Cypress Adventist School has a variety of co-curricular and after school options for students that provide opportunities for growth in the social, leadership and service areas.
Annual service and community outreach activities include participation in the Walk for Diabetes; holding a food drive for Northwest Harvest, a local food bank where upper grade students also go to assist in sorting and packaging; having a holiday gift drive for His Kids, a non-profit that serves underprivileged children in the community; writing letters to soldiers serving oversees; and sending cards to shut-ins. Students also participate in work bee and landscaping activities at the school.
With the help of parent volunteers, Cypress offers opportunities for socialization and growth outside of school hours with activities such as music groups, after-school soccer, and roller-skating outings.
Music plays an integral role at Cypress, with an all-school choir and violins for all in the lower grades. In addition to the music curriculum, two audition-based touring groups meet after school: a chime choir and a hand bell choir. Music groups perform in local churches and other venues.
A much-anticipated event for the upper grades is the annual visit to the Outdoor School at Walla Walla University’s Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory. At the beginning of each school year sixth, seventh, and eighth graders participate in three days of environmental and nature education in Anacortes, Washington. In addition to enriching the science curriculum, the cabin camping aspect of this activity supports independence and social growth.