Crockett Cougar Chatter
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!
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)
November 2 - MADAGASCAR, A MUSICAL ADVENTURE! (7:00 pm @ CHS PAC)
November 3 - MADAGASCAR, A MUSICAL ADVENTURE! (7:00 pm @ CHS PAC)
November 4 - MADAGASCAR, A MUSICAL ADVENTURE! (2:00 pm @ CHS PAC)
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!
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 https://tinyurl.com/TillieCrockett More about Tillie Walden's amazing books at http://tilliewalden.com
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 https://tinyurl.com/APLStudentCard, or in the Crockett Library - to Ms. Gibson. No proof of residency or ID required!
OCTOBER 10th PSAT DAY
For general information about the PSAT/NMSQT, please visit: collegeboard.org/psat
To find out more about National Merit Scholarship Corporation and its scholarships, visit: nationalmerit.org
To find out more about PSAT-related scholarships, visit: psat.org/scholarships
Take the practice test in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide, available through your counselor or at: collegeboard.org/psatpractice
WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE NEXT MR. COUGAR?
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!
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!
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
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