will be held on Thursday, February 24, during Tutorial in the PAC. The first 400 students scanned in will be guaranteed entry. This assembly is NOT MANDATORY. Prior tutorial appointments students have scheduled with teachers will take precedence and must not be missed.

On Friday, February 25, we will hold a Performing Arts Pep Rally at the Ken Gunn stadium to showcase our fantastic performing arts programs.

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Mt SAC 2022 Summer Programs Extravaganza - March 8 and 10 Virtual, March 12 In-Person

Mt. Sac will have a virtual event on March 8th and 10th evening and an in-person event on Saturday morning, March 12th. The virtual event will provide students and parents with information about our fantastic Summer program opportunities. Our Saturday in-person event will have campus tours, a resource fair with all our Summer Programs, application workshops to apply for Bridge, Financial Aid, Mt SAC, fun activities and games, and FREE food. We are excited to have shaved ice available from Kona Ice.

Students can register themselves and up to 2 other guests through the QR code on the flyer. Space will be limited, so encourage your seniors to register early and fast!

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to having a great Summer Programs Extravaganza with your graduating students.

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Summer School Registration is Now Open!

Click HERE to visit the Walnut High School Summer School page read about the different options available at Walnut High School this summer.

There are three separate programs running: WVUSD, Mt. Sac, and Dedicated2Learning. Read through the material and see which program might be the right fit for you. This is also where you can pre-register for summer school. Registering is not a guarantee into the class, but a way to set up classes.

Summer School will run from June 6th - July 14th, 2022. It will run Monday - Thursday except for the week of June 20th, and the Week of July 4th. During those weeks it will be Tuesday - Friday. Summer School programs start at 7:30 am and go until 1:00pm.

Registration is open now and will close on February 18th, 2022. Class lists will be posted on Tuesday, February 22nd on the webpage.

Interested in Joining ASB?

Applications are out now! Find the link in our bio to apply for the 2022-2023 Walnut ASB Class. Make sure to read all the information throughout the form. No late applications will be accepted.
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Interested in Joining Choir Next Year?

If you are interested in joining Choir next year, please make sure you attend the Choir Informational Meeting on March 1, at lunch or 3:00 pm.
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Happy Black History Month! It’s essential to know the past to help create a better future. This Black History Month, our Black Student Union decided to create a video sharing Black Stories. Thank you, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Alorro for helping with the video.

An American Story

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for high school students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Our pathways in computer science and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges, and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.

Applications are now available for Project Lead the Way.

Ready to apply? Click on the links below!

Scholarship Opportunity

Mustangs! Take a look at this AMAZING Scholarship opportunity from the Army ROTC Program! Scan the QR code or visit The Walnut High School Website for more info. Under the College and Career Center Tab, click on the Scholarship Opportunities section for a more in-depth look!
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CSF - California Scholarship Federation

Apply now to join the CSF (California Scholarship Federation). Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may apply. You must apply with last semester's official grades. Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at with questions.

Link to application:

Deadline to apply is February 25th.

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Tzu Chi Scholarship

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is pleased to announce that its scholarship program, Tzu Chi Scholars 2022, is now accepting applications. All the high school graduating seniors are encouraged to apply. Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. This is a nationwide program and each scholar will be awarded a total of $1,500. Please note that the deadline for the Scholarship is March 31, 2022. Applicants should mail the completed application form and supporting documents to the regional Tzu Chi office that is assigned to serve the state of applicant’s residency.

Students can also fill out the application online at

Should you have any questions, please contact the regional office that is assigned to serve the state where the applicant’s current residence is located.

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Walnut Valley Water District

Attention students & teachers! WVWD’s “Water is Life” Virtual Poster Art Contest has officially begun! All artwork must be submitted online by Monday, April 4, 2022.
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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Last chance to buy a yearbook!

You may purchase a yearbook in the ASB office. Cost is still $100. Don't miss out on the 2022 yearbook!
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Procedure on Reporting a covid 19 case

Use the Walnut High School COVID 19 Reporting Form to report all Covid positive cases and known exposures. This will help facilitate the contact tracing process. Someone from the school health team will contact the person who submitted the form within 48 hours of the form submission.

