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Welcome to Cypress Creek High School

cougarCypress Creek High School is the premier high school in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, Texas. Please visit the About CCHS page to learn more.
9815 Grant Road
Houston, TX 77070
281-897-4200 Phone
281-897-4193 Main Fax
281-897-4154 Registrar's Fax

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News and Updates From The Campus

Mark of Excellence Awards

Mark of Excellence Award Recipients Congratulations to James Hollas, Bradley Mumme, and Emily Montemayor who were selected as the 2013-2014 Mark of Excellence Winners.


Summer SAC Camp Info

Join us at Cy Creek for Strength, Agility and Conditioning Camp. Click here for details.


Congratulations to our Athletes who signed letters of intent


Cypress Creek High School student athletes signed letters of intent to play for their respective colleges and universities in the fall during a May 30 reception in the school gymnasium.

athletes signing

Cypress Creek athletes signed letters of intent during a signing party at the school on May 30. Pictured (front row, from left) are Anthony Atkinson, baseball, Southern Arkansas; Jasmine Lewis, track and field, Sam Houston State; Joseph McAleavey, wrestling, Bacone College; Todd Debato, wrestling, Ottawa; Alisa Trejo, soccer, Ouachita Baptist; Isaac Murphy, football, McPherson College; and Victoria Karker, swimming, Lake Forest; and (top row, from left) Rusty Sample, baseball coach; Bill Vacek, girls’ track coach; Robert Buley, wrestling coach; Sandy Trujillo, principal; Kathy Fling, girls’ soccer coach; Greg McCaig, football coach/campus athletic coordinator; and Jeff Chandler, swim coach. (Photo by Alyssa Ortiz / Cypress Creek HS)

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Teens Serving Texas Award

Nancy Salinas-Moreno, a senior at Cypress Creek High School, has been selected by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) for the Teens Serving Texas Award.

This prestigious award was designed to recognize Texas high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of community service, leadership and personal accomplishments. To be considered for this award a student must be nominated by their high school principal. Applicants were selected based on their overall grade point average, pursuit of advanced diploma, and evidence of exceptional service to the community. Each student nominee completed an application that included reference letters, a personal goals essay and documentation of their contribution to the community.

From this state-wide group of outstanding leaders, five were chosen to receive the Teens Serving Texas Award and $500 unrestricted scholarship. As a winner of the TASSP Teens Serving Texas Award, Nancy Salinas-Moreno will be invited to the TASSP Summer Workshop in Austin on June 12, 2014, to receive his/her award in front of 2,100 TASSP principals.


Cy Creek graduate performing with the Arizona Opera

We are so proud of our former student, Sarah Tucker, who will perform with the Arizona Opera as Pamina in The Magic Flute.

Read all about it at the Arizona Opera website

Class of 2014 Information

Congratulations to the following seniors on their selection to participate in the graduation ceremony: Destiny Rubottom will give the opening address, Anastatia Harrison will lead the pledge, Christian Kimble will give the Commencement address and Lauren Tranchitta will give the closing.

If you haven't ordered your cap and gown, see Mr. Alcorn or go to IMMEDIATELY! The deadline has already passed!

June 5th 8:00 - 10:15 (you must bring your ID to receive tickets, cap and gown, etc.)

  • Senior breakfast
  • Seating Assignments & Tickets
  • Graduation Rehearsal
  • Distribution of Caps & Gowns

June 7th Graduation @ the Berry Center; 3:30 pm
Senior should arrive no later than 2:30 pm

Additional Graduation Information - click here

Graduation FAQs

Questions about graduation? Click here to find the answers you need.

Key Communicator letter regarding our recent evacuation

Please see attached letter from Principal Sandy Trujillo regarding today's school evacuation.

Key Communicator evaculation letter


UCTV Students 2014 Hollywood Nights Awards

The results for the 2014 Hollywood Nights Film Festival sponsored by Lone Star College are in, and Cy Creek's UCTV students made their best showing yet! The contest was open to everyone, and not limited to high school students.

