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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 Bobcats!  I have been in education for 15 years and I am in my 6th 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 Bobcat 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

Upcoming Events

May 30

Graduation

Location: Texas State University-Strahan Coliseum
Garden Ridge Elementary American Legion honorees

Elementary Graduates Receive American Legion Award

The American Legion Program gives teachers and staff the opportunity to recognize students who exemplify the six qualities that define character. The honor is not only given to graduating seniors and eighth graders. It is also given to graduating fifth graders.
Evan Velez, Barry Dodd and Abigail Spence

Bass Fishing Team to compete in State Tournament

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.
Victor Hernandez MECHS

American Legion Award Honors Students for Character, Citizenship

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.
Williford and Vestal CHS

2020 Commencement Speeches Inspire Hope Amid COVID-19

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.
Soles4Souls Shoe Drive 2020

Smithson Valley Senior Honored as a Champion for Change

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.