Crockett Cougar Chatter
Crawford's Corner... A Message from the Principal
I hope this finds you all having the best summer ever! This summer I took a few days of vacation enjoying a Texas Rangers game, relaxing at waterfalls in Rocky Mountain National Park, hiking a scenic trail in Big Bend, and reading a few books along the way. I have also been busy at work this summer hiring new staff, starting a few campus beautification projects, and attending a plethora of trainings that will assist me in preparing Crockett to become a campus that exemplifies the reinvented urban school. Last year we had a great school year; celebrating student successes in fine arts, athletics, career and technology, and academics.
The days that I was able to spend on campus this summer were a constant reminder of how lucky I am to be the principal of Crockett. I took some time to pause and take in the beauty of our courtyard—but the only thing missing was our students and staff. I am looking forward to having you all back, bustling around and getting involved in all our school has to offer. Believe it or not the start of the 2017-2018 school year is almost here.
This year, Crockett Cougars are committed to AISD’s 6 Cs- Collaboration, Communication, Connection, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Cultural Proficiency. We will also continue our work around Whole Child, Literacy, Transformative Technology and Standards Based Grading initiatives in order to better prepare our students for the 21st century.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you in a few short weeks. To the freshmen—welcome! I am excited you will be starting your journey with us. To the sophomores—get involved and assist our freshmen in making their transition to high school. To the juniors—keep working hard. This is one of the most important years of your high school career. To the seniors—be leaders and enjoy an amazing final year as a Crockett Cougar. And To everyone—let’s come in with more school spirit and Cougar Pride than we’ve ever had—let’s be the best we can every single day. Our fabulous student body and staff make this campus so special. It is through your hard work and dedication, your passion and poise that make Crockett ALWAYS VICTORIOUS!
Cougar Cub Camp
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2021: Cougar Cub Camp August 7th (9:00 - 3:00)
Don't miss this FUN and EXCITING opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones, and learn about high school!
Crockett High School is a caring community of students, families, and staff that promotes success for all. The first opportunity to begin the transition to high school is the Crockett August Cougar Camp. The Camp is for students to develop the foundation that will allow them to become successful ninth grade students and high school graduates. The day will begin with registration and greetings at 9:00am and will end by 3:00pm. We have planned a series of fun and organized activities intended to help students develop self-esteem, team building, problem-solving, communication, and social skills. At the same time, students will be meeting fellow classmates, teachers, counselors, principals, etc. and becoming familiar with the layout of the school as a whole. Parents are important members of the Crockett team. We encourage you to transition into the role of high school parents by attending the Parent Breakfast on Monday, August 7th at 9:30am.
Cub Camp Sign-Up: Please visit the following link to sign up: tinyurl.com/cubcamp2021
If you or your student have any questions regarding the camp, please email coordinators Allison Paris (email@example.com) and Mario Morales (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Crockett High School at 512-414-2532.
REGISTRATION DATES AND INFORMATION
Welcome to David Crockett High School! Listed below are the items needed to register your student(s):
Social Security Card (optional)
Complete Immunization records: If the student is entering from another A.I.S.D. campus, records are available electronically. For students enrolling from an out-of-state school, immunizations must meet Texas requirements for enrollment.
School Records: Last report card (8th grade report cards must indicate promotion to grade 9 for enrollment) or unofficial transcript.
PLEASE NOTE: Students enrolling in grades 10-12 without records will be enrolled in 9th grade until proof of credit is obtained.
Proof of Address in the Crockett attendance zone: Current utility bill, current lease agreement, or current mortgage statement in Parent or Guardian’s name, or transfer approval letter.
Copy of Parent/Guardian’s State Driver’s License, Identification card or Passport
Registrar: Kathy Alvarado-Romero
Pre-Registration: Tuesday, August 8th & Wednesday 9th from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
Registration 1st Week of School ONLY: 8:30-4:00pm. Location: TBD
Regular Registration Hours: 8:30-11:30 M-F (Registrar’s Office)
Visit the Austin ISD Parent Cloud at: my.austinisd.org to view your child’s grades and attendance.
