Thursday, January 13, 2022

Blood Drive

The next HOSA blood drive will be held on Friday, January 21st. Students who are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a signed parent permission form may sign up to donate blood during all 4 lunches. You can pick up a permission form from any of the HOSA volunteers during your lunch.

Picture Retakes

Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, January 18

In the Teaching Theater during all lunches

212 Respect Week

Next week from Tuesday, January 18th through Friday, January 21st is our annual 212 Respect Week. We take this time during MLK holiday to demonstrate respect for each other and respect our differences. Our campus is great because our students and staff members are so diverse.

We will show our 212 Respect by doing the following:

  1. Tuesday - Be the Change we Want to See in the World, so wear black and yellow
  2. Wednesday - Multicultural Day, dress up to represent an outside country!
  3. Thursday - Wear Red, White and Blue because we are the United States not the Divided States
  4. Friday - Walk a Mile in Some Else's Shoes, wear your school spirit shirts and Mix Match Shoes

WHMA

 The WMHA will have its January meeting today after school in the teaching theatre. If you are looking for a club to join and want to help raise awareness for mental health, please come to today's meeting. See you there!

Dual Credit

Are you taking Dual Credit classes? Did you know that your payment for classes was due in December?

Please log in to your MyLonestar account now to check your balance and make sure you are enrolled in the correct courses. You will be dropped from your classes for non-payment, so please visit with Mrs. England or Ms. Pickett if you have questions.

Hockey

Congratulations to the Wildcat Hockey team on their 7 to 3 victory over the Woodlands this past Friday. 

Come out and support your Wildcats on Sunday, January 30th as they take on the team from Memorial West. Be at the Sugarland Ice rink at 6:40 pm.


AP Exam

AP Exam ordering is OPEN for second semester courses.  These include Economics AP, Government AP and Psychology AP.

Don't wait until the last minute. Be 212 and take care of this now. Regular registration ends at 11:59 pm on Monday, February 7th.

Late registration, which includes an additional $10 per exam fee, ends on Friday, February 11th at 12:01 am.

Remember that registration is a two-step process:

1) Register and request a test through College Board

2) Pay through Total Registration

If you are NOT sitting in an AP class, but want to take an exam, you can register for an EXAM ONLY section. You will need to stop by the Counseling office, prior to registering, for the EXAM ONLY option.

Once registration closes, there is no waitlist. Don't miss out on the opportunity to potentially earn some college credit.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Mr Cy Woods

The 2022 Mr. Cy Woods pageant is right around the corner on February 17th.

Applications for Senior Contestants and Escorts can be picked up and turned into the AP Office or the Finance Office starting today. If you would like to participate in the pageant, please stop by and pick up an application. They are due February 4th with a commitment to the rehearsal dates listed on the form. This is a fun and entertaining event. So, don't miss out Senior Men; step up and make some memories and strut your stuff! Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

More information will follow later regarding Mr. Cy Woods ticket sales.

Band

The Saturday Area band Audition was the final round of auditions for our 21 band members who were competitive for All State. Congratulations to the 5 students who became Texas 6A All State Musicians Saturday.

Congratulations to the 2 who earned All State for their second year and the 1 who earned All State for the 3rd year.

These students are now considered in the top 1% of high school musicians in Texas.

Again, this year the Cypress Woods band has almost as many All State musicians as the rest of CFISD combined and had the 2nd highest number of All Staters in the area.

Congratulations to all of the band members who went to the area audition Saturday and everyone who competed in the region process this year. The staff is very proud of your efforts!

Choir

Cypress Woods HS has 3 All State Choir Members!

Saturday auditions were held at the Woodlands High School to select members of the Texas All State choir. This process begins with thousands of students across the state and to be selected you must be in the top 400 singers in the state.

3 Woods students were selected to be in the choir and one was selected as an alternate! 

We are so proud of these four students for all of their hard work and dedication to singing and for representing Cy Woods so well!

Ladies Soccer

Over the weekend, your lady Wildcat soccer team faced off against some of the best teams in Houston. After falling short to Klein on Thursday, our Cats bounced back with a huge win over the 2021 region 3 champs, Memorial High School. A true 212 team effort and goals scored were enough to take down the former state champs. Our Cats are back at it Thursday at their next tourney - GOOD LUCK SOCCER!

Your Lady Wildcat JV team played their tails off in the Grand Oaks Cup last weekend and came out of it with 2 wins over a tough Klein and a feisty Memorial. Your Lady Wildcats look to continue their winning ways this weekend at the I-10 Shootout. 212 Soccer!

Softball

Softball tryouts will be January 14th starting at 1:00 pm and January 15th from 9:00 - 2:00 for all girls interested in playing softball. You must pick up a packet from the trainers and have a physical and all paperwork turned in and cleared before tryouts. There is a sign-up sheet on the door of room 3006, 2006 and 2705. If you have any questions, see Coach Bond, Coach Wilson or Coach Vance.

Weekly Athletics January 10-15, 2022

 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Pass/Fail

Juniors and Seniors Only: If you are interested in taking a class Pass/Fail, please visit our Cy Woods Website to see

  • Classes available for Pass/Fail
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Pass-Fail Application
  • Pass-Fail Worksheet
All applications must be turned into your counselor by Monday, January 10. Signing an acknowledgement page in class does NOT sign you up for Pass/Fail.

