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September 2015

September 29, 2015

The Austin ISD Board of Trustees has selected Yasmin Wagner as the new District 7 trustee.The board made the decision at its regular meeting last night. Wagner and accountant Johnathan Sump had applied to fill former trustee Robert Schneider's...

September 25, 2015

Barton Hills Elementary is one of only 525 schools in the nation to win the Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for creating a physically active school environment. Let’s Move! Active Schools is an initiative of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let...

September 24, 2015

The Murchison Middle School Wind Ensemble has been accepted as one of five bands in the U.S. to perform at the Middle School National Music Festival in Indianapolis in March. The festival is part of the 2016 Music For All National Festival,...

September 23, 2015

Austin ISD is committed to ensuring that students are college-ready. In part, this includes a focus on direct-to-college enrollment, meaning that students enroll in college within six months of graduating high school. The “direct” part of this...

September 22, 2015

The Foundation for Music Education has recognized Austin ISD student musicians at five schools in the annual Mark of Excellence contests. The Mark of Excellence is a recorded music contest that offers middle school and high school bands, choirs and...

September 17, 2015

AISD’s business system is not separate from our educational mission. It is part of our educational work because we all have the responsibility to ensure our schools have what they need when they need it.— Nicole Conley, chief financial officer,and ...

September 15, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15–Oct. 15 and recognizes the independence days of many Latin American countries and the history and cultures of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico and Spain. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is a...

September 11, 2015

Oak Hill Elementary School has earned the National PTA School of Excellence Award, an honor given to just 11 Texas PTA’s and only 170 schools across the country. The award recognizes the school for its achievement in building a strong partnership...

September 10, 2015

Community members are invited to attend a Sept. 18 kickoff celebration for Austin ISD's new partnership with Marathon Kids and Nike. The event will include a short jog around the school campus, so dress comfortably and bring your running shoes!

September 10, 2015

A nonprofit organization in Baltimore, MarylandCan, chose 10 high schools in the U.S. for Baltimore schools to model themselves after. Austin ISD’s Crockett High School was among them.“Across the country, there are non-entrance-criteria public high...

September 9, 2015

One of three core beliefs in our district’s new five-year strategic plan is to create an effective, agile and responsive organization. As part of this, we commit ourselves to creating a positive organizational culture that values customer service...

September 9, 2015

Starting early in school helps children get a head start in their education—and in life.From the littlest learners to college-bound graduates, Austin ISD offers a world of opportunities—including arts, athletics, health sciences and robotics—to help...

September 4, 2015

Through Sept. 18, Austin iSD sixth- through 12th-grade students may register for the "testing out" exam.The exam is administered to students seeking credit for a course in which they have had no prior instruction. It is formally known as Credit by...

September 4, 2015

You are cordially invited to the third annual Austin ISD Hispanic Heritage Celebration. The event is 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Sanchez Elementary School, 73 San Marcos St. AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz and Mexican Consul General of Austin Carlos...

September 2, 2015

We have a lot to celebrate after the Texas Education Agency release of preliminary state accountability ratings for 2015. I'm proud to report that 111 AISD schools earned the state’s highest rating of Met Standard.

September 1, 2015

At its special meeting Aug. 25, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees established a timeline and process for filling the District 7 vacancy.That process includes three opportunities for candidates to respond to questions by residents of District 7.The...