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January Newsletter
Happy New Year, Hawk family!
As the new semester begins, our campus is getting back into the swing of things with extra-curricular activities, new year’s resolutions, and of course, academics.  I always think of the New Year as a new beginning of sorts; it is a time where I can begin with a clean slate, set goals, and have the whole year ahead of me to get things accomplished.  I look at our students much in the same way – they are able to begin anew with the new semester, some students with new teachers, setting goals for themselves academically based on their achievements from last semester, and being able to see into their future and what they are capable of achieving a year from now.
Many things are happening on campus, basketball and soccer are in full swing and all teams are doing quite well.  We had our CLHS FFA Chapter show this past weekend and our students were able to really shine.  CLHS students also competed in All-Region Band and Choir competitions and three students did exceptional!!  Congratulations to Sarah Holder, All-State Band and Gabby Lasiter and Eric Osborn both made All-State Choir!  We also recognized our National Merit Commended and National Hispanic Scholars at Friday night’s basketball game’ Audrey Schulze and Charles Kidd were both recognized as Commended students and Charles Kidd was also recognized as Hispanic Scholar.  Only 1% of students in high school receive this top honor across the United States. Again, congratulations to them both!!
PSAT scores and test booklets will be handed out the week of January 14th to all of our 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.  During these presentations, the students are provided a view of their college readiness.  Our hope is that students will formulate a plan to reach their highest potential.  One resource that these scores provide is a link between College Board and Khan Academy where students can get customized practice based on their strengths and weaknesses in the areas of evidenced based reading and writing and math. Research shows that just 6 hours of SAT practice on Khan Academy generates an average score increase of 90 points, and 20 hours of SAT practice on Khan Academy can yield 120 points increase.  As a campus we are committed to help our students achieve high results and will be opening our computer lab every day at lunch so that students can have these resources readily available every day.  Please encourage your student to take advantage of these resources available.
Again, I hope the New Year finds all of you refreshed and healthy.  As always, I am always available; please contact me if you need anything.
Kristy Castilleja, CLHS Principal

At A Glance

  • books AP/Dual Credit/UT OnRamps
  • music Orchestra Program
  • sports18 Athletic Programs
  • College & Career Center
  • route7 Curriculum Pathways
  • docs97% of Student take SAT
students playing chess

Comal ISD Chess Tournaments

Comal ISD is proud to host three chess tournaments this year, one at each high school. Registration is open to all Comal ISD students to enter at any tournament beginning on January 8.
ISES Choir

Tis the Season for Music

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.
Meyer Ranch Subdivision

Meyer Ranch to add 1,600 homes in rural northwest

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.
National Merit Recipients

Twenty-four Comal ISD students earn National Merit, National Hispanic Scholar honors

Comal ISD continues to produce some of the nation’s top academic performers. This school year, the district is proud to announce 24 seniors received National Merit honors. Smithson Valley High School senior Luke Estes was named National Merit Semifinalist, nine more were named National Merit Commended students, and a record-tying 16 Comal ISD students earned distinction in the National Hispanic Recognition program.
CLHS Education Department

The Extraordinary Special Education Department at Canyon Lake High School

THE EXTRAORDINARY SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT (SPED) AT CANYON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL BEST OF THE BEST (Top Row from left to right: C.J. Schubert, Jason Brooks, Chris San Miguel, Zach Burleson, Chicki Stehle, Donna Dusek) (Middle Row from left to right: Laura Stocking, Crystal Tillman, April Hernandez, Daniel Lancaster, John Barthels, Jimmy Chamberlin, Samantha Stayer, Agnes Stammler, Mark Martinez) (Bottom Row from left to right: Jeannie Pate, Marta Cansino, Stasie Moore, Nicole Barnhart, Lynette Slebrch, Kathryn Pannell)
CLHS JROTC Community Service Project


· The Griffin Ramp was completed on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 New Braunfels, TX. There were a total of 9 volunteers, plus 4 CLHS Jr. ROTC volunteers, all of whom persisted through the mid-morning rain downpour to complete this ramp. We always welcome the ROTC volunteers who contribute their time and talents to participate in this worthy effort and help improve their work experience. It was a joy to work alongside them. All the volunteers did a great job, as evidenced by the finished ramp, which will provide the health challenged homeowner a safe way to enter and leave the home. Many thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time on this rainy day. Unfortunately, the primary beneficiary of this ramp was not present during the build as she was undergoing medical treatment. However, the homeowner expressed his gratitude numerous times and expressed his joy of having a ramp to facilitate his wife's needs in entering and exiting the house safely. He said he was surprised at how professional and how sturdy the ramp was in its construction. Blessings to All
Student Collins CLHS Graduate

Keegan Collins - Graduate of CLHS

I knew at 17 years old that I wanted to be a PA. Yesterday it finally happened!! I don’t know where I’m going or what job I’ll be working but I know as a PA I’ll love what I do. I am so proud to be entering into this profession and it wouldn’t have been possible without these people here along with many others.