Crockett Cougar Chatter

April 2019

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Mark your calendars!

Future Important Dates

April 9th: English 1 EOC

April 9th: SAT Testing (11th grade)

April 10th: English 1 EOC Make-up

April 11th: English 2 EOC

April 12th: English 2 EOC Make-up

April 17th: TSI Testing

April 19th: Student Holiday, Staff Professional Development Day

April 26th - 27th: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (PAC 7 pm)

April 30th: College Essay Workshop with Austin Bat Cave

May 2nd: Late Start Day

May 3rd: TexAnn Spring Show 7:00 CHS PAC (see details below)

May 4th: TexAnn Spring Show 7:00 CHS PAC (see details below)

May 6th -17th: AP Testing (see details below)

May 7th: Algebra 1 EOC

May 8th: US History EOC & Biology EOC

May 9th: STAAR EOC Make-up Day

May 13th: Final Exam Exemption Forms Due

May 15th: Senior Finals - 1st & 2nd periods

May 15th: Trustee/Cougar Gold Award Ceremony (6 pm - 8 pm)

May 17th: Senior Finals - 7th & 8th periods

May 17th: 2019 Senior Directed Showcase in the PAC (6:30 pm)

May 18th: Prom - The Vista at Seward Hill (6 pm -11 pm)

May 20th: Senior Finals - 3rd period, All grades will take 4th period final

May 21st: All grades will take 5th & 6th period finals

May 21st: Scholarship Awards & Senior College Basket Giveaways (1:30 pm, Cafeteria)

May 22nd: Grades 9-11 Finals 1st and 2nd periods

May 22nd: Senior Credit Check (9:00 am, Cafeteria)

May 22nd: Seniors Make-up any Missed Finals

May 22nd: Senior Walks at Elementary Schools (9:00 am - 11:30 am)

May 23rd: Grades 9-11 Finals 7th & 8th periods

May 23rd: Senior Meeting (11:30 am, Cafeteria) Attendance is required

May 23rd: Senior Graduation Rehearsal - (1:30 pm, Cafeteria) Attendance is required

May 24th: Grades 9-11 Finals 3rd & 4th periods

May 24th: Senior Breakfast (9:30 am, location TBA) Attendance is required

May 24th: Last Day of Classes for Students

May 27th: Staff and Student Holiday

May 28th: Student Holiday, Staff Professional Development Day

May 29 - Graduation (10:00 am)


CROCKETT HIGH SCHOOL Calendar (including athletic events - current season athletic schedules are below)


CROCKETT HIGH SCHOOL VERTICAL TEAM CALENDAR w / District of Innovation Days UPDATED 6.21.18

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Senior Dates and Information


Senior Information

April 4, 2019

We can hardly believe the time has almost come to watch our seniors walk across the stage! Below are some really important announcements and dates. Please read through until the end, and mark your calendars with these important dates!

Senior Gift

The class of 2019 will create a senior garden as a gift to Crockett Early College High School. Seniors who are interested in helping out are asked to sign up for Ms. Robinson’s FIT session this Friday (April 5th). They will be planning work times and making a list of necessary donations. If you are interested in helping out with this project, please reach out to Ms. Robinson at lisa.robinson@austinisd.org.

Attendance

As we know, senioritis is a struggle as seniors prepare to graduate. Crockett’s senior class has one of the lowest percentages of attendance in the district. Because of the overall poor attendance throughout this year, announcements were made for two weeks prior to spring break, and letters were sent to parents encouraging them to send their child to school on the non-school sponsored senior skip day (March 15th). In those announcements and that letter, it was stated that seniors who would skipped on that day would potentially lose credit in a class if they dropped below 90% and that they might also lose the privilege to go to prom.