Friday, December 17, 2021

POWER of 212

Calling all creative Wildcats! We invite you to enter the POWER of 212 student multimedia competition! Winners can earn some awesome prizes, such as free prom tickets, free lunch from Raising Cane's, discounted items from the spirit store, or free pep rally & sports passes!

For more information, look for a flier around the school, check CWHS social media accounts, or look at your graduating class Schoology page.

All submissions are due by Friday, January 28th, 2022.

Baseball

Baseball try-outs will be held January 21st, 22nd and 24th. You must pick up a tryout form from Coach Pridgeon in room 2008. Forms MUST be completed and turned in by January 19th if you want to participate. There will be a meeting January 6th immediately after school in the baseball field stands.

Water Polo

Hey Wildcats, did you know that UIL is adding a new sport for the first time in 20 years next year? Well you do now, Water Polo is the newest sport to be added to the UIL lineup! There will be introductory practices led by the captains and alumni of the team over winter break. Show up at the Spillane MS pool from 10-11 am Monday, Dec. 20th through Thursday, Dec. 23. We will be able to teach newcomers, so anyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Boys Soccer

Your Wildcat Boys soccer started the year strong at Cy Ridge. The Sophomore team hung 3 goals on the Rams and then held on to win 3-2 despite a fierce rally at the end from Ridge. 

JV played a determined and very physical game but we weren't messing around. 4-nil for the Wildcats.

Varsity went down 2-0 in the first half but roared back to even it up 2-2 in another scrappy, physical match.

Way to start the season off right, boys!

Fino Alla Fine!

Girls Basketball

The Girls Basketball team had a home game this week vs. Bridgeland. The freshman team had a tough battle and lost a close game. JV was in a dog fight as well and came out with a huge victory!

The Varsity game was an intense game as both teams were shooting lights out from the 3 pt line. In the end our Varsity girls finished the job and made some huge free throws down the stretch to win the game 48-45.

Thanks to all the students and staff that attended the game!

Monday, December 6, 2021

Weekly Athletics Week of December 6-11, 2021


 

Library Closed

The Library will be closed for EOC testing Tuesday through Friday of this week.

Tulsa Welding School

Tulsa Welding School will be making a stop here today during all lunches. This is a good opportunity to ask questions about their programs and compare them to others. Welding skills are in demand and can lead to high paying jobs. Explore your options today.

Step Team

This weekend members of our Royal Vision step team traveled to Dallas to compete in the World of Step "Who Runs the Yard" competition.  They placed 1st in the Co-ed division and had the highest score in the high school division.

Hockey

Congratulations to the Wildcat hockey team on their 6 to 3 victory over the Bearkats.

Come out this Sunday at 7:05 pm at the Aerodrome as they take on Tomball.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Girl's Golf

If you are interested in trying out for Girls Golf, be sure to sign up by scanning the QR code and filling the information out! Tryout information can be found around the girl's coaches office, room 1105 and the girls locker room area. Tryouts will be December 8th at Cypress Lakes Golf Course! If you have any questions, please email or visit with Coach Cabby.

Canfield Business Honors Program

Attention Seniors! The Canfield Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin is hosting a virtual information session for prospective applicants today at 3 PM. This session is specifically for Cy Woods students and is a great opportunity to learn more about an incredible program. Students will be able to ask questions, receive essay help and meet current students in the CBHP Program. Be on the lookout for a flyer in Schoology! See you there!

Athletics Week of November 29 - December 4, 2021


 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Red Ribbon

Did you know up to 12% of teens meet the criteria of alcohol dependence? Alcohol can be a very dangerous substance and has been proven to increase suicide, homicide and physical violence as well as reduce your awareness and reflexes. It is important to reduce these risks by avoiding consumption of alcohol.

Wrestling

Congratulations to our varsity girls wrestling team placing 2nd at the Big 12 wrestling tournament at Cinco Ranch!

We had one boy place 5th.

Coach Johnson is very proud of the effort everyone gave this weekend!

Hockey

Congratulations to the Wildcat Hockey team on their 5 to 1 victory over the San Antonio Jr Rampage. 

Come out and support our Wildcats on Friday at 7:05 pm at the Sugarland Ice and Sports Center as we take on Strake Jesuit. Let's get out there and hurt somebody!

Girls Golf

If you are interested in trying out for Girls Golf, be sure to sign up by scanning the QR code and filling the information out! Tryout information can be found around the girl's coaches office, room 1105 and the girls locker room area. Tryouts will be December 8th at Cypress Lakes Golf Course! If you have any questions, please email or visit with Coach Cabby. 

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad had their first competition of the year this past Saturday. They had three placements!

Mrs. Campbell and all of Cy Woods is proud of you and can not wait to see the results of the next competition in January.

Friday, November 12, 2021

World Kindness Day

Tomorrow, November 13, is World Kindness Day. Help us celebrate by passing around "kindness clothespins" which you may see around the school today or by paying a compliment to someone new. Remember, Wildcats: even a small act can make a giant impact.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Hey Wildcats!

The Fine Arts department is hosting its first-ever "Fine Arts Drive". Starting November 11th, please bring canned goods and boxed items like peanut butter, canned soup or boxed pasta to give back to those in need. All donations will be given to the Houston Food Bank for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Please bring your canned goods to the choir, theatre or orchestra rooms in the fine arts hallway! There will be collection boxes to drop your donations. Donations will be accepted until Friday, November 19th. Flyers are posted around the school with more details and guidelines on what the Houston Food Bank needs.

