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Amazing Achievements at Cypress Schools

Article by Staff Writer

Photography by CFISD Staff

Originally published in Cypress Lifestyle

Cy-Fair Basketball Coach Ann Roubique earns 700th career win

Cy-Fair celebrated girls’ basketball coach Ann Roubique’s 700th career win in a ceremony honoring and presenting Roubique with a ball signed by the players. Roubique’s milestone victory came on the road against Cy-Park High School. The Bobcats then gave Roubique her career victory number 701 with the 62-56 win over Houston Bellaire, one of many teams led by one of Coach Roubique’s former players. This milestone win is even more special and unique because all of the wins have been at one school. Roubique has proudly been at Cy-Fair High School since 1989.

Board approves namesakes for CFISD Exhibit Center arena

The CFISD Board approved Mike and Darlene Jarrar as the namesakes for the arena of the CFISD Exhibit Center. The Jarrars have generously supported the CFISD Livestock Show & Sale since 2003, donating a total of $1,440,606 to student projects. Over 400 students have benefited directly from the generosity of the Jarrars, and countless more have benefitted indirectly. Native Houstonians and supporters of public education, Mrs. Jarrar graduated from Jersey Village High School in 1978, and all four of their children attended CFISD schools. Mr. Jarrar remains the president and CEO of Jarrar & Company, Inc., a Houston-based commercial plumbing company he founded in 1978. The Mike and Darlene Jarrar Arena is located at the CFISD Exhibit Center at 11206 Telge Road.

CFISD staff members, students honored with awards from American Red Cross

Four staff members and two student lifeguards were recognized for their actions saving the life of two students. The Lifesaving Award is the highest award given by the American Red Cross to individuals for saving a life using the skills learned in an American Red Cross training. Jonathan Mayer, CFISD director of aquatics, and student lifeguards Cameron Dilney and Christian O’Daniel were recognized for saving the life of a student-athlete during a water polo game. In addition, Dustin Cedidla and Kimberly Faterkowski, Cy-Springs athletic trainers, and Johnna Simpson, Cy-Springs school nurse, were honored for their response to a medical emergency involving a student who was not breathing and had no pulse. The student was able to recover and return to school two weeks later. All CFISD school nurses, clinic assistants, coaches, athletic trainers, sponsors, band directors, drill team directors and LIFE Skills teachers are required to obtain CPR certification. 

Cy Woods HS Wildcat Mental Health Alliance wins TxSSC award

The Cy-Woods Wildcat Mental Health Alliance (WMHA) received the Programs Spotlight Award from the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC). The group was nominated after they hosted the “Walk for a Tomorrow” event on campus bringing together students, staff, parents and community members together in support of mental health and suicide prevention. The inaugural event raised more than $10,000 that was donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Cy-Hope Counseling Center. 


CFISD students recognized in Superintendent Holiday Card Contest

First, second, and third-place winners, and Best-in-Show awards were given for the annual Superintendent Holiday Card Contest, selected from 254 entries across 88 campuses. Warner fourth grade student Trisha Arun won Elementary Best in Show for her piece titled "Cozy Holiday Nights.” Goodson eighth grader Livia Voong won Middle School Best in Show for her piece titled “Naughty or Nice,” and Jersey Village sophomore Addison Flores won High School Best in Show for her piece titled “Home for the Holidays.” 


CFISD theatre arts students excel at Texas Thespian Festival 

Over 140 CFISD high school theatre arts students received first and second place rankings at the 2022 Texas Thespian Festival and the students qualified for the national competition, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association. Cy-Ridge received the distinction of an Honor Troupe 2022-2023. Cy-Woods performed A Monster Calls as part of the festival’s play marathon. Cy-Woods junior Logan LaFave and freshman Masen Spears were both named Excellent Performer. Bridgeland was honored with an All-Star Troupe Display Award.

A. Robison student wins Boosterthon Disney sweepstakes

A. Robison third grader, Jaxon Hegge was recently announced as the winner of Boosterthon’s national Disney sweepstakes contest with the grand prize being a four-day, three-night vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida. The annual Fun Run event A. Robison partnered with Booster for school fundraising where students created a sharable webpage to gain sponsors, each time Hegge completed a task relating to sharing his Boosterthon Fun Run page he received an entry into the national sweepstakes. As part of a national sweepstakes contest with the grand prize being a four-day, three-night vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida.