Principal's Message

Principal Shapiro
We are pleased that you have taken the time to visit the Crockett High School website. Our hope is that you find our website to be user-friendly, and after your visit, you will have a good idea of all we have to offer.

Crockett High School is a wonderful place for students from diverse backgrounds to grow educationally, get involved, and have a meaningful high school experience. In every way that schools are measured, whether it is academically, in the fine and performing arts, or athletically, Crockett High School excels.

We strive to create an environment where each and every student is given the attention necessary to achieve his/her individual success.

All of this is made possible by strong partnerships that are developed with our parents. I hope that our website will assist in the endeavor. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Go Cougars!
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News and Announcements

Mrs. Snyder selected by TAMU as "Very Important Counselor"

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.

Guitar Students Win Sweepstakes at UIL

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!

Christina Burbank High School Teacher of the Year

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.

Barilla Foundation Awards Crockett Theater Department $8000.00

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.

Author visits Crockett on April 1!

The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork

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!

Goosecreek ISD teachers observe CHS classrooms

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.

Think It Up Live!

Tennis Champion Andy Roddick, Interim Principal Camacho and TV star Brooklyn Decker

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.

KLRU's Central Texas Gardener Films Aquaponics Garden and System

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.

VASE Awards

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.

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Upcoming Events

NAHS Lock-In and Mural Painting
Date: 4/30/2016
Location: Room 10 and hallway
Saturday School - Algebra, Biology, and US History
Date: 4/30/2016, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: Various classrooms
JV baseball vs. Reagan
Date: 4/30/2016, 11 AM 3:30 PM
Location: Crockett
STAAR exam
Date: 5/2/2016
Tex-Ann Spring Show PAC rehearsals
Date: 5/2/2016, 7:30 AM 10:20 AM

Student Cougar Spotlight

Dell Scholarship Winner!

Congratulations to Yasmin Hernandez-Garcia for winning the Dell Scholarship. This scholarship includes $20,000. of funding $5,000.00 for 4 years), a dell computer, and mentorship from a Dell Program Advisor throughout the duration of her college career.

High School All Stars

Students Korin Park Overton and Ryan Mejia have been selected to participate in the Austin Spurs Central Texas Annual High School All-star Games on Friday, March 25, 2015. Congratulations!

Crockett UT Research Students Presenting

Today after school 7 of our best and brightest will be presenting the research they have been working on this semester at UT. Presentations will be at 4:30 in Ms. Paris' room, 141. Many of their mentors and UT faculty members will be in attendance and I am sure they would love to see some friendly faces!

Josiah Guerrero- Stroke Induction in Mice

Solomon White- Alcohol and Depression in Mice

Alma Romero- Fish Courtship and Aggression

Mystee Altes- Effects of Environmental Stimulus on Fish Behavior

Mayte Lara- Analysis of Frog Mating Behavior

DJ Ojeda- Effects of Global Warming and Deforestation on Pollinators and Plant Diversity

Diego Medel- Effects of Climate Change on Coral Reefs

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