The Board of Trustees recognized the following students, staff and community members for their achievements:
In honor of Texas School Board Recognition Month, Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools, recognized the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees for their dedication, leadership and continuing service to the children of the district.
The superintendent recognized students and staff members for honors and achievements earned in recent weeks. Congratulations were extended to the following:
The Board held a public hearing to discuss the 2012-2013 annual report describing the educational performance of the district and of each campus in the district.
The Board approved the calendar committee’s recommendation for the 2014-2015 instructional calendar.
In the fall of 2013, a 42-member district calendar committee was organized with broad-based representation, including teachers, parents, campus administrators and district support staff.
The committee met to discuss various components of developing the instructional calendar before arriving at a consensus for the following calendar recommendation to be presented to the Board of Trustees:
The Fourth Annual Cypress Hoops Invitational Tournament was held Dec. 12-14 at CFISD, raising more than $20,000 for the “Donate to Educate” program. Of the 24 teams participating, Cypress Woods High School placed fifth in the event. Dr. Henry thanked the corporate sponsors who supported the tournament and helped make it a success.
January is designated as National Mentoring Month, a monthlong outreach campaign focusing attention on the need for mentors—individuals, businesses, faith-based organizations, nonprofits, and schools—working together to mentor young people. Mentors make a difference in the lives of students struggling with academics, personal issues and/or staying in school. Those interested in becoming mentors can contact the Partners in Education office.
School counselors will be honored during “National School Counseling Week” Feb. 3-7. CFISD counselors can have a tremendous impact helping students achieve success and plan for a career.
A special-called Board meeting recognizing 171 National Merit and National Hispanic Scholar programs will be held on Monday, Feb. 3 at the Berry Center. The program will be broadcast live on the district website, www.cfisd.net, and replayed throughout February and March.
The 20th annual Cy-Fair ISD Livestock Show and Sale will be held Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 at the Exhibit Center at 11206 Telge Road. Approximately 600 student exhibitors and more than 800 student projects and animals will be exhibited and judged. A flyer is also available on the CFISD website showing the times and designated animals for the livestock judging. Students raised more than $690,000 last year due to generous corporate and individual participation in this sale.
The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation will present Salute to Our Heroes on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel Westside. This event honors the brave men and women who are serving, or have served, to preserve our freedom and liberty. Proceeds will create an endowment in the memory of fallen soldiers, which will be used for college scholarships for CFISD students. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Marie Holmes at the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, 281-807-3591 or www.thecfef.org.
The Superintendent Fun Run will be held from 8 -11 a.m. on Feb. 15 at the Berry Center. The deadline to register is Jan. 31. Proceeds from the event will help fund scholarships and teacher development grants through the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation.
In other action, the Board approved: