Welcome to Cypress Creek High School
Cypress 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
281-897-4193 Main Fax
281-897-4154 Registrar's Fax
News and Updates From The Campus
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This weekend, the Cy-Creek Speech & Debate Team competed at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) in San Antonio. At the tournament, Cy-Creek had the following individual results:
Colton Croft: 4th Place in Prose Interpretation
Colton Croft: Semi-finals in Poetry Interpretation
Caro Achar: Quarter-finals in Original Oratory
This is one of the most difficult tournaments we face each year, and all of our students who attended did a fantastic job.
SENIOR NIGHT AFTER PROM (SNAP) TICKETS
Senior Night After Prom (SNAP) tickets are available for purchase at this time.
Tickets are $40.00 per student. (All participants must turn in a consent form with payment.)
Transportation from Prom (Berry Center) to SNAP (The Main Event) and from SNAP (The Main Event) back to Cy-Creek High School afterwards is also included in the price. What a deal!!!
Completed forms and payments can be mailed in, turned in during lunches at our SNAP table or turn in at our SNAP parent meeting. You can also visit our website for more information www.cycreeksnap2013.com
Click here for more information
EOC testing will occur Wednesday, May 8-10. To view the bell schedule click here.
The Touchdown Club of Houston announces Scholar-Athlete Finalists
The Touchdown Club of Houston will honor the top four scholar athletes in all sports, except football, at a banquet to be held, Wednesday, May 22nd.
The four finalists in each sport were selected from a pool of nominations and rated on academic achievement, athletic achievement, and community service/extra curricular participation. During the dinner one finalist from each sport will be chosen and will receive a $500 scholarship.
Cypress Creek HS is proud to announce the following finalists:
Haley Deakins – Girls’ Basketball
Nicole Hoppe – Softball
Brian Gravesmill – Boys’ Soccer
Congratulations to these outstanding student athletes!
This past weekend, Cy-Creek competed at the 5A UIL Regional Academic Competition. At the meet, Caro Achar won the Regional Championship in Poetry Interpretation. This is Caro's 3rd year in a row to win this award and she will be competing at UIL State in May. This places her in the top 12 of all 5A Poetry Interpretation students in the state.
Still haven't bought your 2013 yearbook? Time is running out! The Smart-Pay website shuts down at midnight on 4/30 and the yearbook price goes up to $75, cash only. There are a limited number of books left to sell.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2012-13 CYPRESS CREEK HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS for earning UIL SWEEPSTAKES TROPHIES for the 16th CONSECUTIVE YEAR!
To see more, click here
Summer is a great time to make up lost credits or get ahead by earning original credit. To check out the Summer School opportunities click here
Learn to build self-esteem, character and courage through this conference where you will enjoy food, fellowship, crafts, teen panels, and friendship. to learn more, click here.
Thursday, March 28th 5:30 p.m.
vs Alief Elsik HS at Alief Auxiliary Stadium
The Cypress Creek UIL Academic Teams competed this past weekend at Jersey Village at the 17-5A UIL District Academic Competition.
Cy-Creek won 2nd Place Overall in School Sweepstakes.
Individual/Team Finalists include:
- Computer Science: 3rd Place Overall Team
- Current Issues: 1st Place Overall Team (advances to regionals)
- Current Issues: 2nd Place, Farid Saemi (advances to regionals)
- Current Issues: 3rd Place, Drake Pooley (advances to regionals)
- Current Issues: 5th Place, Caro Achar
- Journalism: 2nd Place Overall Team
- Editorial Writing: 5th Place, Colin Morris
- Feature Writing: 2nd Place, Colin Morris (advances to regionals)
- Headline Writing: 2nd Place, Deanna Narveson (advances to regionals)
- Headline Writing: 5th Place, Skylar Campbell
- Number Sense: 2nd Place Overall Team
- Number Sense: 1st Place, Kunal Shah (advances to regionals)
- Number Sense: 6th Place, Jacob English
Congrats to all of our Academic Teams!
The Cypress Creek Color Guard participated in their Final Contest this past Saturday at the Texas Color Guard Circuit's East Texas State Championship. I am very proud to tell you that the guard WON their Class. They are CHAMPIONS of Texas Color Guard Circuit Scholastic Regional Class. Please congratulate them on their accomplishment. Their performance was beautiful and precise.
School Health Advisory Council (SHAC):
The next meeting will be May 7th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the food production center. The SHAC will hear presentations from a sub-committee regarding 7th and 8th grade human sexuality curriculum that will be considered for recommendation to the Board of Trustees this June.
