Cougar Updates

January 22, 2019

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Collective Commitment Reminders

Hello Team,

I received a few emails asking for a campus-wide reminder of the First and Last 15 rule. This campus expectation states that students are not allowed to leave your class during the first and last fifteen minutes of class. I have copied parts of the handbook below. I have also attached the handbook for new team members and as a refresher.

Renew/refresh collective commitments - should be consistent across classrooms

  • Respectful language - define respectful language and hold students accountable
  • Chromebooks - academic purposes only, bring them to class charged and ready
  • Timeliness - go to office for late passes; grading on time, etc
  • IDs - present them at door, need them for restroom, etc.

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Fit Duty Schedule

Mark your calendars!

Future Important Dates

January 23rd: Mandatory Staff Meeting (815-845AM)

January 23rd: AISD Scholarship Fair

January 26th: Crockett ECHS Showcase 9:00-1:00 at Crockett High School

January 30th: Crockett ECHS Showcase 5:30-7:00 at Crockett High School

January 30th: Austin Youth Career Fest Field Trip

January 31st: Late Start Day

February 2nd: AVID College Readiness Symposium (details below)

February 7-10th: Adam's Family in the PAC

February 12th: CAC Meeting 5:30 Library

February 12th: PTSA Meeting 6:30 Library

February 15th: Student Holiday, Staff Professional Development DOI Day

February 18th: Student Holiday, Staff Professional Development Day

March 7th: Late Start Day

March 18th-22nd: Spring Break Holiday

April 4th: Late Start Day

April 7th: Cap10k

April 19th: Student Holiday, Staff Professional Development Day

May 2nd: Late Start Day

May 24th: Last Day of Classes for Students

May 27th: Staff and Student Holiday

May 28th: Student Holiday, Staff Professional Development Day

May 29 - Graduation (10:00 am)


Staff Meeting Agenda- Jan. 23 (815AM-845AM PAC)

  • Attendance

  • Tardies

  • Capstone Course for Seniors

  • MOY Update

  • EOC Retesting Update

  • Reading and Writing Across the Campus

  • Grades

  • Crockett Hosting Visitors

  • TELL Survey

  • Family Survey

  • Showcases

  • February 15th and 18th PD Days

Alarm Issues

Crockett staff,

This is a reminder that if you set off an alarm at Crockett, you need to call 414-1703. Due to the number of alarms that have been set off and an officer has been sent, we are now being charged $40 every time an officer comes out. If they can fix the issue over the phone, there will not be a charge. So, PLEASE call 414-1703 if you set them off.

I also know there are issues with the alarms at the bottom level which I am working on.

Senior Capstone Projects


Here is information about the Capstone projects our seniors (cohort 2019 students) should be doing in your advanced CTE, AVID, Science, Fine Arts, etc. classes. We will discuss this more in our faculty meeting, but I wanted to give you the information now. You can start signing students up that will complete a Capstone on the Google Document with the link below.


Kori Crawford, M. Ed.



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Grade Changes

Good Morning Team!

Please read the points below regarding Final Exam retakes and 3rd Six Week redo work submissions.

  • Year long classes must allow students to improve their grade for the last six weeks by redoing work up until progress reports are due (January 22 by 1PM).
  • Teachers of semester long classes have discretion as to whether or not they are going to let students improve grades after the semester is over.
  • All teachers have discretion as to whether or not students may improve their semester exam grades by retaking the final.
  • Grade changes are made online through TEAMS. Directions are attached.

Action Item: Showcase Sign Ups

Reminder, to complete the tasks requested below. The number of students that we get enrolled at Crockett directly relates to how many staff members we have. All programs, pathways, special courses, teams, clubs, etc. should be represented at these two showcases.

Additionally, we will be printing out extra flyers for you all to put up at your favorite local businesses. Now is our time to shine! Let's show everyone what great things Crockett has to offer.

Recruitment Events:

January 26 (9AM-1PM) - ECHS Showcase featuring all Special Programs

January 30 (915-11AM) - Covington MS Recruitment Showcase featuring All Programs

January 30 (530-7PM) - Open House for all Incoming and Current Families

February 4 (915-11AM) - Bedichek MS Recruitment Showcase featuring all Programs

Use the link below to sign up. Notice there are two tabs. Our parent events will be on the first tab.

