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Sounds of Springtime

This year's spring concerts showcased the incredible talents of our arts students with iconic pieces and standout solos, reflecting the dedication and talent that define the  Second Baptist School Arts Department.

Four Decades of Dedication

Congratulations to Bible teacher Jeannene Simonton, who retires after forty years of service at Second Baptist School.


Ending on a High Note

The 2022–2023 Arts Season ended on two high notes at the recent spring choir and instrumental concerts.

Jesus Freak 2023!

Class of 2031 shared their faith and passion for Jesus through classic songs and dynamic choreography in their annual program, Jesus Freak.

Prayer Partner Picnic

Lower School prayer partners end the year with a picnic on the Athletic Green in observance of National Day of Prayer. 

SBS art students display their various works of art at the Spring Art Show.

SBS art students display their various works of art at the Spring Art Show.

Golden Girls Showcase

The Golden Girls Spring Show razzle-dazzled the audience with a brilliant performance and a few surprises.  

Stepping into Senior Year

Juniors, their parents, upper school faculty, and staff gathered for a time of blessing to honor the Class of 2024. 

Mid-Semester Jam 2023

Second Baptist School band students showcased their talents at Mid-Semester Jam.

Eighth Grade Girls in Washington, D.C.

SBS eighth graders traveled to our nation’s capital for high-impact experiences.

Guys and Dolls

The cast and crew of the upper school musical Guys and Dolls put on an unforgettable show!

PK4 and Bridge students gallop in to Hoedown 2023.

PK4 and Bridge students have a big time performing a Texas-sized program! 

Parade of Presidents

Second  graders dressed up as United States Presidents and First Ladies and took audience members on a walk through history. 

SBS Takes on Model UN Conference

Fourteen SBS upper school students were among 300 high school students from across the nation to participate in the Chicago International Model United Nations Conference.

Golden Girls Crowd Pleasers Grand Champion

The SBS Golden Girls dance team showcased their talent at Crowd Pleasers Dance competition in February, following an incredible showing at the TAPPS dance competition in January.

NHS Induction Ceremony 2023

Sixty SBS upper school students were inducted into the prestigious National Honor Society.

New SBS Family - The Hortons

In part one of our New Families at SBS series, we'll meet the Horton family, and see how basketball and a dream led them to SBS.

Olivia Shoemaker '25 TMEA

Three SBS choir students were selected to the All-State Small School Choir this year, including Olivia Shoemaker ‘25, who received first chair in her voice part for the second consecutive year.


Guest speaker Gian Paul Gonzalez shared his philosophy of going ALL IN with SBS seventh through twelfth graders at Community Chapel.

Samson Features SBS Weight Room

Samson Equipment emphasizes the importance of the weight room in achieving the school mission in interviews with Director of Athletics Mike Walker and Director of Athletic Performance Nick Mascioli.

Arrow Brown '23 performs at the Festival of Christmas

Peace and Christmas cheer filled the Sanctuary during this year’s Festival of Christmas.

Jingle Bell Classic Goal

The SBS community cheered on the men's and women's soccer teams at this year's Jingle Bell Classic.

Head of School Dr. Don Davis addresses the SBS community gathered at the 2022 Thanksgiving Praise Service.

The SBS community worshiped together at the annual Thanksgiving Praise Service.

High School Musical Jr.

This year’s middle school musical production of High School Musical Jr. was a crowd-pleasing show full of discovery.

First Graders Dream Big and Shine

SBS first graders dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up and performed together in their annual program, Dream Big.

Upper school student CJ Hobbs '23 presents to lower school boys as a part of the living wax museum during Book Fair.

This year’s annual Book Fair included a new element: a live wax museum with upper school students interacting with lower schoolers.

Lower School stockings service project

SBS Kindergarten through fourth grade students spread Christmas cheer to young cancer patients.

One Acts 2022 - Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Christmas came early at SBS this year with the upper school theatre performance of An Evening of One Acts: A Christmas Carol & The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

SBS hosts its annual College Day with nearly 100 universities on campus.

