Crockett Cougar Chatter

November 2022

Future Important Dates:

November 1st: Bi-District Volleyball Game vs Georgetown @ Manor HS (6:00pm)

November 1-15th: Tex-Ann Annual Poinsettia Sale

November 2nd: Crockett Dia de Los Muertos 2022 Festival (8:00-8:55am)

November 8th: Student Holiday/Staff Development

November 9th: Principal Coffee Chat in the Library (8:30am)

November 9th : Senior College Application Workshop at AISD HQ

November 9th: PTSA Meeting in the CHS Library (6:30pm)

November 10th: 9-11th grade Yearbook Picture Retakes in the Cafeteria (9:00-11:00am)

November 10th & 11th: Senior Picture Retakes in the Library

November 10th: GEAR UP College and Career Fair- see flyer below (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm)

November 12th: Crockett ECHS Fall Showcase- see flyer below (9:00-12:00pm)

November 15th: FAFSA Workshop 5-7 pm

November 18th: TSI Testing

November 21 - 25: Fall Break

December 15th: IS NOW a "B" Day

December 16th: Final Exams (5th & 6th)

December 19th: Final Exams (1st & 2nd)

December 20th: Final Exams (7th & 8th)

December 21st: Final Exams (3rd & 4th)

December 22-23- Staff Development/Student Holiday

December 26-January 6th: Winter Break

January 9th: Staff Development

January 10th: Students Back from Winter Break!

January 16th: - MLK Jr. Holiday

February 20th: Staff Development**

March 13 - 17th: Spring Break

March 31st: Chavez/Huerta Holiday

April 7th: Student/Staff Holiday**

May 25th: Last Day of School

May 30th: Crockett ECHS Graduation @ Burger Activity Center (10:00am)

** (Bad Weather Makeup Day)

AustinISD 2022-2023 School Calendar- English and Spanish


Updated Crockett ECHS Schedule 22-23

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If you would like to gain Coats for your school-aged children, please Sign-Up using the form below by November 4th!

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PLEASE SEE MS. SNYDER IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE TO SIGN UP for Picture Retakes!

November 10th: 9-11th grade picture retakes in the cafeteria from 9:00-11:00am

November 10th & 11th: Senior Retakes in the Library

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ATTENTION IF YOU PURCHASED A PHOTO PACKAGE FROM THE ORIGINAL PICTURE DAY! YOU WILL NEED TO RETURN THEM WHEN COMING TO PICTURE RETAKE DAY!

Early College Programs Pop Up events

The Early College Programs team will be hosting several pop-up events at middle schools, including Bedichek, for students and their families to inform them not only about our ECHS and PTECH programs but provide on-site support on the AISD Parent Portal and the common application. See flyer below for more information.
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College Application Workshop

Seniors - Sign up to attend the College Application Workshop on November 9th to receive personalized assistance completing college applications, submitting your FAFSA/TASFA, and editing your college essays! All seniors are welcome to participate, but students need to submit a signed permission form to Ms. Snyder in the College & Career Center to reserve their seat on the bus. Buses will leave Crockett at 9:15 am and return at 12:30 pm in time for lunch. Register to attend the event here and don't forget to turn in your permission slip!

GEAR UP is hosting a College and Career Fair!

Join them on November 10th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. They will have over 20 colleges, universities, and employers present. Food will be provided! See flyer below for more information.

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Happily Family Online Conference November 10-14th

FAFSA Workshop

Financial Aid Experts will be available in the Crockett College & Career Center from 5-7 pm to assist seniors and their families as they complete the FAFSA or TASFA application for financial aid for college. Remember, completing a FAFSA is a GRADUATION REQUIREMENT for all students, so come to Crockett on November 15th to get help filling out your application! Students will need the following information to apply for financial aid: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VcrAmZFdQ3e3axPqF6-pAbgoeVHNngk3/view?usp=sharing Register here to RSVP for the event: https://myredkite.com/event/view/crockett-echs-fin-aid-11152022

Questions? Contact michelle.snyder@austinisd.org

College Forward

Have You Heard About College Forward?

