33 WVUSD Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

By Kelli Gile  Walnut – Thirty-three Walnut Valley USD seniors from Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools have been distinguished as 2019 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Congratulations to the following teens who have been recognized for demonstrating exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies: Diamond Bar High: Grace Ge, Samantha Hong, Wesley […]

Diamond Bar, Walnut High Schools America’s Best!

By Kelli Gile WALNUT – Hats off to teachers at Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools for grabbing medals in U.S. News & World Report’s Best High School rankings for 2018. The annual list looks at nearly all public high schools in the country – more than 20,500 in all – to sift out the […]

Diamond Bar High presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR, CA–The Diamond Bar High School Performing Arts Department opens up its spring season with the Disney musical “The Little Mermaid” showing April 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 7 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinee on April 14.   Fans of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and musical theatre won’t be […]

Diamond Bar High Robotics Team Headed to World Championships

Regional Champs! By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR—After a long weekend of broken parts and design flaws to overcome, Diamond Bar High’s Team Sprocket took home the prestigious blue banner as winners of the 2018 Orange County Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) on Saturday. The team has now qualified for the World Championships that will be […]

Diamond Bar High Loses A Hero In Brandon Riley

Journey to the West coming to Diamond Bar High stage

By WVUSD Diamond Bar – The Diamond Bar High School Theatre Company begins its fall season with a performance of Mary Zimmerman’s Journey to the West. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. The show times are November 3-5, at 7 p.m. and November 6 at 4 p.m. in the Diamond Bar High School theater. […]

Diamond Bar High Ranked #1 in CA!

BY WVUSD Diamond Bar — Diamond Bar High School has been ranked the #1 high school in California for college readiness, grad rates, and more. The educational research group Start Class reviewed data from the some of the best high schools in the country to determine how student performance in the classroom impacts their future […]

National Merit Winners In Walnut Valley

12 seniors named National Merit winners By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar – Two distinguished 2016 Diamond Bar High School grads have joined the ranks as National Merit scholarship winners. Angela Song (Pomona College – History) and Melody C. Guo (Northwestern University – Science/Research) are among over 800 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by […]

Welcome Back to Walnut Valley!

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile The Board of Trustees appointed Petria Gonzales as the new assistant principal at Walnut High School.

Reuben Jones returns as new DBHS principal, Petria Gonzales named WHS assistant principal By Kelli Gile Walnut–Two veteran educators will soon be coming home to the Walnut Valley Unified School District: Reuben Jones and Petria Gonzales.    Reuben Jones has been named the new principal at Diamond Bar High School. He brings 20 years of […]

DBHS Athlete Headed To The Midwest

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Brahma Andrea Gonzalez commits to play softball at William Penn University.

By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar—Diamond Bar High School softball standout Andrea Gonzalez will soon take her game to the collegiate field. Gonzalez scored a full-ride softball scholarship to William Penn University in Iowa. The 18-year-old pitcher signed a national letter of intent during a ceremony with coaches, family, and teammates on June 9. “I’m so […]

7 WVUSD Schools Selected for California Honor Roll

Suzanne Middle School 6th graders score a great time during field day with teacher Lauri Ujita

Leaders in Student Achievement  By Kelli Gile  Walnut – Seven Walnut Valley USD schools have been named to the 2015 CBEE California Honor Roll for consistently demonstrating high levels of student academic achievement. Scholar schools are Evergreen Elementary, Quail Summit Elementary, Chaparral Middle School, South Pointe Middle School, Suzanne Middle School, Diamond Bar High School, […]

Brahma Science Bowl Team Competes In DC

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Diamond Bar High took 3rd-place awards in their division at the 2016 National Science Bowl. Shown: Advisors Jose Marquez and Latitia Thomas, with students Brandon Hung, Jeff Chow, Miriam Sun, Leslie Sim, and Ben Chen.

By Kelli Gile    Diamond Bar—A stellar group of Diamond Bar High School (DBHS) students took 3rd place in their division during the 2016 National Science Bowl held this month in Washington, D.C. DBHS team members Miriam Sun, Jeff Chow, Leslie Sim, Ben Chen, and Brandon Hung qualified for nationals after winning the regional competition […]

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Diamond Bar High School senior Tony DiDonato signed to play soccer at California State University, San Bernardino.

By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar—Three talented Diamond Bar High School (DBHS) athletes have been recruited to play sports in college. Senior Tony DiDonato, 17, will continue his successful run on the soccer field next year at California State University, San Bernardino. “I’m happy and can’t wait to join the program!” he said during a scholarship […]

DBHS Announces New Volleyball Coach

Photo courtesy: DBHS Katie Swetnam was announced as the new DBHS Head Volleyball Coach

Staff Reports Diamond Bar– Diamond Bar High School recently announced their new Head Volleyball Coach, Katie Swetnam. “We are excited to welcome Katie Swetnam back to Diamond Bar High School,” said Athletic Director, Kevin Ferguson in a news release. “Coach Swetnam is a young, enthusiastic coach who has instant rapport with our student-athletes based on […]

7 DBHS Seniors Receive National Merit Scholarships

By Kelli Gile   Diamond Bar—Seven Diamond Bar High School (DBHS) seniors have won prestigious $2,500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Congratulations to the following DBHS students: Eric T. Chen, Charlene L. Hsu, Jung Hyun Kim, Hsuan-Te Sun, Jonathan Sun, Crystal Tin-Tin Chang, and Margaret Wang. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees around the […]

Theatre Students Bring Musical And Literary Classic To DBHS Stage

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR-Diamond Bar High School’s Theatre Department will present a production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Misérables, based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the same title. Les Misérables is a story of justice and redemption in a time of social and political revolution. DBHS’ production will feature students from the Diamond Bar and Walnut area […]

Diamond Bar High Water Polo Coach Dies After Practice

Photo courtesy of GoFundMe.com/AlanRuizFamily

Staff Reports DIAMOND BAR– An assistant coach for Diamond Bar High School’s water polo teams collapsed in the parking lot after Tuesday’s practice and died a short time later. Alexander Ruiz, 45, a walk-on coach for the Brahmas water polo and swim teams, has been with the school since 2013.  An avid sports lover, Ruiz […]

Brahma Mathletes named National Champs

Photo courtesy of Walnut Valley U.S.D.

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR – Diamond Bar High’s Math Team wrapped up its undefeated season in dramatic fashion. After eight weeks of exciting competition against hundreds of schools across the nation, the Diamond Bar students were named the national Math Madness champions on December 11. Math Madness is a national online event inspired by college […]

Brahma Athletes Sign National Letters Of Intent

By Kelli Gile/WVUSD   DIAMOND BAR—Diamond Bar High School (DBHS) golfer Josephine Chang and swimmer Jenna Lloyd will be taking their skills to compete at the collegiate level after signing national letters of intent on Nov. 13. Chang, 17, will attend University of Kentucky in the fall on a coveted full-ride scholarship. Louisville coaches contacted […]

Diamond Bar: The Skin Of Our Teeth

Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play Makes Its Way to DBHS Stage   Courtesy of Diamond Bar High School Drama Department DIAMOND BAR –The Diamond Bar High School Theatre Company begins its fall season with a performance of Thornton Wilder’s play The Skin of Our Teeth in the DBHS Theatre, with show times at November 6, 7, 13 & 14 […]