Crockett Cougar Chatter

April 2023

Manor's Message

Crockett Cougars,

Rain, rain go away come again another day!

Our latest spring wet weather might have some of us feeling gloomy wanting to stay in bed, while others might be feeling inspired with all the bluebonnets lining our roadways. The exciting news is that we have another three day weekend with this Friday's student-staff holiday. We hope you get to spend time relaxing and/or rejuvenating with family and/or friends.

As it gets closer to us finishing this school year, there are still plenty of opportunities to connect with our community by supporting fundraisers, Spirit Nights, and joining us for our next Connect with Crockett meeting on April 11th (more details below). We are also thrilled to offer events for students to connect with Crockett and their community during our Club Fair; lining up summer jobs and internships at our Career Fair and celebrating our students at our annual Cougar Gold and Trustee Award Ceremony. We also can't wait to see our seniors dressed to impress at prom and dancing the night away.

In addition to these fun events, we will also be giving the STAAR End of Course (EOC) exams for Algebra I, Biology, US History and English I and II. Testing dates are listed below. On these days, please make sure that students come to school well rested and with a fully charged Chromebook.

As always, I want to thank you as we continue to partner together to ensure our students have met all attendance and graduation requirements.

As author Lucy Maud Montgomery once said, "No spring is ever just like any other spring. It always has something of its own to be its own peculiar sweetness."We look forward to this spring being particularly sweet and Always Victorious!

¡Si Se Puede!

Proud Principal,

Kori Manor

Future Important Dates:

April 18th - May 9th - See Important EOC STAAR Testing Dates Below

April 6th: Finding Your Dream College Webinar with Princeton Review- see details below

April 7th: Student/Staff Holiday-NO SCHOOL

April 8th: Tex-Ann Kitty Clinic- see flyer below (8:45-1:00pm)

April 8th: Tex-Ann Fest Fundraiser- see flyer below (12:00-6:00pm)

April 11th: CAC/PTSA meeting (5:30/6:30)

April 11th: Crockett Summer Job Fair @ CHS Red Walk- see flyer below (11am-1:30pm)

April 11th: Connect with Crockett: Building SEL at Home- see flyer below (4:00-5:00pm)


April 14th: TSI Testing

April 15th: Saturday School (9:00am-12:00pm)

April 15th: Austin ISD Teacher Career Fair @ Austin Convention Center (9:00am-12:00pm)

April 15th: CHS Football Booster Annual Car Show- more details below (10:00am-1:00pm)

April 15th: Chipotle Cougar Band Fundraiser-see flyer below (4:00-8:00pm)

April 15th: Senior Prom

April 22nd: Saturday School (9:00am-12:00pm)

April 21 & 22nd: Tex-Ann Spring Show (7:30pm)

April 28th: TSI Testing

April 29th: Saturday School (9:00am-12:00pm)

May 2nd: Connect with Crockett: Building Resilience- see flyer below (4:00-5:00pm)

May 4th: Cougar Gold and Trustee Award Ceremony 6:00 - 7:30pm at Crockett Big Gym

May 6th: Saturday School (9:00am-12:00pm)

May 6th: CROCKETT BLOCK PARTY (12:00 - 3:00pm)

May 11th: Sports Physicals @ Crockett Gym- see flyer below (2:00-5:00pm)

May 12th: Sports Physicals @ Crockett Gym- see flyer below (8:00-11:00am)

May 13th: Saturday School (9:00am-12:00pm)

May 19th: "C" Day

May 20th: Saturday School (9:00am-12:00pm)

May 22-25th: Final Exams

May 25th: Last Day of School!

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

AustinISD 2022-2023 School Calendar- English and Spanish

Updated Crockett ECHS Schedule 22-23

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Ramadan Mubarak!

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The District Values your opinion!

Crockett Community,

Our district values your feedback! We are currently surveying Austin ISD families in order to gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness. To ensure we continue to provide high-quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback. We want to know what you think.

To administer these surveys, we have partnered with Panorama Education to conduct our 2022 Family Survey. Panorama safeguards your privacy, keeping your responses confidential. The survey shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete and will be a valuable source of information for us as we work to make our schools and district as good as they can be.

You may complete the survey online between March 21, 2022 and April 8, 2022 using a computer, tablet, or smartphone by visiting the website

We thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses.

Finding Your Dream College Webinar - April 6th at 6pm

In this free webinar open to all grade levels, Princeton Review will inform students about what a dream college is for them, what a college wants in dream students, and what they must do to get into their dream colleges. To attend this live session, register online by April 4th:

Crockett Job Fair - April 11th 11am-1:30pm

On Tuesday, April 11th, Crockett will host over 50 employers on campus to help students find part-time/summer jobs, full-time careers, and summer internships. Teachers will sign up to attend the fair with their classes during 6th period and all students will have access to attend the fair during lunch. Come learn about potential careers and current job opportunities!

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Austin ISD Teacher Career Fair

Join - Austin ISD Teacher Career Fair - April 15, 9am-12pm at the Austin Convention Center! Meet campus Principals and explore your future at Austin ISD!

By attending the career fair, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with campus principals, make valuable connections, and learn firsthand what it means to call Austin ISD their home. We believe that your support in promoting this event will contribute to the growth and quality of our district.

Thank you for your collaboration in making the Austin ISD Teacher Career Fair a success. Together, we can continue to build a brighter future for our students and community.

Event Details:

  • Austin ISD Teacher Career Fair
    April 15, 2023, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

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Picnic tables for Sale!

Construction Technology is selling 5' picnic tables for $150. All wood is ground contact treated, all fasteners are screws or carriage bolts. These are stronger and longer lasting than the ones sold at the store. Email if you are interested.
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Black Student Alliance Fundraiser

Hello Cougars!

This school year the Black Student Alliance is making a comeback. We started strong with meetings, planning and were able to put on a successful Black History Month celebration for the campus. At this time, we are working on fundraising, and we are reaching out to our Cougar family to help us out. We currently have a Living Tree Fundraiser running until April 28th. We would appreciate any donations and if you all could share the link or QR code as well.

Every little bit counts!

If anyone in the community would like to donate any other resources to the Black Student Alliance you can contact Candace Black at

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Tell Me Something Good!

  • One of our Sped Educators, Gigi Azam - has won a TRTF Educator classroom Grant for 2023/24.

  • Cougar Special Olympics Team earned the Silver Medal against all South Austin schools for Basketball! We start training for the Gold medal on Monday for track & field. May 1st is the big competition.

  • Shout out to the Crockett Theatre UIL Team for advancing out of Zone and District and going on to Bi-District!

AT ZONE contest congratulations went to:

Honorable Mention Award

Nico Collins

Ibraheem Tizani

Caddie Hewlett

All Star Award

Diego Williams

Lex Hawbecker

Best Techninian

Leif De La Cruz

Overall Best Technician (out of all the school's technicians)

Nathan McCoy


Honorable Mention Award

Ibraheem Tizani

Thorn Duhon

All Star Award

Caddie Hewlett

Best Performer (top two performers of the entire contest)

Diego Williams

Best Technician

Lauren Yglesias

  • Academic UIL District contest was at LBJ HS this past Saturday! We will advance to compete in several individual and team categories at the Academic UIL Regional contest on April 22 in Richardson.

Students Will Lott, Esmee Lown, Aiden Rerucha, Andraya Wood and Rosa Martinez-Rodriguez advanced individually to Regionals in seven categories. Two of our teams - Accounting and Current Issues & Events - also advanced to Regionals while Social Studies is the 1st Alternate.


Team 1st Place

1st - Aidan Rerucha

2nd - Andraya Wood

3rd - Rosa Martinez Rodriguez

Current Issues & Events:

Team 1st Place (Esmee Lown, Alex Corbett, Samuel Belman Guerrero)

3rd - Esmee Lown

Calculator Applications:

3rd - William Lott


2nd - William Lott

Number Sense:

1st - William Lott

Social Studies:

Alternate - 2nd place (Esme Lown, Sam Belman-Guerrero, Alex Corbet, April

The coaches were Adam Miller (Head Coach), Shahriyar Huq, Dawn Serna and Claudia Gibson. On to Regionals in Houston April 22!

  • Congratulations to Junior Cat Medel on winning the Austin AISD Youth Art Show Billboard Competition. Their artwork will be displayed for the next two weeks on billboards around the city. If you see them, please congratulate them!

The Visual Arts Department will be hosting an art show on Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 PM in the library. In addition to displaying student work throughout the school year, we will recognize and showcase work by those students who competed in the UIL Visual Arts Scholastic Event in February. All work will be on display for a week so be sure to stop by and check it out!

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Band UIL Success!

Congratulations to our Crockett Cougar Band - both the varsity and non-varsity concert bands earned first division ratings at 2023 UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Evaluation on March 29 & 30! The band also received first division ratings for Fall 2022 UIL Marching Contest, which means they have earned the coveted title of a "sweepstakes" band. Way to go Cougar Band - can't wait to see how you do at your festival competition in Disney Land on May 5, 2023!

Connect with Crockett

Families, join us on April 11th from 4:00-5:00pm in the library for "Connect with Crockett: Coffee and Conversations." This community conversation (in English and Spanish) will be supported by the PTSA Healthy Minds 101 program where we will explore ways to strengthen the mental health of your family through informational materials and engaging activities. We were thrilled with last month's turn-out for this event and would love to see even more families at our next meeting.This month's topic wii be about building Social Emotional Learning at home. We hope to see you on April 11th for coffee, food, community-building, and learning!
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News from Crockett ECHS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)


Below are our PTSA Important Dates, Letter, and attachments to add to our section.

Please, let me know if anything needs changes. Thank you so much!

Please add to Important Dates

PTSA Meeting 6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 11th in the Library

Love Your Crockett Community! from 8:00 - 9:00 am, Friday, April 14th

Conan's Pizza Spirit Night benefitting PTSA 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Tuesday, April 18th

Staff Appreciation Week, May 8th thru the 12th

Hello Crockett Community,

We hope you all had a great Spring Break!

It has been quite a wonderful year with our Fall Spirit Night and

our first "Love your Crockett Community" along with PTSA Healthy Minds Program!

Upcoming PTSA Events

Connect with Coffee, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 11th in the Library

Building Social-Emotional Learning at Home

PTSA Meeting 6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 11th in the Library

Love Your Crockett Community! from 8:00 - 9:00 am, Friday, April 14th

More yummy breakfast food for students and staff with a chance to share what they love about our school! More information on how you can help soon!

Conan's Pizza Spirit Night benefitting PTSA 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Tuesday, April 18th

More free raffle ticket giveaways every hour!

Staff Appreciation Week, May 8th thru the 12th, More information on how you can help soon!

Back the Future!

If you or a friend are interested in being on our PTSA Executive Board next year please email

Amber - Elections will happen at our May PTSA meeting.


In Gratitude

Your Crockett PTSA

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PTA Healthy Lifestyles

Multilingual Guides on Helping Kids Cope

Life is full of ups and downs. It is normal for our emotional state to change on a day-to-day basis and in periods throughout our lives. Many difficult situations, like the death of a loved one or the COVID-19 pandemic, are unavoidable. When our minds are healthy and strong, we are more resilient to life’s challenges, able to use healthy coping methods, have better relationships, maintain our overall health and well-being, and prevent chronic illnesses. That’s why it is important to be proactive about our mental health! Check out these videos in English and Spanish to see examples of families having conversations about mental health in their daily lives!

Spotlight on Loneliness and Isolation

As National PTA and Learning Heroes’ recent poll—A Year Into the Pandemic: Parents’ Perspectives on Academics, Assessments and Educationfound, “more than 7 in 10 parents (72%) indicated they worried ‘a lot’ or ‘some’ about their child missing out on important social interactions at school or with friends, more than any other issue/topic.” Check out these resources to better understand what loneliness and isolation can look like and what your family can do about it.

If you need more support, please reach out to your child’s counselor at Crockett or check the PTA Healthy Minds: Community Resource Finder.

Student Council is excited to congratulate our March Teacher of the Month, Allison Paris!!

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

  • "She's very nice and I sit in her class during lunch"
  • "She's a very kind person and she cares about her students. She is my favorite teacher and she is always there for me when I need her."
  • "She's a good teacher and lets me eat lunch in her room."
  • "She's very nice and cares about her students and their education"
  • "She's a good teacher and is pretty chill about things. I can talk to her about almost everything."
  • "She just got married, she deserves it....oh, and she's a good teacher."

We had several amazing teachers nominated this month, so we also want to give a shout-out to all of our nominees! Check out what students had to say about why they nominated these other awesome teachers:

Ms. Reed because "she is super nice and accommodating for her students."

Ms. Osorio because "She is very nice and helpful in class"

Ms. Chapa because "she is literally the best and deserves everything in this world."

Ms. Smith because "She's good at grading and very nice and funny."

Ms. Hope because "She is a good teacher and really helpful"

Mr. Morgan because "he's awesome"

Mr. Hare because "he is the only teacher I can truly be myself around and he has always been helpful for the past three years I've been at Crockett."

Ms. Flores because "she always looks out for your best interests and cares for everyone one of her students."

Ms. Ransom because "She is super nice and makes class fun and understandable."

Ms. Serna because "she is very helpful."

Ms. Hallee because "Mom is very caring. She takes us to UIL. She can teleport. She has cool shoes. She stole Batman's Belt."

Mr. Gannaway because "he's nice and always brings us food."

Ms. Harris because "she's a new teacher and she is working so hard and is doing so well as a teacher and her lessons are really fun."

Congratulations, again, to Ms. Paris!

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 the teacher of the month:

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Free Summer Programs

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Check out the BSN Sideline Store for your Crockett gear!!!


Order your Crockett gear using the BSN Store.

Link to the BSN Sideline Store

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Crockett ECHS Support Staff:

Parent Support Specialist: Michelle Torres

Counselors Secretary: Janice Snyder

Registrar: Kathy Alvarado Romero

Book Keeper: Christopher Simmons

Data Processor II/PEIMS Coordinator: Michele Andrade

Principals Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Rodriguez

Attendance Specialist: Kathy Batista Boddy

Attendance Email:

504 Coordinator: Ana Acosta

SPED Dept Chair: Cynthia Coppinger

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