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November 2011

November 28, 2011

On Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 9 a.m. to noon, Kealing Middle School will host AISD's School of Choice Fair. Students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about other academic programs offered to middle and high school students....

November 22, 2011

Since legislation passed requiring districts across the state to adopt the new STAAR testing program, AISD has been working diligently to ensure students’ success on the more rigorous exams.From providing training and resources for staff, to...

November 22, 2011

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen invites AISD staff and the community to watch live as she presents the 2011 State of the District Address from the new McCallum Arts Center. A reflection and celebration of the past year's successes and an overview...

November 22, 2011

Each year, the Good Sports Always Recycle review committee honors schools that are going green by recycling and collecting rainwater and composting and maintaining native garden beds.This year, Bryker Woods and Summitt elementary schools were...

November 21, 2011

The AISD Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) High School will host "Support Self Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Image at Home,” a presentation by counselor Valerie Savage, C.P.A., M.A., LPC-Intern, Tues., Nov. 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Carver...

November 21, 2011

O.Henry Middle School teacher, Michelle Brown has temporarily traded in her grade book for arctic gear -- traveling to Antarctica with the PolarTrec program. The eighth grade science teacher's travels are being documented online, allowing...

November 18, 2011

Crockett High School students studying solar energy along with representatives from Austin Energy and the Austin Independent School District cut the ribbon to the first of 15 interactive, outdoor Solar Learning Centers due for completion this year....

November 18, 2011

The Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA) has named Ms. Kelly Long, the 2011 TFLA Chinese Teacher of the Year. Ms. Long is the Chinese teacher at Anderson High School. She is being recognized for her commitment to continually providing learning...

November 17, 2011

A community meeting to discuss single-sex schools in Northeast Austin will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the cafeteria of LBJ High School at 7309 Lazy Creek Dr. As part of the Facility Master Plan process, AISD is considering combining...

November 16, 2011

On Tuesday, November 8, a group of parents and community leaders from the Eastside Memorial Vertical Team traveled by bus to Donna, Texas for a site visit to IDEA College Prep (Donna), IDEA Public School's flagship campus.Founded in 2000, the campus...

November 15, 2011

Sunset Valley Elementary will be celebrating their 40th anniversary by hosting two ceremonies on Thursday, December 1, 2011. The first will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and the second will be held at 6:30 p.m.Both events will be held at the campus...

November 15, 2011

The parents, staff and students of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) invite you to learn more about AISD’s only “exemplary” comprehensive high school. Please join the LASA community on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for an open...

Trustee Guzman at Eastside Memorial Graduation
November 14, 2011

In its Nov. 5 editorial, "East Austin community deserves voice," the American-Statesman claimed that "Superintendent Meria Carstarphen wants to cede the job of educating East Austin students to an outside charter operator." As a long-standing member...

November 14, 2011

The Austin Independent School District’s Parent Support Office will be offering free one-night workshops focused on “Parenting with Love and Logic" to provide parents with simple and practical techniques to effectively handle challenging child...

November 9, 2011

AISD was recognized today for districtwide excellence at the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s 6th annual State of Education Luncheon.  Crockett High School earned the Highest College Application Rate (96%), LBJ High School earned the highest FAFSA...

November 8, 2011

Austin ISD is pleased to partner with Family Life International Fellowship in hosting a Family Symposium on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 6510 Berkman Drive. We invite you to bring the entire family to this free...

November 8, 2011

The H-E-B Excellence in Education Healthy Campus grant is designed to assist school campuses with resources and funding to increase health and nutrition education for their students. Grant monies are awarded to develop, implement and improve...

November 8, 2011

The Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Incentive Program recognizes and rewards students, teachers, and schools that demonstrate success in achieving the state’s educational goals.This year, 13 AISD high schools earned $41,284. The...

November 7, 2011

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) has undertaken a campaign to address literacy at every level of instruction. The goal is to have all students reading on grade level by grade 2. Among the current initiatives to reach this goal are a...

Ann Richards School Students
November 7, 2011

Moving from elementary school to middle school, or from middle school to high school, was once a simple process. A counselor, principal, or teacher informed the student which school she would attend when summer ended. And the parents got their...

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