• Values - Excellence - Leadership - Academics
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    Vela Middle School will provide educational excellence for all students, cultivating college, career and workforce readiness, while providing students with choices for a meaningful and successful life. 
    Vela Middle School will become a system of world-class schools, where students develop the knowledge, skills and learning habits that prepare them for college and career success in the 21st Century. 

    Campus Highlights 

    Vela University is our campus mindset, philosophy, ideology that promotes a college going atmosphere.
    Vela Middle School implements a Grade Level Academic Team Concept centered on Student Academic Achievement, Professional Learning Communities, College/University Themes and Overall Student Success. 

    Vela Middle School has a climate and culture of creating, supporting and implementing innovative technology in classrooms, the library media service center and throughout the building.
    Vela Middle School has a proud history of proven success in the area of Academics, Music Programs, Athletics and University Interscholastic League competition. Many of our students who continue on to high school, graduate in the top of their high school class.
    A Message from our Principal

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Community Members,

         As the Principal of Moises V. Vela Middle School, I extend my warmest greetings.  I feel honored to be given the opportunity to serve this community.  In my capacity as Principal, I am committed to improving the educational opportunities and the quality of life here in the building so that all students have the opportunity to perform at high levels in a safe and nurturing environment.

         My vision for Vela is an institution of learning and teaching at high standards, where the capacity of all students and adults are constantly challenged to promote harmony in a well balanced, social, emotional, environment.

         For this to happen effectively, we invite you the stakeholders to participate in this journey so that Vela can become the highest performing school in the city of Harlingen.

         I look forward to meeting and working with you.

        Tony Gonzales

    MVMS Campus Improvement Plan