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June 2014

June 26, 2014

On June 26, AISD Board of Trustees President Vincent Torres provided the following update on the public forums that will be held in conjunction with the search for a new superintendent.

June 26, 2014

Austin ISD wants to hear from everyone in the community as we begin the search for a new, permanent superintendent.The district will host a series of open public forums to gather your input and hear your ideas on who our next leader should be....

June 20, 2014

On June 20, AISD Board of Trustees President Vincent Torres provided the following update.

June 20, 2014

The Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy is the first elementary school in Austin to offer its students expanded fine arts programming.In addition to providing high-quality instruction in reading, math and science, Blackshear now offers...

June 18, 2014

The Austin Independent School District will hold summer STAAR EOC and TAKS tests beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, July 7.Assessments will be given at all AISD high school campuses. LASA students will test at LBJ High School; Ann Richards will not be a...

June 16, 2014

AISD began the 2013–14 school year on Aug. 26, 2013, with more than 85,000 students, including 561 Grizzlies at the district’s newest facility, Janis Guerrero Thompson Elementary, which opened this year. During the first week of school,...

June 13, 2014

On June 13, AISD Board of Trustees President Vincent Torres provided the following brief update on the search for a new superintendent.

June 13, 2014

Austin ISD’s Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness, in the Office of Academics, announced in early June that AISD has become the largest No Place for Hate district in the nation.AISD’s Whole Child/Every Child is a districtwide focus that includes...

June 12, 2014

At Houston Elementary School, students showed up today to take advantage of a new book-lending program organized by teachers. The lending library takes place on stage in the school’s cafeteria.Heather Augustine, a reading and language arts...

June 12, 2014

Austin Community College hosts a college enrollment and resource fair June 14 at ACC Highland, 6001 Airport Blvd., as the college prepares to open the new Highland Campus in August. “Destination: ACC @ Highland” will give prospective students an...

June 11, 2014

Help AISD teachers, staff and board of trustees members celebrate Juneteenth as we take part in the city of Austin's annual parade!Set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, the Historical Juneteenth Parade will follow a route leading to Rosewood Avenue....

June 11, 2014

Pillow Elementary School collected more than 8,000 books with the help of staff and community to be redistributed to students for summer reading.A group of teachers at Pillow set a goal of collecting at least 10 books per student for the 565...

June 10, 2014

Oak Hill Elementary has been named a No Place for Hate School!Students on the No Place for Hate Coalition and the faculty and staff at Oak Holl staged a flash mob for the student body at the school wide assembly on May 30 to celebrate achieving our...

June 10, 2014

Students lined colorful beach towels at Pecan Springs Elementary School’s lawn today practicing yoga as part of the Andy Roddick Foundation Summer Learning Program. This five-week summer program allows more than 70 Austin-area students in...

June 10, 2014

The Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy and Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy will hold a final question-and-answer session from 7–8 p.m. June 16 in the Pecan Springs Elementary cafeteria.Principals Sterlin McGruder and...

June 9, 2014

The ninth episode of Season 2 of Inside AISD premiers at 6:30 p.m. June 12 on AISD Channel 22.This episode is hosted by seniors Christian Haddad of Bowie High School, Rachel Hart of McaCallum High School and Raven Moreno of the Ann Richards...

June 7, 2014

More than 660 students, their friends and families filled the Frank Erwin Center today to celebrate the achievemens of the Bowie High School class of 2014.Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz spoke to the crowd about some of the school's awards and...

June 7, 2014

School officials, friends and families gathered at UT's LBJ Auditorium today to celebrate the 45 seniors graduating from the Premier programs at Lanier and Travis high schools.Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz highlighted some of the students'...

June 6, 2014

Akins High School pride was evident today as more than 500 seniors graduated in a ceremony at the Frank Erwin Center.Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz spoke of some of the students' achievements, including: the senior phlebotomy practicum hosted the...

June 6, 2014

Nearly 300 Lanier High School Vikings crossed the stage at the Frank Erwin Center today to graduate as part of the class of 2014. Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz highlighted some of the seniors' achievements, including this year's launch of the...

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