News & Events








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Back row, left to right: Avery Williams, Joya Sullivan, India Alexander, Grace Granger, Nathan Rose, Tyler Bevlaqua, Nathaniel Willett, Justin Meaux, Blake Dupre

Front row, left to right: Mr. Ronnie Lee, Ashlyn Underwood, Allison Le, Amaris Berwick, Lindsey Burns, Kalli Core, Joshua Luke Pennington, Ricky Foster, Justine Sylestine, Valerie LeBlue





Back row, left to right: James Menard, Hannah Chitty, Grayson Stacey, Juliann Klinkhammer, Erin Beard, Emily Robinson, Ann Granger, Emma Williams

Front row, left to right: Cole Reneau, Chloe Oldbury, Julianna Sylestine, Abigail Rose, Rachel Rose, Kadence Perry, Lauren Williams, Sonja Daisy Bergene





Tara Casey’s third grade class of Community Christian School had a great time learning about Westward Expansion in History. They even made their own covered wagons out of graham crackers, Twinkies, pretzel sticks, and Lifesavers for wheels!



CCS Clinches State Championship!

We are proud of our tennis team members who advanced to the TAPPS tennis state competition.  The boys’ team won the State Championship! The first ever State Championship in Community Christian School’s history!  Ricky Foster and Nathan Rose won 1st for boys’ doubles.  Rahul Patel placed 2nd for boys’ singles and Justine Sylestine placed 3rd for girls’ singles.  Coach Gary Havens, Christian Rivas, Nathan Rose, Ricky Foster, Rahul Patel, and Justine Sylestine.




Seniors Nathan Rose and Ricky Foster are state TAPPS champions in tennis for boys’ singles! Congratulations to these two and their longtime coach, Gary Havens, for winning the top title!







Freshman Rahul Patel ( right) placed second in the TAPPS state tennis championship for boys’ singles.






Senior Justine Sylestine placed 3rd in the TAPPS state tennis championship for girls’ singles tournament last week.





Our very own senior, Josh Howard, was awarded Scout of the Year, Troop 62 at the VFW 2775 Community Appreciation Awards. Congratulations! Josh is an Eagle Scout.





 Community Christian School’s senior, Valerie LeBlue, won 1st place in the High School Division of the Cypress Branch Art Contest at Lamar State College Orange for her entry, “Nothing Like a Good Book.”  Valerie was awarded a $500 college scholarship to LSCO. She plans to pursue a career in Digital Art.





Ms. Casey’s third grade class of Community Christian School had a ton of fun making edible soil models in Science. They used graham crackers for bedrock, pudding for subsoil, and crushed Oreo’s for topsoil. Of course they had to add a “worm” to represent organic material!











Community Christian School and Community Church are teaming up to adopt a street in Orange to beautify.  Over 80 students and staff will be working next week, April 10 – 12, on Bowling Lane mowing the lawns of residents and working in their flower beds.












Community Christian School’s 8th annual Lion 5K Color Run was a success and a lot of fun.  Runners and walkers of all ages came out to support Community Christian School and partake in the annual event.


Community Christian School’s kindergarten through 12th grade students had the joy of participating in Super Fun Science Day.  Volunteers from around our community came and gave of their time to enrich CCS’s students in various scientific experiments, activities, demonstrations, and speeches.  The volunteers who participated were SubZero, Science Superstars of the Beaumont Children’s Museum, T.A.M.E. (Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering), Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension, Tiger Rock, CCS’s own Physics teacher: Corey Oldbury and middle school & high school science teacher: Ashley Kelly, and the Orange Fire Department.  Thank you, volunteers, for making Super Fun Science Day a huge success!




The Orange Chamber of Commerce’s teacher of the month for Community Christian School is Sheila Whitten.  She has taught for 18 years at Community Christian School and has also worked with CPS for 10 years before teaching.  Congratulations Mrs. Whitten!






The Orange Chamber of Commerce’s student of the month for Community Christian School is senior Tyler Bevlaqua.  After graduation Tyler will be joining the Army in June.  Congratulations, Tyler Bevlaqua!






