Recent News

Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
The Ann Richards School Foundation is proud to welcome new members to its Board of Directors. We are grateful to the Foundation’s Board for their leadership and support of the Ann Richards School community. New Board Members Welcome Back to our Board Member
Watch Reach for the Stars
Reach for the Stars is the Ann Richards School Foundation’s annual fundraising gala to recognize the graduating class of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and celebrate their bright futures. Please enjoy a virtual presentation of Reach for the Stars where we celebrated the Class of 2022, our college-bound program success, and the... Read more »
8th Graders Design Better Rain Gear for Homeless Population
Ms. Josephson’s 8th grade STEM class started the spring semester with a design challenge to create an affordable, durable, and better raincoat for individuals experiencing homelessness. Students worked in groups, were provided a $10 budget for materials, and researched ways to enhance a rain poncho so that it would be more effective rain gear. Each... Read more »
Huerta Signs to Play Soccer at Houston Baptist University
Senior Alexa Huerta signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Houston Baptist University next fall for the Huskies. Huerta has been on the Stars Varsity soccer team and a 1st Team All-District Midfielder and All-Academic Player since her freshmen year. In 2019, when the Stars Soccer team played in 6A, Huerta was named... Read more »
Pathway Day Helps 8th Grade Stars Choose STEM Major for High School
Last Friday, our 8th grade Stars spent the day learning from their fellow Stars about the different high school pathways to choose and learn from when they start 9th grade next year. Pathways are a “major” or a sequence of four year-long courses in STEM coursework that challenge our Stars to solve community problems. The... Read more »
Seniors Celebrate 100% Applied to College
The Class of 2022 is ready for college, 100% of the Senior Stars have applied to a four-year college, and 100% have submitted their FAFSA application for student financial aid. Currently, 88% of the Class of 2022 have been admitted to a four-year college. The seniors are working hard this year, so far 992 applications... Read more »
Ms. Debika Ingham Named ARS Teacher of the Year
The 2021-2022 school year Teacher of the Year for the Ann Richards School is Ms. Debika Ingham. Ms. Ingham is in her 5th year at the Ann Richards School and teaches 9th-grade Intro to Engineering Design, 12th-grade Engineering Design and Development, and Geometry. Congratulations, Ms. Ingham!
Six Seniors Receive MLK Youth Legacy Awards
The Austin Area Heritage Council recognized six Ann Richards School seniors during their annual MLK Youth Legacy Awards. Class of 2022 seniors Cielo, Cassandra, SaNaya, Teasia, Fatima, and Kayla received their award virtually via a Facebook livestream of the awards. The MLK Youth Legacy Awards were created to recognize youth in the Austin community for... Read more »
College Success Day Connects Alumnae with Current Stars
The Ann Richards School Stars finished out the first week of the new year connecting with alumnae during College Success Day. College Success Day paired 40 alumnae for a panel discussion about all things college. Each grade level hosted an alumna via Zoom to connect with current Stars in their advisory class. All 900+ Stars... Read more »
Her Legacy. Their Future.
The next chapter of empowering young women leaders. Letter from the Executive Director Dear Friends, The Ann Richards School Foundation exists to support the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, a nationally recognized school focused on leadership, college readiness, project-based learning, and STEM. None of this can be achieved without the support of you... Read more »