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November 2019

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Mark your calendars!

Future Important Dates

November 5th: Poinsettia Sale begins

November 9th: Saturday School (9-12 p.m.)

November 11th: Student Holiday/Staff Development-District of Innovation Day

November 12th: CAC/PTSA Meeting (5:30 & 6:30 p.m)

November 13th: College Forward Family Night in CCC (6:00 p.m)

November 13th: TSI testing

November 16th: Saturday School (9-12 p.m.)

November 18th: 9-11th grade picture retakes

November 19th: AVID Parent Night (5:30 p.m)

November 19th: ASVAB Testing

November 19th: FAFSA Workshop (5:00-7:30 p.m.)

November 22nd: College Forward Applications due

November 25-29th: Thanksgiving Break

December 9th: AISD Scholarship Fair

January 22nd: AISD Career Fair

February 1st: AVID College Readiness Symposium

Counselor Change

Dear Crockett Families-

In order to better serve our students, we are transitioning back to the cohort model for the counseling department starting Monday, November 4, 2019. This means that the students will now be assigned to a counselor based upon their cohort or ECHS/PTECH distinction. Students’ cohort year is defined as four years following entrance to when the student enters the 9th grade. Administrators will continue to be responsible for the students based upon their cohort.

We now have a designated counselor, Diana Moore, to work with the ECHS and PTECH students. She will be working alongside our program coordinators, Brittany Capps (ECHS) and Charla Merrel (P-TECH).

If you have established an important relationship with a counselor based on our previous counselor assignments, you are welcome to see that counselor as needed.

Please see the tables below to identify the faculty who will be supporting your child throughout their time at Crockett Early College High School.

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Support our Tex-Ann Poinsettia Sale!

It's time for our annual Poinsettia sale. The sale will run November 5-19th. Delivery dates will be December 3-4th. You can return your order form to Ms.Jarosek or to pay online, visit https://austinisd.schoolcashonline.com/ and search for Tex-Ann Annual Poinsettia Sale.


Thank you for supporting the Crockett High School Tex-Ann Dance Team.

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FAFSA Workshop | Tuesday, November 19th | 5:00-7:30 pm | Crockett College & Career Center

SENIORS! Do you still need help applying for financial aid for college? If so, stop by the CCC on Tuesday, November 19th any time between 5:00-7:30 pm, grab a slice of pizza, and let us help you fill out your FAFSA. You'll need to bring copies of Parent and student 2018 taxes (the 1040 form and W-2s, if applicable) in order to complete the application. Stop by the CCC or email michelle.snyder@austinisd.org for a full list of information needed to complete the FAFSA. RSVP for this event at https://myredkite.com/event/view/crockett-hs-austin-fafsa-20191119

College Forward applications for juniors are now open!

College Forward is a FREE program dedicated to supporting students in applying for college and financial aid. Students will receive personalized coaching; support with the SAT/ACT, college essays, and resumes; volunteer opportunities; and a junior road trip to visit colleges. But the coaching doesn't end at high school graduation because College Forward also supports students through college until they earn their degree or certificate!

Who should apply? Juniors who are in the top 60% of their class and a first-generation college student are eligible to apply. The online application can be found at https://bit.ly/33Q97ZC Applications are due at 4:30pm on November 22, 2019.

For more information about College Forward, check out their website http://collegeforward.org/

AISD Scholarship Fair - December 9th

All Crockett seniors are invited to attend the AISD Scholarship fair on the morning of December 9th. Students will have the opportunity to speak with over 40 local scholarship providers and receive information on scholarship searching, essay writing, and college financial aid. Students must turn in a signed permission slip to the College & Career Center to reserve their spot on this trip. Permission slips can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/2MWC93Z

Student IDs

As a reminder, student IDs are expected to be on and visible at all times. If you student has lost or misplaced their ID, they can purchase a new one in the main office before or after school for $5.


We appreciate your support with encouraging your student to have their ID at school daily as we strive to keep our campus safe.


Students who regularly do not have their IDs will be assigned discipline consequences.

Cell Phone Policy

At Crockett Early College High School, we support our Core Value of “Engagement” through the Collective Commitment of “Away for the Day” regarding Cell Phones and Headphones. This is in line with the AISD District Policy FNCE.


Students are allowed to possess a cell phone. However, cell phones should not be used in classrooms or hallways during instructional time. Students who need a device for instruction should use their charged, district-issued Chromebook or other approved device.

Students who are non-compliant with this policy in classrooms and hallways during school hours will have their cell phones and other devices confiscated by an administrator. If confiscated, it will not be returned until 48 hours have passed and a $15.00 fee will be administered, as allowed by Texas Education Code 37.082. Crockett High School is not responsible for phones or other electronic devices if they are stolen or damaged while on school property. For emergency contact with family, landline telephones are available to students in school offices.


Thank you for supporting student engagement in instruction at Crockett ECHS.

Shout out to our Crockett Cosmetology!

