Walnut High Teacher Goes Above And Beyond To Support Special Needs Student

Teachers are long known for dipping into their own pockets to provide classroom supplies. This Walnut High educator went a step further for one of her students. By Kelli Gile Walnut–Walnut High School teacher, Kirsten Thibeault, usually spends time in the evenings correcting homework and creating lesson plans for her six English courses. On Tuesday […]

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 […]

Walnut High Students Discover Sports Medicine Careers

 Kelli Gile WALNUT—When stepping into the sports medicine classroom at Walnut High School the space is filled with padded therapy tables, rolling stools, skull and skeleton displays, muscle and tissue charts, a variety of cool gadgets, and state-of-the-art medical equipment. This is hands-on learning at its finest. Students are actively engaged learning therapeutic treatment and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Walnut High Athletes Take Part in Fall Signing Day

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Six standout athletes made their college choices official during a lunchtime signing ceremony at Walnut High School. Congratulations to the following students who received scholarships to play their sports in college: James Arakawa, University of the Pacific – Baseball; Trussi Li, University of Denver –  Golf; Cara Le, Fresno Pacific – Swimming; […]

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 […]