2012/2013 News

2012/2013 News

CCS’ NJHS Members Contribute To The Hope Women’s Crisis Center

This year the NJHS members at Community Christian School raised $323.00 in their “Hope Center Baby Bottle” mission project.  Along with raising the money they also delivered 5 boxes of baby clothes, toys and books to the Hope Women’s Crisis Center in Beaumont.  This is an annual event for these amazing NJHS members.



Community Christian School’s 8th Grade class held  its first annual Fine Arts Dinner Theater as a fundraiser for CCS’ Fine Arts Department.  The 8th graders performed 7 human videos which had been written and choreographed during class throughout the school year.  During the performance, proud parents, family and friends enjoyed a delicious spaghetti dinner served by the 7th grade class.  The Dinner Theater was concluded with the group’s powerful “Do you Hear the Nails” skit.

8th Gr Fine Arts skit - 5-21-2013


Pictured:   Jeremy Jacobs – Fine Arts Teacher/Director, Justine Sylestine, India Alexander, Nathan Rose, Ricky Foster,  Blake Dupre, Christion Rivas, Josh Howard, Valerie LeBlue, Sabrina West, Marcus Delarosa, Justin Meaux, Tyler Bevlaqua, Devon Mires, Patrick Riley.  Not shown:  Melody Tate, Austin ManucCCS’ FIRST ANNUAL FINE ARTS DINNER THEATER

CCS Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Community Christian School’s Valedictorian for the 2012/2013 school year is Matthew McAfee and Salutatorian is Hannah Breaux.



