We are glad you are here!! And, thank you for visiting our website. Here you will find information about our school, our programs, and our teachers and staff. You will also find information regarding our campus activities and upcoming events. We update our site regularly, so check back often for the most current information.
We also encourage parents and students to become involved in campus organizations and events: join and support our CMS PTA (PTA President); attend athletics contests, get involved with our fine arts programs, attend club presentations and activities, and participate in other school organizations such as CMS WatchDOGS. We want you to take time to talk with your child's teacher, their counselor, and their administrators. And, consider volunteering to help on campus; by doing so, your involvement will make our school a better place for students and for our campus community!
Know that Canyon Middle School is a great place to call home, and our mission is to ensure that all students have every opportunity to be spectacular in everything they choose to do. We are campus filled with dedicated educators who believe that every student can and will be successful, and that every student will achieve to the best of their abilities. We are steadfastly committed to excellence in and out of the classroom. We believe Canyon Middle School is where our students will not only become future scholars and advocates for learning, they will become citizens and community members dedicated to ensuring that we continue to be leaders in everything we do.
The Jaguar Creed, the statement that we will live and work by is, “Excellence in Everything we do, Everyday!” This is our driving force and our expectation for every action and every endeavor. These are more than just words, this belief permeates every fiber of who we are and what we do, regardless of circumstance. It is our hope that you will share in this belief with us too, and we encourage you join us on this journey. I am honored to serve as the Principal of Canyon Middle School, and I look forward to meeting you and sharing our vision of “Excellence in Everything we do, Everyday!”
If you have any questions or suggestions, or if you just want to let our staff know what a great job they are doing, feel free give us a call, send us a note, or stop by and visit. Our door is always open. Thanks again for visiting our website. We are looking forward to having you as part of the CMS Family this year!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.