Jersey Village High School

Last updated: July 22, 2018

Enrollment

3515 students as of September 15, 2017.

Awards and Accomplishments

Baseball Players Named to All-District and Academic All-District Teams

District baseball coaches released the All-District and Academic All-District 17-5A Baseball teams. The following athletes were named to the all-district first and second teams:

1st Team All-District 17-5A 2nd Team All-District 17-5A
Kirby Peek Robie Rojas Brandon Koncaba Mikey Sliepka
Mason Howat Garrett Ellison Kevin Survance  

Additionally, several baseball players were named to the Academic All-District 17-5A Team. Eligible players were required to maintain a minimum of a 90.0 average through the fourth and fifth six-week grading periods. The following students made the academic all-district team: J.J. Sliepka, Mikey SliepkaZach FerranteAustin Luchak,Brandon KoncabaShawn Erwin, and Micheal Grenwelge.

Congratulations to all on a great season. You make Jersey Village proud!

Swimmers Named to Academic All-State and Academic All-American Teams

JVHS swimmers have earned academic all-state and all-American honors by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America (NISCAA). Tracy Boladoand Maryn Horn were named academic all-state, and Aaron EbeweberKyle FalkeTara HowardKatie Logsdon and Liddy Schoelman were honored as academic all-Americans.

Congratulations to all. You make Jersey Village proud!

Student Wins National Youth Award

Cynthia Castrejon

Senior Cynthia Castrejon won a National Youth Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) in the Business & Entrepreneurship category during an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Castrejon was one of six Latino high school senior award winners across the nation identified by the HHF as excelling in the classroom, community and in "priority fields" including math and engineering, innovation and technology, business and entrepreneurship, science and healthcare, education and community service.

Hundreds of students received grants earlier in the school year and were presented with medallions by sponsors during 10 Youth Awards regional ceremonies from across the United States after being selected from 10,000 applications that were collected in each of the markets.  From there, one national recipient was selected in each of the six categories. 

During her visit to California, Castrejon, who will attend the University of Texas in the fall, met famous Hispanic Americans such as singer-songwriter and actor Pepe Aguilar, musician Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas and actor Diego Luna. At the awards ceremony, she received a $1,000 grant, a Google Chromebook computer and two round-trip plane tickets.

"I was extremely overjoyed when I received this award; they saw potential in me," Castrejon said. "I like how they encourage Hispanic students to do more and to influence those around them to go further in their education."

Falcon Softball Players Honored

District softball coaches released the All-District and Academic All-District 17-5A Softball Teams naming Jazzmin Fritz and Kerigan Pike to the First Team All-District 17-5A. Second Team All-District honors were given to Sarah Provazek and Honorable Mention was awarded to Julia FerreiraBianca Serna, and Micaela Firestone.

Additionally, 11 Falcon softball players were named to the Academic All-District 17-5A Team. Eligible players were required to maintain a minimum of a 90.0 cumulative average through the first six weeks, with additional points given for any K level, AP, dual credit or Horizons courses. The following students made the academic all-district team:

Rebekah Cordray Kasi Lucio Leanne Provazek Alexis Atchison
Kerigan Pike Ashlyn Syzdek Sarah Provazek Biance Serna
Amber Tristan Micaela Firestone Jazzmin Fritz  

Congratulations to all on a job well done. You make Jersey Village proud!

Student Wins 3rd Place in Press Contest

Jeleny Solorzano

The Student Press program would like to congratulate our national winner in the National Federation of Press Women high school writing contest. Jeleny Solarzano placed third with an Academic photo. National winners were selected from 1st place state winners. Way to take photographs Jeleny!

Third Place, yearbook photo: Jeleny Solorzano, Jersey Village High School, Houston, Texas, "Taking his turn in the physics lab, Dylan Golvach, senior, places his hands on the electromagnetic ball and lets out a scream in agony as he gets a quick shock."

Congratulations Jeleny! You make Jersey Village proud.

Water Polo Teams - Top 5 in State

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The JV boys' and girls' water polo teams each placed among the top five teams at the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (TISCA) Water Polo State Championship in Southlake on Saturday.

The Falcon boys lost a close matchup in the state title game to finish as state runners-up, while the Falcon girls tied Cypress Creek High School's water polo team for fifth place.