Community Christian School Honor Roll for 3rd Nine Weeks – 2012-2013

1st Grade

A Honor Roll

Valencia Allen

Samiah Brown

Trevor Ferree

Sethnika Hancock

Maddox Hurley

Camille Kelly

Ryleigh Kirby

Skylar Lanicek

Mason McCullough

Rebekah Samuel

Aaron Shelton

Autumn Snyder

Ava Wright

AB Honor Roll

Micah Brown

Austin Robinson

Morgan Santos

Abigayle Welch

2nd Grade

A Honor Roll

Connor Dewberry

Gil Gomez

Eli Perry

Isabel Sylestine

Carolyn Wilhite

Heath Williams

AB Honor Roll

Maycie Allen

Trevin Boone

Taylor Hogan

Isaac Rizzato

Elijah Samuel

Gunnar Sparks

Joshua Sonnier

3rd Grade

A Honor Roll

Aron Akhtar

Caeden Arceneaux

Daisy Bergene

Rickey Etheridge

Destiny Knox

Ethan Meaux

Emily Robinson

Tyler Shearin

Lauren Williams

AB Honor Roll

Hannah Ford

Evan Gray

Paisley Philyaw

Avani Rellford

Aniah Simpson


4th Grade

A Honor Roll

Erin Beard

Genesis Chambers

Chloe Griffith

Blake Johnston

James Menard

Abigail Rose

Rachel Rose

AB Honor Roll

Emily Day

Marlie Deason

Mason Grizzaffi

Cole Reneau

Marlasia Roberts

Mikaela Watford

5th Grade

A Honor Roll

Hannah Chitty

Kaelan Long

Rahul Patel

Hannah Shearin

Grayson Stacey

Brice Sylestine

Julianna Sylestine

AB Honor Roll

Nate Brown

Jeremy Bush

Ryan Davis

Hunter Johnston

6th Grade

A Honor Roll

Kaley Breaux

Jacob Carter

Kalli Core

Cade Daigle

Allie Le

Blaine Manucy

Jessica Peet

Kristin Vice

Nate Willis

AB Honor Roll

J Woodcroft

7th Grade

Principal’s Honor Roll

Marlaina Delarosa

Joya Sullivan

Ashlyn Underwood

A Honor Roll

Amaris Berwick

Lindsey Burns

Macy Leblanc

Brendan Sylestine

Dalton Teeler

Nathaniel Willett


AB Honor Roll

Christian Alford

John Beeson

Marlee Bird

Michaela Click

Ryan Franklin

Morgan Leblanc

Brielle Long

CJ Nusom

Danielle Paul

Nia Swinburn

8th Grade

Principal’s Honor Roll

Josh Howard

Justin Meaux

Devon Mires

Nathan Rose

A Honor Roll

Marcus Delarosa

Valerie Leblue

Austin Manucy

Patrick Riley

Justine Sylestine

Sabrina West

AB Honor Roll

India Alexander

Tyler Bevlaqua

Blake Dupre

Ricky Foster

Christion Rivas

9th Grade

Principal’s Honor Roll

Tristen Anding

Emily Breaux

Danielle Gyasi

Lindsey Stevenson

Rebecca Tibbitts

A Honor Roll

Rylan Breaux

Cierra Cezar

Caitlyn Clark

Keleigh Dempsey

Emily Due

Skyler Menard

AB Honor Roll

Dakota Alexander

Ethan Beard

Jimmy Cornell

10th Grade

Principal’s Honor Roll

Torren Allison

Alayna Bergeron

Marissa Gray

Alyssa Kurtz

A Honor Roll

Amron Akhtar

Kathy Claro

Shelby McMillan

AB Honor Roll

Arianna Alford

Olivia Day

Joseph Leblanc

Johnny Rankins

11th Grade

Principal’s Honor Roll

Jonathan Breaux

A Honor Roll

Ryan Tibbitts

AB Honor Roll

Blair Dupre

Zachary Plant

12th Grade

Principal’s Honor Roll

Melanie Benoit

Hannah Breaux

Leah Harrington

Brittni James

Lauren Leger

Matthew McAfee

A Honor Roll

Faithe Davis

AB Honor Roll

Brett Foster

DeAndre Jones

Mary Ann Riley

Community Christian School’s JH Track and Field Take Home 36 Ribbons

This year Community Christian School JH Track and Field brought home 36 ribbons. Great job everyone. Below is a list of the events JH placed in and what place they received. Ribbons will be given at the JH awards ceremony.

All of these athletes worked hard and did an awesome job. While not everyone received a ribbon they are all winners to their coaches, teammates, class members, parents and the faculty and staff at CCS.


April 19, 2013 – 7th and 8th Grade Field Events

Long Jump:

7th Girls:

Nia Swinburn  – 1st Place

7th Boys

Nate Willett –  2nd Place

Shot Put:

7th Boys

Nate Willett  – 1st Place

Macy Leblanc –  4th Place


7th Girls

Amaris Berwick –  6th Place

April 20, 2013 – 5th – 8th Grade Track Events:

Broad Jump:

5th Boys

Grayson Stacey – 2nd Place

50 M Dash:

5th Boys:

Nate Brown – 1st Place

Ryan Davis – 1st Place

Jacob Carter – 6th Place

100 M Dash

6th Girls

Kaley Breaux – 5th Place

7th Girls

Amaris Berwick – 1st Place

Nia Swinburn – 5th Place

5th Boys

Nate Brown – 5th Place

7th Boys

Dalton Teeler – 2nd Place

200 M Dash

5th Boys

Grayson Stacey – 4th Place

Hunter Johnston – 5th Place

6th Girls

Kaley Breaux – 2nd Place

400 M Dash

5th Boys

Hunter Johnston – 3rd Place

6th Boys

Blaine Manucy – 3rd Place

7th Girls

Marlaina Delarosa – 3rd Place

Lindsey Burns – 6th Place

400 M Relay

5th Boys – 2nd Place

Hunter Johnston, Ryan Davis, Grayson Stacey, Nate Brown

6th Boys – 5th Place

CJ Curry, Jacob Carter, Cade Daigle, Blaine Manucy

7th Girls – 6th Place

Amaris Berwick, Lindsey Burns, Marlaina Delarosa, Nia Swinburn

800 M Relay

7th Girls – 3rd Place

Amaris Berwick, Lindsey Burns, Marlaina Delarosa, Nia Nia Swinburn

CCS Students Advance to ACSI Regional Science Fair


After earning Superior ribbons in Community Christian School’s Science Fair competition held at school in March, these six CCS students advanced to compete in the ACSI Regional Science Fair held in Webster, Texas on  April 13, 2013.  Front row:   Blake Johnston – Superior ribbon in 4th Grade Physical Science; Marissa Gray – Excellent ribbon in 10th Grade Life Science; Blaine Manucy – Excellent ribbon in 6th Grade Physical Science; James Menard – Superior ribbon and Silver Medal in 4thGrade Physical Science.  Back row:  Josh Howard – Excellent ribbon in 8th Grade Physical Science; Austin Manucy – Excellent ribbon in 8th Grade Physical Science.

Community Christian’s Annual Lion Pride 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run

CCS Lion Pride Run 2013 (2)


Community Christian School hosted its 4th annual Lion Pride 5K and Kids’ 1K fun run at Claiborne Park on Saturday, March 16th. They had over 100 participants in the 5K and about 40 kids in the kids’ race. Overall male and female winners in the 5k were Jonathan Owens with a time of 17:53, and Morgan Moore with a time of 21:53. On the Run, Beaumont’s specialty running store, donated a free pair of shoes to each of the overall winners.

Age didn’t matter for Ken Ruane, who is 71, winning the top Master’s spot (top runner over 40) and 6th overall. Lisa Chambes nabbed overall female Masters with a time of 24:48. The youngest participant in the 5K (3.1 miles!) was 5 year old Emma Gerstenberg. The top 3 runners in each 10 year age group received a medal. New to this year’s run was door prizes for the runners, donated by sponsors of the race. Lamps from Home Furniture, a picture package from Photos by Kara Michele, a free moonwalk rental from C&E’s, autographed pictures from the Elite Bass Masters, a personalized wreath from Anna Maria, and several Subway gift cards were among prizes given away. While the kids waited for their parents to finish running they were able to jump on a moonwalk and hang out with the Chick-fil-A cow.

The highlight of the morning was the 1K kids race. Kids of all ages smiled and grimaced to the finish line, followed by cheers from parents and onlookers. Our youngest competitor was 2 year old Evie Jacob. Top finishers in the Kids’ 1k were Blaine Manucy and Lily Higgins.  Congratulations to all of the runners!

CCS Sweeps Odyssey of the Minds

Odyssey of the Minds

Community Christian School had both the elementary team and high school team take 1st place at Odyssey of the Minds’ Bay/East regional competition.  Both teams will advance to the state tournament on April 13.  The Division 1 Elementary team also won the coveted Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award which is Odyssey of the Minds’ highest honor.

CCS Senior Matthew McAfee Receives Prestigious Scholarship


Senior Matthew McAfee of Community Christian School was selected as a member
of the eighth class of the prestigious Mirabeau Scholars at Lamar University and was
offered a Mirabeau Scholarship. The Mirabeau Scholarship is one of the most valuable
academic scholarships offered by Lamar University and will cover full tuition, fees,
books, room and board, and books.

To be considered for the Mirabeau Scholarship Matthew had to first be accepted into
Lamar University. He also had to score a 1250 on the SAT or a 28 on the ACT, as well
as have a record of demonstrated excellence in academic excellence. He also had to
show that he was active in service, and/or creative endeavors, and send an academic
goals essay. Each Mirabeau Scholar is nominated by a college dean, and selected by the
Provost following an extensive interview/audition and a rigorous credentials review.

Matthew plans on majoring in biology, and would like to become an anesthesiologist
or a teacher. Matthew expressed, “I am grateful to Lamar University. This scholarship
means that I will not have to work to put myself through school. I can just concentrate on
school and not worry about bills.”

Congratulations Matthew McAfee!

CCS Basketball District Champions


Saturday Feb. 23rd, the Community Christian Lions knocked out their districts

number two seed in the first game on their drive toward a state championship. 

The lions roared on to victory with a 62/47 win over San Antonio Castle Hill. 

