Three levels of scholarships were awarded during Comal ISD's All-District Dance Showcase, totaling $4,750. Both high school and middle school dance teams performed competition pieces with a finale dance performed by All-District dancers from each high school.
First Lego League is hosting its first-ever state competition, and Comal ISD will be represented among the 56 teams that qualified from around the state. The Fantastic Lego Leaders from Kinder Ranch Elementary will be the team to watch.
For more than 20 years, Margaret Edmonson has been teaching journalism and yearbook students to report the news, and today, she is making headlines of her own, winning a prestigious award given by her peers.
With 7,200 students enrolled in 35 programs of study, Comal ISD's Career and Technical Education (CTE) is growing annually, and its director was just named the best CTE administrator in the state of Texas.
Superintendent Dr. John E. Chapman III read his favorite childhood book, "Johnny Appleseed," to first-grade students at Oak Creek Elementary to celebrate Read Across America Day. He was joined by New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman, members of the Board of Trustees, Canyon High School athletes and district administrators to encourage reading.
Students with an interest in aviation are learning there is more to the industry than flying a plane. Through the CTE Aviation Maintenance program, they are learning the science, the construction and the engineering that goes into building a career in the field.
One of the oldest Career and Technical Education programs in Comal ISD is automotive technology which is offered at Canyon High School. Students gain hands-on experience inside the Cougars auto shop and earn industry-based certifications that build the foundation for careers in the automotive industry.
Students who are involved in CTE organizations have many opportunities to sharpen their leadership and technical skills through competitions. So far this year, 13 Comal ISD students have qualified for state competitions in just a few CTE organizations including FFA, FCCLA and HOSA.
Only the best high school musicians, singers and dancers become All-State honorees, and Comal ISD had a dozen this year. The state-wide competitions include intense auditions and entail hours of practice.