The Magnet Tribune

Former student returns as a student teacher in his fine arts area

Former student returns as a student teacher in his fine arts area

Dafne Naranjo, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017

“Mr. Carroll, he made me fall in love with theater,” is the reason Martin Vela is student teaching here this fall. “He would always say, ‘Theater is a laboratory for everything else.’ You use all the different subjects so I see it that way as well,” he said. Vela used to be a student...

Frank Architects receives Design Excellence Award for new campus

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...

#VMThrowback: Original faculty member Matt Arambula looks back on teaching career

May 28, 2015

Social Studies teacher Matt Arambula III recalls his trip through the years here at VMT which is coming to an end after 36 years of teaching. Arambula shares his reactions on his transferring to VMT. “I applied only to find out there were fifteen others who had applied for the position. Through...

#VMThrowback: Assistant principal recalls days as a VMT teacher

May 26, 2015

Elsa Barron is a former teacher and is now assistant principal at VMT; she has a lot of memories from years ago. Barron started teaching at VMT 20 years ago, in August 1995. She taught English Language Arts, starting to teach freshmen first and slowly but surely being able to teach all grade levels...

#VMThrowback: Armando Flores discusses creating the hand

May 26, 2015

Armando Flores discusses creating the hand statue adjacent to the Harding Building with staff writers Delilah Gonzalez and Arlen Barba.

#VMThrowback: VMT instructor Ashley Ramirez talks about her years as a student

May 26, 2015

Her class petitioned and it happened. English instructor and Tapestry sponsor Ashley Ramirez said her class of 2006 created several activities for VMT that are now traditions. “My senior class created a lot of the events that our students now enjoy, for example the senior panoramic picture, senio...

#VMThrowback: Original faculty member Mark Webber recalls VMT’s begining

May 26, 2015

Journalism instructor Mark Webber, who has been teaching at VMT since it opened in the fall 1993, talked about the changes VMT has gone through over the years, especially the first year. “We would have class in the Civic Center ballroom where we would be surrounded by music students each playing a different...

#VMThrowback: Dance teacher David Arevalo talks about his years in dance

May 26, 2015

David Arevalo, once a VMT student from 1998 – 2001, is now a VMT dance teacher. Arevalo started at VMT playing the violin with Bobby Compton for two years. Then he became aware of the dance department. ‘’Back in middle school I wasn’t able to do the whole cheer or dance thing when I was...

#VMThrowback: A last look of the Urbahn Building and strings’ house

May 26, 2015

A last look of the Urbahn Building and strings' house by staff writer Victoriano Garcia.

#VMThrowback: Armando Flores discusses creating the hand

May 26, 2015

Original visual arts faculty member Armando Flores discusses creating the hand with staff writers Delilah Gonzalez and Arlen Barba.

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