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

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

Valley Ventana

Tevijon Williams races against Clemens at the district track meet. Williams, who is competing with the 4x400 relay this weekend, holds the school record for the 100m (10.55).

Staying on track

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor May 7, 2021
MileSplit labeled the Girls 800m as "probably (be) the best event at this year's meet".
This FEMA certification allows students to help communities after natural disaster strikes.

Conquering disaster

Ariana Vasquezz, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Fifteen students earned the Federal Emergency Management Agency certification; this will help them be educated for when they need to respond to natural disasters. “The certificate is the IS (independent...

Toe-tapping in the back of the end zone, Tre'von Moehrig tips an interception to himself. Moehrig, a Smithson Valley alum, is widely expected to be selected in the first round of this weekend's NFL draft.

Tre’s anatomy

Jackson Posey, Sports Director April 29, 2021
Tre’von Moehrig is more than meets the eye
Conner Stevenson, Anna Johnson, Julie Schultz, and Alyssa Meffert receive ROTC scholarships.

A final award

Mazzy Rall, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

 The National Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps annually selects grant scholarships to some senior cadets. Out of the 150 senior cadets in the Ranger Battalion, four were given the scholarship...

Illuminated decorations around the ballroom reflected the enchanted forest theme.

Prom 2021

Daniel Lackey, Editor-in-chief April 27, 2021

Yearbook distribution set for May 17

Staff Reports April 26, 2021

The yearbook staff is planning to have the 2021 yearbook distribution on May 17 during all lunches in the senior dining hall. After that, books can be picked up in Room C105 before and after school and...

Comal County Sheriff's deputies released photos of the three girls this morning.

3 missing SVMS students found

Tim Tschoepe and Rebekah Mann April 21, 2021

The three girls missing from Smithson Valley Middle School were found earlier today by the San Antonio Police Department. According to media reports, the girls were found on the west side of San Antonio...

AP English III teacher Verna Mann presents the class assignment via projector for face-to-face students and shares her laptop screen on Google Meets for remote students.

Remote learning paused for 2021-22

Rebekah Mann, Managing Editor April 16, 2021

After a year of hybrid learning because of the pandemic, superintendent Andrew Kim announced Thursday Comal ISD will not offer remote learning in the 2021-22 school year. However, the district plans...

Nathan Mocygemba signed to play football at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Mocygemba played as a lineman for the Rangers, earning All-District honors as a junior.

Spring signing

Sports Staff April 14, 2021
This year's third signing day was the largest, with 16 Rangers signing to play college sports and 5 others pursuing careers in the military.
The Discovering ‘Herstory’ bulletin board in the library showcases influential women in history. Librarian Amanda Trussell decorated the board with the intention of spreading awareness for Women’s History Month.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Grace Bush, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

March is Women’s History Month, meant to spread awareness about girlhood and celebrating powerful and influential women in history in spite of the sexism, misogyny, and patriarchy that has been prevalent...

Although the district lifted the mask mandate, teachers and students are still urged to wear facial coverings to prevent spreading COVID-19 and/or quarantining.

Behind the mask

Rebekah Mann, Managing Editor March 29, 2021

Members of the Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to lift the district-wide mask mandate after Texas Governor Greg Abott lifted the mandate for the state. The decision came into effect March 10, sparking both...

Sophomores Mason Mock and Ainsley Miliken decorate stickers to put outside of classrooms. On the stickers, students wrote phrases such as

A united front

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor March 29, 2021
As political and social environments change outside of school, the culture of Smithson Valley is altered with it. The S.U.R.E Club is always accepting new members who hope to educate students and create a safe and diverse learning environment. 
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