Recent News

Principal Waugh’s Retirement Pep Rally
With just a few weeks left in the semester, our Stars kicked off our beloved Principal, Kris Waugh’s retirement party with a pep rally. Students, faculty, staff, and administration surprised Principal Waugh with performances, games, cheers, poetry, and confetti poppers in her honor to recognize her 15 years at the Ann Richards School for Young... Read more »
Juniors Interview for Internship Week
Each year, the junior class participates in a weeklong internship where students gain real-world experience in STEM fields and learn professional skills, resume writing, proper interview skills, office attire and etiquette, and professional presentation skills. Internship week is a great resource for our Stars to test a career field they are interested in and find... Read more »
CREW Careers Day
The annual CREW Careers Day with the Commercial Real Estate Women group introduced the 9th grade Stars to planning an active development project. Members from CREW met with students to mentor students to help plan an area in the city of Austin. Each student focused on an area of expertise for the project: Appraisal, Architecture,... Read more »
Advisory Kite Challenge Photo Recap
Kite Challenge Day at the Ann Richards School brought the opportunity for Stars in all grade levels to test their STEM abilities through designing, building, and most importantly, flying a kite. Seniors from the Class of 2022 judged the kites on their ability to fly, original design, and longest tail.
6th Graders Create Designs for a New Green School Building
At the Ann Richards School, students learn to dream big and create their ideas. The entire 6th-grade class spent the month of April dreaming big in their STEM class through researching, collaborating, designing, and creating a prototype of a new school building. Here’s the catch, they had to design a green building for a school... Read more »
U.S. News and World Report Ranks ARS at #128 Nationally and #20 in Texas
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders was named one of the top public high schools in the country according to a new national list. The 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings placed our Stars at #128 nationally, #20 in Texas, and #3 in Austin. The list ranked over 24,000... Read more »
Texas Orthopedics Female Surgeons Teach Sports Medicine Students
Texas Orthopedics surgeons Dr. Barbara Bergin and Dr. Kelly Cline have been working with the Ann Richards School Sports Medicine program to help prepare more future female surgeons for the profession. Dr. Bergin and Dr. Cline started working with Ann Richards School teacher and Athletic Trainer Kris White to bring more hands-on opportunities to the... Read more »
Central Market Treats Stars to Cooking Class
Last month, our Stars Basketball and Swimming teams were treated to a special cooking class courtesy of Central Market. The seniors on the team joined celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson virtually for a live lesson on how to prepare and cook some tasty meals. The Stars had a great time at the North location of Central... Read more »
Stars Help Create The Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos
A group of Ann Richards School art students joined the Pease Park Conservancy to help with an art installation in Pease Park. The Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos is an environmental art installation that helps us visualize what we might lose through deforestation. Our Stars used a colorant, not paint, to apply a non-hazardous blue... Read more »
9th Graders Build Rube Goldberg Machines
Ms. Lucero’s 9th-grade Physics classes kicked off the spring semester by researching, learning, designing, and building Rube Goldberg machines. The project brought together students in groups to test their skills for the chain reaction-type machines to navigate a marble through a complicated pathway. Students spent a week designing and a few weeks in the MakerSpace... Read more »
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