Again, please bring all donations to the choir, orchestra or theater rooms by Friday, November 19th.

Thank you for serving your communities Wildcats!

Bowling

Let's give a huge shoutout to our mighty bowling team and their huge win.  They swept Cy Lakes 13-0.

Hockey

The Wildcat Varsity Hockey team ended their battle against FairCreek in a tie at 3.  Ms. Vickroy would like to congratulate the whole team on a great game and invite everyone to come out and support us this Sunday at 9:30, bright and early, at the Sugarland Ice and Sports Center as we take on the San Antonio Junior Rampage. Now lets get out there and hurt somebody!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Football Tickets: Woods vs. Lakes


 

National French Week

National French Week is November 3 through November 9. Did you know that Paris is the gastronomic capital of the world? That means that France is known for eating good food! Known as degustation, it is the careful appreciation of eating various foods, focusing on the senses, high culinary art and good company.

Volleyball


 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Volleyball

In a stunning match last night, your Cy Woods Lady Wildcats took the dub over a tough Tomball Memorial team in 4 games! Give these girls a high five today if you see them because they are BI-DISTRICT CHAMPIONS who are in the hunt for area playoffs against Oak Ridge - details coming soon! We want to especially thank the crowd for coming and supporting our girls - it truly makes a difference and we can't wait to have you come out and be loud against those lame War Eagles this week - LET'S GO WILDCAT VOLLEYBALL!

Hockey

The Wildcat hockey team had to AWESOME games this weekend! They took on the Highlanders Friday night in a heated battle. The Cats came out on top with 7 goals. Sunday Night they took on Ridge Point in a back and forth battle with the Wildcats once again winning the game! 

 

Come out and support your Wildcat Hockey Team this Friday as they take on Fair Creek at 7:05 PM at the Aerodrome. Get out there and hurt someone!


Computer Science

On Saturday the 30th, the Cypress Woods Computer Science team travelled to Taylor HS in Katy for the 13th annual 7 Lakes CS contest.

Results are as follows:

Advanced Division: 1st and 4th place

Novice Division: 1st place

Cy Woods is the reigning UIL 2021 6A State Champion Computer Science team - 212

Weekly Athletics November 1 - 6, 2021


 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Red Ribbon Week

Did you know: Teen tobacco, alcohol and drug users are at least twice as likely as nonusers to have poor grades? Even more alarming: Teen drug users are about twice as likely as non-users to drop out of high school.


Did you know: 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem started smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.


Did you know: Deaths from medication abuse now outnumber deaths from traffic accidents for young adults in the United States.

Hockey

The Wildcat Hockey team took home a huge win on Sunday against Cinco Ranch.

The Wildcats take on those pesky Highlanders this Friday at 7:05 at the Aerodrome.

Come support your Wildcat Hockey team!  Get out there and hurt somebody!

Football Tickets

Tickets for sale during all lunches today. Student tickets: $4 and Adult tickets: $7

Game: Pridgeon Stadium (away) - 6:30 pm

Monday, October 25, 2021

UIL Academics

Like winning - being a state champ?

Looking for scholarships?

Join the UIL Academics team!

Woods was the UIL 6A State Academic Champion in 2019?

1st time that has happened in the history of CFISD.

Stop by room 1558 anytime to get more information.

There are events in all subject areas.

Get in on the fun!

Join the UIL Academics team!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. This year Red Ribbon Week begins today.

Did you know: Those that use drugs often don't see the damage they cause to those around them. The addiction becomes more prominent and the user starts to break away from any and all relationships they once found important.

Thank you for recognizing that drugs are a fashion disaster and wearing mismatched clothes and crazy hair today. Tomorrow join us as we fight against drugs! Dress like your favorite superhero or villain.

Volleyball

Congratulations Volleyball! It was a program sweep against Cy Springs on Friday clenching a playoff spot! It looks like your Wildcats will be playing Tomball Memorial or Tomball in their first round of playoffs, detail will be coming soon! The girls play their last district match away against Cy Lakes on Tuesday and play of warm up playoff match against Summer Creek this Thursday at home, 5:30! 


You make Cy Woods #1

Choir

Over the weekend, Cy Woods Choir students competed at the TMEA Region Choir Auditions. The directors are so proud of all the students in this very competitive audition. Woods had:

9th & 10th Grade Honor Choir: 10 students

Region Treble Choir: 5 students

Region Mixed Choir: 21 students

Cy Woods also had 15 students advance to Pre-Area round of auditions at the beginning of December.


We had 2 students named first chair for their choir for the entire region.


Congratulations to these choir students for their work and 212 effort!

Weekly Athletics October 25 - 30, 2021


 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.


The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

This year, the theme for Hispanic Heritage Month was "Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope." Over the past month we have recognized artists, scientists, popular icons and leaders. We have highlighted people and practices from all over the Hispanic world but have only scratched the surface of their contributions.

Today, as we conclude our observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, we reflect upon these and the many other ways that this vibrant, exciting and colorful culture makes life in the USA richer, more complex and more satisfying.

Hispanic Heritage Month

The largest urban area in North America isn't NYC or LA - it is Mexico City. With a population of over 21 million people in the greater Mexico City area, it is also the largest Spanish-speaking city in the entire world.

The Aztecs were led to the location by a sign from their god, Huitzilopochtli, who pointed to the site by showing them a golden eagle perched on a prickly pear devouring a rattlesnake. The city was originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, which was almost completely destroyed by the Spanish in 1521. The lake is still there, too - which is why parts of the city have sunk more than 30 feet in the last 100 years.

When Hernan Cortes invaded Mexico in 1521 he marched toward what was described as a "golden city" - Tenochtitlan. Since then, Mexico City has grown far beyond the island that it once occupied. It now covers the entire Valley of Mexico and is one of the most productive and culturally important cities in the world. You can still see the remnants of the old Aztec city in some surviving temples and in the waterways of Xochimilco, called chinampas.


Hispanic Heritage Month

When it comes to controversy, few federal holidays can compare with October 12th. Depending on what part of the world you're in or even which neighborhood in a big city, October 12th can go by one of over a dozen different names.

Originally celebrated in New York City in 1792, Columbus Day became a celebration of Italian culture and its contributions to life in the United States. By 1892, after an incident of anti-Italian immigrant violence, President Benjamin Harrison declared the 12th to be a one-time national celebration that included school presentations and publications along patriotic, American themes. Francis Bellamy also published his most famous work for this celebration, the Pledge of Allegiance.

In Mexico and across Latin America, the 12th is known as Dia de la Raza, Dia de la Resistencia Indigena, El dia de la Raza y de la Hispanidad and Dia de las Americas among others. It is a chance for people to reflect upon and celebrate the Hispanic influence on the development of the two American continents and to appreciate the indigenous people whose traditions, food, religions and languages blended with the Europeans to make Hispanic culture what it is.

In recent years, October 12th has been marked by protests and the demands for the removal of statues and monuments that many in the Latino community view as representing oppressors and tyrants. Meanwhile, celebrations of Italian-American heritage continue in cities like New York and San Francisco. This year, President Joe Biden has proclaimed the holiday Indigenous Peoples' Day to celebrate the "invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples" and "recognize their inherent sovereignty".

Computer Science

On Saturday the 16th, the Cypress Woods Computer Science team travelled to 7 Lakes for the 13th annual 7 Lakes CS contest.

Woods placed 1st and 4th in the Advanced Division and 4th and 6th in the Novice Division.

Cy Woods is the reigning UIL 2021 6A State Champion Computer Science team - 212!


If you are interested in the Computer Science club or UIL Academics, stop by room 1558

Volleyball

If you missed Friday nights volleyball matches, you missed out on some of the best volleyball in Texas! Varsity lost in 5 sets, but it felt like a victory. The girls are the only team to take Cy Ranch to 5 sets in District! Everyone is so proud of our girls! Be sure to support these young ladies this week, away at Cy Park on Tuesday at 4:30 and 5:30 and Home on Friday against Cy Springs, varsity plays at 4:00!

Weekly Athletics October 18 - 23, 2021




 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Weekly Athletics October 11 - 16, 2021

 


Hispanic Heritage Month

Selena Quintanilla Gomez, better known simply as Selena, was adored by millions of fans for her music, style and personality. She blended traditional Tejano music with upbeat Mexican cumbia in both Spanish and English. Her albums, which sold over 30 million copies worldwide, were some of the first for a female Hispanic artist to reach the Billboard charts in Mexico and the United States.

The Queen of Tejano music was only 23 years old when she was murdered in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Over 60,000 fans attended her public funeral in Corpus Christi. Across South Texas, she is revered as a diva, a martyr and even a saint. She was so popular that after her death in 1995 Governor George W. Bush declared that in Texas, April 16, her birthday, would be remembered as Selena Day. "Dreaming of You" her record released just after her death, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, something no other Latin recording artist had done and led Billboard magazine to name her the greatest female Latin artist of all time. The movie made about her life launched the career of a then-unknown actress, Jennifer Lopez.

Now, over 26 years after her death, Selena is still one of the most popular musicians on Spanish-language radio and her songs are covered by Tejano bands.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, today we remember the Queen of Tejano music, Selena.

Hockey

Congratulations to the Wildcat Varsity Hockey team on their 8-0 win over Seven Lakes!  The Wildcats take on Tomball this Friday at 7:05 pm at the Aerodrome. Lets get out there and hurt somebody!

Volleyball

Volleyball has 5 matches left in season, a big match-up against Langham Creek on Tuesday and Senior night against Cy Ranch this Friday! Be sure to come support your lady Wildcats who are 27 and 10 and tied for 3rd in District!

Friday, October 8, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sophia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx on June 25, 1954. Her parents were both Puerto Rican and she even refers to herself as a "Nuyorican". After deciding that she wanted to be a lawyer at the age of 10 while watching a TV show, she graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School, Princeton and Yale Law.

Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2009 by President Obama. The first Hispanic justice and only the 3rd woman appointed to the high court, she had risen steadily through the ranks of the courts until she was appointed to a federal judgeship by President Bush in 1991. She rose to fame for her work in saving Major League Baseball from itself after the strike in 1995. While Sotomayor never demanded media attention and kept a low profile in her courtroom, lawyers who stood before her remember her well. Sotomayor is known on the court for her trust in the judicial process and her cutthroat attitude toward ill-prepared attorneys. She is also known for her kindness toward jurors and the attorneys who work hard to advocate for their clients.

