Take a peek at the (school) year in numbers (en español)

Sadly, this is the end of another school year! No, it’s not sarcasm. Lots of amazing things happened in 2022-23. And I want to share some of them with you. If you’re like me and you love numbers – buckle up for this  journey!   Children spent 75,600 minutes…

Banner of Fiddler Player, Georgia Halverson

Award-winning McCallum fiddler joins friends for upcoming concerts

Although Georgia Halverson won’t graduate from McCallum High School until 2024, the nationally-recognized fiddler is already focused on getting her sound to graduate before she does. Halverson, who started playing violin at age four, is also a member of the…


Thank you / ¡Gracias!

Nov. 9, 2022 Dear Austin ISD Community, This is a new day for our district because last night Austin voters passed the largest school bond package ever approved in Central Texas. I want to personally thank all of you for helping us provide a brighter future…

Common Application now open for Austin ISD specialty programs (en español)

Now in its second year, the Common Application for Schools of Choice means families and students can fill out just one application for all our specialty programs. Why it matters:  Before, if your student wanted to apply to LASA High School, Ann Richards…


LBJ ECHS Band Embraces Challenges and HBCU Spirit

By Paul Stinson It was the Monday before Jamboree at LBJ High School and neither LBJ Director of Bands Byron Goble nor the trio of drum majors gathered in his office knew how large the prowl of marching Jaguars would be on the big day. “We have random…

Austin ISD invites students to take the stage this summer (En español)

Students of all experience levels are welcome to shine on stage during the free Summer Theatre Series program. Current fifth through 12th graders in Austin ISD are invited to try out for the program’s seventh consecutive season. The program will start June 6…


Student Talent Show Caps Hispanic Heritage Month

Austin ISD students finished Hispanic Heritage Month with 78 displays of student talent across 39 schools. From dancing to singing to works of visual art, this celebration was part of the “Proud to be Hispanic” virtual talent show.


Austin ISD Receives Award For Its Visual Arts

Austin ISD was awarded the District of Distinction Award for the Visual Arts for the third year in a row Aug. 31. The District of Distinction award is given annually by the Texas Art Education Association to recognize school districts that are providing high…

Students performing Aladdin Jr

Covington Fine Arts Academy presents ‘Aladdin JR.,’ performances

The Fine Arts Auditorium at Covington Middle School was once again filled with proud family and friends, who gathered Friday night to watch the Theatre Department’s pre-recorded performance of Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”