Crockett Cougar Chatter

August 2018


Greetings Crockett Community!

I hope this finds each of you having had a rejuvenating and exciting summer. I can hardly believe the 2018-2019 school year will be starting in a little over a week.

Dr. Suess said,

“You're off to Great Places!

Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”

We are gearing up for an exciting new school year and I am thrilled to have our building filled with the energy of collaboration, communication, connection, creativity, critical thinking and cultural proficiency!

Since the end of last school year, students, staff and parents have been revising the Crockett Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Collective Commitments to reflect new safety, security and academic expectations. Please take a moment to review this new information as it will directly impact all students and staff. I know that by following these new expectations with fidelity, Crockett will have its best year ever and will continue to remain Always Victorious!

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Mark Your Calendars!

Future Important Dates

June 8 - August 10 - District Summer Shutdown Fridays

July 2 - July 6 - District Shutdown Week

August 7 & 8: New Student Registration at Crockett HS

August 9- Cougar Cub Camp

August 20 - First Day of School



Attention Crockett Students!

The Crockett Counselors will be available on campus at the following dates and times to help you review your schedule for 2018-2019 and to make an changes if needed.

Thursday August 9th, 2018

Cub Camp Participants:

(9th Graders) 9:30am – 2:45pm Cub Camp

Volunteers: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

10th, 11th and 12th graders: 9:00am – 12 noon; 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday August 14th, 2018

All grade levels: 9:00am – 12:00 noon; 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday August 15th, 2018

All grade levels: 1:00pm – 5:30pm

Thursday August 16th, 2018

All grade levels: 9:00am – 12:00 noon; 1:30pm – 4:00pm

**Please take advantage of these opportunities to check your schedule before classes begin on Monday August 20th, 2018 as the Counselors will be busy working with new students at that time.

Attention Crockett Vertical Team Families

There is a law in the state of Texas that is intended to give districts more local control to suit the individual needs of campuses. Our participation this school year (17-18) included a professional development date on November 10th. The Crockett Vertical Team has been approved for the following District of Innovation dates: Sept 24th, Jan 3rd and 4th, Feb 15th for the 2018-19 school year. These dates will be used as student holidays. Please organize your family's calendars accordingly.

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Calling all Cougar Alumni!!

Crockett is planning a celebration of our 50th anniversary! If you are interested in participating, please contact David Dupont ( or Kara Messer ( to be included in planning activities or to receive updates about events. If you know of graduates, students, parents, staff or community members who may be interested, please pass along this notice. See you next year!
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Parents of Incoming Freshmen, please sign consent for your student's Chromebook

The time is here! Incoming Crockett freshmen with parent consent will receive their Chromebooks in August. In order for your student to receive the device, please click on the link below to give consent. Beat the rush!

Attention incoming 9th graders!

Attention incoming 9th graders! Cougar Cub Camp Class of 2022 will be held at Crockett on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 from 9am-3pm. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and staff members and develop academic and social skills for success at Crockett High School. We would also like to invite parents to an info session from 9:30-10:30 in the Crockett PAC.

Students will also be able to pick up Chromebooks during this time. PARENTS!: please sign consent for your students' Chromebook:

Please register for Cub Camp using the following link:

Questions or Concerns Contact: Allison Paris ( OR Mario Morales (

Administration, Front Office, Student Support Contact Information for the 2018-2019 School Year

Front Desk/Main Number 414-2532

Principal: Kori Crawford 414-7806

Principal’s Secretary: Diane Carrizales 414-7806

Academy Director: Jordan Benson 414-7898

Assistant Principal, 12th grade: Tiffany Farris 414-8012

Assistant Principal, 11th grade: Rudy Cisneros 414-7803

Assistant Principal, 10th grade: Travis Barrett 414-7802

Assistant Principal, 9th grade: Shana King 414-1053

Lead Counselor-ECHS: Mary Wynn 414-0461

ECHS Coordinator: Ann McClain 414-7808

Counselor – 12th grade: Michael Quintana 414-7602

Counselor – 11th grade: Kathy Golden 414-7813

Counselor – 10th grade: Amy Rogers 414-7835

Counselor – 9th grade: Courtney Wortham 414-7886

Guidance Secretary & Parent Cloud: Janice Snyder 414-7884

Team Leader – Mark Dawson 414-1054

Attendance Clerk: Carmen Ledesma 414-7807

Bookkeeper: Lilly Trevino 841-1702

Data Processor: Nancy Garcia 414-7873

PEIMS Coordinator: Rosa Robinson 414-7846

Registrar: Kathy Alvarado-Romero 414-7811

Parent Support Specialist: Ron Reed 414-7851

Graduation Coach: Michael Hidalgo 414-7879

Librarian: Claudia Gibson 414-7844

College and Career Center: Michelle Kailey Snyder 414-0460

Communities in Schools: Tara Domasco 841-1646

Special Education Coordinator: Corinne Roffe 414-7860

Nurse: Julie Carr 414-7888

Head Custodian: Veronica Santos 414-7852

School Resource Officers:

Angelica Covington and Darrell Cheney 841-7606

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Crockett High School Summer Reading

Who: Students enrolled in preAP and AP English classes for the 2018-2019 school year.

Why: Students will become familiar with a variety of genres and time periods, while practicing their close reading skills. This will all culminate with the AP English 4 test where one of the essays asks students to discuss how a given theme is developed in a text of their choosing. The more you read, the easier it will be to choose an appropriate text!

What: Students are required to read at least TWO books off the recommended reading lists. There will be an assignment based on these readings when school starts in the fall.

