MVMS NEWSLETTER

January 14, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL SOLIS

The second semester is off to a good start. We have many activities planned for the remainder of the year. Please make sure you are paying close attention to the emails blasted out from the campus and district. Middle School Counselors have already started communicating with incoming 6th graders, 7th graders, and 8th graders for the school year 22-23. High School Counselors will be on campus for two days in February to visit with our 8th graders who will be Freshman next year to guide them in course selections. Let’s continue to work together to make the rest of the year a great one!
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MVMS HIGHLIGHTED TEACHER

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SAM DOUGLASS

Mr. Douglass is a great asset to MVMS. He always has the student's best interests in mind, and contributes helpful information to parents, teachers, and staff. He is a great problem solver and is always willing to help out. ~ Berry


Mr. Douglass is a great colleague to work with. He is a dependable resource who is always willing to help out, no matter the circumstances. His demeanor is such that the students he works with trust him and enjoy working with him. He's an incredibly positive person and epitomizes what it means to be a professional in education. ~ Poston



Mr. Douglass is always willing to help and he has a great sense of humor. ~ Denman


Mr. Douglass is an excellent resource not only to his colleagues here on campus, but to the many students he helps support. From leading social skills groups to staffing with case managers prior to ARDs, he does an amazing job at making sure everyone has what they need to be successful. Way to go! ~ Sandoval


Mr. Douglass is both encouraging and a well mannered professional. Mr. Douglass presents information in a sincere way that helps parents understand the material presented about their child. I appreciate working with Mr. Douglass and appreciate his patience and kindness towards his co-workers and parents in the ARD room. He is a wonderful school psychologist. ~ Pierce


MVMS HIGHLIGHTED STUDENTS

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Lionel Mendez

Lionel works hard in Mrs. Clark's math class to take notes and understand the concepts she presents to the class. He gets started right away on his practice math problems and tries his best to solve them on his own. He raises his hand when he needs help and always thanks me after I help him. He is polite and friendly and is always a pleasure .~ Mrs. Littleton
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Taitem Bendele

Taitem has a positive attitude, kind heart, and willingness to always help others. She is someone who shows up and is all in. She is a student that works hard each day by completing assignments on time, puts maximum effort into everything she does, asks for help when needed, and is always willing to help others. Her kindness, love for learning and work ethic is inspiring. ~ Dishman
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Annabelle Bowen

Annabelle is always on time to class, eager to learn, completes her task on time, asks important questions, never a behavior issue, and just an all around great student and individual.

~ Nickel


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Madden Harrison

Madden has proven herself to be a leader from day 1. She is focused and works diligently during class time, and when her classmates need help, she is always willing to lend a hand. In addition to her great work ethic, Madden is consistently respectful towards both teachers and her peers. ~ Lange
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Kaityln Seuferer-Mike

Kaitlyn is always proactive in class by staying on top of her schoolwork, and is considerate of those around her. She always does the right thing without being asked, and works well with all students around her. Kaitlyn will also stay after class to help pick up the classroom on her own accord. She is a delight to have in the classroom. ~ Zavala
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Kevin Gaines

Kevin is respectful to teachers and works well with others. Kevin feels responsible for his grades and with a glad heart will redo any assignment. ~ Jaquez

Highlighted People on Campus

I just want to say I think Mr. Flores is one of the best Art teachers ever. He is so nice and makes me happy. I love Mr.Flores and I am glad he is my art teacher. ~ Jared

UIL @ MVMS!!!!!

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

The MVMS counselors will be visiting all of the 6th and 7th grade students during the month of January to complete pre-registration for the 2022-2023 school year.


7th grade students were all visited this week and should have completed their forms, turned back in to their Social Studies teacher by January 14. Late forms should be turned in ASAP.

6th grade students will be visited during the week of January 24th and all forms should be signed and returned no later than February 4.


Please check your email for more information about the Accelerated Math Program if you are interested or have questions.


8th grade students will be visited by the high school counselors on February 9th and 10th to complete pre registration. A Freshman informational meeting will be on the evening of February 2. Be on the lookout for more specific information.


If you have questions about pre-registration please reach out to your child's counselor.


katie.lange@mvisd.org (Students Last Name A-M)

wendy.brewer@mvisd.org (Students Last Name N-Z)

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THE YEARBOOK IS ON SALE NOW!

Be sure to get your copy before they are sold out! There are only 300 copies remaining. Copies are $40 and can be purchased at www.balfour.com. The MVMS Yearbook staff appreciates your support!
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7TH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL

7A

7th grade A team girls had an exciting game against Kerrville. The score was back and forth the whole game. Kerrville pulled ahead in the last minute and won 18-14. The Panther’s have played a strong defensive game the last two weeks and we look forward to continuing to move in a positive direction. We are all feeling good about the second half of the basketball season.


7B


The 7th grade B team girls played at home for the second time against Kerrville. The Lady Panthers lost 32-7. Kais Suehs, Destiny Lascano, and Mia Zamora each contributed 2 points on the board. Ma’leeya Eatmon put in 1 point on the free throw line. The girls will continue to work

on their basketball skills to help improve their game and knowledge. I hope the girls have a restful Christmas break and a happy new year! We are looking forward to our upcoming game for the second half of the season.


7A

The 7th grade A team was victorious over Loma Alta 27-19. Our Lady Panthers played hard and kept the lead after falling behind early. Defensively we kept Loma out of the paint and scoring position and kept their shots and possession time low. Raelyn Weimers put up 12 points, followed by Brooke Kennedy’s 9 points. Brooke Hollis, Kacey Farris, and Zevah Hernandez all added two to the total. Going into next week we hope to capitalize on paint shot opportunities and keep building to our defensive efforts. Good job girls!




7B


The 7th grade B team played Loma Alta on their home court this Thursday. They fought defensively and kept them from making any baskets which lead to the final score 19-9. Audrey Weber had a total of 6 points along with never giving the ball up by taking on several steals from Loma. Nora Conrad and Mia Zamora each contributed 4 points to the board. Jula Winkler, Viola Marrufo, and Ma’leeya Eatmon put up 2 points each. Jillian Boehme had multiple blocks under the basket preventing Loma from putting up any points. The girls had an amazing game and are looking forward to playing our next game at home versus Fredericksburg. Go Panthers!

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8TH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL

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The 8th grade A team traveled to Kerrville Wednesday afternoon to face the Spikes. The Panthers had their best game of the season sending the Spikes home with a BIG loss of 51 to 48. The girls were down by 6 with 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter and came back to win by 3! Even when times were tough, they continued to fight for the win. Jenea Walls, Kenzie Vallejo, Analicia Rosa, were all unstoppable on offense. Jenea had 23 points, Kenzie Vallejo with 14 and Analisia Rosa had 7. Defensively, everyone contributed to big turnovers leading to big plays for the Panthers, especially in the last 2 minutes of the game. Congratulations to a huge win over Kerrville! Coach Verstuyft was very proud. Hard work will always pay off.


Looking forward to playing Loma Alta when we return from the Holidays! Merry Christmas!!!


8B

The 8th grade B team played the Kerrville Spikes on Wednesday evening. It was a close game and by far one of the best defensive games we have played all season long. The lady panthers fell short losing by a basket; 14-16. Kayla Guinther was our lead scorer with 6 points, KenZyah Carlisle with 5 points, Savannah Crista had 2 points, and Deandra Lopez gave us one from the free throw line. These girls played a hard game. I wish all of them a restful break and a Merry Christmas.

Looking forward to playing Loma upon our return.


8A

The 8th grade A team played Loma Alta last Thursday at home. The Panthers played hard holding the lead against Loma winning 47-34.Janea Walls was our leading scorer with 29 points, Avery Nash with 6 points, Danielle Marquez with 4 points, and Annalisia Rosa with 4. It was an exciting game until MV kept the lead by quite a bit in the second half. Congratulations on a big win against one of our own Loma Alta. We face Fredericksburg on Thursday away. Good luck ladies!


8B


The 8th grade B team played Loma Alta in our gym on Thursday. We kept the lead the entire game ending with a win 19-10. Kayla Guinther was our lead scorer with 6 points, Tiana Arnold scored 4, Jenna Mutz, Alina Oliveros, and Victoria Garcia each contributed 2 points. Savannah Crista gave us one point from the free throw line. It was an exciting game and a good defensive game played by the girls. We look forward to playing Fredericksburg this week on the road

7TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL

Returning from the holiday break, the MVMS Panthers took on their future classmates of Loma Alta on January 6 2022.

