Mt. SAC is Accepting Applications

Staff Reports Walnut – The Mt. San Antonio Community College District is soliciting applications to serve as an appointed member of the Board of Trustees representing Area 2. The appointed individual will serve until the next regularly scheduled election for governing Board members, which is November 6, 2018. Each applicant must reside in Area 2 […]

WVUSD Parents, Community Members Shine at Gala

By Kelli Gile WALNUT– A stellar group of Walnut Valley Unified School District volunteers and community members were honored during the A Night of the Stars gala held April 26 at the Diamond Bar Center.   The 4th bi-annual event, sponsored by the Walnut Valley Educational Foundation, lauded exemplary parents, alumni, business, education, leadership, and service partners. […]

David Hall Passes Away

By Anthony Saude Walnut – It is with great sadness we mourn the passing of the Regional Chamber of Commerce San Gabriel Valley Board Chair/President, Dr. David Hall, he fought courageously during his long battle with cancer.   David K. Hall, 72, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, he was surrounded by friends and […]

Walnut Students Complete PTLW Biomedical Sciences Program

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—For 20 Walnut High School seniors, years of tremendous dedication and hard work in a rigorous biomedical sciences program they began as sophomores have paid finally off. The teens were presented with white lab coats and honor medallions marking the completion of the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme/Project Lead the Way (IBCP-PLTW) Biomedical […]

Collegewood 2nd graders celebrate Earth Day

 Kelli Gile WALNUT —Second graders at Collegewood Elementary paid tribute to Mother Earth with a day of “outdoor school” on April 22. About 100 students rotated through stations while learning about recycling, repurposing, and more. “Our kids need to practice Earth Day every day so that their future will be clean and bright!” said teacher Betsy […]

USATF Pulls Olympic Trials From Mt. SAC

Staff Reports Walnut – Mt. San Antonio College was recently informed by USA Track and Field (USATF), that it will no longer host the 2020 USA Olympic Team Track and Field Trials. This decision means that USATF would reopen bidding for a new event venue. While we are disappointed, we accept that the terms of the […]

Mt. SAC to Honor Twenty Students of Distinction

By Anthony Saude WALNUT – Twenty students will be honored this year at Mt. San Antonio College’s annual “Students of Distinction” awards ceremony. The luncheon will take place on Saturday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pacific Palms Resort, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, in the City of Industry. These prestigious awards recognize selected students […]

Walnut City Sheriff Department Chinese Program

Staff Reports Walnut – Starting on Thursday, May 17th, 2018, the Sun Yat Sen Chinese Institute will come to the Walnut station to provide Chinese (Mandarin) language classes. The classes will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and held downstairs in the training room.  The class will meet every Thursday from 4 p.m. to […]

New Principals Appointed in Walnut Valley

By Kelli Gile  Walnut— The Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees recently appointed two familiar faces as new school leaders.   Whitney Prenger has been named principal at Vejar Elementary and Amy Smith is principal at Suzanne Middle School.   Both longtime WVUSD administrators have served as interim principals for several months.  Prenger brings 12 years of educational experience in her new […]

Former Surgeon General to Speak at Mt. SAC Health Conference

Staff Reports   WALNUT–– Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at Mt. San Antonio College’s 12th Annual Health Professions Conference on Friday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at various locations on campus. Sponsored by the Mt. SAC Caduceus Club, the Health Professions […]

WVUSD Celebrates Stellar Students And Volunteers

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Each month, Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees celebrates hard-working students and dedicated community members. During the March 14 meeting, Evergreen and Maple Hill Elementary leaders took to the podium to introduce their hand-picked honorees. Evergreen fifth grader Luis Bartolo received the Super Star Student Award. “Luis is always so positive and […]

Mt. SAC Students Named to State Academic Team

Staff Reports WALNUT–– Mt. San Antonio College students Edilberto “Iggy” Ylo and Amir Freeman are two of the 83 community college students throughout the state recently selected for the 2018 All-California Academic teams, chosen by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international community college honor society. Ylo and Freeman, both students in Mt. SAC’s Honors Program, […]

C.J. Morris 3rd Graders Go One-On-One With WVUSD Schools Chief

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor fielded questions from elementary students during an official town hall meeting on Tuesday. About 100 inquisitive C.J. Morris assembled third graders were eager to learn about the role of the Walnut Valley USD leader. The IB-PYP students have been studying about government and how it affects lives at […]

Sheriff Golf Tournament Honors Former Mayor

Staff Reports Walnut, Diamond Bar – The Walnut-Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Booster Club will host a golf tournament in honor of former Diamond Bar Mayor Jack Tanaka on April 2, 2018. Tanaka passed away in August of last year after a battle with cancer. He spent 10 years as a city council member and mayor. “Jack was always […]

Neighborhood Watch Program

By Anthony Saude Walnut – In case you were unaware, the City of Walnut has an ongoing Neighborhood Watch Program that is always interested in recruiting volunteers. Over the years it has been proven over and over again, that Neighborhood Watch Programs lower crime rates within the neighborhoods they patrol. If there is one thing […]

Recognizing Excellence

Walnut Valley Trustees honor star students, partners in education By Kelli Gile WALNUT—In keeping with tradition, the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees honored outstanding students and partners in education during the February 21 meeting. Castle Rock Elementary crossing guard Donna Aquila received the Partner in Education Award. Donna, known as “Miss D” to students, […]

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Walnut Elementary DLI Students Ring in Lunar New Year By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Over 300 students performed skits, poems, and songs, entirely in Mandarin, during the 6th annual Lunar New Year celebration at Walnut Elementary. Kindergartens through 5th grade children are part of the school’s Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program that offers unique and innovative instruction […]

WVUSD Welcomes New Faces

By Kelli Gile Board approves Emmalyn Coles as director of nutrition services and Ryan Gaviola as director of technology Walnut—The Walnut Valley Unified School District is proud to announce two new members to the administrative team. The Board of Trustees approved Emmalyn Coles as the new director of nutrition services. Coles brings over a decade […]

School Lunch And School Breakfast Programs

Kelli Gile FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS IN THE NATIONAL WALNUT – Walnut Valley Unified School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The household size and income criteria identified below will be used to determine eligibility for free, reduced-price, or full-price […]

South Pointe’s Puppy with a Purpose

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR-Passionate educators are willing to do just about anything to foster student success. Meet Kevin Duh, a social studies teacher at South Pointe Middle School in Diamond Bar. The out-of-the-box thinking educator has found a way to combine his desire to address the emotional needs of his 8th grade students and […]