Crockett Cougar Chatter

September 2017

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

Welcome back Cougars! August 21, 2017 – the first day of school – was filled with exciting events. We started the day with our first pep fest and Dr. Cruz, our superintendent, visited our Construction, Print Making, and Entrepreneurship classes. And students and teachers were thrilled to be back on campus. We are happy to have students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of our Crockett Cougar family. I can already see our Cougar Pride emanating through each of you!

As I begin my second year as your principal, I want us to remain committed to the practices we put in place last year – making the Six C’s a part of everything we do. Communication, Connectivity, Collaboration, Creativity, Cultural Proficiency, and Critical Thinking. By working together to reinvent the urban school, we will be able to offer diverse programming, expanded curriculum, and educational experiences that will prepare our students for this ever-changing world.

I am honored to serve as the principal of Crockett ECHS. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, students, and community members care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that encourage and support academic and social growth. Thank you for everything that you do that makes Crockett Always Victorious!

Crockett High School Back to School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 6th, 6pm

5601 Manchaca Road

Austin, TX

5:30 - 6:00 - Come early and learn about CHS clubs, extracurricular activities, PTSA, CAC etc. on the red walk

6:00 - 6:20 - Principal's Welcome (Theatre)

6:30 - 8:00 - Teachers will be in their classrooms for parents to visit at your own pace

Parents can pick up student schedules from the library.

Crockett ECHS - The Heart of South Austin - Our New Campus Brand

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Crockett Mariachi

Our Mariachi has been invited by the offices of Senator Kirk Watson and Representative Eddie Rodriguez to perform in the Capitol Rotunda for their Diez y Seiz Celebration that will be held on Thursday, September 14th. We will also be playing at the district celebration at Sanchez Elementary on Friday, September 15th at 1:45 pm and making the grand tour of the city to play various events throughout the day.

And Saturday, September 16th we have been invited to perform as part of the Mexican American Cultural Center's 10th anniversary/Diez y Seis celebration.

We are slotted to play two songs with Latin Grammy winner 123 Andres, and will hopefully be able to play a brief set as well. Andres will also be on campus to rehearse and work with our kids prior to the event. Check out this link for more information on the musician.

Orchestra Concert and Meeting

Join the Crockett HS Orchestra on September 27th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the cafeteria for an Orchestra Potluck Concert and Booster Membership Drive.

Tex-Ann dance clinic

Tex-Ann dance clinic is September 30th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Participants are invited to perform halftime with the Tex-Anns at the Oct 6 Crockett vs Travis game!

Click here to download the clinic registration form.

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Communities in Schools has School Supplies

CIS will have FREE school supplies (backpacks, binders, spirals, pens, pencils, paper, colored pencils, etc) available for ANY student in need! We also have hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant) available for all students as well. The supplies are here for everyone!

Teachers can send students down to the CIS office, room 170 with a written pass and we will get them what they need.

Contact Mandy Stalcup, LCSW, Program Manager, with any questions.

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Our Crockett Cougar athletes are already hard at work preparing for fall sports. Check out the football and volleyball schedules below. We are looking forward to packed stands to support and cheer on our mighty cougars!





AISD Bond Informational Open-Houses

The Austin ISD Board of Trustees called for a November 7, 2017 bond election. The $1,050,984,000 bond calls for the modernization or new construction of 16 campuses, while also updating nearly every campus with critically needed capital improvement projects. For more information on how it will impact Crockett High School, please click here.

Austin ISD is hosting a series of informational open houses to learn more about the 2017 Bond and how it could affect each campus. Meetings are 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and are designed in a come-and-go format, with presentations at 5:45 p.m. and at 6:45 p.m. There are multiple opportunities to attend.

For the full schedule, click here. There will be one meeting held at Crockett ECHS on October 5, 2017. A districtwide open house will be 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, with presentations at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Interpretation is offered at the districtwide meeting in the following languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese. Reasonable accommodations for other languages will be provided upon request. Please provide notice at least two days in advance. Child care, light refreshments and simultaneous Spanish presentations will take place at all meetings. For more information, please visit, email or call 512-414-9595. For campus-specific information, please visit our bond projects page and choose a school from one of the dropdown menus.

