MVMS NEWSLETTER

MAY 6, 2022

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MVMS HIGHLIGHTED TEACHERS

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MS. RUTLEDGE

Ms. Rutledge is very dedicated to her band class and to her department. The students of MVMS are very lucky to have such a devoted and caring teacher like her. Thank you, Ms. Rutledge, for inspiring our kids to come to school to be their best and for making it such a fun place for them.

~Mr. Flores


I have the immense pleasure of working with Miss Rutledge all day, every day. She is extraordinarily organized, collaborative when discussing student goals, and has the ability to problem solve in a pinch. She never fails to earn the respect of her students while holding them to a high standard in the classroom. Throughout her time here at MVMS, our band program has achieved constant success under her direction. I truly view her professional opinions/feedback as invaluable and am so grateful to have her as my mentor.

~Ms. Gordner



Rutledge, is an amazing teacher.These past weeks I have been in her class and notice the love she has for her students.She always walks around helping students out with anything and everything the kids may need .I enjoy sitting in her class and listening to all the music being played.The drive she has to make sure everything is perfect is amazing .

~Mrs. Montes

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MS. GORDNER

Ms Gordner is a highly motivated teacher. Her sense of humor and love for music reigns as she instructs her classes. She is willing to work with her peers with the best interest of all kids in mind.

~Coach Hurtado


Ms. Gordner is an amazing teacher and mentor to her students. She brightens the day of everyone on campus with her humor and positivity. She makes learning fun and the growth in her students is due to her diligent work in music education.

~Mr. Poston


Miss Gordner is super energetic, and just great to work with. The kids absolutely adore her, and she is great at making sure everyone is having a fun time. I've worked with a ton of band directors over the years, and I can definitely say that Miss Gordner is the most interesting and exciting to be around!

~Ms. Rutledge

MVMS HIGHLIGHTED STUDENTS

SAVANNAH STEIN

Savannah is a quiet but confident leader in the classroom. Quick to help others, she is a valuable team member for her "Survival" review team. Savannah works hard to understand tricky math concepts and doesn't hesitate to ask for help when needed. I am so proud that she is a student in my class!

~Mrs. Kagenski

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LANDON KRIEGER

Landon is always willing to help others, teachers or students. He knows what is expected of him, and is always respectful.

~Mrs. Kitzel

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BAILEY SHARBER

Bailey is a student leader on campus. She is involved in Light House and helped give tours to the incoming 6th graders. In class she works hard and helps students around her.

~Mr. Nickodam

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KYLYNN MC CLARITY

KyLynn is always willing to help the teacher and students in class when she can. She is always proactive, eager and ready to learn. Her ability to think outside the box has created some great conversation in my Social Studies class. KyLynn has great character, is very charismatic, and is a great role model for others.

~Coach Thoele

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TORY FRAIL

Tory has been a team player on her soccer team and in school. She is funny, has a great personality, and shows great pride in our school. Tory displays a lot of confidence in her ability to do whatever it takes to be successful in whatever she puts her mind to.

~Coach Thoele


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KYLIE PERALES

Kylie demonstrates great leadership skills in class. She is always prepared and ready to learn. She works great with her classmates when in group settings, and volunteers to help when needed.

~Mrs. Mendoza

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PAUL THE PANTHER VISITING ALE

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BEGINNERS BAND FIELD TRIP

The Beginner Band earned straight 1's (Best possible score) from all judges at the Pirateland Music Festival!
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BEGINNERS BAND SPRING CONCERT

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SUBVARSITY BAND SPRING CONCERT

VARSITY BAND SPRING CONCERT

FUN FACT

  • A woodpecker's tongue actually wraps all the way around its brain, protecting it from damage when it's hammering into a tree.
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SHARPEN THE SAW, FAMILY FUN NIGHT

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MVMS STUDENTS WIN AT THE ART CONTEST AT SWTJC CREATIVE ARTS CONTEST

Congratulations to the following art winners! Under the art class of Mr. Flores, 6th grade students won 1st painting Colton Castillo (Overall Best in 6th grade), 2nd painting Sarah Gonzalez, 2nd drawing Liliana Esquibel, 3rd drawing Ariel McDonel, 3rd painting Jayla Sanchez, and 4th painting Brooke Zinsmeyer at the SWTJC Creative Arts Contests in Uvalde on Tuesday, April 26.
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7TH GRADE GIRLS SOCCER

Last week the 7th grade girls soccer team traveled to Fredericksburg. The girls came out ready to play and worked together as a team to defeat the Billies 2-0. The girls' camaraderie and hard work paid off throughout the game as the defense did not allow the Billies offensive side of the field most of the game. Nora Conrad and Railynn Wiemers both scored for the Panthers with the assist coming from Avery Perez with 2. Kacey Farris had 10 saves. Congratulations on the win.

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8TH GRADE GIRLS SOCCER

The 8th grade girls played their last home game of the season on the Panther Field last week and came away with a tie against Fredericksburg 1-1. Camia Patterson made 1 goal with an assist from Kylie Schutze. Claire Boehme had 6 saves. The Panthers have been working really hard in practice and showed great teamwork throughout the game. Way to go 8th grade Girls!!

7TH GRADE BOYS SOCCER

Game 5- MVMS vs Boerne South (05/02/2022)

The 7th grade Panthers played Boerne South on Monday, May 02, 2022.

