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October 2013

October 18, 2013

Dear AISD Colleagues and Community: Experts report that school- and college-age kids are not only safer but far more secure on school campuses than anywhere else. Still, I know that I am struggling in the wake of the recent tragedy at Lanier High...

October 18, 2013

Go all ye Vikings: After this week's tragedy, Lanier students come together for Homecoming festivities tonight at Nelson Field.Principal Kathy Ryan thanks Austin for the outpouring of love and support for the school and invites the community to...

October 17, 2013

Austin ISD is excited to announce a new professional development system for all AISD staff. With HCP and PD360, you can now access professional development anywhere, anytime.A wide variety of learning opportunities can easily be found through a user...

October 16, 2013

The number one priority for all AISD teachers and principals is the safety and well-being of our students. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is among the five leading causes of death for teenagers, and it’s critical...

October 15, 2013

Dear Colleagues, Partners and Community Members: It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the tragedy that occurred earlier today at Lanier High School. I regret to inform you that a student died at the school due to a self-inflicted gunshot...

October 15, 2013

Our district's Learning Support Department recommends the following tips for parents to discuss tragedy with their children. This guidance is provided from the American School Counseling Association. What Can You Do?Reassure your child or teen that...

October 15, 2013

The AISD community is deeply saddened to report a student shot himself at Lanier High School earlier today, Tuesday, Oct. 15. The student has succumbed to the wound. Counseling services have been available to students, families and staff since the...

October 15, 2013

Austin ISD depends on its partners, local businesses and volunteer groups to help support the district’s more than 85,000 students each day.Two of these partners were recognized for their work recently by the State Board of Education, which awarded...

October 14, 2013

AISD’s Emily E. Smith is one of 50 teachers featured in Random House and Welcome Books’ “American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom."The publishers joined forces to interview thousands of educators in every state during the past three years, which...

October 14, 2013

Es posible que su hijo tenga muchas preguntas en cuanto al motivo de esta tragedia. El Departamento de Apoyo al Aprendizaje y la Asociación Americana de Consejeros Escolares ofrecen a los padres consejos para hablar con sus hijos sobre esta tragedia...

October 11, 2013

Austin ISD and Austin Voices for Education and Youth are holding community meetings this fall to gather input about possible uses of the currently vacant Allan Elementary School facility.The meetings are scheduled as follows:Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6...

October 9, 2013

Families, staff and community members are invited to help Lanier High School kickoff the 2013 Homecoming Week with a parade and Fall Festival Oct. 12.The parade will include the Lanier band, cheerleaders, Vikettes, football team and other school...

October 9, 2013

Everyday, working behind the scenes to serve AISD’s approximately 86,000 students and more than 11,000 staff members, is AISD’s human resources team.The team works hard each day to ensure that our schools are staffed with high quality employees and...

October 9, 2013

This week, AISD middle and high school families will receive a letter from the district about the new graduation plan requirements that were passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature.The new requirements will affect students entering the ninth grade...

October 8, 2013

Pursuant to recent revisions to district policy BQB(Regulation), we are offering opportunities for CAC members to attend a district-wide training event. These training events will be in addition to the CAC training options we already offer (i.e.,...

October 8, 2013

AISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will join three national leaders today during NBC’s Education Nation to discuss the impact of Social and Emotional Learning on school safety. The discussion is part of the fourth annual Education Nation Summit...

October 7, 2013

Celebrate Your Principal During National Principals MonthAustin ISD joins districts and organizations around the nation to honor the top talent and leaders of our more than 120 campuses: our principals.October is National Principals Month and it is...

October 4, 2013

The Austin City Limits festival kicks off today at Zilker Park and with it comes the lure of good music and fun.While the festival is tempting to attend today, Austin ISD wants to remind its families, students and staff members of the importance of...

October 3, 2013

This week, the American Girl Company announced that AISD’s Patton Elementary School is one of 13 across the nation to receive the Elevate the Arts grant. The grant contest asked elementary school art teachers and their students to creatively...

October 2, 2013

AISD's Comprehensive Health Services team has created an informational overview for the AISD community about the new federal Health Insurance Marketplace:

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