Announcements

Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) Family Festival on November 19

The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) is pleased to invite all Austin-area families to the final event in the Austin 2011 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The ECHO Family Festival will take place on Saturday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m.-2…

Gates Millenium Scholars Association Adopts Garza High School

The Gates Millennium Scholars Association – Texas Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) has adopted Garza Independence High School and will assist more than 200 seniors with tutoring, mentoring, and scholarship applications.Gates Scholarships…

AISD Joins School Finance Lawsuit

The AISD Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to officially join a lawsuit on school finance to be filed by Thompson & Horton LLP. Although there are three other lawsuits that have or will be filed to protest the Texas school…

Board Discusses Preliminary Facility Master Plan Scenarios

As a part of the Austin Independent School District’s on-going Facilities Master Plan (FMP) process, the Superintendent on Monday discussed several preliminary scenarios to the Board of Trustees, based on their previous requests, as well as feedback from…

AISD Attendance Rates On the Rise

Last year, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) launched an attendance campaign called  “Every Day Counts,” to encourage students to be in class all day, every day. Our students can’t learn if they are not in class, and repeated absences can add up…

GENaustin to Host We Are Girls Conference at Austin High

Austin's Girls Empowerment Network (GENaustin) will hold a youth conference for girls in grades 5-12 on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Austin High School (1715 W. Cesar Chavez). This event is also open to parents, and will be a…

Austin Chronicle Names Fulmore as the “Best Old School South of the River"

Fulmore Middle School was recently crowned “Best Old School South of the River,” by the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin 2011. The Fulmore Falcons also just celebrated their 125th Anniversary in September,  which prompted many to take notice.

AISD Celebrates Transportation Employees

Austin ISD is saying thank you to its transportation employees this week in commemoration of National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21. This year’s theme is, “Be Aware – Know the Danger Zone!” Transportation employees were recognized on Monday, October…

Six AISD Schools Make TBEC Honor Roll

This week, the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) released its annual honor roll, and out of 253 schools throughout the state that made the list, six were from AISD! These Honor Roll schools represent less than 4% of all public schools in Texas,…

Marathon Kids Kickoff

The Marathon Kids program for K-5 students kicked off Saturday, October 1 at UT's Mike Myers Stadium. Thousands of AISD families ran together and earned their Marathon Kids Reward Water Bottles, bicycle stickers, tattoos and coveted UT Athlete autographs.  

Target Corporation Gives T.A. Brown Elementary a Library Makeover

It was a full house at T.A. Brown Elementary on Friday, October 14th, as students, staff, district employees, representatives from the Heart of America Foundation and Target Corporation, volunteers and community members anxiously awaited the unveiling of…

Clifton Career Development Center to Host Disability Mentoring Day - October 19th

Renee Borders, a Hospitality Practicum II teacher at Clifton Career Development School and a transition specialist, will host the annual Disabilities Mentoring Day (DMD) on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. DMD is a program that allows students with disabilities…