The Panthers took a cool approach to their final game, resulting in their opponents quickly

scoring against them. Early into the first half they found themselves behind 0-2.

After regrouping the Panthers flipped the switch and played much better, keeping their

opponents from scoring again and putting two points on the board before the end of the half.

Both goals were scored by Andru Salazar. The second half of the game saw both teams playing

hard but the score remained the same, finishing at 2-2.

The Panthers improved individually and as a team this season, their greatest strengths being

their work ethic, their desire to win and their ability to work as a single unit!

MVMS finishes their season undefeated with 3 wins, 2 ties and 0 losses.

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8TH GRADE BOYS SOCCER

Game 4- MVMS vs Fredericksberg (04/28/2022)

The 8th grade Panthers played Fredericksberg on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

The Panthers outplayed their opponent, keeping them largely on the defensive throughout the

first half. Tripp Robins scored the first goal of the game.

The Panthers didn’t take long to score another goal as Connor Crisp made good on a Penalty

Kick.

As the game wore on, Fredericksberg managed to score a goal and then another in an exciting

exchange as Panther Goalie Johnny Guzman defended a PK and another shot, finally allowing

a goal after three shots were taken on him. With the game tied and 10 minutes on the clock,

Connor Crisp scored a third goal for the Panthers, maintaining their advantage. The boys won

3-2 over Fredericksberg.

MVMS looks forward to their next game on Friday, May 6 2022, as they travel to play Boerne

South.

BLUEBONNET WINNERS

Peyton Price and Kadian Hunt, both 6th graders, read 20 Bluebonnet Books which qualifies them for a field trip.

This year we will be going to Incredible Pizza!!

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PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN SERVICES

Mrs. Hamilton's classes made color wheels with cookies and tye dye shirts.

MRS. ALAMBAR'S ART STUDENTS WORKING ON PAPER MACHE ANIMALS

CASTROVILLE ELEMENTARY TOURING MVMS

ST. LOUIS ELEMENTARY TOURING MVMS

LACOSTE ELEMENTARY TOURING MVMS

LUCKEY RANCH TOURING MVMS

STAAR TESTING INFORMATION

STAAR Testing is upon us. The following dates are when our students will be testing. Please ensure that your child has a good night's sleep the night before their tests and has a good breakfast. As a reminder, breakfast will be provided for your child, at no cost, in the MVMS cafeteria


Thursday, 5/5 - 8th grade Science

Friday, 5/6 - 8th grade Social Studies

Tuesday, 5/10 - 8th grade Math & Alg.1

Wednesday, 5/11 - 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Reading

Thursday, 5/12 - 7th grade Math

Tuesday, 5/174 - 6th grade Math

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Teacher appreciation week was a huge success!! A BIG Thank you to everyone who thought of our teachers this week! Thank you MVMS teachers for all that you do!

MVMS YEARBOOK

Don't miss out on this year's memories! They are going fast! Order your copy of this year's yearbook. Copies are only $40. You can order online at www.balfour.com (simply search at the top of the webpage for Medina Valley Middle School then follow the prompts) or you can send cash/check (made payable to MVMS Yearbook) with your kiddo to campus and see Mrs. Kerr in room 23 to get them ordered.

If you are not sure if you ordered or not please feel free to email Mrs. Kerr at karee.kerr@mvisd.org and she will be glad to let you know if you have or not.

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TALENT SHOW

Get ready for a Talent Show between Medina Valley MS and Loma Alta MS! Four great acts from each school will be battling it out with their talent on Tuesday, May, 24 starting at 5:30 pm at the PAC (Performing Arts Center - at the High School). Tickets will be sold at the door

- $3 for adults and $2 for students.

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MR. FLORES' ART CLASS

Mr Flores’ 6th grade art class making some awesome end of the year work to include string art and some miniature hand painted graffiti fences

ART CLUB WORKING ON A BANNER FOR HAPPY PRINCIPAL'S DAY

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A MESSAGE FROM NURSE MARY

Dear Parents/Guardians,


The state of Texas requires incoming 7th graders to have 2 more vaccinations. They include Tdap & Meningococcal (MCV4). Your child may already have these vaccinations. So please send the updated shot record to me. I will make a copy & return the original back to you. You can send the shot record with your child to school, email or fax to me. If your child has not received these vaccinations, please get these as soon as possible. If you wait till August to get them, the clinics may run out. Please keep in mind if I DO NOT have your child's updated shot record by registration time, your child will not get their new schedule & will NOT be allowed to start school August. Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions or concerns. My phone number is (830)931-2243 ext. 1164 or email at mary.keil@mvisd.org or efax12106342364. Thank you for your cooperation! Have a great day!! mk

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • May 9th - NJHS Ceremony
  • May 10th - 8th Grade Staar Testing (Math)
  • May 11th - 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Staar Testing (Reading)
  • May 12th - 7th Grade Staar Testing (Math)
  • May 15th - National Police Week
  • May 16th - District Regular School Board Meeting
  • May 17th - 6th Grade Staar Testing (Math)
  • May 25th - 6th & 7th Grade Awards
  • May 26th - 8th Grade Awards & 8th Grade Field Day
  • May 26th - Last Day of School