SBS hosts its annual College Day with nearly 100 universities on campus.

Students pray together at One Day.

Senior Isabella Ventura shares her perspective on One Day, a spiritual emphasis day for students on the SBS campus.

Extreme Eagle 2022

Middle schoolers turned out for Extreme Eagle 2022 decked out with extreme school spirit.

Class of 2026 participates in games at Stoney Creek Ranch during Freshman Retreat.

Faith and friendship came together at Stoney Creek Ranch during Freshman Retreat.

SBS moms listen to alumni parent Terri Huguenard at the annual Hope for Moms event.

SBS moms gathered for encouragement and fellowship at the annual Hope for Moms event with guest speaker Terri Huguenard.

Class of 2023 on Senior Retreat at Round Top Event Center.

A milestone of nostalgia and celebration, the Class of 2023 kicked off their year with the annual Senior Retreat.

Second Baptist School choir and instrumental students perform during spring concerts.

SBS choir and band students ended the year with their incredible spring concerts.

Second Baptist School eighth graders participate in a promotion ceremony for the next school year.

The Class of 2026 celebrated their time in middle school at Eighth Grade Promotion with an audience of friends, family and teachers.

Second Baptist School fourth graders sing during the annual Jesus Freak performance.

Fourth graders wowed in their annual Jesus Freak program, presenting the gospel through 70s music and style.


Spring Sports Recap 2022

Second Baptist School concludes a successful year of athletics with a solid spring sports season.

Commencement 2022

Second Baptist School celebrates the forty-first graduating class during its 75th year.

Second Baptist School choir and instrumental students perform during spring concerts.

SBS choir and band students ended the year with their incredible spring concerts.

Second Baptist School eighth graders participate in a promotion ceremony for the next school year.

The Class of 2026 celebrated their time in middle school at Eighth Grade Promotion with an audience of friends, family and teachers.

Second Baptist School fourth graders sing during the annual Jesus Freak performance.

Fourth graders wowed in their annual Jesus Freak program, presenting the gospel through 70s music and style.

Second Baptist School teacher instructs her math class during summer camp.

This year, Second Baptist School faculty continued their work on developing a biblical worldview in students across all divisions and in all subjects.

Middle school student gathers with mom and grandmother.

Grandmothers of eighth grade girls visited Bible class at Second Baptist School and shared their wisdom as women of faith.

Second Baptist School community gathers in the Worship Center to celebrate the 75th anniversary.

The Second Baptist School community celebrated God’s faithfulness and 75 years of selfless servants, diligent students and committed parents.

Second Baptist School dance team holds a pose at the end of their spring showcase.

With grace and precision, Golden Girls showcased their talents at their annual Spring Show.

High school students at SBS celebrate during the Powderpuff game during EagleFest.

An EagleFest tradition, powderpuff games between juniors and seniors heated up on the court and the field.

Students at Second Baptist School compete in the sack race during EagleFest.

Honoring 75 years of Second Baptist School, the largest all-school celebration, EagleFest 2022 returned to its roots.

Middle school students at Second Baptist School perform Frog and Toad.

Fifth and sixth grade students debuted their theatrical talent with the musical, A Year with Frog and Toad.

Interim Term 2022

With a rich tradition at Second Baptist School, upper school students embarked on Interim Term, from classrooms on campus to travel beyond Houston.

Famous Texans

SBS fourth graders depict famous Texans in their annual project.

Hello, Dolly!

Upper school theatre students wow audiences with their stunning performance of the musical Hello, Dolly!

A Texas Hoedown

PK4 and Bridge students took the E Gym by stampede during their annual Hoedown program, a beloved SBS tradition.

Hello, Dolly! Tech Week

Second Theatre Company rehearses the SBS upper school musical, Hello, Dolly! and makes memories along the way.

An American Legacy

Second graders perform the annual Parade of Presidents program for the SBS family.

Athletic Fellows Update

Catch up with this year's Athletic Fellows, junior Garret Hughes and senior Joanie Darnall, as they share their experiences so far this year serving in student leadership.

