Church Hill Middle School Student Wins Comal Speaks Title

Feb. 24, 2023 - For the third year in a row, a student from Church Hill Middle School was named the champion of Comal ISD’s annual Comal Speaks competition. This year marked the sixth anniversary of the program which challenges middle school students to prepare and present speeches to judges on topics related to Comal Commitment character traits.

This year’s district champion is Rylan Frech, an eighth-grade student from CHMS. He spoke about perseverance and how he learned how to persevere durin

High Schools of Choice

In a High School of Choice, students learn through project-based experiences that are focused on STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This mode of learning allows students to grow and apply their content knowledge and 21st century skills, develop their socio-emotional abilities, and focus on college and career readiness.

Each of these campuses offers smaller enrollment sizes, hands-on collaborative learning curriculums and more. Memorial Early College High School (Memorial

Comal ISD Communicator - Feb. 16

At its Feb. 15 meeting, the Comal ISD Board of Trustees approved a bond package that will accommodate continued enrollment growth as well as address items such as campus safety and security, student technology, and expansions and improvements at existing campuses. The bond referendum, which will be on the May 6 ballot, will appear as three separate propositions.

Comal ISD residents will have the opportunity to vote in the bond election on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The deadline to register to vote

CISDInfo - Feb. 17

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Comal ISD Communicator - Feb. 10

National Signing Day events were planned for Feb. 1, but those plans were postponed due to severe weather that shut down the district for several days last week. In the end, 42 student athletes from four Comal ISD campuses took the next step in their journeys after high school.

On Friday, Feb. 3, Canyon High School celebrated with 14 student athletes and Canyon Lake High celebrated with five. Read the full story on CHS and CLHS here.

On Monday, Feb. 6, and Tuesday, Feb. 7, eight student athlet

Tuition-Based Pre-K Parent Meetings

Registration for Comal ISD’s 2023-2024 tuition-based prekindergarten program is now open. This full-day program is offered at Specht Elementary and Kinder Ranch Elementary. It follows the Texas Pre-K guidelines and is taught by certified teachers.

Families Interested in registering a child for the coming 2023-2024 school year, MUST attend one of the following Parent Information Meetings.

Prior to one of these meetings, families must Complete the online application form.

Please note that you

CISD Board Notes

In honor of School Board Appreciation Month, members of the Board of Trustees were recognized for their service to the students, staff and community of Comal ISD during the board's monthly meeting Thursday. The board room was decorated with posters from campuses across the district created by students who wanted to share their heartfelt gratitude for all that the Trustees do on a daily basis. In addition, the Canyon Lake High School choir and a Pieper High School thespian, Joscelyn Despres, perf

CISDInfo - Jan. 26

Comal ISD's director of CTE & Career Readiness, Renee Martinez, has been announced as a Career and Technology Association of Texas (CTAT) Region 7 nominee for Career and Technology Education (CTE) Administrator of the Year.

The CTAT/ACTE Member Excellence Awards recognize those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to CTE programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand CTE programs. Award winners serve as inspi

Comal ISD Communicator

Under Title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Comal Independent School District is eligible for Federal Impact Aid funds as the district enrolls students whose parents are active-duty military or work as civilians employed on Federal property. In order to apply for these funds, it is necessary that we collect this information from parents who may fall into one of these two categories.

This year, the survey will be completed online and is located as a tile in your Skyward a

Champions of Generosity

Homecoming parades wouldn’t be the same without their signature green-and-white striped jerseys, decorated tandem bicycles, omnipresent balloons and school spirit, and Baylor wouldn’t be the same without their desire to serve fellow students, past, present and future.

For 50 years, Student Foundation members have found joy in giving back to the University through scholarship fundraising, student recruitment and iconic campus traditions such as Bear Downs, Bearathon, Freshman Follies, intramural

50 Years of Excellence in Patient Care

From the outside looking in, patient care at UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry is drastically different than it was 50 years ago when the school was founded. Today, patients are seen in a state-of-the-art building offering beautiful views from its walls of windows, spacious waiting areas, open operatories and the latest in technology—the best in comfort and care.

That’s a far cry from the school’s humble beginnings in a small unfinished space under the medical school auditorium in 1970.

Casa Mia Provides Hope to Mothers, Their Babies

Casa Mia Provides Hope to Mothers, Their Babies

On a quiet street in a predominantly historic neighborhood near downtown San Antonio sits a two-story house filled with laughter, baby bottles, diapers and toys. Called Casa Mia, this house is a refuge for mothers with opioid use disorders and their infants and toddlers. With its fresh garden in the back and clean beds to sleep on at night, it is a far cry from the streets where these women formerly resided.

“We helped 32 women and 26 children in

Battling Opioid Epidemic with Science, Compassion

Many Americans believe it won’t happen to them or to one of their loved ones, but annual opioid-abuse statistics prove them wrong. The facts show that 130 Americans die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses: one every eight minutes. Additionally, two million Americans were diagnosed with an opioid use disorder last year alone.

“Addiction to opioids is the greatest health failure of our time,” says Jennifer S. Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H., vice dean for research and professor of psychiatry in th

World-Renowned Biochemist Returns to UT Health

He’s the equivalent of a rock star whose music consistently sits on the top of the charts, and he’s made his way back to San Antonio with a goal to change the lives of cancer patients by developing cancer therapeutics right here.

The internationally acclaimed biochemist Patrick Sung, D.Phil., returned to UT Health San Antonio as the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry in January. In addition, he was appointed professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Structural Biology; serves

Mastering Ethics for Work & Life

Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle proposed virtue ethics as a theory of moral decision making, believing good habits are developed by practicing virtuous acts regularly. Christians agree but use Christ’s life as their guide with prudence, justice, temperance, courage, faith, hope and love (charity) as their guiding virtues.

While the philosophy behind ethics may help one build a foundation on which to base decisions, when it comes to making ethical choices in a boardroom, conference room or c

Room for Growth

Reminders of hope and compassion welcome all at the entrance of the new home of Baylor’s Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic in the Cashion Academic Center.

Scripture references at the doorway and in the reception area signal the heart and compassion to be found within the clinic:

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” [John 14:6 NIV]

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord,