On Friday, February 2, the students of National Junior Honor Society were privileged to welcome fifteen new members for the upcoming year! Qualifying for NJHS is a significant accomplishment; students are only able to apply if they retain a 90 or higher in each core class.
Students in the Middle School Inquiry Based Science elective have been busy studying the various zones of the ocean in preparation for their current Bycatch Project. Students are using the engineering design process to design their nets, build prototypes and test them.
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.
Students in grades 6-12 were given an extra spiritual challenge as a part of the annual CCS Spiritual Emphasis Days. The focus of the three days was on “Habitudes.” A “Habitude” is defined as a leadership skill presented in a vivid picture that impacts our habits and our attitudes.
Fourth-grade students have been busy learning about the American Revolution. To help them better understand some of the causes of the Revolutionary War, students participated in an exciting role-play activity. Each student randomly received a Role Card to find out if he or she would be a colonist, a tax collector, a member of Parliament, or the King of England.
AP Spanish students recently read an adapted prose version of the epic poem "Poema del mío Cid" and compared it to the original verse. Students each chose a character from the poem and created a shield with emblems to represent important events and character traits of the person.
Elementary, middle school and high students participated in the "Operation Christmas Child" project through Samaritan’s Purse. The Christmas boxes will be delivered to children in countries all around the world. This is a wonderful way for students to help send the gospel message to a child in another country. Overall, 169 boxes were packed!
Biomedical science students investigated how insulin and glucose are involved in cell communication. Students used a design process to create a 3-D working model demonstrating how insulin works to move glucose into cells, and to explain this process to their target audience.
Eighth graders experienced firsthand how the Supreme Court of the United States functions as part of their study of American history. After learning how cases are selected, presented in court and then decided, students were given a real court case and held a mock trial.
Chemistry students celebrated a unit of measurement known as a mole. Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23) which is used to convert between atoms/molecules and grams. The students had fun creating stuffed moles, naming them, and costuming them appropriately.
On November 6, 2017, CCS welcomed friends and family members to the 2017 American Festival. This event provided the opportunity for each fifth-grade student to perform an originally and independently written dramatic monologue based on the life of a Civil War character chosen by the student.
The Middle School Science Elective is at it again! Over the past several weeks, students have explored various areas of science including biochemistry, oceanography, architecture, organic chemistry and engineering.