Medina Valley High School

10/14 - 10/19 Culture of Excellence Newsletter


Week of 10/07/19

1. Freshman - 96.3%

2. Seniors - 95.8%

3. Sophomores - 95.7%

4. Juniors - 95.2%

School Wide Attendance - 95.8% - GOAL - Get back to 97%

MVHS Model Citizens of the Week

MVHS Model Citizens of the Week are nominated by students and staff. Selection criteria is based on the American Citizenship Awards for students who:

  • Participate in school and/or community service
  • Show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and the community
  • Display an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility
  • Possess strength of character and the courage to do what is right
  • Promote citizenship with their school or community through other activities

The American Citizenship Awards criteria are endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Congratulations to the MVHS Models Citizens of the Week (Pictured L-R):

Senior - Kirsten Kaniaupio

Junior - Caitlin Hoglund

Sophomore - Tristian Hill

Freshman - Dalton Gutierrez

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Team Tennis Playoff Bound

After a tough loss to Uvalde last week, Panther tennis came out strong against our final district match EP Winn. Winning 16-1, we will be ending the season overall 4-3. Just as last year that puts us in 4th place and we will be moving on bi-district play. Our match will be against Alamo Heights at Annemarie Tennis Center on Monday October 14th at 10am. Let’s go Panthers!

Volleyball Update


The Freshman volleyball team came out strong last night with a dominant win against Southwest Legacy. The girls carried the momentum the entire game with aggressive serving and solid hits.
Julia Guzman led the team with four aces
Toni Holzhaus led the team with 4 kills.

Last night the JV volleyball team took down Southwest Legacy in two straight sets. After a slow start, the panthers dominated the last half of the first set and the entire second set with final scores of 25-14, 25-13. Haylee Hurtado led all hitters with 9 kills while Giselle Baldwin was scorching from behind the service line with 5 aces. Samantha Estrada dominates the backrow by picking up 16 digs. District play continues Friday against Southwest High School.

The Varsity defeated Legacy in three sets 25-21, 25-17, 25-16 despite starting off a little sluggish due to their bye date. Spencer McCool and Kamryn Griggs had a great serving night both recording 2 aces. Offensively the team was lead by Kamryn Griggs with 13 kills, Meghan Haan with 11 kills and Kyla Solis with 10. Defensively, Kyla Solis tallied 3 blocks while Meghan Haan added 2. Spencer McCool had 11 digs and Madalynn Sanchez had 7.

Friday Results

Football Update

Varsity Football

The Panthers recorded their first district win Friday as they rolled over the Kennedy Rockets 63-7. The Panthers took care of business on both sides of the ball, scoring early and often and keeping the Rockets off of the scoreboard until the final seconds of the game. The Panthers look to keep up the hard work as they head to Uvalde this Friday to take on the Coyotes.

JV Football

The JV Football team traveled to San Antonio to take on the Kennedy Rockets in district play last night. The junior varsity Panthers dominated with a score of 35-0.

Medina Valley's rushing attack racked up 436 yards on the night. Jay York led the way with runs of 91 and 55 yards for touchdowns. Bobby Peterson added a 15 yard touchdown run, Josh Bazan powered into the end zone on a 3 yard run, and Nick Rash rumbled for a 20 yard touchdown run. Offensive linemen Noah Garcia, Brandon Book, Connor Suehs, Adam Ortiz, Tim Rios, Cort Duque, Garrett Nabors, Weston Schwartz, Jordan Moore, and Marcus Warden opened up huge holes for the running backs.

Defensively, the Panthers were stingy giving up 87 total yards. Alex Luna led the way with tackles once again. Dax Fillinger added a big quarterback hit, and Axyl Nunez and Trey Kaufman added sacks. The Panther secondary kept the Rockets from completing a single pass all night.

This win brings the JV district record to 3 and 0. Next week the JV hosts Uvalde at 6:30pm.

