Crockett Cougar Chatter

October 2022

Manor's Message

Crockett Students and Families,


It is fall y'all!! Who is loving the (somewhat) cooler weather as we start October?! We are getting ready to close out the 1st nine weeks of school October 13th. In the meantime, we encourage you to log onto the Parent Portal to check grades, attendance, and connect with your student's teachers. Instructions on how to create and log into the portal are at the very bottom of this newsletter.


The remainder of October is extremely busy and filled with lots of exciting activities like filling out the FAFSA, starting college applications, our first fall theatre production "Elsewhere" and lots of other fun events listed below in our Future Important Date section.


We also have an early release day this Friday, and upcoming intervention and enrichment "C" days, the PSAT test, PSAT meeting, and so much more. Additionally, students are getting a very important advisory lesson today about substance misuse. Please refer to the link below for the presentation and have a discussion with your child about this important topic.


We look forward to connecting with and supporting you with your children and you during this busy time of year!


Peace, love, and pumpkin spice,

Kori Manor

Principal

Crockett ECHS

Future Important Dates:

October 6th:Essay Webinar with Princeton Review (file attached)

October 6th: Talent Show Auditions in the Cafe (file attached)

October 7th: Early Release (3:30pm)

October 8th: FAFSA workshop in the Crockett Library (9am-12pm)

October 8th: Kitty Clinic (8:45-1:00pm)

October 11th: PTSA Meeting @ Crockett Library (6:30pm)

October 11th: Fall Choir & Mariachi Concert @ 6:30 in the Crockett HS PAC/Theatre

October 12, 2022 - C Day (All period - intervention and enrichment day)

October: 14th: Staff Development/Student Holiday

October 21 & 22: Theatre Program's Production of "Elsewhere" by Don Zolidis @ 7:30pm

October 23rd: Theatre Program's Production of "Elsewhere" by Don Zolidis 2:30pm & 7:30pm

October 24th: Theatre Program's Production of "Elsewhere" by Don Zolidis @ 2:30pm

October 25th: PSAT School Day

October 25th: Staff and Student Flu Clinic @ Crockett ECHS (4:00-6:00pm)

October 25th: National Fine Art Appreciation Day

October 26 - Talent Show, 6pm in the PAC

October 26th: Crockett Orchestra Fall Concert @ Cafeteria (7:00pm)

October 26 - Austin ISD College Fair

October 26 - HS Academics & College Admissions Info Presentation (flyer attached)

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

November 21 - 25: Fall Break

December 22-23- Staff Development/Student Holiday

December 26-January 6th: Winter Break


AustinISD 2022-2023 School Calendar- English and Spanish


Updated Crockett ECHS Schedule 22-23

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Friday, October 7th: Early Release Schedule

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Essay Webinar with Princeton Review-October 6th

Princeton Review is hosting a free webinar for Junior & Senior families about Writing College Essays. College essays are arguably one of the most important parts of the college application, and they are often the most challenging. Join this one-hour webinar to learn how to write the best essay for your application.

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HS Academics & College Admissions Info Presentation-October 26th

Your high school grades will be the most important element of your college applications. Learn what makes high school grades so important, what a good transcript is, and how to improve your grades. Join this free, virtual information session hosted by Princeton Review to learn about how high school academics impact college admissions.

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Talent Show Auditions in the Cafe October 6th

Have a Talent? Want to show it off? All Crockett students are invited to audition for Talent Show. Auditions will be held immediately after school in the Crockett Cafe. Student should bring what they need to perform their talent (ie: instrument, sound track, etc). Questions? Reach out to Michelle.Snyder@austinisd.org

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Talent Show! October 26th in the PAC

Talent Show, 6pm in the PAC

Tickets are $3 at the door and votes for your favorite act are just a quarter! Come cheer on awesome Crockett students and see their amazing talents on October 26th. Show sponsored by Crockett Student Council & facilitated by Crockett Theater Tech.

FAFSA workshop in the Crockett Library

Financial Aid Experts will be available in the Crockett Library between 9am and noon 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 October 8th 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-10082022

Questions? Contact michelle.snyder@austinisd.org

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Interested in playing Cougar Basketball?

The Mens' Basketball seasons begins October 26th and if you have any interest in playing, please contact Coach Edwards, Coach Paramski or Coach Francis to discuss joining the program. Athletes of all skill levels are encouraged to reach out.


Varsity: david.edwards@austinisd.org

JV: alec.paramski@austinisd.org

Freshman: trevion.francis@austinisd.org

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The 2022 Virtual Talent Show "Proud to be Hispanic. Join the Fiesta!"

Now students, teachers, staff and parents are welcome to submit entries from September 15 to October 9! Link: https://bit.ly/FiestaAISD22


First two entries:

ART: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=509956517802742&set=a.509961141135613

SINGING: https://youtu.be/4i3xIxHS6JY

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Flu Vaccine Consent Form

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Halloween Costume Policy

We are excited to see all the creative and fun costumes on October 31st!

As a reminder: Per the Austin ISD dress code full face masks, play toy guns/weapons, and clothing with inappropriate language and images is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. We appreciate your support in this matter as we keep our campus safe!
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Join Your School PTSA!

CROCKETT PTSA 2022-2023


Your Crockett PTSA membership drive has started!

The easiest way to join is to go to joinpta.org, once there you will select Austin ISD under School District and Crockett High under PTSA, it is $10 per person.


This is an invitation for all of you to join, and or volunteer.


You don’t need to be a parent to join our PTSA, anyone from our community as well as friends and family are welcome to give their support and join our PTSA. If you would like to pay with cash or check (please make checks payable to Crockett PTSA) you may send your dues in an envelope including your name, student’s name, email, and phone number with your student. Students may leave this envelope in the PTSA box located in the main office.

Your membership dues will give you a voice and voting power at meetings, as well as various discounts at local businesses. We encourage everyone to start or renew their membership.


BACK THE FUTURE!


PTSA is focused on making every child's potential a reality by strengthening education and

taking a comprehensive approach to community success. And we know there is no

CommYOUnity without YOU - our members, our business leaders, our decision-makers.


We are also excited to introduce the begining of your Crockett PTSA Executive Board so far:


  • President: Maureen Haskell

  • Treasurer: Lisa Chromcak

  • V.P. of Membership: Sara Freund

  • Communications Director: Esther Willams


Come join our Crockett PTSA team!

We are still looking for a Secretary, a Volunteer Coordinator, Parliamentarian, Spanish Translator for e-newsletter. These positions are for Adults only.


Come to the next PTSA meeting!

Tuesday, 10/11 at 6:30 pm in the Crockett Library

If you have any questions, please email mhaskell63@gmail.com



Thank you!

Your Crockett PTSA Team



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¡Hola padres, maestros, personal y estudiantes de Cougar!



¡Nuestra campaña anual de membresía de Asociación de Padres, Maestros y Estudiantes (PTSA) ha comenzado! Esta es una invitación para que todos ustedes se unan o sean voluntarios.


La forma más fácil de unirse es ir a joinpta.org, una vez allí, seleccione Austin ISD en School District y Crockett High en PTSA, cuesta $ 10 por persona.


No necesita ser padre para unirse a nuestro PTSA, cualquiera de nuestra comunidad, así como amigos y familiares, son bienvenidos a brindar su apoyo y unirse a nuestro PTSA. Si desea pagar en efectivo o con cheque (haga los cheques a nombre de Crockett PTSA), puede enviar sus cuotas en un sobre que incluya su nombre, el nombre del estudiante, el correo electrónico y el número de teléfono con su estudiante. Los estudiantes pueden dejar este sobre en la caja de PTSA ubicada en la oficina principal.


Sus cuotas de membresía le darán voz y poder de voto en las reuniones, así como varios descuentos en negocios locales. Alentamos a todos a comenzar o renovar su membresía.


¡RETROCEDE EL FUTURO!


PTSA se enfoca en hacer realidad el potencial de cada niño al fortalecer la educación y


adoptando un enfoque integral para el éxito de la comunidad. Y sabemos que no hay


CommYOUnity sin USTED: nuestros miembros, nuestros líderes comerciales, nuestros tomadores de decisiones.


También estamos emocionados de presentar nuestra Junta Ejecutiva de PTSA hasta el momento:


Presidente: Maureen Haskell

Tesorero: Lisa Chromcak

Vicepresidente de Membresía: Sara Freund

Directora de Comunicaciones: Esther Willams



¡Únase a nuestro equipo de Crockett PTSA!


Todavía estamos buscando un Secretario, un Coordinador de Voluntarios y un Parlamentario. Estos puestos son solo para adultos.


Venga a la próxima reunión de PTSA: martes, 10/11 a las 6:30 pm en la Biblioteca de Crockett.


Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a mhaskell63@gmail.com


¡Gracias!


Su equipo de Crockett PTSA

Student Success Guide

Shout Outs!!

Congrats! Marcelino Ybarra was surprised with a $1000 Scholarship from FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes).

