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November 2013

November 26, 2013

The community and Austin ISD donors showed generous support to district students and staff members affected by the Oct. 31 flooding in Central Texas with a combined contribution of $142,900 to date.About 360 students and 25 AISD staff members lost...

November 26, 2013

This morning, Anderson High School students helped to set the stage—and tables—for the Feast of Sharing by volunteering to decorate the event hall that will welcome Austin families to the holiday dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the...

November 26, 2013

Austin ISD staff members, families and community members can show support for their favorite teachers by nominating them for H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards.The awards celebrate public school professionals whose leadership and dedication...

November 26, 2013

The National Wildlife Federation recently awarded eight Austin ISD schools with Eco-Schools grants that will go toward campus greening efforts.Eco-Schools strives to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and culture...

November 26, 2013

Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees recognized two AISD campuses for 60 years of service to students and families during the board’s regular meeting Nov. 25.The board passed resolutions to honor McCallum High School and Travis High School, which are...

November 26, 2013

Dear AISD Community,Every day, you educate our students’ minds and hearts. Every day, you work hard to nurture their abilities and dreams to ensure that every student is ready for college, career and life. Every day, you are helping Austin’s...

November 26, 2013

On Monday, Austin ISD's Board of Trustees approved resolutions to honor two Austin legends who championed for education—Sam Z. Coronado and Rev. Edward “Ed” Jackson. Sam Z. CoronadoCoronado, an artist and cultural leader who passed away Nov. 11 at...

November 25, 2013

AISD's theater students won big at this year's Texas State Thespian Festival. At the annual event, theater students from across the state have the opportunity to attend workshops and watch their peers in staged productions in addition to competing...

November 20, 2013

Late last month, kindergarten students at Graham Elementary School filed in, one by one, into their school library.They tried to suppress their chatter and curiosity as they sat in the brightly colored, book-lined room, but today it was hard: a...

November 20, 2013

On Friday, Nov. 15, the Entrepreneurs Foundation’s launched its Annual Fall Service Day at Norman and Barbara Jordan elementary schools. The event was a success, bringing AISD together with hundreds of community volunteers.EF and AISD worked...

November 14, 2013

Austin Community College has extended its ACC 1-on-1 advising for AISD families.The program allows parents and students to speak directly with an advisor about spring registration or planning for the future.

November 14, 2013

The parents, staff and students of AISD's Liberal Arts and Science Academy invite prospective students and their families to learn more about the prestigious academic magnet school during a special showcase event.

November 13, 2013

AISD is hosting two meetings this month to provide families with more information about the district's dual language programs. During the presentations, families will learn about AISD's efforts to extend the program to the middle school level....

November 12, 2013

Today, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding AISD schools and educators with awards:Edmund Oropez, associate superintendent for high schools, as the 2013 Outstanding District Leader;LASA for having the highest direct college...

November 11, 2013

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said she was so impressed while spending time with our outstanding Akins High School students at the SAE "F1 in Schools" Technology Challenge 2013 Worlds Final Sunday.In her Power of Us blog, the superintendent wrote...

November 11, 2013

Last week, AISD's Pease Elementary School celebrated its designation by the Texas Historical Commission as a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark by unveiling a historical marker in front of the school. AISD Trustees Amber Elenz, Gina Hinojosa and Ann...

November 8, 2013

Last summer, Anderson High School graduates Leon Kozinakov and Amanda Meriwether were selected to participate in the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program at the Applied Research Laboratories at the University of Texas at Austin. S&EAP...

November 8, 2013

Dear Colleagues,Veterans Day will be celebrated throughout the nation Monday, November 11, to honor and pay tribute to the brave men and women who selflessly gave of themselves to defend our nation's cherished way of life.I invite all of you to join...

November 6, 2013

NAACP honors educator for efforts to address disparities within districtThe Austin chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is awarding the 2013 DeWitty/Overton Freedom Award to Austin ISD Superintendent Meria...

November 6, 2013

The Lanier High School agriculture department hosts its annual fall pet vaccination clinic this month, where for $20 families can bring in their pets to receive vaccinations that will be active for a full year. Vaccinations for worming and kennel...

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