Recent News

Junior Class Gains Real-World Job Experience During Internship Week
Experience makes all the difference, that’s why the junior internship week is one of the most influential programs the Ann Richards School offers its students. This year, 28 organizations graciously opened their doors with a real-world project and task needed for the week ready to help make the experience as an intern impactful for our... Read more »
Writers’ Workshop Kicks Off College Application Process for Rising Seniors
With summer officially underway, our rising seniors from the Class of 2023 spent their first week of vacation working with professional writers and tutors to complete their college essays at the Writers’ Workshop. Starting this early helps kickoff the college application process with one of the biggest hurdles to completing an application, the college essay.... Read more »
New Stars Connect at Transition Camp
Transition Camp kicked-off summer break for all the incoming future Stars by welcoming them to a week of meeting their peers, creating art, playing fun games, and building a mini structure. Over 100 6th, 7th, and 8th graders attended and were officially welcomed to the Star community. A key component of Transition Camp is learning... Read more »
Class of 2022 Graduates 113 Seniors
113 seniors at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders graduated from high school on May 31, 2022 and will be pursuing their college dreams. The Class of 2022 has much to celebrate! Received more than $25 million in merit-based scholarships 57% will be the first in their family to graduate from college 32%... Read more »
Read-In Celebrates Magical Ninja Librarian
On May 19 at 10:15 a.m. Ann Richards School students and faculty quietly gathered together in the commons area of the school just outside the library to silently celebrate the retirement of the much-beloved Magical Ninja Librarian, Shawn Mauser, with a Read-In for 32 minutes to honor the number of years Mauser has been an... Read more »
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 »