A warm welcome back to all of you. We hope you enjoyed your summer, finding time to relax, perhaps travel, and enjoy time with family and friends.
So here we are, beginning another new school year full of hope and anticipation of the good things to come. Our school theme this year is “Dream Big!” Our emphasis will be on dreaming big, embracing creativity and deeper thinking, and expecting extraordinary results from ourselves and others.
As a staff, we hope to work in collaboration with you in providing crucial support we will need along our journey to help make great things happen in our classrooms and across campus. We will work together to provide our students access to the best possible educational experiences, including the addition of our newly purchased STEM Lab materials for our science labs, additional classroom IPADs, and the outdoor walking track (currently being built)…all purchased by our PTA with your support!
“If you have a strong commitment to your goals and dreams; if you wake every day with a passion to do your job, EVERYTHING is possible.”
Two student anglers and members of the Comal ISD Bass Fishing Club are heading to the Hill Country Division: Lake Belton State Tournament July 25. They are currently tied for second place in the state - pretty impressive for the program's first year.
During a virtual meeting on Monday, June 29, the 15-member Texas School Safety Center Board of Directors elected Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim as its chair. Kim has served on the board since 2017.
While their final baseball seasons were cut short due to COVID-19, seven recent Comal ISD graduates were selected to play the game they love in an all-star double-header matching the best of the best in the San Antonio area.
Correction: The American Legion honorees for Memorial Early College High School were reported incorrectly. Victor Hernandez and Josephine Tesauro received the top awards.
For almost a century, the American Legion has been honoring students who exemplify the six qualities that define character with its School Award Medal Program. Several Comal ISD campuses participate in this tradition by nominating students for this award.
For 14 years, William Daugherty has been teaching tumbles, stunts, pyramids and more to cheer athletes at Smithson Valley Middle School, and now, the Texas Girls Coaches Association is honoring his dedication and skill.
While celebrities continue to honor the graduating class of 2020 with special commencement speeches on YouTube and Instagram, the words spoken by seniors themselves are the ones which truly have meaning. The top two graduating seniors from each of Comal ISD's high schools encouraged, commiserated and challenged their fellow graduates to remember the highs and learn from the lows.
Senior Abigail Redin will not only graduate this Friday, June 5, she also will be featured on KENS 5 News as a Champion for Change. Redin received this honor because of the impact she has made on her community through her two Soles4Souls shoe drives.
When two Smithson Valley High School students spearheaded a campaign to raise money and awareness for children's mental health and wellness in January, they never imagined how "real" mental health would become in the face of COVID-19.