Medina Valley High School

10/7 - 10/12 Culture of Excellence Newsletter


445 MVHS students had PERFECT ATTENDANCE the 1st Six Weeks. Great Job!

Week of 9/30/19

1. Freshman - 96.7%

2. Sophomores - 96.4%

3. Juniors - 95.3%

4. Seniors - 93.5%

School Wide Attendance - 95.6% - 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):

Divinity Gunn

Ethan Deleon

Imagin Barrera

Christian Rodriguez

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Volleyball Update


The freshman closed out a tight match last night against the Uvalde Lobos winning both sets 25-17, 25-22. The scrappy play of the Lobos created long rallies the entire game but we muscled through it to come out with a win.

Brooke Piper, Maddie Marsh and Peyton (Killer) Keller led the team with 5 aces each.

The JV Panther volleyball team kept their winning streak going on Tuesday evening as they traveled to Uvalde to take on the Lobos. The girls won in two straight sets with dominating scores. Logan Galyon had a great all around game with 3 aces and 9 digs along with 3 kills. Kylie Mutz added 4 aces and 5 kills of her own. The panthers take a break this Friday but will resume district play on Tuesday here at home. Come out and support your girls!!!

The Varsity squad traveled to Uvalde on Tuesday to take on the Lobos. The Lobos were on a mission to stop the panthers with their unruly fans and scrappy play however, the Panthers shut them down early and beat them in three straight sets 25-19, 25-15, 25-18. The panthers defense was lead by Hannah Hurtado with 10 digs and Spencer McCool with 8 while Kyla Solis had 3 blocks. From the service line Hannah Hurtado, Sierra Nehr and Spencer McCool all recorded 2 aces. Kyla Solis led the offense attack with 12 kills while Kamryn Griggs and Meghan Haan both tallied 7. Kamryn Griggs had 19 assists and Madalynn Sanchez had 6. The girls are off Friday but will be back at home on Tuesday taking on Southwest Legacy.

Cross Country Update

On Saturday October 5th, the Running Panthers took Southside by storm. The Varsity Boys placed 2nd, Varsity Girls 3rd and both Junior Varsity Boys and Girls were crowned Meet Champions.

Varsity Girls Top 5 Finishers:

Macy Livingston 2nd

Clara Arroyos 5th

Kayleigh Corliss 10th

Alianna Salazar 24th

Danielle Elizondo 25th

Varsity Boys Top 5 Finishers:

Case Henrich 5th

Seth Hernandez 9th

Matthew Fleming 12th

Jason Hinojosa-Ramirez 14th

Timothy Teague 16th

Junior Varsity Girls Top 5 Finishers:

Alyssa Sanchez 1st

Nicole Bloodgood 2nd

Jazmin Pulido 4th

Angelina Pulido 6th

Alyssa Lopez 7th

Junior Varsity Boys Top 5 Finishers :

Joseph Bazan 6th

Jackson Lowell 7th

Clayton McColluch 8th

Jon Paul Buendia 9th

Nolan Wessels 10th

The Panthers great performance at Southside closes the regular season and they set their sights on District Thursday October 17th. Run Panthers Run!!!!

Swim Update

Thursday night, the swim team had their first invitational meet of the year with both the Women’s and Men’s teams placing 5th each out of 16 teams.

Stand out swimmers of the meet are:

Camilla Lanteri - 3rd in the 200 I.M. and 1st in the 500 Freestyle

Colton Hollon - 3rd in the 100 Freestyle and 1st in the 500 freestyle

Jenna Boehme - 2nd in the 500 Freestyle

Jett Winkler - 2nd in the 100 Breaststroke

Congratulations to all swimmers for an excellent meet.

We go to Palo Alto next Saturday for the Pentathlon meet.

Career & Technology Education Spotlight - Automotive

Course Offerings - Automotive Basics, Auto Technology I, Auto Technology II, Practicum in Automotive

Teachers - Jermain Martinez

Possible Certifications - ASE Certifications

These courses include knowledge of the automotive systems and the theory and principles of the components that make up each system and how to service these systems. They include applicable safety and environmental rules and regulations. Students will gain knowledge and skills in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of vehicle systems. This study allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings. The focus of these courses is to teach safety, tool identification, proper tool use, and employability.

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Yearbook Wins Another Award

Last year's yearbook won first place from the American Scholastic Press Association. Congratulations Yearbook Staff!

FFA Update

Congrats to the Medina Valley FFA Land Judging Team for earning 2nd place at both the morning and afternoon contests at the Hondo FFA Fall CDE Contest on Saturday! Victoria Juarez placed 1st at the afternoon contest as an individual as well!

The Medina Valley FFA Officer Team stepped up to the plate last Saturday and served over 300 guests at the 30th Annual Medina Valley Stock Show Booster Dinner Dance!

Band Update

Congratulations to our Panther Marching Band! These kids are heading in the right direction! 9th place at The Judson Rocket Review, and at the Drums Along the Medina Marching Contest: 1st place in Percussion, Music, Marching, and in Class! GO BAND!
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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)


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School Day ACT

About 90 MVHS students participated in the school day ACT examination.

Thank you MVISD Facilities for setting up the gym.

HS Students Read to Elementary Students

MVHS football players, cheerleaders, and student trainers visited all four elementary schools on Thursday to be mentors and read to Future Panthers.
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Panther Mascot

Paco the Panther was spotted in our community! He helped the Whisper Falls neighborhood kick off their National Night Out celebration on Tuesday night.
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2019 Cheer Challenge

Help make MVHS Cheer #1

Vote once a day every day

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Upcoming Events

10/7 -

10/8 - Volleyball vs. Legacy 5:00 PM

10/9 -

10/10 - District Cross Country Meet @ Medina Valley

JV and Freshman Football @ Kennedy 5:00 PM

10/11 - Volleyball @ Southwest 5:00 PM

Varsity Football vs. Kennedy 7:30 PM (Homecoming)

10/12 - Swimming @ Palo Alto 8:30 AM

10/16 - PSAT during School Day

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