Recent News

Thank You Reach for the Stars Sponsors and Attendees!
Thank you for making the 3rd Annual Reach for the Stars event, benefiting the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders a success! Your support funds specialized programming above and beyond what is provided by the Austin Independent School District, focusing on college-bound programming, summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) workshops, after school... Read more »
Ann Richards Soccer Finishes 6-6-1 in District Play
The ARS soccer team finished the year with an overall record of 8-12-2 and 6-6-1 in district landing the Stars in 5th place out of 10 teams. Several Stars soccer players were selected for all-district teams: Ashley Thomas – 1st Team, Eliza Martin – 2nd Team, Kiky Chaparro, Sierra Melomo, and Raquel Friedman were Honorable... Read more »
UIL One Act Play Results
High School Theatre students participated in the UIL 5A One Act Play Zone Competition in Bastrop on Friday, March 27th. Our Stars received an overall production rating of Excellent and received individual awards for Best Actress, All Star Cast, a couple of Honorable Mention All Star Cast members, and Outstanding Technician for the play ‘Breaking... Read more »
Juniors Attend Committee of 200 Reachout at Intel
Our juniors attended a Committee of 200 (C200) Reachout where our Stars will participated in panels and roundtable discussions with C200 members about career paths, leadership, elevator pitches, and dress for success. C200 represents 400 of the world’s most successful women corporate executives and entrepreneurs, who act as mentors for the next generation of women... Read more »
Senior Alexis Taylor Interviews Norah O’Donnell for Reach for the Stars
Ann Richards senior Alexis Taylor interviewed Norah O’Donnell, Co-Host of CBS This Morning on the set of the show on Friday, March 13th. Alexis asked Norah questions centered around curiosity for the Reach for the Stars benefit for the Ann Richards School on May 8, 2015. Be sure to join us as we celebrate the... Read more »
1st Annual ARS Band Color Run 5k
The ARS Band hosted the 1st Annual 5k Color Run. Here are a few pics to highlight the day.
‘A Day in the Life’ Video Featured by AISD
Stars media technology students Olivia Crouch, Guiny Thomas, DaKahla Holiday, and Cici Verastegui created ‘A Day in the Life,’ featuring a profile of Willow Dalehite.
ARS at SXSWedu
ARS Assistant Principals Kris Waugh and Anah Wiersema presented at a SXSWedu Playground Talk on Monday, March 9th. Ms. Waugh and Ms. Wiersema spoke about the school’s MakerSpace and discussed the success of adopting the maker philosophy in a Project-Based learning curriculum.
ARS Seniors Interview Lily Tomlin for Reach for the Stars
Ann Richards seniors Georgia Hernandez and Karina Mendez interviewed actress Lily Tomlin on Tuesday, February 24th. The girls asked Lily questions centered around the theme of courage for the Reach for the Stars benefit for the Ann Richards School on May 8, 2015. Be sure to join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our... Read more »
Bella Thomas Wins a Best Performance Medal at Disney
8th grader Bella Thomas competed against students from around the country at the National Performing Arts Competition at Disney in Orlando, FL the weekend of February 22nd. She won a “Best Individual Performance” Medal as “Little Inez” in Hairspray. Congratulations Bella!
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