JV’s Students of the Week

  • JV’s of the Week for April 8th, 2024 

    • Kimberly Perla
    • Destiny Sanchez-Ramos
    • Henry Mancha
    • Jacorey Bailey 

    Kim is such a positive person.   She is always ready and willing to work.  She has a positive attitude and words well with other students.  She is fun to have in class. - Meredith King


    Destiny is a great student who is always positive and always does her best. She does an excellent job of making the most of the opportunities JV has to offer!  - Julie Villarreal


    Henry is a "perfect" student.  Always prepared for class and following all directions.  He makes very good grades as a result of his work ethic and taking ownership of his learning.  I am proud to be his Spanish teacher. - Renee Ingham


    Jacorey always a a great and "can do" attitude when assisting the staff in the Jhouse. He is always respectable, he's trustworthy, and super responsible. We appreciate him and what to honor him for being so amazing. - Kamehsa Sellers

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  • JV’s of the Week for April 1st, 2024 

    • Ricardo Perez
    • Megan Hoang
    • Devin Pickeny
    • Jeffin Jose

    Richie was injured in soccer and missed some school. He has come back and done everything needed to stay up to date with the class. He even made a 100 on the test after being out. He is always on task and answers questions as well as isnt afraid to speak up and ask questions! - Danielle Olivarez

    Megan is one of my most hardworking, engaged, and polite students I have in calculus this year. She is always prepared for tests and attends tutoring sessions to be extra prepared. She smiles and greets me every day and says thank you when she leaves. Calculus is challenging but she has such a great attitude about it - she says "Don't stress, Manifest!" - Michelle Nelsen

    Devin has improved his attendance and behavior this semester. - Bill Yurch

    Jeffin always has a great attitude and is always willing to help.- kim simpson

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  • JV’s of the Week for March 25th, 2024 

    • Ethan Santos

    • Haley Nieves

    • Dario Martinez

    • Weston Phan

    Ethan is always smiling, happy,  and excited about learning. In class he is focused and gets all of his work done. He works very well with other students and helps those that are struggling! - Danielle Olivarez


    Haley Nieves: New to school, but sees her grades are not as good as she would like. She has asked for extra work and has completed it in a timely manner. She also understands concepts and helps her peers when they are struggling. - Vaja Saetieo


    Dario is a great student. History is a lot of work, but he consistently shows that he is dedicated to his success. He is always on task, is engaged throughout the lesson, answers questions, and always turns in high quality work. He doesn't hesitate to ask for help from peers or myself, and is willing to work with and help his classmates. He is very funny, adding humor to class discussions and is a great source of candy for some of the kids in our class lol. I very much enjoy having him in class and I wish I had more students like him. - Kelsey Lynch


    Weston does more than many students in a single day.  From helping his parents business to being very helpful in lab group work.  He always has a positive, can do attitude.  He is not only knowledgeable for his peers, he is helpful and encouraging. - Laura Oswalt

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  • JV’s of the Week for March 4th, 2024 

    • Long Nguyen 
    • Elias Esquivel 
    • Huy Nguyen

    Long Nguyen is a great addition to his lab partners while working on group work and projects.  I enjoy him in class and wish him success in the future. - Laura Oswalt


    During our carnation sales last week Elias stepped up and went above and beyond his assigned duty.  He was very helpful to all customers, he stayed focused and brought out his internal extravert to do what was necessary. - Eric Tankersley


    Huy is such a polite and respectful student. He greets me when he comes in every day and also says goodbye before he leaves. He continually thanks me for teaching him. He always does his homework, pays attention in class, and is a very reliable student. When Huy is struggling with the calculus material, he attends tutoring to get help, which I respect as an educator. Huy is a quiet student, so he doesn't often get the positive attention that he deserves! He is a joy to teach! - Michelle Nelsen

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  • JV’s of the Week for February 20th, 2024 

    • Jas Singh
    • Daniel Lezama
    • Jaquelyn Garcia
    • Yashar Samsami

    Jas Singh is always doing his work, coming on time, and trying to learn Spanish 1.  In addition, he always asks about how I am doing, which is so thoughtful. - Renee Ingham


