Crockett Cougar Chatter
It is hard to believe we are already approaching the end of the 2021-2022 school year. We have accomplished so much as we came back from a near empty building last year. We advanced in many athletic and fine arts programs and we were able to highlight many student successes in this and previous Cougar Chatters. Congratulations to everyone for getting through a tough school year! However, even in the middle of a global pandemic, our students still rose to being Always Victorious. We look forward to celebrating at all of our year end celebrations and our fabulous Class of 2022 at the many events listed below.
This summer we will be offering a variety of programs like summer school, TSI Summer Bridge, and EOC Summer testing. Stay tuned for more details on these important events.
Thank you to all of you who took time out to donate and write a note for our Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. It means so much to each of us! I don't think I say it often enough, but it brings me so much joy to lead such an amazing school with a community that supports our students and staff in so many ways.
I recently saw a quote that stated, "what feels like the end is often the beginning." It is the beginning of a new life for our soon to be graduates; a beginning of a union for me as I begin my new marriage (I got married in March and will be Ms. Manor whenever I can make my way to the Social Security Office over the summer :-) ); a beginning of our students preparing to be mentors to our future freshmen; and a beginning of summer that is hopefully filled with memories of a lifetime.
I am sending you all so much peace, love, and light as we close at this school year and prepare for the next.
Ms. Crawford (The future Ms. Manor)
Future Important Dates:
May 11th: Virtual Crafting your College Essay Session
May 12th: Sport Physicals @ Crockett Gym (3:00-6:00pm)
May 13th: Sport Physicals @ Crockett Gym (8:00-11:00am)
May 14th: Saturday School (9:00-12:00pm)
May 16th: Senior Finals- Periods 1 & 2
May 16th: College and Military signing day (3:45pm)
May 17th: Senior Finals- Periods 5 & 6
May 17th: Trustee Award and Cougar Gold Awards @ the Competition Gym (6:00pm)
May 17-19th: TSI Testing
May 18th: Senior Finals- Periods 3 & 4
May 18th: Crockett Orchestra End of the Year Concert @ Crockett Cafe (7:00pm)
May 19th: Senior Finals- Periods 7 & 8
May 21st: LAST Saturday School (9:00-12:00pm)
May 23rd: Credit and Graduation Requirement Check
May 24th: 5th/6th period Final Exams (early release)
May 24th : Graduation Practice @ 2pm
May 25: 1st/2nd period Final Exams (early release)
May 25th: Senior Cap and Gown Visits to Elementary Campuses
May 26th: 7th/8th period Final Exams (early release)
May 26th: Senior Sunrise/Breakfast
May 27th 3rd/4th period Final Exams (early release)
May 27th: College Recognition Celebration for Seniors @ Crockett Cafe (1:30pm)
May 27th: Last Day of Classes
June 1st: Crockett ECHS Graduation @ Burger Center (6:00pm/ SENIORS ARRIVE 4:30)
*8 tickets for family & friends
June 3rd: Diploma pick up (9:00-2:00pm)
June 6-June 24th: Summer School
IMPORTANT SENIOR INFORMATION!
Please look over the Senior presentation that was shared with our students today during advisory. It contains important information about the end of the year festivities.
Important: Immunization Records
The Crockett nurse would like to remind parents that students must have their immunizations up to date before the first day of school on August 15, 2022. Otherwise, parents will be asked to obtain the needed vaccines for their child before the student is allowed to return to class.
The Texas Department of Health has ruled that students must be current with immunizations in order to attend school unless an exemption has been filed with the school in accordance with Texas Education Code. Parents may fax or mail the updated immunization record to Crockett or, if the school is closed for the summer, records can be faxed to 512-406-6543 or mailed to Children’s/AISD Health Services at 1345 Philomena St. Suite 300.
If you have received a call or text about missing immunizations for your student, please contact the Crockett nurse at email@example.com or call the health room at 512-414-7888 for specific information regarding your student. Thank you!
22-23 Online Registration is open!
"Equity Allotment" Proposals
Get your Crockett gear!
Attention Football Athletes
Just a reminder to all students wishing to participate in football, summer workouts start June 6th at 9:00am. See Coach Norton for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
***tentative 2022 football schedule
Basketball Camp at Crockett ECHS
We are excited to announce that we are hosting a basketball camp at Crockett HS for incoming 6th-9th grade boys & girls on June 13-15 from 9am-noon. Registration is only $25 and every camper gets a camp shirt and a ball. Register today!!
Crockett Summer Workout Information for Athletes
If you are planning to play a sport at Crockett next year, check out this document, with coach’s contact info, summer workout plans, & start dates for Fall sports:
Student Council would like to congratulate our Final Teacher of the Month for this school year: Ashley Smith!
