Students Take Top Awards in National Math Olympiad

By Kelli Gile WALNUT – More than fifty students from Suzanne Middle School joined nearly 150,000 students in the United States during the 2017-18 Math Olympiad.   The annual contest enables “mathletes” to challenge themselves and to compete against other students nationwide.   Math Olympiad is comprised of five monthly contests held from November through […]

Suzanne MS Students Join Special Olympics

By Kelli Gile  WALNUT – Four Suzanne Middle School student-athletes participated in the Special Olympics Southern California held May 18 at John Muir High in Pasadena.   Several months before the games, the children began training with adapted physical education (APE) teacher Greg Sasaki.   “Preparing is its own challenge,” said special education teacher Melanie […]

Walnut Valley Tapped For New National Award

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Walnut Valley Unified School District will be honored with a new national recognition as a Schools to Watch District on June 30.   The award celebrates Walnut Valley’s dedication to providing an exemplary educational experience for students.   In the past two years, all three middle schools – Chaparral, South Pointe, and Suzanne – earned […]

IB Students Present Exhibitions

By Kelli Gile  WALNUT – Castle Rock and Cyrus J. Morris Elementary 5th grade students present collaborative inquiry-based research projects during the culminating weeks of their K-5 learning experience.   Students use IB skills, attitudes, and attributes acquired through the elite Primary Years Programme.   Groups research topics of their choice based on modern-day issues including climate […]

Mt. SAC Board Appoints Provisional Trustee

ByAnthony Saude WALNUT — The Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees selected Walnut resident Gary Chow to serve as a provisional trustee, replacing longtime member Dr. David Hall who passed away on April 22. The appointment was voted on and made official following a special meeting on June 13. The candidates were given 20 […]

Walnut Knock Knock Burglary Suspects Arrested

By Anthony Saude Walnut – On June 11, Walnut Diamond Bar Station Sheriff’s station received a call about a burglary in the 19800 block of Hidden Trail Place. When the deputies arrived at the scene they quickly alerted other units with a description of the vehicle and the suspects. A nearby Aero unit (helicopter) was […]

Trustees Recognize Star Students and Parents

By Kelli Gile WALNUT — The Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees recognized exemplary students and parent volunteers from Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools during the May 16 meeting.   Diamond Bar High senior Marisa Umeh was honored with the Super Star Student Award. Marisa has a passion for filmmaking and publishing. She created a film about […]

Walnut Valley Schools Make State Honor Roll

By Kelli Gile WALNUT —After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in California, the following Walnut Valley USD schools have been recognized as clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond: Collegewood Elementary, Cyrus J. Morris Elementary, Evergreen Elementary, Quail Summit Elementary, South Pointe Middle, Suzanne Middle, Walnut Elementary, […]

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 […]

Police Investigation At Diamond Ranch High School

By Anthony Saude Walnut – The Walnut Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station is aware of a social media post depicting a generalized threat to Diamond Ranch High School.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department takes every single threat, comment and/or “rumor” seriously.  Each incident will be investigated thoroughly by our station personnel. Station detectives are currently […]

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 […]