Message from the Crosby Superintendent

Hello East Harris County and Crosby ISD families,

We are down to our last six weeks of the 2022- 2023 School Year, and Crosby ISD is finishing April strong. Let’s jump right in.

On April 13, the Coleen Walker Relays returned to Cougar Stadium for the first time in four years. The pandemic sidelined the event for several years, but we were fortunate to have beautiful weather for the 2023 relays. Special needs students had a wonderful time buddying up with Crosby High School students to walk through each relay event including sensory stations. The relays started in 2005 and are named in honor of the wonderful LifeSkills teacher at Crosby High School, Ms. Coleen Walker, who passed away in 2004. She believed in education for all. She was also the sponsor of the Texas Future Teachers Association (TFTA) at Crosby High School for many years. Some of the same students she taught have gone on to do great things, from being a chef to being leaders in Crosby ISD, at the campus and district level. I remember Ms. Walker’s wonderful smile, and I have no doubt she would be thrilled at the tribute in her honor.


Crosby High School students had an impressive showing at the Track and Field District 17-5A meet at Barbers Hill High School on April 12 and April 13. It was great to be there to watch our Cougars bring home so much hardware. The following students won first place in their events: the Girls’ 4×400 Relay Team; Jeremiah Batiste in the 300-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles; Mayte Tavarez in the 400-meter race; Ty Lovas in the Pole Vault competition; and Victoria Grace in Shot Put. The following students earned second place: Abigail Ellisor in the 300-meter hurdles and the 100-meter hurdles; Xandra Hernandez in the Pole Vault competition, Madison Lemond won second place in the Long Jump. Boys’ 4X100 Relay Team ended in third place in their event. What an impressive list of student-athletes!

The Crosby High School Bass Club faced rain, storms, and wind during the Regional Tournament on Lake Conroe, but they came out on top! Several angler teams are headed to State, and the Bass Club claimed the Bayou City Division team championship trophy! We know you’re going to do great at State!

Congratulations to Crosby High School Girls’ Basketball player Allison Bennett for being the definition of a STUDENT athlete! She has made the 5A Academic All-State Team, which is her fifth academic accolade of the season. Allison also made the Texas Girls Coaches Association Academic All- State team, Academic All District Honors, Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All- State Second Team, and Allison ranks 9th among her peers in the Class of 2023. We can’t wait to see what she does in her next chapter.

We’re at the point in the school year where parents / guardians are getting first-hand experiences seeing how much their children have learned since last August. Crosby Elementary recently hosted a STEAM night for first and second graders. Classrooms were opened and invited parents and students to explore hands-on projects covering all the STEAM subjects: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. From tracing leaves to planting seedlings to engineering boats made of a Styrofoam, it was great to see families learning and laughing together.

We’re approaching testing season as April winds down and we turn the page to May. I want to thank the Crosby ISD technology services team for their preparations to make testing for our students go as smoothly as possible. On their checklist, they’ve been busy updating iPads, upgrading servers, and checking on connectivity. Last year, the online testing season went smoothly thanks to the tech team’s efforts. We also want to encourage families to make sure students bring their devices to school each day fully charged.

We are looking forward to celebrating Crosby High School seniors at this year’s Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2023. The graduation program is set for Friday, May 26, 2023, starting at 7:30pm at Cougar Stadium. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. There are currently no seating capacity limitations for Cougar Stadium. Should inclement weather interfere or interrupt the outdoor ceremony, we will move the program to the CHS gym and limit seating to four (4) guests per graduate. We will all hope for sunny skies and clear weather as we celebrate our seniors.

We are Better Together! Go Coogs!