Cypress Christian School will launch the College Board AP Capstone Diploma Program, focusing on college-level independent research, collaborative teamwork and communication and writing skills crucial for college and career success in Fall 2018.
Middle School students and teachers gathered on Monday, May 21, for the annual end-of-year academic awards assembly. Students were honored for accomplishments in academics, leadership and Christian character.
In the Spring Issue, Volume 46, No.2 of the national online publication of NAHS News, the CCS National Art Honor Society was published with an article about their activities for this school year and five of their members’ artwork was published.
Physics students participated in the second annual CCS Magnetic Levitation Derby. Each student created their own magnetic levitation (MAGLEV) vehicle with magnets connected to the bottom so that it levitated on the magnetic track.
On Thursday, May 10, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) had the privilege to welcome 19 new members to its ranks. Additionally, the new NJHS Officers were elected for the 2018-2019 school year.
The National Junior Honor Society (NHS) has had the opportunity to work on several meaningful service projects during this quarter.
The junior class participated in the annual rising senior day, focusing on leadership and team building. The goal for the retreat was to set the tone for the junior class as they prepare to be the leaders of the school and to build stronger relationships within the class as they enter into their senior year at CCS. Coach Spenn capped off the day with a leadership session on goals and vision, followed by a visit from Kona Ice.
Seventh-grade students celebrated the completion of their work in Code Blue with a trip to the Houston Health Museum. Here students got a chance to view larger than life models of the heart, ear, colon and skeleton and visit the many interesting exhibits that related to the use and care of the human body.
Eighth-grade students place second and third in The Stock Market Game, a virtual game where each team invests virtual money based on the real stock market.
The seventh-grade science classes have just completed “Code Blue”, a seven-week focus on the study of the human body. Students left with a greater appreciation of those who work in the medical field and most of all how “fearfully and wonderfully we are made!”
Dr. Tom Oliverson, local anesthesiologist, CCS dad and Representative of the 130th House District of the State of Texas, visited the seventh-grade Texas History classes this past Friday, May 11. He spoke to the students on how the Texas legislature functions and he shared how his Christian faith impacts his role in government.
A special Senior Send-Off chapel was held on Friday, May 4, the last day of classes for 2018 seniors. High school administrators and teachers celebrated a successful and joyful year for the seniors and prayed for students before "sending them off" to the next step in their lives.
The eighth-grade class recently spent a week in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.
Seventh-grade students traveled with their Bible class to a service project at The MET Church. They served the children’s ministry with happy hearts to help prepare for summer activities. They cleaned out closets, made signs and hauled off trash.
The CCS Warrior Chorale sang a sacred concert on Sunday, May 6, for the Southwinds Baptist Church. The performance included one of their favorites "Shut de Do," a standard in their repertoire "Festival Gloria" and a new edition to their repertoire for this year, the amazing arrangement of Ken Medema’s "Moses."
The senior class was celebrated this week during their final week of classes. Senior Special Assembly will be held on Friday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. where we will honor and pray over the Class of 2018 before sending them off to become CCS Alumni.
We are pleased to announce Julia Williams’ as a member of the 2018 Texas UIL All-State Choir.
Kindergarten students just completed a two-week research project on insects. Students learned about the job of an entomologist and used nonfiction books to find important and interesting facts about ladybugs, honeybees, ants and butterflies.
Mrs. Keim’s physics students recently got an opportunity to see, first hand, how many of the concepts they have learned in class apply in real life at the annual CCS Physics Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Current and incoming CCS kindergarteners enjoyed hearing fun stories from Principal White and kindergarten teachers at the annual CCS Kindergarten Bedtime Story Night on April 19, 2018.
TAPPS state art competition was held at the Waco Convention Center on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10 for all divisions (1A-6A) in the state of Texas. In the 4A division, 23 schools competed with 488 entries in 19 different categories of art. Our CCS artists did well, receiving seven medals overall. Great job at state, as it was the first time for many of these artists!
The middle school Performing Arts class presented a musical called Unselfie, about being unselfish in a self-absorbed, social media world.
