Crockett Cougar Chatter

March 2018

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

Hello Crockett Family -

An essay by an American Poet, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, was shared with me recently. A quote within it stuck with me - she states, "I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is that we were made for these times. " To read the essay in its entirety, click here.

I also recently sent the following message out to the community. Because of the importance of the topic and wanting as many community members to participate as possible, I thought I would repeat the message here.
The recent events have left many us with strong feelings including feelings related to living in uncertain times. We will have several upcoming opportunities for staff and students who would like to participate in a restorative circle to help process these feelings.

On Monday, March 5th at 6:00 pm we will be having a general PTSA meeting in the Crockett High School library. We will be discussing school safety at Crockett High School - specifically, tips for our community on school safety, reviewing our safety procedures with Sergeant Cox, and any opportunities for improvement. All staff, students, and parents are welcome to attend and participate in this discussion. After the meeting, I will send out any updates and outcomes from that meeting to our school community.

We will also be having an advisory lesson that will address this same topic with students next Thursday, March 8th. In addition, counselors are available for staff and students at any time should your child need support.

Click on the link below for a resource that guides teachers and parents on how to talk to your children about violence. I have also included a graphic below that reviews our safety and security procedures. Please know that I value our Crockett Community and care for you all. I am sending each of you peace, love, and light in this journey as we continue to remain Always Victorious!

Talking to Children About Violence

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Mark Your Calendars!

Future Important Dates

March 5: PTSA Meeting (6:00 pm)

March 5: Orchestra Visits Bedichek

March 5-7: Tex-Ann Audition Clinic

March 8: Tex-Ann Auditions

March 8: Orchestra Spirit Night at Bush's Chicken (5:00 - 8:00 pm)

March 9: The Last Illusion UIL One Act Play AISD PAC (1:00 pm)

March 10: Carne Guisada Wrestling Fundraiser (11:00-2:00)

March 12-16: Spring Break

March 20: CAC Meeting (5:30 pm)

March 23: The Last Illusion UIL One Act Play CHS PAC (7:00 pm)

March 23: Orchestra Game Night

March 24: Mock SAT

March 24: Saturday School (9-12:00)

March 27: Boys Basketball Banquet at Casa Garcia's (7:00 pm)

March 30: Staff Development/Student Holiday

April 3: Pre-UIL Orchestra Concert

April 5: Late Start

April 7: Saturday School (9-12:00)

April 8: Cap 10k

April 10: English I EOC Exam

April 12: English II EOC Exam

April 14: Saturday School (9-12:00)

April 16: PTSA Meeting (6:00 pm)

April 18: Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards at The Long Center

April 21: Cougar Block Party

April 21: Saturday School (9-12:00)

April 24: An Evening with VentureLab Founder & Author Dr. Cristal Glangchai (6:00)

April 28: Saturday School (9-12:00)

May 7-11: Algebra I, Biology, US History EOC Exams

May 7-18: AP Exams

May 5: Saturday School (9-12:00)

May 12: Saturday School (9-12:00)

May 19: Saturday School (9-12:00)

May 19: Prom

For athletic and other events, please visit the CROCKETT HIGH SCHOOL Calendar


PTSA General Meeting Dates

Crockett High School extends an invitation to ALL Crockett students, parents, and teachers. Let us here your voice and help make Crockett Always Victorious!

March 5, 2017

Apr. 16, 2017

Join the Crockett High School Cap 10K Team

Crockett High School Staff, Students, and Parents,

It's almost Spring Break, Team Crockett!

I hope you've got your calendars marked for 4/08/18. If not, we'd love for you to join all 47 of us using the link below! Be sure to select Crockett HS as your team -
The school team registration fee is currently $30.

Some helpful final deadlines are below:

  • March 2, 2018 Registration Fee Increase - $35
  • March 18, 2018 Deadline to join a team is 11:59 p.m. (*This is the final chance to get your packet grouped with the rest of the team and receive the school team discount.)

You're welcome to share this fun wellness opportunity with your advisory classes, regular students and/or athletic teams using the attached PowerPoint. Feel free to email me, find me in room 244, or call my class phone at 1-1727 with inquiries. Principal Crawford, Coach Shuttlesworth, and Shana King can easily assist you as well. They've been rock stars at getting a bunch of our kiddos signed up!

A BIG thank you to everyone who signed up and/or sponsored our kiddos! We appreciate you showing your Cougar Pride! #AlwaysVictorious

Feel free to email Serena McMillon at for any questions.

Go Team CHS!

Cosmetology Earns Perfect Inspection

On February 7, Crockett Cosmetology was visited by an Inspector from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for a twice-a-year, unannounced visit to ensure compliance of all TDLR regulations. After the 3-hour inspection, Crockett received a perfect report for the fifth time in a row. CONGRATULATIONS to the students and teachers, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Villarreal.

The inspection requires programs to follow approved curriculum by the state, speaking to students about their processes and systems, and emphasizing the importance of TDLR. They do a physical roll call, check that official documents are posted for the public, and inspect the sanitation of equipment, supplies, and facilities. Any violation results in a $500 fine up to $40,000; a hair can’t be found on the floor or on a comb.

Due to outstanding inspections, Crockett Cosmetology serves as the “lab” for TDLR as they train inspectors; it serves as an example of best practices.

