K-12 Private Christian School in Northwest Houston, TX

Arts News


On November 11 and 12, Cypress Christian School’s One Act Play students competed in the TAPPS State One Act Play Competition in Kerrville, TX with their performance of "Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elise. Students worked diligently as a team and received State-Runner-Up (second place).

Fifth-Grade Art Gallery

Students in fifth grade created mini galleries to show all that they had learned this year. Students selected two pieces of which they were most proud. They then created one additional unique piece utilizing mediums of their choice. These mini galleries were displayed during the fifth-grade promotion ceremony on Tuesday.

Middle School Play

Last week, the middle school Intro to Theater class presented the play, "This is a Test", for their friends and family. In this comedy, Alan, played by eighth-grader Jack Moore, is in a test-taking nightmare.

TAPPS Vocal Solo & Ensemble Competition Results

On Monday, March 20, CCS took 28 students to TAPPS Vocal Solo & Ensemble Competition. All students came back with Superior and Excellent division ratings. This was the first S/E Competition for each student. Thirteen out of 19 soloists earned Division 1 Superior medals and the rest Division 2 Excellent marks.

TAPPS Fall Photo Award Winners

We are so excited to announce that we earned 16 awards which made us the school taking home the most awards in the 3A-4A category! 

One Act Play - District Champions!

God has blessed Cypress Christian School with some talented actors and actresses! The students listed below recently competed in the Division II District 4 One Act Play Competition and ranked first in their district! As district champions, they have qualified for the State One Act Play competition in Kerrville, TX on November 9 & 10.

Fall Fine Arts Festival

´╗┐On Saturday, October 8, Fine Arts students from our choir and theatre programs put together a production that glorified God and the talents that He has given our students.

Drama's Big Brother or Sister Reveal Potluck

High school drama students gathered last weekend to celebrate the coming year and step into mentor and leadership roles as upperclassmen mentor underclassmen. This is a new tradition, and we hope to continue it in the program for years to come.

Honoring Mrs. Beth Brubaker

Our secondary art teacher, Mrs. Beth Brubaker, is retiring from teaching after almost a decade of service at CCS and 40 years of teaching art in Christian schools. Mrs. Brubaker’s significant contributions at Cypress Christian School will continue to bear fruit in the lives of her students for generations to come.

Theatre Arts Banquet

On Friday April 29, the Theatre Arts Department hosted their annual Theatre Arts Banquet. This year, students were also able to enjoy some student-directed scenes, directed by select juniors and seniors in the department.

TAPPS State Champions!

The TAPPS State Academic, Fine Arts and Speech Meet took place this week in Waco. Our Warriors had the perseverance and tenacity to place as the 4A State Champion school in Art, the State Runner-Up school in speech and placed fourth overall when academics and speech combined their efforts.

2022 Pearl Museum of Fine Arts Student Art Contest Winners

The jurors for the Pearl Museum of Fine Arts Student Art Contest adjudicated over 180 incredible entries on March 17. From these entries first, second, third and honorable mention was chosen for each division. Entries were from school districts all over the North Houston area, public, private and homeschool.

Elementary Rodeo Art

The elementary school recently held its first Annual Rodeo Art Award Ceremony.

NAHS Visits Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

CCS National Art Honor Society members had the opportunity on their annual field trip to the Pearl Museum to see two exhibitions then create art based on one of the exhibitor’s methods for art making.

Christmas Program 2021

On December 9, the sanctuary of TheMet Church was filled with the sounds of Christmas as K-12 students honored the Lord Jesus through drama and song performing "Raad Tidings" at the annual Christmas program.

NAHS Pumpkin Painting Project with Elementary

It was such a privilege to be able to arrange this project for the kids. Every year, NAHS has been able to organize a project for after-school care, and this year we took a vote and decided pumpkin painting for the fall.

Christmas Card Contest Winners

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.