On Friday, April 6, Cypress Christian School artists competed in a regional art competition hosted by Faith Academy in Bellville, Texas. Grades 7-12 had 24 entries among 18 schools that participated in ten or more different categories of art.
This week as a part of their budget project in economics, the senior class participated in a field trip to Kroger. The budget project is intended to increase students' knowledge of the financial responsibility of living on their own and increasing their financial independence.
National Honor Society, whose purpose is to recognize high school students who excel in scholarship, leadership, character and service, inducted new members on April 5, 2018.
Cypress Christian School was well represented at the recent TAPPS State Speech Meet and Academic Competition. A group of 16 joined three art students in Waco for the Division 4A competition April 9–11,2018.
On April 6, the Warrior Drumline participated in the 2018 San Antonio Heritage Festival. Their performance was well received by the audience and festival judges.
On Friday, April 6, 18 schools came together to participate in the annual ACSI Art Festival, held at Faith Academy in Bellville, Texas. Fifteen Cypress Christian elementary students, whose artwork was chosen, were outstanding representatives of our school.
On Friday, March 9, 2018, CCS high school Warrior Tribes took part in a full day of school-organized community service. Some of the high school students stayed on campus working with the elementary school for their annual Tribal Wars competition. Other students worked out in the community on specific projects designed for their group.
On Friday, March 9, 2018, elementary students enjoyed a fun day of field activities with the help of high school students in the Asher, Benjamin, Dan, Joseph, Judah, Simeon and Zebulun Warrior Tribes.
To demonstrate the fascinating properties of static electricity, physics students used a Van de Graaff generator in class to see firsthand how like charges repel.
On March 8th, seventh-grade students concluded their work on the Texas History Fair with presentations to parents, classmates and a panel of judges. A reception displaying students’ scrapbooks was well-attended by parents and students.
The ACSI District Middle School Speech Meet took place on March 9, at Rosehill Christian School. Several students, in each grade, participated in events like puppets, readings, monologues, Bible memorization and poetry. Congratulations to all of our participants! We had several Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners.
The Cypress Christian School Performing Arts Department treated audiences to the amazing production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on March 6-8, 2018. This fantastic show had it all with conflict, fun, love and lots of backwoods humor.
Another amazing science fair has come and gone with some spectacular displays! On Tuesday, March 6, eighth graders competed in the annual Science Fair. Students had the opportunity to communicate the findings of their experiments to scientific professionals at the regional level, and each of them did an exceptional job.
Every year, eighth-grade students choose a science fair topic that they find particularly interesting. Some of the results impact everyday life in the most surprising ways! You will find a few of the discoveries from this year that may shock you.
Friends, family members, students and teachers attended this year’s sixth grade Living Wax Museum honoring heroes of our faith and heroes of our history.
On Friday, March 2, 2018, 40 CCS elementary students participated in the ACSI Speech Meet at Summit Christian Academy in Huntsville, TX. The ACSI Speech Meet is preceded by classroom and grade level speech competitions which allow all of our elementary students in grades 1-5 the opportunity to practice public speaking skills.
Cypress Christian elementary and middle school students participated in the ACSI Math Olympics on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Christ Community School in The Woodlands, TX. We are proud of the hard work all of our student participants did to get ready for this timed competition in the areas of math reasoning and math computation.
Sixth grade students are having a great time studying chemistry in science class! They are using the scientific method to approach solving a problem in a systematic way.
The senior class visited the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A & M University. The students took part in a self-guided tour of the museum, putting into practice their knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a President of the United States.
Sixth grade students completed their studies of Ancient Greece with the annual Greek Festival on February 15. After learning about the Ancient Olympic Games, students started off the day competing in events such as discuss (with frisbees), shotput (with softballs) and javelin (with pool noodles).
On Friday, February 2, the students of National Junior Honor Society were privileged to welcome fifteen new members for the upcoming year! Qualifying for NJHS is a significant accomplishment; students are only able to apply if they retain a 90 or higher in each core class.
Students in the Middle School Inquiry Based Science elective have been busy studying the various zones of the ocean in preparation for their current Bycatch Project. Students are using the engineering design process to design their nets, build prototypes and test them.
Games promote healthy competition, challenge students to think on their feet and get them up and moving. Students learn while having fun, which is a win-win for teac
National Art Honor Society had a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The NAHS students took a journey through the ages of history in art from the museum’s permanent collection, which covers world cultures dating from antiquity to the present.
On January 8, Cypress Christian School Elementary students participated in the 2017-2018 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Competition for Private and Christian Schools. Forty-five schools were represented this year. Ten students earned awards.
Fourth-grade students have been busy learning about the American Revolution. To help them better understand some of the causes of the Revolutionary War, students participated in an exciting role-play activity. Each student randomly received a Role Card to find out if he or she would be a colonist, a tax collector, a member of Parliament, or the King of England.
Freshman John Macune received the Gold Medal for his "Green Longhorn" in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Contest. Eleven others received 1st and 2nd place ribbons.
Elementary Math Club participants worked in groups to solve problems, explore new strategies and prepare for ACSI Math Olympics.
Elementary, middle school and high students participated in the "Operation Christmas Child" project through Samaritan’s Purse. The Christmas boxes will be delivered to children in countries all around the world. This is a wonderful way for students to help send the gospel message to a child in another country. Overall, 169 boxes were packed!
Veterans from all areas of the armed forces were in attendance at the annual assembly held in their honor. Read more, view photos and video of this special occasion.
On November 6, 2017, CCS welcomed friends and family members to the 2017 American Festival. This event provided the opportunity for each fifth-grade student to perform an originally and independently written dramatic monologue based on the life of a Civil War character chosen by the student.
Fourth graders had a great time at Little Beakers exploring different concepts in science, and creating fun things with new experiments!
Elementary and high school students enjoyed reading together while sporting their "HOME on the Range" attire, in celebration of homecoming week.
Executive Director Stephen Novotny said, “We are thankful to open the doors of this wonderful new facility; and are thrilled for what this will mean for generations of students to come. We thank God for the generosity of so many who have provided this new facility to help us continue to fulfill our mission of honoring the Lord Jesus Christ by providing students an education based upon academic excellence and biblical values.”
On Wed, May 10, grades K-8 held chapel services in the new Campus Life Center and Gym for the very first time. Second grade students led worship for their chapel with their "STOMP" presentation and alumnus Evan Weppler ('07) spoke to students about the "Signs of our Creator."
Fourth grade students learned to play a hymn with handchimes and then traveled to various places on campus to play.
On Friday, April 21, 2017, elementary students enjoyed a fun day of field activities including the annual tug-of-war with the help of high school students in the Ephraim, Levi, Issachar, Manasseh and Reuben Warrior Tribes.
Current and incoming CCS kindergarteners enjoyed hearing fun stories from Principal White and kindergarten teachers at this annual event.
CCS submitted 15 pieces of artwork in the competition from students in grades 3-5. Congratulations to student artists for their hard work and for representing CCS well at the festival.
The fifth graders ministered to the preschool-aged children at The Lamb School using puppets and upbeat worship songs they learned in music classes.
Fourteen students in grades 3-5 participated in the area math competition with each student placing. Students qualified for this event by scoring in the top range in the entire six-state region. Congratulations students!
The Warrior Strong summer strength and conditioning program is in full swing with over 80 athletes participating and an average daily attendance of 50.
We would like to congratulate Jacob Spenn for being selected as the TAPPS 4A Top Male Coach for 2017-2018. Coach Spenn received the 2018 Edd Burleson Leadership Award on Wednesday at the TAPPS General Convention.
Basketball camps were great this year as boys and girls from grades 3-8 filled the East Gym to learn and improve upon skills, play games and focus on our theme: I Corinthians 10:31 “…whatever you do, do everything for God’s Glory.”
