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The Comal ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to join dozens of other Texas school districts in a lawsuit filed against the Texas Education Agency over proposed changes made to the state's accountability ratings system and the agency's failure to adequately notify school districts of these changes.
A Smithson Valley High School senior made district history when he was elected to represent Texas at Boys Nation this summer. His experience expanded his view on government and civil service. An additional 26 Comal ISD students graduated from Boys State and Girls State.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and annually, campuses throughout Comal ISD host fundraising campaigns to raise awareness and funds to continue research and provide support to families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Three Comal ISD campuses were surprised and celebrated for being awarded the Purple Star Campus Designation by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. This designation recognizes campuses that show their support and commitment to meeting the unique needs of military-connected students and their families.
Update: One of Ms. Mary's former students is now a producer at KSAT 12 News. She stopped by Freiheit Elementary recently to feature her on air. Known as "Ms. Mary" to her students and their parents in the School Age Child Care (SACC) program, Mary Gomez was surprised with Comal ISD's '590' award for customer service. For 20 years, she has gone above and beyond as an after-school aide, and no one is more deserving of the honor.
For the fourth year in a row, Comal ISD's music program has received the Best Communities for Music Education designation. This designation is awarded to school districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
For the third year in a row, the JROTC at Pieper High School hosted a 9/11 Stair Climb to honor the first responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. More than 150 students, staff members and parents joined local first responders including firefighters to climb 2,071 stairs signifying the 110 flights of the World Trade Center's towers.
For the fifth year in row, Comal ISD's visual arts program has been named a District of Distinction by the Texas Art Education Association. This award recognizes the district and its educators for encouraging creativity, community participation and student growth.
Comal ISD is hosting its final summer job fair 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the district's Support Services Office, 1404 IH 35 North, New Braunfels.
The Smithson Valley High School golf program ended the 2022-2023 season with a silver medal for the boys team and an individual bronze medal for the girls. Both competed in the UIL 5A State tournament. These state honorees were recognized at the Aug. 24 Board of Trustees meeting for their achievements.