    Daniel Lezama is incredibly positive.  He has a grateful heart and shares words of encouragement with others.  He doesn't let others dictate his attitude but instead focuses on what he knows to be the right thing to do.  He is respectful to adults and his peers.  He works hard at school and always tries to find the bright sides of situations. Stacey Brown


    Jacky has done a great job attacking her learning and has shared her lessons with other students. She has tried to encourage students to not give up and keep going. She has been mini counselor to her peers about having a good attitude and not giving up. She also does a great job teaching other students who have fallen behind. Scott Jackson

    Yashar strive to succeed in all he does. He is hardworking and commits to his goals. He goes above and beyond to support the JVHS community. Christopher Rose

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  • JV’s of the Week for February 20th, 2024 

    • Vanessa Lozano
    • Payton Victoria
    • Haley Vasquez
    • Ryder McCrory

    Vanessa Lozano  is so kind to everyone. She is flexible and takes direction so well. The theatre department is so lucky to have her. - Brittany Sproles


    At the CFISD Livestock show, Payton Victoria helped run the video board and was praised by district communication staff as being professional, hardworking, and knowledgeable. She has also grown to be an excellent producer and leader in JVTV!  Great job pay pay - Milson


    Haley Vasquez is very kind to all her peers and teachers. She comes into each class with a smile and ready-to-go attitude. She takes time to have meaningful and fun conversations with her peers to keep them lively and entertained. She completes her work in class with no hesitation nor complaining. She also was brave when volunteering to join the honorary cheer squad over the past two weeks. As a senior, she has grown academically and socially each and every year, and is an encouragement to have in class. - Christian Buhl


    Ryder McCrory is a very responsible calculus student. He takes ownership of his learning every day and will let me know in advance when he is going to be absent. Last week, he knew he would be out on test day so he took the test a day early. He ended up making the highest score on the test! I have truly enjoyed having him in my class this year! - Michelle Nelsen

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  • JV’s of the Week for February 12th, 2024 

    • Taylor Williams
    • Perpetual Akata
    • Bradley Sheehy

    Since winter break, Taylor has come back with an even better attitude and willingness to learn. He's done great with the new material and has even suggested some interesting topics/videos to help supplement our lessons in my elective course. I've been very impressed with his commitment to success towards his learning. - Coach Hall


    Perpetual always has a sunny disposition and greets me in Spanish with a smile.  It's always a pleasure to see her. - Renee Ingham


    Brad always has a positive attitude and great energy each day in class. He is really good at encouraging his fellow classmates to get work done and be productive alongside him. He is also a great friend to peers, noticing when their energy is off and lending an ear when they need to talk about things. - Chelsea Dilliard (Suprean)

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  • JV’s of the Week for Feburary 5th, 2024 

    • Kevin Co
    • Karenn Guerrero
    • Yashar Samsami
    • Sifti Kaur

    Kevin Co consistent positive attitude is infectious. His willingness to help out others and uplift them has helped shape the culture of our 6th period. This past Friday he literally gave someone the shoes straight off of his feet so that they could participate in their match. Kev Co is the shining example of what a Falcon can be. - Mr. Hall


    Karenn Guerrero works hard in her classes and keeps up with the work.  She is "present" during the lessons and asks questions that benefit other students in class. - Laura Oswalt


    Yashar Samsami  - I was absent last week and posted a video lesson for my calculus students to watch. Yashar took ownership by attempting the homework problems for many hours even though he was struggling with the material since I wasn't there to teach it in person. He committed himself to solving his calculus even though the problems were very challenging! He also asks great questions in class and helps us stay on task because he takes his ownership of his learning very seriously! - Michelle Nelsen


    Sifti Kaur is an outstanding student in my class. She consistently stays ahead of the assigned Microsoft projects. Since she is able to work ahead, she often spends her class time helping her fellow students understand the project tasks in Microsoft Excel. I have actually called her my Assistant Teacher, because that is the behavior she takes on for multiple students in the computer lab. Sifti displays enthusiasm, optimism, and leadership everyday. She is an excellent role model with an excellent attitude. She defines what SOAR is all about. - Mr. Todd Newberg

