Medina Valley High School

11/18 - 11/23 Culture of Excellence Newsletter

Speech and Debate

On Thursday November 14th the panthers traveled to La Vernia for the regional student congress contest. The panthers faced some stiff competition but represented Medina valley well. All three panthers competitors placed in the top eight. Congratulations to Kylee Hall and Brianna Barclay on their outstanding performances. Sara Beth Beasley was able to bring home third and qualified to compete at the UIL State Congress contest at the Texas Capital in January. Way to go Panthers!
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Cheer Competes at Regionals

MVHS varsity and JV cheerleaders competed at the UCA SW Regionals Game Day competition. They delivered a hit zero and clean performance. They earned a very prestigious invite to compete at UCA Nationals at Disney World and a respectable 4th place trophy. Way to go ladies!
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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 - Brianna Barclay

Junior - Clayton Chabarria

Sophomore - Sydney Haynes Aelvoet

Freshman - Leonard Alcozer

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Week of 11/11/19

1. Freshman - 95%

2. Sophomores - 95%

3. Juniors - 93%

4. Seniors - 94%

School Wide Attendance - 94.2% - GOAL - 97%

402 students had Perfect Attendance for the 2nd Six Weeks.

College Signing Day

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Football Update

Playoff Game

Last Friday the Panthers travelled to Brenham to take on the Cubs in the Bi-District round of playoffs. In a hard-fought battle the Panthers came up short, losing to the Cubs 35-28. Medina Valley showed tons of grit as they battled Brenham to the very end. With 2 minutes remaining and down 14 points, the Panthers found a way to score, leaving 50 seconds on the clock. The Medina Valley kickoff team then recovered an onside kick to give the Panthers a chance to tie in the end, however, the Brenham defense held up, getting an interception on a 4th and long to secure their victory. We are all very proud of the character and heart that these boys put on display all season long. Thank you to all of the seniors, know that you will be missed.

Girls Basketball Update

Tuesday Results

The Freshmen Girls Basketball team played the Boerne Greyhounds Tuesday night and came up short losing 26-53. Sierra Estrada led the Panthers with 10 points followed by Iliana Garcia and Kelli Harlow with 6 points each.

The JV Girls Basketball team lost Tuesday night by a final score of 34-24. The panthers were led in scoring by Morgan Henrich and Corina Castanon with 6 points a piece.

The varsity girls basketball team fell to Boerne by a score of 56-40 on Tuesday night. The panthers were led by Paityn Kinnett with 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 steals.

Harlandale Varsity Tournament

The varsity girls basketball team competed in the Harlandale Tournament this weekend finishing with an overall record of 5-1. On Thursday the Panthers took on Eagle Pass dominating by a score of 71-25. The Panthers followed that up with another great performance beating Kennedy 70-34. On Friday the Panthers would square off against their toughest opponent of the weekend losing to Roosevelt by a score of 25-41. The Panthers finished the day winning a hard fought battle against Lanier by a score of 50-49. On Saturday the girls competed in the Silver bracket beating McCollum in the Semi finals 50-43. In the Championship the girls played their best game of the season defeating Harlandale 55-40 to win the Silver Bracket Championship. Paityn Kinnett and Addie Guinther were selected to the All-Tournament team for their performance. The girls will be back at home on Tuesday to take on La Vernia.

Fredericksburg Tournament

The JV Girls Basketball team journeyed to Fredericksburg this weekend to participate in a three game tournament and came back with three big wins. In the first game, the Panthers took on Canyon Lake, got the win and ended with a final score of 33-18. Leading scorers were Madison Sotelo scoring 7 points, while Jaya Cosper and Kylie Mutz each scored 6. In the following game, the girls took on the Queens from Del Rio, ending with a score of 51-33. Leading scorer for the game was Kylie Mutz, dominating the boards with a high tally of 16 points. Also scoring big was Morgan Henrich with 10 and Madison Sotelo with 8. In the last game for the day, the Panthers took on the hosting team, Fredericksburg. The girls dominated the Billies in a total team effort. They took the lead early and never looked back, ending with a final score of 41-20. Leading scorers for the game were Madison Sotelo with 9, Aleza Palomarez and Kylie Mutz with 7 and Hailey Franke and Morgan Henrich each with 6. The girls will take on LaVernia tomorrow night at home starting at 5 followed by the Varsity at 6:30. Make sure to come out and support your Panthers!

