Sixth-grade Warriors researched and learned all about Ancient Greece. Students were sorted into groups to compete among the classes in both daily academic tasks and Olympic-style athletic events
Seventh-grade students became immersed in the life of their Texan by researching, writing and creating a PowerPoint presentation that incorporated several genres of writing.
Eighteen middle school students qualified to compete in the District Math Olympics against other ACSI schools.
Eighteen elementary students, grades 3-5, performed in the Area ACSI Math Olympics last month. Students competed in both reasoning and computation math skills against many other private schools in the Houston area. We are so proud of their accomplishments and hard work.
NAHS members recently worked on a CCS community art project for the Elementary After School Care students. Many of the members worked on supply packets to be used by the elementary students to create their own jumping jack puppet.
Congratulations go to Lynden Yough and Justin Kostecki for being winners in the Pearl Museum of Fine Arts Student Art Contest.
Biology students culminated their learning of the cardiovascular system with a dissection of a sheep’s heart.
Fifth grade celebrated Easter by performing the Easter story in their homeroom cohorts. Students acted out The Arrest and Trial of Jesus, The Crucifixion of Jesus and The Resurrection of Jesus.
Upon winning the Scholastic Achievement Award from the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art competition, Abigail completed the scholarship application process for the Western Art Academy Summer Art program in Kerrville, Texas.
Fourth-grade students have been learning of God’s creation with the movement of tectonic plates, erosion, weathering and deposition, and how those forces can lead to the formation of new landforms. The students then applied this knowledge to represent the landforms on a United States map.
The CCS National Honor Society inducted 71 new members.
This year, students reinforced their understanding of compound machines by building a catapult. This compound machine consists of a lever and a wheel-and-axle.
Just before Spring Break, sixth-grade students finished a project that allowed them to explore this age-old question. Students selected a job that interested them and then had to interview someone who holds that position. The purpose of the project was to find out how math is used in the job and then present the information to others by creating a poster.
Senior Koedi Nealy is the president of Graced Ministry, a non-profit she founded to make a difference in the lives of the homeless. She recently published her first book, Pennies from Heaven, which tells her story.
Fifth-graders Aemilia Crawford and Sydney Swan use their communication and writing skills to publish a weekly newspaper for their classmates in 5C.
Recently, kindergarten student Nathaniel Hull and his dad built a snack stand to sell lemonade and snacks to raise money for Run-4-Fun. He has worked so very hard with great fervor and enthusiasm along the way.
The Spanish III Honors class gave oral presentations about authentic Spanish and Latin American cuisine this past weekend. Each student selected a recipe to make and brought all of their supplies to the Stricklin’s home on Sunday, March 7.
While covering the anatomy unit in Biology, students dissected cow eyes and learned about each structure and its function. Students discovered the tapetum lucidum layer which reflects light and causes the eyes of many animals such as cows, deer, cats and dogs to “glow” at night.
Josh Clark (’01) is the owner of Neverland Balloons and Facepainting and says that his business has really been growing. His TikTok account, @BalloonJosh, which provides fun, family-friendly content, has grown to over 1.4 million followers in just five months. He now gets paid to make TikTok videos and is also listed as Balloon Josh on FamousBirthdays.com.
Kindergarten students were so excited to have a presentation from our local fire station. They learned what to do if they were ever in a situation where there was a fire.
Elementary students completed their unit on coding in computer class by programming algorithms for class robots to carry out.
Kindergarten students celebrating 100 days of school!
On Tuesday, January 19, the Private and Parochial School Rodeo Art competition judging took place at NRG Stadium. All entries were delivered on Tuesday and returned Wednesday after the judging. CCS middle school and high school students entered and all received Finalists ribbons in their respective divisions.
This year, the elementary entered 10 pieces, from 10 different students to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Show. The students who represented our school received nine Finalist Ribbons and one Gold Medal.
The CCS Library is so excited to be hosting an online book fair on March 1-14 for both elementary and secondary students.
Maddie Echols ('17) graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2020 earning a degree in communications, a minor in sociology and an associate degree in foreign language. She says she is forever grateful for everyone who has supported her over the years. "I truly couldn’t have done it without y’all."
This fall, high school photography students entered the TAPPS Photo Contest. With over 800 entries and 36 schools participating, our Warrior photographers earned eight awards for their hard work.
The annual National Art Honor Society/National Junior Art Honor Society (NAHS/NJAHS) Juried Exhibition showcases the artwork of talented student artists who are members of the NAHS/NJAHS programs.
