Crockett Cougar Chatter

April 2018

Crawford's Corner... A Message from the Principal

Greetings Crockett Cougars! I can hardly believe it is April and that we are officially in the final 6 weeks of this school year. It is a busy, busy time as we all prepare for STAAR EOC and Advanced Placement testing, finishing our final projects, prepping for graduation, participating in our final UIL activities, and working on our schedules for next school year. Ralph Marston said, "Start strong, stay strong, and finish strong by always remembering why you’re doing it in the first place" or as Dory would say, "just keep swimming!" Keep up the great work Crockett Cougars and don't forget to stay Always Victorious!

Mark Your Calendars!

Future Important Dates

April 5: Late Start

April 7: Saturday School (9-12:00)

April 8: Cap 10k

April 10: English I EOC Exam

April 10: CAC Meeting (5:30 pm)

April 12: English II EOC Exam

April 12: Orchestra Spirit Night at Bush's Chicken

April 13: Mr. Cougar (6:30 pm)

April 14: Saturday School (9-12:00)

April 16: PTSA Meeting (6:00 pm)

April 18: Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards at The Long Center

April 21: Cougar Block Party

April 21: Saturday School (9-12:00)

April 24: Blood Drive (9:00-3:00)

April 24: An Evening with VentureLab Founder & Author Dr. Cristal Glangchai (6:00)

April 28: Saturday School (9-12:00)

May 7-11: Algebra I, Biology, US History EOC Exams

May 7-18: AP Exams

May 4 & 5: TexAnn Spring Show (7:30 pm)

May 5: Saturday School (9-12:00)

May 12: Saturday School (9-12:00)

May 14: PTSA Meeting (6:00 pm)

May 19: Saturday School (9-12:00)

May 19: Prom

May 21-24: Senior Finals (See schedule below)

May 23-30: Finals for 9th -11th grade (May 24th-May 30th will be half days - see schedule below)

May 25: Senior Graduation Walk to the Elementary Schools (9:30)

May 29: Graduation Practice at the CHS big gym (1:15)

May 30: Graduation at the Frank Erwin Center (4:00)

For athletic and other events, please visit the



PTSA General Meeting Dates

Crockett High School extends an invitation to ALL Crockett students, parents, and teachers. Let us here your voice and help make Crockett Always Victorious!

April 16th

May 14th


Congratulations to the cast and crew of Crockett Theatre's 2018 UIL One Act Play, THE LAST ILLUSION, for a successful contest season! THE LAST ILLUSION tells the story of famous magician, Harry Houdini and included real magic tricks performed by Crockett Theatre students, such as the Metamorphosis and the DeKolta Chair, both making people disappear before your eyes!

District individual awards included:

  • Junior, Amara Johnson - All Star Cast
  • Sophomore, Chloe Matyis - Honorable Mention
  • Freshman, Jericho Modjeski - Best Tech

Bi-district individual awards included:

  • Junior, Noah Messer - All Star Cast
  • Sophomore, Chloe Matyis, Honorable Mention
  • Senior, Sandro Hendrix - Best Tech

Give a standing ovation to the cast and crew of THE LAST ILLUSION:


(in order of appearance)

Adi Garcia-Paz, MARY/ SHOWGIRL

Jay Perez, GORDON



Alyssa Arellano, MYRNA/ SHOWGIRL

Sandro Hendrix, GEORGE

Leanne Villegas, MARGERY CRANDON

Zach Washington, DR. CRANDON

Amara Johnson, MARTIN BECK (Manager)


Alex Munoz, THEO WEISS (Brother)

Sarah Traylor, CELIA WEISS (Mother)/ SOCIETY WOMAN

Chloe Matyis, BESS HOUDINI (Wife)

Cameron Smith, PAUL (Best Friend)



Jericho Modjeski, Light Board Operator

Kade Reyes, Backstage Crew

Paula Velazquez, Props

Collin Hicks, Backstage Lighting

Jakes Brink, SFX Lighting

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MR. COUGAR, Friday April 13th

Join us for the 2017-2018 MR. COUGAR! - THE ALL MALE BEAUTY PAGEANT, Friday April 13th at 6:30pm in the Crockett PAC. The contest includes a TALENT round and a BEAUTY DRESS round. Finalists will compete in an INTERVIEW round. The audience gets to VOTE contestants into the final round, and the guest judges will pick the winner. Join us to find out... WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE NEXT MR. COUGAR??? Tickets sold at the door: $3 for 3 votes and $5 for 6 votes. Concessions will be sold by the Crockett Theatre Booster Club.

Crockett Students Excel in VASE

Visual Art Students competed in the Visual Art Scholastic Event on March 3rd in San Marcos TX

We had 47 art pieces competing this year and the results were as follows:

1st place: Crockett 44

2nd place: Crockett 3

3 State Qualifiers: Jack Rodriguez, Frida Davila, Juli Castillo

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Calling all Cougar Alumni!!

Crockett is planning a celebration of our 50th anniversary! If you are interested in participating, please contact David Dupont ( or Kara Messer ( to be included in planning activities or to receive updates about events. If you know of graduates, students, parents, staff or community members who may be interested, please pass along this notice. See you next year!
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Donate the Gift of Life!

NHS is sponsoring We Are Blood for a final drive on Tuesday April 24th. The mobile donation bus will be set up in the Manchaca Rd parking lot from 9-3. Sign up with NHS on the Red Walk during lunch Friday April 20 or online at:

Crockett Girls Soccer made the UIL Soccer Playoffs

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Congratulations to all of our students who competed in U.I.L. Academics on March 24th!

Crockett went head to head against area schools in topics like Current Issues, Number Sense, Spelling, Science, and more!

NATALIE GONZALES won the silver medal in Accounting!

AYDEN BLACKWELL and DOMINIQUE FLORES also medaled in Accounting, which pushed our WHOLE Accounting team to FIRST in DISTRICT!

ALAN GREGORY advances to regionals in Science, and brought home a medal in Math!

GUNNER WILLIE and FLYNN MILLER tied for a medal in Social Studies, while EMILY McCLANAHAN took the bronze so she advances to regionals in Social Studies!

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ medaled in Number Sense and Calculator Applications!

AIDAN POTTS medaled in Current Issues!

YADIRA RODRIGUEZ medaled in Ready Writing!

And ARALIYA DOOLDENIYA medaled in both Spelling and Ready Writing!


Attention Vertical Team Families

There is a law in the state of Texas that is intended to give districts more local control to suit the individual needs of campuses. Our participation this school year (17-18) included a professional development date on November 10th. The Crockett Vertical Team is proposing the following District of Innovation dates: Sept 24th, Jan 3rd and 4th, Feb 15th for the 2018-19 school year. You will receive more information regarding these dates to be used as student holidays, so you can best organize your calendars.

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