Next stop for these District Champions are Edinburg Harvest, date and time to be


CCS Lions Area Playoffs Home Court Advantage


Saturday, February 23 at 1:30 p.m. the CCS Lions will be facing the San Antonio Castle Hill Eagles at the Lions’ home court for the Area Championship.  Everyone is invited to come out to the Lions gym at 1911 N. 16th St. in Orange.  There will be premium seating, so come early.  Doors will open to the public at 12 noon.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Come hungry, the Booster Club makes the best pulled pork sandwiches around!

CCS Students Volunteer for Annual Community Trash-Off

A group of students from Community Christian School volunteered their early Saturday morning hours to pick up trash for the Annual Community Trash-Off sponsored by Shangri La on February 9.   While cleaning the entire length of 37th Street, the group found unusual items in the ditches such as clothing, rugs, and a stop sign.  Mostly though, they picked up lots of glass bottles.  After their hard work, they enjoyed pizza and door prizes donated by various sponsors.   The students were very impressed to see how many volunteers and sponsors were involved in the event.   Pictured from left to right are:  Nathan Rose, Josh Howard, Patrick Riley, Marcus Delarosa, Tyler Bevlaqua, Austin Manucy, and Hannah Girndt.

Trash-off 2-09-2013

Honor Roll for 2nd Nine Weeks


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CCS Cheerleaders Place 2nd at State

The Community Christian Varsity Cheerleaders traveled to Garland Texas to compete in ”The Texas Showdown.”  Each year this state competition is held to award the best of the best in cheer, dance, tumbling, and stunts.  Our squad competed in the small varsity division which is 0-10 girls on a squad with a routine of cheer, dance, tumbling, and stunts all executed within 2:30 minutes.  The event was Saturday, February 2 and the CCS Varsity squad placed 2nd this year and was the smallest squad to compete.  Our girls came home with another trophy to add to their collection and another year ended with success.  The squad is made up of seniors Lauren Leger (Captain), Brittni James, Leah Herrington and freshmen Danielle Gyasi, and Caitlyn Clark.


CCS Helps Stomp Out Hunger

Community Christian School students collected non-perishable food items to help Lutcher Theater and David Self Ford Stomp out Hunger-Focus on Food. A challenge was issued to local schools to fill a Ford Focus with non-perishable food items in an attempt to remind the public to donate food throughout the year and not just during the holidays.

Schools participating were offered a special rate on tickets for the Tuesday or Wednesday performances of STOMP, a show where a unique eight member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments for their magnificent rhythms. The participating schools were also invited to meet the cast in a post-performance reception on Tuesday. The school that collected the most food received a Stomp out Hunger-Focus on Food trophy for their school. The food will be donated to Orange Christian Services.

Schools participating were Bridge City High School, Orangefield High School, Community Christian School, West Orange-Stark, Lumberton ISD, Groves Middle School and Silsbee High School.


CCS Students Make a Buzz at Spelling Bee

Students from Community Christian School competed in the ACSI District Spelling Bee held in Houston on January 18, 2013.  Pictured are Jacob Carter (6th Grade), Julianna Sylestine (5thGrade), Rachel Rose (4th Grade), Marlaina Delarosa (7th Grade), Ethan Meaux (3rd Grade), and Josh Howard (8th Grade).   Marlaina Delarosa placed 5th overall in the 7th Grade competition.   Josh Howard won 1st place in the 8th Grade competition, received a gold medal, and advanced to the Spell Down competition.  Jacob Carter placed 3rd in the 6th Grade competition and also qualified for the Spell Down completion where he placed 2nd overall out of 16.  Jacob will advance to the ACSI State Spelling Bee competition to be held in Dallas in March.  Thanks go to Mrs. Sharon Monk for giving her time as the CCS Spelling Bee sponsor.



CCS JH Basketball Takes 2nd Place at Tournament

CCS Jr. High Boys Basketball “A” team competed this past weekend in an 8-team tournament held at St. Anthony Catholic School in Beaumont.  The Lions lost their first game Friday night, but roared victoriously during both games played on Saturday against Bob Hope School and St. Mary’s Catholic School.   The CCS Lions achieved second place overall in the tournament and received the Consolation Champions trophy.   Pictured with the “A” team are the CCS Jr. High Boys Basketball coaches:   left side:  Asst. Coaches Ryan Tibbitts and John Robinson; right side:  Head Coach Michael Smith.


Community Christian School Math Olympic Results

3rd Grade Computation

Student                                                Rating                          Area Qualifier

Ethan Meaux                                       Superior                      Yes       1st Place

Aron Akhtar                                         Superior                      Yes       2nd Place

Lauren Williams                                  Superior                      Yes       4th Place


4th Grade Computation

Abby Rose                                           Superior                      Yes       3rd Place

James Menard                                    Excellent


5th Grade Computation

Kaelan Long                                        Excellent                     Yes

Julianna Sylestine                                Excellent                     Yes

Hannah Shearin                                  Good


6th Grade Computation

Blaine Manucy                                    Good

Kalli Core                                            Participant

Jessica Peet                                         Participant


CCS JH Boys Basketball

Community Christian’s Jr. High Boys Basketball “A” Team is off to a great season with their win of 33-22 Thursday night against St. Anne.  Pictured are:  front row – John Beeson, Nathan Rose; 2nd row standing – Ricky Foster, Devon Mires, Josh Howard, Nathaniel Willet, Patrick Riley; back row – Marcus Delarosa, Brendan Sylestine.


CCS Lunch & Read

lunch and read

Elementary students at Community Christian School participated in a “Lunch and Read” activity Tuesday, December 18. Kindergarten through 6th grade enjoyed an indoor picnic.  The 5th and 6th grade students then shared a Christmas book and activity with the younger grades.

6 Man Football on Channel 6 News

Check out the 6 Man Football appearance on Channel 6 News here!

The Great Debate at CCS

On this foggy Monday morning, November 5, 2012, the Community Christian School 7th and 8th grade history classes each put on the Great Debate.  For the 7thgrade class student Nathaniel Willett represented President Barack Obama, Joya Sullivan represented Governor Mitt Romney, and Dalton Teeler performed as the moderator.  For the 8th grade class, student Ricky Foster represented President Barack Obama, Nathan Rose represented Governor Mitt Romney and Josh Howard acted as the moderator.  Each student was dressed professionally, complete with ties.

The debate topics were based on the five key topics that were discussed throughout the Presidential debates: “Should the Healthcare law be repealed?”; “Should the definition of marriage be broadened beyond one man and one woman by state or federal government?”; “What is your position on expanding gun control?”; “What is your position on abortion?”; and “What is your position on tax increases?”

The students representing President Obama and Governor Romney countered the questions based on their candidates’ stand on the issues.  Following the key issues, the students in the audience asked their own thought-provoking questions, and the contenders answered based on what they thought their candidates’ points of view would be.  The 7th and 8th grade students of CCS put a lot of thought and work into their queries and how they thought the candidates for Presidency would react and respond to the issues.  Mrs. Sharon Monk, the 7th and 8th grade History teacher, said that, “In my opinion our 7th and 8th grade students are far more ready to vote than most of the adults in America.”

Community Christian’s Six Man Junior High Team Remains Undefeated

The 7th grade through 12th grades partook in a mock election Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  The winner of the CCS 2012 mock election is…Mitt Romney.

The Community Christian School junior high football team won their fourth district game against the High Island Cardinals 45-32.  The junior high Lions remain undefeated. Congratulations to the Lions and their coaches!  Their next home game is November 2 where they will be going up against the Clear Lake Eagles at 5:00 p.m.  Following the junior high game will be the CCS high school Lion’s homecoming game at 7:00 p.m.

CCS JH Football Rockin’ Their Way to the Top

The CCS Jr. High Six-Man Football team celebrated their win of 42-26 against Alvin Living Stones Friday, October 26, 2012 in Alvin.  The first ever CCS junior high football team is now 5-0.

CCS Holiday Extravaganza

November 10th | 9am to 3pm

 Community Christian School Cross Country Girls Capture TAPPS 1A State Runner-up Title!

