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District Newsletter - September 26, 2022

Congratulations to our 2022-23 MVISD Teachers of the Year!

Our teachers at Medina Valley ISD are passionate, dedicated, and committed to our students! Please help us congratulate our 2022-2023 Teachers of the Year, representing MVISD and each of our 8 campuses.


District Elementary Teacher of the Year - Rebecca Ozuna - Potranco Elementary
District Secondary Teacher of the Year - Sarah Young - Loma Alta Middle School


Campus Teacher of Year:
Alexandra Murphy - Medina Valley High School
Stephanie Summerlin - Castroville Elementary
Rachel Cooperrider - Medina Valley Middle School
Denise Robertson - LaCoste Elementary
Jennifer Peña - Ladera Elementary
Tricia Plate - Luckey Ranch Elementary


Campus News & Announcements

Inside the Classroom: Ladera Elementary, Mrs. Sanchez

Mrs. Sanchez's 3rd grade class at Ladera Elementary spent the morning working in groups on an interactive activity that focused on reading skills! Students received a passage that had been cut into different paragraphs without the headings, and worked together to determine the heading that best matched or created their own heading based on their annotations.

Once a month we will be sharing photos from "Inside the Classroom" of one of our Medina Valley ISD campuses to highlight the great learning and top-tier instruction!

KENS5 Highlights Medina Valley High School Students Advocating for Mental Health Awareness

Last week at Medina Valley High School, students participated in the "Start with Hello" program that aims at teaching empathy and empowering students to end social isolation. Students lead sessions throughout the week that reached the entire student body of 2,100+ students, teaching their peers about ways to identify loneliness and social isolation and ways to help. The week was also filled with spirit activities to help promote this message.

Three MVHS Seniors were named as Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students received a Letter of Commendation from the NMSC and it recognizes them for placing among the top 50,000 students nationwide. Congratulations D. Dixon, T. Frail, and I. Sanchez!

Medina Valley High School Head Cross Country Coach, James Bermea was named "Coach of the Week" for the week of Sept. 17 by the Texas High School Coaches Association. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!

At the Sept. 23 football game Potranco and Ladera Elementary celebrated their Bleacher Creature Night. It was an amazing turnout and experience for our Elementary students.

More than 20 Medina Vally HS students spent Saturday Sept. 17 giving back and helping their peers that needed extra assistance/intervention with math and science. We are so proud of their leadership and commitment to helping others!

Sept. 23 was a big night for Panther volleyball. Not only did the teams have a clean sweep against Southwest Legacy but head coach Deesa Griggs celebrated her 500th career win!

MVHS Band kicked off Competition season on Sept. 17 in McAllen. Congratulations to the Band on a 3rd place finish in their division.


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District Newsletter - September 12, 2022

MVISD Employee of the Month - September 2022

Denise Robertson, LaCoste Elementary

Congratulations to LaCoste Elementary 2nd Grade Bilingual Teacher, Denise Robertson, on being selected as the MVISD Employee of the Month for September 2022!

September 6, 2022 was Uvalde CISD's first day back to school, and to show our support for their community, MVISD students and staff wore maroon. It was amazing to see so many participate and show that our hearts were with their resilient community.

In an effort to add bus drivers to our team, our school board approved a new Bus Driver Incentive Program. The program offers current MVISD bus drivers, along with new drivers a $5,000 incentive to be distributed throughout this school year and next school year. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a driver, the application can be found here: www.mvisd.com/jobs/


Campus News & Announcements

MVHS Football vs. Southwest Legacy

MVHS Volleyball vs. South San

Bleacher Creature Night for LaCoste & Luckey Ranch Elem.

Friday, September 9 was filled with action all over Medina Valley HS.

Our Varsity Football team played a hard-fought game against Southwest Legacy, falling short 34-21.


Our Varsity Volleyball team also played at home and came out victorious with a big win over South San that went four matches. The fourth game was intense, as the Panthers final score was 31-29 to finish off the match.


It also was a special night for LaCoste and Luckey Ranch Elementary as they got to go down on the football field and run out of the tunnel for their Bleacher Creature Night!

The Watch D.O.G.S program launched with a great turnout at Ladera Elementary. The cafeteria was filled with students and their dads ready to learn more about the program. All MVISD Elementary schools are participating in this program, and we encourage you to contact your campus if you have any questions.

MVHS FFA hosted a fantastic Greenhand Camp on Sept. 7. It was a great opportunity for first year FFA members to learn more about the organization and their fellow classmates. Filled with fun activities and a group meal, the event was a great success for all who participated.

Our Varsity Football & Volleyball teams have been working hard both on and off the court/field. Last week they greeted Elementary students in the morning as they were dropped off. Every week a different high school extracurricular program is greeting students to show their support and inspire our young Panthers!

LaCoste Elementary received a generous donation of school supplies from Health Texas. The supplies will be put to great use, and the campus administration would like to thank them for this thoughtful and meaningful gesture of support.

With a combined 200+ participants, both the MVHS Cheer Kiddie Camp and Soccer Camp on Sept. 10 had a great turnout. Our MVHS cheerleaders and soccer players did a great job working with the young students who attended and it was a fun time for all.

