Recent News

Ann Richards Senior Featured in TRIBEZA
Be sure to pick up a copy of the November issue of TRIBEZA magazine. Inside you will find a great feature on Ann Richards School Senior Ashwara P., and hear about her passion for creating art.
Las Estrellas participate in the Viva La Vida Parade
Señora Schweke’s Spanish III class created alebrijes for the Mexic-Arte Museum and City of Austin’s Viva La Vida Parade for Day of the Dead. Alebrijes are Mexican folk art sculptures and our sophomore Stars have been in the MakerSpace carefully fabricating them as puppets to use during the parade. This past Saturday our Stars were... Read more »
Foundation Highlight: Andrew J. & Lillian A. Posey Foundation
Andrew J. & Lillian A. Posey Foundation Supports College Bound Programming The Ann Richards School Foundation recently received a $10,000 grant from the Andrew J. & Lillian A. Posey Foundation in support of the College To and Through Program at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. The College To and Through Program involves:... Read more »
Ann Richards Senior Featured in Nissan Commercial
Ann Richards School senior, Olga H., was featured in the Nissan Mentor Lift project where she met CyberSecurity Engineer, Soledad Antelada. Olga will be the first in her family to attend college and wants to study engineering in college.
Foundation Receives Silicon Labs Grant
Silicon Labs Supports STEM enhancement to Create Future Leaders The Ann Richards School Foundation recently received a $10,000 grant from Silicon Labs in support of STEM enhancement at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. The Ann Richards School offers a challenging academic curriculum that focuses on: • STEM – science, technology, engineering and... Read more »
Sylvia Acevedo visits the Ann Richards School
Sylvia Acevedo, author and CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, visited the Ann Richards School as part of her book tour. Ms. Acevedo recently released Path to the Stars, an inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts. Sylvia Acevedo was... Read more »
KEYE TV Features the Ann Richards School
KEYE TV’s Chris Saldaña visited the Ann Richards School for his Cool at School segment that featured Mr. Smith’s AP 3D Modeling class.
Ann Richards School College Fair Features 100+ Colleges
Our Stars say the mission statement each day and state that they will “attend and graduate from college.” Today was an exciting day for that goal as over 100 colleges and universities visited the Ann Richards School for the College Fair. Thank you to our College Bound Advising Team for making the College Fair a... Read more »
6th Grade MakerSpace Tool Training Begins
Our Star 6th graders started their Maker journey this week with some tool training in the MakerSpace. What did they learn? How to safely use the chop saw, impact drivers and band saw. Let the building begin!
Austin Ed Fund grant update
Last Spring the Austin Ed Fund awarded three Innovation Grants to Ann Richards School teachers. Ms. Collins, Mr. Soden and Ms. Howk will use the award to enhance their curriculum in the classroom. Ms. Collins for her Cities in Space project, where students will be tasked with settling a sustainable colony of 1,000 people on... Read more »
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