Community Christian School girls and boys cross country teams traveled to Waco this weekend to compete in the TAPPS State Championship. On Saturday, October 20th CCS toed the line with teams from across the state on the toughest course they had seen all season. The Baylor course in Waco abounds with hills including a steep uphill climb in the second mile.

The goal for the girls’ team was to finish in the top 4 teams and bring home a plaque. This is the frist time in eleven years of cross country that Community has had a full girls team. All seven girls needed to run strong to earn a plaque with 15 schools in the 1A division.  The top ten runners in each division are considered all-state and receive a state medal. Emily Breaux finished 4th. Shelby McMillan finished 11th just short of a medal. Senior, Hannah Breaux, was next in 18th followed by Arianna Alford 21st, Alyssa Kurtz 22nd, Olivia Day 28th and Keleigh Dempsey 41st. “All the girls ran exceptionally well. I knew something amazing was happening during this race. They all stepped it up for state. Emily, Shelby, and Hannah really got after it and wanted to medal. Arianna, Alyssa, and Olivia pushed each other to finish hard. Keleigh Dempsey had a personal best by three minutes on the toughest course all year! I was incredibly proud of them before they announced the results,” Coach Amanda Britnell said.

CCS did not have a full boys team this year, but both boys pushed hard with a 21st place finish for Freshman, Ethan Beard and 35th place finish for Junior, Jonathan Breaux. The 1A boys division had 17 teams.

The team gathered around the awards stand as they started announcing the awards. Frist they called up the top ten finishers to receive their all-state medals. Freshman, Emily Breaux, finished 4th earning all-state honors. Next they recognized the top six teams. When they called the TAPPS State Runner-up, Orange Community Christian, Coach Britnell was overjoyed. “The girls did not even realize how good they had done. They were standing around eating snowcones when they called our team up for our plaque! I had to find parents to hold snowcones and ice cream so they could get their award.”

CCS JH Football Undefeated

The CCS Jr. High football team faced Clear Lake Christian Academy on Thursday, October 4 and came away the victor.  The game ended during the 3rd quarter due to the 45-point Mercy Rule, with CCS Jr. High winning 56-6.   After completing the third game of their first football season ever, the CCS Jr. High six-man football team is 3-0.

CCS JH Football Stomps High Island

We’re Not “Lion” the CCS Lions are “Roaring” Hot





Community Christian School Lions will be facing the TX Christian Tigers for their very first football homecoming November 2 @ 7:00 p.m.!  Come out early for pregame activities and great food!  The Lions are 3-0 this season and ranked 7th in State in TAPPS.  We’re not “lion” the Lions are “roaring” hot this season.  This is outstanding since half of their team is made up of freshmen and sophomores.  This game will prove to be very exciting.

Community Christian School Cross Country Dominates the Course

The Community Christian School Cross Country team continues to dominate as all of their high school girls medaled and/or placed in the top 50 on September 15 at the Jasper Invitational at Jasper High School.  Emily Breaux continued her dominance by finishing 5th.  Shelby McMillan, Hannah Breaux, Alyssa Kurtz, Olivia Day, Arianna Alford, and Keleigh Dempsey finished 21st, 27th, 31st, 40th, 41st, and 49th, respectively.  For the boys cross country, Jonathan Breaux finished 24th.  Congratulations for a fantastic run!  Amanda Britnell is doing an excellent job in her training of these excellent runners.

See You at the Pole

September 26: See You at the Pole – 7:30 a.m.

Fall Funnies Week at CCS

September 17 -21

Fall Funnies Week

NHS Bake Sale

September 16

NHS Bake Sale at Community Church

CCS Pep Rally & Football!

September 14

Pep Rally-2:30 3rd – 12th grade

First JH Football Home Game @ 5:00

First HS Football Home Game @ 7:00

Training Day

September 13

9:00 Substitute Training

10:00 Chaperone Training

First PIE Meeting

September 11

First PIE Meeting 6:00 p.m.

All parents encouraged to attend.