The Calculus Honors class had fun with derivatives by creating board games. Each team determined the style and structure of the board game they wanted to create. They also had to decide what makes a board game fun.
Koedi has recently published her first children’s book, Pennies from Heaven, which is a true story of how she began her journey of helping people ‘one penny at a time.’
On Wednesday, December 16, elementary students presented a Christmas program at Warrior Stadium, honoring the Lord Jesus Christ, at the direction of Elementary Music teacher, Mrs. Overton.
Sixth-grade students created an “energy interactive lapbook” as they learned concepts related to energy.
The top three spelling bee winners in grades 5-8 competed in the ACSI Spell-Off on Wednesday, December 9. Here, the students competed to find the top five spellers at Cypress Christian School. We are very proud of their hard work and determination.
On November 19, CCS elementary students competed in grade-level competitions to determine first, second and third place winners in grades 2-5.
Students in Mr. Colchado’s eighth grade U.S. history class completed a research project that resulted in their very own podcast episode covering the American Revolution.
While learning about the structure of DNA, biology students extracted DNA from strawberries. By doing this activity, students were able to see the long, thick fibers of DNA.
Elementary students in grades 2-5 finished their unit on 3D modeling by designing a Christmas ornament in Tinkercad. The students were able to see the process of digital modeling transform into tangible objects via 3D printing.
In November, on-campus and livestreaming elementary students in grades 2-5 participated in the ACSI grade-level spelling bee. Please help us congratulate these hard workers as the top four participants in each homeroom will advance to our CCS final spelling bee where they will compete for first, second and third place in each grade level.
Earlier in the fall, CCS announced the annual Christmas Card Contest and asked elementary and secondary students to submit artwork depicting the story of Christmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Biology students act as cytogeneticists by preparing a human karyotype from a metaphase spread of magnetic chromosomes.
Kindergarten students are learning “how-to” writing. Over the last several weeks, we have learned how to write the steps it takes to brush our teeth, make a sandwich and how to bake cookies.
The Warrior Drumline competed in the annual Drum Along the Brazos contest for the third year. This contest is hosted by the College Station High School Marching Band and invites drumlines from all over Texas to compete.
CCS elementary students were given the opportunity to touch another child’s life through Operation Christmas Child or “Operation Shoebox.” This outreach is a national ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, its mission to bring the good news of Christ’s love to a child outside of the United States.
Houstonia Magazine has reported Cypress Christian School among the top private schools in Houston.
The High School Academic Team is off to a strong start. The team is comprised of 18 students who are training to compete in a total of 10 events.
Monday was a cold and rainy day in Waco. Due to the weather, the TAPPS Field Band and Drumline competitions had to be shifted indoors. The Cypress Christian Hornline and Drumline adapted to the situation well and had a great day of fun and fellowship.
Playing the role of a Forensic Pathologist, each student in Mrs. Teague's Biomedical and Health Sciences class reviewed body planes, directions, regions and medical terminology as they "autopsied" Mr. Pickle.
Dean of Students, Craig Cleveland, had the privilege of officiating the wedding ceremony of Jonathan Davis and Natalie Lanclos on Saturday, October 10 in Bryan, TX. Jonathan is an alumnus of Cypress Christian School as well as a former high school teacher. He also coached middle school and JV boys basketball and was an assistant varsity coach.
Senior Sydney Wax received the Commended Student designation in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships that began in 1955.
The Cypress Christian School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) Officers for the 2020-2021 school year are: President: Justin Kostecki, Vice-President: Tori Kraft, Secretary: Abigail Sanders, Chaplain: Abby Young and Historian: An Tran.
Hauling the drumline and hornline equipment to football and basketball games has proven to be a bit overwhelming. Unfortunately, most of the pre-made equipment carts do not meet the needs of the Warrior Drumline and Hornline.
Spanish II & III Honors students had an eventful and fun week.
Coach Greg Bretz has been a part of CCS for over 13 years as a baseball coach, Bible and art teacher. He enjoys cultivating students’ creativity in graphic design, cartooning and art. Recently, he published a book called Worship Graffiti Faith Building Activity Journal that encompasses each of these passions.
Students in the Class of 2021 began the tradition of painting their newly assigned parking spaces.
A real-world example of an engineering task helps our class make connections from the classroom to the world around us.
Second-generation Warriors and more!
AP/DC Chemistry students were trying to identify an unknown compound through observations of known chemical reactions
It's been a busy and fun week in elementary science lab.
