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Welcome to Garden Ridge Elementary

Families and Friends of GRES, 
I want to welcome you and your family to Garden Ridge Elementary, home of the Wolves!  I have been in education for 17 years and I am starting into my 8th year at GRES. I am honored to serve as the principal of this amazing school.     
 
At Garden Ridge Elementary, we have skillful and compassionate teachers and staff who focus on creating classroom activities that engage our students in learning.  Our mission is to help every child feel welcome, connected, and a part of the GRES family.  Together, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities and to be college-ready when they graduate from Comal ISD. 
 
We have a very strong PTA program and throughout the year we have multiple opportunities for family members to volunteer at our school.  We hope to see you around campus.  As partners in your child’s education, we encourage you to communicate with us regularly with any successes/questions/concerns that you may have.
 
 
Let’s make this a great year! 
 
With Pack Pride,
Jennifer Schultz
Principal

At A Glance

  • 840 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
Update

Extracurricular Update - Oct. 14

Most of the scheduled extracurricular practices, games, activities and events will take place as scheduled for today. Please note that individual schools may make schedule adjustments based on their local situation, such as the condition of practice fields. As such, be on the lookout for communication from your child’s coach, director, sponsor, or campus principal regarding any adjustments.
Samantha Lapradd and Shaylee McGinnis

Students Find Passion Through Intramural Sports Program

More students are finding their passions through Comal ISD's Intramural Sports Program. From basketball, volleyball and soccer to sport stacking, fencing and bass fishing, the Intramural options provide students with opportunities to learn a sport, gain skills and be a part of a team.
Freiheit ES student lemonade stand

Siblings' Lemonade Stand Honors 9/11 Heroes

Two sisters from Freiheit Elementary along with their siblings spent Saturday, Sept. 11, honoring the lives lost on that same day 20 years ago. Donations from their lemonade stand are going to the Comal County Sheriff's K-9 unit.
Comal ISD Wears Gold

Going Gold: Annual District-Wide Childhood Cancer Awareness Tradition Continues

Wearing gold in September has become a tradition throughout Comal ISD as students, teachers and staff members shine a light on Childhood Cancer Awareness often raising funds for childhood cancer research. Part of this tradition is honoring district students who have battled the disease and continue to do so every day.
Matt DeLoach DHS

Garden Ridge Market Days Supports Comal ISD Campuses

School spirit was on full display during the August Garden Ridge Market Days' Back-to-School Community Festival and Supply Drive with more than $2,000 in donations and school supplies going to Comal ISD area campuses.
DHS Art Students

Comal ISD Wins TAEA District of Distinction Award for Third Year

Once more, Comal ISD's visual arts program has earned the District of Distinction Award, placing it among the top 4 percent of districts in the state recognized for their commitment to integrating visual arts into the curriculum and inspiring creativity both in the classroom, the community and beyond.
Comal ISD Board of Trustees and Katie Bigss

Comal ISD Educator Earns National Board Certification

A Comal ISD educator has earned one of the district's only National Board Certified Teacher Certification. Considered the gold standard in teacher certification, it is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.