  • 3rd place in the "Action" movie category went to "Men in Moustaches and the Cell Phones of Truman" by Derrick Smith, Oscar Jimenez, Harry Vu, Calista Pope, and James Washington.
  • 3rd place in the "Comedy" category went to "Phil and Kyle's Zombie Survival Guide" by Conrad Lewis, Alex Watcherine, Kyle Penrod, Johnny Nguyen, Gabrielle Hall, and Jordan Rodriguez.
  • 3rd place in the "Documentary" category went to "The Guinea Pigs" by Samantha Casas, Anthony Johnson, and Diana Gonzalez. 3rd place in the "Drama" category went to "The Contact" by Jonathan Castro, Victor Varelas, Xavier Ramirez, and Terrance Williams.

Cy Creek completely swept the "Horror" movie category, with:

  • 3rd place - "Hangin' Out" by Kyle Krc, Kyle Tomlinson, Conner Morgan, and Zach McGrew.
  • 2nd place -"Subject Zero" by Lauren McRay, Patrick Bacom, Joanna Hernandez, London Thortvedt, Julia Moncayo, and Terrance Williams.
  • 1st place went to "Darkness" by Ronnie Turner, Ahdor Manansala, Xavier Ramirez, and Logan Rincon.

Congratulations to all of these amazingly talented students! Miss Bulloch and your school are proud of you for representing Cy Creek so well this year!


Cy Creek girls place second in state water polo championship

Congratulations to The Cypress Creek High School girls’ water polo team placed second in the state at the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (TISCA) Water Polo High School State Championship, held May 2-3 at the UT Swim Center in Austin.

For more information, click here


Speech and Debate Team earns national recognition

This past weekend, the Cypress Creek Speech & Debate Team competed at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) at Gustavus Adolphus College in Mankato, Minnesota. The national tournament showcased schools from all over the country in individual events.

At the tournament, Creek won:

  • NATIONAL CHAMPION, Caro Achar, Original Oratory
  • Semi-finalist, Christian Kimbell, Prose Interpretation
  • Quarter-finalist, Avneet Randhawa, Original Oratory

Creek also won a school of excellence award for its exemplary showing at the tournament. Congrats to all of our team who represented Creek on the national stage with such amazing performances.


Key Club has productive year making a difference

Under the leadership of Dalena Nyguen, Cypress Creeks Key Club with a 100 members has made an impression on the Texas-Oklahoma District. Cy Creeks Club has participated in a wide range of charitable events held in and around the Houston area. Events range from elementary festivals to fun runs to UNICEF to Make A Wish. As a club we support K-2 academy (special needs children) by volunteering to help at their outings and special events. At the Grace Care Center our members interact with the elderly, providing them with friendship and communication. We actively support the Eliminate Projects (eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus) by raising money to support the vaccination movement. Since the beginning of this school year, they have spent every weekend working for their community. Dalena leadership has inspired these students to make Cy Creeks one of the top clubs.

At the 65th annual Texas-Oklahoma Convention our club was awarded three patches of honor:

  • Eliminate Tetanus,
  • Outstanding on time Reporting
  • Trick or Treat for UNICEF.

To our greatest excitement we were announced as one of the top 25 clubs in our district, placing 18th. This is a very high honor and I as the sponsor cannot be more proud of these amazing students.


Choir earns high marks at UIL

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Cy Creek Choirs for earning UIL Sweepstakes Trophies for the 16th consecutive year! For the full story, click here

Cy Creek ranked among top US schools

Cypress Creek and Cypress Woods high schools ranked among the top 1,900 U.S. high schools in the country, according to the Washington Post annual Challenge Index.

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Congratulations to our Journalism students

Congratulations to Cypress Creek Journalism on receiving several awards at the Interscholastic League Press Association convention this weekend in Austin at the University of Texas. Ten students attended the convention and presented a session to fellow students and advisers on editorial leadership and their workflow process.

