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Welcome to Smithson Valley Middle School

Dear Mustang parents, students, and community;
 
 
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I hope each of you had a restful and enjoyable summer with your family and friends! 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, and they will not change. Furthermore, for the second year in a row, we have received a rating of an “A” by the state of Texas for our most current academic evaluation.
SVMS currently has approximately 725 students enrolled.  This smaller population helps us to provide your child with a more individual middle school experience. 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 and be prepared for their future challenges.
One noticeable change for this year is student ID’s.  We ask that you assist us in reminding your child to bring and wear their ID every day.  Wearing an ID is a Comal ISD district policy and is an expectation at SVMS for all students.
Each year, I encourage parents to become involved, join, and support our PTA, athletic teams, fine arts programs, clubs, and other school organizations. I also encourage you to communicate with your child's teachers, counselors, and administrators. 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 michael.keranen@comalisd.org or by calling the school at (830) 885-1206.
 
 
Let us 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

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.