I would like to take this opportunity to express to you the honor and enthusiasm I feel for being the principal at Canyon High School. I feel privileged and blessed to work where I am surrounded by outstanding students, staff, and community members.
Our staff is dedicated to providing an environment that fosters student growth and encourages students to take academic risks. It is my sincere belief that the cornerstone of any school is high standards and expectations for students, co-curricular participation and responsible citizenship.
Canyon High School has a long and rich tradition of developing students who meet these standards. We know how important our families and community are in the growth and development of our students and I am confident that, together, we can make Canyon High School an even better place for our students to grow towards their futures.
I’m looking forward to an exciting school year and getting to know you all as the year begins!
The hills surrounding Comal ISD are truly alive this season with music. From choir and band performances to orchestra and string classes, students of all ages are showcasing what they’ve learned over the last four months.
The district projects an increase of approximately 5,600 students during the next five years, according to CISD’s fall demographic update. The report states that from September 2017 to August 2018, the district had more than 5,600 home sales, and roughly 26 percent were new homes.
Comal ISD continues to produce some of the nation’s top academic performers.
This school year, the district is proud to announce 24 seniors received National Merit honors. Smithson Valley High School senior Luke Estes was named National Merit Semifinalist, nine more were named National Merit Commended students, and a record-tying 16 Comal ISD students earned distinction in the National Hispanic Recognition program.
A week before school began, seven Comal ISD teachers sat down with Governor Greg Abbott for one-on-one roundtable discussions about education issues including teacher pay, early education, special education and school finance.
While their anthem song may be “On the Road Again,” their heart song is probably “Imagine” by John Lennon or “What aWonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. As they travel the backroads, highways and creek beds that make up the Comal Independent School District, they offer a unique perspective on education, students and families.
The excitement of fall was in the air October 9 as Goodwin Frazier Elementary School hosted its annual Heritage Night. The event served as a celebration of New Braunfels’ history, including the smells, sounds and sights of local food, music and dance.
Kirsten Watkins, who teaches AP English and English III at Smithson Valley High School, was recently selected as a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award winner, based on a nomination written by one of her former students.