Evergreen Odyssey Of The Mind Team Qualifies For State Tourney

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR—Evergreen Elementary STEAM Odyssey of the Mind team won first place in the Los Angeles County regional competition held on February 24. The champions will now go on to compete at the state level March 24 at University of California, Riverside. The Odyssey of the Mind program promotes creativity and problem […]

Recognizing Excellence

Walnut Valley Trustees honor star students, partners in education By Kelli Gile WALNUT—In keeping with tradition, the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees honored outstanding students and partners in education during the February 21 meeting. Castle Rock Elementary crossing guard Donna Aquila received the Partner in Education Award. Donna, known as “Miss D” to students, […]

WVUSD Welcomes New Faces

By Kelli Gile Board approves Emmalyn Coles as director of nutrition services and Ryan Gaviola as director of technology Walnut—The Walnut Valley Unified School District is proud to announce two new members to the administrative team. The Board of Trustees approved Emmalyn Coles as the new director of nutrition services. Coles brings over a decade […]

WVUSD Board Celebrates Star Students, Community Members

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees paid tribute to star students and community partners during the January 17 meeting. C.J. Morris Elementary 5th grader Madeline Toh received a certificate of special recognition as the winner of the 2017 “Holidays Around the World” greeting card contest. Madeline’s submission depicted ornaments […]

School Lunch And School Breakfast Programs

Kelli Gile FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS IN THE NATIONAL WALNUT – Walnut Valley Unified School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The household size and income criteria identified below will be used to determine eligibility for free, reduced-price, or full-price […]

South Pointe’s Puppy with a Purpose

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR-Passionate educators are willing to do just about anything to foster student success. Meet Kevin Duh, a social studies teacher at South Pointe Middle School in Diamond Bar. The out-of-the-box thinking educator has found a way to combine his desire to address the emotional needs of his 8th grade students and […]

Scout Gives Back to Elementary School

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR—On Tuesday, Evergreen Elementary students had a surprise on campus when they returned from the three-day holiday weekend. An enormous 16’x27’ colorful map of the United States had been painted on the amphitheater stage. Diamond Bar High senior Jarrett Dang, 17, a member of Boy Scout Troop #730, decided to give […]

Walnut Valley USD to begin enrolling for 2018-19 school year

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—The Walnut Valley Unified School District will soon begin registration for the 2018-2019 school year for children in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration dates are: January 16-19, 2018—for those children with siblings already attending school in our district; January 22, 2018 & on—for those elementary children new to the […]

Busy Hands, Hearts a Night of Giving

By Kelli Gile WALNUT — The sounds of holiday music, delightful conversation, warm hearts, and busy hands filled Walnut Elementary School’s multipurpose room during a Family Night of Giving held December 15. Students penned letters to show support for first responders that would later be distributed through the Operation Gratitude project. At another table, families […]

Walnut Valley USD Trustees Elect New Officers

Pass the Gavel! By Kelli Gile WALNUT–The Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) Board of Trustees elected Cindy Ruiz as president, Larry Redinger as vice president, and Helen Hall as clerk during the annual reorganization meeting on December 13. These roles are one-year terms and effective immediately. Trustee Dr. Tony Torng was honored with an […]

Diamond Bar High Wins Golden Bell Award

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR–Diamond Bar High is a well-established leader in student achievement in the state and nation. Staff members are dedicated to providing personalized educational programs, challenging students to discover their unique gifts, and supporting each student to realize their potential. But, the quest for greatness isn’t always academic. Last year, the campus […]

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; […]

Walnut Valley Trustees Celebrate Star Students, Community Partners

By Kelli Gile  WALNUT– In keeping with tradition, the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees honored outstanding students and community partners during the November 15 meeting. C.J. Morris Elementary fourth graders Kailyn Park and Nyla Rivera authored “Everyone Has A Right”, a friendship book they wrote to raise awareness about students with special needs. The caring […]

Kindergartners Join Thanksgiving Feast

By Kelli Gile  DIAMOND BAR—About 120 Evergreen Elementary students wearing pilgrim and Native American paper hats sat side-by-side for a Thanksgiving feast on Friday morning. Kindergarten teacher Mona Warren, costumed in traditional dress and moccasins, opened the event with a Native American blessing. The children echoed each line using hand gestures. “And now may the […]

Suzanne Students Take Honors in Math Olympiad

By Kelli Gile WALNUT-More than fifty students from Suzanne Middle School were among nearly 150,000 competitors in the 2016-2017 Math Olympiad. Math Olympiad enables students to challenge themselves and compete against other students nationwide during five monthly contests. Suzanne Middle School earned a Mathematical Olympiads Meritorious Award for their outstanding achievement in grades six and […]

Walnut Valley USD Board Honors Outstanding Student, Parent

By Kelli Gile   Walnut—The Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees recognized a standout student and parent volunteer from Vejar Elementary School during the September 20 meeting. Fifth grader Talisa Perez received the Super Star Student Award for going above and beyond on her campus. “Talisa is known by students, teachers, and the staff for […]

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 […]

C.J. Morris Elementary Collects Supplies For Hurricane Victims

By WVUSD WALNUT, CA—After watching news coverage of the devastating floods caused by Hurricane Harvey last week, C.J. Morris Elementary has stepped up to the plate to help victims in Texas. The school’s leadership group quickly teamed up with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim who will be sending a truck with supplies on September […]

WVUSD Students Experience Great American Eclipse

Celestial Celebration!   By WVUSD WALNUT, CA–Wearing protective ISO glasses, 10-year-old Eli Gerhardt peered outdside his classroom window at just after 9 a.m. on Monday morning. The Great American Eclipse was already happening. “It looks like the moon took a bite out of the sun!” the Walnut Elementary fifth grader exclaimed as the moon began […]

Back to School Time: Classes Begin in Walnut Valley

By Kelli Gile   WALNUT, CA—On Monday morning, backpacks, books, and school bus rides, signaled the end of summer vacation in Walnut Valley Unified School District. About 14,300 students in transitional kindergarten through high school arrived on campuses to begin the 2017-2018 school year. At Maple Hill Elementary, third grade teacher Lisa Peterson threw a […]