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Welcome to Morningside Elementary

Morningside Families and Friends,
 
It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2020-21 school year at Morningside Elementary!  We hope you are ready for a fabulous year despite the uncertainty presented with our current COVID situation.  I am honored to serve the Morningside community as your Principal!  Morningside Elementary is a wonderful school that has extremely dedicated teachers, exceptional students and committed parents.  Together, I know that we will work hard to continue the tradition of excellence at MES!
 
Our mission at Morningside Elementary is to empower students, embrace community and enrich lives. We will continue to hold high expectations for student growth and will support each student in achieving these expectations.  Although this year is sure to bring unexpected changes, please know that MES is committed to engaging all students in meaningful and safe learning opportunities, whether they are learning in the building or virtually.  
 
Throughout this school year, staff and students will have the opportunity to continue learning and incorporating leadership skills from Steven Covey’s book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The 7 habits focus on the development of the whole child. It is our goal to find and develop the leader within every child at Morningside Elementary.  
 
You can stay connected and informed by ensuring that your email address is up to date, by following us on Facebook Page, @CISDMorningsideES and checking your child’s backpack for special event flyers.  Each week we will share “Fridge Notes” via Facebook, School Messenger and Class Dojo.  “Fridge Notes” will give you information about what’s going on at MES for the upcoming month and ways that you can get involved. 
 
I believe that a strong partnership between families and the school are important for student success. I can’t wait to connect with you this school year.  Stop by and say hello--my door is always open and I welcome your input.  Let's work together to make sure our students at Morningside Elementary have a great school year! 
 
Respectfully,
 
Jennifer Smith, Principal
Morningside Elementary
 

At A Glance

  • 720 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
TEA Report Card

TEA Publishes Annual Report Cards

The 2019-2020 Federal Report Cards for the state, the district and each Comal ISD campus are now available. Due to COVID-19, some reporting requirements have been waived by the U.S. Department of Education.
BBES Blanket Drive 2020

Holiday-Giving Traditions Continue Districtwide

Before the winter break, students and staff organized a wide-variety of toy, clothing and food drives to give back to their communities. Many of these have become traditions that students look forward to participating in year after year.
FACS event

A Heart for Service

FACS students learn about careers in counseling, early childhood development, family and community services, education and training, nutrition and wellness, and the hospitality industry. But they also have a heart for service and want to make a difference in their school and community.
Elementary Teacher of the Year 2019-2020 with Drastata, Crofford, Kim

Elementary and Secondary 2019-2020 District Teachers of the Year Announced

Among the 1,700 teachers in the district, two were chosen this week as the District Teachers of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year. The Elementary District Teacher of the Year shares her passion for art in order to connect with her students; while the Secondary Teacher of the Year has turned his lifelong involvement in agriculture into a career in education.
SVHS student-athletes signing day 12.16.20

Six Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Many student-athletes dream of playing their sport at the next level, and six Comal ISD student-athletes took the next step to making that dream a reality on Wednesday, Dec. 16, by signing a National Letter of Intent to play for a college or university.
All-Star Football Game Athletes 2020

Five Comal ISD Athletes Chosen for Annual All-Star Football Game

While the Cougars and Rangers continue to play compete in the playoffs, five seniors will have the chance to compete with the best in the San Antonio area in the new year. They were chosen for the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game presented by H-E-B.
SVHS Boys State participants 2020

Five Comal ISD Students Participate in Virtual Boys State

The AppleTV documentary, "Boys State," follows Texas high school students as they form alliances, run for office and elect leaders in one week. While virtual, this past summer's session continued the tradition that began 85 years ago, and five Comal ISD students participated.
School Store

Smart Business

Many of the vocational classes offered today at high schools are not your typical electives. Comal ISD's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, like the Business, Marketing and Finance program at Smithson Valley and other high schools, are part of a multi-faceted, modern curriculum that provides students with the technical knowledge and real-world skills they need to get started in a current or emerging profession.