Announcements

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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…

CTE Spotlight: Crockett Junior Andrew Garcia building a career in construction

When he started his freshman year at Crockett Early College High School, Andrew Garcia wanted to go into theater and build stage props. As he was signing up, he was told that if he wanted to do theater, he should sign up for construction. Now, he has found…

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CTE Spotlight- Max Campbell Odom is turning up the heat in the Austin High School Culinary Arts program

Austin High School senior Max "Camp" Campbell Odom accidentally stumbled upon his passion for cooking while browsing elective choices his sophomore year. As an only child, he had spent some time in the kitchen helping his mom and thought he could give…

Statement from Board President Geronimo Rodriguez, representing current and incoming trustees (en español)

Yesterday evening, the current AISD Board of Trustees met with the four newly elected members who will be joining the board Dec. 1. Our shared goal was to begin discussing the process of choosing a new interim superintendent to serve Austin ISD until a…

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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…

Austin ISD fourth- and eighth-graders 'hold steady' on NAEP despite pandemic

Contrary to expectations, the latest scores on NAEP—the National Association of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card—show that Austin ISD students did not regress in reading and math from pre-pandemic levels. “I want to congratulate…

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Austin ISD to supply Narcan to schools as part of fentanyl response plan

By Paul Stinson Austin ISD school nurses are getting opioid overdose treatment Narcan as part of a fentanyl prevention and emergency response plan that includes a partnership with local AISD police, emergency management and local health authorities. Why it…

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…

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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…

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Austin ISD makes menstrual products accessible for all students

When classes start in August, Austin ISD students will have one fewer school supply to worry about—feminine hygiene products. The district will be providing free sanitary napkins and tampons that otherwise could be hard for some students to get. “No one…

Principals finish out year finding ways to re:

By Anne Drabicky At their final meeting of the school year, principals wearing flower leis celebrated student successes, heard from district leaders, discussed professional learning opportunities… and danced in a silent disco, competed in a scavenger hunt…

2022 STAAR scores available via Parent Portal (en español)

Students took the STAAR tests earlier this spring as one of many ways to measure student learning. The STAAR tests will help schools and teachers better understand where students may have gaps from the disruptions to learning caused by the pandemic. Teachers…