August 23, 2016

Cypress School District
Hosts  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for
New Cutting-Edge Programs

STEM and Arts for All!


The Cypress School District celebrated the grand opening of its newly constructed STEM labs and arts classrooms during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Frank Vessels Elementary School on August 12. The STEM facilities are furnished to support hands-on, project-based learning experiences for students, while the arts classrooms are acoustically designed for music and performing arts instruction.

A number of local leaders and community members were in attendance to show their support for these new programs, which will be provided for all District students beginning this school year. Honored guests included Cypress Mayor Mariellen Yarc, Cypress City Council Member Stacy Berry, Cypress Police Department Commander Steven Ramsey, and State Assemblywoman Young Kim.

In her welcoming remarks, Superintendent Anne Silavs stated, "It is important to acknowledge that all this was made possible through the vision and steadfast commitment of past and present School Board Members, whose dedicated service turned this dream into a reality."

These new facilities will support the District's ongoing efforts to
  • Deliver cutting-edge instruction for student success in college and career,
  • Inspire student innovation, creativity, and appreciation for the arts,
  • Prepare students for the jobs of the future, and
  • Provide students in the community with a competitive advantage at the university level and in the job market.
During the ceremony, Cypress School District Board of Trustees Vice President Brian Nakamura accepted certificates of recognition from Assemblywoman Kim and Jeremy Tran, a representative from Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel's office.

"We are excited about what these new programs will mean for our students. We look forward to the many amazing things we know our students will accomplish as a result of this investment in their education," said Trustee Nakamura.

Following the presentation, guests enjoyed refreshments and toured the new facilities with district staff, who demonstrated various types of technology and provided information regarding the unique features of each classroom.

"It's hard to believe that just three short months ago we were breaking ground on this important project. Yet here we are today, on the third day of school, opening these brand new facilities for our students and staff," observed Tim McLellan, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services. "We are so grateful to our team for all their hard work to get these classrooms ready in time for the new school year."

Superintendent Silavs remarked, "Some school districts offer these types of programs at just one or two schools or just for certain grade levels. I am proud that the Cypress School District will be providing these valuable learning experiences for all our kids."

CONTACT US
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
Superintendent
714.220.6910
Assistant Superintendent
Business Services
714.220.6941
Administrative Director
Human Resources/Induction
714.220.6913
Director
Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
714.220.6920
Director
Special Education/Student Services
714.220.6924
Director
Technology Services
714.220.6961
Director
Maintenance/Operations/Transportation
714.220.6951
Director
Child Nutrition Services
714.220.6948
Coordinator
Instructional Technology/Special Projects
714.220.6929
SCHOOLS
Denine Kelly, Principal
9281 Denni St., Cypress
714.220.6965
Carol Erbe, Principal
8170 Moody St., Cypress
714.220.6980
Rena Gibbs, Ed.D., Principal
9739 Denni St., Cypress
714.220.6960
Jacki Teschke, Principal
4631 La Palma Ave., La Palma
714.220.6918
Lori Hernandez, Principal
9952 Graham St., Cypress
714.220.6995
Helen Lu, Principal
5900 Cathy Ave., Cypress
714.220.6990
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Candi Kern   -   Sandra Lee   -   Brian Nakamura   -   Lydia Sondhi, Ph.D.