For the second time in four years, the Impact yearbook staff has earned the rank of National Yearbook Program of Excellence by Jostens. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st-century skills such as communication, collaboration and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy.
Congratulations to senior Koedi Nealy on winning the Inspiring Teens Magazine scholarship contest for entrepreneurship and being a role model!
While learning medical terminology, Anatomy & Physiology students simulate a surgical team.
All four 2019-2020 AP Research students earned passing scores on their academic papers. This is difficult to do and a tremendous honor. Gabby Kostecki earned the first AP Capstone Diploma at CCS. Andrew Angaroni, Noah Betz and Colin Davis each earned the AP Capstone Certificate.
Eighth-grade students and families enjoyed a virtual end-of-the-year ceremony recently to mark the end of middle school and the beginning of a great new adventure in high school.
Congratulations to our alumni college graduates, newlyweds, new parents, future Warrior and thank you to an alumni serviceman – all featured in this issue of the Warrior Alumni Newsletter.
CCS is delighted to celebrate the kindergarten class of 2020!
Each May, our nation comes together to honor our hardworking nurses and teachers. Last week, CCS joined the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and parents and students across America in the tribute to these hardworking essential workers via our online social media platforms.
Secondary artists create art from home during e-learning.
Using a picture of themselves honors precalculus students identified a portion of the picture to construct and overlay a polynomial function of fourth-degree or higher.
Secondary artists create art from home during e-learning.
Last week, high school teachers, coaches and administrators delivered college yard signs to celebrate our seniors!
Koedi Nealy was chosen to represent CCS at Camp Enterprise. Camp Enterprise is a Rotary Club-supported weekend activity where students are introduced to the business world.
Warrior graduates are working hard and serving our world during the crisis surrounding COVID-19, and we thank our CCS Prayer Warriors for praying for our alumni as they serve in various capacities. Please watch for more news on “Alumni Warriors at Work” via our social media channels.
Alumni pastors and missionaries are sharing the love of Christ in creative and innovate ways.
Secondary artists create art from home during e-learning.
Second-grade students reinforced their money and financial literacy learning by creating stores in any room of their home.
Seventh-graders share Bible verses helpful to them.
Warrior graduates are impacting our world during the national crisis surrounding COVID-19, and we ask the CCS Prayer Warriors to keep our alumni in your prayers as they serve in various capacities.
CCS junior, Camden Khuong has been accepted to participate in the 2020 University of Miami Summer Scholars Program.
Middle school students made scratchboard art from photos of their pets, themself, family and nature.
Sixth-grade students celebrated completing their studies of Ancient Greece with the annual Greek Festival. This year, a student-led committee planned, organized and executed all of the events.
In the second full week of e-learning, Mr. Colchado could not be more thrilled about the work that his eighth-grade students are producing.
We had great fun reading books during the third quarter to earn a day of wearing crazy socks!
Each National Art Honor Society member completed a 10" cardboard square with their choice of media and style to complete this wall art piece of a “Bob Ross” type CCS Warrior. This NAHS piece was designed from a drawing by artist Brittany Hough, junior class.
In Senor Dubon's Spanish classes, students concluded the unit about "Birthday Celebrations" with a big fiesta day to celebrate student's birthdays the Hispanic way with piñatas.
On Friday, February 28, elementary students competed in the ACSI Area Speech Meet competition in Huntsville. Our students worked hard, encouraged each other and represented their Savior and Cypress Christian School through their public speaking skills.
On Wednesday, February 26, the National Art Honor Society took their annual museum field trip to the Pearl Museum of Fine Arts.
Fifteen elementary students in grades 3-5 performed in the Area ACSI Math Olympics in The Woodlands on Saturday, February 22.
Last weekend, the senior class spent time in beautiful central Texas at the Potts and Petru family ranches.
Last week, the high school academic team had its state qualifier competition on campus. The top three finishers in each category qualified for the state team and will compete at the TAPPS State Academic Meet in Waco on March 31 and April 1
This year’s seventh-grade girls all joined the 66 Club in Mrs. Mynes' Bible class. Every girl in the grade was able to say all 66 books of the Bible.
Elementary science lab students have been exploring electrical energy with open and closed circuits, conductors and insulators, electromagnets and adding a switch to a circuit.
This quarter, students have been reading and learning about the holocaust and what life was like in Europe during World War II.
