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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

May 30

Graduation

Location: Texas State University-Strahan Coliseum
Garden Ridge Elementary American Legion honorees

Elementary Graduates Receive American Legion Award

The American Legion Program gives teachers and staff the opportunity to recognize students who exemplify the six qualities that define character. The honor is not only given to graduating seniors and eighth graders. It is also given to graduating fifth graders.
Evan Velez, Barry Dodd and Abigail Spence

Bass Fishing Team to compete in State Tournament

Two student anglers and members of the Comal ISD Bass Fishing Club are heading to the Hill Country Division: Lake Belton State Tournament July 25. They are currently tied for second place in the state - pretty impressive for the program's first year.
Victor Hernandez MECHS

American Legion Award Honors Students for Character, Citizenship

Correction: The American Legion honorees for Memorial Early College High School were reported incorrectly. Victor Hernandez and Josephine Tesauro received the top awards. For almost a century, the American Legion has been honoring students who exemplify the six qualities that define character with its School Award Medal Program. Several Comal ISD campuses participate in this tradition by nominating students for this award.
Williford and Vestal CHS

2020 Commencement Speeches Inspire Hope Amid COVID-19

While celebrities continue to honor the graduating class of 2020 with special commencement speeches on YouTube and Instagram, the words spoken by seniors themselves are the ones which truly have meaning. The top two graduating seniors from each of Comal ISD's high schools encouraged, commiserated and challenged their fellow graduates to remember the highs and learn from the lows.
Soles4Souls Shoe Drive 2020

Smithson Valley Senior Honored as a Champion for Change

Senior Abigail Redin will not only graduate this Friday, June 5, she also will be featured on KENS 5 News as a Champion for Change. Redin received this honor because of the impact she has made on her community through her two Soles4Souls shoe drives.