Evergreen 5th Graders Vie in Robot Rally

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR—Top fifth grade teams took over the multipurpose room during Evergreen Elementary School’s 1st annual robotics competition on Wednesday. About 40 students were invited to show off their skills during four rounds of maneuvers, including sumo wrestling and a gate crashing bridge during the single elimination tournament. Students have been working all […]

The Last Great Race on Earth

By Kelli Gile Evergreen students follow Iditarod sled dog race DIAMOND BAR — For one exciting week in March, Evergreen Elementary second-grade students become immersed in tracking the Iditarod sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. For the past 15 years, teacher Alice Oldag has incorporated the famous 1,000-mile journey of 65 musher teams […]

Keeping the Beat!

BY WVUSD Diamond Bar-Evergreen Elementary 2nd graders presented the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” during an assembly for parents on Wednesday morning. The 24 costumed children showed off their skills marching in formation and keeping the beat to the classic Tchaikovsky song written for the The Nutcracker ballet in 1892. “This is one of my favorites!” […]

Evergreen Odyssey Of The Mind Team Competes At World Finals

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Evergreen students, parents, coaches, and principal Carolyn Wills at the Odyssey of the Mind world finals held at Iowa State University.

By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar – Evergreen Elementary students clinched 2nd place in the United States and 5th place in the world during the Odyssey of the Mind world finals held at Iowa State University. The team won a regional contest in February, then swept the state championship in April to secure a spot at […]

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, […]

Game On!

Evergreen Odyssey of the mind team going to World Finals By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar—Seven Evergreen Elementary students combined creativity and STEM skills to solve challenges that have put them in a class of their own. The school’s Odyssey of the Mind team won a regional contest in February, then swept the state championship at […]

Diamond Bar: Evergreen 2nd Graders Have A Scary Good Time


BY KELLI GILE   Diamond Bar – It looked like Evergreen Elementary 2nd Graders were ready for Halloween moments before the Danse Macabre, held on Oct. 22. The youngsters were dressed up as vampires, black cats, ghosts, witches, skeletons, and zombies – boo! But when the music began, they had a hauntingly fun surprise for their […]

Walnut Valley: Schools Distinguished at State Ceremony


  BY KELLI GILE   Walnut – Five award-winning Walnut Valley elementary schools were recognized during the California Distinguished Schools Ceremony on June 5. Evergreen, Westhoff, Maple Hill, Quail Summit, and Vejar received the state’s highest award for 2014.   Evergreen Elementary received an additional state prize for their Exemplary Arts Education Program. Thirteen schools […]

Diamond Bar: Evergreen Elementary Announces School Spelling Champ

Spelling Champion Kelli Gile

BY KELLI GILE Diamond Bar— Thordar Han, a 5th Grade student, is Evergreen Elementary’s Spelling Champion! Jason Chen took Second Place honors, and Jason Kim earned Third Place during the school’s Spelling Bee, held on January 10. All 4th and 5th Grade students participated in classroom competitions that narrowed the field of 200 students down […]