Sixth-graders spent a beautiful day at Space Center Houston and Johnson Space Center. The students were treated to a guided tour through Starship Gallery, a museum of space artifacts.
On January 17, CCS elementary students participated in the district ACSI Spelling Bee competition in Huntsville. All 12 students performed very well amongst other schools in our district with three being recognized as top four finalists in their grade level. We are proud of their hard work and dedication to use their talents for the Lord!
This month, the Warrior Alumni Association is pleased to feature graduates who are serving their communities in the areas of athletics, law, law enforcement, medicine, military service, missions, homeless services and consumer services. CCS is very proud of these Warriors, and thankful for how they are serving God’s people and impacting our world. Click here to read more about Steven Dansby and other CCS alumni.
Nine middle school Warriors traveled to Alpha Omega Christian Academy in Huntsville on Friday, January 17, to represent their grade in the ACSI District Spelling Bee. Grade-level spelling bees were held at CCS in November and three students from each grade advanced to the district meet.
Congratulations to 14 students who entered several photos in the TAPPS Fall Photography Competition and received an art medal for their entries.
The high school engineering class had an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour NASA last week. The class was given the chance to go behind the scenes and tour the actual grounds and workplace of NASA.
This fall, elementary students participated in the ACSI District Math Olympics competition. All eighteen students listed below performed very well amongst other schools in our district with 15 out of 18 placing as Area Qualifiers.
The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Competition for Private and Parochial Schools was held at the NRG Stadium on Monday, January 13 with 50 schools attending from all over the Houston and surrounding areas.
On Friday, January 10, Spanish III Honors and Spanish IV AP students took part in a two-hour murder-mystery event conducted entirely in Spanish. Each student played the role of a storybook or fairytale character as they tried to solve the mystery of "Who Killed Bo Peep?"
This year, elementary students sent 10 pieces to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Competition.
Fourth-graders recently completed their work on an exciting unit in science.
Upon return to school, Spanish III Honors student began an independent reading project. They were able to choose between four short novels
The Middle School Theatre Class performed the “Second Annual Christmas Telethon Spectacular”
Five students from Ms. Lazar’s seventh-grade class won the honor of visiting the Lanier Chapel and Library this week.
Junior Bible students, Abby Gilreath and Allie Fronek, created a children's devotional book for Advent about the life of Jesus for their finals project.
Elim Christian School students came to CCS on Monday for a Christmas party hosted by the tribe of Judah.
The eighth-grade class went to the Houston Food Bank on Monday, December 2.
Sixth-grade students recently finished two units in science class about soils, erosion and deposition. As a culmination of the units, the students were challenged to design and build an earthen dam.
On Monday, November 11, 2019, CCS was honored to partner with current school families and alumni to recognize the military service of their loved ones. In attendance at the annual Veterans Day Assembly were CCS graduates Robert Geyer ’14 (Marines), Phil Praesel ’98 (Air Force) and Johnathon Alsobrooks, spouse of Susan Mayes Alsobrooks ’01 (Army). These three veterans along with 15 fellow alumni veterans were recognized in the 2019 Roll of Honor. Read more about this event and other CCS alumni in the November 2019 Alumni Newsletter.
Great Day Houston welcomed CCS Junior, Koedi Nealy and 16 CCS students who are Graced Ministry Ambassadors and their parents to a live taping on November 1. Koedi began collecting pennies, which are easily cast aside, to provide everyday essentials for the homeless.
CCS elementary and middle school students were given the opportunity to touch another child’s life through Operation Christmas Child or “Operation Shoebox.” This outreach is a national ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, its mission to bring the good news of Christ’s love to a child outside of the United States.
Third-grade students wrote a book report and then decorated a pumpkin to represent a character from the book.
Last week, elementary students in grades 2-5 participated in the ACSI district round Spelling Bee.
Last Thursday and Friday, National Art Honor Society (headed by President Gabby Kostecki) led an after-school art activity for elementary students where they made their own “pet rocks.”
On Wednesday, November 6, Olympic gold medalist, Josh Davis, spoke to sixth through 12th-grade students in chapel. Josh asked the students to think about what story you and God are going to write for your life.
Last week, Cypress Christian Advanced Theatre students competed in the Division I TAPPS One Act Play competition. Students performed their production of These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich and received third place in district, placing them above other talented productions.
Alumni were on campus this month for Homecoming and our Pastor Appreciation Luncheon.
Fourth-graders took a bus trip to Angleton for their field trip to Crocodile Encounter: Houston’s Largest Reptile Show.
