A Successful 2021-2022

Posted by Dr. Mark Henry on 5/26/2022 12:00:00 PM

Dear CFISD Community,

The 2021-2022 school year was another one for the books. Our students, staff and community bounced back from a topsy-turvy two years with one of our strongest finishes yet.

On Saturday, we will conclude 12 graduation ceremonies at the Berry Center—all back indoors for the first time since 2019. By the time we are done, nearly 9,000 graduating seniors will walk the stage. This includes 195 College Academy graduates, who simultaneously earned associate’s degrees along with their high school diplomas. Way to go, grads!

picture of HS grads throwing caps

Graduations were the exclamation mark on a school year of incredible successes. 

Three high school marching bands—Bridgeland, Cypress Woods and Jersey Village—qualified for the UIL State Marching Contest in November.

marching band students

The 28th annual CFISD Livestock Show and Sale generated more than $450,000 for student projects in February, and was held in our newly renovated CFISD Exhibit Center.

livestock show winner

Our athletics programs produced multiple state champions! At the state swim meet in February, Cypress Creek High School senior swimmer Hayden Miller won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle events; Bridgeland junior Emma Kinsey won the 100 breaststroke; and Cypress Woods High School junior Benjamin Scholl won the 50 freestyle. At the state track meet in May, Cypress Woods senior Eugene Liger won the 300 hurdles. 

Cypress Creek High School senior swimmer Hayden Miller won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle

The ninth annual Superintendent’s Fun Run came back to the Berry Center in April, raising a record amount of $125,000 for the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. It was perfect weather and an awesome day!


fun run check $125,000

Other events we had been missing—like the Dance ShowOffs, AFJROTC Pass in Review, Cy-Hoops Invitational  and more—also returned in-person again, reminding us about what we appreciate from the normal routine of the school year. 

AFJROTC Pass in Review

We recognized more than 350 National Merit Scholars or College Board Recognition Scholars at a ceremony at the Berry Center in April. 

national merit scholar

We know that the tone of the end of the year is not all celebratory for our neighbors across the state. We can hug our loved ones a little longer and count our blessings in light of the tragic loss experienced in the community of Uvalde this week. 

With each new achievement and passing school year, I grow more grateful than ever to live in a community where quality public education is supported and celebrated. Enjoy your summer, and we will see you back next fall as CFISD keeps Bringing Out the Best in 2022-2023.

Please take a minute to watch this video showing some of the highlights from the past school year.


Mark Henry, Ed.D.
Superintendent of schools