All-State Choir 2022

Following a rigorous audition process, four SBS choir students were selected to perform in the Texas All-State Small School Choir.

Western Art Winners

Second Baptist School students of all ages competed in the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Contest with great success!

New #SBSfamily Members: Part 3

View the #SBSdifference through the eyes of three families that joined the SBS family for the 2021-2022 school year.

Eagle Strong

Athletic Performance Coaches Nick Mascioli and Chelsey LeBaron share their passion for strength and conditioning as a ministry for all students.

New #SBSfamily Members: Part 2

View the #SBSdifference through the eyes of three families that joined the SBS family for the 2021-2022 school year.

New #SBSfamily Members: Part 1

View the #SBSdifference through the eyes of three families that joined the SBS family for the 2021-2022 school year.

Communications Fellows Update

The SBS Communications Office sat down with their Communications Fellows, juniors Preston Igo and Caroline Martinez, to ask them about their experiences so far this year.

Lyrics and Lattes

Arts Fellow Lauren Schweers ‘23 brought the SBS arts community together for the first annual Lyrics and Lattes event.

A Celebration of Christ

At the annual Festival of Christmas, SBS students shared their artistic, musical and theatrical talents, celebrating the coming of Jesus Christ.

Living Biblically Impacts Our Caring Community

At SBS, the caring community begins and ends with a gospel focus, as students learn what it means to live biblically from pre-kindergarten all the way through their senior year and beyond.

Practical Partnership

Cheryl Simmons, MSSW, LCSW spoke to SBS parents, sharing how to equip and help students during anxious times.

Courageous Talent

Middle school students led courageously through their outstanding performance of Disney’s Moana, Jr.

Creative Inspiration

This year’s Fall Art Show brought joy and inspiration to the community as student artists displayed their artwork.

Second Baptist School family meets with paralympic swimmer Jessica Long prior to the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon.

This year's Distinguished Speaker Dinner honored the legacy of SBS in its 75th year while celebrating the faculty and staff who make an impact in the lives of SBS families every day.

Bzzz... it's Bug Day!

Kindergartners think critically and learn about God as Creator and Provider during their insect unit.

One Acts - Behind the Scenes

Communications Fellows take a look behind the scenes at the shows that make up this year’s One Acts production.

Eagle Eye News

Eagle Eye News provides weekly opportunities for leadership in fourth grade.


Middle schoolers, decked out in blue and gold, celebrated Extreme Eagle week, culminating in a spirit-filled pep rally.

Coffee with College Guidance

Second Baptist School’s Director of College Guidance Amy St.Denis explains how the College Guidance department equips students to shine in the college application process.

Community Shines at SBS

The Office of Admissions sponsored Friday Night Lights on September 17, showcasing the SBS difference - our caring community!

Engineering in Enrichment

Second graders were challenged to think critically in Enrichment class with a team-centric engineering project.

SBS Dads Club Fall Breakfast

The Second Baptist School Dads Club meets for breakfast to fellowship with one another, learn about the latest happenings, be encouraged and learn how they can help serve the SBS community.

Class of 2022 Senior Retreat

The senior class kicked off their year with the annual Senior Retreat, a cherished SBS tradition since 1988. Seniors spent two days at Stoney Creek Ranch where they grew together as a class and garnered excitement for the final lap in their high school careers.

SBS AP Scholars

Upper school students receive high honors at the conclusion of 2021 AP Exams.

Be the Difference - Our 75th Year

As Second Baptist School celebrates seventy-five years in Christian education, students arrive on campus for the first day of school and Convocation ushers in a new school year.

Onward to Upper School

Eighth Grade Promotion launched the Class of 2025 into upper school with a charge to trust God and remain faithful.


Moving the Tassel

Last Friday, seniors stepped on campus for their last time as SBS students. Cameron Kelley, a current junior and now rising senior shares her hopes and excitement for her last year in high school as she reflects on the departure of the Class of 2021. 

