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May 2013

May 31, 2013

Austin ISD celebrated the years of service and hard work of more than 300 employees Thursday, May 30, during the district's annual Retiree Recognition Dinner. Chief Human Capital Officer Michael Houser, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen and AISD's...

May 30, 2013

Dear AISD Colleagues, As the school year comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you do for our students and AISD community. As we turn our attention to the summer, we would like to draw your attention to the...

May 30, 2013

Students in Anderson High School’s comedic One Act play, Moon Over Buffalo, were awarded the fourth place prize in the state UIL meet May 22 at the University of Texas at Austin's Bass Concert Hall. The students competed along with eight other 5A...

May 30, 2013

Makenna Perkal, a senior at James Bowie High School, placed first in poetry interpretation at the University Interscholastic League State Meet held on May 21-22 at the University of Texas at Austin.A four-year member of the forensics team and...

May 29, 2013

The Austin Independent School District invites families to attend a community forum on immigration where speakers will discuss immigration issues that affect the community.The forum takes place Saturday, June 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mendez Middle...

May 29, 2013

This month, Austin ISD students and teachers literally got their hands dirty when they celebrated the opening of Discovery Hill: Bugs Brains and Blooms, the district’s first demonstration schoolyard habitat.The new outdoor habitat, adjacent to...

May 29, 2013

Students in AISD are rocking out extra hard this month after the Gibson Foundation, MINDPOP, the City of Austin and other community partners announced they would donate 100 guitars to AISD schools to support the district's music, band and orchestra...

May 21, 2013

This year, students on the Gorzycki Middle School yearbook staff have something extra to smile about—the school's yearbook was recognized for outstanding contribution to scholastic journalism by Balfour, a prominent yearbook publisher. This marks...

May 20, 2013

This month, Anderson students Alex Crisara and Alex “Jahan” Rabii were among the elite few across the globe who won big at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz. Crisara, a senior, and Rabii, a junior, won third place...

May 16, 2013

Last week, students from across the district participated in the 19th Annual Austin ISD Afterschool Showcase at Kealing Middle School.Students spent the evening performing on stage, sharing what they’ve learned throughout the year with each other...

May 16, 2013

More than 1,300 students across the Austin Independent School District recently opted to undergo the national foreign language exams in French, German, Latin and Spanish—335 of which received highest honors for their scores.Students from Austin,...

May 16, 2013

Students from the Travis High School Hospitality program received a welcome surprise last Friday when the Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the Austin Hotel and Lodging Association made a generous donation to help grow the program.Mayor Lee...

May 15, 2013

Last night, the Austin Independent School District announced its Teacher of the Year and Principal of Year winners, among others, during Salute, an annual event hosted by AISD and Austin Partners In Education to celebrate district employees. The...

May 13, 2013

On April 16th, the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area hosted a community conversation that focused on issues that are particular concern in District 3. This event is part of the Austin League’s series of conversations about public...

May 10, 2013

The Sunset Valley Elementary Student Council recently received the "Honor Student Council School of Excellence Award" by the National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation (NAESPF).The award was received based on the areas of...

May 7, 2013

Austin ISD employees will put it all on the line during a first district-wide fitness challenge June 1, which will test participants mentally and physically while promoting healthy living.The district is teaming up with local wellness vendor...

May 6, 2013

Every year, AISD joins school districts across the nation in celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, and AISD invites families, staff and community members to help us celebrate the crucial...

May 4, 2013

The Austin Independent School District will host two informational community meetings on May 7 and 23.South High SchoolTuesday, May 76:30 to 8:30 p.mTravis High School, 1211 E. Oltorf St.Career and Technical EducationThursday, May 236:30 to 8:30 p....

May 3, 2013

AISD TV is pleased to announce a new episode of Inside AISD. This monthly TV show is hosted by AISD students and highlights district news and programs as well as recognizes exemplary students and staff.The sixth episode features a wide array of...

May 2, 2013

The students in Bedichek Middle School’s Junior Marine Corps are walking a little taller these days after earning the spirit award at the 2013 National Middle School Drill Team Championships in Forth Worth recently.Approximately 30 schools competed...

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