Crockett ECHS Cougar Chatter

February 2021

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Future Important Dates:

Feb 1st-5th: National Counselors Week

February 8th- February 22nd: TELPAS Writing Collections Window

February 11th: Class of 2024 Virtual Family Night (6-7pm)

February 12th: Student Holiday-Staff Development

February 12th: Culture Fest, virtually on Zoom-more details below (12:45-3:55 PM)

February 15th: Student Holiday-Parent/Teacher Conference (more details to come via email)

February 15th: Class of 2021 Virtual Family Night

February 20th: TSI Testing

February 22nd-March 12th: TELPAS Online Testing Window

February 26th: Remote Learning Day

February 27th:TSI Testing

March 5th: Remote Learning Day

March 6th: TSI Testing

March 8-11th:Tex-Ann Virtual Clinic

March 11th:Tex-Ann Tryouts

March 15-19th: Spring Break

March 27th: TSI Testing

April 2nd: Student Holiday-Staff Development

April 9th: Remote Learning Day

April 10th: TSI Testing

April 17th: TSI Testing

April 24th: TSI Testing

May 31st: Student & Staff Holiday-Memorial Day

June 1st: Crockett Graduation (4:30pm)

June 3rd: Last day of classes

Revised: Crockett Vertical Team 2020-2021 School Calendar

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Annual Parent Conference Day


We will be having our Annual Parent Conference Day on Monday, February 15th from 8:45am - 4:45pm! The goal of this day is for you to connect with your child’s teacher regarding student wins and create intervention plans for areas of growth. We will send out zoom links prior to February 15th. Teacher Zooms session will be open from 8:45-11:45am and 1:00-4:45pm. Feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher to set up an appointment in advance. Otherwise, teacher conferences will be held on a first come first serve basis. We are looking forward to building more partnerships with you on this day!

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Family Night for our 2024 Cougars!

Hello 2024 Cougars!

We are excited to announce an upcoming event just for the families of 2024. On Thursday, February 11th, please join us on Zoom at 6pm- where you have the opportunity to learn more about the following topics, and ask our team everything you've been hoping to get answers to!

We will be discussing:

* Spring STAAR testing

* Course Selection & Sophomore Year --> Graduation

* Leveling up: ECHS application process & advanced course options

* Credits, Grades, Transcripts (The basics + recovery info)

* Family support resources & restorative self-care for families/students (with our CP&I specialist & our CIS team)

* Physical & Mental Safety during the pandemic (with Nurse Carr & our LMSW)

* Communication 101: How to stay in touch, best practices for emailing/texting/using Remind, etc

There will be optional breakout sessions for special sessions as well, so if you are interested in discussing all things related to SPED or 504 services, there is a session built in for this too! Other sessions include a Self-Care Circle led specifically for families who need space to process all that's happening right now. Finally, if you would like to dive deeper into any of the above topics, we'd love to run a breakout room with you and do just that.

Here is our Zoom information, and we hope to see you there!

Topic: 2024 PRIDE

Time: Thursday, January 11th at 6pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 956 2793 8212

Black History Month

As anti-racist educators, we teach Black history all school year throughout our curriculum. This February, Crockett ECHS will specifically be celebrating Black History Month during our Advisory lessons. Topics will include supporting Black owned businesses in Austin, Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Black History in Austin, Political Systems, Film & Television, Music; Freedman's Community; and Influences of Black Culture.

Culture Fest

Culture Fest is an event hosted by the LASA Diversity Council that provides a space for students to learn about systemic racism, global cultures, and local history from experts at The Innocence Initiative, The Trevor Project, UT Austin, and more!

With this event, the Diversity Council hopes to promote and celebrate diversity and inclusivity throughout the LASA campus and AISD.

When: Friday February 12th, from 12:45-3:55 PM

Where: Virtually, on Zoom

LASA has graciously opened this event to all Austin ISD schools, if you are interested in attending, follow their Instagram @divcolasa, and stay tuned for further information!
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Family Night for our Class of 2021!

Hello 2021 Cougars!

We are excited to announce an upcoming event just for the families of 2021 Seniors. On Monday, February 15th, please join us on Zoom at 6pm- where you have the opportunity to learn more about the following topics and ask our team everything you've been hoping to get answers to!

We will be discussing:

* Spring STAAR testing

* Requirements --> Graduation!

* FAQ for Seniors

* Communication 101: How to stay in touch, best practices for emailing/texting/using Remind, etc

* And More!

Here is our Zoom information, and we hope to see you there!

Topic: Senior Family Night 2.15.21

Time: Feb 15, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 936 5969 4074

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Crockett Cougars, this week is National Counselors’ Appreciation Week! Please take a moment to send your Counselor an email to let them know how much you appreciate their support this year!

Cohort 2024-

Cohort 2023-

Cohort 2022-

Cohort 2021-

College and Career Counselor-

Thank you!

9-11th grade 2021-2022 Choice Sheets

Parents/Guardians of current 9th-11th graders,

Believe it or not it's already time to choose our courses for next school year 2020-21. Many of our current Crockett students have submitted their choice sheets online. However, there are several of our students haven't YET chosen their courses.

Please have a conversation with your children to see if they have or have not submitted their choice sheet. If they have NOT, then we would appreciate your help in ensuring they do so.

Students should fill out the online choice sheet ONLY ONCE

Most Crockett 9th-11th graders will use this form to submit their choice sheets. Again, only submit this form if they have NOT already done so.

Our wonderful Course Selection webpage can help guide your student in choosing their courses. There are even some videos there to show them how to.

