I am excited to begin my 5th year as the principal of Johnson Ranch and it is truly an honor to work along side the best teachers, staff, students and parents in Texas. Together we make a strong family that has student success at the forefront of every decision. We know it is an adventure worth planning that will be fun as well as fulfilling This has led us to our theme of "JRES is Where Your Adventure Begins" for the 2018-2019 school year. Throughout the year, I look forward to meeting the new members of our community and creating deeper connections with those that continue to be a part of the Roper family. I encourage families to get to know each other and work along side us at Johnson Ranch. We appreciate your support as your student(s) learns and grows with us. Lets all connect and have a wonderful year, so that we can establish a united front to show our little Ropers how much we care. At Johnson Ranch, the staff, teachers and administration are honored that you entrust us with your precious ones and we will work hard to provide quality experiences and opportunities for them to progress, master and enrich towards their leadership goals.
The hills surrounding Comal ISD are truly alive this season with music. From choir and band performances to orchestra and string classes, students of all ages are showcasing what they’ve learned over the last four months.
The district projects an increase of approximately 5,600 students during the next five years, according to CISD’s fall demographic update. The report states that from September 2017 to August 2018, the district had more than 5,600 home sales, and roughly 26 percent were new homes.
A week before school began, seven Comal ISD teachers sat down with Governor Greg Abbott for one-on-one roundtable discussions about education issues including teacher pay, early education, special education and school finance.
While their anthem song may be “On the Road Again,” their heart song is probably “Imagine” by John Lennon or “What aWonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. As they travel the backroads, highways and creek beds that make up the Comal Independent School District, they offer a unique perspective on education, students and families.
The excitement of fall was in the air October 9 as Goodwin Frazier Elementary School hosted its annual Heritage Night. The event served as a celebration of New Braunfels’ history, including the smells, sounds and sights of local food, music and dance.
Kirsten Watkins, who teaches AP English and English III at Smithson Valley High School, was recently selected as a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award winner, based on a nomination written by one of her former students.
As students and parents prepare for back to school, the Comal Independent School District welcomes its first Director of Safety and Security, Joe McKenna, Ph.D. McKenna is leaving his post as the associate director of research and education at Texas State University’s Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) to take on this new role for the district.