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October 2014

October 29, 2014

On Oct. 27, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Kristen Hilsabeck, PHR, as director of recruiting and staffing. Hilsabeck has a 13-year history with the district, having served as human resources technician/certification...

October 29, 2014

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has selected McCallum High School to host the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. The selection was based on McCallum student Thomas Magnuson's winning submission to NAMM's video contest "...

October 29, 2014

Team AISD,

We live in a complex world with increasing and different demands being placed on our 21st-century workforce. There is no question that all students should graduate from high school fully prepared for college AND careers.


October 28, 2014

The Austin Film Festival invites all AISD faculty and team members to AISD Day, Tuesday, Oct. 28. For one day only, bring your AISD employee badge to an AFF venue (excluding the Paramount Theatre) and stand in the priority film pass line for free...

October 28, 2014

On Oct. 29, three AISD schools will host motivational speaker and storyteller Roberto Rivera. The event is part of AISD's participation in the My Brother's Keeper Initiative and the district's pledge to the president of the United States and the...

October 27, 2014

The Austin ISD Calendar Task Force is proposing two draft calendars for parents and staff to review and vote on or the 2015–16 school year.The Texas Attendance Policy requires districts to include two bad weather makeup days in the adopted calendar...

October 24, 2014

The Austin community is cordially invited to attend the Jaime D. Padron Elementary School Dedication Ceremony. Guided tours of the school will be available beginning at 1 p.m. The dedication ceremony begins at 2 p.m.

October 23, 2014

This fall, the Austin ISD community will work together to develop a strategic plan for 2015–20. Strategic planning will help AISD focus its energy, ensure that the district and its community partners are working toward the same goals, and assess and...

October 23, 2014

The Austin Film Festival invites all AISD faculty and team members to AISD Day, Tuesday, Oct. 28. For one day only, bring your AISD employee badge to an AFF venue (excluding the Paramount Theatre) and stand in the priority film pass line for free...

October 21, 2014

When Kealing Middle School student Ben Cooper was younger, he was afraid he wouldn’t make it through elementary school. He was having difficulty learning to read and struggled to keep up with other students. After being tested, Ben was diagnosed...

October 20, 2014

Austin ISD is proud to celebrate Transportation Employees Week. We sincerely appreciate our employees who safely transport tens of thousands of students to and from school.Each and every school day, AISD bus barns are bustling well before dawn with...

October 17, 2014

Dear Austin ISD Community,An important milestone is upon us regarding the superintendent search process—the deadline for all interested candidates to submit their application.Ray and Associates Inc., the executive search firm hired by the board of...

October 17, 2014

Austin ISD is aware of the increased concern regarding the Ebola virus in Texas and throughout the world. We are working closely with public health officials to ensure we are receiving the latest information about this virus.With recent reports of...

October 17, 2014

Austin ISD invites families to attend the 9th annual HopeFest, Oct. 18 at Reagan High School.

October 15, 2014

On Oct. 21, Austin ISD will participate in Read for the Record, an event that mobilizes children and adults to participate in a shared reading experience.

October 15, 2014

The Family Support Co-op offers workshops, information and support to families of children with special needs. The next workshop will be 5:30–8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Kealing Middle School.

October 15, 2014

AUSTIN—Keep Austin Beautiful, in partnership with Austin Resource Recovery and the Bleed Orange Live Green initiative, awarded Austin ISD’s Mary Jane Sims Elementary as the 2014 Zero-Waste Champions.The award recognizes a local Austin school each...

October 14, 2014

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates​

October 13, 2014

Austin ISD is proud to celebrate Food Service Worker Week and recognize the hundreds of employees who keep AISD students and staff fed.

October 12, 2014

Austin ISD officials gathered with city, state and community leaders today to dedicate the Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy.