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May 2015

May 25, 2015

All Austin ISD classes, buses and offices will operate on a regular schedule tomorrow, May 26.Todas las escuelas, autobuses y oficinas del Austin ISD operarán con horario regular mañana, 26 de mayo.

May 22, 2015

Bowie High School senior Celina Luckevich has been named first-place winner of the Austin ISD sustainability design contest. Luckevich’s submission was selected from 30 student entries.

May 21, 2015

Classified Staff, Principal, Librarian, Counselor and Assistant Principal of the Year as well as APIE Hall of Fame also named at ceremony. On Tuesday evening, Austin ISD, in collaboration with Austin Partners in Education, celebrated teachers and...

May 20, 2015

The lead partners of the Creative Learning Initiative—MINDPOP, Austin ISD and the city of Austin—on May 19 announced the 2015 Creative Learning Leader Award nominees and winners for the Award of Excellence.The awards recognize the leadership and...

May 19, 2015

The Austin Area Jazz Festival is honoring Don Haynes with the Music Legend Award.Haynes has served as the band director at LBJ High School for the past 39 years and is retiring at the end of this school year.Mark Terry, the CEO of the Austin Area...

May 19, 2015

Faculty, students, trustees and special guests gathered at Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy on May 18 as the school received a grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries.Blackshear was one of six Austin ISD schools to...

May 19, 2015

More than 20 Austin-area professionals visited T. A. Brown Elementary School to speak with students about college and careers. The speakers shared stories May 18 about their professions and how they used their skills and personal interests to...

May 19, 2015

I know the feeling of coming to a new country, with a different language and culture, to enroll our children in school. This is the reason why I love what I do. I can identify with the families coming to AISD for various reasons to encounter a new...

May 14, 2015

Conversation Corps, a program of facilitated dialogue on important community issues, will focus on budget priorities during the month of May.Community members are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts on how tax dollars are spent. Input from...

May 14, 2015

David Matustik, deputy communications director for the city of Austin, has been a Austin Partners in Education Classroom Coach for the past seven years. Each week, he spends 45 minutes reading with second-graders at St. Elmo Elementary School....

May 14, 2015

For the second consecutive year, the Bedichek Middle School Junior Marine Corps earned top national honors.The National Middle School Drill Team Championship is the largest annual JROTC competition in the nation and draws thousands of...

May 14, 2015

Five schools—Anderson, Austin, Bowie, Liberal Arts Science Academy and McCallum high schools—reclaimed spots on the publication’s annual list of "Best High Schools." The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and Akins High School were ranked...

May 12, 2015

Austin ISD is proud to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month, May 1–31.More than 85 speech language pathologists serve students in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the district.Speech language pathologists evaluate and treat...

May 11, 2015

Austin ISD’s Liberal Arts and Science Academy has received another accolade, this time being ranked ninth in the United States by college data website Niche for best academics.The site made its rankings of public high schools based on a variety of...

May 11, 2015

The Eastside Memorial High School Pantherettes Dance Team has been named the National Varsity Small Team Military Champions and National Varsity Small Team Prop Champions.  The Pantherettes competed at the Halftime Entertainment National...

May 11, 2015

Austin ISD is proud to recognize the AISD Police Department during National Police Week. Working around the clock, the AISD Police Department establishes a safe and secure environment for students to learn, grow and succeed inside and outside of the...

May 7, 2015

Teaching in the classroom was one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of my career. I know firsthand how hard teachers work. They fill many roles – as listeners, explorers, role models, motivators and mentors.

May 7, 2015

Austin ISD is proud to announce that Becky Jurgensen has been selected as School Nurse of the Year and Maryke Benner as School Health Assistant of the Year.Jurgensen is the nurse at The Rosedale School, which serves students with complex medical and...

May 6, 2015

Mathews Elementary School will induct three community members into the Mathews Hall of Honor, recognizing the significant effect their lives of service have made in the Austin community. The 2015 annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony begins at 9:...

May 6, 2015

Council for a Strong America held a press conference at Austin ISD’s Uphaus Early Childhood Center on April 21 to support funding Pre-K. Austin ISD Police Department Capt. Chris Evoy, Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo and Travis County...

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