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 […]

Mt. SAC to Honor 20 Students of Distinction

By Staff Reports  Walnut– Mt. San Antonio College will honor 20 Students of Distinction at its annual awards ceremony and luncheon on Saturday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pacific Palms Resort, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, in the City of Industry. These annual awards recognize students for competitive, academic, and personal achievement as well […]

College Degrees, Certificates Pay Dividends City of Walnut

By Mike Taylor WALNUT––Earning a community college degree or certificate continues to deliver a remarkable return on investment, according to a report from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Based on information gleamed from the Chancellor’s Office Salary ,students who earn an associate’s degree more than double their annual pre-degree wages after two years and […]

Valuing Differences

C.J. Morris students write friendship book for special needs class By Kelli Gile WALNUT–Two C.J. Morris Elementary 3rd graders believe that everyone has a right to have friends, especially students with autism. Nyla Rivera and Kailyn Park feel so strongly that they’ve written a book to support special needs students on their campus. Last year […]

WVUSD Trustees Celebrate Outstanding Students, Parent Volunteers

By WVUSD Walnut —Each month, Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees celebrate hard-working students and dedicated community members. During the March 15 meeting, South Pointe and Suzanne Middle School leaders took to the podium to introduce their hand-picked honorees. South Pointe parent Annalisa Gore was lauded with the Partner in Education Award. She has served […]

Walnut High teen wins Speech Trek contest

WALNUT-Walnut High School sophomore Angela Cao took 1st place in the 2017 Speech Trek Contest. The 10th annual Diamond Bar-Walnut branch contest was sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Jan 25. Cao delivered a five-minute impassioned speech about the pros of passing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). “I didn’t really know about the […]

Student Selected as a Disney Summer of Service Winner

By YSA  Diamond Bar– Srijani Krishnan, an eighth grade student from Chaparral Middle School, Diamond Bar, CA has been awarded a Disney Summer of Service grant through YSA (Youth Service America). The grant will support Srijani’s in leading a community service project “Partnering with Pollinators” that addresses the issue of reduction in the pollinators count […]

Two Chino Valley administrators to be honored in April by their peers

By CVUSD    Two Chino Valley Unified School District administrators have been named tops in their field by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 12. Mary Salcido, Chino Valley Unified School District’s (CVUSD) Director of Access and Equity, has been named a co-recipient of the Curriculum & Instruction Administrator of the Year Award […]

DBHS to stage ‘Songs for a New World’

By WVUSD DIAMOND BAR-The Diamond Bar High School Theatre Company continues its 2016-17 season with a production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. The show times are February 24, and 25 at 7p.m. and February 26 at 4 p.m. in the Diamond Bar High School theater. Tickets are $15 for students and $18 for […]

Kindness Matters

By WVUSD   WALNUT— Millions of students across the country focused on spreading happiness during the Great Kindness Challenge.  Every elementary and middle school campus in Walnut Valley USD joined the national event held the week of January 23-27. Students received a list of 25 acts of kindness they could accomplish during the course of the week. […]

Stroke of Luck

Chaparral grandfather painting murals, portraits around campus  By WVUSD  DIAMOND BAR-School volunteers enrich the lives of Walnut Valley students in countless ways – by giving of their time in classrooms, organizing fundraisers and events, and through financial contributions that provide enrichment opportunities on every campus. Cornelis Greive, an 84-year-old grandfather, is leaving a lasting legacy […]

WVUSD Musicians Named to So Cal Honor Band and Orchestra

By WVUSD  A total of 133 talented musicians, representing every Walnut Valley USD middle and high school, performed in honor band and orchestra concerts last weekend. Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) hosted the annual gathering of So Cal’s best at Kennedy High School in La Palma. Selection for the All-Southern ensembles requires a rigorous audition process […]

WVUSD Board Celebrates Star Students, Community Members

WALNUT-The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees paid tribute to star students and community partners during the January 18 meeting. Westhoff Elementary 5th grader Valentina Galvan received a certificate of special recognition for winning the 2016 “Holidays Around the World” greeting card contest. Valentina’s submission depicted a snowman and holiday greetings in German, Swedish, Spanish. Chinese, and […]

Walnut Valley USD Seeks Members for WV Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

By WVUSD  WALNUT- The Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) is looking for qualified, interested individuals to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. On November 8, 2016, voters residing within the WVUSD passed Measure WV.  Measure WV is a $152,880,000 bond measure that authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades, and new construction projects to […]

Drumming for Kids Concert at Diamond Bar HS

By Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions Club  Diamond Bar- The Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions  Club is hosting a fundraiser “Drumming for Kids” concert on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Diamond Bar High School theater from 2 pm-5 pm. We will have multicultural drum groups performing; Diamond Bar High School Drum Line, Korean Performing Arts Academy, soloist […]

CLHS Honors Educators Of Year At Ceremony In Ontario

By CVUSD  Five teachers from San Bernardino County were among 10 educators from the region who were honored at the annual California League of High Schools’ Region 10 Educator of the Year event on Jan. 13. County Superintendent Ted Alejandre was among those who attended the ceremony to congratulate the recipients. The county teachers, along with […]

WVUSD Trustees Appoint Layla Abou-Taleb Provisional Board Member

By WVUSD  WALNUT-Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) Board of Trustees conducted interviews and appointed a Provisional Board Member during the Special Meeting held January 10.  Longtime Walnut resident, Layla Abou-Taleb, was unanimously approved to fill the vacant seat and will be sworn in during the January 18 Board Meeting. “We are confident that Mrs. […]