Many thanks to all students who attended school on senior skip day. Unfortunately, the senior attendance for March 15th dropped significantly to 55%. Because our school is responsible for a certain attendance percentage, the senior class needs to improve their attendance by 2-3% per day for the remainder of the year to make-up for that one day. In order to do that, any student with an unexcused absence on March 15th must not skip for the month of April in order to become prom eligible. This means there should be no unexcused absences (this does NOT include tardies) during April. Please keep all planned doctors appointments, college visits, etc. and send your child to the attendance office with any doctor’s notes, parent notes, or documentation for excused absences. Furthermore, in order to maintain a balanced budget and sell more tickets to cover our cost, Crockett’s prom will now be a junior and senior prom. We are also doing one more fundraiser. Please see the second attachment for more information on this fundraiser and ask your child for the flyer that was given to them during advisory.

Additionally, there are still a number of seniors who need to make-up attendance hours. All attendance hours are due no later than May 1st. Ms. Farris will be posting updated attendance hours outside of her office. Attendance hours can be made up by attending tutoring, Twilight School, and/or Saturday School.

Prom Details

Date and Time: May 18th, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: The Vista at Seward Hill

Current Tickets Cost: $65 for one or $110 for two

Dress Code: Formal attire is required. Prom dresses should not have sheer, skin-toned fabric that gives the illusion of bare skin in areas that should not be bare. Please be responsible when choosing your outfit for prom. If you have a question about the dress or suit/tuxedo you might choose, please bring a picture and ask your assistance principal.

Eligibility to attend prom:

  • You MUST have 90% attendance

  • If you have an unexcused absence on March 15th, you must not have an unexcused absence the month April (see notes under attendance section)

  • All attendance hours must be turned in by May, 1st

  • If you are bringing a non-Crockett student, please pick up the necessary paperwork from the front office for your date to attend prom and turn in the paperwork to Ms. Skadson

Senior Finals

Date

Final

Notes

Wednesday,

May 15

Senior finals for 1st and 2nd periods

Finals will be taken during their regularly scheduled classes. Students taking the AP Economics exam will make up their final with their 1st and 2nd period teacher.

Friday,

May 17

Senior finals for 7th and 8th periods

Finals will be taken during their regularly scheduled classes

Monday,

May 20

Senior finals for 3rd and 4th periods

Finals will be taken during their regularly scheduled classes.

Tuesday,

May 21

Senior finals for 5th and 6th periods

Half day

9:00-11:00 (all students will take 5th period final)

11:00-1:10 (all students will take 6th period final)

Wednesday,

May 22

Make-up any missed finals

Half day

All students will check graduation status in the cafeteria at 9:00. See below for other events on May 21st.

Senior Events

Attendance will be taken this week and seniors will be notified of their graduation status throughout this week.

May 21st - Crockett Scholarship Awards & Senior College Basket Giveaways - (1:30 - Cafeteria) - Crockett will announce and award any local scholarships. Students enrolling in any college or university will be put in for a drawing to give away school supplies or dorm room baskets.

May 22nd - Senior Credit Check and Elementary Walk - (9:00 - Cafeteria) - All seniors will report to the cafeteria and check in with their counselor about the status of their graduation eligibility. Attendance is required. Seniors who have met all graduation requirements are invited to dress up in their cap and gown and walk the halls of their elementary schools.

May 23rd - Senior Meeting and Graduation Rehearsal - Meeting (11:30 - Cafeteria) - Graduation Rehearsal – (1:30 - Cafeteria) Attendance is required

May 24th - Senior Breakfast - (9:30 - Location TBD) Attendance is required

May 28th - Student Holiday

May 29th - GRADUATION at the Frank Erwin Center (10:00 AM) - More details to come closer to prom

Senior Remind 101

To get senior updates, please join Remind101.

TEXT @farris19 To 81010

IMPORTANT REMINDERS WILL BE SENT THROUGH HERE

If you have any questions about this information, please contact the following people:

Assistant Principal, Tiffany Farris, 512-414-8012, tiffany.farris@austinisd.org

Counselor, Michael Quintana, 512-414-7602, michael.quintana@austinisd.org

Registrar, Kathy Alvarado-Romero, 512-414-7811, kathy.alvarado-romero@austinisd.org


Upcoming Testing Dates for April and May

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Announcements for the week of April 9th -12th

English I EOC Announcement:


Hey Coogs!