The MVMS Panthers picked up where they left off before the break and continued their winning streak. The aggressive defense of the Panthers gave them a fast start to the game, and they never looked back. They went into halftime with a lead of 14 points. The Panthers came out of half time with the same aggressive defense they started off the game with and increased their lead in the third quarter by 23 points. Loma Alta made a late push in the game but the Medina Valley Middle School was able to hold off Loma Alta winning 29-15.


Key Performances:

Jordan Robles: 18 Points, 3 Rebounds, and 5 Steals

Raythan Rodriguez: 6 Points, 8 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, and 1 Block

Arell Todd: 5 Points, 3 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 2 Steals, and 1 Block

Jaxson Friesenhahn: 2 Rebounds and 1 Steal

Owen Harris: 1 Rebound and 1 Steal

Joseph Alvarado: 5 Rebounds and 1 Block

Jeremiah Jacobs 2 Rebound

Dominique Smith: 3 Rebounds and 1 Steal

Hunter Hurtado: 1 Rebound, 1 Assist, and 1 Steals



After a quick week of preparation the MVMS Panthers took on Fredericksburg on January 10.

The MVMS Panthers continued their dominating ways with a victory over Fredericksburg. This was a team win with all players scoring. The Panthers jumped out to a quick start and never looked back. At the end of the first quarter the MVMS was leading 15-0. Coming out in the second quarter the Panthers continued their stifling defense, out scoring Fredericksburg 10-3 and taking the lead into halftime up 25-3. In the second half the Panthers came out hot and extended their lead to 33-3 at the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter was just a continuation of the first three quarters with the MVMS Panthers winning the game 42-7.


Key Performances:

Jordan Robles: 8 Points, 3 Rebounds, 1 Assist, and 2 Steals

Joseph Alvarado: 6 Points, 5 Rebounds and 2 Steals

Arell Todd: 5 Points, 2 Rebounds, 1 Assist, and 3 Steals

Jaxson Friesenhahn: 5 Points, 1 Rebounds and 1 Steal

Owen Harris: 5 Points, 1 Rebound and 1 Steal

Austin Nash: 4 Points, 4 Rebounds, and 1 Steal

Hunter Hurtado: 4 Points, 1 Rebound, and 2 Steals

Jeremiah Jacobs: 2 Points and 2 Steals

Raythan Rodriguez: 1 Point, 3 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 1 Steals, and 1 Block

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8 TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL

Game 6 - MVMS vs Loma Alta MS (01/05/2022)


Coming back from the holiday break, the MVMS Panthers played their rivals in Loma Alta MS on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

The Panther White squad started off the night playing a Loma Alta squad with a similar record. The 2 week holiday didn’t slow Medina Valley down as they jumped out to a big 8 point lead in the first quarter. However, Loma Alta slowly clawed their way back into the game after getting settled on offense. At halftime, the score was 21-16 in favor of MV. After halftime is where the game truly changed. MV came out strong and began to pressure and force Loma Alta to turn the ball over. MV went on a strong run that allowed them to build a hefty lead. At the end of the third quarter, the MV Panthers had jumped out to a 17 point lead. From there, MV never looked back and continued to play solid defense and great team offense. MV earned a big win, 47-32. Scoring contributions came from 8 of the 11 players on the Panther White team. Scoring leaders for the Panthers were Vallan De La Fuente with 10, Kaden Parker with 8, Steven Montes with 7, and Javian Aguillen, Johnny Guzman, and Chris Patino all with 4 points. Defensively, Jose Garcia, Andrew Persyn, and Lane Solis made huge contributions as they had a number of rebounds and steals.


The Panther Black squad followed hoping to beat their rival school as well. The scouting report said that the Loma Alta team was a strong, athletic, and aggressive team. This proved to be true as they jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter. Turnovers were a key contributor to MV’s struggles early on. Nonetheless, MV worked out of it and steadied the course by slowing the game down and playing disciplined basketball. They were able to bring the score back to 16-18 in the third quarter. Unfortunately, MV ran out of steam and couldn’t quite overtake Loma. The game ended with a score of 34-27 in favor of Loma Alta. Scoring leaders for MV were Jake Phillips with 10, Sean Minga with 9, and Matias Bain with 4 points. Defensively, key contributions came from Beau Weimers, Connor Crisp, Reese Hatcher, Joseph Haby, and Jason Zendejas.