Early voting is Oct. 23–Nov. 3, and Election Day is Nov. 7.

How do I find my STAAR results?

Click here for answers.


Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

Austin ISD is designated as a Texas Education Agency District of Innovation (DOI), which allows AISD schools to adjust their schedules and calendars to meet the needs of the school community.

As part of the DOI, the Crockett Vertical Team (Boone, Cunningham, Galindo, Joslin, Odom, Pleasant Hill, St. Elmo, Sunset Valley, and Williams) received approval on our proposal to change the official dismissal time of all CVT elementary schools in order to provide an extra professional development day for our teachers. The Crockett DOI plan was discussed with the members of each school’s Campus Advisory Councils as well as community members and staff.

Starting August 21, 2017 the dismissal time for all Crockett Vertical Team elementary schools was adjusted to 3:00 p.m. daily. This slight adjustment in our dismissal time allows us to add an additional professional development day in our calendar for our staff. As a result, Friday, November 10 will be a professional development day for all CVT schools, including Crockett, Bedichek and Covington. This day will provide teachers additional time to plan lessons, analyze data, and engage in professional learning to better serve our students. To ensure all Austin ISD students have access to healthy meals, Food Service will be offering a limited menu for both breakfast and lunch on all District of Innovation Vertical Team Professional Development Days.

Friday, November 10, 2017, is designated as a holiday for students and a professional development day for teachers.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free call me at 512-414-7806.


Kori Crawford


Crockett High School

Muy estimados padres y guardianes,

El distrito escolar de Austin (AISD) está designado como un distrito de inovación (DOI) por la agencia estatal de educación (Texas Education Agency) cual permite que escuelas ajusten los horarios y calendarios para satisfacer mejor las necesidades de la comunidad escolar.

Como parte del DOI, al equipo de escuelas vertical de Crockett (Boone, Cunningham, Galindo, Joslin, Odom, Pleasant Hill, St. Elmo, Sunset Valley, y Williams) se le aprobó un plan para cambiar la hora de despedida de todas las escuelas primarias en el equipo vertical de Crockett para proveer tiempo adicional de desarrollo profesional para nuestras maestras. El plan DOI de Crockett fue repasado por miembros de las mesas directivas (CAC) de cada escuela, con personal escolar, y con miembros de cada comunidad escolar.

Empezando el 21 de agosto, la hora de despedida para todas las escuelas primarias del equipo de escuelas primarias de Crockett es 3:00 p.m. Al ajustar el horario de este modo podemos agregar un día adicional de desarrollo profesional para nuestro personal escolar. Como resultado, el viernes 10 de noviembre será un día de desarrollo profesional para todas las escuelas del equipo Crockett, incluyendo Crockett, Bedicheck y Covington. Este día proveerá a maestros tiempo adicional para hacer planes de estudio, analizar datos, y participar en talleres profesionales para mejor servir a nuestros alumnos. Para asegurar que todos los estudiantes de Austin ISD tengan acceso a comidas saludables, el Departamento de Servicios Alimentarios ofrecerá un menú limitado tanto para el desayuno y para el almuerzo en todos los dias de Desarrollo Profesional de las escuelas verticales del Distrito de Innovación.

10 de noviembre, 2017, es designado como un día festivo (no habrá escuela) para alumnos y día de desarrollo profesional para el personal escolar.

Llámeme al 512-414-7806 si tiene preguntas o preocupaciones.


Kori Crawford


Crockett High School

Mark Your Calendars!

Future Important Dates

September 4: Student & Staff Holiday - Labor Day

September 6: Crockett HS Back to School Night

September 7: High School Late Start (classes begin at 10:15 am)

September 7: Student Inc. Volunteer Info Session 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

September 12: College Forward Begins (Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Thursday until Fri May 18 2018. 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

September 15: Volleyball vs. Travis - Teacher Appreciation Night 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

September 22 & 23: Musical Theatre Kids Camp

September 27: Orchestra Potluck and Membership Drive 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

September 30: Tex-Anns Kid's Dance Clinic 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

October 5: AISD Bond Informationtal Open-House, Crockett ECHS Cafeteria 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

October 9: Student Holiday/Staff Planning & Prep Day

November 10: Student Holiday/Staff Planning & Prep Day