Cougar News

Week of 5/31/21 - 6/4/21

Letter from Principal Nelson

Cougar Nation-

Tis’ the last Friday of the year with students as I submit this correspondence. We have enjoyed working with your student this year online and in-person and cannot wait until August when we all come together under one roof to learn and laugh with each other. We have managed with online learning this past year, but surely we as humans are meant to do more than merely manage. We are meant for far better things. Our students, whom we love and support, aspire for, and deserve, far better than managing.

We will more than manage next year, I assure you.

We will provide for them and will make sure they know they are cared for and that all we want from them is their best, and in return, we will give them our best.

We will teach them to appreciate the simple things in life and in education because one never knows when they can be taken away.

We will impart upon them the wisdom required to learn from their mistakes and ask them to keep their eyes focused on what is in front of them instead of what is behind them.

We will rise like the Phoenix from the ashes of this pandemic and soar to new heights with a new awareness of how important each precious moment is.

We will ask our students to put every effort, energy, and intention into every aspect of their lives and explain that if something requires their time, then it means it requires them to do their best.

We will teach them that how they do anything is how they do everything.

We will breathe energy and love into their being and acknowledge how far they have come while preparing them for how far they will go.

We will teach them.

We will love them.

Now, you love the heck out of them this weekend and Monday. It’s a 3-day weekend and the perfect time to reconnect and celebrate as a fam.

Matthew Nelson


Clint Small Middle School

(512) 841-6705

Attention 8th Grade Families

Register Today!

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Last Day of School 6/3/21 at 10:00 Am


Register here:
The link will be emailed to you the evening before.

This will be a virtual event - Students on campus will log in

8th Grade - Promotion Pick up Event

On June 4th we will host a Promotion Parade where our 8th graders can swing by and pick up their certificates. We will have locations pre-set up for photo opportunities and some of our teachers will be outside cheering them on. So that it is not so congested, we created a schedule. Please come be a part of this celebration during your time slot below:

Drive through for last names beginning with:

A-C 10:00 - 10:15

D-G 10:15 - 10:30

H-L 10:30 - 10:45

M-P 10:45 - 11:00

Q-S 11:00 - 11:15

T-Z 11:15 - 11:30

If you can not make it to this event, we will mail your students certificate.

Summer Board Game

Need help?

Leaving the district this summer?

If you are moving out of the area, or going to school in a different district next year please contact our registrar Giovana McGettrick at

We also will need you to turn in your Chromebook and charger, and any hotspots, instruments and library books you may have.

There will be someone in the office until June 9th, 2021 to drop your items off to come anytime between 8am and 4pm.

Continuing on with AISD?

If you are staying with AISD next school year, You are to keep your chromebooks over the summer.

Have You Registered Online for the 2021-2022 School Year?

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Listen to Mr. Nelson Talk about Registration

For all families registering new or returning students, a Parent Cloud Account must be created before you can access the online registration system.

Please visit to create a Parent Cloud Account.

For specific questions regarding online registration, contact

For all other registration questions, contact

Parent Guide to Online Registration: English Spanish

*Registration must be completed annually.

Use the Online Registration Status Self Check to verify if online registration is complete.

6th Grade Transition Camp

Yearbook Update!

Friday is the day that we will start giving out the yearbooks! If you have not ordered one, it is not too late. For On Campus students, you can pick up your yearbook during lunch. Remote Learnings can swing by the front office any day the following week from 8 - 4 to pickup their yearbook. You can still pre-order, or bring $40 cash or check to buy one.

Speaking of yearbooks, we have last year's yearbooks available at a discounted price. If you would like to by the 2019-2020 yearbook they are only $10. Come by the main office with cash or check and we would be happy to sell you one.

Band Camp

For students continuing in our band program for 7th & 8th grade. Please visit the website for the August Band Camp information.

Athletic Info for Next School year


Since we have so many families that live outside our attendance zone, we are trying to create some carpool groups for next year. If you are interested is a possible carpool for next year, fill out this form.

Cougar Club

We are bringing back Cougar Club for the 21-22 School year! If your student needs a safe place to go after school enroll them into Small's Cougar Club. Click here to register for next year.

Check out the flyer below


Summer Strength & Conditioning Camp at Burger Annex

(Must have a new physical dated after April 15)

Monday, June 7- Thursday, July 29

8:00-10:00 am

7th & 8th Grade Football Camp at Burger Stadium/Annex

(Must have a new physical dated after April 15)

Monday, July 26-Wednesday, July 28

8:00-10:00 am

Freshmen Football Camp at Burger Stadium/Annex

(Must have a new physical dated after April 15)

Monday, July 26-Wednesday, July 28

10:30-12:30 pm

First day of football practice will be Monday, August 2

Austin High Basketball Camp

When: June 28 – July 1

Where: Small Middle School gym


  • Boys and Girls entering 3rd – 5th grades 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Boys and Girls entering 6th – 9th grades 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $100 per camper

The Austin High Basketball Camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and will provide campers the opportunity to improve and have fun with the game. Each camper will receive individual as well as group instruction from professional coaches. Coach Brad Ingram, head boys basketball coach at Austin High, will be the Camp Director. All equipment will be provided. Students will need to bring their own water bottle.

Sign up online at link and pay at (search for Austin High Basketball Camp)

Austin High Softball

Click here to let Austin High know you are interested in Austin High Softball:

Austin High Community

Dear Austin High Community,

As always, it's a great time to be a Maroon! Click here to view the March/April Principal's Report.


Amy Taylor, Austin High School Principal

Attention 8th Graders going to Travis High


Parents, are you looking for a way to give back to teachers and staff at Small Middle School?

We (A handful of Small Parents) have found a free and very effective way to show some love and thought we would share it with you all.

RAVE: Recognizing All Valuable Employees

Let's send some sparkly gratitude to our faculty & staff this holiday season with an AISD RAVE submission!

  • Does your student have a favorite teacher?
  • Has someone at Small (or any other AISD School) gone above and beyond for you and your family?
  • Do you want to support teachers and let everyone (Teacher, Principal, AISD District) know about it?

All of our faculty and staff have gone above and beyond this semester. The best free, easy, sparkly way to show our gratitude is via the RAVE form on the AISD website (link below.) It only takes a couple of minutes to complete!

This form is received by AISD administration. RAVE submissions mean a lot to teachers and staff. It's equivalent to a virtual hug! And, there's never been a better time to remind the Superintendent how indispensable they all are.

Please submit a RAVE for any teacher or staff member (current or from school years past.)

Maybe send one or two a day! You do need the first and last name of the employee you wish to RAVE about. Those can be sourced on Small's Staff Directory :

Flooding AISD administration with positive feedback will make an important and lasting impact. Let's make this holiday season sparkle a little extra with RAVES!

RAVE: Recognizing All Valuable Employees

Thank you,

Small Parents

Green Academy Blog

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