Posted on Mar 27, 2013 | Tagged in: Willowbrook , teachers , education , Cy-Fair ISD
Teachers are key community members that help our children learn from their practices and share the lessons learned, so that all children can achieve their potential.
Willowbrook Mall celebrates teachers for National Teacher Day on May 7, 2013. Visit their facebook page nominate and vote for a teacher. Voting for the event closes April 28.
On National Teacher Day, thank teachers for making public schools great! Teachers in Cy-Fair ISD and in communities across the nation will be in the spotlight on National Teacher Day, as students, parents, school administrators and the general public learn how teachers are making Great Public Schools for every student.
Posted on Feb 11, 2013 | Tagged in: education , Cypress , Cy-Fair ISD , awards
Education has been ongoing in the Cypress Fairbanks area since at least the 1600’s with the area’s first schoolhouse built in the late 1800’s. Since then the focus on educational excellence has been a driving force of what has developed into the Cypress Fairbanks ISD of today. Some of the districts schools include:
- Black Elementary School 14155 Grant Road 281-320-7145
- Hamilton Middle School 12330 Kluge 281-320-7000
- Cy-Woods High School 16825 Spring Cypress Rd. 281-213-1727
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is an exemplary educational community dedicated to the highest standards of quality at all levels and in all areas of endeavor. All students, parents, community members and district employees respect and value each other. The district is committed to providing all students with an education which enables them to live successfully in an ever-changing society.
Posted on Jan 15, 2013 | Tagged in: family , education , art
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts opened in March 2008, in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and other private and public lenders to bring world-class art exhibitions to Northwest Houston. The Pearl is housed in a former county library, leased to the museum and renovated through private funds, grants and gifts. Together with the Barbara Bush Library, The Centrum, and the Cypress Creek Community Center, the Pearl is part of the Cypress Creek Cultural District.
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts brings the best in original, high-quality museum works of art to the day-to-day environment of the residents of Northwest Houston. The Pearl, a non-collecting museum, borrows from public and private collections. In its first year, the Pearl exhibited the work of Western artist and illustrator Frederic Remington, gold objects from modern-day Ghana, blacksmithing and metalworking, 17th- and 18th-century European paintings, and antique and contemporary art glass. The Pearl complements its exhibitions with an active schedule of programs and services. Founded on the community center concept, the Pearl reaches beyond traditional museums to enlighten, educate and entertain.
The Pearl offers monthly Family Days at no charge with hands-on art projects, artist demonstrations, performances, and tours on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Posted on Nov 13, 2012 | Tagged in: Houston , family , education
The Tot Spot at the Children’s Museum of Houston is a great way to spend the day with the under 3 years old set! It’s a fun to learn, discover, explore and experiment with all the exhibits on display including:
Mirrors are used in several of the defined spaces to add to the child’s learning whether they are on their tummies gazing at themselves in the mirror in a padded area as they play or dancing with scarves in the amphitheater.
The Ball and Pillow Pit is a spot for children and their parents to explore the realm of physical knowledge by rolling, kicking and tossing a variety of balls.
Posted on Oct 29, 2012 | Tagged in: people , family , events , education
Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow atTrader’s Village, 7979 North Eldridge Rd. will be held November 10 & 11th from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. A two-day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, tipis, visiting with old friends, making new ones, honoring ceremonies, singing, and much more will be part of the 23rd Annual Texas Championship Pow Wow.
Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, will take part in this celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Spectators will be amazed by the precision and showmanship that even the youngest competitors display in their dancing.
Join America’s oldest people in celebrations!
Posted on Oct 24, 2012 | Tagged in: family , education , Cypress , art
Painting with a Twist announced that the Cypress studio plans to offer children’s paint pARTies during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided, as is an experienced and enthusiastic local artist who can lead your kids step by step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. At the end of the event, you & your kids will have a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent your children will want to explore. This is not an average art class, this is art entertainment!
Classes are open to all ages and drop-offs are welcome. Classes are $35 per person. Online registration is strongly encouraged, due to limited seating. Register online < http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/cypress/calendar > or by calling 281-256-8383.
Posted on Sep 17, 2012 | Tagged in: people , family , education
Children and parents of the community are invited to visit the preschool on September 22nd between 10am and 2pm to get an upclose view of emergency response vehicles, construction vehicles and some sports cars too!
Touch-A-Truck gives kids an opportunity to to get a first hand view of emergency vehicles and learn more about them literally through “hands on” experience. Not only seeing the vehicles up close, but sitting in the drivers seat and getting to turn on the sirens themselves makes the loud noises much less scary.
Introducing children to police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel can show them who they are, how they can help, and in case of a real emergency a child could identify who to ask for help. Touch-A-Truck is a wonderful community event where children can learn that police officers and firefighter are there to help them and our community.
Posted on Aug 30, 2012 | Tagged in: family , events , environment , education
The Garden Faire is held the fourth Saturday and Sunday each September on Mercer’s west side at the picnic area. Kid’s Korner provides families with nature activities and crafts. The two day festival is open to the community and has something fun for the whole family!
- “Stan the Man” Train Rides around the park
- Hat decorating with recycled goods
- Planting Seeds to take home
- Create a 3D frog
- Craft a hummingbird feeder
- Make a snake book
The event features regional plant societies with some selling carnivourous plants, local artists, crafts, and people who specialize in garden art. Fair vendors will also have things many interesting things for parents, grandparents, and gardeners alike including herbal soaps, yard art, garden furniture, garden paraphernalia, pottery, and much more. Join in the fun Saturday and Sunday September 22 & 23 froom 8am until 4pm! For more information visit the Mercer Arboretum online.
Posted on Aug 09, 2012 | Tagged in: events , education , Cy-Fair College , business
This fall, Lone Star College at Cy-Fair will offer to the public free business seminars every Wednesday.
Each one-hour class will cover a new topic to ensure success in the business world, with classes ranging from the effective utilization of the popular website Pinterest to mastering the organization of Quickbooks. The classes will be from 7:45 to 8:45 AM in Room 131, 9191 Barker Cypress Road.
On September 19, mobile commerce will be discussed. On September 26, a presentation about cloud computing will occur. Local entrepreneur Nozer Buchias will reveal his personal strategies for success on October 3. October 10 will provide a crash course on Quickbooks. Pinterest in the business community will be analyzed on October 17. The last class, which takes place on October 24, will be a refresher on productive sales techniques.
Posted on Jul 26, 2012 | Tagged in: people , news , Houston , education , Cy-Fair ISD
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Board of Trustees member Dr. John Ogletree has been recognized as a Master Trustee by the Texas Association of School Boards after completing a leadership program sponsored by the organization.
Dr. Ogletree completed Leadership TASB, which involved several months of instruction and leadership development courses. Ogletree and other board members presented research projects that included information about college readiness, student health, board leadership, funding inequalities, classroom adaptations and parental involvement.