Medina Valley High School

Culture of Excellence Newsletter 1/3/22

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Principal's Memo

GREATNESS: 80 more MVHS Seniors qualified to either take College Algebra or English DC in the Spring by passing the TSI (College Entrance Exam), Girl's Basketball is 3-0 in district play, Powerlifting, Girl's and Boy's Soccer start their regular seasons this week

  • This semester in February students will be notified of what Track they are on. Attached below is our Flex Year policy. This is different from our Semester Exemptions. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the Flex Year Policy.
  • As we start a new year, it can be a time to discuss Cyber Safety with your child. We are sharing these tools and resources to open the door to a greater conversation with our kids about social media and their “Digital Footprint.” The Texas School Safety Center has developed the following resources for parents in regards to school safety and Cyber Safety: A Parent’s Guide to School Safety Toolkit and Cyber Safety and Digital Responsibility Parent Guide We will also be doing lessons at school through our Social Studies classes that discuss School Safety and Cyber Safety.

Upcoming Events:

1/5 - Start of 2nd Semester

1/17 - Student/Staff Holiday MLK Day

1/28 - Student Holiday/Staff Workday Stockshow

Achieve Greatness: Lesson #15 - ONE Word Challenge

TAKE ACTION: Simply reflect on the past year and think about the upcoming year. Ask yourself what ONE WORD will give you meaning, purpose and focus.

What do you want to focus on this year?

What needs to change?

What matters most?

What is one word that will drive me this year to be my best?

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Community Service

MVHS National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Student Council teamed up to make Christmas gift bags for the Nursing Home. The bags were filled with socks and goodies and each bag was hand decorated.
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MVHS Student, Kassidee Webb, Receives Scholarship

MVHS Senior Kassidee Webb was selected as a Valero Alamo Bowl Student-Athlete $7500 Scholarship winner! She was recognized at the H-E-B Scholarship Awards Luncheon on December 15 and will be recognized on-field during the Valero Alamo Bowl. Congratulations Kassidee!

UIL Academics Update

This past Saturday (December 4th), the UIL Academics team traveled to Bandera High School for their first full meet of the year. The Panthers had a fantastic showing and placed 3rd overall beating schools like Carrizo Springs and Del Valle. The individual results are as follows:

  • Informative Extemp - Aya Kasim: 2nd

  • Poetry - Lauren Renteria: 3rd, Destiny Alvarez: 6th

  • Prose - Aya Kasim: 1st

  • Editorial Writing - Carissa Ceasor: 1st, Rylee Richardson: 6th

  • Copy Editing - Aiden Fish: 1st, Rylee Richardson: 3rd

  • Current Events - Aiden Fish: 1st, Garrett Dickinson: 3rd

  • Calculator for 9th & 10th grade - Michael Davis: 2nd, Matthew Najera: 3rd

  • Calculator for 11th & 12th grade - Darby Dixon: 3rd

  • 2nd place Calculator team

  • Number Sense for 9th & 10th grade - Matthew Najera: 2nd, Michael Davis: 4th

  • Literary Criticism - Aiden Fish: 2nd, Carissa Ceasor: 4th

  • 2nd place Literary Criticism team

  • Novice Computer Science - Savannah Stephens: 5th, Kevin Williams: 6th

  • Veteran Computer Science - Jesus Clopton: 4th

  • Ready Writing - Elena Gonzales: 2nd

  • News Writing - Carissa Ceasor: 2nd, Rylee Richardson: 3rd, Jasmine Gibson: 6th

  • Feature Writing - Rylee Richardson: 4th, Carissa Ceasor - 5th

Congratulations to all the students and coaches on a successful meet. The UIL Academics team’s next competition will be right here at MVHS on January 8th.

Girl's Basketball Update

VS. Eagle Pass Winn

The Varsity girls traveled to Eagle Pass to play in their first district game of the season against the CC Winn Mavericks. The girls dominated the game from the tip-off, even out scoring the Mavericks 28-1 in the third quarter. Leading the way for the Panthers was Clara Arroyos with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 deflections followed by Kylie Mutz who had her first double double of the season with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 5 deflections.

The JV panthers traveled to Eagle Pass to take on CC Winn high school. They came out strong and led 31-2 at halftime. They finished with a 41-13 win and a strong start to district play. They were led by Myranda Perales and Cara Garcia with 6 points each.

The panthers traveled to Eagle Pass Friday to play against CC Winn HS. The freshman panthers fell to the mustangs 31-48. With a tough battle, they were led in scoring by Tori Ruffin with 12 points and Rihanna Perez with 10 points.

Holiday Break

On Dec. 21st, the Varsity Girls Basketball team hosted the Floresville Jaguars dominating from start to finish winning by a score of 78-29. The girls were led by Ileana Morales with a team high 20 points and 5 steals. Kylie Mutz had a great game with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Morgan Henrich finished the game with an outstanding 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.

