Senior Cougar Chatter

May 20, 2021

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FINALS - You MUST take your Finals - Not doing so could result in failing a required class for graduation!

RUMOR ALERT: "I don't NEED to pass ALL my class in order to graduate" THIS IS NOT TRUE!!


This is a FALSE statement! Seniors MUST pass ALL Required classes with a grade average of 70 or above for both Semester 1 and Semester 2.


RUMOR ALERT: "Attendance DOES NOT count this year"


The 90% rule is still in effect this year. Assistant Principals will make a plan with students who fall below the 90% rule.


Turning in your work and having a grade average of 70 or above is the primary goal.


Reach out to your counselors, Amy Rogers, Michael Quintana, or your assistant principal, Cynthia Julian for support.

Seniors!


We are getting close to graduation, and we are so proud of the Class of 2021!

This has been a challenging year and we are excited to start celebrating with you! Please look below for details on the upcoming events and start planning to have some fun! Make sure that you are passing all your classes needed for graduation (all core and needed electives). If you have any questions about which classes are needed for graduation, please reach out to your counselor (Michael Quintana or Amy Rogers) or your Assistant Principal (Cynthia Julian).


Congratulations Class of 2021! Get ready to walk across that stage!!!!

Future Important Dates:

May 20th: STAAR EOC 100% Remote & Asynchronous Learning

May 25th: Senior Finals-Period 5 & 6

May 26th: Senior Finals-Period 3 & 4

RESCHEDULED:May 27th: Graduation Parade @ Crockett parking lot (6:30-8:00pm)

May 27th: 9-12th grade Finals-Period 7 & 8

May 28th: 9-12th grade Finals-Period 1 & 2 (Early Release)

May 31st: Student & Staff Holiday-Memorial Day

June 1st: Graduation Practice

June 3rd: Revised: Crockett Graduation @ Burger Center (9:00am)

June 3rd: Last day of classes

June 7th: Diploma pick-up (9am-3pm


Revised: Crockett Vertical Team 2020-2021 School Calendar

Important Date Change: Senior Parade is moving to Thursday 5.27.21 @6:30


Good afternoon Senior Families,


We had originally planned on having the Senior Parade "come rain or shine" however, due to forecasted thunderstorms with lightning, out of an abundance of caution, for safety reasons we have decided to reschedule the parade for 6:30 PM on Thursday, May 27, 2021.


By Thursday we are hoping the showers 🌧 will have passed and the sun ☀️ will be shining so that we can all celebrate the Class of 2021 with no chance of rain or soggy parade decor.


New times for arrival and details for the event can be found on the link below.

Senior Parade Link


Senior Meeting

Crockett Seniors,


If you missed last night's Senior Family Night Meeting, below is the information we shared. If you have remaining questions or concerns, please contact the following:

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Need to order a Cap and Gown?


  1. Purchase in person at Herff Jones office in Kyle 505 W Center St, Kyle, TX 78640
  2. Purchase in person at graduation practice at Crockett June 1st at 1:30 pm ($60)
  3. Purchase at graduation (limited supply and sizes)
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Seniors, the yearbook staff needs you!

As a farewell to the class of 2021, the yearbook team has put together a yearbook spread to congratulate and commemorate our seniors.


Seniors, please fill out this form so that you can be featured in the yearbook page. You just have to answer 2 short questions & submit a photo of your choice to use in the spread.


Tinyurl.com/CHSSeniorAdvice2021”

Seniors we need your Chromebooks!

Your Chromebooks, Chargers, and Hotspots will need to be returned after you have completed all of your schoolwork and final exams for the year. We need these devices for incoming Freshmen in the fall! Please be diligent about returning the devices no matter what condition they are in to avoid a delay in your graduation plans or to have yourself placed on an obligations list (which could keep you from walking at graduation).


Friday, May 28th, and Tuesday, June 1st following graduation practice will be available for you to return your device to Mr. Morgan in Room 201. If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Morgan at roger.morgan@austinisd.org or Ms. Snyder at janice.snyder@austinisd.org.

NOT attending the Graduation Ceremony???

If you are not planning on attending the graduation ceremony please email Ms.King at shana.king@austinisd.org and let her know by Monday, May 31st.

Crockett Graduation Reminders

When is Graduation Practice?

  • Tuesday June 1st at 1:30PM in the Crockett Cafeteria.


What time and where is graduation?

  • Thursday, June 3rd at 9 AM

  • Senior Check-in no later than 8:00 am at Burger Stadium (Address 3200 Jones Rd, Austin, TX 78745)

  • Ceremony begins at 9 AM


How many family members can attend the graduation?


  • UPDATE: 8 family members will be allowed into graduation



How will my family and I get to Burger Stadium?

  • There are free shuttles running from Crockett ECHS from 7:30-9:30 AM (Please note the ceremony starts at 9!).

  • These shuttles are for graduates as well as their families. You and your family are highly encouraged to use the shuttle as parking at Burger Stadium is very limited due to construction. There is another school’s ceremony right after Crockett, and this will help transition between schools.

  • Burger Center has a very strict clear bag policy. If items can’t go into the Burger Stadium, they should not go on to the shuttle. There is no place to store these items!


What do I do when I arrive at Burger Stadium?


  • Information coming soon



What do I need to wear/ bring to graduation?

  • Wear your cap, gown, and any cords earned at Crockett

  • You must wear a mask at all times.