College Forward is a nationally recognized, near-peer coaching program that pairs recent college graduates with high school students to provide support in achieving their postsecondary goals. College Forward partners with several high schools around Central Texas, including Crockett!

College Forward offers after-school meetings for students to provide information around topics including financial aid, college application essays, picking a best fit school, and much more.

You can read more about the mission and history of College Forward on their website or watch our College Access Program video here.

Who Should Apply?

College Forward is currently seeking high school Juniors and Seniors to join our program! If your student is looking for additional support in the college search or application process, please have them apply!

Students are eligible if they are juniors or seniors and either First-Generation College Students (parents do not have a college degree) OR Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch


Interested?

Apply here!


For questions, please reach out to eross@collegepossible.org

Check out My Brother's Keeper latest Newsletter below containing Important College deadlines, information, and accomplishements

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Nov. 3rd: Last Fall Spirit Day!

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Highlights!!!!

Congratulations to Cam Dickey for winning the Ford Built Tough award!!

https://twitter.com/BallySportsTXHS/status/1586000631550156801/video/1


Check out Coach Reeds Austin ISD TV interview!

Shannon Reed - Crockett Varsity Football - YouTube



National Art Honor Society raised over $1000 at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk on October 28th. See picture below.


Boys Basketball also volunteered at the JDRF One Walk for Type 1 Diabetes! We're very proud of our program members who gave up their Sunday morning to give back to the community. For more information: https://jdrf.org https://www.facebook.com/groups/927195238116719

See pictures and video below.



Ms. Dolan's advisory went to visit the St. Edward's campus on October 21st. After an info session and a tour, they ate lunch on campus. See picture below.

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Congrats to our October Teacher of the Month

Student Council is excited to congratulate our October Teacher of the Month, Megan Miller!!


According to her students, Coach Miller deserves to be Teacher of the Month because:


"Miller is an outstanding teacher and coach; she is always there for moral support and we know that we are able to go to her with any problems we have. She’s always lending a helping hand and reaching out to those in need."


"She deserves to be teacher of the month because she is dedicated, caring, a momma bear, has a kind soul, is hard working, gives without needing something in return, a good listener when I need it, she is the shoulder I can cry on or laugh, my success is her success, my failure Is her failure, she brightens my day, she gives amazing advise and help, she is there when I need her and she is there when I feel like no one else is there, she is the person I can come to with anything, she is my tutor when I don’t understand a subject, these are only small things she does, she is literally the best teacher Crockett could have. "


"The teacher I’m nominating deserves to be a teacher of the month because she is a very hard working teacher and coach and also monitors the hallways , over all a good teacher."


"She is slay. On a real note, she does a lot for her students and the basketball program."


"She is genuinely a great person and is very welcoming to any student and will care for you or listen to you at anytime. she is my coach and does so much for our girls basketball team she is constantly giving us words of encouragement and uplifting us to be better. she is constantly doing stuff for her classes of students and as well as her basketball players at the same time. her work ethic is great and she is truly dedicated to teaching and coaching. she is amazing."


Congrats to all of our nominees this month! Check out what students had to say about why they nominated these other awesome teachers:


Ms. Flores because "she has helped me through everything regarding college throughout the last three years. She's always persistent and thorough and she is loved by almost everyone."

Mr. Gannaway because "I'm able to have a whole conversation with him and not feel like I'm talking to a teacher."

Coach Perez because "he's a teacher that can teach but also joke around with the students. his class is a fun environment that welcomes and respects everyone."

Mr. Hare because "he has helped me so much with eveything since COVIS and I can truly be myself around him. He provides a comfortable space where everyone is welcomed"

Ms. Baxley because "she always works so hard in classes trying to teach students even though they sometimes don't listen to her. She teaches students who want to learn to care about their work."

Ms. Ray because "She's really cool and makes syre we all understand and always offers support."

Ms. Robinson because "She is so sweet and amazing and I just love her to bits plus she provides coffee and food for her students!"

Mr. Cater because "he really cares about his students. also his class is very informative and fun."

Ms. Hallee because "she puts up with so much sh*t that she is actually incredible."

Ms. Smith because "She is a nice and fun teacher and rewards us with jolly ranchers."