Showcase Sign Up

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Crockett Design Firm

Hey there faculty and staff!

The showcases for Crockett programs, pathways, special courses, team, and clubs are coming up! Are you looking for a way to stand out among the crowd? Request a flyer, poster, or brochure from the Crockett Design Firm today.

We have completed 26 designs this year and are ready to help promote your program to new students. Attached is a brochure made for the StudentINC program. Studies have proven that people are majoritarily visual learners – 65% in fact – so, people that understand and grasp concepts far better when they are visualised in front of them. (Design matters!)

Request a design today!

Design Request Form:

Aryn LaFosse

Graphic Design/Digital Media

David Crockett High School


Spring SLO Support

Hi Crockett,

If anyone is SLO Spring Semester only candidate don't hesitate to reach out! The pre-assessment window is already open and ready to roll.

The timeline for Spring Semester ONLY is below:

January 3-February 1st: Pre-assessment window open

January 29th: Spring semester student enrollment cutoff date

February 1st: Complete Spring semester SLO submission form and submit with pre-test scores for appraiser validation in the online database

February 15th: appraiser validates all spring SLOs

March 1st: All spring revision requests from appraisers must be completed and resubmitted by teachers

March 11th- April 19th: Spring SLO post-assessment window open

April 19th: Complete final spring semester SLO verification form and submit with post-test scores for verification in the online database

April 26th: Appraiser verifies all spring semester SLOs

Let me know of any questions or concerns!

Happy Spring Semester,

Erin Hanley Roy

Support with Edudisplays

Hope you've had a good first day back with students. I just wanted to pass along the link to a BLEND course that will help teachers navigate all that their edudisplays can do for them. I've already gotten a few emails with questions. Feel free to pass this link on to whoever you think it would help!


Sarah Dille

Technology Design Coach


Professional Learning Exchange Days

Crockett Campus,

This is a reminder about completing activities for our exchange days and turning in the PLED form to your appropriate administrator. If you have completed your hours, please turn in the form to your administrator as soon as you can. Also, below is a link to a video that will remind you about all the things related to the district exchange days. Lastly, I am still waiting on communication from the district about how our last exchange day will impact Crockett due to it being our graduation day. I will let you know as soon as I hear back from them. Please talk to your administrator should you have any additional questions after you watch the video.


Kori Crawford, M. Ed.


Technology PD Opportunity

Hi Coogs-

Below is a flyer for a good Technology PD opportunity you can use for your PL Exchange Days. I've seen this film, and it's really interesting. Check it out!

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Please Join our Cap10k Team

Crockett Community,

On April 7th, join us on our winning streak for the largest and second fastest HS team. Don't worry if you don't run - walking and jogging is also encouraged. You can do it!

Current registration for school teams is $25. The fee will then increase each month until the race. Here is the link to join and encourage students to join -

Our goal is to register one to two students per adult. We can do it! Just be sure to select Crockett HS and carefully select t-shirt sizes as changes cannot be made during packet pick-up.

Yearbook Announcements

Good morning!

If your group, club or organization would like to be featured in the "clubs and organizations" pages in the yearbook please let me know!

Email Christina Sauceda with the best date and time you'd like to have your group photo taken.

Yearbooks on Sale:

Crockett High School yearbooks are still on sale for $55. After February, yearbook prices will go up to $60 so make sure to purchase your Texan yearbook at the lowest price! You can purchase your Texan yearbook from Ms.Sauceda in room 102 with cash or check or online at Please see Ms.Sauceda or any yearbook staff member if you have any questions.

Christina Sauceda

Yearbook & Newspaper Adviser

Crockett High School


Crockett Courier Story Ideas

Good morning and happy first day back! ☀️

We are brainstorming ideas for our next issue of the Courier and would love your input!

If you, your club, students, class or organizations are doing anything exciting or newsworthy, please email Christina Sauceda with details so we may cover it ☺️

Thank you!

News from our Guitar Program

Select members from our top guitar program will be performing at Austin Classical Guitar's annual education fundraiser and gala: Guitar Under The Stars on February 9 at the TFWC Mansion. This year the featured performer is Paraguayan Guitarist Berta Rojas (seen in our classroom for the PBS documentary Sing Me A Lullaby).

Guitars Under the Stars – Austin Classical Guitar

Join us to celebrate of the power of music to change lives. We started in one school in 2001. Since then, ACG has established guitar education programs in schools from Austin to St. Louis, from Nicaragua to Nepal.

And Russian classical guitarist Irina Kulikova will be visiting to speak, perform and conduct a master class on January 23rd prior to her concert on the 26th.

News from our College and Career Center

Some good news to start your week:

This year I am proud to announce SIX Dell Scholarship Semifinalists at Crockett! These students have moved to the final round for the Dell Scholarship program, which awards students participating in high school college access programs (like AVID and College Forward) a $20,000 scholarship, Dell computer & printer, and a mentor throughout college to help them make it to graduation. To apply, students must write FOUR ESSAYS and complete a substancial application packet detailing their grades, accomplishments, and challenges. Last year Crockett was proud to announce three semi finalists, but this year we doubled our numbers and have SIX!!!

Please congratulate these students on this huge accomplishment! (and remind them the next phase of the application is due by February 1st!

  • Rebecca Burris
  • Iraijah "Ray Ray" Jackson
  • Duc Chau
  • Emily Perez
  • Leanne Villegas
  • Jack Rodriguez

Also, big shout out to Ben Broddle and Alvaro Medel (our College Forward coach) for editing countless essays and constantly reminding their students to apply!

Michelle Kailey Snyder, M.A.
College & Career Adviser

Texas OnCourse Fellow

Student Council Adviser

Social Emotional Learning Facilitator

District Social and Emotional Learning

Dear SEL Leaders-

As we dive into a new year, we find ourselves with a renewed opportunity to make a difference. It's never too late to create an equitable learning environment where all students can feel safe and heard. This month our SEL Newsletter is focuses on equity.

Learn more about how social and emotional learning supports equity here:

Crockett Mindfulness Class- FIT

We are excited to share that a Mindfulness class will begin to be offered to our students starting January 16th and will take place in Room 150 (Entrepreneur) every Wednesday during F.I.T.
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Crockett Advisory

Happy 2019 CHS Advisory Teachers!

We hope you enjoy this week-long opportunity to start fresh, and team build, with your respective advisory classes.

Here is the link to the Spring AVID/SEL folder in case you would like to star it in your google drive or pin in it your email. See me, or another SEL leader, if you need support in doing so.

Thank you and have a great Crockett day!

Ms. McMillon

U.S. History & AP Government

Social Studies Instructional Lead

Crockett HS - The Heart of South Austin

Tutorials: FIT or 4:30-5 pm (A-days)

Sign Up to Use the Outdoor Classroom!

Good Afternoon Crockett Campus,

We have the amazing resource of an outdoor classroom down in the garden courtyard. Please take advantage of this space to utilize for your classes, which can be a nice change in scenery and use of the space that Mr. Lardon and I have worked hard to write grants for and his students to build the seating/ desks. Please take care of this space and have your students treat it with respect, you are responsible for your classes.

The link to sign up to use the space is here:

Please enjoy and feel free to borrow the key from me anytime! My classroom is right next door to the garden.


Christine and Duane Lardon

Communities in Schools Update

Hello all,

Now that the spring semester is well underway, please take a quick moment to review information about Communities In Schools services and procedures. If you have any questions about CIS or would like to talk further about our services, please let me know and I’ll swing by your room.

We’re moving through the hiring process for our XY-Zone Coordinator position, and I’ll send out information once we have a staff member hired. In the meantime, Robert Bachicha, our XY-Zone Senior Program Coordinator (and founder of the XY-Zone!) will be assisting us on Thursdays starting 1/17 in providing support and case management to our CIS/XY-Zone students.

Since I’m the only staff person in our office for right now, it’s really important for student safety and accountability that you directly contact me or our interns before you send a student over to the CIS office. We want to make sure we are available to welcome and receive the student and address their immediate needs. If we don’t answer the phone, please contact Janice Snyder, and she’ll help get the student to their school counselor/assistant principal.

