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The Draft of the Century

The Draft of the Century

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

With the coronavirus in full effect in America, businesses and organizations have had to make measures to ensure the satisfaction and safety of their audiences and employees. The NFL has done the same, earlier this month commissioner Roger Goodell made the call saying that the draft will be held onl...

Jam session

The vocabulary jam takes place Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Staff Reports

April 16, 2020

Wordsmiths and lovers of all things vocabulary, Comal school district has your jam on Friday. The district will have its own Vocabulary Jam online at 12:30 p.m. at “ has its roots in the Visual Thesaurus, the interactive thesaurus and dictionary developed by the team at Thinkmap, a ...

COVID-19 school closure cancels 2020 prom

Seniors Garrett Snowden, prom queen Maggie Luhrman and Josh Martinez move their hands and legs to the music (from Prom 2018)

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Managing Editor

March 21, 2020

Mere days after the news that spring break would be extended to April 3, principal Michael Wahl made yet another announcement.  "At this time, we are cancelling the SVHS prom currently scheduled for April 18 at the JW Marriott," Wahl said. "We know that our students will be disappointed, but we bel...

Corona in Comal

Civilians in Ecuador get tested for COVID-19. The number of cases in South America is growing as they near 1,000 infected.

Emma Siebold, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Comal County has issued an disaster declaration after first case of COVID-19 found


Senior Shea Walker throws a strike during a tournament win over Fort Bend Clements. Thanks to coronavirus, the game may have been one of Walker's last as a high schooler.

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

Baseball players reflect on a season that may have ended too soon

School cancellation extended

A glitch in mass produced COVID-19 testing kits  has limited the supply of available tests.

Rebekah Mann, Daniel Lackey, and Tatum Tomallo

March 17, 2020

Within the first few days of Comal’s extended spring break, San Antonio has confirmed five additional Coronavirus cases, Scholastic Aptitude Testing has been cancelled and Governor Greg Abbott has waived the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for this school year.  In light of...

Proposition A of the 2020 bond

The projected student growth for Comal Independent School District is expected to increase more than 6,000 students in five years.

Rebekah Mann, News Editor

March 6, 2020

Proposition A on the 2020 bond ballot contains elementary schools 19 and 20, middle school eight and funding for busses and land.  As the district continues to grow, the need for more busses to accommodate new neighborhoods and new schools to alleviate crowding has become increasingly more necessary.  ...

Juniors and seniors prepare for the SAT

The SAT will be administered on campus to juniors the morning of March 6.

Joey Clark, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Juniors and seniors enter at varying degrees of preparation and self-confidence to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test, better known by high schoolers as the SAT, on Wed. March 4. Test-takers should bring two #1 pencils, a pre-approved calculator (some classrooms will already provide them) and backup batt...

German and ROTC achieve state level

The JROTC and german team compete at state UIL this weekend.

Jake Perez and Virginia Price

March 3, 2020

The JROTC Ranger Battalion competed in a drill meet this weekend at Texas A&M. They placed 4th over all and finished 3rd in both academics and physical fitness.    Here’s how they placed individually:   Academics: 2nd place: Alastair Craythorne 3rd place: Peyton ...

Comal’s new School of Choice?

Spring Branch Middle School experienced a drastic decrease in student enrollment after the opening of Pieper Ranch Middle School.

Rebekah Mann, News Editor

February 27, 2020

After getting feedback about the travel barrier between students living in the west side of the district and Memorial Early College High School, Comal school district administration developed a plan to create a new high school of choice closer to U.S. 281. The Board of Trustees will be presented toni...

Choosing your future

Schedules are to be turned in Friday, Feb. 28

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

February 26, 2020

It’s that time of year again: the days of stressing over which classes you want to stick with for your next year. Last week, students of all grade levels received their course selection form, and freshmen and sophomore received information on how to fill out that form during the advisory period Fr...