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September 2013

September 30, 2013

District also Earned Gold Level in Comptroller’s Leadership Circle and Highest Ratings Among Texas Public Schools from Three Rating AgenciesAustin ISD continues to earn recognition for its commitment to financial accountability. For 2013, the...

September 30, 2013

AISD's Board of Trustees has formulated principles to shape the development of the district's Facility Master Plan.Trustees drafted the principles in August and September and scheduled the principles for board action at the regular meeting Sept. 30...

September 27, 2013

Dear AISD Partners,Thank you for your continued support of public education.  As we start the school year, I would like to provide you with an update regarding student enrollment and retention at Austin Independent School District.

September 25, 2013

Dear Team AISD: The district has a proud tradition of giving back and our employees are always ready to show they care! As part of our efforts to give back to our community, Austin ISD and Charitable Funds Inc. are excited to partner with United Way...

September 25, 2013

Every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Austin ISD joins the rest of the country to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month—a celebration of the diverse cultures and riveting histories of the people in this country with ancestral roots in Spain,...

September 23, 2013

Join Austin ISD and the City of Austin at the Second Annual Small Green Fest. The zero-waste, family friendly event will feature live music, green-oriented exhibitor booths, games and crafts, door prizes, local food trailers and more.The event is...

September 23, 2013

Before the 2013-14 school year began, the 122 students who make up the Anderson High School cross country team were already training hard for another successful season—waking up before the sun to work out along the sidewalks surrounding their campus...

September 20, 2013

In honor of Custodian Appreciation Week, the district’s Communications Office sat down with Ronnie Trevino, who works in AISD’s central offices.When did you join AISD? In July 2008. I subbed for three years for the service center and came to CAC in...

September 17, 2013

Austin ISD officials broke ground on AISD’s new district-wide Performing Arts Center in the Mueller development on Aug. 6. The center, which will be located along Mueller Blvd. between 51st St. and Barbara Jordan Blvd., will host district band,...

September 17, 2013

On Oct. 5, AISD hosts its first-ever Environmental Stewardship Conference. This conference—part of an innovative partnership with Small Middle School's annual Greenfest celebration—encourages sustainability on AISD campuses and in our community. The...

September 16, 2013

Austin ISD is pleased to continue its partnership with the University of Texas at Austin for the AISD Attendance Incentive Program. Join us at this year’s kickoff event at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Texas Soccer match against TCU at Mike A....

September 13, 2013

Highland Park Elementary School is one of only a handful of schools across the nation to earn the designation of a Green Ribbon School. The HP Scotties organized multiple events last year to earn the coveted designation. Some of the innovative,...

September 13, 2013

The district has wanted to find a way to expand access to health insurance benefits to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their households. While there were a few legal and logistical obstacles to overcome since the administration first...

September 13, 2013

Dear Team AISD,September is National Attendance Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to remind students, families and staff members about the importance of being in class every day.When students aren’t in class, they have to work twice as hard to...

September 12, 2013

HEB will provide Austin ISD employees, their spouses and children enrolled in the district’s health insurance plan with free health shots September and October at AISD campuses.Unless otherwise noted the clinic times will be:2:45-3:45 p.m. for...

September 10, 2013

When students from the Liberal Arts and Science Academy’s robotics club were asked if they were willing to pour two years and hundreds of hours into building a robot for a young man on the other side of the country—someone they would likely never...

September 10, 2013

This August, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and its supporters raised more than $7,400 for students at Austin ISD’s Mendez Middle School.“I am proud to see the commitment of our community and their willingness to...

September 8, 2013

As we conclude the second week of school, I wanted to share with you important safety efforts that the district is taking. Safety is our top priority, and we make every effort to ensure that every one of our students is safe, every day.Unfortunately...

September 4, 2013

This summer, departments from across the district collaborated to offer a Differentiation Institute for teachers in AISD.  More than 200 teachers gathered at Bowie High School this summer to attend sessions that explained how to differentiate...

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