CIS contacts (also on top of attached handy-dandy info sheet):

Program Manager: Tara Domasco Phone: 512-414-7810


Claire Donofrio, Mental Health Counseling Intern Phone: 512-841-1646

Linda Truesdell, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Intern

Office 170

Thank you!


ECHS applications for Fall, 2019 are now open!

Early College High Schools are an innovative way for high school students to earn both a high school diploma and a two-year associate's degree (or up to two years' credit toward a bachelor's degree) in the time it takes to go to high school--saving students both time and money.

Early College High Schools are focused on getting students on a direct college path.

Current 8th and 9th graders are encouraged to apply. For more information and/or to complete an application, please visit

You are Invited to Austin ISD's AVID College Readiness Symposium

Austin ISD's AVID in collaboration with St. Edward's University hosts the second AVID College Readiness Symposium.

AISD high school AVID students and their families will participate in college preparatory breakout sessions.

The event is free and open to Austin ISD's high school AVID students and their families.

We look forward to seeing you 9 a.m.–noon Feb. 2 at St. Edward's University, Ragsdale Center in the Jones Auditorium, 3001 S. Congress Ave.

For additional information, please contact your student's AVID elective teacher.

College and Career Announcements

Financial Aid Priority Deadline: January 15th.

All seniors thinking about attending college next year must complete their financial aid application prior to January 15th in order to be considered for grants (free money for college) from the state of Texas. Students with SSNs can complete the FAFSA online at and students without SSNs should complete the TASFA, which can be accessed here: Families wanting help completing their application can stop by the Crockett College & Career Center anytime between 10am and 6pm on Monday, January 14th. For Questions, please contact Michelle Snyder at

Austin ISD Scholarship Fair

Seniors have the opportunity to attend the AISD Scholarship Fair on January 23rd at the AISD PAC. Interested seniors must turn in a complete permission slip to the College & Career Center. Permission slips can be picked up in the CCC or accessed online:

Austin Youth Career Fest Field Trip

Austin is hosting its annual Career Fest at the Palmer Events Center on January 30th. Over 150 booths representing careers in Texas will be set up and available for students to stop by and get more information on future careers and internships. 10th-12th grade students interested in attending must turn in a permission slip to the College & Career Center. Permission slips can be picked up in the CCC or accessed online:

Crockett Theatre proudly presents... THE ADDAM'S FAMILY MUSICAL!!!

Come see Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsly, Lurch and Uncle Fester come alive in this laugh-out-loud comedy performance! We have dancing ancestors, torture chambers, a "normal" family dinner and a visit from Cousin It! You will have a killer experience! It is sure to make you die of laughter!

Save the Dates... because the show is "just around the COR-O-NER!"

Thursday February 7 @7pm

Friday February 8 @7pm

Saturday February 9 @7pm

Sunday February 10 @3pm

@ the Crockett High School PAC


$12 General Admission/$7 Students & Faculty

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No Place for Hate and CIS/XY-Zone Team Up

No Place For Hate and CIS/XY-Zone students are teaming up during the week of January 21st to celebrate Live In Peace Week. During this week, students will promote our campus values of peace, resilience, integrity, diversity, and engagement through school-wide information and activities. Students will discuss the No Place For Hate Resolution of Respect pledge in their advisories and will have the opportunity to sign it. No Place For Hate students encourage Crockett families to bring discussions of the Resolution of Respect into their own homes and communities.

Resolution of Respect - English

Resolution of Respect - Spanish

ACTION ITEM: Family Survey is now Open

You will be receiving flyers in your boxes (by Wednesday) to pass out to your students during advisory this Thursday.
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Alateen Meetings at Crockett HS

Communities In Schools (CIS) has partnered with local Alateen sponsors to bring weekly Alateen meetings to Crockett HS. Alateen provides support and resources for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking, substance abuse, or mental illness.

Teens come together to:

· share experience, strength, and hope with each other

· discuss their difficulties

· learn effective ways to cope with their problems

· encourage one another

For additional information or to recommend your student for these meetings, please contact Tara Domasco, CIS Program Manager, at 512-414-7810.


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Varsity Baseball

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Administrative, 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: Brittany Capps 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:

Angélica Covington y Darrell Cheney 841-7606

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