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 […]

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 […]