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Week of September 20, 2021

 

A Message from

Dr. Rohrbach

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Dear MVISD Family,

 

Welcome to the final week of the first six weeks. Our school year is certainly moving fast.

 

As I visit campuses, I am enjoying seeing our students engaged in your classrooms.  Our student enrollment continues to grow. This past Friday, our enrollment was 6,777 students, which is an increase of 601 students over the last day of school last year. As we move into October, I am forming a committee to review our district's Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan includes our district vision, mission, goals, and shared beliefs. If you are interested in volunteering for that committee, please feel free to send me an email.  

 

Thank you for all that you do for our students and for your dedication to MVISD.

 

Sincerely,
Dr. Rohrbach

 

District News & Announcements

MVISD Employee of the Month - September 2021

Shelly Galyon

Congratulations to LaCoste Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Shelly Galyon, on being selected as the MVISD Employee of the Month for September 2021! Watch the video above to learn more about Mrs. Galyon and why she is so passionate about teaching physical education.

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MVISD Facilities & Maintenance staff is rallying behind warehouse courier Theresa Walczak, as she fights breast cancer for the second time. Twenty members of our F&M staff shaved or cut their hair to show their support. Click here to view an image of the full group.

The first School Health Advisory  Council (SHAC) Meeting of the year will be held this Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the MVHS Library. The goal of the committee is to ensure that local values are reflected in health education instruction and is open to all. Click here for the meeting agenda.

 

Campus News & Announcements

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Loma Alta MS student, Meagan Wieland was chosen to have her photo light up Times Square in NYC as a part of a National Down Syndrome Society Campaign. She was selected out of more than 2,100 submissions for this campaign that is aiming to raise awareness.  Click here to read the full article by FOX29.

On back to back Friday nights our Elementary Schools showed their support for our MVHS Football team at their Bleacher Creature Nights. Potranco ES and Luckey Ranch ES cheered on the team on Sept. 10, while Ladera ES and LaCoste ES rallied behind the Panthers on Sept. 17. Castroville Elementary's Bleacher Creature night will be on Oct. 8.

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The MVHS varsity volleyball team started off district play with a win, beating Southwest in 3 sets, 25-17, 25-19 and 25-16. It was a team effort and an excellent showcase of the dedicated and disciplined team that they are. The Panthers were also featured on KSAT12 on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Click here to watch the KSAT coverage.

Congratulations to MVHS senior and bass guitarist Juan Madrigal, Jr., for earning 1st Chair in the TMEA Region 11 Jazz Band for the 3rd year in a row! Juan will go on to audition/record for a spot within the All-State Jazz Band on October 13. What an amazing accomplishment for a very talented musician.

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This past weekend, MVHS AFJROTC students volunteered to participate in the Park Clean Up at Castroville Regional Park. There were more than 30 students who dedicated hours of their weekend to be a part of this community service project, and their efforts were very much appreciated.

The Loma Alta MS Art Club worked for hours on Saturday, Sept. 18 to create a beautiful submission for the "Chalk It Up" Art Contest.  We wish them the best of luck in the competition. The chalk art that they created (pictured above) featured flags from all over the world, representing diversity and unity.

 
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Week of September 6, 2021

 

A Message from

Dr. Rohrbach

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Dear MVISD Family,

 

It's hard to believe that we already have the first three weeks of school behind us.  During that time, our district enrollment has grown to 6734 students, which is a 558 student (9.05%) increase over the last day of school last year. We continue to enroll, on average 10+ students per day, and expect that to continue throughout September and into October.  

 

I have enjoyed visiting campuses and watching our students compete during the past several weeks.  You have all done an outstanding job, and I can't thank you enough for all that you do for our students.

 

Sincerely,
Dr. Rohrbach

 

District News & Announcements

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Congratulations to Medina Valley MS for being the first MVISD Title I Traveling Trophy winners for this school year. Each month our campuses compete in a monthly competition, which consists of completing a specific Title I federal requirement. The campus that completes the challenge first is awarded the traveling trophy the following month. MVMS was the first campus to have all staff complete their Parent Involvement in Every School (P.I.E.S) training. 

MVISD Board Member, Shannon Beasley has been selected to lead a presentation session at the upcoming 2021 TASA/TASB Board Convention. In 2020, she completed the rigorous year-long leadership program to become a "Master Trustee." With that distinction, she was eligible to apply to present at this year's convention. Congratulations Shannon!

 

Campus News & Announcements

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Six MVHS students were recognized by the College Board Recognition Program as Scholars for their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT and/or AP Exam. Congratulations Laila Aquino, Luke Barrientes, Brennah Birkholz, Audrey Koonce, Christian Patterson and Savannah Stephens!

The 2021 Medina Valley Soccer Camp is coming up on this Saturday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Click here for the sign up forms. Both a boys and girls camp will be offered for students in grades Kinder through 8th. If you have any questions, please contact the MVISD Athletics Office at 830-931-2243 ext. 1129.

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MVISD Director of Fine Arts, Juan Rodriguez,  was recently interviewed for an article published by MySA on "San Antonio high school bands marching on amid COVID-19 concerns." The article focused on how band is a positive outlet for students. Click here to read the article.

MVHS hosted a large cross country invitational on Aug. 28. The varsity girls team took 1st place , and the varsity boys team took 3rd place. On September 3, they also competed at the Feast Friday Night Lights Spartan Run. In the team division, the varsity boys placed 1st, and the varsity girls placed 4th.

