Valley Ventana

Exchange affirmed

Exchange affirmed

Leslie Jaurez and Makayla Kyner

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Junior Jesper Steenholdt from Stenlose Privatskole, Denmark is the first foreign exchange student on the debate team. “I just started learning debate last week.” Steenholdt said. “Smithson Valley HS is a pretty big school and someone that is new can easily get intimidated at first.” Jesper states that...

Out for blood

Out for blood

Laney Rendon, News Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under News

Not many people can say they saved more than one life in a lifetime. However, 134 students did just that Oct. 5 and 6 when they rolled up their sleeves to donate blood and saved 402 lives. Family and Community Services sponsored the blood drive to benefit the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. FACS, ...

Off song and prayer

Off song and prayer

Emma Black, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After learning her friend Maddie Carlson would give her testimony during Fields of Faith, senior Anjelica Rios knew she had to be there to support her friend. “The last time I went to Fields of Faith was freshman year, so going in I kind of knew the general idea of what was going to happen, like w...

Turkey Revolution

Turkey Revolution

Jack Padgett, Entertainment Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Next week the school begins the turkey feather donation. All donations raise money for families in the area who can’t afford Thanksgiving dinners. Last year the school raised almost $6000. After Pre Calculus teacher Richard Rathburn's retirement the heir to the turkey monarchy is undecided, to...

Financial aid meeting commences

Financial aid meeting commences

Emma Sipple, Co-Editor in Chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

Deadlines  for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for schools in Texas are early this year and students are advised to finish their applications as soon as possible after Oct. 1. These changes will talked about along with grants and scholarships tonight in the auditorium from 6 to 8. This...

Dance the night away

Dance the night away

Jack Padgett, Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, News

The masquerade themed dance took place in the cafeteria last Saturday night. Homecoming court was presented to a crowd of students. Songs like "Cupid Shuffle" were danced by many.

Homecoming results announced

Homecoming results announced

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

At Ranger stadium during halftime on Friday, the homecoming court accompanied or represented by their parents stood on the field, awaiting results. One Prince and one Princess was chosen from each grade's court. An overall King and Queen from the senior class were also chosen. "It felt pretty good...

Homecoming court announced

Homecoming court announced

Laney Rendon, News Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under News

Hone Homecoming is a tradition that will never end, letting an entire week of the school year be filled with spirit and pride. Student Council planned a week of spirit as students wore hawaiian shirts on Monday, tie dye shirts Tuesday, pajamas Wednesday, and their ranger colors Thursday. With the dr...

School UNited

School UNited

LJ Haider, Online Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under News

For first time in school history, students are hosting model UN meetings. The Model United Nations team discusses global issues and devises solutions for them. Members are representing countries that were or are in the conference during the live debate. AP US History teacher Lucy Capt will be sponso...

See You at the Pole plans under way

See You at the Pole plans under way

Emma Black, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under News

In order to promote faith among students, on Sept. 27 before school, Coach Lisa Daigle and students will host See You at the Pole, an event that allows students to pray and rejoice with their peers. Senior Jacob Riggs is one of the students involved in See You at the Pole. Students gather on this ...

College fair ware

College fair ware

Jack Padgett, entertainment editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under News

The Comal ISD College Fair will be hosted in Senior Dining hall on Sept. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 80 colleges, universities, trade schools, businesses and armed forces will be attending. The College fair is designed to help students of all grades to explore their options for careers after high school. S...

Best in nation

Best in nation

Jason Gordon, Communications Coordinator

September 20, 2017


Filed under News

Smithson Valley High School's Navy JROTC Unit was named the top program in the United States for the 2016-2017 school year by the United States Navy League. They received recognition at the September 19 Comal ISD School Board meeting where State Senator Donna Campbell presented the unit with a U.S....