In addition, Mrs. Villarreal, Subject Matter Expert, assisted in reviewing the State Cosmetology Licensing Exam.

Salon Day

Future Cosmetologists put their skills to work offering complimentary services to teachers, staff, and students. Next time you are in the area, come check out our full-service salon; we are open to the public on Fridays 7:30-10:30 am. Hope to see you soon!

Williams Elementary Career Fair

On February 28, Crockett’s Cosmetology and Auto Body program students shared information with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders as they explored potential careers.

Construction Students Build Picnic Tables

Students received an order to build 12 picnic tables for Covington’s beautification project. This is a great opportunity for them to utilize their construction and project management skills. If you need a picnic table this spring, call 512-414-7848 and talk with Mr. Duane Lardon.

‘66 Mustang Receives a New Lease on Life

Auto Body and Collision Repair students have stripped and are restoring a ’66 Mustang belonging to a classmate’s neighbor. Together they have welded, repaired the body, primed it, and eventually will give it a cobalt blue body paint job.

Act Now!

We have placed our order for how many yearbooks we will receive and have already sold over half of them! Once we run out of yearbooks, we can not order anymore - so get yours now before its too late!

Yearbooks are currently $60 and will keep going up in price throughout the year. You can purchase yours with cash or check from room 102 or online with your credit card at (Make sure you choose the correct Crockett High School).

In addition to that, we are now selling pages for senior ads. You can purchase a full page for $100, a half page for $55 and a quarter of a page for $30. Please pick up a senior ad form from room 102 if you'd like to buy ad space or need more information.

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The Last Illusion

The Crockett Theatre Department proudly presents THE LAST ILLUSION, written by Dwayne Craft, as their 2018 UIL One Act Play contest show. This play tells the story of magician Harry Houdini. The Austin ISD 5A schools compete on Friday March 9th at the AISD PAC beginning at 1pm. Additionally, Crockett Theatre invites you to see a special community performance of THE LAST ILLUSION, Friday March 23rd at the Crockett PAC at 7pm, $5 tickets at the door.

Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards

The Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday March 6th. Crockett Theatre competed with 37 other high schools in the greater Austin area with their 2018 show, HEATHERS The Musical. Nominations include 15 various categories from Best Technical Execution to Best Actor to Best Production. The awards ceremony, which is a high school version of the Tony Awards, will take place on Wednesday, April 18th at the Long Center. Tickets go on sale March 27th.

Crockett Students Take Home Big Awards at the Austin Regional Science Fair

Winners from the Crockett science fair competed in the Austin Regional Science Fair on Feb 22nd, 2018. This fair consist of many Central Texas and other school districts. Roughly 2,700 projects were entered in this year fair. Crockett students won four major awards for their projects including the following:

◆ The Climate Protection Award- Analysis of Algae Biofuel Production Using a Photobioreactor- Megan Alvarez

◆ The Earth Award-Analysis of Algae Biofuel Production Using a Photobioreactor’- Megan Alvarez

◆ 3rd Place Molecular Biology-Dynamic Hybridization Events of Central Texas Prickly Pear (Opuntia engelmannii)- Advancing to Texas State Science Fair- Fallon Alexander

◆ 5th Place Robotics and Intelligent Machines-Demonstration of Mechanized Human Movement Utilizing Kinetic Motion Controlled by a Central Processing Unit.- Aaron Vargas

Tex-Ann 2018 Competition Season Awards and Achievements

*Danceline Regionals- Liberty Hill HS- Feb 10

Officer Sweepstakes

Team- Platinum Sweepstakes (95 + on all routines from all judges) ,

Best in Class Awards for Officer Novelty, Officer Contemporary, Team Jazz and Team Pom.

Outstanding Entertainment Award for Team Pom

Danceline Gold for High Point Score for Team Pom

Large team Grand Champions

Joshua Salinas was awarded 2nd place in the toe touch competition

*Showtime- Central Texas Regional - Waco Connolly HS- Feb 17

Runner Up Duet- Tori Correa- Ornelas and Vanessa Rodriguez

Runner Up Small Ensemble- Marisol Vasquez, Tori Correa-Ornelas and Nissa Campos

Officer Sweepstakes And Judges Awards for all 90s or above on all routines

Runner up - Officer Contemporary and Officer Jazz

Best in Class Officer Novelty

Officer Champion Circle

Team Sweepstakes and Judges Award

Runner up Best in Class Contemporary

Best in Class Team Jazz and Team Pom

Precision Award - Team Pom

Supreme award for the Highest Scoring team Pom

Team Champion Circle

*Perform on The Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas Cruise ship to Cozumel and the Yucatan- Mar 14-19

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Orchestra Goes to the Fair!

The Crockett Varsity Orchestra was invited to perform at the 2018 AISD High School Choice Fair on February 17th. The event invited upcoming freshman to Austin High School to learn more about the different programs offered at each school. Crockett showcased their entrepreneur, cosmetology, art, and orchestra programs. The orchestra showed off their new Heart of South Austin shirts as they performed Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov and Jupiter by Gustav Holst, arr. by Dackow. The event was a huge success and we hope to see new faces take advantage of the many opportunities offered at Crockett!!!

Upcoming events:

March 5th-Bedichek Visit

March 23rd-Game Night!

April 3rd-Pre-UIL Concert

April 13th-Symphony Trip!

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