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Parking passes available for underclassmen

Parking passes available for underclassmen

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2017


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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


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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


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  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


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

Comal ISD issues Flood Bucket Challenge

Comal ISD issues Flood Bucket Challenge

From staff reports

September 2, 2017


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Smithson Valley High School will collect donations in the library starting Tuesday.

Spring in their step

Spring in their step

Jack Padgett, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


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Dance and ballroom perform dance show

$263 million bond passes

$263 million bond passes

Emma Sipple, Web Editor

May 30, 2017


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The 2017 bond of $263 million passed with 5,595 for votes to 1,573 votes against on May 6. Two new high school will be built and one new elementary school will be designed with the bond. The bond also includes money for an overhaul of the air conditioning and heating systems in schools across the d...

New sheriff in town

New sheriff in town

John Garza, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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Student Council designated its senior officers of next year. Junior Aurora Hernandez has been elected as the new president with campaign rival James Guyon as her vice president. “It’s an honor,” Hernandez said. “President of student council? I wouldn’t have imagined.” Hernandez has been part...

Humans of SV ‘tree’t the school

Humans of SV ‘tree’t the school

Jack Padgett, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


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In honor of Earth Day, Humans of SV planted a Texad redbud tree near their garden in front of the rotunda. “It was a really bare spot and we wanted to make it a look full,” co-president Julia Lafond said. The club chose to plant a Texas redbud because the new tree would match the other two redbuds  The...

Bond election early voting begins Monday

Bond election early voting begins Monday

Emma Sipple, Web Editor

April 21, 2017


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Early voting for the May 6 Comal school district bond issue, a $262 million package to build two new high schools, begins Monday at Bulverde City Hall and Garden Ridge City Hall. Polls will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24, 25, 26, 28 and May 1 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 27 and May 2. Trustees...

FACS Finishes Famine

FACS Finishes Famine

Bobby Palomin, Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

As they began to eat again a look of relief filled over the FACS students faces in the food science room. Three tables were filled with small breakfast items as the smell of pigs in a blanket, fruit, and pastries filled the air. The task of completing the 30 hour fast was now over but the goal tryin...

Additional classrooms clear the way

Additional classrooms clear the way

Emma Sipple, Web Editor

April 7, 2017


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Construction of portables behind the bus ramps began to help compensate the growing population of the school. “We will have a total of five portables for our use next year,” principal Michael Wahl said. “Each portable has two classrooms, that makes a total ten additional classrooms for our c...