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comal isd students with safety officer
Comal Independent School District Andrew Kim, who has been reappointed to Texas School Safety Center Board of Directors, considers safety and security of students one of the most-important issues facing educators. Comal ISD is engaged in a number of activities and programs that it calls “foundational initiatives” which set the stage for ensuring the district is prepared for any situation, including lockdown alert systems, student ID badges, standard response protocol, classroom go-kits and local law-enforcement partnerships.
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.
canyon lake varsity hawks
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.
Horak family
Teachers often spend their own money on classroom supplies and materials to ensure that students do not miss out on learning.However, Mrs. Johnson’s classroom at Mountain Valley Middle School will have all the supplies needed for the entire year due to the exceptional efforts of the Horak family.
Dayna Martin Specht
Specht Elementary Fifth Grader Dayna Martin is a winner, thanks to Comal ISD programs which lead the way in providing a well-rounded education that advocates and integrates visual arts curriculum, inspires creativity and reaches all different learners. She will attend sixth grader at Pieper Ranch Elementary this fall.
PreK students
Enrollment is limited to low-income, ESL, homeless, military, Star of Texas Award, and foster-care children. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
Comal ISD bus driver
Do you have what it takes to be as popular as Comal ISD bus driver "Mrs. Womack," lauded on Comal ISD's Facebook page as the best-ever driver?
Abigail Redin and PTA
Texas Student Hero award recipient Abigail Redin, fourth from left, was recognized for a Parent Teacher Student Association project. From left, Smithson Valley High School PTSA President Jennifer Backlund, Texas Parent Teacher Association President Sheri Doss, Comal ISD Council of PTAs Reflections Chair Jessica McAnally, Redin, Council Vice President Tracy Molina, Comal Independent School Board Member Michelle Ross, and Council President Shirley Koop.
Chase Anderson started as a catcher and ended as a pitcher in the battle against Canyon Middle School. (image courtesy of J.C. McConnell)
JROTC
There are 135 students in Canyon Lake High School's Junior ROTC program. Recently, they competed in the grueling Island Challenge in Corpus Christi.
CLHS FFA State Champs Marketing
Canyon Lake High School's 2019 Texas FFA Marketing Plan state championship team seniors (l-r) Kenzy Hoffmann, Mackenzie Knipe and Mia Smith.
Cheer Coach Nikki Duggan is leaving Canyon Lake High School for Hays High School in Buda. In January, Canyon Lake High School cheerleaders became 4A UIL Spirit State Champions under her direction.
Comal Special Education Program
Officials with the U.S. Department of Education will visit Comal ISD this week to review its special-education program.
Comal County Corrections Officer Capt. Greg Reese
Comal County Corrections Officer Capt. Gregg Reese explains the advantages of a career with the Sheriff's Office to students enrolled in Canyon Lake High School's criminal-justice class.
Comal PTA President Shirley Koop with Andrew Kim
Comal ISD Council of PTAs President Shirley Koop, far left, and Comal ISD Supt. Dr. Andrew Kim, far right, say H.B. 281 would seriously harm programs and events that benefit all students.
MVMS Kaleidoscope Fundraiser
Enjoy a night of dance with talent from Mountain Valley Middle School.
Canyon Lake Hawks Boys Soccer Team
Jorge DeLeon and Josh Szech on the offensive.
Canyon Lake High Schools Boys Varsity Soccer Team
If they win the semi-final game in the 2019 Boys Soccer State Championship in Georgetown today, Canyon Lake High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team will advance to play in the final state championship game.
Comal ISD Middle-School Students Learn to Stop the Bleed
Representatives from the Healthcare, Innovations and Sciences (H.I.S.) Centre in Bulverde visited every Comal ISD middle school in February to teach CPR, tourniquet and 911 protocols. Pictured from left are Kelsey Brown, Elizabeth Dillard and Ashley Hoppe.
Canyon Lake High School Chess Team
Canyon Lake High School's Chess Team was named Top Team at the third and final districtwide chess tournament on March 23. Three juniors placed first, second and third.
Canyon Lake High School cheerleaders are 4A UIL Spirit State Champions.
She's the one in the middle!
Ties and Tiaras
Hannah Harrison and little sisters Harper, left, and Hadley, promote Ties & Tiaras Daddy Daughter Dance during carpool at Hoffman Lane Elementary School.
booster club officers
Canyon Lake Athletic Booster Club's officers return to the 2018-19 fundraising field to help coaches and students pay for meals and other items not included in athletic budgets. Image courtesy of mjrphotog.com.
Academic calendar
Comal ISD trustees approved a calendar for the 2018-19 school year at a Feb. 28 board meeting.
CISD principals
New Canyon Lake High School Kristy Castilleja, left, at Mountain Valley Middle School's 2016 8th Grade Awards Night.
Sophomore Marley Carrizales
Sophomore Marley Carrizales was a frequent flyer on the base paths this past season. (photo by Karen Holmes)
CLHS stars
Theater students in Canyon Lake High School's award-winning production of SMASH are (top) Madison McGhie, Paden Mercer, Jesse Wiggins, Emma Brian, Brennah Clifton, Miles Clarks, Natalia Rivera, Genevieve Correa, Desiree Medina, Brenna DeVine, and Bryce Vincent. Not pictured: Amanda Diaz, Riley Benham, Serenity Garcia, Alicia Cardenas, Justin Vormann, and Cody Mimms.
Canyon Middle School
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