Crockett Cougar Chatter

Summer 2017

Crawford's Corner... A Message from the Principal

Walking into the great expanse of the Frank Erwin Auditorium on June 1, 2017, leading the graduates and staff, filled me with a sense of pride I’ve never experienced before in my life. The graduating class of 2017 welcomed me as their principal, and I was certainly sad to see them go, but I know that they are moving on to bigger and better things. I am grateful that I got to witness their wit, intelligence, humor, athleticism, creativity, and above all, reverence for Crockett High School. Graduation capped off a perfect ending to a fabulous first year.


Teachers, staff, and community members – we have worked together to make this year successful, strengthened our mission, and set the ball rolling to continue with strong academics and top-quality programs.


AND now it is time for all of us to welcome in a new group – the class of 2021! I can’t wait to welcome you to our campus. I want you to get excited about your new experiences and challenges. Make new friends and grow with your old ones. Let yourself be a part of this amazing school and community so that you will understand what those before you know: what it means to be filled with COUGAR PRIDE!

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Congratulations to the 2017 GraduatesII

Cougar Cub Camp

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2021: Cougar Cub Camp August 7th (9:00 - 3:00)

Don't miss this FUN and EXCITING opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones, and learn about high school!


Crockett High School is a caring community of students, families, and staff that promotes success for all. The first opportunity to begin the transition to high school is the Crockett August Cougar Camp. The Camp is for students to develop the foundation that will allow them to become successful ninth grade students and high school graduates. The day will begin with registration and greetings at 9:00am and will end by 3:00pm. We have planned a series of fun and organized activities intended to help students develop self-esteem, team building, problem-solving, communication, and social skills. At the same time, students will be meeting fellow classmates, teachers, counselors, principals, etc. and becoming familiar with the layout of the school as a whole. Parents are important members of the Crockett team. We encourage you to transition into the role of high school parents by attending the Parent Breakfast on Monday, August 7th at 9:30am.


Cub Camp Sign-Up: Please visit the following link to sign up: tinyurl.com/cubcamp2021

Contact Information:


If you or your student have any questions regarding the camp, please email coordinators Allison Paris (allison.paris@austinisd.org) and Mario Morales (mario.morales@austinisd.org) or call Crockett High School at 512-414-2532.

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Summer Bridge for ECHS Students

Location: Crockett High School


Dates: July 10th - 28th, Week 1 (10th - 13th) & Week 2 (17th - 20th) M-Th, Week 3 (24th-28th) M-F.


Times: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm


Sessions include:


  • ECHS Orientation
  • Team Building
  • College Readiness
  • TSI Readiness
  • Study Skills Development
  • ACC Advising and Registration
  • Parent Meetings
  • Field Trip


If you have questions about the Early College High School program at David Crockett High School, contact Mrs. Tai Choice, Academy Director (ph. 512-414-7898 or email: tai.choice@austinisd.org)

STAAR EOC Retesting Dates

June 19-22 STAAR EOC Retesting for Algebra 1, US History, Biology, English I and English II

If you have questions, about your STAAR scores please email or call your child's counselor.

Crockett Prom 2017 - Dancing with Kuhn

Crockett High School Theatre News

#1 - Congratulations to the 2017 Crockett Thespian of the Year, Bruno Maples.

#2 - Congratulations to the International Thespian Society 2017 Crockett Inductees:

Seniors: Kevin Barrera, Keierra Collins, Yon Garcia, Ethan Hall

Junior: Sam Robinson

Sophomores: Azaria Brown, Rebecca Harris, Collin Hicks, Aylin Luna, Tatum Peevey, Leanne Villegas, Zach Washington

Freshmen: Juan Berrelleza-Chable, Kailey Berry, Adi Garcia, Morgan Garrison,Angel Gentry, Chloe Matyis, Alex Munoz, Marissa Nottingham, Danelle Pena, Jay Perez, and Kim Rankin

#3 - Congratulations to CROCKETT THEATRE for the scholarships and grants won at the 2017 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards:

