Medina Valley High School

10/21 - 10/26 Culture of Excellence Newsletter

Cross Country Advances to Regionals

On Thursday October 17th the Panthers hosted the District 28-5A Championship. All divisions represented Medina Valley with great heart. The Varsity and JV Boys claimed the District Championships. The Varsity and JV Girls finished as Runners Up.

Varsity Boys Top 5 Finishers:

Case Henrich 2nd

Seth Hernandez 3rd

Matthew Fleming 4th

Jason Hinojosa-Ramirez 11th

Blake Mulvany 13th

Varsity Girls Top 5 Finishers:

Macy Livingston 1st

Kayleigh Corliss 6th

Clara Arroyos 8th

Alyssa Sanchez 13th

Michayla Chaffin 17th

Junior Varsity Boys Top 5 Finishers:

Justin Alvarado 1st

Joseph Bazan 2nd

Clayton McColloch 3rd

Zachary Hernandez 4th

Jon Paul Buendia 5th

Junior Varsity Girls Top 5 Finishers.

Danielle Elizondo 3rd

Jazmin Pulido 7th

Kira Smith 9th

Audra Clark 10th

Jasmine Salazar 11th

Freshman Boys Top 4 Finishers:

Joe Garcia 1st

Aaron Espinoza 2nd

Hector Rodriguez 4th

Emiliano Martinez 5th

The Varsity Boys and Girls will go on the represent Medina Valley and the Region IV Championships on October 28, 2019.

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MVHS BAND Advances to Area

Congratulations to our Division I Medina Valley marching band!! Superior ratings at Region 11 Marching Evaluation! Moving on to UIL Area H Marching Contest Saturday!


Week of 10/14/19

1. Freshman - 95.7%

2. Seniors - 95%

3. Sophomores - 94.9%

4. Juniors - 94.2%

School Wide Attendance - 95% - 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 - Amber Davis

Junior - Kate Millis

Sophomore - Adam Cruthfield

Freshman - Julius Taylor

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Speech and Debate Update

This weekend the Panther speech and debate team competed at the Jack C. Hays High school TFA speech and debate tournament. The panthers performed well, with several debaters picking up early wins in the tournament. Brianna Barclay was able to advance to semi finals in domestic extemporaneous speaking, which earned her a bid to compete at the National Invitational Tournament of Champions. This is an invitation only tournament which invites the top speakers in the nation to compete to be crowed Champion of champions, and only one of two tournaments in the country that declares a national champion. Congratulations to Brianna on her success this past weekend.

Team Tennis Playoff Update

Panther Tennis ended their season with a Bi-District match against the defending state 5A champions, Alamo Heights. We gain a ton of experience playing against such great opponents. We had one win from our mixed doubles team of Allie Tschirhart and Tyler Oberhauser, winning 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3). We had 2 close matches from singles with Allie Tschirhart losing 7-5, 1-6, 4-10 and the doubles team of Hannah Tschirhart and Emy Purdy losing 4-6, 5-7. It was a wonderful season with a great group of players. Very proud of their hard work and now its time to get ready for the Spring Season! Go Panther Tennis!

Volleyball Update


The freshman lost a tough battle last night against Harlan in two sets. Although we played competitively and had good rallies, we didn’t finish those rallies with a much needed kill.
Karli Clarke led the team with 3 blocks
Peyton Keller led the team with 3 kills.

On Tuesday evening the panther volleyball teams played host to Harlan. The JV girls put up a valiant effort but fell to Harlan in two straight sets. The panthers still sit solidly in second place in district having lost only to Harlan. They will continue district play tonight as they travel to Eagle Pass.

Tuesday night the varsity girls hosted Harlan for a showdown for first place in district. The girls had a rough start but were determined not to disappoint the gym full of panther fans. The girls fought hard and played some great volleyball but were unable to take the match from a very good Harlan team. Stat Leader for the night were:

Kills: Kyla Solis-8, Kamryn Griggs and Hannah Hurtado each had 6

Digs: Hannah Hurtado-12, Spencer McCool and Kamryn Griggs each had 8

Blocks: Kyla Solis, Meghan Haan, Kamryn Griggs and Hannah Hurtado all with 2

Assists: Kamryn Griggs-14, Madalynn Sanchez-10

Aces-Spencer McCool-3, Madalynn Sanchez-2


The freshman volleyball team gained a victory Friday night after a tough 3 set game at Eagle Pass. The girls came out strong and took a win in the first set but lost focus and made too many hitting mistakes that cost us the second set. The girls made corrections and rallied back to win the final set. Scores were 25-17, 23-25, 25-16

On Friday the panther volleyball teams took the long trip to Eagle Pass to continue district play. While it was not pretty, the JV girls did pull out a win in a 3 set match that had to go into extra points to decide the outcome. Samantha Estrada had an impressive evening leading her team with 10 kills, 3 aces and 23 digs. Haylee Hurtado also racked up an impressive 34 digs of her own. The JV volleyball team currently sits at 25-7 overall and are in 2nd place in district with a record of 11-2.

The Varsity defeated Eagle Pass Winn in four sets 25-16; 25-16, 20-25, 25-17. Stat leader for the night were:

Kills: Kyla Solis-17, Meghan Haan-12

Assists: Kamryn Griggs-23, Madalynn Sanchez-18

Aces: Hannah Hurtado-4, Kamryn Griggs and Madalynn Sanchez-2

Digs: Kamryn Griggs-8, Spencer McCool-6

Blocks: Kyla Solis-2, Kamryn Griggs-1

The girls overall record is now 27-14 and their district record is 11-2. The girls have clinched a spot in the playoffs!!