Parent Technology Support Help Line: 512-414-9187
PICK UP YOUR SCHEDULES PRIOR TO SCHOOL STARTING
ECHS Summer Bridge Success and Updates
A big shout out to the 67 freshman and sophomore cougars that encompass Crockett's first cohort of Early College High School students and participated in our first annual Summer Bridge program. Summer Bridge is designed to prepare students to become college ready by passing the TSI exam and give them the necessary skills to be academically and emotionally ready to start tackling college classes. Fifty-seven students have already met the TSI requirements and will begin taking ACC classes this fall! These students are already on their way to earning an associates degree in college for FREE!
CHS MUSICAL THEATER KID'S CAMP: ANNIE
Crockett Theatre is hosting a MUSICAL THEATRE KID'S CAMP on September 22 & 23.Participating kids will perform in this year's production of ANNIE Jr, October 13, 14 & 15 on the Crockett stage!!! Plan to bring your family to see the show! The kid's camp is for children ages 6 - 12 and registration is $100 by September 1st. Please email Theatre Booster President, Kara Messer at KCMesser1@gmail.com for the registration information packet.
CHS SEL COMMITTEE HARD AT WORK
Our SEL committee has been putting together fun lessons for your fall semester advisory classes, and we are excited to share them to help you build a warm, welcoming homeroom environment! Beginning this fall, each grade level will have differentiated advisory SEL lessons that will be previewed with you during late start PD. The following teachers will be the leads for each grade level: 12th grade-- Serena McMillon and Nathan Marceaux, 11th grade-- Crystal Fox and Ashley Muir, 10th grade--Jaclyn Fallin. If you have a 9th or 10th grade advisory class, or even if you don't, join our committee and strengthen your campus involvement by contacting Michelle Snyder or Sarah Stone.
CROCKETT SHINES IN THE AISD MUSICAL, PETER PAN
Congratulations to all the Crockett students who participated in the 2017 AISD Summer Musical, PETER PAN! More than 120 students from over 22 AISD schools were involved in PETER PAN! The show was a community success and you have made everyone at Crockett... AISD Proud!
ACTORS: Chloe Matyis (Wendy), Lily Peevey (Smee), Charlie Erickson (Lost Boy), Caddie Hewlett (Lost Boy), Alan Gomez (Pirate), Keierra Collins (Pirate/ Pan's Mother), Noah Messer (Pirate)
ORCHESTRA: Josh Robles (Viola)
TECH CREW: Jay Perez (Lighting Design), Collin Hicks (Spot Light), Sandro Hendrix (Sound), Juan Berrelleza (Crew), Walter Espinoza (Crew), Julio Don Juan (Crew), Mario Frausto (Crew), Rebecca Harris (Costumes), McKenna Mabon (Costumes), Mariela Rivera (Costumes/ Props), Sarah Traylor (House Manager), Morgan Garrison (Usher), Marissa Nottingham (Usher)
DIRECTORS: Christina Burbank (Director), Michelle Ferrier (Tech Director)
PARENT VOLUNTEERS: Kara messer (carpooling, costuming, concessions, lead volunteer), plus all of the Crockett Theatre Booster Club Officers
CROCKETT ALUMNI: Jon Chromcak (crew), Andy Gomez (fly team), Jesse Hernandez (fly team), Luis Parra (fly team and orchestra), Mattie Rhoden (costuming and tech crew)
COUGAR ATHLETIC INFORMATION
Our Crockett Cougar athletes are already hard at work preparing for fall sports. Check out the football and volleyball schedules below. We are looking forward to packed stands to support and cheer on our mighty cougars!
AISD Bond Updates
Mark Your Calendars!
Future Important Dates
August 7: Cougar Cub Camp
August 7-10: New Teacher Orientation
August 10: New Student Orientation
August 14-18: Staff Development, Planning & Prep
August 21: First Day of Classes for Students
September 4: Student & Staff Holiday - Labor Day
September 6: Crockett HS Back to School Night
October 9: Student Holiday/Staff Planning & Prep Day
November 10: Student Holiday/Staff Planning & Prep Day