Next week is STAAR end of course exams for English I and English II. Students are required to pass their high school STAAR EOC tests in order to graduate. We know you have been working hard in your classes and are ready to go! Signs will be posted with student names and testing locations.


Be sure to bring your fully-charged chromebook and headphones if you have them! This is very important because the testing is online for most.


Listen carefully for the exam dates:

● Tuesday, April 9th is English I

● Thursday, April 11th is English II


We will be having makeups on Wednesday and Friday.


Again, don't forget your fully-­charged chromebook and headphones (if you have some) on the date of your test.


Testing will begin no later than 9:30AM.


Thank you for all of your hard work getting prepared! We know you will do your best to be successful!


SAT School Day Message to 11th Grade Students:


All 11th grade students will take the SAT at school on Tuesday, April 9th, during the regular school day. The SAT is accepted at all U.S. colleges; it measures what students are learning in high school and what they need to know to succeed in college and career. You will get to take advantage of being in a familiar environment testing with teachers you know!


If you have a calculator, please bring it. You may also want to bring some sharpened pencils to do your best work.


Signs will be posted with student names and testing locations.


Non-Testing Students April 9th (Exempt 9th, 10th, and 12th Grade Students):


What if you are not testing on April 9th? Exempt 9th grade students, 10th grade students, and 12th grade students will be participating in scheduled activities during English I EOC and SAT School Day on April 9th.


Signs will be posted with your starting locations. Attendance will be taken throughout the day.


SAT School Day Message to Parents:


Your 11th grade student will have the opportunity to take the SAT at school on Tuesday, April 9th, during the regular school day. The SAT is accepted at all U.S. colleges; it measures what students are learning in high school and what they need to know to succeed in college and career. This is the first time that the AISD High School Office was able to secure funding and make this great opportunity available to all of our juniors, Class of 2020 students, to be able to have this additional FREE testing session of the SAT during a regular school day

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What are some of the advantages of this district-wide initiative?

  • Your student will be more comfortable and confident by testing in a familiar place.

  • You don’t have to worry about logistics of getting your student to a test center.

  • No one has to worry about weekend conflicts or disrupting family time!


Colleges/Universities highly recommend that Juniors take the PSAT/NMSQT one last time during the Fall of their junior year and then take at least one college entrance exam (SAT and/or ACT) during the spring of their 11th grade year. Then of course, take the SAT and/or ACT once again as they near/begin their senior year so that they are ready to start their college application process early fall of their senior year. Once again, this is a FREE/additional SAT testing seating that AISD juniors will have; so for those students that are eligible for fee waivers, they will still have the 2 additional free SAT testing opportunities that the College Board allows.

April 9th is just around the corner, what steps do juniors need to take?

They do NOT need to worry about pre-registering; all they need to do is to be sure that they are in school on April 9th and are ready to do their best on the SAT School Day! Prior to the SAT School day of course, we recommend that they practice for the SAT on the College Board website/through the Khan Academy at: https://satpractice.org


English I Website Announcement and Messenger for Parents:

English I EOC Announcement:


Hey Coogs!


Next week is STAAR end of course exams for English I and English II. Students are required to pass their high school STAAR EOC tests in order to graduate. We know that you have been working hard in your classes and are ready to go! Signs will be posted with student names and testing locations.


Be sure to bring your fully-charged chromebook and headphones if you have them! This is very important because the testing is online for most.


Listen carefully for the exam dates:

● Tuesday, April 9th is English I

● Thursday, April 11th is English II


We will be having makeups on Wednesday and Friday.


Again, don't forget your fully-­charged chromebook and headphones (if you have some) on the date of your test.


Testing will begin no later than 9:30AM.


