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About Walnut Elementary

Highlights of the Magnet Program

The Turlock Unified School District’s Renaissance & Discovery Magnet programs provide students with unique, specialized educational experiences through a S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) lens. The Renaissance magnet uses the visual and performing arts to enrich their curriculum, while the Discovery Math/Science magnet expands instruction through the lens of math and science.  Each magnet program offers specialized elective offerings in grades 2 -6 that are designed to equip students with 21st century skills necessary for college and career.

During their K-6 experience at Walnut Elementary, students receive rigorous instruction in the core subject areas using state-adopted standards and district-adopted curriculum. Students in both magnet programs are prepared with the foundational skills that will make them successful life-long learners as they prepare to enter secondary and post-secondary education. Students also learn   about good character traits and how they can be applied in different settings in their lives. 

Building a great school community...

Each morning our staff and students gather together to start their day.  It’s a time for the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of a patriotic song, and celebrating birthdays.  Staff and students make announcements, and close up with a movement exercise to prepare students for a day of learning.

Parent involvement is welcomed at Walnut Elementary. Both magnets hold special school-wide activities open to all students and parents throughout the school year.  We invite you to join us in supporting our school through one of these many volunteer opportunities, including participation on our active PTO. 

2017-2018