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January 2016

January 29, 2016

This September, Austin ISD launced a new initiative to have elementary students run the equivalent of four marathons throughout the school year. Students are embracing the challenge, with the majority at the scheduled halfway point of 52.4...

January 25, 2016

Lanier High School, and the schools that feed into it, are hosting a literacy event to help inspire children to become lifelong readers.Who: Lucy Read Pre-K School, Cook Elementary School, McBee, Padron and Wooldridge and Wooten elementary schools;...

January 23, 2016

AISD is accepting applications for Pre-K tuition programs—including 12 dual-language programs—at 36 elementary schools. The deadline for applications to be included in the lottery is Friday, Jan. 29.Applications are available at the campuses where...

January 22, 2016

Austin ISD fifth-grader Kevin Lopez is wise beyond his years. Kevin attends Barbara Jordan Elementary School and earned fourth place in this year's citywide MLK Oratory Competition. Kevin recited his speech at the AISD Martin Luther King Jr....

January 20, 2016

AISD Board of Trustees elected new officers at its special meeting last night.Kendall Pace was named board president. Pace has served on the board at large since January 2015.Paul Saldaña was named vice president. Saldaña has served District 6...

January 13, 2016

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 13, 2016

The Austin ISD 2015–16 Parent and Families Survey is now open and accepting responses through Feb. 29.Parents throughout the district are encouraged to participate so they can share their feedback on district and campus performance.The survey...

January 13, 2016

Student enrollment impacts everyone at AISD. From classroom lessons to facilities planning, the number of students we have affects districtwide efforts and our daily work. This week, AISD released our annual demographic report, with enrollment...

January 7, 2016

Blackshear Fine Arts Academy received a $3,000 grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library.In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with points teachers can use to acquire...

January 7, 2016

I am glad that each and every one of you is part of the Austin ISD family, and I'd like to invite your students to be, too. This week, AISD began accepting in-district transfer requests for the 2016–17 school year. We will begin accepting out-of-...

January 6, 2016

Gorzycki Middle School teacher Cynthia Christensen today received the district's first Superintendent Coin, designed to recognize outstanding work by teachers and staff throughout the district.Superintendent Paul Cruz delivered the coin to...

January 6, 2016

The Austin ISD Board of Trustees approved the calendar for the 2016-17 school year at the Dec. 14 board meeting.This option includes a full week off for the Thanksgiving holiday in 2016, similar to other school districts in Central Texas.To...

January 5, 2016

The Austin ISD family mourns the loss of Baranoff Elementary School namesake Dr. Timy Baranoff.Austin ISD is enriched from Dr. Baranoff's contributions as a teacher, pioneer of early childhood education and advocate for...