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 […]

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 […]