Please congratulate the following students on representing Cy Creek well:

  • Samantha Casas
  • Colin Morris
  • Rebekah Kish
  • Maci Smith
  • Veronika Schiebler
  • Audrey Jones
  • Holly Hearn
  • Skylar Campbell
  • Dairyn Salguero
  • Taylor Trostle

The newspaper, Cougar Connection, received an Award of Distinguished Merit and six individual awards. For a full list of awards, click here.

Congratulations to our Academic UIL Team

This past weekend, Cypress Creek competed against the other 9 CFISD schools at the District 17-5A UIL Academic Meet at Cy-Lakes. At the meet, Creek won:

1st Place Overall Speech Team
2nd Place Accounting Team
2nd Place Current Issues & Events Team

All individuals who place in the Top 3 in each event will advance to the Regional Meet held on May 2-3, 2014.

  • District Champion, Rosalind Williamson, Editorial Writing
  • District Champion, Sam Howard, Informative Speaking
  • District Champion, Caro Achar, Persuasive Speaking
  • District Champion, Avneet Randhawa, Prose Interpretation
  • District Champion, Shaikh Islam, Biology
  • 2nd Place, Current Issues & Events, Caro Achar
  • 2nd Place, Jennifer Ren, Literary Criticism
  • 2nd Place, Christian Kimbell, Persuasive Speaking
  • 2nd Place, Christian Kimbell, Prose Interpretation
  • 3rd Place, Nicole Tranchita, Informative Speaking
  • 3rd Place, Connor Seymour, Spelling & Vocabulary
  • 4th Place, Phoebe Billings, Accounting
  • 4th Place, Rosalind Williamson, News Writing
  • 5th Place, Doan Ha, Number Sense
  • 5th Place, Rosalind Williamson, Ready Writing

Congrats to all of our Regional Qualifiers and a great showing by all of our teams.


Orchestras Sweep UIL

Congratulations to our Cy Creek Orchestra!

  • Symphony Orchestra Sweeps UIL with Superior Scores!
  • Chamber Orchestra Sweeps UIL with Superior Scores!


Future Business Leaders win big at State Competition

Several CFISD students qualified for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference after placing in the FBLA state conference, held March 13-15 in Corpus Christi. More than 1,600 students from the state attended the event hosted by the FBLA, a national career and technical student organization whose mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

To see the full article, click here

The following Cy Creek students qualified for the FBLA National Leadership Conference, set for June 29-July 2 in Nashville, Tenn.

Second Place

  • Nicole Tranchita, Impromptu;

Third Place

  • Baylee Teague, Desktop Publishing;
  • Andrea Tranchita and Cesar Medina, Marketing.

Additionally, the following state finalists won awards despite not qualifying for the national conference:

Fourth Place

  • Austin Heath and Jessica Kluhn, Global Business

Fifth Place

  • Jessica Kluhn and Nicole Tranchita, Local Business Report;

Who’s Who Award - Nicole Tranchita

FBLA Leadership Award - Hanna Le

Chamber Choir earns a 1st Division Superior Trophy

American Classics Madrigal Competition
Cypress Creek Chamber Choir
San Antonio 2014

The Cypress Creek Chamber Choir earns a 1st Division Superior Trophy for the 15th Consecutive Year!

Congratulations to the Cypress Creek Chamber Choir for earning a 1st Division Superior trophy from all of the college judges on Saturday in San Antonio at the American Classics Madrigal Competition. The Cypress Creek Chamber choir competed with a rigorous and challenging performance and represented our school with pride. The most competitive chamber choirs from across the state of Texas competed for honors on Saturday.

Chamber Choir members are: Sarah Granier, Maddie Dixon, Rose Campbell, Aysia Scott, Daniela Ramirez, Julia Fox, Nathan Ponder, Jeremy Wong, Britt Bell, Alex Palm, Matt Ramsdal, Trevor Hicks, Casey Huron, Geruine Lim, Keelin Ross, Hanna Freeman, Vy Tran, Monica Guriak-Lester, Jennifer Zheng, Colin Cummings, Will Dixon, Nicole Larsen, and Josh Clarke.