On Dec. 30th, the girls closed out 2021 when they hosted the Southwest Dragons. The girls again had a great game winning 71-32. Ileana Morales led in scoring with 18 points. Kellie Harlow had her best game of the season with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Kaylyn Persyn chipped in with 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. This brings the girls district record to 3-0. The girls will travel to McCollum Tuesday night for an important district game. Go Panthers!

Boy's Soccer Update


The boys varsity soccer team had their 2nd scrimmage of the year against SA Veterans Memorial. The Panthers took the lead when Travis Barton shot the ball and the goalie deflected it back into play and Yerson Gonzalez put it in the back of the net. Veterans tied the game, but the Panthers took the lead back on a goal from Oscar Gonzalez. THe Panthers had a 2-1 lead at half. In the second half Veterans Memorial was able to score one goal and the game finished 2-2. The Panthers next scrimmage is at home on Friday against Boerne Champion.

The JV boys played Veterans memorial yesterday and won 4-3. Veterans memorial started off opening the scoring within the first 5 minutes. The Panthers answered back with a spectacular goal from Gael Hernandez off an Assist from Pedro Sandoval. Both teams fought hard until the very end where Rocco Parra would score in the last 20 seconds off an assist from Kevin Villarreal to bring it 4-3. Alfredo Salas and Ajay Stephen also added goals.

Holiday Break

The boys varsity soccer team had their last 3 scrimmages over the break. The 1st game was a 2-0 loss to Boerne Champion. The 2nd game was the 10th Annual Alumni game and the Panthers won 3-2. Jorge Patino had 2 assists and a goal, Axel Mendez and Roberto Tapia each had a goal. Scoring for the Alumni team was graduates Oscar Suarez and Jose Suarez. The last scrimmage was a loss against Taft. Scoring for the Panthers was Alan Segura with 3 goals and Jorge Patino with one. The Panthers start the non-district part of their schedule Tuesday, January 5th against the Memorial Minutemen.

Girl's Soccer Update

Your Lady Panthers finished out their pre-season with 2 scrimmages during the Christmas break. In the first scrimmage we welcomed back Lady Panthers from the past. It was a great scrimmage finishing with a 1-1 tie. The Lady Panthers finished off 2021 with a 1-0 win vs Pleasanton on New Years eve. We are looking forward to great year. Our first Non-District game of the season is Tuesday January 4th at Panther Stadium vs Jefferson. JV plays at 5:00 and Varsity at 7:00.
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Football Update

Congratulations to Seth Bullard and Joe Tarvin who will representing the Medina Valley Panthers and playing for Team Gold in the San Antonio All-Star Game at the Alamodome on January 8th!
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Class Spotlight - JROTC

This is our Tx-20009th Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) is a student-led program here at MVHS. The mission of the program is to "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community." The leadership course evolved to an approved USAF program in September 2000. The initial class had a total of 81 cadets. Recruiting efforts have grown the program to 196 cadets today. The program offers 11 teams for the students to participate in before and after school. This year our CyberPatriots teams have qualified 2 teams as platinum and advancing to the next level of competition with a possible opportunity to compete at Nationals in Washington DC. Additionally, we had a Raider/PT team compete at Northeast ISD Raider Competition. This year they started two new teams; Airsoft Military Tactics and Drone. A good part of JROTC is participating in community service projects. This year the goal is to have 3000 community service hours and they have already completed almost 2500 hours.
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Skyward Family Access

Skyward Family Access is where you can access your student's grades and attendance.

Counselors Corner

Alpha Name Email Extension

A-D Ms. Fleming 1191

E-K Mrs. Tschirhart 1169

L-P Mrs. Lozano 1150

Q-R Mrs. McHazlett 1140

S-Z Mrs. Chessher 1141

Social Worker Mrs. Perez 1176

Social Worker Ms. Katzman 1196

Secretary Mrs. Ortiz 1137

Transportation - Bus Policy

Please be aware of the Seat Policy (on buses equipped with them). See policy to the right.
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1/3/21 - No School

1/4/21 - Boy's Soccer @ SA Memorial 5:00PM

Girl's Soccer vs. Jefferson 5:00PM

Girl's Basketball @ McCollum 5:00PM

Boy's Basketball vs. McCollum 5:00PM

1/5/21 - Girl's Powerlifting @ Natalia Girls Powerlifting Invitational

1/6/21 - Boy's Soccer @ SAISD Tournament

Girl's Soccer @ Pleasanton Tournament

1/7/21 - Boy's Soccer @ SAISD Tournament

Girl's Soccer @ Pleasanton Tournament

Girl's Basketball vs. Harlandale 5:00PM

Boy's Basketball @ Harlandale 5:00PM

Swim @ SAISD Winter Invitational 4:00PM

1/8/21 - Boy's Soccer @ SAISD Tournament

Girl's Soccer @ Pleasanton Tournament

Band @ TMEA Area Auditions

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