Medina Valley High School

9/2 - 9/6 Culture of Excellence Newsletter

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Fish Camp/Tailgate Party

Fish Camp was a huge success on Friday! Over 400 Freshman attended Fish Camp and rotated through different stations throughout the day. Stations included; Meet the Admin, Meet the SRO's, Team Building Activities, Handbook/Dress Code Update, Upperclassmen Panel, and a gallery walk through all the different Student Organizations. Freshman were given a Planner to help keep them organized and get them ready for High School. The Freshman and the rest of the student body then transitioned to the Student Council Tailgate Party where students were able to meet new people and enjoy hot dogs and drinks.

Cross Country

On Saturday August 31st, the Panthers hosted 35 plus schools in their 2019 XC Invitational. The Varsity Boys placed 2nd. The Varsity Girls placed 7th, and the JV Boys and JV Girls both placed 4th. The Panthers owned the course and continue to improve times as the season progresses.

The Panthers top 5 finishers were as follows:

Varsity Boys: (Out of 183 Runners)

Timothy Teague 8th

Case Henrich 13th

Seth Hernandez 20th

Jose Garcia 22nd

Jason Hinojosa-Ramirez 24th

Varsity Girls (Out of 163)

Macy Livingston 7th

Clara Arroyos 19th

Michayla Chaffin 30th

Alianna Salazar 58th

Molly Clamon 61st

JV Boys ( Out of 228 Runners)

Joseph Bazan 15th

Fabian Bazan 18th

Abraham Garcia 19th

Zachary Hernandez 20th

Joshua Zapata 41st

JV Girls: (Out of 196 Runners)

Kira Smith 27th

Angelina Pulido 30th

Lacey Neeb 31st

Katelyn Battros 33rd

Sara Adams 34th

This Saturday the Panthers will travel to Hondo to represent Medina Valley as they continue to gain momentum in their season.

Run Panthers Run!!!!

Volleyball Update

Tuesday night the Panther Volleyball team traveled to Kerrville to take on the Antlers. The freshman fell short in this match losing in two sets 16-25, 17-25. The JV made quick work of the Antlers defeating them 25-12, 25-20. The Varsity volleyball team got off to a slow start and dropped the first two sets against Tivy 22-15, 24-26. After regrouping, the varsity battled back and beat Tivy the next two sets 25-22; 26-24. The girls fell short in the end and dropped the fifth set 11-15.

Friday night was the girls district opener. The volleyball swept Uvalde in straight sets!

Freshman won 25-17;25-17. JV won 25-7; 25-17. Varsity won 25-10; 25-14-25-18.

The JV volleyball team played in the Incarnate Word tournament on Saturday. The girls placed third overall. The JV defeated Dilley 25-7, 25-9. Lost to Incarnate Word 22-25, 23-23 and defeated Boerne Genveva 25-16; 25-16

The girls travel to Jefferson High School September 3. Game times are 5:30, 6:30, 7:30

Football Update


The Panthers hosted #1 ranked Waco La Vega Friday, and fell short to the Pirates 28-14. The Panthers fought hard in the first half, particularly the MV defense, which held the Pirates to 7 points in the half. The offense struggled early, but began to gain momentum before halftime. After half, La Vega was able to tally 14 more points before the Panthers got on the scoreboard to make it 21-7 on a James Gipson reception from Charlie Marsh. The Panthers allowed another touchdown, but answered again late in the game when Marsh found Kaiden Hernandez in the endzone for the score. Garrison Garza converted both point after attempts for the 28-14 final. The Panthers travel to Boerne this Thursday to play the Greyhounds at 7 pm. We’d love to see the Panther nation represented in the stands.


On Thursday, the JV Football team took on East Central High School. The first half was a defensive struggle. Both teams drove the ball and then made mistakes costing them. Robert Gilmore pulled in an interception to stop one Hornet drive, and Adam Chavez and Damien Loy recovered fumbles on punts to give the offense the ball back. As time was running down, the defense blocked an East Central punt. The offense moved the ball, then with 21 seconds left they attempted a field goal. There was a bad snap, so the Panthers covered the ball and lined up again. With five seconds remaining in the half, Bobby Peterson connected on a 38 yard field goal to take the lead 3-0.

In the second half the Panthers just couldn't sustain drives. The Hornets pressed on and completed the victory over Medina Valley.


Both Freshman teams traveled to East Central to take on the Hornets on Thursday. The Orange team fought hard but couldn't overcome the quick start by the Hornets and lost 34-0. The second game of the night was a defensive battle. The black team held them to one score in the first half, with a big interception by Karson Solis. In the end the black team couldn't pull out with a win and fell to the Hornets 14-0.

Counselor's Corner

Class of 2020-

Even though your senior year is just starting, in the blink

of an eye graduation will be here!!! Is your resume ready? Do you know

what colleges you want to apply to?? Get a jump start on your “to-dos” to

get into the college of your choice! Application windows opened to most

Texas college/universities on July 1st . Do you have an Apply Texas

Account? If you are currently in any dual credit class, you do. Make sure

you know your log-in and password and go ahead and get started on that

application. The wonderful thing about Apply Texas is that you can

create/complete one application and then copy it to another “new”

application for another college so you are not filling out the same

application over and over! As always come by the Counseling Center if you

have any questions.

Class of 2021-

If you haven’t already started thinking about college- now

is the perfect time to do so. You should have a high school resume that is

an ongoing working document that you are adding information to regularly!

PSAT is coming up in October if you need to take it for the first time OR

again. Additionally, ACT will be offered various Saturdays throughout the

school year and on an actual school day-October 1. Studying and

preparing for tests can be very beneficial!! Scoring well on one or both can

qualify you for various things such as dual credit classes and/or


Class of 2022-

One down three to go!!! Now is the time to start thinking

about rank and GPA!! Begin thinking about what college or career path

you would like to pursue and share that with your counselor!!! Don’t wait

until junior or senior year to start doing this, as it may be too late to start

making repairs. Make sure you understand the courses/programs that will

be offered to you and the routes you must take to get into those courses-

such as prerequisites and minimum qualifying scores!!

Class of 2023-

Welcome to the BEST high school in Texas!!!! Freshman

year is such an exciting time! As you begin to settle in and become

accustomed to high school life start exploring different extracurricular

activities and clubs you can become involved in. With the future in mind

start a high school resume. As you begin to become active in all of the

different activities the high school has to offer, document it within that

resume. This will help tremendously when the time comes to start

applying for college… will be here before you know it!

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 - Jasmine Lamourt Cerda

Junior - Joe Love

Sophomore - Alyssa Salazar

Freshman - Troy Tomaselli

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ACT Testing

MVHS will administer the ACT on campus Tuesday, October 1st. Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are invited to register. The fee for this administration, the ACT with Writing, is $59. Students may register in the Counseling Center beginning August 5. Students intending to take this test will be required to attend a pre-administration meeting the afternoon of Monday, September 30. For more information or for questions, please contact John Slaton at the High School.

Senior Sunrise

MVHS Student Council hosted the 1st Annual Senior Sunrise on the first day of school. Seniors joined at the football field for doughnuts and juice to watch the sunrise on their last, first day of High School.

Upcoming Events

9/2 - Holiday

9/3 - Volleyball @ Jefferson 5:00 PM

9/4 - JV Football vs. Boerne 5:30 PM

Freshman Football @ Boerne 6:30 PM

9/5 - Varsity Football @ Boerne

9/6 - Volleyball @ SW Legacy 5:00 PM

9/7 - Cross Country @ Hondo 8:00 AM

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