Announcements

AISD Board Delays Implementation of STAAR End-of-Course Exam “15 Percent” Grading Requirement

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Under district policies approved by the Austin ISD Board of Trustees at its Feb. 27 meeting, a student’s score on State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams taken during spring 2012 will have no effect on that student’s…

Recommendation on STAAR End-of-Course Exam “15 Percent” Grading Requirement

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A student’s score on State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams taken during spring 2012 would have no bearing on that student’s grades or class rank, according to policy revisions proposed by the AISD administration. The…

Join AISD in Recognizing Teaching Excellence at Salute

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Salute: A Tribute to Teaching and Teaching Excellence throughout the district, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 23 at the Joe R. and Theresa Lozano Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr.  

US Air Force Band of the West Holds Concert at Lanier March 19

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Dimensions in Blue, the jazz ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a free concert March 19 at 7p.m. in the Lanier High School Theater, 1201 Payton Gin Rd. The concert is free and open to the public.The Dimensions in…

Applications Being Accepted for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

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The National Science Foundation is accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching program, the highest recognition a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may…

Brown Elementary Awarded H-E-B Healthy Campus Grant

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AISD's Brown Elementary School is one of 12 statewide recipients of an H-E-B "Healthy Campus" grant. The 3-year, $15,000 grant will help the elementary campus maintain programs that promote a healthy lifestyle, while developing nutrition and activity-…

Dove Springs Students Prepare for Inspirational Trip to Nation’s Capital

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Story by Stephanie De Luna, senior, UT College of CommunicationFrom left: Social Studies Coach Kenetra Malone and Mendez student Adela Cabrera will both be attending the D.C. trip in June.

Commissioner of Education Defers Implementation of STAAR EOC Grade Conversion

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Commissioner of Education Robert Scott announced that he is deferring implementation of the requirement to convert a student's score on the STAAR end-of-course examinations to account for 15 percent the student's final grade in the…

Walnut Creek Hosts Family Literacy Day

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Walnut Creek Elementary School held its "Family Literacy Day at Little Walnut Creek Library" Saturday, Feb. 11. More than 20 parents registered for Austin Publlic Library cards and received gift cards provided by HEB and the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of…

Transition Fair Helps South Austin Families

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Over 360 parents and students attended the Crockett and Akins Vertical Team of schools' Famliy Transition Fair, Jan. 24 at Galindo Elementary School.The event was developed and coordinated by AISD Parent Support Specialists and provided opportunities for 5th…

2011-2012 Parent Survey

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The AISD 2011-2012 parent survey is now closed. All survey results are being summarized. Look for campus and district survey summary reports during summer 2012 on AISD's Research and Evaluation website.

AISD Schools Celebrate 'Love The Bus' Week Feb. 13-17

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Thousands of school children in Austin and across the country are making Valentine cards for someone extra special in their lives this year, their school bus drivers.To thank the men and women who take more than 26 million children safely to schools each day…