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Welcome to Smithson Valley Middle School

Dear Mustang parents, students, and community;
 
 
Welcome to the 2019-2020 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 650 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 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

CLHS construction student Copeland

CTE Month: Community Partners, Mentors Serve Critical Role

Learning a job firsthand is often the best way to know if it is the right fit. Community partners often provide that firsthand account for students interested in a particular job or career. Local business professionals give presentations, offer paid internships and more through Comal ISD's Career and Technical Education programs. Here's part three in a series of articles about CTE.
Seventh grade Life skills class

Career and Technical Education (CTE), Celebrated in February

Comal ISD teachers and staff members are celebrating CTE month throughout February. This is the first in a series of stories that will explain CTE and how the district is expanding its efforts to prepare students for their futures whether their next step is college, a vocation or trade school or employment. Students today have the opportunity to examine their options through a wide variety of CTE classes.
Chess Champions RBES

Chess Champions Announced from District's First Tournament

The Canyon Lake High School cafeteria was packed with 300 participants anxiously waiting to play chess on a Saturday in January. The pawns, the rooks, the bishops, the queens and, of course, the kings were lined up neatly in rows ready for the action. This was the district's first chess tournament of the year and here are the results.