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April 2015

April 30, 2015

As the district finalizes our budget for next school year, we’re trying out different approaches to make it easier for you to be part of the conversation.

April 29, 2015

by Sonny StephensAustin High School, Maroon NewsGrowing up, I had big dreams: Become an engineer. Become a movie star. Become the president. You name it.I always wanted to be the best at whatever I did. And, as an only child, I have been naturally...

April 29, 2015

The Austin ISD Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee is now accepting applications for new members and co-chairs.ESAC provides guidance to AISD on environmental education, stewardship and sustainability. People with diverse interests and...

April 28, 2015

HB 3417 relates to providing endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs. This morning, Tony Dishner, principal of Clifton Career Development School, provided testimony on the bill.Good afternoon, Chairman...

April 28, 2015

City of Austin Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo presented a proclamation April 24 to recognize the Clean Creek Campus' accomplishments and Hill Elementary School's student service project.Students and teachers were presented with a Clean Creek Campus...

April 28, 2015

The Austin ISD Board of Trustees recognized teachers on their National Board certifications during the April 27 regular board meeting.Twenty-one teachers are newly certified, and one teacher renewed certification.National Board Certification is a...

April 23, 2015

Department leaders from Austin ISD Nutrition & Food Services attended a Farm to School symposium hosted by the USDA in San Diego earlier this month.The symposium focused on farm-to-school and school garden programs highlighting procurement ...

April 23, 2015

SB 496 will permit districts to receive the same level of funding for the same number of instructional hours, regardless of whether a student attends classes five days a week. This morning, Debra Ready, executive director of accountability, ...

April 22, 2015

Travis High School invites the community to a presentation April 30 by motivational speaker Lt. Col. Consuelo Kickbusch.Born and raised in Laredo, Kickbusch graduate from Hardin Simmons University and then served in the U.S. Army for two decades as...

April 22, 2015

This week, our board of trustees recognized the achievements of more than 100 students and staff in 14 categories, including wrestling, forensics, chess and Latin. As I congratulated these students and their parents, I thought about how we are all...

April 21, 2015

Austin ISD and the AISD Board of Trustees recognize and applaud the outstanding achievements of AISD students. Trustees recognized this student success at a special meeting Monday night.These recognitions cover a wide variety of skills and awards,...

April 21, 2015

Students and families from the Eastside Memorial family of schools are invited to a college and career fair this Saturday, April 25.This free event gives students a chance to meet with college representativess and learn about career opportunities in...

April 21, 2015

GenTX Day is Friday, May 1.As our #AISDProud students take their next steps toward realizing their futures, Austin and communities across Texas are coming together to celebrate their successes—and College Signing Day festivities. In the days leading...

April 20, 2015

On May 2, the Austin ISD Department of English Language Learners will host the Latino Academic Achievement Awards. This year's theme is Today’s Dream Is Tomorrow’s Reality.Students districtwide will be recognized for scholastic...

April 16, 2015

Our school librarians offer a gateway to worlds of information. They are often the “brains” of a school, providing technology support, information and guidance to teachers as well as students to support academic achievement at all levels. During...

April 15, 2015

Eden Knapp, a fifth-grader at Mathews Elementary School, has a passion for helping her school and community.Eden created the organization Animal Cruelty Prevention, which aims to protect animals and reduce incidences of animal cruelty.Mathews...

April 15, 2015

For complete details on parking, free shuttles and more, please visit the Graduation 2015 website. Austin ISD will hold high school graduation ceremonies June 2–6 for the Class of 2015.All but two of the 15 graduation ceremonies will be held at the...

April 14, 2015

Dear Austin ISD Family, Every AISD school has its own unique character, but we are one family. This sentiment was captured perfectly at the recent film premiere of "AISD: The Pride and Promise of Austin." It is the work of 17 AISD student filmmakers...

April 14, 2015

Austin ISD Prime Time and ACE 21st Century After School Program celebrate the 15th annual showcase Saturday, April 25, to highlight the importance of after-school programming.ACE-Austin and Prime Time provide extended learning opportunities for...

April 13, 2015

On April 30, Austin ISD and Austin Partners In Education recognize exceptional volunteers and community members for their commitment to preparing AISD students for college and careers.The annual Celebrate event is a night dedicated to bringing...

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