Parents can contact their SHAC representative on the district SHAC webpage under Health Services/SHAC Members Input at http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/health/health1.htm
The Cypress Creek Silverados proudly present, ENCORE, Their 6th annual Spring Show.
Saturday May 4th, 2013 at 7:00p.m.
In the Cypress Creek Auditorium.
Admission is $10
Learn more, click here
Over Spring Break, the Cypress Creek Speech & Debate team competed at the TFA State Speech & Debate Tournament at Grand Prairie High School. This is the state meet, with nearly 100 students in each event competing from all areas across Texas.
STATE FINALIST in Original Oratory, 4th Place, Caro Achar
STATE FINALIST in Congressional Debate-Senate, Harland Ashby
STATE FINALS PRESIDING OFFICER AWARD in Congressional Debate-Senate, Harland Ashby
STATE SEMI-FINALS PRESIDING OFFICER AWARD in Congressional Debate-Senate, Harland Ashby
STATE SEMI-FINALIST in Humorous Interpretation, Colton Croft
STATE QUARTER-FINALIST in Duo Interpretation, Christen Kimbell & Thomas Linden
STATE QUARTER-FINALIST in Duo Interpretation, Caro Achar & Colton Croft
STATE QUARTER-FINALIST in Original Oratory, Christian Kimbell
Cy-Creek was recognized at the State Meet more than any other CFISD school. This concludes the regular speech & debate season, with only UIL and national competitions left this year.
A special "thank you" to all of the teachers who have these students in their classes. I teach them to talk well and a lot! Your understanding of their extraordinary abilities to talk well... and ... a lot... is much appreciated!
The Winners of the State FBLA Competition held in Dallas over spring break
- Nicole Tranchita - 1st place Public Speaking II
- Cory Shneffler & Nick Bounds - 2nd place Marketing
- Navya Puvvada - 3rd place Powerpoint Advanced
- Dhruti Gopaluni - Who’s Who Award, 3rd place Computer Applications/Spreadsheet, and 5th place Local Chapter Report
- Sai Mulukuri - 4th place Business Math
- Brandon Sheets - 5th place Intro to Technology Concepts (9-10th)
Congratulations to Colton Croft, who under the guidance of Scott Baker, has earned the degree of Premier Distinction-the National Forensic League's highest degree of student membership.
To read more, click here
The Speech & Debate Team competed this past weekend at the largest National Debate Tournament in the country, the Harvard National Debate Tournament. Competing against schools from nearly every state, with over 300 students in each event, Cy-Creek had the following results:
Colton Croft, Quarter-Finals (top 25 out of over 300) in Dramatic Interpretation
Caro Achar, Octo-Finals in Extemporaneous Speaking
Adolfo Munoz, Double Octo-Finals in Original Oratory.
These are the best results Creek has had at Harvard in almost 20 years. Congrats to all who attended.
Also, a few bragging rights:
Christian Kimbell is the top Texas NFL Member. He ranks nationally as # 6. NFL is one of the oldest honor societies in the country and recognizes students for excellence in competitive speech & debate.
Caro Achar, going into the Texas Forensic State Meet (in 2 weeks) is the top Domestic Extemporaneous Speaker. She accumulated more points towards the state qualification than any other Texas student. She is also # 2 when combining both Domestic and Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking.
We have a lot to be proud of here at the Creek!
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Report Cards for the district and each of the district’s schools are now available on the district’s website at this link: http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/campusimprove/studentachievement.htm
You will need to make the following selections to obtain the pertinent report: School/District name, 2011-12, and NCLB School Report Card.
- Information on these report cards includes:
- Assessment results for each subject and grade tested.
- Graduation rates (only for secondary schools).
- Performance on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measures.
- Professional qualifications of teachers at the school.
If you have any difficulty accessing the information from the web site, hard copies of the reports are available through the front office. If you have questions about the information, please contact 281-897-4200.
Las tarjetas de calificaciones de NCLB para el distrito y para cada una de las escuelas del distrito están ahora disponibles en el sitio web del distrito en el siguiente enlace: http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/campusimprove/studentachievement.htm
Una vez que ingrese al enlace, tendrá que hacer las siguientes selecciones para obtener el informe pertinente: School/District name, 2011-12 y NCLB School Report Card.
La información en estas tarjetas de calificaciones incluye:
- Resultados de evaluaciones para cada materia y grado evaluados.
- Índices de graduación (para escuelas secundarias solamente).
