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

Rebekah Mann

Rebekah Mann, Editor-in-Chief

 Rebekah Mann (she/her) is entering her third year on the newspaper staff. For her senior year, she will be serving as editor in chief and is excited to see the paper and staff grow. In her free time, she enjoys watching poorly produced 90s movies along with reading. She is involved in academic UIL, S.U.R.E. club, and is NHS historian for the SVHS chapter. Rebekah is looking forward to another great year on the Valley Ventana staff.

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Kayle Bachhofer serves as the senior Spirit Master for the 2021-2022 school year, organizing several events for the senior class.

Senior Spirit

May 13, 2022
Netflixs reality television show released its second season last month.

Love is blurry

March 7, 2022
Abigail Martin now focuses on competitive speaking for Future Farmers of America.

More than raising goats

January 24, 2022
Lieutenant Colonel Lisa Jaster spoke to students, faculty and Veterans at the annual school-wide assembly.

Honoring American heroes

November 15, 2021
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

March 29, 2021
Many students are continuing to wear masks on campus, despite the district lifting the mandate.

Bring back the mask

March 11, 2021
Clara Connor and her twin brother Thomas used their snow days to enjoy the unusual weather.

Snow darn cold

March 3, 2021
Managing Editor Rebekah Mann discusses gender mistreatment she has witnessed and experienced. Graphic made through https://www.canva.com/.

Basic human decency

January 28, 2021
The FBI is requesting information regarding individuals sparking violence at the Capitol storm via released photographs. Tips can me made on the FBI website. https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/capitol-violence

Attack on democracy

January 8, 2021
Drew, Jack, and Elle Suermann enjoy a family outing at a bowling alley.

Without saying a word

December 17, 2020
Freshman Iris Bradbury photographs the front of the school for a Journalism I assignment on April 5.

Adapting to reality

April 18, 2020
Students are required by school policy to wear IDs around their neck on campus.

Pointless back talk

February 13, 2020
In Kevin Palmers Patient Care Technician class, senior Natalie Bueno practices intravenous injections and blood drawing. Her training helped save a choking child in the restaurant where Bueno works as a waitress.

How to save a life

January 30, 2020
Senior Gracen Farmer is hard at work behind the scenes of Middletown.

Light work

January 24, 2020
Christmas Hallmark movies are shown daily on the Hallmark channel for their Count Down to Christmas.

Holly jolly movies

December 17, 2019
The counselors introduce a new mindfulness room.

The Valley Unplugged

November 8, 2019
New Voices of Texas spreads awareness on their Facebook page.

New Voices of Texas

October 25, 2019
Senior Maddie Aguilar prepares for her second debate of the season at Douglas McArthur High School.

No argument here

October 2, 2019
Students in Heather Sanderss floral design class show off the mums they created in class.

Texas mania of mums

September 14, 2018
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