First Team All-State honors went to Jersey Village athletes Chris Ellis and Kyle Falke on the boys' team and Liddy Schoelman on the girls' squad. Second Team All-State honorees wereChase Miller for the boys and Kayla Allen for the girls. Honorable Mention All-State winners were Mason Burk for the boys and Jenny Cary and Alex Mindiola for the girls.

"I am incredibly proud of the way both the boys and girls played at the state tournament," said Jersey Village coach Stuart Webb. "I look forward to building on this experience, and hopefully returning to compete for the state title in the near future. It's a great day to be a Falcon."

Baseball Team 2nd in District - On To Playoffs

baseball with falcon on itDistrict 17-5A baseball competition concluded last Friday, with JVHS qualifying for the UIL playoffs. JV will enter Region III-5A bi-district playoff competition versus Alief Taylor in a one-game playoff set for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Alief Taylor High School (7555 Howell Sugar Land Road). Tickets for the game will be sold at the gate for $4 for both students and adults.

Come out and support the JVHS Baseball team and let's Purple Out the stands. Go Falcons!

Jones Scholars
The Houston Endowment announced that 4 JVHS students have been selected as 2013 Jones Scholars. The students join the community of more than 10,800 students who have been named Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars in the 55 years since the program was established by the Houston Endowment. Candidates are nominated by each participating high school, and a Rotary Club of Houston committee makes the final selection based on academic achievement, economic need, leadership skills, community service and character.

The following students have been named Jones Scholars:

       
Amelia K. Falcon Yijing Li Zachary M. Martinez Tram N. Pham

Students Named Scholar Athlete Award Finalists
Two JVHS student athletes were selected as finalists in their respective sports for the Touchdown Club of Houston 2013 Scholar Athlete Awards. The winners in each sport will be named during the Touchdown Club of Houston Spring Sports Scholar-Athlete Dinner set for May 22 at the JW Marriott Hotel (5150 Westheimer).

The finalists in each sport were selected from a pool of nominations. Athletes were rated on a 20-point scale, with 10 points given for academic achievement, five points for athletic achievement and five points for community service and extracurricular participation. During the dinner, one finalist for each sport will be chosen as the winner and receive a $500 scholarship.

Jersey Village High School senior Austin Blaies is one of four finalists for the Male Basketball Scholar Athlete Award, and senior Taylor Mendizabel is one of the four finalists for the Female Wrestling award.

Congratulations and good luck!

Soccer Players Make Academic All-District Team
Six JVHS girls' soccer players qualified for the Academic All-District 17-5A Soccer Teams. Student athletes qualified for the academic all-district teams by maintaining a combined cumulative numerical average of 90 or above, with additional weight given to advanced class marks.

The following JVHS soccer players qualified for the academic all-district team:

Academic All-District 17-5A Girls' Soccer Team
Monica Gonzalez Christin Ong Cynthia Castrejon
Megan Mugavero Jasmine White Jamie Taylor

Journalism Students Win Press Women of Texas Awards
Journalism studentsCongratulations to the girls varsity tennis team who won the girls team championship district title.  This is only the third time in the history of the school that the girls tennis team has won this honor.  It is an amazing accomplishment!

Winning Varsity Players are:  Laura Galvan, Natalie Salazar, Hannah Cook, Allison Popovich, Jordyn Walker, Nicole Kinchen, Lauren O'Neal, and Abby Cook.
Special Congratulations to Laura Galvan who won 1st place in girls singles in the district tournament.  She was undefeated in district play, and will compete in the Regional tournament next week.

Clip Contest Winners
Students from JVHS were named winners in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE) 2012-2013 Clip Contest. Students were honored in both the Newspaper and Yearbook categories. The SuperiorExcellent and Honorable Mention winners from are as follows:

Yearbook Category      
Superior      
Julie Wisnoski  Khoi Dao Carmen Resendez  
       
       
Excellent      
Rebecca Moscoso Ta'Mera Thomas Khoi Dao Cameron Korenec
Koriana Peterson      
       
       
Honorable Mention      
Lauren Ancell  Nina Peña Talice Melendez Maria Perales
Danny Romero Christin Ong Julie Wisnoski  Melissa Moreno
Chastity Dao Khoi Dao  Monica Garcia Paolo Lacanlale
Koriana Peterson Carmen Resendez Peyton Smith  
       
       
Newspaper Category      
Superior      
Juan Garcia Semon Adams Iveth Garcia Natalie Solano
Alexander Cruz      
       
       
Excellent      
Evie Sweeten Christin Ong Natalie Berry  
       
       
Honorable Mention      
Kelsey Hodges Danny Romero Monica Garcia Vivien Sanos
Evie Sweeten Nathan Nguyen Vi Vo  

JVHS Wins 2nd Place in TASB Video Contest

JVHS won the second-place award in the high school category of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) "Texas Public Schools Rock!" student video contest. More than 100 schools participated in the first-ever contest sponsored by TASB. Jersey Village's video, "JVHS Rocks," earned the school a $2,500 prize.