- Desempeño en las medidas de Progreso Anual Adecuado (AYP).
- Cualificaciones profesionales de los maestros de cada escuela.
Si tiene dificultad para obtener acceso a la información del sitio web, en la recepción de la escuela habrá copias impresas del informe. Si tiene preguntas acerca de la información, sírvase llamar al 281-897-4200.
The Cy-Creek Speech & Debate Team competed this weekend at the Jersey Village Speech & Debate Tournament. Competing against 33 other schools.
- 1st Place Individual Events Sweepstakes
- 2nd Place Overall Sweepstakes
Individual Results include:
- Tournament Champion, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Caro Achar
- Tournament Champion, Poetry Interpretation, Emilce Alvarez
- Tournament Champion, Original Oratory, Nicole Tranchita*
- 2nd Place, Impromptu Speaking, Caro Achar
- 2nd Place, Poetry Interpretation, Caro Achar
- 2nd Place, Dramatic Interpretation, Colton Croft
- 3rd Place, Prose Interpretation, Colton Croft
- 3rd Place, Duo Interpretation, Christian Kimbell & Adolfo Munoz*
- 3rd Place, Original Oratory, Christian Kimbell
- 6th Place, Humorous Interpretation, Christian Kimbell
- 7th Place, Original Oratory, Caro Achar
- 7th Place, Congressional Debate, Harland Ashby
- 8th Place, Impromptu Speaking, Nicole Tranchita.
*Cy-Creek ends the regular state-qualifying season with 6 students attending the state tournament, including this weekend's qualifications.
The Cypress Creek Color Guard competed this weekend at the Texas Color Guard Circuit Regional Contest at Dobie High School.
The Guard Won 1st Place.
We are very proud of our guard members and guard staff. All of them have worked very hard. Their next contest is March 2 at Magnolia HS. Please continue to support the guard as the compete their way to the State Championship on March 23.
Eight Football players were selected to the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Teams:
1st Team Academic All-State:
- Matthew McCaig
- Rodrigo Cravey
2nd Team Academic All-State:
- Ryan Mock
- Kevin Patterson
- Jordan Prentice
- Dylan Pugliese
Elite Team Academic All-State:
- Will Froebel
- Zach Williams
Congratulations to these student athletes!!
Join us in support of our Lady Cougar Basketball team! The girls will play on Monday, February 11 at 7 pm at the Campbell Center vs. Aldine Nimitz.
The Cypress Creek Speech & Debate Team competed this weekend at the George Ranch High School Tournament.
With just a handful of students, Cy-Creek won numerous awards:
Tournament Champion, Thomas Linden, Humorous Interpretation*
Tournament Champion, Colton Croft, Dramatic Interpretation
3rd Place, Thomas Linden, Poetry Interpretation
4th Place, Thomas Linden, Original Oratory
4th Place, Thomas Linden & Nicole Omana, Duo Interpretation
4th Place, Adolfo Munoz, Poetry Interpretation
5th Place, Adolfo Munoz, Dramatic Interpretation
5th Place, Thomas Linden & Nicole Omana, Duet Acting
*Linden qualifies for the TFA State Meet in Dallas this March.
Get busy earning college credit right here in high school. To get info on dual credit science classes, click here to go to the counselors page.
Spring Cougar Day
Saturday, Feb. 2nd
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Activities include a silent auction, spring sport athlete introductions, scrimmages, concessions, spirit item sales and much, much more.
Everyone is welcome!
The last day to order nameplates, icons and all other Balfour yearbook accessories is Thursday, Jan. 31. The price of the book is $70, but you can still get $5 off until Jan. 31 by ordering the Cougar Value Package, which includes a nameplate, plastic cover, autograph section and YearZine. To order, click here.
Download the order form to pay by cash (at school only), check or money order. If you are getting accessories, your order must be RECEIVED by Jan. 31.
To register for your Advanced Placement Course exams, please click here
The Cypress Creek Speech & Debate Team competed this past weekend at the Magnolia High School Debate Tournament. Competing against 20 other schools, Cy-Creek won 1st Place Overall Sweepstakes
To see individual results, click here
The Cypress Creek band students participated in the Region Band audition contest this past week and weekend.
To see resuts, click here
The Cypress Creek Speech & Debate Team competed at the Klein HS Speech & Debate Tournament this weekend. At the tournament, competing against 28 other schools, Cy-Creek won 2nd Place Overall Sweepstakes.
