Crockett Cougar Chatter

March 2017

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

Every day I walk into our campus, and I think to myself, "what a wonderful time to be the Principal of Crockett High School!" Our boys and girls basketball teams made the playoffs, our wrestling team had a state qualifier, our soccer teams are working hard, the tennis and golf teams are in full swing, our track teams are off to the races, and it's finally baseball and softball season. Let's not forget about all of our amazing fine arts programs, and all of the other educational programs (that you will read about in more detail below) that Crockett has to offer. We have so many things to be proud of!

We are lucky around here because of our beautiful campus, and maybe it's the smell of the mountain laurels in the air, but I know for me, springtime is one of the best times of the year. Although it is easy for us to get caught up in Austin's spring time events, we need to remember the most important task at hand...SCHOOL! I love seeing students and staff working hard and making a difference. It is imperative that students are here every single day so that students can, as we say it at Crockett High School, continue to be, "Always Victorious!"

CHS Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) Meeting

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

Join us on Wednesday, March 8th, 6:00 p.m in the Crockett High School library.

We are inviting students, parents, and teachers to come to the meeting. We will be discussing our upcoming Crockett Block Party and Adopt a Spot events. Come to the meeting if you would like to represent your organization (or send a representative). See you there!

Students do you need tutoring.....

.....come to Crockett After School Tutoring (CAST). At CAST, students can make up a final, recover 4th six weeks grades, or receive tutoring for current content in their core classes. CAST will be held in the library from 4:45-6:15 Mondays - Thursdays.

Schedule for CAST:

Mondays and Wednesdays - English and Science

Tuesdays and Thursdays - Math and Social Studies

The English I and English II EOCs are Fast Approaching

Just a reminder that the English I EOC and English II EOC will take place on March 28th and March 30th. Each test is a graduation requirement, so it is important that students are in class and working hard to prepare for these exams. A great way to build your skills is to read at least 30 minutes each day. Parents, here are some other things you can do to help ensure that your child does his/her very best on the test.

  • Make sure your child gets plenty of rest during the week.
  • Encourage your child to take his/her time in completing the test and check to make sure each question has been answered fully. Just talking about the test lets your child know that you think it is important.
  • Read, Read, Read!!!

ELA I and II Saturday EOC Prep Sessions

  • Saturday, March 4th

    Skills: author’s purpose, making inferences, revising and editing

    Saturday, March 25th

    Skills: test break down, test-taking tips, using the dictionary, poetry analysis, figurative/sensory language, theme, mood vs. tone

Austin ISD Facility Master Plan Community Collaboration Series 4

March 1: 6–8 p.m. Akins & Crockett Vertical Teams

Interpretation will be provided at all meetings.

For more information and FAQs on the FMP, FABPAC, and important dates and milestones, please click here and for more FMP key dates and proposed November 2017 Bond Election, please click here.

The district FMP website can be found at

Life Skills Luncheon

On Friday, February 24th, Life Skills students and teachers hosted a luncheon in their classrooms for the Crockett security team, which included SROs and Hallway Monitors, in honor of Black History month, and as a part of the ongoing program to build and celebrate student/staff relationships.

Throughout the spring semester, a group of Life Skills students, with their teachers, are enjoying the collaboration with teachers from the Texas Very Special Arts program. This year is the fifth year that the grant-funded VSA program has worked with our students on campus. Thank you to the Creative Learning Initiative, CLI, for helping fund the program this year. Stay tuned for exciting updates about the developing Life Skills/VSA media arts production in future Chatter editions.

It's that time again! UIL One Act Play

UIL One Act Play District Contest is happening on Friday March 10th at the AISD PAC. Contest starts at 12 p.m. Crockett is on 4th. Top three schools out of eight will advance to the Bi-District Contest to be held on March 24th in Dripping Springs.

March 10th Contest Order:

Reagan, Lanier, Ann Richards, Crockett, Travis, LBJ/LASA, McCallum, Austin

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The Tex-Anns competed in their final competition at Vandegrift High School and did a fantastic job! Please congratulate any Tex-Anns that you have in class for a job well done!

Here are the results from the American Dance & Drill Team Competition at Vandegrift:



-Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence

-3rd runner up Best in Class medium team officer line


-3rd runner-up medium team Academic Champions


-Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence -Judges award for jazz, lyrical, and contemporary

-Bronze in Best Overall Precision

-4th runner-up Best in Class medium team

Results from the Crowdpleasers Dance Regionals

Super Sweepstakes

Best in Class Jazz

Best in Class Lyrical

1st Runner up Pom

1st Runner up Contemporary

2nd Runner up Grand Champion Large Team

Choreography Award for Team Lyrical and Jazz

Precision Award for Team Pom

Results from the MADance Regionals

Officers and Ensembles only

Super Sweepstakes- officers

1st runner up Best in Class officers

1st place Duet- Ximena Gutierrez and Alejandra Peralta

2nd place Duet- Katie Rojas and Tori Correa- Ornelas

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Band Recognitions

Three of our band students were recognized in the All-Region and All-Area bands. Gaby Martinez, Gabbie Rico, and Melissa Lopez were honored in this performing ensemble. These students worked on College-level music all semester before competing in two, two-phase auditions to receive this honor.

We also had students competing in the Region 18 Solo and Ensemble competition at Bowie High School. Solo and Ensemble is a UIL event that provides students an opportunity to work on high level literature and perform with an accompanist or small ensemble. The students who participate put in hours of hard work outside of class to put together each performance. This year we had 18 division one ratings, and 13 advanced to state! These students have been invited to perform at The University of Texas at Austin for the State Solo and Ensemble Competition. The state competition offers our students an opportunity to perform for college professors in venues such as the UT recital halls. If you would like to see pictures, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have these students class please congratulate them:

Gabby Martinez

Alejandro Garcia

Daniel Servantez

Oanh Nguyen

Sandy Nguyen

Gabby Rico

Cristianna Faz

Iliana Leija

Carla Ramirez

Maddy Rico

Matt Davis
Ahri Feria

Preston Sousa

Duncan Lesgaux

Kayla Monlina

Brianna Acuna

Aylin Martinez

Alyssa Nunez

Alex Fuchs

Aidee Lopez

For more information, check out our blog post HERE

Mark Your Calendars!

For more information about our events, click here to visit our school calendar.

March School and Athletic Events

March 1

FMP Meeting @ Akins High School 6:00 pm
Boys Soccer @ McCallum
- 6:00 pm to 9:45 pm

March 2 - TSI Testing

March 3

Softball vs Akins HS - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Girls Soccer @ McCallum - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

March 4

English EOC Prep Saturday School - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Baseball JV2 - AISD Open Play - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Girls Soccer @ Hays - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Boys Soccer vs. Lanier - 10:45 am to 2:30 pm

Baseball JV1 - AISD Open Play - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

March 6 April 5 - TELPAS

March 6

Herff Jones cap and gown orders - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

March 7

Baseball JV1 & JV2 vs Manor HS - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Softball vs McCallum HS - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

College Forward Parent Night - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Girls Soccer vs. Ann Richards - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Baseball Varsity vs Waco HS - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

March 8

Crockett High School PTSA Meeting in CHS library- 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Boys Soccer @ Reagan - 6:00 pm to 9:45 pm

March 9

ACC Dual Credit Information Parent Meeting @ CHS - 6:00

March 10

Softball @ Lanier HS - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

March 11

Girls Soccer @ Reagan - Senior Appreciation Night - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Boys Soccer vs. LBJ - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

March 13Spring Break, No School

Baseball JV1 & JV2 @ Austin HS - 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Baseball Varsity vs Austin HS - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

March 14 - Spring Break, No School

Baseball JV1 & JV2 vs Austin HS - 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Baseball Varsity @ Austin HS - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

March 15 - Spring Break, No School

March 16 - Spring Break, No School

March 17 - Spring Break, No School

March 21

Baseball JV1 vs Travis HS - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Softball vs Reagan HS - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Baseball Varsity @ Travis HS - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

March 23

Baseball JV1 vs Travis HS - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

UIL One Act Play Community Show - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

March 24

Softball @ LBJ - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Baseball Varsity vs Travis HS - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

March 25

Mock ACT or juniors, Library Reference- 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

English EOC Prep Saturday School - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Baseball JV1 & JV2 @ Travis HS - 11:00 am to 3:30 pm

March 28

English I EOC

Softball @ Austin HS - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Baseball Varsity vs Lago Vista HS - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

March 29

TSI Testing

March 30

English II EOC

March 31

Softball vs Travis HS - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Future Important Dates

April 4-7 - Tex-Ann Spring Team and Officer Auditions

April 6 - Late Start

April 22 - Tex-Ann Spring Dance Clinic- for ages 3-12- (8:30am-12pm) Participants will learn a dance and be invited to perform in Spring Show! Cost is $30

April 29 - Prom

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

May 1-12 - AP Exams

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

May 13 - Cougar Block Party

June 1 - Graduation

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It's Course Selection Time!

Crockett Counselors are continuing to work with our current 9th -11th graders this month on course selections for the upcoming school year.

If your student is not in one of our feeder middle schools or is a current student and you would like to speak to one of the counselors about individual student scheduling needs, please feel free to schedule a meeting with our counselors at 512.414.7884.

For more information on our course options, please visit our website.