Regardless of the scores for both games, it was extremely fun to watch ALL of the Panthers on the court. MVISD has a lot to look forward to as these athletes continue to work hard and grow as both students and athletes. MVMS looks forward to their next game on Monday, January 10, 2022, as they travel to play Fredericksburg.



Game 7 - MVMS vs Fredericksburg MS (01/10/2022)


The MVMS Panthers traveled to Fredericksburg to play their fourth district game on Monday, January 10, 2022.


The Panther White team led off the night with a solid win, 41-17. Several key factors that allowed the Panthers to be successful were forcing turnovers and hitting clutch shots. The Panthers implemented both a new offense and defense that helped boost their success. A full-court press allowed the Panthers to pressure the inbound pass, force steals, and make easy baskets. In addition to that, a new offense allowed for cuts to the basket that created many lay-up opportunities and wide-open shots. Scoring leaders for the Panthers were Logen Pargas and Johnny Guzman with 12, Javian Aguillen with 7, Vallan De La Fuente with 6, and Jose Garcia and Kaden Parker with 2 points. The Panther White squad continues to impress and moves their district record to 3-1.


The Panther Black squad followed with a great win as well, 44-26. The Panthers started out slow but were able to pull away in the second half after gaining momentum on big plays from both Beau Weimers and Jason Zendejas. The Panthers created momentum by causing steals and creating fast-break lay-up opportunities. Offensively, the Panthers settled down and began penetrating the paint and making big shots at the short corners. Scoring leaders for the Panthers were Zendejas with 14, Jake Phillips with 10, Sean Minga with 8, Connor Crisp with 5, and Weimers with 4 points. The Panthers improved their record to 2-2 in district play.


The Panthers will be traveling to play Boerne North next week on Wednesday, 10/19/2022.

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7TH & 8TH GRADE SPINAL SCREENINGS

ATTENTION 7th & 8th Grade Parents/Guardians:


MV Middle School will be conducting spinal screenings the later part of January of 2022. The purpose of a spinal screening is to detect the signs of abnormal curves of the spine at their earliest stages so that the need for treatment can be determined. Scoliosis, a common spinal abnormality found in adolescents, is the sideways twisting of the spine. It is usually detected in children between 10 and 14 years of age.


Kyphosis, sometimes called ‘round back’, is an exaggerated rounding of the upper spine and is often confused with poor posture. Many cases of curvature of the spine are mild and require only ongoing observations by a physician when they are first diagnosed. Others can worsen with time as the child grows and require active treatment such as bracing and surgery. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity which can affect a person’s appearance and health.


The procedure for screening is simple. MVISD School Nurses have been specially trained and will look at your child’s back while he/she stands and bends forward. For this examination, girls will be seen separately and individually. The child will have to remove their shirt or blouse for the screening. Girls are encouraged to wear a bra or 2 piece bathing suit top.


In compliance with Health and Safety Code, Chapter 37, all children shall undergo screening for abnormal spinal curvature in accordance with the following schedule:, Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 (or fall semester of grade 5) and again at age 12 (or fall semester of grade 7). Boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14 (or fall semester of grade 8). If for religious reasons, you do not wish to have your child screened you are to submit an affidavit of exemption to the nurse’s office.


Thank you for your cooperation.



Mary Keil, RN

School Nurse

(830) 931–2243 ext 1164

mary.keil@mvisd.org

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COACH BIPPERT'S HEALTH CLASS LEARNING CPR

ELECTIVE NIGHT AT MVMS

FOR ALL CURRENT 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

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WHAT IS BULLYING?

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ATTENTION PARENTS!

BULLYING PREVENTION TRAINING IS COMING TO YOU!


Date Offered: January 19, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. ~11 a.m.

Where: Medina Valley Middle School ~ Library

8395 FM 471 South

Castroville, Texas 78009

G/T MEETING

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GO SPURS!!!

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MV NON-SCHOOL DAY CAMP

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JOIN OUR TEAM

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UPCOMING CAMPS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • January 4th - StuCo meeting
  • January 17th - Student/Staff Holiday - MLK Day
  • January 18th - District Regular Board Meeting
  • January 18th - Symphonic Band Practice 4-5 pm
  • January 19th - MVMS Boys Basketball 7th Home/8th away @ Boerne North
  • January 20th - MVMS Girls Basketball 7th Home/8th away @ Boerne North