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October 2011

October 27, 2011

Bowie High School Student Council won the Keep Austin Beautiful 2011 Freescale Youth Achievement Award for their dedication to landscaping and maintaining the gardens around Bowie High School.This is not your typical student council. In addition to...

October 26, 2011

The NoVo Foundation of New York has awarded a $750,000 grant to Austin ISD to implement a district-wide social and emotional learning program over three years.Austin is part of the Collaborating Districts Initiative with NoVo and the Collaborative...

October 26, 2011

The political coverage of public affairs media giant, C-SPAN, recently reached two Austin ISD schools as part of the “Road to the White House” tour. C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Bus stopped by Fulmore Middle School and Travis High School and showcased to...

October 26, 2011

The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) is pleased to invite all Austin-area families to the final event in the Austin 2011 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.The ECHO Family Festival will take place on Saturday, November 19 from 11:...

October 26, 2011

The Gates Millennium Scholars Association – Texas Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) has adopted Garza Independence High School and will assist more than 200 seniors with tutoring, mentoring, and scholarship applications.Gates...

October 25, 2011

The AISD Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to officially join a lawsuit on school finance to be filed by Thompson & Horton LLP. Although there are three other lawsuits that have or will be filed to protest the Texas...

October 25, 2011

As a part of the Austin Independent School District’s on-going Facilities Master Plan (FMP) process, the Superintendent on Monday discussed several preliminary scenarios to the Board of Trustees, based on their previous requests, as well as feedback...

October 25, 2011

Last year, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) launched an attendance campaign called  “Every Day Counts,” to encourage students to be in class all day, every day. Our students can’t learn if they are not in class, and repeated absences...

October 24, 2011

Austin's Girls Empowerment Network (GENaustin) will hold a youth conference for girls in grades 5-12 on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Austin High School (1715 W. Cesar Chavez). This event is also open to parents, and...

October 21, 2011

Fulmore Middle School was recently crowned “Best Old School South of the River,” by the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin 2011. The Fulmore Falcons also just celebrated their 125th Anniversary in September,  which prompted many to take notice....

October 19, 2011

Austin ISD is saying thank you to its transportation employees this week in commemoration of National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21. This year’s theme is, “Be Aware – Know the Danger Zone!” Transportation employees were recognized on Monday...

October 19, 2011

This week, the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) released its annual honor roll, and out of 253 schools throughout the state that made the list, six were from AISD! These Honor Roll schools represent less than 4% of all public schools in...

October 19, 2011

The Marathon Kids program for K-5 students kicked off Saturday, October 1 at UT's Mike Myers Stadium. Thousands of AISD families ran together and earned their Marathon Kids Reward Water Bottles, bicycle stickers, tattoos and coveted UT Athlete...

October 19, 2011

It was a full house at T.A. Brown Elementary on Friday, October 14th, as students, staff, district employees, representatives from the Heart of America Foundation and Target Corporation, volunteers and community members anxiously awaited the...

October 18, 2011

Renee Borders, a Hospitality Practicum II teacher at Clifton Career Development School and a transition specialist, will host the annual Disabilities Mentoring Day (DMD) on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. DMD is a program that allows students with...

October 14, 2011

The Department of Advanced Academic Services will host “Growing Up Gifted in a Global Society,” a parent education and Gifted and Talented elementary student enrichment event, on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Akins High School. The event will be...

October 12, 2011

The Austin School District will partner with the City of Austin and Austin Energy to host the next Hispanic Futures event beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, at Crockett High School, 5601 Manchaca Road. The theme is " Becoming Global...

October 10, 2011

Austin ISD’s LBJ High School will host the first African American Men and Boys Conference on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the high school campus, located at 7309 Lazy Creek Drive.Motivational speaker, Ahmad J. Bell, will...

October 10, 2011

Austin ISD will say thank you to its transportation employees during National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21. This year’s theme is, “Be Aware – Know the Danger Zone!”Transportation employees will be recognized on Monday, October 17 at 6:00 a....

October 6, 2011

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) currently operates The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, an all-girls middle and high school.Contrary to recent news stories and research that suggests that single-sex education is ineffective...

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