ONLY those students already in Early College High School (taking ACC courses and working with Ms. Capps/Mr. Quintana on their course plans) should fill out the ECHS course selection form here.

In the upcoming weeks CHS counselors will be meeting with each student to have an individual conversation about their courses chosen and how they align with the student's plans for after high school while ensuring they are on track to graduate. If students wish to change a course after they submit their choice sheet, they may tell their counselor during these meetings which should occur over the next five weeks.

Class of 2024 - Counselor

Class of 2023 - Counselor

Class of 2022 - Counselor

Counselor for all ECHS students -


Padres / tutores de estudiantes actuales de 9. ° a 11. ° grado,

Lo crea o no, ya es hora de elegir nuestros cursos para el próximo año escolar 2020-21. Muchos de nuestros estudiantes actuales de Crockett han enviado sus hojas de elección en línea. Sin embargo, hay varios de nuestros estudiantes que aún no han elegido sus cursos.

Por favor, tenga una conversación con sus hijos para ver si han presentado o no su hoja de elección. Si NO lo han hecho, agradeceríamos su ayuda para garantizar que lo hagan.

Los estudiantes deben completar la hoja de opciones en línea SOLO UNA VEZ

La mayoría de los alumnos de 9º a 11º grado de Crockett utilizarán este formulario para enviar sus hojas de elección. Nuevamente, envíe este formulario solo si NO lo ha hecho ya.

Nuestra maravillosa página web de Selección de cursos puede ayudar a guiar a su estudiante a elegir sus cursos. Incluso hay algunos videos allí para mostrarles cómo hacerlo.

SOLO aquellos estudiantes que ya están en Early College High School (tomando cursos ACC y trabajando con Ms. Capps / Mr. Quintana en sus planes de cursos) deben completar el formulario de selección de cursos ECHS aquí.

En las próximas semanas, los consejeros de CHS se reunirán con cada estudiante para tener una conversación individual sobre sus cursos elegidos y cómo se alinean con los planes del estudiante para después de la escuela secundaria, mientras se aseguran de que estén en camino de graduarse. Si los estudiantes desean cambiar un curso después de enviar su hoja de elección, pueden informar a su consejero durante estas reuniones que deberían ocurrir durante las próximas cinco semanas.

9th Grado Consejero

10th Grado - Consejero

11th Grado - Consejero

ECHS Consejero -
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Are you ready to start earning college credit, while in high school... FOR FREE?

Crockett's Early College High School program is now accepting applications for current 9th graders. The application window will close Friday, March 12th, 2021-- space is limited so submit your application ASAP if you are interested in joining (current ECHS students do not need to re-apply).

Applications can be found at

Note: Fall applications are open to students currently in 8th or 9th grades.

Please contact Ms. Capps with questions, , 512-414-7808


If you have not purchased the 2021 yearbook, you may do so at

If you have not picked up your 2020 yearbook, please email Your yearbook will be left in the front office for a pick up at your convenience.

Thank you so much and have a great day.

We like to thank guest speaker, Robyn Lee, from UT chapter of Alpha Phi Omega for presenting to our National Honor Society students!

Congratulations to Crockett ECHS 20-21 Teacher of the Year!

Take a moment to read a little about what inspired Ms. Reed's educational journey, we are so thankful you choose to teach at Crockett ECHS!

Growing up amongst some of the most influential educators I have known in my own family, I knew from an early age that education and coaching were not just in my future, but a true calling. As a multicultural Black and Hispanic female, I grew up surrounded by culturally- diverse educators. In my work today, I teach, coach, and serve as a formal teacher mentor with a full heart, and an authenticity that my students and mentees benefit from long after they have gone on to pursue their teaching career or next passion in this life.

My focus on weaving social justice into all facets of my influence comes from relatives such as my great-great grandmother who was a professor at Wilberforce College in Ohio. My great-grandfather, who was a principal, teacher, and coach, who has an elementary school named after him in Dallas. He even won the Texas State Basketball championship during the first year of school integration. Stories like these passed down in my family shaped my worldview and my passion for educating a younger generation to make their own mark. My father, however, is my main persuader, and he is an educator and a coach. He continues to inspire me to influence my students and athletes in the nuances of how to conduct themselves righteously and to pursue every possible opportunity. Fellow teachers and coaches I have worked with have also been influential in many ways, confirming that the choice I made to educate is the right one. As I continue to grow and learn from my amazing colleagues, athletes, and students, I will stay true to my own core values, and those of CECHS.

I am proud to be an educator and even more proud to teach at Crockett Early College High School!

Way to Go Lady Cougars!!

Girls' Basketball looks to be playoff-bound for the 13th year in a row! With 3 games left in the regular season, the Lady Cougars are currently in 2nd place. The bi-district round of playoffs will be played on February 11th & 12th. According to MaxPreps, Lily Rangel is ranked 18th in the state (1A-6A, public & private schools) in rebounding and Allese Crutcher is tied for 18th in the state in blocked shots!

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Check out the links below for more College Information

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Join Crockett’s Campus Advisory Council (CAC)!

"Hello, Crockett parents and guardians!

Interested in making a difference at your child's school? Join Crockett’s Campus Advisory Council (CAC)!

The CAC is comprised of teachers, administrators, parents and students, as well as members of the local community. Together, we provide valuable input to our principal regarding the planning and budgeting processes, in addition to addressing important and timely issues.

To apply, complete a membership application and submit it to Crockett's main office:

Parents are always welcome at our meetings! Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm:

Meeting ID: 823 2975 3050

Passcode: 210634

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