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January 2012

January 31, 2012

Becker Elementary School, will host their first annual Pachanga Dance Party from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at Becker Elementary School, 906 W. Milton St.The event will feature music by Grammy award-winning Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma,...

January 30, 2012

The district’s Tuition Supported Prekindergarten program will extend to four additional campuses in the fall, making the program available to students at 26 AISD campuses.The program which launched last year, is a six-hour, full day program for...

January 27, 2012

Amazing teachers deserve more attention. That’s the idea behind the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice, a major new award that honors extraordinary teachers.Offered by TNTP, a nonprofit organization working to ensure that more students...

January 26, 2012

Background:In October, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees asked the community to submit nominations for the name of a new early childhood center, scheduled to open in August 2012. The center, which will be located at 5200 Freidrich Lane in East Austin...

January 25, 2012

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, will be celebrated from Feb. 6-10, to build awareness about the crucial role and unique contributions of school counselors within public schools. The...

January 25, 2012

This spring, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments are replacing the four exit-level TAKS (Texas Assessments of Knowledge and Skills) exams as the state-mandated assessments that a student must...

January 23, 2012

Come celebrate Tết, also known as the Vietnamese New Year with Summitt Elementary students on Jan. 26 from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m or on Jan. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Both events will be at the Summitt campus, 12207 Brigadoon Ln. The evening show will also...

January 23, 2012

Thanks to AISD Parent Support Specialist Lisa Gonzales, more than 100 students at Houston Elementary School have received free shoes for the second year in a row!Last school year, Ms. Gonzales identified an organization that provides children with a...

January 23, 2012

The Austin Family Support Cooperative will host its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rosedale School, 2117 W. 49th St. The Family Support Cooperative is a partnership between AISD, Austin Travis County Integral Care and the...

January 19, 2012

A second community meeting to discuss single-sex schools in Northeast Austin will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the cafeteria of Reagan High School, located at 7104 Berkman Drive. AISD is considering combining the attendance zones of...

January 19, 2012

Salute, a tribute to teaching excellence throughout the district, will be held at the Joe R. and Theresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts May 23.The annual event, co-hosted by AISD and Austin Partners in Education, will include...

January 19, 2012

Graham Elementary has been selected for recognition as part of the 2012 Blue Ribbon Schools program. The prestigious award honors schools for academic excellence and for significant progress in closing achievement gaps and sets a standard of...

January 15, 2012

The district is hosting a Diversity Fair from 9:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4 at Austin High School, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez. The event will celebrate the amazing diversity found amongst the district’s student body which represents more than ninety...

January 12, 2012

It’s time to begin the search for the 2012 Austin Teacher of the Year. As we ponder the accomplishments of exceptional teachers at the campus, area, and district levels, we recognize exemplary teaching happening in each of our schools. In selecting...

January 12, 2012

The sixth annual Feria Para Aprender Spanish-language education fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the North Austin Event Center, 10601 N. Lamar Blvd.The event is designed to help Spanish-speaking parents become key...

January 12, 2012

Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten Demonstration School has partnered with the Austin office of Pearson for a We Give Books campaign, an initiative focused on building awareness in the community about the importance of reading to young children. Parents,...

January 12, 2012

Travis High School is now an official No Place for Hate® school, earning the designation after completing at least three anti-bias activities and committing to a Resolution of Respect. Tuesday, the Travis band, dance team and cheerleaders put on a...

January 11, 2012

The Association of School Business Officials has awarded AISD its Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation for the second year in a row. The award is conferred only to school entities that have met or exceeded the MBA criteria...

January 10, 2012

The Governor has proclaimed January 2012 as School Board Recognition Month to build awareness about the crucial role elected school Trustees play in our communities and schools, as well as provide school district staff and community members the...

January 5, 2012

Public Hearing Discussion and possible Board action regarding the utilization of 2008 Bond Program Contingency Funds:

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