Visit our website at and click on the button labeled REPORT A COVID-19 Case in the top left-hand corner. Parents can upload vaccine records, positive tests, and report details related to positive cases and possible exposure.

The information will go directly to the attendance office and our school nurse.

Vaccination Clinic – Saturday, Feb. 19

We are pleased to announce a COVID-19 vaccination clinic opportunity for Walnut Valley staff, families, and community members. The next clinic will be held on Saturday, February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Diamond Bar High theatre. This clinic will be for anyone who is eligible for the booster, and anyone who needs to get their first and second dose of the vaccine.






  1. A copy of your proof of age (ex. Birth certificate, passport, AIRES cover page for students) – we will need to keep the copy
  2. Proof of insurance if applicable – we will need to keep a copy
  3. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

If you are able to provide us with a copy of your proof of age and insurance it will save valuable time for you and for the clinic.

We want to thank the entire Walnut Valley Unified School District community for continuing to support our efforts in making the return to school a safe one.

Covid Walk-Up Testing | February 21-25, 2022

The following walk-up COVID-19 testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff (ONLY). WVUSD ID is required at time of testing.

Walnut Valley USD follows CDC guidelines for masking in the TK-12 setting. Face masks will continue to be worn indoors in all Los Angeles County schools, but masking is now optional outdoors on school grounds.

Monday, February 21: (No School – Presidents Day)

No testing at Diamond Bar High today. Testing is available at Brea Urgent Care located at 395 W. Central Ave., Brea. Please complete both of the following forms:


b. Diagnostic Laboratory Science

Tuesday, February 22:

Walnut High School

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. STAFF ONLY .

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. STAFF ONLY

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 23:

South Pointe Middle School

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be tested at a WVUSD school site: No appointments are needed, but preregistration is requested.

*Due to the increased volume of testing we are currently experiencing, emailed results will take up to 72 hours.


Additional Testing opportunities offered by the City of Walnut:

Thursday, February 24:

Walnut Senior Center

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity

(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)

Friday, February 25:

Walnut Senior Center

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity

(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)

FREE After School Tutoring Opportunity

We are offering FREE After School tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in the library starting next week. Tutors will be available in all content areas to help our students with homework, study for tests, or anything they need!
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Additional Tutoring Help!

Thank you to our Instructional Aides for offering before and after school tutoring extra homework help for our students.
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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!

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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – Lo)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li)

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim)

Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

Ethan Doiron (assisting Mr. McDill)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

College Application & FINANCIAL AID Night | RECAP

Our GLCs held a College Application and Financial Aid Information Night over YouTube Live. Below the video contains the Frequently Asked Questions during Financial Aid Night 2021.

FAQs from Financial Aid Night 2021


This short video provides a variety of College and Career Readiness Resources for this years Seniors.

Senior Website


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.

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ATTENDANCE COUNTS | Reporting a Student Absence

Attendance is an essential part of each student's educational plan at Walnut High School. A parent/guardian must contact the attendance office for full-day absences by the end of the day. This procedure helps us fulfill required attendance monitoring obligations and helps ensure our students' safety.

Any student who arrives 30 mins late to school must check in to the attendance office either with a parent/ guardian or a phone call from their parent/guardian.

If a parent/guardian wishes to dismiss a student before the end of a typical school day, the parent/guardian will have to check out the student and must present their ID to the attendance office.

Attendance Reporting Hotline:

10 & 11 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642

9 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625


Due to safety concerns, we DO NOT accept student lunches in the office. We understand the importance of student nutrition, but we encourage students to either purchase lunch at school or bring their lunch from home. Food, drinks, or other items are NOT to be passed to students through the fence. This is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Please Note: Parents can now access the Food Services Department from our website under the Parents tab. On that page, parents can set up and deposit funds into their student's lunch account for purchasing lunch on campus.


Never been on our campus? We used a 360-degree camera to help you get familiar with Walnut High School. We encourage you to click on the link, use your computer or mobile device to move around, and see what Walnut High School has to offer. Use this virtual tour to click on photos, learn more information, as well as hear voice-overs from our staff members. Below is a quick overview of our virtual tour and a map of all our scenes.

Our Virtual Tour is located on our webpage under "About Us" if you ever need access for future reference.

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School
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