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  • JV’s of the Week for January 29th, 2024 

    • Ariel Blalock
    • Christine Tran
    • Orlando Garza
    • Santiago Martinez

    Ariel Blalock:     Honestly, I wish I could have nominated her for every SOAR category. Ariel has a maturity level well beyond her years. She takes ownership for every project, every endeavor, actually, when it comes to the Teaching and Training pathway. She is supportive, helpful, and encouraging to her peers and demonstrates creativity and enthusiasm consistently. For example, on her own accord, Ariel regularly reaches out to other students whom she knows are struggling and offers her assistance on assignments and projects. She will communicate with me about those she helps and will ask for affirmation that the information she has disseminated is correct. It is such a joy to witness these characteristics already exhibited in a future teacher! Additionally, she has successfully secured a spot at the TAFE State competitions (no easy feat) and we all hope she will proceed to the national competitions this summer.  - Dr. Liz Starr



    Christine Tran is always so helpful to the teacher and their peers.  I enjoy her positive personality and thoughtfulness.      - Laura Oswalt



    Orlando Garza is a leader in his section. Goes beyond what is required in class. Consistently practices his music and achieves great success in orchestra. - Matthew Beland


    Santiago Martinez always takes responsibility for completing exceptional work, even when circumstances work against him. He has been a model student others can look to for guidance. - Samantha Routh

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  • JV’s of the Week for January 22th, 2024 

    Jeremy Galo

    Miranda (Kaye) Moore

    Brandon Vo

    Deshaun Pickney

    Jeremy Galo has a positive attitude everyday.  He is so helpful in the classroom.  There are several English language learners in class with Jeremy and he is always willing to help with translating and explaining concepts in Spanish.  The success of other students is greater because of his help. - Lindsay Holmes


    Miranda (Kaye) Moore is a polite, pleasant and hard-working student. I enjoy having her in my class. - Renee Ingham


    Brandon Vo is one of the best student assistants. He is always punctual, polite and respectful. Brandon is always willing to help the J house office as well as other offices when help is needed. He never hesitates when help is needed, on the contrary, he is happy to do so. - Jessica Molina


    Deshaun Pickney  came back from winter break with a brand new attitude.  He has been participating in class, asking for help when needed and taking ownership of his success. - Jennifer Fuller

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  • JV’s of the Week for  December 4th, 2023  

    • Emir Kurbanov
    • Ailany Salinas-Guzman
    • Jose Moreno

    Emir Kurbanov, Despite grappling with language barriers and leaving behind a former life amidst hardship, to a new country, this student's unwavering positivity and determination are commendable. What was once a struggle has now blossomed into a resounding success story, as Emir has transcended limitations to emerge as a brilliant coder. His journey serves as a testament to resilience, perseverance, and the power of unwavering dedication in the face of adversity. - LaTanya Brooks


    Ailany Salinas-Guzman shows up on time to class every single school day ready to work and assist others. When others show difficulty with assignments or tasks, Ailany is quick to rush in to help or provide support to others. She even takes the initiative to help keep the classroom in order despite the messes made by others. - Brandi Lira

    Jose Moreno is always respectful in the way he communicates & interacts with his coaches & teammates.  His positive attitude is uplifting to his peers, & he is willing to do whatever is asked of him, on & off the field. - Coach Smith

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  • JV’s of the Week for November 27, 2023

    • Thai Dinh
    • Gabriel Castillo Vanni
    • Jasmine Acosta
    • Collin Hansen

    Thai Dinh truly leads in class, models exemplary behavior, and puts in the work and effort to effectively take ownership of his section. - Matthew Beland


    Gabriel Castillo Vanni is the hardest working student in all of my classes. There is not a single day when he is not giving 110% in class. He is constantly engaged and always participating. Gabriel finished the first grading period with a 100 average. - Justin Rigdon


