Crockett ECHS Cougar Chatter
Future Important Dates:
March 9th: TSI Testing
March 14-18th: Spring Break
March 23rd: COVID-19 Vaccine Site @ Crockett Cafe (4:00-8:00pm)
March 26th: Saturday School (9:00-12:00pm)
March 30th : ASVAB
April 1st- Student Holiday- Staff Development-District of Innovation
April 9th: Saturday School (9:00-12:00pm)
April 13th: COVID-19 Vaccine Site @ Crockett Cafe (4:00-8:00pm)
April 15th: Student Holiday- Staff Development**
April 23rd: Prom @ The Mansion
April 23rd: Saturday School (9:00-12:00pm)
May 2-May 6th: STAAR EOC Testing Week
May 4th: COVID-19 Vaccine Site @ Crockett Cafe (4:00-8:00pm)
May 7th: Saturday School (9:00-12:00pm)
May 14th: Saturday School (9:00-12:00pm)
May 21st: Saturday School (9:00-12:00pm)
May 24th: 5th/6th period Final Exams (early release)
May 25: 1st/2nd period Final Exams (early release)
May 26th: 7th/8th period Final Exams (early release)
May 27th 3rd/4th period Final Exams (early release)
May 27th: Last Day of Classes
June 1st: Crockett ECHS Graduation @ Burger Center (6:00pm) 8 tickets for family & friends
**[Bad Weather Makeup Day]
AustinISD 2021-2022 School Calendar-English and Spanish
UPDATE: MASKS ARE OPTIONAL
Beginning Monday, March 7, 2022, students, staff and visitors will not be required to wear face masks when on school properties, unless they have tested positive for COVID-19. Note: Per CDC guidance, individuals with a positive COVID-19 result will be required to wear a mask for five days after returning from quarantine/isolation.
On February 25, 2022, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that masking be based on COVID-19 Community Levels
Austin ISD required masks throughout all of last school year and saw a lower positivity rate inside its schools than in the community at large.
Austin ISD will continue to follow CDC guidance and keep track of the COVID-19 community level in Austin Travis County.
With masking now being optional, all students and staff at the campus may be considered close contacts when there is a positive case identified.
Beginning, Monday, March 7, 2022, campus administrators will notify all families of positive cases on the campus using the updated notification letter. Individual classroom letters will no longer be sent home.
Campus Administrators will not be required to track close contacts.
Important Student Safety Reminders:
- 9-11th grade students CANNOT leave campus during lunch. Seniors are expected to be back on campus in their 3rd/7th period plass by 1:30pm.
- The first class of the day begings at 9:05am. We have many students consistently arriving several minutes into the first class of the day. A student must be in attendance for more than half of each class period in order to get counted present.
- No Saturday School March 5 due to the Board of Trustees approved Holidays of March 4
- The 15 minute rule applies to all students; Students MAY NOT leave class the first and last 15 mins of class.
- Students you MUST have a campus-based hall pass when leaving the classroom for ANY reason.
- Only ONE student is allowed out of class at a time for 5 minutes MAX. If students take advantage of leaving for longer periods of time, teachers will need to put them on a suspended pass policy.
- EVERY DAY during 10:35 - 11:05 is a CLOSED period, meaning no students should be out during this time.
- The Faculty/Teacher's lounge is for Staff only. Students are not allowed to get soda during that time.
- If you are late to class, you may NOT leave the class for the remainder of the period.
- Teachers, Staff, and Subs may not dismiss students early for ANY reason or without notification from the Main Office.
- Door Dash, Uber, Favor, or any other delivery service are NOT permitted for students to receive. Please be advised that all deliveries ordered by students will be denied. Parents may deliver.
- Parents MUST always come to the Main Office to sign out a student, including taking students to lunch. Students cannot be picked up from the bus loop during the school day.
- We will begin sweeping students to ISS after the tardy bell and doing closed periods on occasions when hallways are full.
- Link to Campus Expectations for Spring 20-21
Welch Summer Scholars Program application for 2022 is open!
The program represents an exciting opportunity for high school students to conduct cutting-edge scientific research at one of five Texas universities. The dates for the summer 2022 program are June 5 - July 8, 2022; the application deadline is March 6, 2022. Please encourage all interested candidates to apply. More information about the program and application process can be found on our website: https://sites.cns.utexas.edu/wssp/. WSSP is funded by the Robert A. Welch Foundation and therefore there is no cost to participants.
The Welch Foundation and the five participating universities are committed to providing opportunities to students who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
Juniors: College Forward still accepting applications
College Forward is a FREE after school program to support first gen/low income students in the college search process. They are still accepting applications through March 11th.
Does your student(s) need help figuring out plans after high school? College Forward is here to help!
What does College Forward do?
Support applying to colleges and trade schools
Support with scholarships and financial aid
Support with college essays and career resumes
Support throughout the entire college experience
It's completely free!
Learn more by watching our College Access Program video!
Who is College Forward for?
Any junior student who identifies as a first generation college student OR is eligible for free/reduced lunch.
How can I get involved?
