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It's 'Signing Day' for These Clovis Unified Youngsters
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By Nancy Price, Multimedia Journalist
Published 1 month ago on
April 16, 2024

Clovis Unified will hold Kindergarten Signing Day this afternoon for its newest elementary school. (Clovis Unified)

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Clovis Unified’s newest elementary school, Satoshi Hirayama Elementary, will welcome its first class of kindergartners this afternoon on Kindergarten Signing Day.

The kids at Signing Day will be among the first to graduate from Hirayama as sixth graders and also from Clovis South High School as seniors in 2037.

Kids will get a Clovis South senior T-shirt at Kindergarten Signing Day today. (Clovis Unified)

The signing day will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Boris Elementary technology lab, 7071 E. Clinton Ave.

The signing will be at Boris Elementary because Hirayama is still under construction at McKinley and Fowler avenues in southeast Fresno. Hirayama will open to its first classes this fall.

At the signing, youngsters will be able to trace their name or draw a happy face sitting in front of a photo backdrop showcasing the new school’s mascot, The Heat, and the school colors of red, white, and Vegas gold.

Class of 2037

Hirayama Principal Laura Reynolds will be giving each youngster a school T-shirt with the year they will be graduating from Clovis Unified on it. It’ll be an adult sized extra-large so that parents can capture a photo of their child each year from now through their senior year.

“This kindergarten/TK class is special because they will be the first to complete their entire educational career not just at Hirayama, but also in the new Clovis South Area,” Reynolds said.

Hirayama staff, including all the kindergarten teachers, will be at the signing day event.

“Our youngest students will be invited to sign a keepsake certificate expressing their commitment to educational excellence at Hirayama and beyond,” Reynolds said.

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Nancy Price,
Multimedia Journalist
Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email

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