    Jasmine Acosta has a positive attitude EVERY day.  She constantly encourages her classmates & is leader amongst her peers. - Coach Smith


    Collin Hansen goes beyond what is called for with his assignments. He looks to do more and learn more. - Kelly Groark

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  • JV’s of the Week for November 10, 2023  

    • Maddie Marks
    • Jack (Jacqueline) Ruiz
    • Cameron Guillory

    Maddie Marks always takes the time to ask questions when she doesn't understand something. She works very hard to make sure that her work is well done. She helps others in class and always has a positive attitude - Kelly Groark

    Jack (Jacqueline) Ruiz has gone out of their way to learn even more French than we are doing in class by downloading Duolingo and practicing at home.   They demonstrated that today by using some of the vocab they learned at home on their assignment :) - Jenn Fuller

    Cameron Guillory has worked hard on his grades This grading period. He took care of missing assignments on his own and earned a great grade in class - Comeau

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  • JV’s of the Week for October 27, 2023  

    • Tatianna Burciaga
    • Jaden Oung
    • Aiden (Andrew) Ross
    • Daniel Lezama

    Tatianna Burciaga is far ahead of her peers in her practicum cohort as well as the leader of them. 

    She is extremely talented and motivated and is an example to all students. - Brandy Milson


    Jaden Oung is a hard worker who does his work when asked.  He is cooperative and always works and finishes assignments. 

    He is friendly and always comes to class with a smile on his face ready to work.  - Amber Anderson


    Aiden (Andrew) Ross always has a positive attitude in class and

    is willing to participate and help others including myself when needed. -  Jenn Fuller


    Daniel Lezama always has a great attitude. He comes to class ready to learn and help others too. - Leika Rushing

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  • JV’s of the Week for October 23, 2023  

    • Shane Jindal
    • Manuel Estrada
    • Kendrick Little 

    Shane Jindal always participates in class and is doing a great job learning Spanish 2. Plus he's helpful and kind. - Renee Ingham


    Manuel Estrada is always so positive and supportive of others in class. - Kelly Groark


    Kendrick Little  -  Starter on the football. Silent leader, leads by example and always coachable and respectful and hardworking. Great kid with a great attitude. Very deserving. - David Snokhous

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  • JV’s of the Week for October 17, 2023  

    • Tatianna Burciaga
    • Juan Rios
    • Cesar Gomez
    • Avery Dishman 

    Tatianna Burciaga is a Practicum of Animation student.  She is always ahead of her deadlines.  She is a leader among the other practicum students and excels in anyway. She is dedicated and helpful to peers and others. Tatianna is an excellent addition to the JVTV staff this year.  - Brandy Milson


    Juan Rios is an advanced Tech student that works really hard at his job, he is in a beginners class this year and he has been super helpful to what I've been working on teaching. Thanks Juan for helping out.  - Jayme Norfleet


    Cesar Gomez leads by example and has a positive attitude towards whatever we ask him to do.  - Kim Simpson


    Avery Dishman is always willing to lead the underclassman in daily warm-ups, help others in whatever they need and is just an overall a great student. She accepts people for who they are and leads with kindness.  - Brittany Sproles

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  • JV’s of the Week for October 9, 2023


    Fernanda Rodriguez

    Nevaeh Lopez

    Madison Heaggans

     Madison Koopmann


    Fernanda Rodriguez takes ownership of her learning environment daily. Despite the hectic students around her, she makes a choice every class period to focus, ask questions, and demonstrate her learning. - Brandi Lira


    Nevaeh Lopez is in a difficult class with a lot of distractions, but she always works hard and turns in her work on time. She is one of my best class participants. Nevaeh takes pride in doing a good job and being successful. She's a real grinder. - Justin Rigdon


    (Madison Heaggans) Milo has a great attitude toward learning Spanish and helps me out with passing out papers. - Renee Ingham


    Madison Koopmann helps a special needs students in our class every single day by assisting him in  getting his materials, gluing into his notebook, opening his water for him, and packing up. She is so helpful and does all of this without being asked! - Danielle Olivarez

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