According to her students, Ms. Smith deserves to be Teacher of the Month because:
"She is hardworking"
"It is fun to be in her class"
"She takes the time to listen to her students"
"She helps us in so many ways"
"She's nice and her room smells good" 😉
This was another month full of amazing nominees. Check out what students had to say about why they nominated these other awesome teachers:
Ms. Hanley-Roy because "She is the best US history teacher ever. Her classroom is comfortable, and her lectures/conversations are deep, thoughtful, and captivating"
Mr. Gloria because "he gives me food"
Ms. Thompkins because "She likes to dance, and she is fun!"
Ms. Jimenez-Vidal because "she is a great teacher and person who is always there for you."
Mr. Payne because "It's Payne!"
Mr. Porras because "he's fun"
Ms. Dean because "her dedication to teaching her students is amazing and she is super sweet."
Ms. Robinson because "she never hesitates to support school fundraisers and she is really funny."
Ms. Gordon because "she is very present with her students and totally deserves it."
Ms. Murphy because "she is fun and always plans fun lessons for us to do"
Ms. Dunn because "she is always there for me."
Mr. Cater because "we do cool projects in his class."
TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD!!
Crockett senior violinist Lizbeth Sierra Castro will be performing at the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest May 28!
Congratulations to all 50 students in Mr Morgan's Web Development Class. They each earned their Advanced Google Analytics Certifications!
Our Crockett SOAR students are still raving about how much fun and joy they experienced while visiting with the super welcoming and insightful Becker Bobcats!
We know this year has been very challenging and so much of your energy and time is spent devoted to our students who do not always make the right choices. We wanted you all to experience some love heading into the weekend, so please take a moment to share in all the smiles below. Our program would not be able to continue without your support and we are very grateful for all of you!
Thanks again to Minda, Lola, Ms. Wells, and Mr. Barrett for hosting us!
Congratulations to our musicians!
Let's congratulate the following students them on their success at our Concert & Sight Reading Evaluation.
Both groups received perfect scores on both stage and in the sight-reading room. This represents our 5th consecutive clean sweepstake going back to 2016 (no events the last two years).
Anthony Herrera-TorresEsmee Lown
USA National Women’s team!
We are so proud of you!! Way to go!!!
Art Mural at Food Service Headquarters
Crockett artist worked over 12 hours total on a mural at the Austin ISD Food Service Headquarters. They were proud to showcase Crockett Art students work for years to come!!
Here are the names of the artists in the picture, however all the NAHS kids helped with the process!!
Charlie Steinfort Springer
Track Meet highlights!
Shout out to the outstanding job our Track athletes and coaches did at the District Track Meet! We had 3 of our girls' competitors moving on to the Area Track Meet and 6 of our boys' competitors. These athletes and coaches have worked really hard, fine-tuning their events, to make it to this next stage.
Kierstyn Hoffman - 100m hurdles (she was the District Champ in this), 300m hurdles
Alexsandra Garza - triple jump
Layla Whitman - 200m
Xavier Chapa - 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles
Cameron Dickey - 100m
Dali Gaytan - long jump
Jose Flores - shot put
Carson Reece - 400m
4 x 100m relay - AJ Phenix, Cam Dickey, Dali Gaytan, Carson Reece
Congratulations to Xavier Chapa for finishing his very successful High School athletic career with a trip to the Regional Track Meet, for the 2nd year in a row, competing in the 300m hurdles.
Choir performed at the AISD Performing Arts Center on April 14th
Select choir students performed with the All-City Choir at the AISD Performing Arts Center on April 21
Garden Club news!
Although the frost took out a lot of our plants, we got a harvest of sugar snap peas & red potatoes! Right now we have squash, several tomatoes and peppers all coming along nicely as long as the squirrels behave!
Important Student Safety Reminders:
- 9-11th grade students CANNOT leave campus during lunch. Seniors are expected to be back on campus in their 3rd/7th period plass by 1:30pm.
- The first class of the day begings at 9:05am. We have many students consistently arriving several minutes into the first class of the day. A student must be in attendance for more than half of each class period in order to get counted present.
- The 15 minute rule applies to all students; Students MAY NOT leave class the first and last 15 mins of class.
- Students you MUST have a campus-based hall pass when leaving the classroom for ANY reason.
- Only ONE student is allowed out of class at a time for 5 minutes MAX. If students take advantage of leaving for longer periods of time, teachers will need to put them on a suspended pass policy.
- EVERY DAY during 10:35 - 11:05 is a CLOSED period, meaning no students should be out during this time.
- The Faculty/Teacher's lounge is for Staff only. Students are not allowed to get soda during that time.
- If you are late to class, you may NOT leave the class for the remainder of the period.
- Teachers, Staff, and Subs may not dismiss students early for ANY reason or without notification from the Main Office.
- Door Dash, Uber, Favor, or any other delivery service are NOT permitted for students to receive. Please be advised that all deliveries ordered by students will be denied. Parents may deliver.
- Parents MUST always come to the Main Office to sign out a student, including taking students to lunch. Students cannot be picked up from the bus loop during the school day.
- We will begin sweeping students to ISS after the tardy bell and doing closed periods on occasions when hallways are full.
- Link to Campus Expectations for Spring 20-21