WVUSD Science Olympiad Teams Bring Home Top Awards

All middle, high schools advance to state finals By Kelli Gile Walnut—After months of preparation, Walnut Valley USD Science Olympiad teams came away with an impressive cache of gilded medals during the Los Angeles regional competition. All three middle schools and both high schools will now advance to the Southern California State Finals at Caltech […]

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, […]

South Pointe Named State Champs!

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile California History Day winners Joshua Chung, Raymond Cheng, Cyrus Phan, and Phillip Huynh, shown with advisor Kevin Duh, will compete in Washington D.C. in June.

 ‘History Day’ team going to nationals   Diamond Bar – Four South Pointe Middle School honors students are headed to Washington D.C. for the National History Day competition on June 12-16. Eighth graders Joshua Chung, Raymond Cheng, Cyrus Phan, and Phillip Huynh created the winning “NASA’s Early Manned Missions” exhibit. “They were declared California champions […]

South Pointe Students Cycle As They Learn

South Pointe Middle School special education students have begun reading and riding using stationary pedals to improve reading skills. (Photo Courtesy: Kelli Gile)

  By Kelli Gile Walnut – South Pointe Middle School special education teacher, Nakia Brener, was looking for a way to help her 6th through 8th Grade students improve their reading skills.  She noticed that they didn’t seem engaged during the 30 minutes of Accelerated Reading each morning. “They would often pretend to read or […]

Walnut: 3D Printer Comes to South Pointe Middle School


BY KELLI GILE Walnut – 8th Grade creative explorers at South Pointe Middle School are now seeing their computer-aided designs come to life. The school’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) core has just added a new 3D printer to its classroom.   Science Teacher Crystal Dira couldn’t be more excited for the 60 students in […]

Walnut: WVUSD Middle School Mathletes Dominate at Regionals

BY KELLI GILE Walnut — Walnut Valley Unified School District’s three middle schools, Suzanne, Chaparral, and South Pointe, again took three of the top four places at the East San Gabriel Valley Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition, held Feb. 21 at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. The Suzanne MATHCOUNTS Team won 1st Place, Chaparral Mathletes took 2nd Place honors, […]