Walnut High Celebrates New Tennis Courts

By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA— Walnut High students, teachers, staff, and district officials recently gathered during a tennis court grand reopening celebration.Over the summer, the courts were resurfaced, and playing surfaces painted a blue hue – the signature color of the U.S. Open – with grey around the outside. The project also included installation of […]

Walnut Valley USD Board Honors Outstanding Student, Parent

By Kelli Gile   Walnut—The Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees recognized a standout student and parent volunteer from Vejar Elementary School during the September 20 meeting. Fifth grader Talisa Perez received the Super Star Student Award for going above and beyond on her campus. “Talisa is known by students, teachers, and the staff for […]

WVUSD Trustees Name New Assistant Principal at Walnut High –Kelli Gile

WVUSD   WALNUT, CA—The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Daisy Carrasco-Ramos as the new assistant principal at Walnut High School. Bringing a decade of educational experience to her new post, Dr. Carrasco-Ramos has an extensive teaching background in the area of mathematics and a commitment to meeting the needs […]

C.J. Morris Elementary Collects Supplies For Hurricane Victims

By WVUSD WALNUT, CA—After watching news coverage of the devastating floods caused by Hurricane Harvey last week, C.J. Morris Elementary has stepped up to the plate to help victims in Texas. The school’s leadership group quickly teamed up with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim who will be sending a truck with supplies on September […]

WVUSD Students Experience Great American Eclipse

Celestial Celebration!   By WVUSD WALNUT, CA–Wearing protective ISO glasses, 10-year-old Eli Gerhardt peered outdside his classroom window at just after 9 a.m. on Monday morning. The Great American Eclipse was already happening. “It looks like the moon took a bite out of the sun!” the Walnut Elementary fifth grader exclaimed as the moon began […]

Back to School Time: Classes Begin in Walnut Valley

By Kelli Gile   WALNUT, CA—On Monday morning, backpacks, books, and school bus rides, signaled the end of summer vacation in Walnut Valley Unified School District. About 14,300 students in transitional kindergarten through high school arrived on campuses to begin the 2017-2018 school year. At Maple Hill Elementary, third grade teacher Lisa Peterson threw a […]

Mt. Sac Olympic Trials: $40 Million For Local Communities

By Michael Armijo Walnut – Mt. San Antonio College’s new incoming stadium was chosen for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, a move that could potentially bring in over $40 million in revenue for the area. “The Olympic Trials in Eugene Oregon has historically brought in around $38 million dollars to their local […]

WVUSD Staff Kicks Off 2017-2018 School Year

WVUSD  WALNUT, CA—As Walnut Valley USD students get ready to head back to class next week after summer break, educators have been busy gearing up for the new school year.  On Wednesday, nearly 1,000 teachers, classified personnel, and district leaders gathered during a Welcome Back celebration held at Calvary Chapel in Diamond Bar.  The 14th […]

DB School Uses Global Connection

By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar –Chaparral Middle School 8th grader Izzy Reedy and a dozen classmates learned about culture, education, weather, and even sports in Tanzania this year. But, it wasn’t by opening a textbook or conducting research on a computer. The Diamond Bar students gained knowledge through a global connection with the Gyekrum Arusha […]

Diamond Bar Oil Recycling

Courtesy City of Diamond Bar   Diamond Bar –The City has kicked off its Oil Recycling Campaign by alerting residents of the 3 easy disposal methods for residents. With curbside, door pickup and local drop off services, the campaign aims to raise awareness by way of public outreach efforts, messages in a variety of media, […]

Registration for Mt. SAC Fall Classes Begins July 12

Staff Reports Walnut–– Online registration for Mt. SAC’s fall semester credit classes begins July 12.  Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 28. All credit students must register for classes online through the My Mt. SAC Portal at my.mtsac.edu. New students must submit an admission application online. For students who do not have computer access, computers and […]

Suzanne Middle School Robotics Team Takes First Place

By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA—Suzanne Middle School’s Wolf Corp robotics team has capped off a successful year by taking the top award during the 2017 Razorback International Competition. Wolf Corp won the 1st place Overall Core Values Award at the tournament held at the University of Arkansas last month. During the competition, the robot scored […]

HS Stars Recognized

By Kelli Gile, WVUSD WALNUT, CA– Outstanding students and community members from local high schools received special tributes during this month’s Board Meeting. Walnut High senior Sarah Kim was honored with the Super Star Senior Award. “Sarah has done a lot of great things in her four years at our school,” said Principal Brandon Dade. […]

Mustang Evan Sentoso Named CIF Scholar Athlete

By Kelli GIle WALNUT, CA–Walnut High senior Evan Sentoso has been selected as a 2017 CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The scholarship award identifies student-athletes who excel in the classroom, athletics, and are strong contributors to their schools and communities. Sentoso is a two-sport athlete participating in cross country and track and field. His commitment […]

Run, Teach, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Walnut High educator Jerry Knox breaks 3 world records in 2017  By WVUSD WALNUT, CA—To say that Walnut High teacher and alumnus Jerry Knox is passionate about running might be an understatement. He laces up his running shoes five days a week, clocking five-to-eight miles a day, and 15 miles every Saturday. Knox usually runs […]

Chaparral Students Make Global Connections

By WVUSD DIAMOND BAR, CA—Chaparral Middle School 8th grader Izzy Reedy and a dozen classmates learned about culture, education, weather, and even sports in Tanzania this year. But, it wasn’t by opening a textbook or conducting research on a computer. The Diamond Bar students gained knowledge through a global connection with the Gyekrum Arusha Secondary […]

Walnut Valley Students Honored At Lunch With The Principal Event

By WVUSD WALNUT, CA—Nine students were treated to a sizzling reward for achieving their personal best during the 19th annual Benihana Lunch with the Principal on Tuesday. Each of the nine elementary schools in the Walnut Valley Unified School District chose a hard-working student to celebrate during the special lunchtime adventure held at the City […]

Mustang Signing Day

Walnut High athletes make college commitments official  By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA—Walnut High School celebrated seven elite athletes who have received scholarships to play college sports during a lunchtime ceremony on Wednesday. Bella Amezcua – soccer, Jacob Garcia, Royce Labuguen, Frankie Zamarripa, and Brandon Godoy – baseball, Malia Avila – track, and Mia Dow – […]

Gold Ribbon Schools

Diamond Bar, Walnut High Win State’s Highest Academic Honor  By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA–Diamond Bar and Walnut high schools have been recognized as 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools. State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson announced last week that 275 middle and high schools across the state received this year’s honor, out of nearly 500 […]

WVUSD Trustees Recognize Students, Parents For Making A Difference

 By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Super star students and parent volunteers from Maple Hill and Westhoff elementary schools were honored by the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees on April 19. In addition, the Board recognized 14 talented young artists named winners in the 2017 Music K-8 Magazine Cover Contest and the 2017 Board Representatives. Maple Hill […]