  • Josh Ryon, $1,000 Wells Fargo scholarship
  • Alyssa Arellano and Noah Messer, full tuition paid to the Summer 2017 Texas Arts Project Senior Advanced Camp, worth over $3,000 each.
  • Crockett Theatre, $2,000 grant for the 2017-2018 school year

#4 - Save the Date: Come see the following CROCKETT students in the 2017 AISD Summer Musical, PETER PAN - July 27 - 30 at the AISD Performing Arts Center:

  • Cast at Wendy Darling, Chloe Matyis
  • Cast as Pirates - Keierra Collins, Alan Gomez, Bruno Maples, Noah Messer, Lily Peevey
  • Cast as a Lost Boy - Joshua Salinas
  • Part of the Orchestra - Isabel Robles
  • Part of the Technical Team - Julian Don Juan, Dylan Fateh, Mario Frausto, Morgan Garrison, Rebecca Harris, Sandro Hendrix, Collin Hicks, Marissa Nottingham, Jay Perez, Mariela Rivera, Sarah Traylor and Zach Washington.

Exciting News for Student INC

The Student INC Final Pitch Event yielded $7,000 in investments to Crockett entrepreneurs. Animal Inspired and Jambox each recieved $1000 investments, and Spether received $5000 to launch their ventures into real businesses. All three teams also received the promise of future investment and other resources, including offers from judges and audience members to connect them with professionals in their field, offer them legal advice in setting up their corporations, and shared office space. Investment funds were generously donated by Notley Fund. All three teams will continue working on their agencies in their senior year Accelerator class.

The Austin Revolutionaries Exhibit

The Austin Revolutionaries Exhibit was the culminating capstone project for the 2016-2017 freshmen and sophomore Entrepreneur class. Each student was required to research and create a presentation about a revolutionary person in Austin that has made a lasting and positive impact in the community. There were six categories students were allowed to chose from; government, business, activism, food, art, and education. Each student conducted research, created a presentation and "pitched" their Austin Revolutionary to the class. The students voted on the top eight Austin Revolutionaries that would make it to the final round. The student that made it to the final round was considered the team lead and was allowed to chose their own team from the classmates.


The banners of each Austin Revolutionary are on exhibit at the Manchaca Library at 5500 Manchaca Road across from Crockett High School. The final exhibit highlights the contributions of Navdeep Sooch, Clifford Antone, John Mackey, Heloise Gold, Mike Judge, Brett Hurt, L.C. Anderson and Sally Hernandez. The students learned many real world skills throughout this project. They were required to work collaboratively in small teams, time manage and complete assignments under deadlines, communicate with adults via email and phone, create a multimedia website and learn various graphic design software. The exhibit will be at the Manchaca Library for the next 6 months, please visit and support Student Inc at Crockett High School.

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TAKE THE 5 BOOK DIVE!

The 5 Book Dive is an Austin ISD summer reading program created in 2016 by Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz. The purpose of the program is to encourage all students to read at least five self-selected books over the summer. Summer is a great time for students to relax with a book (or magazine, or comic, or whatever) and experience the pleasure of reading just for fun! And research has shown that reading just five books can protect students from a drop in reading levels known as the "summer slide", which disproportionately affects lower-income students (Alexander, Entwisle, & Olson, 2007; Kim, 2004).


Click here for some high school book recommendations, or visit http://www.5bookdive.org/ for more information. Book People will hold a kickoff event on June 17, 2017 at 603 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703​ from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Show us what you're reading! Upload pictures to twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the #AISDReads or #5BookDive

Mark Your Calendars!

Future Important Dates


June 19-22: STAAR EOC Retesting (All subjects)

July 10-28: ECHS Summer Bridge (see above for more information)

August 7: Cougar Cub Camp

August 7-10: New Teacher Orientation

August 14-18: Staff Development, Planning & Prep

August 21: First Day of Classes for Students

September 4: Student & Staff Holiday - Labor Day