Crockett Cougar Chatter

April 2017

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

Just this Friday, after throwing out the first pitch at a softball game, I glanced around me, taking in the packed stands. I was humbled by the outpouring of support from students, teachers, parents, and family members - all there to cheer the Cougars on to victory. It is because of YOU ALL, that I love this school so much. I can hardly believe these three months have gone by so quickly, but each day, I am inspired by the wonderful interactions between students and teachers, the learning evident in the classroom.

Now, as we move into the homestretch - STAAR Testing, AP Testing, College Entrance Exams, Final Exams - we need to make sure that each student is here at school doing their best each day. It is because of your hard work that we will continue to be, Always Victorious!I

CHS Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) Meeting

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

Join us on Wednesday, April 5, 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 Cougar 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!

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STAAR EOC Tutoring and Saturday Prep Sessions

Just a reminder that the Biology, Algebra and U.S. History EOC Exams will take place on May 1 - 5, 2017. Each test is a graduation requirement, so it is important that students are in class and working hard to prepare for these exams.

Tutorials and Saturday Sessions:

Biology: April 6-10 & April 13 -17: targeted lunch/FIT sessions for readiness standards/commended enrichment. April 17-21 & April 24-28: In class review of all readiness standards in every biology class. Alternative sessions for commended - focused on supporting standards.

Algebra I: FIT and after school sessions are available. See teachers for tutorial times.

US History: Social Studies will be offering tutorials from 4:40-5:30 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Saturday sessions all topics offered, students will study specific topics based on data analysis

  • April 1 - Biology
  • April 8 - Biology, U.S. History
  • April 22 - Algebra, Biology, U.S. History
  • April 29 - Algebra, Biology, U.S. History

2017 Texas Loft STEM Leadership Symposium

Michael Hidalgo, Graduation Coach and Ronald Reed, Parent Support Specialist, attended the LOFT STEM Leadership Symposium on March 07, 2017, with 17 ELL students from Crockett High School. The Symposium was held at The University of Texas in the Texas Union Building. The program was an enjoyable experience for everyone representing Crockett H.S. Our students participated in a very interactive way with all the Symposium People, currently in high level Leadership Roles in several industries, the U.S. Army, including College Army ROTC. Everyone had the opportunity to directly interact with the presenters and participate in a STEM Panel Presentation that addressed real life applications of education in all STEM course areas. Our ELL students represented themselves and our school with exceptional insight, as well as listening and learning from some of the top people who shared their experiences in how to use networking and interactive engagement in all areas.

It was an exceptional day and we represented our school with Cougar Pride!

Tex-Anns: Lil'Anns Fundraiser and Upcoming Dance Clinic

The Lil'Anns (future Tex-Anns) will be having a fundraiser to earn money for summer camp!

Visit this website to support their fundraising efforts.

Mixed Bag Designs is the fastest growing fundraiser in the country. Our catalog is full of colorful and stylish products including everyone's favorite reusable grocery bag, totes & handbags, lunch sets and more. Call us at 877.520.2247.

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National Honor Society

NHS Spring Blood Drive: Tuesday April 11 We Are Blood will be parked in the Manchaca Rd. lot to collect donations from students and staff. E-mail Jaclyn Fallin if you would like to book at time.

NHS members, including President Oanh Nguyen and Secretary Gabbie Rico, volunteered over spring break at SXSW, helping to welcome guests to Austin. This is their second year volunteering at the convention, earning schwag and event tickets at the end of the long week of work.

Junior Emily McClanahan visited Washington, D.C. over spring break, selected to represent the Austin Youth Council at the National League of Cities Conference, along with the Austin City Council members and other city officials.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thanks to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization for working with our students. Jason Dusterhoft, Assistant Police Chief tweeted: Malik with @BBBSA stopped by to say hi! Good luck on the STAAR test @troy2174 @Austin_Police.

Mark Your Calendars!