During the Christmas holiday, students in Community Christian School’s Honors Physics class used physics principles learned this semester to design and build their own trebuchets.  With only a few restrictions involving the swing arm size and release mechanism, students created their own unique designs which varied in size and shape. After the holiday break, the physics students enjoyed demonstrating their trebuchets for other CCS classes on the football field.  A friendly trebuchet competition was held to judge the distance and accuracy of launching a racquetball plus other objects selected by the students such as a tennis ball, a billiard ball, and a golf ball.  Pictured (left to right) are:  Nathan Rose, Justin Meaux, Grace Granger, Corey Oldbury (Physics teacher), Justine Sylestine, and Josh Howard.

2016 Homecoming King & Queen

Community Christian School’s 2016 Homecoming King and Queen are Ricky Foster and India Alexander.  Congratulations!








Community Christian School  Honors Orange County Police & Fire Departments














Community Christian School students and staff visited local Fire & Police Departments to honor the men and women for their service to our community.  They brought each department baskets of homemade cookies, baked by parents, and prayed with them.  Thank you for your service!

Orange Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for Community Christian School

Senior Joshua Howard received the Orange Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month award for his outstanding academic achievements and community service.





Orange Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month for Community Christian School

Mr. Ronnie Lee was recognized as Employee of the Month by the Orange Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lee has dedicated 17 post retirement years to teaching upper level math and science to our students, including dual credit courses through Lamar Orange. He will celebrate his 80th birthday later this month.




Chief Bordelon Visits Community Christian School’s Kindergarten 

Chief Bordelon visited Mrs. Bordelon-Ross’s Kindergarten class this week and the students really enjoyed it. He answered all of their questions, spoke about what to do in a fire, and even put on his full gear. Thank you, Chief Bordelon!





Making Science Creative

Mrs. Kelly of Community Christian School is bringing creativity to her 7th & 8th grade Science classes, and 9th & 10th grade Biology classes.  Her 7th & 8th grade classes wrote news articles about a scientist they chose to highlight, telling of what they invented, discovered, and/or contributed to science.  They then dressed as their chosen scientist for the day and for their presentation.  Mrs. Kelly’s 9th & 10th grade classes created “It’s Elemental” t-shirts that were required to have the atomic number and mass, electron configuration, isotopes, the group/family/period, the year the element was discovered, and its uses in society.


The Service League of Orange and Stark Museum Team Up for Fine Arts Presentation

The Service League of Orange and the Stark Museum teamed up for a Fine Arts presentation for Mrs. Whitten’s 4th grade class from Community Christian School.  Students used wire to design themselves doing an activity.





CCS: Making History Fun!

Ms. Macey Jackson’s 5th grade History class of Community Christian School made a delicious assembly line creating cars out of candy.  They are studying the early development of automobiles, about Henry Ford, and the assembly line for car production.




Oreo Science

Mrs. Amanda Britnell’s 6th grade science class of Community Christian School had special guest Haley May, a Geology major at Lamar University in Beaumont, visit their classroom.  She used Oreos to explain earth’s plates, lithosphere, the different faults, and how earthquakes occur.  It was a delicious demonstration.




Congratulations to Community Christian School’s Varsity Boys Cross-Country Team who competed in the 8th Annual Rick Miller Relays held on August 27 at Claiborne Park.  CCS entered two varsity boys teams in the 2×2 mile relay event and won the overall team championship in the Division 2 Boys category.  Pictured are (left to right): Josh Howard, Luke Pennington, Jacob Carter and Nathaniel Willett.







Examining Theories

Mrs. Kelly’s 7th grade science class of Community Christian School conducted an experiment on density.  They observed liquids of different weights separate as well as objects that were dropped into the liquids float on the different layers depending on the amount of atoms each item was made up of.  This experiment helped the class understand density, atoms, and prove several theories observed from scientists in the past.



Community Christian School Receives 2016 Best of Orange Award

Orange Award Program Honors the Achievement

ORANGE June 9, 2016 — Community Christian School has been selected for the 2016 Best of Orange Award in the Religious Schools category by the Orange Award Program.

Each year, the Orange Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Orange area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Orange Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Orange Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Orange Award Program

The Orange Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Orange area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Orange Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Orange Award Program