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 […]

WVUSD Staff Kicks Off 2017-2018 School Year

WVUSD  WALNUT, CA—As Walnut Valley USD students get ready to head back to class next week after summer break, educators have been busy gearing up for the new school year.  On Wednesday, nearly 1,000 teachers, classified personnel, and district leaders gathered during a Welcome Back celebration held at Calvary Chapel in Diamond Bar.  The 14th […]

Run, Teach, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Walnut High educator Jerry Knox breaks 3 world records in 2017  By WVUSD WALNUT, CA—To say that Walnut High teacher and alumnus Jerry Knox is passionate about running might be an understatement. He laces up his running shoes five days a week, clocking five-to-eight miles a day, and 15 miles every Saturday. Knox usually runs […]

Chaparral Students Make Global Connections

By WVUSD DIAMOND BAR, CA—Chaparral Middle School 8th grader Izzy Reedy and a dozen classmates learned about culture, education, weather, and even sports in Tanzania this year. But, it wasn’t by opening a textbook or conducting research on a computer. The Diamond Bar students gained knowledge through a global connection with the Gyekrum Arusha Secondary […]

Walnut Valley Students Honored At Lunch With The Principal Event

By WVUSD WALNUT, CA—Nine students were treated to a sizzling reward for achieving their personal best during the 19th annual Benihana Lunch with the Principal on Tuesday. Each of the nine elementary schools in the Walnut Valley Unified School District chose a hard-working student to celebrate during the special lunchtime adventure held at the City […]

Gold Ribbon Schools

Diamond Bar, Walnut High Win State’s Highest Academic Honor  By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA–Diamond Bar and Walnut high schools have been recognized as 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools. State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson announced last week that 275 middle and high schools across the state received this year’s honor, out of nearly 500 […]

WVUSD Trustees Recognize Students, Parents For Making A Difference

 By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Super star students and parent volunteers from Maple Hill and Westhoff elementary schools were honored by the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees on April 19. In addition, the Board recognized 14 talented young artists named winners in the 2017 Music K-8 Magazine Cover Contest and the 2017 Board Representatives. Maple Hill […]

Valuing Differences

C.J. Morris students write friendship book for special needs class By Kelli Gile WALNUT–Two C.J. Morris Elementary 3rd graders believe that everyone has a right to have friends, especially students with autism. Nyla Rivera and Kailyn Park feel so strongly that they’ve written a book to support special needs students on their campus. Last year […]

WVUSD Trustees Celebrate Outstanding Students, Parent Volunteers

By WVUSD Walnut —Each month, Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees celebrate hard-working students and dedicated community members. During the March 15 meeting, South Pointe and Suzanne Middle School leaders took to the podium to introduce their hand-picked honorees. South Pointe parent Annalisa Gore was lauded with the Partner in Education Award. She has served […]

WVUSD Trustees Appoint Layla Abou-Taleb Provisional Board Member

By WVUSD  WALNUT-Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) Board of Trustees conducted interviews and appointed a Provisional Board Member during the Special Meeting held January 10.  Longtime Walnut resident, Layla Abou-Taleb, was unanimously approved to fill the vacant seat and will be sworn in during the January 18 Board Meeting. “We are confident that Mrs. […]

Walnut Valley USD To Begin Enrolling for 2017-18 School Year

By WVUSD WALNUT-The Walnut Valley Unified School District will soon begin registration for the 2017-2018 school year for children transitional kindergarten and kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration dates are: January 17-20, 2017—for those children with siblings already attending school in our district; January 23, 2017 & on—for those elementary children new to the district, at any grade level. You […]

WVUSD accepting District of Choice Lottery Applications Thru Dec. 31

By WVUSD  WALNUT-Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) is accepting applications for non-residents available for the “2017-2018 District of Choice (DOC) Lottery Program” through December 31, 2016. Applications are available on the WVUSD website at www.wvusd.k12.ca.us or at the front desk of the District Office located at 880 S. Lemon Avenue, Walnut, 91789, between 8:00 a.m. and […]

WVUSD Students Honored At Lunch With The Principal Event

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Walnut Valley elementary students were honored during the 2016 Benihana Lunch with the Principal.

 By Kelli Gile Walnut—Nine students were treated to a sizzling reward for achieving their personal best during Benihana’s Lunch with the Principal. After enjoying a teppan-style lunch prepared by a personal chef, the students were honored by their principals. Each of the nine elementary schools in the Walnut Valley Unified School District chose a hard-working […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]