Fill out our application form by this March 11th: https://www.tfaforms.com/4848119
If your student(s) turns in this online application by March 11th, they are automatically
entered in a raffle to win a FREE COLLEGE SHIRT of their choice!
Crockett will be offering a free, optional administration of the ASVAB exam on campus on Wednesday, March 30th at 9am for students in grades 10-12. To sign up, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/q9ndxcsbRwi4ajC28
The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. If you/your student is interested in pursuing a career in the military or would simply like to know which jobs might be available to them within a military setting, we invite you to sign up to take the ASVAB. There is no military obligation and no cost for this exam.
For more information, and for free study materials, please visit http://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/asvab
Scholarship Recognition at Graduation
Each year, seniors who have been awarded college scholarships are recognized in the graduation program for their accomplishments. If you (or your student) has received a scholarship for college, please complete this form to be recognized at graduation: https://forms.gle/stTMP3ic8UjJzfkT7 Scholarship awards must be reported by May 1 to be printed in the graduation program. If you have questions about college costs or financial aid awards, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sport Shout Outs!!
Senior Vivika Green qualified (as an alternate) for the State Wrestling Tournament, to be held this weekend, in Cypress. This is a HUGE accomplishment! Way to go Vivika and her coaches - Coach Altes & Coach Brock!!!
In February, both Girls' and Boys' Basketball teams qualified for playoffs, with a 4th & 3rd place finish in district, respectively. This is the 2nd year in a row for the boys and the 15th year in a row for the girls.
Congratulations to all of the Boys' and Girls basketball players and to their coaches!!
Men's Basketball All-District Selections:
1st Team - Jayden Caballero, Xavier Chapa
2nd Team - Carson Reece
Honorable Mention- Michael Newton, James Harper, Matt Mendez
All-District selections for Girls' Basketball:
1st team - Lily Rangel
2nd team - Belle Blackman and Madison Wright
Honorable Mention - Abbey Montez, Asia Hernandez, and Aliyah Jurado
Band Students Advancing to State!
Way to Go Crockett Theater!
A huge congratulations for qualifying for Nationals in the virtual Thespian competition -
Ezrah Walker and Sydney Homerstad for their duet Acting piece from Proof.
Mason Joseph for his costume design for Midsummer Night's Dream.
We are also excited to announce more than one big accomplishment for theatre over the last week.
First up - please congratulate our talented Diego Williams for placing 3rd in the Austin Chapter English Speaking Union's National Shakespeare Contest this past weekend. We are very proud of him.
A huge Congratulations to the UIL TEAM for advancing to the next level (District Level) of competition with our Scenes From "The Book Of Will". Our Theatre students did an outstanding performance at the AISD PAC. Our highlighted performers were -
Honorable Mention; Ezrah Walker, Gabe Magana and Eli Eskew
All Star Cast: Sydney Homerstad and Coral Suess
And Best Actor went to Chase Collins for his outstanding performance of John Heminges.
Congratulations also goes out to Josh Sendgikoski for receiving the Best Tech award for Crockett and Best Overall Tech at contest.
Our next UIL OAP contest will be March 11 at the Bastrop PAC.
We are very proud of our theatre students this year!
Student Council would like to congratulate our February Teacher of the Month: Ron Hare!
According to his students, Mr. Hare deserves to be Teacher of the Month because:
"He believes in me and keeps encouraging me to be better."
"He connects with all of his students and is the best teacher."
"He is an amazing teacher. I've never seen a class where a student was not comfortable. Everyone brings the best out of themselves in his class."
"He cares about his students deeply and is always here to support us."
"He's pretty good at guitar." 😉
"He is the best, chillest teacher out there."
"He always encourages his students and provides the guidance and support that we need to succeed."
"He always wants the best for us and pushes us to be the best we can. He never will give up on us. We are lucky to have him as a teacher."
This was another month full of amazing nominees. Check out what students had to say about why they nominated these other awesome teachers:
Ms. Urban because "her ecstatic and caring personality that has inspired countless students and teachers"
Ms. Hallee because "she has put so much time into all the [theater] productions and risen to help the theater program in countless ways. She's amazing and funny and really cool."
Mr. Cater because "he is very encouraging to his students and makes learning fun and enjoyable. He is enthusiastic and puts effort into building positive relationships with students."
Ms. Jones because "she's an excellent teacher who really loves teaching and always cares about her students' wellbeing."
Ms. Lane because " she understands students and cares so much; she's someone you can talk to and depend on. She is always willing to help others and is always there for us."
Ms. Smith because "she is a very hard working teacher."
Mr. Nagel because "he works hard to make class fun!"
Ms. Dunn because "she is so sweet and kind and is always there for her students."
The Crockett Courier- Issue 4
Some stories cover:
- Teacher of the year recipient
- Students/staff thoughts on COVID
- How to prioritize self-love & care
- A wrap-up of Biden's first year as president
- & so much more!
Tell Me Something Good!!
Congratulations to the following Dell Scholarship Finalist!
Dell Scholarship Finalists!
Over 60 Delta/ Odyssey Courses Completed!