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Canyon High School Cougar Nation
Comal ISD said it will not extend its school break or suspend athletic activities due to COVID-19. A Canyon High School Cougars football playoff game against Katy Paetow was canceled this weekend after someone on that team either contracted or was exposed to COVID-19. Twitter image.
clhs senior jake peters
Canyon Lake High School (CLHS) senior Jake Peters participated in the American Legion's Texas Boys State last summer and was recognized by Comal ISD trustees in November.
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Comal ISD will not close its five Bexar County campuses despite a warning from San Antonio Metro Health that schools are in the COVID-19 "red zone."
Hoffman Elementary teachers
Kindergarten student Charlee Priddy hugged her mom and dad, Kari and Scottie Priddy, goodbye outside Hoffmann Lane Elementary on the first day of the school year. This is just one way that HLES has kept families engaged during this time, and one of the reasons it was ranked as the top elementary school in the San Antonio area by Children at Risk
Madison Crowder
Canyon Lake High School senior Madison Crowder.
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school psychologist
Comal ISD's LSSP's serve approximately 3,000 special-education students in the district, following them from their initial evaluations to ongoing reevaluations which occur every three years. File image.
Alexis Hettinger
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Mountain Valley Middle School in Sattler.
Canyon Lake High School Auditorium
Canyon Lake High School students who opted to stay home for the first part of the school year returned to campus today. Here, Canyon Lake High School welcomes 'new-to-campus students.' Nine members of the school's "campus community" have tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 13, according to emails.
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Nearly 3,500 Comal ISD students will return to campus on Wednesday for the first time since March. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
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Image by Orlando Health.
Canyon Lake High School Hawks Stadium
The game was canceled after someone on Taylor's football team tested positive for COVID-19.
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The USDA program covers meals provided to on-campus students in school cafeterias. Remote learners also can pick up curbside meals. File image.
Dr. Erin Wright
Dr. Erin Wright today said she is stepping down from her role as medical consultant for Comal ISD.
Dr. Erin Wright
Comal ISD announced today that Dr. Erin Wright will replace Dr. Emily Briggs, who served as medical consultant for the last seven years.
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The new tax rate is the lowest in Comal ISD since 1990.
CLHS Aaden Thomas and Josh Gideon
Canyon High School's Aaden Thomas, left, and Josh Gideon placed eighth at a Texas High School Bass Association tournament.
District of Distinction TAEA
This is the second year in a row that Comal ISD received the prestigious art award.
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Joshua Sczech soccer
Canyon Lake High School Senior Joshua Sczech.
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Facebook image of Canyon Lake High School, which reported three new cases of COVID-19 today.
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Comal ISD's board of trustees at their Sept. 10 meeting.
Prize patrol at CHMS
The 'Prize Patrol' awards grants funded by the Parent Teacher Association to Chuch Hill Middle School teachers.
Smithson Valley High School Graduate Caleb Mosley
Caleb Mosley graduated from Smithson Valley High School this year and is pursuing a double major in Theatre and Human Rights at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
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Kindergarteners in Comal ISD explored "depth and complexity" during their second week of school. Twitter image.
Bill Brown Elementary School teacher
Mrs. Sepeda, a teacher at Bill Brown Elementary School, models ways to think through a story for her remote learners. Twitter image.
Morena Hockley
Morena Hockley, whose two boys attend Canyon High School, tells KENS 5 reporter Henry Ramos that Comal ISD Board of Trustees President David Drastata used racist language in an email that reffered to COVID-19 as 'the China virus.'
Mountain Valley Middle School Boys Athletics
Mountain Valley Middle School makes sure its athletes stay hydrated on hot August days. Twitter image.
Bill Brown Elementary School techers
Pre-K and kindergarten teachers welcome students to first day dropoff.
Canyon Lake Broadcasting
Canyon Lake Hawks take on their arch-rival nemesis, the Wimberley Texans Friday night. The football game will livestream on Youtube.
Ashley Martinez Art class
Comal ISD Art Teacher Ashley Martinez prepares her classroom for virtual students. Twitter image.
Morena Hockley
Morena Hockley, second from left, is the mother of two Comal ISD Canyon High School soccer players and says some parents are afraid to speak out about an email from the high school's athletic booster club president calling COVID-19 the "China virus." (Back row, l-r) Dominic Hockley, Morena Hockley, Andy Hockley (who is Filipino-American), Juliana Hockley and Christian Hockley. Front row: Massimo Hockley.
Mountain Valley Elementary student
A second-grader at Mountain Valley Elementary School said he was nervous when he started school today but was ready for nachos by lunchtime. Twitter image.
Mountain Valley Middle School classroom
Raymond Amaro, who teaches seventh-grade history at Mountain Valley Middle School in Canyon Lake, said his classroom is ready for the first day of school tomorrow. Twitter image.
Smithson Valley High School English teachers Holly Leach and Carol Jackson
The day before classes start in Comal ISD, Smithson Valley High School English teachers Holly Leach and Carol Jackson gather personal protection equipment (PPE) and supplies to protect their students and themselves from COVID-19. Twitter image.
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Canyon Lake Kids Academy
One employee at Canyon Lake Kids Academy has tested positive for COVID-19 since March. No children tested positive. Facebook image from July.
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Members of Canyon Lake High School's girls volleyball team. Twitter image.
mountain valley middle school flight school
Mountain Valley Middle School students attend Flight School. Twitter image from Aug. 19.
Smithson Valley Rangers
A Smithson Valley high school Ranger attends a strength-and-conditioning camp on Aug. 13. Twitter image.
Canyon Lake High School cheer squad
Canyon Lake High School Cheer Camp in August. Twitter image.
Mountain Valley Middle School Music Team
The music will play on for Mountain Valley Middle School's music team, thanks to personal protective equipment donated by the Texas Education Agency. Twitter image.