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Walnut valley Unified School District

ALLmeansALL! Walnut Valley USD is proud to be a National Schools to Watch District with numerous National Blue Ribbon, California Gold Ribbon, and California Distinguished School awards. Our motto is KIDS FIRST... Every Student, Every Day!  

WVUSD Adapted P.E. Team Earns State Award

November 9, 2016

WALNUT, CA--Each day, Adapted Physical Education (APE) teachers Kris Rote, Greg Sasaki, Deanne Rodriguez, and Mika Chan strive to make a positive impact on children’s lives. 

On November 4, the specialists were acknowledged for their extraordinary efforts with the 2016 Exemplary Program Award by the State Council of Adapted Physical Education.

Since its inception in 1992, the WVUSD program has grown to serve 250 students in preschool through age 22 at 16 sites.

In addition to developing grade appropriate skills, the team focuses on peer integration, social play skills, self-responsibility, lifetime skills, community recreation, and inclusion in extracurricular activities.

“We as their team members are inspired daily by their compassion and dedication,” said Shannon Cooper, Castle Rock speech language pathologist.


Lights, Camera, Unify! WVUSD Adapted Physical Education teachers Greg Sasaki, Mika Chan Deanne Rodriquez, and Chris Rote receive the SCAPE 2016 Exemplary Program Award on November 4.