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CHS cougar bnd
CISD Canyon High School resumed band camps today after a student who was last on campus on Aug. 6 tested positive for COVID-19. Twitter image of the 2018-19 Cougar Band.
Back-to-school shots
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Comal County's Office of Public Health is open by appointment only 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. weekdays, and through lunch from Aug. 17-28, by calling 830-221-1150. Youtube image.
Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim
Comal ISD opened its Instrctional Delivery Option (IDO) Verification Process this morning, Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim said in an email to parents. Twitter Image.
Mountain Valley Middle School Hawks
Athletes must wear a face mask when they are not actively working out, including entering and exiting the camp.
Parents protest reopening of Comal ISD schools
Olivia Weisinger, left, and Shannon Drichta protest the reopening of Comal ISD campuses while standing in front of the historic Comal County courthouse. Drichta also spoke out at last Thursday's Commissioners Court.
comal isd covid-19 supplies
Gloves, disposable and reusable face coverings, face shields, hand sanitizer and other supplies are prepared for transport to Comal ISD campuses. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
goodwin elementary
All Comal ISD campuses will be outfitted with plexiglass in their front offices and cafeterias. Image of Goodwin Elementary courtesy of Comal ISD.
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Parents must decide by Aug. 11 whether they prefer remote learning or on-campus instruction. Facebook image from May by Comal ISD.
comal isd online education
The start of the 2020-21 school year will look something like this for hundreds of area schoolchildren. Comal ISD campuses that will remain closed to on-campus instruction are Pieper Ranch Middle School and Indian Springs, Kinder Ranch, Specht and Timberwood Park elementaries. Facebook image by Comal ISD.
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Schools are scheduled to reopen on Aug. 25, with the understanding that "normal" now includes proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of staff and students, and a monitoring system for COVID-19 cases.
texas education agency
Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath (standing in front of American flag) yesterday issued guidelines for the upcoming school year. They are supported by Texas officials including Gov. Greg Abbott (center). Facebook image from March 13.
UIL
Strength-and-conditioning camps scheduled for July 2 are not affected by the decision.
Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim
Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott on June 17 reappointed Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim to the Texas School Safety Center board, which advises state officials on school safety and security matters.
comal isd curbside meals
Pictured from left are Comal ISD child nutrition specialists Sonia Diaz, Karla Chalico and Rosilinda Martinez who have been delivering meals curbside at Specht Elementary School since March 16.
superhero boy in front of chalkboard
Comal ISD will launch a special website that helps students maintain routines that encourage a focus on academic enrichment. The Summer Learning Opportunities website will include summer reading recommendations, suggested math activities, and other recommended academic practice tasks for students to engage in over the summer break.
Hawks Virtual Awards Banquet
CLHS Principal Kristy Castilleja commended students for their grit during the COVID-19 outbreak, which forced them out of the classroom and into the digital realm during their last year in Comal ISD.
Kyle Biedermann
Robbi and Dan Boone
The Third Annual Robbi and Dan Boone Dinner, originally scheduled for April 25, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Canyon Lake High School Class of 2020
Each graduate will be allotted five guest tickets for the ceremony at Canyon Lake High School stadium.
Frontline Nurses
These Comal ISD registered school nurses have been busy volunteering at a COVID-19 triage call center. From left: Health Services Specialist Kelli Townsend-Brooks, Garden Ridge Elementary's Nichol Burchett, Indiana Springs Elementary's Catriona Salter, and Mountain Valley Middle School's Brandy Bennett. Image by Comal ISD.
Serving school lunches during covid-19
Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
Comal ISD 19th Annual Academic Recognition Banquet
The virtual banquet celebrated the academic accomplishments of the district's top-ranking students, their parents and families, and the special educators responsible for their success. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
MVMS Principal Angela Looney
Angela Looney is the new principal at Mountain Valley Middle School. Image courtesy of Mountain Valley Middle School.
school supplies
In May, parents and students will be able to recover personal items they left behind when schools closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comal ISD WiFi Bus
Comal ISD Safety Training Supervisor Cheryl Lessing shows off one of the seven buses ready to provide Wi-Fi connections to students throughout the district who lack internet access.
