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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
TEA Report Card

TEA Publishes Annual Report Cards

The 2019-2020 Federal Report Cards for the state, the district and each Comal ISD campus are now available. Due to COVID-19, some reporting requirements have been waived by the U.S. Department of Education.
BBES Blanket Drive 2020

Holiday-Giving Traditions Continue Districtwide

Before the winter break, students and staff organized a wide-variety of toy, clothing and food drives to give back to their communities. Many of these have become traditions that students look forward to participating in year after year.
FACS event

A Heart for Service

FACS students learn about careers in counseling, early childhood development, family and community services, education and training, nutrition and wellness, and the hospitality industry. But they also have a heart for service and want to make a difference in their school and community.
Elementary Teacher of the Year 2019-2020 with Drastata, Crofford, Kim

Elementary and Secondary 2019-2020 District Teachers of the Year Announced

Among the 1,700 teachers in the district, two were chosen this week as the District Teachers of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. The Elementary District Teacher of the Year shares her passion for art in order to connect with her students; while the Secondary Teacher of the Year has turned his lifelong involvement in agriculture into a career in education.
SVHS student-athletes signing day 12.16.20

Six Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Many student-athletes dream of playing their sport at the next level, and six Comal ISD student-athletes took the next step to making that dream a reality on Wednesday, Dec. 16, by signing a National Letter of Intent to play for a college or university.
All-Star Football Game Athletes 2020

Five Comal ISD Athletes Chosen for Annual All-Star Football Game

While the Cougars and Rangers continue to play compete in the playoffs, five seniors will have the chance to compete with the best in the San Antonio area in the new year. They were chosen for the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game presented by H-E-B.
SVHS Boys State participants 2020

Five Comal ISD Students Participate in Virtual Boys State

The AppleTV documentary, "Boys State," follows Texas high school students as they form alliances, run for office and elect leaders in one week. While virtual, this past summer's session continued the tradition that began 85 years ago, and five Comal ISD students participated.
School Store

Smart Business

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 the Business, Marketing and Finance program at Smithson Valley and other high schools, 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.