Crockett Cougar Chatter

May 2017

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

The gentle strumming of a guitar greets me as I enter the doors of Crockett High School. That sound, the sounds of students chatting and laughing, and the sounds of staff members saying hello as they walk through the halls to get ready for class always puts a smile on my face. It's the students, staff, and community that make my job so worthwhile, so meaningful. These few months at Crockett have been wonderful, and I look forward to many, many more. I know many of you might be counting down the days - whether it be to summer break or to graduation - but for me, this is just the beginning. I love the work that we do here at CHS, and as I've said before, if we do it together, we will continue to be, Always Victorious!

Crockett High School to become an Early College High School


The Austin school district this fall will launch three new Early College High Schools, giving thousands of students an opportunity to earn an associate degree while earning their high school diploma.


Crockett, Eastside Memorial and Lanier will offer the program, allowing students to earn up to 60 hours of college credit. The district partners with Austin Community College. You can read more about the program at the Austin American Statesman.

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CHS Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) Meeting

Get Connected. Stay Connected. Get Involved. Make a Difference!


Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:00 p.m in the Crockett High School library. We will be discussing PTSA goals, programs and projects coming up. We welcome everyone's feedback and suggestions. PTSA is here to expand our communications efforts and explore new ideas for the school, network and assist with fundraising activities. In addition, PTSA Board Elections are coming up, if you or know someone who would like to be on the PTSA board please attend this meeting. PTSA is looking for members who want to be informed, stay informed and develop program or projects that would create a bigger and better environment here at the school. If you are interested but cannot make the meeting, please contact Brenda Flores Dollar via email at brendafloresdollar@gmail.com.


Help us improve the school and enhance the student's experience at Crockett High School! Light food and refreshment will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.

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STAAR EOC TESTING

Just a reminder that the Biology, Algebra I and U.S. History EOC Exams will take place on May 1 - 5, 2017. Each test is a graduation requirement, so please make sure your students have a good night's sleep, eats breakfast, and arrives to school on time.


TEST DATES


Algebra I: Monday, May 1, 2017 (All Day)


US History: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (All Day)


Biology: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (All Day)

Cougar Scholars: Jannatul Mawa and Oanh Nguyen

Please congratulate two Crockett Seniors, Jannatul Mawa and Oanh Nguyen, on receiving the Dell Scholarship! They are the only two students in Austin (not just the district...the whole city!!) to receive this prestigious award.


These two ladies will each be receiving a $20,000 scholarship from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, a free Dell computer and printer for college, and access to a mentor from Dell to help them through their 4 years of college. They each wrote 12 essays to apply for this scholarship in January.....and clearly the rocked it!


Special shout-out to our ETS Advisers, AVID teachers, and College Forward coaches for helping these students complete applications AND to Waters, Broddle, Meadows, and Miller for writing lengthy recommendations and editing pages and pages of essays. Thanks to your help, our future Longhorn (Oanh) and future Aggie (Jann) will be able to graduate from college DEBT FREE.

Eloy Davila to attend the National Football Foundation-Austin Chapter’s 24th Annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet

Perseverance pushes Crockett’s Eloy Davila toward Texas A&M


The Crockett High School senior, a two-year varsity letterwinner for the Cougars’ football team, also nods in affirmation to the message of one of his favorite hip-hop artists. Such positivity has helped Davila earn an academic scholarship to Texas A&M, where he will study economics in preparation to one day attend law school. Davila also received the Student Innovator Award at the annual Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) Conference held on April 27 and 28, 2017.


Click here for the full article from Statesman reporter, Thomas Jones.

CHS Jumper, Aniah Marshall, advances to State Track Meet

Sophomore Aniah Marshall is advancing to the State Track Meet. She placed first in the Triple Jump and the Long Jump at regionals and will be going to the state track meet! This is a huge accomplishment! Going in both events is really outstanding.


If you see her, please congratulate her and wish her good luck at State. She will be representing CHS on Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12, 2017. The meet will take place at Mike A. Myers Stadium University of Texas at Austin. Come out and cheer her on to victory!

Symphonic Band Receives UIL Honor

The Symphonic Band had their UIL contest at the end of April. They had a great performance and received a division one rating in sight reading. This is the first time the Symphonic Band has received this rating since 2008. If you get a chance please congratulate these students.

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Tex-Ann Spring Show at the AISD Performing Arts Center

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Cougars Represent at the 40th Annual Cap10k

Congratulations team Crockett HS on placing 1st for largest HS team (see trophy in the main office!) and 2nd for fastest HS team at Austin's 40th Cap10K on April 23, 2017. We are so proud of you! If you'd like to see our team race results, click the following link - http://www.mychiptime.com/searchevent.php?id=10574 . Scroll down for school teams.


Thank you to everyone who participated. It was a beautiful day to walk or run 6.2 miles and we hope you'll come out and do it again next year. Way to go Coogs!

Science Club Field Trip

The CHS Science Club took a field trip to Big Bend National Park and got to experience a Star Party at the McDonald Observatory the weekend of April 14 -16, 2017.

Cougar Gold and Trustee Awards Ceremony

Thursday, May 11th, 6:30-8pm

5601 Manchaca Road

Austin, TX

Come celebrate Crockett's best and brightest at the Cougar Gold and Trustees' Awards Ceremonies on May 11, 2017. The events will take place in the large gym and cafeteria.

Mark Your Calendars!

Future Important Dates

May 1-5 - Algebra, Biology, and US History EOC

May 1-12 - AP Exams

May 11 - COUGAR GOLD AND TRUSTEE'S AWARDS CEREMONY

May 12-13 - Tex-Ann Spring Show at the AISD PAC

May 13 - Cougar Block Party

May 24 - Final Exams begin

June 1 - Graduation


For more Crockett High School events, click here to visit our school calendar.