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Financial aid meeting commences

Financial aid meeting commences

Emma Sipple, Co-Editor in Chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

Deadlines  for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for schools in Texas are early this year and students are advised to finish their applications as soon as possible after Oct. 1. These changes will talked about along with grants and scholarships tonight in the auditorium from 6 to 8. This...

Dance the night away

Dance the night away

October 4, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, News

The masquerade themed dance took place in the cafeteria last Saturday night. Homecoming court was presented to a crowd of students. Songs like "Cupid Shuffle" were danced by many.

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Homecoming results announced

Homecoming results announced

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

At Ranger stadium during halftime on Friday, the homecoming court accompanied or represented by their parents stood on the field, awaiting results. One Prince and one Princess was chosen from each grade's court. An overall King and Queen from the senior class were also chosen. "It felt pretty good...

Homecoming court announced

Homecoming court announced

Laney Rendon, News Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under News

Hone Homecoming is a tradition that will never end, letting an entire week of the school year be filled with spirit and pride. Student Council planned a week of spirit as students wore hawaiian shirts on Monday, tie dye shirts Tuesday, pajamas Wednesday, and their ranger colors Thursday. With the dr...

School UNited

School UNited

LJ Haider, Online Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under News

For first time in school history, students are hosting model UN meetings. The Model United Nations team discusses global issues and devises solutions for them. Members are representing countries that were or are in the conference during the live debate. AP US History teacher Lucy Capt will be sponso...

See You at the Pole plans under way

See You at the Pole plans under way

Emma Black, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under News

In order to promote faith among students, on Sept. 27 before school, Coach Lisa Daigle and students will host See You at the Pole, an event that allows students to pray and rejoice with their peers. Senior Jacob Riggs is one of the students involved in See You at the Pole. Students gather on this ...

College fair ware

College fair ware

Jack Padgett, entertainment editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under News

The Comal ISD College Fair will be hosted in Senior Dining hall on Sept. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 80 colleges, universities, trade schools, businesses and armed forces will be attending. The College fair is designed to help students of all grades to explore their options for careers after high school. S...

Best in nation

Best in nation

Jason Gordon, Communications Coordinator

September 20, 2017


Filed under News

Smithson Valley High School's Navy JROTC Unit was named the top program in the United States for the 2016-2017 school year by the United States Navy League. They received recognition at the September 19 Comal ISD School Board meeting where State Senator Donna Campbell presented the unit with a U.S....

Parking passes available for underclassmen

Parking passes available for underclassmen

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under News

As of September 5, Sophomores and Freshmen with driver's licenses can purchase parking passes for their vehicles. Before the school year began, underclassmen received news that they could not purchase parking passes. The rule attempted to accommodate the rising number of students to the limited numb...

First steps into high school dance

First steps into high school dance

Makayla Kyner, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under News

Saturday the dance team will host a dance clinic for students from kindergarten through eighth grade in the cafeteria. Both the Silverados and the Silver Spurs will be helping to teach dances to the upcoming generation of dancers. “Attendance is expected to be great,” Dance coach Ashtyn Burttschell said. “We...

College fair schedule update

College fair schedule update

Jack Padgett, Entertainment Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under News

  The Comal ISD College Fair will be hosted in Senior Dining hall on Sep 27 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. This year over 80 colleges, universities, trade schools, businesses and armed forces will be attending. Mrs. Gonzalez encourages all grades to come and explore the fair. "9th – 10th graders start thinking about col...

Pep rally schedule announced

Pep rally schedule announced

Laney Rendon, News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under News

Pep rally dates: Sept. 8 Oct. 13 Nov. 3 Nov. 8 (night pep rally)

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