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Welcome to Mountain Valley Elementary

Families and Friends of MVES,
 
It is with great excitement that I welcome you back for another great year at Mountain Valley Elementary!  I am honored to continue serving the Canyon Lake community as the Principal of MVES.  We have an amazing staff that will work hard to continue the tradition of excellence at Mountain Valley Elementary!
 
Our mission is to provide a safe place for students to learn and grow. This year we will focus on growing kind and collaborative relationships among our students, providing opportunities for students to have choice and voice in their learning and engaging students in critical thinking and problem solving.  
 
I look forward to seeing you at MVES during the many family engagement activities hosted throughout the school year.  Each month we will send home our school newsletter “Fridge Notes”.  “Fridge Notes” will give you information about what’s going on at MVES for the upcoming month and ways that you can get involved.  
 
We believe that partnerships with families are important for student success; we can’t wait to connect with you this school year.  Stop by and say hello--my door is always open and I welcome your input.  Let's work together to make sure our students at Mountain Valley Elementary "shine bright" this year! 
 
Respectfully,
 
Jennifer Smith, Principal

At A Glance

  • 470 Student Enrollment
  • Cursive Curriculum
  • music Strings Program
  • Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 Chess Program
  • art Art Programs
  • Critical writing across content

Upcoming Events

kids singing

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.
governor abbott shaking teachers hand

Governor Abbott Listens to Comal ISD Teachers

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.
Homebound Teachers

Homebound Teachers, Unsung Heroes

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.
Student making Corn Husk Dolls

Comal ISD Heritage Night a Big Hit

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.
Picture of Mrs. Watkins

SVHS teacher receives Outstanding Educator Award

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.
joe mckenna

Comal ISD Hires Director of Safety & Security

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.