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October 2015

October 30, 2015

Friday, 4 p.m.Any school activities before 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 31, will be canceled. Varsity football games have been rescheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday).  School administrators will continue to monitor weather conditions and make...

October 30, 2015

On Nov. 5, Austin Ed Fund will host the State of the District. The theme of the event is "Inspire the Future"—a call to action to join AISD in reinventing the urban school experience. Austin Ed Fund (formerly Austin Public Education Foundation) is a...

October 28, 2015

AISD students continue to outperform their peers in large urban school districts on the Nation's Report Card, ranking among the top in both math and reading.

October 26, 2015

Kay Alderman has dedicated most of her life to education. She began her teaching career in Houston at Jackson Junior High School.With 18 years of teaching, she expanded her career to higher education and became a professor at Northeastern Illinois...

October 22, 2015

Literacy is fundamental to building a strong educational foundation, and I'm proud of the work our staff has done to make it a priority. The impact of literacy goes beyond an English or literature class; it affects all content areas. Focusing on...

October 22, 2015

Thousands of students and staff throughout Austin ISD gathered today to take part in Jumpstart's "Read for the Record."The global campaign generates public support for high-quality early learning by mobilizing millions of children and...

October 16, 2015

Austin ISD invites interested members of the community to learn more about recent and ongoing technology upgrades throughout the district.With $81 million approved by voters as part of the 2013 Bond Program, the district has been working to refresh...

October 15, 2015

In August 2016, Austin ISD will roll out phase one of Professional Pathways for Teachers. PPfT is a new appraisal system to create a competitive compensation system that recruits, develops and retains high-quality teachers in every AISD classroom.

October 13, 2015

Parents and guardians of students receiving Austin ISD special education services are invited to an interactive forum.Please join other families and school district staff to:Learn about AISD’s special education goals and priorities for the 2015-16...

October 12, 2015

Eastside Memorial High School Band Director Alan Guckian has been named a semifinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award. The honor was given by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. Guckian is one of only 25 semifinalists chosen from 4...

October 9, 2015

Yesterday, young ladies from the Ann Richard’s School for Young Women Leaders welcomed Chelsea Clinton to their school.While touring for her new book, “It’s Your World,” Clinton made a stop in Austin to visit the school and BookPeople.The book...

October 8, 2015

Austin ISD is currently working on the calendar for the 2016–17 school year. The Calendar Task Force has created two calendar options and is seeking input.  Please take a moment to review each option below.After you have reviewed the calendars,...

October 7, 2015

Austin ISD Food Services and Anderson High School are proud to introduce the district's first food trailer in an effort to provide students with healthy and delicious meal options in a new and innovative way. The Nacho Average Food Truck menu will...

October 6, 2015

Preparing students for college, career and life is a core belief of Austin ISD. Career and Technology Education plays a crucial role in achieving that goal. CTE provides students with the academic knowledge and technical skills needed for...

October 5, 2015

Austin ISD welcomes dozens of Realtors Oct. 6 to a tour of three South Austin schools—Cunningham Elementary School, Covington Middle School and Crockett High School. The event will include highlights about each school and a tour from principals to...

October 2, 2015

Austin ISD’s transportation department received an honorable mention for the 2015 Green Fleet Award from 100 Best Fleets of North America.  This is the sixth consecutive year AISD’s fleet of 522 school buses has been recognized by 100 Best...

October 2, 2015

The National Wildlife Federation has named Small Green Tech Academy as one of the top 10 Eco-Schools in the nation.NWF ranked schools based on their commitment to environmental education and the school community’s work to making the facility more...

October 1, 2015

Last Friday, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn helped kick off the Austin vs. Bowie football game by leading the coin toss and cheering on the Maroons and Bulldogs. It was an honor to welcome Sen. Cornyn to celebrate our students—especially knowing that...

October 1, 2015

Whether it's South Austin schools, student performance or any number of education-related topics, Austin ISD wants to hear from you.Join the conversation at Let's Talk AISD—a new, totally digital way for you to connect with AISD. This new...