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VMT director Dr. Martha Villarreal wears the Texas Medal of Arts Award VMT received at the Governor's Mansion on Feb. 27.

School receives the Texas Medal of Arts award (story, photos)

May 13, 2019

VMT has received the Texas Medal of Arts, becoming only the second school to attain the honor. VMT staff members attended three events in Austin, Texas, in late February in which they had the chance to meet others who were attending and see the honorees. Dr. Martha E. Villarreal, VMT direc...

Four Magnet Tribune staff members received an honorable mention from the National Press Photographers Association in November 2018 for an online story package on VMT’s 2017 Hispanic Heritage Festival. The story, photos, videos, and audio interviews were entered in the Multimedia News Story Package category, in the 2018 Digital Story of the Year division. Pictured holding their certificates, from left, are Rachell Ramirez, Lucero Rea, Journalism/Online Media instructor Mark Webber, holding the print version of the package, Aryanna Rodriguez, and Justyne Bernal. The same package also received first place in the Advanced Multimedia category of the Association of Texas Photography Instructors’ Fall Contest.

Story package receives national award

December 14, 2018

Four Magnet Tribune staff members received an honorable mention from the National Press Photographers Association in November 2018 for an online story package on VMT’s 2017 Hispanic Heritage Festival. See the photo caption for more information.

Head Custodian Luis Gonzalez shows the award he received for VMT being recognized as the cleanest school in the  district.

VMT wins cleanest school award in LISD

May 25, 2017

VMT won its first-ever award for being the cleanest school in LISD, in May. Luis Gonzalez, VMT head custodian, said he feels very proud of this accomplishment. “It feels awesome because the work we do is being seen, not only by me but also my coworkers as well,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez sai...

This image of the new VMT campus was provided by Frank Architects. The new campus design received an award from an architects' organization.

Frank Architects receives Design Excellence Award for new campus

April 7, 2016

The architects which designed the new VMT campus have received an award for their design. Frank Architects received the Design Excellence Award from the Lower Rio Grande Valley American Institute of Architects Chapter Design Awards Program. Frank Rotnofsky, a principal at Frank Architect...

Communication/CTE instructor Jamin Teran has received the Golden Apple and School Bell awards.

Instructor receives Golden Apple and School Bell awards

May 27, 2015

Communication/CTE instructor Jamin Teran has received the Golden Apple and School Bell awards for 2o15.

High Brass instructor Robert Lopez was named LISD's Teacher of the Year at an annual end-of-year  banquet on May 18.

Music instructor receives district’s Teacher of the Year award

May 25, 2015

High Brass instructor Robert Lopez was named LISD's Teacher of the Year at an annual end-of-year  banquet on May 18.

Library aide receives awards

Library aide George Gloria shows off his LISD Paraprofessional of the Year award, right , and his VMT Paraprofessional of the Year award in the school library .

May 22, 2015

Library aide George Gloria shows off his LISD Paraprofessional of the Year award, right, and his VMT Paraprofessional of the year Award in the school library.

William Rodriguez reacts after being named the recipient to a $500 scholarship. At left is Counselor Ana L. Salinas, and at right is school Director Dr. Martha Villarreal.

‘Excellence in Character Education’ awards recognize students

April 16, 2015

The "Excellence in Character Education" Recognition Ceremony recognized 56 VMT students in the district's board room on April 10. Students were chosen by their fine arts, communication and academic teachers based on 16 Habits of Mind character traits. Counselor Ana Laura Salinas organized the event,...

Journalism/online media students Belen Silva and Brandon Gamez received school  board recognition for receiving first place in the Advanced Multimedia category of the recent Association of Texas Photography Instructors’ Fall Contest. With them is, back row, board trustee Hector Noloya, board President Jesus Martinez, Superintendent Dr. A. Marcus Nelson, board Secretary Ricardo Garza, and journalism/online media instructor Mark Webber. Front row, VMT Director Dr. Martha Villarreal, Silva, and Gamez.

School board recognizes four students

December 12, 2014

The LISD school board recognized four students at its monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11. Visual Arts student Claudia Serna was recognized for her win in the Region I ESC Holiday Art Contest, while fellow art student Maegan Yeary was recognized for her win in the LISD Holiday Greeting Card Contest....

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