2019 Next Step Breakfast
Cypress Christian School held its eighth annual Next Step Breakfast this past Friday, April 26, in the CCS East Gym. This event supports our Warrior Fund that provides resources for academic enhancements, facility improvements, technology upgrades, tuition assistance and more.
This year’s event featured speakers Jim Boyd and his daughter, Amanda, who will be graduating from CCS this year. The Boyd family has been involved with Cypress Christian School for over 21 years. The Boyds have sent all four of their children through CCS from kindergarten through grade 12. Mr. Boyd shared many memories from his time at CCS and the ways that the school has made a difference to his family. Amanda spoke from a student’s perspective concerning how CCS has developed her spiritually, academically and socially.
The breakfast included the release of a new video featuring students Beto Vasquez and Kara Otts. The video highlighted the impact of CCS in their lives, particularly the support from the CCS community during traumatic family events.
The audience was blessed by several musical numbers from our third grade children’s choir led by Elementary Music Teacher, Tania Overton.
Our Executive Director, Steve Novotny, shared how the mission of CCS is being realized on our campus in the lives of young people, and the event was closed by comments and prayer from our incoming Head of School, Dr. Jeff Potts.
Guests commented that they enjoyed the event and were thankful they attended. The school is extremely grateful for the generosity of the donors, and an appreciation breakfast event for our donors and Heritage Circle members will be held on Tuesday, May 14, in the lobby of the east gym from 7:45-8:30 a.m.
2018 Next Step Breakfast
The annual Next Step Fundraising Breakfast was held on campus Thursday, April 26, 2018. Each year, guests are invited to hear how Cypress Christian School impacts the lives of students and how their financial support can help continue the mission of the school.
The third-grade choir, under direction of Elementary Music Teacher, Tania Overton, performed two songs focusing on the names and character of the Lord. Executive Director Stephen Novotny spoke of the heritage of faith upon which this nation was founded and how CCS continues to hold fast to that heritage in a culture that bends to whims of what is right and wrong.
A highlight of the morning was the debut of the latest I am a Warrior video featuring the Murray, Webb and Wax families.
To bring the prospective of a student, senior William Swan shared his story of moving from the foster care system, to adoption, to senior year at CCS. His powerful testimony of God’s transformation of his life included special recognition to his mother, Christine, high school math teacher, Mrs. Andrews, and Elementary Receptionist, Mrs. Nealy.
Dr. Steve Bezner, CCS parent of a sophomore and eighth grader, spoke about the encouragement and sense of self his oldest son found when he became a student at CCS.
The breakfast is always a wonderful time to hear how the Lord is moving through the work of faculty, staff and students at CCS.
We are so grateful to all who attended and to everyone who gave so generously. These contributions allow us to maintain and improve educational excellence at CCS.
2017 Next Step Breakfast
The Next Step Fundraising Breakfast, held on May 2, 2017, was the first event ever held in the new Campus Life Center and Gym. Executive Director Stephen Novotny is shown welcoming guests into the building for the first time.
Athletic Director Marsha Martin opened the event in prayer followed by special music from the third grade choir. Throughout the one-hour event, guests were inspired by Warrior videos and speaker testimonials. Each event speaker shared how CCS has impacted students and helped set the course for lives characterized by academic excellence, biblical values and cultural impact.
Message From Executive Director Stephen Novotny
Executive Director Stephen Novotny welcomed guests and spoke to them about how Cypress Christian School was created for a great purpose - to powerfully train, educate, discipline, strengthen and hone the skills of the next generation of Christian warriors. He thanked guests for partnering with CCS to carry out its mission and purposes ordained by God.
Dean of Students / Head Boys Basketball Coach Craig Cleveland
Coach Cleveland addressed guests saying: "As a teacher and coach, having the opportunity to plant seeds educationally and spiritually in the lives of students has impacted my life immeasurably. Often we plant seeds, but don't get the opportunity to see the fruit, but I have been fortunate to see students grow and mature into godly young men and women who are on fire for Christ and now, through their gifts and talents, are advancing the Kingdom."
Alumni Parent / Former Teacher Michele Bennett
Michele expressed her thanks for the many teachers who poured into her children's lives and elaborated on her son's experience at CCS. Michele said, "Over the years, Ben's teachers helped mold him into an excellent student. They encouraged diligence and creativity and provided challenges that prepared him to be a man that impacts his culture technically as an engineer (Texas A&M graduate) and spiritually as a man who follows God's heart."
I am a Warrior Videos
A highlight of the morning was the I am a Warrior videos featuring former CCS students and alumnus Ben Bennett ('12). Click here to view I am a Warrior videos.
“Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.” ~ Proverbs 16:3
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