Principal Michele Peña


Dear RVHS Parents and Community, 


It is with great pride and excitement that I invite you back to Robert Vela High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of this school for the past two years. 


This year, there is a genuine excitement in the air as we prepare for in-person instruction once again. We can't wait to see our students walk through our school doors and reclaim the halls, lunch tables, football field, stage, library, books, teachers, and their friendships. Be assured that RVHS will provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors is excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my student-centered approach to supporting our students. 


Edinburg Consolidated School District along with Robert Vela High School will follow the bell schedule below. 


1st Period 9:00 – 9:52 

2nd Period 9:57 – 10:49 

3rd Period 10:54 – 11:46 

4th Period 11:51 – 12:43 

5th Period 12:48 – 1:40 

6th Period 1:45 – 2:37 

7th Period 2:42 – 3:34 

8th Period 3:39 – 4:30 


Please remember that outside food and drinks may not be delivered to students during the respective lunch hours or any other time during the school day. 

I hope that you will find our website helpful and informative. Most of the information we send out via email can also be found on this site. Additionally, we have a Twitter account (@EdinburgVela) and a Facebook page (@RobertVelaHighSchoolSabercats) that I will use to send out updates and quick announcements as we go through the school year. 


As our new school year is filled with possibility, I am humbled to serve as the principal at Robert Vela High School. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. If you need anything, please feel free to contact me at 956-289-2650 or at [email protected].





Michele L. Peña 

RVHS Principal 



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