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February 2012

February 28, 2012

Under district policies approved by the Austin ISD Board of Trustees at its Feb. 27 meeting, a student’s score on State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams taken during spring 2012 will have no effect on that...

February 23, 2012

A student’s score on State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams taken during spring 2012 would have no bearing on that student’s grades or class rank, according to policy revisions proposed by the AISD...

February 23, 2012

Salute: A Tribute to Teaching and Teaching Excellence throughout the district, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 23 at the Joe R. and Theresa Lozano Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr.  The annual event, co-hosted by AISD and Austin Partners...

February 23, 2012

Dimensions in Blue, the jazz ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a free concert March 19 at 7p.m. in the Lanier High School Theater, 1201 Payton Gin Rd. The concert is free and open to the public.The...

February 23, 2012

The National Science Foundation is accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching program, the highest recognition a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science...

February 23, 2012

AISD's Brown Elementary School is one of 12 statewide recipients of an H-E-B "Healthy Campus" grant. The 3-year, $15,000 grant will help the elementary campus maintain programs that promote a healthy lifestyle, while developing nutrition and...

February 22, 2012

Story by Stephanie De Luna, senior, UT College of CommunicationFrom left: Social Studies Coach Kenetra Malone and Mendez student Adela Cabrera will both be attending the D.C. trip in June. This summer, Mendez Middle School, located in the heart of...

February 17, 2012

Commissioner of Education Robert Scott announced that he is deferring implementation of the requirement to convert a student's score on the STAAR end-of-course examinations to account for 15 percent the student's final grade in the corresponding...

February 15, 2012

Walnut Creek Elementary School held its "Family Literacy Day at Little Walnut Creek Library" Saturday, Feb. 11. More than 20 parents registered for Austin Publlic Library cards and received gift cards provided by HEB and the Greater Austin Hispanic...

February 15, 2012

Over 360 parents and students attended the Crockett and Akins Vertical Team of schools' Famliy Transition Fair, Jan. 24 at Galindo Elementary School.The event was developed and coordinated by AISD Parent Support Specialists and provided...

February 15, 2012

The AISD 2011-2012 parent survey is now closed. All survey results are being summarized. Look for campus and district survey summary reports during summer 2012 on AISD's Research and Evaluation website.

February 15, 2012

Thousands of school children in Austin and across the country are making Valentine cards for someone extra special in their lives this year, their school bus drivers.To thank the men and women who take more than 26 million children safely to schools...

February 10, 2012

Google and iKeep Safe’s National Digital Literacy Tour is making its way to Austin with a scheduled stop at O. Henry Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. AISD parents are invited to attend and learn more about ways to keep children...

February 8, 2012

McCallum High School will host a grand opening Friday, Feb. 10 to celebrate the launch of its new radio station, MAC Radio, 1670 AM. The event will take place from 6 to 8:00 p.m. in the Main Hall at McCallum High School, 5600 Sunshine Dr.MAC Radio...

February 6, 2012

Attention Science Enthusiasts! AISD has received a grant from the Intel Corporation to conduct an Intel Austin Mini-Educator Academy this summer.The academy will provide fifteen AISD teachers with the knowledge, skills and resources to assist and...

February 6, 2012

AISD has been awarded a $320,000 grant to implement Fuel Up to Play 60, a fun and interactive in-school nutrition and physical activity program, in all of the district's elementary schools. Austin elementary schools were selected from among hundreds...