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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choose, Connect, and See the Difference at Walnut Hills Optometry

Staff Reports   Walnut – Do you know WHO will care for your eyes? Great news! Walnut Hills Optometry is moving to a larger location, just one block away from old location. Starting on January 20 this new location will open its doors to satisfy all your optometry care needs.  For many years, Walnut Hills […]

WVUSD Board Celebrates Star Students, Community Members

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees paid tribute to star students and community partners during the January 17 meeting. C.J. Morris Elementary 5th grader Madeline Toh received a certificate of special recognition as the winner of the 2017 “Holidays Around the World” greeting card contest. Madeline’s submission depicted ornaments […]

Mt. SAC to Hold “Cash for College”

Staff Reports WALNUT– Mt. San Antonio College will offer free financial aid assistance to area high school seniors and their parents during its annual “Cash for College” fair on Saturday, Feb. 3. The event will include three sessions starting at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. “This event is all about helping students fill […]

2 WHS Teachers Achieve National Board Certification

By Kelli Gile   WALNUT, CA–Walnut High English teachers Kellee Lyons and Jennifer Maletz have earned the profession’s highest mark of achievement, as official National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT). The dynamic duo completed all four certification components between January and May of last year, a process that can take up to three years to complete. […]

Sheriff Golf Tournament Honors Former DB Mayor Jack Tanaka

By Michael Armijo 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. […]

Busy Hands, Hearts a Night of Giving

By Kelli Gile WALNUT — The sounds of holiday music, delightful conversation, warm hearts, and busy hands filled Walnut Elementary School’s multipurpose room during a Family Night of Giving held December 15. Students penned letters to show support for first responders that would later be distributed through the Operation Gratitude project. At another table, families […]