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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parents and students at Hoffmann Lane Elementary have always known that their campus was among the best, and now it is official. The kinder-through-fifth-grade campus took the top spot in a ranking of 339 elementary schools in the San Antonio area.
This year, the National College Board Recognition Programs have honored 55 Comal ISD seniors as top academic performers including four National Merit Semifinalists and 15 Commended Scholars.
Johnson Ranch Elementary solved more than 300 math problems and was crowned champion of this year's Pentabowl Math competition.
One Comal ISD high school has earned the College Success Award for the second year in a row. Smithson Valley High School has been recognized for successfully going above and beyond simply graduating students but also helping them enroll in college and succeed once they get there.