For book choices, check out the following lists.

Where: You can find access to these texts in many places!

  • Overdrive: Download the app on your phone to read digital copies.

  • Half Price Books: They usually have multiple copies of the classics for a very low price.

  • Public Library: Find one in your neighborhood!


- Download OverDrive app

- Open OverDrive and register – check email to verify

- Log in to OverDrive

- Choose Austin ISD Library

- Select Crockett for school

- Login is your Student ID#

- PIN is crockett

- Search for book or scroll through

- Click on book to check out

- Download to your device OR read in browser

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Join Crockett High School in the Austin PRIDE Parade

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NEWSIES! 3rd Annual AISD Summer Musical Comes to a Close

Congratulations to all CROCKETT students and teachers who participated in the Austin ISD Summer Theatre Series! Two shows were produced over 5 weeks of rehearsal: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and DISNEY'S NEWSIES! Some of these students were in BOTH shows! Over 20 schools with students ages 10 to 19! Crockett is well represented in the district fine arts!

Nika Baugh, Alexis Baxa, Abigale Erickson, Charlie Erickson, Dylan Fateh, Adi Garcia-Paz, Faith Haskell, Collin Hicks, Sandro Hendrix, Aylin Luna-Campos, Chloe Matyis, Noah Messer, Max Moniz, Marissa Nottingham, Kim Rankin, Cameron Smith, Sarah Traylor, and Zach Washington.

Part of the Team:

Newsies Director - Christina Burbank Shelton

Newsies Choreographer - Amanda Caldwell

Costumer for both shows - Kara Messer, aka "Mama K"

Quick Change Assistant - Lily Peevey, Class of 2017

A big THANK YOU to all the Crockett faculty who attended the show, as well as the following AISD administrators in attendance:

  • Dr. Paul Cruz, AISD Superintendent
  • Dr. Lisa Goodnow, AISD Associate Superintendent of Academics and Social Emotional Learning
  • Nicole Conley, AISD Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Dru Robinett, AISD Executive Director of Talent Acquisition and Development

Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors:

Educational Talent Search is hosting a college application jump start on Tuesday, August 7th from 10am-2pm in the Crockett College & Career Center. All seniors are invited to attend to start working on their college essays, applications, and ACT/SAT registration before the school year starts! Food and drinks will be provided, so please RSVP to

Parents - Texas OnCourse is beginning to develop college and career readiness resources for parents and families, and we need your input to develop the best resources for you! Please take this brief, 5-minute survey to let us know what type of help would be most useful for you as you assist your students through the college and career process!

Parent/Guardian Survey English:

encuesta para padres en español:

Crockett Cougar Shines this Summer

Jordyn Carter played in the Texas Girls’ Coaches Association All-Star game in Arlington on July 11th. She had a great game, scoring 16 points and dishing out 4 assists, in helping her Red team win the game 89-51.

Online Registration Is Now Open

RETURNING STUDENTS: For parents registering students returning to AISD, a Parent Cloud account must be created before you can access the Online Registration system. To create a Parent Cloud account, visit

Note: Only Parent/Guardian contacts are able to use the online registration system. If you have any questions or need assistance with Parent Cloud or Online Registration, please contact your student’s campus or call Parent Technology Support at 512-414-9187.

*All returning students who have had a recent change of address must submit proof of residency to their campus for the 2018-2019 school year. Please note that additional documentation may be requested by campus in order to complete enrollment.*

NEW STUDENTS: For parents registering students new to AISD, a Parent Cloud account must be created before you can access the Online Registration system. To create a Parent Cloud account, visit

Note: Only Parent/Guardian contacts are able to use the online registration system. If you have any questions or need assistance with Parent Cloud or Online Registration, please contact your student’s campus or call Parent Technology Support at 512-414-9187.

Parents registering students new to AISD will need to provide the following documentation at the child’s campus:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Child’s Social Security Card (optional)
  • Child’s immunization records
  • Child’s withdrawal form/last report card (if applicable)
  • Parent’s Photo ID
  • Proof of guardianship (if applicable)
  • Proof of residency

*All students new to AISD must submit proof of residency to their campus for the 2018-2019 school year. Please note that additional documentation may be requested by campus in order to complete enrollment.*

TEAMS Online Registration Parent Guide

TEAMS Online Registration Parent Guide_Spanish

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These have been updated for this school year. So, please review.

Gradebook Structure

  • 80% , 10%, and 10% category split

    • 80% Power Standard

    • 10% Daily Work

    • 10% Organization/Interactive Notebook/Binder

  • 80% grades are all based on power standards assessed with a scaled rubric

  • Assignments names will include a verbal description of the Power Standard

Grading Timelines

  • Minimum of one grade entered in gradebook per week and minimum of six grades entered in gradebook per 6-weeks

  • Minimum of three 80% grades per 6-weeks. 80% grades need to be entered in the grade book the Monday before the 6-weeks grading period ends to allow students time to redo work during the final week of the 6-weeks grading period. Grades cannot go down after this point.

  • 80% Assessments can be assigned and due the final week of the 6-weeks. HOWEVER, they MUST be put into the next 6-week grading period.


  • Students can only retake assignments if the original assignment was completed and turned in on time (unless students are out for an excused absence), exceptions can be made if students fill out an appeal form and submit it to the teacher

  • If students are out for an excused absence on an assignment due date, assignments need to be turned in within two class periods after they return back to class.

  • If students retake and score lower, students keep the higher of two grades.

  • Redo work not done within a 6-weeks must be completed by progress report time of the next 6-weeks.

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