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Hearthstone March 2018

CYPRESS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

CYPRESS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL NEWS CCS to Participate in the College Board AP Capstone Diploma Program CCS is one of approximately 1,500 high schools worldwide to implement the AP Capstone Program - an innovative program that allows students to develop skills that matter most for college success, such as research, collaboration and communication. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement courses and exams. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. State Representative Honors Warrior Football State Representative and CCS parent, Dr. Tom Oliverson visited the campus recently to honor the Cypress Christian Warriors football team. He presented each player and coach with a certificate of honor for accomplishing something that had never been done in school history, bringing home the TAPPS Division III State Championship trophy for football. The school was also presented with a Texas flag that was flown at the Capitol of the Sovereign State of Texas. Cypress Christian Upcoming Admission Event On Thursday, April 12 th , Cypress Christian School will host a K-12 Preview. Visit CypressChristian.org/Admissions for more details. 8 Cy-Fair ISD WWW.CFISD.NET IMPORTANT DATES March 12 th -16 th - Spring Break March 30 th - Student/Staff Holiday LIVESTOCK SHOW AND SALE GENERATES NEARLY $340,000 FOR PROJECTS CFISD students and the high school FFA programs showcased another successful CFISD Livestock Show and Sale, its 24 th year, on Feb. 8 th -10 th at the CFISD Exhibit Center. Even with the entire greater Houston area recovering from Hurricane Harvey and the post-storm flooding, the CFISD community showed an incredible amount of generosity in the live auction, freezer sale and via additional monetary contributions to students. The Premium Sale (live auction) unofficially raised nearly $340,000. Final amounts from the Freezer Sale (animals not placing high enough for the live auction), Agriculture Mechanics and Horticulture silent auction and additional gifts to students are not yet available, but one new record was broken: Conda Maze JRP LLC paid $31,000 for the Grand Champion swine exhibited by Jessica Byrd (Cypress Falls), eclipsing the previous record. Cypress Falls High School senior Jessica Byrd’s Grand Champion Swine sold to Conda Maze JRP LLC for $31,000, which set a new record at the CFISD Livestock Show and Sale. “Knowing the tremendous hardship (Hurricane Harvey) placed on the community, we were prepared for participation to be down,” said Denise Kubecka, lead curriculum coordinator in the career and technical education department. “When it came time for students to turn in their entries, we realized our numbers would once again be strong. In the wake of all going on in the community, families found a way to keep their children involved in the FFA program. It is always an emotional experience for me to watch the pride the students exhibit as they walk into that arena. This year was even more exciting knowing the extra obstacles many students had to overcome.” The following Livestock Royalty representatives were chosen: Show King - Caleb Abercrombie from Cypress Ranch FFA; Show Queen - Kylie Bassett from Cy-Fair FFA; Mr. Show Teen - Kyle Green from Cypress Woods FFA; Miss Show Teen - Allysondra Quijano from Cypress Woods FFA; and Top Hand (Sales) - Makenzie Cegelski from Jersey Village FFA. For the list of grand and reserve champions, go to www.cfisd.net. March 2018 | Hearthstone Community Newsletter

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