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Stone Gate HOA donates nearly $11,000 to two Cy Fair ISD elementary schools

The Stone Gate Home Owners Association (HOA) showed its support for educators at two CFISD schools this month, providing donations totaling nearly $11,000 to Postma and Birkes elementary schools.

Robert Partin, vice president of the Stone Gate HOA, delivered a monetary donation of $5,000 to Postma on Oct. 6, then followed it with a technology donation valued at $5,730 to Birkes on Oct. 12.

Cy Fair ISD College Night expands to two nights in 22nd year

CFISD’s annual College Night will expand to two nights in its 22nd year, Oct. 11-12 at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road).

The event, hosted by the guidance and counseling department, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. each evening. The following high school campuses will attend on their respective nights:

·         Oct. 11 – Cy-Fair, Cypress Creek, Cypress Falls, Cypress Ranch, Jersey Village and Windfern high schools; and

·         Oct. 12 – Cypress Lakes, Cypress Ridge, Cypress Springs, Cypress Woods and Langham Creek high schools.

Camp Summit enhances reading comprehension for 2,700 students

Nearly 3,000 CFISD elementary school students enhanced their reading skills over the summer by participating in one of nine Camp Summit sites.

Camp Summit, which ran from June 13-July 21, catered to kindergarten through second-grade students needing additional support in reading.

A total of 2,735 students attended the camps at Andre’, Emery, Holmsley, Horne, Millsap, Post, Walker, Willbern and Wilson elementary schools.

Students proudly took books home each night and brought them back the next day after reading to their families.  

Cypress Fairbanks ISD Back-to-School Expo draws record attendance

More than 4,200 guests attended the fourth annual CFISD Back-to-School Expo on Aug. 13 at the Berry Center, a record attendance for the one-stop-shop for resources for incoming students, parents and prospective employees.

A total of 290 students enrolled for the 2016-2017 school year at the event, which also provided 230 athletic physicals from Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and 400 vision screenings.

Harris Health System and Texas Vaccine Institute provided more than 1,000 vaccines for children, and Methodist Willowbrook also distributed 2,000 free first aid kits.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD schools launch 2016-2017 school year

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD welcomed back students to its 88 campuses on Monday, Aug. 22 for the first day of school of 2016-2017.

More than 115,000 students are expected for the third-largest school district in Texas and 22nd-largest in the United States. The district opened its 11thcomprehensive high school, Cypress Park High School, to students on Monday.

Cypress Fairbanks ISD retains No. 2 state ranking from Education Resource Group

The Education Resource Group (ERG), a data-driven company that provides accountability and performance management optimization for public schools, for the fourth consecutive year rated Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in the top two among the 200 largest districts in Texas for academic and financial performance in its 2015 Best Practice Awards.

The rating, released in the spring, follows two No. 1 productivity rankings in the 2012 and 2013 Best Practice Awards and a No. 2 ranking in 2014. Only Hearst-Euless Bedford ISD received a higher “District Productivity Index” rating for 2015.

Board approves name of HS No. 12, Bridgeland High School

The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation to name High School No. 12 Bridgeland High School during the regularly scheduled meeting on June 27.

Like other CFISD high schools that are named for nearby landmarks or communities, Bridgeland High School was named in recognition of the 11,401-acre master-planned community in which it sits.

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