He is one of 3 student leaders in FCA and can’t think of any more deserving of the scholarship!!

Marcelino will be recognized on October 10th at The Tom Landry Memorial Gold Tournament with his scholarship check.



Band Success! Way to Go! Matthew Chavez (11th) earned 1st chair alto sax in the Region 18 Jazz ensemble for the second year in a row! He records for state next week and he is aiming for one of only FOUR seats in the All-State Jazz Ensemble. Last year he got 6th, so close, so fingers crossed!

Fun for a Fundraiser!!!

Shout out to Coach Norton and Coach Gloria for being amazing sports as the students taped them to the wall for a Homecoming fundraiser. This new Homecoming tradition gave us EXTRA school spirit as the Cougars took a BIG win against LASA 63-0! GO COOGS!!
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Student Council is excited to congratulate our September Teacher of the Month, Ms. Urban!

According to her students, Ms. Urban deserves to be Teacher of the Month because:

"She's awesome and such a great teacher and cares about her students."

"She always makes everyone feel welcome"

"She is really nice and patient. She knows how to talk to kids our age"

"She is really kind and cool. She makes sure we learn what she is teaching and makes sure she doesn't give us too much to make us stressed out."

"She is the type of teacher who is so approachable and friendly that I can wave to her in the hallway."

"She asks about the things we do outside of class (like Band and art) and seems genuinely interested."

"She is very kind and is able to be a cool teacher and still keep the class productive."



We had so many nominees this month! Check out what students had to say about why they nominated these other awesome teachers:


Mr. Krautkraemer because "he makes class fun."

Ms. Adebayo because "he is so sweet and kind and checks in on us and is the overall best person I look up to and aspire to be like."

Ms. Smith because "she works hard every day and makes y day brighter just being around her classroom"

Ms. Baxley because "she has shown me a lot of compassion and love throughout my years at Crockett."

Mr. Tucker because "he is funny, makes learning interesting, and is all around a great guy."

Coach Davis because "she has never failed to make me feel seen and heard. She always teaches her class perfectly and helps adapt to everyone's preferred learning style."

Coach Gloria because "he is very nice and helpful."

Coach Norton because " he is a really cool teacher and makes learning fun."

Coach Ogg because "she is a great coach and a cool avid teacher."

Coach Perez because "he makes learning fun and gives you something to look forward to during the day."

Coach Edwards because "he makes things really easy to understand and his way of teaching is kind and fun."

Mr. Gannaway because "he is amazing! tennis is going to district soon and he is handling classes well."

Mr. Gottschall because "he is an amazing and understanding teacher."

Ms. Hallee because "she is the very best. She is lots of gun, easy to work with, and looks like a kid on Christmas when she gets new tools."

Mr. Hare because "he is an amazing teacher and always helpful."

Ms. Flores because "she is super helpful and responsible and cares about the wellbeing of her students."

Mr. Senties because " of his incredible hard work and teaching too."

Ms. Robinson because "she treats everyone like we are her own kids and she is always welcoming; she has gone out of her way to make me smile."

Ms. Miller because "She is literally the best. If I ever have a problem, I know I can count on her. She is so slayyyyyy."

Ms. Ferrier because "she always pushes us to do our best and is helpful with school work and personal issues."

Mr. Healey because "he's a cool guy and is funny. He is really good at explaining precalculus and always goes back to explain steps that people struggle on."

Mr. Cater because "I really like his class. It's very informative and fun. He also cares about his students."

Mr. Cruz because "he is easy going, honest, and relates to students. He is great at teaching biology and keeping us updated about what we need to be doing."

Ms. Huq because "he is a good teacher"

Mr. Salmeron because "he is an awesome teacher."

Mr. Sepulvado because "he is always enthusiastic about teaching his students by being straightforward about his topics. The warm welcomes are interesting and his activities are nothing short of inclusive."

Mr. Fisher because he is a great teacher. He is supper funny and actually helps you understand the material."

Mr. Trevino because he is just so amazing and is always helpful and patient plus he talks to us as if we are his friends."

Ms. Dolan because "she is good at explaining what we are learning and is very supportive of her students."

Ms. Hanley Roy because "she strives for class engagement and equality, and is very respectful and helpful towards her students."

Ms. Reed because "she takes time to understand and help. She is always super nice."

Ms. Lane because "She's awesome. She is extremely understanding of other students' needs; she is honest and is never afraid to engage in meaningful conversations with her students."

Ms. Moehnke because "she made me feel invited and didn't pressure me when joining band. she likes to talk and hang out with us."



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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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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