Canyon Lake High School Hawks Band
Canyon Lake Hawk Band performing before Comal ISD schools closed.
Comal ISD Residence Learning Program
There will be an expectation that students participate in the Residence Learning Program either online or via the paper packets, but Comal ISD does not want to add stress to their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim
Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim, left, said the district has added to its Student Support Services website information about supporting students' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo courtesy of Comal ISD.
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Distribution will take place at the front of the campus, allowing parents to drive up and pick up the meals without getting out of their car. Parents also do not need to have their child with them or show an ID to pick up a meal.
CLHS Criminal Justice QuizBowl
Pictured are some of the award winners from the Canyon Lake High School SkillsUSA Law Enforcement Club. Collectively, the group brought home 11 medals from the SkillsUSA Texas District 10 Leadership and Skills Conference in Waco.
Canyon Lake High School student Anise Christensen
Canyon Lake High School student Anise Christensen won fourth place for her sculpture at the Rodeo Austin student art contest. Her piece will be auctioned off in March and she will receive the proceeds.
Canyon Lake Hawks swim team
Hawks are in the water in San Antonio this weekend for UIL district competition.
Mountain Valley Middle School Principal Dustin Davidsson with VFW.
Mountain Valley Middle School sponsored a Hawk Giving Tree for children-in-need. Pictured from left is Principal Dustin Davisson with VFW Post 8573 members Anna Connel, Robin McCleary, Denise Moore and Cherie McCann.
edwards family
Eleven-year-old Brendan Edwards and his mother, Melissa, were killed in a car accident on Nov. 10. Mountain Valley Middle School Principal Dustin Davisson said the Canyon Lake community can support the Edwards family by donating funds or making meals.
Carpool Karaoke with Andrew Kim
Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim took a ride with Tiffany Newkirk, Comal ISD’s director of academic counseling, to learn more about the latest tool students can use to discover their true passions.
K9 therapy dog
Startzville Elementary students are asking for donations to support Operation K9 on Veterans Day.
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Canyon Lake High School Split End / Linebacker Kyle Wharton (#42) takes down the Lampasas running back. rr[Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / MJR Photography / www.mjrphotog.com]
canyon lake high school paralympics
Athletes at Canyon Lake High School say they were inspired by guest speaker Kari Miller, right, who happens to be a three-time Paralympic medalist. Senior Jade Lawless got to meet the hero.
comal isd tax rate
Comal ISD Board President Jason York said this seven-cent decrease will help ease the burden of rising property values on local taxpayers.
Bass fisherwoman Abigal Spence
Smithson Valley High School student anglers Abigail Spence and Evan Velez took the second spot with a bass weighing in at 5.32 lbs. during the Texas High School Bass Association (THSBA) Hill Country Division Tournament in Lake Travis on Sept. 14.
SVHS LLS Candidates
These three Smithson Valley High School students decided to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as part of the group's students-of-the-year campaign. L-R: Avery Walker, 2020 candidate, P.J. O'Toole, 2017 candidate, and Kaylva Friesenhan, 2019 candidate. Friesenhan, a junior, raised $24,153 last spring.
RSVP America Reads' Cindy Peterman
RSVP America Reads' Program Coordinator Cindy Peterman is looking for retirees to work with Canyon Lake elementary students this school year.
safety resource officers
D.A.R.E. Officer Deputy Roxie Haik and School Resource Officer Deputy Robert Martinez are part of the Comal County Sheriff's Office, one of the district's key partners when it comes to safety and security.
Comal ISD students
Comal ISD earned an "A" with a score of 92 in the state's A-F accountability system according to ratings released Aug. 15 by the Texas Education Agency. More than half of Comal ISD's campuses earned an A.
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