Medina Valley High School
9/30 - 10/5 Culture of Excellence Newsletter
MVHS Open House
Monday, Sep. 30th, 6-7:30pm
Medina Valley Independent School District High School, Castroville, TX, USA
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 - Giselle Vialpondo
Junior - Chesney Vogt
Sophomore - Logan Galyon
Freshman - Molly Clamon
Career & Technology Education Spotlight - Construction Technology
Teachers - Russell Switzer and Steven Noll
Possible Certifications - NCCER
Students in these classes will gain knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce as carpenters or building maintenance supervisors or to prepare for a postsecondary degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, tool usage, building materials. codes, and framing.
Speech and Debate Update
Cross Country Update
The Panthers at the McNeil showed great poise leading into late season with the Varsity Boys placing 13th and the Varsity Girls finishing 10th.
The Boys Top 5 finishers were:
Case Henrich 13th
Blake Mulvany 31st
Mathew Fleming 32nd
Cade Mangan 128th
Jackson Lowell 144th
The Girls Top 5 finishers were:
Macy Livingston 12th
Clara Arroyos 36th
Michayla Chaffin 93rd
Danielle Elizondo 104th
Kayleigh Corliss 139th
In Comfort the Varsity Boys placed 5th and Varsity Girls placed 3rd. The Junior Varsity Runners had a great day with the Boys claiming the Meet Championship and the Girls finishing 2nd.
Varsity Boys Top 5 Finishers:
Seth Hernandez 2nd
Justin Alvarado 18th
Joseph Bazan 36th
Jon Paul Buendia 47th
Nolan Wessels 48th
Varsity Girls Top 5 Finishers:
Hannah Huron 35th
Jasmin Salazar 37th
Nadia Reyna 38th
Katelyn Battros 39th
Angelina Pulido 42nd
Junior Varsity Girls Top 5 Finishers:
Alyssa Sanchez 3rd
Alyssa Lopez 18th
Skylin Elliss 21st
Lysette Cruz 24th
Emma Mueller 27th
Junior Varsity Boys Top 5 Finishers:
Orlando Santos 4th
Angelo Remmers 12th
Yael Reyes 15th
Travis Schindler 23rd
Aaron Espinoza 36th
This weekend the Panthers will prime up for their District Meet as they run at Southside. Run Panthers Run!!!!
Freshman battled back last night to escape with a win against Florseville in 3 sets 19-25, 25-14, 25-13. After starting the first set with some sloppy errors, we battled back and made corrections to win the next two sets with much better defense and communication.
Brooke Piper 8
Maddie Marsh 2
Karli Clark 4
Kellie Harlow 4
Toni Holzhaus 1
Julia Guzman 7
Rosalee Hernandez 1
Payton Keller 5
Marie Villarreal 2
Payton Keller 1
Julia Guzman 4
Toni Holzhaus 1
Paiten Throwbridge 4
Brooke Piper 4
The JV volleyball girls met Floresville at home last night. They solidly defeated Floresville in two straight sets with scores of 25-17, 25-10. Haylee Hurtado led all hitters with 7 kills while defensively Logan Galyon picked up 9 digs and Samantha Estrada and Gabrielle Cancino both added 8 digs a piece.
It was another great evening for the varsity as they swept the Floresville Jaguars in three sets. 25-21; 25-19; 25-19. The tenacious panther defense kept Floresville off of the board all evening as the offense had another great showing. The stat leaders for the evening were:
Kamryn Griggs 2
The Freshman took home a dominating win Friday evening against Southside in two sets 25-7, 25-9. The Freshman team then traveled to Incarnate Word HS for a tournament placing third overall where the only loss of the day came to a tough game against Incarnate Word High School.
On the Friday the panther volleyball teams traveled to Southside to finish the first round of district play. The JV continued their winning streak by putting the Cardinals down in two straight sets. This puts the JV squad solidly in second place in district with a district record of 7-1. Overall the JV carries a season record 19-5. The panthers start the second round of district on Tuesday when the travel to Uvalde to take on the Lobos.
