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Ranger News You Can Use! January 15, 2023

Message from Mrs. Pinkham, Interim Principal

I hope this week’s message finds you all well and enjoying the three-day weekend. As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, Jan. 16, as we have a day of observance for Martin Luther King Jr.

Additional upcoming events/ dates:

Jan. 16 - Student/ Staff Holiday, MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 28 - SV Athletic Booster Club Gala

Jan. 30 - Student Holiday/ Teacher Prep & Planning

Feb. 4 - SVHS PTSA Glow Dance

Feb. 6 - 10 - Counselor Appreciation Week

Feb. 13-16 - Love the Bus Week

Feb. 17 - Student Holiday/ Teacher Prep & Planning

Feb. 20 - Student/ Staff Holiday, President’s Day

March 10 - End of the 3rd Nine Weeks

March 13-17 - Spring Break

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

Tammy Pinkham

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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.

SVHS PROM March 25, 2023

Jr/Sr Prom

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

7:00pm - 11:00pm

CLASS OF 2023 - GRADUATION May 25, 2023

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

Ranger Stadium

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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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Johnson Ranch Elementary 5K & 1K Run Jan 21, 2023

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Dance Clinic January 23, 2023

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Dance Clinics Sign Up: Tryout Clinic Brushfire Link

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

SVHS All Sports Gala - January 28, 2023

SATURDAY, January 28

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 💙

National Signing Day - February 1, 2023

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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

Career Prep

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Do you plan on having a job next school year? Would you like to get more hours while earning school credit? Career Prep might be for you. Go by Room C118 or Student Services to grab a registration form.


Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Do you enjoy helping others? Are you a leader? If so, FACS wants you! If you are interested in joining FACS next year, you must pick up a commitment packet in Room C106. All packets are due Friday, January 27 to Ms. Herring and will not be accepted late!

Ready, Set, Teach

Do you want to be a future teacher or coach? Are you interested in working with children off-campus at an elementary or middle school? Then Ready, Set, Teach is for you! Enrollment forms are outside of Ms. Pahl's Room A102. All forms are due to Ms. Pahl by January 27.

UIL SV Spelling

Do you love words and love to spell? Join the UIL SV Spelling Crew! It's not too late to join. Go by Room A108 to talk with Ms. Barthuly!

FCA Every 2nd & 4th Friday

FCA Meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month in front of the auditorium. Join us at 8:07am and we will greet you at the glass doors to the left of the main building (the auditorium entrance).

SVHS PTSA Information

SVHS PTSA is excited to host the 2023 Winter Dance! 💃🏼🕺 Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Wear neon or white for the best results! ⭐️DJ 📸Photo booth ⭐️Photo Ops
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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”

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! (Ticket info above)

February 6 - 10: Counselor Appreciation Week


February 13-16: Love the Bus Week (celebrate our Bus Drivers and Bus Assistants)

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.***


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.


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