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April 2013

April 30, 2013

During a visit to Oak Hill Elementary School, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, house science chair, and IBM scientists challenged the young Eagles to engineer a car using paper, straws, life savers—and wind power generated by the students' own breath.After...

April 26, 2013

Austin ISD employees are encouraged to provide their feedback on three draft recommendations for a 2014-15 school calendar that have been created by the district's calendar task force.Austin ISD employees may review the options and cast...

April 26, 2013

AUSTIN, TX—The Austin Independent School District released the following statement regarding the court hearing on a lawsuit filed by the Travis County Taxpayer’s Union SPAC:A hearing by Judge Orlinda Naranjo at 10:57 a.m. Friday, April 26, found the...

April 26, 2013

This Saturday, Austin ISD joins Austin Community College and other local organizations to present the seventh annual El Día de La Familia celebration. Sponsored by the Latino/Latin American Studies Center of the Austin Community College Riverside...

April 25, 2013

In February, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees adopted an order calling a bond election for May 11. Austin voters will be asked whether or not to authorize the school district to issue up to $892.2 million in bonds, which you can read about on the...

April 25, 2013

The Austin Independent School District has teamed up with independent health provider Catapult Health to offer free, confidential health checkups to all district employees and their spouses enrolled in AISD’s employee health plan.  The checkups,...

April 25, 2013

Austin’s bag ban has only been in effect for two months, but already students at Hill Elementary School have capitalized on a way to help the city’s cause—and the environment—while also raising money for an annual fundraiser at the school. Each year...

April 24, 2013

More than 360 million miles away, Anderson High School students Alex Crisara and Alex “Jahan” Rabii are orbiting Jupiter, sort of. The students themselves are grounded here on planet Earth, but their namesake asteroids are off dancing in the cosmos...

April 23, 2013

The Austin Independent School District continues to have the largest number of nationally certified teachers, employing more than four times as many as any district in the state, an amount that is increasing with the recent certification and...

April 23, 2013

The Austin Independent School District invites staff members, families and community members to help celebrate district employees and volunteers who commit their time, talent and energy to help strengthen Austin schools.AISD is teaming up with...

April 18, 2013

Today, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen surprised three teachers in their classrooms and announced their selection as Austin ISD’s 2013 Teachers of the Year for elementary, middle and high school.Being selected as a Teacher of the Year is one of the...

April 17, 2013

Before taking the state’s accountability test next week, students at Fulmore Middle School and around the Austin school district will get an added boost of encouragement through the form of a catchy hip hop beat created by an AISD educator.Frankie...

April 12, 2013

Students in the Bowie High School Color Guard recently took home first and second place state medals following a performance in the 2013 Texas Color Guard Circuit State Championships.The championships, held April 6-7, are the most prestigious...

April 10, 2013

The Austin Independent School District will host two informational community meetings on the Preliminary 2013-2014 Budget and Bond:Wednesday, April 17thBowie High School’s Cafeteria4103 West Slaughter Lane6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Wednesday, April...

April 10, 2013

Walnut Creek Elementary's Eagle Talk Show will tape its fourth episode Thursday, April 25 from its new location at the AISD Channel 22 studios. Parent Support Specialist Mycah Arellano will host the program which will focus on autism and The Fitness...

April 9, 2013

As part of its ongoing initiatives to help improve the health and wellness of its employees, the Austin Independent School District is teaming up with two educational nonprofit organizations to offer free, nutritional workshops to district employees...

April 9, 2013

Last week, the LBJ/LASA orchestra traveled to New York City to compete against eight other schools from across the country in the National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall.A panel of judges selected the LBJ/LASA orchestra as the best of...

April 5, 2013

Have a used computer or printer that you no longer need?The Austin Independent School District will help you dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way, all while helping to put money back into our public schools.In honor of Earth Day, Austin...

April 4, 2013

One of the largest college fairs in the nation will be held in Austin Tuesday, April 9, and students in the Austin Independent School District are encouraged to attend to learn about their college options.The Austin National College Fair is free,...

April 4, 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...

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