Welcome! Here you will find information about the many outreach initiatives for the African-American community.
Austin Independent School District joins forces with KAZI Community Radio with "AISD's Breaking Down the Barriers"
Austin Independent School District has joined forces with KAZI Community Radio to enhance our current outreach efforts to the African-American community. This initiative increases awareness of the resources AISD offers students and their families. You can learn more by checking out the Facebook page for updates on guest and topics. This year Beverly Reeves has joined me as co -host. Please feel free to to leave feedback and comments on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @aisd_bdb or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/breakingdownthebarriers2015 " AISD's Breaking Down the Barriers " airs the first and third Monday of each month at 5:00 PM on KAZI community radio, FM 88.7. It also airs on Channel 22, aisd.tv every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm and every Sunday morning at 10:30 am.
May 21, 2015
Classified Staff, Principal, Librarian, Counselor and Assistant Principal of the Year as well as APIE Hall of Fame were also named at the ceremony. On Tuesday evening, Austin ISD, in collaboration with Austin Partners in Education, celebrated teachers and...
On Tuesday evening, Austin ISD, in collaboration with Austin Partners in Education, celebrated teachers and staff at Salute.
The annual event recognizes some of the district's outstanding team members for their continued dedication to student excellence and achievement in schools.
Teacher, Classified Staff, Principal, Librarian, Counselor and Assistant Principal of the Year were announced at the ceremony as well as the APIE Hall of Fame award winner.
Twenty-two newly certified or renewed teachers who have completed the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards were recognized. AISD employs more National Board Certified Teachers than any other Texas district, with 242 National Board Certified Teachers for the 2014-15 school year.
The Austin Area Jazz Festival is honoring Don Haynes with the Music Legend Award.
Haynes has served as the band director at LBJ High School for the past 39 years and is retiring at the end of this school year.
Mark Terry, the CEO of the Austin Area Jazz Festival, said, “Not many people have the enthusiasm, energy and the love for both music and teaching the way Mr. Haynes does.”
Haynes is being recognized for his significant contributions to the education of generations of young musicians in Austin through decades of award-winning teaching.
Haynes said, “I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all of you for making this past 39 years the most incredible career and experience that anyone could ever hope to have.”
After he moves on from directing “The One and Only” LBJ Band, Haynes said that he is excited about pursuing a second career in motivational speaking and traveling.
For more information on the Austin Area Jazz Festival visit: http://austinareajazzfestival.com/
To see Don Haynes’ video announcement of his retirement visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ96wFDbJOI&feature=youtu.beThe Austin Area Jazz Festival is honoring Don Haynes with the Music Legend Award.
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