Thank you for an outstanding performance.


Cy Creek Journalism students recognized by TAJE

Cypress Creek Publication students received 27 awards from the Texas Association of Journalism Educators for their newspaper and yearbook content. All awards help students earn points to join the All-State Journalism Team.

  • Hala Khan
  • Kristin Russell
  • Colin Morris
  • Rebekah Kish
  • Caline Forward
  • Jenna Moreland
  • Tyler Hooks
  • Dairyn Salguero
  • Holly Hearn
  • Skylar Campbell
  • Greg Robinson
  • Akilah Smith
  • Gennesis Gonzalez
  • Dairyn Salguero
  • Amelia Tidwell
  • Lillie Havens


Graffiti wins top honors

Graffiti, Cypress Creek High School's literary magazine, has earned a rank of Superior - Nominated for Highest Award in the 2013 NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. Leslie Laird (faculty advisor) and Jonathan Graves (editor-in-chief and graduate) are thrilled, and proud of the amazing art and writing included in the magazine.

Student ID Badge Expectations

Students are required to wear ID badges while on campus. To learn more about the expectations, please click here.


Speech Tournament Results - Stoney Point and Cedar Ridge

This last weekend, the Cypress Creek Speech & Debate team competed against 25 schools at the Stony Point/Cedar Ridge Swing Tournament in Round Rock, Texas.

At the meet, Creek won:

  • 4th Place Overall Sweepstakes, Stony Point Tournament
  • 3rd Place Overall Sweepstakes, Cedar Ridge Tournament

To see individual results, click here

Changes in Graduation Plans

Watch the videos to learn about these important changes:

Students create ornament to be featured at State Capitol

Sophomores Sarah Garner and Lauren Hernandez, students in Lori O’Donnell’s art class, created a holiday ornament that has been chosen to represent Texas District 126 and Rep. Patricia Harless on the 2013 Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree at the State Capitol.

To read more, Click Here.

Speech and Debate Team News

Congratulations to Carunya Achar!Carunya has been named as a National Forensic League All American for the 2012-2013 academic year. Way to go!

The speech and debate program at Cypress Creek H.S. has earned recognition by the National Forensic League. The Creek chapter has ranked among the top 5% of schools nationwide and earned membership in the League's prestigious 200 Club! Congratulations to Scott Baker, and the Cypress Creek students for an outstanding speech and debate program!


Congratulations Cougar Band - Sweepstakes Award at UIL

The Cy Creek Cougar Band participated in the Regional UIL competition at the Berry Center last weekend, along with 21 other bands. Congratulations on the high honor of a Sweepstakes Award!

Congratulations National Merit Scholarship Participants

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievement in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

National Hispanic Recognition:

  • Leah Miranda
  • Connor Sauer
  • Blade Labrada
  • Vanessa Lopez
  • Forest Brown
  • Adolfo Munoz

National Achievement Scholarship:

  • Daquan Asmore
  • Brice Phillips

National Merit Commended:

  • Carunya Achar
  • Christopher Blank
  • Michelle Faries
  • John Henthorn
  • Benjamin Humble
  • Kenny Le
  • Leah Miranda
  • Chance Morris
  • Taher Naeem
  • Thai Nguyen
  • Helena Oliver
  • Mark Richardson
  • Kirsten Thomas
  • Lewis Walden
  • Benjamin Zimmerman
2013 Region Orchestra Finalists

Congratulations 2013 Region Orchestra Finalists:

  • Alex Brogan - Viola
  • Megan Chan - Bass

These students competed with many orchestra students from 15 UIL Region 27 schools in Cy-Fair and Spring Branch. The regional orchestra represents the best of all strings musicians from the regions high schools.

Congratulations to our 7 National Merit Semi-Finalists!

Congratulation to Cypress Creek High School's Seven National Merit Semi-Finalists! We are proud of you!