  • Bobby pins for your cap if you have longer hair

  • Your cap needs to be worn flat and parallel, not tilted back

  • Appropriate dress includes: skirts, dresses, slacks, dress shirts, ties, and dress shoes/boots

  • You will be walking and standing for a long period of time outside on a grass turf field. You must climb a ramp to receive your diploma. If you choose to wear heels, wedges are best.


What should I NOT wear or bring to graduation?

Your person will be searched as you enter Burger Stadium. There is no place to store items, and you will not be able to carry them. Any prohibited items will be confiscated upon your arrival. Staff will not be returning to Crockett after Graduation and you will not be able to find them after the ceremony, so you will not get your items back until the next day.

  • NO Cell Phones

  • NO Tennis shoes, flip flops, sandals, shorts, or jeans!

  • NO Gum

  • NO Corsages

  • NO decorations on cap, gown, or shoes

  • NO additions to caps and gowns other than cords and medals that were earned through Crockett High School

  • NO purses, bags, cameras, fanny packs, etc

  • NO hair spray, brushes, combs, curling irons, straighteners, make up, etc.

  • NO noise makers including air-horns, whistles, rattlers, cowbells or any other item that would prove to be a distraction to our guests and/or graduates. Therefore, all noisemakers, including air-horns, will be confiscated by Crockett staff.

  • IF YOU ARE DRESSED INAPPROPRIATELY OR SUSPECTED OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, YOU WILL NOT WALK.


Where do I meet my family after the ceremony?

  • After the ceremony, you will exit the stadium through the Burger Annex where you arrived. You can pick up the shuttle there and/or meet your family at their vehicle.


When do I get my diploma?

  • High school diplomas will not be given to students during the graduation ceremony. The official diploma pickup day will begin Monday, June 7th. Diplomas will only be given to the graduate or the graduate’s parent/guardian (must present DL or ID). Graduates may not pick up their friend’s diplomas. All student obligations must be met before the diploma is released. Student obligations include but are not limited to the following:

· Return of all school property such as uniforms, instruments, equipment, etc.

· Payment of all outstanding transcript fees

· Return of all textbooks and library books

· Return of all borrowed graduation robes and hats

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Senior Shout Outs!!!

*Allese Crutcher went to the 5A Regional track meet and the Regional Track Meet in shot put.


*Tiana Canada made it to the Area Track Meet in the 200 meters & the 800-meter relay


*Iliana Loredo made it to the Area Track Meet in the 800-meter relay


* James Hudson only Crockett athlete to make it to the State Tournament in any sport!


*Luis Angel Angeles-Sanchez, from Ms. Brown's advanced class got into the UT graphic design

program.


*JaRayl Peoples-District 17-5A Boy Basketball MVP & 1st Team All-District


*Mya Cruz, Allese Crutcher, Deanna Rendon, & Ciera Dickey were all Academic All-District & Academic All-State in Basketball


*Elijah Flores was awarded a 6-year grant ($12,000) from the D'Addario Foundation to pursue classical guitar and music education for the undergrad and graduate levels.

Elijah will be studying Classical Guitar and Music Education at UTSA.


*Flynn Miller is the lead developer on a massive video game mod that launched in December 2020. As of April 2021, it's rated as a 5-star user-created mod on Steam for fans of the game Hearts of Iron IV.


*Jorge Ortega Martinez and Jaancarlos Escalante Ramirez are graduating from the PTECH program. They have learned some awesome skills like plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and concrete.


*La’Nez Thomas accepted to Texas State!


*Co-Head Cheerleader Alyssia Alvarado committed to going to the University of Texas!


*Congrats, to the following students who are graduating not only with their high school diploma, but have also earned enough college credit to graduate with their ASSOCIATE DEGREE from Austin Community College! A HUGE congratulations to our Early College High School graduates:

Hanan Brower, Caleb Brown, Luis Cruz, Ciera Dickey, Victoria Dominguez, Ezra Esquivel, Isabella Garcia, Roxanna Garcia-Gonzales, Kaden Glover, Victoria Gomez, Mara Hernandez, Olivia Hull, Iliana Loredo, Ashlee Luna, Jericho Modjeski, Angelica Moralez, Rodrigo Ramirez Boldo, Karyme Rivera, Jesse Robles, Maliah Salazar, Iva Sanchez, Coleman Scollard, Angelina Torres, Ani Villarrubia, and Andrea Zamarripa.


*Congratulations to James Hudson!! He was accepted into Tx State University where he will be majoring in psychology.


*Michael Vasquez (plays Bass Guitar) got first chair at the 2020-2021 Region 18 Jazz Band 1 and went on to State.


We LOVE to celebrate with you! Send your shout-outs to kathyuska.batista@austinisd.org.

Celebrate with a "Proud of my Grad!" picture frame.


Austin ISD is proud of the Class of 2021, and to congratulate our graduates we have created Facebook profile picture frames to celebrate them reaching this milestone.

The frames can be both accessed in Spanish and English and say “2021 Grad!” and “Proud of my Grad!” There are two frames: one for family and friends, and one for students. Austin ISD encourages our parents and students to use these frames to celebrate our #AISDProud Class of 2021.

Each high school campus has its own frames and design. To access the frames, click on the update option on your Facebook profile picture, click “add frame,” and search for the right school. You can also visit www.facebook.com/profilepicframes to search for the high school name, AISD, AISDGrads or AISD 2021.

For more information on how to post a Facebook profile picture frame, please visit www.facebook.com/help. Visit the district graduation website to follow updates on this year’s graduation ceremonies.



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