WVUSD Announces Leadership Team Appointments

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—The Walnut Valley Unified School District is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments:   Education veteran Dr. Resma Byrne has been named director of educational projects and assessments.  Byrne served as Castle Rock Elementary principal for the past four years. Prior to that, she was assistant principal at Clara Barton Elementary in the […]

A Great Start!

By Kelli Gile  Walnut — Summer break is over and students will soon be getting into the rhythm and routine of the new school year. Teachers and staff members on 15 campuses welcomed nearly 14,400 students in the Walnut Valley Unified School District on Monday morning. By 7:30 a.m., Vejar Elementary Principal Whitney Prenger was out […]

Walnut Valley USD is a Great Place to Be!

Staff members kick off 2018-2019 school year  Kelli Gile WALNUT – Nearly 1,000 teachers, classified personnel, and district leaders gathered to kick off the 2018-2019 school year during a Welcome Back celebration held this week at Calvary Chapel in Diamond Bar.   The 15th annual rally featured recognitions of over 200 long-service employees, Teachers of the […]

Trustees Recognize Star Students and Parents

By Kelli Gile WALNUT — The Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees recognized exemplary students and parent volunteers from Diamond Bar and Walnut High Schools during the May 16 meeting.   Diamond Bar High senior Marisa Umeh was honored with the Super Star Student Award. Marisa has a passion for filmmaking and publishing. She created a film about […]

Walnut Valley Schools Make State Honor Roll

By Kelli Gile WALNUT —After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in California, the following Walnut Valley USD schools have been recognized as clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond: Collegewood Elementary, Cyrus J. Morris Elementary, Evergreen Elementary, Quail Summit Elementary, South Pointe Middle, Suzanne Middle, Walnut Elementary, […]

Diamond Bar Students Rocking The Kindness

By Kelli Gile Diamond Bar—Quail Summit Elementary students are rocking their commitment to spreading kindness. On Wednesday, the 645 students at the Diamond Bar campus each took home a rock in their backpacks. But these were no ordinary rocks. The children painted colorful heart designs with personal messages of kindness, hope, joy, compassion, or strength […]

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 […]

Automation And Robotics Course Launches At Suzanne

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—A new class at Suzanne Middle School is teaching students how the world around them works while learning important skills such as team work, problem-solving, and a don’t-give-up attitude. Seventh graders have the opportunity to take Robotics and Automation, as part of the District’s STEAM initiative. The new course is one of […]

Food Drive Brings in 8,000 Donations

By Kelli Gile Walnut —Walnut High Key Club members counted, sorted, and boxed more than 8,000 cans of food stored under the stadium bleachers, and now those cans are filling pantries in local homes and food banks. Donations of canned vegetables, beans, soup, meats, and other staple foods poured in during the two-week Yes We […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]