Crockett Cougar Chatter

September 2018


Greetings Crockett Community!

Thank you all to a wonderful start to the 2018-2019 school year. We are already in full gear with projects starting, athletic seasons kicking off, auditions happening and collaborating in the classrooms. We have also met with our students over the last two weeks in Advisory about Crockett's new Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Collective Commitments. I would like to remind everyone about our first Core PRIDE Value - PEACE.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating children.” Crockett will continue to educate our students and promote peace in the classroom and our entire campus. We our asking our parents and guardians to continue to promote this message at home as well. Feel free to read this article that gives 20 ways to promote peace. Thank you, in advance, for engaging in this important discussion about PEACE with our students so Crockett can continue to remain Always Victorious!

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Reminder our Back to School Night is on Wednesday, September 5th from 6PM-8PM. Please stop by and meet your student's teachers, counselors, club sponsors, and administrators! We will be gathering in the Performance Arts Center from 6-615 for a quick meet and greet of Principals and Counselors. Plus, a little Cougar Pride!

Bring your student's schedule when you visit, so you will know who to meet and where they are located.

We look forward to seeing you then.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Future Important Dates

September 5 - Back to School Night (6:00-8:00)

September 11 - CAC Meeting in the CHS Library (5:30 - 6:30)

September 11 - PTSA Meeting in the CHS Library (6:30 - 7:30)

September 13 - Orchestra Spirit Night @ Bush's Chicken on Brodie (5:00 - 8:00pm)

September 20 - Late Start

September 24 - District of Innovation Day - Student Holiday, Staff PD

September 26 - Fall Parent Info Night (5:30-7:30)

October 26 - Homecoming Game (7:30 @ Burger Stadium - All Crockett alumni are invited to the game to celebrate Crockett's 50th Anniversary)

May 29 - Graduation (10:00 am)

CROCKETT HIGH SCHOOL Calendar (including athletic events)


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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Attention Crockett Parents!

You are invited to attend Crockett's Fall Parent Info Night on Wednesday, September 26th from 5:30-7:30pm. Counselors and Administrators from each grade level will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions you might have about Crockett. Parents will have the option to choose to attend different sessions including the following topics: Attendance & Credit Hours, Social Emotional Learning, Mental Health Resources, Early College High School, College Applications & Financial Aid, Using the Parent Cloud and more! So please join us in the Crockett PAC at 5:30pm on September 26th to learn more about ways we can support your student!

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Communities In Schools (CIS) is enrolling students for the school year 2018-2019!

CIS works in partnership with Crockett HS to provide services and opportunities to help students achieve their highest potential. Our supportive, comprehensive programming teaches students the skills they need to be safe and successful in school and in life. CIS staff work directly with students by offering a wide variety of free services during the school day. These include:

· Academic support, college preparation, and career exploration

· Small support groups or individual services with a social worker, counselor, or mentor

· Character building activities such as service learning projects

· A place for students to get to know other students in a positive, safe environment

· Resources (school supplies, school clothing, snacks, referrals to community resources)

· 9th grade transition support and guidance

If you would like for your child to participate in the CIS program at Crockett, please contact your student’s school counselor or call Tara Domasco, CIS Program Manager, at 512-414-7810.

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On Friday, September 14th Stephen Stearman from Start Up! Kids Club will be joining Student INC for a lunch time Q&A about the Pitch YEA! competition happening at the Paramount on January 27th, 2019. All finalists will receive prizes, and 1st place winners will receive startup funds to turn their ideas into real businesses. The Q&A will take place in room 150.

El viernes 14 de septiembre Stephen Stearman de Start Up!Kids Club se unirá a Student INC para una sesión de preguntas y respuestas sobre el Pitch YEA! La competencia tendrá lugar en la Paramount el 27 de enero de 2019. Todos los finalistas recibirán premios, y los ganadores del 1er puesto recibirán fondos iniciales para convertir sus ideas en negocios reales. La sesión de preguntas y respuestas tendrá lugar en la sala 150.

Check out Crockett's Mariachi at the Hideout Theatre

Our Mariachi has been asked to be a part of the La Vida de los Muertos show at the Hideout Theatre. It'll be showing every Saturday through all of September and October, with a preview show next Thursday and possibly a Halloween evening show. Our part will consist of three featured performances with one of them possibly being a version of La Negra that's accompanied by the entire cast.

The preview show is FREE, but you have to reserve tickets. Right now there are only 13 seats left. If you can, please come out to support us at some point throughout the run!

More details to the show, including how to purchase/reserve tickets, are linked below. There's also a donation button that's dedicated exclusively to our program! It's supposed to be family friendly (but possibly PG-13 just because of the improvisation component.

Please share this link with as many people as you can on all of your social platforms. It would really help our program! I hope to see you there!

Library Volunteers Needed This Fall!

If you’re a parent or community member interested in volunteering in the Crockett Library this year, we would love your help! Please call Librarian Claudia Gibson at 512-414-7844 or email We need help with shelving, book checkout, displays, MakerSpace and much more. Free training provided!

Voluntarios de la biblioteca necesarios este otoño!

Si usted es un padre o miembro de la comunidad interesado en ser voluntario en el Crockett Library este año, ¡nos encantaría su ayuda! Llame a la bibliotecaria Claudia Gibson al 512-414-7844 o envíe un correo electrónico a Necesitamos ayuda con las estanterías, el proceso de pago de libros, las pantallas, MakerSpace y mucho más. ¡Capacitación gratuita provista!

College Readiness Checklists for 2018-2019

Because Crockett Early College High School is committed to preparing all students to Graduate College, Career and Life Ready, check out the College Readiness Checklists for your student's grade level for important information, events, and dates. Please visit with your child's school counselor for more information.

9th Grade College Readiness Checklist

10th Grade College Readiness Checklist

11th Grade College Readiness Checklist

12th Grade College Readiness Checklist

Support the Crockett Orchestra

Crockett Orchestra will be having a Spirit Night at Bush's Chicken on Brodie Lane and you are invited.

Please join us Thursday, September 13th from 5-8pm and support our orchestra with Cougar Pride!

Be sure and tell'em you're from Crockett!!

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Dance clinic September 15- 9a-1:30p- Participants get to dance with the Tex-Anns at halftime at the Sept 21st game !
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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: Bill Johns 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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