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Welcome to Smithson Valley Middle School

Dear Mustang parents, students, and community,
 
I hope each of you had a restful and enjoyable summer with your family and friends! Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We are excited to work closely with you and your children, so that your child receives the best educational experience possible! SVMS has strong traditions and high expectations, these will not change. There will be some changes as the state assessment, the STAAR, continues to evolve. You will see that our staff will continue to provide each individual child with a strong foundation to not only be successful on the STAAR, but to prepare for college readiness standards. Our teachers, coaches, and staff have traditionally led our campus to excellent outcomes in many areas of school life. We will continue to provide opportunities for your children to develop lifetime skills, so that they may excel daily and be prepared for their future challenges.
 
Each year I encourage parents to become involved, join, and support our PTA, athletic teams, fine arts programs, clubs, and other school organizations. Talk with your child's teacher, their counselor, and their administrator. Please consider volunteering to help; by doing so, your involvement will make this campus a better place for students! As principal, please communicate with me if you need assistance. If you have questions or comments about SVMS, I may be reached by email at keranen@comalisd.org or by calling the school at (830) 885-1206.
 
Let's have a great school year! Proud to be a Mustang!
 
Michael Keranen

At A Glance

  • 660 Student Enrollment
  • sports15 Athletic Programs
  • docs100% of Students Take Pre-SAT
  • oillamp Academic UIL Programs
  • Critical writing across content
  • Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 Chess Program

Upcoming Events

kids singing

Tis the Season for Music

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.
Meyer Ranch Subdivision

Meyer Ranch to add 1,600 homes in rural northwest

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.
governor abbott shaking teachers hand

Governor Abbott Listens to Comal ISD Teachers

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.
Homebound Teachers

Homebound Teachers, Unsung Heroes

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.
Student making Corn Husk Dolls

Comal ISD Heritage Night a Big Hit

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.
Picture of Mrs. Watkins

SVHS teacher receives Outstanding Educator Award

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.
joe mckenna

Comal ISD Hires Director of Safety & Security

As students and parents prepare for back to school, the Comal Independent School District welcomes its first Director of Safety and Security, Joe McKenna, Ph.D. McKenna is leaving his post as the associate director of research and education at Texas State University’s Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) to take on this new role for the district.