Celebrating the Class of 2021

Leading up to graduation, the Second Baptist School Class of 2021 celebrated their final days in school with the traditional fountain run and second annual Senior Car Parade.

Let Music Live!

In a moving final concert, SBS choir students from seventh through twelfth grade performed for the community.

A Passion for Creation

SBS middle school art teacher Sarah McKeon shapes the lives of her students, teaching students how to harness their creativity while sharing her personal love for Jesus Christ. 

Spring Band Concert 2021

Second Baptist School band students wowed the crowd in their final concert of the 2020-2021 school year.

Serve #SBStogether

Second Baptist School partnered with Second Baptist Church in their annual Serve Houston weekend to give back to the community.

Are You a Jesus Freak?

Fourth graders reminded the SBS community what it means to be followers of Jesus in their annual program Jesus Freak.

The Pride of Texas

SBS second grader, Savannah ‘31, won third place in poetry in this year’s Houston Rodeo Writing Competition with her original poem, “The Pride of Texas.”

Spring Swing 2021

Back and better than ever, the #SBSFamily gathered to celebrate spring sports at Spring Swing!

Stepping Up and Leading Out

Years of tradition compressed into a single medallion. SBS Junior Leadership Inauguration is a yearly ceremony that not only honors juniors for their hard work over the past three years of high school, but also challenges them to step up into a new role of leadership as they are rising to the forefront of Second Baptist School.

Jungle Book Kids

Disney’s Jungle Book Kids, the first ever fifth and sixth grade musical at Second Baptist School, was a huge success!

Mid-Semester Jam

For the first time ever, SBS band students performed Mid-Semester Jam.

Interim Term 2021

Upper school teachers reflect on their innovative and exciting Interim Term classes.

Howdy Partner!

Second Baptist School pre-kindergarten 4 and Bridge students present “Hoedown” to SBS families and grandparents.

Play Ball!

The Second Baptist School community gathered to celebrate the new turf on the Michael B. Stevens baseball field as the Eagles took the mound for the season opener.

SBS Talks

SBS juniors walked the halls in an array of suits, blazers and dresses over the course of three days as they presented various topics to their classmates, teachers and administration. In AP Language and Composition with teacher Shannon Brooks, students were charged to choose a topic over which they would give a TED Talk. Students had one month in which they planned and prepared for this exciting project.

Proud to be an American

Second Baptist School second graders perform the annual Parade of Presidents program for parents, grandparents and the SBS community.

Technology in the Home

SBS parents Donnie and Jaclyn Boutwell educate parents in safe, productive technology use.

Winter Storm Uri | February 2021

Live in Houston long enough and you’re likely to hear the familiar adage, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes.”

Holy Habits in Eighth Grade Bible

SBS parent Susannah Baker guest lectured in Mrs. Hopf’s eighth grade Bible class and encouraged eighth grade girls to transform their prayer lives.

Collaborating to Think Critically

Honors anatomy and physiology students think critically as they collaborate with SBS athletics in a unique hands-on learning experience.

SBS Theatre Fight Class!

Upper school theatre students prepare for their upcoming musical, Disney’s Newsies by inviting fight directors to train them in theatrical combat.

New #SBSfamily Members: Part 3

Three families new to the #SBSfamily for the 2020-2021 school year sit down with us and share about their experiences at Second Baptist School and the support they've received.

Think Live Lead in TMEA

SBS choir students compete at TMEA and earn a record six spots in the All State Small School Choir, exemplifying our mission of thinking critically, living biblically and leading courageously.

New #SBSfamily Members: Part 2

Three families new to the #SBSfamily for the 2020-2021 school year sit down with us and share about their experiences at Second Baptist School and the support they've received.

New #SBSfamily Members: Part 1 - Pratt Family

Three families new to the #SBSfamily for the 2020-2021 school year sit down with us and share about their experiences at Second Baptist School and the support they've received.

Festival of Christmas Goes Virtual

This winter’s Festival of Christmas was a virtual stream event that spread Christmas cheer straight into the homes of our SBS community.