Our cosmetology students showed their hair braiding skills at the Boone Elementary Fall Fair on October 19th.
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Way to go Crockett Band!

On October 22nd, at the UIL marching contest, the Cougar Band received first division ratings! They advanced to Area contest this past Saturday in Pflugerville, where 7 bands advanced to Area finals, and then 3 advance to state. This is very exciting for us - give your band students a big high five. They have been working VERY hard since mid-July and have overcome many challenging situations this season. We are very proud of their resilience and integrity.


Thank you for all that you do to support our students so they can continue to represent our school at a high level.

Congratulations to our Crockett's Entrepreneurs!

Najai McKenzie-Robinson and Walter Esparza will be the student emcees at Austin Ed Fund's Inspire the Future Luncheon on October 30th. Mayor Steve Adler and Senator Kirk Watson are also speaking at the event and Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz will be sharing his State of the District speech.


Walter Esparza is also a finalist for the Baylor Young Entrepreneurs Award! He'll be attending a competition event in November, where he'll get a small group tour of the campus with the other nominees and compete to win up to $2k for his business and in-kind donations of support from Baylor's network. Good Luck Walter!

MR. COUGAR WINNER CROWNED

Congratulations to all of the MR. COUGAR All Male Beauty Pageant contestants! Thank you to the Crockett Theatre Department for hosting this community event! Thank you to our Senior MC's: Adi Garcia-Paz, Chloe Matyis, Marissa Nottingham and Kim Rankin! This year's winners include:


  • 2nd Runner-Up: Freshmen, Morgan Dewlicious, aka Morgan Dew
  • 1st Runner-Up: Senior, Betty Mercury, aka Kevin Castillo
  • Mr. Cougar: Junior, Amber Reign, aka Carl Brown
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CONGRATULATIONS SENIOR, CHLOE MATYIS!

Crockett Theatre Senior and Thespian Officer, Chloe Matyis, auditioned for the 2020 Select Ensemble and MADE THE TEAM! The Select Ensemble is a prestigious group of students chosen by audition only through the Long Center. The Select Ensemble performs throughout the evening of the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards ceremony (to be held Wednesday April 15th), and participates in exclusive opening and closing numbers designed specifically for the show. As representatives of the Greater Austin community of high school musical theatre students, the Select Ensemble performs in a multitude of settings for audiences of 20 to 2400 including Long Center events and galas. In addition to the performance training, students gain skills in promotions, public relations, fundraising, and producing. Congratulations Chloe!

Way to Go! Mariachi de Oro

Crockett's Mariachi has been nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award for our run in the La Vida De Los Muertos play from last year. We're up for Best Live Music Performance. The other nominees are professional musicians, one of whom is one of my favorite composers. This is incredible and a bit surreal for us.


The awards committee also asked us to open the ceremony on November 4th at the Scottish Rite Theatre.

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Yearbooks are on Sale!!

Yearbooks are currently on sale for $55..You can purchase your Crockett High School yearbook with cash or check from Ms.Sauceda in room 102 or online at JostensYearbooks.com.

Prices will go up December 6th.

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Administrative, Front Office, Student Support Contact information for the 2019-2020 School Year

Front Desk /Main Number 414-2532

Principal: Kori Crawford 414-7806

Principal's Secretary: Diane Carrizales 414-7806

Academic Director: Jordan Benson 414-7898

Assistant Principal, Cohort 2020: Tiffany Farris 414-8012

Assistant Principal, Cohort 2021: Travis Barrett 414-7802

Assistant Principal, Cohort 2022: Shana King 414-1053

Assistant Principal, Cohort 2023: Cynthia Julian 414-7803

ECHS Coordinator: Brittany Capps 414-7808

Lead Counselor (ECHS/P-Tech): Diana Moore -414-0461

Counselor (Cohort 2023): Susan Durham 414-7835

Counselor (Cohort 2022): Courtney Wortham 414-7886

Counselor (Cohort 2021): Amy Rogers 414-7813

Counselor (Cohort 2020): Michael Quintana 414-7602

Guidance Secretary & Parent Cloud: Janice Snyder 414-7884

Team Leader - Mark Dawson 414-1054

Attendance Clerk: Carmen Ledesma 414-7807

Bookkeeper: Lilly Trevino 841-1702

Data Processor: 414-7873

PEIMS Coordinator: Rosa Robinson 414-7846

Registrar: Kathy Alvarado-Romero 414-7811

Parent Support Specialist: Ron Reed 414-7851

Graduation Coach: Michael Hidalgo 414-7879

Librarian: Claudia Gibson 414-7844

College and Career Center: Michelle Kailey Snyder 414-0460

Communities in Schools: Tara Domasco 841-1646

Special Education Coordinator: Bill Johns 414-7860

Nurse: Julie Carr 414-7888

Head Custodian: Veronica Santos 414-7852

School Resource Officers: Angélica Covington 841-7606