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December 2017

December 15, 2017

Longtime AISD football coach Andrew Jackson, who spent much of his 28-year career at Reagan and LBJ early college high schools, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 50.In March, Jackson was diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer...

December 15, 2017

The Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy Symphonic Winds will be performing at the 71st Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago on Dec. 20.The Midwest Clinic is an international band and orchestra conference, with only four middle school bands...

December 13, 2017

The 2017 McCallum Knights football team continues to blaze a trail through the postseason after defeating fourth-ranked Corpus Christi Calallen 20-7 in the UIL State Quarterfinal round of the playoffs Dec. 9.“I like the Cinderella story just because...

December 13, 2017

Sixth-graders from Covington Middle School were among the first in the nation to use a new "small-board computer"—and they got to showcase their skills on the House floor of the Capitol.As part of the worldwide Hour of Code event held during...

December 13, 2017

Austin ISD will never need to use its bad weather makeup days due to two days of additional instructional minutes included in the calendar.The Texas Education Agency requires districts to make up the first two days of school following bad weather...

December 12, 2017

Travis Early College High School students and parents gathered around tables with Superintendent Paul Cruz this morning for an important conversation—memories of past tamaladas.As they participated in making tamales, Cruz talked about how important...

December 7, 2017

To ensure the safety of all our students and staff, all Austin ISD classes are canceled tomorrow, Dec. 8.All district offices are also closed.The National Weather Service predicts that freezing temperatures will remain in the area through 9 a.m....

December 7, 2017

The McCallum Knights continue to write history thanks to their unprecedented success in 2017.On Saturday, the Knights avenged a 1966 playoff loss to the Alice Coyotes by claiming the regional title with a 33-8 victory."After coming out at halftime,...

December 7, 2017

Dear Community Members, We have a historic and unprecedented opportunity to create modernized 21st-century learning spaces for all our students. The Facility Master Plan on which the bond was built provides a long-range, comprehensive plan to...

December 2, 2017

Dear Austin ISD Community,As I reflect on all that has occurred this first semester of the school year, I am excited and encouraged about the opportunity to create modernized, 21st-century learning spaces for our students.Throughout our planning...

December 1, 2017

T.A. Brown Elementary School families and community members can now own a brick from the 60-year-old original school building, which was demolished last month. The bricks are being sold for $20 each and will benefit the T.A. Brown PTA. For...