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March 2013

March 31, 2013

Basketball will be the ticket that gets a group of Garcia Middle School eighth graders to Washington D.C.It's not every year that middle school students get the chance to tour the nation's capital with the Smithsonian Student Education Travel group...

March 28, 2013

Based on consultation with Education Austin, and support from its employee groups, the Joint Insurance Committee and legal counsel, the Austin Independent School District has proposed a plan to extend the district’s insurance coverage to domestic...

March 28, 2013

Texas schools will not find out their 2013 state ratings until August, but already a major legislative bill under consideration and the anticipated release of new rules that dictate how the state will calculate and evaluate the test results could...

March 26, 2013

The Austin Independent School District invites the community to submit award nominations for citizens and organizations supportive of Latino students or services that enhance the academic achievement of Latino students. Three Latino Community Awards...

March 25, 2013

This time last year, the roster for the Reagan Raiders girls’ soccer team was so sparse that there were only enough players to form a varsity team. Now, the team has enough players to form both varsity and junior varsity squads, and their success on...

March 25, 2013

What do cooties, gooey worms and blueprints have in common?All three were used recently to help students at Linder Elementary School explore and celebrate learning during the school’s annual Academic Night.The event brings together staff members,...

March 22, 2013

This Saturday, March 23, representatives from the Austin Chamber will be at Reagan and Travis high schools to help seniors and their parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is no income cutoff to apply for...

March 22, 2013

Ylise Janssen, an attorney in the Austin Independent School District’s legal services department, was recognized March 22 for her work and impact as a mentor with the Seedling Foundation.Created in 1998, the Seedling Foundation responds to the needs...

March 22, 2013

Anderson High School will host What Every Parent Needs to Know About Social Media and What Kids Are Doing Online, an info session that will help parents of teenagers understand the latest issues identified with student social networking and will...

March 20, 2013

Imagine you’re an aspiring musician. One day you get a call, asking whether you are interested in opening for a slew of other artists performing at a community barbeque. Oh, and the barbeque takes place at one of the most famous music venues in the...

March 19, 2013

The Austin Independent School District's Board of Trustees voted March 18 to name AISD’s new north central elementary school in honor of Dr. Janis Guerrero Thompson, a longtime educator whose work in the district included 17 years of service as a...

March 19, 2013

The Oak Ranch Community and the Travis County Sheriff's Office Present the 1st Annual 2013 Stand Up Anti-Bullying 5K Run. This event benefits the Anti-Defamation League.8:00am Registration9:00am Race StartSaturday, March 30thOak Ranch Community5717...

Alina Vega, pictured left.
March 18, 2013

Liberal Arts and Science Academy Senior Alina Vega was named jury winner in the 2013 SXSW Film Festival’s High School Short Film showcase Tuesday, March 12.  Vega’s movie, “The Benefactress,” is about how the seamstress in a high school theatre...

March 18, 2013

Anderson High School’s basketball team finished the season just one game short of qualifying for the 5A state finals but the team and its fans still have a lot to celebrate.Every varsity player on the team made the All-District Academic Team and...

March 7, 2013

The AISD 2012-2013 parent survey is now closed. Results will be reported by school and for the district by the end of the school year. Reports will be sent to school principals, and the reports will be available at the following AISD website http://...

March 7, 2013

Walking into Small Middle School feels like walking onto a college campus. Take, for instance, the school’s library. Unlike the traditionally quiet atmosphere associated with libraries, teachers and administrators want students talking and engaged...

March 6, 2013

This week AISD is joining other districts across the country in celebrating National School Social Workers Week. Students, teachers and administrators are encouraged to thank a school social worker for their contribution to the campus community.AISD...

March 5, 2013

In February, the Board of Trustees adopted an order calling for a bond election for May 11, 2013. Austin voters will be asked whether or not to authorize the school district to issue up to $892.2 million in bonds. State law prevents school districts...

March 4, 2013

SXSWedu Conference is hosting the first annual Future Plans College & Career Fair on Tuesday, March 5th from 2pm - 8pm at the Austin Convention Center. The show is a re-imagining of the college fair to include insight into current and emerging...

March 2, 2013

Blackshear Elementary invites you to our FREE Family Funday on Friday, March 15, from 10 AM to 1:30 PM on the covered blacktop near the school's track and playground.Scotty Roo, Groundwork Orchestra, Los Super Avengers, The Spoils, and our own 5th...