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May 2016

May 31, 2016

Rosedale School Principal Elizabeth Dickey explained her job to families and supporters on Tuesday:  "My job here is to cry openly. That way, you can join in."Amid song, speeches and more than a few tears, seven students received their diplomas,...

May 31, 2016

Austin ISD will hold 14 high school graduation ceremonies for graduates May 31–June 4. All but one of the ceremonies will be held at the Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. The Rosedale School will hold its ceremony at its campus. Ceremonies held...

May 31, 2016

Austin ISD students will have more language options next year as the district launches Arabic, Korean and Vietnamese programs at a handful of schools."As we continue toward globalization, it is paramount that we prepare our students for college,...

May 27, 2016

The bell schedule for all Austin ISD students will change this fall because of a new state law measuring the school day in minutes instead of days.To comply with this new law, AISD must extend the elementary school day. Because of the size of our...

May 24, 2016

At AISD, there is nothing more important than student success. It's a priority in everything we do, including our district's $1 billion budget. Our budget is intentionally built to fund the people, programs and training that prepare students to...

May 24, 2016

On May 17, participants in this year's UpClose Leadership program were honored during a graduation ceremony at the Clifton Center.During the past year, participants learned about the district's curriculum and instruction, safety and security, campus...

May 23, 2016

Putting the finishing touches on another standout school year, Austin ISD honored its finest at Salute 2016 on May 17 at the AISD Performing Arts Center.Noteworthy nominees in a variety of categories headlined an oustanding group of educators,...

May 20, 2016

Keep Austin Beautiful has recognized Austin ISD as a leader in the goal of becoming a zero-waste city.This spring, Keep Austin Beautiful teamed up with Austin Resource Recovery to support the Austin Recycles Games, a competition from December to...

May 13, 2016

Today, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that, despite the imperfections of the current school finance system, it meets minimum constitutional requirements. The ruling was in response to a suit brought by Texas school districts, including Austin ISD,...

May 13, 2016

Team AISD:AISD is launching a new business system July 1 to better integrate our finance and human capital applications.Help us name the district’s new business platform by selecting one of the names suggested by AISD team members—or submit your own...

May 11, 2016

Austin ISD is brimming with excellence. Our students are outperforming their peersnationwide and have received designations for outstanding performance at the state level. On Monday, the board is hosting a special meeting to recognize students who...

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May 10, 2016

Austin ISD students will have more language options next year as the district launches Arabic, Korean and Vietnamese programs at a handful of schools. "As we continue toward globalization, it is paramount that we prepare our students for college,...

May 6, 2016

The Austin ISD Fine Arts Department is looking for student actors, singers, dancers, musicians,and crew to be a part of the very first districtwide summer musical!All AISD students in fifth grade and older—including 2016 graduating seniors—are...

May 5, 2016

Each year, charter schools use this week (#CharterSchoolsWeek) as a time to raise awareness about their schools. But here at Austin ISD, we feel this is also an opportunity for us to raise awareness about our amazing schools, students and academic...

May 4, 2016

When you think of a roaring crowd, athletics usually comes to mind, but at College Signing Day, academics is center stage. The event is modeled after NCAA Signing Day, to reinforce that excellence in the classroom deserves as much celebration as...

May 2, 2016

Robert E. Lee Elementary School’s Campus Advisory Council has recommended three names to Austin ISD trustees for consideration for the renaming of the school. The names are, in order of preference: Russell Lee, Bettie Mann and Wheeler’s Grove.In a...

May 2, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2–6 this year. AISD’s recognition will continue throughout the month—and includes Salute on Tuesday, May 17, at the AISD Performing Arts Center.This is a wonderful opportunity for school communities to celebrate AISD...

May 2, 2016

Trustees recognized 24 new National Board Certified teachers during the board's meeting April 25. Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is one of the highest professional certifications teachers can obtain. These...

May 2, 2016

Austin ISD wants your feedback about the district’s preliminary budget. During the month of May, AISD will host community budget conversations to discuss strategic investment in priorities, and long-range financial planning.Two in-person...