The engineering class was tasked to find a package design that would keep a raw egg from cracking after being dropped three stories high to simulate a company's redesign of packaging a specific part that is continuously damaged in shipping.
Fourth-grade students have been busy learning about the five regions of the United States and the 50 states and capitals.
Last Thursday, October 17, CCS hosted on campus a Pastor Appreciation Luncheon. Fifty-three pastors from 32 churches, representing approximately 343 CCS students were in attendance.
CCS fourth-graders had a great trip to an off-campus lab experience at Little Beakers on October 22. Students donned their lab coats and safety glasses, and briefly reviewed lab rules before starting the hands-on lab session.
On Friday, October 4, Fine Arts students from our art, choir, and theatre programs put together a production that glorified God and the talents that he has given our students. The arts at CCS are alive and thriving for Christ.
First grade had an amazing field trip to Dewberry Farms on Friday, October 4.
Zach Thibodeaux was the Artist of the Week Winner for Artsonia for September 29 - October 5.
In the past two weeks, both the Houston Chronicle and Houstonia Magazine have reported Cypress Christian School among the top private schools in Houston.
In New Testament Survey, juniors memorized Matthew 5:1-12 and created posters based on their study of the Beatitudes!
The Tribe of Judah kicked off the year with a Hawaiian-themed luncheon on September 9. This was soon followed up with a field trip on September 24 to Elim Christian School, a school that provides students with learning differences a Christian education.
Julian Logan (’15) is majoring in industrial and systems engineering at the University of Oklahoma with plans to graduate in May 2020. Over the summer, Julian enjoyed his role as the Associate Logistics Intern in the Athletic Department of Rice University in Houston, TX.
Chemistry students are wrapping up their study of elements, compounds and mixtures this quarter with a lab activity.
Sixth-grade students had fun one morning last week when they practiced "Design Thinking". Design Thinking is a STEM activity that allows students the opportunity to make an abstract idea more concrete.
The Principles of Engineering class started off the year with some daily strategic activities where they were given a time limit to contemplate different possible designs.
This week, Mrs. Gonzales used two activities to teach fourth-grade students about metacognition, thinking about their thoughts as they read.
Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) recognizes outstanding performance in at least one specified area on standardized tests such as the Terra Nova, which was administered in the spring at CCS.
All elementary grade levels began a new drumming program this week that incorporates music, movement and memory.
This summer, rising junior Sydney Wax was invited to participate in the inaugural TAPPS Honors Choir in Waco.
On July 23, 2019, CCS alumni enjoyed a night of basketball and fellowship in the East Gym.
Work began this week on the 2019-2020 edition of The Impact yearbook. Ana Sofía Navarro, Audrey Mills, Tatum Moore, Emma Hicks, Katherine Echols, Claire Achterkirch, Cayden Tate and Bethany Hotchkiss met with Advisor Kelly Galbreath for a summer workshop planning session.
The Ambassador Council has met twice this summer to set expectations for the 2019-2020 school year. The workshops were full of fun, games and food while focusing on what it means to be a servant-leader.
All 2018-2019 students who took AP Studio Art scored 100% passing grades on their AP Drawing and 2D Design Portfolio exams.
On Tuesday, June 25, CCS graduates were greeted by coaches and staff in the East Gym for a time of basketball and fellowship.
During the final week of school, the high school administration of Cypress Christian School hosted an academic and fine arts award night and a senior breakfast.
Two former '07 classmates gave birth on the same day. Both Keeley Lambert Jones and Kelsey Salmon Moore welcomed little Warriors on May 9, 2019.
Middle School students and teachers gathered on Monday, May 20, for the annual end-of-year academic awards assembly. Students were honored for accomplishments in academics, leadership and Christian character.
On Thursday, May 16, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) had the privilege to welcome 15 new members to its ranks. New members are chosen based on meeting certain academic standards and are individuals who demonstrate leadership, service and strong character attributes
The Pearl Museum of Fine Arts Student Art Contest was held this year at the Forum at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center with a reception that followed at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. CCS had 20 art students who were finalists in this juried exhibition and one student receive the distinguished Jurors’ Selections Award for the Middle School Division. Congratulations to all our art students on a job well done!
The National Art Honor Society elected their officers for the coming year during their last official meeting of this school year and five NAHS members are featured in national newsletter.
On May 9, the middle school drama class performed a comedy called This is a Test, by Stephen Gregg, for their friends and family. The play takes a light-hearted look at the pressures of school, tests and general teen angst.
