Welcome to this 2022-2023 school year at Kinder Ranch Elementary! Our school serves PreK-5th and is a school with many traditions! We are a school that creates and celebrates community through a house system (Heshima, Sharaf, Ansvar and Azim). Students in grades 3-5 and all staff members are each a part of a house and represent it proudly. Although there are 4 houses, we are one strong community. Our Kinder-2nd graders also participate in building relationships through Cowboy Connect, when they partner up with their upper grade cowboy buddy for some fun!
Kinder Ranch faculty and staff value positive relationships with students and each other. We do believe in the words, “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can be.” Through these connections, our students are growing, learning, and are “Living the Brand of Greatness.”
Laura DeLaGarza Principal Kinder Ranch Elementary School
The New Braunfels Art League named a Comal ISD teacher as its 2022 Artist of the Year. Nell Anderson is an art teacher at Canyon Lake High School and hopes to use the honor to motivate her students to never stop pursuing their passions.
Tait Stanush proudly represented Smithson Valley High School and Comal ISD in the 2023 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Junior Pitmaster Challenge and walked away with Grand Champion title and a $10,000 scholarship.
A little weather delay didn't stop the celebrations for 19 student athletes from Canyon High School and Canyon Lake High School who signed National Letters of Intent to play the sport of their choice at the collegiate level.
Jordyn Polk was the youngest of 10 students from the United States and Europe selected for this year's fall leadership program for military-connected students, and she received the outstanding participant award at the end of the week-long experience.
A natural-born conversationalist, 10-year-old Lylah Yerrington was named the 2023 Comal Shake champion after the final round of the annual competition which encourages elementary students to hone their interpersonal skills.
Senior Baten Evans made school history for Canyon Lake High as the first student to win the Champion title at the annual Western Art Contest with his "Rodeo Metal Rooster" sculpture. He also won a $10,000 scholarship.