Cypress Christian School high school visual artists have created exceptional art during this past year of challenges. The annual TAPPS Art Competition was all online this year and the results are in and the CCS high school art program is 2021 TAPPS 4A State Runner-Up!
The ACSI Art Festival for this year was held on an online platform and the judging was much more intense for this challenging year.
CCS National Art Honor Society finished their year with their annual “Grid Art Project” where each member completes a square for the final art piece.
The members of the National Art Honor Society with the help of CCS secondary art students were able to raise $1,000 in donations for the Boys & Girls Country with their The Wizard of Oz-themed art.
This quarter, our seventh-graders could choose Introduction to Drumline and Field Band for their elective. Dr. Chris Witschonke meets at 8 a.m. each morning with these budding musicians, and they are having a BLAST!
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.
This week in high school Wizard of Oz rehearsals, students have run through the full show in its entirety without scripts!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Secondary artists create art from home during e-learning.
Secondary artists create art from home during e-learning.
Secondary artists create art from home during e-learning.
Middle school students made scratchboard art from photos of their pets, themself, family and nature.
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.
On Wednesday, February 26, the National Art Honor Society took their annual museum field trip to the Pearl Museum of Fine Arts.
Congratulations to 14 students who entered several photos in the TAPPS Fall Photography Competition and received an art medal for their entries.
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.
This year, elementary students sent 10 pieces to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Competition.
The Middle School Theatre Class performed the “Second Annual Christmas Telethon Spectacular”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cypress Christian School was honored to celebrate our students and their achievements throughout the year at our Fine Arts Gala on Monday, April 29.
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."
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 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.
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
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.
With the winter sports season coming to a close, the Warrior Drumline took time to celebrate a great season as well.
The CCS Warrior Drumline Performs at Second Baptist Church, Cypress Campus on Superbowl Sunday to thunderous applause.
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.
Photography students recently competed in the TAPPS Fall Photography competition. CCS students did quite well in a field of more than 900 overall entries.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fourth grade students learned to play a hymn with handchimes and then traveled to various places on campus to play.
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.