SBS Expands Christian Education

Beginning fall 2021, Second Baptist Church North and Cypress campuses will be home to Second Baptist School University-Model.

STC Straight to State!

Second Theater Company’s story of competing and succeeding at the One Act Play TAPPS Competition.

Dream Big - Virtually!

SBS first graders performed their signature program in a new virtual format for SBS families and grandparents.

An Interview with Ben Young ‘82 on Surviving the Day

As an SBS alumnus himself and a member of the first graduating class of Second Baptist School, Ben Young ‘82 sat down with Alumni Relations Coordinator Marlo (Turner) Wise ‘93 to discuss his latest book: Survive the Day.

Fall Drama 2020 | One-Acts

Upper school theatre students delivered comic relief last weekend with the fall drama performances of One-Acts: The Importance of Being Earnest and Bernice Bobs Her Hair.


With zeal, I step into a new role, with ingenuity I develop my vision, and with passion, I aim to inspire my community.

Go Big Blue!

SBS school spirit was at an all-time high last week with the opening of football season.

Hope for SBS Moms

Nina Hendee shared an inspirational message of hope with Second Baptist School moms.


Virtual Tryouts

Varsity cheerleaders, JV cheerleaders, Golden Girls and Middle School Spirit underwent virtual tryouts this year.

SBS Arts Department

Join us as we celebrate the arts department for their continued excellence in arts education during this unique spring season.

Welcome to the #SBSfamily!

Faced with unique challenges, the Office of Admissions gets creative welcoming new families to SBS.

Eagle Vision Soars Again

An athletic speaker series that encourages and inspires released its second video this last weekend.

The Freedom of Family Fun

Having an abundance of together time, one SBS student uses her creativity to create a fun evening for her family.

Eagle Vision Soars!

Recent Eagle Vision episode featuring new Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks and former NFL player and new SBS coach Cecil Shorts III lands in Sports Illustrated.

Spring Collegiate Athletes

The spring athletic season may have ended much too early, but for a few seniors, their athletic careers are only beginning.

Model U.N. Visits The Hague

Senior Kara Swain ‘20 traveled to the Netherlands with the Second Baptist School Model United Nations team for Interim Term.

Enrichment Curriculum

Faculty and staff who go the extra measure to create ways for students to feel a sense of normalcy during an extraordinary time is a blessing indeed.

In My Lifetime

SBS senior reflects on her first full week of distance learning.

Tommy Tune Nominations

Second Baptist School brought home three nominations for the annual Tommy Tune Awards.

Famous Texan Speeches

Fourth grade students at Second Baptist School recited speeches pertaining to famous Texans this week as part of a cumulative research project.

Tale as Old as Time

The upper school musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, opened curtain last weekend and was an incredible success.

SBS Swim at State

Second Baptist School swimmers excelled at the TAPPS State Swim meet.

Rodeo Art Contest

Students from Second Baptist School brought home ribbons from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest.

Finishing Gold

The Second Baptist School Golden Girls wrapped up their 2020 competition season with high honors and a lot of excitement!

Winter Sports Update

The winter sports teams are heating up, here is an overview of the current varsity sports standings.

13 Miles, Grade 3

A Second Baptist School third grade student ran the Houston Half Marathon last weekend.

Flight Night 2020

Second Baptist School basketball teams soar at this year’s Flight Night!

San Francisco Basketball Trip

Second Baptist School varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams traveled to San Francisco for a series of games.

What is Osmo?

As part of the IGNITE: Innovation in Education conference held earlier this fall, Second Baptist School kindergarten teacher, Mary Paige Harris ‘13, presented her go-to educational tool, Osmo, to an audience of educators and administrators

Model U.N. in Chicago

Second Baptist School students travel to Chicago to compete in a prestigious Model U.N. conference.

SBS in Space!

SBS students participated in a once in a lifetime, out-of-this-world experience connecting with NASA Astronaut Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

SBS Band Competes

Upper and middle school band students audition for the ATSSB All Region Honor Band.

