Medina Valley High School

9/23 - 9/28 Culture of Excellence Newsletter

Commended Student - National Merit Scholarship Program

MVHS student, Alexandra Schott, has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Congratulations Alexandra Schott.

Award of Excellence

Congratulations to MVHS student, Sinead Williams, as she was honored with the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence! Miss Williams represented Medina Valley High School and the State of Texas at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts.

MVHS Open House

Monday, Sep. 30th, 6-7:30pm

Medina Valley Independent School District High School, Castroville, TX, USA

Castroville, TX

Attendance Percentages

Week of 9/16/19

1. Freshman - 96.7%

2. Sophomores - 95.8%

3. Juniors - 95.5%

4. Seniors - 95.1%

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 - Lauren Piper

Junior - Codi Aguon

Sophomore - Robert Gilmore

Freshman - Brandon Waite

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Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Over 60 MVHS students have been invited to be inducted to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for community college students through Southwest Texas Junior College. To earn membership students must have complete 12 semester hours with a GPA of at least 3.5. Congratulations to the students!

Cross Country Update

On Saturday September 21st the Panthers made the early morning journey to Corpus Christi to run in the 2019 Islander Splash. All teams seem to gain momentum as they look to the second half of their schedule. The Varsity Boys competed in the Gold (Elite) Division and placed 18th out of 41 teams. The Varsity Girls ran the Gold Division and placed 25th out of 30 Teams. The JV Boys ran the Large School Boys Division and placed 44th while the JV Girls ran in the Large School Girls placing 35th. The individual results were as follows:

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!!!!

Volleyball Update


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:


Spencer McCool-6

Sierra Nehr-5


Kyla Solis-9

Meghan Haan-7

Kamryn Griggs-6


Kamryn Griggs-16

Madalynn Sanchez-7


Meghan Haan-7

Hannah Hurtado-7


Kyla Solis, Meghan Haan, Haylie Mitchell all with 2.

The volleyball teams are home tomorrow night against Floresville.

Football Update


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.

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Tennis Update

Tennis had a great match against the Southwest Dragons last Thursday. Score was 10-2, only losing one doubles and one singles match. The Panthers are looking better and better each week, tennis is hungry, trying to prepare for a tough Uvalde match coming up in 2 weeks. This Thursday we will be away at SW Legacy at 430pm.

Counselor's Corner


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 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 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. (; 830-931-2243 ext. 1169)


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Cross Country Pays it Forward

The Cross Country team traveled to Potranco Elementary to help the elementary students with their "Fun Run".

Upcoming Events

9/23 -

9/24 - Volleyball vs. Floresville 5:00 PM

9/25 -

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

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