Physics students participated in the third annual CCS Magnetic Levitation Derby.
The eighth-grade class spent last week in Washington, D.C where they visited memorials and important sites.
While learning about amphibians, freshman students had the opportunity to dissect frogs.
Cypress Christian School was honored to celebrate our students and their achievements throughout the year at our Fine Arts Gala on Monday, April 29.
Recently during science class, sixth-graders spent time exploring Ozobots during an exciting new STEM activity.
Samantha Longridge (’16), who was recently engaged to Dawson Odom (a fellow Aggie), is majoring in oceanography and minoring in math at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. As part of her studies, she has participated in research cruises to assess the condition of Galveston Bay, with the first cruise being in response to Hurricane Harvey, and her most recent research cruise taking place two days after the ITC fire in Deer Park, TX.
Last week, our Chamber Choir enjoyed attending Cypress Bible Church's Senior Saints Luncheon! They fellowshipped with the attendees and sang a beautiful half hour concert, entitled "A Medley of Praise."
The budget project is intended to increase students' knowledge of the financial responsibility of living on their own and increasing their financial independence.
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.
Our Middle School Chapel Praise Team had the honor of leading musical worship for Elementary Chapel and Middle School Chapel last Wednesday, April 3!
Current and incoming CCS kindergarteners enjoyed hearing fun stories from Principal Joy Bezner and kindergarten teachers at our annual Bedtime Stories Night on April 4, 2019.
Fourth-grade students enjoyed a fun day on Monday, April 8, visiting Taste of Texas and the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, learning more about Texas history.
On Friday, April 5, CCS elementary students in grades 3-5 participated in the Annual ACSI Art Festival. Our 16 students collected 10 Superior ribbons, five Excellent ribbons and one Good ribbon. From those, CCS also received two first place, two second place, three third place and three fourth place awards.
The ACSI Art Festival was held at North Central Church in Spring, Texas on Friday, April 5. CCS artists in grades 6-12 participated and had an excellent showing.
The TAPPS State Speech and Academic Meet was held at the Convention Center in Waco, Texas on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2. CCS Students did an excellent job.
The TAPPS State Art Meet was held at the Convention Center in Waco, Texas on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2. CCS artists did an excellent job, winning nine medals and placing eighth in state out of 22 schools.
The ACSI District Middle School Speech Meet took place on March 8, at Rosehill Christian School. Several students, in each grade, participated in events like puppets, readings, monologues, Bible memorization and poetry.
On Friday, March 22, CCS elementary students had their annual Tribal Competition. Students compete in individual and team events and the competition promotes inter-grade camaraderie and develops an awareness of what it is like to be part of a team.
Grayson Beck (’14) graduated from Southwestern University in 2018 with a degree in business.
On Friday, March 22, 2019, CCS high school students 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 Monday, March 26, the CCS National Honor Society inducted 35 new members: three seniors, four juniors and 28 sophomores.
Monday, March 25, 66 student from the CCS NHS, along with Dr. Morales, Mr. Nugent, and Coach Bretz, volunteered at the Food Bank of Houston.
The Cypress Christian School Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Potts has been unanimously selected as our next Head of School.
The high school Choir Department traveled to Houston Baptist University on March 19 for the TAPPS Small Ensemble competition for the South East Texas Region. Students experienced a wonderful day filled with love, laughter and music! During the competition, all students that competed received medals for their Superior performances.
On March 7, seventh-grade students concluded their work on 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.
Congratulations go to CCS senior, Ashley Deskin, for her winning art, which received 840 votes from website visitors to win Division Grades 10-12 for the Artsonia Artist of the Week award
Throughout the third quarter, elementary students have been participating in a CCS New Year's Read-o- lution to outread the principal.
On Saturday, March 2, seventh-grader, Verena Shatby represented Cypress Christian School at the 2019 ACSI Regional Spelling Bee in Plano.
Elementary students worked hard, encouraged each other and represented their Savior and Cypress Christian School very well through their public speaking skills. Overall, CCS had nine students who received either a Gold or Silver medal and every participant won a superior or excellent placement.
On Thursday, February 28, CCS first graders headed to the Children’s Museum. They had a great time at the many stations that were offered to them.
Taylor Broadway ('15) is playing baseball at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Oxford, MS.
The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) of Cypress Christian School visited the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in Houston for their annual field trip.