The Varsity volleyball team faced a very scrappy Southside team. The Varsity was able to take the first two sets 25-14, 25-22 but dropped the third set 20-25. The Varsity dug in their heels and rallied back to win the fourth set 25-23. Offensively the panthers were lead by Meghan Haan with 16 kills and 3 aces while Kamryn Griggs had 24 assists. Defensively, the panthers were lead by Hannah Hurtado with 15 digs while Kyla Solis and Kamryn Griggs had 3 blocks each. The girls start the second round of district play tomorrow in Uvalde. Game times are 5/5/6.
The Panthers fell to the Champion Chargers on Friday by a score of 34-17. Champion came out with a strong first half, scoring 20 points and keeping the Panthers off the board for a 20-0 halftime lead. Medina Valley came out of halftime determined, and scored 17 unanswered to bring the score within three, 20-17. Unfortunately the second half push wasn’t enough to get the Panthers over the Chargers, as Boerne scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to increase their lead and seal the game at 34-17. Medina Valley showed a lot of heart, and the Panthers look to finish the regular season strong, starting next Friday, October 11th, when they host Kennedy high school for homecoming.
The JV Football team hosted the Champion Chargers last night at Panther Stadium. Your Panthers battled hard and pulled out a one point victory.
The scoring started with a 34 yard field goal by Bobby Peterson. During the first half the offense possessed the ball for 6 out of the 10 minutes. Leading tackler, Alex Luna, and the defense held the Chargers scoreless until 7 seconds remained in the half. At the break Champion held a 7-3 lead.
The second half was a new story. The Panther defense stuffed the Chargers on their first drive. After that the Panther offense went on a nine minute drive that culminated with a 32 yard pass from Nick Rash to Adam Chavez to the one yard line. Nick took it in on the next play.
The Chargers took the lead back in the fourth quarter, but on the ensuing kickoff, Damian Loy rambled for a 62 yard return. Almost immediately Bobby Peterson ran off the right side for a twenty yard TD.
Boerne didn't quit. They drove the field before Damian Loy added an interception on the five yard line. After that the Panthers gained a first down to end the game.
Both Freshman teams traveled to Boerne to face the Champion Chargers. The orange team fought hard but couldn't overcome the early deficit and lost the first game of the night 19-6. The black team came into the night hungry for a win. The offense got the fireworks started with a 12 play drive that ended with a touchdown pass from Asael Moreno to Raef Clendenin. The Chargers battled back and put a score of their own on the board. The second half was a back and forth defensive battle, but the Panthers took back the momentum when free safety Karson Solis intercepted the ball on the goaline. With only minutes left in the game the Panther offense drove down the field, and scored on a touchdown pass from Moreno to Isaian Gonzales, to bring them within one point. The Panthers then went for two to take the lead, and again a completion between Moreno and Clendenin gave the Panthers the lead and the win 15-14. The Panthers will have an off week next week before taking on Kennedy the following week.
MVHS hosts Region Band Auditions
Region Choir Members - Abigail Bowen: Soprano I, Avyan Gonzales: Bass II, Ian Brown: Bass II, David Rymers: Tenor II, Jolie Wilson: Alto II, Corina Fox: Alto II
Pre-Area Qualifiers - Kristen Cude: Soprano II, Jordan Moore: Tenor I
HERFF JONES MEETING with JUNIORS AND SENIORS
Herff Jones will also be here for Open House on Monday, September 30 to answer any questions parents and students may have and to take orders. Additionally, they will do the same during lunches on October 1st and 3rd.
PSAT PARENT ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
AP PARENT ANNOUNCEMENT
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 will be receiving 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. (firstname.lastname@example.org; 830-931-2243 ext. 1169)
Senior Parent Information
Junior Parent Information
MVHS Hosts Cyber Threat Defender Workshop
9/30 - Open House 6-7:30 PM
10/1 - ACT during School Day
Volleyball @ Uvalde 5:00 PM
10/5 - Cross Country @ UIW 8:00 AM
10/16 - PSAT during School Day