Mr. Jacob Lindsey Presents on Digital Citizenship

Upper School Dean of Academics Jacob Lindsey presented at Second Baptist School's IGNITE: Innovation in Education conference regarding “Responsible Engagement: The Do’s and Don'ts of Digital Citizenship.”

Put On Your Dancin' Shoes!

Nationally recognized choreographer Kim Schafer works with theatre students during Beauty and the Beast choreography week.

Fall 2019 Sports Recap

Fall sports are wrapping up, so here is a look back our this season’s stats. Go, Eagles!

TechFest 2019 - IGNITE

Second Baptist School hosted its annual educational conference, TechFest, on Wednesday, November 6. Over two hundred educational leaders filled the classrooms of Woodway Village for this year’s conference hoping to network, gain insight into current trends in education and learn from leaders in their field.

"If I Can Sing"

The Sanctuary resonated with the sounds of hard work and sweet notes from our middle and upper school students during their concert.

An Apple Distinguished School

Second Baptist School is proud to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022.

E Gym Renovations Grand Opening

On Friday, October 18, before the homecoming game, the SBS community came together to celebrate the grand opening of the state-of-the-art E Gym renovations.

Homecoming 2019

Communications Fellow Kendall Pennington ‘20 reflects on her final Homecoming as an SBS student.

Pillow Talk

SBS Theatre Company presented another successful production with this year’s adaptation of the classic Pillow Talk.

A Summer in Singapore

SBS senior Caroline Carlyle attends classes at the Yale-National University of Singapore for two weeks this past summer.

Chapel Update

Take a look at what our students are learning in Chapel this year.

Freshman Retreat 2019

Publicity Prefect Star Matthew ‘20 attends and reflects on this year’s Freshman Retreat.

Lower School Pianist

Second Baptist School student wins first prize at an international piano competition.

Duke TIP

Second Baptist School student spends her summer at the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Convocation 2019

Second Baptist School families and staff gathered together to celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Commencement 2019

The Class of 2019 celebrated their launch into the future with a commencement ceremony.

Band and Choir Concerts

The spring band and choir concerts filled the year’s end with eventful celebrations of music.

State Champions

Both Track & Field and Golf brought home TAPPS state champion titles.

Spring Art Show 2019

The talent and creativity of our K-12 visual arts students stood on beautiful display during this year's Spring Art Show.

Model U.N. in Crisis!

Model U.N. delegates traveled to Austin, Texas to participate in a one-day crisis conference.

Jesus Freak!

The fourth grade program, Jesus Freak, made for a heart-warming and groovy performance!

Junior Leadership Inauguration

This week during the Junior Leadership Inauguration, the SBS Class of 2020 was charged with great responsibility as they will soon enter their senior year.

SBC Hosts Museum of the Bible Billy Graham Exhibit

The Second Baptist Family, in partnership with Museum of the Bible, in Washington, D.C., is honored and pleased to present “Pilgrim Preacher: The Billy Graham Exhibition” from April 14 to May 11 (Palm Sunday through Mother’s Day).

Eighth Grade in D.C.

SBS eighth graders spent several days soaking in history and exploring the nation’s Capital.

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Pre-kindergarten and Bridge students performed Texas themed songs and dances in the ECP program, Hoedown.

Middle Schoolers RSVP

SBC Second Students led SBS middle schoolers through a week of worship and study on responding to God’s call.

Bye Bye Birdie

Second Baptist School’s production of Bye Bye Birdie was last weekend and it was a huge success!

We Will Survive!

SBS seventh graders present their traditional “survivor” project based learning assignments.

SBS Tech Squad

The Second Baptist School Tech Squad continues to learn and work alongside students and faculty to prioritize innovative technology at school.

Eagleade Project

Upper school students make sports drinks for their chemistry project.

Flight Night 2019

Second Baptist School’s Flight Night 2019 was filled with fun, fellowship and a lot of exciting basketball.

HLSR Art Contest

SBS art students brought home 29 ribbons from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art contest this year!


Middle School PBL

Students impress parents and teachers with their end-of-semester project based learning (PBL) presentations.