The Warriors embraced the moment under the lights in Crosby for the TAPPS Division III State Championship and took control of the game from the first half inning, in which, they plated four runs to take the lead that they would never yield.
The football program handed out its state championship rings on Monday, May 7, as the team gathered on the football field for one last time to celebrate the season.
CCS Track and Field took 12 boys to the TAPPS State Track and Field meet on May 4-5 in Waco. After a tough start, the Warriors persevered and fought hard through adversity and came out with a State Championship.
Lady Warriors Track and Field took 11 girls to the State meet and ended up with a 5th place finish overall in a field of 26 schools.
The varsity softball team heads into playoffs next week after finishing third in our district.
The CCS girls golf team competed in the TAPPS State Tournament on Monday and Tuesday, April 30-May 1, at Cottonwood Creek Golf Club in Waco. CCS was represented by four girls with the team placing sixth in the tournament. The girls team was led by junior Kara Otts, who had rounds of 87 and 93, finishing fifth overall. Kara is the first CCS girls golfer to finish in the top 10 of the state tournament and will also receive TAPPS All-State recognition.
Varsity baseball earns first district championship since 2014. The Warriors will host the San Marcos Academy Bears Friday, May 4 at 4:30 in the first round of playoffs.
On April 21, the Middle School A team traveled to Rosehill Christian to play for the HAPS District Championship. With the final score 11-2, the Warriors outscored their final five district opponents a combined 54 - 9. The coaching staff attributes this success to the "team first" attitude and the consistent work ethic demonstrated by each player.
The Warrior golf team competed in the TAPPS Regional Tournament at Fort Sam Houston Golf Club in San Antonio. CCS was represented by five boys and four girls with the girls team placing third, which qualifies them to play in next week’s TAPPS State Tournament. Juniors Kara Otts and Charlotte Achterkirch advanced to state as individuals.
Warriors Track and Field had an incredible district meet this week with so many personal records set. The girls went back-to-back as the District Runners-up and the boys team won the District Championship this year. We have 28 athletes competing in the Regional track and field meet in 31 events
The Warriors completed day one of the District Track and Field meet on Tuesday in finals for the field events and 3200M and the running prelims. They had a great first day and there are already 13 athletes on the way to Regionals.
The Warrior golf team competed in the TAPPS District Tournament on Thursday, April 12, at West Fork Golf Club in Conroe. CCS was represented by six boys and four girls and both teams placed second in the tournament and qualified to play in next week’s TAPPS South Region Tournament.
The CCS Track and Field coaching staff are excited to announce the signing of John Ethan Baldwin to run track for Hillsdale College, an NCAA Division II program, in the fall.
The Warrior golf team competed in the Frassati Catholic Invitational Tournament on Monday, April 9, at Windrose Golf Club in Spring. CCS was represented by five boys and three girls.
The Warrior Track and Field Team went to Dayton High School last Thursday and competed in another public school meet, competing against 19 4A-6A public school teams.
Warrior baseball teams get five wins on Saturday for a clean sweep. Follow CCS baseball on Twitter @CCS_Baseball for news and updates.
The Warrior golf team competed in the CHSA Tournament where the boys team placed second and Nathaniel Richardson placed second overall.
The Warrior golf team competed in the Southwest Christian Academy Invitational on Tuesday, March 20, at Sharpstown Golf Course in Houston. CCS was represented by five boys and three girls.
Warrior Track and Field had a great experience at the Barbers Hill 5A public school meet. Every athlete either equaled or bettered their times in the running events and the field events were a big success as well. It was a great experience for all and we look forward to the next meet.
The Cypress Christian HS Track & Field teams took the Rosehill Christian meet by storm on Saturday, February 24, winning the Girls division and the Boys division each by over 60 points.
The varsity squad currently holds a record of 5-2 heading into this week’s competitive tournament in which they will face off against tough public school opponents.
Ian Jones signed with Southwestern University as a kicker on Monday, February 26. Jones set the school record this year with extra points made in a season at 58. He also made 5 of 6 field goals with a long of 39. Two field goals came in the state title game.