Medina Valley High School
9/23 - 9/28 Culture of Excellence Newsletter
Commended Student - National Merit Scholarship Program
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 - Lauren Piper
Junior - Codi Aguon
Sophomore - Robert Gilmore
Freshman - Brandon Waite
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
Cross Country Update
Varsity Boys: (out of 279)
Seth Hernandez 60th
Timothy Teague 76th
Jason Hinojosa-Ramirez 119th
Mathew Fleming 122nd
Blake Mulvany 128th
Varsity Girls: (Out of 204)
Clara Arroyos 76th
Kayleigh Corliss 122nd
Danielle Elizondo 156th
Alianna Salazar 157th
Molly Clamon 162nd
JV Boys: (Out of 399)
Justin Alvarado 224th
Zachary Hernandez 226th
Jackson Lowell 237th
Clayton McColloch 242nd
Jon Paul Buendia 246th
JV Girls: (Out of 363 Runners)
Nicole Bloodgood 194th
Angelina Pulido 196th
Hannah Huron 197th
Kira Smith 204th
Katelyn Battros 218th
This Saturday the Panthers will split squads with one group competing in the McNeil Invite and other in the Comfort Invitational. Run Panthers Run!!!!
The Freshman did a great job coming out with energy and excitement Tuesday night to take home a win from CC Winn. The girls did well attacking the ball and correcting mistakes on the fly and am very proud of their progress.
Brooke Piper 1, Paiten Throwbridge 1, Marie Villarreal 2, Toni Holzhaus 8, Julia Guzman 1, Payton Keller 1
Brooke Piper 1, Brailey Bartlett 2, Karli Clark 6, Toni Holzhaus 3, Rosalee Hernandez 1,
Payton Keller 3
Last night the JV volleyball squad faced Eagle Pass Winn in another district matchup. The JV swept Winn in two straight sets with scores of 25-16, 25-3. They now have an overall record of 18-6 and a district record of 4-1. The panthers face the Somerset bulldogs on Friday.
The Varsity Girls defeated Winn in three straight sets 25-20, 25-15, 25-17. Stat leaders for the night were:
Aces-Hannah Hurtado-3, Spencer McCool-2
Kills-Kyla Solis-7, Spencer McCool-6
Blocks-Kyla Solis-5, Spencer McCool-3
Assists-Kamryn Griggs-15, Madalynn Sanchez-9
Digs-Madalynn Sanchez and Catarina Cochran both 5
The Freshman beat Somerset in 2 sets Friday evening 25-18, 25-19. This win was led by a much improved offense and great serving.
The girls also traveled to the Holy Cross Tournament Saturday and won first place by beating Incarnate Word High School in 3 sets, Somerset in 2 sets and finally D’Hanis in the championship game.
The JV volleyball squad demolished the Somerset bulldogs in two straight sets on Friday bringing their district record to 5-1. Samantha Estrada served up 6 aces and Haylee Hurtado and Madison Sotelo led the way with 5 kills each. The girls face Floresville tomorrow at home.
The Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Somerset in three straight sets 25-21; 25-4; 25-15. The stat leaders for the night were:
Kyla Solis, Meghan Haan, Haylie Mitchell all with 2.
The volleyball teams are home tomorrow night against Floresville.
The Panthers hosted the Lockhart Lions on Friday, and fell short in their first district game of the year. Medina Valley struck first on a James Gipson touchdown to give the Panthers the early lead, and the defense did their usual work, holding Lockhart to 3 points in the first half. The Panthers came out after the half and had a strong drive going, but a fumble returned for a touchdown changed the momentum of the game for good. The Lions found the endzone one more time to make the game 17-7, but the Panthers couldn’t get enough traction to overcome the difference. This week the Panthers look to rebound as they travel to Boerne Champion to take on the Chargers Friday night at 7:30.
The Panther JV team traveled to Lockhart yesterday to take on the Lions. In a hard-fought battle, the Black Cats defeated the Lions 14-13.
Nick Rash got the scoring started for the Panthers on a 5-yard run. Alex Luna chipped in on the defensive side tackling Lockhart's quarterback in the endzone for a safety. At the half, the Panthers were behind by the score of 13-8.
After a 45-minute lightning delay, the Panthers came out like a new team. The defense held the Lions scoreless, and the Panthers added a 35-yard touchdown run by Ethan Garza. The most impressive part of the half was the time of possession. The Panthers dominated it 16 minutes to 4 minutes. The offense used long time-consuming drives and the defense stuffed the Lions all half.
That puts the Panthers at 1 and 0 in district. We will travel to Boerne Champion next Thursday for our second district game.
The Freshman football team had their first district game on Thursday, at home against the Lockhart Lions. The offense started the game off with a long drive, which ended in a touchdown pass from Asael Moreno to Jayden Gonzales. The Lions scored twice to take the lead at the end of the half. The Panthers fought back in the second half, with two fumbles forced by Jaxon Vogel. In the end the Panthers could not overcome the deficit and fell to the Lions 23-14.
HERFF JONES MEETING with JUNIORS AND SENIORS
Class meetings with Herff Jones will take place on Thursday, September 26. Juniors will attend during 2nd period (after attendance is taken) and Seniors will attend during 3rd period (after attendance is taken). Both presentations will be over class rings and the ordering process. The senior meeting will also include information on ordering items for graduation, such as cap & gown, invitations and other 2020 senior items.
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)
9/24 - Volleyball vs. Floresville 5:00 PM
9/26 - JV Football vs. Boerne Champion 5:30
Freshman Football @ Boerne Champion 5:00
Graduation Planning Meetings for Juniors and Seniors
9/27 - Varsity Football @ Boerne Champion 7:30 PM
Volleyball @ Southside 5:00 PM
9/28 - Cross Country @ Comfort 8:00 AM
9/30 - Open House 6pm-7:30pm
10/1 - ACT during School Day
10/16 - PSAT during School Day