Medina Valley High School

11/4 - 11/9 Culture of Excellence Newsletter

Senior Walk Football Game

Friday, Nov. 8th, 10pm

Medina Valley High School, Castroville, TX, USA

Castroville, TX

The Senior Class of 2020 will participate in a "Senior Walk" across the football field after the game on Friday night vs. Kerrville Tivy

The seniors will gather in the West endzone by the scoreboard after the alma mater is played at the conclusion of the game. The class song will be played over the PA and the seniors will walk across the field to their parents on the other side of the field.

Volleyball Playoff Game Information

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 7:30pm

7800 Kindred Street

San Antonio, TX

Volleyball vs. San Antonio Highlands

They will only let you bring a clear bag into the gym.

Admission Price:
Adults are $5 and students are $3.
MV Staff members get in free with their ID
Senior Citizen Pass will be accepted

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 - Trevor Garst

Junior - Matthew Turner

Sophomore - Carys Denton

Freshman - Jacinda Hinojosa

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Week of 10/28/19

1. Freshman - 96%

2. Juniors - 95%

3. Sophomores - 94%

4. Seniors - 94%

School Wide Attendance - 95% - GOAL - Get back to 97%

Speech and Debate

This Saturday the speech and debate team traveled to Boerne Champion High School for the Champion TFA speech and debate tournament. The team put together their best overall performance of the year. Dominick Peralta and Vladyslav Hokolov advanced to the semi finals of humorous interpretation, Elizabeth Gilmore advanced to the Semi finals of Domestic Extemporaneous speaking, The team of Sara Beth Beasley and partner Nicole Kawczynski advanced to semi finals of Public forum debate and were joined in semi finals on the other side of the bracket by Brianna Barclay and partner Jose Rodriguez. Kylee Hall was able to advance to Finals of congressional debate, and Sara Beth Beasley was also able to bring home fifth in Foreign extemporaneous speaking finals. The team was able to claim fifth in the overall tournament sweepstakes out of twenty seven schools. Way to go panthers!
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Volleyball Update


Freshman season end of season write-up:

Overall record: 24-10

District Record: 11-5

I was blessed with such a great group of girls my first season coaching volleyball here at Medina Valley and what a fun season it was. All the girls improved so much in their physical skills, their strength and conditioning, and mental toughness. There is always that transitioning period from middle school to high school and being the first sport of the year, the girls had to really mature and become resilient as they adjusted to the more competitive nature of high school. All our tournaments had some really great moments and competitive games but the highlight of the season was the Holy Cross tournament as they took home first place! Not only did the girls come out to compete, they also bonded and danced with other teams at that tournament, showing great sportsmanship and attitude. These freshman have set their expectations high and have created a Legendary Legacy that will continue to grow as much as they do over the next few years in the program.

Junior Varsity end of season write-up

The JV volleyball squad wrapped up their season this week with a win over Southside. This brings an end to a highly successful season for these young ladies. They end the season with an overall record of 28-7 and a district record of 14-2. The girls finished in second place in district only losing to Harlan. They also competed at the varsity tournament in D´Hanis where they finished in 4th place and took a 3rd place finish in the Incarnate Word tournament. Overall it was simply a fantastic season for the Panther JV Volleyball Squad!!! GO GIRLS!!! You made your coach very proud.

Tuesday night was the final regular season home game for the volleyball team. The girls defeated Southside in four sets. That win gave the Panthers their 30th win for the season, breaking the school record for most wins in a season set last year. The volleyball team will compete in the bi-district playoff game against Highlands on Tuesday November 5 at South San's Durbon Center at 7:30. COME EARLY, BE LOUD. WEAR BLACK!!!!