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

April School and Athletic Events

April 1, 2017 - Baseball JV1 & JV2 vs Regents @ Crockett HS 11:00am to 3:30pm

April 4-7, 2017 - Tex-Ann Spring Team and Officer Auditions

April 5, 2017 to April 6, 2017 - Track District 26-5AAAA @ Burger Stadium

April 6, 2017 -

Late Start

Baseball JV1 vs McCallum HS @ Crockett HS 5:00pm to 7:00pm

April 6, 2017 to April 7, 2017 - Crockett Tennis District Tourney

April 7, 2017 -

Softball @ McCallum HS @ Butler #1 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Baseball Varsity @ McCallum HS @ Northwest 7:00pm to 9:00pm

April 8, 2017 -

MOCK WORLD HISTORY AP EXAM in the Library 9:00am to 12:00pm

Baseball JV1 & JV2 vs McCallum HS @ Crockett HS 11:00am to 3:30pm

April 11, 2017 -


Softball vs. Lanier HS @ Garrison Park 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Baseball Varsity vs Lanier HS @ Northwest 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Baseball JV2 vs Lanier HS @ Crockett HS 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Baseball JV1 @ Lanier HS @ Northwest 7:30pm to 9:30pm

April 11, 2017 - CAC MEETING 5:30pm to 6:30pm @ Crockett Library

April 13, 2017 -

Softball @ Reagan HS @ Butler #2 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Baseball Varsity vs Lanier HS @ Garrison Park 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Baseball JV2 vs Lanier HS @ Lanier HS 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Baseball JV1 vs Lanier HS @ Garrison Park 7:30pm to 9:30pm

April 14, 2017 - GOOD FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL

April 18, 2017 -

Softball vs LBJ HS @ Garrison Field 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Baseball Varsity vs Reagan HS @ Garrison Park 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Baseball JV2 vs Reagan HS @ Reagan HS 5:00pm to 7:00pm

April 20, 2017 -

Track - Area Qualifiers Meet @ Marble Falls

Baseball JV1 @ Reagan HS @ Reagan HS 5:00pm to 7:00pm

April 21, 2017 - Baseball Varsity vs Reagan HS @ Northwest 5:00pm to 7:00pm

April 22, 2017 -

Baseball JV2 vs Regents @ Crockett HS 11:00am to 1:00pm

Baseball JV1 vs Reagan HS @ Crockett HS 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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 25, 2017 -

Baseball JV2 vs LBJ HS @ Crockett HS 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Baseball Varsity vs LBJ HS @ Nelson Field 5:00pm to 7:00pm

April 26, 2017 - DR. BIBERDORF CHEMISTRY SHOW 4:00pm to 4:30pm

April 27, 2017 - Baseball JV1 vs LBJ HS @ Crockett HS 5:00pm to 7:00pm

April 28, 2017 to April 29, 2017 - Track - Regional Meet @ Alamo Stadium

April 28, 2017 - Baseball Varsity vs LBJ HS @ Garrison Park 7:00pm to 9:00pm

April 29, 2017-

Prom 7:00pm to 12:00am


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

Future Important Dates

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

May 25 - Final Exams begin

June 1 - Graduation

Important AISD Calendar Updates for the 2017 - 2018 School Year

Austin ISD wants to share some important dates for the 2017–18 school year.

With the board’s approval Monday night that Austin ISD become a District of Innovation, there is more flexibility in the instructional calendar. Specifically, the district is allowed to begin instruction before the fourth Monday in August.

Key dates

· Aug. 14 is the first teacher workday. The first day of class for students is Aug. 21.

· The Thanksgiving holiday will be one week, Nov. 20–24.

· Winter Break is Dec. 20, 2017–Jan. 2, 2018, for students, and through Jan. 1, 2018, for staff.

· Spring Break will be March 12–16.

· Presidents Day (Feb. 19) and Good Friday (March 30) will be the bad weather makeup days.

· The final day of classes for students is May 30. For teachers, the final workday is May 31.

For more information, visit Austin ISD's district website.

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

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