MVHS Team Tennis hosted South San last week and recorded a default win due to the other team not having enough players. This win brings their record to 3-0 in District.


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District Newsletter - August 29, 2022


District News & Announcements


MVISD Earns "A" Rating and Postsecondary Readiness Distinction from TEA for 2022

Our school district scored 95 out of 100! Click the video above to learn more about the District's outstanding rating and continued success.

The first week of school is always filled with excitement from students, parents, staff and the community. The school year has been off to a great start and promises to be a very successful one. Click here to see more photos from the first day of school.

All Medina Valley ISD residents were mailed the very first edition of our Annual Newsletter! It features many top stories and highlights from our students and staff, as well as some great information on our school district. If you did not receive a copy, all campuses and our central office have some at the front desk.


Campus News & Announcements

Inside the Classroom: Castroville Elementary

Students in Mrs. Summerlin's 5th grade class at Castroville Elementary were sharpening their multiplication skills last week with an interactive activity that also incorporated google slides. After a quick refresher, students worked in pairs multiplying three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers. This lesson helped provide practice working through word problems and recognizing common mistakes made when multiplying numbers.


Once a month we will be sharing photos from "Inside the Classroom" of one of our Medina Valley ISD campuses to highlight the great learning and top-tier instruction!

MVHS Cross Country has started off their season strong. At the Floresville Meet the Boys varsity placed 1st overall, and the Girls varsity placed 3rd overall. This past weekend, MVISD hosted the meet. Girls varsity finished 6th overall, and boys varsity placed 2nd overall. Click this link for individual accolades: LINK.

The Panthers dominated the courts winning 14-2 over Eagle Pass Winn. Shoutout to Senior Ryan Quiroz as MVHS Tennis Player of the Week.

The team will take on Southwest Legacy in its next district matchup on Thursday, September 1 at the Medina Valley High School courts.

Over 600 MVHS students are enrolled in Dual Credit classes through Southwest Texas Junior College this semester. They attended orientation this last week to learn dual credit expectations and the benefits of earning college credits while in high school.

MVISD Elementary campuses are adding the Watch D.O.G.S program, which is an innovative program being used by schools across America aimed at positively impacting our school community. If you have questions about the program please contact your campus.

Three Medina Valley Construction students, Jeremiah Reyes, Tarin Deweese, and Jonathon Gutierrez interned with Marek Brothers over the summer. They were in "boot camp" for two weeks and went to the field hanging drywall on metal studs and drop ceilings. They have the opportunity to apply after graduation with at a higher pay rate than starting employees.

MVHS Football has been building a strong team foundation with events off the field involving family and the community. Senior football players spent some quality time with their dads and other significant role models to apply the decals to their helmets. They also had their Inaugural Breakfast of Champions hosted by Castroville Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.


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District Newsletter - August 15, 2022


District News & Announcements


MVISD Employee of the Month - August 2022

Brandon Haby, Director of Facilities & Maintenance

Congratulations to Director of Facilities & Maintenance, Brandon Haby, on being selected as the MVISD Employee of the Month for August 2022. Mr. Haby is a graduate of Medina Valley High School and says he is proud to lead such a great team. Click the video above to learn more about the work that our Facilities & Maintenance Dept. has been doing to ensure our buildings are safe and secure for the first day of school.

KENS5 recently featured the new safety technology being implemented on our school buses. Students who ride the bus will receive a transportation ID that they will scan each time they get on and off. This scan will notify parents through the Ride 360 mobile app. Click here to watch the news story.

Special thanks to The Medina Valley Education Foundation for welcoming our campus staff back with lunch meals and giving out door prizes at Convocation! We appreciate all the support you show our staff and students!

On August 3, MVISD held our Annual "Stuff the Bus" event. Thanks to the generosity of local groups and businesses and the hard work of our Federal Programs department, students in need of supplies will be ready for school.

On August 2 the Castroville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual New Teacher Luncheon in the MVHS Cafeteria with more than 100 staff members in attendance. We'd like to thank the Chamber and sponsors of the event for helping us introduce our new MVISD teachers to the community!


Campus News & Announcements

On August 6, the Meet the Panthers Pep Rally was filled with excitement as our athletes, coaches, parents and community members all came out to celebrate the start of the 2022-2023 school year and athletic seasons. The event also featured our Cheerleaders, Top Cats, Band, JROTC and Athletic Boosters.

On August 2 our TX-20009th Air Force JROTC program at Medina Valley High School was featured LIVE on KSAT12. We are proud of Seniors Angel Mariscal and Jessica Rhinebeck, and Instructors Tisha Gilmore and Lee Conrad for representing the program during their on-camera interviews. Click here to watch the KSAT12 news story.

MVISD families enjoyed "Meet The Teacher" events across the district. It was a great opportunity for our parents and students to get all the information needed for the first day of school.

Medina Valley High School Senior, Haylee Hurtado was named a Player to Watch for the 2022 Volleyball season by the San Antonio Express News. Keep up the great work Haylee!


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