Football Update

Varsity Football

The varsity football team travelled to Uvalde high school last Friday for their fourth district matchup of the year, and came away with an exciting 4th quarter comeback victory versus the Coyotes, 35-34. The first half was a back and forth battle between that Panthers and Coyotes, but the Panthers went into the half down 20-14. On the opening drive of the second half the Panthers took their first lead of the game, 21-20, but the lead was short lived as Uvalde quickly responded. In the fourth quarter, Medina Valley had to overcome a 13 point deficit, and did so in dramatic fashion as Charlie Marsh passed to Brayden Haney in the end zone to tie 34-34 with 45 seconds remaining in the game. Pablo Sandoval came in clutch with the extra point to give the Panthers the lead. On the ensuing drive, Tyler Mangum picked off the Uvalde quarterback to seal the victory. The Panthers move to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in district, and keep their playoff hopes alive with the victory. They will look to make it 3 in a row this week when they host Memorial, Friday at 7:30. Friday will be our Pink Out game, so come support your Panthers and wear pink.

JV Football

The JV Panthers hosted the Uvalde Coyotes last night. Medina Valley hunted the Coyotes all night. A stingy defense and a potent offense led the Panthers to the 44-0 victory.

Offensively, Patrick Jass scored on a 5 yard run. Nick Rash contributed three touchdown runs of 2 yards, 20 yards, and 30 yards. Ethan Garza added a 40 yard TD run and Adam Chavez sprinted for a 30 yard TD run. Bobby Peterson booted a 34 yard field goal, also.

Defensively, the defense grabbed interceptions from Robert Gilmore and Damien Loy. Gilmore returned his 20 yards, while Loy rumbled for 30 yards after his pick. Alex Luna added a fumble recovery, as well.

This win moves the JV record to 5 and 2 overall and 4 and 0 in district. Next week the Panthers travel to San Antonio to take on the Memorial Minutemen.

Freshman Football

The Freshman Black team traveled to Uvalde last night to face the Coyotes. The Panthers offense was firing on all cylinders last night with multiple touchdowns, led by the O-line of Logan DeCock, James Fox, Caleb Denn, Jacob Lascano, and CJ Beal. The defense also showed up to play, pitching a shutout on the game. The D-line led by Mathew Santos and Rafe Clendenin had double digit sacks on the night, along with safety, J.J. Guiterrez who had two interceptions, one taken back for a touchdown. The Panthers kept their foot on the gas pedal the entire night and ended the game with a final score of 41-0.

The Medina Valley Freshman Orange team played a home game against John Jay this past Thursday evening. The Panthers came out hungry and defended their territory, beating the Mustangs 36-0. Chris Perez set the tone for the game in the first series, picking off the Mustangs and running it back for the Orange team’s first pick six of the season. After that, the Panthers never let off the gas, gaining two rushing touchdowns in back-to-back offensive drives from Robert Persley and Gavin Aguire. Not to be outdone, Alberto Vasquez intercepted another Mustang pass, running it back for a touchdown as well. Felix Bernal capped off the last offensive drive of the night with a rushing touchdown to seal the Mustang’s fate. The Panthers look to maintain their momentum next Thursday night when they travel to Memorial High School to take on the Minutemen.

Career & Technology Education Spotlight - Food Technology and Safety

Course Offerings - Food Technology and Safety

Teachers - Mrs. Williamson

Food Technology and Safety examines the food technology industry as it relates to food production, handling, and safety. To prepare for careers in value-added and food processing systems, students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to value-added and food processing and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations.

Food Technology and Safety students processed 25 chickens into meat primals, retail cuts, and byproducts in the new Food Processing Lab today. Students were also able to make stock out of the backbone for soup to pair with today’s cold front! #farmtotable

FFA Update

The Medina Valley FFA Land Judging Team placed 2nd overall team qualifying for the state contest today! Amy Zinsmeister was 2nd high point individual and Victoria Juarez was 8th high point individual. Congratulations! STATE BOUND!

The state contest is scheduled for Thursday, April 30th at Tarleton State University! CONGRATS!

Class Spotlight - AP World History

This past week Mr. Hurley’s AP World History classes were studying ancient Indian culture and beliefs. Students were learning about Hinduism, and were tasked with creating a representation of the Hindu belief structure through a board game of their own individual design. While there were many creative ideas one in particular stood out. A group created a life size board game where you yourself became the game piece, and advanced along the board as you moved through the Hindu stages of life. The game was exciting for the students and a very creative representative of Ancient Indian culture. Way to go AP World History Students!

SkillsUSA Attends Leadership Conference

MVHS SkillsUSA students attended the Leadership Conference on Thursday. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

Counselor's Corner


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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Upcoming Events

10/21 -

10/22 - Volleyball vs. Somerset 5:00PM

10/23 -

10/24 - JV/Freshman Football @ Memorial 5:00PM

10/25 - Volleyball @ Floresville 5:00PM

Varsity Football vs. Memorial 7:30PM (Pink Out)

10/26 - Swim @ Northside (1604) 7:30AM

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