On Saturday, February 23, eighth-graders Eun Ju Seo and Parker Coates represented CCS at the 60th annual Science & Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH).
Sixth-grade students completed their studies of Ancient Greece with the annual Greek Festival on February 21. After learning about the Ancient Olympic Games, students started off the day competing in events such as discuss (with tortillas), shot put (with softballs) and javelin (with pool noodles.)
On Saturday, February 23, twelve members from the Middle School Math Olympics Team competed in the ACSI Area competition in The Woodlands.
Thirteen elementary students, grades 3-5, performed in the Area ACSI Math Olympics in The Woodlands on Saturday, February 23.
With the winter sports season coming to a close, the Warrior Drumline took time to celebrate a great season as well.
Fourth-graders welcomed Ms. Mary Banks Lavender, grandmother of fourth-grader, Heather Haesley, for a special presentation in the library.
For the second semester, Mrs. Parker has started a fun, new behavior incentive for her first-grade students
The eighth-grade class made their way to Austin on Wednesday, February 6 for a trip to the Texas State Capitol. On the field trip, students had the opportunity to tour the Capitol building and visit with Representative Tom Oliverson.
The CCS Warrior Drumline Performs at Second Baptist Church, Cypress Campus on Superbowl Sunday to thunderous applause.
In the fall semester, 18 middle-schoolers competed in the District Math Olympics. This month, 14 of those students will compete in the Area competition.
Elementary students in grades K-2 are having a fantastic time participating in a PE Lab this semester. Students rotate through movement stations that engage and develop different parts of the brain to improve academic readiness and behavior skills.
Nine elementary students from grades 3-5 participated in the ACSI Spelling Bee in Huntsville, TX on January 18.
Jordyn McCain Milenkovic ('09), along with fellow CCS graduates, has begun planning the class of 2009 ten-year reunion.
The Kindergarten classes went on a field trip to The Houston Zoo last week to learn more about some of the animals God created.
The Ephraim Warrior tribe partnered with Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM) for a service project on Thursday, January 17.
Cypress Christian School offers our students tremendous academic opportunities in the classroom every day. What makes CCS distinct is our intentional daily effort to also teach God’s Word and His biblical truth in our school community, in our classes and in our conversations.
The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Contest was held at the NRG Center for the Private/Parochial School District on Monday, January 14. Cypress Christian School artists created amazing work this year against some incredible artwork from other private schools across the Houston area.
On Monday, January 14, the elementary students of Cypress Christian had the privilege to participate in the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition. CCS elementary students won nine blue and five red ribbons. We also had a student who was a finalist in the competition.
Elementary students participated in the local District Math Olympics competition. All 18 students listed below performed very well with 13 out of 18 placing to move on to the Area round in The Woodlands on February 23
Photography students recently competed in the TAPPS Fall Photography competition. CCS students did quite well in a field of more than 900 overall entries.
Fourth-grade students are busy learning about the American Revolution. To help them better understand some of the causes of the Revolutionary War, students participated in role-playing where they received a role card and became a colonist, tax collector, a member of parliament or the King of England.
The Fall 2018 issue of the Alumni Newsletter features more new "Little Warriors" and information on alumni military service, ministry, careers and a wedding. Click here to read more.
Another amazing science fair has come and gone with some spectacular displays! On Wednesday, December 19, The CCS eighth-graders competed in the annual Science Fair. These students got the opportunity to communicate the findings of their experiments to scientific professionals at the regional level and each of them did an exceptional job.
On Friday, December 14, the CCS MS & HS choirs participated in Christmas caroling in our community!
On Thursday, December 13, students from art, choir and drama celebrated the Christmas season with an evening that showcased God’s wonderful gifts as we went “Dashing Through the Arts.”
Cypress Christian School has implemented the AP Capstone program to train students in self-directed academic research, to craft persuasive presentations and to effectively construct arguments.
The middle school drama class presented “Operation Christ Child” to their friends and family. The show was Biblical fiction about how the angels helped arrange the birth of Christ. It was a blessing to have the students use their talents to share the true meaning of Christmas!
Students in Mrs. Galbreath’s Spanish II Honors class created sentences with double object pronouns using a hands-on activity.
Recently, high school science teacher Lori Teague, high school Bible teacher Rachael Lechman and Secondary Curriculum Director Julie Davis attended a three-day professional development conference in Petersburg, Kentucky at the Creation Museum.
This quarter, students from grades 3-8 participated in the ACSI Math Olympics.