Freshman Football

The Freshman football team only had one game this week against the Kennedy Rockets. The panthers had a slow start, but managed to score twice before the half, thanks to a long touchdown run by Aseael Moreno and a deep touchdown catch by Raef Clendenin. The second half was a different story, except for the opening kickoff, which the Rockets took for a touchdown, the Panthers dominated. The Panthers held the lead till the end with a final score of 34-6. This week the Panthers Black team will travel to Uvalde to take on the Coyotes and the Orange team will play John Jay at home.

Swim Update

The Swim team participated in the Palo Alto Pentathlon on October 12. The team came out 5th overall; Women took 6th place and Men took 4th.

Junior Colton Hollon totaled 56 of the team’s 69 points and set a new 50 meter Freestyle record while Seniors Kaitlyn Davis and Victoria Parkhurst, Junior Allie Stuman, and Sophomore Kaysey Robinson held the remaining 13 points.

The next invitational meet is October 26 at Northside’s 1604 Natatorium at 8:30.

Come cheer on your Panthers!

Career & Technology Education Spotlight - Education and Training - PACE

Course Offerings - Principals of Education and Training, Instructional Practices in Education, Practicum Instructional Practices in Education

Teachers - Mrs. Winters and Mrs. Riff

These courses provide an opportunity for students to participate in a peer tutoring program. Peer tutors will be matched with students requiring support in academic subjects or technical skills.

ART Competition

Check out the AMAZING creativity from our very own Art III students! The students competed in the San Antonio Chalk It Up Artpace Competition!

FFA Update

The Medina Valley FFA Land Judging Team placed 2nd at the Hill District Contest today! Amy Zinsmeister placed 2nd and Ezekiel Villafane placed 7th as individuals. The team will compete at the Area VII Contest in Blanco next week in an attempt to earn a state qualifying spot! Congrats!

Counselor's Corner


PSAT signups will start the week 9/23. Students can come by the Counseling Center to pick up a form to fill out so they are ready and have it done once registration starts. Tests are reserved on a first come first serve basis. The cost is $17 in the form of check or money order.


The AP test registration process has changed this year. For the 2019-2020 school year students will register and pay for their exam by November 1st, but will still take the actual exam in May 2020. Students received information in their AP classes the week of September 23-27 on this new process. Just a few things to note:

  • All students taking an AP test will have to create a College Board Account and register to their specific class using a unique code. This code will be handed out to them when they receive registration information in class.

  • All students taking an AP exam will go through the Total Registration website to choose and pay for the test they are taking. If they took an AP test here at MV last school year they already have a Total Registration account.

  • ALL tests have to be chosen and paid for by November 1st.

Please contact Anneke Tschirhart in the MVHS Counseling Center with any questions or concerns. (; 830-931-2243 ext. 1169)

2019 Cheer Challenge

Help make MVHS Cheer #1

Vote once a day every day

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MVHS Teachers Present at the 1st Annual MVISD Expo

Teachers from MVHS provided Professional Development for other teachers in the district at the 1st Annual MVISD Expo.

Topics included: Concussions in the Classroom, Classroom Management Hacks, Inclusion in the Classroom, Decolonizing the Classroom, Code Jam, Appreciate Investigate Motivate: Increasing Student Autonomy Through Service in the Classroom, Practicing Healthy Boundaries

Teachers presenting: Krystle Wells, Emily Perez, Brandie Guzman, Monica Valdez, Keith Jones, Cheryl Jones, Steven Kirkpatrick, Mary Castellano, Travis Brown, Brandy White, BillieJo Ricord, Irma Zamora, Russell Switzer, Julianne Webb

Upcoming Events

10/14 - Tennis Playoffs @ Alamo Heights

10/15 - Volleyball vs. Harlan 5:00 PM

10/16 - PSAT during the School Day

10/17 - JV Football vs. Uvalde 6:30 PM

Freshman Football @ Uvalde 5:30 PM

10/18 - Volleyball @ Eagle Pass Winn 5:00 PM

Varsity Football @ Uvalde 7:30 PM

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