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Ranger News You Can Use! January 8, 2023

Message from Mrs. Pinkham, Interim Principal

This week we welcomed back students and staff from the winter break and it was a great week one of the second semester! I enjoyed meeting and visiting with students and staff throughout the week and look forward to the semester ahead.

The spring semester will be busy with many activities and opportunities for students to be involved. Please read through and learn about all of the upcoming events available for students at Smithson Valley HS.

Additionally, Friday, January 6, report cards were posted in Skyward. Please take a moment to review your student’s progress. If you are unable to access or have trouble viewing, please reach out to your student’s counselor and they will be able to assist you.

Have a wonderful evening and thank you for your continued support!

Tammy Pinkham

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The Class of 2023 Graduation will be held on Thursday, May 25 @ 8pm

Ranger Stadium

Senior Recognition Ads in the 2022-23 Yearbook - Purchase Deadline February 9

You can still order your 2022-23 yearbook, and also purchase a Recognition Ad for your Senior at

The deadline to purchase senior tributes is Feb. 9, 2023.


Jr/Sr Prom

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

7:00pm - 11:00pm

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2022-23 Counselor Information

AAA - COP Anna-Marie Trotter;; phone# 830-885-1050

COQ - HAF Sara Schroeder;; phone# 830-885-1060

HAG - MAR Ayanna Bush;; phone# 830-885-1090

MAS - RIB Jasmine Wills; ;phone# 830-885-1072

RIC - UZZ Angel Mitchell;; phone# 830-885-1021

VAA - ZZ Rebecca Thornton; ; phone# 830-885-1056

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Dance Clinics Sign Up: Tryout Clinic Brushfire Link

Clinic times are 4:30-6:15PM.

SVHS All Sports Gala - Ticket Information

SATURDAY, January 28th from 6-11pm at Western Sky

$200 Couple

$1500 RESERVED table for 10 (limited availability)

The night includes appetizers, drinks, dinner & dessert. PLUS the opportunity to bid on a variety of AWESOME items. ALL proceeds go to the SVHS Booster Club to support ALL Sports Programs 💙


Calling all adventure seekers!

Ever wanted to see the world and experience another culture firsthand? Well now you can! I am thrilled to announce that I will be taking a group of students abroad to Greece Summer 2024 and I want you to come with me!

Talk about the educational experience of a lifetime. We’ll see famous landmarks, interact with new people and new cultures, and find a little more independence along the way.

Reach out to Mrs. Dennis at to find out how your student can be a part of this experience.

Save the Date Student Summer Job Fair

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Click on the link below to purchase your 2022-23 Yearbook from Jostens!

SVHS Clubs and Organizations Information

Key Club

Key Club will have a meeting on Jan 10, 2023 to welcome the new year. Make sure you have your hours to turn in. Meeting will be 8:30 AM in A 211 (Mrs. Speelman's room) or 4:30 PM in A 204 (Mrs. Shewbridge's room). We look forward to seeing you there.

SV Productions (New Club)

Introducing the newest club at SVHS - SV Productions. Get ready to edit, design, act, and produce a short film! Our production will be completely original, from the script to the score. Choose from a wide variety of jobs, including cinematographer, director, actor, and much more. Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 11 starting at 4:35pm in Room B117. If you have any questions, please stop by Ms. Guyer's room, B117.

Spanish Club

Spanish Club will meet on Wednesday, January 11th in room A103 at 8:20 a.m. We will be working on our service project to benefit the Children's Centre Los Niños in Bulverde.

Baseball Tryout Information

Any student wishing to tryout for Baseball must attend a meeting on Tuesday, January 10 after school at 4:45pm. The meeting will take place at the SVHS Baseball field. Students should see Coach Koehl in Room A127 with any questions.

SVHS PTSA Information

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It’s never to late to join the PTA! 🍎 Joining is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Do I have to volunteer? Absolutely not! But if you’re interested in getting involved, we’d love to have you! Regardless, your $10 membership fee goes to support the students and staff at SVHS, and your membership gives Texas PTA a greater voice when they are advocating for Texas students and families this upcoming legislative session! Join PTA today! 🍎 #joinpta #texaspta

There are 2 ways to JOIN TODAY!!

Visit the Texas PTA website :


1. Scan venmo image


2. Pay $10

3. Enter

"Name, email address- Membership”

Where do PTA funds go to in High School?

