The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

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The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

Fentanyl is an opioid prescribed for chronic pain, severe cancer pain, nerve damage, back injury, major trauma and surgery. Photo: Hal Gatewood via Unsplash
New state law tackles rising fentanyl abuse
Grayson Cook, Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

By Texas law, schools are now required to to give instructional briefings to all students regarding the dangers of fentanyl. Tucker's Law,...

The Volleyball team showed their appreciation for teachers last home game against Boerne Champion.  Each player chose a teacher or staff member to represent.
Ranger Roundup
Sports staff September 27, 2023

Football  The Rangers won their away game at Canyon on September 22nd. The score was 42-21. The Rangers took control early on in the game...

Flanked by superintendent Dr. John Chapman III and Director of Athletics Brian Martinez, head football coach Larry Hill receives a trophy celebrating his 300th career win Friday night. The Rangers defeated Wagner 24-7 at home.
Ranger Roundup
September 20, 2023
Number 15, freshman, Haylee Kaeding has the ball looking to pass while the defending team Pieper is swimming up to her. Kaeding is not only in waterpolo but is also a a cheerleader.
Ranger Roundup
September 13, 2023
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Monster Cookie Dough is available in the half gallon and pint sizes for a limited time.
Cool treats
Marissa McNutt, Writer • September 17, 2023
If you have not heard of a monster cookie, it typically combines many of your favorite ingredients from other cookies like chocolate chips, peanut butter and chocolate-coated candy pieces,” said Blue Bell Marketing Brand Manager Sara Schramm.
AP Psychology was first offered in 1992 and has since become one of College Boards most popular AP classes.
Opinion: AP Psychology's full curriculum should be offered in Florida
Bethany Mann, Editor-in-Chief • August 6, 2023

The Advanced Placement Psychology course is not trying to turn students gay, but the Florida government seems to think so. College Board,...

There were five different cultures represented at the staffs cultural heritage day.
Journalism staff celebrates diverse cultures
Bethany Mann, Editor-in-Chief • September 22, 2023

Today, we celebrated the diversity of our staff, and the many cultures present on campus through food. Almost everyone brought a dish from...

Assistant Principal Sy Douglass stands outiside the Rotunda during lunch duty. He has worked at Smithson Valley High School for five years.
There's more to the story: A day in the life of assistant principals
Kayleigh Fisher, Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

Senior Chesney Gaines participates in a summer aerospace scholars program with NASA. Photo: via Chesney Gaines
Launching into the future: senior participates in NASA high school experience
Olivia Ingram , Staff Writer • September 26, 2023

Most high school students have no idea what they want to do after high school. As they walk across the stage at graduation, colleges, majors...

ASL teacher Claudia Barthuly and sub Tamra Carson merge ASL classes for practice in conversational signing on Aug. 31.
Deaf-ining ASL: American Sign Language 1 classes move online because of teacher shortage
Bethany Mann, Editor-in-Chief • September 19, 2023

American Sign Language 1 classes are online this year after losing an ASL teacher before the school year started. Students are currently placed...

After footballs 54-17 win against Seguin, then junior Davis Kuhn holds his helmet up for the playing of the schools alma mater.
It's more than just a game
Bethany Mann, Editor-in-Chief • August 28, 2023

The spirit is contagious on gameday. Not just in the stands but in the hallways too.  It’s a sea of navy. With the cheerleaders in their...

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