Football Update

Varsity Football

Last Friday the Panthers travelled to Orem Stadium to take on the Alamo Heights Mules. The Mules got off to a fast start, driving the football down the field on their opening possession, but your Panther defense held strong near the goalline and Heights had to settle for a field goal. That was the only time in the game that the Mules had the lead. The Panthers took their second possession down and tacked on a field goal of their own to make it 3-3. The defense for the Panthers was outstanding all night. After Medina Valley threw an interception in the end zone, the Panther defense came up huge on a JJ Marty pick 6 with seconds remaining in the first half. Pablo Sandoval tacked on the extra point to give the Panthers a 10-3 lead heading into the half. Medina Valley’s offense took the opening possession of the second have and drove the field in 4 plays, scoring on a rush by Charlie Marsh. With the extra point the Panthers took a 17-3 lead. The Mules had one last scoring drive in the game, which was largely aided by the officials, to make the score 17-10. The remainder of the game the MV defense shut down the Mules, and the offense ground out clock eating drives to keep the Heights offense off the field. In the final seconds, Devin Steubing picked off the Alamo Heights quarterback, and James Gipson and the offense ground out a few first downs to run the clock out on the Mules. The victory is the first time Medina Valley has ever beaten Alamo Heights in football, and solidifies the Panther’s chances of reaching the playoffs. The Panthers will host state-ranked and district champion Kerrville Tivy this Friday at Panther stadium. A win Friday guarantees a playoff berth for MV, so show up, bring a friend, get loud and support your Panthers.

JV Football

The JV football team lost a tough battle to Alamo Heights last night 21-6. The Panthers scored their touchdown on a pass from Nick Rash to Blake Mulvaney.

Defensively, Hunter Brown recovered a fumble and Alex Luna led the way in tackles.

This brings the JV record to 6-3 on the year. Next week we travel to Kerrville Tivy to face the Antlers.

Freshman Football

Both Freshman football teams traveled to Alamo Heights to take on the Mules on Thursday. The Orange started the night off with a hard fought battle but fell to the Mules 21-0. The Black team also came out swinging, but the Mules offense swung back. Heights jumped out to an early lead that was too much to overcome and the Panthers could not pull out the win, with a final score of 16-8. Next week the Panthers have their last game of the year at home against Kerville Tivy.

MVHS College Fair

Over 70 colleges, universities, and military institutions visited students at MVHS on Monday, October 28, 2019.

Career and Technology Spotlight - Culinary Arts

Course Offerings - Intro to Culinary Arts

Teacher - Mrs. Rodriguez

Course Description: Introduction to Culinary Arts will emphasize the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the management of a variety of food service operations. The course will provide insight into the operation of a well-run restaurant. Introduction to Culinary Arts will provide insight into food production skills, various levels of industry management, and hospitality skills. This is an entry level course for students interested in pursuing a career in the food service industry. This course is offered as a classroom and laboratory-based course.

FFA Update

Results are in! Cody Tschirhart received the Best Picture Award at the Delo National Tractor Contest in Indianapolis this week with his restored tractor! Cody, you’ve made us all incredibly proud! Congrats!

It was a great day for the Medina Valley FFA at the Palo Alto College Leadership Contest! The Senior Chapter Conducting Team placed 1st, the Radio Broadcasting Team placed 2nd, and the Senior FFA Creed Speaker placed 4th! Our 45+ students on leadership teams have been working hard in preparation for district contest on November 13th! Congrats!

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Band Update

Congratulations to the hard working student-musicians of the Panther Marching Band, who brought to a close their 2019 contest season today at US Bands Remo Series Finale in Austin. Your continued improvement, captivating performances, and resilience throughout the season are just a few things that will make you all better people to be better prepared to make a better future for yourselves and others! #GOBAND

Mark your Calendars - MVHS Theatre Presents "The Wizard of Oz"

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Counselor's Corner


Seniors Financial Aid Night (FAFSA) is Wednesday, November 6 in Computer Lab Room 109 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please bring the following to complete the process: drivers license and social security number for parent and student, W2 forms from 2018, and 2018 Income Tax Returns and records of untaxed income if applicable.


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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2019 Cheer Challenge

Help make MVHS Cheer #1

Vote once a day every day

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Upcoming Events

11/4 -

11/5 - Volleyball Playoffs vs. SA Highlands @ South San High School 7:30 PM

11/6 - FAFSA Financial Aid Night (Seniors) 6-8 PM

11/7 - JV Football @ Kerrville Tivy 5:30 PM

Freshman Football vs. Kerrville Tivy 5:30 PM

11/8 - Varsity Football vs. Kerrville Tivy 7:30 PM (Senior Walk)

11/9 - Swimming @ Northside 1604 7:00 AM

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