Announcements

AISD Board of Trustees Approves 2013-14 Annual Academic and Facilities Recommendations

The Austin Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted to approve four Annual Academic and Facilities Recommendations, including expanding and extending dual language programs, continuing the work of Responsive Education Solutions to strengthen…

Talking about Tragedy: Tips for Parents to Discuss School Shooting in Connecticut with Children (English and Spanish)

The AISD community is deeply saddened and troubled to learn about the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, Friday, Dec. 14. This tragedy is heartbreaking and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Newtown, Connecticut.

Electric Expression: Gibson Donates 100 Guitars to City; Supports Creative Learning for Austin Students

Gibson Foundation Donates 100 Guitars to City of AustinGift to Expand Access to Creative Learning for Austin StudentsIn the spirit of the holiday season, the Gibson Foundation today presented 100 electric guitars to the City of Austin to support the…

Talking about Tragedy: Tips for Parents to Discuss School Shooting in Connecticut with Children (English and Spanish)

The AISD community is deeply saddened and troubled to learn about today's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. This tragedy is heartbreaking and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Newtown, Connecticut.

Cunningham Elementary School's MicroSociety Program Receives Community Support

Recently, the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's (GAHCC) Educational Team announced it would provide funding and support to Cunningham Elementary School's MicroSociety Program—a nationwide after school program that prepares students for real-world…

AISD Releases Response to Texas Civil Rights Project Report

In September, the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) released a report about school funding. The administration has reviewed the claims made by TCRP and analyzed their findings in its report. As a result, the administration has issued a response to the claims…

Students at Ann Richards School Embark on Three-Day College Visit Tour

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, 87 college-bound sophomores at the Ann Richards School for Young Women leaders will begin a three-day tour of out-of-state college campuses that aims to introduce the students to some of the post-secondary education opportunities…

Baldwin Elementary School Hosts First Vocabulary Parade

Baldwin Elementary School students and staff members hosted their first annual Vocabulary Parade as part of the school's ongoing effort to increase word recognition among its students.The concept for the parade, held Oct. 31, was based on Debra Frasier’s book…

High School News Teams Win National Awards for Newspaper, Yearbook Photography

Two high school editorial teams in the Austin Independent School District received national recognition this weekend at the National Scholastic Press Association’s fall journalism convention.The Akins High School newspaper staff placed seventh in the nation (…

Anderson High School Receives Delegates from Koblenz, Germany

Delegates from Koblenz, Germany—Austin’s sister city—recently paid a visit to Anderson High School as part of a celebration commemorating the 20-year relationship between the two cities. For the visit, each delegate donated a German book to the Anderson…

Bowie High School Marching Band Places Sixth in National Competition

Members of the Bowie High School marching band placed sixth in a national competition of marching bands in November.  The band also received the coveted first place prize at the UIL Area D Marching contest--a momentous competition for high school marching…