Recent News

Student Journalists Recognized at TAJE Fall Fiesta
ARS Journalists participated in the annual TAJE Fall Fiesta in San Antonio with great success! The following Stars were recognized at the contest for their work: – Maria Jaramillo, Onsite Photography, Honorable Mention – Rewon Shimray, Onsite Photography, Two Superiors (Two Different Photos) – Megan Otnes, Onsite Photography, Honorable Mention – Emma Foster, Editorial Writing,... Read more »
Marching Stars Earn 1st Place in Class A at Bands of America Contest
The Marching Stars competed at the Bands of America Austin Regional at Kelley Reeves Stadium in Round Rock on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Their performance earned them 1st place in Class A and high achievement awards in all three major categories; Music, Visual, and General Effect. As a result, they were invited to perform an... Read more »
Physics Teacher Recognized for Work on Climate Education
ARS Physics and Environmental Science teacher Ms. Alison Mote and her research colleagues were recognized by the White House and President Obama for their work on Climate Education. Mote spent a summer on Expedition 341 researching in Alaska for EarthLabs. Mr. Obama recognized their work in taking research into the classroom for Climate Education and... Read more »
Ann Richards School Foundation Appoints Jennifer Long New Executive Director
Jennifer Long will serve as the Executive Director of the Ann Richards School Foundation (the Foundation), an Austin, Texas-based 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation secures sustainable resources and builds effective partnerships to advance the mission of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders including promoting and celebrating the success of its students and alumnae. Created... Read more »
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.