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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,…

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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…

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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…

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“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…

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$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…

AISD Hosts College & Career Week April 26-29

During College and Career Week, April 26-29, seniors and families will get access to important information as the Class of 2021 prepares to leave high school and enter college, careers or the military. 

‘Hold Harmless’ Causes Confusion: School Funding’s Link to Attendance Explained

(Lea esta historia en español.) By Anne Drabicky A recent push to get students back into classrooms for the final six weeks of school has resulted in widespread confusion about the changing rules surrounding a kind of state funding called "hold harmless…

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Celebrating 2020-21 Volunteer of the Year

In a year unlike any other, our volunteers were on the front lines with us in every way. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and we’re #AISDProud to recognize the Austin ISD 2020-21 Volunteers of the Year. We know public schools could not work without the…

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What Two Principals Learned About Their Schools During COVID

No one will be sorry to see the pandemic end, but two Austin principals on Wednesday said that what they have learned and how their schools have changed will help them as they lead their schools into the future. Principals Alan Stevens of Boone Elementary…

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2021 Teachers of the Year Finalists Revealed

In a series of surprise visits filled with congratulatory elbow bumps, sheet cake, and plaques, Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde visited four Austin schools on Wednesday to celebrate four teachers who were selected as Austin ISD’s 2021 Teacher of the Year…

Furry Friends get Vaccinated Thanks to Engaging Akins ECHS Student Program

Humans are not the only ones getting their vaccinations. Eighty-five furry four-legged friends received their routine vaccines thanks to the Akins Early College High School veterinary clinic on Tuesday, April 13. Students took advantage of hands-on…