Crockett Cougar Chatter
Crawford's Corner... A Message from the Principal
When people ask me what I like most about my job, I always say how amazing our Crockett community is. My favorite part is to watch our students shine. Already this semester, I have witnessed how impressive they were in our Chromebook deployment day, Crockett Showcase, Bedicheck Middle School Visit, Student Inc MVP Pitches, Athletic Games, Science Fair, Theatre Shows, Concerts, and more. Our students have endless talent, hearts as big as Texas, and endless Cougar Pride. Please check out the rest of the Cougar Chatter to see a glimpse of some the fun we have had so far this semester and the great things to look forward to this month as our Cougars continue to remain Always Victorious!
Join the Crockett High School Cap 10K Team
Crockett High School Staff, Students, and Parents,
Mark your calendars for 4/08/18! Let's continue our Always Victorious trend by building the largest and fastest HS school team, which earned our campus a trophy & $300 last year!
Join us, and/or sponsor a student, using the link provided & be sure to select Crockett HS as your team - https://eventdog.com/a/eventpage.php?eID=629&dID=0
The school team price is already discounted, so the prices below are $15 cheaper than regular pricing at each stage. The price will incrementally increase starting January 5th. Some helpful deadlines are below:
February 2, 2018 Registration Fee Increase - $30
March 2, 2018 Registration Fee Increase - $35
March 18, 2018 Deadline to join a team is 11:59 p.m. (*This is the final chance to get your packet grouped with the rest of the team and receive the school team discount.)
Prior to the price increase would also be an excellent time to encourage, or sponsor, students you anticipate may be interested.
Feel free to email Serena McMillon at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Go Team CHS!
Special Thanks to Zane Esquivel and Friends!
Crockett Guitar Students Make it to State!
The students below all received top scores and qualified for the UIL State Solo Competition in May.
Nancy Del Bosque
Also, 5 members of our top class will be performing on the stage of the Long Center on February 10th.Nancy Del Bosque, Elijah Flores, Oliver Patino, Rey Rodriguez and Margarita Vargas will be performing in a group made up of Crockett & McCallum students. They will perform an opening piece prior to the Carlos Piñana flamenco concert.
Vote for Crockett Student's Film
Crockett Student Shines at the Travis County Youth Show
Please join me in congratulating one of our students that won a ribbon from the Travis County Youth Show. All students that participated are very excited about winning. Students from the Clifton program came away with seven Champion Awards and one Reserve Champion. Crockett's very own, Tristan Meggs, won the Salsa Champion in the culinary genre. If you see him in the hallway, please give him a shout out!
Crockett Clarinet Player Makes it to State
Physics Students Create Rude Goldberg Machines
Below is a video of an example of one of the Rube Goldberg machines that were made in physics class.
Students' machines were required to accomplish a simple task such as closing the cabinet door or throwing a piece of trash away. Some students decided to come up with their own task and then built their machines from there. Great job Physics students!
Bedicheck Students Visit Crockett High School
ACC's South Austin Campus Welcomes Crockett Early College High School Students
Student Inc Students Win Big at Their MVP Pitches
Four Student INC teams received a total of $2000 in startup funding to get their business ideas off the ground! Kenzer Quest (Najai Robinson) and Surface (Alex DiTullio, Walter Esparza, Julian Rickstrew, and Shane Sawhill) garnered $500 investments, and Arodot (Josue Osorio) and LGBTQ Spotlight (Dylan Yeary) earned $250 each. Students pitched their ideas, business plans, and financial projections to a panel of private sector judges who determined which ideas were the most financially viable. Students will use funds to further develop their products and explore marketability before pitching for a larger investment in May.
Crockett High School Teacher of Promise, Ms. Dunn
Crockett High School Teacher of the Year, Ms. McMillon
Crockett Students Attend the SWAGG Event
Below are pictures of students who attended this event last month.
Our Girl's Basketball Team Makes History
Chromebook Deployment Day was a Huge Success - Check out the video below to witness the excitement
COUGAR ATHLETIC INFORMATION
Please come out to support and cheer on our mighty cougars! As a reminder, AISD is asking that students and adults do NOT bring confetti, glitter, silly string, powder and noise makers to our games.
Crockett High School Report Card Now Available
If you click here, you will find the State of Texas 2016–17 School Report Card for Crockett High School. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.
The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the enclosed “2016–17 School Report Card Definitions.” The report for our school may or may not have all the information described because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.
State law requires that the school report card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.
The School Report Cards can be found online at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2017/campus.srch.html
A more complete report about Crockett High School, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/index.html
Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this report card. Thank you for your continued support of Crockett High School.
FAFSA workshop Thursday Feb 22nd from 5-8pm in the CCC. Seniors & families will receive assistance applying for financial aid for College.
Mark Your Calendars!
Future Important Dates
February 1-4: Theatre Department presents Heathers
February 12: PTSA Meeting
February 19: Staff Development/Student Holiday
February 22: FAFSA Workshop
February 24: Mock ACT
March 1: Late Start Day
March 12-16: Spring Break
March 24: Mock SAT
March 30: Staff Development/Student Holiday
No Need for Students to Make-Up the Bad Weather Days
A letter from the district:
As you know, Texas districts are required to adopt a school calendar that provides 75,600 operational minutes, including the minutes provided through a professional development waiver. Further, districts are required to make up two days of bad weather/safety closures. Any closures beyond two school days do not have to be made up. The Austin ISD historically builds two bad weather make-up days into the school year calendar.
Given recent legislation that references minutes instead of days, districts were provided the latitude to extend the school day in order to accumulate the equivalent of two full school days of extra minutes over the course of the school year. Most AISD campuses chose to extend their school day and accrue the extra minutes in addition to the 75,600 required minutes. As a result, most AISD campuses will meet the 75,600 minute requirement even though they were closed for two bad weather days.
LBJ and LASA high schools did not elect to extend their school day enough to accrue two extra days of minutes. As a result, it will be necessary for those campuses to provide instruction for a full day on two final exam days (May 24th and May 25th) instead of half a day as originally planned.
Accordingly, all Austin ISD campuses will meet the 75,600 minute requirement without using the previously scheduled bad weather make-up days (Feb. 19th and March 30th) even though there have been two bad weather day closures.