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MVHS Tennis team started off the season strong. On Thursday, August 26 varsity tennis faced Harlandale in their season opener and won 19-0 without dropping a single set. They then faced Floresville on September 2 and were able to pull out a win with a final score of 10-9.

The local Cub Scouts are inviting all MVISD boys and girls Kinder through 5th grade to join their programs. If you know anyone interested, please share with them this flyer.

 

MVISD is hiring!

If you know anyone that is interested in joining the MVISD family, we are actively seeking bus drivers, bus aides, food service workers, housekeepers and substitutes. See details below.

 

Applicants can visit our website to apply!

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Week of August 23, 2021

 

A Message from

Dr. Rohrbach

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Dear MVISD Family,

 

Congratulations on a fantastic first week of school.  I appreciate your dedication to ensuring that our students receive the very best education and care.  


We have updated our covid protocols to include sending letters to parents and staff when we have a lab-confirmed positive case on a campus.  The letter reminds recipients that quarantining is not required for close contact, and also the covid related symptoms to monitor for.  Additionally, we provide information on three sites that provide rapid testing for covid should anyone want to be tested or have their child tested.  


Our students in athletics, band, cheer, dance, and a myriad of other activities are back in action.  I encourage you to attend a game or a performance and cheer on our students.  I know that they enjoy seeing staff at their events.  Have a great week!

 

Sincerely,
Dr. Rohrbach

 

District News & Announcements

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MVISD kicked off the 2021-22 school year on August 17. Students were so excited to be back on campus. It was also a very special day for Ladera ES, seeing students fill the campus for the first time. Click here to view a gallery of 1st day of School pictures from around the district!

MVISD is offering FREE nutrition classes both in-person and virtually. Classes will be held at the Higher Learning Center (153 CR 483, La Coste, TX 78039).
Click here for detailed information. Click here to sign up.  

 

Campus News & Announcements

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TEA featured Medina Valley HS teacher, Billie Jo Ricord, in their recent Educator Spotlight. The article was "Celebrating Educators of Emergent Bilingual Students Across Texas." Congratulations Mrs. Ricord! Click here to read the feature.

MVHS JROTC received the AFJROTC Resiliency-COVID-19 Award! This award goes to programs that provided a high quality program, even in the face of uncertainty and adversity. All enrolled MVHS cadets will be receiving this award to wear when in uniform. Congrats MVHS JROTC!

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On the first day of the school year, our MVHS senior class started off their morning on the football field together watching the sunrise. What a special way for the Class of 2022 to celebrate their senior year.

One lucky senior will have the chance to win a brand new Chevy at the end of the year, thanks to North Park Chevrolet. The car will sit outside of the library all year as motivation for our students to maintain great attendance and strive for academic success.

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The X-GRAIN Medina Valley HS Football store is open for orders. Please click here to be directed to the X-GRAIN store to view merchandise and place orders.

MVHS athletics, band, cheer, dance and other extracurricular activities are back in action. Click here to view athletic schedules, and click here to find all high school activities on their campus website.

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Week of August 9, 2021

 

A Message from

Dr. Rohrbach

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Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  

 

Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 17, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of our students return for a new school year. Please know that we are taking precautions to help guard against the spread of covid in our schools. Protocols were sent to parents this past Friday. They are also posted on our website. At this time, in accordance with Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-36, we are unable to require staff or students to wear masks. We will strongly encourage the wearing of masks, but they are not required.

 

I am excited to be opening our fifth elementary school, Ladera Elementary, this year. That campus is located in the Ladera subdivision on West Grosenbacher Road, just off of State Hwy 211.  Our staff are eager to welcome students back for what I know is going to be an outstanding year at Medina Valley ISD.  

 

See you on the 17th!

 

Dr. Kenneth Rohrbach

Superintendent of Schools, Medina Valley ISD

 

District News & Announcements

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Ladera Elementary celebrated their grand opening on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Staff, students and community members were all in attendance. What a great kick off celebration for the campus.

All MVISD students will be able to receive free meals for the 2021-22 school year. Typically, a student's household must meet income requirements, but the USDA is waiving those requirements this year.

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The MVISD community teamed up our Federal Programs Dept. to ensure that any MVISD student in need starts off the school year with the supplies necessary to make their learning experience everything it should be. A special thanks to all the donors and volunteers who have made this a successful event!

Today the district launched our new website! Click here to check it out. All of our campus sites have been updated as well. We hope that these updates will provide all of our stakeholders with a very user-friendly and easy to navigate platform. If you have any questions on the new site, please feel free to email selena.viera@mvisd.org.

 

Campus News & Announcements

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MVHS Cafeteria Manager, Patricia Perez has received the 2020-2021 Lunchroom Rockstar Award from Titan Solutions!  This is a well-deserved recognition, and we we would like to thank Ms. Perez for all that she does for our students! Click here to read the full article.

In July, MVHS FFA students found great success at the Texas FFA Convention. Ainsley Burns accepted a $20k scholarship. Sydney Aelvoet, Allison Whitley, Hannah Vierling, and Kiley Winkler also earned the highest degree possible at the state level, the FFA Lone Star Degree!

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On Saturday, August 7, Medina Valley High school students, parents and community members came together for the Community Pep Rally at Panther Stadium. What a great event to get that Panther Pride going for this upcoming school year!

 
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