To see individual results, click here
The Cypress Creek Speech & Debate Team competed this weekend at the Alief-Taylor High School Speech & Debate Tournament. Competing against 30 other schools, with just a handful of students, Creek was 4th in overall Speech sweepstakes.
Individual results include:
- Tournament Champion, Humorous Interpretation: Colton Croft*
- Tournament Champion, Poetry Interpretation: Colton Croft
- Tournament Champion, Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking: Christian Kimbell***
- 3rd Place, Impromptu Speaking: Caro Achar
- 3rd Place, Original Oratory: Christian Kimbell
- 4th Place Original Oratory: Caro Achar
- 4th Place, Dramatic Interpretation: Adolfo Munoz
- 6th Place, Original Oratory: Emilce Alvarez
* This placing qualifies these students for the TFA State Meet to be held in March. Creek continues to lead CFISD with number of state qualifications. Creek now has 13 qualifications.
** This placing qualifies Christian for the National Extemporaneous Tournament of Champions in Chicago in May. Christian is the 1st Creek student to qualify for this tournament in over a decade.
Congratulations to the entire team on a great job!
Ten journalism students won 19 out of 40 possible places in the CenTex UIL Journalism Invitational meet held Friday and Saturday.
News Writing winners were:
- Nick Mauldin, 3rd;
- Colin Morris, 4th;
- Caline Forward, 5th;
- Samantha Casas, 6th;
- Rebekah Kish, 9th.
Feature Writing winners were:
- Samantha Casas, 1st;
- Nick Mauldin, 3rd;
- Victor Garibaldi, 5th;
- Skylar Campbell, 6th;
- Colin Morris, 7th;
- Deanna Narveson,
- 8th; and Amelia Tidwell, 9th.
Editorial Writing winners were:
- Lauren Mansfield, 2nd;
- Colin Morris, 5th;
- Nick Mauldin, 8th.
Headline Writing winners were:
- Deanna Narveson, 2nd;
- Nick Mauldin, 3rd;
- Victor Garibaldi, 7th;
- Colin Morris, 10th.
This was the first UIL practice meet for the Cy Creek journalism team this school year.
Classical Cougars in Concert
The Cypress Creek High School Orchestra is conducting their Winter 2012 Concert Thursday December 6th from 7:00 to 8:00PM in the CCHS Auditorium. Join us for classical music and Christmas favorites.
All are welcome to come enjoy the Classical Cougars performance.
Many thanks for your support in a successful Cy Hope Holiday Food Drive. Click here for details
Congratulations to the Cypress Creek theatre arts department. They attended the state Thespian Convention this past weekend and came home with many National Qualifiers in several events.
The National Qualifiers are:
- In Duet Acting – Ben Granger and Anna Barnes
- Solo Monologue – Chad Dyer
- In Group Musical – Andi Dinehart, Lindsey Vrana, and Alex Martinez
- In solo Musical – Nathan Crooks.
- Nathan was also selected from all participants to perform on Mainstage in front of almost 3500 delegates. He closed the performance to a standing ovation.
In our technical events we had two Qualifications
- IN Stage Management – Brice Phillips
- In Sound Design - Huynh Pham
These students will go to Nationals in the June of 2013 to compete on the National level. Congrats to all. These students can also be see in our upcoming Musical, Spamalot. Please join us in February to see their talent shine.
Congratulations to the 2012-13 TMEA Region 27 Area All-State Choir Candidates
- Jaleel Taylor, #4, Bass 1
- Michael Crocker, #5, Bass 1
- Jeff Black, #6, Tenor 1, first Alternate
- Jeremy Wong, #7, Tenor 2, second Alternate
These students have progressed through three rigorous auditions that require learning rigorous repertoire and sight-reading challenges. In the beginning, 650 students from 20 high schools audition for 500 chairs at TMEA Region 27 District choir. At the Region level, 200 students are selected to participate in the Region Choir. The top 92 students are selected to audition and advance to Pre-Area. Finally, 40 students will advance to Area auditions. At this final level, students will audition in San Antonio January for the All-State Choir. . Congratulations to our Cypress Creek Area Candidates and alternates. We are proud of you!!!!
Several yearbook and newspaper staff members brought back individual honors from the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in San Antonio this weekend. More than 1,700 journalism students from around the country competed. Cy Creek's winners were:
- Skylar Campbell, excellent in Yearbook Copy & Captions -- Student Life
- Akilah Smith, honorable mention in Yearbook Copy & Captions -- Clubs
- Amelia Tidwell, honorable mention in Yearbook Copy & Captions -- Sports
- Deanna Narveson, honorable mention in Feature Writing
- Jenna Moreland, honorable mention in Newspaper News/Feature Photography
Click here to view our District and State Volleyball Honorees
Congratulations to the Cy Creek AP Biology students who had the honor of attending the T.T. Chao Symposium on Innovation: From Base Pairs to Beside: What Happens When Genomics-based Therapies Enter Our Clinics. The Symposium was held at the Asia Society Texas Center on October 25th.
