In the past two weeks, both the Houston Chronicle and Houstonia Magazine have reported Cypress Christian School among the top private schools in Houston.
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.
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.
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.
Zach Thibodeaux was the Artist of the Week Winner for Artsonia for September 29 - October 5.
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.
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.
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.
This summer, rising junior Sydney Wax was invited to participate in the inaugural TAPPS Honors Choir in Waco.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday, March 2, seventh-grader, Verena Shatby represented Cypress Christian School at the 2019 ACSI Regional Spelling Bee in Plano.
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.
With the winter sports season coming to a close, the Warrior Drumline took time to celebrate a great season as well.
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.
The Ephraim Warrior tribe partnered with Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM) for a service project on Thursday, January 17.
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.
Photography students recently competed in the TAPPS Fall Photography competition. CCS students did quite well in a field of more than 900 overall entries.
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.
The eighth-grade class went to the Houston Food Bank on Monday, November 26.
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.
Mr. Colchado’s eighth-grade history class worked on a 13 Colonies research podcast project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."