Welcome to Goodwin Frazier Elementary School, where you belong! My name is Carolyn Gump and I am proud to be the Principal of GFES. The 2019-2020 school year will be my sixth year to serve as Principal of Goodwin Frazier.
At GFES, you will find some of the most incredible students, teachers, and staff members! We hold ourselves to the highest standards in all that we do. Our staff motto is “We can and we will, the Wildcat Way, every kid every day!” From keeping your children safe, to providing engaging classrooms rich in literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking, our number one priority is your child!
The amazing thing about GFES is that the teachers aren't the only ones with such high expectations for success. Our students "PRIDE" themselves on giving their best in everything they do. We believe students should be taught to hold themselves to a high standard, develop leadership skills, and give their best, especially when something is challenging. We believe in recognizing students who demonstrate these skills through our PRIDE Leadership program. Once per month, students have the opportunity to be nominated to become a PRIDE Leader and recognized at our school assembly. It’s a great way to celebrate high expectations and hard work!
Please stop by, give me a call, or email me any time. I am here to serve the GFES community!
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.
During a virtual meeting on Monday, June 29, the 15-member Texas School Safety Center Board of Directors elected Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim as its chair. Kim has served on the board since 2017.
While their final baseball seasons were cut short due to COVID-19, seven recent Comal ISD graduates were selected to play the game they love in an all-star double-header matching the best of the best in the San Antonio area.
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.
For 14 years, William Daugherty has been teaching tumbles, stunts, pyramids and more to cheer athletes at Smithson Valley Middle School, and now, the Texas Girls Coaches Association is honoring his dedication and skill.
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.
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.
When two Smithson Valley High School students spearheaded a campaign to raise money and awareness for children's mental health and wellness in January, they never imagined how "real" mental health would become in the face of COVID-19.