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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
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Vocabulary.com Competition March 27

Get ready for some friendly-but-fierce vocabulary competition against students from around the world! Join your friends for our Vocabulary Jam on Friday, March 27 at 11:00a.m. Click for more information!
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Extended Closure to April 24

The Comal Independent School District is extending its closure to April 24. This will be evaluated every two weeks the necessity for any further closure.
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Meals for Students During Closure

Starting March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we will begin offering free meals for current Comal ISD students Monday-Friday throughout the duration of campus closures at the following locations.
education resources

Home Learning Opportunities During Closure

We are launching the Comal Continues: Home Learning Opportunities (HLO) resource webpage. The HLO webpage includes resources and activities organized by grade level to help keep your child’s learning moving forward and help structure their day while we are closed. There are also links to resources such as Vocabulary.com and Khan Academy, and guidance on how students can reflect on their learning activities. Learn More!
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SAT Testing Saturday, March 14

The College Board has indicated that the SAT administration scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at Canyon High School is still on. Students should report at 7:50 to begin check in. Testing starts at 8:30. Students will test in groups of 20 or less. The College Board has indicated that refunds will not be issued if a student does not show to take the test. Questions regarding testing should be directed to the College Board at sat@info.collegeboard.org or 866-520-8600.
PRMS Students showing off Water Week Boards

Sixth Grade Class Funds Water Well for School in Rwanda

Teachers strive to provide their students with real-world lessons on subjects that will impact their lives today and in the future. The sixth grade teaching team at Pieper Ranch Middle School did just that when it collaborated on a project-based learning unit about water. The result is pretty amazing.
PRMS sixth grade authors

Sixth Grade Student Becomes Published Author

Students have many opportunities to shine on their campuses from sports fields and courts to theaters, band halls and classrooms. For a dozen sixth graders at Pieper Ranch Middle School, a writing assignment landed them "Young Author Award" honors and more.
SVMS Dance Team

Weekend Update: Feb. 28 - March 1

As the spring semester kicks into full gear, Comal ISD students continue to compete for awards, titles and honors outside the typical school day. Here's just a sample of accomplishments from this past weekend.