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Welcome to Hoffmann Lane Elementary

Dear HLES Parents & Community,
 
I want to sincerely welcome you and your family to Hoffmann Lane Elementary. We are so happy to have you join our school family.
 
My husband, Brandon, and I are originally from Fredericksburg, Texas and are both educators.  We have two boys, Braydon and Bryson, who are active in school and sports.   When you add two dogs, Marley and Madchen, into the mix, we manage to stay pretty busy.
 
I have been in education for 19 years and am beginning my 5th year at HLES. Our teachers and staff are both skillful and compassionate.  We constantly strive to foster well-balanced students.  They participate in valuable instructional experiences as well as creative fine arts and character activities.
 
We have a very strong PTA program and throughout the year we have multiple opportunities for parents to volunteer at our school.  We believe the partnership between parents and our school family is paramount to the success of our HLES Leopards! 
  
Please stop by or give me a call if you have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to another great year! 
Leslie Durst, Principal

At A Glance

  • 800 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
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.
SVHS students mental Health campaign

Student-Driven Mental Health Campaign Raises More Than 7K

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.