One Act Play Team Places Third in State

On Friday, November 12 and 13, Cypress Christian School’s One Act Play students competed in the TAPPS State One Act Play Competition in Kerrville, TX with their performance of Antigone in Munich by Claudia Haas.

Drum Along the Brazos

On November 6, the Warrior Drumline participated in the Drum Along the Brazos drumline competition hosted by College Station High School. The Warrior Drumline had one of their best performances of the year.

Warrior Drama Students are State Bound!

On Thursday, October 28, Cypress Christian School’s One Act Play students competed in the Division II, District 4 TAPPS One Act Play Competition in Huntsville, TX with their performance of Antigone in Munich by Claudia Haas.

One Act Play Performance - Antigone in Munich

Cypress Christian School’s advanced drama class had the honor of performing for our secondary student body this Wednesday during chapel. Their show, Antigone in Munich, will also be performed for CCS families at The MET Church Student Building on Saturday, October 23 at 6 p.m.

National Art Honor Society

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) had its first meeting on Wednesday, September 22 during lunch to greet their new members and go over what is ahead for them in their art community service, projects and activities for this school year.

High School Art Program is 2021 TAPPS 4A State Runner-Up

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!

ACSI Art Festival Winners 2021

The ACSI Art Festival for this year was held on an online platform and the judging was much more intense for this challenging year.

NAHS Grid Art Project

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.

NAHS Raises Money for Charity

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.

Introduction to Drumline and Field Band

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!

National Art Honor Society Elementary Art Project

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.

CCS Artists Win at Pearl

Congratulations go to Lynden Yough and Justin Kostecki for being winners in the Pearl Museum of Fine Arts Student Art Contest.

Abigail Sanders Named Western Art Academy Alternate

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.

Rodeo Art 2021

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.

Rodeo Art 2021

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.

TAPPS Fall Photo Contest

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.

National Art Honor Society Juried Exhibition

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.

CCS Senior Releases Children's Book

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.’

Elementary Christmas Program

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.

Christmas Card Contest Winners 2020

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.

Drumline Competes in Drum Along the Brazos

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. 

TAPPS Field Band and Drumline Competitions

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. 

National Art Honor Society 2020-2021

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.

Freshman Student Builds Cart for Drumline and Hornline

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. 

NAHS Grid Art

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.

Secondary Rodeo Art

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.

NAHS Leads After-School Art Activity

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.” 

One Act Play Earns Third Place in District

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. 

CCS Fall Fine Arts Festival

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.

AP Studio Art

All 2018-2019 students who took AP Studio Art scored 100% passing grades on their AP Drawing and 2D Design Portfolio exams.

2019 Academic & Fine Arts Awards

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.

Pearl Museum Student Art Contest

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!

This is a Test

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. 

2019 Fine Arts Gala

Cypress Christian School was honored to celebrate our students and their achievements throughout the year at our Fine Arts Gala on Monday, April 29.

2019 Elementary ACSI Art Festival

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.

2019 ACSI Art Festival

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.

2019 TAPPS State Speech Meet

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.

2019 TAPPS State Art Meet

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.

TAPPS Small Ensemble Competition

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.

Artsonia Artist of the Week

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

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Contest Winners

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.

Elementary Rodeo Art Winners

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.

TAPPS Fall Photography 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.

Middle School Drama Presents "Operation Christ Child"

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!

2018-2019 National Art Honor Society

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.

Warrior Drumline Competes in TAPPS Competition

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.

Drama Students Win Awards for District One Act Play

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.

Warrior Choir Performs

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."

Last Week of School for the Class of 2018

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.

TAPPS State Art Competition 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!

MS Drama Performs Musical "Unselfie"

The middle school Performing Arts class presented a musical called Unselfie, about being unselfish in a self-absorbed, social media world.

2018 Secondary ACSI Art Competition

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.

2018 Elementary ACSI Art Festival

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.

2018 Middle School Speech Meet

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.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Delights Audiences

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 Visits Museum of Fine Arts Houston

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.

Elementary ACSI Art Festival 2017

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.