The Freshmen Girls Basketball team traveled to Fredericksburg this past Saturday to compete in the Fredericksburg Tournament. The girls defeated all three teams they played. The first game against Del Rio was a tough battle until the end as the Panthers won with 22 seconds left with a score of 37-35. Kellie Harlow led the Panthers with 18 points and Paiten Trowbridge with 10 points, Gabriela Ortiz 4 points, Iliana Garcia and Daniela Guevara 2 points, and Sarah Dailey 1 point. In their second game, the Panthers crushed Canyon Lake with a score of 55-25. Once again Harlow dominated under the basket with 20 points, Iliana Garcias with 11 points, Paiten Trowbridge 9 points and Sarah Dailey 8 points, Gracie Northcut 4 points, Daniela Guevara 2 points and Payton Keller 1 point. In their third game of the day, the Panthers played a tough game against Fredericksburg. Down at half time by three points, the Panthers played aggressively the second half to pull the lead defeating Fredericksburg 37-30. Kellie Harlow scored 11 points, followed by Gracie Northcut with 5 points, Iliana Garcia, Payton Keller, Paiten Trowbridge, and Sarah Dailey 4 points, Julia Guzman 3 points and Daniela Guevara 2 points. Great job Panthers! Next up is a home game Tuesday against LaVernia.

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Swim Update

The MV swim team placed 4th at their meet on November 15.

The women’s team scored 66 points. Captain Sofia Gonzalez, senior Kaitlyn Davis, juniors Camilla Lanteri and Kaysey Robinson, and freshman Jenna Boehme led the way in points and the 200 freestyle relay pulled another top spot, dropping time as they went.

The men’s team scored 85 points with Juniors Andrew Salas and Colton Hollon, and sophomores Jett Winkler, Laz Maldonado, and Ryan Simpton setting the pace. The 400 Freestyle relay placed in the top three and dropped over six seconds from their time.

The next meet has been moved to this Saturday at the Northside Swim Center on 1604. Meet starts at 8:30am, come cheer on your Panthers!

FFA Update

49 members of the Medina Valley FFA traveled to Hondo High School on Wednesday for district leadership contest. Six teams placed in the top two and earned advancing spots to the area contest at Blanco High School on Wednesday! Congrats and best of luck at area!

1st Senior Quiz

1st Senior Chapter Conducting

1st Public Relations

1st Ag Advocacy

1st Job Interview

2nd Junior Chapter Conducting

3rd Junior Creed Speaking

5th Radio Broadcasting

7th Senior Creed Speaking

MVHS JROTC Helps at Food Bank

The MVHS AFJROTC helped pick 25,000 pounds of butternut squash at the SA Food Bank this past weekend! Thank you to Nikki Jackson- Bitters for the pictures.

CTE Spotlight

Check out these BEAUTIFUL raised beds and compost bins Mr. Switzer and the wood shop classes made for the Horticulture Science class! Horticulture students planted cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and kale and began composting egg shells and fruit peels with the help of some earthworms. Thank you, team wood shop!

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Savannah's Soldiers

Medina Valley High School has partnered with Fort Campbell High School in Kentucky to share information and learn more about other cultures and societies within our own nation. MVHS students wrote over 400 letters to the students at Fort Campbell offering words of encouragement and letting them know about our school and culture. On Wednesday, November 13th our students participated in a video conference with the students of Ft. Campbell allowing them to create a deeper relationship with these students.

Savannah's Soldiers Mission: Connecting civilian schools with Ft. Campbell DODEA Schools to support, celebrate and connect kids across the country. 7,790 students will be connected through this project.

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

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MVHS Choirs Present: Winter Stars

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 7pm

Medina Valley ISD Performing Arts Center, LaCoste, TX, USA

LaCoste, TX

Concert begins at 7PM in the Performing Arts Center

Varsity Treble Bhoir

Tenor/Bass Choir

Non-Varsity Treble Choir

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

11/18 - Boy's Basketball vs.Flour Bluff 5:00PM

11/19 - Girl's Basketball vs. La Vernia 5:00 PM

11/20 -

11/21 - Varsity Girls Basketball @ Floresville Tournament

Freshman/JV Girls Basketball @ Pearsall Tournament

Wizard of Oz Production PAC @ 7:00 PM

11/22 - Boy's Basketball vs. Bandera 5:00 PM

Varsity Girls Basketball @ Floresville Tournament

Freshman/JV Girls Basketball @ Pearsall Tournament

Wizard of Oz Production PAC @ 7:00 PM

11/23 - Varsity Girls Basketball @ Floresville Tournament

Freshman/JV Girls Basketball @ Pearsall Tournament

Swim Meet @ Northside 1604 Complex

Wizard of Oz Production PAC @ 2:00 PM

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