Welcome to all current and potential Specht Star families! As the principal of Specht Elementary, it is an honor to work alongside such a fabulous group of professional educators. Here at Specht, we are committed to providing each individual student a challenging classroom environment that is welcoming and child centered.
Parents are an important component when it comes to the success of our students. We believe it is critical that we work together in collaboration to ensure your child reaches his/her potential each school year. Children have many needs, social, emotional and academic and we must share the responsibility in order to meet our goals. Your child will have multiple opportunities to grow and learn via school programs, after school opportunities, community service and students groups focused on leadership development. I tell the children, we all have special gifts, and part of the learning process is to identify those gifts and expand our learning using those gifts!
I am here to serve you and your children, my door is always open to discuss any needs your child may have. Please contact me any time you have a concern or question regarding our school community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children as the year goes on!
Two student anglers and members of the Comal ISD Bass Fishing Club are heading to the Hill Country Division: Lake Belton State Tournament July 25. They are currently tied for second place in the state - pretty impressive for the program's first year.
During a virtual meeting on Monday, June 29, the 15-member Texas School Safety Center Board of Directors elected Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim as its chair. Kim has served on the board since 2017.
While their final baseball seasons were cut short due to COVID-19, seven recent Comal ISD graduates were selected to play the game they love in an all-star double-header matching the best of the best in the San Antonio area.
Correction: The American Legion honorees for Memorial Early College High School were reported incorrectly. Victor Hernandez and Josephine Tesauro received the top awards.
For almost a century, the American Legion has been honoring students who exemplify the six qualities that define character with its School Award Medal Program. Several Comal ISD campuses participate in this tradition by nominating students for this award.
For 14 years, William Daugherty has been teaching tumbles, stunts, pyramids and more to cheer athletes at Smithson Valley Middle School, and now, the Texas Girls Coaches Association is honoring his dedication and skill.
While celebrities continue to honor the graduating class of 2020 with special commencement speeches on YouTube and Instagram, the words spoken by seniors themselves are the ones which truly have meaning. The top two graduating seniors from each of Comal ISD's high schools encouraged, commiserated and challenged their fellow graduates to remember the highs and learn from the lows.
Senior Abigail Redin will not only graduate this Friday, June 5, she also will be featured on KENS 5 News as a Champion for Change. Redin received this honor because of the impact she has made on her community through her two Soles4Souls shoe drives.
When two Smithson Valley High School students spearheaded a campaign to raise money and awareness for children's mental health and wellness in January, they never imagined how "real" mental health would become in the face of COVID-19.