Announcements

COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Opportunities on 04/24 and 04/25, including FREE student transportation (En español)

We have two new vaccine opportunities available this weekend for our AISD students, staff and families who are ages 16 and older. Questions can be directed to the AISD Department of Health Services at health@austinisd.org. Availability is first-come-first-…

U.S. Capitol Building

Board Resolution Asks TEA to Release Funds Meant For Districts

Edited 8:02 p.m. April 22 The AISD Board of Trustees passed the resolution April 22 at its Regular Voting Meeting. This story now reflects that update.  By Anne Drabicky The Austin ISD Board of Trustees passed a resolution April 22 requesting that state…

""

Two Austin ISD Students Receive National Scholarship Out of 5,800 Applicants

By Eddie Villa Two Austin ISD seniors are shining bright on the national stage after being selected as just two of 61 recipients of the Cooke College Scholarship. They were selected for the scholarship out of a pool of more than 5,800 applicants nationwide…

" "

AISD to Provide Free Meals for All Students for 2021-22 School Year (En español)

By Lindsey Bradley When students step onto an Austin ISD campus in the 2021-22 school year, they can rest assured they will be able to get a healthy lunch at no cost. The United States Department of Agriculture announced on April 20 they are extending free…

" "

Statement from Superintendent on Chauvin Verdict (En Español)

Every day in Austin ISD schools, we teach our kids that our founding documents hold their equality under the law as a self-evident truth and that every last one of them has unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our…

Ann Richards Marching Stars First All-Female Band to March in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Jack Orloff Thanksgiving for the Ann Richards Marching Stars will be sweeter than pumpkin pie as they were selected as the first all-female public school band to march in the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Due to the pandemic last year, all of the…

""

Austin Students Can Shine Onstage in the Summer Theatre Series

Students of all experience levels are welcomed to shine onstage this summer during the free Summer Theatre Series program from the Austin ISD Visual & Performing Arts Department. Current fifth through 12th-grade students are invited to try out as actors,…

""

Kealing Middle School student Daphne Hayes takes second place in Take Care of Texas Video Contest

Every year, students throughout the state grab their video cameras and head outside to compete in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's annual Take Care of Texas Video Contest. The goal is to produce the most entertaining and compelling content…

banner

Parents, Administrators Discuss Historical Inequities

By Jack Orloff On Thursday, parents from Eastside ECHS and Garza Independence High School pressed school administrators around equity and other topics as part of the ongoing Conversations with the District series. The events were part of a series of…

""

“There are NO cuts coming to our arts programs,” says Superintendent

By Scott Thomas There are no cuts coming to arts programs in Austin ISD, Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said in response to recent questions. In fact, she said, they are looking to expand programs in certain areas. “Rest assured there are NO cuts coming…

banner

$2,500 Scholarship Available for FAFSA Social Media Video Contest

It’s never been this exciting to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form before!  Austin ISD, in partnership with the Austin Chamber of Commerce, invites our high school seniors to participate in the 2020-21 FAFSA Social Media Contest. The…

Eastside High School modernization rendering

New Name for Eastside Up For Consideration as Historic Bond Project Nears Completion

(Lea esta historia en español.) By Anne Drabicky & Ali Ghilarducci As part of the district’s 2017 Bond Program, Eastside Memorial Early College High School and International High School—both currently located at the Johnston Campus—will soon move to a…