Michelle Kailey Snyder, Crockett College and Career counselor was selected by Texas A & M as a "Very Important counselor of 2016" Each year A&M recognizes the top 25 counselors in the state for their dedication to student success and efforts to help students apply to college. The honor includes a $1,000 scholarship for a Crockett student who will be attending A&M in the fall.
The Crockett Varsity and non-varsity guitar groups won Sweepstakes at UIL on April 22. The beginning group received excellent ratings on stage and in the sight reading room. Great Job!
Theater teacher Christina Burbank has been selected as High school Teacher of the Year by AISD officials. Dr. Paul Cruz came to Crockett to award Ms. Burbank with a plaque and honor her on campus in her classroom. She will compete for AISD district Teacher of the Year.
The Barilla Foundation has awarded the Crockett Theater Department a check in the amount of $8000.00 for them to defend their national title in Lincoln, Nebraska. The purpose of the funds are for the Crockett Theater troupe to attend the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska for the summer of 2016.
Award winning author Francisco X. Stork will be visiting Crockett on Friday April 1 during lunch, in the PAC theatre.
Mr. Stork will talk about his new book, The Memory of Light, the story of a young woman recovering from depression and a suicide attempt, and there will be a Q&A session. If you love books and writing, be sure to attend this FREE event!
Approximately twenty teachers and administrators from Goosecreek ISD visited CHS on Tuesday, March 22 to observe our progressive school programs such as AVID, Einstein, Entrepreneurship and visit a variety of classrooms. They were provided information about Standards Based Grading, our high attendance rates, college courses such as SPURS and our college and career center. AVID students served as tour guides for the teacher groups. Special presentations were given by Interim Principal Sissy Camacho, AVID teachers: Melissa Gutierrez, Ashley Muir, and Ben Broddle; Asst. Principals Kelly Miller and Robyn Turner; SPURS teacher Sarah Dille.
Crockett hosted "Think It Up" Live on campus March 10 for Crockett students and students from the Austin community. Students were able to brainstorm ideas to create student-powered projects. Students had to describe the impact of their project and competed for $1,000. seed money to fund their project. Celebrity judges included Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker. Ms. Camacho read a formal proclamation of endorsement from Governor Gregg Abbott. This program was sponsored by the Entertainment Industry and AISD. Four Crockett teams made it to the semi final rounds, each team won $250.00 prize money to support their projects.
Coach Derrick Davis presented a "Certificate of Recognition" to Interim Principal Sissy Camacho for her efforts in supporting the boys basketball students and their program.
Linda Lehmusvirta from PBS station KLRU filmed the Crockett garden and aquaponics system. The story features students from the Garden Club, Aquatic Science classes, Construction Technology who were interviewed about their roles in the development of this project. The show will be airing in September 2016 and will also feature Crockett's Guitar students who perform the music for the segment. Teacher sponsors are Christina DeLaTorre and Duane Lardon.
Congratulations to Visual Arts students who won 54- 1st place awards and 10- 2nd place awards with 3 State Qualifiers at last Saturday's art competition, Visual Arts Scholastic Event. Click on the VASE Awards link above to view photos of the event and more.