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January 2015

January 30, 2015

Dear Austin ISD families, faculty and staff,We are aware of the increased concern regarding the measles outbreak that has occurred in California. We are working closely with the Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services Department and health...

January 30, 2015

On Feb. 6, join Austin ISD employees and students in participating in the Go Red campaign. By wearing red that day, you'll show your support for the fight against heart disease in women.Post photos of your class or department on social media,...

January 29, 2015

Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy has been nominated as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education — the only Central Texas school to be recognized. Blackshear is one of only 26 schools in Texas to earn the honor. ...

January 29, 2015

You can support innovation at Austin ISD by voting for Doss Elementary School in the Follett Challenge.The Follet Challenge is a national education contest recognizing the best in K-12 innovation. Judges will evaluate applications based on critical...

January 28, 2015

The Reagan Soul Raiders have something new to march about. On Jan. 18, the marching band was named division champs at the 14th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands National Marching Competition.The event was held in Houston at Rice Stadium...

January 28, 2015

The 9th annual Feria Para Aprender Spanish-language education fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 21, at the ACC/Highland Mall, 6001 Airport.The event is designed to help Spanish-speaking parents become key leaders of their...

January 27, 2015

The new year brings less paper and more innovation for Austin ISD. The district has been recognized for its innovative approach to content management with the 2014 Laserfiche Run Smarter® Award. AISD integrated the Laserfiche Document Management...

January 27, 2015

Dear AISD Community, Today marks a special time in my tenure at Austin ISD. It is the day that I proudly begin the journey as AISD Superintendent. I want to thank the board of trustees for this opportunity to continue our work to improve student...

January 20, 2015

Local school taxes make up a big part of a homeowner’s property tax bill. The tax bill is broken into two parts: Maintenance and Operations (M&O) covers operating costs like salaries, benefits and utility bills; Interest and Sinking (I&S)...

January 20, 2015

Anderson High School senior Nikki Dargahi has won first place in one of the largest and most competitive high school speech and debate tournaments in the country.Dargahi earned top honors in original oratory when the Anderson team traveled to...

January 20, 2015

January is School Board Recognition Month, and this year’s theme is “A Work of Heart.” Students throughout the district have created posters, made baked goods and participated in performances to honor the nine elected members of our board of...

January 16, 2015

Team AISD, Every two years in Texas, the state legislature meets in Austin for six months. The 2015 legislative session begins this week and is scheduled to end on June 1. Throughout the 2015 session, we will support efforts to educate state...

January 14, 2015

The start to the semester gets a little bit sweeter for Austin ISD students this week as they promote Peace Through Pie throughout the district.Luanne Stovall began Peace Through Pie in 2009 at the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville...

January 14, 2015

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Austin ISD schools are invited to participate in the MLK food drive. Donations of nonperishable food can be dropped off at schools from Jan. 13–29. Donations will help fill the shelves of the...

January 14, 2015

Austin ISD has partnered with online education provider Edgenuity to expand support for high school students by offering free test preparation services for college entrance exams, including the SAT.AISD students may enroll in Web-based courses that...

January 13, 2015

This Wednesday, students at Crockett High School will have special access to area experts at the school’s entrepreneur roundtable. Representatives from Bazaarvoice and Austin Modern Homes will be among those answering questions about the traits,...

January 9, 2015

Based on updated information from the National Weather Service, all Austin ISD activities and events scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 10, have been canceled.Austin ISD takes the safety of our students, families and staff very seriously, and will...

January 7, 2015

Team AISD, This week, we say farewell to four departing members of our school board: President and District 4 Trustee Vincent Torres, District 1 Trustee Cheryl Bradley, District 6 Trustee Lori Moya and At-Large District 9 Trustee Tamala Barksdale.We...

January 7, 2015

The first official actions of Austin ISD's new board of trustees included electing At-large District 8 Trustee Gina Hinojosa as president of the board, District 5 Trustee Amber Elenz as vice president and District 2 Trustee Jayme Mathias as...

January 5, 2015

Austin ISD community forums continue throughout January to give staff, students, families and community members the chance to meet the sole finalist for superintendent.Paul Cruz will give a short presentation at each forum and will then open the...