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No Place for Hate

Third period classes will be encouraged to sign the pledge to make Smithson Valley no place for hate.
School community asked to sign pledge against discrimination, bullying on campus
November 12, 2020

The “No Place For Hate” pledge will be signed by students and teachers on Friday. Students are encouraged to sign the pledge to make the school a discriminatory-free and judgment-free place for everyone. Each...

Turkeys for a cause

Gobbling for Good will be a new take on the traditional Turkey Feather campaign, but the causes remains the same.
Gobbling for Good aims to provide holiday meals, donations to help those in need
November 6, 2020

Fall Fest came and went, but Family and Community Services now has another task ahead: Gobbling For Good, a project launching Monday and ending Nov. 13. With this project, each teacher will collect...

Conversations in the classroom

Halfway through their second period U.S. government class, seniors Zach Santana and Hadley Thomas research for their projects.
Government classes research politics before the election
November 3, 2020

With Republican incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden headlining the news because of today’s election, local and lesser-known state and national races do not receive much attention. Government...

Elections that matter

Gina Ortiz Jones is running for congress in District 23 of Texas.
Breaking down the candidates running for the 21st and 23rd congressional district
November 2, 2020

With the election coming up tomorrow, students voice their opinions on who should win the presidential title, yet less talk centers on the 21st and 23rd congressional district elections that would directly...

Black Student Union chapter on way

The Black Student Union will meet every two weeks. All are welcome to attend the meetings.
The first BSU meeting will be held Thursday at 8 a.m.
October 28, 2020

To promote racial equality at the school, Algebra I teacher and softball coach Shanika Randle will sponsor the Black Student Union, a student-led organization primarily centered around understanding and...

‘Tis the season for Fall Fest

For Fall Fest, anyone's encouraged to join.
Movies? Candy? Games? Here's what to expect with this annual community event
October 27, 2020

After two months of non-stop planning, this year's Fall Fest will come to fruition on Wednesday, Oct. 28, lasting from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Participants will have a variety of activities at their disposal,...

Cutting drugs to ribbons

Red Ribbon Week and Spirit Week are combined this year. Each day will have dress up theme, with the Homecoming football game taking place on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Spirit week and homecoming are fast approaching
October 22, 2020

Drag out those pajamas, rock and roll T-shirts and spirit wear, along with plenty of red ribbons because student council combines Spirit Week and Red Ribbon Week into one big celebration, ending with the...

Play on words

Play on words
The Production team performs monologues and musical numbers Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Smithson Valley auditorium.
October 20, 2020

SH: The Production team performs monologues and musical numbers Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Smithson Valley auditorium. Photo credits: Made by parents of performer Emma Derr and the Theatre...

The appointments of the 2020-2021 student government

The appointments of the 2020-2021 student government
Grade-level and student council elections end with assured positions
October 13, 2020

With this year being one of the most active and competitive class elections, the 2020-2021 student council election votes are in:       For student council...

Deadline for IDO changes Friday

Deadline for IDO changes Friday
Students can choose between on campus or remote learning before the next nine weeks
October 7, 2020

The deadline for IDO changes is Friday, so students need to make their choice soon. Changes go into effect on Oct. 21. Students and parents can make the decision to remain with their current schooling...

Discussing the debate

Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump faced off in a contentious debate Tuesday night.
Students give their opinions on Tuesday night's presidential debate
October 1, 2020
President Donald Trump and former Vice President go head to head in Cleveland to decide the future of the country.

COVID can’t stop college

Comal ISD
Collegiate information to be provided for prospective students
September 24, 2020

In spite of COVID-19 restrictions, a virtual college fair opportunity for students and parents to take advantage of is underway, beginning Sept. 28 and lasting until Oct. 3.   There's a schedule...

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