Mr. Adebayo because "he deserves to be a winner of all teacher nominations because he cares about the students more than he cares for his own well being. He sacrifices sleep, time, and energy to support his students. He has been faced with disrespect and vandalism, in some cases it is very extreme such as the purposeful misuse of a fire extinguisher and hand sanitizer, it he just gets back up to helping the students. The only time I’ve seen he angry was when the students endangered themselves, which just shows how much he cares. He is the best teacher I have ever worked with; he is kind and always makes time for students. He should win."

Mr. Tucker " because he is a very understanding person & is always making sure all of us are doing okay, he also says the most bizarre things in the universe (in good ways of course) & is trying his best, he truly cares not just as a teacher but a person."

Mr. Gurany because "he is making me enjoy physics and really takes time to make sure that everyone in his class knows what’s going on. He’s also a really good coach."

Mr. Healey because "The teacher I am nominating deserves to be teacher of the month because he works hard, is funny, and does a good job working with students to make sure they understand and know the topics learned in math"

Ms. Dolan because "she is very helpful and kind. She makes stuff lots better."

Ms. Ogg because "she's just a good teacher."

Mr. Edwards because " He is a great, organized teacher; not only is he the coolest teacher, but he is a great basketball coach. he is also a stern teacher that cares about our future and makes us get our work done."


Congratulations, again, to Megan Miller and to all of our awesome Crockett teachers!

Nominate a Teacher of the Month

Each month, Student Council sponsors Teacher of the Month to recognize our amazing teachers for their hard work and dedication. All students are encouraged to vote for their favorite teacher to receive this special honor. Want to vote? Fill out the short nomination form to vote for October teacher of the month: https://forms.gle/KCVMiHFQwkpJMryR7

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Football News!!!

We set goals of winning district (done only 4 times), make playoffs (only done 12 times), Win a playoff game (only done once in 1997), and be productive on both side in terms of stats. (2022 highest scoring team all time 46 ppg) (4 game win streak, tie w/ 2014) never a 5 game, which we can do this week against Northeast. It was reported this week that we got a vote to be named one of the (top 5) 5A football schools in central Texas.


More Season Notes

Win against Northeast and we lock in the 3rd place in district

Win against Northeast and still have a chance at a district championship. Play LBJ next week

Cameron Dickey was selected as the Built Ford Tough "Player of the Week" for the week 7

We are back in the Playoffs for the 1st time since 2017

1st Round vs either Elgin (win vs Northeast) or Belton (lose to Northeast) (either game will be away)

Cam is 1st in Centex and 3rd in 5AD2 in rushing

Caleb is still Leading the state in Sacks (all football classifications)

Jamari moved into 2nd place in Crockett School History with 721 Receiving yards (1432 school record)

We have been avg 61 per game the last 4 games - sets a school record (48 in 2014)

Def avg 9.4 ppg against in district play


Come out and support boys basketball!! See schedule below

Cougar Basketball is back! The boys’ basketball season started Oct 26th so come on out and support your Crockett Cougars on the basketball court starting November 5. Follow us @CECHSHoops on Twitter and Instagram to stay in the loop. See you in the gym!


Varsity: david.edwards@austinisd.org

JV: alec.paramski@austinisd.org

Freshman: trevion.francis@austinisd.org

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Crockett ECHS Support Staff:

Parent Support Specialist: Michelle Torres michelle.torres@austinsd.org

Counselors Secretary: Janice Snyder janice.snyder@austinisd.org

Registrar: Kathy Alvarado Romero kalvard@austinisd.org

Book Keeper: Christopher Simmons christopher.simmons@austinisd.org

Data Processor II/PEIMS Coordinator: Michele Andrade michele.andrade@austinisd.org

Principals Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Rodriguez jennifer.rodriguez@austinisd.org

Attendance Specialist: Kathy Batista Boddy kathyuska.batista@austinisd.org

Attendance Email: crockett@austinisd.org

504 Coordinator: Ana Acosta ana.c.acosta@austinisd.org

SPED Dept Chair: Cynthia Coppinger cynthia.coppinger@austinisd.org

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  • @Crockett_Sports
  • @Coogs2023
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  • @cougar_band
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