Volleyball

It was another great night for Cy Woods volleyball and hats off to Cheer for their support against a huge district match against Cy Falls! It was a program sweep and Varsity win 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 to extend their record to 27 and 9! The next match is away at Bridgeland this Friday at 4:30 and 5:30. Keep up the hard work girls, you make Cy Woods #1.

FBLA

Are you interested in the business world, entrepreneurship or leadership? Future Business Leaders of America or FBLA focuses on business-related skills. We attend business conferences at local, state and national levels and compete for awards in categories ranging from finance to video production. There are opportunities to fundraise and meet local businesses as well. If you are interested, join the FBLA remind @cwhsfbla for more information. The deadline to apply is October 8th.

Hispanic Heritage Month

If I grabbed a handful

of words

I had never heard and

Sprinkled them over a paragraph

So I could write

A magnificent story

imagine

In 2015, Juan Felipe Herrera was named the first chicano poet of the United States, an honorary position created by Congress to raise awareness of the reading and writing of poetry in our country. His writings include books for children, books of poetry and books on social issues surrounding hispanic life and culture. His book, Imagine, asks children to imagine what they can be when they grow up.

If I started to write

A poem

On a skinny paper pad after school

As i walked on the wide sidewalk

And then finished it

When

I got home

Imagine

Juan Felipe Herrera was born to California migrant farmworkers in 1948. In college at UCLA he was active in the Chicano civil rights movement and has been a prominent part of the Chicano literary movement since the 1960's. He continues to publish books and poems inspired by day to day life of hispanics, folk music and life in California.

Today, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera.

Step Team

The Cy Woods Step team is having a tryout for any wildcats who are interested. The workshop and tryouts will be held after school on Monday 10/11 - Wednesday 10/13. Please see Mr. Fraley during lunch for more information.

The Step team is also starting the Men of The Woods young men's group. Our 1st interest meeting will be held on October 13th from 3-4:30. Any wildcats interested in participating in community service, traveling to events and gaining skills for the future. Please see Mr. Goff in room 2810.

Hockey

Ms. Vickroy would like to wish good luck to the Wildcat Varsity hockey team as they take on Seven Lakes this Sunday!

Get out there and hurt somebody!

Monday, October 4, 2021

Weekly Athletics October 4 - 9, 2021


 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Cesar Chavez is known across the US as an organizer, a community builder and a champion for the rights of laborers. Born in 1927 in Arizona, he, along with Dolores Huerta, led the United Farm Workers in the 1960s and fought for the rights of farm workers.

The famous UFW strike against the grape-growers was one of the first successful efforts among these workers to gain rights and benefits. Inspired by Mohandas Gandhi and his fight for equality and fairness in India, Cesar's tactics were non-violent and attracted the attention of celebrities and the media. His famous "NO UVAS", "no grapes", stickers were seen on car bumpers around the country.

Chavez is considered a "folk-saint" in many Mexican-American communities. His birthday is a state holiday in some parts of the country and his legacy lives on through the programs that he began and led until his death in 1993.

Today in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Cesar Chavez.

PSAT

Due to PSAT testing, we will be on an alternate bell schedule on Wednesday, October 13th. Early release and lunch times are affected. Visit the Cy Woods website to view the schedule.

Volleyball

Volleyball had a program sweep against Cy Lakes on Friday! Varsity extends their record to 26 and 9 for the season and is tied for third in District. They will start the second round of district tomorrow against Cy Falls here at 4:30 and 5:30!

Come out and support your Wildcats!

Hockey

Congratulations to the Varsity Hockey Team on their season opening win against Pearland/Friendswood on Sunday. The Wildcats took the win 3 – 1.  Lets go Wildcats! Get out there and hurt someone!


Hispanic Heritage Month

There is no place in the world like the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Mexico City.

This plaza contains buildings from all of the people who have lived in Mexico - Aztec, Spanish and contemporary Mexican. The oldest are the 700-year-old ruins of Tlatelolco, a city-state that was built hundreds of years before Columbus sailed into the Americas. Next to that stands the Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco, an engineering school built by Franciscan monks in the 1500's and the Templo de Santiago, a Catholic church built with some of the stones from the ancient pyramids. Finally, el Centro Cultual Universitario of the National University of Mexico, built in 1964, completes the plaza.

The plaza has seen Mexico City grow from chinampas to sky-scrapers and everything in between. When the Aztecs ruled Mexico, the site was a roaring, bustling market filled with goods from across the Americas. In 1521, the Spaniards under Cortes completed their conquest of Mexico, winning a brutal, bloody battle in the shadow of those temples. In 1968 during a student protest, Mexican military soldiers and helicopters with machine guns slaughtered hundreds of people during a government crackdown. Now, the Plaza de las Culturas is a beautiful attraction in Mexico City that attracts thousands of tourists who eat churros and tacos al pastor, pose for Instagram and enjoy the wide, open space in the middle of a city of almost 9 million people.


Hispanic Heritage Month

All across Latin America, few things are as exciting to young girls as their Quinceanera.

The quince is a traditional coming-of-age celebration for girls on their 15th birthday. It is a social and religious event that emphasizes the importance of family, faith, friends and society in everyone's life. The history of this event goes back to the days of the Aztecs and it is believed to be a combination of ancient and Spanish traditions.