Thank you for all of your hard work getting prepared! We know you will do your best to be successful!



SAT School Day Message to 11th Grade Students:


All 11th grade students will take the SAT at school on Tuesday, April 9th, during the regular school day. The SAT is accepted at all U.S. colleges; it measures what students are learning in high school and what they need to know to succeed in college and career. You will get to take advantage of being in a familiar environment testing with teachers you know!


If you have a calculator, please bring it. You may also want to bring some sharpened pencils to do your best work.


Signs will be posted with student names and testing locations.


Non-Testing Students April 9th (Exempt 9th, 10th, and 12th Grade Students):


What if you are not testing on April 9th? Exempt 9th grade students, 10th grade students, and 12th grade students will be participating in scheduled activities during English I EOC and SAT School Day on April 9th.


Signs will be posted with your starting locations. Attendance will be taken throughout the day.

The Crockett PTSA (Parent Teacher and Student Association) needs your help! Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, which are the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This month we will be meeting at 6:30 pm in the back of the Crockett library. Our next meeting is April 9th. Membership is only $10 for the year! Joining is quick and easy and can be done online at JoinPTA.org! Come and see how YOU can make a difference!

Spring Band Parent Meeting

Spring Parent Meeting & Spring Trip Info Meeting

Wednesday April 24th 6:30PM in the Band Hall.


Parent meeting from 6:30pm to ~7:30pm to discuss the upcoming marching season, band fundraisers, what the band boosters are doing (open board member positions as well) and other important matters.

Spring trip information meeting immediately after the parent meeting for those parents whose students are going on the trip.

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SENIOR, NOAH MESSER WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Congratulations to Crockett Theatre Senior, Noah Messer on his 2019 National Playwright Discovery Program WIN from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC!!! He has won an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC to workshop his original student written play titled, EINSTEIN. This award also includes scholarship money for college! Congratulations Noah

CROCKETT THEATRE

CROCKETT THEATRE ADVANCES TO UIL REGIONALS!

Congratulations to the cast, crew and directors of Crockett Theatre's UIL One Act Play, EMMA'S CHILD for advancing to REGIONALS!!! The team competed at the UIL AREA Contest in San Antonio on Saturday April 6th. They have earned a spot at the 2019 UIL OAP 5A Region IV Contest to be held on Tuesday April 16th at Southwest High School in San Antonio. This places Crockett Theatre in the top 24 5A schools in Texas!!! At Regionals, the top two schools will advance to the 5A State Championship.

Crockett goes on 5th on April 16th and will perform around 2:15.

Crockett's Individual UIL Area Awards include:


All-Star Cast - Senior, Amara Johnson

All-Star Cast - Senior, Zach Washington

Honorable Mention - Junior, Kim Rankin

Best Tech - Sophomore, Ileanna Villalobos


Crockett's Individual UIL District Awards include:

•Sophomore, Collin Williams-Honey - Best Tech

•Senior, Zach Washington - Honorable Mention

•Senior, Noah Messer - All Star Cast

•Senior, Amara Johnson - Best Actress

Crockett's Individual UIL Bi-District Awards include:

•Sophomore, Kade Reyes - Best Tech

•Senior, Leanne Villegas - Honorable Mention

•Senior, Noah Messer - All Star Cast

•Senior, Amara Johnson - Best Actress

CAST:

JEAN FARRELL……………………………………….. Amara Johnson

HENRY FARRELL…………………………………….. Noah Messer

EMMA…………………………………………………... Marissa Nottingham

MARY JO (Nurse)…………………...……………...….. Kim Rankin

TESS……………………………………………………. Chloe Matyis

FRANNY STORNANT………………………………… Leanne Villegas

LAURENCE (Nurse)……………………….…………… Zach Washington

VIVIAN RADEMACHER……………………………… Aspen Walker

DR. HELEN ARBAUGH………………………………. Azaria Brown

SAM STORNANT……………………………………… Jay Perez

MICHELLE……………………………………………... Aylin Luna Campos

ENSEMBLE………………….……………..…………... Adi Garcia Paz

CREW:

