Crockett Cougar Chatter

August 2017

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:

Contact Information:

If you or your student have any questions regarding the camp, please email coordinators Allison Paris ( and Mario Morales ( or call Crockett High School at 512-414-2532.


Welcome to David Crockett High School! Listed below are the items needed to register your student(s):

  • Birth Certificate

  • 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

Phone: 512-414-7811

Fax: 512-443-9877

Pre-Registration: Tuesday, August 8th & Wednesday 9th from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Location: Library

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: to view your child’s grades and attendance.

Parent Technology Support Help Line: 512-414-9187



A student shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a public secondary school in Texas. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS (OR EXEMPTIONS) CLICK HERE.

New Student Orientation for Crockett High School

For all high school students new to Crockett High School or participating in student sharing classes at Crockett High School , orientation will be held Thursday, August 10 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Crockett High School

Bus routes will run.


Student schedules will be available for pick up in the Crockett High School library August 14-18th from 1:00-4:00pm. We encourage all students to pick up their schedules during this time because there will be no schedule changes after the first day of school unless a student already has credits for a course that they are scheduled in. If students need their schedule changed, they will be able to meet with their counselor at that time to make decisions about their schedule changes. Students should be prepared to wait to meet with their counselors. STUDENTS WILL STILL NEED TO PICK UP AN OFFICIAL SCHEDULE WHEN THEY ARRIVE FOR THE FRIST DAY OF CLASS ON AUGUST 21st BEFORE SCHOOL (8:00-8:55am) .
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The Crockett GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance) Club would like to welcome all staff and students back to school for the 2017/2018 school year! Teachers, please feel free to contact me ( with questions or concerns regarding inclusion and support services for LGBTQ+ students and allies. The GSA Club meets in Room 268 Monday and Wednesdays at lunch.
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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)


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

The Austin ISD Board of Trustees called for a November 7, 2017 bond election. The $1,050,984,000 bond calls for the modernization or new construction of 16 campuses, while also updating nearly every campus with critically needed capital improvement projects. For more information on how it will impact Crockett High School, please click here.

How do I find my STAAR results?

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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

AISD Calendar