Click here to see the students pictured with Dr. James D. Watson, Nobel Prize recipient of 1962.
The other speakers were:
- Dr. Thomas Tritton, President & CEO, Chemical Heritage Foundation
- Dr. John Mendelsohn, Director, MD Anderson's Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy
- Dr. Leroy Hood, President and Co-founder, Institute for Systems Biology
- Dr. Nancy Chang, President, Apex Enterprise Inc.
- Dr. Bradley Ozenberger, Deputy Director,Division of Genomic Medicine, National Human Genome Research Institute
- Dr. Hans Sauer, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property, Biotechnology Industry Organization
- Dr. Barbara Evans, Co-director, Health Law and Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center
The students were grateful for this extraordinary opportunity.
It is my pleasure to announce that this past weekend Scott Baker received a Career Achievement Award for his leadership, mentorship, and acts of service to the debate community. Scott is highly respected throughout the state and nation for his dedication to forensics. In October 2002, Scott earned his first National Forensics League merit award. Scott earned his first NFL Coaching Diamond in April 2005 and he earned his second NFL Coaching Diamond in April 2010. This is a very rare accomplishment. Points are awarded to coaches based on the success of their students at qualifying tournaments. Few coaches have had the success that Scott has achieved in such a short period of time. In addition to the success of his students, Scott is committed to the professional organizations of the National Forensics League as well as the Texas Forensics League. He has served as the NFL District Chair from 2007-2010 and he currently is serving as the Secretary of the Texas Forensics Association where he is one of nine Executive Council members statewide. Scott spends countless hours mentoring new coaches, organizing tournaments, and promoting speech and debate at both the state and national level. This year, Scott will receive his third Diamond Award from the National Forensics League. Scott's passion and dedication to debate is to be commended. Please join me in celebrating Scott's accomplishments.
The Cypress Creek Speech & Debate Team competed this weekend at the Memorial High School Speech & Debate Meet. Competing against 27 other schools, Cy-Creek won:
4th Place Overall Team Sweepstakes
1st Place Overall Individual Sweesptakes: Christian Kimbell
3rd Place Overall Individual Sweepstakes: Colton Croft
To see individual event results click here:
The Cypress Creek Speech & Debate Team hosted and performed in the first CFISD Novice Night of the 2012-2013 school year. With over 300 in attendance, 7 CFISD high schools, Spring Woods, Klein and Bleyl Jr. High performed in 4 rounds of practice to showcase the best of up-coming speech & debate students. At the event, 16 Cypress Creek students earned membership into one of the country's oldest honor societies, the National Forensic League (NFL).
To see individual awards, click here:
Thank you to the entire faculty for your support, especially for those that allowed us into your classrooms last night!
This past weekend, the Cypress Creek Speech & Debate Tournament competed at the Foster High School Speech Tournament. Cy-Creek took only 4 students and, out of 32 schools, won 3rd Place Sweepstakes.
Click here to read the press release which summarizes some of the changes in the child nutrition program for the coming year. The biggest change is that children will be required to take a fruit or vegetable with their lunch in order for the lunch to qualify for student pricing. This change was mandated by federal law and affects every school district.
Cypress Creek High School social studies teacher Felicia Hayes has been named the Texas Council for the Social Studies (TCSS) Outstanding High School Teacher for 2012.
Forty-five (45) top U.S. high school football players have been selected to play on the 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football.
The team will compete in the 2012 IFAF Under-19 World Championship on June 30 to July 7 at Burger Stadium in Austin, Texas. The eight-nation tournament is conducted by the International Federation of American Football. Players and coaches will live at the University of Texas in Olympic Village-style accommodations. IFAF is composed of 62 nations spanning six continents that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football.
The U.S. Under-19 National Team, comprised of high school athletes representing 20 states, will compete against national teams from American Samoa, Austria, Canada, France, Japan, Panama and Sweden. The United States won the inaugural IFAF Under-19 World Championship in 2009 in Canton, Ohio, earning the No. 1 seed this summer. The Americans open against No. 8 seed American Samoa at 8 p.m. CT June 30.