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

Stacia Snyder has worked in schools of varying sizes and levels over the past 23 years, but she has spent majority of her career at high schools.
School board names Stacia Snyder as head principal for the upcoming school year
Bethany Mann, News/Feature Editor • May 22, 2023

The school board named Stacia Snyder as the first female head principal of Smithson Valley for the upcoming school year at its board meeting...

Yearbook staff taking their first look at the yearbooks final product on May 10th
We will be...
May 11, 2023
Arianna Capek leads the Rangers into Round 5 of the state softball playoffs against district rival Canyon.
Comal clash
Margaret Edmonson, Adviser • May 24, 2023

Thanks to fortuitous planning by Comal school officials, Canyon and Smithson Valley graduations will not interfere with the district showdown...

Track made headlines after winning multiple awards at state.
Ranger Roundup
May 17, 2023
Senior Ryan Chaffin leads the baseball team as well as the softball team into the next rounds of their playoffs.
Fields of dreams
May 17, 2023
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Editor-in-Chief Emma Siebold helps yearbook editor Annie Osborne with building a portfolio.
Logging off
Senior Editor-in-Chief says farewell to scholastic journalism
Emma Siebold , Editor-in-Chief • May 18, 2023

The characters in my freshman year broadcast class were bizarre and intimidating – there was a 1980s steampunk cowboy, a gangly junior who...

Bidding Farewell is a podcast where retiring teachers here at SV can be honored and talk about there impact on the school.
Bidding farewell: Paul Dionne
Alex Whelchel, Staff Writer • May 18, 2023

Comal Academy teacher Paul Dionne will be retiring at the end of this school year. After 32 years of teaching, Dionne is ready to leave the classroom...

Emma Kern will study theater at New York University.
Signs of things to come
Michael Martinez, Staff Photographer • May 22, 2023

Brand trades places with junior Ciara Gonzales after batting against Glenn. In a set of three, the Rangers beat the Grizzlies in the third match.
It's all in the Brand
Emma Siebold, Editor-in-Chief • May 10, 2023

The softball team has a morning routine – grind.  Senior Abby Brand digs her cleats into the sand between second and third base as Drake...

The 2023-24 student council officers have been announced
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STUCO officers share plans for next year
Gia Herrera, Opinion/Entertainment Editor • May 5, 2023

Student council officer positions were announced for the 2023-24 school year.  Here are the winners: President: Chesney Gaines  Vice...

Abby Permenter (right) with the milk quality judging team at their state competition.
Striving for success
Amanda Allen, Staff Writer • April 28, 2023

Raising animals isn’t something new to senior Abby Permenter. The Future Farmers of America Chapter President and District Secretary has been...

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