SVHS PTSA is an extremely active group on the SVHS campus. We provide scholarships for seniors, strive to fill all teacher/classroom requests, supply snacks for student events, throw monthly staff appreciation events, stock the workroom, bring food and other appreciation items for the bus drivers and custodians, participate in school programs, host the winter dance, and this year, we are hoping to bring in several interactive programs for the students.

Want to help our teachers? ✏️

Sign up to help in the workroom via the sign-up genius link below:


January 16: Student & Staff Holiday

January 28: All Sports Gala Western Sky 6pm-11pm

January 30: Student Holiday

February 4: PTSA Winter Dance - Come Glow with Us!


February 17: Student Holiday

February 20: Student & Staff Holiday

March 13 - 17: Spring Break

March 25: PROM @ JW Marriott 7:00pm

April 7: Student & Staff Holiday

April 10: Student Holiday

May 25: Class of 2023 Graduation @8pm Ranger Stadium


Attendance Reminders:

* Walking into class 10 min late, without a pass, is an unexcused absence

* Parent / Doctor notes must be turned in within 2 days of returning to school or it will remain an unexcused absence.

* Students who accumulate 10 more absences per semester, per class, will be denied credit.

Please click on attached links for Important Attendance detailed information. ATTENDANCE INFORMATION - ENGLISH ; ATTENDANCE INFORMATION - SPANISH

Please stop by Student Services if you have any questions.

Alicia Dixon Email Alicia Dixon phone# 830-885-1004

Petra Almanza Email Petra Almanza phone# 830-885-1026


Your student will need to request a VOE (Verification of Enrollment) form from the school if they will be going to the DMV for their Driver's License or Permit.

Please click on the link below for all of the information to request a Verification of Enrollment and follow all instructions. Please allow the Front Office 24 hours to process your VOE.

***YOUR STUDENT is responsible for coming back to the Front Office to pick up their VOE form.***


SEND A NOTE TO RELEASE YOUR STUDENT: Send in a written note with your student indicating what time your student needs to leave campus and include a good contact phone number for the parent on your note.

Your student will bring in your note to the receptionist as soon as they arrive to school. The receptionist will exchange your written note for a green pass and give the green pass to your student.

Please Do Not send an Email to release your student: Please do not send an email to release your student(s). The employee or employees you are emailing may be off campus, away from their desk, or unable to check their email to release your student.

4:05PM: Phone Call check outs will be cut off at 4:05pm

General Reminders

  • Our building opens at 8:25am every morning and students may go to their 1st period class upon entry to the building.
  • Front Office Phone hours are 8:15am - 4:45pm
  • Please do not order any outside food for your students during the school day, as we will not accept any outside deliveries (i.e. Pizza Deliveries, Door Dash, Grub Hub, etc).

Safety and Security

Safety and security is the #1 priority at Smithson Valley High School. Below are a few guidelines we want students to know that will help keep SVHS a safe campus:

  • Students and staff should wear their ID visibly at all times.
  • Students and staff should never prop open an exterior door.
  • Students must use designated campus entry points. Designated entry points are the front office and cafeteria in the mornings
  • Students should not let anyone in a door that is locked.
  • If students see something that is not right, please report it to an adult immediately. This can be face to face or through our Crime Stoppers app.

School Meals Pricing & Lunch Money Now Information

While the federal government’s pandemic-era waivers which granted free school meals for all students expired on June 30, 2022, free and reduced lunches will still be available for students who qualify through an application process. Parents are encouraged to complete an application to see if they qualify for free and reduced meals for the 2022-2023 school year. Learn more.

Comal ISD Meal Prices for the 2022-2023 School Year

Breakfast Prices:

  • Elementary, Middle and High Schools - $1.95 (paid) $.30 (reduced)
  • Faculty/Visitor - $2.80

Lunch Prices:

  • Elementary Schools - $3.20 (paid) $0.40 (reduced)
  • Middle and High Schools - $3.40 (paid) $0.40 (reduced)
  • Faculty/Visitor - $4.05

Find more information about menus, Lunch Money Now, snack permission/restrictions, allergies and more.
Comal Parent Center

Whether you recently moved to the area or have been here for a while, the Comal Parent Center is a resource for you to quickly get the information that you need.

2022 - 23 Bell Schedules

Please Click On this Link to see All Bell Schedules for the 2022 - 23 School Year

2022 - 23 Academic Calendar

Please Click on this Link to see the Academic Calendar, including all Holidays, for the 2022-23 School Year