The festivities usually begin with a mass at church for the Quinceanera, her family and her padrinos, of godparents. After that is when the fun begins. A party with food, dancing and music comes next. The quince will often have a choreographed dance, like a waltz, that is the highlight of the party. Some of these dances, taught to the quince's damas ("maids of honour") and chambelanes ("chamberlains"), involve lights, costumes and special music. Various other traditions such as gifting a doll to her younger sister, wearing heels and a fancy cake are all part of ways to celebrate the quinceanera. If you get invited to a quinceanera, expect to eat well, dance a lot and have a great time at this once-in-a-lifetime event for young ladies.

 

College Visits

Wildcats, here is the line-up for college visitors for this week:

Monday: Houston Baptist University, Millsaps College at lunches and Stoney Brook University will be virtual in the College and Career Center

Tuesday: Centenary College (Louisiana) at all lunches

Wednesday: New York Film Academy virtually in the College and Career Center, Tulsa Welding School at all lunches

Thursday: Embry-Riddle and Roanoke College at all lunches, University of Miami virtually in the College and Career Center

Friday: University of Chicago virtually in the College and Career Center, UT Arlington and Savannah College of Art and Design at all lunches


Also, the FAFSA is now open. Seniors should be completing and submitting the FAFSA. Please visit Mrs. England in the College and Career Center if you need more information.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

Eva Peron was born in Argentina in 1919 as the illegitimate daughter of a rancher who died when she was just a child. History remembers her as EVITA the First Lady of Argentina, wife of the caudillo and according to many Argentines, the spirit of their country.

Maria Eva Duarte de Peron was an actress, an activist and a politician before her death in 1952 at the age of 33 from cancer. She knew from her youngest years that she would be a film and music star. She was bold and strong in an age and in a country where women were more often expected to be seen than to be heard. She was a powerful force in the government of her husband, Juan Peron, and she won the hearts of millions of people in Argentina and around the world.

Stories tell of Evita knocking on every door in Buenos Aires to rouse hundred of thousands of people to protest in the streets for the release of her husband who had been arrested by rivals. The musical EVITA shows her as a legendary hero for the people of Argentina and Madonna portrayed her in the movie. People everywhere know the words to "Don't Cry For me Argentina".

Today, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the beloved former first lady of Argentina, EVITA, Eva Peron.

Volleyball

It was a program sweep against Cy Springs for volleyball, Varsity extends their record to 25 and 9! They play Cy Lakes this Friday at home at 4:30 and 5:30! Be sure to come support your lady wildcats!!

Tennis

Tennis lost to Bridgeland last night, but we are officially 2nd place in district!

Congratulations Tennis.

Swim

JV swim at Seven Lakes last night did great. Boy's beat Bridgeland!!

Come out to the meet on Thursday at the Natatorium by Pridgeon!

Great job swim! 

Hispanic Heritage Month

He's sold over 50 million albums and his music is instantly recognizable around the world. He has been called El Rey de la Musica Ranchera, the King of Ranchera Music and El Idolo de Mexico, The Idol of Mexico. His oldest fans and friends know him as El Charro de Huentitan. He is Vicente Fernandez and he is Mexican music giant.

El Idolo was born in 1940 outside Guadalajara, Jalisco and grew up trying to sing and play the guitar like the ranchera singers he heard on the radio. He began his career singing at parks and bus stops buy quickly gained fame and fans. He has since starred in movies, been featured in television shows and performed on stages around the world, always wearing his trademark charro suit and sombrero. He's in the Latin Music Hall of Fame, has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has over 50 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. He's won 11 Grammy awards and there is no place on the planet that his music does not make people think of Mexico.

Vicente Fernandez is 80 years old now and even though he has retired from performing live, he still writes and records music. In his almost 60-year musical career, he has released over 50 albums and claims to have enough material to release another 30 more after he dies.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the most recognizable traditional Mexican singer the world has ever known, Vicente Fernandez.

Volleyball

It was a program sweep last Friday night against Cy Park! Varsity extended their record to 24 and 9 defeating Cy Park 25-8, 25-10, 25-14. 

Also, congratulations to our freshman B team for coming in 3rd place at the Spring Branch ISD B Team Tournament! Way to go girls, we are so proud of you!

Monday, September 27, 2021

College Visits

Wildcats, the college visitors are coming!

Today, Southwestern University will be visiting C and D lunches. Southwestern is a private University in Georgetown, TX. It is a liberal arts college with almost 1300 undergraduates enrolled. If you are looking for a small, in-state university, be sure to check out Southwestern.

Tuesday, Oklahoma State University will have a representative on campus during all lunches. Located in Stillwater, OK, OSU is a nationally ranked research university with an honors curriculum that is ranked in the top 10 in the nation.

Wednesday, Texas State University and University of Nebraska will be in the College and Career Center after school for a meet and greet. Seniors, if Texas State is on your college list, you really need to stop in and meet our admissions representative.

ComedySportz

 Hey Wildcats, do you enjoy an evening of laughs? How about a show where you, yes you as the audience member gets to participate and decide the winner? Well then do we have an evening of entertainment for you! On Tuesday, September 28th, at 7 pm in the auditorium, come check out our first ComedySportz match of the year! This will be a match between our very own Cy Woods students so come out for a great evening! Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased online at www.cwtc.weebly.com or you can purchase them at the door when you arrive. See you there Wildcats!

Voter Registration

Seniors: Voter registration will be taking place on Wednesday, September 29th. Registration will be offered to all Seniors through Government and Economics classes. Your teacher will be going over the eligibility requirements. If you do not have a Government or Economics class, please see Mrs. Stephanow in room 2111 to register on the 29th.