Members of the class of 2008 recently gathered together at CCS to tour the campus, reminisce and enjoy being together once again at their alma mater.
The eighth-grade class went to the Houston Food Bank on Monday, November 26.
Third grade students wrote a book report and then decorated a pumpkin to represent a character from the book. Their pumpkins have been on display all week in the Elementary Library.
Last month, seventh-grade life science classes had a great time building edible cells in class. Students reviewed their cells with Ms. McCurdy and were graded based on their creativity, how well they used different foods to represent the cell‘s organelles (the tiny cell parts) and their understanding of each organelle’s function in the cell.
Once again CCS elementary and secondary students were given the opportunity to touch another child’s life through Operation Christmas Child by packing 122 boxes.
On Monday, November 5, 2018, CCS welcomed friends and family members to the 2018 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.
CCS first-grade classes enjoyed a fun and exciting field trip to Dewberry Farms last Thursday.
The CCS National Art Honor Society had their second meeting on Friday, October 26 during lunch in the art room to discuss upcoming projects and events.
The drumline put on their best performances of the year and received the loudest applause from the crowd at Midland Stadium. The final results placed the Warrior Drumline at third in Tier 1.
On Tuesday, October 23, Cypress Christian School drama students competed in the Division I TAPPS One Act Play competition. Performing Booby Trap by Ed Monk, they received 3rd place in district , placing them above other talented productions.
Mr. Colchado’s eighth-grade history class worked on a 13 Colonies research podcast project.
Forensic Science students attended the Open House for the Texas DPS Crime Lab on September 20.
The seventh-grade girls Bible classes have been studying the book of Numbers and the Israelites grumbling in the desert. In order to honor God with their words and actions, the girls embarked on a "7 Day No Complaining Challenge."
Sixth-grade students had a great time last week in science class! Students were put into teams of four and challenged to design a scientific experiment to determine what type of rock makes the best kitchen flooring.
Each year students of Hispanic background are recognized for their outstanding scores on the PSAT-NMSQT! Congratulations to Sophia Slabic on her accomplishment!
Lauren Storey was selected to represent Cypress Christian School in the Daughters of the American Revolution annual essay contest.
Fourth-grade students made an exciting trip to an off-campus lab experience at Little Beakers.
Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) recognizes outstanding performance in at least one specified area on standardized tests such as the Terra Nova, which is administered in the spring at CCS.
As a means of helping Mrs. Teague to get to know them better, freshman students created miniature versions of themselves illustrating their interests and personalities.
On Tuesday, the Class of 2018 gathered on campus for one last time before heading off to college for a Yearbook Signing & College Send-off.
On Tuesday, the Class of 2018 gathered on campus for one last time before heading off to college for a Yearbook Signing & College Send-off.
Twenty kindergarten families had a fun afternoon at Cypress Academy of Gymnastics on Saturday, August 4 getting to know one another as they begin a new adventure as CCS Warriors.
CCS won the "Otto Award" for best opening/closing spread design and will display their award in the yearbook room. Yearbook students use all of their academic skills in a real-world context that will benefit them for success in college and beyond.
The Cypress Christian School high school administration is pleased to announce an additional student service opportunity that we will be initiating this year in Warrior Tribes, our high school small group discipleship program.
At the summer Elementary Robotics Camp, budding engineers turned LEGO® bricks, gears and motors into interactive creations while improving problem-solving, collaboration and communication skills
During their summer workshop last Friday, Ambassador Council members participated in team building, leadership games and exercises designed to develop unity, teamwork and support for one another.
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.
Elena Ray, CCS class of 2012 is a senior nursing student at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing in Galveston. Elena spent the day shadowing Nurse Brown.
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.
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.
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.
Lindsay Ehrhardt (class of '05) will perform with the A.D. Players in their upcoming production of the classic comedy "You Can't Take It With You." The show runs every Thursday through Sunday in May. Lindsay plays the role of Alice in her first production with A.D. Players. She is thrilled to be working with this well-respected company and in the new A.D. Players theater in the Galleria area.
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.
Alumni are invited to tour the new gym on May 4. This month's alumni spotlight is CCS alumni missionary Nick Hanson and his wife Stephanie.
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!
Read more about Lina Parodi ('16) who is attending Texas A&M University-Corpus and fellow CCS graduates who are highlighted in this month's newsletter.
Alumnus Zach Stocks ('01) and his family toured the CCS campus while in Houston. Click here to read more about Zach and his fellow alumni in this month's alumni newsletter.