  • Zeba Bemat
  • Forest Brown
  • Grant A. Cook
  • Cameron S. Frederick
  • Samuel T. Howard
  • Kenneth M. Scott
  • Benjamin C. Siegert


Yearbook Ordering Information
Cy Creek Yearbook Named "Gold Medalist Yearbook"

Congratulations to Cy Creek Journalism 2013 Yearbook Named as a "Gold Medalist Yearbook" Highest Medal Received! Way to Go!

Journalism Students named to the All State Journalism Staff

Congratulations and thank you for representing Cy Creek with pride!
Three Cypress Creek students were named to the All-State Journalism Staff! Skylar Campbell, Samantha Casas and Colin Morris were three of 37 students named to the 2012-13 All-State Journalism Staff. To qualify for the staff, students must have earned 50 points by participating and winning different journalism contests throughout the year. Students can earn points by participating in UIL invitational contests, UIL district, regional and state contests, as well as ILPC and similar type journalism contests. They are the only students from the Cy-Fair school district receiving this honor


UCTV students selects 5 Cy Creek students for on-air talent

Congratulations to Cy Creek's UCTV program! Annual auditions for Channel 16 on-air talent were held last week, and UCTV won five of the twenty highly-coveted spots! Channel 16 news airs on Comcast's Channel 16 into over one million homes. Congratulations to District News Team Anchors Paige Parker, Scott Holder, and Alisa Trejo, News Flash/District Reporter Samantha Casas, and alternate Miguel Sandoval! Miss Bulloch is very proud of you, and you will represent your fellow Cougars well. Way to go, UCTV!

Technology Teacher Earns Cisco Accolade

Cypress Creek High School technology teacher Tom Halbert has been selected by the Cisco Networking Academy as an Advanced Level Instructor.

To read more, click here

Late Buses Are Back!

Late Buses will run Monday - Wednesday at 4:30pm. To learn how to get your late bus ticket, click here

Speech & Debate Team Win Big in National Tournament

Over the summer, the Cypress Creek Speech & Debate competed at the National Forensic League National Tournament in Birmingham, Al. At the meet, Caro Achar placed 6th in the entire country in United States Extemporaneous Speaking. With over 200 students initially entered in the event, this is quite an outstanding show of excellence from this young woman.

Christian Kimbell advanced to the top 60 in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking. In addition, Christian Kimbell is the current Texas NFL point leader. He is currently 2nd in the entire country.

Congratulations to these two amazing students who showcase the best Creek has to offer!

Below is a picture of Caro Achar on the national stage, immediately after the finals round, being introduced to an audience of over 500, not to mention the 1,000 or more who watched on-line live.

Cathy Trocquet wins distinquished teacher award

Congratulations to our own Cathy Trocquet who received the Texas Health Occupations Association (THOA) Health Science Distinguished Teacher Award for 2013. The Board will recognize Ms. Trocquet for her accomplishment at their September 9 meeting at the Instructional Support Center on Jones Road at 6 pm. Please join us in congratulating her on this distinguished award!

Read the full article here

Cypress Creek recognized in Newsweek rankings

Cypress Creek High School ranks among the top 2,000 U.S. high schools in the country, according to Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s annual list of America’s Best High Schools. To read more, click here.

UCTV students take second in Lone Star Film Festival

Congratulations to Cy Creek's UCTV students Alex Rodriguez (class of '13), Marlee Kargou (class of '14), and Lorena Gonzalez (class of '13)! Their stop-motion video, "Radman," placed second in the "Romance" category at the 2013 Lone Star College Quack Attack Film Festival. "Radman" tells the bittersweet tale of a love-struck toy, unable to win the lady of his dreams. This festival was open to anyone in the community, not only to high school students. UCTV teacher Jana Bulloch is extremely proud of the dedication of these three students. "This was one of the most outstanding pieces that they have ever produced, and the long hours put in to this project really show."

Congratulations to our Spotlight Teacher of the Year

Leslie Laird


Congratulations to Leslie Laird, our Cypress Creek High School 2013 Spotlight Teacher of the Year. To learn more about Mrs. Laird, click here