Closing out 2022-2023

Posted by Dr. Mark Henry on 5/24/2023 12:00:00 PM

Dear CFISD Community,

Here we are at the conclusion of yet another successful school year in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Thank you to our students, staff and community for combining to make 2022-2023 so special.

We began our graduation ceremonies on Tuesday, and by the time we are finished on Saturday, nearly 9,000 graduating seniors from 12 high schools will have walked the stage at the Berry Center. This includes 511 College Academy graduates, who simultaneously earned associate’s degrees along with their high school diplomas. Way to finish strong, Class of 2023!

Cy Falls class of 2023 graduates tossing their caps at graduation

Our graduations capped an entire school year of noteworthy achievements, starting last August with the announcement that we were the largest A-rated district in the state! 

CFISD Largest A-rated Texas School District

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

students at a marching band contest

The 29th annual CFISD Livestock Show and Sale generated more than $760,000 for student projects in February, and we dedicated the CFISD Exhibit Center in honor of longtime supporters Mike & Darlene Jarrar.

Mike and Darlene Jarrar speaking at the CFISD Livestock Show

Our athletics programs produced multiple state champions! At the state swim meet in February, Cypress Woods senior Benjamin Scholl won two gold medals in the 50 and 100 freestyle. At the state track meet in May, Cypress Ridge junior Rylee Hampton (100 hurdles), Cypress Ranch sophomore Celeste Robinson (100 dash) and Langham Creek senior Alex Ornelas (300 hurdles) all took gold. This week, the Cypress Woods baseball team will compete in the Region II-6A semifinal against Rockwall Heath. The Bridgeland and Langham Creek softball teams are also competing this week for the Region II championship and ticket to state!

Track and swim students winning medals

The 10th annual Superintendent’s Fun Run shattered previous years’ fundraising marks, generating $210,000 for student scholarships through the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation! I was touched by such an overwhelming response from the CFISD community.

Dr. Henry with board members and CFEF with $210,000 check at the Fun Run

We recognized 514 National Merit Scholars or College Board Recognition Scholars at a ceremony at the Berry Center in April. 

students receiving merit scholarships

Bridgeland High School’s One-Act Play, Henry Lumper, was state runner-up at the UIL One-Act Play Competition on May 6—an incredibly difficult achievement. Bridgeland’s production of Damn Yankees was also selected to perform on the main stage of the International Thespian Festival next month at Indiana University.

Bridgeland HS One-Act Play students

It is hard to believe that this will be my last “last day of school” with this incredible school district. Enjoy a safe and relaxing summer. I can’t wait to continue Bringing Out the Best with you in the fall of 2023-2024.

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