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 […]

Walnut High Stages ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

By Kelli Gile  WALNUT, CA—Walnut High School of the Arts will present Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s funniest and best loved comedies, showing November 1-4. Gossip, intrigue, and love are in the air in Much Ado About Nothing! Claudio and Hero are meant for one another, but the scoundrel Don John schemes to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Honor School Site Council Leadership

  By Kelli Gile Walnut —Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) Board of Trustees recognized School Site Council leaders during the April 20 meeting. “Our School Site Council chairpersons generously give their time, dedication, perseverance, and feedback to help make sound decisions for our schools,” said Jackie Brown, director of elementary education and assessment. Congratulations […]

Golf Fore The Kids

Photo by: Sarah Sanchez Steve Almquist, Pastor Mark Hopper, Jack Penzes, and Al Smith at last year’s “Golf Fore The Kids” event.

By Mark Hopper Walnut Valley– The Walnut Valley Rotary Club and the Diamond Bar Community Foundation are co-sponsoring their annual “Golf Fore The Kids” golf tournament on Monday, May 9 at Western Hills Country Club. This annual event raises funds for programs that impact children and teens in our community, including leadership training, sports programs, […]

Collegewood Completes 612 Acts of Kindness

Photo courtesy: WVUSD

By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA—Collegewood Elementary showed support for second grader Coben Swanson with 612 acts of kindness during a read-a-thon at the school on February 12. The school quickly rallied when the eight-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in November, sending get-well video messages and fundraising to help the family with expenses. All 612 students […]

Walnut Valley Symphony Orchestra Delivers Holiday Magic

Photo by Michael Armijo City of Walnut Mayor Bob Pacheco welcomed guests to an evening of “Holiday Magic” at Walnut High School Performing Arts Center.

By Monique Valadez WALNUT – More than 200 members of the Walnut Valley Symphony & Master Chorale (WVSO) and the Diamond Bar High School Symphony Orchestra entertained its audience with a winter concert “Holiday Magic” Dec. 29 at Walnut High School Performing Arts Center. Walnut city officials in attendance said that the WVSO and Diamond […]

Diamond Bar: Cultivating Critical Thinkers

Project Lead the Way Engages Evergreen Students By Kelli Gile   DIAMOND BAR – Evergreen Elementary third graders are designing unpowered gliders using an engineering app in a Science of Flight lesson.  After completing the plans, they build model aircraft, continuously testing and modifying to achieve maximum flight distance. The gliders could be used to […]

Kindergartners Enjoy Thanksgiving Feast

By Kelli Gile DIAMOND BAR – Evergreen Elementary Transitional Kindergarteners and kindergarteners enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 20. The youngsters wore pilgrim and Native American paper hats as they sampled corn bread, potatoes, cranberry, and pumpkin pie. “As we feast together, I want you to think of how grateful and how fortunate you […]

Walnut Middle School Students to Perform with Young Americans

Turn It Up So Cal 2015 coming December 1 By Kelli Gile WALNUT – Thirty-five drama students from Suzanne Middle School have joined the phenomenal Turn it Up So Cal, a first-time ever event with the Young Americans. “The Young Americans are an amazing and inspirational group. This experience has had a really positive impact […]

Honoring Walnut Valley’s Best

By Kelli Gile WALNUT-Fourteen of Walnut Valley USD’s finest educators were honored during the 18th annual Salute to Teachers on Oct. 21. The 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year from each site were chosen for putting “Kids First” each and every day. Over 300 teachers, staff, family, and friends gathered for the celebration of excellence held […]

Walnut Valley Honors Star Students & Community Members

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By Kelli Gile  WALNUT— The Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) Board of Trustees recognized outstanding students and community members during the Oct. 21 meeting. Castle Rock Elementary kindergartener Eva Jorgenson was honored as a Super Star Student. She recently came up with plan to raise money to help children, families, and communities in third […]