Crockett Cougar Chatter

October 2018


Greetings Crockett Community!

I enjoyed meeting so many parents at Back to School Night and our most recent Parent Information Night. Thanks so much to all of you that came out. If you were not able to make it, please remember that if you have any questions you can always reach out to your child's counselor and/or administrator (see contact information at the bottom of the newsletter). We welcome and encourage parent communication, feedback, and involvement.

Last month, I mentioned the importance of PEACE, Crockett's first Core Value. This month, I would like to take time out to reflect on the second Core Value, RESILIENCE. As we know, being a high school student, teacher, and parent can be difficult at times, but know that we get through this journey together as a Crockett family. Maya Angelou said, "I'm not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows us to learn from example. But if we have someone who loves us-I don't mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side-then it's easier to grow resilience, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. And it's self-esteem that allows a person to stand up."

Crockett's resiliency is evident particularly this year as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary year. Please make sure you come out to our Homecoming Game October 26th at Burger Center at 7:30pm and invite all former Crockett alumni. We also want to extend an invite to our alumni to the Crockett Open House on October 27th from 12:00-4:00. Please visit the Crockett High School's 50th Year Celebration Facebook Page for more information from alumni about the 50th Anniversary events.

Let's continue to show compassion to one another and build upon our love for our Crockett Family as we continue to grow our own resiliency and remain Always Victorious!

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Mark Your Calendars!

Future Important Dates

October 4 - Author Visit - 12:45 in CHS Library

October 5 - No Student Sharing; Crockett High School WILL HAVE SCHOOL THIS DAY

October 8 - Student Holiday, Staff Work Day

October 9 - CAC - 5:30-6:30 in the front of the CHS Library

October 9 - PTSA - 6:30-7:30 in the back of the CHS Library

October 10 - PSAT Day for all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders

October 11 - Mr. Cougar (6:00pm - CHS PAC)

October 13 - Financial Aid Saturday (8:30-12:00) Library

October 16 - Crockett Choir Concert 6:00 pm in our PAC.

October 24 - Homecoming Dinner and pep rally (4:00-7:00 pm at CHS)

October 25 - Late Start Day - School Starts at 10:15 (bus schedules run an hour later than normal pick up time)

October 26 - Homecoming Game (7:30 @ Burger Stadium - All Crockett alumni are invited to the game to celebrate Crockett's 50th Anniversary)

October 27 - Crockett High School Alumni Open House at CHS (12:00-4:00 pm - All Crockett alumni are welcome)




May 29 - Graduation (10:00 am)

CROCKETT HIGH SCHOOL Calendar (including athletic events - current season athletic schedules are below)


The Crockett Vertical Team has been approved for the following District of Innovation dates: Jan 3rd and 4th, Feb 15th for the 2018-19 school year. These dates will be used as student holidays. Please organize your family's calendars accordingly.

Important Dates from the Tex-Anns

Oct 14- Tex-Ann Alumni practice- 3-5pm

Oct 21- Tex-Ann Alumni practice- 2-5pm

Oct 24-Homecoming Dinner and pep rally- 4-7pm

October 26-Homecoming game with Tex-Ann alumni performance

Oct 27- 50th Anniversary Open House (12:00-4:00 pm)

As mentioned above, on Oct 24- 5pm -7:30pm check out the Kendra Scott pop-up shop at the Homecoming dinner- Come shop for your favorite jewelry and support the Crockett Tex-Anns!

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The Crockett PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) needs your help! Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, which are the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the back of the Crockett library. Our next meeting is October 9th. Membership is only $10 for the whole year! Joining is quick and easy and can be done online at! Come see how YOU can make a difference!


Crockett is hosting a Financial Aid workshop on Saturday, October 13th to assist seniors & their families apply for financial aid for college. Financial Aid experts will be available in the Crockett Library from 8:30am-12:00pm to assist with financial aid applications. Spanish Speakers will also be available! Families should bring copies of their 2017 taxes and w-2s. Questions? Email

Yearbooks on Sale

The 2019 Crockett High School yearbook is currently on sale for $50. You can purchase your Texan yearbook from Ms. Sauceda in room 102 with cash or check or from Three month payment plans are available too!

Check Out the Chrockett Choir

Crockett Choirs will have their Fall Concert on Tuesday, October 16th at 6 pm in our PAC. It's free, and everyone is welcome!

Author Visit October 4 - Lunch in the Library with Tillie Walden!

Award winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden is coming to the Crockett Library! Join us for a free pizza lunch on Thursday, October 4th as this young Austin native talks about her journey from high school student to

successful author at age 22. See Ms. Gibson for tickets - FREE! Book order forms for signed author copies at More about Tillie Walden's amazing books at

All Crockett Students Can Get an Austin Public Library Student Card!

Crockett students can use ALL branches of the Austin Public Library and all digital resources with their APL Student Library Card. Students should return a parent/guardian signed Student Card Application - available at, or in the Crockett Library - to Ms. Gibson. No proof of residency or ID required!

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All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT Wednesday, October 10th. Seniors will be participating in senior activities while the other students are testing.

For general information about the PSAT/NMSQT, please visit:

To find out more about National Merit Scholarship Corporation and its scholarships, visit:

To find out more about PSAT-related scholarships, visit:

Take the practice test in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide, available through your counselor or at:

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Crockett Community,

Come support our boys as they walk the runway in this annual celebration of high heels and 80's prom dresses! Who will be crowned the next MR. COUGAR at our 2018 - 2019 All Male Beauty Pageant? Cast your vote on Thursday October 11th at 6pm at the Crockett PAC... 3 votes for $3 and 6 votes for $5! Save the date!

MADAGASCAR, Coming Soon to the Crockett Stage!

Crockett Family,

Bring a friend, tell you neighbor, support your students! CROCKETT THEATRE invites you to this family-friendly-fun-filled show... MADAGASCAR, A MUSICAL ADVENTURE! Save the dates: Friday November 2nd @7pm, Saturday November 3rd @7pm, and Sunday November 4th @2pm! Come out and MOVE IT MOVE IT with Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman! You might see penguins and lemurs too! Interactive and sure to entertain! MADAGASCAR at CROCKETT THEATRE, Coming Soon!

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College Readiness Checklists for 2018-2019

Because Crockett Early College High School is committed to preparing all students to Graduate College, Career and Life Ready, check out the College Readiness Checklists for your student's grade level for important information, events, and dates. Please visit with your child's school counselor for more information.

9th Grade College Readiness Checklist

10th Grade College Readiness Checklist

11th Grade College Readiness Checklist

12th Grade College Readiness Checklist

Administration, Front Office, Student Support Contact Information for the 2018-2019 School Year

Front Desk/Main Number 414-2532

Principal: Kori Crawford 414-7806

Principal’s Secretary: Diane Carrizales 414-7806

Academy Director: Jordan Benson 414-7898

Assistant Principal, 12th grade: Tiffany Farris 414-8012

Assistant Principal, 11th grade: Rudy Cisneros 414-7803

Assistant Principal, 10th grade: Travis Barrett 414-7802

Assistant Principal, 9th grade: Shana King 414-1053

Lead Counselor-ECHS: Mary Wynn 414-0461

ECHS Coordinator: Brittany Capps 414-7808

Counselor – 12th grade: Michael Quintana 414-7602

Counselor – 11th grade: Kathy Golden 414-7813

Counselor – 10th grade: Amy Rogers 414-7835

Counselor – 9th grade: Courtney Wortham 414-7886

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: Nancy Garcia 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:

Angelica Covington and Darrell Cheney 841-7606

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