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Welcome to Startzville Elementary

Dear Families and Friends of Startzville Elementary,
We are so happy to be back for the 2020-2021 school year.
Startzville Elementary is a great place for children to experience their learning and growing … with its dedicated staff, amazing students, and energetic and committed parent community.
The beginning of the year always holds such excitement and promise, and for us it is an annual rite of passage where we open our doors and share with you our hopes and dreams for the coming year. I speak for all Startzville staff when I say what a blessing and a privilege it is to serve you, the Startzville community, where anything is possible … the sky’s the limit … especially if you’re a Hawk.
Although we know that this year may look different than before, we know that together we can make this the best year yet! Thank you families, for allowing us the privilege of teaching your children and trusting us to do so. We are committed to providing all our students with the safest and best possible learning environment where student success comes first. We feel that open and clear communication between school and home is important to the success of our educational program. Startzville Elementary parents and families are our partners in the important job of educating the children of this community. My door is always open for any comments or questions you may have.
 
Melinda Shinn
Principal, Startzville Elementary
 

At A Glance

  • 415 Student Enrollment
  • Cursive Curriculum
  • music Strings Program
  • Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 Chess Program
  • art Art Programs
  • Critical writing across content
SVHS College Success Award

Smithson Valley High School Receives 2020 College Success Award

One Comal ISD high school has earned the College Success Award for the second year in a row. Smithson Valley High School has been recognized for successfully going above and beyond simply graduating students but also helping them enroll in college and succeed once they get there.
Jen, Ric and Addison Akers

Veterans Honored by Students and Staff

It has become a tradition that students, teachers and the community look forward to every year - Veterans Day. Normally, celebrations occur on every Comal ISD campus, and while this year's celebrations were altered a bit, they still brought the community together to remember those who fought for our freedom.
SVHS Signing Day Student-Athletes 2020

Nine Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

It was National Signing Day for four student-athletes from Canyon High and five student-athletes from Smithson Valley High. With families, teammates and coaches looking on, they took the next step in their athletic careers.
Rutherford's artwork 2020

Comal ISD Student Artwork Showcased at State Exhibit

The Texas Art Education Association selects student artwork from across the state annually for a special exhibit. This year Comal ISD was represented in that exhibit with the artwork of eight students on display.
Life Skills 7th grade 2019-2020

Students Discover Passions, Careers with Comal Compass

As students enter middle school, they begin to put their future dreams into action. The question of, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" begins to take shape. By the time they enter high school, they are provided opportunities to "try out" those dreams. Comal Compass is Comal ISD's program that gives those dreams direction and more.
CTE Health Class

Elective Medicine

Many of the vocational classes offered today at high schools are not your typical electives. Comal ISD's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, like Health Science, are part of a multi-faceted, modern curriculum that provides students with the technical knowledge and real-world skills they need to get started in a current or emerging profession.
Gage Dunivan

The Touchdown that United a Stadium

Coaches and players watch highlights from football games weekly. That's how they improve. One play, however, from Davenport High School's first homecoming game has gone viral, and the lessons it teaches improves everyone's outlook on humanity.