Recent News

A Letter from Ms. Goka
August 22, 2017 Dear Parents and Friends of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, I took a small risk in applying for this job 12 years ago. Your daughters took a big risk by applying for admission here, by traveling across the city and through traffic to get here, by knowing that they... Read more »
Not Just Any First Day of School
Austin ISD Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz joined in the celebration of welcoming all of our Stars to the first day of school at the Ann Richards School. Thank you Dr. Cruz!
Celebrating the First Decade of Ann’s Legacy
For 10 years, students at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders have demonstrated leadership, service, a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and the determination to attend and graduate from college. Our 10 Years of Stars video shares a historical look-back at how the Ann Richards School was created in 2007 to help economically... Read more »
Star Highlights Feature on 9th Grader Kerrisa L.
Celebrating our 10th year, the Ann Richards School Foundation will be profiling the real stars of the Ann Richards School, our students and faculty. This week we feature 9th grader Kerrisa L., a Biomedical Pathway student and rising golf star.
Ann Richards School Wins State in Film
Seniors Brooke B., Lina B. and Chloe L. won the UIL State Championship in Film! This is the first ever state championship for the Ann Richards School. Be sure to check out their film ‘The Garden’ that won the Division Two Traditional Animation category. Left to right in the photo are Chloe, Lina, Brooke and... Read more »
Senior Wendy R. Wins Boys and Girls Club North Texas Youth of the Year
Wendy’s dream is to become Mayor of Austin and that she wants to make both her Club family and her biological family proud of her. She is a senior at the Ann Richards School of Young Women Leaders and a member of “Girls Club.” She says that she never gives up on anything that she... Read more »
Senior Heads to Antartica for Research Trip
Senior Lucia H. will spend 11 days researching polar science with the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE). Lucia was one of four participants selected from the United States. She will head to King George Island, Antarctica for several days of studying animal behavior at Elefanteras beach and on the Ardley Peninsula, vegetation surveys at the... Read more »
Middle School Competes in New Worlds – Cities in Space Competition
Middle school Algebra students spent their Friday at the New Worlds – Cities in Space Student Design and Competition. These Stars created a planetary colony using Google Sketchup to test their engineering, art, architecture and science skills. One team, El Marte, placed second in the competition.
Marching Stars Win Class A in BOA
The Ann Richards School Marching Band competed in the Bands of America – Austin Regional and won first place in the Class A division on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Their theme of What Goes Around… is performed by 98 members of the band along with 31 Color Guard performers under the direction of Stephen Howard,... Read more »
8th Grade STARS College Prep
Ms. Roberts’ 8th grade STARS (Success Through Academics, Resiliency and Service) class spent the first part of the school year researching seven Texas universities to get ready for a college booth themed presentation to their 7th grade sisters. These 8th graders researched and created brochures to share in preparation for the ARS College Fair.
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