Staff: You can register at any time. Registration cards are available for you in our Registrar's office.

Banned Books Week

From September 26th through October 2nd, Libraries across the world recognize Banned Books Week which celebrates the freedom to read. This year's theme is "Books Unite Us". Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, divides us and creates barriers. Stop by the Library this week to see our display and have conversations about the books that some have tried to censor.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Gauchos are the nomadic horsemen who roamed the Argentine and Uruguayan pampas, or grasslands, in the late 1700's and early 1800's. Similar to North American cowboys, gauchos are celebrated in legends and heroic folklore.

Gauchos managed herds of wild horses and cattle on the South American plains and lived from what they supplied. Their traditional equipment included the chiripa, a wide belt worn around the waist, bombachas, pleated pants that bunched at the ankles and most famous of all, the boleadora, or bola, a device made of small, heavy iron balls attached together by leather strips that were used to trip up and immobilize cattle, similar to a cowboy's rope lasso.

The gaucho eventually lost his freedom of wandering the wild pampas and was forced to work on the massive estancias, or ranches, that cover the modern grasslands. Despite this, they are a continual source for advertisements, legends, books and movies, just like his counterpart in North America.

Today, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the gauchos!

Debate Tournament

This weekend at the Memorial Senior High Debate Tournament, the first in person tournament of the season, we had many of our Wildcat debaters, who are coached by Mr. Koshak, win multiple rounds. We also had one special Wildcat place third in semi-finals for junior varsity debate and third place speaker overall.

Congratulations and 212 to our Wildcat debaters!

District Choir Auditions

On Saturday, 33 Cy Woods Choir students participated in District Choir Auditions at Cy Park HS. 32 students were selected to advance to Region Choir Auditions next month.

Cy Woods had 7 students who place in the top 5 for their section.

Congratulations and 212 to every student that auditioned!

WMHA

The first Wildcat Mental Health Alliance will meet after school tomorrow in the teaching theatre. Come find out how you can help promote mental health wellness at Cy Woods and in our community. For any questions, please see Mr. Harbruegar or Mrs. Rasmussen in the counseling office.

Weekly Athletics Sept 27-Oct 2, 2021


 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

Simon Bolivar is South America's greatest hero. He led the successful independence movements in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, which is named in his honor.

Simon Jose Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolivar y Ponte Palacios y Blanco was born into a very wealthy family in Caracas, Venezuela in 1783, the year the United States gained its independence from Great Britain. Like most rich young men from South America, he was sent to Europe to study art, government, philosophy and war. Despite learning at the great universities of Europe, it was his childhood teacher, Don Simon Rodriguez, whose lessons on liberty, enlightenment and freedom inspired him to launch the wars of independence across Latin America.

El Libertador, as Bolivar was known throughout Latin America, dreamt of a unified, powerful South American nation that could compete with the great powers of the 1800's - Great Britain, France and the United States. He served as president of Gran Colombia, a massive nation covering much of northern South America and was the target of multiple assassination attempts. Even though his hopes of a great empire were not realized, his legacy lives on throughout the entire continent.

Today, during Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Simon Bolivar, El Libertador!

HOLA

Do you like Latin dancing? Join the Cy Woods HOLA club. There will be an informational meeting today after school in Rm 1173 from 3-3:30 pm to learn more about HOLA.

Theater

Cypress Woods Theatre Company presents:

Head over Heels the musical

Oct. 8 at 7 pm and Oct. 9 at 2 pm and 7 pm


Sense and Sensibility

Nov. 12 at 7 pm and Nov 13 at 2 pm and 7 pm


Tickets available at www.cwtc.weebly.com

College Visits

Wildcats, the college visitors are coming!

On Monday, Southwestern University will be visiting C and D lunches. Southwestern is a private University in Georgetown, Texas. It is a liberal arts college with almost 1300 undergraduates enrolled. If you are looking for a small university, be sure to check out Southwestern on Monday.

On Tuesday, Oklahoma State University will have a representative on campus during all lunches. Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, OSU is a nationally ranked research university with an honors curriculum that is ranked in the top 10 in the nation.

On Wednesday, Texas State University and University of Nebraska will be in the College and Career Center after school for a meet and greet. Seniors, if Texas State is on your college list, you really need to stop in and meet our admissions representative.

Take advantage of our representatives being on campus next week.

Monday, September 20, 2021

College Visits

Wildcats, on Wednesday, September 22, a representative from Oklahoma Christian University will be at C and D lunches. Education at Oklahoma Christian is personal. It's a place where you are more than a number. They are home to Ambitious Progress, Uncommon Stories and Complex Dialogues.

Be sure to stop by and see what this college can offer you.


Also on Wednesday, the University of Las Vegas will be available virtually. Bring your laptop to the College and Career Center located inside the library during your lunch and hear about the great things happening at UNLV.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Frida Kahlo is one of, if not the most popular and recognizable artists in all of Latin America. She's especially famous in her home country of Mexico where her image can be seen on everything from billboards advertising nail polish, to Barbie dolls. Her work is an integral part of la cultura mexicana.

Magdalena Carmen Fida Kahlo y Calderon was born in 1907 and grew up during the Mexican Revolution. The Revolution and her mother's indigenous culture became the focus of her often controversial artwork and politics.

