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Week of January 18, 2022

 

A Message from

Dr. Rohrbach

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Dear Panther Family,


Congratulations to all of you!  I was notified last week that Medina Valley ISD is a statewide finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award in the Small School District Category. We are one of three districts to be named finalists.  The other two districts are Kerrville ISD and Canutillo ISD.  The winner will be announced on April 30 and will receive a $50,000 prize.  You have all contributed to the district being recognized in this manner.  Your hard work and dedication is certainly appreciated.


Also, congratulations to Christine Orozco for being named Employee of the Month for January.  Mrs. Orozco serves as the Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator for the district and does a fantastic job for our families.


I hope that you all enjoyed your three day weekend.  Thank you for all that you do for our students. 

 

Sincerely,
Dr. Rohrbach

 

District News & Announcements

H-E-B Excellence in Education Award Finalist,

Medina Valley ISD

Medina Valley ISD has been named a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award in the Small School District category. We are one of three school districts statewide to be named a finalist for this very competitive and prestigious award. The winner will be announced on April 30 and will receive $50,000.

January 2022 MVISD Employee of the Month,

Christine Orozco

Congratulations to Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator, Christine Orozco, on being selected as the MVISD Employee of the Month for January 2022. Click the video above to learn more about Ms. Orozco and how her role in the district helps to provide family resources.

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Check out the "Panther Pause" podcast created by our C&I Dept. The department says, "the purpose of this podcast is to bring the MVISD staff together on topics & tips with humor, food for thoughts & technology tidbits." Click here to listen.

January is National School Board Recognition month, and we would like to show our appreciation for our very own MVISD School Board. To express our gratitude for all that they do, we created a video to thank them for their service to our district and community. Click here to watch.

 

Campus News & Announcements

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As students and staff returned from Winter Break, everyone had the opportunity to sign a MVISD Resolution of Respect. This was a great reminder for all that we are responsible for the choices that we make. It also continues to drive unity and respect for all.

With the second semester here, our secondary campuses are starting to prepare students for course selections. Many of our elementary campuses also held information sessions where they had MS staff come and speak with 5th grade families about the transition to middle school.

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Our MVHS Girls Basketball team remains undefeated in district play with a record of 7-0. The Panthers beat Southwest Legacy on Friday night with a final score of 77-40. They are now halfway through district play, and will face Eagle Pass Winn at home on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Go out and cheer them on. Let's Go Panthers!

Congratulations to the following students for receiving their ServSafe Food Manager Certificate through their Food Technology class: Troy Gross, Priscilla Garcia, Kayleigh Corliss, Shania Provencion, Campbele Aldrigde, Nathaniel Martin, Elyssia Reyna, Carlo Carrera, Conner Dillard & Amie Johnson.

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The Girls Powerlifting team started off strong with their first meet in Natalia. All lifters hit personal records and 3 lifters medaled, allowing the team to finish 4th overall. Viviana Diaz, Erin Muren, Camryn Montanez, and Chole Timmerman placed 4th in their weight class. Mary Aguirre placed 2nd, and Leah Bazan and Addison Feller both placed 1st.

Loma Alta MS teachers, Traci Rhea and Natalee Mueller co-teach math, and they were highlighted this month for their Specially Designed Instruction (SDI). In partnership with Region 20, MVISD implemented SDI to encourage access to the general education curriculum through the use of co-teaching.

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MVHS Boys and Girls Soccer recently took home trophies from tournaments they participated in. The girls finished 3rd at the Battle of the Brush Country Tournament and the Boys finished in 2nd place at the SAISD Tournament.

MVHS Senior, Sierra Christa, competed at the UIL State Congress Tournament at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas last Wednesday. We are so proud of Sierra for making it all the way to the finals. 

 
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Week of January 3, 2022

 

A Message from

Dr. Rohrbach

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Dear Panther Family,

 

Happy New Year!  I sincerely hope that you all had a very restful break and enjoyed time with family and friends.


Congratulations to our two MVISD Teachers of the Year, Grace Deleon at Potranco Elementary, and Annette Thoele at Medina Valley Middle School.  Both were honored by the Board at the December board meeting.  


As we begin the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year, I thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our students and wish you all a very successful semester.


Have a great week!
Dr. Rohrbach

 

District News & Announcements

Grace Deleon

MVISD 2021-22 Elementary District Teacher of the Year

Our MVISD 2021-22 Elementary District Teacher of the Year is Grace Deleon! Coach Deleon is the Physical Education Teacher at Potranco Elementary School. Click the video above to learn more about her passion for physical education and her innovative "Mile Club".

Annette Thoele

MVISD 2021-22 Secondary District Teacher of the Year

Our MVISD 2021-22 Secondary District Teacher of the Year is Annette Thoele! Ms. Thoele teaches 6th grade Social Studies and is the Girls Athletic Coordinator at Medina Valley MS. Click the video above to learn more about Ms. Thoele and what inspired her to become an educator.

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MVISD has partnered with Region 20 for the implementation of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI). At the webinars, we highlight a general education teacher and special education teacher we have observed co-teaching in the classroom and implementing specially designed instruction. Congrats to Lahis Oliveira de Garcia and Lacy Schott who were our first feature teachers!

Congratulations to Luckey Ranch Elementary for winning the Title I Traveling Trophy for the month of November 2021. LRE received this recognition for their outstanding efforts to increase participation. They came up with new and innovative learning activities, capitalized on various events for the month of November and had massive parent and student engagement.

 

Campus News & Announcements

MVHS Senior, Aya Kasim Receives Full Scholarship to Yale

MVHS senior, Aya Kasim has received a full four-year scholarship to Yale University! The scholarship she received was the QuestBridge National College Match, and she was selected out of more than 16,500 applicants. We know Aya will keep making MVISD proud. Congratulations! Click the image above to watch Aya's story that was featured on KSAT 12.

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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 and during the Alamo Bowl.

Medina Valley HS Freshman, Diego Mercado, has landed a role on the Netflix movie "Mixtape". He was featured on the KENS5 segment "Kids Who Make SA Great."  Click here to watch the story that was shared on KENS5. 

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Congratulations to the Loma Alta MS Spanish Spelling Bee winners: Patrick Ramirez (1st), Yoseline Gonzalez Tafolla (2nd) & Jonas Perez (3rd). The contest took place before break, and a special thanks goes to the judges and finalists for participating.

Before break, the Loma Alta, Medina Valley MS and Medina Valley HS bands all participated in their holiday concerts. The events were a great success with an amazing turnout and impressive performances by all of the groups.

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Castroville ES students had some  special guests visit their campus the week before break. The MVHS Varsity Basketball team put smiles on the students faces by reading holiday books in the classroom.

Congrats to the MVHS Cheer team for taking home 1st place in 5A D2 at the NCA State of Texas Championship. This is their THIRD 1st place finish in their last three competitions

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

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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