WVUSD Trustees Name New Assistant Principal at Walnut High –Kelli Gile

WVUSD   WALNUT, CA—The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Daisy Carrasco-Ramos as the new assistant principal at Walnut High School. Bringing a decade of educational experience to her new post, Dr. Carrasco-Ramos has an extensive teaching background in the area of mathematics and a commitment to meeting the needs […]

Mustang Signing Day

Walnut High athletes make college commitments official  By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA—Walnut High School celebrated seven elite athletes who have received scholarships to play college sports during a lunchtime ceremony on Wednesday. Bella Amezcua – soccer, Jacob Garcia, Royce Labuguen, Frankie Zamarripa, and Brandon Godoy – baseball, Malia Avila – track, and Mia Dow – […]

Walnut High Alumni Bid Farewell To Retiring Maestro

By WVUSD Three decades of Walnut High students, parents, and staff surprised retiring music director Buddy Clements during a farewell concert last Saturday night. Clements thought he was going to dinner with a former student and fellow director Corey Wicks. But when a limo arrived to pick him up, all his friends would say was […]

Mustang Pride!

By WVUSD  WALNUT-Walnut High showed its blue and gold school spirit during a Parade of Champions to celebrate winning athletes on December 6. Several fall sports teams secured league titles including Girls Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, and Boys Water Polo. Additionally, Girls Golf won the CIF state championship in November. The Blue Thunder marching band, […]

Flags honor 9/11 victims at Walnut High

WVUSD WALNUT, CA- About a dozen Walnut High students are making sure the school community pauses to remember the 9/11 tragedy this weekend. Volunteers gathered after school on September 9 to place nearly 3,000 American flags on the front lawn to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. They created the 12-foot-tall 911 and pentagon […]

WVUSD Welcomes Glenn Miller

By WVUSD Walnut High School will welcome the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on Saturday, September 17. Originally formed by Glenn Miller in 1938 during the Swing era of the 1930s and 40s, they enjoyed a matchless string of hits including their signature “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “A String of Pearls,” “Tuxedo Junction,” and of […]

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 […]

Turn the Tassels!

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Walnut High 2016 graduates enjoy speeches during ceremony.

Walnut High celebrates 2016 grads   Walnut— Seniors have been waiting for this day for months – graduation. After completing classes and final exams, members of the Class of 2016 proudly donned caps and gowns marking their final chapter in high school. Nearly 1,400 Walnut Valley Unified School District seniors participated in graduation ceremonies on […]

Walnut Valley Schools Named ‘America’s Most Challenging Schools’

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools are ranked among America’s Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post. Shown: 2016 DBHS Super Star Seniors Garrett Masuda, Meanna Gray, Miriam Sun, and Jeff Chow.

By Kelli Gile   Walnut- Walnut Valley Unified School District is pleased to announce that Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools have made the listing of “2016 America’s Most Challenging High Schools” by The Washington Post. “Our exemplary high schools continue to be recognized on a national stage for preparing students to be academically competitive […]

Walnut High Student Killed

By Racine Guajardo Walnut– Walnut High School Student, Fernando Basurto, 18, was shot and killed on Thursday, May 19. The Walnut/Diamond Bar Station responded to the 18400 Block of Desidia Street, Rowland Heights for a “gunshot victim” call. Immediately, they were directed to the alley, where the victim had been shot, according to the Sheriff’s […]

Mustang Athletes Commit To Play College Sports

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Walnut High student athletes, Eli Goichenberg, Hassan Nasir, Dwight Ramos, Micah Maes, Quinn Cooper, and Christian Longoria are moving on to play collegiate sports. Shown with Principal Brandon Dade and Athletic Director Jerry Person.

Dwight Ramos scores full-ride scholarship to CSUF By Kelli Gile Walnut–Walnut High School celebrated six athletes who have committed to play college sports during a lunchtime rally with proud coaches, families and friends. Seniors Dwight Ramos (basketball), Eli Goichenberg (football), Micah Maes (football), Hassan Nasir (football), Quinn Cooper (baseball), and Christian Longoria (baseball), took to […]

Future Scientists!

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Forty-Walnut High seniors were presented with white coats and honor medallions at the completion of the IBCC-PLTW program.

First WHS graduating class receives white coats during ceremony Walnut—Forty-eight Walnut High School (WHS) seniors are charting a course to careers in the medical field. The teens were presented with white lab coats and honor medallions during a ceremony marking the completion of the International Baccalaureate Career-Related/Project Lead the Way (IBCC-PLTW) Biomedical Sciences Program on […]

Walnut High Unveils New Swimming Pool

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Senior Derek Wan dives into the clear blue during the grand reopening at Walnut High.

By Kelli Gile Walnut- Community members caught their first glimpse of the renovated Aquatics Center at Walnut High School during a poolside event on April 20. “It’s a great day to celebrate the opening of our new pool!” said Principal Brandon Dade as he welcomed parents, students, staff, and officials gathered for the celebration. The […]

WHS Dive-in Day!

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Walnut High School will celebrate the grand reopening and ribbon cutting of its aquatic center on April 20.

Walnut High School swimming pool renovation complete  By Kelli Gile Walnut—Walnut High School is set to celebrate the completion of a $2.3 million pool renovation during a grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony on April 20. The community is invited to join the 3:30 p.m. poolside event that will feature an inaugural dive-in by swim […]

Crashes Claim Walnut High Alumni

Staff Reports WALNUT– Two former Walnut High School students have passed away this month, and one former student is in critical condition. The first accident occurred around 2:40 p.m. on Jan. 6, in the 20300 block of East Walnut Drive, when Raymon Christopher Beltran, 22, driving a 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse, collided with a tree. He […]

Walnut: Signing Day for Seven Mustang Athletes

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Seven outstanding Walnut High athletes signed National Letters of Intent during a lunchtime ceremony on November 24. The following seniors committed to play sports in college: Cody Dye – University of New Mexico (Baseball), Michael Moy – La Sierra University (Baseball), Brennan McKenzie – Cal Poly Pomona (Baseball), Alison Chang – Princeton […]

Walnut: A Day Of Remembrance

Photo Courtesy: WVUSD Walnut High School students marked the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy with a display of nearly 3,000 American flags.

Walnut High Students Mark 9/11 Tragedy By Kelli Gile Walnut – Walnut High School students placed nearly 3,000 American flags on the front lawn of the campus to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Volunteers gathered after school on September 10 for the remembrance project. They created the 12-foot tall 9/11 and […]

Walnut: New Mustang in Town

Photo Courtesy: WVUSD Brandon Dade has been named the new principal at Walnut High School.

Brandon Dade takes helm at Walnut High By Kelli Gile Walnut – Walnut Valley Unified School District is pleased to announce that Walnut High School has a new leader. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Brandon Dade as Principal during the July 15 meeting. “I am excited to join the Walnut High team and am […]

Congratulations Class Of 2015!

Photo Courtesy: WVUSD DBHS valedictorians Zhen Hao Chen, Kali De Cambra, Michelle Lyu, and Daniel Shin delivered the commencement address during graduation.

By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar – Nearly 1,500 Walnut Valley Unified School District graduating seniors participated in commencement ceremonies on May 28.  Families and friends filled football stadiums carrying bouquets and helium balloons ready to celebrate the milestone accomplishment. During the 32nd commencement at Diamond Bar High, 724 graduates in purple and gold cap and […]