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October Newsletter:
Happy Fall!!  I am hoping for some cooler weather soon!!  Fall is a time of harvest and harvest means “to gather, reap, or pick.”  For CLHS the Fall is a time to gather and reap the work we do each and every day.   October is a time when students put their heads to the grindstone and create, design, discuss, process and write about the work.  Students are our gatherers and they definitely reap what they put in.  I encourage you as parents to foster your students to question, talk, and write about the work they do each day.  It makes great table talks at dinner.
CLHS has many activities scheduled for October; one of which is the PSAT on October 16th.  All Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will take the PSAT; the PSAT for juniors is the year that counts toward the National Merit Scholarship Program.  We will be on a testing schedule that morning.  Seniors will be taking the ASVAB. Test.   Also a reminder that October 14th is a student holiday.
The week of October 21-25 is Red Ribbon Week sponsored by our Student Council.
Dress Up Days are as follows: 
Monday – Red Day – celebrate Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday – Twin Day – Team up against drugs
Wednesday – Disney Character Day – dress as your favorite Disney character
Thursday – Cowboy Day – give drugs the boot
Friday – Pink Out Day (CLHS Cheerleaders are selling the new Pink Out shirt) to support breast cancer
Also, I want to encourage all of you to join CLHS PTSA. The PTSA contributes to many aspects of our campus including teacher grants that go directly back into the classroom and impact students’ learning. The membership dues are $7.00 and you can join online by going to and selecting Canyon Lake High School. Our next PTSA meeting is Monday, October 7th at 5:30pm in the library.
Finally, I encourage you all to get connected with your student’s  grades.  The end of the 9 weeks is October 18th.  TXConnect is a great tool to see what your students are doing in the classroom each day. 
One last thing…. I want to congratulate CLHS and our teachers and students for receiving 5 out of 7 academic distinctions this past year from TEA as well as having a Report Card of an 88 (B); we were also recognized by CISD as one of two top high schools in the district.  This illustrates all the hard work that teachers and students are doing every day.  Our goal is to truly be a Campus of Excellence with 7 distinctions and a Report Card of 90 (A).
As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns and please follow me on Twitter @kristycastillej.  I post pictures daily to show all the happenings around campus.  I also do a weekly Facebook Live on Mondays.
Go Hawks!
Kristy Castilleja

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PRMS Volleyball Team with Poorman

Pieper Ranch Middle School Hosts "Pink Out" Game

October is breast cancer awareness month, and for one Comal ISD campus, the disease has hit home. A beloved teacher was diagnosed this summer with the disease, and her outlook has become an inspiration to everyone she meets.
Boys State

Students Participate in Boys State and Girls State

Annually, high school students from across the United States participate in a leadership program designed to teach them about citizenship and government. Students from Comal ISD learned the importance of getting involved at Boys State and Girls State.
Tax rate lowered to $1.32

Comal ISD Lowers Tax Rate by 7-Cents

At its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Comal ISD Board of Trustees approved a 7-cent decrease in the district’s tax rate, lowering it from 1.39 to $1.32. The new rate goes into effect immediately.
Emma Wolter and OCES

Going Gold: Meet Five Students with Courage and Strength

All month, campuses across the district have hosted campaigns to raise not only money, but also awareness of childhood cancer. One of the main reasons the district is so invested in raising awareness is because of students like the five featured here who continue to fight and show amazing courage and strength every day.