STAGE MANAGER………………...…………….……. Maxx Moniz

SOUND………………………………….……………… Kade Reyes

LIGHT BOARD OP…………………………………..… Collin Williams-Honey

STAGE CREW…………………..……………………… Alexis Baxa

STAGE CREW………………………………...………... Ileanna Villalobos

Joining the team for AREA are:

· Seniors: Collin Hicks, Josh Salinas, Alex Sendgikoski

· Sophomores: Nika Baugh and Nathalie DeLaCruz


CROCKETT THEATRE RECEIVES 5 NOMINATIONS

Congratulations to Crockett Theatre and their production of THE ADDAM’S FAMILY MUSICAL for their FIVE Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards nominations! The GAHSMTA ceremony, like a Tony Awards for high schools, will be held on Wednesday April 17th at the Long Center at 7:30pm.

Crockett Nominations include:

· Best Actor – Zach Washington as Gomez Addams

· Best Featured Performer – Azaria Brown as Grandma Addams

· Best Featured Performer – Chase Collins as Lurch Addams

· Best Costuming

· Best Choreography


SAVE THE DATES FOR CROCKETT THEATRE

Come support Crockett Theatre at their upcoming production of

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

Friday April 26 @7pm

Saturday April 27 @7pm

Tickets are $5 at the door.

Come support the graduating Class of 2019 Crockett Theatre Seniors at the

2019 SENIOR DIRECTED SHOWCASE

Friday May 17 @6:30pm

Tickets are $5 at the door.

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COLLEGE & CAREER UPCOMING DATES

April 9th - SAT testing for Juniors

April 17th - TSI Testing

April 30th - College Essay Workshop with Austin Bat Cave

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Congratulations Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the following All-District Girls’ Basketball players:

MVP & 1st team: Jordyn Carter

1st team: Diavionne Gregory & Iraijah Jackson & Ani Villarrubia

2nd team: Kyra Burns & Aaria Rattler

Honorable Mention: Allese Crutcher

Academic All-District: Ani Villarrubia, Allese Crutcher, Iraijah Jackson, Kyra Burns, Jordyn Carter


Also, congratulations to Jordyn Carter on her other post-season honors:

-2nd team All-VYPE

-1st team All-Centex

-TABC All-Region

-TGCA All-State

Crockett Tennis Team

Crockett Cougar Tennis has been winning several medals at area tennis tournaments and will play in our district tournament on Tues. 4/2/19 at the UT Intramural Tennis Courts.

Congratulations to Ms. Lin

Congratulations on her children's published books

The books are an animated series of 4 science books aimed at children age 9 to 11.


Go to the link below to see the article done by The Daily Texan:
https://www.dailytexanonline.com/2019/04/02/teacher-by-day-superhero-by-night-ut-alumna-connects-children-to-science


Follow Joy Lin and explore their bibliography from Amazon.com's Joy Lin Author Page.

We are excited to share that a Mindfulness class will begin to be offered to our students and will take place in Room 150 (Entrepreneur) every Wednesday during F.I.T.

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Alateen Meetings at Crockett HS

Communities In Schools (CIS) has partnered with local Alateen sponsors to bring weekly Alateen meetings to Crockett HS. Alateen provides support and resources for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking, substance abuse, or mental illness.


Teens come together to:

· share experience, strength, and hope with each other

· discuss their difficulties

· learn effective ways to cope with their problems

· encourage one another


For additional information or to recommend your student for these meetings, please contact Tara Domasco, CIS Program Manager, at 512-414-7810.

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

10th Grade College Readiness Checklist

11th Grade College Readiness Checklist

12th Grade College Readiness Checklist

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Boys Baseball

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Administrative, 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: Vacant 414-2532

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:

Angélica Covington & Darryl Cheney 841-7606

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