"JVHS Rocks" was co-directed by junior James Owens and senior Shane O'Neal, with additional help from senior Jamie Meun, sophomore Clare Wineman, junior Joy Travis, junior Mohammed Khan and senior Idara Akpan.

"I knew that this was a good video, and I am so happy that TASB has recognized the talent and creativity of the JVTV students," said JVTV coordinator Cindy Stoker.

UIL Accounting Team Wins 2nd Place
For the second year in a row, the Jersey Village UIL Accounting team took home silver medals at the UIL Academic District competition last weekend. The second place finish slates the JV team as an Alternate for the Regional competition. Team member Colin Waters placed 3rd in District and moves on to the Regional Competition to be held at Cy Woods High School. Congratulations to all on a job well done. You make Jersey Village proud!

JV Robotics Team
roboticsCongratulations to John Gray and the JVHS Robotics team. The team competed in their first competition ever - and brought glory to JVHS. Our team is comprised of 8 students, Mr. Gray, and an engineer from Oceaneering. The team finished 4th out of 57 teams in the competition and lost to the eventual champion (which is headed by a team with five NASA engineers!)

Our team also won the "creativity" award and was the highest placing "Rookie" team! Finally, the JVHS team was only one of two teams whose robot was able to scale to the 90" mark on the platform.

This is an outstanding beginning for our robotics team and provides wonderful hands-on application of many academic concepts! If you want to see some of the competition go to youtube and type in "jerseyvoltage."

Players Named to All-District and Academic All-District Teams
CFISD basketball coaches selected the All-District 17-5A Basketball Team and Academic All-District Teams. The following student athletes were named to the All-District and Academic All-District teams:

All-District 17-5A Girls' Basketball Team
First Team All-District Second Team All-District
Brynae Thompson Chrissa Burnell
  Christina Roberts
   
Academic All-District 17-5A Girls' Basketball Team
Madison Arechiga Bianca Serna
Toni Galvan Christina Roberts
Brittany Lim  
   
All-District 17-5A Boys' Basketball Team
Honorable Mention All-District
Tyus Gray
 
Academic All-District 17-5A Boys' Basketball Team
Austin Blaies

 

AFROTC Academic Team Goes To Nationals
AFROTC Academic Team studentsThe JVHS AFJROTC Unit TX-20017 Academic Team earned one of 16 spots in the 2013 Air Force JROTC Academic Bowl Championship by scoring among the top 6 percent of 260 competing teams from across the nation. During two rounds of competitive online play, Jersey Village's team of four students—sophomores Jade Harrison, Vanessa Morales and Jessica Reyes Leal and junior Matthew Bierwagen—were tested on standard high school curriculum including Math, Science and English.

"The cadets did a great job in the second level. They got 6 out of 8 perfect scores, which is what I believe pushed them over the top," said Maj. Dennis B. Martinez (USAF, Ret.), Jersey Village AFJROTC coordinator. "They will continue to excel at the nationals." The students will compete in the AFJROTC Academic Bowl Championship, scheduled for June 21-25 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. The event is sponsored by the Air Force JROTC and conducted by the College Options Foundations.

Ceramics and Sculpture Students Receive Top Scores
On Saturday Feb. 9, sixteen JV Ceramics and Sculpture students entered a total of 25 pieces in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event for our Region. At this event the students are interviewed and their artworks are juried by certified professional jurors. Students are scored on a range from 1-4, with 4 being the mark of a superior, exemplary work of art. Students who receive a rating of four are then judged to see if they qualify to compete at the state level.

Our JV Ceramics/Sculpture students came away with a top score of 4 on 18 out of 25 entries. Those that did not receive a 4 scored a 3 which is an excellent score as well. Two students Mason Pafford and Phap Le were selected to compete at state level in April. This is quite an honor. Congratulations!!

