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 […]

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 […]

Kindness Matters

By WVUSD   WALNUT— Millions of students across the country focused on spreading happiness during the Great Kindness Challenge.  Every elementary and middle school campus in Walnut Valley USD joined the national event held the week of January 23-27. Students received a list of 25 acts of kindness they could accomplish during the course of the week. […]

Stroke of Luck

Chaparral grandfather painting murals, portraits around campus  By WVUSD  DIAMOND BAR-School volunteers enrich the lives of Walnut Valley students in countless ways – by giving of their time in classrooms, organizing fundraisers and events, and through financial contributions that provide enrichment opportunities on every campus. Cornelis Greive, an 84-year-old grandfather, is leaving a lasting legacy […]

WVUSD Musicians Named to So Cal Honor Band and Orchestra

By WVUSD  A total of 133 talented musicians, representing every Walnut Valley USD middle and high school, performed in honor band and orchestra concerts last weekend. Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) hosted the annual gathering of So Cal’s best at Kennedy High School in La Palma. Selection for the All-Southern ensembles requires a rigorous audition process […]

WVUSD Board Celebrates Star Students, Community Members

WALNUT-The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees paid tribute to star students and community partners during the January 18 meeting. Westhoff Elementary 5th grader Valentina Galvan received a certificate of special recognition for winning the 2016 “Holidays Around the World” greeting card contest. Valentina’s submission depicted a snowman and holiday greetings in German, Swedish, Spanish. Chinese, and […]

Walnut Valley USD Seeks Members for WV Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

By WVUSD  WALNUT- The Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) is looking for qualified, interested individuals to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. On November 8, 2016, voters residing within the WVUSD passed Measure WV.  Measure WV is a $152,880,000 bond measure that authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades, and new construction projects to […]

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. […]

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 […]

Keeping the Beat!

BY WVUSD Diamond Bar-Evergreen Elementary 2nd graders presented the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” during an assembly for parents on Wednesday morning. The 24 costumed children showed off their skills marching in formation and keeping the beat to the classic Tchaikovsky song written for the The Nutcracker ballet in 1892. “This is one of my favorites!” […]

WVUSD choral students make honor choir

Walnut – Congratulations to ten talented Walnut Valley Unified School District choral students named to the 2016 Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA). The teens participated in two days of intense rehearsals culminating in a concert held Saturday, November 19 at the University of Redlands. Walnut high School Honor Choir students are Adrienne Caparaz, Nellie Kwang, Eugene […]

Trustees Celebrate Walnut Valley Stars

By WVUSD   In keeping with tradition, the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees paid tribute to outstanding students and community partners during the November 16 meeting. Walnut Elementary fifth grader Breanna Bongcaras was honored with the Super Star Student Award.  Principal Robert Chang shared tributes from past and present teachers during the recognition. “It was a pleasure […]

Evergreen STEAMS Ahead as Golden Bell Award Winner

By WVUSD   Walnut/Diamond Bar- Engagement and excitement are key ingredients in making Evergreen Elementary a great place to learn! The school’s innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Programs are developing globally competitive citizens with character, problem solving skills, and social skills. These programs have earned the […]

Castle Rock students cast their votes!

BY WVUSD   DIAMOND BAR, CA—This week, Castle Rock Elementary students put their International Baccalaureate (IB) skills into action by participating in a mock election with students around the nation. Through the online website, Studies Weekly, students were able to participate in an online voting activity called Every Kid Votes. A total of 15 participating classrooms […]