CUSD reflections: where everybody knows your name
Carla Huffman, recently retired teacher with the Castaic Union School District for 18 years poses with awards she's received from city, state and county officials during her time as an educator, Wedensday, Jan. 22, 2020. Gilbert Bernal/The Signal

CUSD reflections: where everybody knows your name

Before spending 18 years at the Castaic Union School District, Carla Huffman began teaching in 1988 in Studio City, then in Reseda for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Huffman…

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Castaic Middle School Teacher awarded District Teacher of the Year
District Teacher of the Year Karla de Lemos at Castaic Middle School. Dan Watson/The Signal

Castaic Middle School Teacher awarded District Teacher of the Year

The Castaic Union School District awarded Castaic Middle School teacher Karla de Lemos with the District Teacher of the Year Award this week. Lemos, who teaches world history and art…

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Castaic school board considers purchase of lockdown kits for classrooms
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Castaic school board considers purchase of lockdown kits for classrooms

The Castaic Union School District is considering the purchase of lockdown kits for Castaic classrooms, a reality they’ve needed to consider given the events since the Saugus High School shooting.…

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Sheriff’s department investigates threats made against local schools
Heavily armed law enforcement personnel escort students to waiting buses as they evacuate Saugus High School following a shooting that killed at least two Thursday morning. November 14, 2019. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Sheriff’s department investigates threats made against local schools

Santa Clarita Valley law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate all social media threats made against local schools following the shooting at Saugus High School on Thursday. These threats have…

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Smallest district continues to see test score growth
Castaic Union School District Building. Dan Watson/The Signal

Smallest district continues to see test score growth

Although they are the smallest district in the Santa Clarita Valley in terms of both total number of students and schools, the Castaic Union School District continued to see growth…

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Mutual benefit: KLAWS reading program supports students, shelter animals
Mia Lewis, center, and Jana Lam, 13, read a book to sheep during the Kids Loving Animals Within Shelters event held at The Castaic Animal Care Center in Castaic on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Dan Watson/The Signal

Mutual benefit: KLAWS reading program supports students, shelter animals

Despite the fires last week, the winds this week and the potential for power shutoffs stopping classes daily, dozens of Castaic-area students decided to spend their after-school time reading to…

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Screenagers: Castaic parents learn about the dangers of the digital age
Attendees watch the video entitled "Screenagers" at Castaic Middle School on Wednesday, October 02, 2019. Dan Watson/The Signal

Screenagers: Castaic parents learn about the dangers of the digital age

Parents had a conversation about everything from their children’s screen-time habits to their own following a free showing of the documentary “Screenagers” at Castaic Middle School on Wednesday. The screening,…

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Northlake Elementary receives traffic safety tips from the pros
Officer Justin Halgren of the Newhall California Highway Patrol office explains safety measures to the Northlake Elementary School Student Valet Drop-off program members. Courtesy photo.

Northlake Elementary receives traffic safety tips from the pros

Although they’re only in elementary school, California Highway Patrol Officer Justin Hallgren let the students of Northlake Elementary School know how important they are to keeping their schoolmates safe every…

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