Today, Frida Kahlo is seen as an inspiration for many groups across Mexico and Latin America. She was an outspoken champion for authentic Mexican culture and arts. She is admired by those who respect the ancient traditions of Hispanic culture. Feminists applaud her because of her fearless representations of women in art. She is prominent in the American Chicano movement, El Movimiento, which promotes equality and respect for Hispanics across the country.

Today during Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Frida Kahlo.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Major League Baseball recognized the player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, charity and community outreach. That honor is known as the Roberto Clemente Award.

Roberto Clemente was born in Puerto Rico in 1934. By 1955 he was playing professional baseball in the United States and in 1966 he was recognized as the National League's MVP.

Clemente was the first Latin player to start in and win a World Series. He was the first Latin player to collect 3000 hits. He was the first Latin player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

All of these great accomplishments are not what Roberto Clemente is famous for, however. What Clemente did best was help others. Astros legend Craig Biggio, the 2007 recipient of the Clemente Award, said "as great of a player as he was, he was a bigger man off the field in his generosity and his time and giving back to the community."

Tragically, Roberto Clemente was killed in a plane crash on New Year's Eve, 1972 while delivering aid to earthquake survivors in Nicaragua.

Today as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we remember Roberto Clemente.

Weekly Athletics September 20-25, 2021

 


Thursday, September 16, 2021

Dieciseis de Septiembre

Have you ever wondered why Texans celebrate Dieciseis de Septiembre every year? Today is a huge fiesta in Mexico and for Mexicans around the world, that celebrates Mexico's independence from Spain 200 years ago!

On Sept. 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, rang the church bells and took a stand against Spain with the "grito de Dolores," a cry for revolution, from Dolores, in the state of Guanajuato in Mexico.

That day, Hidalgo kick started a war between Spain and Mexico which eventually led to Mexico's independence in 1821. All across Mexico, Father Hidalgo is beloved as the "Father of Mexico" and Diez y seies de Septiembre is the Mexican equivalent of July the 4th. Even the President of Mexico participates by ringing that same bell - now over 200 years old - live on TV the night before the big celebration.

Viva la Independencia Nacional

National Hispanic Month

Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by appreciating the community's history, heritage and contributions of the ancestors of American citizens who came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and South and Central America.

Hispanic Heritage Month originally started with one week of commemoration when it was first introduced by Congressman George E. Brown in June 1968. With the civil rights movement, the need to recognize the contributions of the Latin community gained traction in the 1960s.

September 15 is set as the starting date for the month as it is important for many reasons. It is the independence anniversary for Latin American countries El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. From here onwards, the independence days of Mexico and Chile fall on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Dia de la Raza or Columbus Day also falls within this month, on October 12.

Hispanic Americans have been integral to the prosperity of the U.S. Their contributions to the nation are immeasurable and they embody the best of American values. The Hispanic-American community has left an indelible mark on the U.S. culture and economy.

PSAT

Juniors! Did you forget to sign up for PSAT testing in School Cash? The LAST CHANCE sale will be this Friday, September 17th during lunches ONLY at the finance window.  The cost of the test is $20 - cash only, exact change required. Don't miss out on your chance to participate in the final PSAT test before you take the SAT in March.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Volleyball

Congratulations to Cy Woods Volleyball for a Program Sweep against Cy Ridge, all four teams won in straight sets.  Varsity won 25-16, 25-22, 25-13 and extended their record to 24 to 6. 

Volleyball starts district this Friday, away, at Cy Falls High School at 4:30 and 5:30, come support these amazing young ladies!! Way to go girls, you make Cy Woods #1.

Clubs

Club information is available on the Cy Woods website, Schoology and the bulletin board in the Commons.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

HOSA

The first HOSA meeting will be held after school on Thursday, September 9 in room 2109. Please see Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Foster or Mrs. Villarreal if you have any questions.

Pass/Fail

Juniors and Seniors Only:

If you are interested in taking a class Pass/Fail, please visit our Cy Woods Website to see

  • Classes available for Pass/Fail
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Pass-Fail Application
  • Pass-Fail Worksheet
All applications must be turned into your counselor by FRIDAY, SEPT 3.

Signing an acknowledgment page in class does NOT sign you up for Pass/Fail.

ComedySportz

Do you enjoy improv?  Are you great at thinking on your feet?  Are you the puniest person you know?  Then come try out for the Comedy Sportz team here at Cypress Woods High School.  Compedysportz is your chance to participate in an audience interactive improv match that competes against other jokers and schools!  Come tryout for our ComedySportz team this Friday, September 3rd from 3:30 to 4:30 in room 1803!  Visit our website cwtc.weebly.com, for more information and we will see you there!

Wrestling

All students! Boys and girls!

Wrestling practice has officially started!

If you are interested in joining the team you can find Coach Johnson in 2309 or Coach Prieto in 2018.

Also, you can come to practice after school on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday in the 3rd gym.

No wrestling experience is needed.

Spirit Day

Tomorrow is Safari Day at the Woods! Wildcats - everyone needs to dress up as we are headed to Katy to Cage those Tigers!!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Volleyball

Your Cy Woods Varsity Volleyball team is rocking the house! They are 21 and 6 for the season and won the Battle of the Brazos Varsity Volleyball Tournament this past weekend. Congratulations to 2 Woods players who were named Most Valuable Libero and Most Valuable Player. We are so proud of these

Athletics Week of August 30-Sept. 4, 2021