Announcements

LASA Grad’s Donation Supports Elementary School Scientists

LASA graduate Alex Mancevski donated $2,000 of his Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes winnings to the Austin Science Education Foundation. With Mancevski attending Harvard, his mother, Maria Teresa Graziani, presented the check on his behalf to Austin…

Healthy Partnership Increases Access to Services for Northeast Austin Families

Austin ISD has partnered with Central Health, the city of Austin Public Health and Travis County Health & Human Services to provide a new location for families to receive non-clinical services. AISD students and families recently celebrated the…

AISD Student-Athletes Encourage Others to Stand Up for Healthy Relationships

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Austin ISD Athletics is doing its part to promote safe and healthy relationships. In partnership with the Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas Advocacy Project and SAFE, student athletes will be…

Govalle Roadrunners Break Ground on Their $32.5 Million School Site

Govalle Elementary School celebrated the beginning of its journey toward a modernized building with a groundbreaking Tuesday, September 25. A few of the Govalle Junior Counselors expressed their opinions of the new school, among them fifth-grader Anthony…

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Budget Briefs: Task Force Refocus, Review Guiding Principles

The Budget Stabilization Task Force used its Aug. 29 meeting as a time to refocus on its charge and review guiding principles prior to moving forward with developing its recommendations. The group has reviewed district spending and is beginning to identify…

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Budget Briefs: Task Force Discusses Potential Budgeting Actions, Began Establishing Subcommittees

The Budget Stabilization Task Force worked in small groups to discuss potential budget investments and began establishing subcommittees at its fifth meeting Sept. 12. The group continues its work finding strategies to close the budget deficit, following the…

Setting the Pace: Bowie Student Newspaper Nominated for National Award

(Story written by Ellie Coulston, Bowie High School journalism student).   For the first time in nearly 20 years, The James Bowie Dispatch has been nominated for the National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker award.  The NSPA recognized The Dispatch…

AISD Celebrates Doss Elementary School Groundbreaking

Austin ISD celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Doss Elementary School on Sept. 6 with families, staff, students and the community, including the Doss Owl.  Superintendent Paul Cruz spoke 21-century learning spaces for students—collaborative and outdoor…

Community Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month at Travis ECHS

It was a full house at Travis ECHS this morning as the campus welcomed students, staff, families and the community to the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration.  To start the celebrations, Travis ECHS students shared their hopes for the future and how…

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LASA Student Awarded 2018 Texas Health Rising Star

Liberal Arts Science Academy student Sruthi Ilangovan, 16, will be awarded the 2018 Texas Health Rising Star award at the Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony tonight. Each year, the Rising Star Award is presented to young Texans who have demonstrated…

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Cap Metro Extends the Summer Fun: All students ride free through Dec. 10

Now through Dec. 10 all students with a valid school ID can ride any Cap Metro transit free-of-charge—an extension of their summer offer of free public transport to all kids. To take advantage of this, students must show their school-issued ID to the bus…

Austin ISD, ACPTA Host 'Back the Future' Family Event

Austin ISD, the Austin Council of PTAs and more than 75 community groups host Back the Future, a free day of family fun. The event includes activities for children of all ages, information about resources and programs for families, education to help support…