Lady Falcon Wrestling Team
Congratulations to the Lady Falcon Wrestling team for their 5th place finish at the Region 3 Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. Leading the way for the Lady Falcons AND qualifying for the Texas State Tournament are: Seniors Diana Carreon and Taylor Mendizabal, Juniors Alyssa Culpepper and Adara Avila. In addition, Sophomore Sabrina Salazar and Freshman Jenny Landaverde earned All-Region honors and will serve as State Alternates. Excellent Job Ladies! Take State!!!!.

JVHS Scholars
booksEight Jersey Village students who were confirmed as semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program were honored at a National Merit recognition program at the Berry Center on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013—along with Commended, National Hispanic and National Achievement scholars. 

National Merit semifinalists from JVHS are: Kimberly Anne AllenAlex HollerConnor KnightKhanh NguyenEnrique San PedroAndrew ShiauAmie Tran and Sara Zatopek.

Commended students are: Marcelo BaranySarah ChoAnnika CrossleyChristopher Travis JohnsonCaleb KnightDanna Noelle Knight,Katherine LogsdonJason LuoAlexander MayforthRebeca MoscosoBrian ShiauPeyton Smith and Thien Tran.

Hispanic Scholars are: Marcelo BaranyRicardo Julian DuranYareli GutierrezAlex HollerRebeca MoscosoEnrique San Pedro and Vanessa Whitford.

Jersey Village High School student Jessica Lazard was referred to colleges by National Achievement for potential for academic success.

Congratulations to all. You make Jersey Village proud!

Athletes Named to All-District 17-5A Football Team 
CFISD football coaches released the All-District 17-5A Football Team this week naming Lavance Moore with a Superlative Award as a Co-Offensive Newcomer of the Year.

The following JVHS athletes were named to the All-District 17-5A First and Second teams:

First Team All-District 17-5A football_helmet
LaTravien Gee
Second Team All-District 17-5A
Avery Halliburton Alton Brown Devontre Barlow
Will Benoit Hunter Moffitt Anthony Jefferson
Chris Abo-shear Lavance Moore Jamie Parker

Congratulations to all and thanks for a great season!

Students Win Journalism Awards

Journalism studentsThree JVHS students won awards at the Journalism Education Association (JEA)/National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) 2012 National Convention in San Antonio. The following students were among 679 winners nationwide to receive awards in the write-off contest:

Rebeca Moscoso - Superior, Yearbook Copy/Caption: Sports 
Marieke Alsguth - Honorable Mention, Yearbook Copy/Caption: Clubs; 
Matt DuBose - Honorable Mention, Sports Writing.

Coaches Select All-District Volleyball Team
CFISD volleyball coaches released the All-District 17-5A Volleyball Team following the close of the season for all district teams. 5 JVHS volleyball players were named to the all-district first, second and honorable mention teams. Go Falcons!

First Team All-District 17-5A Second Team All-District 17-5A
Lauren Greenspoon Chelsey Brown
Volleyball Kaila Overton
Honorable Mention All-District 17-5A
Allyse Good
Ashley Wechsler

Tennis Players Make All-District Teams
JVHS fall team tennis players have been named to the first-, second- and honorable mention teams for All-District 17-5A. Congratulations to all!

First Team All-District 17-5A Tennis Honorable Mention All-District 17-5A Tennis
Girls' Singles Boys' Singles
Laura Galvan Trevor Tandy
Hannah Cook Matthew McKillip
Girls' Doubles Boys' Doubles
Laura Galvan & Hannah Cook Nicolas McKillip & Thomas Hamner
  Girls' Singles
Second Team All-District 17-5A Tennis Natalie Salazar
Girls' Singles Girls' Doubles
Jordyn Walker Natalie Salazar & Jordyn Walker

JVTV Students Receive Awards
jvtv-muralCongratulations to the JVTV students who placed in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest. Great Job, JVTV students! You make Jersey Village proud!

Advanced Video – PSA Advanced Video – News
1st place: Trevor Hargis & Keitha Hanks 2nd place Edwin Campos & Clare Wineman
2nd place: James Owens & Joy Travis Hon. Mention: Shane O'Neal, Elizabeth Wells, Tina Tong, and Jamie Meun
3rd place: AJ Gonzalez
Advanced Video – Music Video Beg. Video – PSA
2nd place: Matthew Bierwagen 1st place: Hunter Miertschin
Advanced Video – Short Film 2nd place: Isabella Herrera & Kim Tran
Honorable Mention: Shane O'Neal  

Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

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Two JVHS senior athletes signed national letters of intent to colleges and universities during the fall early signing period, which began on Wednesday, November 14th. Robie Rojas signed with Oklahoma State, and Kirby Peek celebrated signing his letter of intent to the University of Houston. Congratulations and good luck!

Falcon Band Advances to Area Competition
Band members - drum lineThe JVHS band received a First Division rating at the UIL Region 27 Marching Contest on October 20th, and will advance to the UIL Area Marching Contest this Saturday, October 27 at the Berry Center. The band will complete against 21 other area bands from Cy-Fair ISD, Katy ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Alief ISD and Houston ISD. Of these 22 bands, four will be selected to the UIL State Marching Contest in San Antonio. Admission is $5 per person for all ages. The Falcon marching band and is scheduled to perform at 10:30 am. The finals will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. Go Falcons!

Five JVHS students have won Gold Key awards in the 2011 Herff Jones Quill and Scroll Yearbook Excellence Contest from among 1,505 entries evaluated. Congratulations to all. You make Jersey Village proud!


JVHS Names New Associate Principal
New assistand principal - BrockMr. Funk announced Thursday that Gregory Brock will be the new Associate Principal at Jersey Village High School. The appointment comes on the heels of Mrs. Stacie Wickie moving to ALC - West as their new Principal.

Mr. Brock has been the Director of Instruction at JVHS for the past four years and is a tremendous asset to the JVHS team. The entire Jersey Village family extends congratulations to Greg.


Football Player Selected to TD Club Pre-Season Team
Senior defensive back LaTrayien Gee. was among 31 Houston-area athletes selected to the Touchdown Club of Houston 2012 High School Pre-Season Team. The team will be recognized during the Touchdown Club's annual Touchdowner of the Year Dinner at 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 in the Liberty Hall of the JW Marriott Hotel.

Congratulations LaTrayien!

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Class Ranking

Beginning with courses taken between the eighth and ninth grade, all high school courses, including correspondence, night school, college courses taken for dual credit, credit-by-exam, and summer school, are averaged in the class rank with the exception of student assistance, local credit, and courses taken under the pass/fail option. High school courses taken by seventh or eighth-grade students and completed by the end of the eighth-grade year will not count in class rank with the exceptions of Geometry, Biology, and the third or higher levels of a foreign language. Rank will be determined by grade point averages (G.P.A.) of the students.  G.P.A. and class rank are calculated in the fall after students complete the ninth and tenth grades.  Estimated class rankings are determined at the end of the junior year and the first semester of the senior year for the express purpose of college entrance requirements. Another ranking is performed at the end of the fifth grading period to identify summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude graduates. No valedictorian or salutatorian will be officially recognized at graduation.

Honor Graduate Designation

At graduation ceremonies, graduates will be recognized in the following categories: summa cum laude (6.5 G.P.A.), magna cum laude (6.25 G.P.A.), and cum laude (6.0 G.P.A.). A final calculation of G.P.A. and class rank is determined at the end of the senior year and will be reflected on the final transcript which is sent to colleges.

Grading Scale

CFISD uses a weighted 6.0 grading scale.  Grade points are allocated for a course of study based on the designation of the course as indicated in the chart below.

 

GRADE

LEVEL OR COURSE

K, AP, and HORIZONS Levels

L-Level

(on level)

Below Level

Adaptive Behavior, ICS-M, NAC, Resource

Life Skills

90-100

7 grade points

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

80-89

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

75-79

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

70-74

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

1 grade points

Below 70

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

The semester grades are computed by allocating a weight of 2/7 for each grading period average and 1/7 for a semester exam. A student will receive credit for each semester passed.  If the course is a two-semester sequence and the student passes the second semester after having failed the first, he/she may receive the credit for both semesters if the yearly average is passing (70+).

Four mathematics and four science courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation.  If a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and takes four math courses in grades 9-12, the four math courses taken in high school will be included in the student’s GPA. But, if a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and only takes three math courses in grades 9-12, the Algebra I course will be included in the student’s GPA calculation. Algebra I taken at any time will carry L-level grade points.

 

Jersey Village High School

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7600 Solomon St. Houston TX 77040

713-896-3400

7:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Ralph Funk

1972

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