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August 2016

August 31, 2016

Austin ISD trustees voted Monday night to approve a new program that establishes targets for the number of contracts awarded to women- and minority-owned businesses, known as a Historically Underutilized Business program. The HUB program is intended...

August 31, 2016

The results are in, and our team has a lot to celebrate! Our graduation rate is at an all-time high of 89.7 percent. That record-setting number includes gains for every student group despite some of the highest state accountability measures to date.

August 29, 2016

Austin ISD football teams kicked off the 2016 season in style, highlighted by the 15th annual Taco Shack Bowl at House Park.The Anderson Trojans carried a two-game winning streak into the showdown with the McCallum Knights, but it was the Knights...

August 26, 2016

Welcome to the new school year! I hope everyone had a fun and refreshing summer break. A special welcome to those of you who are new to Austin ISD. I’m glad you’ve joined our #AISDProud family. In our students’ journey through the coming year, what...

August 26, 2016

Former AISD Teacher of Year transitions from Pre-K to Social and Emotional Learning team Austin ISD continues to be a leader in Social and Emotional Learning, adding a position this year that will help students and staff become more centered: Social...

August 25, 2016

Lanier High School is holding its fifth annual community parade and fall festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. The parade will include the Lanier band, cheerleaders, Vikettes, football team and other school groups. Lanier invites members of the community...

August 18, 2016

Anderson High School is among the best in the nation, according to Newsweek's America's Top High Schools rankings for 2016. Anderson is one of only two Austin-area schools featured among 1,000 in the annual nationwide ranking.The national rankings...

August 15, 2016

The bell schedule for all Austin ISD students changes this fall because of a new state law measuring the school day in minutes instead of days. Elementary schools: 7:45 a.m.–2:57 p.m. Middle schools: 8:25 a.m.–3:40 p.m.High schools: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m....

August 11, 2016

To keep up with enrollment shifts, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) does a realignment of its participating schools every two years. The new enrollment numbers determine a school’s classification (from 1A to 6A), which also means a...

August 9, 2016

AISD’s Teacher of the Year Named Region 13 Elementary School Teacher of the YearIn her new classroom at Becker Elementary School, third-grade dual-language teacher Allison Ashley is setting up for her 10th year of teaching.Having taught for six...

August 2, 2016

Parents and guardians of prekindergarten students are invited to visit an Austin ISD Pre-K and register their 3- and 4-year-olds Aug. 10 at schools throughout the district.Prekindergarten programs encourage discovery, and increase oral language and...